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I,THE WESTMEATH WILL CASE.

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THE Romry MOUNTAIN LOCUST.—The United States Entomological Commission, which was or- ganised and placed under the auspices of Professor Haydexes geological survey, for the purpose of investi. gating and reporting on the. entire subject of insect ravages throughout the western regions-of the United States, have completed their labours for. the present season, and are preparing the year's report. It will give a full account of the locust, its habits, devices for its r destruction, it. A chemical analysis and examination of dead locngljs shows that these insects furnish a new i 'oil, which will be christened caloptine, and a large percentage of pure formic acid. Though this add exists in the ant and some other insects, it is with difficulty obtained in large quantities; whereas, by the action of sulphuric acipl upon the locust it passes off with great readiness and in re- inarkable quantity and, gravity." The various uses of I. &cl°» a tner&peutic, Ac., are capable of great I and valuable extension where it can be obtained so ) readily and in such quantity. The work of the Oom- mission will occupy two years more, and will include > a study of the cotton-worm and other injurious in- r sects. > TUB FABIS Libertt gives a full oatalogne of the r, literary remains of M. Thiers. These comprise, be- I sides an immense mass of correspondence touching on the most various subjects—1. A completed history of the transactions with Germany relating to the payment of the war indemnity, and with the banks and loan societies, relating to the raising of money; 2. Frag. I mentary notes of various political events during the reign of Louis Philippe, which M. Thiers sent out of the country- under tie Empire, and wtich have not yet come into the hands of his executors; 3. The history of several episodes from the presidency of M. Thiers, such as the opening of the National Assembly at Bordeaux, life at Versailles during the Commune, the election struggle between Remusat and Barodet, &e.; and 4, an unfinished work of natural philosophy upon the origin and destiny of man, apparently a sort of spiritual cosmogony in which M. Thiers wished to declare and justify his belief in the immortality of the soul drawn from a study of nature. A DSSPBBATB HIGHWAYMAN.—At Woroeater Assizes, before Mr. Justice Lush, Abel King, des- cribed in the calendar as a painter, 28, was charged on three indictments .with having robbed various per- sons with violence. The prisoner pleaded guilty to the three charges, and it was stated by Mr. E. H. Selfe, who prosecuted, that there were numerous other charges against him. It appeared that the prisoner was in the habit of asking somebody to give him a "lift" in his cart, and taking the opportunity in a dark place, he would stab or strike his companion and rob him of any money or valuables that might be in his poa- session. He had escaped apprehension till the 9th ult., when after a desperate fight with a Mr. Grainger, whom he had attempted to rob and who was badly wounded by a knife, he was taken ty the police. His lordship, in passing sentence, said the prisoner had pleaded guilty to three offences, two of which were the most atrocious high- way robberies. The depositions revealed a most startling state of affairs, and he could not look upon him as an ordinary criminal. In consideration, how- ever, of his youth, and in the hope that a long term of penal servitude might eventually be the means of his reformation, he would n it pass the extreme sen- tence ef penal servitude for life. Still, he must mark his sense of the enormity of his crime by a very severe sentence. The prisoner would, therefore, be kept in penal servitude.for a term of twenty-five years. PeNNY BANKS.—A Parliamentary return has been issued, obtained by Mr. Holt. M.P., of schools in receipt of annual grants having savings-banks attached to them for the use of children, whether penny banks or Popt-office savings-banks, with the amounts deposited and the number of depositors at the end of last August. The return extends to twenty- two folio pages, and would have been of more service had a summary been made. Numerous deposits were made in penny banks which were net restricted to scholars. Remarks are made on each of the banks and the number of depositors. At New Ferry a penny bank in connection with the Liverpool Savings Bank Association had. 3928 depositors and at Hoxton a bank had 3362 depositors. Some had but few de- positors, but habits of thrift seemed to be encouraged. BRA VBRy AT SBA.-A meeting was held In the rooms of the Liverpool Mercantile Marine Service Association, to present five medals, awarded by the Massachusetts Humane Society, to Charles Harvey, boatswain, Anthony Depsey, Joseph Coarum, Patrick Barry, and Herbert Tilley, seamen of the Liverpool barque Thomas Brecklebank. They manned a boat and rescued the crew of the American schooner Louie A. Swett, of Boston, at sea, on the 10th of August last. The society also awarded its certificate to Captain Peter B. Brown, master of the Thomas Brocklebank, for humanity to the rescued crew. The Louie A. Swett left the West Coast of Africa on the 11th of June for Boston, and experienced tempestuous weather till the 10th of August, when the vessel, half full of water, became entirely unmanageable. Signals of distress brought the Thomas Brocklebank to her assistance, but the weather was so bad that Captain Brown did not think it right to order his men into the boat. However, the five men named volunteered for the work, and, in spite of great difficulties, rescued the schooner's crew. Coarum, a coloured man, was the only member of the boat's crew present. The other medals and certificate will be given through the owner of the Thomas Brocklebank. General Fair- child, the American Consul, said that with the medals went the hearty thanks of all men in the world in- terested in life-saving. RUSSIAN ARMAMENTS.—The contraot for the 100 torpedo boats, recently ordered by the Russian Government, has been taken by the two leading ship- building firms at St. Petersburg. They are to be exact copies of the torpedo boats built last year by Messrs. Yarrow and Co., which attained during their trial on the River Neva a speed of twenty-two statute miles an hour. FifSy of these boats are to be com- pleted within six months, and to insure the utmost despatch the orders for the machinery have been dis- tributed among a large number of firms. Arrange ments have been made for transporting the boats when finished by rail from St. Petersburg to Odessa. WHY Is a whitesmith likely to make a commo- tion in the alphabet ?—Because he makes A poke B. and A shove L. SEDUCTION CAsE.-In the Sheriffs Jury Court, St. Georgt's Hall, Liverpool-before Mr. J. J. Aston, QO., assessor Mr. John Cook, farmer, Great Sankey, near Warrington, sued William Baker, farmer, Clifton Hall, Cheshire, to obtain damages for the alleged seduction of his daughter. No pirticu- lars were stated. Mr. Addison, barrister, who appeared for the defendant, consenting to .£100 damages, and Mr. Taylor, who appeared for the plaintiff, assenting to judgment for that sum. RussiAN THIBET EXPEDITION.—A telegram has been addressed to the Invalide Russe from Semi- palitinak announcing the failure of the Russian ex pedition to Thibet, the health of the chief explorer Colonel Prjavalsky having sailed him. The expedi tion is now at Saissan, where Prjevalsky has been laid up with illness nearly two months. As soon as he recovers sufficient strength to travel he will return to Semipalitinsk,

THE FRENCH ARTILLERY. j

LORD ROSSLYN'S INTERVIEW WITH…

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THE NORTH UNST LIGHTHOUSE.

TEN DEARS' EXPLORATION.

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-::.. WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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I FOREIGN AND COLONIAL.

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