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FROM THE PAPERS. "vrv'f' The fifth" cocoa tavern" established in Bristol was opened on Thursday, May 2, at Bedminster. It was stated that at each of the four temperance taverns already in operation in the city the average attendance of cus- tomers is between 700 and sot:) daily. A teleg"am from Calcutta announces that Mr. Cooper, the British Political Agent at Bhamo, in Burmah, has been assassinated, as well as two Sepoys, by the Sepoy Guard. The crime is not supposed to be due to political mo ives. Respecting the extensive strike in the cotton trade, there is little to report beyond the display of such firmness on both sides, as to give little hope of the threatened general lockout being averted by compromise. A young woman, who was acquitted at the last Leeds Assizes of a charge of concealment of birth, brought an action in the County Court on Monday, May 6, again*<. Dr. Heald, the police surgeon, for assaulting her, by medically examining her in prison against her consent, by order of the chief constable. The jury awarded her £23 damages. Mr. Gathorne Hardy is gazetted a peer, by the title of Viscount Cranbrook, of Hemsted, in the county of Knt. His seat for the University of Oxford, which he has repre- sented since the general election of 18G5, is thus vacated. It will be contested by Mr. John Gilbert Talbot, M.P. for West Kent, in the Conservative interest, and Professoi Smith, in that of the Liberals. An inquest was held at Wasdale Head, Cumberland, on Saturday, May 4th, on the body of the Rev. James Jackson, formerly incumbent of Rivington, Lancashire, who had been killed whilst making the asce it of the famous Pillar Rock. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. Mr. Jackson, who was eighty-two years of age, made it an annual practice to climb the Pillar on May Day. The shareholders of the Leeds Public Cocoa-houses Company are divided in opinion upon the question of opening the houses on Sundays. After a two hours' dis- cussion, at a meeting held on Friday evening, May 3, a vote was taken for and against the proposal, and the Mayor declared that the majority were in favour of Sun- day opening. The minority were dissatisfied and a poll was demanded. On Monday night, May 6th, a shocking case of murder and attempted suicide took place in Nottingham. Thomas Cholerton, costermonger, who has been separated from his wife for a long time, has recently kept company with Jane Smith a charwoman. On Sunday, they quarrelled, and at nine o'clock on Monday night,■while they were walking through Notintone-street,, he cut her throat with a razor, and then tried to cut his own, but was prevented. The woman died about five minutes after the injuries had been inflicted. When arrested, Cholerton begged of them to give him the razor, saying that he loved her, and wanted to die with her.. Mr. Ray, a Sunderland ratepayer, objecting to an out- lay of some £2 000 by the Corporation of the borough for entertaining General Grant, on the occasion of the open- ing of a Free Library and Museum, the matter has come before the Queen's Bench. The Lord Chief Justice said the borough rate could only be applied to the actual ex- penses of carrying out the Municipal Act, and the rates could not be applied to defray such charges as were pro- posed by the Corporation in this case. A rule was granted for a certiorari to quash the resolution of the Corporation for the payment of these expenses. Sir F. Goldsmid, M.P., has met with his death by acci- dent. He arrived by train at the Waterloo Station fifteen minutes late, and he left the train before it had stopped, slipped, and was sadly crushed. It is not known that he had any special engagement. to account for his haste. His right foot was severely bruised by the step of the carriage, which cut the boot across the ankle, his pelvis was smashed, and a number of his ribs were broken. He also complained of injury to his chest. When taken up he was supposed to be dead. but consciousness soon re- turned. When taken to St. Thomas's he asked what hos- pital it was, and when informed expressed his satisfaction that he was taken to the one of which he was one of the Governors. He lived nearly an hour after his arrival. His last words were, Do not disturb me let me die in peace."

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