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MISCELLANEOUS.

A terriblo tragedy is roporlcd from ltawul Pindi. A battery muleteer " ran amok " and murdered no fewer than eight of his comrades bolonging to the rmiio battery. A ninth man died shortly afterwards from tho wounds ho received. The origin of this ferocious attack seems to lmvo been a suit in Court, which was decided against the murderer. The nino victims included two villagers who slopt in tho Royal Artillery lines with their friends. The murderer was struck in tho head by a shot from the gun of a European sentry, but the bullet has been oxtractod, and tho man is likely to recover. An Australian correspondent of the Knghsh Mechanic sonds an account of what is described as " A revolution in motive- power." Thoinventor and patentee is Mr Harold, a marine onginoer, who lms boon many years in perfecting it. Instead of using water and generating steam, the new engine utilises tho atmosphere Tiie air is oomprcssed ami imprisoned, and by some moans is made to drivo the online, whioh is '• workod by a jot coming from a holo tho siao of tho fmost needle." " A small flame of oil is burnod, and by ere lining a variation in temperature creates a natural vacuum." An engine of several horses' power is said to be worked at tho extraordinary low coat of twopence por day, Details of construction and working arc yet to come to hand,

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MISCELLANEOUS., North Otago Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 7920, 12 March 1894

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MISCELLANEOUS. North Otago Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 7920, 12 March 1894

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