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THE COAL CRISIS.

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AN ANGLER HUNG BY A CATFISH.

1 SCENES WHICH DISGRACE HUMANITY!…

ANOTHER WELSH BOATnG DISASTER.

j HOW TO CATCH SPENCER BALFOUR*

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HOW TO CATCH SPENCER BALFOUR* A PLOT FOB HIS ABDUCTION. I am informed (writes a correspondent of the Pull Mull Gazette), on authority which I can place the most implicit reliance, that it was determined to complete a plan whereby the runaway Jabez Spencer Balfour would be brought within the ii fluence of the British authorities. The most minute precautions will be taken to avoid failure, find these I have been unable to procure. It appears that Balfour has had eome sort of notion that a plot against him has been in course of formation and had made tormal applica- t.oa to the Government at Bayues fur hi, protection in case of attack, and I learn that promise of pro- tection was distinctly made to him. It remains to be pe n, however, whether the Argentine poiice will be wary enough to guard their precious protege from the resolute men who have determined to brmg lum home to be tried for his crimes. Four men, who uava been victimised by the Liberator frauds will proceed at once to South America, aod they will strive to effect a capture of Balfour. Whether they Will attack him in open day, drug him, and so ensure his capture, or whether they will attempt to effect taeir purpose at night does not appear, but it ia pro- posed to get Balfour aC,OSB the Argentine frontiert- immediately into a territory with which an extradi- tion treaty exists. A large amount of money, £ 6,000, is the sum mentioned as being found for the expedition, a vreil-tsnown sporisinan being said to have provided the greater part. This gentleman even offered to provide a eteain yacht and fit her up completely, on which the abducting party might bring their victim home, but it was thought that the authorities at Bueno Ayres, might deal with a vessel in a way which would render the deirea tra sport a difficult matter. Kárly this week the waole scheme was submitted to an eminent lawyer, who, however, declined to give an opmion as to tne merits of the undertaking. The four men consti- tuting the abaucting party are well-educated tellows, none ot them above 40 years of age, and )f their appea-ances and determination, as exprepse i in most forcible language, go for anything, B-ilt'our is ae good as once more among us, and witn an exceilent c:)!>nce of spending a little time under the same root as his whilom companions, Messrs Hobbs and Wright.

CAERSWS.

LLANFYLLIN.

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♦ THE ESSEX MURDER.

THE HOUSE OF GOD.

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