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BRECONSHIRE CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE.

ISHOCKING ACCIDENT AT A COLLIERY.

THE ATTEMPT TO KILL TWO! GIRLS…

DISASTROUS FIRE AT A COLLIERY.

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SINGULAR FIND.

DEATH OF AN OLD NAVAL OFFICER.

THE ENTOMBED MINERS.

THE ABBE LISZT. i

A BRITISH SHIP PLUNDERED BY…

SERIOUS TRAMWAY COLLISION…

SERIOUS RAILWAY ACCIDENT.

ALARMING FIRE IN LONDON.

SAD ACCIDENT AT ALDERSHOT.

SHOCKING AFFAIR AT BARNSTAPLE.

HORRIBLE END OF A LUNATIC…

A PASSENGER STEAMER ASHORE;

DEFRAUDING A DETECTIVE,

THE ARMSTRONG ABDUCTION CASE.

HEROIC ACT OF A MEDICAL MAN.

THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL.

LIFE IN A LONDON LODGING-HOUSE.

THE FAILURE OF A WELSH COLLIERY…

TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT WALTON

EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF A…

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EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF A CONVICT. SUCCESSFUL SHAMMING. A remarkably-clever case of shamming illness and thereby saving a long term of penal servitude was heard at the Birmingham Quarter Sessions, which concluded on Saturday. Henry Williams, 29, a strong, healthy-looking man, was charged with breaking fnto the Old Curiosity Shop" of Mr. Thomas, New-street, Birmingham, and stealing antique rings, &c., value about JE90. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and the deputy-re- corder, possibly ignoring his past extrorditiary career, passed the lenient sentence of fifteen months' imprisonment. The prisoner, who is de- scribed by the officials as having looked a picture of death, beyond the art of shamming illness, was, in 1883, discharged from penal servitude by order of the Home Secretary, the gaol authorities having reported that further incarceration would be fatal. After mixing among thieves prisoner was again arrested, and, at the 1884 Midsummer Assizes, was sentenced by fiaron Huddleston to ten years' penal servitude for burglary. A few days after his removal to the Birmingham Gaol his countenance assumed a death-like appearance, and he was placed in the infirmary. Every care was taken of him, but he appeared oblivious to everything. The officials were divided as to whether he was shamming, Mr. Waterson, sur- geon to the gaol, being of opinion that the case was one of genuine illness, and that detention in the gaol would be fatal. Other testimony as to the man's illness being obtained, the facts were communicated to the Home Office, and an order for his immediate discharge was sent. Prisoner left the gaol looking pale and sickly but, after associating with thieves for a few weeks, was arrested for the burglary of which he stands con- victed, having completely regained his robustness.

DISORDERLY HOUSES.

THE ATTEMPTED CHILD MURDER…

MEMORIAL TO DR. TAIT.

FATAL TRAP ACCIDENT.

THE BATH MINERAL WATERS.

SUDDEN DEATH AT BURRY PORT.

FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT A PONTEFRACT…

THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT ALDERSHOT.

THE NEW MCJNSTKR BANK.

GREAT BURGLARIES AT LEICESTER.

MRS. LANGTRY IN THE COUNTY…

SHOCKING COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE AT LLANISHEN.

THE PENARTII CHAPEL DISPUTE.

THE FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

DISASTROUS FIRE AT BRIDGEND.

SERIOUS WOUNDING CASE AT FERNDALE.

A DANGEROUS GAME AT TON YSTRAD.

SINGULAR FATALITY AT FERNDALE.

CHESS.

VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE.

IPLOUGHING MATCH AT RAGLAN.

ST. MELLON'S PLOUGHING MATCH.

GAZETTE NEWS.

TRADE REPORTS.

THE ASSESSMENT OF COLLIERIES…

THE CHARGE AGAINST A DUBLIN…

THE WEEK'S MARKETS.

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