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THE LAKE COUNTRY FISHERIES.…

VISIT OF LORDS OF THE ADMIRALTY…

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THE MILITARY FORCE OF ENGLAND

FAILURE OF AN EX-M.P.

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ATTEMPTED SUICIDES FROM CLIFTON BRIDGE. -Fresh charges of attempted suicide from the Sus- pension-bridge was bronght before the Bristol magi- strates. The accused was a young man giving the name of William John James Price, residing at 15, Claremont-street, Stapleton-road. At an early hour en Tuesday morning he attempted to pass on to the Suspension-bridge from the Clifton-side, but, his manner being very strange, the night toll-collector questioned him. He then admitted that he was tired of his existence, and he only wished to go over the bridge in order to throw himself off. He was perfectly sober when he made this state- ment, and he repeated it emphatically several times. The toll-collector detained him until a police- man passed and then gave him into custody. On the way to the station the prisoner said he should renevj the attempt at the first opportunity. On the application of Superintendent Thatcher, the pri- soner was remapded for his friends to be com- municated with.—The next prisoner brought up was Selina Williams, a girl of jaded appearance, who was charged, on remand, with climbing the rails of the footpath of the Suspension-bridge with intent to throw herself over on Thursday last. The prisoner was seen in the act of mounting the rails by Emery, one of the bridge officials, who ran forward and seized her. She stated that she was about to commit suicide and begged to be left alone. Emery then gave her into custody. 0a the way to the station she handed to the constable a packet of poison, which she stated she had purchased for the purpose of destroying herself with. Miss Siggs, the matron of Southwell-street Home, Bristol, informed the magis- trates that the prisoner had been received into the home no less than four times; she had also been an inmate of the Refuge and a similar institution in London. The ladies connected with the homes had on more than one occasion obtained her situations, but she had always left them. Aboit a fortnight ago she was sent into a two years' home pt Bath, but, after remaining there three days, she left. She then walked to Bristol, and shortly afterwards was brought before the Court on the present charge. She had no friends who could take care of her. The prisoner stated that her mistress at the last situation she held would come forward and receive her. She was further remanded for a week to see if this would be done. AN ACTION FOR LEBKL.—Mr. Justice Haw- kins and a special jury tried an action for libel, in which the plaintiff was a solicitor practising at Wool- wich, and the defendant was the proprietor of a local paper. The plaintiff recently bought half an acre of ground adjoining his original premises from a person who had himself obtained it by purchase, and in reference to that act Mr. Da Morgan and other persons, in the course of meetings held for the alleged protection of public rights, accused the plaintiff of having stolen land from the people. Reports of the speeches of Mr. De Morgan and his supporters ap- peared in the defendant's newspaper. The defendant pleaded justification, upon the ground that the publica- tion was a correct report of proceedings of great public interest. The jury, however, gave the plaintiff X100 damages. AFRICAN EXPLORATION.—The King of the Belgians has lost no time in taking means to supply the places of the two leaders of the International African Expedition, whose death at Zanzibar was an nounced a few days since. Two other Belgian officers will start for Zanzibar in a few days, and orders by telegraph have been sent to the other members of the expedition to continue their journey to the interior. According to the report of Colonel Mason, to whose circumnavigation of Lake Albert Nyanza reference has already been made, that lake reaches south only to I deg, 10 sec. N. lat. Unless Mr. Stanley's observation* were wrong, then Beatrice Gulf cannot belong to that lake. A "CARUMPUMTULATINa ACTOR."—The Ex- aminer saya: A certain would-be actor, who appears in the bill as Count Joannes, has lately been afford- ing intense amusement to New York audiences before whom he has appeared in various Shakespearian parts, He is, in fact, a stage-struck American lawyer, who seems to have taken a leaf from the book of Romeo Ooates. He appears to be immensely funny, WinT° ? ^xrthe Herald< the Count, in the ov«r tL Saml6t' carumpnmpul ated all SXhf nf th i lntens0 terror of Laertes and f S ] audience. Oarumputnpulafing" is Mo^fW £ n?w 18,wanted to describe M. Mounet-Sully in his most erratic moments. THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE that it has been decided to employ Lord Napier of Magdala as Oom- mander-in-Chief of any expeditionary force that may be sent out in case of war, with Sir Garnet Wolselev as Chief of the Staff. P

THE TURKISH FLEET. \

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THE NEW EDUCATION CODE. ;

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OUR EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.

ARMED ATTACK UPON SOCIALISTS…

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LORD NAPIER AND SIR GARNET…

THE TELEPHONE AND THE EXISTING…

EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF SWINDLING.

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EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE'OF LEVYING…

CAUSES OF THE AFRICAN OUTBREAK

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GALLIPOLI AND ITS HISTORY.…