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SALMON OVA FOB NEW ZEALAND.—It haa been before mentioned that a shipment of salmon ova was br-ing made to New Zealand by way of Melbourne by the fast steamer Chimborazo. Extreme interest attaches to this experiment, because the whole cost of the shipment is so trifling compared with that of pre- vious shipments that, if successful, it opens the way to constant shipments of salmon ova during the proper season, with the reasonable certainty of acclimatising the salmon in the Australian colonies. Many thousands of pounds have probably teen hitherto expended in the various shipments of salmof ova to Tasmania, Austrtdia, end New Za land. The present shipment will probably cbst little in excess of £200, if, indeed, it will cost so much. Its history may be shortly told. On the 28th of November, 1877, Sir Julius Togel^ Agent-General for New Zealand, received by egrapfyjnstructiona from the Premier of the Colony, "Sir George Grey, to send out by steamer, vid Mel- bourne, a shipment of ova, at a cost not to exceed .£400. Sir Julius at once placed himself in communication with Mr. Youl and Mr. Frank Buckland, and, in accordance with the recommendation of these gentlemen, made arrangement for the use of 6in. in depth of the bottom of the steamer's ice- house, instead of constructing a separate ice- house, as has hitherto been done. Mr. Youl pro- cured, with the aid of Mr. Baposbottom, 25,000 ova, and packed them himself. Mr. Buckland procured and packed 22,000 ova, and also, through Mr. O. Capel of Foots Cray, procured 1600 river trout ova. Mr. Youl, with the aid of Oaptain Smith, an officer of the Agent General's Department, superintended the shipping arrangements. The (in round numbers) 50,000 ova are safely packed in good condition in the ise-house, of the Ohimboraso well covered with icemore than sufucient for use on the passage, and there is every reason to believe that they will be deposited in the hatching boxes in New Zealand within sixty days of their being taken from the English rivers. The whole cost, as we have said, is so low that in future it may be expected that shipments will be constantly made. AN ASSISTANT PAYMASTER DISMISSED THE SERVICE.—A court-martial was held on board the Duke ef Wellington at Portsmouth, for the trial of Herbert Edward Budge, Assist.-Paymaster of the Shannon, who it may be remembered was censured by the Court at the end of the Barracouta inquiry. Three charges were preferred against him—namely (first), conduct unbecoming the character of an officer in having stated to the Paymaster that Lieut. Charter had requested him to receive his pay, well knowing that such statement was false; (second), having, on the first of January, fraudulently obtained from Mr. Hay, the Paymaster, X12 16s., the property of her Majesty, by falsely representing that he was autborised by Lieutenant Charter to receive the same, which was due to him and (thirdly) having stated to the Paymaster that he had forwarded the amount to Lieutenant Charter, knowing such state- ment to be false. The prisoner pleaded guilty to nil the charges, and as he produced no certificates of cha- racter, he was adjudged to be imprisoned for six months in one of her Majesty's gaols, and afterwards to be dismissed with disgrace from the service. Mr. G. P. MArl in officiaw as Deputy Judge Advocate. DOING THE DooroR.—A poor woman, says the Sheffield Telegraph, lay very ill in her scantily furnished home in Sheffield. The doctor was sent for and came. He at once saw that hers Was a very grave case, and that she had, as he thought, little chance of recovery even if she could get the nourishment her illness required. As he was about to leave, the ques- tion was put: When shoald we send for yon. again, doctor T Well," was the reply, as be looked at the Door woman ond then at her wretched surroundings, I don't, think you need send for me again. She cannot possibly g«t better and to save you further trouble I'll just write you out a certificate for her burial," And he did. After the doctor departed, the woman—women always were wilful got better rapid'y. She has now completely recovered, and goes about carrying her burial certificate with her. ANNIVERSARY OT LOUIS XVI.'S DEATH. — The 85th anniversary of the death of Louis XVI. at- tracted a large number of- aristocratic personages to the Expiatory Chapel in the morning. Masses were c ;nstantly said from eight o'clock antil midday. The proceeds of the collection were set apart, at the re- quest of Cardinal Guibert, for the work of the Sacred H-iart. The Comte de Obambord was represented by the Marquis de Durfort de Civrac, and amongst those present at the ceremony were the Due de Nemours, the Duchess of Madrid, the ex-Queen Irvb^lla, tho Senators De Kerdrel, De Franclieu, and Yontavon, besides a large number of Deputies o! the Bisrht. SKKIORS COLLIERY ACCIDENT.—A serious p.crdf nt, occurred at, the Water Mills Colliery of the Silv-rriale Colliery Company, at Apt-dale. Six mAn e" t r. n rt !'?<<?" at the ho* torn of a shaft for tiie pur- p o- h,na hroneht up It was overdrawn on r ••7 sr the wb,.e1, !tfd the whole of the men were t jro-wn out, ou fortunately escaped baing precipitated du*n the pit. They fell on a cinder heap. John S n.h was killed, and the other five men were dan- garously injured. MB. A. M. SULLIVAN, M.P., AS A BARRISTER. —Mr. A. M. Sullivan, M.P. for Louth, who has re- coil y passed the examinations and been called to the English Bar, has elected to go upon the northern circuit. The honourable, and now learned, gentleman made his first public appearance in wig and gown at the opening of the Liverpool Assizes. He sat in the Crown Court, and received a cordial greeting from many of the older counsel. i

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