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FROMITHE PAPERS. The Bishop of Ripon has returned to England in considerabl: improved health. The new Justice of Appeal, Mr. Henry Cotton, Q.C., took hi seat on Friday, June 29, in the Court of Appeal. It is proposed to erect a monument in Edinburgh, in memor of the late Mr. Russel, editor of the Scotsman, and about £ 1,00< has been already promised towards the object. A poll of the inhabitants of Banbury has been takenâ95' against compulsory vaccination, and 109 for it, 407 being neutral The population is about 10,000. The French residents of Biene, Switzerland, have resolved t( present M. Gambetta with a gold watch worth 500f., in acknow ledgement of his services to the Republic. Alice Rhodes, one of the prisoners charged with the murder of Mrs. Harriet Staunton, has given birth to a child in the Kent County Prison,Maidstone. The definitive design for the great Exhibition cascade at the Trocadero, in Paris, has been completed. The work will cost nearly 1,000,000f., and the quantity of water used daily will be 35,000,000 cubic metres. The Prince and Princess of Wales have consented to honour Wantage with a visit on the occasion of unveiling the statue of King Alfred, which has been presented to the town by Colonel Loyd-Lindsay, M.P. The ceremony will probably take place about the middle of July. The Archbishop of Canterbury has licensed the Rev. G. E. Gardner, senior curate of St. Pancras, to be curate in sole charge of St. James's. Hatcham; and has endorsed on the back of the license that his chaplains, the Rev. Crawford Tait and the Rev. T. Davidson, shall be assistant curates. Mr. Arthur Adderley, the third son of Sir Charles Adderley, who has just attained his majority, was drowned on Sunday, July 1, by falling over the falls of Bruar, Blair Athol, a depth of about one hundred feet. Late on Wednesday evening, June 27, the family of Mr. Hard- wick, J.P., West Combe, Wimbledon, were alarmed by hearing a noise in the dining-room. It was found that a bullet had entered the window with considerable force, damaging a marble mantel-piece. It was supposed to be the result of rifle practice on Wimbledon Common. The Athenaeum says that Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, have for sale during the present season a remarkable copy of the First Folio Shakespeare, with the correct title and verses by Ben Johnson. Although both are inlaid, the volume is unusually large, being both taller and broader than the "Daniel" copy. Three men and a boy were drowned on Sunday, July 1, in the Bristol Channel, a, mile from the Flat Holmes. They were in a punt, and one of the party upset it. Three sank at once, and were drowned; the other floated on the punt for twenty minutes, when he sank. Two others of the party were picked up about two hours after. The Pall Ifall Gazette is informed that at a meeting of the society of the Holy Cross, to be held in a few days, the book, The Priest in Absolution," will be withdrawn. This result will have been obtained owing to a friendly conference between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London and the Revs. F. H. Murray and C. F. Lowder, and other members of the Society. Sir Henry Thompson says:â"I have visited rich and poor, high and low, all my life, and I solemnly declare that the great bulk of the diseases with which I have had to deal arose from the drinking of intoxicating liquor. I do not mean what people call drunkenness, but the regular steady customs in which most of us indulge every day of our lives." Several men were tried at the Berkshire Assizes, on June 29, for defrauding the trustees of the Grand Stand at Ascot, during the Ascot race week. They got into the ring with a rush, with- out paying, and afterwards obtained pass-out checks, which they sold. They were sentenced to terms of imprisonment varying from three to twelve months. Good news for sportsmen comes from the French departments, game being abundant year. The first broods of partridges were undisturbed; the second will perhaps have suffered from the mowing time, but the young birds from the more advanced nests got clear away before work with the scythe commenced. Hares are numerous, the winter having been mild and favourable for them. The School Board Chronicle hears from Stockport of the first case of a child earning the right to an "honour certificate" under Lord Sandon's Act. He is under eleven years of age, has passed the fourth standard, and has made 350 attendances per year in the last two years. He is, therefore, entitled to three years' schooling, for which the fees will be paid by the Educa- tion Department. At the first meeting of the General Committee of the National Federation of Liberal Associations, which was held at Birmingham on Monday, July 2, Mr. J. Chamberlain, M.P., presiding, Mr. William Harris was elected chairman of the committee, and Mr. F. Schnadhorst secretary of the Federation. Sub-committees were appointed for organization, finance, and publishing. The subscription list was read, and resolutions were passed providing for the special action of the Federation in certain contingencies. The Whitehall Review hears that the clerical leaders of the Church League for Disestablishment have invited Mr. Gladstone to address its members, as also Canon Carter, of Clewer. The e h same journal says: "Though Mr. Gladstone sympathises with the movement, and has privately commended it to perplexed parsons, he is not as yet prepared to accede to Mr. Mackonochie's wishes, and will decline the invitation. On Saturday, June 30, the annual meeting of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association was held at Grosvenor House, the Duke of Westminster in the chair. The report stated that thirty-three drinking fountains for human beings and fifty-eight troughs for animals had been erected during the last twelve months, making a total number in London at the present time of 324 drinking fountains and 342 troughs. A telegram from the Paris correspondent of the Observer says it is stated in Government circles that the Due Decazes has ex- pressed a strong wish that the elections should be pushed for- ward, as he anticipated that very grave diplomatic questions will soon have to be discussed by the European Powers, and has received an intimation from abroad that Europe will be un- willing to allow France a deliberative voice in these discussions unless the Government has an Assembly at its back. The election for Huntingdonshire was very closely contested. The result of the poll was announced on Saturday night, June 30, and Lord Mandeville, the Conservative candidate, was declared to have been elected by the narrow majority of 50 votes. The num- bers wereâLord Mandeville, 1,468 Hon. H. Fitzwilliam, 1,418. As the county of Huntingdon has been under Conservative re- presentation from time immemorial the result must be regarded as gratifying evidence of the progress of Liberalism. At Feltwell, Norfolk, on Thursday morning, June 28, a man 82 years or age was married to a woman 77. Both were inmates of the almshouses in that village, and they were by no means strangers to the marriage service, for the present was the third time they had each gone through the same interesting ceremony. The bride carried with her to the church a basket containing the good things intended for the wedding festivities, and they were both received with showers of rice and slippers by the parishioners. The Exeter Town Council have for a long time been negociat- ing with the Gas Company for the purchase of their works one of the conditions of the purchase was that the Town Council should secure to the original shareholders ten per cent. in per- petuity. The Town Council have now, however, virtually de- cided, by a majority of 20 to S, to break off the neociations, mainly, as set forth by the mover of the resolution (Mr. Alder- man Follet) on account of the success of the electric light and the probability of its superseding ga.s. Mr. C. H. Collette, solicitor to the Society for the Suppression of Vice, applied at Bow-street, on Thursday, June 28, for a summons against Mr. Duncan, publisher of the Living Age, for libelling him in an article which accused him of having caused the notoriety acquired by the Bradlaugh pamphlet, and increas- ing its sale" from 700 copies in a year to 90,000 in a fortnight," by prosecuting the work on behalf of the Societyâthe fact being that the Society abstained from the prosecution of Mr. Brad- laugh in the dread of giving the work increased publicity. The application was granted by Sir James Ingham, who suggested that Mr. Collette might recover heavy damages by an action; but the latter said he only desired to clear his character. In the Queen's Bench Division, on Friday, June 29, judgment was given in the case of Sargent v. Dale. This was a proceed- ing in prohibition by the Rev. Thomas Pelham Dale, of St. Vedast, Cheapside, London, to stay proceedings against him under the Public Worship Act, by which his living had been se- questrated. The substantial ground was that the Bishop of London, being the next Datron interested in the avoidance of the living could not intervene. The court held the whole pro- ceedings void, and the rule was made absolute with costs, though the court expressed opinion that this fact had never entered the bishop's mind. The judges in the Queen's Bench division on Saturday, June 30, (Mr. Justice Mellor and Mr. Justice Lush) have ordered a mandamus to issue to the Principal and Fellows of Hertford College, Oxford, directing them to examine, with a view to ad- mitting to a fellowship, Mr. Tillyard, who had been refused on the ground that he is a Nonconformist. The judges gave their judgments (which were written) on somewhat different grounds, Mr..Tustice Mellor being of opinion, apparently, that it is not allowable now to found a Church of England endowment; and Mr. Justice Lush basing his judgment rather on the particular terms of the Hertford College Act and Statutes. But they both arrived at a result adverse to the restriction sought to be set up. The proceedings in connection with the Caxton celebration on Saturday, June 30, commenced with the opening, by Mr. Glad- stone, at South Kensington, of a loan collection illustrative of the origin and development of tlie art of printing. A dedicatory prayer was offered bv the Archbishop of York and Sir Charles Reed, chairman of the Executive Committee, gave a brief history of the exhibition. A dejeuner, presided over by Mr. Gladstone, subsequently took place in the conservatory of the Royal Horticultural Society, and was attended, among others, by the Emperor of Brazil. The memory of William Caxton was proposed by the Chairman, who remarked on the fact that the father of English printing persevered in his business at West- minster at a time when the Church was disposed to regard with jealousy the spread of knowledge. At the annual banquet of the National Union of Conservative Associations at Portsmouth on Saturday, June 30, the Solicitor- General, in responding for her Majesty's Ministers, remarked that at no time in the history of the world had such momentous issues been hanging upon the discretion, the wisdom, and the disinterestedness of those who had charge of tliedestinies of this country. The Government recognized, he believed, as one of the leading principles of their foreign policy that they would do right and observe justice, remembering also that there was such a tiling as truth when they were dealing with other nations and it was the distinguishing feature of English diplomacy above all other diplomacies that English ministers, when they spoke or wrote, were known to mean what they said. The policy of the all other diplomacies that English ministers, when they spoke or wrote, were known to mean what they said. The policy of the Government was one by which peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, might be established amongst us for all generations. Ex-President Grant was on Thursday, June 28, entertained at a banquet by the Mayor of Liverpool, in the Town Hall. In responding to the toast of his health, General Grant said that the reception which he had met with in England had far exceeded in cordiality anything he had expected. Alluding to a remark made in the course of the evening with respect to the English army, the general observed that he had seen more soldiers at Aldershot than there were altogether in the United States; but that country depended upon its volunteers, of whom General Fairchild and himself were samples.âWhile at Windsor castle on Tuesday, General Grant received the follow- ing telegram from Governor Hartranft, of Pennsylvania, the commander of the grand army of the republic, an association numbering a million of men, and composed exclusively of those who fought in the national armies during the war of the rebellion "Your comrades in national encampment assembled in Providence, Rhode Island, send heartiest greeting to their old commander, and desire through England Queen to thank England for Grant's reception." At Wolverhampton on Friday, June 29, a plasterer named Henry Rogers murdered his wife in a most deliberate manner. Between four and five o'clock in the morning Rogers presented himself at the police station, stating that he had cut his wife's head off, and that her dead body was lying beside a hayrick, near the Whitmore Reans, where they had passed the night. The man's blood-stained hands and clothes corroborated his confession, and at the spot indicated the police found the body of the woman. Her head was nearly severed, and she was be- sitles fearfully gashed on the head. face, and hands, showing that she had struggled for her life. Wrapped in an apron, and peacefully slumbering, close by lay their female infant child. Hogers is twenty-seven vears of age, and deceased was a few years hisjunior. They have lived very unhappily, and roag about the country, sometimes being separated for weeks together. It is known that the prisoner was jealous of his wife.