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DOMESTIC TRAGEDY IN SHROPSHIRE. A horrible murder and attempted suicide occurred at Ludlow on Friday morning, the victim being the wife of a sawyer named John Roberts. About half-past four o'clock Roberts attacked his wife, making a terrible gash in her neck with a razor. The woman.managed to get into the street and to her mother-in-law's house, where she died at a quarter to six. Roberts was found in the bedroom with his throat cut in two places. The room was covered with blood. He is in a critical con- dition, and will be removed to the cottage hospital. He has been strange in his manner lately, and on Wednesday threatened to murder his wife. THE ACCIDENT TO LADY BRASSEY.—Details of the serious accident to Lady Brassey, wife of the Governor of Victoria, are to hand by this week's Australian mail. Her ladyship is much interested in Melbourne philanthropic work, and it was immediately after she had presided at a meeting in connection with the Melbourne Wesleyan Central Mission Shelter that the accidept occurred. Accompanied by one of her guests, the Hon. Dorothy Brand, daughter of Lord Hampden, she drove away from the meeting in a light Victoria drawn by a pair of high bred horses. The carriage had not proceeded many yards when it was crashed into by a baker's cart drawn by a big chestnut horse, which rushed across the road without a moment's warning. Miss Brand tried to protect Lady Brassey from the shock, but was thrown bodily on to the wood pavement, while Lady Brassey was simultaneously pinned down by a portion of the smashed carriage. Assistance was speedily rendered, and both ladies were promptly removed to Government House, where the eminent surgeon, Sir T. N. Fitzgerald was soon in attendance. It was found that Miss Brand had escaped with slight injuries, but Lady Brassey had a couple of fractured ribs. The driver of the cart explained to the police that the horse suddenly took fright, and in spite of all his efforts to control it the animal swerved across the tram-line and collided with the Viceregal carriage. Lord Brassey aban- doned a visit to the Ballarat Goldfield in consequence of the accident.

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