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1 LONDasr CdRRESPOroEWJE.! thfc day when Parliament opened there vL'A W&Jmnch anxiety shown to learn, at the j earliest rjpasxWe moment, the contents of the, Qaedci a Speech. A year or two through | newapwer enterprise, the Royal Meaaa^e was • often in the hands of the public, before it w^sread in the House of Lorda; but titU irregular 1 »y was drawn attention tointhe Home of Commons, apd the Speech appears in print a lit*letter now than it formerly did. The people who flock to Palace- yard, in the expectation that the nearer tliey get to the Houses <rt Pariiametit :the better chancer hare they 6l becoming early informed of the chief poiots in theMesaage, are fiot so likely to gam the ^fid- they have at heart as those who wait for the first* rnah of the news- boys from the o'fncea iu"Fleet-street, and, other atroata. The excitement which the vendbrs dia- play oo.suca occasion, when they expect to, make larger sales thauuvaal, seeaas to have a contagious influence evt-n on the most stolid passers-by, and induces them to invest a penny or halfpenny in a newspaper. 1 [ The only thing in the Qtteen's' Speech which 89emei to justify the alarming war v^moars that had previously prevailed wa3 the passagem which reference was made to the necessity of being prepared for possible contingencies, and to the .confidence felt; that Parliament would display its uaual liberality in voting the needed supplies* Bat even this passage was tooed. down satisfactory statement made by Sir StallOrel Northcote, who explained that no proposal for supplies would be made until the ^demands an conditions of Russia were found to be exorbitant and inadmissible It ia true that a similar state- ment was not uttered by the fepfyfng to criticisms qn the K^l Messfge in m Upper House; but the express.' declaration of the; Chancellor of. fhe Exchequerwas s anciently authprltative, «apeciaily wh«Q take'A ip connection with" the fact, tfiat Lord Beaeonsfie& while de- fending wi&h Ms customary rhetorical, skill the I (SoverwaMifc policy^ denied that there was any diversity of opinion or purpose m_the Labinet. -To the coadtry at large it could hardly fail to be rcoararing and cheering to hear, from the lips of tHe Premier Himself, that he and Lord Carnarvon and Lord Salisbary and the other members ofahe Cabinet were acting in perfect aacord. If Parliament, had been summoned to meet oa Christmas Day it could not have listened to more gladsome tidings. In the House of Commons, on the first and second days of the session, there was, instead of the expected great battle between Turcophiles and Russophiles, a brilliant charge of the Irish Brigade, led on by Mr. Mitchell Henry, who pro- posed an amendment on the Address to the Crown, setting forth the desirability of the claims of the Home Rulers receiving special recognition from Government and Parliament. Irish mem- bers should really try and get united among them- aelvea before foisting themselves to the very outset of the session. Mr. Plunfcet, in a speech he made in the course of the debate, accused the Nationalist members of masquerading as Home Rulers, and Mr. A. M. Sullivan, who imme- diately started to his feet, expressed the astonish- ment he felt at seeing the grandson of the great orator Plunket masquerading as an Eog- lishman. These gladiatorial displays are no doubt exciting enough for those who be present in the House of Commons; but they waste much valuable time, and the specimens already given of the debates make it only too apparent that there is every probability of the present session bearing, in its worst feature, a cldse resemblance to the last. • e The Illustrated London News, in a series of viewsj has made poor old Temple Bar look,more plotureique when in the act of being demolished than it ever seemed before it was subjected to the destroyiog strokes of the pickaxe. The sug- gestion has been made that Queen Anne's statue in St. Paul's Church-yard should be removed at the same time as the Bar, because, though not an obstruction to traffic, it appears in a a pitiable condition to the public eye. It is quite true that what was once a statue can no longer be called one. The sceptre held in the hand of the central figure was snapped in half long ago, and it is further noted that all the minor soi. disant ornamental figures have undergone mati- lations—faces being oracked and noses and fingers conspicuous by their absence. The contrast be- tween the grand cathedral and the decaying statue is certainly very marked, even to an unartistic eye, and nobody would shed tears if the atone image of Queen Anne should share the fate of Temple Bar. When Mr. Justin McCarthy's fine creation, Miss Misanthrope, came up to London from the quiet country town called Dukes-Keeton. she resolved on fixing her abode in the British Museum quarter, in order to be near that great national institu- tion. Fac those who are led by the nature of their studies, whether in literature, soiecce, or art, to make frequent, even daily, visita to the museum, it is certainly desirable that they should live as close to Bloomsbury as they possibly can, otherwise they may find the hours they are enabled to spend within its walla too short for getting through a comfortable amount of work. There are no lights in the great rotunda read- ing-room, where shadows settle down early in the gloomy afternoons of winter, and the museum closes for the day at four o'clock. The museum is, therefore, practically useless for all who might wish to spend part of the evening there in study after their ordinary hours of work are over. The danger of the building, with its invaluable treasures, being destroyed by fire, is alleged to be the reason why its gates are closed at night. It is satisfactory to observe that a correspondence has arisen on the subject of the desirability of lighting the museum, and it is to be hoped that it will be discussed and agitated until the directors, who do not seem to give the interest of the public sufficient consideration, are induced to move in the matter. Mr. A. Vassard, writing from Old Vicarage House, Greenwich, advises the use for the British Museum of the" electric cindies" as used in Paris. He recommends to the attention of the conservators of to at estab- lishment a luminous ceiling, similar to what exists In ona,of the basements of the Magasins du Louvre, or the adoption of M. Menier's system at Noiaiel, whose chocolate works are entirely lighted by electricity. By reflectors, diverting the focuses of light, the British Museum could be illuminated from the outside, and the risk from fire would thus be much the same as when the building is involved in Cimmerian gloom. Mr. Archibald Forbes-who found that his attack of illness in autumn had unfitted him for withstanding the rigours of a Bulgarian winter- has returned home again, and commenced a lecturing campaign. On Saturday he was at Brighton, and this week he appears in St. James's Hail. It is not very cheering to an audience to hear a lecturer make a prelusive apology for loss of voice; but, owing to the Crlebrity be has attained as war correspondent, Mr. Forbes is likely to attract good audiences, whether there is the prospect of hearing what he has to say or otherwise. It is something to see a lion, even if you cannot hear him roar. D. G.
KAY'STIC PILLS, for NEURALGIA,Paceacho, &c., 9\& Is. Postage Id. Sold by all Chemists. Kay Bros., Stoekport. THE BUKB OF SUTHERLAND.—We (Daily News) understand that the Duke of Sutherland has intimated that, although he attended the banquet given by Lord Beaconsfield at the Foreign Office, he has no intention of seceding from the Liberal party. MRS. BMANT.—Mrs. Annie Besant, whose name waB very prominently brought before tbe public a short time ago in connection with the Government prosecution of t)M publication by her and Mr. Brad- laugh of the Fruits of Philosophy," has received notice from the solicitor of the Rev. Frank Besant, of Sibsey, that an application is to be made to the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, the object of the application being to deprive her of the custody of her daughter, on the ground that the con- viction for publishing the Knowlton pamphlet dis- qualifies her from being the guardian of her child. The application will he resisted. ABATEMENT OF RENT.—On account of the very 'unfavourable harvest of the past year, Sir Tollemuche Sinclair has intimated b is intention to make an abate- ment at the rate of 10 per cent. on the balf-year's rents of all farms on the Ulbster Estates falling due respectively at Martinmas, 1877, and Candlemas, 1878. DOMESTIC ECONOMY.—Judson'S Dyes are moat useful. A child's dress, a tablecloth, or anysmall article of dress .may be dyed in ten minutes without soiling the hands—18 colours. Sold by chemists and stationers. Judaon's Dyes, price 6d. per bottle. r
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. THK ADDBESS T&TBS$ Lords tord Whafnelilfe uaqvel-tEe AS3.r4w in answqgfto the Speech. Hiorcf Louitoua seconded thetvAddwss. f:; LOJH4> Granvilie said i hat Ke was awar^tfcat the mind ot Parliament was absorflqd by one ari| desireciftb hear ■fcakt abQwt.ta be ujapeby n^r •'He ftSrred to the Andrasay Note apfu the Beitm Mentorandu JV auttstated that dnriag the course of last year great ap- prehensions were entertained that this country might be dragged into war. The important point in the Queen's Speech was the demand made for taking pre- Queen's Speech was the demand made for taking pre- cautions in expectation of a possible eventuality, and this demand would excite g. great deal ot country, as being contrary rto pfeai j<y; peece^ Lt rii Beaconsfield said he u^t Jeppected to hear anything on this occagion,adout the Andrassy Note 1 andthe Berlin Memorandum, and whatever epitbet might be applied to tfie poli<iy of the. Ministers, it could not, he. maintained, "toe called- at \acilfatuig policy. F^Om the. earliest moment the Government had never hesitated in the policy to pwt-sued ia referene» to the great occurrences passing in the East. Long before Lord in the policy to be pwt-sued in refereno" to the great occurrences passing in the East. Long before Lord Salisbury attended the Conference at Constantinople her Majesty's Government had considered the course to be pursued, and they'came, after long deliberation, to the unanimous conclusion that the maintenance'of nefttrfllity was the interest of this country. Since then they had never swerved from that determination. It was need- less for him to declare that this efforts of the Government, would still be directed to procure the. termma,tton of hostilities, but if they should have to defend the interests of this country, the Government would 2ioover ,hotitate to take ev £ ry measure fpr that purpose^ ..Tlxe Address -was then agreed; to.—In the House 6t Coidmona the Queen's Speech having been read by the Speaker, the usual Address was moved by Mr. Wilbraham Eger- tim. Mr. Tennant seconded the Address.: The Mar- quis of Hartington, at the outset, admitted "that the Government had taken a natural and proper course in summoning Parliament'' before 'the usual time, if only to clear away the misrepresentations of their policy, in which, their friends had indulged at different, periods of the recess, but especially daring the last few. weeks. Some further explanation, therefore, was needed, and, also, he wished to know whethel:" the Saltan had applied for our mediation spontaneously or a.t our suggestion. The Government, of course, must- have some declaration of policy to make to the House. While on the one hand they might: Clear away all the anxiety by which the public mind was distracted, they might oa the other hanA divide the people as' it had nevetr been divided before, and might cheek every hope of reviving trade and prosperity. Bn £ he wao at a, loss- to know what had occurred since the pro- rogation Parliament to alter our situation or to make any step necessary which was. unnecessary at that time. Tie Chancellor of the Exchequer began by protesting- that the Government had neverfot one moment departed from the line which it had laid down at the commencement of the war. At 'present, the Government made no demand on Parliament, but they thought it right to wank the House that the time might come when it would be neces- sary to take precautionary measures; They baa. no secret intentions, no desire to carry- oat any policy, but that which they had openly professed, For that they deeded the confidence and support of Parliament, but if the question were' obscured by party dissensions and suspicions he would not answer for the conse- quences. Mr. Gladstone warmly expressed his thankful- ness at the general tone of the Chancellor of the Exche- quer's speech, which he predicted would be received with a general sense of relief throughout the country. With regard to the future contingency be reserved his opinion,' but he was convinced that nothing existed in the present circumstances, as far as they were known, tojustify an increase in our military strength. After some further dis- cussion the debate was adjourned. ADJOUKNED DEBATE.—The adjourned debate on the amendment to the Address, in reply to the Speech from the House, was resumed by Mr. Meldon, who contended that the discussion waa justified by the conduct of the Govern- ment who, during four sessions, had declined to do justice to the people of Ireland in spite of the remonstrances of its representatives. As the Government declined to support measures to remedy abuses in Ireland, Home Rule was necessary in order that the people might manage their own affairs. Mr. Hermon denied that Irish measures had been treated with disrespect, and Sir W. Harcourt added that on such a point the grie- vance of Irish members was no greater than that of other representatives, whose measures were rejected year after year before they were ultimately accepted.^ Mr. Shaw contended that the Irish members had a right to take this opportunity to discuss their own affairs, and that the amendment was not inopportune. Mr. Knatchbull- Hugessen regretted the amendment had been interposed, for two reasons-first, from an Imperial point of view, as he considered that after the statement of the Govern- ment, which had allayed public anxiety, tne Address ought to have been agreed to unanimously; and, secondly, as 11 friend of Ireland, because he felt that the success of some of the measures advocated below the gangway was imperilled by the endeavours of Irish members to place their country in a state of isolation. In reply to the argument that Liberals would secure the support of the Home Rulemem- bers by accepting their proposals, he declared emphatically that nothing should induce him to imperil the Em- pire in order to consolidate his party. Sir Patrick O'Brien retorted that the right hon. gentleman himself seemed disposed to treat Irish members as an isolated body, and in supporting the amendment denied that he was showing any hostility to the Empire or taking any position contrary to its integrity. Mr. Newdegate and several other hon. members continued the debate. Sir M. Hicks-Beach said the Government undoubtedly intended to introduce bills relating to the subjects affecting Ireland referred to in the Queen's Speech. He confessed him- self unable quite to comprehend from the debate what were the demands of the Irish people referred to in the amendment. As to the present release of the Fenian prisoners, it was decided at the same time that it was determined to release Davitt; but with regard to those still confined who had been connected with the murdef of Sergeant Brett their cases stood upon an entirely different footing. The Irish members had expressed their anxiety to take part in debates on Imperial subjects, and no one would welcome their participation more than he, provided that it was conducted in a fair and honourable manner, and not with a view of impeding public business. Ultimately the House divided, and rejected the amendment by 301 to 48 votes. The Address was then agreed to. THE REPORT OF TilE.ADDREss.-The briuging u,, of the report of the Address in answer to the Speech from the Throne gave rise to a short conversation, commenced by Mr. Bentinck, who dissented from the doctrine laid down by Mr. Gladstone on Thursday night that Russia is jus- tified in extending the limits of the terms on which she insisted before the war began, and expressed a conviction that if Russia should push her claims to such a point as to endanger the peace of Europe, her Majesty's Government would be supported by the vast majority of the House and the country in maintaining the rights and honour of the Empire. Sir G. Bowyer, however, while not taking the same view as Mr. Bentinck of Russia's right as a belligerent to in- crease her terms, was of opinion that if the Czar used his victory with moderation we might anticipate a peaceful and durable solution of the Eastern Question. Mr. W. Cartwright and Mr. W. E. Forster joined in le- gretting the determination of the Government -not to pro. duce any papers at present explaining the attitude of Greece; and Mr. Dillwyu asked whether there was any truth in the report that her Majesty has written to the Czar. The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that this was a question which ought not to be put without notice, and he was generally cheered in deprecating discus- sion at a moment when the Government must necessarily j maintain a strict reserve. At present they were unaware wbat the Eussian terms were, though he was able to say I that the statement.of them in that morning's papers was not correct. After this the report was agreed to without fur- ther comment, and the Address was ordered to be presented in the usual way. PAPERS AS TO TERMS OF PEACE.-In the House of Commons Mr. Childers said I wish to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the despatch from Lord Derby to Mr. Layard of the 25th December, 1877, in- structing him to bear in mind a communication made by him to the Sultan in July, 1877, whether there will be any objection to lay upon the table papers on this sub- ject and, whether, when or soon before her Majesty's Government thus sounded" the Porte in July, 1877, as to possible terms of peace," and promised that their good offices should be exerted to secure for Turkey the most favourable terms possible, any com- munication had passed between her Majesty's Government and the neutral Powers or Russia as to the possible terms of peace on the side of Russia; and if so, whether the views of the Powers and of Russia at that period will be communi- cated to Parliament. The Chancellor of the Exchequer re- plied and said: With reference to the first question, the substance, and, indeed, the entire effect of the communica- tion to Mr. Layard on the 28th July is given in the des- patch received. It contains in effect the whole of what passed. With regard to the second question, there were separate communications between her Majesty's Govern. ment and other Powers; but those communications were of a confidential character, and it would not be possible to lay them before Parliament. Mr. Childers: I should like to know whether one of the other Powers was Eussia ? The Chancellor of the Exchequer: Yes. THE QUEEN'S MESSAGE TO THE EMPEROB OF EUSSIA.— In the House of Commons the Chancellor of the Exchequer rose to make a statement. He said with regard to the question which was put to me yesterday by the hon. member for Swansea as to a statement whiah appeared in the newspapers in reference to a communication said to have been made to the Emperor of Russia by her Majesty, I djd not feel myself able to answer it ac the time; but I can now state to the House exactly what had passed. Her Majesty having had from the Saltan a direct personal appeal, sent by the advice of her Ministers the following telegram to the Emperor of Russia: 11 I re- ceived a direct appeal from the Sulcan which I cat) not leave without an answer, knowing that you are sincerely de- sirous of peace I do not hesitate to communicate this fact to you, in the hope that you may accelerate the nego- tiations for the conclusion of an armistice which may lead to an honourable peace." Mr. Dillwyn Might I be allowed to ask what reply was sent to the communication of the Emperor ? The Chancellor of the Exchequer said the com- munication addressed to her Majesty was a private and personal and direct communication, so also was the com- munication of the Emperor of Russia; and I think it would not be convenient or right that all the correspondence should be laid before the House. But, as her Majesty's eommnii- tion had been sent by the advice of her Ministers, he had received her Majesty's commission to give its purport to the House. EAST INDIA PUBLIC WOBXS.—Lord G. Hamilton Jmoved for a Select Committee to inquire into and report as to the expediency of constructing public works in India with money raised on loan. After an interesting re- trospect of the system and principles on which public works have been constructed since the com- mencement of Lord Dalhousie's Viceroyalty, he referred to the pressure recently brought on the Government to con- struct schemes of irrigation at the public cost, and showed the speculative character of the calculations on which they were based by the examples of the Godavery, the Madras, and the Orissa irrigation. On the whole he re- garded the agitation as barely honest while these facts were suppressed, and he much regretted the countenance which bad been given to it by Mr. Bright. But in order to put an end to this interminable contro- versy the Government desired that it should be referred to a Select Committee, before which the advocates of these schemes could state their views. With regard to the amendment of which Mr. Fawcett had given notice, to include within the scope c.f the committee a general inquiry into the best means of preventing famines, &c., the Government would oppose it, because it would prevent any report being agreed to this session. Mr. Fawcett, regarding the order of reference as too vague, moved as an amendment that the committee inquire into the best means of preventing the recurrence or mitigating the intensity of famines in India, and also whether by greater economy, especially with regard to military and other charges under the control of the home authorities, a fund for the relief of famines may not be provided with- out subjecting the people of India to such burden- some taxation as will be imposed on them by the contem- plated increase in the salt duty. Mr. Bright, after reitera- ting his confidence in Sir A. Cotton, insisted that the Indian Government in some way or other ought to devise a scheme «o+ irrigation for India, not necessarily to be t once- i'ut th<* completion of which should 1*# T JRWAR<V.as of our duty to the people of India. Possibly some of the projects might not pay, but they would save life, and the subject ought not to D9 dealt; witli in a shopkeeping spirit. Sir G. Campbell supported the committee, though he thought the not pay, but they would save life, and the subject ought not to be dealt with in a shopkeeping spirit. Sir G. Campbell supported the committee, though he thought the order of reference a little too vague, and from his own ex. perience boa £ testin^Hv^o?thejtaUy unreliable calcula- tions of Sir JsfCottffHHfr. G.ahx^nrfrested the addition of fie ww^iPjjthe w that the preven niltoh oifefed^^add wohfiS^ |9pe |hat the inquiry uld^oav»«^gasK^both ton 1 esults of public works' ti tlwir efrUfc on tit of famine; and the ma&oH''#* tlups amelfed wps 0. J
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DEGREES LD. As it is somewhat difficult to realise the intensity of the cold at present prevailing at the seat of war, qwine to ,iao_ofAt.he sjatepia oL B&uijbur, Kfejgfuonaa afcUMeaueu; cytivofer^.uaifr^ spondents, and on account of the mildness of our own cHmate, itTrnay be useful to describe each phase of frost as understood by all northern natjeos.. AU20 !es degrees Fahrenheit we have a condition df' tfeooplerft- ture which, with the wind that mostly attends-it in JipglaiM?, is 40i0s 4jnp}e^i^r*noHgji;. j^colder wmntrias -tite,4(5^ c>l*iieJc^t<Jaringj the periodical snow storm?,t and it is after the latter that peculiarly soft «4wii ■agreeable weathjar exists. At ten degrees the air loses its feeling jof softness, and at nve becomes fall qf Tittle shining particles—bits of frozen atiuoaphert—wl^ch at zeto form glaciers round the nostrils and icicles em the heard.. At. tex*. degrees .beUuv .zero.. itpq, cannot fie wor^il^inW^^be^oMt^v.iaLbrj^eLoeLglas^. «"*d so "hot that if one touches it, it burns t'o^ flefeh like fire.1 Saoyr .begins to lose its, virtue now. i tt;is impossible to msuld it into a snow ball, and it either* hardens into a crumbling sort of aephajte under the hroad skida of sledge waggons, or flies about, like flour round the runners of swifter vehicles. A .horrible creaking sound is emitted from the snow v^fcen wheels pass over it and the slipperiness haa sp far vanished from it that a carriage is able to go oyer it as fast as a sledge. At twenty degrees children, are pot allowed to leave the house.; ice. becomes haird as granite, and everybody begins to,' .'t$e Jionafce interest; iij| his nose, if ,,4. condition ojf tj0tijp £ ratuj$ t^ Vhiety the. Jurb^^pi^nerg! jisjve been exposed while marching througli flulgaria, apd which during, tfc^ last, few. vw^ks has caused tjhf EusBiaris the hve^ of 'so m'aiy pien^iii'. ero^mnk. tjhf i" • :-l.L'.HT j
LUNEB^L REFORM.—The Bishop Lichfield <J6riseCratid: acCmetery.at Iioigttin, aind' sjfokfe stlronlly in favour of funeral reform, saying* ther<$*yfivot!i«ig. more out of place than ostentation, pomp, and cere- mony at the funeral of the dfead. A feelibg in faVqur of doing away with the unmeaning surraundings of ordinary funerals was growing in the country, and he urged Christiana to unite for the'purpose of conduct- ing interments at as little cost and with as little cete- mony as possible.. CgAGroiiHE.—The best cemeatfor Broken'ArticM. 4dl ik., 2a. Postage 2d. Kay Bros., 8to«kport. So<3We^&. FLOODING OF A OOLI/IKBY -T- TWO LIVES LOST. An accident, resulting in the death of two men and the narrow escape of four others, has occurred at the colliery of Messrs. Johnson, Livesey. and* Oo., Bradford, near Manchester. There were shortly be- fore ten n clock six men at work in the mine, one of whom in a party of four working at some distance from th^ir fellows fired a shot, which .it is Jbelievied was the immediate cause of the .idtosfe^. Imme- diately after* the shot" "was *firecl' ^&' rushing noise was heard, which led the men to suspect that gas had ignited, but they speedily found that it arose from an influx of water. Upon seeing this the men ran towards the pit shaft, which offered thqm the only means of escape, and took refuge in some scaffolding. The water rose rapidly. At that time the fireman, without knowing what had happened, began to descend for the purpose of making his usual inspection preparatory to the commencement of the night shift. He heard- shouting from the men below, and, upon learning from them that the. pit, was flooded, and that their lives were in peril, he lost no time in-rescuing them. He found themcliogibg to the scaffolding, with the water up to their necks. All four were taken safely to the bank. The other two men in the pit, however, were lost. The water continued to rise in the shaft, and any attempt to rescue them-at that time was 'impossible. Their names are—Stephen Amos, who leaves a widow and five children, and Joseph Hall, aged 18, single. Pumping was commenced, and has been continued unremittingly ever since. It is said that the water came from the shaft of an adjacent mine, now dis- used. CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, RAISED TIIIRTY: THREE HUN- DRED years ago by Thothmes at Heliopolis, is about to be erected in London. Every one pugbt to endea- vour to deserve a monument more enduring by doing his best to banish disease-that great barrier to all progress. Read a large illustrated sheet given with each bottle of Eno's i ruit Salt, prepared from sound ripe fruit. Its use is imperatively necessary to the enjoyment of perfect health, and the prolongation of life (you cannot overstate its value); and some' day it will be acknowledged by the whole world to be the greatest blessing bestowed upon man for the preven- tion of all disastrous diseases. Sold by all chemists. GALLANTRY OF THE LATE KING OF ITALY. -The late King of Italy was celebrated for his gal- lantry in both senses of the word. On one occasion a colonel of infantry, who imagined that his Majesty had been paying too much attention to his pretty wife, applied for an audience of the King, and requested leave to retire from the army. When pressed for his reasons, he made no secret of them. The King then said, I must not deprive the army of so good a soldier. I am willing to give you every satisfaction." Then, tvking two pistols from a case, be continued, The room is large enough for us to settle our dif- ferences like soldiers. Let us measure out ten paces." The colonel declined to fight, and elected to remain in the army, wherq he was shortly promoted to the rank of major-general. BERLIN WOOLS and GERMAN NEEDLEWORK.— The above are imported direct by M. LEADER, 9, NEW INK-YARD, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, B.C., from whorr price lists are sent, on application, of every descrip tion of fancy wools, canvas, filoselle. &c. THE DISTRESS IN SHEFFIELD.—The gentle- men who have been carrying out a tentative ar- rangement for the relief of sufferers by the distress in Sheffield met the mayor, Aldermaij Mappin, on Tuesday morning, to report the result of their labours. They stated that the distress was much deeper nnri more widely spread than was generally supposed, and that to properly grapple with it some- thing more extensive than private enterprise was needed. It was decided to form a committee in each parish, with the vicars as chairmen, assisted by the ministers of the various denominations and all deserving cases are to be relieved. Among families tickets for groceries and meat will be distributPd and an arrangement is being made by which dinners' will be given three days a week in halls in central places to poor children. The mayor has issued an appf al to the public for contributions, and on Saturday two sheets placed in prominent parts of the town realised j685 18s. 2fd. The mayor's fund in addition has already realised over S370. WBI»HT*B COAL TAB SOAP (Sapo Carbonw Det&rqtns), Antiseptic, Determent ^Disinfectant. The most healthful, agreeable, and refreshing Toilet Soap in the world. By its daily use, freedom from infectious diseases is secured the complexion improved; pimples, blotches and roughn et removed; and the akin made clear, smooth, and lustrous In our hands it has proved most effective in skin diseases. —The Lancet u Itis thoonly true antiseptic soap/' British Siedvcal Journal. In Tablets,6d. aodia. each of all Chemists. W, V. WEIGHT and Co.. Southwnrk-strect. London, ROUGH JUSTICE IN THE SOUTH SEAS. The gunboat Sandfly, which recently returned to Sydney after a cruise in the South Seas, brought particulars of an attack by natives of St. Christoval on the crew of the Marion Benny, a Fiji labour vessel. The depositions of the Government agent of the schooner on board the Sandfly are to the effect that the mate landed on the 21st of October with a boat's crew at Maroo Bay, St. Christoval, and procured some cocoa- nuts also that the agent sent some native immigrants ashore on that day and the next to bathe. Hearing screams in the bush on the after- noon of the 22nd he ran in the direction of the sounds, and met the mate running to the beach with a spear through bis back, pursued by natives. Two re- cruits were also badly wounded, but the whole party managed to reach the boats. The mate was also riddled with arrows, and was dying in great agony when the Sandfly sailed. The conclusion arrived at as the result of the inquiry was that the attack was provoked by the immigrants taking cocoanuts with- out previous payment. In reference to another South Sea affair, a letter from the Rev. Thomas Neilson, resident Presbyterian missionary at Tanna gives a further account of the execution of a Tanna youth for complicity in the murder of a man named Easterbrock at Sulphur Island. Easterbrock was shot, apparently, by a native named Tubmango for interference with his wife. Lieutenant Oaffen, of her Majesty's ship Beagle seized and held a number of natives as hostages pending the capture of the murderer. Eight natives were killed in trying to capture Tubmango, but he esjaped His younger brother, who took part in the outrage was seized, and after a full inquiry was hanged at the yardarm of the Beagle. At the suggestion of Mr. Neilson, Lieutenant Oaffen desisted from further attempts to take the murderer, considering the pro- bability of the natives pucishing the culprit them- selves. WHELPTOFS VEGETABLE PtTRrmsa PILLS VY during the last 40 years have proved their value in Diseases of the Head, Chest, Liver, Kidneys, and Digestive Organs. They are a direct Purifier of the Blood, and in all Skin Complaints one of the best Medicines known. Sold by G. WHELpTON & SON, 3, Orane court, Fleet-street, and may be had of Chemists and Medicine Vendors. Sent free to any part of the kingdom on receipt of 8. 14 c: 33 stamp j
A FOURTEEN-LEGGED FLTTPDJPR.
A FOURTEEN-LEGGED FLTTPDJPR. In a recent number of the Bulletin de gtherapeu jf^Rpmity bKiu^ th|r ^pulij1 iftseat WhiiS jthe flra!ra|all cloprifte,-4AichMkftjj»n cflsGte^ce and we w iS^li^W wootllbu^lf'' cRtfrcli- bug, and a host of Mill more homely names. From the earliest timSetms hum'nLe and un- attractive creature has pposed by vulgar practitioners tu contain "in its small body a Tm^CPT.4W~A 1 l! it appears, in large numbers from A Italy to serve as a. -diuretic—.Some -such medicinal -propertieft have, in A^ct, bepn accredited.to it by the French Cod^of Phar:, maty, altnongi,. this /dfeiuaT wdrlt never went s<S1 „'a!L_aJf _to prescribe the exact method-in which Jf.was *° applied or talen. The correspondent ,41., the Bulletin has, however, refused co bd auidedT "by" the "wisdom of the~~0ode, anil has 4°w <^Mehed"r' frte&i f :o ^^red^Jty b; some-* yery pr'actk^l" tf^s.'He has* examined ii to the bodily congtitu'tiAal.'thL iabi^s, Jttfial the who e ch^- ijacter of^ihe. slonorte, apd «we -to tb«ycon :lusiqn tjh&t. it.\ia hot •iniiy'df qi 'Uificfi- ffions, hut even of the erdinarv virtues whicl every" jighdy'corfSWtUtt'd -ins^t'/ s-hould le has clesely iir^es'tigated the Wo v^rTetieSjdf "ffie apecips •j—the ro^tte wood louse, with' his' armadillos plate Tirmmn 1 1. '1 "f 1 1 11 ri n i vir mo vailed vj tuc voi IJJ»UO J.uuwct qsel or "wall-ass;" and the "domestic" woodlouse or Keller-e&ely or cave-ass," which has no protecting armour, and instead ofroUHig itself pp on the approach1 of danger t&kea to flight 'wÍtli its-fourteen legs. But in neither of these varieties when dissected, jjoiled, roasted, jdnad, dr.liquifie^'Wivs 'there ,a df the Mrjjpo's&l nitpafte t6 bir foufaW. The^tiriflrfed' virtues of the creature have failed to establish themselves, and it reuaahis saSdlid Wi\.b: the vices of character which have come to light in the enquiry, the chief of which is an insatiable appetite, amounting on suitable oceasfijij to^fc'aMiribal isI'he-'fiydtAr' i^anxious thfct jps £ r JisJsVlJhQia p^ihi^belth/ IkaJLtdf seeing that it will save his Droeenv from that war or exterminatioia (M"t -t40 .V'jfl.; ot'IINN WAKI J -<lllrP
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THjli LOMBARD-33A<NKi iPHOSEOTflClNj Thfrtttfaot* • Bikfc. df '$5/. l/otpb'ard* 'street, liofadon^wa^ ehmfiitorted air WilKaiik ^yfto&d/at! tWinstanc^ of lB*r^&rll'}Sdaler, a general dealer at Maaanpid' neir^'lfrdiffii^hathj 'fbr an infringement of*the 27th section of the Companfei having .unlajvfuISbJn for- warding to the Registrar of Joint ^tock Companies; a copy of the list of shareholders, "(Wth'thmr names, addresses, and occupations, and therrJaumbft. of shares held by feach'. The bank also charged with,, infringing, the 92M aectfott'1 of- the Apt by unlawfully refusing tq give •, rthe com- plainabt' Boater a «<jpy •' Of"^ prttt ot t¡e! giater, and by continuing such refusal for nine days. Mr. Jathes Pryor, the manager of the banii w^s WMpioii^ fd> peracti'ttiit^: ddtaallSind ije- fusal. On two former occasions, when the summonses were returnable, the ootqpl&inant' Boaler was apt 1° attendance, having received^ it was stated, & surii of money to abandon the prosecution. The Lord Mavo^ then ordered the Oity solicitor to institute proceed-? ings against j^iim for unl^wfully receiving the iboiieyl bribe in question. However, when the case again iekme. on, Boater was present, and intimated his willingness t^ go on with the case, and that being 80, the City soli- citor arranged that the proceedings against him should be deferred. Mr. Straight, for the defence, said that the company was formal lv incorporated in December> 1874, by a certain number,of persons, fixed by the statute, combining together to subscribe for so many shares. As in May, 1875, no other persona had j^)ine<^ the concern the original list of tnlbscribers, of course, held good. He admitted that Mr. Pryor now held 2500 shares in the bank, and he had naturally a larg«, interest in it.: -Att4 jntirpatiQn'llff Writing giVfch ~fcb the"ltegi8trar~ of' Joint Stock Companies in May, 187>5, that as no allotment "bad !been made the shareholders 'would. continue to be those who had originally signed the articles of associ a- tion. It might have been better to have Repeated the list and added the actual number of shares, but this waa not thought necessary. He was instructed that a legitimate debt was owing by Mr. Pryor to the-complainant in respect of a transac- tion altogether unconnected with the bank, ana that he indiscreetly, but to rid himself of the man's an- noyance, settled with him while these proceeding8 were pending. The company was in so flourishing a state as to be able to declare a dividend of 12 £ per cent- Eventually Mr. Straight admitted that the comply' in respect of the third summons charging them with refusing ts> give the complainant a copy of the regi^er for nine days, had committed a technical breach the law. Sir William Rose accordingly fined the bank X2 for the offence, and IQ3. for each of the nine days during which the refusal continued, but refused costs.
FELIX OF THE CAFE DU HELDER-
FELIX OF THE CAFE DU HELDER- Tradition tells us (says the Paris correspondent of the Globe) that in some of the old-fashioned chop- houses in London the portraits ot the waiters who have served a whole generation of chop-eaters have been painted by a, subscription among the customers, and hung up in some place of honour as an encourage- ment to their successors to do well and endfavOur to Merit the same distinction. We have, ourcelebtated waiters over here—men who will not condescend to take notice of the ehance customer, but who know every weakness and peculiarity of those whom thef. are accustomed to see regularly. Yeu may gather all kinds of gossip at your club, but you cannot get the same infor- mation as you can from your garfon, who glean3 his .news from all classes- and conditions of men. The success and reputation of a cafe or restaurant in the eyes of the boulevardier depends on the species of in- formation and chit-chat he can obtain from the waiter, who knows what newspapers to put before him, to what paragraphs to direct his attention, and what beverage to offer him. One. of the roost characteristic among our Paris gargms may be found at the Caf6 du Helder, rejoicing in the happy name of^Felix. The Helder is the military cafi pop] excellence, and from fire to seven in the evening is crowded with officers in mufti, who draw up a regular batallion of glasses of absinthe which re- mains the favourite beverage of the militaires. Felix is known to all, from the subaltern to the colonel, and he is revered for his knowledge not only of the past but of the future, for he caD tell the young subaltern that in three months he would be made lieutenant and the captain that within six weeks he would be now! nated among the new Knights Of the Legion of Honour. Everything he has foretold has come true, he is the sphinx of military life, and is more tban a walking Army List." He can tell you the contents of the Gazette long before it is published, and every regimental change which has taken place.
FURIOUS DRIVING IN NEW YORK.
FURIOUS DRIVING IN NEW YORK. There are quarters of New York, it appears, in which horses may be driven with even greater im- punity than in London to the limits of their physical capacity, and where human life appears to be accounted wholly worthless. But a few days since a sub-contractor for the repair of the roads was knocked down in this privileged quarter by II brace of high-stepping horses in a phaeton driven by a Mr. Vanderbilt. It was proved that the horses in question were noted trotters of great value, and that when they overtook the unhappy pedestria they were going at the rate of a mile in two minute and thirty seconds. The roadway was smooth and hard and the carriage light, so that the sub-con- tractor had nothing to warn him of his danger. He was struck with such force and rapidity that he was knocked senseless, and remained in that condition for three weeks. During the whole of this time he was unable to swallow, but when the last mail left he had so far recovered that he could sit up in an arm chair, although he could not speak, but glared vacantly around him and looked dazed. Six weeks had then elapsed, and his condition was so extraordinary that the most eminent of tbe faculty in New York had been to see him. Their verdict was that he could not possibly recover. Should he die it will be interesting to observe whether overtaking" pedestrians in the streets of New York carries the same consequences as reckless driving in London.
FALL OF HOUSES IN LONDON.—Shortly after ten o'clock at night a house which was being built at the junction of the Haymarket with Panton-street, fell in, and carried with it the house adjoining, which was numbered 23, Haymarket, a well-known oyster shop and supper rooms, in the occupation of Mr. Barron. The new building, which had been in hand for about six months, was being erected by Messrs. Newman ani Manns, and workmen had been employed in roofing in the house. The builders do not agree with the theory which has been promul- gated that the old foundation had been disturbedfand that the masonry of the superstructure was too heavy, for the best materials had been used, and every pre- caution taken to ensure the safety of the erection. Exaggerated rumours were made public as to a serious loss of life and injury to many persons, but there was no loss of life beyond that of Mr. Barron, who was buried in the ruins, and whose body was subsequently found crushed almost to a pulp; MOUSIMAH'S TEA, guaranteed Pure. HOBHJUAN'S TEA, best value for money. HOBBJUAB'S TEA sold only in Packet.
mu TC)N. Edward Qrubb, a ^hBfet 34: years 0f age \yfi& his w<ir^op,^E xinion-^1^, Ricgg- la^d-rcfetni' Hoxton, and^Scei*^ ,8 W inJul'it8 that 6l[ diecjif.lw fallowing !«ter|jftqjk Tji. man named lEdinuattiS^ryEastqe, -who WaiMnJbe ^PWrnent ] ^tbd^steaML w<ig charged witb-the/iiirdor, and taien Wore tfce l»gistVe^el»t Wfl^ip-dTreet Police-c0urt From what the poli^e^hacL^Wen able to gather in connection with the case'lt may de stated that the shop, 2, Union-waik, was in the occupation of the deceased man Grubb. He is a cabinet-maker, 6tn- t)l^r^)9»era. me*; anion* «fcofc,W '.thtpufe ft'l "custody—EdwardEasfoe. Grubb' did netlive °n~ftie' "i .premises, -but ~ia Ely-place, Hoxton, the worksfe^ hpinjran uDper floor of the house, and rented al0ne_ Qd th0 night of the murder the men left the a(;a quarter-past nine, but Grubb, the master, announced his intention of Btaying to finish some work whic^ it-pvpe 'catciji^^ hairo-tsket irtP* Soup | wftrltnei JeavS, ^afiHo^k5Gf'ubb4o>»(SAfre^him -*oW account o' his work. Grubb refund bacau*?> said, that Eastoe had was said to have gone away grumbling, an<Mt Wa« that-: (m.tfrtfftfceviom. Satu*&rf-1«6B>0f '~g^uSrFet"Wt^56tratai' anlj^rufetr^g"lb ike1^" money overdrawn. That was the last »een 0f Grubb until seven ^1'OBB the foliowiAc Inconsequence of hiknokhaving beten h^iueaU h'8bt, been Ilis wife booiao farmed, and at. seven o'clock :,WeTat, to the prefaces -and prevailed oA 'a nian Watts, working for "another man in the 8atne ihojisei' td gci-jto .theifloar of the- workibop- opened it, and then Grubb was seen ]lng on the floor in a uool of blood. Beside him Wag a heavy wooden mallet marked with blood, audi all around, there wer^rridences dreaaf^ struggle having takijn place. Grubb's head wa» heftrfy smashed in by brows from tho mallet. lh«t he had lain some hours in that condition *as evi- I it ""r cODJecftired that the assault w8acou:uuitted.bat",eeJ¡. ten and eleven o^k ^ht» and j^st W0'? Grubb was about WUeafeei -fop thidfeh^t .Tii'e*or«' W standi^ 5, iplatfeffy close,hyL^uf- ,8pa|e por^M of been thrown dbVn and broken, do^fl^fluring, smuggle. Grubb's "apron was found on hia desj^ rolled up as us&fc^fc&YmgOffiat a&nBBffisSEifi the London Hospital, where he died tto «ftma g. -Jhe ^po^ ^J^akwi^hMee^of the ^elJ' 5s "^yyf ivefiMth^ shop, Willows, the facts relating. ^o\ the\man' were learned. He did hot, howevt r, appear about te/a oclock^ &p4 VheA -addressedt by Ins^tor Glaaa-appbhrefi tcrbe-fcuriti agitattd. • Br' w&s' ob'bis refusal to account for hia whereabduta on the Pre" vious night that he was detain^. L ^he^orottJes he was wearing, believed to be the same he wore on the previous, night,-w^e, tabpn- from him for jnicrosc<*PlC examination. The prisoner, at his own request, made the f^lowing, at^n^gnt .and, fjcpm inquiries] mt*d$.by the po-ice, his time up to eleven o'clock at night )s accoiwited. for, and eftej- that.time there ia only wife s evidence to support tis statement.. He said: I left work at half-past eight o'clock, and closed the door as I went out. Mv bench ia drum tn th A door, anff 'Uri GJuWBr»«t jniie. I lpo%d,!ov«r my shoulferlOT Mr.JPrulib, anjl asked him if he,.c0uld I0t ^d» c,Eaeto^ I've not got it." said, ViryirelE. Good nicht • T'm .ffninar lirtinfl." I went out with that boy (Willows). I had 3d. in my pocket, and I went into the Whiff Hart, and had » pint of beer. Then I hadU^J, in' my docket, and I took a ticket on the East London Railway to Shad- well. There I went into the Bricklayers' Arms, and asked Mr. Fordham, the landlord, if he would let me have a, pint of beer and half-an-ounce of tobacco- He said he Would, j I'had Only a halfpenny then in my pocket. I drank that pint with several of roy friends in the house, and then bad another pint. It was twenty minutes to ten when I left, and I looked at the clock. I went home and said to my wife, "Sarah, give me thre»-feaifp»n<je, and she aid; '♦ What for ?" I usually buy two- books-—Sow Belli and tha Family Herald—ewry w £ ek, and I went to the book-shop and bought them, and sat reading them. until eleven o'clock, when I went to bed. My wife came to bed soon after; The prisoner was remanded.
OUR FRONTIER WAR.
OUR FRONTIER WAR. The Calcutta correspondent of the Times, in a despatch of the 19th iast., says: Nothing of ifaDdrt- ance has transpired from the fronfeer. General Keyes' force left Durzai heights on the 17th and bivouacked on Naru Khula defile. r On the 16th Major Rice, commandiug the Sikhs, was severely wounded. The neighbouring tribes are reported to have sent several deputations to intercede. The Jowakia and Nagas still hold out. There is a probability, however, of their soon coming to terms. The death of the Akhoond of SWBIi is announced. There are many rival claimants for the vacant office.- -Major Sandeman is en route for England from Quettah. It is believed he brings important proposals from the Khan of Kbelat with reference to the British occupation of Quettah. These proposals are now before the Council. He states that the Belcooeh tribes are in no way dis- satisfled with British occupation. The scheme for a frontier administration has been shelved for the present, the Viceroy's proposals being cogged.with such conditions as to render the scheme worthless. The frontier policy is so intimately connected with vital considerations of Imperial policy that it is of paramount importance that the Governor-General, who ^directly responsible, should also possess the power of initiating the frontier policy and directly control- ling the frontier administration. 4
KAy's COMPOUND ESSENCE or LINSEED, a demulcent expec. torant, for Coughs & Colds. Sold everywhere, 9$d., is. lid. MTTRDEH BY A MAD FANATIC.-At the York- shire Winter Assizes, held in the Leeds Town Hall, before Mr. Justice Grove, Willows William Good- year, 28, grocer, was indicted for the wilful murder of John Windross, at Hull, on the 5th November, 1877. The prisoner pleaded guilty. In November, 1876, the prisoner married the sister of the deceased man. It appeared that owing to the strong religious views held by the prisener he was not living on terms of intimate friendship wich his wife's relations. On the 5th November—although the prisoner bad not seen the deceased nor had any communication with him for a fortnight—when Windross came into his shop, he drew a revolver from his. pocket, and nhot him dead. He then went upstairs and spoke to his wife, and afterwards gave himself into custody^ and admitted that he had committed the deed. During the hearing of the case the prisoner exclaimed, I am a prophet from God, that's who I am-a prophet from Gad, come to stand here before any one." His Lordship: The question The Pri- soner (excitedly): "That is the question; I am a Propbet from God." Several witnesses were then called, who expressed their ODinion that the prisoner was suffering from a religious mania. The jury, ou after a short consultation, expressed their opinion that the prisoner was in such a mental condition that he was unable to realise the responsibilities of his plea of guilty. His lordship endorsed that opinion, and re- marked that religion had got such a hold over the prisoner s feelingg.a8 to deprive him of the reason of a rational man. He ordered him to be confined during her Majesty's pleasure. THE only black crapes which really will not spot with rain are stamped rain-proof, and a guarantee is attached to every piece. The black does not come off when wet. ILLNESS Of MB. 'SPX)BUBON;—A letter has been read to the congregation, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle from Mr. Spurgeon, who has been com- pelled to go to the South of France owing to con- tinued ill-health. Before he left London he was greatly exhausted, and, besides other ailments, com- plained very much of pains in the head, the result of overwork and study. In his letter he stated that, though he has only been a few days abroad, he has already benefited by the change and the sleeplessness from which he had suffered for several weeks has dis appeared. He felt, however, that he had not sought rest a moment too soon. IAMPLOUGH'S PYRETIC SALINE.—" Havo it in your houses, and use no other," for it is the only safe anti- dote in Fevers, eruptive ASections, Sea or Bilious Sickness, and Headache, having peculiar and exclu- sive merits. The Master of the Bolls has granted a perpetual injunction against others using the name and trademark. Sold bv all Chemists. 1 OT™ ^ASBA OT1 HYDROPHOBIA.—On the 12fch of last September a mad dog bit three persons and a horse at Tarporley, Cheshire, and was then pursued and killed. Three weeks afterwards the horse showed all the symptoms of rabies and was shot. Sub- sequently two of the persons bitten succumbed to the dreadful disease, and last Monday morning the third -a woman-died after fearful agony. Mr. Churton, the coroner for the county, has communicated with the Lord-Lieutenant, pointing out the prevalence of rabies, and asking in pursuance of a recemmeedation of the jury at the last inquest, whether some steps cannot be taken to allay the excitement naturally felt oy the public by placing dogs under strict supervision. KKATING'S COUGH LOZKNGKS contain no Opium, Morphia, nor any violent drug. It is the most effective remedy known to the Medical Pro- fession in the cure of Oceans, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS -one Lozenge alone relieves. Sold by all Ohexnia in Boxes, la, lid. and 2a. 9d. each.
■A private letter'from Fhilippopolia.giT^ an abso- lutely appalling account of theitate <>T thjs fugitives, lescribijiir n^hers, mad frpm^Teap/thrjWing their -hilcfceti oufcSjf? the carriage.^jbwa-y/One mother deliberately killed three children to-e^ve them from juffering. People so overcrowd the roofs of carriages that numbers fall off and are crushed beneath the wheels. There are sick wounded at Matzka. who have b<^jn»»tttatMi"^oj»gh whether by Russians or Bul- parnink ls*n ot kiiown .*■ Major de Win ton, as represen- tative of the Turkish Compassionate fund, is working indefatigably to relieve tbe sufferers on their arrival here. The English A-ubassador il.'Mio actively en- gaged, hence the money, which is korely needed, is sure to be weU employed. C^F/"CgWSTJTpplOPLlT At a;8pe<jiaf Couqjcif hk<| aJUkhe Se|a*i|t^t<f!Vc4m- frciSe?!: of all fctfe MihistVrJ antr an ex-Grand Vizier, tb,w. b jf$g))residinz, tho discussion turned chiefly on thk tfvf&ifio of ■Constantinople anJ the measures necessary to maintain public order if peace jiegotia- tioiS'failPfi. /"TKfJqgh .ih§*<^>l £ |i>->bfot^"on p°ace as fo~5e likely to create disturlmnces if forced to ccntiniw tp epdure the miseries of war, the Sultan wjis tola tqat QfTOOO mei^ could be furnished to defend ■OeBitskBtittople and" he promised to put himself at ,thfir head -bu!; h^ is not the-sppt qf-ipan really to do tfcls.jrfte held sinxilafrlilaogrfagij Vout going to Adrianople, the defence of which, the Council decided to'Abindon. • '■■ 1 '■ ■ v 1 THE INSDRREOTIONARY MOVEMENT IN k" ..eRB'fB; k (A in Crete, oiTTihe'31st ult., says: Asl wrote to you on the 16th, the Chrisjtjan OommiMiOn of .JBettimo pro- ceeded to the village ot Epi^o^pi^-wiware tbey njwt the e as oUb other ioce cided to y ok, 0 W 14,M imo, to repreaent them in any assembly which might be fWed* j orf j thi^TW armed Christians' assembled and elected their representatives. A'a:'Jboir' i fts!' tlié 4le<rt50tt>'1 'HadJi^fiMlsheAy •'all' the "g their gans. shouted- -and declared -that- they- wanted—liberty,' ger under the yoke' suuu a \xuvvrniunub, J. uu tuectcu reprcscut#- jtiv^ left lor Vafe', ^^eftheVWlfi/^fieS tEe others1 -Ot/ApOTSOBina, Spitkii, «an« CjtdoLa,* t(J form a; Provisional Government. This step, which is con- sidered by all the inhabitants as an insurrectionary nVl ydt ttje s,«)nrbfti to pro^eeii to the mountains. lhe Senior asked fee leading Ottomans this *eek to ,tr j and perpuade\ *heir- co^reimonists to that they Jfoiiid only return when the governor had guaranteed j;fie petition df] the Christians would not be ^nted, and had by force dissolved the Christian ^Smbly on the mountains. The governor after- ?wke,d' the, phtf&iKtM to ^uiet, ^nd said mktt<ts wcrtfld be arteina^d.' They answered Oniiless the;:i Gov^hithfent.' tbofc info con- r?fftiph'; JhiBir t^' guaradttoe"' the future. "The governor left .^morning for the country, where, I am told, he 80 and meet the Christian assembly. During his in ^e^im^r be-re veriyissipn to-some Obris- of\he saburbe to bring', thflir movable property Aout 2000 packages came to-day. the those ta whom they .belonged arrived, before Sates,' the Ottomans, with guns and knives, V^T^ted them from entering, threatening if they th to do sp to fire at'thiem. No one on the part of la ^^oritiea presented himself, and the Turk9 de- c that they did not recognise either the Sultan or h«ya^ ftn(j woui(j punish with death those who ventut^j to enter the city. Mr. Trifilli, her Britannic p consular agebt, and Mr. ;E&matnuel t chancellor of the Austrian consulite, went t0 spot to ascertain the fact, and, if possibly, the excitement; but on their arrival the d them, and with knives in hand pur- 8Uev»;uem ^or .distance, Great excitement Pr 7^in the to?rn, and all the consu&r ag^nta have proteaV and MB»rt the facta to their resp*c- tive conguiSi ABANDONMENT OF ADRIANOPLB BY THE -» TURKS. military movement -on' the par^ of the •ans has compelled the Turks td abandon ris*10^6' their second capital. The Turkish ga j?.°f the place retired with its arms and bag- gflS'e* iJjsmii Paaha, the ^governor; of the town and the co^torof defences,had preyiously left with the 9dtn ritie8- evacuation was caused solely by mili- t»ry °ece«8itj, and was not effected by negotiation. £ ke advarlce upon AdrianOple was coosider- ably e aJCcl after the capture of the Shipka Pass, aDa thither had subsequently to be gained movements. General Skobeleff's de- J-' "*vhicfci took Hermanli, marched a distance of 0l!F.English miles in forty hours. "Vast Stores of &'?a^ni^0n had been accumulated at Adrianople wbic^1 blew up as they left, and they also get 10 the Eski-Serai, or Old Palace of the abandoning Adrianople the Turks lose an amount 0f costly war material, in- cluai^g heavy guns, The fortifications of the place ^ft^igned when it was intended to form an army 0 WJO men for the defence of the town, and fewer an 6O OQQ men wouid not suffice to hold the A %GLANi) AND RUSSIA. Tbe 3 eJtusse contained an el aborate article upon the war an relations of the neutral Governments to it ftn ■•ssia. With reference to England, it states outbreak., of war it was incumben<jv-on the -Baaaian^fi^vernment to consider^ "Interesta of thialj, country, and thai J tot Queen's Government, prompted by la efojg intention, explained x the Bri- t'sh lD which might becom^Nmvolved in the war, t|juct waa received in a I'riebffiSkspirit, pro^ifceq' j.0 respect those intepests, haa regpecte<1 eia, roa(j to India bj the Suez ana ^Jgjpt remains aa heretofore the ex- clusive uODoajnoi jjugi^j^and in regai^d to this point there is 5°nJ?e ^adow of a Russian menace. As to Constantinople, Igussia is now, aa øhè has been hitherto, of OPIkion that that is a question re- served for -B,ropo.. and she still maintains that under no circumstances that city to Belong to any one of the Great -Po^ra. Further on it SjSd^that Russia baa Perfect right to conclude pfeace With Turkey direc"J» Vhile at time respecting the interests of .'r States, and particularly o £ 3ogi«nd, twhoee ,1Il4ereBtit-is thafrno^hange-mffiBgtate of things "in Bast shall injure her route to India or her East. cw. Aim^NOftp. In th'e T,ur«sli capital the arrival of Suleiman Pasha in defend Adrianople is no longer reckoned up0D»_*i>^ all preparations are being made for the ^va«uRt^ of the place. The worka thrown up round the citi. it is true, are said to be wwM de- vised, tolerably cOtnplete, and armed with over 200 heavy guns, but tr*jopa are wanting to defend th'e ex- tensive lines* "<iur thousand men aloqe wauW be needed. for the 8ep*ice of The guns, while £ 0,000 are regwded as ^ftijrawja to mah the detaeheti "bCrtha and form a sufficient reserve. There was a pfen. it may be for collecting a reserve Army of 150,000 men in Adrknople, and the scale of the works was designed in Prokrtion. RUSSIAN LOSSES AT THE CAPIURE OF THE 8IPKA PASS. In an official, from Shipka, of the 14th instant, it is stated aat notwithstanding the severity of the weather health of the troops is excelled The number of Turkic guna taken at the capture of the Shipka Pa" waa Seventy, and the number^! pri- soners 25,000, among vehomsfore-io The Russian loss, on h/and, waa very great, which may be taken to sho^ least the genuineness of the fighting. T IVO Rellerals, one colonel, and or e lieutenant-colonel were wounded, nineteen" officers killed and H6 wo"?<lecl, 1103 men killed, and 4246 wounded» Making a total of 5464. This is a much larger numb8P than the first accounts suggested. Anoth6r deepen describes the advance of the Russian forces In the west, in which Samakov and Trojan's Gats were taken. ENGLAND, AUSTRIA> AND THE PORTE. The Agence H*vas P«bliah es a statement from Con- stantinople that Austria, like England, has declared to the Porte it cannot allow peace to be made without her acquiescence as one of the signataries of the Treaty of Paris, but nothing has here transpired about any such fresh intimation on the part of this Govern- ment, which would be but a repetition of what was said already 1Q.1'a telegraphic reply to the Turkish Circular. -^V^ria, therein, as may be remembered, while declining ag a neutral to mediate between the belligerents, reserved the right, as one of the Guaranteeing Powers, to intervene for the pro tection of her own interests and have a voice in thQ final settlement. When that voice is to be raised will naturally depend on the courae of the negotiations between Turkey and Russia; but at a time when these negotiations have not even begun, it does not seem likely that Aus'ria will raiae her voice merely to re- peat what she has declared once already. If, there- fore, Austria really found herself impelled to say something at this juncture of affairs, it certainly was not exactly what she is supposed to have uttered.
WAR ITEMS. There is a great feeling of bitterness in Constanti- nople against England owing to the belief that the Porte was induced, by, English advice Waak JStigiisb intervention, wEuch has wasted tonch vaVabte #in^ftt » critical' irfoment, making the Russians fix harder terms. A train nlled with fugitives ran off the line near Tchataldja,.and about fiftv were killed and wounded. Baron Mundy, with a medical staff, st arted imme- diately to the scene of the accident, It is calculated thafc 20,000 fugitives in ona week have arrived at Constantinople f rom Roumelia, suffer- ing horrib|y from want and exposure to the coldi Several deaths occurred on the journey. The Turk Compassionate Fund and tim 'Stafford House-Co.; fidfttee, under the able direction of Major de Wmiott and Mr. Stoney, are doing tueir utmost: to relieve the ffluffering. A telegram from the Constantinople correspondent of the J)ailu News dated the 15th inst, Bays:* have just finished a conversation with your occ»" slonal correegon'dent at Erzeroum, who ki t that eitf on the 27th ult. He reports i,hat every thing is losti and that the Russians can take the place wlaeilc:vef they 'lii'b. Disaster has followed disaster during the week (tel"grapha a Constantinople, correspond rat on the 15th instant).. The Turks loifc 18,060 toen near the mouth of the Shipka Pass and "eighty 'Jvriip? cannons, after a %ht of three days. Si^ieitno11 telegraphed here that unless an armistice were ob- tained .immediately the Russians would be Adrianople in five days. There is an utter panic at Adrianople. The population is A}" ing towards Constantinople as fast aa the train3 i and other conveyances can bring them. It is rS' | ported to-iday that 13,000Turks, under Shakir FMha,. have surrendered at Olti. It is supposed that Baker t Paiha is;anWngost them. It is rumoured also, but 11 am ignorant oi^what authority, that the Cossack* have cut the railway at Karakiliss i. To-day -we ore!, in great ;^Qu^t^ whether the armistice has accepted By Rusaip. Everyone regards the Turkish j, i cause a^HUtNr^y Cpnstaiitiaopie Íi! fit,the- begIn- ¡ W#8:Qfk» paflfHW- The Grand Vizier reaignoi yeater* ^'day .EU)iri?7,OVT 'A The portion of the*-two Servian Corps which be' ^Ifc&ed-wA 4fc^Aiftsh-; has been r directed 'to' Sofia form a re^ff^e'ffitf-' the advancing Russian army of loGottrlgfe wtoibttth&'feab are reporrcd So' have' §dite up ikhe Btdgamai Mdt&ya, in the idirection of 5iilWskupv«ttd;Pristhiai, in Old Servia-, .sa.' possi-bly the iE»liiioe: (-JBdackbiWs 4t fiosoa/ Whifch bfts! so Oftet1 ^playjBd a-pact-iHpilervian history, may orice m^re b6 destined to become ionapicuoug^• ;■ .■ •• J—Lord Derby haa-aent-Mr. Layard a despateh reply ) ing, on behalf of Queen Victoria, to u message froo the ^|Jp^Mi«/d^pBteh.^preaB^jthe. 9ympatb/ of tne Queeil with Ms Imperial Majesty, and says iwiH follow t^;pounsfh of hef'Go^rlilnent. f". 0 py^sp^>^r ^dn^unces^h^t;;tj Government has there ordered forty-two small torped". boats nineteenihdts'Wnhour, to delivered at St. Petersburg on the 15th of April. 1 price is to b& over £ 200,000, the ..half, of whioh is 10 b^^aid hefgV^h^nd, ,» t r, A Sejcja^o„newapaper announces thai iuaurgen^! ] TSre Bwarining at Sanjaluka, Dervenfc Eadiluks, an« | Kostanitza, and that, flying Turkish corps are kep' j busy scouring the country in the ende&vauktoiuppre^ f the increasing insurrections. rr.' i-' | Colonel Duchich has occupied seventeen A an<Mtfsipfrys&it arm jg to effect' a junction with Montenegrin corps marching from Vasojevich, commmd^df (jayra^Mukoyich, jSec^eta'ry. to the Mo»* tenegnk' Senate, to m eet him; i" J ) After a severe fight of eight borers the gervisoo have recaptured Kurchumli. On re-entering th0 town they Tound the bodies of twenty-six Seman sol' diers, including two officers, with their heads cut off,; and stuck ob. high poles. The Servians have 480 prisoners, among them many Bashi Bazouks, a large number being wounded. I.
| CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE DOCKED…
| CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE DOCKED AT LONDON. ..i Starting from Ferrol at a quarter to eight on the morninar of Tuesday, the 15th inst., the Anglia, with the obelisk ship in tow, put to sea, with a fresh .Je blowing from E.S.E., and a heavy sea running. Oø the night of Friday the companion ship rounded Ushant, and stood up Channel—not passing nes* enough to be signalled. During a great part of voyage- up Channel the moon, calculated for-by W' Dixon, did excellent service. This anxiety for inootr light. is easily accounted for. Two ships united bf a tow line 720 feet long. present a dangerous objeC for collision, and this form of accident was especial dreaded. However, the moonlight 'only served fot paftof the distance. After passing the Start Light on Friday the weather became cloudy, and higher IlP Channel th"ck. On Sunday a fresh breeze' t)le^ up, and t.he Anglia and Cleopatra p^ss?dBeacby at4a.m., Dungeness at 10a m., tbe Mouse Light at p.m., and came to anchor off Chapman Light at 10^jd| p.m. On Monday morning at 7.30 the ships got way and steamed up the river towards just below which point Mr. Dixon cams on bda1^' After a short delay at Gravesend the ships came 01) to Blackwall, where they were awaited by a b' T$e number of spectators. The Queen who h^ throughout taken great interest in the transfer Thothmes Obelisk to this country, sent the folio* ing telegram to Mr. Dixon: "The Queen is gratified at hearing of the safe arrival of tP Needle." As the vessels approached Blackwall ever? preparation was made for the reception of the Cle_°* patra.Mindful of the public spirit and enterpriso displayed in bringing the obelisk to this country, tb East and West India Dock Company offered, throug^ Sir William Baynes, the chairman, and Mr. Dup'9 Taylor, the secretary, the cylindrical ship an asylulo free of charge. By the exertions of Mr. Aslett, superll1 tendent of tbe East India Dcchs, and Captains rabies and Hales-Dutton, dock-masters, an eligf' berth had been cleared, and a large crowd of spect*' tors was restrained from crowding the landing by the Dock Company's police, commanded by OaP; tain Sheppey. Between six and seven days were 86 i down as the duration of the voyage from Ferrol totb docks. It was accomplished in six days and eig° hours. The Cleopatra now lies in the East Isd1*- Export Dock, snugiy moored bard by the Nnbi* It is not, however, the intention of Mr. Dixen-vvbo is to deliver the obelisk safe and sound on the Tha.IJ)eS Embankment—to allow his vessel to remain long where she is. He is anxious, if the permission of the authorities can be obtained, to bring her up to the Thames Embankment at once-not necessarily to deliver her freight to Mr. Erasmus Wilson, but order to enable the public to inspect one of tb strangest craft constructed for any purpose. < —
KAYS COMPOUND ESSENCE OF LINsEED.for Colds & ConghS cures 9 cases out of 10. Sold everywhere, 9 £ d., la lid.. WHAT is the difference between a girl and nightcap ?-One is born to wed, and the other is wor" to bed. It AMUSEMENTS IN RADNORSHIRE.—A Welob magistrate writes aB followa: The inhabitants of district of Wales amuse themselvea by various lawl^. pranks. Sometimes they destroy the ornament^ trees of a neighbouring squire; at another time sack a church and smash the harmonium to pieceØ- Not long since the throat of an inoffensive dookel was found cut in the morning in a vicar's field. Ij*. police, too, are roughly handled, and, in a midnig^ affray with a party of eight or ten disguised recently, had some difficulty in maintaining their 0^' The chief delight, however, of the inhabitants is no and then on winter nights to assemble together to tb number of 200. They then march along the turnpi* roads for miles near the river and brooks, where the salmon are breeding. Some of the party beat IIJI. provised drums and let off guns, while others are spesj!' ing fish on the fords by torchlight. The greater p?f~ tion are fantastically dressed and disguised. Accord^' to individual fancy, they turn their coats inside wear shirts outside, and muffle their heads; the leaders generally blacken their faces. These lftI^ gangs are called "Rebeccaites," and on more than °n. occasion this winter have marched unmolested al0"^ the chief roads of the county. In tbe face of su<L numbers the police and the river watchers prudent1" retire to a safe distance. PORTABLE HOT AIR AND VAPOCR BATHS.— James Allen and Son, by inventing the Port»b. Turkish Hot Air and Vapour Bath, made a valuable addition to the appliances for t promotion of health, which now receive greater a tention than they did in formtr years in this county Along with the requisites of the original Turj^ baths, this useful apparatus possesses the ad van tag*' i of portability, simplicity, durability, and nees, which last element should always find place in hygienic reforms. The por'tabi11 T of the apparatus makes it available at any time for use in the bath room, dressing J room, nursery, or sick room. The simp'1. city of its construction is such that a bath o, hot air only or toot air and vapour combine can be obtained in a few minutes, and be taken from fifteen to forty minutes at a cos of not more than threepence. However enjoyab the ordinary Turkish bath may be, it is a luxury f quent indulgence in which makes holes in the poc^ tnf and, therefore, the Messrs. Allen deserve credit exercising their ingenuity in the interest or economic householders who like to keep themselves and t families healthy and clean. Their Bronchitis KeW are also well worthy of notice, being a grrat impr° ment upon any we have seen before. We would by all'meana apply for their litt'.e catalogue of g articles, which will be seat post free for threeieta by the inventor and manufacturer, 64 and 65/,Marj bone-lane, London, W