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IN PABLIAMJGST.—Hsssios 1889.'

IN TABLIAMUNT. -SESSION 1889.

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Family Notices

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1888.…

SOUTH WALES NOTES.

SWANSEA ECHOES.

-----_------------A NEW DRY…

THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

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MINERS IN CONFERENCE,

IRON SHIP REPAIRING AT CARDIFF.

IACCIDENT IN THE RHONDDA

BARBARITY IN A RHONDDA MINE.

WARNING TO COLLIERS.

A WELSHMAN'S SUCCESS AT GLASGOW.

.CARDIFF EXHIBITION.

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. TRAGEDY UPON TRAGEDY.

Newyddion
Dyfynnu
Rhannu

TRAGEDY UPON TRAGEDY. INCENDIARY FIRE IN ESSEX. A WHOLE FAMILY BURNT TO DEATH. A STAFFORDSHIRE HORROR. A FATHER SEIZED WITH HOMI- CIDAL MANIA. Two terrible tragedies took place on Monday. In one instance a man, his wife, and three chil- dren were burnt to death, and circumstances point to the man as the author of the crime and in the other case a man murdered bis wife and two out of four children, and died from self- inflicted wounds. The first of these shocking occurrences was at tbe: rural district of Mile End, near Colchester. At four o'clock on Monday morning, a disastrous fire, in which five persons lost their lives, occurred in the High Woods, a small thoroughfare in the rural parish of Mile End, Colchester. A family of the name of Holland occupied a small cottage, next to which resided James Cole. William Holland was a plasterer, about 34 years of age, his wife being two years older, and there were three children. The neigh- bour Cole was aroused about three o'clock by the barking of a dog, and found the house full of smoke. On going downstairs he fonnd the adjoining house was on fire. Having obtained the assistance of a neighbour named Nicholl, he broke in the door of Holland's house. Mrs Holland was then found lying on the floor enveloped in flames, which prevented the neighbouriI reaching her. The father and three children were seen lying at the foot of the stair case, all being dead. The woman was burnt to death in sight of the two men, who bad entered the house with the hope of rescuing the family. Holland, it is supposed, was hurrying downstairs with the three children, following bis wife towards the front door, when they were overcome by the heat and smoke. Three of the block of six cottages were destroyed, for, though two fire brigades from Colchester endeavoured to check the flames, the supply of water was short, and their efforts were only partially successful. All the bodies were frightfully charred and dis- figured, especially that of the woman. Her legs wore entirely consumed. The children, it seems, were in bed at the time of the outbreak, and the bedstead fell through the ceiling as the flames extended. It is mentioned as a singular circum- stance that the dog, which usually aroused Cole in the morning, was out of doors, the custom being to keep it at night indoors at Holland's cottage. Holland was an eccentric man, aud an impression prevails that he himself set fire to the house. On Thursday last Mrs Holland received a letter from ber husband, dated from Waltbam- stow, where he was then at work, hinting at self-destructiod. He returned home on Saturday night, and remained in bed until late on Sunday. He was a man of intemperate habits.

JA STAFFORDSHIRE TRAGEDY.

---------------ATROCIOUS MURDER…

-----. MAJOR BARTTELOT'S MURDERER…

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-i SHOCKING ACCIDENT ATj CWMPENNAR

LOCAL LAW CASE.

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A VITUPERATIVE PRISONER AT…

THE HOME SECRETARY AND RAILWAY…

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