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NEWS BY THE SUEZ MAIL.

London, Sept. 29. By an explosion of firedamp at a colliery near Glasgow two men were killed, and four taken to the top insensible. „ ' j ._. i> By the premature explosion of dynamite'at tKe Government jVyprks, Hellgate, JNew York, four men perished, and several were wounded. ••-■■- " Nearly LBOOO has been subscribed for relief of the sufferers from the disaster on board the Thunderer. While two pitmen belonging to tho mines of Beau me, in France, were boring below the banks of an adjacent river, a sudden inrush of water drowned them. Five men who ventured down the" shaft to save them shared the same fate. ' - : The steamer Sarpedon, from Shanghai . for England, with a cargo worth L 300,000, has been wrecked off Ushant. „' Traffic on the Rochdale Canal has; been interrupted^ by the bursting -\ d! ; 'jthejbank at Middleton Junction, by which ah, immense amount of local damage Has Been done, and 200 factory hands, thrown, I put of work. "■■ ■ • •■■•' a ■-■..[;■ The Scarborough Spa Saloon was destroyed by fife on the Bth insfc,' after 10 o'clock, when the company hajddisperseja. The paper-mills of Alexander Whyte .and Sons, near Glasgow, have been coitetimed. The damage amounted tb L 25,00Q v Tho premises of Messrs Jubb, wdollen manufacturers, of Batley, , '.were,, totally'destroyed, involving a loss of L50,00!0., 'A great fire in Long Acre destroyed tho premises of Messrs Wilkins and Co,rlighthouse engineers, and damaged much of A the adjoining property. Nearly aIL, 1 London was illuminated 'by th& coiffla- '" gration. Paris was thescSEfe df- f a r gfeat conflagration on the 11th met. - The Doncaster week commenced on the 12th inst., and the meeting was most sac* cessful as regards weather, sport, attendance. The Prince : of ' Wale&s presence l attracted an 'unusually large company. On the first : ,day ; Fitzwilliam Stakes were won by Lowlander, againat six competitors, in accordance with the betting. The Yorkshire Handicap brought out 13 runners, -and was :w,pn.,by the favorite, Bersagiier, Merry Duchess being second. The, Doncaster Piate' r 'waa taken by Speranza, ahiiihe| Stand 'Sta Mity Rivulet. ' On the second c ftay^ yM horses started for the St. Leger— Petrach,, Wild Tommy,. Julius Cassar, Helenikti 'KisDer, Sylark, Coltness, Levant, and All Heart. Odds of 7 to 4 had been laid von -Kisber during the morning, while PeitrarcK stood, next' the favorite. Great J astonish'menfc was felt at the success of the latter, who came in a neck in advance of Wild Tommy, Kisber having towards the close of the race, fallen back into fifth {-place-. Tho prophets were mostly at fault as to' the re£ suit. rThere are suspicions of unfairness^ On the third day the- Portland Plate was won by Lollypop, 23 running.' j Springfield walked 'over' for the; Eglingtbtt j Stakes, Diana won the Juvenile Stakes, i Omega the Scarborough Stakes,' and^Spe- [ ranza the Wharncliffe Stalies.' On the laafc ! day" five ran for the Doncaster Cup, Craig Millar winning, Controversy being second j and Bersagiier third. The leading pair (for the Prince of Wales Stakes were sLollypop; and; Bregg Boy. ;;The -rW,ent*' ', worth Stakes went to Lady Golightlyi and itheDoncaster Staked to GreatiTonttv «Tho jNewmarket First, October Meeting I com* ■ jmenced on the 27; th.: The Great"- Eastern ; 'Railway Handicap wag wba Titabiirj 'imd ;the Two-year-^old Plate bl : 200 soys. by lOranh Tair. Professor Oavilly- owing to >dverso weafher, is ' compelled to ; '^de'fer I! his: Channel swim till next In his next attempt he intends to take no stimulauts whatever. .In a swimming match at the Welsh Harp> Hendbn, between Henry Parker, a professional, and and a dog for LSO, over. half. a mile,. the, dog won. '-■■ •-•- --i Obituary;— Mr .George Smith, the 'disl Assyriologist, at Aleppo, aged 37 ; Mr Hadow; nearly 10 years chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Company • Major-.General Trevelyn, distinguished in the Persian and India wars j bommander 0. D. Lane,, aged 86 ;. Commander, G. Parker, aged 83 ; .Inspectpr-General Watson, aged 73 ; Mr Arthur Ridding, fellow and librarian of New College, Oxford • Mr F. W. Maynard, secretary of the Arundel Society 'and Artist's Benevolent Thk'iitation; Mr David Hodson, senior raagis, irate at Liverpool, aged 96 j the Rev/ R Ainslie, formerly secretary of the London City Mission, aged 73 • the Rev. J. R, Davison, vicar of Moseley,inearß&| '"'■ mingham, from a lightning- stroke ; Lord^ ArdmUlan, Judge of. theCoiirtof Session, from can«ser in the stomach,- aged 71 --Mr Justice Quain, of tn'e . Queen's" Beiich - ' Sir James CampbeU, merchant, and head of the Conservative party, in Glasgow aged 77/ ; Thompson, the WeUiknown light-weight jockey j. Princess Qonstanoe Jsonapacte, youngest daughter orLucien a nun in the 1 con vent of the Sacred Heart at Rome, ; aged 53 ; Count Auersperg. Austrian politician and poet ; :Earl of Leven, aged 00 ; Mr Lionel Brough, inspector, of mines ; Rev. Lord G. O: Town*, hend; Mr Edward Westby, an old Australian. : ' >„ ■'.;. ;• 1; .-,. ;

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NEWS BY THE SUEZ MAIL., Grey River Argus, Volume XXI, Issue 2586, 23 November 1876

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NEWS BY THE SUEZ MAIL. Grey River Argus, Volume XXI, Issue 2586, 23 November 1876

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