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iiJl?DEJi IN STAFFORDSHIRE- Late on Friday night an intimation was conveyed to the Foice at Hanley to the effect that a triple murder had been attempted at Brownedge, about tevert miles distant. Superintendent Baker imme- diately started for the place, and found that there was only too much basi" for the communication, fvr that one victim had succuinbt d, and that two others had their throats cut. The circumstances are as follows :—A colher named James Gocdwin. occupies a cottage, bis household comprising on Fri- day morning his wife, a daughter aged ten years, and an infant of ten months. Towards night on Friday the other dwel'ers in the hamlet were hor- rified by the fact of the daughter rushing out of the cottage bleeding from a wound in her th oat. They gathered from her that her mo hør had done It, sind they went to the cottage door, which they found to be fa^t. An entrance was effected, and on go ng up tairs they found Mrs. Goodwin and her infant on a bed, both having their throats cut. A surgeon was sent for, but before Irs arrival the infant died. He attended to the wounds of the mother and daughter, which were less serious than thati flicted on the infant. The daughter ha, since stated that her mother asked her to go upstairs, that she com- plied, and was followed cio ely by her mother, who immediately seized her, and cut her throat with a razor, and 'hat she struggled from her mother's grasp, and escaped out of the house. The razor was found under the bed, and was Goodwin's. Nine years ago Mrs. Goodwin was mentally affected, ne- cessitating partial confinement in Leek workhorse, buf there has been no recent indication of insanity, and Goodwin states that when he left home in the morning there was not the slightest excitement or peculiarity observable in her manner. Goodwin, a" m:1Y be supposed, was greatly affected by the com- munication of the sad affair to him while at his work and before midnight was thoroughly pro trated. Mrs. Goodwin was at once placed under police sur- veillance at her home, her removal being deemed dangerous.

OPENING OF THE NEW HALL, INNER…

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THE ATTL'ITP I1 TO MURDER…

IATTEMPT TO MURDFU AT MAIDSTONE.

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THE MERTHYR POST OFFICE I1

iLOCAL RAILWliY TIME TABLES.

VALE OF NEATH RAILWAY.