NEW SOUTH WALES.
Sydney, August 11. Alfred Critcher, residing at Bellarabi, near Woollongong, attempted to murder his wife on Saturday by stabbing her m the abdomen with a large clasp knife. He then tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself with a butcher's knife. Both were removed to the hospital, when their wounds were found to be very serious, so much so m the case of the woman that her depositions were taken last night. Critcher had previously been convicted for illusing his wife. They lived apart for some time but were lately re-united. The trial of the prisoners George Johnson and George Dignam, accused of shooting Constable Slater, concluded yesterday, the jury returning a verdict of not guilty m each case. Two more bodies, identified as those of Ran Mason and the elder Peate, were recovered from the Glebe pit! On Sun> day Paul TurnbuU, overstnan, and two 1 deputies made their way from the place where the rescue party are at work over the fall as far as the end of the crosscut fiat, whe"re further progress was barred by another large fall. In coming back the head of Mason was noticed'protruding from a mass of fallen coal. While Mason's corpse was being taken out, the body of Peate was found and disinterred. writes of ejectment were served Upon a number of persons occupying and claiming a largQ area of <|iod at North Willoughty thetot*!
area exceeds 1000 acres, worth fully /•Zoo an acre. The claim is by the grandson of the original grantee, on the ground that the property had been entailed by the will of Nicholls, and f.ha 1 all alienations m defiance thereof are null and void. Ths same person is also making claim to thirty acres of city land m Surrey Hills, the value of which is enormous.
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