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TURKISH SOLDIERS.

THE NEW BRITISH IRONCLADS.

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TORPEDOES.

BREACH OF PROMISE.

EXECUTION AT WINCHESTER.

NAVAL PREPARATIONS.

ITHE DEFENCES OF 1SHE THAMES.

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THE HOWARD AssoctATMN.—A meeting of the committee of the Howard Association, 5, Bishops- gate Without, B.C., was held on Friday, there being present Mr. Robert N. Fowler (chairman), Mr. Samuel Gurney, Mr. Edward 8turge, Mr. Stafford Allen, and other gentlemen. The subject of sentences claimed special attention, both in reference to the inadequate sentences often passed in cases of cruelty and brutality and the excessive punishments sometimes inflicted for other far less culpable offences. The question of the unnecessary imprisonment of young children was also considered (and action thereon decided upon) as afresh illustrated by the committal to Newgate Prison, a few days ago, of a little girl of the tender age of 7 years on a charge of passing counterfeit coins of small value at the alleged instigation of her mother. A Lancashire magistrate writes to the asso- ciation that the governor of a large local gaol informs him that the screams of such imprisoned little chil- dren are heartrending, &8, frightened by their being locked up in their cells, they scream for their mothers. Such offenders have stolen a bit of old iron, or coal, a tart, or an apple, or broken a pane of glass. Several valued correspondents of the Howard Committee justified the imprisonment of young children; but the committee were of opinion that it should be obYiated in a greater degree than at present. One gaol chaplain states that five out of ten of such imprisoned children find their way back to prison again. A variety of in- teresting correspondence was also laid before the com- mittee by the secretary, Mr. Tallack, including many foreign and colonial communications. A SBAMAN SENTENCED TO BE FLOGGED.—A court martial at Portsmouth sentenced Thomas Come, first-class boy, of the Boecawen, to receive three dozen lashes for striking Commander Vandermealen, of that ship. Whilst that officer was on deck talking to two lieutenants, he was struck a violent blow behind the left ear, and also on the shoulder. On turning round, he was again struck in the mouth by the prisoner, who was standing in a fighting attitude, and would have continued the attack had he not been secured. The prisoner excused himself by saying he was in such a state of excitement he hardly knewwha hA was doincr. SUPPOSED CLUE TO CHARLIE Ross.-From information received from Baltimore, it is thought some clue has been obtained to the boy Charlie Boss, who is said to have been kidnapped from New York a few years back. He is supposed to be on board a brig from Demerara. The captain of the vessel says the boy, who is now about seven years old, was brought to Demerara fours years ago from Boston by a dissolute woman, who abandoned him some months ago. DESPAIR.—Mr. Ruakin has finally given US tip. Replying to an invitation addressed to him by the committee of a provincial school of art, he writes from Corpus Ohristi College: Nothing can advance art in any district of this accursed machine-and-devil* driven England until she changes her mind in many things, and my time for talking is past. Ever faith- fully yours, J. BUSKIN. I lecture here, but only OQ the art of the past."—Mayfavr. A GERMAN PAPEB, speaking of England and the Eastern Question, says she is suffering from Bright's disease." INDIAN IMPORT DUTIES ON COTTON GOODS. Lord George Hamilton received a deputation from the Associated Committees of Employers and Workmen representing the public meetings held in the cotton manufacturing districts to secure the abolition of the Indian import duties on cotton goods and yarns. His lordship, in undertaking tc Jay the matter before the Marquis of Salisbury, held out no hope of the Secre. tary of State adopting the suggestion made as to an excise duty. All he could say was that the promises made by the Government upon the matter were bomI tide, and they might redeem their pledges sooner than had been anticipated. I AM TOLD that the fortune of Mr. Maokay, the American millionaire, who is now in Paris, and who is shortly about to honour us with a visit, has been greatly exaggerated. The poor man has not above £ 2,760,000 per annum.—Truth,

THE BRADLAUGH-BESANT APPEAL.

A NEW ANIMAL.

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DOG LICENSES.

THE ORSINI BOMB OUTRAGE AT…

GROSS INHUMANITY IN A WORKHOUSE.".

A SHIP BURNT AT SEA.

THE SANDY POINT MUTINEERS.

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EXPLOSIONS IN MINES.

THE PHONOGRAPH.

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