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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1872.

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTEERS.

UN SECTARIAN EDUCATION.

STRIKE AMONG SEAHAM COLLIERS.

THE NINE HOURS' MOVEMENT.

THE INCOME-TAX AGITATION.

CIVIL CONTINGENCIES FUND.

A BELGIAN VIEW OF THE ALABAMA…

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The Queon has contributed R200 to the fund for the restoration of St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. Lieutenant-Colonel W. Earle is to proceed to India with Lord Northbrook, as military secretary. The death is announced of Professor Theodof Goldstucker, the eminent Hanscrit scholar. It is proposed to give Lord Lawrence Rl,200 A year as chairman of the London School Board. Her Majesty is about to confer the honour of a baronetcy on Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., Constable of the Tower. A man was brought to the Southwark Police Court on Tuesday night in a statd of drunkeness. In » few hours after his arrival he died. On Monday week the Dean of Winchester reached the great age of 96, and, we are glad to hear, is cheerful and healthy. His birthday was celebrated bf merry peals on the cathedral bells.—Hampshire Chronicle. Prince Arthur will, it is said, visit Liverpool ill Whit week, to be present at the opening of the new Sef, ton Park. His Royal Highness will, however, only re- main in the town a few hours. Edward Dainty, an inmate of the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, has been committed for trial from t110 Wandsworth Police-court, charged with the wilful mul" der of another inmate, named Mountain. A meeting of the Italian Bible Society has been held in Rome. Father Hyacinthe, who was present, slia he would not join the society, though he expressed ap- proval of its objects. The attendance is described as of 91 cosmopolitan character. Between 700 and 800 platelayers in the employ ment of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company have stated their intention of leaving their work, theIr demands for increased wages and a diminution in the nvW1' ber of hours not having been complied with. A subscription list has been opened, and a com' mittee is in course of formation, for the purpose of testing by legal means, the validity of the appointment of Sir f; Collier to the office lie now occupies, and that of Harvey to the rectory of Ewelme. The medical attendants on the Prince of have recommended his Royal Highness to pass the in the South of Europe. Although the Prince's recovery is thus far most satisfactory, it is desirable that the strong^ should be entirely recruited before his Royal Highness e0' gages in public affairs. A jury, at the Durham assizes, have awarded £ 1,250 damages to Mr. Alderman Strachan, of South Shiel"■» who brought an action against the North-Eastern Rail^?^ Company to recover compensation for personal sustained by himself and his wife in a collision on company's line in June last. The paddle despatch vessel Vigilant has with Admiralty despatches, mails, and for the Channel Fleet in Vigo Bay. On her arrival » Vigo she will receive orders as to her further movenie11 à from the Admiral commanding the Channel Squadron, it is considered probable that she may proceed from to Brinctai, to embark there Lord Northbrook and sul for conveyance to Suez. r]a Major Knowles, of the 67th Regiment, Sho: cliffe, a son of Mr. Knowles, of the Theatre Royal, 1:ià chester, who went out with Colonel Loyd Lindsay to 8-j the wounded during the late war between France Germany, has had presented to him a bronze cross an1a diploma from the French Society in Aid of the Sick Wounded as an ackowledgment of the valuable aid affor° by him.

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