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SHAFT ACCIDENTS. Collapse of an Arch. Eight Men Injured at Blackwood. As briefly reported in our sixth edition last evening, a serious accident occurred in connec- tion with the sinking of the new Oakdale Col- liery. Blackwood, yesterday afternoon. A num- her of masons were engaged in building a stone arch at the mouth oi the shaft., which has been sunk to a depth of about 30 feet. The masonry was supported in the usual way by a wooden frame, and when the men left for dinner the arch had been practically com- pleted with the exception that the keystone had not been properly fixed. After dinner tho men resumed their task. and had not been on the staging for many minutes when one of the iron bars supporting the framework got out of place, and without any warning the structure collapsed. A large quantity of masonry fell upon the staging on which the men were standing. This gave way under the great weight, and the men were precipitated in a heap a distance of about 16 feet, and a quan- tity of masonry fell upon them. Fortunately there was plenty of help avail- able. and the whole of the men were extricated within 20 minutes. Dr. Evans, Blackwood, was speedily in attendance, and he was quickly followed hy Drs. Griffithand Watkins, who rendered aid. Most of the men were sent home on stretchers, but some of them were able to walk., The names and addresses of th" Mired men as fol Low: Wm. James, foreman mason, Abertysswg. Win- Davey, Sirhowy Cottage, Blackwood. Patsy Durgan, Blackwood. James Smith, Argoed- Thomas Lloyd. Hall-street. Blackwood. James Payne, Ynysddu. John Williams, Church-street, Blackwood. Thomas Wills, Oak-street, Blackwood. The injured men were again examined by the doctors at their respective homes, and when interviewed late last night by one of our repre- sentatives one of the doctors declared that the men had bad wonderful escapes. They had recovered from shock, and beyond bruises and superficial cuts none was seriously injured, although Lloyd and Durgan were not out of danger, as they seemed to be suffering from injuries to the chest. Wm. Davey, one of the injured workmen, stated that as soon as they returned to work after dinner the arch collapsed. Only that morning he said in a jesting mood to a com- rade, I wouldn't be surprised to find our- selves at the bottom," although he had no particular reason for saying so. Davey said the weight of the stone which fell would be about 4 cwt., but a quantity of other material feD with the masonry. But ior the protection afforded by some iron bars he thought several of the men would have been killed.

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WEDDINGS.

AN UNDESIRABLE LODGER.

I DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER.

.THE ALIEN CHURCH IN WALES.

--------TRASIC SEQUEL AT CARDIFF.

THE INQUEST.

" NOT A CASE FOR COMMITTAL."

SUBMARINE MANOEUVRES.

-_u..-.-----PONTYCYMMER MATRICIDE…

NEIGHBOUR'S STORY.

I"I AM THE MAN."

NATURE OF INJURIES.

" DON'T TOUCH ME, FATHER I"

CROP PROSPECTS.

Insanity Increasing.

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If TRAINING BOY SAILORS.

DEMOCRACY AND THE ARMY.

SHARKS IN CARDIGAN BAY,

Wedcling Stopped.

S;Fishguard Mysteries.I

STABBED W-HILE ASLEEP.

STRANDED ON DOCK MUD.I

COOL REASON FOR THEFT.

BEARD WORTH £ 400.'

PASSIVE RESISTER'S VOTE

MICROBE OF APPENDICITIS.

Canton-Crossing Horror.

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THE HOTTENTOT MARAUDER.

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THE CRAY WATERWORKS.

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Revolt Policy.

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A TttEFOREST WON'ï-WORK..

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STRUCK HIS SON WITH A BOOT.

---------------TURBULENT ZULUS.