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I THE WEEK'S NEWS. Mrs Davies, a litigant well-known in the Lon- don law courts, has been committed to prison for three months for contempt of court.: The Hon. F. C. Howard, brother of the Earl of Effingham, committed suicide, at his residence in South Kensington, by shooting himself. At the Old Bailey, Thomas Greenwood was sen- tenced to twelve months' hard labour for neglect- ing and ill-treating his children, and to 22 months hard labour for criminally assaulting his daughter aged 14 years. kle(lime I The man Windham, who recently shot his father dead at stroud, in Gloucestershire, was committed for trial. Evidence was given showing that the deceased had always treated the accused with cruelty, and had once 11 cut his head open." A whale, thirty feet long and weighing 5,000 kilogrammes, has been caught near Honfleur. The whale came too near the shore, and this led to its capture. In its death struggles, which lasted several hours, with its enormous tail it made the spray fly a great distance. Tne Most Rev Robert Knox, D.D., Protestant Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ire- land, died at the Palace, Armagh. His Grace, who was born in 1808, was elected Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore in 1849, and Arch- bishop and Primate in 1886. JL ne official report on the explosion in the Combs pit, Thornhill, near Dewsbury, states that the 139 men were killed not by fire or force, but by after damp. The disaster was caused by the contract of gas with a naked light, and it is urged that the law as to safety lamps should be made stricter. DR. POLLARD SAYS OF SFLKBMAN BIJPTURE 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 send to J. A. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, 64, Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English endorsements, post free, 7dw A fatal explosion occurred at Melbourne, in the laboratory of a chemist, named Liardet, while he was making experiments with a powerful explo- sive after years of labour, and at an expense of thousands of pounds. The substance exploded, and the unfortunate man was blown to pieces, his mangled remains being projected through a wooden partition. At Red Hill Quarry, near Leicester, a boiler ex- ploded, with disastrous results. A youth named Rippington, aged seventeen was killed, and five men were seriously injured, one of them so badly that he i& not expected to live. The cause of the explosion is at present unknown, but its force was such that the boiler was lifted from its position and carried a distance of a hundred yards over the trees. A convict named Williams, a bad character, made a murderous attack upon a warder named Neale, at Borstal Prison, near Rochester, knock- ing him down with a shovel, and striking him vio- lently many times. Another prisoner, named Livingstone, who was working in manacles, went to the warder's rescue, and the pair held the des- perado until assistance arrived. Neale was badly injured. At Wolverhampton, Mike Small, of Upper Hol- loway, London; Harry Brown, of Walsall, pro- fessional pugilists, and five other men were com- mitted for trial for taking part in a prize fight. The two first-named were advertised to give a dis- play of boxing for a prize of < £ 50, the best man in twenty rounds, but the affair was of such a brutal charater that the Chief Constable interfered and stopped the fight. Here is an incident from St. Bartholomew's Hospital: A boy, who was crying very much, and said he lived at Goswell-road, London, carried a brown retriever into the surgery and begged to have it attended to. The surgeons good-naturedly consented to examine it. The dog's tail was found to be severely crushed; chloroform was adminis- tered, and the tail was amputated. The boy de- parted quite cheerfully, with his pet under his arm. A child has met a terrible death at Carrick-on- Suir. Mrs Power, a farmer's wife, was boiling a huge pot of water on the kitchen fire, and left the room for a few minutes. On returning she sat down to blow the fire, and was horrified to see a little hand clasping the edge of the pot. On look- ing in she saw the girl literally boiled to death. fhe little one had climbed on the stool, over- balanced herself, and fallen into the pot, with the result that she was boiled to death. The Home Secretary has ordered the release of Walter James Lyons, a young man, who was sen- tenced three years ago to seven years' penal ser- vitude for the manslaughter of Sergeat-major Stew&rt, of the Royal Artillery, at Plumstead. Lyons one night found the soldier at the house of his mother, and, believing he was there for an im- proper purpose, stabbed him to the heart. Lyons ,vas indicted for murder, but the jury found him guilty of the lesser crime. General Hutchinson, of the Board of Trade, has held an inquiry into an accident which occurred in August last-the sixth fatal one since 1878-at Rayner's lane level crossing on the Lan- cashire and Yorkshire Railway, near Ashton. He says the only safeguard appears to be to have a gatekeeper stationed at the crossing until it can be abolished, and to provide signals interlocked with the gates, and he urges the Railway Com- pany to adopt these measures without delay. Manufacturers at West Hartlepool have for six weeks been suffering from scarcity of water, and some large concerns have been running only part time. In consequence of the continuance of the drought the Hartlepool Gas and Water Company sent out notices that water supplies for manu- facturing purposes would be cut off altogether Most of the large works will soon be brought to a complete stoppage and thousands of workmen thrown idle. No rain has fallen in the district for some weeks. James Embley, alias Whitehead, aged sixty, who is alleged to have duped a large number of people in East Lancashire and West Yorkshire with remirkably graphic stories of adventure by flood Ltnct field, including the rescue of a million- aire, who left him a large fortune, was brought up before the magistrates on a charge of defraudin Mrs Pickring, of Great Harwood. Prisoner, who has thirty years gaol record against him in Man- chester, Preston, and other northern towns, was committed for trial. Mr F. Price held an inquiry respecting the death of Elizabeth Ann Rider, Lovenshulme, a mantle braider. About four o'clock on Saturday afternoon the deceased went upstairs, and when near the top she missed her footing and fell to the bottom. She called out, "Oh, my head, my poor head," and her brother-in-law, on examining her, found that the fall had caused a hairpin to pene- trate her skull. It was so firmly embedded that he had some difficulty in pulling it out. A verdict of accidental death was returned. A Belgian officer, Captain Felix, who was re cently sentenced by a court-martial to degradation for having stolen money from a bathing machine at Ostend last summer, may certainly consider the circumstances under which he has been acquitel of the offence by the military Cdnrt of Appeal singularly lucky. One of the great points in the evidence against him was, that in the purse which he was accused of stealing from a lady's bathing cabin, there was amongst other coins a gold Napoleon with a black spot on the back. An ex- actly similar coin, it appears, was found in the Belgian officer's possession, and much stress was laid upon the fact. After his condemnation he appealed, and for the defence the governer and treasurer of the National Bank were called. They stated that they had made an experiment. Two bags of cold had, by their instructions, been taken haphazard from tneir vaults, and it had been found that of a hundred gold coins ninty were Napoleons, and that three-quarters of the latter had a black spot on the back. This statement created a sensation, and the officer was acquitted. IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES OF GOLD a.re no doubt of great value to society, especially at a time like the present, when the money market is so tight and poverty so distressing. Still, however, there an some things in this world far more precious than g-old, in spite of the immense influence it wields over mankind. Health, for instance, can- not be purchased for money, but it may be pre- served and secured by the use of Holloway's Pills. I No family should be without them, as they are equally good in their effects for either old or y unsf; No complaint can for long withstand their healing power. They drive out all inipu- I rlties from the blood, strengthen the digestive I organs, and cleanse the stomach.