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IlfSllAL PARLIAMENT. 'Il

.-__---AN OLD WOMAN OF SIXTY…

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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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THE LAW OF COUNTERFEIT COIN

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A subscription has been set on foot for tiu Bufferera by the reoent conflagration near Exeter. Robbery of Wine by a Servant.-On Mon- day, at the Dawsbury Police-court, Sarah aawkheac, a servant, late in the employ of Mr. draper. Market-place, was charged with stealing 100 bottles cf wine, the property of her master. On Sunday week her master was entertaining company at his house, and on going to the wine closet found that no less than 100 bottles of the best vintages had been emptied and refilled with water- He challenged the prisoner, and she admitted having drank the wine and refilled the bottles. She was sent to prison for six months. A terrible explosion of what was supposed to be aifcro-glycerine occurred at Wells, Fargo, and Co. a building in San Francisco on the 16th April. The ex- plosion shook the earth like an earthquake for a circle of a quarter of a, mile. Samuel Knight, superintendent of Wells, Fargo, and Co.'s express, died in half-an- hour of injuries received. G. W. Bell, supervisor and assayer, was instantly killed. Mr. Wallub, Wells, Fargo, and Co.'s assayer, Joseph Elliott, John Gallagher, Frank Webster, and William Justin were instantly killed. Eight bodies were so mutilated that thev could not be identified. Louis M'Lane, Captain Eldrid^re, of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and Judge Hoffman, were braised and out. Felix Lamax, D. Stacy, Jefferson Taylor, H. Blane, clothing dealer, Captain J. E. Ayres, Fred. Leiz, Frank Morris, and others were injured, but not fatally. Some can never be identified, as fragments of human flesh, bones, and brains were found nearly two blocks distant. Mont- gomery, Sacramento, and California streets were lined broken glass, scarcely a window for several hundred feet remaining whole. Wells, Fargo, and. Co.'s horses, and everything in the vicinity, animate or inanimate, were blown into fragments. The damage is estimated at least at 200,000 dollars. William Havens, a bookkeeper of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, is ascertained to be among the killed. The cause of the explosion is a mystery.