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it iSttIIantDus- iL IIOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL, C THE POPK.—On Sunday (the 29th), the feast of Saint Peter and Paul—the Archbishop of West- minster preached at St. Peter's Church, Hatton Garden London, the subject of his discourse being the office committed to Peter, which is perpetuated into the Holy See. In the course of his remarks, the preacher said he was reminded by this festival that the suc- cessor of Petf-r was morally in prison, though the world might say that, as nobodv locked the door, why did he not go out in the city of Rome. Did they think (said the preacher) that if a Foreign Prince bad establi- shed his sovereignty in London, our gracious Sovereign would drive out into the streets of this city as if no usurper were here ? Whosoever could think so must be heartless and brainless 1 No Englishman who knew the truth as to the state of Rome at the present moment Would wish that Pius IX should expose himself to the impiety written upon walls, to the blasphemy and foul- ness with which the streets of Rome are filled. Pius IX. was morally a prisoner for this reason :tbat Chris- laf lndignatiou against wrong, injustice, and impiety make it his duty not to put his foot over the threshold of the houee which is still pure and sacred to God, to go out into the streets of a city which are deluged with iniquity, BKE STINGS.—A correspondent of the Gar- deners Magazine writes as follows "On the 15th of Apul last, a young man, employed near bees, had the misfortune of being stnng. No remedy being near at hand, I remembered Mr. Gordon's note on the cure of io?oStlD/R' PaSe 461 of the Gardeners Magazine for u recommended him to apply the common soil to the wound, as described by Mr. Gordon, and it im- mediately relieved the pain and prevented the swel- ling. Such a receipt is of more value than gold to all who have anything to do with bees. I formerly used common blue for bee stings, but common eoil is prefer- able. Tn-Ie SWATT AS ATf AlITTffyR..——Tt la nnt. 5"V.l"l'y known that the Shah is an author, and that, at con- siderable personal trouble, he wrote aud published a valuable book for private circulation, in which he gave a fall account of the only journey he ever undertook before the present one, to Kerbela and N tcjjf, near Bagdad, when he made a pilgrimage to the sacred places. This was about three years ago, and he then obtained a vast amount of statistical aid geographical information, which no one else could possiby have pro- cured; a class of facts in which few Orientals take much interest. Nearly the whole, if not all, of the book was written with his own hand. Persian scholars say that the style is remarkably vigorous and intelligible. The imperial author sets before his readers the results of his observations in short, curt pentencet*, and is much to be praised for giving his facts in the fewest words. An English gentleman who has perused it says that the language is well chosen, and that the book would be highly creditable to a well. practised writer. What His Majesty Bought to accomplish then was to communicate to the most influential members of his Court facts concerning his journey which he tbought it was most important they should know. At present he is engaged in writing a book, which he will, no doubt, have lithographed for very general distribu. tion, about his tour through Europe, and especially his visit to England. GREAT BRITAIN'S FLEET.—The North Ger- man Gazette, writing in reference to the review at Spithead, says:— The culminating point in the programme devised for the pleasure of the Shah tias been reached: he has seen what could he witnesses in no other part of the earth—the miijht est and finest fleet in the world. Great Britain had collected a portion ot her fleet in one place and presented them in their beat array before her guest. With iust nride "wth a En^,lsh.wople point *<> these sea-glants and say ships here collected alone could we beat the combined fleets of all the world, and yet this la only a part of ou' naval power, which Is scattered over all the n the tlobe. seas oi MtntDEB, ATTEMPTED MURDER, AND SUICIDE IN INDIA,—A correspondent of The Times of India, writiug from Nagpore, describes the attempt made by a police sowar named Ghoolab Tewari, to assassinate Mr. Atkinson, district superintendent of police, Balaghaut. The sowar had first brutally murdered a man of whom he was jealous, in the bed of the Balaghaut river. He then hastened to Mr. Atkinson's residence, and informed him of hid having discovered J PerPetration of a murder in the bed of the river, and begged the district superintendent would follow hitn to the s-ene. Mr. Atkinson prepared at once to do so, and in turning his back to Ghoolab Tewari in the direction of his room, the miscreant fired at him with a pistol. The ball entered under the left shoulder, and passing between his heart and lungs made its exit anteriorly. The murderer then fled for his life As. sistance was soon given to Mr. Atkinson, and the wounds looked to. Although the pistol had been so correctly pointed, and the ball had actually passed through Mr. Atkinson, yet no vital injury was occasioned, and the patient is now out of danger. Im- mediately after the occurrence, the police were put on the tract of the fugitive. The pureuit became 80 warm that Ghoolab Tewari spared his pursuers further trouble by shooting himself, and thereby saving the reward of 500 Rs. which had been offered for his apprehension. IMPORT or CORN.—The Board of Trade Re- turns state the import of corn into the United King- dom from harvest to harvest—that is to say, in the twelve months commencing on the 1st of September. In the first three quarters of that current twelvemonth, I the nine months ending the 31st of May, 1873, the im- ports of corn into this country have reached the fol- lowing large quantities: Wheiot and wheat flour, 39,285,493 owl: equivalent to 9,351 615 quarters; barley, 11,905,411 cwt., or 3,333,515 quarters oats! 7 726,851 cwt., or 2 809,764 quarteis; Indian corn, 15,212.387 cwt., or 3,549,556 quarters—making a total of 74,130,142 cwt., or 19,047,480 quarters. To this may he added 1,093,906 cwt. of peas, equivalent to 243,090 quarters and 2,099,180 cwt. of beans or 489,808 quarters.. JUDICIAL SATIRE.—A judge had brought be- fore him a poor sailor charged with bigamy. Tne sailor pleaded guilty, and, on being asked if he had anything to say why the usual sentence should not be passed, said, May it please your lordship, my wife ran away with another man, an 1 left me with a family of children, whom my duties as a British sailor hardly enabled me to take care of without another wife. What ought I to have done?" "Prisoner," said his lordship sternly, I will tell you what you ought to lave done. You ought to have employed a posse of oolice to pursue that eloping wife, and to have esta- olished a case of crim. con. against her; you ought ;hen to have gone up to the House of Lords, and lecured from their lordships a divorce, and then narried again. You may say such a procedure would lave cost you £500 or JB600, whereas you have not so nany pence. But, prisoner, that makes no difference, [t is my business, sitting here as an English judge, to nform you that tnis is not a country where there is me law for the rich and another for the poor." A PARIS INDUSTRY.—There is in Paris an aged woman who has for the Jasi, 50 yeais supported her-elf by an industry ot which, we believe, she enjoys a complete monopoly (remarks the Echo). She mpplies the Garden of Acclimtization in Paris with foxl for the pheasants, which food consists entirely of ants' eggs. These she collects in the woods around Pari* and re- ceives about 12F. for the quantity she brings back from each of her foraging expeaitions. These generally last three or four days, during which she sleeps on the field of action, in order to watch the insects at dawn, and to find her way to their treasures. She is almost de- voured by the ants, an inconvenience of which she takes little notice, but at the end of her harvest time, which lasts from the month of June to the end of Sep- tember, her whole body is in a truly pitiable condition. Her services are, of course, highly valued, for, as there is at present no competition in this line of industry, it would be difficult to supply her place. SrRIKE OF ENGINEERS AT SHEFFIELD.— ¡ Nearly the whole of the men employed in the engineer- ing tiades at Sheffield came out on strike on Monday morning. A month ago they asked for a minimum advance of 2.J. weekly upon their present wages, to. gether with extra pay for overtime and out work. A few days ago the masters met a deputation of the men, and the former suggested that the question of increasing the wages should be referred to the arbitration of Mr Rupert Kettie, the masters being willing to concede the other demands. A mass meeting of the men wa- held on the following day, when it w iE, decided to le- ject the offer of arbitration aud go out on stiike. Ac- lordingly on Monday the engineers employed at all the principal works, with two exceptions-in which the men leave work next Saturday-turned out. Jn con- sequence of the strike the masters held a meeting on | Monday afternoon, and, after mature consideration, 5 expressed a unanimous opinion that in the present 3 s,ate of trade they could not advance the wages of he I men beyond their present rate. Nearly 1,000 men are I on strike, and it is expected to be of considei able dura- tion. If it la^tg many weeks the results will be most serious, as the large works will have to suspend opera- tions, many thousands of these workmen m different departments being dependent on the engineers for the forwarding of some of their work.