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THE WEEK'S NEWS. An official buMetin shows that the cholera epidemic in Russia is increasing. A farmer named Edward Kirk has been tramp- led on and killed by a cow at Thornton, near Fleet- wood. William Sockett, butcher, Crossens, near South- port, has been fined £ 20 and costs for having de- posited for sale certain meat unfit for human' food. A New York telegram says that no news has yet been received of the overdue Clyde steamship Alva, and there is little hope that she is still Afloat. Mr Edward Kerrigan, described as a wealthy Irish-American from Philadelphia, died very sud- denly on the steamer Violet during the passage from Dublin to Holyhead. A one-legged bicyclist named Budleson has just accomplished the feat of pedalling across the Jiorth American continent from Frisco to New York, taking less than 67 days to do it. An electric car left the rails while descending a Ataep hill in Cincinnati and was wrecked. Two passengers were killed, and six others fatally and 40 seriously iniured. A lad named Appledore, aged 10, fell from a cliff at Land's End, a distance of nearly 200 feet. He was picked up on the beach terribly injured and unconscious, but he is expected to recover. The legal advisers of the Government are understood to be of opinion that the Parish Councils Bill will not, in its present form touch either ecclesiastical charities or national schools. A St. Petersburg telegram says that a Nihilist conspiracy against the Czar has been discovered at Moscow, and that 85 students, eight professors, Mil five ladies have been arrested. Herr Emerich Nagy, the famous tragedian and leading member of the Hungarian National Thea- tre, has committed suicide by shooting himself at Puerbach, in an alleged fit of jealousy. A. J. Monson, who was arrested a little while Ago on a charge of shooting Leiutenant Ham- itoxmgh at Ardlamont, near the Kyles of Bute, lias been commited for trial on the charge of mur- der. DR. POLLARD SAYS OF SHFRMAN RUPTURE ^TREATMENT :—He thanks God and every other influence that determined him to try it. All who want to get rid of Rupture and Trusses should aead to J. A. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, 64, Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English endorsements, post free, 7d. A sequel to what is known as the Lime-house murder mystery, when a married woman named Adams was stabbed while drinking at a public house bar, has been furnished. An ex-soldier named Lewis who was in the woman's company, was also stabbed. Lewis has now confessed to the Lime-house police that he murdered the woman and stabbed himself. At Bradford, Albert Cowgill, a mill hand, was xemanded on a charge of attempting to murder ids sweetheart, Hannah Wilkinson. The previous night he went to her parents' house. She answered the door, and he straightway drew a knife and stabbed her between the shoulders and again in the breast. He then went straight home to bed. The injured girl is in a serious condi- tion. Whilst enjoying himself on Monday evening on oue of the steam roundabouts at Doncaster fair, j Vradford, the popular light-weight jockey, had the misfortune to slip off one of the wooden horses, And. so severely injured one of his shoulders that after riding Ben Shie in the FitzWilliam Stakes «o. Tuesday he found it impossible to meet his en- cagemente during the afternoon. cagemente during the afternoon. A mason named Joseph Parry on Thursday dis- covered the body of a domestic servant named JBllen Wanklin on the shore near Portmadoc. It appealed that the girl, who came from Leomin- ster, was in service at Mrs Jephrey's boarding- house, Criccieth, and was missing since Sunday evening. On the same evening she was seen walking towards the Black Rocks, distant a mile or two from where the body was found. At the Great Western Colliery, Pontypridd, a number of trams were being taken along the in- cline near Barry railway station when the hitch- ing of the second tram broke and the others lshed down the incline to the bottom, where a J number of men were at work. One man, named David Bassett, was killed and four others seri- ( ously injured. i An inquest was held at Bootle on the body of a labourer named Thomas Williams, aged sixty- three, who while under arrest for drunkenness had committed suicide in his cell by tying his shirt sleeve round his neck and suspending him- self from a ventilator. The evidence as to deceased's condition at the time of his arrest was conflicting, but eventually the jury found that he committed suicide whilst temporarily insane. The Corone's inquiry as to the cause of the death of the boy Trueman, who was drowned in the canal at Aintree took place on Tuesday. It was originally alleged that the boy had been told to throw a lar^e stone attached to a piece of rope into the canal, and that when he did so the stone pulled him in. This story was entirely disproved, for the evidence of the boy's companions showed that he accidentally fell into the water, and was tmable to catch hold of a rope that was thrown to liim. A verdict of accidental death was returned. At the recent Hunters' Show at Carmarthen, says a corespondent of Woman, a sad-faced young woman, simply dressed in pale heliotrope, accom- panied by a dapper, military-looking man, at- tracted much attention. So timid and fragile she looked, and so nice," that the uninitiated stran- ger must have wondered why all the other woman who evidently knew who she was, carefully held aloof from her. The woman was Mrs Osborne, whose name is so well-known in connection with the Pearl Case." The man was her loyal hus- bmd. A police inspector named Allan was murdered at Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. The inspector and a constable named Pirie were arresting two men for attempting to rob a drunken man. Pirie secured his prisoner and hurried off to the station. When he returned he found Inspector Allan lying in the road dead from loss of blood. The man whom he had seized had disappeared. Allan had teen wounded in the left trroin and in the back, the first wound severing the main artery. His assailant, who is supposed to be a returned con- vict named Coubrough. has no yet been arrested. SENTENCED TO DEATH.—These are the most terribly significant three words we have in the English language. Thousands of wretched crea- tures, whose lives have become forfeited to the outraged laws of their country, have heard them pronounced with feelings of sickening terror. The man who has neglected the most simple laws of heilth feels that all is indeed lost, when the dread sentence is pronounced by the doctor, who has used all his medical skill upon him, in vain. In the letter case, however, the door of hope has been opened, through the medium of Holloway's Pills and Ointment. They have effected at the last moment, as thous >nds of testimonials, being constantly received, will prove. Two suicides of a painful character were com- mitted last week at Heading. Solomon Ehren- berg, a tailor, sent oae of his errand boys out aboub eight o'clock il the morning to purchase the strongest poison he could to kill a dog with. The boy returned with the poison, and about half-past eight the wife of the deceased went to liis bedroom and found him lying on the floor dead. The second case was that of Colour-Sergt. John Benning, stationed at the barracks, who shot himself through the head. About a quarter past twelve p.m., one of the privates heard the report of a rifle, and on going to a tent in the drill ground be found Benning dead. Deceased had removed the boot and sock of the right foot, placed the muzzle of the lifle in his mouth, and pulled the trigger with his toe. A curious breach of promise case was heard at Liverpool. Miss Edith Catherine Power, the plaintiff, was employed at a shop at which a Mr Archibald Bathgate Lamberton, a member of a firm of glass merchants in Glasgow, was in the habit of calling on business. He saw the plaintiff, and apparently fell in love with her. After visit- dog her at her home he became engaged to her, and several times told her that they would be married when better times came and he was able to keep a wife. During a visit to some friends at Walton, Miss Power casually mentioned that she engaged to the defendant, and was astounded when a lady present told her that Lamberton -already had a wife in Glasgow. The jury awarded Jket JtiSjQ and costs.