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THE GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOW.

EXTENSIVE FIRE IN BRISTOL.

I THE POISONER IN THE HOUSE.

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THE ALLEGED MURDER AT HEREFORD.…

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THE LATE Loss OF LIFE IN Of. JAMES'S-PARK.— 011 Sunday afternoon, Mr. Bedford held an inquest at the Prince Of Orange, Victoria-street, Pimlico, on the bodies of William Henry Hibburt, aged 13; Francis agftL i' T Wllliam Orms, aged 10 years, the three youths who lost their lives by the breaking of the on the ornamental water ia gt james.8.°3rk) 0Q Thursday. The evidence showed that the ice at the time waS a to bear, and every witness ex- pvessed an opmwn that the park gates should be kept closed for two or three days after the frost had set in, or until they were assured the ice was safe. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death in each case, requesting at the same time the Roval Humane Society to communicate with the Chief Commissioners of Public Works to take necessary steps for excluding persons from venturing upon the ice until a certificate was issued by the society, setting forth that the ice was safe. In the Court of Queen's Bench, a few days since, a case was heard of considerable importance to the wives and children of men serving in the militia, the question being whether they arc not entitled to the same privileges under the operation of the Poor Law, as the wives and children of soldiers in the line, sailors, and marines are entitled to under that law. The case came before the Court for the opinion of their Lordships, in the shape of an appeal against an order of two of the Justices of Leeds, for the removal of the wife and childien of a man serving in one ot the English regiments of militia, at present stationed in Dublin. It was contended that militia soldiers do not comd within the meaning of the Act 9th and 10th Victoria, chap. 60, in reference to the removal of their wives and children, in the same manner as soldiers of the line, sailors, and marines came within it. Lord Campbell said the Court was of opinion that there was no reason why the same protection of irremovability should not apply to the wives and families of militiamen serving ber Majesty, as to the soldiers of the line, sailors, and marines. The order for removal should therefore be quashed.

GENERAL NEWS.

-' TREDEGAR CATTLE SHOW. .