2 OCTOBER 1852, Page 9

Mr. Winstanley, of the firm of Winstanley and Sons, chemists,

in the Poultry, tookpoison in a cab, yesterday, during a ride from St. James's to Cheapside. He died.

A serious fire occurred at Sheerness on Wednesday. Flames burst from the Clarence Inn, and threatened the surrounding property. Prompt assist- ance came from the Dockyards, the ships, and the garrison. The Artillery- men were obliged to pull down some houses to cut off the flames : in doing so a stack of chinnues fell and killed an Artilleryman. One Marine was burnt in the inn; four or five Marines were missing on Thursday.