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HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Morgan paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs Gladstone, at Hawarden, on Saturday. The standard of height for the Royal Marines and the Artillery divisions has been raised to 5ft. 8in. The death is announced of Sir Charles Young, the author of Jim the Penman and other plays. Since the commencement of the session 388 bills have come under the notice of the House of Commons. The Liberation Society are arranging for an active Disestablishment campaign in Wales during the winter. The memorial stone of a new church at the Bryn in the parish of Ruabon was laid on Tuesday by Mr. James Ormrod. Mr. Archibald Forbes contradicts the statement that his health is improving, and that he will shortly be upon the warpath again. One million bushels of edible oysters, it is esti- mated, were caught in the waters of Long Island Sound during the past year. The Rev. Buchanan Warren Wright, vicar of Nor- ton Cuckney, Notts, has committed suicide in a lunatic asylum in Nottingham. A man and two women, all fashionably dressed, have been arrested in Cardiff on a charge of stealing, at Manchester, jewellery valued at < £ 2,000. An attendant in the Prestwich Lunatic Asylum was, on Thursday, killed with a spade by an inmate in the garden attached to the institution. Two young girls were drowned while bathing at Porthcawl, Glamorganshire, on Thursday afternoon. They came from Newport, Monmouthshire. A tramp, named William Hunter, last week, when near Carlisle, killed the child of a woman with whom he had been living, and afterwards cut his throat. The Hungarian Government have ordered 2000 rail- way waggons, having resolved to abandon the system of renting carriages from companies as most costly. All the business portion of the town of Newburgh, Ontario, has been destroyed by fire. Ninety families have been rendered homeless, but there was no loss of life. A statue of the lata Mr. Hugh Mason was unveuea on Saturday, at Ashton-under-Lyne, a borough which he represented in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1885. The Chester Society of Natural Science held its annual conversazione at the Grosvenor Museum on Thursday, under the presidency of Professor T. M. Hughes. The memorial stones of a now Baptist Church in Rice-lane, Walton, near Liverpool, were laid on Fri- day. The building will cost £2,200, of which sum about half has been raised. A tel 'gram from the Queen was received at Exeter on Saturday, intimating that her Majesty would contribute £100 towards the fund for the relief of the sufferers by theatre the disaster. Funds not being forthcoming to provide bells for the new English Episcopal Church, Copenhagen, the Prince of Wales has sent telegraphic instructions to London to have them provided at his own expense. We understand that the Rev. J. Varteg Jones, pas- tor of Castle-square Presbyterian Church, Carnarvon, has returned home much improved in health, and that be will preach next Sabbath dav at his church. A true bill was returned against Police-constable Endacott (who will be remembered as having arrested Miss Cass) at the Old Bailey, on Tuesday, for perjury. The trial has been postponed till the October session. The St. Leger was run on Wednesday, with the following result :-Kllw,tTline first,'Merry Hampton second, and Timo by third. Time by Benson's chrono- graph, 3 mins. 26 sees.; time last year, 3 mins. 21 and two-fifth sees. The burning of Newsome's Circus, Edinburgh, has resulted in the loss of a wardrobe and instruments to Mr. Sam Hague's Minstrel Company, Liverpool, who were running a six weeks' engagement there, and had four weeks to run. On Thursday, Mr. Thomas E. Ellis, M.P., and Mr. Ellis Jones-Griffith, of Downing College, Cambridge, and Ty Coch, Anglesey, left Holyhead en route for Michaelstown, Ireland, to be present at the trial of Mr. W. 0' Brien, M.P. The statistical statement furnished by the police to the Flint magistrates, on Monday last, shows (hat there was an increase of 16 in the cases of diunkenness this year over last year, the numbers being respec- tively 55 and 39, an increase of about 45 per cent. The Lancet states that the Crown Prince of Ger- many has greatly benefited by his stay in the High- lands, both in general health and with regard to his throat. Dr. Morrell Mackenzie is to receive the honour of knighthood from the Queen in recognition of his success in the treatment of the Crown Prince. Early on Sunday morning, a huge stack of coal, consisting of some 9,000 tons, stored at the Daven- port Colliery, near Bolton, belonging to the Darcy Lever Coal Company, was discovered to be on fire, and, notwithstanding the efforts of 50 men with hose- pipes, under the direction of the managers, the flames had not been extinguished up to Wednesday night. It has been arranged that Mr. Gladstone, on the occasion of his visit to Nottingham in connection with the annual meeting of the National Liberal Federation, will address a mass meeting in the Alex- andra Rink, on the evening of October 19th The right hon. gentleman is at present resting at Hawar- den Castle, and is in the enjoyment of excellent health. An old man, 83 years of age, named Thomas bat- terworth, of independent means, was fount dead in his own home at Oswaldtwistle on Friday. His body was frightfully decomposed, and it w is thought he must have been dead three or four weeks. He lived alone, and about a month since said he was going to Sottthport. Suspicion being aroused by his non- appearance, a ladder was procured, and he was found in bed. --1L yeorge Urice the man charged witn all a,sjsd.uiu ju a railway carriage, was brought before the Shewsbury borough magistrates on Monday and discharged. He was then taken into the custody of Superintendent Qalhers, deputy chief-constable of the county, and charged with assault with intent on Caroline Scragg. He was formally remanded to Wellington petty sessions on Monday next. Prisoner, who looked very ill, said he knew nothing about it. Over 30,000 Protestant and Catholic school children were entertained on Saturday at a Jubilee fete on Glasgow Green. Several military and volunteer bands and the Bridgeton Choral Society provided music, and the Dragoons and mounted police kept order. There were three circuses, and 8,0U0 prizes awarded in sports, the chief being, given by the Prince of Wales, 'the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cam. bridge, and Lord Rosebery. William Darby was admitted to the Leicester Infirmary, on Friday, suffering from injuries recaived on the railway. He was travelling alone in a North Western train to Leicester, and when near Glen Parva the door of the compartent flew open, and he fell out. No one appears to hive seen him, and he lay on the line all night, being discovered about seven on Friday morning. His toes were crushed, and he was other- wise injured. Police-sergeant Evans and two constables on Fri- day night captured three women, rabbit smugglers, wives of well-known poachers who killed the game. The women, who were searched by the police, had thirty rabbits concealed under their dresses carrying them home. One silk and one string net wera also found on them. This is :a new departure in the art of poaching, making the men when caught exempt, nothing being founi upon them. IVIR. William Nelson, head of the well-known pub- lishing firm of Thomas Nelson] and Sons, died at his residence in E iinburgh, on Saturday forenoon, from an attack of bronchitis. Mr. Nelson was of very philanthropic disposition, and had recen ly restored St. Margaret's Chapel and Argyle Tower, Edinburgh Castle; while at his expense, workmen are now engaged restoring the old Parliament Hall. Mr. Nelson was 71 years of age, and leaves a widow, a son, and four daughters. At Huddersfield on Wednesday, awoman named Annie Wadsworth pleaded guilty to a charge of damaging windows at public ) houses. The woman was spoken of a-s violent tempered. When a super- intendant was speaking to her about bail she threw a can of coffee to his face. Being sentenced to a month's imprisonment, she sat down in the dock immediately afterwards, and without the least warn- ing, threw her bout violently at the bench, smashing an inkstand. Another month waa added to the sen- tence. The man named Owen Perry, who deserted in March from the Manchester Regiment stationed at Ashton-under-Lyne, was locked up for safety in Holy- well gaol last week, and since then he has been removed to Denbigh Asylum. It will be remembered that Perry whilst serving in the Egyptian War dreamt that under a certain stone on the Mostyn and Gronant road a large amount of treasure lay, and with a number of men, who believed his story, he dug for several days but without effect. The explorations were suddenly stopped by Perry's beig arrested. THROAT IRRITATION AND COUGH.—Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Fpps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections, becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes nJ., tins Is. li-I., labelled "JAMES Erps & Co., 2 Homoeopathic Chemists, London. Dr. George Moore, in his work on Nose and Throat Diseases, says The Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative or palliative agent," while Dr. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Ear Infirmary, writes "After an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit in almost all forms of throat disease."






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