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December 8, 1875.




FROM THE PAPERS. There WM a :great snowstorm in L)[dm on Friday, December 3. Tweed has escaped from his gaolers in New York. They had accompanied him to his own house. The Home Secretary has ordered the release of Emily Davies, the little girl sentenced by the Ross magistrates to four years in a reformatory for stealing apples. Mr Ainslie (Liberal) and Mr Hope (advanced Liberal and Farmers' Candidate) have come forward for East Aberdeen. shire. It is officially announced that an arrangement has been concluded for the purchase of the South Devon Railway by the Great Western. The number of ladies seeking admission to the Ladies' College at Cambridge is so greatly in excess of the accomo- dation that enlargements at a cost of £ 6,000 have teen resolved upon. We understand that, taking into account the inconvenien- ces attending a winter session, her Majesty's Ministers do not contemplate calling Parliament together at an earlier period than usual.-Daily News. On Wednesday night, December 1, a coal train between Aberdare and Pontypool became unmanageable, and, running down an incline, tore up the rails for about seventy yards. A large number of waggons were destroyed, and damage done to the amount of 23.000. At a recent meeting of the Limerick guardians the master stated there was in the workhouse hospital a young man who, in order to gain admission, had burned his leg in such a manner that the doctor had given his opinion that he would be a cripple for life. According to the Telegraph Paris correspondent, a rumour was in circulation there on Friday that the Khedive was trying to negotiate with an English group of financiers the sale of his 20 sugar refineries, valued at two to three millions sterling. The Marquis of Townshend has followed up his recent adhesion to the principles of the United Kingdom Alliance by consenting to join the Good Templars. The MarchioLesB will also join. A new lodlle will be opened in a few days at his lordship's seat, Raynham Hall, Norfolk. It is understood that the Marquis will accept one of the chief offices in it. The United Service Gazette learns, from a source in which it is justified in placing reliance, that Mr Disraeli has put his veto upon the First Lord of the Admiralty leaving the Cabinet or resigning his post, having satisfied himself that it is the naval element at the Board that ia responsible for the Vanguard minute and other blunders. A remarkable outrage 011 a married lady has been per- petrated at Cardiff. A lady named Griffin, wife of a gentle- man at the docks, left her house for a short time and re- turned. On re-entering by the back door, a male intruder rose up, and placed his hand on her mouth. He violently assaulted her, placing her under the influence of chloroform, tore her rings off her fingers with his teeth, and stole her purse. The brutal fellow then decamped, leaving his victim insensible. A statue of Cromwell presented to the citizens of Man- Mrs Abel Heywood, was unveiled on Wednesday, December 1st. It is a colossal bronze figure by Mr Noble, and is placed upon an enormous pedestal of unhewn granite on a site in Victoria-street, in front of the Cathedral and facing the exchange. The council met at noon, and accep- ted the memorial from Mrs Heywood, and a number of congratulatory speeches were made. The Royal forces in the tield against the Carlists are to be divided into two armies, one to operate in Navarre and the other in the Basque provinces. General Martinez Cam- pos is to command the Navarre and General Ques-ada the Basque army. The weather is so severe in tne North of Span that a coionel of the royal army has been frozen to death. Divers who have returned to Devonport from the wreck of the Vanguard report that she has recently settled down rapidly on her sandy bed, having sunk seven feet within the past three weeks. These facts are held to render it impossible that she can be raised or even moved by next spring. The most that can be done will be to blow her decks off and attempt to save the guns. On Thursday, December 2, at the Bristol Police Court, George and Louisa Knight were charged with Aelling ririts without a licence. A policeman in plain clothes went to the defendants' residence (a private house), and was there introduced to a girl, with whom he arranged to spend the night. He then asked for brandy, which was supplied, and he paid two shillings for a glass for himself and the girl. The Bench imposed the heavy penalty of £ 50 and cost. This illicit traffic is felt to be rather on the increase, and the police are taking measures to suppress it. t::?The Lord Chancellor has reinstated in the Commission of the Peace for Norwich Mr C. E. Bignold, who was re- moved from the Bench in 1872 by the then Lord Chancellor. Mr Bignold, who is a son of the late Sir M. Bignold, was relieved of his magisterial duties in consequence of a dispute in which he became implicated (under circumstances, how- ever, of great provocation) with a brother magistrate, who was afterwards convicted of assaulting him. At the Liverpool borough sessions, on Saturday. Dec. 4, Edward James Barry was indicted for embezzling money belonging to his employers, Messrs Duncan, Ewing, and Co. The prisoner pleaded guilty to all the charges. It was stated that Barry's defalcations bad been ascertained to amount to R22,556 11s 6d, and that his dealings on the Stock Exchange with one broker alone, within a period of less than two years, reached the extraordinary figure of £ 0,536,561. The recorder sentenced him to five years' penal servitude, Ex-Colonel Valentine Baker has been occupying hig spare time in prison by writing a work on the Russian advance in Khiva. Several firms have refused to publish it, but it is now to be brought out by a house in the West-end. Few men understand this subject better than Mr BAker, for he has had personal experience in Persia and Central Asia.— Dispatch. The death of the Rev. John Wilson, of Bombay, the eminent Scotch missionary leader, will be felt as a severe loss by all branches of the Christian Church having mis- sionary agencies ia India. He occupied for thirty-six years the same prominent position in Western India as Dr Duff did in Calcutta, these two eminent evangelists having been sent out by the Church of Scotland in 1829 as the first re- presentatives of Scotch missionary enterprise in India. When the disruption took place in 1843 Dr Wilson seceded, and has since been identified with the Free Church. At the Hen and Chickens Hotel, Birmingham, Captain Webb was, on Saturday night, Dec. 4, entertained bv the members of the Birmingham Athletic Club at a compli- mentary dinner. Mr Clement Davis, M.A., presided, and there was a large company. On behalf of the club, an ad- dress, a gold medal, and a purse of gold were presented to Captain Webb. The address stated that the club felt they were placing honour on a man who, actuated by no merce- nary desires, but influenced by chivalrous motives, accom- plished an exploit which for physical courage, endurance, and determination stood unequalled in the chronicles of athletic feats. Captain Webb briefly acknowledged the compliment. The Alexandra pit, near Wigan, was the scene of a shocking accident on Friday night, December 3. Through some unexplained cause the ascending and descending cages came into collision, and seven workmen were thrown out and killed. They were engaged in widening the mouthing at the bottom of the shaft, and were being lowered to resume work at the time of the accident. News of a still more terrible accident comes from Powell Duffrvn pit, Tre- degar, Monmouthshire, where twenty lives have been lost by an explosion of fire damp. A large number of colliers were injured, and the destruction of property is very great. At the ar-nual meeting of the Birmingham Licensed Victuallers' Association, on Friday, December 3, the opinion of the Attorney-General and Mr A. S. Hill, Q.C., M.P., in regard to the powers of justices with respect to structural alterations of licensed premises, was read. The counsel were of opinion that the justices had no power in renewing licenses, to consider other than personal qualifi- cations of the licensee but at the same time they could give notice that they only renewed the licence to the old premises, and that business in the new would be carried on at the licensee's peril. The Bristol Times says-. -Although the Great Western Company have not, up to the present, exercised it, it will probably be remembered that they originally took the power to run over the Midland line from Bristol to Gloucester. We hear the Paddington board have now determined to exercise that power, the adoption of the narrow gauge and the absorption of the Bristol and Exeter rendering it desir- able that they should do so. The Great Western Company are also about to use increased efforts throughout their sys- tem, and to retaia the broad gauge, not as a substitution for, but an auxiliary to, the narrow. Special fast broad- gauge trains with improved saloon carriages, will be run from London to Cornwall, and the journey made more swiftly and conveniently than ever. In fact, with the possession of the Bristol and Exeter and South Devon lines, the Great Western directors are about to inaugurate quite a new era of enterprise and management. Bearing in mind that bravery in connection with the saving of life 'in peril from fire or water is specifically re- warded by special agencies, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem have turned their attention to the recognition of heroism at our collieries and ironworks. A case of the kind happened not long ago in consequence of the coming into collision of two cages in a shaft near to Chesterfield. Six colliers were in one of the cages, five of whom were pre- served alive by the dauntlessness and the prolonged en- durance, notwithstanding they were suffering great pain of two noble fellows of the pit's company. In recognition of this bravery note has been taken by the knightly order of which we speak, and a few days ago Sir Edmund Lachmere, as secretary of the brotherhood, went to the place (Whittington Moor) and presented medals and other gifts to the two heroes in humble life. In one case with the medallion, a plot of land was given, enough whereon to build a cottage; and the employers of the miners it is gratifying to know, have added to the gifts with which their servants were presented by the Knights of St. John. The Sanitary Record. Lord Sandhurst writes to the Times making a curious suggestion, formed upon the recent negotiation* with'th- Kheaive._ He says that if Sir Stafford Northcote, instead of borrowing money to pay the money for the purchase of the 177,000 shares, were at once to throw them into the market, attaching a British guarantee to the Egyptian security, they would at once rank with Consols. Tenders might be invited for the whole amount—a minimum of JElSO for each Y,100 of ntock being fixed. L ird Sandhurst contends that the Chancellor of the Exchequer would thus secure a. sum exceeding a million as a sinking fund against the original cost of the shares, with a view to some scheme; of ultimate redemption, if deemed advisable that the in- terest in the Canal would be spread ov=r a large surface in English bocieiy, instead of being concentrated in the State that we should be relieved from a mischievous anomaly and an unprecedented arrangement in the application of the Stats resources, and that we should prove in the most prac- tical manner that our Government remains true to our an- cient policy, which, removed alike from the desire of terri- torial sway and from political ambition, insists on material guarantees when English interests are immediately and directly concerned.