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SHORT NEWS ARTICLES.
HEAVY MORTALITY AMONGST RABBITS
At present many hundreds of rabbits are dying in Dumfrieshire. Owing to the very open winter and spring rabbits increased in unprecedented numbers, and have been swarming over the arable land. Nothing unusual was observed except that their ordinary feeding grounds were in bad condition, and in great measure abandoned, until the recent continued wet weather.
During the latter part of the rainy days and since the rabbits have been dying, as some gamekeepers put it "in hundreds" the cause of death being enlarged livers. Numbers die in ordinary seasons from this cause, but this year it seems to have assumed the form of an epidemic.
SUPPOSED ATTEMPT TO BLOW
UP A PUBLIC OFFICES.
The police of the X Division, under the direction of Chief Detective Inspector MORGAN, are stated to be engaged in making inquiries respecting an alleged attempt to blow up Ealing Local Board Offices.
On Thursday evening as a man was passing the offices he noticed a tin case lying on the steps near the doorway, and seeing that something in it was burning, he inspected it, and found that a cotton fuse was burning. He put out the light, and the box was given into the hands of the police. On being examined it was found to be a tin case bound tightly round with a cord, the top being sealed with red wax. It contained a coil of spring wire and some explosives, and a cotton fuse was hanging out of the case.
STABBING AT BIRMINGHAM.
A painter named SPRAGG was on Monday charged at Birmingham with attempting to murder his mother-in-law, Ann SMITH, on Saturday. The prosecutrix interfered in some disturbance between her daughter and the prisoner, when he immediately, it is alleged, picked up a table knife and stabbed her in the head, inflicting three dangerous wounds on the forehead and cheeks. The woman is in a critical state and the prisoner was remanded.