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1' The Speaker's warrant for an election for Durham hast been issued. Mr Davison will probably be re-electedl unopposed. The premises of Robert Morrell and Co., provisioIi-' merchants, Bradford, were burnt down on Tuesday morn": ing damage, £10,000, partially covered by insurance. At a meeting of head-masters of English public schoils;( held last week at Sherborne, it was resolved that the pre* sent mode of pronouncing Latin in England is objec- tionable, and that the Latin Professors at Oxford an<J Cambridge should be invited to draw up a paper so as ensure uniformity in case a change is adopted. The Devonshire magistrates on Tuesday, at the quartet sessions, resolved to petition in favour of several of the charges now paid out of the county rate being repaid oufc of the national exchequer-the county having the control of only twenty per cent. on the rates raised. Napoleon III. continues to be treated with every marle:" of attention. With the heavy fall of snow which hall. occurred in all Germany, some sledges have been sent to him straight from the royal stables at Berlin. Some of the Church papers which profess to be well in- formed, state that Dr Pusey is founding a new community1 of Anglican nuns, who are to be entirely clad in habits oft. pure and spotless white. The schooner Accra, Captain Berries, which left Liver pool on the 29th December for Isle de Los, Africa, put, into Holyhead on Monday morning, considerably damaged; by collision with another vessel, name unknown, which ifl supposed to have foundered. It was blowing a strong. easterly gale at the time. An inquest on Arthur Mason, killed by a boiler e" low" sion at Brothen colliery, near Hanley, was completed on. Tuesday. Mr Longridge, engineer, Manchester, reported that the boiler was old and had frequently been repaired. The plates over the fire were considerably wasted, and thai rivet heads much corroded. There was no evidence ott- overheating, or of deficiency of water, but the accident appeared to have arisen from over pressure of steam on the lower seam. The jury returned a verdict of "Acci-, dental death," and considered that no blame was attached to the proprietors of the colliery. One of Dr Lankester's first inquests this year was om: the body of a young woman 23 years of age, and a cook inr the service of a gentleman residing at Belsize-park, Hamp-v stead. The deceased was lighting the kitchen fire on tha morning of Christmas-day, when, owing to the formation, of ice in the pipes of the warming apparatus, there was no escape for the steam, and the boiler burst, fatally maiming' the unfortunate maid-servant. It was suggested, both by< the coroner and by the decesed s employer, that cverjk such apparatus should be furnished with a safety-valve. Speaking at Oxford on Monday night, Mr Cardwell contradicted some of the idle stories which have beew circulated respecting the condition of the army. Tha- chief fabrications which he exposed were, first, that 20 00(9 experienced soldiers had been disbanded; second, thafc there had been great difficulty experienced in obtaining recruits third, that the field artillery had been neglected, and, fourth, that the stock of powder is insufficient. Tha right honourable gentleman assured Lis hearers that tha Government would do their duty, and would bequeath to their successors untarnished the trust which had beett.. reposed m their hands. The Truck Commissioners commenced their sittings Birmingham, on Monday, to inquire into the prevalence oC the truck system in South Staffordshire, and were engaged for about seven hours in taking evidence. The examina- bolli" began with the calling of witnesses connected with, the Patent Shaft Company at Wednesbury and, in tha course of the day's proceedings, the truck shops at thel. works of Mr Rose, Moxley Messrs Grocutt, Bilston S and the Darlaston Steel and Iron Company, also forme* the subjects of enquiry. The witnesses were examined oath. It was shown that even in the case of firms paying' an enormous aggregate sum in wages yearly, facilities for drawing money in advance, or fortnightly settlement, were only given to workmen on the understanding that they dealt at the employer's truck or tommy" shops. The chairman of the County Down Quarter Sessions- Mr Robert Johnston, Q.C.âin opening the sessions for the Downpatrick district of the county, made some ob- servations on the provisions of the Irish Land Act, and their probable operation. It was, he said, a startling? fact, that there were no less than thirty-six ejectment cases set down for hearing, a number for that one district exceeding the entire number he had ever had at one ses. sion in the four towns. Referring to the Act, he said ha could not see how any Legislature, having due regard for. the rights of landed property, could be expected to ga further to secure to the tenant the fruits of his labour and the stability of his tenure, because he apprehended wheml the landlord knew that he could not disturb or remova the tenant without compensating him for the disturbancet and at the same time paying him for improvements mada upon the farm, there would be few found to encountw | such au expense as would be necessary to evict,