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PARRICIDE IN LIVERPOOL.—At the Liverpool Assizes Thomas Lennon, 18 years old, was indicted for the wilful murder of his father at Liverpool. The deceased was a dock labourer, 49 years of age, and lived with his wife and the prisoner in a cellar in Barmouth-street. On the night of the 15th December the deceased and his wife were drunk and a quarrel took place between them, which ended in the woman being turned out of doors. Some time afterwards, the prisoner, who was also in drink, came up the street and seeing his mother sitting on the steps he entered the cellar, and was heard by one of the neighbours to ask his father why he had called his mother a bad name. He was also seen taking up a knife. Nothing was known of what passed between the father and son, but some time afterwards the deceased was found lying dead under the table, stabbed to the heart, and the prisoner was sitting on a chair asleep, and when awakened he said he remembered nothing of what had happened. The defence was that there was no posi- tive proof that the prisoner inflicted the wound, but even if he had done so it was in great anger, owing to the provocation he had received from the deceased's treatment of his mother, and therefore the crime ought to be reduced to manslaughter. The jury found the prisoner guilty of manslaughter, but sen- tence was deferred. A very painful sensation was caused in caurt when the mother of the prisoner came forward to give evidence against him. She fell on her knees and implored the judge to spare her son's life, and the prisoner broke down completely, and began to sob violently. THE UNITED STATES ARMY.—The available force of the United States Army at this time is not more than 20,000 mea, all told, including recruiting parties, Ordnance corps, signal service men, scouts, clerks, and enlisted men of all grades and pay. The Army Register for January, 1878, has just been issued, and by actual count from the names of officers in its pages it appears that there are 2283 officers in the army of all grades and stations. Placing the army at 19,000, it is found that there are only eight men and a fraction to each officer. It is also shown that the combined pay of the officers in the United States Army is considerably more than the combined pay of the enlisted men.-Philadelpkio. Times. THE Bump of Deatructivenesa—A railway col- lision. Printed and published by the proprietor, JOHN CONWYSOW BOBEXTS, at his General Printing Office, No. 1, Eben'fl lane, Cardigan, in the parish of Saint Mary's in the County ot Cardigan,—Saturday, Feb. 2, 1878,