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NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL .

, —1 -4*-’ —.,i'r A Murderer Tracked. ' On the 30th August all -Bradford, and indeed England- for that matter, was I horrified to hear that ! d woman named Mary; Bowell- hud been! Mirdetfei; m Brooklyn s|refef, Tbe Hew was to the ,con|pyed, r; away.,,. Since that time the : have been hunting high and low r for> tH4 suspected murderer, but with no result Last month,r however, T a f man applied to Mr Wood, foreman at Messrs Morris Brothers’ chemical works on the Trent, at Stpckwith, for employment, and wits requested to call on Monday Wood*: who had been looking at the hills announcing a reward of LSOO for Taylor’s apprehension, was strati with the resemblance of the man to the pufc lished description and photograph. Yesterday morning, when he came to the works, Wood sent for a constable,' Fryer, and told him he had better arrest Taylor and ascertain if he was the. Bradford murderer. They went together to the lock-up, and the policeman- told him he should take him to Retford on suspicion. The prisoner was quiet, and was taken in a cart to he made an excuse to go into a : stabl& ; The constable and Mr Woodaccora.panied him, but heruanaged tor evade i them, and with a knife he made two icuts at his throat. The two men | secured the weapon, a : stretcher -was' I procured, and. the prisoner carried to the police, station, where he was attended by Mr Hooker, who, finding the prisoner lay for a long time in a state .of stupor, applied a galvanic battery, which aroused him. The. doctor does not consider the wounds i dangerous. The prisoner is being closely iwatched by two : policemen. Captain Wethers, of Bradford, has just arrived, and identified the prisoner as Joseph Taylor.

I The New Cry* “Fair Trade” seems destined to supersede both “ Free Trade ”4 and H “ Protection. ” The cry for “ fair trade”* is in everyone’s mouth, A great meeting, attended by upwards ,of 3,000 persons, .was held in Coventry, under the auspices of the Fair Trade League. M,r Sampson Lloyd contended that 'we must look to the producer quite as much as the consumer. The object of ihe Fair Trade League was not lo go back to Protecdbri,' as it was the .in-, terest of some to assert, but to prevent’ that one-sided Free Trade which, 1 .has been the pplipy; pf Y this country forthe past twenty years.. Howwasit that alt.' our skilled workmen went one by ohe to foreign countries? Because,,they knew their labor was protected He He proceeded, that, English exports have. ' those of gested that a : free , trade policy shdutd'i’ pe established throughout the British Umpire,. add. • ; tfiatya pfptectiye dpty,, Should* be' placed ! ppdn; imp»ortap'frbd|?'fpreign countrie^'^hich,' did giv£ equal advantages/ to Enghsh, impprt?,/> A resolution was adopted rdeprechjdhg alny treaty being concluded- with-France which was hot based upon the principle * c(f free trade. ! A telegram waiS received from Mr Maclver, M.P., endorsing the ” Objects of the.meeting. . , r ..

i Shocking Boat Accident on the Thames.

: Between 11 and 12 Sunday morning, September 1 4thy two -* youths, named Thomas aged ! xls, Hying at, Nol ia, ley-down, and John living with his ■mother at No. *6, ■ Thomas street, in the. same ; neighborhood, left home about 10 o’clock far 1 the purpose of taking a walk. Both ■’> the youths were engaged .as r, letter.sorters in the General Post Office, St Martin’s-le-Grand. While they were;' proceeding along London-bridge it was' suggested they should take a pleasure boat, which they did at the nearest stairs, and proceeded towards street bridge. Through; some unaccountable circumstance the craft came. ; violently athwart the abutement of the* bridge, the consequence being, that both the unfortunate boys were precipi- ■ tated into the water. At this moment a young man who was working at 1 a wjndlass on the wharf not far off per ceived the accident, andy. without waiting to divest himself of his apparel, jumped in and swam towards; the spot;! Manser was seen to rise to the - sutface*twice, but Fulchfer, according to tbe ; ' ,! statements ofspectators, appeared to disappear beneath the boat.! Theat tendon of the crews of the Albert Edward,-. . ValeofClwyd, Alexandria, and other . steamboats which were lying near, as well, as Mr Kingsford, piermaster at London Bridge pier, were also directed to the accident, and boats were put off to the assistance of the drowning persons, but, unfortunately, the youths had sank before help could be rendered to them. Several of the Thames police afterwards threw out the drags, and in less than half an hour the body p£ Thomas Manser was picked Up by Act-' ing-Inspector John Abnett. Manser’s s mother states that her son came. home frcjm the office about 9.30 a.m. and remarked that he had to return to the; office at three in the afternoon.. UpPa.;/ her suggesting that he -should gotfo :-:ui bed, he having been at work for eight' hours, he replied, “ I think I Have tod * much sleep, 1 think I want more put- : door exercise.” He then went out for. .y the purpose of buying a and - tl . never returned. Up to a late hour, the ‘ Thames police were searching fof the d other body. ' q ; : '■ ■ .■yiuiitnn>£

A OhiT War. . A serious disturbance broke out atyua the citadel at Rochester, between a

number 01 men belonging to the 31st and the 55th Regiments. It seems that an ill-feeling had existed between the two regiments for some time past. A dispute arose with reference to the respective merits of two men, one belonging to the 55th and the other to 31st, who had taken part in the garrison sports of the former regiment Commencing with a pugilistic encounter between the two soldiers, the dispute gradually assumed graver proportions, until upwards of 200 men^wereei^pged fortunately,, (were, ireagng; ;thpir belts, freely used, aodi Several men sustained instfry& SBSi¥ (giard were called out, but until they could be strengthened 'their efforts To” quell the~3isturbarice • ineffectual. Major-General He'''"at the castle infteftd oftthte;W.este)gii heights.

‘.GO A KTviYf ; i Accident to an Acrobat. 3 A terribfe accident befell “ ottp: iwell&tiown';: ? Txmdorti , n acrobat -'tobrfdv 5 ar' the : ROySt ‘' * Aqiiarium ir °#est^hSter. r ' ' i whb ! giving bSffiwW. .ffflpißWttfin 01 qtßitfest^ge^ithejSßnbreco/.dJCobuiiding Otod gonef ithrough Sevprhi fehtswhen h<: his enteftainmen: ie&P aP cbiiitrfuSidfi <%' r ¥ta«d?flgi on hi; he^ v pma T ch^' J fifea 0, gfl e %eight o' first mounte<. a pecLestal .someufeet high, a number, o •fmalFtablfe w&e. handed Tim, OiPtnMdfchtßf? ?ltv|ttde, nswed, 1 were surntaOehtedJby; hie was>about t( > fistand when ir brttftfe, and' he fell to lß||fg)o^g¥ a! tfea6a[th, i b lSsMfe ,%W'Pfotaat> wh<. y ear f 1 west mmister Hosp&j& oWhere/thfia was attended by Dr Macnkmara, one of thi: bdroufeeWggons. -ft was 1 them discfdveret nittepphe fiadTfe¥felyfed seWfel 1 contusion; 1 ffiWMW a; half-past efe e l?;rw4FP».' l Du t .h.e,jpresenc(: qt& largerWPOOUrse of spectators, wa; placed in a cab at his own request am [

.£ a I T a illO ii ; -/ — :^/r 0 :T “ A Cotton “Ring.” i j viaiiibJ lloo ,q6i;<»[ liu'ninor-ii-.vu: hliqr-j i i ■TuoiT^e?. doings: of ficoftoin 'nng ”at -iLiverpooLiMveibeen.causwig l quite a; r 5F the ring .'styßtto Mip tiwn wayl vkhH manu(aq(;uiing £rms.Tbe latter, hoWr ever, inavd taken steps to protect them|--selve&The Blackburn Cotton Sphmerp and Manufacturers’ Association, vjrhich, wncltKies Blackburn attd thirteen adjalcent towps,, ad^ssed^th, 6 following circular to Ate! you willing to stop yoirt splndjfes'for One weekvr-on-. condition, ; tHht ; off the trade-dothe same ?’ replied in the iA the negative. &e'^et '«»• plain their they are not affected by the .Jdferpoclcomer, as they have a stock, OflcOtton oti'band.' l' > Thd-largest employers hav :' expressed their willingness to stop, A; • week-wxlt~rret~fae sufficient fo' circuni - r vent the object of the,Liverpool ring; fortnightSvill, it is thought, ' break | u ) ' :o present lqss,J)Ht: the end justifies themßansjjLi -j.l- ---" Agricultural Prospects. With the exception of a few favore 1 .adistrifcts in/.Wales and Ireland, agricu - tural prospects-have darkened cor-: few; it,'day now riS® grai 1; soured under such pirqurnstapces ha s the bulk of badl y* harvested grain. Standing crops an 1 ifrom imjgg^F* 1 weather which .characterised the earlie r J 'ji & agricultun 1 nwnso.,badi that it ;s, j to,i find ia redeeming feature, b^anywhere;< ' Root' crops are; making' WbWthjat the tpp. but'are doing ; all bulbs requite a wan i yet g< t , jrarpa t with t crop ;, but at present there s ; plenty of leafand very bulb — a Ilf top sin&ftd bottom. Stock of all kinc s -lis-uowLbecoming an anxiety-; preset t resources are small, whilst the futui e • a is unmisthkably* inclining towards a -

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NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 17 November 1881

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