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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.

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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HOHHXBLK TBAMDY.—A horrible tragedy, the surroundings of which are of a most extraordinary nature, has been enacted at the village of Old Corn- say, about seven miles from Oonsett. Amongst the villagers are an old couple named Wilkinson. On ac- count of his drunken habits, Wilkinson last Friday lost his work. After recovering his wages he pro- ceeded to Oornsay Colliery with his wife, and remained drinking with her till eleven o'clock. They then went home, and, according to statements since made, began to quarrel. Wilkinson picked up a razor and cut his wife's throat and afterwards gave her a blow on the head with a hatchet. He than cut his own throat, and also inflicted a frightful wound on his own head with the hatchet. Nothing was seen of them till Monday last, when a neighbour, named Mrs. Wall, observed Mrs. Wilkinson waving her hand out of the window. On going to the house a horrible sight pre- sented itself. Mrs. Wilkinson had, after leaving the window, crawled into bed, and was lying near her husband. Their features were scarcely recognisable, owing to the covering of blood, which was also fying in pools about the room. The gash Wilkinson's throat extended from ear to ear, the windpipe h«ing cut in the woman's case. Both were speechless, and were unable to make signs till Wednesday, when Mrs. Wilkinson gave those around her to understand that her husband had first of all cut her throat, and then struck her with the hatchet. Finding that he had not killed her, he cut his own throat, and used the hatchet to himself. They then got into b6d, and were unable to stir till Monday. The couple were in an exceedinglypreearoiua condition. CONFESSION OF MUBDXB.—At the Fareham (Hampshire) Petty Sessions, a young man named William Thompson Coulthard was brought up charged, on his own confession, with murder. On Sunday night last the prisoner went up to a police- constable at Wickham, near Fareham, saying that he was in fearful trouble and wished to give himself up.! The constable asked him what he had done, and the prisoner replied Murder." He was taken to the station, and there said, My father living at Bail- way-place, Bath. He has a servant named Letitia Wade. She had a child by me. It was a great dis- Wade. She had a child by me. It was a great dis- grace and was kept very quiet. On Wednesday, the 6th lint., I took the child away from Wade and threw jt over Whiteombe-bridge, Bath, into the Biver Avon. The prisoner was remanded. ALSACB AND LOBBAINB.-Should France and Germany again engage in bloody conflict, one of the chief subjects of contention between them will un- doubtedly be the beautiful provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, whose re-snnmtion by the victors in the war of 1870 is so bitterly remembered by the French nation. Mr. S. J. Capper is now in Alsace, and he is of opinion that weighing French advantages and dis- advantages with those brought about by German rule, the condition of the Alsatians on the whole is favour- •"» real grievance of Alsace and Lorraine, says Mr. Capper, is that they were re-annexed, without their own consent. The Alsatians feel, too, and with justice, that they owe everything to the great French Revolution, and, as the upper classes drew all their culture from France, it is not to be wondered at that their hearts warmed to the old country. BTRCKNNJ. v. BUCKNUA AND MACPHBMON.— In the Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice, Sir James Hannen had before him the suit of Bucknill tr. Bucknill and Macphersoa," which was the petition of Mr. William Bucknill, a barrister, for a divorce, on the ground of his wife's adultery with Captain Macpherson. Mr. F. A. Inderwick, Q.O., and Mr. B. A. Bayford were counsel for the petitioner, and Mr. 0. A. Middleton for the respondent. It ap- peared that the parties were married in June, 1867, the respondent then being Miss Sarah Elizabeth Cree. They lived together until 1873, when she took to habits of intemperance, and in consequence of this Mr. Bucknill had to separate. In time there were separations and reconciliations, but the respondent was no better in her behaviour. It was now proved that when away from her husband Mrs. Bucknill was with Captain Macpherson, under circumstances which left no doubt as to the adultery. Sir James Hannen [ granted a decree nisi for a divorce with costs, the husband agreeing to make an allowance for his wife.

EXPLOSIONS IN MINES.

THE PHONOGRAPH.

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