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RED-COATED VOLUNTEERS. j

THE FUTURE RELATIONS OF RUSSIA…

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THE SUBMISSION OF THE JOWAKIS.…

REMARKABLE CASE. : " t

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THE CATTLE BILL.

THE PARIS EXHIBITION.

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A SINGULAR ROBBERY. ;--;

DEATH OF THE OLD HIPPOPOTAMUS.I

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HOMB RULB.-At a full meeting of the Exe- cutive of the Home Rule Confederation of Great Britain, Dr. Commins, LL.D., in the chair, and Messrs. O'Connor Power, M.P., Parnell, M.P., and F. H. O'Donnell, M.P., being among those present, the following resolution has been unanimcusly adopted: That while gratefully acknowledging the eminent services of the Home Rule Parliamentary party to the national cause, this Executive of the Home Rule Confederation deplores the necessity in which it is placed of censuring most strongly the un- patriotic absenteeism of many Home Rule members in recent important divisions; and we earnestly hope that the Irish constituencies will not fail to take a proper notice of the violation of duty to which we have felt bound to refer." The resolution was passed after considerable discussion, many members of th, Execu- tive present being desirous of recording a stronger ex- pression of opinion; and the votes of condemnation passed by some twenty of the Home Rule tions of Great Britain were also considered and op- proved. THE ESTIMATES.—The estimates for Civil Ser- vices and Revenue Departments for the year ending 31st of March, 1879, have been issued. The estimated expenditure for the Civil Services is X14,816,475, against .£14,003,231 last year, and the sum required for the Revenue Departments, packet and telegraph services is £7,994,500. being a decrease of £51,481 from last year. This makes a total esti- mated expenditure for 1878 79 of X22,810,975 against £22,049.212 last year, being a net increase of £ 761,763. The cash extra receipts for 1878-79 are given as JEI.660,436, an increase of £ 77,944. The following are the estimated totals of the seven classes of the Civil Services: — Class 1, public works and buildings, tl,414,725 — a decrease of £ 464; Class 2, salaries and expenses of Civil Departments, £ 2,127,103—a decrease of £ 11,018 Class 3, law and justice, £ 5,687,525—»n increase of £ 631,006; Class 4, education, science aDd art, £ 3,847,390—an increase of £ 295,010; Class 6, foreign and colonial services, £ 518,335--a decrease of £ 129,453; Class 6, non-effective and charitable services, £ 1,190,016—an increase of £ 25,396; 7, miscellaneous, £ 31,381—an increase of £ 2767. T^e following are the totals in the Revenue departments: Customs, £ 980,798—an increase of £ 2483; Inland Revenue, £ 1,812,270—an increase of £ 23,420; Post Office, £ 3,313,215—an increase of £ 35,193; Post Office Packet service, £ 773,245—an increase of .£5368; Post Office Telegraphs, £ 1,114,972—a decrease of £ 117,945. In Class 1 the largest item of increase is .Sao.OOOforthe Edinburgh Univenity Buildings. The large increase of £681,006 in Class 3 is principally owing to the expenditure on prison*, X487,209, or an increase of .£479,957 over last year, being required for prisons in England, .£81.410 for Prisons in Scotland, and £ 148,153 for prisons in Ireland. In Class 4 the public education estimate shows an increase of £238,379 ia England, of £ 8830 in Scotland, and of.£5855 in Ireland. For the Paris International JÐxbibition.£36,700 is asked for. In Class 5, grants in aid of the colonies show a decrease of £ 129,192. In Class 6 the vote for pauper lunatics in England amounts to £380.000. an increase of £ 40,000; for Scotland the estimate is .£68,000, an in- crease ef £ 3000, and for Ireland £88,000. an increase of £2700. In Class 7 there is an increase of X1910 in the vote for temporary commissions. The total amount of the grants in aid of local taxation in Great Britain and Ireland is .£4,961,594, against £4,323,818 in 1877-78, an increase of £ 638,281. SNATCHEBS AT METROPOLITAN RACE MBBT- WGS.—The engagement of detectives at metropolitan race meetings has (says the Sportsman) led to some good. At Sandown last Friday a X20 note was 81latched from the hands of a gentleman in the ring. He oromptly stated his loss to Sergeant Ham, to whom he described the personal appearance of the "snatcher." The guilty party restored the X20 on Baturday before getting into the clutches of the ser- geant, having no doubt been informed that the latter's identification of him was probable. OuR SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.— Although the Channel Squadron has been detained at Malta until further orde., there is no intention of making any withdrawals from the strength of the fleet in Eastern waters at present; and with the view to adding to the number of ships in the Medi- terranean we are informed that instructions have been received at Malta to detain homeward-bound ship8. The Flying Fish, under orders for Spithead to pay after serving a commission in^ the East Indies, has thus been detained, all former instructions as to pay* ing off having been suspended. DINNBB TO THE LESSEE or DBTTUY-LANE THEATRE.—A complimentary dinner was given to Mr. Ohatterton, the lessee of Drury-lane Theatre, at Willis's Rooms, Lord W. Lennox presiding. The dinner was given to mark the sense of members of the theatrical profession of the manner in which Mr. Ohatterton has managed the theatre during the term which is now approaching its close- SENTENCED TO DEATH.—The trial of Harry Rowles, farmer, of Kidlington, for the murder of Igiom Allen, his sweetheart. at Cassmgton, was concluded the other day at the Oxford Assizes, before Lord Chief Justice Baggallay. This was the third day r of the trial. His lordship summed up at greath length, dealing chiefly with the question of inaanity, which was the line of defence adopted. He said that the jury had considered whether the prisoner at the time of the offence was in such a state of mind as to be able to distinguish between right and wrong. The jury I returned a verdict of guilty, with a recommendation 1 to mercy, on the ground of great provocation. The prisoner was sentenced to death,

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VICTOR HUGO AND PRINCE NAPOLEON.I

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AMUSING THEATRICAL CASJI.

LUIGI PATOCCHI.

LETTER FASTENINGS. ,

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