¥ ( NEWS NOTES. [We ( eem it rifrht to state that we do not identify onr. solves with our Correspondent's opinions.] Tni: debate on the Address in reply to the Speech from the Throne, at the opening of Parliament, has shown 'a tendency of recent years to lengthen and this year it has become more prolonged still. As the debate seldom leads to any practic: results, it merely entails a waste of time at the beginning of each session. It is always a great thing, when the session is intended to be a working one, to maiie a good start: but this is rendered impossible by the 1irst fortnight being frittered away in talk. The new of Procedure should have I contained one limiting the deration of the debate on the Address. ONLY a week or two before Parliament opened, a shrewd member of the House of Commons, when addressing his constituents, stated it to be his surmise that, though the Government meant to give their main attention to legislative business relating to England aud Scotland, the forthcoming session might turn out, after all, to be again largely devoted to Irish affairs." The character of the debate on the Address might lead to the inference that there is a prospect of this surmise turning out to be only too true. The Government, however, have shown that they are resolved on preventing this, as far as possible, by discouraging Sir Stafford Northcote's motion for an inquiry into the circumstances which led to the release of the P2rliameiitary prisoners from Kilmainham Gaol. WHEN General Booth found it advisable to I ordain that the demonstrations of the Salvation ] Army in London should he coined within the limits of their own premises, and that processions in the public streets should cease, it would have been well if he had made the order apply to the provinces as well as to the metropolis. The riotous outbreak at Walc.all only adds yet one more to hundreds of similar decisive indications ¡ that the public res'-nt the noisy ways by which the Salvationists affect to extend the beneficent influences of i\ ligious faith. The be^t time to sow is when the air is still —not when there is a strong wind blowing over the face of the earth. THERE seems something unaccountable in tim circumstance that th s French police authorities declined to render any assistance to English de- tectives who were on the hunt for some of the Irish conspirators who are believed to have escaped to t rance. It might have been thought that the French police would have eagerly aided in getting rid of men who might do a deal of mischief if they settled down in the midst of the Communists in Paris. Perhaps, however, the real reason is that the French are not par- ticularly friendly to the English just now, on account of the inli'.i^nnp of France in Egvpt having been reduced to .ero. MB. PABXELL, when attempting to make some reply to a few of Mr. Forster's charges, admitted that the Ladies' Land League—which sprung like a Phomix out of the ashes of its predecps,wr- distributed cheques broadcast among the families of prisoners who had been arrested in connection with the murderous outrages which were being committed every day. But Mr. Parneli did not admit that any of the funds had been sent to the (families who had lost their bread-winners in the attacks made on (defenceless households by armed and masked desperadoes. As the sympathies of the League must have gone where their cheques went. it is prettv clear that the charge of -1 con- nivance" with ali sorts of murderous outrages can ba quite easily sustained, ) THE incarceration of Prince Napoleon at the instance of the French Government appears only to have added considerably to his importance, and to have caused him to be run after by inter- viewers wherever he goes. To a Hungarian interviewer he stated that he might receive his mot (Turdre. of exile any day, and that he would seek an asylum in England. He would not be the first Napoleon who has done the same thing, though it was this country which finally orushed the greatest of the Bonapartes. THE terrible privations which were endured I by the keeDers of the Eddystone Light- house during the weeks when it was im- possible to get provisions conveyed to them on account of the storminess of the weather, would seem to render it desirable that, ir; the winter months, the store-room of the structure should be packed as fall as it can hold of provender. If the men had been provided with apparatus for making sea-water available for culinary and drinking purposes, it might have saved them from the dire necessity of moistening their throats with colza oil. Notwithstanding the weak state in which they were found, the men always managed to keep their far-seen beacon alight. Their position was much the same as that of a I lifeboat's crew who, in seeking to save the lives of others, nearly lose their own. MR. JOHN MORLEY, who has just been returned to Parliament as the successor of Mr. Ashton Dilke in the representation of Newcastle-on-Tyne, has been hitherto better known as a writer than a speaker on political questions. He has edited advanced newspapers, and also magazines and re- views considered to be pioneers of progress. It is quite possible that Mr. Morley may not cut a great figure in the House of Commons. Much was expected from John Stuart Mill when he got into the House: but his brief Parliamentary career was not a success. The only speech which he ever delivered that created some talk was one in which he pointed out the awkward position in which this country would be placed when her beds of coal were exhausted. Mr. Mill, in becoming an alarmist about the exhaustibili of the coal supply, did not make suflicier.t allowance for the enterprise and inventive ingenuity of his fellow- 1 countrymen.
"HEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES."—Cure COllghl, ASTHMA, Baoica.TXS.—Malicd t&iliiany states that no other medicine is so etfactua.1 in the cure of these dangerous lies. OM Lozeage alone gives eise, one or two at badtima easures rest. Sold in is. lid. A BODY has been found in the Glamorgan Canal at Cardiff. It is much decomposed, and has evidently been in the water for a long time. It is be- lieved to be the body of the cabman Thayer, whose mvsterious i.iappe.irance from Cardiff recently caused so much excitement in the district. The body found Ullies with the height of Thayer, and the clothes are similar to those which it 13 said the cabman wore. IN the Queen's Bench Court, Dublin, the breach of promise action of Cranfield 11. Jonnstone has been I Vcicht forward on iplicattons that both parties should be directed to produce letters and documents which have passed between them. The defendant is a magistrate and a member of ;he Dublin Town Council, and repeated attempts TO settle the n:atter have failed. The damages are laid at £10,000. The application." were granted; counsel statins:'that the letters wer^ ail to the point. AT tho Rochdale Poiico-court, John Rouse, iabourer, was charged with hariii^ ^Homptpd to murder JLirtha ILlton, with whom he cohabited. Uum.^ ?_ quarrel he threw her over the railings of a high landing into the yard below, a height of nearly 2Uft. She alighted ca her head, and sustained shocking injuries. fcihe lic-i at the inlirmary in a dan crous conditio. KAY'S COMPOUND for Colds and Conarhs, cures 0 cases ont of 10. Sold ercrjwhere, &i<l„ Iii, I;d .Ac. AT the county Police-court, Undgwater, Mr. William Cawníford, fjrmer, of Puriton, was charged with unlawfully removing a heifer from the Bridgnater Rail- way ftcstion Along the ilway to Puriton, without first I obtaiding vhe ncocssary' authorisation from the local authority under the Contagious Diseases (Animals.) Aefc aDd was tLqed.&l and COl.
-+_ WRECK OF A BRITISH STEAMER IN THE BLACK SEA. TOSS OP FOOHTBEK IIVBS Captain Palmer, superintendent of the lifeboat station at Kiiia Hay. near the mo..th of the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus, recently received information that a British steamer was ashore a short distance from the station. The weather at the time was fearful. Thick snow was falling, with a north-easterly gale, and a tremendous sea beating on the ironbound coast, which, in some respect', resembles that of Corn- wall. The Lfe-saving apparatus was at once taken to the srjot, when it became apparent that the position of the ship wau desperate, and that she must I go to pieces almost immediately. Every effort was directed to we the lives of the crew and passengers. Thanks to the ablv -managed rocket apparatus, all who had remained on board were brought safely to iand. T'nfor- tunately, fourteen persons had already taken to the boats, which, unable to contend with the fearful sea, were dashed to pieces against the rjeks, the occupants all perishing. The captain and first mate had stuck to the ship, and were saved. The vessel's name was the King Arthur, from Kusterdle to Coastantinople. It has since become a total week.
I GERMANY AND THE VATICAN. A Beater's telegram from Berlin states that the Lower Iloiijo of the Prussian Diet have discussed the estimates of the Mini, try of Public Worship. Herren Von Schor- lemer, Alst, and Windthorst claimed for the Catholics the full restoration of the status qu» mnle. Herr Windthorst stated that the Government was to blame for the conflict with the Vatican, as they had not been in earnest in I their negotiations for an arrangement of the difficulties. He demanded th it the scho >JS should be placed under the control of the Chirrch, and concluded by declaring that I the Government did not desire peace with the Vatican, although the I'mperor was in favour of it himself. Herr Schorlemer, who was freouentlv interrupted bv cheers from the Centre, aftirmed that the State would be forced | to make peace with the Curia in erder to put an end to J the expatriation of Catholic communities, which had pro- 5 motel demoralisation and prepared the way for the triumph of the Socialists. The Minister of Public Worship, in reply, deprecated the attempt which had been made to introduce into the debate a reference to an alleged difference between tb,4 pmperor and the Ministry on the question, ire would place no difficulty in the ¡ wav of religions schools, but only desired to prevent a ceTtam Special influence being exercised over scholastic establishments. He would not answer Herr Wind- thorst's question as to whether the negotiations with the Curia had been been broittn off or still continued in tfie manner whieh the former SSsuOied. In the course of his speech the Minister mad^ an announcement to the effect that the Government had almost entirely removed the sequestration of the incomes of the clergy, and had pardoned one bishop- ninielv, Mgr. Melehers. This statement.caused general surprise in the House, The Minister's speech was frequently interrupted by derisive cries from the Centre. The Germania publishes intelligence from Koine to the effect that Cardinal Jacobiui's last note points out that there is only one alternative—either Prussia must consent to a thorough revision of the Mar laws, or she will deprive the CiUhol'c Church in Germany of the very conditions of its existence.
A VISIT TO THE CLAIMANT. Mr. Quartermaine East, Mr. Haworth, and Mr. Gray, have had the customary quarterly interview allowed the Tichborne claimant at the convict prison, Portsmouth. The claimant appears in very good heallh, anrl extremely cheerful anil in good spirits, being especially pleased with the news recently received by his friends from Australia, to the effect that Charles Orton, who went out from England for the purpose last October, has re- cognised the man nllmed William Cresswell, con- fined in Paramatta Lunatic Asylum, as his brother, Arthur Orton. The recognition was mutual, a the alleged lunatic could not be persuaded to part m his soi-disant brother, except under the promise seeing him again the next day. The claimant, while speaking in satisfied terms of his treat- ment in prison since he was last interviewed, complained bitterlv of having been placed ou the "silent system," by wl ich lie was prevented from speaking to anyone, save once in three months. Although lie was pot awire of having given any cause for such exceptional treat- ment after having been so long a prisoner and conducted himself well, be-ides having for some time past been dealt with more considerately. He had ilso beeii deprived of one hour and twenty minutes of exercise on Sunday. Both of these complaints the claimant had previously communicated to Mr. Quartermaine East by letter, and he yesterday emphasised them in the interview.
HEAVY CLAIM FOR DAMAGE BY A TRACTION ENGINE. A case of considerable importance to traction engine proprietors has been decided by the Brentwood bench of magistrates, after a hearing extending over four days. The Billericay Highway Board, through Mr. A. J. Thorne, the district surveyor, summoned the Shorthorn, Dairv Company for JH296 for extraordinary damage done to certain roads in the parishes of South Weald and Brentwood from June 11, 1881, to Sept. 30, 1882, by the tratlic of a traction engine and waggons belonging to the company. Mr. J. C. Earle, barrister, was for the complainants and Mr. J. B-aumont, solicitor, for tho defendant company. The company have extensive premiies at South Weald, Dytchieys being the head-quarters, and since the autumn of 1881, a traction engine has been running almost daily between Dytchieys and the Brentwood Railway Station, drawing waggons laden with grain, corn, coal, and material required for use on the company's farms, the route being U miles in extent. Prior to the business 2 being taken over by the company it was conducted by Mr. Collinson Hall, the manager director of the com- I p tnv, and Mr. Hall had for two or three years before the formation of the company used a traction engine on this I route. The route, and more particularly on; part of it, was admittedly in a very bad state, and had been getting worse and worse during the four or five years that an I engine had hen runoing over it; and the damage had been intensified in the last two years, owing, it was urged, to the mo e freouent traffic of the company's engine. For the complainants it was urgerl that the roads comprised in this route were, before the traffic of the engines, in sufiiciently good order for the ordinary traffic of the district; that the damage done was due ft the extraordinary tratlic and excessive weight of the com- pany's engine and waggons, and that an extraordinary ex- pense, amounting to the sum claimed, had been incut red ia consequence. For the defence, it was argued that a 9-ton traction engine was not extraordinary traffic, and that the roads ought to be kept up to such a standard as to be able to carry such a traffic that the roads, prior to the com- pany's engine being used, were in as bad a state as they were now, and bad never been put into proper order; that the gravel put upon the route was very inferior and utterly unfit for the purpose; that the claim made upon the company was based upon a more or less rough calcu- lation, and that not nearly the amount of labour and material had been expended on the route as had been alleged. Numerous witnesses were called on each side, the witness a for the defence stating that traction engines did no damage on properly constituted and efficiently maintained roads, while one of the witnesses for the com- plainants stated that the engine left no tracks upon a small portion of the route, which had been coated with granite. The Bench made an order against the company for £ 279 5s. and JE43 2s. costs. Mr. Beaumont gave notice of appeal.
KAY'S COMPOTTND, A demulcent anodyne expectorant, for Coutrhs and Colds. Rol(I everywhere, 0^1., Is. 11,<1. I MR. THOBOLD ROGERS has given notice of bis intention to oppose the second raiding of the bill promoted by the Great Eastern Railway for th- construction of a line from Chiugford to High Beech, in Tapping Forest. AT the stipendiary's court, Tunstall, a well- dressed man, named Thomas Holden, 50, was charged with a series of extraordinary religious frauds. It was shown in evidence that under different names prisoner for some years past had been going from place to place attaching himself to some religious body, and represent- ing himself t" be a man of independent means. He thus I obtained goods on credit, and then bolted. Amongst the towns mentioned as places where prisoner had carried on niq frauds are Manchester, Birmingham, Bnrton, Buxton, Oldham, Asiitou, an<i Tunstall, He was arrested at Burton on a warrant, ctiai^i^g him with stealing £11 which he had coIlectel1 for a Primitive Meuimtiat bazaar at Badderley Edge, near Leek. He was remanded. HAVE IT IS YOUR HOUSE—LAMPLOOQH*« RS-'ISTT? SAUKM—and use n* other. The only safe antidote in Fevers, Eruptive Affeciiotu, Sea or Silicas Sickness, Small-pox and flead-achq; having peculiar and exc'i'ive t'eritt. Use no substitute. See perpetual injunction against imitators; aldo the unanimous Judgment before the Lords Justices Bramwell, Brett, and Cotton, 22nd Jan., 1878, in Lauplough's Taroar. 113. Holbom-hdl* Loadoa. I SUICIDE OF A COUNTY COURT BAILIFF. Mr. G. Collier has held an inquiry at the Town Hall, Shoreditch, London, relative to the death of John Walter, aged 70 years, who had for the last thirty years acted as bailiff to the Shoreditch County Court. Evidence was given to show that the deceased had appended strange in his manner for many years past, principally from his indulging in habits of intoxication. Emily Shields, deceased's housekeeper, s-tated that as he did not appear on a given day, she went to find him, and saw him hanging to the banisters by a stout piece of cord. She called a gentleman named I'argiter, who cut him down. He had been lately very strange in his manner, and, she believed, very short of mtney, as for the last eighteen months he bad been too ill to discharge his duties in the county-court, ne had also been pronounced incur- able by the doctor. Richard George Clark, clerk in the Shoreditch County Court, said the deceased had been run lover by a cab in Dalston in 1881. Hi-- »rm w? broken and he was then-reduced in salary, from E2 to 15s. per week, there being no funds out of which to pay him, and the secretary refusing any allowance. I II November last,he (witness) drew up a memorial totheLonb of the Treasury stating that John Walter had been run over in the performance of his duty, and so seriously injured as to be unable to follow his duties that he was 68 years of age, and that he had been in the service of the Court for thirty-five years, during which time his wages had ranged from 25s. to JC2; that he had no private means, and asking for some grant by way of pension. On January 2nd last an answer was received declining to accede to the request. Deceased had been greatly depressed on the receipt of the refusal, and this the witness had no hesitation in saying had caused him to commit suicide. The jury found "That the deceased committed suicide while of unsound mind, and that the said insanity was brought about, or largely aggravated, by the conduct of the Lords of the Treasury in refusing him a pension after so many years spent in the public service." The coroner stated that he could not accept the finding of the jury as worded, as it would look like a censure upon an important body, who might have a perfect answer. At present he felt that the action of the Lords of the Treasury had, perhaps, induced the unfortunate act, but they must not publicly so state unless they gave that body an opportunity of ex- plaining their refusal, for which they must .have had grounds. The jury said that they were strongly of impression that the deceased should have had come provision made for him after thirty-five years' service, and thought the reduction from 1:2 to 15s. was a most unjust one, and hoped at lea,t that the coroner would communicate that to the proper authorities. The coroner said he would not even go so far *3 that, but he would adjourn the inquiry if they pleased, and he had no doufit the case would reach the ears of the Lords of the I Treasury, through the medium of the press. The jury salct lili5 would satisfy them, and withdrew their original rider.
u. MR. CHAMBERLAIN, M.P., ON ARBITRATION. A deputation from the Association of Municipal Cor- I' porahens has had an interview with Mr. Chamberlain, President of the Board of Trade, in order to seek certain alterations in the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, with reference to the appointment of arbitrators to assess the value to be paid for property acquired for public undertakings, such as waterworks and street improve- ments in tcwns. The deputation, which was introduced by Mr. Jacob Bright, M.P., consisted of Mr. Arnold Morley, M.P., Mr. Whitley, M.P., and Messrs. Grundy, Pattison, and Talbot, of Manchester and Mr. Pritchard (Sharp, Parkers, and Co., solicitors to the Association of Municipal Corporations). It was represented that considerable abuse had grown up around the present methods of arbitration, which were said to be both dilatory and expensive and it was sug- gested that a similar system in the case of railways requiring land should be adopted, namely, the appoint- ment of an umpire by the Board of Trade. This the deputation beliered would be more satisfactory to all parties. Mr. Chamberlain, in reply, said that he was perfectly familiar with the abuses that had grown up under the present system; but, although lie doubted the ability or even the propriety of the Government introducing a measure upon the subject, he gave them his most cordial support, and would speak in the Honse in favour of such a change, if such a bill should be Introduced at the instigation of the Municipal Corpora* lions Association. The deputation then withdrew.
THE NEW PEER. The Hon. Wilbraham Egerton, M.P. for Mid-Cheshire, who has succeeded to a peerage as second Lord Egerton of Tatton, is in his 52nd year, having been born on January 19th, 1832. He is the eldest son of the deceased peer, by his marriage in 1830, with Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Loftus (who died in 1878), eldest daughter of the second Marquis of Ely. The new peer was educated at Eton, and at Christchurch, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. (second class of Law and Modern History) in 1854, and M.A. in 1862. He was elected M.P. for North Cheshire in 1858, and for ten years represented that constituency in the House of Commons but since I808, when the last Reform Bill was passed, he represented Mid-Cheshire, which was called into existence by the changes consequent on that measure. He is a Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant for Cheshire, of which county he was gazetted Vice- Lieutenant on April 14th, 1882, owing to the illness of his father, who was Lord Lieutenant of the county, for whom he has been acting. Since May, 1863, he has held a captain's commission in the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry, in which corps he has the honorary rank of major. In 1874 he was nominated chairman of the Church Defence Institution, and in 1880 he was appointed an Ecclesiastical Commissioner. His lordship married, on Oct. 16, 1857, Lady Mary Sarah Amherst, eldest daughter of Earl Amherst, and has an only daughter, the Hon. Gertrude Lucia Keppel, wife of the Hon. Arnold Keppel, only son of Viscount Bury and grandson of the Earl of Albemarle. The heir to the title is, therefore, Lord Egerton's only brother, the Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton, who was last year elected a member of the Metropolitan Board of Works for the parish of St. George's, Hanover-square. The title was conferred on the present peer's father on April 15, 1659.
PRESENCE OF MIND. An interesting presentation has taken place at Trinity School, Swan-street, Borough, London, in connection with an instance of presence of mind. A short time since one of the girls, just before afternoon school began, accidentally set tire to her apron. In her fright she rushed from the class-room, and made her way along a passage leading into the street. By the time she had I reached the door she was dangerously enveloped in flames. A young man, named Harrv Williams, a tin-worker, on his way to his work was passing the school gat?, and rushed in to the rescue of the girl. Throwing his coat round her, he so effectually extinguished the fire that, with the exception of a slight barn on the wrist, the girl I was uninjured, and next morning was at school at usual. The girl's preserver disappeared, without having given anyone an opportunity of even thanking him but after some little time he was discovered, and the managers, in appreciation of his disinterested conduct and valuable service at a critical time, invited him to the school, when they presented him with an alarum timepiece as a I' memorial of his presence of mind. The presen- tation was made by the rector, Rev. D. A. Moullin, and the boys well cheered the recipient as he left the room.
A MANIA FOR CLIMBING. John Smith, a constable in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company, while on duty at Kin £ 's- cross Station, recently heard the sound of broken glass. On going to the spot he found a lad, who had fallen through the reof, lying bleeding and insensible on the ground. The boy was at once taken to the Hoyal Free Hospital, where he remains in an insensible state. Subse- quent inquiries elicited that his name is Henry Crook, aged 10 years, son of a mechanic living at Beaconsfield- buildings. His parents say that he was in the habit of climbing about, and the police find that he got up a telegraph pole and thence to the roof of the statidn.
KAY'sTicPiLLS.for Neuralgia, Faceache, Ac.)^d., Is. 1U1. Postage Id. Sold by all chemists. Kr? Hrc Stockport. THE Ulverston Union having been selected by the Local Government Board as one in which to test the feding as to triennal elections of guardians of the poor, the necessary voting-papers have been sent out and col- lected. The result of the voting is largely in favour of triennial elections. FRANCis JoKEa, of Liverpool, has been charged at Rowley with being engaged in long firm frauds at Liverpool nrtd Birkenhead. The prisoner has been trying at Liverpool under the style wf Brown Bros., shipping chain merchant., and by means of forged orritrs has succeeded in defrauding a large number of black country manufacturers. The prisoner disposed of a cahh chain, invoiced at upwards of JE30, for £19. The prisoner was remanded.
fTIIE SUPPOSED MURDER IN SHROP- I SHIRE. I The prisoners Thomas and Eliza Mayos were recently I cojveyed by train frena Shrewsbury to Wellington. The female prisoner fainted at the railway station. A large crowd began to collect in front of the court at nine o'clock, and when the ma.risieriai proceedings commenccd at eleven o'clock the court was densely packed. The prisoners having been placed in the dock, were formally charged with the murder of Mary E. Mayos, aged 10, at Kinnersley. The depositions of the witnesses at tho former hearing were read over, being chiefly evidence as to the discovery and identification of the remains. The prosecution was again conducted by Mr Feeie, clerk of the ponce for the connty the prisoners were not represented by counsel. In opening the case, I Ir. Peele said it would be a very long sitting, as there were a great number of witnesses to be called. He proceeded to describe the facts. The first witness called was Police- constable Challoner, who found the legs in Apley Pool, after considerable search and dragging, subsequent to the finding of the head. Air. Hicks, a neighbour of th,' prisoners, remembered the arrival of the prisoners at Kinnersley with fonr children, on the Thursday after Christmas Day. When they arrived he lifted the iittlo girl down, and was shocked to find her so very light for a girl of ten. He afterwards went into the prisoners' house to offer the little girl something to eat. The male prisoner was annoyed at this, and threatened the witness. In answer to the male prisoner, Jhe witness denied that he was inebriated on the ocftision but the female prisoner created some sensation by assert- ing from the dock that he was, and that he behaved indecently. Elizabeth Hughes stated that on January 10 the girl, whom witness had not seen before, came to her house. She then had two black eyes, a wound, and a bruise on the right arm,and was in a dirty state. She said she was starving, and asked for some- thing to eat, and to be allowed to warm herself. Evi- dence was also given as to the female prisoner having been seen on the road near Apley, carrying a covered basket. The medical testimony was to the effect that a severe blow was inflicted on the head of the girl before death. A sensation was caused in court by the evidence of a brother of the deceased, aged 13, who spoke of the systematic cruelty of his stepmother to the deceased. He was told by the female prisoner to say that Polly bad been taken away dressed, and was not coming back." In answer to the formal charge, the male prisoner said he had nothing to add to the statement he had previously ma de. When he found the child dead he helped to cut the body up in pieces. The female prisoner made a long statement. She said she left the girl alone in the house, and return- ing tea minutes after found her with hV head doubled under her. She put her in a warm bath, and rolled her :n a blanket. Her husband afterwards came in, and she told him that Polly was in a fit or dead. He called I roily," took hold of her and kissed her, and said— She is dead, I am afraid yet I don't know, she went like this once before," He said h" should fetch a doctor, but she (the female prisoner) said, "Don't leave me;" but she thought when he went out he would fetch a doctor, and she expected one all day. She had done nothing to the child to injure her life. When her hus- band came home she said, Oh, Tom it's all over. I am sure now that she is dead." He kept saying lie did not know what to do, as they ought to have had a doctor at the time. She said the same. The woman, who appeared greatly distressed as she was making the statement, said they at length went to bed. The body was still wrapped up in a blanket, and she never saw it again. Her husband did what was done to it, but she gave him the string with which to tie up some of the parts. After that had been done her husband lodked very wild and said, Oh, what have I done? I cannot live, I cannot live." She tried to console him by saying that he had never injured the child's life. He placed the body in a basket, and sh;- walked to Wellington with it, then rode to Shrewsbury, and walked to Atcham, dropping the body into the river by the side. On a subsequent day she took the head and dropped it into the pool. She knew nothing of what had become of any other portion of the body. Both the prisoners wept bitterly at the conclusion of this statement. They were then committed for trial at the next assizes for Shrop- shire, and were afterwards taken back to Shrewsbury Gaol.
EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT IN A CHANCERY SUIT. The hearing of the suit between the Devon and Exeter Club and the trustees of Brutton Estate has been recently resumed at Exeter, and on the opening of the court it was announced that Mr. Town Councillor Cummings, whose books and bill had been impeached, was seriously ill, and could not attend the court. Further attention was drawn to the erasures in the ledger and day-book, and inquiry was made as to the means by which Mr. Cummings repossessed himself of the bill he originally gave to the club, and substituted another which would correspond with his altered books. It was now explained that soon after this action was commenced Cummings went to the secretary of the clut" and asked to be I allowed to have his bill for a short time. His request was complied with, and two or three days afterwards he brought bark what purported to be the same document. An examination made this week, during the hearing of the case, led to the discovery that the exiting bill was not the original one. It does not bear the initials of the committeemen who passed it, and the. secretary stated that although the endorsement on the ) act was wonderfully like his, yet he did not believe it to be his handwriting. The arbitrator was assured that the club and all connected with the case were entirely unsuspicious of there being anything wrong, and they felt that they had been placed in a most painful position. They had been deceived right through the affair. The arbitrator said it had come out as he expected. Cummings, finding that his books and bill would not snit his evidence, got hold of them, these alterations were made, and the club, being deceived, now found themselves in a most unfortunate position. At the conclusion of the evidence, the arbitrator said lie would make his award to the Court of Chancery. The entire question involved might in the first place have been covered by a £5 note, but now the expenses are estimated to exceed JEIOOO.
THE OUTRAGE ON A WELSH FARMER. At the Cefn Petty Sessions, John and Thomas Harris was charged with maliciously wounding Jcnkin Morgan, farmer, of Pendeny, Brecon. The accused were defended by Mr. Montagu Williams; and Mr. Bannell Bishop, of Brecon, prosecuted on behalf of the police. The injured man, who is about 60 years of age, had his head bound up, and appeared very weak and infirm. Jilqt before the case began, Mr. Pollard entered the court and stated that he appeared on behalf of the Public Prosecutor. Mr. Pollard first called the injured man, Morgan, who was examined through an interpreter. He stated that on December 20th last he went to Bodwydgrad House, the residence of the ac- cused. He took them a present of some pork. He went into the kitchen, and from thence into the dining-roorn, where he was asked to sit dewn. John Harris gave him two glasses of ,hislrJ'.and-waÍ"r, and pressed him to take a third, but be refused. He then became unconscious, and did not recover until nine o'clock on the following morning, when he found him3elf lying on the floor in a room upstairs. Thomas Harris came to him and said Lc ^the witness) had fallen against the fireplace and burnt off all his hair, whiskers, and eyebrows. John Harris brought him a glass of whisky and hot water and told h m to drink it. He then brought another, and the witness drank both. More whisky was brought; but he re- fuse:) to tak it, and i t was then tal. en back to a room upstairs. The accused went away,. nd on the next morning. between eightand nine o'clock, the witness got up and went down to the kitchen, suffering intense pain. Aledical testimony was afterwards taken to the effec' '^at Morgan's wounds were serious, and might havepro-d fatal. They ap- peared to have been caused by the application of a hot iron, and Morgan could scarcely have innicted them him- self. A policeman next deposed that when the sum- monses were served one of the defendants remarked, Why did not the old man send to settle the case ?" For the defence it was urged that prisoners had no con- nection with the charge, and the Bench sent both for trial on the reduced charge of misdemeanour. Defend- ants were allowed out on bail iu £ 1000, as before.
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Co.'s MAlI» sail fircra 3OUTUAHPTOX wcry ALTERNATE *tea*ersin the la -ermediat" Service eviTy altercate Fndajr.loavind •Jljrcnouth tho next dav. Apply ;it tho Company's Offices, OrieutaJ Pico. Southampton or U. LeaJcahall Street, London. -== LOTm WI LMF.II, son of the Lord Chancellor and private f-ctietary to Mr." (Jhildrrs, has, during the last lew d;ivs. uUlrcssed a series of ward meetings in Coventry, for which he has been unanimously accepted as the second L beral candidate. WHILE old-established salt manufacturers have h, en curtailing operations in order to bring pro- duction more in iccord.mce with demand, a new company has lra-e I land at VVinsford, near Northwich, and com- menced borin;; o/ierations between the second and third flashes, or lakei. As the land is constantly subsiding, practical men \Fre sceptical about discovering brine the:e, Boring was commenced, however, and brine has been found in abundance. The company is now busy sinking shafts, 1 1)r. WALTON, the coroner for Yorkshire, has received a lartje number of letiers from parties residing in York, Darlington, London, Glasgow, and different parts of England, laying claim to the estate of the miser who was recently founl rkad at Well, all of whom profess to be heirs-at-law, and have engaged solicitors. AT the Circuit Criminal Court, Glasgow, before Lord Peas, George .Miller w t. found guilty of murdering a fellow-prfconer in cell in the Southern District Police- ofli>■ e o:i Dec. HO la*t. As the jury said Oie man was insane when he committed the deed. Lord Deaa ordered him to be coniined dnrng her \'a;caty' pleasure. ilnssr.8. • W. MI'LLOK, U.C., and C. S. Poun- dell, the Liberal members for the borough, have addressed their constituents in the Kxihange Hall, Grantham. The building was j'ailv dei oraied for the occasion with flags and mottoes. There was large audience, and amongst others un the platform were the Karl of Dysart, Lord Reav, and a few ladies. A vole of conlidence in the hon. members was passed. AT the Chester Coun;y Court, Mr. John Bannister, of the Criterion Theatre, London, and author of the pantomime at the New Ro/alty Theatre, Chester, recently sued Messrs. VI alker, Carter, and Charlton, the proprietors, for £1 1''s., which had been deducted from his salary because of his having, as was alleged, gone before the footlights and delivered a speech, against theatrical rultia. It appeared that the plaintiff returned thanks to Mr. Walker, an [ spoke of him in emlogistic terms, but markedly omitted all referer.ee to Messrs. Carter and Charlton, with whom he was not oa friendly tcrtta. The money wai afterwards paid iuto court by Mr. Walker, win wrote to the plaintiff's solicitor to say that he was no party to the dednclion, and saw ntthinff wrong in Mr. Ilannbter's returning thanks to the aniienot on the eecasion ef his benefit. As the moeey had Not been paid in within the stipulated fire days, Mr. Meratio Lloyd, the judge, allewed Mr. Bannister's oxpeam from London, in addition to the amount aiaied.
If .1- LONDON CORRESPONDENCE. \V» e deon? 't right to state th.it we do not identify our. c selves with our G>n e spon lent'3 opirions.] THERE was considerable excitement in the metropolis when the thorough-going and direct character of Mr. Forster's indictment of Mr. Parneli became generally known, through the reports in the morning papers; and a keen interest was felt — as the crowded state of the galleries in the House, of Commons on the following night showed—to see how the ^hief of the Irish Irreconcilables would try to defend himself against the serious charges brought against hiu. Hy tb3 ex-Chief-Secretary. It can hardly be said that *h°re was any defence, as Mr. Paraell dia not acknowledge my right on the part of Mr. Forster to naestion him at and he defiantly declared in effect that 1t was indu- ferent to public opinion&n England and Scotland, so long as he stood well with his fellow-country- men in Ireland. This was irreconcilability with a engeance. The night when Mr. Forster indicted Mr. Paynell was the first occasion in our Parlia- mentary annais in which one member has accused another of conniving at murder and murderous outrage. The member for Bradford, who had provided himself with ample material to sustain his charges, made what was for him an unusually forcible and animated speech but if nature had endowed him with greater powers of oratory and rhetorical expression, the occasion might have been rendered still more striking and memor- able. I am no orator -as Erutaa is. might be language aptly used by Mr. Forster in a reference to the Prime Alininfpr- It was said of the late Lord Peaconsfield that when he sat listening, as Mr. Disraeli, to severe attacks upon himself in the House of Commons, no one could guess, by looking at his imper- turbable face, what feelings were passing through his heart; and Mr. Parneli may be credited with possessing something of the same remarkable coolness and self-control. But it is otherwise with most of his followers in Parliament. The7 Beem to lose control of themselves altogether at times, and look as excited a3 the flourishers of shillelaghs at Irish fairs. Paring Mr. Forster's telling speech many of them seemed quite beside tn<?mr,el7?8 with ra- and indignation and Mr. O'Kelly's exclamation. u Ttrs a !is! it's a lie!" —which led to his expulsion from the House-— sufiiciently indicated the state of ferment into which they had been stirred by the unanswerable accusations hurled against their chief. At one of the sittings of the House of Commons another cause of commotion was the presence m the gallery of a visitor who had the audacity to keep on his hat. Members who noticed the insult perhaps had an idea at first that the stranger was an Irishman, and a Fenian, who sought in this way to exhibit his contempt for the British Parliament. But the visitor who committed this almost unpardonable offence did to in perfect innocence and unconsciousness. When an officer of the House went for him, lie said that he only kept on his bat because he 4nbserved the gentleman be'ow doing the same thin*. The equestrian statue of the Duke of Welling- ton, which so long oc"up;ed a conspieuous position over the archway at Hyde park-corner, is not to be disposed of as old metal, though it has been removed from its place* of pride ard its pride of place. There is some controversy now about a proper site for it—jnsta3 there was about Temple Bar when its stones as well as its days were numbered, and it was cleared away, as an obsolete obstruction, from the end of Fleet-street. The Duke of Cambridge is in favour of the front of the War Office as a proper site for the statue; but the horse would be hardly more in keeping there than when it was on top of the archway. There is no I- go in it: it has none of the appear- ances of a war.burse. if the splendid equestrian Statue of General Outram. wniib was shown for a short time in London before being sent out to India, had been erected in front of the War Office, it wou'd have formed a better symbol of British prowessi on the battle-field than the ridiculous one of the Iron Puke would, if placed there. The publicans in the metropolis are up in arms against the movement—:n connection with which a conference was lately held at Exeter-hall under the presidency of Lord Shaftesbury—for having London included in any general Sunday [Jlosing Bill which may ba int.-oduced in Parlia- ment. If the system of piecemeal legisla- tion on this question, which has been in operation for some +ime be continued, there is gome chance of London being left the only town in Great Brifatn where public-Louses are kept open on Sunday. The opposition in the metro- polis to closing on that day is strorg, not only among licensed victuallers themselves, but also among a large portion of the populat.cn, though it would be immensely to their advantage if no drink could be sold or bought on Sunc'.ay. Most of the public houses have bills in the windows calling upon their frequenters to petition against Sunday closing, as something that would be an infringement of the liberty of the subject. In Scotland, where the Forbes-Mackenzie Act has been in operation for more than a quarter of a century, the publicans as well as the public are quite reconciled to Sunday closing and a similar state of things might be expected in the metropolis after the experiment had had as long a trial. To barmen, barmaids, and potboys, as well as to their employers, it would be a great relief to have one free day all to themselves, considering that their hours of work are so long "n all the other days of the week. D. G.
"IlAi.FAsMccn AGAIN."—Consumers say" half as much again" of the cheap tea is required to m.ikeabeverage with any strength at all, and even then there is no pleasure in drinkingit! The remedy is simple. EIorniman<c fCo.,London, sell throagtrtheirAgcntsTe aat/i /-ft/pWcr.^andgiiaranteethe quality. SeelLstof Hum; man's Agents printed inall papers. A BKCFNT TELEGRAM states that the Adricrme, brg, of Aberystwith, from New York for Ayr, laden with oil cake, Ac., was abandoned at sea on Feb. 15, in tat. 41.53 N, long. 24.50 W. The crew were res- cued by a boat from the Marcia, ateamer, of London, and transferrt-d to the lugger P.ide of the West, landed at Shauk!in, Isle of YTight, and afterwards Pent to Ports- mouth by the ag'p-nt of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society The master of thee Adrienne reports having ex- perienced a hurricane from north-west, and had after- deck-house carried away, and the mate with it, who was drowned. The bulwarks, stanchions, boat's steering- wheel, and all movables on deck were carried away, and the vessel made much water, and took a strong list to port. As soon as the weather moderated part of the cargo was jettisoned, but owing to the condition of the thip, and the crew being exhausted, the master hoisted pgnala of distress, and when they left the vessel she was in a sinking htate. THE Canon Harrison, from Calcutta for Liver- pool, is reported by telegraph from the latter port to iave been abandoned in a sinking condition on Feb. 3 in lat. 4-t. N., long. 23*40 W. The crew were landed at Teneriffe on Feb. 13 by the Gimello. Italian barque, boand from Limerick for Baltimore. The Canon Harri- son, of St. John's, N.B., a vessel of 1191 gross tons, Wall bnilt at Burton, N.B., in 18 7 J, and owned by Mr. R. C. Haws, of St. John's, N.B. A TELKORJLM from Bilbao states that the Laura Gillies, an English steamer, has bp- totally wrecked at Bilbao. The crew were saved. The cargo was mineral. This vessel arrived at Bilbao from Bordeaux Feb. 16. She was an iron screw steamer of 968 tens, was btilt at Newcastle in 1872, and owned by Mr. W. E. Kirby, of Newcastle. A etony appears ia the American papers that a wife who lay on her death-bed, in one of the WeMern States, was very anxious, on account of her children, that her husband should marry her sister. Having obtained the consent of the parties to this arrangement, the next entreated that, in order to satisfy her mind, they would go through the ceremony at once. To soothe her dying momenta, the proactive widower and his about-to-be-deceased wile's sister were married in her presence The gratification of her wishes had so favour- able an intiuenee on the condition of the wife as to arrest the course if her malady. She began rapidly to get well, and ti-e first use she made oi Lc recovered strength was to turn the sister out of the house, bag and &To