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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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THE ROUPELL FORGERIES.

ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A LADY…

LOSS OF THE SHIP FUSILIER…

GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG.

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GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG. The following is an extract from a private letter re- ceived from St. Petersburg, dated July 12th:— Last night the most fearful storm of wind ever recollected here commenced at midnight and lasted for a few hours. Between one and three o'clock the violence of the wind was fearful-the iron roofing of the houses was flying about the streets like leaves. The damage done must be tremendous, particularly to boats and craft in the river and canals. The river is a mass of floating wood this morning. The wind was N.W., and the river rose with extraordinary rapidity—luckily, it was off shore from Nefski, so that the grain barques were partially protected, and we understand no great damage has been done to them. Many barques with hemp, grain, and linseed, that had arrived opposite the Hemp Wharf, were driven against the current up to the Imperial Winter Palace, and now lie floating, bottom upwards, against the bridge-the insurances terminated by their arrival at the wharf. We also understand several tallow barques to be sunk. There is no post from Cronstadt in, and the telegraph lines are broken in all directions, so we do not know what damage has been done at Cronstadt. The inhabitants of the islands in the river were much alarmed. In many places the islands were covered with water, and the damage done to the trees and to the buildings and country-houses upon them is fearful/'

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