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MISCELLANEOUS SEWS. I Three children belonging to fruit pickers were aurnt to death ia their teat at Halstead, Kent, on 3aturday night. Two young children were burnt to death in a, fire at a Coffee Tavern at Stourport, Worcester-^ (fairs, on Sunday. Other inmates had narrow escapes. The factory girls of Messrs. John Lean and Son, Steam loom weavers, Bridgeton. Glasgow, are out on strike against a proposed reduction of Is. 6d. per week in wages. Mr. Ruskin continues very ill. There is no change since Saturday evening, and he ins passed two very restless nights. His state is such as to cause his friends great anxiety. Mr. John T. Sanders, a Northumbrian miner, has passed the Trinity College examination in organ playing and the Royal Academy examination in pianoforte playing (senior division). The captain of the Red Star Line steamer Waes- land, which arrived at New York on Friday, reports that just after leaving the English Channel the vessel struck and killed a whale, which was apparently sleeping on the water. The vesse escaped without injury. William Samuels was executed at Shrewsbury gaol on Monday morning for the murder of William Mabbatts, at Welshpool, by strychnine poisoning. >amuels slept badly during the night, and had to oe supported to the scaffold, after making a full jonfession. At Boo tie, on Mondav, a coroner's iury returned i verdict of manslaughter against Peter Kiernan, labourer. During Saturday night prisoner and his wife quarrelled, and the former, incited by jealousy, knocked the woman down, and kicked her severely. She was found dead a few hours later. On Monday a labourer, named William Mutch, was found in his house, in Old Aberdeen, with his throat cut. The body was discovered doubled up in a chest, and the circumstances point to the sup- position that deceased met his death by foul piay. The police are actively engaged in investigating the mysterious affair. On Saturday morning some boys at play on Hackney Downs observed a respectably-dressed man place a revolver to his head and fire Infor- mation was conveyed to the police, and upon Police-Constable 171 N proceeding to the spot he found the man dead. The body was conveyed to the Hackney Mortuary. The new House of Laymen wiil tJ,) elected by the Diocesan Conferences of the various Dioceses 3f the Province of Canterbury by August 6, the late of the formal meeting of Convocation, but will not be called together by the Archbishop Intil Convocation meets for business, probably in February, 1887. The Legan Branch nf the Irish National League .or the County of Longford have adopted the ollowing resolution:—14 That no member of this branch either buy at or give an auction to any luctioneer who is not a member of the Irish National League, and any member wilfully so ioing will be expelled. A sad tragedy occurred on Sunday morning at Dresden, near Longton, Staffordshire. Henrv .iushton, aged nineteen, quarrelled with his jrother William's wife, and on William arriving ;he brothers exchanged blows. William received i, stab which proved fatal, and Heory absconded, Deing still at large. The Cunard steamer Bothnia, which arrived at Queenstown on Saturday morning, reports that when in mid ocean, in lat. 44.10 X., long. 45.32 W., the ship's chief baker, Edward Allcock, was observed to go on deck and walk to the forward part of the vessel, whence he disappeared. Whether be committed suicide or fell overboard acciden- tally was not known. The Rev. John Bone gave notice of motion on Saturday in favour of the appointment of a com- mittee to meet, if deemed desirable, representative men from other Methodist bodies, with a view to holding in 1891 in the United States a second (Ecumenical conference on the same lines as that held at City-road Chapel, London, about five years ago. Secretaries of home missions were then ap- pointed. The metropolitan police authorities notify that number of forged Bank of England notes, prin- cipally l50 denomination, but also 9100. have lately appeared. The execution is sufficiently good to render it expedient to put the public on their guard against taking any notes unwarily, as the inferior character of the paper is evidently not an adequate protection against their being passed off. On Saturday morning a family named Cripps, residing on a farm near Rochford, Essex, were poisoned through partaking of pudding in wnich vermin killer" had been used in mistake for oaking powder. The mother, who made the fatal pudding, died on Sunday morning, but the ausband. son, and servant, although suffering terribly from the effects of the poison, are expected to recover. On Saturday Alexander Murray, a joiner, of Wbitehaven, attempted to murder his wifelby cutting her throat with a razor. He attacked her downstairs, and she Red into the upper room and Jolted the door, but the husband forced his way akto the apartment and cut his wife's throat. In -"he struggle which ensued the razor broke. The woman's cries attracted the attention of some men, abo secured the would-be murderer. A sad boating accident occurred in the River tfedway, near Sheerness. on Monday, Three lads, 10M of Mr. Goodban, of Sheppey, left Oakham lalaud in a boat for a sail down the river. and the boat is believed to have capsized in a squall, as it was picked up a few hours later in Sheerness Harbour bottom upwards, and with sail set. No trace of the boys has been discovered, and no bope is entertained of their safety. The London correspondent of the Irish Times of Monday says:—The story toes timt Mrs. Crawford received over a dozen offers of marriage during the hearing of the case, and that one of these was from a gentleman learned in the law and eminent in its practice, who had been captivated in court during the proceedings. Sir Charles, it seems, has decided to take his critics at their worst, and to eave his country for his country's good. It is extremely gratifying to find that this Col- lege has not only maintained the high position which it took last year in the London University Matriculation Examination, but has even improved .1pon it, both in the percentage of passes and the positions which the students took. Fourteen students sat for the examination, three of whom took honours, one being marked -1 worthy of prize," tnd eight were placed in the first division. At Doncaster Police-court on Saturday the Rev.C W-Main waring, rector "f Stainton.was charged with assaulting a boy named Jackson, aged nine. Com- plainant stated that a man gave him a card inscribed No Primrose Dames need apply," and told him to take it to the Rectory. He did so, and then the housekeeper tied his legs while the clergyman thrashed him with a knob stick. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was granted. At Kuncorn on Saturday morning four Irish harvestmen, named Giblin, James and Henry and Dennis Farrell, were charged with stabbing Henry Moores, an English iiarvestman. Moorea and two companions, named Powell and Barker, were on the high road near Halton, Cheshire, when the Irishmen came up and attacked them. Knives were drawn, and Moores was terribly stabbed in eight places and left insensible, while Barker and Powell were much knocked about. On Saturday morning a melancholy event took at Pentre, On that morning a man named Thomas Davies, living at 141, High-stre9t, went to work, leaving his wife and two little children in bed together. His wife was then. apparently, in good health. About 10.30 a.m., the neighbours becoming alarmed at the non-appearance that morning of Mrs. Davies, Mary Heycock entered the house, and found the mother dead in bed between the two little ones. About eigit a.m. on the 22nd inst. a smack was seen sailing from near Linnev Head in the lirection of the entrance of Milford Harbour, and, when about a mile from the shore, turned com- pletely over and went down. No person was seen on board nor any boat afloat. On the evening of the 23rd inst. a boat came ashore at Freshwater West, which is situated between Linney Head and the entrance of Milford Harbour, and is supposed to belong to the sunken smack. It has the words "Elvina, of Bridgwater, Cuthbert Hodges," painted on the stem. At Swansea County Court on Saturday his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams gave judgment in the case of Tuckfield v. Tucker. His Honour held that the wall alleged to be trespassed on bv defen- lant's building was a party one, and defendant lad a right to half the hreadth. With regard to Aw questton ox iignt, eVlQence of general aracter had been given, but none of a sufficiently jpecific nature to justify him in coming to the conclusion that there had been a sensible diminu- tion of light into plaintitr premises.—Judgment was entered for defendant with costs. The Greek gipsies wlm went to Liverpool about ten days ago from Poplar, and who are about one hundred in number, are still encamped at the Zoological Gardens, Walton. All the steamship ompames decline on any terms to convev them to few York, where they wish to go. and efforts are leing made by the Greek Consul in London to have hem sent to the United States by way of Antwerp. Meanwhile, they are proving a great nuisance to lie neighbourhood in which they are encamped .wing to their begging propensities, in which they re persistent. Information has been rpceived in Londonderry foul Dublin Castle stating that the Executive decline to order an investigation into the con duct of the police during the disturbance in the town after the return of Mr. Lewis. The demand for an investigation was made by the magistrates, and also bv a public meeting of citizens, it beina aMeged that the police made an unprovoked attack with batons and rifles on Mr. Lewis's supporters. rhe Lord-Lieutenant's p roc la matron calling on the inhabitants of Londonderry to deliver up all arms and ammunition before Monday night has not been obeyed, cone having been handed to the police. A deplorable boating accident occurred on Sunday at Dilcuminin, on the west coast of Ireland. It is customary for a "pattern" to be held on this particular Sunday of July, and hundreds of visitors assembled to take part in the sports and festivities provided. Amongst them was a part»«f four, consisting of Thomas Williams, Peter Egfcn, James Delahuntv, and Anne M'Loughlin, all of "<ham were under the influence of liquor when they wen- to the boat in which they were to return hODtè. After getting some distance from land the boat became submerged, and the whole of her occupants were drowned, one man who clung to the boat for a little time being too much intoxicated tv retain his hold.

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