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Mr. WILLETT, a civil engineer and, the secretary to the ironworks belonging to Messrs. HICK, HARGREAVESm, and Company, BOLTON has committed suicied while labouring under mental depression, by blowing out his brains.
At the Arbour-square Police-station, STEPNEY, about five o'clock on Monday morning, a man named Frederick RICKETT, who had only just been arrested on a charge of embezzlement, while waiting in the station for the charge to be entered, suddenly drew from his coat pocket a five chambered revolver and shot himself through the head. He fell to the ground and when picked up was dead.
The trial of Francis HYNES for having murdered John DOLOUGHTY at Knockanane, about three miles from Ennis, county Clare, on the afternoon of Sunday, the 9th of July was concluded on Saturday.
The McDERMOTT, O. C., addressed the jury for the defence, and called witnesses in support of an alibi. The jury, after a half hour's consultation, found the prisoner guilty of murder, and he was sentenced to be hanged on the 11th of September. This is the second conviction under the Crime Prevention Act.
DESTRUCTION OF WOOL BY FIRE.
A great fire occurred at the wool stores of Mr. W. TAUNTON, near Salisbury, on Saturday. The barns with about £12,000 worth of wool stored therein, were destroyed and eight thatched cottages on the farm were also burned, the total loss of property estimated at £15,000. The property was only partially insured. The fire is attributed to a boy playing with matches.