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SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT WIMBLEDON.

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SUICIDE FROM HIGHGATE ARCHWAY.

THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION.

THE CHOLERA IN FRANCE.

MASONIC CEREMONY AT REDIIILL,

HOME-MADE DRINKS FOR THE HARVEST.

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THE JUDGES AND THE ASSIZES.

M. PASTEUR'S HYDROPHOBIA EXPERIMENTS.

TRAGIC SUICIDE IN DUBLIN,

A SHOCKING DEATH.

SENTENCE ON LORD ST. LEONARDS

THE PEERS AND THE FRANCHISE…

ANOTHER MILITARY EXECUTION…

OPENING OF A MUSEUM AT ! MANCHESTER.I

ACTION FOR DAMAGES.

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ACTION FOR DAMAGES. On Saturday, in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, the case of Hcffer v. the Great Northern Railway Company was tried, being an action to recover damages in respect of very serious injuries inflicted upon a little girl nearly four years old. The accident happened in Redman s-row, Stepney, on the afternoon of the 24th of October, 1883. The child was in the roadway, but near the kerb, playing with a piece of rope, and talking to a little boy. A cart of the defendants came along and, according to the case for the plaintiff, it was on the wrong side, was going at the rate of six miles an hour, and the head of 'he driver was turned and he was talking to a boy who was in the cart. The cart knocked the plaintiff down and the wheel went over her and frac- tured the pelvis. It was feared that the child was permanently injured. The case for the defence was that there was scarcely any road traffic in the street where the acci- dent happened, and the cart was going along in the usual way at four or five miles an hour. The child had the noose of the rope round her neck, she was swinging the other end of the rope, and it is supposed that this caught the wheel or the horse's hoof, and so she was knocked down. She had tried to run across the road in front of the horse. The account given by one of the witnesses was that the rope was not round the child's neck, but she was skipping with the rope, and it flew out of her hand into the road. She ran into the road after the rope, when the wheel knocked her down and went over her. The jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff, damages £250, and said that they trusted X200 of that would be invested for the benefit of the child. Mr. Terrell, on behalf of the plaintiff, said he had been instructed to ask that something of that kind should be done, and the suggestion of the jury should be carried out.

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