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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

^ARLIAMMTARI JOTTINGS. ,,',.

THE DUBLIN LIBEL CASE.

ATTEMPTED GAROTTE ROBBERY.

THE SHIRLEY MURDER.

, MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A RAILWAY…

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MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A RAILWAY POINTSMAN. On Saturday an inquest, adjourned from the pre- vious day, on the body of Edward Miggins, aged twenty-eight, the porter who was killed by an acci- dent at the Great Western Railway Station, in Wolver- hampton, was brought to a close before Mr. W. H. Phillips, deputy coroner. The evidence was to the effect that at the time of the accident the points were in the care of Henry Bevistook, who, however, was instructing a signalman, named William Blick, how to discharge the duties of pointsman. Bevistock left the points in their proper position and went to the I other end of the station to attend to other duties. In his absence Blick, who had to lock the points te keep the train upon the main line, turned the lever before he did so, and thus diverted the train into the carriage Biding. Blick had previously acted as pointsman eighteen months at Bilston, and did his duty well. The superintendent of the pointsmen deposed that he held Bevistook responsible for the proper work- ing of the points, and not expecting that he would move the lever, should not have hesitated to leave Blick to lock the points. Blick made a statement to the effect that he had been ill during the week, and had only commenced to learn the duties connected with the points that morning. He added: My mind was so bent upon my duties that I never knew I had turned the switch the wrong way until I was called by my instructor to be shown the error I had committed." The coroner, in sending the case to the jury, said that the pointsman, Bevistock, had charge of the points, and it was his duty to have seen that they were in a proper position before he signalled the train in. He could not deputy his responsibility to any one else, and if the jury believed that the accident arose from his neglect he was guilty of manslaughter. The jury consulted together in private for nearly an hour, and returned a verdict of manslaughter against Bevistock, who was committed for trial but admitted to bail.

A LADY COMPETITOR AT A RIFLE…

_----__----._-------DISGRACEFUL…

THE ROUPELL FORGERIES.

ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A LADY…

LOSS OF THE SHIP FUSILIER…

GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG.

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