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j f0 KENTUCKY FI8K-STORY.

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A NEW RUSSIAN SHELL.

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JACK AND HIS "GROG."

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LADY SENT TO PRISON.

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KILLED WHILE GOING RABBIT…

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e_ DRUGGED AND SENT TO SEA. A STRANGE STORY or AN AMERICAN. An extraordinary story was related to the magistrates at Kirkham on Thursday morn- ing, when Patrick Howe, of St. Helens, claimed :814- 7s. 6d. from Frank L. Oakes, captain of the American ship M'Lauriu, for wages as a, seaman. Mr. Rilay said the facts of the case were somewhat remarkable. Prior to April com- plainant was working- as a iireman at a rope works at Kingxuan, in Maine, A nor 111. On the 7th of April hs visited a called Bangor, about forty miks *v»ay. On the Monday some one gut into conversation with him as to whether he would like to go on a sailing or steam ship. He had no such desire, but the man took complainant into a saloon, and the next thing he remem- bered was that he was on board ship feeling sick and seedy in the bunk. From his symp- toms he thought he had been drugged. J Whta lie. was weil complainant was orutsrwd with the rest of the crew. He was discharged from the ship at Fleetwood on May iO wdfc- out a penny. Complainant's story was one of hardship and misery. On the voyage one man fell overboard in terror, and whilst off Fleetwood one of the crew attempted to make for the shore, but was kept back. The able- bodied seamen were paid 23 dollars per month and ordinary seamen 18 dollars. Patrick Rowe said that the man's name who took him in the saloon was Tracey, and it was kept by his brother. It was also a boarding- house for sailors. The second glass of whisky made him unconscious. The M'Laurm was a three-masted ship of about 1,300 tons. The mate cursed and severely assaulted him. For five days he never ate anything, and was un- able to work. They were given salted horse beef to eat, and on arrival at Fleetwood all the crew had skin disease. The men were knocked down by the mate, and were and blue with bruises. There were six offi- cers on board and eighteen of a crew. Oivy four of the latter oould speak English. "Vvheu the mate came to his bunk he swore, and said. "Yon have come here as a sailor and you will have to work." The captain wanted them to bring the ship' across for Bothing- The Magistrates ordered defendant, who was not present or represented, to pay £ >10 2s. b:.i.- and two advocates' fees were allowed. .'J'

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i STEALING- A CHILD.

.DEATH OF VIE COUNTESS BATIING.