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A Glut of Copper Coinage. new copper or bronze coinage, says the Greenock Advertiser, has now become so plentiful that there is great difficulty in having it changed for silver, gold, or paper money. As an instanoe ot this we may mention that a. local VI fishmonger's agent in Glasgow, after receiving a con- siderable sum in coppers from the hawkers, was un- able to get it converted into other currency, and was obliged to send it to Greenock in bags; and it has been found that the difficulty of conversion here is as great as in Glasgow. We understand that on a Satur- day night a few weeks ago a pawnbroker in town had nearly £ 90 of copper in his possession. Singular Accident. sad mischance has occur- red at Southam, an agricultural township in Warwick- shire. A number of persons were out gleaning, when II. thunderstorm came on, and they went into a rickyard to seek for shelter. Some sat under a hedge, whilst others took refuge beneath a rick raised sufficiently high on its supporting frame to allow twenty or thirty to sit down comfortably under it. All at once the ten stone pillars upon which the wooden frame was sup- ported gave way, and the rick came down bodily with i. crush. E very effort was made to rescue the buried persons, and all were at last got out. A boy named Robinson was, however, found to be dead, and some iime elapsed before the others could be brought ■ound.

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