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JABEZ BALFOTO OUT. —

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JABEZ BALFOTO OUT. — After serving ten years and five months of sentence of 14 years penal servitude passed on him in 1895 for the Liberator frauds, Jabez Balfour has been released from Parkhurst Prison in the Isle of Wight. Soon after day- break a lady and gentleman drove up to the prison in a closed conveyance, and the latter went into the gaol, while the former remained in the carriage. Shortly afterwards Balfour, whose hair is al- most white, made his appearance, wearing a grey Chesterfield overcoat and a Trilby hat, and accompanied by his visitor, who carried a portmanteau, and entered the carriage after a hasty leave-taking with the prison chaplain. A warder fastened the carriage door, and the party drove away. The driver timed his move- ments so as to reach Yarmouth at half-past eight, for, instead of leaving the island by the usual Cowes route, they chose the less fre- quented pasage from Yarmouth to Lymington. They crossed in the 8.45 steamer, and travelled by train from Lymington to Basingstoke. There they entered a high-powered motor- car and drove to Winchester. Balfour remarked at Basingstoke that it was the first motor-car he had ever seen. So carefully guarded was the secret of the party's movements that the news of the re- lease was not known in the Isle of Wight until several hours after the departure, and Bal- four's. fellow travellers from Yarmouth to Basingstoke had no knowledge of the identity of the little party. It is stated that he will live in a small town in the North of England, and will begin to earn a living by literary work. It will be remembered that he was formerly re- garded as an able writer. He is not, of course, absolutely free yet, and is still under the supervision of the police for three years and a half. He will have to ^re- port himself to the police in a month from Saturday next, and thereafter every succeed- ing month until his fourteen yeais' sentence has expired. In the ordinary course Balfour ought to have been released from Pentonville. But special powers are vested in prison authorities, and the governor of Parkhurst, in order to avoid pub- licity, sent the clothes in which Balfour stood at his trial back to Pentonville in the charge of two detectives, so as to conform to the rules of convict settlements, and released the prisoner himself.

PRINCE ARTHUR IN CANADA.

MOONLIGHTING OUTRAGE. ---:-

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WOMEN HELP THE LIFEBOAT.

TWIXT FROST AND FIRE.

" PROPHET" IN A POND.