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RETROSPECT.

I A LOCAL REVIEW.

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LOCAL & GENERAL NOTES. I

LOCAL iN E VV J>.I

CHARGE AGAINST A BANKRUPT

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MALPAS FARM FIRE.

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MALPAS FARM FIRE. FARMHOUSE GUTTED. N A R R O V/ K-S C A PES. A disastrous flro the Manor .Fa-rm, Edge, occupied by Mr. T VV. Picker.ng, wko is also ihe owner, pis-i aft' midnight. an Monday. It -appears that Mr. Pickering- re-tired to re't soon after ten o'clock on Monday night, .leaving a log fire in or-oof his lrviiig- rooms. The •servant g.ri, with of the Oil, ea, had gonek *0 be<l together scar e time prcvit tu;y. Just* after -cne. o'oiodk a crash in tho-lower Mr- Pickering, who at cnoo r?t?ced a t?Ic?a.tJn? N?eHL of smoke. Upos opening ?ig Le,loom door, h? wa?? nearly '-uE'ocato? with smorre. His 6rst thoughts wera for rb< fety of his; wo children and be servant girl, and he had cay 1 rue to rush to their bedroom and cany down the children, wrappng them in blankets. Tlio servant girf, who w.-i-s partially dressed, folk wed behind ana took charge of the oh.ldr^n, whuo their father endeavoured to obtain ni{r0 of ti eir belongings. It was, however, a. IruitWs offer:, for the how was an old one. and burlt in t. e half-timbered- sbtylo, and -li- fire had obtained firm hold from end to end. Owing to Xrna9 h< days tiie. farm employes wore away. Taking the children, Mr. Pickering and the girl Imriei to ,r neighbour1* (Mr. Matthews, s), '1:{) to^b in t <- two children and tho servant. Mr. R. Mat-th.-ws \'olmIt.ct'ed to fetch sho Malpas ftie. engine, end arrived in Maipas just before two o e'< ck. I- rras some timø before he found liij way to the tep-iin's house. Upon being roused, tho oap-nm. with Mr. Matthews gave the general alai. It was not long afterwards before the fuii complement of the brigade were a" tho.r ix sis. the dlcrin" hivno* horsed by Mr. Heskctli. On arriving at tho flr-o the brigade found the position a -ei\ous one. for th,,? mof had fallen a-r. i the roof had fallen in, ar.d- there unly remained1 standing a back kitchen and a. le end. Upon- this part their efforts were directed, bun although the roof of this section did not a dually fall in, the contents were all more cr lee- burned. Mr. Pickering lost all his paper? w: t', h s desk, in- cluding two £ 5 bank notes a' d one £10. Neither was any c.othmg cf the eh ldvan's aved. and tfeei servant on opening hc-r sceiclied ,:da1 box next morning found the contents d* rtroyed. Mr. Pickering had left the house wl iiout roo jacket and was wearing only ri ppers, wh oh he hadhttr- ricù:y put on. Ho was not afch ;,Q recover h5, other e-lothing, and a eoat and sho were, lent by a kind.'y neighbour. Tho damage estimated aft £ 1.000 and is ecvere<t by in Lrpnc-e in the. Alliance Fire Office, through t-fceir local agent, Mr. Wyoherley, Malpas.

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SIR W. W. WYNN'S -HOUNDS

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