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COURANT Office, Tuesday Evening. THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. LUNACY INCREASING. In their fifty-first report, issued to-day, the Commissioners in Lunacy regret that the e number of lunatics in England and Wales on January 1st, 1897, was 99,365. This is an increase of 2,919 over the corresponding period of 1896. CYCLING ACCIDENT. A lady named Catherine Jane Hiel was run over by a charabanc yesterday, while cycling, at Beeding, near Shoreham, and had her left thigh fractured. GREAT FIRE AT BIRKENHEAD DOCKS. This morning, about nine o'clock, a fire broke out at the Anglo-American Iron Company's stores at the north end of the Birkenhead docks. The fire brigade, with two engines and other appliances, were speedily on the scene, when it was found that a three-storey building stored with barrels of petroleum was on fire. After working for about an hour the brigade succeeded in getting the fire under, but they are still playing on the building. YOUNG WOMAN MURDERED. TERRIBLE AFFAIR. What appears to be a case of deliberate murder is reported from the neighbourhood of Windsor, the victim being a young woman in domestic service in that town. On Wednesday evening the girl, whose name is stated to be Emma Johnson, started from her parents' home to walk to Windsor, but did not arrive at her mistress's house. Search being made by the police, various articles of her wearing apparel were found in the fields, and her body was subsequently taken from the Thames near Surly Hall. She had been struck from behind, stabbed in the neck, and then thrown into the river. A Windsor correspondent telegraphs that nothing further has yet been discovered which would lead to the arrest of the murderer or murderers of the unfortunate servant girl. Her clothing, which is much torn, has been found in various places near the scene of the murder. It is believed the murder had nothing to do with a love affair, although the deceased formerly had a lover with whom she had quarrelled. It is believed that robbery was the motive for the crime. RADICAL ROWDYISM IN DENBIGHSHIRE. GENERAL INDIGNATION. UNIONIST PROSPECTS IMPROVED. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] Our Wrexham correspondent telegraphs:- The disturbance at Rhos last night, when the Unionist candidate, the Hon. George Kenyon, was refused a hearing, and sticks and stones were freely used, was the general theme of conversation in Wrexham and the other parts of the constituency to-day, and indignation at the treatment which the Unionist candidate and his supporters received is heard on all hands. Mr. Moss, the Liberal candidate, is very much grieved at the occurrence, and such is also the case among all the leading men of the party. It is believed that the chances of the Unionist candidate have been rather in- creased than otherwise by the affair- Mr. Moss is engaged to speak to- morrow at Holt, which is a hot-bed of Toryism, but precautionary measures and the appeals which will be made by the Unionist party will, it is thought, prevent a similar out- break taking place there to that which dis- graced Rhos, where in times of distress the Unionists have ever been the first among those to render assistance, and that with no niggardly hand. It is stated in Wrexham to-day that the row of last night was pre- meditated, which gives it even a blacker aspect than it presented at first, and that more than one prominent Unionist received intimation that he had better stay away if he desired to escape with a whole skin.

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