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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

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ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A GALLANT RESCUE.—Mr. Henry Edwards, of Pye Nest, near Halifax, writes as follows in the Times; On Thursday last a child, about 2 years old, while playing with her elder sister on the bank of the Calder and Hebble Canal, fell into the water. The sister, a girl of 8 years old, in endeavouring to save her, fell in also, and both ware in very imminent danger, when an alarm was given by a relative who witnessed the occurrence from a distance. Thomas Vickerman, a mason in my employment and a noble- hearted fellow, rushed to the spot and without a moment's hesitation plunged into the water. By this time both children had sunk, but rose again to the surface. Vickerman soon brought the eldest to the bank, and immediately re- turned for her sister, whom he also rescued. Though insensible for some time, she ultimately re- covered by the timely aid of warm water and blankets from a neighbouring cottage, and I am happy to say both children are now doing well. Such an act of courage, performed on a cold January afternoon at a spot where a deep accumulation of mud under 6ft. of water rendered it a service of great danger, deserves some recognition, and I trust, after statin2 the actual facts as they ocaurreti-for I reached the place as the children were being landed on the bank-to be able to induce the Royal Humane Society to look upon this feat of gallantry in a manner it so richly deserves. AN ingenious young lady suggests that Ruat- chuk is the best word to sneeze en, and Hunyadi Yanos for a yawn. NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN in fifteen cotton mills at Wigan of a proposed five per cent. reduction of wages, to come into effect on February 13. This will affect about 12,000 hands; but as similar reduc- tions have been made in neighbouring towns, the step was expected. THE EDINBURGH POISONING CASE. Eugene Chantrelle, who was apprehended in Edinburgh on the 5th inst., on suspicion of poisoning his wife, and causing her death, has been committed for trial on the charge of administering to her chloral and opium, or one or other of these poisons. SERGEANT MCCARTHY, one of the recently released Fenians, died at Morrison's Hotel, Dublin, whilst breakfasting with Mr. Parnell, M.P. Another of the released Fenians, Chambers, has received such a shock from McCarthy's death that his life is con- sidered in danger.

A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE „…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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