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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

^ARLIAMMTARI JOTTINGS. ,,',.

THE DUBLIN LIBEL CASE.

ATTEMPTED GAROTTE ROBBERY.

THE SHIRLEY MURDER.

, MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A RAILWAY…

A LADY COMPETITOR AT A RIFLE…

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A LADY COMPETITOR AT A RIFLE MATCH. At the great rifle match at Schaffhausen, about 10,000 competitors were present, and the Federal committee received in the central pavilion for the distribution of prizes this multitude of riflemen from the societies of -all parts of Switzerland, who had come to take part in the festival. The number of shots fired daily was from 125,000 to 130,000. The targets were increased to 150, instead of 100 originally fixed. The committee for conducting the fêtes had organised two brilliant excursions-one to Hallau a village well known for its excellent wines, and the atber to Stein, ascendjr" the Rhine to its issue from the Lake of Constance. There the corps of cadets and a. party of young maidens received the "fathers of the country," as the mayor called them. A splendid gold cup,' of ancient workmanship, the gift of a citizen of Stein, who, though born in humble circumstances, rose to the rank of general during the wars of Austria against the Turks, was freely circulated, and con- tributed not a little to the eloquence of the speakers. The banquet, which passed off very gaily, was given near the falla of the Rhine, illuminated by Bengal fire. One of the most interesting episodes of the rifle match was the crowning of Mdme. Meyer, of St. Gall, a young matron, as beautiful as one of Raphael's Ma- donnas, who won one of the grand prizes by a majority of 81 marks. Having been conducted in procession, preceded by a band of music, to the tent where the prizes were distributed, she received the cup she had won, with a crown of laurels, and was then taken back in triumph to the Grand Hail, where the councillors of the canton, MM. Carte and Bernet. received and complimented her. The simple and modest bearing of this charming lady throughout the whole ceremony ) greatly enhanced the general enthusiasm. M. Meyer, her husband, also won a cup; and shared in the honours rendered to his wife.

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THE ROUPELL FORGERIES.

ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A LADY…

LOSS OF THE SHIP FUSILIER…

GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG.

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