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ALBANY, May 2.

' Ten Chinese- were brought up before the Albany Police Court, to-day, eharged with gambling. Sergeant Farley and two con- stables surprised defendants and three others,' who escaped, playing fan-tan. The defendants pleaded guilty. The owner of the house was fined 41, and the others were each fined ÍOs.

A man named' Johnston had a narrow escape from drowning, on Saturday. He fell overboard from the cntter Eva, during a drunken row, and wasreacued just in time

to save his life. ; -

Delightful weather prevails bere.

IN our last issue, writes our Victorian eon temporary, the duty devolved upon us of chronicling the death of Mr. James Mitchell, of Northampton. We were not in possession, then, of a knowledge of the circumstances connected with tbe sad occurrence, but tbe few. particulars relating to it have einoe dome te hand, and from these it appears that Mr. Mitchell passed away quite suddenly. It is true he had been ailing for some time previous to his death, but his condition was such as to cause no alarm to his family, and therefore when he com- plained of being seriously unwell on the afternoon of the 21st instant, and in a few moments afterwavds expired, the sheck to hiö wife and relatives was a terrible one. Mr. Mitchell was only 46 years of age, and had the respect and esteem of every «ne in the district, whose good opinion was worth hav- ing. He was a brother of Mr. S. Mitchell, J. P., of Northampton, and had been h resident of the colony for over 20 years, during no .small portion of which term he acted, with immense credit te himself, as mining captain for various firms, at the Ger- aldine and Northampton mines. Latterly he had devoted most of his attention to squat- ting pursuits, while he also condocted the Miner's Arms Hotel in Northampton. The funeral took place oa Friday after, noon last, a large number of per. sons paying the last tribute of respect to the deeeasedl>y following his remains to the grave. The pall bearers were Messrs. W. Burges, W. Lucas, H. Snowdon, and C. Cripps. In the absence of a clergyman, the burial service was read by Mr. Hasleby, the State-school teacher, at the conclusion of the service in the ohuroh, the " Dead March in Saul" being played on the harmonium by Mr. Boileau. A post mortem examination of the body, made by Dr. Laffan, revealed the faot that death had resulted from cirrhosis of the liver. At the coroner's inquest held subsequently, the jury returned a verdict of "death from natural causes." Mach sympathy is felt for Mrs. Mitchell, her large family, and the many relatives of the deceased in the sad and un- expected bereavement they have sustained.