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EDIVORIAL CORRESPONDVNCE.

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THE NATIONAL DEFENCES.

STAFFORDSHIRE IRON TRADE.

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THE GREAT EASTERN AT NEW YORK.—By the arrival of the" Europa" we learn that the price of admission to view the Great Ship was reduced to 50 cents on the seventh day of exhibition. On the previous six days, the admission was 100 cents (1 dollar), and the average number of visitors was a trifle under 2000 per day. The reduction in the price of admission to half a dollar has been fol- lowed by a" considerable increase in the visitors, tne total number for the last three days (9th, 10th, and 11th) bmng 11,682. Arrangements have been m;.dc by thinSirectors who accompanied the ship to secure the services of Mr. Jarret, an active and experienced showman, who will undertake the work of organizing excursion trains, and taking the necessary steps for stimulating the curiosity of American sightseers. Short trips to sea in the Great Eastern" are being arranged for, and will shortly take place. The total receipts for the ex- hibition of tbe ship, in nine days, have amounted to about £ 2500._ The precise sum is not known by the board in London, as the return of the number of visitors for two of the days has not yet been received. THE LOCK-OUT OF COLLIERS IN SOUTH YORK- SHIRE.—The lock-out in South Yorkshire still continues, but hopes are beginning to be enter- tained that it will soon be brought to a close. Work at all the collieries, with several exceptions, is all but at a standstill. The notices to the colliers to discontinue working terminated on Saturday, the 14th instant, and nineteen pits are now at a stand. The number of workmen in the district belonging to the Miners' Union, is about 4,800, and of these 1.500 continue to be employed by Messrs. Charleswerth, Messrs. Cooper, and others. The lock-outs, therefore, number at least 3,000 persons, upon whom about 0,000 women and children arc dependent for support. Daring the past few weeks the men have been holding meet- ings throughout the district, in order to explain their grievances whilst meetings have also been held by their employers. The miners state that they are not to blame, but that the lock-out was entirely on the part of the masters themselves. They denied demanding any advance, and looked on the matter as a direct attempt on the part of the masters to upset their union. Allusions are also made to the price of coals as compared with previous years, and the prices paid for getting it, in order to phowthat though the price of coal had advanced the wages of the miner had been kept at the same scale. We understand that an agree- tUent has been arrived at among the men as to th0 general terms upon which work shall be re- sumed, some minor matters of detail alone being loft open for settlement. It is not probab'e, ho wever, if such settlement takes place, that work will be resumed within a fortnight at most of the pits.—7danchester Examiner. THE ROAD OHILD MuBDEB.—A Bristol cor- respondent forwards the following particulars in reference to this event, which have beer, obtained from reliable resources. On Miss Constance Kent being removed on Friday., at the conclusion, ut the proceedings before the magistrates atRosd, to Devizes, she maintained a dogged silence, not speaking throughout the whole journey, or-on her arrival at the county gaol. Mr. Kent's present T ui *!1C °f the unfortunate deceased child, lived in the family as governess for 13 years during the lifetime of the first Mrs. Kent, and had the entire charge of the children, the then Mrs. Kent having for several years previous to her death been afflicted in her mind and in- capable of attending to the discharge of her house- hold duties. Mr. Kent was married to the pre- sent Mrs. Kent, rfwho is a lady very respectably connected, sixteen months after the death of 1118 first wife. It has also been ascertained that the grandmother of Constance Kent was decidedly of unsound mind, and as has been already stated, her mother was for many years considered to be of weak intellect. An uncle of the accused has been twice confined in a lunatic asylum, so that should the evidence produced be sufficient to warrant the committal of the prisoner, there is no doubt that the question of hereditary insanity wi ll be raised as having prompted the perpetration of such a fearful crime. It is stated that since the prisoner absconded from home disguised in boy's clothes with bet-younger brother some four years ago, her conduct has not been considered unusual or extraordinary, but two medical men acquainted with her temperament have given as their opinion that in a paroxysm of aberration she might,have committed t> oil with which she stands charged.btar: r

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