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Hereford Cathedral had a narrow escape of destruc- tion by fire on Friday, but fortunately the fire brigade got promptly to work, and the flames were extinguish- ed before much damage was done. It is supposed that the fire was caused by the spontaneous combustion of a large quantity of coals used for heating the building. BRISTOL COUNTY COURT.—Mr Goodeve, of the Western Circuit, whom the late judge of the Bristol County Court appointed his deputy a few days before his death, has been requested by the Treasury to dis- charge the duties during this month, withthepay and allowance of a county court judge. SHOCKING FATALITY.—Mr Phillips, farmer, of St. Blazey, returning home from church on Sun- day afternoon, noticed that a waggon in his farm- yard was overturned. On raising it he was horri- fied to find the dead bodies of his two sons. The children had apparently overturned the vehicle in their play. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A farm labourer, named Thomas Simpson, whilst working on a farm at Maidstone the other day, lifted up the board of a threshing machine and put his hand in the hubber to clear out some accumulated barley ears. The consequence was his hand was nearly torn off, and had to be amputated. He afterwards died from lockjaw and exhaustion. THE Sheffield Independent says that the under- ground duke"—the Duke of Portland-has inti- mated his resolve to remit the whole of the half- year's rents due at Michaelmas. This applies to the whole of his estates in Notts and Derbyshire. We believe this favour extends only to those far- mers who have not sent in notices to give up their farms. At the present time the Duke has upwards of thirty farms on his hands. FATAL NEGLIGENCE.—At Chesterfield, on Friday, a coroner committed for trial three contractors and the borough surveyor. The contractors were con- structing a deep drain in the street under the sur- veyor's superintendence, and not having properly fenced it, a little girl, eight years of age, fell into the excavation, which was 14ft. deep, and partly full of water, while crossing the road at dusk on the previous Tuesday. When extricated, she was dead. LORD ABERDARE ON INTEMPERANCE.—Opening a coffee tavern at Neath on Saturday, Lord Aberdare said these taverns only touched one phase of the evil of intemperance, as the very class of persons to be reached were those who would not attend such houses. He could not concur with Sir Wilfrid Lawson in a scheme which was likely to lead to the absolute sup- pression of publichouses, but he thought they should be regulated on the Gothenburg system, which had resulted in a gain to the Treasury in one town in Sweden of at least X10,000 a year. THE Hertfordshire Express points out one way in which capital is driven off the soil by game-pre- serving landlords in that county :—" Only a few weeks ago a farmer's wife and children, while walking round her husband's farm, accompanied by a little pet dog, were rudely accosted by a gamekeeper, who asked if she knew whose land she was on. One would think she did, as her hus, band paid XDOO a year for the farm, and lost nearly X2,000 in two years." Her husband, who has now given up possession of this eligible property, says that he could not walk across the farm without being watched by a gamekeeper or a policeman. AUSTRALIAN OF.ANGES.-By the steamship Lusi- tania a novel importation, a consignment of oranges and lemons from an estate near Adelaide, South Australia, where they are now in season and cheap, reached Messrs Howcroft and Watkins, of 14, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden, on Friday. A few of the oranges with paper wrappings showed signs of a minute brown mould in bruised places; those packed free in the sawdust were in perfect condi- tion. As fine oranges are at present being sold retail in Covent-garden Market at 3d and 4d each, it is believed that the venture will yield a fair re- turn to the grower, and the success of the; expert ment may lead to the development of a regular trade which will increase the variety of our autumn fruits. WILLIAM HABRON'S CASE.—According to the Manchester Courier, the Government have forwarded to Mr Francis Deakin, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, the £ 1,000 granted by the Home Secretary to William Habron in consideration of the injury he sustained In being yrrongly convicted of the' murder of Police- constable Cock at Whalley Range. Mr Deakin in- tends to communicate with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford as to how the money shall be appropriated for the benefit of Habron, but it i$very likely that • £ 200 will at once be handed over to him to recoup him for the expense he incurred at the trial. Feeling that it was especially due to the efforts of Mr Hugh Birley, M.P., that he obtained his release from gaol and the grant from Government, Habron has person- ally thanked the hon, gentleman for his services. PONTYPOOL Printed by HUGHES & SON, at their General Printing Offices, for the Proprietor and Publisher, HENRY HUGHES, Junior, of Penygarn, in the parish of Trevethin, and published at the FREE PUESS Office, Market St.—October 11, 1879

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