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A TOUCH OF NATURE.

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THE ACTION AGAINST MR. BRADLAUGH.

WOMAN SUFFRAGE.

BURGLARY WITH VIOLENCE.

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BURGLARY WITH VIOLENCE. On Sunday morning a daring burglary, accompanied by extreme brutality, was committed at No. 81, High- street, Camden-town, London. The premises have been occupied by Mr. J. Gordon, an octogenarian, for over half-a-century, as a tobacconist's. Mr. Gordon has lived by himself for the last twelve months, having first lost his wife, and then a brother who lived with him. On Saturday night he closed the shop as usual shortly after eleven o'clock, and after seeing everything secure, went to bed. About three o'clock he was disturbed by hearing some one outside his bed- room door. He at once got out of bed to raise an alarm, but before he could get to the window to do so he was seized by two men and thrown on to the bed. While one of them held him the other held a dagger to his breast, and threatened that if he did not at once tell them where his money was hidden he would be a dead man in five minutes. He, however, refused, and they then proceeded to beat him unmercifully about the head. He remained unconscious for a considerable time, the men ran- sacking the place in the meantime. When he recovered the men were still in the room, and he assured them that he had no money hidden, and begged them to give him a drink of water; this they did, and then decamped by the way they had entered. He was enabled a short time afterwards to raise an alarm, and Police-constable 609 Y arriving took the injured man to the University College Hospital, where his wounds were attended to by the house surgeon. In the meantime Inspector Thomas Banister, of the Criminal Investigation Department, was communicated with, and on arrival found that the house and shop had been entirely ransacked, the thieves having got clean off with their booty, which included X30 in cash. They had obtained an entry by forcing back a window catch from a passage in the rear of High-street leading to the Bedford Music Hall, and were enabled to carry out their plans without fear of detection, owing to the habits of the occupier. Through failing eyesight, Mr. Gordon is not able to give a description of the men.

SUICIDE OF A STOCK BROKER.

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