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ESCAPE AND CAPTURE OF CONVICTS.
Two convicts named James FOWLER, under sentence of five years, and James CAMPBELL, sentenced to eight years' penal servitude, were at work at the Portsmouth Dockyard extension works on Monday afternoon, when they managed to put on canvas suits, which they secreted near the works, and walked out of one of the gates.
When the warder ordered the gang to leave off work he found that the two men were missing. The police were placed on their track, and the singular dress and cropped hair of the men led to their detection, and subsequent reconveyance to prison.
FATAL BATHING ACCIDENT.
Two pupil teachers, named ARNOTT and CARR, were drowned at York on Monday morning. It appears that the deceased and another pupil teacher named POLKINGHORNE were bathing in the River Ouse, when one got beyond his depth and clung to another, who, in his turn clung to the third. All, therefore, got out of their depth, and, after a fearful struggle , POLKINGHORNE got away, and subsequently succeeded in recovering the bodies of the other two, who were drowned.
A SCHOONER RUNDOWN.
The schooner, Agnes, from Barrow, with gavel, while at anchor on Saturday night between Crosby and Formby Lightships, was run into by the Spanish Steamer Vera Cruz, from Liverpool to Havannah, and sunk immediately. The master, his two sons and mate were drowned.