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BRUTAL MURDER IN STAFFORDSHIRE.

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TWO YOUNG BEGINNERS IN CRIME.I

HOOTINGS FROM THE" OWL." ^j\

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MR. GLADSTONE AND THE WORKING…

A YOUNG LADY'S LARKS.

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THE JAMAICA COMMITTEE.

THE RAILWAY AND THE LONDON…

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THE RAILWAY AND THE LONDON CHURCHYARDS. On Tuesday afternoon the Bishop of London conse- crated a piece of ground which adjoins the two burial ^rounds of St. Giles and St. Pancras. The ceremony had a peculiar interest not only for inhabitants of the district, but for the whole population of a country in which railways are extending so rapidly as to threaten a general displacement. For several weeks past the desecration of graves in the two abutting cemeteries above named has been a subject of considerable discus- sion. The Midland Railway Company hac.1 com- menced simultaneously a tunnel and a viaduct through and over the graveyards, and the consequent scenes had been of a very revolting character. The navvies had begun by throwing down the walls on either side, and had actually out through piles of cohms. The bones thus rudely disturbed were, it istrue, onlv those of paupers whom nobody owns, but it is creditable to the large parish of St. ?^crfa^g^n a 200,000 inhabitants, that at fc^eP fi^ ^ere np-fnhaarnms0ml de'putatio^, °ed by Mr. Harvey Lewis, MP, besieged the Home Secretary and gainedfrom him a satisfactory assurance that the rights andde- oencies of the neighbourhood should not be violated. It was subsequently arranged that a piece of ground, provided by the railway company, should be conse- crated, and that into this piece of ground should be transferred by competent gravediggers, and not by ordinary labourers, the remains of mortality lying in the path of living enterprise and improvement. In pursuance of this plan, the Bishop of London attended on Tuesday on the spot at the time above men- tioned The excite! feeling of the neighbouring m- v. Vvifar\tH had been in very great measure calmed and there wis not any manifestation of disapproval among there was n ho gathered round the churca- present Mr. Bede; Dr. Hillier.tho Watson, the chairman of the sanitary committee Mr. Gibb, their clerk; and a number of vestrymen. The clergy were represented by the Rev. Mr. Arrowsmitb, the incumbent, and by other ministers, whose opinion seemed generally to be that if the course now urged upon the Midland Railway Company had been adopted by them at first there would have been no shock to public feeling. The only point en which now exception can be taken is the manner in which the piece of ground has been nhtainnd. it is not a piece of loaste ground, as it has been called, or rather it was not waste ground until certain poor dwellings standing on it had been somewhat sud- siently swept away. This, after all, is but an instance in detail of the syetomof demolition now being carried on in Agar Town and the Old St. Pancras-road. Per- haps no neighbourhood of all London has undergone such rapid and extensive transformations. In the long run, no doubt, it will be found that tke vioinity has benefited every way; but in the process of im- provement the weakest will be thrust rather roughly to the wall, if any wall with which they are acquainted shall be left standing. As for the churchyard of Old St. Pancras, which the new line of railway has cut into, it possesses many historical associations, and was at one time the cemetery of Roman Catholics, some c. whose sainted names are celebrated in Rome to ti-:a day.

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POLICY OF FRANOE IN THE WAR.