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IlfSllAL PARLIAMENT. 'Il

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WEAVERS AND TBEIB WORK,

SUICIDE OF A DOMESTIC SERVANT.

ALLEGED MISTAKEN IDENTITY.

SINGULAR SUICIDE OF A SAILOR.

TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION…

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TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION AT LEICESTER. j On Thursday afternoon, about four o'clock, a boiler exploded in Leicester, resulting in the serious, possibly fatal, injury of two men; a boy also having sustained injuries of a less dangerous character. Within the last two months a person named Wol- stenholme, commenced business as an elastic-web weaver, and occupied a small factory, two stories high, belonging to Mr. J. P. Clarke, a cotton-spinner. This factory was sarrounded by buildings—in the front by hosiery warehouses, and on either side by a num- ber of small tenements, and a hosiery manufactory, which the explosion has damaged to a very great extent. Wolstenholme's factory is a complete wreck; the walls bounding the factory-yard are all blown down. Two out-houses in the adjoining yard have shared the same fate; and the windows and doors of the tenements adjacent have been shattered to atoms; Portions of the boiler, slates, bricks, and timbers of the building are strewn in every direction. A portion of the valve of the engine, weighing 121bs., was pro- jected with great violence over the high buildings of two streets, against the arch of a doorway on the Welford-road, a distance of 150 yards, smashing a piece off the arch and causing much consternation to the inmates, one of whom had just entered the house and narrowly escaped with life. Fortunately there were but three persons in the factory at the time of the ex- plosion-Mr. Wolstenholme, his father, and his child. The old man was blown into a dust-hole in an adjoining yard, his leg was broken, and he was otherwise seri- ously injured; the younger man was frightfully burat rig, and disfigured about the face as well as other parts of his body, and they were both taken to the Infirmary in a dying state. The child was badly out about the head, but was not dangerously hurt. The explosion seems to have been caused by neglect- ing to keep a proper supply of water in the boiler, as the gauge had evidently been red hot at the time of the catastrophe. The boiler appears to have been a very good one, and it is said would bear a pressure of 1001b, to the inch. The greatest excitement prevailed, and the street in fhe vicinity was crowded with people.

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THE LAW OF COUNTERFEIT COIN

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