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THE SLOUGH MURDER.

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Lord Shaftesbury has been presented by the British and Foreign Bible Society, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, with a handsomely-bound Bible as a token of their high regard for the manner in which he had discharged the duties of president of the society for 32 years. A bullock sent by train from Chichester to Ports- mouth reached the latter town in a very excited a i n in state, and, rushing out of the cattle yard adjoining the station, it attacked and tossed a fishmonger named John Brown, who happened to be in the street Mr. Brown has since succumbed to his injuries. A youth of 17 has been charged at Glasgow with having on New Year's Day murdered his mother. The deceased woman was stabbed in a horrible man- ner in the course of some drunken revelry, and the circumstantial evidence, coupled with statements made by the deceased, left no doubt that the prisoner was the murderer. The jury, influenced probably by the prisoner's youth, found him guilty of manslaughter only, and he was sentenced to lO.years' penal *ervi- t tode.

VARIETIES-GRAVE AND GAY.I

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