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ram the Papers. Baroness Nathaniel Rothschild died suddenly on Thursday frcm heart disease. Mr Phillip, district superintendent at Carlisle, has been appointed assistant general manager ot the North Briti&h Railway. The Epsom Guardians have provided separate sit- ting rooms for aged and respectable inmates of the workhouse. There were no prisoners for trial at Radnorshire Assizes on Thursday and the High Sheriff presented Mr. Justice Bruce with a pair of red gloves. Two civil cases were disposed of. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company have, it is understood, a scheme in hand for the widening and shortening of their line between Liverpool city and Manchester, so as to perform the journey in a little over half an hour. It was officially announced on Tuesday, that Mary Ann Ansell, who was executed last week, was born in November, 1877. It is added that be- fore the execution she made a full confession of the crime and of the motive that prompted it. Speaking at Ashford on Saturday, Mr Walter Long. president of the Board of Agriculture, said it was not surprising that practical men should at first have scorned science in agriculture, but the walls of prejudice were gradually crumbling away. He suggested that in the improvement of the meat supply and in dairy produce there was much which the farmer might do to better his position, though his hope in corn was lost, A terrible explosion occurred in the starboard engine-room ofr he new torpedo destroyer "Bullfinch", while that v, ssel was undergoing speed and machin- ery trials in the Solent on Friday afternoon. The connecting rod of the engine suddenly broke, smash- ingthe cylinder, with the result that theengine room was filled with st. aw "in! bailing witr r. E:»ht mon killed on the .spot and another succumbed shortly afterwards. Stveral other men were severely scalded. A shocking accident occurred on Friday on Acton Hill, a steep incline near Wrexham. It appears that as a pair of horses and brake containing a party from Chester-street Baptist Chapel, Wrex- ham, were going up the hill a trace bioke and the horses swerved round. The driver, Mathew Graham, jumped off to stop them and by some means became entangled in the harness. He was dragged along the road, was kicked on the head. and had his skull fractured. Deceased was well known in the district, having been for over thirty years coachman to Air Edward Evans of Bronwylfa. A labourer living at Ross has had an extraordi- nary escape from drowning. Early on Alonday morning the proprietor of a pleasure fair stationed in a field skirted by a brook was roused by his servants who said they had found a man drowned. He w ent with them to the spot, and was in the act of removing the body when the man awoke and roundly abused them for disturbing his sleep. It transpired that the man had fallen into the brook. His head, however, rested on a stone in mid-siream and he slept soundly in the water without being drowned. A curious story comes from New York. A German benevolent society secured to its mem- bers the payment of f40 at death for funeral ex- penses One of the members had the misfortune to lose his leg, and he thought that as a portion of his body was dead, he was entitled to claim a fourth of the total payment—viz., £10. The society disputed the claim, but eventually agreed to pay 40 dols. (£8) for the leg. As the rules of the society provided that the payment due to the members must be applied exclusively to funeral expenses, it was stipulated that the whole of the jE8 should be devoted to the burial of the deceased leg. Some days after the member, who was of the Semitic per- suasion, followed his leg to Brooklyn Cemetery. An action was brought before Mr Justice Dar- ling, in the Queen's Bench on Saturday, against Mrs Williams, wife of a vicar, residing near Huddersfield, on a bill for fifty pounds, drawn on her husband, which had passed into the hands of the plaintiff, Mr Pulleyne. It was stated that they could not be found at their address and that notice of the bill having been dishonoured had been for- warded to them at the National Liberal Club. The question was whether the notice was sufficient. There was no appearance on the part of the de- fendant, and Mr Justice Darling, holding that every effort had been made to give the defendant notice, gave judgment for the plaintiff for fifty pounds, with interest and costs.

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