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-I TOWN TOPICS,

NEWS NOTES. I

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EIGHT YEARS IN A CONSUMPTION.

I LI HUNG CHANG'S FORECAST.

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RETURN OF WARNER'S TEAM,

DEATH OF DR. SMILES. I

! CATARRH AND INFLUENZA. !

BURIED ALIVE.

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BURIED ALIVE. THREE DAYS IN AN IMPROMPTU TOMB. A tramp named Johnson, a native of Mansfield, has had a remarkable escape from being literally buried alive. Entering a house in course of erection in Lyme-road, Leicester, he crept under a partly laid floor and went to sleep. When he awoke the follow- ing morning the workmen had arrived and were busy with their hammers finishing putting down the flooring beneath which the man was lying. Fear- ing detection Johnson remained quiet and allowed himself to be fastened in as securely as if he were in his coffin. When night again arrived, and the carpenters had gone, Johnson endeavoured to get out of his narrow prison; then it was that the awful truth dawned on him. He was buried alive. Three days later the workmen engaged in the house heard faint and mysterious sounds proceed- ing from beneath the floor, Give me water give me water," moaned the voice, and the terrified workmen sent for a policeman. An aperture was made in the floor, and there slowly emerged a half- starved looking man about thirty years of age. It was Johnson, more dead than alive. He said he had passed through untold mental tortures. How long he had been boxed in he was at first unable to say, for in his awful plight an hour to him had seemed an eternity.

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! PROBLEM OF THE INEBRIATES.

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ITO BE GROWN AND SHOWN. <

WM HOSPITALS LOOK BARE. |

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AN EXECUTOR'S LIABILITY.

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