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The New Agreement.

OFFICIAL REPORT.

* NORTHUMBERLAND MtKERS.

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Cardiganshire Will Suit.

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DROPPED ON TME USHER.

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I WELSH CONGREGATIONALISM.

TIN PLATERS'ANSWER

BLOWN INTO THE STREET.

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BLOWN INTO THE STREET. Exciting Explosion Scenes. i. The London City Coroner on Wednesday in- r quired into the fatal explosion which occurred on Saturday morning at 58, ColerEkan-street, E.C., the premises of Messrs Jackson, Pixley and Co., chartered accountants. James Thomas Hoyd, 32, a painter, of Taunton-road, Lee, was killed outright, and Ellen Green, the housekeeper, was slightly injured. The premises were very severely damaged. I Ellen Green, housekeeper at 58, Coleman- street, told how at S~L0-a.ni. on Saturday, she arrived at the premises and noticed a strong smell of escaping gas. Although it was dark, she did not strike a match, but went straight down into the basement, and opened the back and front windows. The door of the strong room was closed. Proceeding upstairs, witness could still smell gas, so she opened all the win- dows of the six floors. Witness went on with her work, and at twenty minutes past eight the deceased came to paint the stairs of the second floor. In reply to witness's question, he said he could smell gas, and witness told him not to light up. Then the deceased went downstairs to get his paint pots, and five minutes later a postman arrived. Witness was signing for a registered letter, when there was a terrible ex- plosion; and the marble staircase on which she was standing-parted from underneath her. The Coroner: And what happened to you ? Witness I turned a somersaolt into the road, and hurt my side and leg. I found myself in the middle of the road. What became of the postman I—I don't know. I did not see anything of him. Postman's Surprise. Albert Cross, the postman, of Stafford-road, Forest Gate, spoke to given the previous wit- ness the registered letter at 20 minutes past 8 on Saturday. The coroner: What happened 1-She was in the act of signing the register, and I was imme- diately blown into the Toad. How long had you been there altogether ?— About-half a minute. Witness added, that he was not trnwlrmg at the time. When he recovered he found himself lying in the gutter on the opposite side of the road. Police-Constable Henry Archer said he was on duty in the neighbourhood, and, hearing a loud crash, he ran to 58, Coleman-street, and found that the pavement lights had been blown out. Mr Frederick Hoed, assistant chief inspector in the service of the Gas Light and Coke Com- pany, said he thought that the fact that the explosion occurred at the moment when the deceased went downstairs, made it probable that he struck a match. Explosions, however, bad occurred without, any apparent cause being found. Witness thought that when the house- keeper opened the windows and doors the air mixed with the escaping gas and made it more explosive.. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death," due to the explosion of coal gas, adding that the cause was unknown.

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WlFE SHOT.

MA NU F ACTU RERS& ACCIDENTS.

IBAD HttED FISH.

PROTECTING ST. PAULS.

SERIES OF TRAGEDIES.

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PALESTINE REPEOPLB. ,

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