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TURKISH SOLDIERS.

THE NEW BRITISH IRONCLADS.

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TORPEDOES.

BREACH OF PROMISE.

EXECUTION AT WINCHESTER.

NAVAL PREPARATIONS.

ITHE DEFENCES OF 1SHE THAMES.

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THE BRADLAUGH-BESANT APPEAL.

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THE BRADLAUGH-BESANT APPEAL. The Court of Appeal at Westminster, composed of lord. Justices Bramwell, Brett, and Cotton, delivered on unanimous judgment in the case of Mr. Charles fradlaugh and Mrs. Annie Besant, who appealed from t judgment of the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice llellor affirming their conviction, for the publication If an illegal work, and for which they were sentenced, ,fter a trial btfore the Lord Chief Justice and a pecial Middlesex jury. to six months' imprisonment roch in Holloway Gaol, to pay a fine of £200, md, further, to find securities for their good >ehaviour for two years after the expiration of ¡beir sentence. The Court below having re- fused to arrest judgment on the objection taken »y the defendants that the indictment was bad in aw, as it did not set out the words relied upon as in- lecent, they appealed by way of error to this court, ind again conducted their own case when the matter same on for argument during the last three days of January, when judgment was reserved. Lord Justice Bramwell cited a number of decisions bearing on the law of the case, which the Court had alone to deter- mine, and not the merits. He was of opinion that it eras necessary to have set out in the indictment the words relied upon as indecent, and that the omission to do so was fatal, and was not cured, as contended for, by the verdict. The judgment of the Court below must therefore be set aside and given for the defendants. Lord Jmtlce Brett took a similar view, and having ex- pressed his regret that such a subject should have been discussed in this court in the presence of the female defendant, aaded that if the defendants again com- mitted the offence of publishing such a work, no doubt another prosecution would be instituted, and if the indictment were not again defective they would re- ceive even a severer punishment. Lord Justice Cotton concurred. At Bow-street Police-court, Mr. Collettp, the soli- citor of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, asked for the decision of the Court upon an adjourned sum- mons, requiring Edward Truelove, publisher, to show cause why 657 copies of the Bradlaugh pamphlet, seized on his premises, should not be destroyed. Mr. Collette urged that, although Mr. Bradlaugh had el- caped the penalty of the law on a technical ground, a jury had declared the publication to be illegal, and consequently he asked for the authority of the Court to destroy the pamphlets, which had been impounded. Mr. Bradlaugh, as the owner of the property, resisted the application, on tbe ground that the Lord Chief Justice had pronounced the publication to he free from impurity. Sir. Vaugh&n eventually decided to exa- mine a report of the trial before giving his judgment.

A NEW ANIMAL.

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DOG LICENSES.

THE ORSINI BOMB OUTRAGE AT…

GROSS INHUMANITY IN A WORKHOUSE.".

A SHIP BURNT AT SEA.

THE SANDY POINT MUTINEERS.

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EXPLOSIONS IN MINES.

THE PHONOGRAPH.

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