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T O W 1ST TALK.

OUTLINES OF THE WEEK.

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Slavery Abolished in Tennessee.—Following the example of Missouri, a Union State convention in Tennessee has unanimously decreed the immediate abolition of slavery throughout the State, and its pro- hibition for ever; and it was further decreed that there should be no compensation to slaveowners. These propositions are to be submitted for the ratifi- cation of the people on the 22nd of February, when, doubtless, the same popular elements which brought together this convention will establish its work as the future organic law of the commonwealth. An Unseemly Employment.—A local con- temporary says that a young woman named Ann Proudfoot, eighteen years of age, daughter of William Proudfoot, labourer, met her death the other day on the farm of Dinwoodie Mains, parish of Applegarth. The girl was engaged as a day's worker, carting out dung to one of the fields on the farm, and in returning with the empty cart, while taking a sharp turn, the vehicle upset, and, falling above her, killed her upon the spot. Jane Thomson, a neighbour servant, was only a short distance off with another horse and cart when the accident occurred, but from the angle in the road she did not see .the cart capsize. She heard the cry of Oh dear and hurried to the spot, and there found the cart upset, the horse on its back, and Proudfoot under the cart, the seat-board lying across her breast. Assistance was immediately procured, and the cart upraised, but it was found that the poor girl was quite dead. We cannot but consider this melan- choly accident as a telling comment on the practice of entrusting horses to the care of women in the work of the farm.

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Capture of Fort Fisher.

RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.

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