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SHOOTING WITH A RRVOLVEB.-At the Liver- pool Police-court William Barn, a middle-aged man of respectable appearance, was charged with shooting at William Smith, with intent to murder him. The ease lias been several times remanded pending the progress of the wound. The prosecutor was now able to attend court, and he stated that he was better. The medical man who had attended him said that the bullet had not yet been extracted, and he believed it was lodged in the thick tissues of the neck. The occurrence, which was of a some- what inexplicable character, happened on the 13th of December, when the prosecutor, who had let a chemist's shop to the prisoner, went with him to an agent's to effect some necessary business connected with the matter, at 42, Kirkdale-road. The amount required by the agent the prisoner wanted the prosecutor to pay for him. The latter refused to do so; and saying he was going to dinner, left the place. The prisoner followed him, and fired a re- volver, exclaiming You are a dead man." A bullet entering at the tip of the prosecutor's nose pene- trated to the neck. Barn was committed for trial at the assizes, it being stated that his defence would be that he is of unsound mind. CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE. —The Anglia, 140-horse power, one of the largest and most powerful of the Channel tugs, reached Ferrol on her mission to bring the Cleopatra to the Thames. Mr. Dixon said the Anglia ought to make the run out, which he calculated at about 700 miles, in four days, reaching her desti- nation on the 14th, so that his expectation has been borne out to the letter. Weather permitting, she was to start without any avoidable delay on her home- ward voyage, with the obelisk ship in tow, in charge of Captain Carter and his picked English crew, who have been on board the derelict for a month refitting her for her second attempt to cross the Bay of Biscay The owner of the Anglia, Mr. William Watkins, has contracted with Mr. Dixon to bring the Cleopatra safely to her moorings in the Thames for £500 THE FEVER AT JAMAICA.-The reports re- ceived at the War Office and Admiralty by the last mail from Jamaica are very reassuring. The commo- dore states that the health of the ships and the station generally is good. There had been no fresh eases of yellow fever amongst the troops at Newcastle, where there had been seven fatal cases, nor was any fever reported at Kingston. The weather was cooler and dry, and it was hoped that no further spread of t'le disease was to be anticipated. RAILWAY CARRIAGE FLASHING LIGHTS.- A-nong the most recent inventions for railway signal- ling is one which consists of a flashing light placed on ths hind carriage. Two lights are used—a red and a W elite—which, by a peculiar though simple sort of gearing connected with ene of the axles of the etrriage, are made to appear and disappear with each ravolution of the wheels; the light shining steadily whenever the train is at a standstill. "'r Î

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