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THE ABTS, LITERATURE, &c.…

The Situation of Austria.

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ALARMING ACCIDENT ON THE BLACK.…

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ALARMING ACCIDENT ON THE BLACK- WALL RAILWAY. On Thursday afternoon an inquiry was instituted by order of the directors respecting a serious aooident which took place on the previous evening at the Lon- den Dock branch junction of the Blaokwall Railway, and placed the lives of a number of passengers in con- siderable peril. It appears that the train from Broad- etrest station, and due in Fenchurch-street terminus at half-past nine, was proceeding up the Blackwall line from Stepney at its usual rate, and on passing the London Dock junction the engine driver found that the train had been turned into the junction, and before he could do anything to effect any material slackening of speed the engine dashed into a goods train, break, and engine which were standing in the branch with fearful force. The shock is described to have been very severe. The goods break was shattered, and the engine attached to it was damaged. The passenger train engine was thrown off the metals, and two carriages next to the tender were hurled on their side and their ends much crushed. Most providentially they were empty. Had they been occupied by passengers the most deplorable consequences must have ensued. The carriages had been sent on from Broad-street in order to be detached at Bow, but the train being late on arriving at that station, it was thought best not to detain the train, and so, fortunately, they were sent on. Next to these carriages was the break, which if it had been attached to the tender, as is usually the case, the guard would in all probability have lost his life- ^f19 front of tha break was stove in, and, as may be imagined, tha shook of the blow affected the whole of the train. Some of the passengers sustained contu- sions and were much shaken, but there appears to have been no serious injury. The driver of the passenger ij engine is tated to have been hurt, Further inquiry I as t) the caTj.se of the accident will be made.,

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THE NEW JUDGE.

SINGULAR DEATHS OF A WIFE…

TWO DOCTORS THAT DIFFERED.