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THE FUTURE RELATIONS OF RUSSIA…

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Two LIVES LOST IN A BBEWJBBY.—A sad occurrence, by which two men lost their lives, has taken place at the brewery of Messrs. H. Boddington and Co., Strangeways, Manchester. Two labourers, named Nathaniel Robinson, lately residing in North- street, Clarendon street, Hulme, and Frederick Bradley, recently of North Kent-street, Colly hurst, went on right duty at the brewery, their hours being :i"Om six o'clock on Saturday night until seven or eight o'clock on Sunday morning. About eleven o'clock the manager of the brewery, Mr. Littlewood, who resides on the premises, went round the place, in accordance with his usual custom, when everything was apparently light, -nd the men were engaged in their orainary occupations. Abeut seven o'clock on Sunday morning Mr. littlewood was informed by George Firby, a carter, that he was unable to obtain entrance to the stable where his horse was Kept in consequence of his not having seen Robinson, the nightman, in whose charge the key had been left. Search was at once made, and in a barm beck," ar vat, about two yards square and four feet deep, which contained barm to the depth of about six inches, Bradley was found lying upon his back, bis face being exposed, dead. The assistance of other men was obtained with a view to getting the body out of the vat, and whilst this was being done Robinson was seen in the same vat. He was lying on his face in a crouching posi- tion, and was also dead. The bodies were removed to one of the offices, where they now lie awaiting the coroner's inquest. It is supposed that Bradley, whilst engaged in scraping or skimming the barm," bad stumbled—blood having issued slightly from. his left nostril-and the effects of the fall, combined, with the carbonic acid gas evolved from the barm, rendered nim unconscious ere he could recover his footing, and that he had been suffocated. Robinson, it is supposed, working in the cellar immediately under the vat, heard Bradley fall, hastened to his assistance, and. in attempting to rescue him, was also overpowered by the gas. Robinson, who was about 43 years of age, was unmarried; but Bradley, whose age was 29, leaves a widow and one child. SINGULAR CASE OF BIGAHY.-Willlam Sharpe Harlow, 22, cabman, was charged with bigamy. Mr. Douglas Metcalfe prosecuted; Mr. Gill defended. The evidence showed that the prisoner left his home in 1872, when he was only 16 years of age, and his fither finding that he was being harboured in the house of a Mrs. Wyatt, went and demanded that he should be given up. His son was not given up, and shortly afterwards he heard that his son was married to Mrs. Wyatt's daughter. She, however, left him within twe or three months, and in 1876 the prisoner married another girl, telling her that he had been carried previously, and that his wife was dead. Such, however, was not the case, and the former marriage jeing made known to the second wife, she gave him into custody. The prisoner was sentenced to six months' hard labour. THE LAND TRANSFER AcT.-On the 1st Jan., 1876, the Land Transfer Act, passed in the previous session, came into operation. It continued the Act of 1862 except as regards the registration of new estates and from a return which has just been issued it appears that, under the new Act, between the date of its commencement and up to the 1st February last, 47 applications for first registration were made, against 12 under the Act of 1862. The total value of xand dealt with under the Act of 1862 was £1,620,003, excluding a large number of cases in which the value was not ascertained as against £725,755 dealt with under the Act of 1875. THE JUDGE Or THE SHEFFIELD COUNTY COURT gave a decision very important to dog-owners, in the case of a man bitten by a dog. It was shown that the dog bad been chained up properly, and libe- rated in mischief by a third person; and his Honour decided that a plaintiff could not recover damages of the owner in such a case. Reasonable as this may appear, it will, if maintained by higher courts, clear up what has been a very doubtful point of law.—Live Stock Journal. SENSIBLE VOLUNTEERS.—There was an amus- ing scene at a recent parade of the Truro volunteers. At the previous drill it had been announced that an opportunity would be afforded the members of the lith and i:3th corps to volunteer for foreign service in case of war, but the Truro volunteers did not see the force of such a proceeding; and a strong feeling was created amongst the men against it, failing as they did to see the practicability of the step. There was a full muster under the command of Captain Tregoning and Captain Sharp, and previous to dis- missal, the men having been drawn up in line, those who were willing to volunteer were ordered to "Shoulder arms!" Not a rifle responded to the call, but upon the request being repeated one solitary rifle was seen to creep nervously from the "order and come te the shoulder, more, it is to be regretted, i to the amusement than to the admiration of the J hero's comrades.

THE SUBMISSION OF THE JOWAKIS.…

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THE CATTLE BILL.

THE PARIS EXHIBITION.

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A SINGULAR ROBBERY. ;--;

DEATH OF THE OLD HIPPOPOTAMUS.I

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! PROPOSED AGRICIJLTTJR^L…

THE WRECK OF THE MAIL STEAMER…

VICTOR HUGO AND PRINCE NAPOLEON.I

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AMUSING THEATRICAL CASJI.

LUIGI PATOCCHI.

LETTER FASTENINGS. ,

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