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———mmmm——p— MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. f Mr. Forster, late Chief Secretary for Ireland, irrived in Durham on Wednesday on a visit to the J>ean. The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury on Saturday formally elected the Bishop of Truro to fill the See ■sf Canterbury. A Dover telegram says that it is understood there that the military authorities will report adversely to the Channel Tunnel Company's scheme. The Right Hon. Henry Cecil Raikes, M.P., Mrs Raikes, and the Misses Raikes have left Llw negrin Hall, Mold, Flintshire, for Peterhouse Lodge, Cam- bridge, on a visit to the Vice-Chancellor. In the event of Mr. Robertson consenting to ton test Merionethshire, the names of Messrs. Hey- wood, Lonsdale, and C. Walker are mentioned as ¡ probable Liberal candidates for Shrewsbury. Two hundred and fifty men at the Midland Wagon Wo.ks at Shrewsbury are out on strike in consequence of a reduction in the rate of overtime payment. The good service pension of jgloO a year for cap- tains, vacant by the retirement of Captain Ricnard Br&dshaw, R.N., C.B., has been awarded to Captain Frank T. Thompson. It is reported that in the course of the next two months Sir Augustus Paget, her Majesty's Ambas- sador at Rome, will be retired under tha live years' rule," and tha.. his post will be taken by Sir Henry Layard. The Bishop of Peterborough is seriously indis- posed. His medical adviser has ordered complete rest, and several engagements have in consequence been postponed. His iurdship is suffering from an acute attack of bronchitis. Nearly all the operative spinners who struck at Kirkcaldy have returned to work at the old rates. Two hundred tier boys at a floorcloth factory in the same town have come out for an advance. The Home Secretary writes that he sees no reason for interfering with the sentence of five years' penal servitude passed on Charles Soutar for stealing Lord Crawford's body. In consequence of an increase oi foot-and-mouth disease in Shropshire, the Privy Council have issued an order prohibiting sales of cattle through- cut the county, except the sale of fat stock. The Irish Times says that the reason that in- fluenced the Post-office in transferring the Irish mail comttact to the London and North Western Railway was that by so doing a saving of £45,000 yearly is effected. At Brentford Police Court on Monday Henry Fisher, a labourer, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour for having attacked Dr. Whitmarsh at Hounslow on Satur- day, and inciting the mob to riot. The money order bank at Edinburgh has been compelled to go into liquidation, owing to the jjublic not allowing the orders of the bank to c remain long enougn in circulation to enable the bank to invest its funds. All claims will be paid. Mr. ftothery, Wreck Commissioner, has reported the result of the inquiry as to why assistance was | not rendered by the Yarmouth lifeboats to the Ariel and Quayside when in distress in Yarmouth Roads on October 24 and November 14 last respec- tively. The commissioner exonerates the lifeboat 1 officials from blame. Mr. Frederick Pollock, Professor of Jurisprudents In the University Colloge, London, and late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, has been elected to the Corpus Christi Professorship of Jurisprudence, Oxford. The appointment is tenable for five years, tinct the stipend, including a followship at Corpus Christi College, is .EMO per annum. The father of the Wrexham press, Mr. James Lindop, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the ago of 63, having been seized with paralysis early on that day. He was connected with the ■first paper published in Wrexham from its birth, and worked as a pressman up to the day preced- ing his death. The Lord Mayor of London has issued an appeal Mi behalf of the destitute peasantry of the Island of Lewis, who are suffering through the loss of their potato crop by blight and the partial destruc- tion of the corn crop by a violent gale in October. Y, At the Penzance Quarter Sessions on Monday the Recorder said that,, as for the tenth time in succes- sion there were no prisoners for trial, the question fcrose whether the Quarter Sessions should be con- tinued. He thought the Local Authority might seriously consider the matter. A young man, named riaoul de Girod, was charged before Sir James Ingbam, at Bow-street, London, Dn Monday,on an extradition warrant with stealing 730,000 francs worth of bonds within the jurisdic" Lion of the French Republic. Formal evidence of trrost was given, and the prisoner was remanded for the necessary papers from France. The Rev. Charles Marshall, M.A., vicar of St. Bride's, Fleet-street, London, for more than 30 years,and prebendary of St. Paul's, expired oa Mon- day at his residenco, South-street, Firisbury, aged S2 years. Deceased was a kit) chaplain to Alderman and Sheriff Dekeyser. Tho living ia In the gift, of the )ean and Chapter of Westminster, The owners of the missing Dominion liner Quebec have received a telegram from Belfast Hating that the vessel Gr, W. W oolff spoke the steamer Quebec* disabled, on Wednesday last 47 N. ? 57 W. They both signalled to bear away The twin's have nn doubt that this is the missing steamer, A day or two the daughter of it gentleman n&med Archibald Campbell, who claims to be re- lated to the Duke of Argyll, was married to a rag picker. The lady married a French artist who filed. Hawing quarrelled with her parents, she went to Birmingham where she met with tha rag- picker at a Blue Ribbon meeting. The lady speaka fix languages. Sir E. W. Watkin, M P., in presiding at the half- yearly meeting of the South-Eastern Railway Com- pany, noticed the h- jt that while the company had #ver 1,000 trains running- per day, all fitted with the electric communication, it had not been used once during the six months, which showed that all the outcry for communication between passengers tnd guards had resulted in really providing for a want that hardly existed. In accordance with an arrangement between the feneral manage of the Caledonian Railway and the railway employes when they consented to 'esume work, 30 deputies from the men on Tuesday conferred in Glasgow with the general manager and three superintendents. The deputies stated their grievances, and these the general manager will submit for the consideration of the directors, whose answer, it was promised, should be given p*rl I, in the ensuing month. The wn.tch which was stolen at the time Mrs. Hammings was murdered a few days since at Bow been recovered, it having been pawned in the Commercial-road shortly after the crime was com- mitted. The pawnbroker's assistant believes he can recognise the person who pawned the watch, undan early arrest is, therefore, looked for. The remains of the murdered woman were interred at llford yesterday, a large crowd attending. The" Press Association Chatham correspondent lays an order has been u' expected'y received there directing an increase to be made in the strength of the field artillery in Nat;tl, and ordering a draft of non-commissioned officers, gunners, and drivers to be held in readiness for embarkation. The Royal Artillery selected for embarkation have been drawn from the V lottery 1st Brigade. They are in- tended to augment the C Battery of the same brigade. Tha elate of embarkation is not included in the order. A memorial is in course of signature to the Lord Chancellor and the First Commissioner of Works, pn the pare of the Bar, with reference to the aeons- tics and general aocommcdat.- >r> of the Law Courts. The memorial proposes that a committee should be formed of the leading counsel to consider the sub- feet of the accommodation of the courts as far as counsel are concerned. It is believed that on the ret urn of the judges now on circuit the memorial will obtain the «i gnat-tires of the several leaders of the Bar. The motion by Mr. George Alexander Baird, of fi-lasgow, to restrain Messrs. Morris and Benjamin from negotiating or parting with bills for £ 19,150, £ 20,000, £ 800, and JMOO came again before Mr. Jus- Uco Pearson on Saturday. The plaintiff's account of the case was that the money lent, on which 60 per rent, was charged, was advanced while Mr. Baird was an undergraduate at Cambridge. He offered to pay £20.000 into court. M". Justice Pearson Drdered JS25,000 to be paid into court, and, on that being done, granted the injunction. A serious disturbance took placc on Monday at {he Blue Ribbon Gospel-hall, Maidenhead. While the service was being held a party of roughs, by passing through a public-house, gained the eaft, front of the hall, and smashed the windows with brickbats. A scene of great excitement took place within, the ladies seeking shelter in the vestry, jne of them tying Uidly cut on the head. Several of the Army numbers were attacked outside and Diore or less injured. Legal proceedings will be Instituted agaÍll!4 the ringleaders of the riot. Oh Tuesday an explosion of dynamite took place It Sunderland, causiag the death of one man, and serious injury to four I)r!¡er"3, A workman under 1 he River Wear Commissioners, named Miller, took I canister which had contained dynamite to the shop of Mr. Pemberton for repair. On being j-ssured that none of the explosive remained, Mr. Pemberton sent the lin into the workshop, 0.011 a few minutes afterwards, while it was being re- paired, the explosion occurred with the result ibove-mentionod. 'Hie workshop was seriously damaged. Addressing his constituents at Wrexham onlTues- 8ay, Sir Robert, Cunlirfe claimed that the aspect jf.political affairs, both at home and abroad, has fastly improved during the past, twelve months, instancing, as a proof of this, that in all parts of W Majesty's wide dominions thero was now tran- quillity aWl peace there was, in fact, no part of the world towards which this country looked at, present with anxiety or alarm. It was true that- it home improvement in trade was not no rapid as ;Iw}" could wish but still, as Sir Charles Dilfce had jecently shown, both our imports and exports were 4->cre"sing, canons erneute occurred on Saturday evening pitong the convict* employed at Haulbowjine )oeits! near Cork. One gang of convicts first ^lacked a warder named Tynan, and insubordina- m qui-kiy spread through different gangs, who 4 |,e officers it, of them. The \»nsfahuiary wore called out; but they, although \1"In((i wii.ii rifles with fixed bayonets, had great v iq holding their own; and, as t lie riot -is tending to otiiar parts of the works, the aid tii- military was obtained, and the disturbance j toil'd. One c-instable was struck on the head i'll a shove!, and several of tho convicts and i trd.o s were hurt. t the Lambeth Police Court on Monday. Henry S.ircourt, aged 24, was charged with obtaining by tds> statement food and shelter in the casual ward Lambeth. The superintendent of the ward said in Saturday he admitted the prisoner, who pre- ceded to be deaf and dumb. On Sunday morning Scripture reader visited the ward, when the .risouer, to the general astonishment, said he t L&ed to confess. He had been pretending to be *-ai and dumb for fourteen years, and had been c h 'is- ralia and back as assistant stoker in a ship, n(i never spoke to anyone. Prisoner, who said he plated to Sir W", "arcourt, was remanded. }{ There are 60,000 coloured Baptists in Tennessee- with 150 churches. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have again allowed their agricultural tenants 10 per cent. reduction for the year ending Lady Day next. The Very Rev. Dean Boyd, who was lately pros- trated at Vienna from illness, has returned home, but his health is still in a critical state. The manufacture of flash bank notes is being ex- tensively carried on in the Midland Counties. So good are the counterfeits that some local banks have been deceived The North Staffordshire Railway dividend is announced at the rate of 3f per cent. per annum, against 3 per cent per annum in the correspond- ing period of last year. At a general assembly on Tuesday evening Mr. It. W. Macbeth, painter, and Mr. E. J. Gregory, painter, were elected associates of the Royal Academy. In consequence of the depression in the South Staffordshire iron trade, some of the principal firms on Wednesday sent out notices of a reduc- tion of 10s. per too for beat iron. A torpedo course, lasting about two months, will commence on board her Majesty's ship Vernon, on Monday, the 9th of April next, at nine a.m., which will include naval officers on half-pay. Tenders have been accepted for the erection of aa episcopal residence for the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth. The building is to cost £ 7,000, and is to adjoin the newly-erected cathedral. By a fall of a roof in Messrs. Steven Jacques and Co.'s mine, Boosbeck, Cleveland, on Tuesday, five men were injured, one of them, named George Brick, so seriously that he died on the way to the hwspitaL The Rev. Edward Duncan Holditch, M.A., he., of St. John's College, Cambridge, Master of Wisbeach Grammar School, has been appointed head master of Whitchurch Grammar School. There were 69 applicants. A Civil List pension of JE50 has been granted to Mrs. Haas, the widew of Dr. Ernest Max Haas. whose services in the Printed Book Department of the British Museum were highly appreciated by students. A firm in New York have had 200 pairs of English pheasants and a large number of English hares and partridges consigned to them, all for the stocking of Mr. Pierre Lori) lard's large game preserves in Monmouth county, N.J. The Exchequer returns from the 1st of April to the 27th of January were: — Receipts, £ 67,523,629; expenditure, £ 72,533,203; balances, £ 1,888,427. Corresponding period last year: Receipts, £ 67,103,445; expenditure, £ 70,530,267; balances, £ 2,466,077. A baker named Turner, of Woodend, near Tow- cester, has committed suicide by hanging himself in his bakehouse. The deceased, who was 45 years of age, had been engaged to a young lady, and the breaking off of the engagement is believed ta have preyed upon his mind. The shipments of pig iron for January have only totalled 56,841 tons, as compared with 71,458 tons in the corresponding month of last year, and 47,895 tons in January, 1881. The exportation shows the iron trade of Middlesborough to be in an unfavourable condition. Sir Evelyn Wood has sent to the War Depart- mem, tniougu tne roreign umce, the names of ui'ticeis selected by him for employment in the Egyptian Army. The whole number thus selected have been approved by the department, but no formal appointments have as yet been made. A pauper lunatic from the parish of Stoke Fleming, Kingsbridge, died the other day, and on some boxes in the room she had occupied being searched upwards of £ 100 was discovered. Pait of the hoard was in gold, wrapped up in pieces of paper, and part in a Post Office Savings' Bank book. At Lincoln Assizes, on Tuesday (before Justice Cave), James Anderson, of East Ferry, Gains- borough, was indicted for the wilful murdar of his wife on the 6th of December. He stabbed her with a pocket knife in tho neck, and the woman died immediately. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to death. Sir George Colthurst, Bart., will contest the vacancy at Portarlington in the Conservative in- terest conditionally upon his acceptance by a re- presentative body of the electors upon the formal succession of the Hon. B. Fitzpatrick to the title of Lord Castletown. Sir George will at once com- mence his canvass. The Prince of Wales will open the new Royal College of Music, at Kensington, in May next. The funds are sufficient for the establishment of 50 scholarships, which will be thrown open to public competition. It is suggested, however, that pre- liminary local examinations should be held, so that candidates who have no chance may be elimi- nated. On Tuesday John Rafferty, a returned convict, living at Spenley-lane, Sunderland, where he fol- lows the trade of a shoemaker, stabbed his wife with the knife ho was using. Rafferty, who was under the influence of drink, directly after the murder went out and sold the knife with which he committed the deed, and some other tools, to pro- cure more drink..He was arrested in a public- house. At the Cornwall Assizes, Bodmin, on Tuesday, Walter James Felix, 16, was convicted of the man- slaughter of Morris Jones, steward on board the Mary Casson, of Carnarvon, by stabbing him on the high seas on November 10. For the dofence it was contended the prisoner had been harshly treated by the captain and crew, and that lie stabbed deceased during a quarrel. He was sen- tenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour. Mr. Mundella was present on Wednesday at the I annual meeting of the Aylesbury Liberal Associa- tion (at which the Right Hon, Lord Carrington preaidod), and in supporting a resolutian express- ing unabated confidence in the Government, ex- pressed himself strongly in favour of the county suffrage reform being adopted before the termina- tion oi the present Parliament. He also advocated the formation of County Boards, which should control educational work, the county to be the limit of jurisdiction, and the expense of School Boards thus to be dispensed with. Mr. J. K. Cross, the new Under-Secretary for India, addressed his constituents at Boitou on Wednesday. He expressed himself as unfavourable to tlie proposed appointment of a Minister of Com- merce and Agriculture. Referring to Egypt, he said the life of Europeans had been rendered safe in that country, and the highway to our Indian ¡ Empire had been secured with the least possible loss of life, and it had been done well. Alluding I to his own recent appointment, he said the Indian import duties had been abolished, and it would not bo his lot to have to propose to the Indian authorities anything which in the opinion of Bom- bay mill^ownors would savour of selfishness. Our trade with India was absolutely free from the taint, of Protection, and the Indian cotton trade was proving that it might well stand by its own strength.

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