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A NATIONALITY FIGHT. Thd Brighton Daily New. reports a aevere fight between Belgian and English workmen near that town. There are si large number of foreigners, principally Belgians, employed in building the new nunnery at Ditchling Common, and a feud seems to have existed between them and the English workmen in the neigh- bourhood, but there has never been an actual outbreak Until now. There haying been a club day among the members of a ClJurt of Foresters held at an inn last week, a large party of the foreign mechanics came over in the even- ing, but it was not thought proper to allow them to go upstairs into the club-room, and this seems to have led to a ùisturbance the foreigners drawing their knives and uiaku g an indiscriminate attack on the company and a young man, a blacksmith, not being aware of what was going on, on coming down stairs was severely Wounded, his head being laid open by a thrust with a kiiiie. The aggressors wcie soon bundled out 0' doors, when, meeting wit); a reinforcement, they made an attack on a cart belonging to a man named Donovan, and, arming themselves with some sticks he had, again forced their way into the house and attacked the party. By this time the blood of the English was thoroughly aroused, and a terrific hand-to-hand fight between the club men and the Belgians took place, the former being supplied by a man named Walder with his ''three-a penny" sticks, which they found very handy cudgels, the foreigners brandishing and freely u.ing their knives and sticks. Poor Walder came in for a tremendous blow on the head from one of the Belgians, who stood six feet four inches high, which completely stunned him. Wnile the fight was furiously raging, police-constable Diven stepped in, a,d siding with his countrymen, coolly drew his truncheon, and before the invading party, who made a furious onslaught on him, could say Jack Robinson," gave them some gentle reminders, laying six or seven prostrate in half as many minutes. The Belgians now numbered between thirty and forty, and fought savagely, but their opponents were too nimble, and used their fists and sticks too skilfully for them, and, not caring to give quarter, drove them before them. until every one was fairly cleared off the c immon. This occurred between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, and it seems that on their road home the foreigners met a young man named Joynes, whom they shamefully assaulted and ill-treated. The police are in possession of the names of several of the ringleaders, but although the lady superior of the nunnery treated them with marked politeness, hnd pretended to give every information in her power, they are studiously kept out of sight, and it is reported that sixteen have been sent home to Belgium. Three of the wounded are confined to their beds.

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