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THE LOSS OF CITY OF BRISTOL.

THE HOOLEY BANKRUPTCY.

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CHIPS OF NEWS. It is reported that Germany and Turkey have concluded an offensive and defensive alliance. The claim of the United States to the whole of the Philippines is the subject of acrid criticism in the German Press. Although the Hohenzollern arrived at Beyrout on Saturday no official landing took place, owing to the indisposition of the Empress. Considerable uneasiness is felt in Paris cwing to England's continued naval activity. At the French ports defensive measures are still being carried out. A Madrid correspondent states that Spain will eventually give her assent to the abandonment oi the Philippines, and will sign the peace treaty urider protesr. The evacuation of Candia has been completed, but a few Turkish troops remain at other ports. Prince George of Greece will be definitely nominated High Commissioner of Crete. The Spanish cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa, wl icb was refloated after being sunk during the vi nr eft the ccast of Cuba, foundered during a ,Ile while being convoyed to the United States. All on b(ard were saved, and landed at Charles- town. The Pussian Minister at Constantinople has formally proposed Prince Georee as "High m- missirner of Crete." The Prince will leave Copenhagen for Athens on Saturday, in order that his official nomination may be made on Creek soil. The Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Eeserved has decided that whpn a pri.-orfr was examined as a witness under the ( nn iral Evidence Act, tut called no witnesses, tllp.t did not prevent the counsel for the prcsecu- ticn frcm i-umming up the case to the jury, r.r.d commenting on the prisoner's evidence in such a way as the circumstances warranted. The entire Afrhii jirgahs have accepted the Government terms fully. The heaomen of the clans have affixed seals to the compact,and made public prayer at Peshawur in accordance with the customs of the tribes. A French church near Bangkok has been sacked by Siamese troops. The French Minister has protested and demanded satisfaction, so far without result, and the situation thus created is serious. Thomas Eames was thrown from a dray he was driving at Chichester, and the wheels, posing over him, fractured one of his legs below the knee. The body of the Rev. H. H. Vright, of St. Silas' Vicarage, Sheffield, was found terribly mutilated at the foot of the Castle Ilill, Scar- borough. Patrick Holmes, labourer, has been committed for trial at Kilkenny, charged with the murder of a widow named Lawler. who carried on the business of a huckster, and who was found dead at her solitary residence. On Saturday afternoon two iron railway chairs were found fixed on the rails in a cutting at Chivstead, on the South-Eastern Railway. For- tunately the obstruct'ons were discovered in time to prevent a serious calamity. Lieutenant-Colonel Yorke, reporting to the Hoard of Trade on the accident at Broad-street Station on September 20th, quotes as the cause of this collision the driver Baston, who says in his evidence: "I did not think I was as Dear the steps as I was, and I committed an error of judgment in not applying the brake quite soon enough." Nirolo Spansponnato. residing at Baker-row, Clerkenwell, was stabbed in four places by some other Italians. lie was treated at the Royal Free Hospital. His assailants escaped. At Lancashire Assizes Mr. Justice Phillimore sentenced Frederick Teasdale, twenty-six. and Frederick Millray, twenty-one, to seven years' penal servitude for committing a criminal assault upon Amy Ayre, aged eighteen years, belonging to Birmingham. Prosecutrix w t'Dt to Blackpool on an excursion wit-i a companion, who jun ped out of a cab to nvoid a similar assault, which was committed in a lonely part of the road between Blackpool and Fleetwood. Mr. Pandeli Kalli, whose guest Lord Kitchener was on his arrival from Egypt, contradicts the rumour of the engagement of Lord Kitchcner to his niece, Miss Evelyn Moreton. The rumour, he says, is absolutely false. Sir A. Rollit, M.P., has consented to open the Stanley Cycle Show at the Royal Agricultural Hall on Friday, November 18th. Cclonel Grant Gordon, of Oakhurst, Hamp- stead, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the County oi London. Colonel Gordon is an equerry to his Royal Highness Prince Christian. The trial has taken4place at Euda-Pesth cf the Socialists who rebelled against the represen- tatives of the law in the Commune of Toba. Out of forty-two prisoners thirty-two were convicted. The ringleader was condemned to thirteen years' penal servitude for murder, and the others to terms of imprisonment varying between three months and a ypar. After rejecting various amendments, the Austro-Hungarian Sub-Committee on the Customs and Commercial Union v ith Hungary has adopted Article 1 of the proposed treaty, which provides that Austria and Hungary shall have a Customs and commercial system common to them, and that consequently no import, export, or transit duties shall be levied by either State upon the merchandise of the other. An explosion of fire-damp has occurred in the Borussia Mine, in the Dortmund district, by which three men were killed and five others seriously injured. During :he work of rescue a foreman was suffocated by after-damp. The statements made by the Frankfurter Zeitung regarding an agreement alleged to have been concludsd between the German Emperor and the Sultan, during the former's stay in Constantinople, are described in political circles in Berlin as a fantastic combination. An alarming gas explosion occurred in the road- way of the Strand on Saturday morning, just outside the premises of Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son. The cause was either the bursting or leakage of a main, and by some means the gas caught light, the flames rising to a height of several feet, and causing intense excitement among the passers-by. They were, however, quickly suppressed. It is stated that a baronetcy is about to be conferred on the Lord Mayor in recognition of his brilliant and successful year of office. A despatch from WestPittston (Pennsylvania) states that seven men have been killed, and three others fatally injured, in a colliery at that place, through the cage falling down the shaft of the mine. A despatch from Pekin to the Petcrshvrf/sli'ja T'iedomosti states that Shu-King-Cheng, formerly Chinese Minister to Russia and Germany, and chairman of the Board ot the Chinese Las ern Railway, has arrived in the Chinese capital, and has been appointed a member of the Tsung-li Yamen. A youth nemed William Hope Hodgson, son of a Blackburn clergyman, has been presented with the medal of the Royal Humane Society. Hcdgfon, who is apprenticed to the »ea, was with his ship at Port Chalmers, )iew Zealand, when one of his shipmates fell from the topmast into the sea. Hodgson, although he knew the water swartred with sharks, leaped after him and saved the lad's life. At Chester Assizes a domestic servant, named Magpie Falir, received a sentence of six months' imprisonment for theltand forgery at Northwich. By mistake a pcst-cffice bar.k-book, intended for a-Mrs. Mary Palin, was left at the prisoner's address, and by forging a withdrawal form she got P,40 frcm the postal authorities, £18 of which she gave to her sweetheart to take him to America. A body found by the torpedo-boat Bat and brought into Devor.pcrt has teen identified as that of Edward Chapman, onecf the crew of the ill-fated Mohegan. At an inquest held a verdict of found drowned was returned. Lord Kitchener went to the Palace Theatre on Saturday evening, and was soon recognised by the large audience. They gave the Sirdar a tremendous reception singing" See the onquer- ing Hero Ccmes." and loudly cheering hun, Thp band played patriotic airs, and there was great enthusiasm. The guardians of St. George's-in-the-East are much puzzled over the bill which has just been presented to them by the East London "ateI Company. Notwithstanding the fact t that the guardians have suffered frcm the short supply, and have had to set much of their water from STANDEES the bfll ia TFC*M 16 £ J2 MORE than the last one, when there was no famine. The guardians have orcered an inquiry to be made before payment. According to despatches received at Simla throueh Uganda, eighty men of the 27th Bombay Infantry under the command of Lieutenant Price and fourteen men of the Uganda Rifles have'been attacked by two hum red i, Largos. The latter were driven off, the British force losing two men killed. The same column in the evening pursued the enemy for several hours, losing one man killed and thirteen men wounded. Mr. Sydney, the South L. ndon solicitor who has been acting for the D'Arcy family, has received a letter from the Home Secretary to the effect that, in consideration of the youth of the prisoner and the petition presented, her Majesty has commuted the sentence of death to one of penal servitude for life.

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