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THE NEW FRENCH CABINET.

FATAL COLLIERY DISASTERS.

---PALACE INTRIGUES AT CONSTANTINOPLE.

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PROFESSOR HOLLOWAY'S WILL.

SAD END OF AN ECCENTRIC LADY,

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CYCLONE IN INDIA.

! DEATH OP THE BISHOP OF SODOR…

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THE AWFUL FIRE AT A FRENCH…

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THE MURDERER OF A BROTHER.

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THE MURDERER OF A BROTHER. William Holt Brandt, 20, has been charged at the Central Criminal Court, before Justice Hawkins,with the wilful murder of his brother, Thomas Seeley Brandt, by shooting him with a revolver. Mr. Poland and Mr. C. Matthews prosecuted and the prisoner was defended by Mr. Geoghegan and Mr. Dell. The facts of the case will be fresh in the recollec- tion of the public, the only question for the jury being Wnether at the time the alleged offence was com- mitted the prisoner's mental condition was such as to render him criminally responsible for his actions. The prisoner and his family resided at Dulwich, the family consisting of the prisoner, Thomas Seeley Brandt, who was 22 years old, and another brother 21 years of age. Thomas Brandt got his living by driving a cab, but the prisoner at the time of the occurrence was not engaged in any occupation. The third brother was a coachman, and bad stables in the neighbourhood where the family resided. On the nigbt of the 5th of May the family retired to rest as usual. Some hours later a report of fire- arms was heard, but nc notice was taken of the circum- stance. In the morning, however, on Thomas Seeley Brandt's bedroom being entered, he was found to have been shot through the head and was dead. Prisoner had disappeared, and was not, arrested for some davs afterwards, when he admitted the murder, and said he had attempted to shoot himself, but had not the courage. The main question for the jury was whether at the time of the murder his state of mind was such as to render him criminally responsible for his actions. Among the witnesses called were the mother and brother of the piisoner. The prisoner told the police that he intended to plead guilty to the murder. "They cannot," he added, give me penal servitude they must hang me, and that will be all right, as there is no hereafter." For the defence, witnesses stated that when at school and afterwards prisoner had frequently acted in a very strange manner. Medical evidence was also called in support of the contention that he was insane when the murder was committed. The jury acquitted the prisoner on the ground of nsanity, and he was ordered to be detainedduring her Majesty's pleasure.

THE SPORT-LOVING JUDGE.

A COMPANY PROMOTER IMPRISONED

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