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.11'. Frank Hill, who has long been connected with the Dai'j News, and contributed many of its very best articles, now succeeds Mr. Dicey as the editor, The Xational Rifle Association have published in the Volunteer Service Gazette the general rules and j regulations for the forthcoming prize meeting at "Wimbledon. There is no material alteration from those in force last year, but extra precautions will be taken to prevent the irregular firing of rifles, and there is a slight alteration in the system of de- ciding ties. MARRLUiE IN HIGH LIFE.—Mr. W. Lindsay, scn. of the Hon. Colin Lindsay, and nephew of the Earl of Crawford and Belcarres, was on Saturday mar- ried to Lady Harriet Gordon, daughter of the Into Earl of Aberdeen, at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, Amongst those in the church were—The Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, the Marquess and Marchioness of Hamilton, the Marquess of Lome, the Countess Fitzwilliam, Sir Courts and Lady Lindsay, Mrs. and the Misses Gladstone. STATUE OF MR. GLADSTONE AT LIVERPOOL.—A statue of Mr. Gladstone has just been placed in St. George's Hall, Liverpool, at the east side and in immediate proximity to that of the law Earl ot Derby. The work is by Mr. Adams-Acton, and is to cost i 1,000. The project was set on foot sis | yenrs ago, and many of the right hon. gentleman's political opponents have aided in its accomplish- ment. There was a preliminary and private unveil- ing of the statue on Saturday. The right hon. gentleman is sculptured in a standing attitude, at- tired in the full robes of the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer. His right hand is crossed upon his breast, and his left holds a scroll, and the features of the original are faithfully reproduced. The statue is Off. Gin. from the stand, and is worked in Carrara marble. A CLERGYMAN'S WIFE ACCIDENTALLY POISONED. —On Saturday evening Mr. W-eedon, coroner for Berkshire, held an inquest, in the parish of Wood- Elwen, on the body cf Mrs. Frances Everett, fifty- seven years of age, wife of the rector of Shaw. The depositions taken stated that deceased was of cheer- ful, lively habits,, but had lately suffered greatly from tooth ache, and about two o'clock on Friday she took a mixture of chloroform and laudanum in mistake for sal volatile, the bottles being close together in her bed room. She rushed to the ser- vants' room and told them she had taken laudanum bv mistake, Soon afterwards she became insensible and although Dr. Palmer and Mr. Bunny used every means to restore her, she died on "Friday about mid- day. The jury returned a verdict to the effect That the deceased accidently poisoned herself bj taking the mixture instead of sal volatile." TERRIBLE PARAFFIN EXPLOSION.—A fearful ca-, tastrophe occurred at Donquin, near Dingle, coast of Kerry, on the night of the 5th. Three fishermen having found a cask of petroleum at sea that day, assembled, at night with the members of their fami- lies, in the house of Crohane, a farmer, to divide the spoil secretly, fearing the coast guard would seize it. There were twelve persons present. Du- ring the division a dispute arose, one of the salvors alleging that the oil at the bottom of the cask was damaged by sea water, a.nd as a test he applied a piece of burning timber, causing an immediate ex- plosion, which reduced the house to a mass of blaz- ing ruins. The two daughters of Crohane, owner of the house, Ellen Long, a married woman, and Michael Darby, widower, were buried in the debris and burned to cinders. Long's husband escaped but rushed back to the rescue of his wife, and in dragging her out his clothes caught fire, and he sustained such injuries that his recovery is hope- less. Crohane, his wife, and Patrick and Catherine Lyne are dreadfully burned. Three others escaped with lesser injuries, being near the door when the explosion occurred. The remains of the dead, con- sisting of a few charred bones, were extracted from the ruins on Sunday, and interred. Graun's "Passion" was performed at the Berlin Academy of Music on Good Friday. The King and Court attended. The Logical Method of Political Economy" is the title of a volume on which Mr. J. E. Cairnes is at present engaged. Prof. Seeley's lectures on Roman History to the large class of ladies (over 200), at the Kensington Museum, are to be published. The King of the Belgians granted on Saturday a solemn and official audience to the principal mem- bers of the Chinese Embassy. The number of ladies at present studying at Zurich is fourteen, twelve of whom attend medical and two philosophical lectures. The opera by Madame Perriere Pilte, which was lately represented at her house, is going to be brought out at the Athenee next winter. The report of the Shanghai Chamberof Commerce on the trade of the Upper Yangtsne river, was is- sued on Monday night from the Foreign Office. Mr. Maclise was buried on Saturday week at Kensal Green Cemetery, where so many artists and poets are interred, near his old friend Mulreadv. The Prebendal Stall of Bishopstone in Salisbury Cathedral, held by Dr. Fraser, Bishop of Manches- ter, has been conferred by the Bishop of Salisbury on the Rev. M. Wilkinson, D.D., vicar of West Lav- ington, in the county of Wilts. The English operatic performances, uneler the direction of Mr. Charles James Bishenden, an- nounced to commence this month at St. George's Hall, Regent-street, are postponed.. owing to the severe illness of the principal singer. In Belgium (as elsewhere) art and commerce will not go hand in hand, the Communal Council of Ant- werp having refused, by a majority of 17 to 9, a subsidy of 12,000 francs towards the musical festival to be held in August.-Musical Standard. M. Auguste Charles, flautist to the Emperor of all the Russias," is meeting success in Paris as executant and composer. At his recent concert he was assisted by a young Swedish singer much in vogue just now-Mdlle. Schonmeyer to wit. The volume of the archaeological survey of India, containing the report, with plans and photographs, prepared by Lieutenant H. Hardy Cole, R.E., by order of the Indian Government, is now in the binder*! hand*, and will altffft.1v h* T>nbli^#> WAS MR. D'ARCY IRVINE FIRED AT ?—Tne_Earl j of Enniskillen writes to a Dublin paper enclosing a correspondence with Captain Butler, Chief Constable of Fermanagh, tending to throw doubt on the story of Mr. D'Arcy Irvine having been fired at on Snn- day week. Captain Butler expresses his regret t a Mr. Irvine seems to adopt the position of havmg been fired at, and shocks the peaceable inhabitants of Fermanagh and Enniskillen by driving about with revolvers displayed, and a rifle barrel appear- ing at both sides of his carriage." THE BRIGHTON PI:YI:;W.—The report of Lieu- tenant General the Hon. Sir James Yorke Scarlett upon the late volunteer review at Brighton has been issued from the War Office. It is favourable, the gallant General remarking that great credit was due to all concerned. Accompanying the report is a letter from the Commander in Chief, in which ne says:—" I should express my satisfaction at tie manner in which the arrangements were carried out by the Hon. Sir James Yorke Scarlett, and by the Acting Inspector General of the reserve forces, as well as at the regularity with which the volunteers appear to have assembled and gone through their duties, and at the general success of the day's operations." MELANCHOLY END OF THE MANAGER OF A LUII- TED LIABILITY COMPANY.—On Monday the L'ver- pool Coroner held an inquest on the body of Robert Charles Cutting, who was until recently commander of the Royal Mail steamer Idaho, one of the Guion Line. He quitted that service for the purpose of becoming managing director of a metal trading Company, a business of which he appears to have not had the slightest knowledge. In this company he had invested the whole of his savings, and he had also induced a large number of his personal friends to become shareholders. The affairs of the company appear not to have gone on satisfactorily and this preyed greatly upon his mind. On Friday evening last he shot himself in his office, Alexan- dra buildings, James street.—The jury returned a verdict to the effect that he destroyed himself whilst labouring under temporary mental derange- ment. THE HEALTH OF PRINCE LEOPOLD.—By special order of the authorities, the public were not ad- mitted to the terminus at Windsor on Saturday, on the occasion of the arrival of Her Majesty from Osbrrne, it being desired that it should be accom- plished with as much privacy as possible, in order that His Royal Highness Prince Leopold might not suffer from the excitement of the crowd. His Royal Highness, who had sufficiently recovered from his re rent indisposition to be able to endure the fatigue of the journey, had travelled from Gosport in a private saloon carriage, within which an invalid couch had been placed for his use. The greatest care was taken by the officials to prevent the Prince incurring unnecessary fatigue or excitement, and His Royal Highness, upon the arrival of the train, was lifted from his seat in the saloon and carried in the arms of one of the Highland H gillies" to the! Royal carriage in the station yard. The Queen and Royal family then drove to the Castle, and the public were allowed to enter the terminus. TRAMWAYS AND OMNIBUSES AT LIVERPOOL.— The case of the Liverpool Tramway Company v. j the Liverpool Road and Omnibus Company was brought to a close on Monday before Vice-Chan- cellor Malins. The plaintiffs had obtained an act of parliament in 1868, giving them the exclusive enjoyment of the tramways for eighteen months, after which they were to receive tolls from any vehicle using the tramways. As soon as the tram- ways were laid down the defendants commenced running their carriages on them, and continued to do so up to the present, having put a construction of their own on the act of Parliament. They made new carriages, or adapted the old ones to running on the tramways, by putting the wheels underneath instead of at the sides. The terms of the act were prohibitory of the running on the tramways of ordinary carriages" plying for hire. The Vice- Chancellor was clearly of opinion that the defend- ant's omnibusses came within the meaning of the act. He therefore granted the injunction asked for by the plaintiffs to restrain the defendant from using portions of the tramways for the purposes of their omnibusses. It was intimated that His Honour's decision would be appealed against. A SUNDERLAND SOLICITOR CHARGED WITH SELL- ING SPIRITS WITHOUT A LICENSE.—At the Sunder- land Police Court, on Saturday morning, Mr. Mark Thompson, jun., solicitor, was summoned at the instance of the Excise authorities, on a charge of having sold six gallons of spirits without a license, The charge arose out of the transactions of the de- fendant with the spirits which he and Mr. Ballans obtained from Mr. Schomberg, of Harrogate, under circumstances which came rather prominently before the public in connection with a trial in the police court on a charge of obtaining goods under false pretences preferred by Mr. Schomberg, but which was dismissed.—Mr. Robson, who appeared for tho defendant, asked for an adjournment for a week. If the matter came before their worships they could not convict except for a certain penalty. The Excise were disposed to take a smaller sum, and if the bench could adjourn the case for a week, he hoped that smaller sum would be paid, and then there would be an end to the case.—Mr. Bell, on behalf of the Excise, had no objection to the adjournment, and the bench assented. The full penalty attached to Mr. Thompson's offence, it seems, is £500.T. C. Elliott, who was concerned in the same transac- tions, was charged with a similar offence. Mr. Bell prosecuted. The defendant did not appear, and it was stated that he had gone off to America. The sale of twelve gallons of brandy to Mr. John Bell, of Dunning-street, was proved, and the bench then inflicted a fine of £ 25—one-fourth of the £100 penalty.—Nev:ca stle Chronicle. CURIOUS QUESTION UNDER THE GAME LAWS.— In the Court of Queen's Bench, on Saturday, the case of Allen v. Thompson was heard. It was an appeal from the sessions for the North Riding of Yorkshire, held at Leyburn, against a conviction under the Game Act, 1 and 2 William IV. cap. 32. The third section of the act provides H that if any person whatsoever shall kill or take any game or use any gun, dog, net, engine, or other instrument for the purpose of killing or taking any game on a Sunday or Christmas day," he shall be liable to cer- tain penalties. The facts found that the appellant had set some snares on a Saturday on ground over which he had liberty to sport, and that he held an Excise licence. It was not found that he had been near the snares on the Sunday; but a person who entered the ground found the snares set and a. grouse in one of them, although it was not found that the grouse was caught on. Sunday. The main questions were whether it was an offence to set snares on a week day, and allow them to remain set on a Sun- day, and also whether tliie snare was an engine" within the meaning of the act. It was contended for the appellant that a snare was not such engine but principally that whetre, as in the present<ca" men had not lifted the snares on the Saturdav night, and thus allowed them to remain on tin; Sunday, but without any personal control on that day having been taken over the snares, there was not a user within the meaning of the act.—The Court held that allowing snares to remain set on a Sunday was an offence against the statute, and the conviction was affirmed. SUCCESSFUL APPEAL FROM A COURT MARTIAL.— Recently, Armourer Sergeant Sinton, 42nd Roval Highlanders, was observed by the adjutant in the lines of the 33rd Regiment, at Aldershot, in com- pany with the armourc r sergeant of that regiment, and wearing his working dress. The adjutant sent to him the bandmaster of the 42nd to inform him that he had taken, notice of the irregularity. Sinton replied, All right," understanding that the band- master was giving him friendly advice, and not placing him in 'arrest, for the latter continued to walk away. On the following day the adjutant asked Sinton if he was not aware that he had been placed under arrest, and, on Sinton replying in the negative, he ordered him to the confinement of his room, whenc e he was subsequently marched as a prisoner before the commanding officer, and the fol- lowing char ges were read to him :—" First, conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discip- line in having been out of his lines improperly dressed J 'secondly, breaking his arrest while in ar- rest befo're being set at liberty by proper authority. He was tried by a. regimental court martial, and found guilty on the first charge and not guilty on the second. His punishment Was reduction to the ranks and forfeiture of pay a,mounting to 3s. per clay. It appeared that he was not aware that any particu- lar dress was defined for armourer sergeants during working hours, and that when in the lines of the 33rd regiment he was there for the purpose of in- viting Armourer Sergeant Lamb to dine with him according to fraternal custom, the 33rd Regiment- having just arrived from Portsmouth. The particu- lars of the case were embodied in a memorial to the Trield [Marshal Commanding in Chief, who sent an. order to the Commanding officer to reinstate Sir.ton, who 1m3 been reinstated accordingly in his former rank and position, and receives his back pay. The paintings of Mr.-John Everett Millais, R.A., exhibited this year at the Royal Academy, have fetched over £11,000, so eager was the competition for their possession. It is stated that j82,000 was paid him for one of the two portraits he exhibits this year.—The Architect. Numismatists should be quick in securing speci- mens of the Roumain coinage, because the Porte has protested against it as: being in defiance of the firman of investiture, bearing, as it does, only the effigy of the Prince without any recognition of the suzerainty of the Porte. A funny extravaganza by Mr. H. J. Byron, and founded on a German fairy legend, has been successfully produced at the Adelphi. The piece is little more than a vehicle for scenery and ballet, both of which are introduced with a prodigally and splendour seldom witnessed at this theatre. Lord Herries has consented to let the Early Eng- lish Text Society copy and print his manuscript Book of the Order and Government of a Noble- man's House," by G. Constable. It will form one of the Society's series of books on Courtesy and Early Manners and Customs/i edited by Mr. Fur- JUuJJ. The council of the Church Ass-oan-tion has elected Mr. Joseph Hoare, of Child's Hill, iiampstcad, J their chairman, in the place of the late Mr. Colqu- houn. WITHDRAWAL OF THE TAX ON "RAILWAYS.—The Raihvay Neivs understands that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has finally decided upon withdraw- ing his proposals for dealing with the tax on rail- ways. The representatives of the Northern and Southern lines have not been able to a^ree upon any plan among themselves which Mr. Lowe will accept, and it has, therefore, been intimated that nothing will be done in the matter in the present ses-ion. STRANGE FRAUDS IN PRUSSIA.—A very curious occupation has recently been discovered in Prussia, find a few of its professors are under examination before the law courts. It appears that a regular organisation exists for fraudulently aiding young r.s n in evading military service by producing arti- t!daily symptoms of disease on those bound to s "rve, thereby disqualifying them, and it is said i. u t many army doctors, in different parts of the kingdom, have been deceived by the means adopted. 'Palpitation of the heart was induced by dosing the subject with strong coffee and Burgundy wine, or by causing him to smoke tobacco strengthened by rc'. nips hemorrhage was imitated by pig's blood eu.ced with vinegar; various sores were imitated by the stings of bees; the eyes were touchel up with caustic to make the sight defective, and enlarge- ment of the pupils caused by striking 1 hem with atrophia. The defendants, who are six brothers named Dieckhoff, seem to have realised large sums of money at their ingenious trade. THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS—The Home Secretary received en Friday a deputation, largely composed of women, who asked for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.—Mr. Jacob Bright hav- ing briefly stated the object of the visit, Professor Newman presented a memorial.—Mrs. Butler in- formed Mr. Bruce that she had visited the garrison to of Kent, and could assert that the grossest outrages on women were practised under the opera- tion of the new law, and that the excitement in consequence was dangerous to the peace. From th0 working men of Kent, who keenly felt the in- sult that the women were made to suffer, she had a message to the Home Secretary, viz., that they had dog forgotten their countryman, Wat Tyler.—Mr. Bruce pointed out that there were two sides to the question, adding that the legislation objected to had originated in the recommendation of a meeting of a great medical society, and they all knew that the medical profession was especially humane, enlight- ened, and liberal-minded. As to the satisfactory working of the acts, he admitted that doubt existed, and he thought there ought to be full inquiry by competent persons into not only the medical, but also the moral, bearings of the question and he promised he would jdo all he could to obtain a com- plete, an immediate, and a thorough investigation. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE GREEK BRIGANDS.—Amid the horror caused by the accounts of the racent atrocities by the Greek brigands, it has been with a kind of savage satisfaction that the public has learnt that some at least of their number have met with the condign punishment they had so wickedly earned. The name of the' brigand has long-been associated with ideas of heroic bearing and romantic generosity, but the mercenary and brutal wretches who perpetrated the recent horrors have dispelled those fictions. A photograph now published by the London Stereoscopic Company will also assilt to show what the brigands of Attica really are. It is a representation of the heads of the seven villains who were shot by the soldiers and afterwards de- capitated. None of them appear to be very young, and the majority are of middle age. In two in- stances the faces are disfigured by wounds, but in others the ordinary aspect remains. One is posi- tively fearful in its ugliness, but several are only noticeable for the truculence displayed on them. One head, with matted ha r obscuring a low fore- head. impresses the beholder with the idea that in life the man who bore it would never have shrunk from cruelty nor listened to an appeal for mercy. The youngest faces are the least repulsive, but all of them are of the lowest type, and indicative of savage greed.—Times'. WILLS AND BEQUESTS.—The will of Mr. Edward Stanley, of Cross Hall, Lancaster, and 14, Grosvenor Square, Middlesex, was proved in London, on the 20th ult., under £ 140,000 personalty, by the Right Hon. the Earl of Dartrey, the testator's son-iii-law; and Mr. Edward James Stanley, his son, the joint acting executors. The testator married, in 1819, Mary, daughter of James, Earl of Lauderdale, and died, Marcn 8th last, aged 81, having executed his will January 21, 1867, and a codicil April 20, 1869. He bequeaths to his wife an annuity of .£1,000 in addition to .£2,000 per annum under settlement; aLo all the jewellery worn by her. as well as all other ornaments of the person; the choice of two of his carriages, with suitable horses, and wines from his cellar to the amount of .£1,000. To his two daughters, who the testator says are amply provided for under marriage settlements, he has left complimentary bequests as proofs of his affection, To Miss Emily Hammon, who has been for some time his reader, he leaves a legacy of £ 500; to James Read, footman to Lady Mary Stanley, an annuity of £25; and to Ann Brown, his cook and house- keeper, £3Q a year. His real estate and the residue of his personal estate he leaves to his son Edwa-d absolutely. The testator was deputy lieutenant for Lane ister, and a younger branch of the family of the Earl of Derby.—The will of Colonel Charles Leslie, K.H. of Her Majesty's army. late of the Grenadier Guards; of Balquhain, N.B.; Hassop Hall, Derby; Slindon Hall, Sussex; and Fetfornear House, Aberdeenshire, was proved in London, on the 22nd ult. under .£35,000 personalty in England. The gallant colonel had served with distinction in the Peninsula. He has left to his son and heir and only child his various estates in the counties of Fetternear, in Scotland. He leaves his diamonds and jewellery to descend as heirlooms with the man- sion-house of Fetternear, in Scotland. There are several pecuniary legacies to friends, numerous charitable bequests to Roman Catholic missions, and legacies"to both in and out door servants.—The will of Mr. Frederick Wiltshire has just been proved under £ 20,000.—Ths will of Miss Blanch Artley, of York Terrace, Regent's Park, was proved under £ 25,000.—The will of Mrs. Emma Castleman, 74, Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, was proved under £ 40,000.—Illustrated London News. HORRIBLE MURDERSATBALTIMORE.—BALTIMORE April 21.—The entire city was intensely excited this evening by a report that five horrible murders had. been perpetrated by a mother cutting the throat" of four of her children and of her own mother. The report proved true, the facts being as follows:— About four o'clock this afternoon Mrs. Catherine Ma h. who, with her four children, lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer. at No. 99, Canal-street,, a few doors from Belair Market, committed the terrible butcheries, first killing her children, and then assaulting her own mother. Mrs. Dwyer, the mother of Sirs. March, in her ante-mortem examina- tion to-night, sf ated that at about four o'clock this afternoon herself and her daughter.CatherineMarsh, and three children of the latter were in the hou?e. Mrs. Marsh asked her if she had ten cents, and on her answering "No," she (Mrs. Marsh) said she had ten cents. She then put on her bonnet and left the house. She went a few doors and 'orrowed a butcher's knife. She then -proceeded to District School No. 13, and calling out her son James, aged eight years, cut his throat from ear to ear, nearly severing his head from his body. A little boy named Burnett came out of school with James, and witnessed the murder. Mrs. Marsh, after committing the horrible deed, rushed at the boy Burnett, but he ran and escaped. She then returned to her home and went in the back yard, where another son, William, aged seven years, was swinging, his little sister, Mary Jane, aged four years, being at play near by. She seized William and cut his throat, causing instant death, and immediately grasped her little girl and applied her weapon, cutting off her head. She then went into the house and cut the throat of her youngest child, George, aged about two years and five months. The head was nearly severed from the body. She next assaulted her mother, aged about fifty-four, and very feeble, cutting her throat so terribly that she cannot- sur- vive. Mrs. Marsh, the murderess, is aged about twenty-seven, was born in the County Kerry, Ire- land, and has been in the United States about twenty years. She was married some nine years ago, in this city, to William Marsh, a barber, who left her about eighteen months since to find employ- ment elsewhere. He is now said to live in New York City. The reputation and character of Mrs. Marsh is said to have been very good. She was un- doubtedly temporarily insane when committing the murders. The faces of the murdered children, as they lie side by side to-night, are as placid and calm as if they were composed in sweet sleep. They are dressed neatly, in the sam e clothes they wore when killed. At nine o'clock t o-ni ght the mother, who is confined at the Eastern Police-station, was conscious of her deeds,-New York Times. Avril 23. The benefit of Mdlie. Patti has been the event of the week in Paris. # No sitting room could be ob- tained, and the receipts were £ 1,000.—The Orchestra. TJArt Musical says that on her return from America, Mdlle. Nilsson will sing during one season at St. Petersburg, and after that retire from public life. Dr. J. Oppert, of the Royal Library, Windsor, has in the press a second edition of his work on Prester John, the Graal, and other legends of the middle ages. 1:0 We learn from the North German Gazette that the idea of an (Ecumenical Council to be summoned by the Orthodox Greek Church is gradually gaining ground in that communion. ° There is a talk of erecting a monument tc Savonarola at Florence. The work has been en- trusted to Signor Dupre, whose Pietas attracted attention in the Paris Exhibition of 1867, At- Kempten, Bavaria, a society has just been At Kempten, Bavaria, a society has just been formed with the object of reacting against the de- cisions of the (Ecumenical Council. It bears the name of Catholic Association to Resist Roman In- name of Catholic Association to Resist Roman In. uovgtjoaB,"