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! NEWS IN BRIEF

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NEWS IN BRIEF Rev. George Bode, vicar of Saddington has died suddenly. He hurried home, and fell dead on reaching the house. Tflerè is a general belief in Turkish circles that « war between Hussia and Austria will not be loiiil- delayed. The Prefect of the Seine has issued a decreek, diminishing the interest on pledges in the Mont ift Piete from 9 to 8 per cent. Frederic Ennle Simon, described as the invent#? of chromo-lithograpliy, has just died at Strasburg, at the age of eighty-one. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is paying a short visit- to Stratford-on-Avon as the guest of Mr. C. E. *'«! Mrs. Flower, of Avon Bank. Five steerage passengers have died on board the Guion Line steamer Nevada during her voyage froirt Queenstown to New \orK. The Bank of Bombay has declared a dividend for the past half-year at the rate of 11 per cent, per i Annum, and carries forward 72,000 rupees. The Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry has announced a reduction of 1u per cent, in the ren:s jf all tenants on her extensive Welsh estaies. A remarkable upshot of brine has been discovered in a meadow at Marton, near Northwich. Tite brine shoots up about six feet, and flows with great A Birmingham lady has been drowned iri the River Avon, by the capsizing of a pleasure boat. Iler husband, who was in the boat with her w is rescued in an unconscious condition, by some hay- iiialcers. The farmers in Cheshire are in excellent spirits over the splendid change which has taken place in the weather. A larger acreage of hay has been car- ried in this great pastoral county than for many years past.