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REMINISCENCES OF A FORMER…

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THE CARMARTHEN SCHOOL BOARD.

THE LATE EARL MAYO.

THE TICHBORNE CASE.

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CORK BUTTER MARKET.—TUESDAY.

CURIOUS CHARGE OF FRAUD.

THE " CONSEQUENTIAL" CLAIMS.

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THE CONSEQUENTIAL" CLAIMS. In a letter to the New York World Mr. Elihu Burritt remarks :—" After all the brilliant speeches and arguments that have been made to sustain them, I would ask any intelligent and dispas- sionate American if he believes these consequen- tial damages' would be admitted by our Supreme Court at Washington if they were submitted to its decision, with the best legal counsel in America to plead for them, and without a single English lawyer to speak on the other side. I will go a little further. If England had served us as Germany did France, should we have had the heart and face to put upon her a heavier fine than the bill of costs that M.. Sumner presented in his great oration ? Now, to my mind, it is these claims that touch the very core of our national dignity. No one believes they can be admitted. The treaty itself constructively excludes their consideration in providing only and specifically for the settlement of direct damages. Then, what is the object of injecting them into our case ?' It is a miserable parallel, but it looks like what sharp slop' dealers call an Irish price upon their goods, from which they may descend to a profitable bargain themselves and at the same time please their purchasers with* the sense or assurance of a large re- u r"lers o rt v g j I "tl jJ['LU..HJt ;d.J.\J1U" MILLION u, Dr:, Ub- livered on Thursday evenings, by distinguished men. Remarks on the successive mining schools of Corn- 0 wall, by Mr. J. H. Collins, the present teacher of the class s of the Miners' Association of Cornwall, are just published. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., has kindly promised to take the chair at the next annual meeting of the Royal National Life Boat Institution, which will be held on Monday, the 8th of April, at the Mansion House, by permission of the Lord Mayor of London. Some important experiments were made in Mr. France's quarries at Nant Mawr, near Oswestry, with lithofracteur, in the presence of the War Office Com- mittee on Explosives. The result of a large number and considerable variety of experiments appears to have been to show that lithofracteur is a useful explosive compound, that the preservation and carriage of it is unattended by danger, and that it will not explode by percussion unless between plates of iron. The Astronomer Royal of Scotland has issued a short notice on the Rock Thermometers at the Royal Obser- vatory, Edinburgh, in which he indicates the probable connexion of some, at least, of our meteorological phe- nomena with the production of visible sun-spots. Mr. Piazzi Smyth desires to advance our knowledge so far as to arrive at some approximate indications of the character of the seasons for a year, or two before- hand." The Scotch Education League is gaining in strength. A large and influential meeting waslately held in Dundee when resolutions were unanimously passed approving generally of the Lord Advocate's Education Bill and for the speedy settlement of the question in Scotland it was resolved to form an association in affiliation with the Scottish National Education League. The prin- ciples of the League, as our readers are aware, are compulsory attendance, the rejection of the denomi- national system, exclusion of sectarian formularies from schools, and establishment of School Boards with func- tions solely administrative.

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