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The hearing of argnment in the Supreme Court case of John Ford, a bankrupt, was concluded about six o'clock last evening, and His Honor reserved his decision. George Boniface Thompsca, who is supposed to be the burglar who was shot in the back by Mrs Diokensen while attempting to rob her house at Croydon (N.S.W.), was brought np at the Sydney Police Court yesterday. Thompson, who is well known as an experienced burglar, had a wound in the back which he could not aocoant for, and he was also found to be possessed of housebreaking Implements. He was sentenced to aix months' imprisonment for vagrancy, and was remanded on the more serious charge. A bricklayer named Thomas Evans and his son George were returning from work at Deerleap, near Broseley, Salop, when tho son's hat was blown by the wind into an old coal-working about 18ft deep. He scrambled down to recover his hat, and was immef diately suffocated by choko-damp. The father attempted to rescue him, but waa also overpowered and killed by the noxiouß vapor. The richest woman in Australia, bar none, is a Sydney house owner, who has L 1,600 a week in rents. As fast as her money comes in she invests it in brick and mortar. She lives in a neighborhood with an unolassical name, and occupies by no means her best house; rises every morning at five o'clook, and cooks her own chop. She is eighty yesrß old. The secret polie* has been increased at St. Petersburg, and extra vigilance is taken to guard the approaches to the Imperial palaee.

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Evening Star, Issue 7966, 23 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7966, 23 July 1889

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