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BRANXHOLME. (From a Correspondent.) April 22, 1876. This has been a week of accident, or rather Thursday wua a day of severe accidents. First of all, Mr John McDonald, of Audley, on the road to Byaduk, had all his out buildings, cart, horses, grain and flour burned to ashes, and hard work to save the house; how the fire originated is not known. Mr McDonald, father and sister, was all that was at home when the fire broke out. Mr McDonald is a steady, hard working man, and it would nut be amiss if some of lhis forinuate neighbours would interest them selves and help to supply the loss with a few donations of wheat and flour, as he can badly afford the loss, seeing he has his aged father to provide for. The next accident happened to Mr and Mrs Webley, well known to many in Portland. As they were returning from Hamilton, a little on the Brauxholme side of the cemetery, the pin came out of the bar that fastens the shaft to thbe, buggy; it heing down bill and a bank on ea~b side
of the road, Mr WVebley turned the horse Sacross the rued in order to stop the buggy, but the horse weqt up the bank throwing Miss WYebley out behind, but did not hurt her much, the horse then went on towards Hamilton for a fete yards, it turned again and went down the cutting, and threw both blr and ,r, Webley out. Mr \Yebley is rather badly cut about the bead, but Mrs Webley has her arm broke between the wrist and elbow ; under the care of Doct0o Johnstone they are doing Well. The night was verydark, - , The next is a broken leg to a young aun at Heywood;-ii ied-HIgh Devereux, I have not.:ieard the particulars. The young man wr-tbroUrgit" home to his mother on Friday, sail Doctor Johnstone was called in. I am glad to sy that no fresh cases of arlcet lwer bore appeared, although one ese is rather doubtful. The bilrv Engineer is rot aeglecsful of his duty. Siuw I last wrote, the bridge crossiog hbe Arrandoovo o creek has 1 been repaired, and matslial .i laid at the - small bridge to, snake, that sfe. MAr Stuart, by thias mesi, *1t save to tihe Shire moretbsa his wages. .. : , . . . . .