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BOAT ACCIDENT ON THE MERSEY.

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CURIOUS CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY.

WIFE MURDER AT DONCASTER.

THE LATE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY.

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EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF BIGAMY.

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SUPPOSED MURDER IN LINCOLNSHIRE

EASTER DAY AT ST. ALBAN'S,…

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GENERAL NEWS. Rich deposits of antimony have been discovered In Cedar County, Missouri. No Thoroughfare," under the title of L'Abime is in rehearsal at the Porte St. Martin, Paris. M. Leon Pillet, formerly director of the Opera at Paris, is dead. He was in his sixty-fifth year. During the past week 38 wrecks have been report- ed, making for the present year a total of 664. It is said that M. Ricci has been assured, from St. Petersburg, the sum of 20,000f. for a new opera. H II Trovatore, was, the other evening, played and sung by amateurs, in the Theatre Royal, Dublin. Mr. Barry Sullivan has been seized with a serious illness. The malady is said to be inflammation of the lungs. A bill is pending before the New York Legislature prohibiting the marriage of first cousins under a heavy penalty. It is estimated that emigrants are going to Wiscon- sin at the rate of a thousand a week, although the season has scarcely opened. The Times says we are requested to contradict the report of Lord March's intended marriage with Miss Ricardo, which has appeared in some of our contem- poraries. The Dublin Exhibition building has been bargained for by the Government for 46,000. The directors asked JE60,000, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer declined. The consecration of Archdeacon Harris as bishop of Gibraltar will take place at Canterbury Cathodal on the 1st proximo. Should an appointment be made meanwhile to the see of Mauritius, the two consecra- tions will take place together. By the death of Sir H. D. Chads, G.C.B., an ad- miral's good service pension is vacant; and Vice-Ad- miral the Earl of Lauderdale, K.C.B. becomes ad- miral; Rear Admiral Kenry Kellet, C.B. superinten- dent of Malta dockyard, becomes vice-admiral; and Captain J. W. Tarleton, C.B., controller-general of the coastguard service, becomes rear-admiral. It is reported that the Prince and Princess of Wales will nay a second visit to Ireland in August next, and will be present at the National Cattle Show of the Royal Agricultural Society at Londonderry. Their royal highnesses will be the guests of the Lord-Lieu- tenant and the Marohioness of Abercorn, at Baron Court. The authorities of the British Museum, we hear' are treating for the purchase of the large Japanese library of the late Mr. Von Siebold. The latter gen- tleman was long resident in Japan, and possessed the privilege, rarely accorded to foreigners, of collecting books in that country. During his lifetime he made a cession of a number of books to the Dutch Govern- ment. His remaining library consists of several thousand volumes, exclusively in Japanese, on liter- ary, scientific, and historical subjects, of which a French and English catalogue is being compiled, under the care of M. Fotheringham, Professor of the University of France, assisted by a learned Japanese, who has accompanied Mr. Von Siebold to Lurope. This catalogue when completed will afford a key to the hitherto little known subject of Japanese litera ture.—A thenceum. SHOCKING GUN ACCIDENT.—A shocking gun acci- dent occurred on Saturday morning, at Lymm, near Warrington. About nine o'clock Mr. Brigham, the widow of the late Dr. Brigham, who resided at Rush Green, was in the breakfast room in company with her son-in-law, M. Herreon, a French Consul. M. Perreon was cleaning a revolver, and Mrs. Brigham expressing a desire to see how it was loaded, he hand- ed the revolver to her, at the same time describing the way of loading the weapon. Mrs. Brigham then returned it to M. Peeron, but she had no sooner done so than the weapon went off, and the ball entered her left temple and killed her instantly. The unfortu- nate lady was about to start for London, in company with her son-in-law and daughter, who had just re- turned from their marriage tour. SINGULAR PROCEEDINGS AT A WORKHOUSE.—A< the Nottingham Police Court, on Saturday morning, Mr. Heath, solicitor, attended with Mr Hardy, mastei of the Nottingham Union Workhouse, and stated that, during Mr. Hardy's absence from the Union, on Thurs- day, Mr. Dunnington, a member of the Board of Guar- dians, entered the workhouse, in company with a friend named Jarvis, and visited the men's lunatic ward, where they found àperson whom Mr. Dunning- ton knew. He told him that he had no business there, that he was imprisoned, and that he would set him at liberty. They took the man away. The porter at the lodge was out, but his assistant refused to let the lunatic pass without a proper order. Jarvis pushed the man aside, and they then left the place and wenf to a public-house close by. In a short timetheyagah went to the workhouse for the lunatic's clothes. Mrs, Hardy came upon the scene, and a great uproar en- sued. Mr. Dunnington insisted upon taking the man away, although he had been taken back to his ward. Mr. Heath applied for a summons against Jarvis foi assaulting the porter, and against Mr. Dunnington foi being an accessory, and another against the latter fox assaulting Mrs. Hardy in attempting to remove the lunatio. The summonses were granted. THE QUEEN AND THE IRISH CHURCH—The Lon- don correspondent of the lrish Times says:—"I un- derstand that the Queen has addressed an autograph letter to Lord Westbury. Her Majesty, in anticipa- tion of being called upon by an address from one branch of the legislature to place at the disposal of parliament her interest in the temporalities of the archbishoprics, bishoprics, and other ecclesiastical dignities and benefices in Ireland and in the custody thereof,' is naturally anxious to have the soundest and most experienced advice on the course she should pursue and, among others, she enlists the able as well as matured judgment of one who, when the keeper of her conscience, originated the Augmenta- tion of Benefices Act. Other law lords, including the present Lord Chancellor, and the most eminent ecclesiastical and constitutional, lawyers, have been directed to forward their opinions for the royal guidance on specified branches of the questions raised by Mr. Gladstone's second and third resolutions ano if the Liberal leader pertinaciously proceeds this ses- sion beyond the first resolution, I have heard it said in quarters entitled to credit, that so strongly does the Sovereign feel an ill-timed party attempt to re- strict her spiritual functions in the House of Com- mons, ahe will summon to personal conference not only the Premier and the leading members of her cabinet, but those judicial statesmen and profound lawyers whose written opinions she has commanded to be placed before her. WILLS AND BEQUESTS. — The will of the Hon. Sir Matthew Richard Sausse, Knight, Q.C., formerly Chief Justice of Bombay, and a member of the Indian Council, late of Dublin, was proved in the London Court on the 20th ult. The personalty in this country was sworn under £12,000. He leaves to his wife, the Hon. Charlotte Henrietta Sausse, who is well pro- vided for under settlement, an immediate legacy of £500; to his sister Ellen, jE400 a year; to the trustees of Wadding's Poor-house, £500; tot.heRoman Catho- lic Vicar Apostolic of Bombay, £500. He bequeaths, on the decease of. his brother, £1,000 to each of his three nieces, Jacantina, Margaretta, and Eliza Orr, and an additional legacy of £1,000 to the youngest. He leaves J6200 to be divided equally between the Sis- ters of Charity and the Sisters of Mercy and JE200 foi masses for his own soul and of those of the family deceased. The will of Arthur Anderson, Esq., F.S.A. late M.P., of the Grove, Norwood, was proved in Lon- don on the 26th ult., under £120,000 personalty. He has left liberal legacies to personal friends, and mani charitable bequests. To the directors of the Penin- sular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, of which he was chairman and one of the originators, he leaves the silver dinner service presented to him by the shareholders of that company and bequeaths to the directors the sum of jEl,000, to form a fund foi an annual dinner in commemoration of the establish- ment of that company, and at such dinner to use the silver service of plate.—Illustrated London News. THE ST. ALBAN'S RITUAL CASE. — A letter has been sent to the Bishop of London by the promoter in the case of Martin v. Mackonochie, in which he says: —"Mr. Mackonochie having annonnced his willing- ness to accept Sir Robert Phillimore's ruling, I am thereby constituted the sole dominus ins. Inaelioll on my part, therefore, at this juncture, would practi- cally impose upon the Church, with the binding obli- gation of law, several conclusions which, as I am persuaded (and I venture thus to write with great deference to the very learned judge who has ststsd them), are by the great majority of churchmen not believed to be the law, and until confirmed by the tri- bunal of last resort, will not be acquiesced in as the law which governs our Reformed Church. I can en- tertain no doubt that I owe it to the Church, an 1 to the interests of religious truth, to prosecute an appeal from the late decision to the fullest extent mat mj learned counsel shall advise." The John But snvs •— "Notice of appeal in the case of Martin v. Mackono chie was lodged on Thursday in the Arches Court ''1 the promoter as to the decision on lighted candles an J costs. The other side will be obliged, therefore, to appeal. Pending the appeal it would be of course legal to use incense and the mixed chalice, but we earnestly hope that churchmen will be better advised than to do so. The Protestant party are going I) propose a people's churchwarden for St. Alban's thi i week." ALARMTNG ACCIDENT AT AN EDINBURGH RAIL- WAY STATION. — On Friday afternoon, an accident of a most alarming character occurred at the Waver ey Bridge Railway Station. A goods train was proceed- ing, about three o'clock, along the down line — t at. is, from east to west — and in passing through the passenger station, one of the waggons was jerked ofl the rails either at the crossing or the turn-table a little to the east of the entrance to the building. The waggon was driven nearly broadside against 1he pillar which supported the roof of the station at that point, breaking it in two, and bringing down about twenty feet of the whole expanse of the roof, the noise caused by its fall attracted a large nnmber of people to the spot, while many more congregated ou the North Bridge overlooking the suer.e..Ag t!ie south passenger trains arrive at the point where tie accident occurred, and as a nnmber of persons are continually passing and repassing, it was feared j, at some onemigbt lie buried beneath the rubbish. T e alarmed spectators were, however, speedily assuied that. this was not the case — the platform having been fortunately cleared previous to the mishap. Both the up and down liteswero completely blocked up with the de'fis of the fallen roof, the crushed wag- gons and their contents, iron girders, and telegraph wires. A large staff of workmen were collected, and, under the direction of the Superintendent of the t(I)OÙS department of the North British Railway, a clearance of the line was comme ,uei An engine 'v;is procured, and the heavy broken trucks were iragged from amongst the heap of r ibbish, and iI. II I Lie more than "an hour from the ume the accident K-curred the line was cleared. The rails atthepoim wtujre the waggon which was the cause of the acci- ct. is supposed to have gone off the line, are mu. h nrnised and uneven. The damage to the compuuy'i ^rvi-orty and rolling stock is very considerable. A not, caused by a strike among the labourers a colliery near Pitsburg, Pentonville, took place mm the 30th ult. One man was killed and five wounded. A petition, praying that Barnsley may be incer- porated as a municipal borough, was forwarded inr presentation to the Queen in Council a few days age. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte" has been re-arranged hi the stage (says the Signaie) by Herr Von Gugta^ under the auspices of the Baron Alfred Von W obo- gen. Mr. Batcliffe, R.A.M. has received the appointment of first flute in the Orchestra of the Royal Italias Opera, previously held by the the late Mr. SydnM Pratten. A captain's good service pension is vacant by the promotion of Lord Frederick Herbert Kerr, who ob* ains his flag rank by the death of Rear Admiral l'homas Harvey. The Ottowa Indians in Kansas, mostly Baptists, and lOW reduced to less than 200, have given more thaa 20,000 acres of land. worth 100.000 dollars, to endow Ottawa Universitv Advices from Gibraltar state that fine rn;nB hail fallen and an abundant harvest was anticipated. It is said that 3,000 Cretan immigrants now at Syra have signed a declaration expressing their determina- tion to remain in Greece until their own country u free. The Hon. Mr. Carington, who was elected for Wy- combe, on Saturday unopposed, declared himself an adherent of Mr. Gladstone, and promised a vote for Mr. Abel Smith's bill. The Minnesota Legislature has passed bills which practically abolish the gallows, give the accused a right to testify in all criminal cases, and prepare the way for the abolition of grand juries. Southampton Water is now swarming with young whiting. Scores of boys and men are line-fishing daily, andcatchthefishalmostasfastastheycan throw in their lines and pull them up again. There are at the present time two men in White- cross-street Prison who have been respectively incar- cerated twenty-four and seven years, first in the Queen's Bench, and now in Whitecross-street, London. The Chateau of St. Pierre des Horts, at Hyeres, at present inhabited by the Earl of Shaftesbury, is to be put up for sale by auction, at £6,000, on the 10th of next month, exactly half the sum laid out on it by its original proprietor. Itisstatedin some of the French journals that Queen Victoria has sent an autograph letter to the Sultan, intimating that the Prince of Wales will return the visit of his Ottoman Majesty, which he made to the Queen in August last. £1500 PICKED UP IN A GUTTER. — A few evenings ago a gentleman, passing along Wallgate, Wigan, picked up a pocket-book containing three notes of £500 each. Information was given to the police at the moment the owner was making known his loss. The finder declined all reward. GOLD FROM THE RIVER PLATE AND BRAZILS. — Messrs Lamport and Holt's steamers, the Galileo and Flamstead, arrived from the River Plate and Brazils On Saturday last. The former steamer arrived at Liverpool with £48,000. and the letter reached South- ampton with jE10,000 in specie. The other day, a retired farmer, named Thomas Little, of Low Crosby, near Carlisle, was fatally choked under disgusting circumstances. The de- ceased had put in his mouth two or three pieces of raw beef, and these, becoming one lump, failed to pass down the gullet. The beef weighed about %lb. A COTTON FACTORY IN UTAH. — The manufacture of cotton has been commenced in Utah. The Mormon journal at Salt Lake City contains an advertisement informing the faithful where they can purchase "the justly celebrated Desseret Mill cotton yarn, manufac- tured at President Young's cotton factory," for either wheat or cash. The United States' legation at Paris receives scores of letters, every day from Frenchmen, asking to be naturalised as citizens of the United States, in order to escape the operation of the army bill. The uniform answer given is, that the law of the States requires a bona fide residence in the territory of the republic before naturalisation can be granted. THE VrCAR OF FROME AND THE RTTUAL DECI- SION. — We are informed (says the Bith Chronicle) that the Vicar of Frome will not comply with the decision of the Dean of Arches in the St. Alban's and ie;gn- mouth cases, and that he is resolved on continuing the ritualistic practices prohibited — namely, the mix- i ig of the chalice, the elevation, and the censing. It appears that the total quantity of earth extract- ed in connection with the Suez Canal works amount- ed in the month ending February 15^1868, to 1.466,428 cubic metres, showing an increase of 336,000 cubic metres upon the preceding month. When all the dredgers collected are in operation it is expected that the rate of extraction will be still further increased., The Naval and Military Gazette understands that Sir John Pakington contemplates employing some of the money accumulated in the reserve fund in purchasing out the two first captains who may wish to sell their commissions after the return of their regiment from foreign service, provided that in the meantime the two supernumerary captains are not otherwise absor- bed. Mr. John Steel, M.P., the Liberal representative of Cockermouth, died on Friday, at his residence, Derwent Bank, Cumberland. Mr. Steel was the son of an attorney at Cockermouth, and practised himself as a solicitor from 1809 to 1852, when he retired., He was returned for Cockermouth in 1854, on the death of Mr. Aglionby, and has since that time, in conjunc- tion with Lord Naas, now the Earl of Mayo, been re- turned without opposition. The London correspondent of the West"rn Morning News says One of the houses in London best known for its At homes" is Miss Stanley's, the sister of the Dean of Westminster. This lady lives with two friends aud the three ladies differing toto ccelo in theolo- gical matters, their receptions afford an opportunity for the meeting of persons whose paths lie widely apart. For instance, at the same house may be seen at the same time Dean Stanley, Professor Maurice Archbishop Manning, and perhaps a notable or two among the Low Church party. A TRAGEDY.—A dreadful crime has been committed at Vannes (Morbihan). A man, named Lodeo, and for- merly a soldier, had married a few months ago a farmer's daughter of the neighbourhood. He lived a life of debauch, and so soon spent the four or five thousand francs which he had received with his wife. Suddenly, a few days back, he went to his father-in- law's house, and without saying a word, attacked him with a knife, and, after stabbing him twice mortally, took to flight. The dying man, fearing some further catastrophe, charged his son to go to his sister's, and, if necessary, protect her. But the young man arrived too late, as the woman was found a corpse, with the- head nearly severed from the body. She had been dead, it appeared, more than than three days, and the murderer had been shut up most of the time in the room with the corpse. He has since been arrested. CLERICAL AGITATORS IN AUSTRIA.—A Vienna letter in the Berlin Correspondence says :—Clerical intrigues are recommencing here, and the Govern- ment will perhaps be compelled to take stringent measures against them. A direct appeal to agitation was lately made at a general meeting of the Con- fraternity of Saint-Michael. ThiB exhortation is ad- dressed to all Christians who still maintain the- faith." These are invited to join together to defend the cause of Rome and the legitimate and sacred rights of The Church." This invitation has been made- in a manner which shows that its authors do not re- coil even before illegal means. Possibly, therefore, if certain rumours are to be believed, the Minister of the Interior may restrain the action of this unscru. pulous confraternity. The members of all the Ca- tholic societies were invited to the meeting and the theological students were asked to attend. Amongst those present were the Archbishops of Vienna and Prague, all the bishops who were in the capital for discussions on the Marriage Bill, and also the Counts Thun and Blome. THE ALLEGED ILL-TREATMENT OF EGYPTIAN MULETEERS IN ABYSSINIA. — Extracts from a letter appeared on the 26th ult., describing the outrageous treatment of the Turkish and Egyptian muleteers prior to their discharge from the service of the Abys- sinian expedition at Zulla. We regarded the story at the time as almost incredible, but are now assured beyond doubt that an order was given to deprivethe men of all the Government clothing which nad been served out to them that the officer in charge ven- tured to remonstrate against the proceeding, point- ing out that the men, having destroyed all their old garments, had no other to cover them, and, moreover, that it would be very unadvisable tuat ?hey should return to Egypt in such a plight from ou J service. The remonstrance was unheeded, and a British officer was charged with the ignominious task of accom- panying the men onboard ship and there seeing them stripped. It is to be. hoped that a searching inquiry will be made into this scandalous affair.—tall Mall Gazette. MURDER BY A SOLDIER.—A military tribunal has sat at Antwerp to try a prisoner, Sergeant Fieron, of the 5th infantry, for the murder of Captain Werle- hoff, on the 22nd February last. Fieron was doing duty as a clerk, and the victim of his crime in the course of the morning had to visit the room in which the man was at work. Some soldiers in the court- yard outside shortly after heard the report of firearms from the apartment, and finding the door locked, broke it open. Capt. Werlehoff was lying dead on the floor, shot with two musket bullets, and trans- fixed by the bayonet of the sergeant. From the evi- dence produced before the court it appeared that the murderer having a grudge against the captain for al- leged severity, resolved first to kill his officer and then himself, but finding the first shot ineffectual he fired the second also at his victim. The defence put forward was that the prisoner was insane, but it did not convince the court, alld Fieron was sentenced to death. A STRUGGLE ON A HOUSETOP.—The Journal au Havre relates a rather exciting capture of a thief on the roof of a house five stories high, in the Rue de la Paix of that town. A man who occupies a garret there had quitted his room between nine and ten o'clock at night to call on a neighbour in the same house, leaving the key in the door. On his return he found himself locked out, and could hear that some one was in tue room. He immediately fetched the police, and had the doorforcedopen, buttheintrudet had disappeared. An individual, could however, be perceived on the roof, lying in the gutter, simula- ting intoxication. 1 wo hremen were sent for, and arrived provided with ropes. The corporal had him- self let down from a skylight to the place whore the individual was lying, and endeavoured to fasten a belt attached to a cord around the man's waist. The latter, however resisted, aud seizing tho other, threa- i.e..eU to throw himself with him into the street, but the fireman persevered, and succeeded in his purpose. 1 he individual was then drawn np in spite of him- self, and secured. He proved to be a stove-titter who hau entered the room ou the chance of finding some* th l¡jg to steal.