LONDON CORRESPONDENCE. (We deem it ritrht to state that we do not identify oar. selves with our Correspondent's opiuiou-i-I THE month has be,-in in which Parliament re- sembles but though the new session—which "erybody expects to be an important and active Jne—is so near at hand, it cannot be said that the political atmosphere of the metropolis or the country at large is surcharged with electricity. One reason for this may be found in the circum- stance that it has been pretty well known for some time what measures are likely to be Lrought forward by the Government, and Conservatives and Liberals are therefore in the mood to wait patiently for the development of events. As the Cabinet, through the public statements of some of its members, is considered pledged to introduce a bill for eclualising the borough and county franchise, there is no need for any agitation on the question, which only remains to be debated in Parliament. Perhaps another cause for the present political lull lies in the rather unusual coincidence that the head of the Government and the leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons are both abroad at the same time recruiting their health in the same part of the world-the one on land and the other on water. The two statesmen were near enough each other lately to have ex- changed visits; and if Mr. Gladstone had gone to shake hands with Sir Stafford Northcote on board the Pandora when off Nice, or Sir Stafford Northcote had gone to see Mr. Gladstone at the Chateau Scott, at Cannes, the political quid- nuncs would have had a good theme for plenty of ingenious speculation. The metropolitan newspapers are not in the habit of indulging in prolonged warfare with each other, as newspapers do in provincial towns, especially where only two rivals are published, the one Conservative and the other Liberal. If a London daily deems it necessary to comment on something a contemporary has said, it does so; then there may or may not be a rejoinder; and so the matter ends. One of these passes of arms, short if not sweet, has just taken place between the Daily News and the St. James's Gazette, with reference to the stability of the Government, composed, as it is, of Whig and iladical members. In that circumstance the Gaz-llc sees the certainty of disruption, while the Daily Neil's denies this, asserting that the Whigs have always, willingly or unwillingly, followed the lead of the Radicals, who perform the duty of pioneers. The coming session should settle the point, whether a Cabinet that contains Lord Derby and Sir Charles Hiike can cohere or otherwise. Sir E. Watkin, though he has Channel Tuanel on the brain, can yet turn his attention to other subjects. At the recent half-yearly meeting of the directors of the South-Eastern Railway, he stated that the electric communicators on all the passenger trains had been in perfect working order, but that they had not been made use or in a single instance within the last six months. The tone of his remarks seemed to imply that he rather deemed the outcry about the necessity of means of communication between the carriages and the guards or engine-driver, had been some- what too loud. It might, however, have occurred 10 Sir. E. Watkin that it was just the fact of the communicators being in good working order that may have acted as a deterrent upon the would-be perpetrators of murderous outrages upon pas- sengers. The establishment of the parcels post system a going to cost the Government a heavy outlay lor new buildings. The site of the structure, which will cost JHO,000, has been fixed upon near the General Post Office in St. -liartin's-le-G rand. There will also be new buildings or an extension of offices required in the numerous postal dis- tricts of the metropolis, and as outlay for the same purpose must necessarily be incurred in all the chief provincial towns, the Government may be credited with the prudence of having counted the cost before entering upon this heavy under- taking. There is little doubt, however, it will well repay the enterprise of the Postmaster- fJeneral when it has once made a start. It would not be a bad idea if people sending parcels by post were to have it in their option to pay a small fire insurance, just as passengers may, if they like, purchase an accident insurance ticket before starting on a railway journey. The recent disastrous fires in the metropolis have nhown what risks may be run by buildings con- taining great quantities of combustible matter, similar to parcels sent by post. In the new buildings that are to be erected in connection with post offices, special provision will, of course, have to be made to guard against the risk of fire. There is reason to believe that the success of the experiment made on the last Saturday of January will cause a repetition in the coming years 'tf the new method then adopted of contributing J) the theatrical fund for the aid of aged, sick, And disabled actors. Collections took place on that day on behalf of the fund among the various companies at all the theatres-metropolitan and provincial-at which performances took place. Actors and actresses have always set a good example to other professions by the substantial manner in which they show their sympathy for each other at those trying times, when friends in need are friends indeed." This is the best form in which the esprit de corps can manifest itself. Among London improvements, which are always in progress, not the least important is the removal of the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington which has so long distigured the noble arch at Hyde-park-corner. It seemed as if it had been placed in a very conspicuous position, by the side of a great thoroughfare and at one of the en- trances of a magnificent park, for no other pur- pose than to protrude its ugliness upon the public gaze. It was difficult to say whether the duke himself, or the animal he bestrode, cut the most sorry figure. A Frenchman, who saw the statue shortly after it was erected, is reported to have exclaimed, Xow is Waterloo avenged!" Foreigners, indeed, were always in the habit of making game of it aa a choice specimen of British art. The erection of the Wellington statue was one of the rather too numerous instances in which the authorities have persisted in doing an absurd thing in the teeth of public opinion. The de- signer of the arch remonstrated and the press ridiculed the hideousness of the statue, but all in vain. It was put up, and there it stood year after year, in sunshine and rain --a spectacle to gods and men. More ncently-only the other day, in fact—the same obstinacy was shown in erecting a street obstruction, with its griffin adornment, meant to serve as a memorial of Temple Bar, which had long been regarded, before it was demolished, as an impediment to traffic. There are other statues in London, with and without horses, which ought also to be removed for much the same reason as the Wel- lington statue. The Queen Anne me- morial, now sadly mutilated, has long been under condemnation, so to speak, but it continues to occupy its site in front of St. Paul's Cathedral: and there are others which it is needless to specify, as their defects can readily be recognised even by those who have no preten- sions to be considered as connoisseurs in art. But the mi-fortune is, that the people who are in the habit of passing these statues daily, get so accustomed to them that they seldom trouble themselves to think how great an improvement would be effected by their demolition. It is observant and intelligent strangers who make a note of their ugliness, and who wonder why such graven images" are allowed to disfigure the ,treets of this great metropolis. There is a children's rhyme in which the streets of London are represented as being paved with gold. Some Londoners, of the humbler class, if they know better than that about the street, seem they know better than that about the street, seem to have an idea that the bed of the Thames is inlaid with pearls or precious stones. On a recent date, during the prevalence of a gale, the remarkable phenomenon was witnessed of the r channel above bridge being blown half empty by the force of thewind at ebb-tide and numbers of men and boys might have been observed wading among the mud and searching for lost treasures. It is to be feared that they would be more successful in find- ing fragments of discarded tobacco-pipes, thrown out of steamers, than anything more valuable. If the same amount of industry had been better employed, they would possibly have been better rewarded for their pains. D. G.
NEWS NOTES. (We deem it right to stsite that we do not identify OUT selves with our Correspondent's opinions.] THE resignation of French Ministries has been of such frequent occurrence for a number of years past that no one is surprised when he sees an announcement to that effect in the telegraphic intelligence of the newspapers. The reason for this is that new Ministries are formed in a hap- hazard fashion, with no internal coherence, and the consequence is that they fail to pieces when- ever anything unusual agitates the political atmo- sphere. In the most recent instance it needed no more than the placarding of Paris by Prince Napoleon to bring about a resignation. Such manifestations of weakness only serve to give encouragement to the intrigues of Imperialist and Royalist claimants to the throne of France.
THERE are complaints in some quarters, in- cluding the London ( hamber of Commerce, about the length of time elapsing before the parcels post is got into operation. The delay has been assigned to unwillingness on the part of the Government to incur the heavy initiatory expense. But there is no ground for any supposition of the kind. Members of a Chamber of Commerce might be supposed to be capable of forming some idea of the time it must take to work out all the intricate arrangements necessary before such a gigantic addition to the work of the Post Office can be satisfactorily completed. When addressing his constituents, before the serious illness, from which he has now happily recovered, the Postmaster-General stated that it would be some months after Christmas before a start could be made, and as it is important that everything should be in good working older, there is no occasion to be too impatient. Next to the taking over of the telegraphic system of the country, the parcels post will be the largest addition yet made to the business of the Post Office since the establishment of the uniform penny postage.
THE Kaisar i-Hind steamer, belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Company, which has re- cently arri ved in the Thames from Australia, bad on board some passengers from Fiji, who left there on the 21th of November. Though the voyage must have helped to graduate the change, it is rather trying to them to arrive in England in January, especially when we happen to be suffer- ing from a visitation of cold winds In Fiji thereis no season that can properly becalled winter. The average temperature at the time of the year corresponding to our summer is «.'< deg. in the shade, and in the season corresponding to our winter it is deg. in the shade. Accordingly, as there is so little to choose between summer and winter, it may be said that eternal summer reigns in that fine group of islands in the South Pacific. A light pair of trousers, a cotton shirt, and a broad-brimmed straw hat constitute the best kind of dress ail the year round for Euro- pean male residents, but the natives, of course, prefer a cooler and simpler attire.
THE present Governor of Fiji, Mr. Des Voeux, who succeeded Sir Arthur Gordon, is, we believe, an Irishman by birth, but his ances- tors were Huguenots, whom persecution drove from France, and they found an asylum in Ireland. Partly in consequence of his descent, and partly on account of an affection I of the liver, engendered by the hot and unhealthy climate of St. Lucia, where he was located for a number of years, Mr. Des Voeux is quite as swarthy in face as any native Fijian. "When he arrived lirst at Levuka, and was entertained at dinner by one of the Government officials, the Indian man-servant of the latter expressed his indignation at the effrontery of a dark man having a seat at his master's table. He was not aware, apparently, that the gentleman of colour" was the new Governor.
"KEATING'S COUGH L0ZE.YGS3."—Cure Coughs, ASTUMA, liaosca.iis.—Ala Ileal taitiuaoay states that no other medicine is so eifo^fcual in t!io care of these dangerous naUliss. OlD Lizsuge al->:ie give ease, one or two at bad time ensures rest. Sold in Tins. is. lid. MK. W. T. MARRIOTT, M.P., has delivered a public lecture, under the auspices of the Presbyterian Young Men's Society, at the Lecture Hall, North-road, Brighton, on the Life of Richard Cobden. There was a very large attendance. To THUSTEKS AND OTEFRS.Safe investment; paying regular dividends of seven per cent. £500 stock in an old- established and sound trading concern. Would sell a portion. Full particulars of Foster, Hight and Co., Chartered Accountants, 3, Coptliall-lmildings, E.C. THE Albert llall, Sheffield, was crowded recently, when Mr. Stuai t Wortley, M.P., delivered his annual address to his constituents. He twitted the Go- vernment with prematurely curbing debate, maintained 'I that the County Government Bill was not needed, be- cause there was no evil to remove, and said the Liberals had given them neither peace nor retrenchment, and that their policy in Ireland was to visit the sins of their own fathers on somebody else's children. Let the county franchise and redistribution of seats come, he said, for he was sure the country would not long tolerate the unedify. Liberal capacity for swallowing principles. KAY'S COMPOUND, a demulcent anodyne expectorant, for Coughs and Colds. Sold everywhere, 9;d Is. l £ d. AT the Police-court, Sunderland, a woman named Ann Docherty was recently charged, on remand, with telling fortunes, with intuit to defraud, and also with inciting Ann Carrol, a domestic servant, to steal Prisoner was committed to gaol for three months. TIIE strike at Broadford Linen Works, Aber- deen, whereby 21)00 persons were thrown out of work, has practically closed, as all the workers, with the exception of about 200 girls en- gaged in the spinning department, have resumed their duties on the old terms. The girls who preferred to remain oat made a demonstration by marching in proces- sion through the streets, but very little attention was paid to them. There is no truth in the report that the company had decided to reduce the number of workers by 80o. Owing to the dulness of trade it has been found necessary to place some of the departments on short time, but no dismissals have taken place. SHORTLY before three o'clock a.m. a fire broke out at No. 51, West Ferry-road, Millwall, in the occupa- tion of Mr. W. Schmidt, tailor, and Mr. E. Davis. The front shop and its contents were severely damaged by fire, and the remainder of the house suffered injury by heat and smoke.
SHOCKING FATALITY AT OLDHAM. One of the most frightful accidents that has ever happened in Oldham has recently occurred, resulting ia the deaths of two young women and injury to half-a- dozen others. The accident happened at Rel'grave Mill, Honeywell-lane, a new b dlding of two storeys, erected a couple of years ago by Messrs. Pagulev and Wright, thread manufacturers. In the centre of the mill a large ornamental stone, five yards long and about two broad, stood on the coping of the mill, inscribed with the name of the mill and the date of erection. From an early hour in the morning a severe gale raged throughout the dis- trict, and the ornamental stone in question presenting a large surface to the force of the high wind was unable to withstand the strain, and about half-past seven o'clock it was blown over on to the roof of the mill. It smashed through the roof, in which it made a large hole, and broke a large iron beam, before it fell shattered in large pieces among the Workpeople employed in the room. Abont 1)0 people, mostly women and girls, were in the room, and a number of them were immediately un- derneath where the stone broke through the roof. Two of them Ann Heathcot (22), Brook-lane, and Elizabeth Russell (17), Chelmford-street-were killed on the spot. Four others were also iii:ure,l-viz., Emm.,t Booth (21), Moorlev-street; Clara Rawlinson (10), Broadway-street; Louisa Rawlinson (17), Broadway-street; and Rosa Mills, (13), George-street. The mill being fireproof, the stone and debris did not go through the floor into the room beneath, in which were also many workpeople. Two machines were completely destroyed and others damaged, the loss being £ ."00.
FALL OF ANOTHER MILL CHIMNEY AT BRADFORD. During the prevalence of a fierce storm, which com- menced late at night and continued throughout the greater part of the day, about :'0ft. fell from a chimney connected with the combing shed in Frederick-street, Bradford, in the occupation of Mr. Bairstow. The chimney, which was of brick, and about 100ft. high, had for some considerable time been out of plump, and had been seen to rock to and fro under very slight wind pressure. In the morning, shortly after seven o'clock, without any warning there was a great crash, and it was found that about ten yards of the stack had fallen through the roof of the boiler-house. The hands were at work, bnt, fortunately, no one was injure d, although the stoker had a remark- able escape. About half an hour later a chimnev s'ack on a public-house known as the Barracks Tavern, was blown down with great violence, and smashing through the roof carried the floor of a bedroom and the furniture down into the taproom and bar. The keeper of the house had only left his bed a few minutes before.
FATAL EXPLOSION AT POWDER MILLS. At the Tatentite Powder Works, near Ormskirk, a ter- rible explosion has occurred, killing three persons and severely injuring several others. George Basett, with five la's, were working in the press-hon e, and were engaged pressing cartridges, when the explosion took place with the above result. The building is one storey high, with three large windows, having each a lighted lamp, in order that those inside might see to work. The cause of the explosion is unknown. Henry Houghton, one of the injured, says overpressing the cartridges would cause them to heat and explode, and it is supposed that the wind. which was blowing a heavy gale at the time, blew in one of the windowsVhich had a lighted lamp, and caused the explosion. No other cause can he given by those who are engaged in the place. The bodies are severely burnt and disfigurel past recognition. The building is wrecked, and the damage is heavy. The injured are seriously burnt, hut are expected to recover. Great constern.,iton exists in the neighbourhood, and the inquest is awaited with keen interest.
SHOCKING "WIFE MURDER. The Bolton district has again become the scene of a shocking tragedy. A cotton spinner, Hugh Calderbank, living at As'.ley-bridge, a suburb, has for some time been living unhappily with his wife on accountof her drunken habits. Having quarrelled with her, Calderbank called his son up to go to work, and then the father and mother appeared in their usual health. About a quarter past eight o'clock in the morning a neighlour was sent for bv Calderbank, and told to fetch his daughter from the mill. He did so, and she found her father sitting in the kitchen, looking very haggard ard nervous. Two neighbours were called in, and one of them, on proceeding np- stairs, on account of some remarks made by Calder- bank, found his wife lying on the bed quite dead, with blue marks and scratches on her neck. On the arrival of the police the man acknowledged that he had strangled her. He also stated that he had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with his braces, but had failed through the braces breaking. He was then taken into custody. Roth the murderer and his victim are about 50 years of age. -4
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN ROME. A fire recently broke out in the Sfor/a Cesarini Palace, Rome, originating in the apartment of the duchess, through a defect in the heating apparatus. The fire was not extinguished until five o'clock in the afternoon, and the damage is estimated at £ 6000. A portion of the family archives were destroyed, but no lives were lost.
ALARMING SCENE AT AN AUCTION SALE. An alarming accident has happened at Macclesfield. A sale by auction of machinery was proceeding in the top room of Messrs. Mason and Taylor's silk mill, the room 1 eing crowded, when the beams suddenly gave way, causing the flooring upon which those present were stand- ing to collapse, precipitating the large number present into the room Delow. A fearful scene took place, the screams of the injured being agonising. Matters were made considerably worse by the fact that a quantity of heavy machinery went crashing through the flooring along with the people. A large concourse of persons was speedily attracted to the spot by the cries of those inside the mill, and the injured were speedily extricated from their perilous position. Fortunately, no lives have been lost, but a large number of persons have been more or less seriously injured.
KAY'S COMP H>NO for Colds and Coughs, cures 9 cases out of 10. Sold everywhere, 9Jd., Is. lid., &c. AT the Manchester Assizes, Luke and Jamea Wood wire sentenced to seven aud five years' imprison- ment respectively for highway robbery. They pointed a loaded pis-tol at a cashier named Iloit, and, after rubbing cayenne pepper into his eyes, robbt'd him of E75. They were each ordered to receive twenty-tive lashes in addi- tion to the imprisonuieH THE interment of the body of the young girl found packed in a starch-box near the Goswell-road, London, has been deferred. A model of the mouth and teeth has been taken, for the purpose of showing to any- one who may have a child missing. The model has been shown to Mrs. Seward, of West Ham, and she, thinking she recognised some similarity, thought it best to see the body. frs. Seward, accompanied by her eldest daughter, who also came up from Hastings, visited the mortuary at St. Luke's, but they at once saw the body was not that of the missing girl, Marv Seward, whose hair was quite dark. Some of the hair has been cut from the body at the mortuary, and now that it is cleansed it shows that the dead girl had beautiful soft flaxen hair, very slightly inclined to auburn. Unless that tint is produced by dye, that fact alone would be sufficient to prove that the body is not that of Mary Seward. The police are following up the;r inquiries relating to the direction written upon the cover of a book from Messrs. Hoare's brewery. They are inclined to think that the cardboard has been taken from some public-house, and every effort is being made to find the former owner of the box. With reference to the purchaser of the starch-box no clue has yet been obtained. FrYE HUXPRED HANDS in the spinning depart- ment of the Broadford Linen Works, Abeyleen, have struck in consequence of a refusal by Messrs. Richards and Co. to give an advance of five per cent. The result of the strike has been that the works have had to be closed, 2000 hands being temporarily thrown out. KAT'STJCPILLS, for Neuralgia, Faceache, &c.,9]d., Is. LJD. Postage Id. :o:d by all chemists. Kaj Bros Stockport. AT the Guildhall, Bath, Mr. Ilermon, the last of the Cambridge senior wranglers, was recently presented by the Mayor, in the name of the citizens, with a hand- some library table. Mr. Hermon was educated at King Edward's School in that city. THE will of the late Sir Henry Ripley, Bed- stone Court, Salop, and Bradford, has been proved at the Principal Registry, London, by the sons of the deceased baronet, the executors. The personalty is sworn as under £ 300,000. The dece ised baronet carried on exten- sive dye-works at Bradford, and was the owner of the mill chimney at Bradford which fell recently and caused such a large loss of life.
THE SILVER vvEPDING OF TIIEGEOWN PRINCE OF GERMANY. On the anniversary of the Silver Wedding of the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany, the Unter ÙJl Linden in Berlin presented an animated appearance from early morning, the avenue and the adjacent streets being profusely decorated with flags. The soldiers on guard wore their parade uniform. The route from the Imperial Palace to the Crown Prince's residence was lined by den.-e crowds, who enthusiastically cheered the Emperor and Empress as their Majesties drove up in State carriages to offer their congratulations to the Crown Prince and Princess. At a quarter to nine the Crown Prince and Princess inspected at the palace the presents received. At nine their Imperial Highnesses partook of breakfast with the Grand Duke and Dnchesg of L'adeu, the Dnke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince and Princess William, Prince and Princess Albrecht of Prussia, and the hereditary Princess of Saxe-Meiningrn. Shortly before ten o'clock the various officials were received, and at ten the Emperor and Empress offered their congratulations. A quarter of an hour later the Crown Prince and Princess received th ladies and gentlemen of the Court who were present on the occasion of their marriage, and who had subsequently been attached to the persons of their Imperial Highnesses. At a quarter to eleven Lord and Lady Ampthill were received. At eleven the Crown Prince and Princess visited the Emperor and Empress. The meml es of t,ie Royal Family afterwards offered their congratulations, and at one the reception took place of representatives of foreign sovereigns and various deputations.
FALSE CERTIFICATE OF DEATH. At the Marl borough-street Police-court, London, Mr. W. fliticiliauii, M.R.C.S., 4!), Wells-street, Marylehone, was summoned for unlawfully and wilfully giving a fal e certificate concerning the death of Mary Pamela Scace, 40 years o-f age, who- died on Dec. 17, in violation of the 40th section of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1874. Mr. Joseph Bedford, superintendent registrar of Marylehone, and .Mr. R. T. Tubts, assistant overseer of the parish, were in attendance. On the case being called, Mr. Bedford said he believed the defendant wished to plead guilty to the offence. The defendant said he was prepard to admit that he did not attend the deceased at her death. He had attended her before, but being in ill- health another gentleman attended her, and then lie (defendant) assisted, and Oil the urgent appeal of the deceased's relatives he gave a certificate. Mr. Maiuslield fined the defendant t5 and co;,ts.
SERIOUS STABBING CASE. Two boys, named Thomas Joseph Myhan and John Johnson, both about 16 years of age, were recently brought up at the Liverpool Police-court charg, d with wounding another youth named Joseph William- aged 16. It appeared from the depositions of the injured youth that he was going up Hunter-street, together with a man named Dick Paul, about twenty minutes to ten at night, when they met the prisoners and another man. Johnson was drunk, and after some words had j a sed between the parties Johnson, who had an open penknife in his hand, made a stab at the breast of Williams, but missed him. Johnson, however, still retained his hold of prosecutor, and Myhan said, That is right; get the knife out and stick llim." Some-girls who were prcent held Johnson's hand, and Myhan then took a knife out of his pocket and stabbed prosecutor in the breast. Pro- secutor then managed to escape, and ran down Byron- street, where he met a policeman, and was taken to the hospital. Prisoners, when apprehended, were recognised by the injured nun, who now lies in a precarious state. The prisoners were remanded for seven days.
SINGULAR BEGGING CASE. At the Stratford Petty Sessions, London, Mary Jane Gilks, fashionably attired, and described as a dressmaker, of No. 3, Jersey-terrace, Prospect road, Woodford, was charged with Legging. Police-constable Adams, 1!)9 X, deposed that when on duty at King's Head-hill, Chingford, on the previous day, his attention was drawn to the prisoner going from house to house with a begging letter. She subsequently asked him if he would give tier a sub- scription for Mrs. Croombe, and tendered him a paper which read as fol!ows: 1; An appeal on behalf of Mrs. Croombe, b:tker for upwards of sixty years, and has lived in one house as leaseholder for forty-two years. Her lease having expired, and she not being in a position to put the premises in thorough repair, is compellerl to leave, and is not :.ble to dispose of her business. Through this she has become penniless, at the great age of til. She is kindly asking her friends to give her a small sum, so that £ 40 can be collected by the appealer, who is kindly doing her best to get that sum, assisted by the following, so that Mrs. Croombe shall not go to the parish after being so respectable." Then followed a list of names and subscriptions said to have been received. Witness took her into custody, and had since found that Dr. Turtle, whose name was on the list for 10s. (id., had not given that sum. The prisoner is the daughter of Mrs. Croombe, and it was further stated that she had been round to several of the resident aristocracy. The Rev. C. B. Waller, the vicar of Woodford Bridge, had received subscriptions for Mrs. Croombe, and the list had been going round since November last. The prisoner, her mo her, and the prisoner's si-ter lived in a house of about £ ,'10 rental. Both the daughters had an annuity, and one, living at Forest-gate, was independent. The Rev. C. B. Waller had recently sent them notice that they were not to u<e his name further in the matter. The magistrate said the case was a very unsatisfactory one, and remanded the prisoner.
HAVE IT IN YOUR [IOUSI,LAifPLOUGH"S PYRETIO SALINE—and use no other. The only safe antidote in Fevers, Eruptive Affections, Sea or Bilious Sickness, Small-pox and Head-ache; having peculiar and exclusive merits. Use no substitute. See perpetual injunction against imitators; also the unanimous judgment before the Lords Justices Bramwell, Brett, and Cotton, 22nd Jan., 1878, in Latnplough's favour. 113, Hoi born-hill, London. AN EXHIBITION of war trophies, relics, and articles of kindred interest, in connection with the late and other recent campaigns, as well as articles and im- plements of interest used in actual warfare, is to be held in Humphrey's Hall, Albert-gate, London, in aid of the Egyptian War Fund. It is under the patronage of her Maje ty the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other members of the Royal family, as well as of Earl Granville, Lord Northbrook, the Marquis of Salis- bury, the Duke of Manchester, Earl of Derby, and General Lord Wolseley. Many curious articles have already been promised, among these being the swords delivered up by Arabi and Toulba, and the tent occupied by Arabi at Tel-el-Kebir. The Govern- ment lend some Gatling guns and other objects, while the Admiralty are to send flags for decorative purposes, and a large quantity of arms. Lord Wolseley contributes the pistols taken from Arabi. Some of Mr. Nor :cnfe)d.t's guns are to be in the exhibition, including the one that did such excellent duty on the armoured trein. COAOULINE.—The Best Cement for Broken Articles, Bd, Is., £ s. 1'ostn.ije 2d. Kay Bros., Stockport. Sold everywhere. THE fund for providing a memorial to the late Mr. James Stanley, inventor, whose name is so closely connected with the bicycle, and tricycL- industry in Coventry, now amounts to £ 250, and the committee have I' issued a further appeal to cyclists for contributions. Bnm"'E:>r()uTlI.-Rol:RNE HATX. (Conducted by Resi- dent M.D.) For those Visiting the Seaside undei Medical Advice. Prospectuses forwarded. I AT the Swindon Police-court, Henry John Reeves, gamekeeper, was brought up in custody, charged with the wilful murder of Hezekiali Mathews, a poacher, in Braydon woods, on the estate of Sir John Neeld, Bart. The man die from fracture of the skull, the result, it is alleged, of blows given by the prisoner during the scutlle. The prisoner's gun accidentally exploded, carrying away a portion of his arm, and lodging a considerable portion of the charge in his father's head and body. The two injured men have since been inmates of the Purton Cot- tage Hospital, and the prisoner was apprenended on leaving that institution by order of the chief constable. The Bench remanded him to Cr:, klade, accepting his own bail in £1(:0, and that of Mr. H. Bevis, his solicitor, for his appearance. THE Lord Mayor of London (Mr. Alderman Knight) has consented to preside at the annual festival in aid of the Warehousemen and Clerks' Schools, which will be held at the Cannon-street Hotel, London, on Wednesday, February 14. On his invitation eighty of the stewards, including Mr. Samuel Hope Morley, Mr. C. J. Leaf, Mr. J. Baggallay, and others took luncheon with him at the Mansion House, and made prepara:ions for the financial success of the festival. The Lord Mayor espe ially dwelt upon the desirability of obtaining annual subscriptions from the working body of ware- housemen and clerks in the great mercantile houses of the City, observing that it was too much a feature of modern charities that they were not adequately supported by the class for the benefit of whose poorer members they were established.
THE MURDER NEAn BOLTON. Before Mr. Justice Kay, at Manchester Assizej, the trnil has taken place of Abraham Thomas for the wilful murder of Christiania Leigh, late iouskeeper to Captain Ansdell, at Kearsley, near Bolton. Prisoner, who had been in Captain Ansdell's service 81 butler since last February, became ill-disposed towards the housekeeper, owing to her reporting to her master Thomas's breaches of duty; and on the night of Jan. 3 Captain Ansdell signified his intention to see the prisoner at eleven o'clock next forenoon in regard to his conduct. Be- tween eight and nine o'clock on the 4th inst. the housekeeper was walking past a dark room in which prisoner appeared to have been hiding. Thomas, using a double-barrelled gun belonging to Captam Ansdell, hot her through the heart. When asked by the coach- man why he bad done such a dreadful deed, Thomas told him to mind his own business. Afterwards, when in custody, he said I did not know what I was doing at the time. We had been quarrelling for a fortnight, and I had been on the spree. I did not think of doing it live minutes before." At half-past one o'clock the judge pro- ceeded to sum up, and three-quarters of an hour after- wards the jury, without leaving their seats, found the prisoner guilty. Mr. Justice Kay sentenced Thomas to death. The prisoner was very much affected whilst the sentence was being passed, and was led from the bar in a dazed condition, holding his hands over ha-i eyes.
DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA. Dr. Danford Thomas has held an inquest at the Provi- dence Hall, Paddingt n, London, on the body of Thomas Jenkins, 14, assistant to a newsvendor, and who resided with his father, a railway employe, on the Queen's- park Estate, Harrow-road. Harriet J enkinsy the mother, stated that in September last deceased was bitten by a dog on the right forefinger. He felt no inconvenience, and therefore had no medical attendance, but a chemist cauteri-ed the wound. Some time after he went home and appeared to have a cold. He seemed dull, and re- fused victuals and drink. Next day he was worse, and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he died. Mr. Robert Spicer, house surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital, said deceased when admitted was pale and exhausted, showing traces of hydrophobia. After being placed in the ward violent spasms set in, and he became unable to. take either solid or liquid food. Nourish- ment was administered artificially, and steps taken in the same way to relieve the spasms, but he expired from hydrophobia. Daniel Cayford, a smith, Chippenhara- mews, said that in September last his aon had a retriever puppy, which was then three months old. He remem- bered the deceased pointing at the dog. This made the animal snap at him and catch his finger, the skin of which was grazed. The dog had not had the distemper. After biting the boy, witness had him tied up, and he became restless and was killed. It was stated in evidence that bites from puppies were worse and more dangerous than from old dogs. Dr. Gawith said he knew of a case in which a dog had bitten fourteen persons, seven of whom died from hydrophobia. The jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased died from hydrophobia."
BREACH OF PROMISE. At Exeter, before Lord Justice Baggallay, a young widow of Devenport, named Facey, brought an action for breach of promise of marriage against a naval pen- sioner named Blight. Mrs. Facey lest her first husband after six months of married life, and lately ahe had been under Government employ in the dockyard. In March the defendant met her, at the third interview proposed marriage, and on her acceptance gave her an engagement ring. Soon afterwards the defendant said that if the plaintiff stuck to her work all day he could not see enough of her, andshe must give up her situation. She consented to do this, and very soon afterwards the de- fendant selected one of his houses as that in which they should live. Stoke Church was fixed upon for the wedding, the parties selected some furniture, and JC35 was handed the plaintiff to pay for it. The next morn- ing the defendant went to the broker, and countermanded' the order for furniture, but never said a word to the plaintiff before doing this, and indeed she had not set eyes upon him from that day to this. A sister said he was in ill-health. The defendant, in addition to his pension of fifty guineas a year, owned four houses, some gas shares, and other property, and the jury gave a ver- dict for JE300.
THE death is announced of Mr. F. Richardson, of the firm of Messrs. E. and F. Richardson, Sunderland. He was an active mover in the formation of the British and Irish Corn Millers' Association, and held the position of president in the second year of its existence. A PRECIOUS GIFT.—No one will deny that the exotic shrub yielding Pure tea is a precious gift; adding much to our health and comfort. Thousands use daily Hurni- man's Pure Tea, because it is strong, rich, delicious, and sold at moderate fixed prices. See list of Horniman' Agents. (Chentists, J'c.) printed in all papers. MR. BAKER, of London, and owner of the Silk- stone Fall Brickworks,which were recently burned down, has been fined Y,5 and 33s. costs, at the Police-court, Barnsley, for illegal storage of powder at his works. The local inspector found two casks, containing llblb. of powder. Mr. Baker pleaded ignorance of the storage. AT Worcester the result of the School Board election has been officially declared. The Board con- sisted of nine members, and five offered themselves for re-election. These have been re-elected, with one excep- tion, a Nonconformist, while the four new members are Churchmen. The Board now consists of three Noncon- formists and six Churchmen, the latter including three clergymen. One of the members is a Quaker lady. AT the Edmonton Police-court an application was made by an officer of the Society for the Protection of Women and Children, for a warrant against a woman named Ei'zabeth Harper, on the charge of starving and beating hor step-daughter. The child was carried into court. Though twelve years of age she weighed only 421b., ard presented a shocking spectacle, her limbs being bandage liD splinters, her eyes being black and bloodshot, and thr facial bones almost protruding through the skin. It was said that her father was away from home, and that other children of the family had been treated in the same way by the woman. Summonses were granted against the mother for cruelty and against the father for neglect. AT Oxford the triennial election of a School Board for the city has taken place. The board consists Board for the city has taken place. The board consists of nine members, six of whom are chosen by the city and the remainder by the University. Through the withdrawal of two candidates the city representation was decided without a contest, those elected being three denominationalists and three undenominationalists. For the University two of the old members -the President of Trinity and the Rev. J. Rigaud—offered themselves for re-election, with the Provost of Worcester and the Rev. L. R. Phelps. The poll took place in the Convocation House, and resulted as follows The Provost of Worcester, b'15 the Rev. J. Rigaud, 209 the President of Trinity, 192 and the Rev. L. It. Phelps, 153. The successful candidates are denominationalists. ANN TAYLOR, factory operative, was recently charged at the Manchester Assizes with the wilful murder of Margaret Kenny, at Rochdale. The case was one of constructive murder. The prisoner had used an instru- ment to the deceased for an illegal purpose, and Kenny, who had been in good health, died a few days afterwards. The jury acquitted the prisoner on the capital charge, but found her guilty of manslaughter. Mr. Justice Kay, in sentencing her to twenty years' penal servitude, s:Wifl she had been in danger of her life, and if the jury had found her guilty of murder he could have had no reason to dissent. This, he had reason to believe, was not the first time she had been engaged in this horrible business, and it was nec ssary that it should be made impossible for her to repeat the offence. Two entertainments have been given at Hastings by a choir of orphan boys from Mr. Spurgeon's Orphanage, under the direction of the Rev. V. J. Charles- worth. The attendances were large, and addresses were given by the Mayor and others. A PUHLIC MEETING has been held in the Egyp- tian Hall of the Mansion House, London, in connection with the proposed memorial to the late Archbishop of Canterbury. AN international exhibition will be opened at Calcutta on December 1th next, under the patronage of his Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, and his honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, There will be nine principal sections 1, fine arts; 2, apparatus and application of the liberal arts; 3, furniture, and objects for the use of dwellings; 4, clothing, including fabrics and objects of personal wear 5, products of mining industry, forestry, &c.; 6, apparatus and processes used in the common arts 7, food, fresh, preserved, or in various states of preservation 8, artisans' workmanship; i), children's work. Certifi- cates of gold, silver, and bron e medals will be awarded by special juries and experts. An attempt will also be made to hold an exhibition of live stock, agricultural and horticultural products, and of a loan collection of paintings, sculpture, and works of art generally.
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ANY compromise in the case of members of former reigning families in France is impossible. They must either be permitted to enjoy the same rights and privileges as other citizens of the Republic, or be expelled altogether from the country. A middle course, like the one proposed, of allowing them to remain on condition of being deprived of the badges of citizenship, and sub- jected to police surveillance, is only adding 1; insult to injury. Exile would be preferable to living in France in a state much the same as that of the ticket-of-leave convict.
IT is really astonishing that such a harsh measure as the proposed expulsion from French soil of all the members of former reigning families should have ever been entertained either by the Cabinet or by the Chamber. The carrying out of such a policy could oaly serve to make it appear that there is really very little difference between the Republic and the Empire. Indeed, a similar impression had already been produced by repressive measures directed against the press —measures which were at once short-sighted and pernicious.
GORDON BTEWART BRETT, a man who has been waiite(I for some months by the London police, has been cleverly captured at Eastbourne by Uet dive-sergeant Green. The prisoner, it seems, obtained sometime ago by fraud a large quantity of goods and substantial deposits of money, for the ostensible purpo-e of carrying on a club. He, however, absconded, aud was subsequently heard of at Folkestone, where he was brought up, but admitted to bail, on a charge of forging cheques. lie had taken his seat in a mail train for Lewes, having ia his possession a ticket for New haven, but was appre- hended as the train was on the point of starting. He was, the next day, removed to Loudon by Detective Partridge of Bow-street. THE coroner for Central Middlesex (Dr. Dan- ford Thomaq) has held an investigation at the Royal Free Hospital, London, as to the death of William John- stone, aged 19, alleged to have resulted from violence in an affray which had taken place in the City-road. Three men named Daniel Daniel, Edward Mortimer Jackson, and Charles Richard Wilsdon, stand remanded from Clerkenwell Police-court Oil the charge of having caused the death of deceased in a street quarrel under circum- stances already reported. A post-mortem examination showed that there was a fracture of the skull, which was the cause of death. The jury, after some deliberation, returned the following ve.dict: That the deceased died from a fracture of the skull, caused by a fall upon the pavement when he was engaged in a struggle with a man named Daniel Daniel, but the jury wish to add their opinion that the deceased was in the first instance tha aggressor."