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.. THE COURT.

ITHE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c.…

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A JIANIAC IN THE Alo(JNF'ziIiN"S.

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Chancery-lane Dialogue.

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Sad Scaffold Accident.-On Tuesday evening, about a quarter-past five o'clock, the j-ard of the London Guildhall wag being covered in for the recep- tion of the Duke of Edinburgh, and a large number of workmen were employed in completing the arrange- ments. One of the cross supports of the scaffolding, upon which about 20 carpenters and paper-hangers were at work, broke short off near one side of the poles, and threw the whole of the workmen to the ground. Those who were immediately over the frac- ture fell from a height of about 15 feet, bnt those who were further off slid down, and had their falls broken, I so that they received but a few scratches, bruises, and shakes. The unfortunate men were taken to St. Bar- tholomew's Hospital, where they received every cars a,nd attention. Two Children Struck by Lightning.—A severe thunderstorm visited the neighbourhood of HudderaSeld onMoBday, and two obiliren were struck by the lightning at Netherton. The boys—Joseph Petty, seven years old, Eon of Edmund Petty, cloth miller; and John Brook, an orphan,. who lives with his uncle, Isaac Brook, factory operative—were going to school when the lightning struck them. Petty was sent nearly across the road, and was knocked down, but was not seriously injured. Brook was rendered insensible. He was conveyed to the Rose and Crown Inn, and afterwards to his uncle's house, and was attended by Mr. Calvert, of Nethertor.i, and Mr. Robins on, of Huddersfield. For several hours he was unable to speak, and lay in great agony, but during the evening he became able to say a word or two and there is every hope that he will recover. There are no external injuries on Brook, but the forehead cf Petty appears slightly discoloured.

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THE OLD LADY AND HER BANK-BOOK.