LADIES ATTACKED BY A TRAMP. | A tramp was charged at Rugby, on Monday, with highway robbery. On Saturday, the wife of a clergyman in the neighbourhood, while out for a walk with another lady, was met by the prisoner, who demanded money. On their refusing to give him any, he said he meant having something be- fore he left them, and proceeded to use violence. The ladies defended themselves as best they could, and in the struggle the prisoner received sundry scratches about the face and ears; indeed, so ef- fectual was the resistance, that the fellow at last made off, having succeeded only in taking the um- brella of one of the ladies. The prisoner was pur- sued and captured by a policeman whom the ladies met soon afterwards. He was ordered to be re- moved to Coventry, it having been ascertained that there was a warrant against him for a feloni- ous assault in that locality.
The rate at which the Zulu can travel upon emer gency is astonishing. Some will travel as much 111 fifty miles in six hours; eight miles an hour is ai ordinary pace. Gloves with thirty-two buttons are worn in Pari, for full dress, those with eighteen buttons being con sidered fit only for demi-toilet. Hearts may be attracted by assumed qualities, but the affections are only to be fixed by those which art real A CASE of love at first sight is reported from Alaska. A sergeant of the Marine Corps is about to lead to the altar the daughter of the Indian chief, Sitka Jack. The bride having paddled along- side the Alaska with her little canoe loaded with fish, the gallant sergeant was immediately smitten and fascinated. RICH deposits of gold have been discovered in various parts of Nova Scotia, where its existence has hitherto been scarcely suspected. The most important discovery made has been near Bannock- burn, in the township of Madoc, where a large nugget of gold of fine quality was recently found, and an extensive gold field is being opened out. Coal and Iron are also plentiful in the province. MARRIAGE OF WIDOWS IN INDIA.—An evidence of the advance of civilization in India will be found in the fact that a widow marriage was celebrated on May 5th, in Girgaum, under the auspices of the Widow Marriage Association. The bridegroom, Mr Dinkur Punt, is the head master of the Belgaum Girls' School, and is a Chitpavan by caste. He is about thirty-six years of age. The bride, Sakhoo Bai, who is only eighteen years of age, is a Des- basth by caste, and she lost her first husband when she was quite young. There was a goodly number of educated natives present at the wedding, and everything passed off quietly and well. It will in- terest our readers to know that this is the twenty- second widow-marriage on this side of India, the first having taken place in June, 1869. It is scarcely possible that "widows will hereafter be burned with the dead bodies of their husbands.
CAN you spell donkey with one letter?' asked a silly young man of a bright girl. Yes,' she answered, U.' > t WHAT is the difference between a plan of a battle- field and a roast pippin?—One is a war map, and the other is a warm apple. It requires about as long to get a girl well out of her twentieth year as for a horse to get beyond 4 eight years old this spring.' A well-known M.P. recently began a speech with the assertion that 4 he could not keep silent without saying a few words.' A military man, pitching into an opponent, ex. claimed, I Why, his sword was never drawn but once, and that was in a raffle A young lady was seen to go into a pawnbrokers' the other day to pledge her troth. N.B.-She was engaged to the assistant. A man who was in love with a beautiful Hebrew girl, on hearing that she was sick, exclaimed, 4 Oh, my precious pearl-my Jew-ill f A profound writer says, 'We are created especially for one another.' Then why blame the criminals for wanting to get their share ? s 'i IT is mentioned that the most inspiring natural sight which a glazier can contemplate is the gleam of early day breaking through the windows. A short time ago, a man became so completely wrapped up in thought,' that he was tied up, labelled, and sent off on the 4 train of ideas.' WHEN the farmer's wife want's to know what they are going to do with the cream left over from the butter-making, he simply says, Oh, cheese it.' 4 JANE,' said he, 'I think if you lifted your feet away from the fire, we might have some heat in the room.' And they hadn't been married two years, either. WHY is a man who has just carried his carpet- bag ashore from a steamboat like an owner of the soil ?-Because he is the owner of landed property. DON'T be gruff and rude at home. Had you been that sort of a fellow before marriege, the proba-i bilities are that you would be sewing on your own buttons still. HE'S my darkest hour,' said a wife, pointing to her husband; I and would you like to know the reason why ? It's because he always arrives just before the d»v.
FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. The Mark Lane Expresssa.y%—"With the exception of a few days sunshine at the beginning of the week, the weather has been dull and gloomy, with a closd damp atmosphere, which has told unfavourably on the condition of new wheat, but without impeding harvesting to any soriouiextbdf Although we have now arrived at the third week in September, scarcely any English wheat of this season's crop has been offered for sale, but it is to be feared that the varia- ble quality of that which has appeared represents but too well the general condition of this year's produce. It must be aimitted that this year's yield is by far the worst since 1876. The upward move in prices anticipated a fortnight ago has made a fair start in the advance of 2s. per quarter, which has been well maintained throughout the week. Flour has neces- sarily shared in the advance to the extent of Is. per sack, and barrel feeding stuffs also have been held with increasing firmness. The Americans having fully realised their true position as custodians of a large proportion of the old world's supplies, wheat has advanced 6 cents, per bushel in New York."
ECHOES FROM MY HARP. No. 4-QUEEN ELIZABETH AT TILBURY. A PROTESTANT BALLAD. [DEDICATED TO "VERITAS."] If the long-prepared Armada, when at length it sailed from Spain, Had not been met by Britain's fleet and scattered on the main, But, 'scaping our brave admirals, and rounding by the Nore, Had forced the Bridge of boats that stretched from Kent to Essex shore; Then in London's famous city would have risen sore dismay," And fears that foreign Papists would swift seize it for a prey, Had cits not known that gallant bands, were we beaten on the sea, For God and Queen would stoutly fight, like the one at Tilbury. It might have happened to us (0 humiliation sore ) Our cities would have shuddered at the foreign cannon's roar; And there were sad misgivings when our little fleet had gone, That by the Spanish galleons 'twould be swept away in aeorn. We knew that deadliest vengeance had been vowed against our name By the monster-king who bathed in blood the Nether- lands and Spain And England, torn by factions, yet in one thing could agree, To give Medina's duke a welcome warm at Tilbury. But Higher Wisdom ruled events, and broken by His hand, The Don's great ships are scattered by our fleet with heroes manned And He causeth mighty winds to blow, and round our roek-bound isle The galleons' storm-tossed fragments are strewn for many a mile And England OBce again can breathe-knowing her freedom's sure- The blessed air of Liberty, so fresh, and strong, and pure. No need now for the fighting-men, camped where the Thames meets sea, Ancf Waiting for the Papist foe to appear off Tilbury. And 'tis a pleasing fancy, as we gaze along the strand, A spot so smooth and flat, just where a foe would seek to land, To know that in this anxious time, when the Pope would break our power, We had a Queen who bravely rose with the danger of the hour, And by her bright example made the people's strength more strong, While pointing out their righteous cause to the Papist- hating throng; And they vowed that to no foreign foe would they e'ep bend the knee, While a man was left to wield a sword at the camp at Tilbury, And why should she have troubled, this lioness with a crown ? Why not enjoy royal repose, couched on the sofest down ? She was a Virgin Queen, say some, with Leicester at her feet; No matter; not the woman frail, but the patriot Queen we greet. She had her faults—who has them not let him first cast the stone, But 'neath Rome's power this Queen had vowed the country should not groan. And thus, on palfrey mounted, the stirring sight we see, Of the great, if not the good Queen Bess, with her troops at Tilbury. Some say 'twas merely stage effect, that not till all was o'er, And the English ships were back again victorious to our shore, That the Queen could be persuaded to go down to Gravesend Reach, And there to make her gallant troops a Council-written speech. But there are folks who don't believe Alfred in hut did dwell, Who shake their heads at Joan of Arc, and Bruce, and William Tell They doubt and doubt, till firm convinced that two and two make three, It was a pretty farce, that show at Tilbury." know, that at a time when the Papacy g, aory of one priest-rid Queen was fresh othrong; of Ann Boleyn, by her firm and gallant ♦•ry s pulse beat quicker in its pride for "lies we were bitter-nay, on us the Mass at times we need not Tilbury HARPER. M el wire, wnich r. re- -oi Is. The wire ia cat jfficieut to make two Out, require straighten- eevernl thousands of them J rings, and heating them to „e. They aro then removed and placed thin the rings. on a flat iron plate, and oarvod bar, termed a smooth file, rolled nnt;¡ perfectly straight. Each place is at both ends. The workmen takes up & ime and holds the ends against a gnnd- g the points. By means of a die and count- t'ooves are stamped by a press on each side -te, which is next pierced jiuder a press with two inrming the eyes. A number of pieces are then strung on two fine wires and broken each in two by filing and bending. The roughness about the head is removed by filing, several at a time being placed in a small vice. During these processes the needles, having become somewhat bent, are straightened by rolling on a fiat plate, as before. They are now brought to a red beat, and tempered by pluuging them into oil. Fifty thousand at a time aro then put in a canvas bag with emery, oil, putty-powder, and soft soap, and rolled to and fro under pressure until they become bright. Th# better class of needles have their eyes drilled. The final process is polishing the points, which is effected first by a rotating hone, and alfterwardis by a buffwheel. Of late years machines have been introduced by which needles are formed from the roll of wire without the in- tervention of hand labour.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL. What are all the etepa by which man advances lilm- self by degrees towards perfection and refinements- refinements in his wants, modes of living, hid clothing, dwelling, furniture refinements of his mind and his sentiments and his passions, of his langm ge, morals, customs, pleasures What an advance from the first hut to a palace of Palladio's from the Canoe of a Car- ribbean to a ship of the line from the three rode idols, as the Boeotians, in the olden times, represented their protecting goddesses and the graces of Praxiteles; from a village of the Hottentots or Wild Indians to a city like London from the ornaments of a female of New Zealand to a splendid dress like the Sultana: from language of a native of Tahiti to that of a Homer, a Virgil, a Tasso, a M:Iton, and a Voltaire! Through what innumerable degrees of refinement muet man and his works have proceeded before they had placed this almost immeasurable distance behind them The love of embellishment and refinement, and the dissatisfaction with a lower degree as soon as a higher had been recognised, are the only true and most simple motives by which man has advanced to what we see him. Every people who have become civilised are a proof of this principle and if any such are to be found, who, with peculiar physicial or moral hindrances, continue in the same state of onimprovability, or betray a complete want of impulse to improvement, we must needs con- sider them rather as a sort of human animals, than M actually men of our awn race and species.
IT in reported that a match has been arranged ti Richmond between a scarlet runner and a Virginia creeper. '!< there any clove or cinnamon,' aaks a despair. ing moralist, 'that will sweeten the breath oi scandal Ox COLDS.-Anybody can catch a cold now. The trouble is to let it go again, like the man who caught the bear. MAMMA, can't we have an) thing we want ?'—' Yes, my dears. But be careful and don't want anything you can't have.' A CERTAIN barrister, who was remarkable for coming into court with unclean hands, observed that 'he had been turning over Coke.' I should hav thought it was coals you had been turning ovb-. observed a wag. LADY CUSTOMER: • My little boy wishes for a Noah's Ark. Have you oner' Toyman I No, mum —no. We've given up keeping Noah's Harks since the school boards come in. They are considered too denominational, mum.' A YOUNG LADY being taken to task for tight lacing, said that she resorted to the practice on purely econo- mical grounds. 4 How is that r' asked her reprover. -'IVhy, she replied, 41 laco tightly simply to prevent waistfulness I' A JOI KNAL says that the only jokes women like to rend are those which reflect ridicule on men, and as- serts in proof that on taking up a paper a woman invariably turns to the marriage column. This is a high-menial charge against the fair sex. TV PAPKIIS.—The paper having a large circulation— the paper of tobacco. Paper for the 4 roughs;—sand- paper. Paper containing many fine points —the paper of needles. Drawing paper-dentists' bills. A paper that takes-a sheriff's warrant. AN old bachelor was recently heard saying to a young lady, 4 There is more jewellery worn now-a- days than when I was young but there's one piece x? W^ich I don't often see now.'—- What is that ?' asked the miss.—4 A thimble,' wa* the reply. WANTED to Know.—Is bunting the proper mater- ial for flagging ? Was the 4 tile' that was loose manufactured by the celebrated insane hatter ? Is a .reel of cotton a fashionable dance? How many tons register is the bark of a dog? Are ship's doctors medical salts ?
A WARNING TO EMIGRANTS. I The Rev. John Davies, Central Baptist Church, Norwich County, U.S.A., says in the South Wales Daily News:— I see that an effort is being made to get men from Wales to emigrate to Texas, and Ij have been written to and asked for my advice on the subject. My advice is this:—Whatever may be said to you by persons anxious to sell you land there-Texas is on the whole about the last State to which English emigrants should go. If young fellows in Wales want to go hunting game, stock raising, living in a shanty, roving about, shooting Indians, and not caring if they get shot themselves, go to Texas. But if men want to come here as artizans, labourers, manufacturers, and want to settle down in a secure place where they can have the advantages of civilization, let them keep out of Texas. I saw some interesting letters from Welshmen who had gone to that State, in the South Wales papers not long ago. And I know they were about right. Such a state of things as was there described I guess you don't want. I know too much of Texas to advise you to go there, for a few years to come at least.
A CENTENARIAN. The following letter from the Vicar of Talgarth is taken from the Brecon County Times :-H The Vicarage, Talgarth, Sept. 17th, 1879. Sir,—Your readers will probably be interested to know that there was recently committed to his final rest in our churchyard, William Bevan, of Penrheol, in this parish, who had attained the great age of 1051 years. I was asked, last year, to ascertain his exact age if possible, and fortunately found the entry of his baptism in Glasbury Church, which took place in March, 1774. Mr Bevan farmed his own freehold, a small farm in the upper part of this parish, and, I am told, had been in the habit of riding into Talgarth, and conducting his own business, and that of collector of income tax, up to within the last ten years or so. I have myself seen him out of his own house. He had only within re- cent years suffered from impaired sight, but his hearing was good, and his voice very strong to the last. His memory seemed to be imperfect, but by no means lost, and his conversatiQIl was that of a sensible and serious-minded man. He expressed a strong desire to lay down the burden of life, and a firm trust in his Saviour. He had been celebrated for his strength and skill in early days-when fmgilistic encounters of a more or less friendly na- ure formed a common amusement of the country side. He was tall and remarkably spare in person, and was always a great smoker of tobacco. His general habits, I believe,were those of a temperate person, but he was not an abstainer. His wife lived to 93 years, and was buried here in 1872." ——■ ——
MR. BRIGHT ON CANADIAN POLICY The subjoined letter from Mr. Bright to a gentle- man in New York is now published with the writer's consent:— 44 Rochdale, August 16, 1879. Dear Sir,—The policy of the (Canadian Govern- ment seems to me injurious to the inhabitants of the Dominion, and, if persisted in, will be fatal to its connection with the mother country. To shut cut the manufacturer of England is bad enough, but, at the same time, to seek to borrow money from her on the guarantee of a loan is a scheme and a policy so impudent that it cannot succeed. The great railway projcct of Canada can only acid to the debt of Canada, and this can only cause heavier taxes, and will be made the excuse for still higher protection duties on imports, so that England's generous but fooli-th help to the colony, if further given, will tend -ref'tlv to cripple the trade between them. I believe present policy of the Canadian Government is inflicting a wound on the union between the colony and England from which, if it be not speedily re- vorsed, great changes must come. I watch the pro- gross of the Protection malady in the States and in Canada with great interest. I cannot think it will continue very long.. Your letters will do something to woiken its hold upon those affected by it.—I am, very respectfully yours, 44 JOHN BRIGHT."
A HUMAN FIEND. The New York papers ju-t received quote from the Cincinnati Commercial a statement of almost in- credible cruelty perpetrated by a woman residing near Portsmouth, Sciots County, in that State. The victim was Hattie Parker, a girl about sixteen years of age. She was taken from the infirmary fourteen years ago by Mrs. Silas B. Graham, ostensibly to "lopt as her own child, but really as a servant upon whom she could wreck her ill-temper. The particu- lars of the latest outrage on the poor child are stated to be as follows:-For some trifling offence she com- monccd a violent assault upon the girl. She applied the whip without remorse, while the blood gushed at every blow from the quivering flesh of the wretched girl, who had been stripped and made to lie across a table, with her back to the blows, until she was a masaof blood, when she was turned over and the lash plied along her bleeding body from her feet to the head. It seems almost impossible the girl should havo lived through it, as her body was covered with gaping wounds. After the woman had exhausted her strength she plucked red-pepper pods, tore them asunder, inserted them in the bleeding wounds, and watched tho writhing ccntortions of the sufferer with a grin of delight. As soon as she thought her V!i°r ™ m a Physical condition to bear up under additional suffering, sho sprinkled salt and water over the wounds. As soon as the effects of tho salt and water were deadened she gave the sufferer sufficient rest to appreciate the additional agony in waiting for her. This time it was n hammer or hatchet that the monster used. Bending the feet of the child forward on the floor, she began pounding the nails out by the roots, and her feet are now, ad;" hor whole body, horrible to look upon. The she monster had still anothor torture to inflict on her helpless victim. It has been a custom with the monster to whip the girl until she bled profusely, and then put pepper pods into the wounds, soak them with her blood, and then compel her to eat them. Her ingenuity in the way of preparing torture is almost beyond belief. A rumour was in circulation that two other children •dopted into this family had mysteriously disappeared. Tho woman has been bound .ov,.r to the Common Pleas Court.
ON A RECENT MARRIAGE IN PONTYPOOL. Take the fair and gentle flower, Next to thy heart the blossom wear, While each blissful happy hour With joy repays thy manly care. And remember, now and ever. No love is like a woman's love Her bright smile on thy endeavour, Will glow like sunshine from above. LEWIS.
The Austrian Ambassador and the Countess Ra- rolyi are still staying at Black Mount, the shooting quarters belonging to the Earl of Dudley in Scotland, which Count Karolyi, as has already been announced, has taken for the season. Thomas Walker, landlord of the Bricklayers' Arms. Peterborough, has committed suicide by cutting his throat. He was suffering from delirium tremens, Prior to his own self-destruction he attempted to murder his wife, but she eluded him. A coroner's jury have returned a verdict of: man- slaughter against James Smith, of Burnley, the driver of a wagonnette which ran over three boys in Bot- tomgate, Blackburn, on the 10th inat., killing one and seriously injuring two others. The tug steamer Flying Foam has collided, off Greenock, with the small steamer Blair Athol, be- longing to Messrs. Harland and Wollf, shipbuilders, Belfast. The Blair Athol sank in the Channel, oppo- site Greenock. but the crew were saved. DISTRESS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA,—The Mel. bourne Argus of August 6th says that thousan ds of men are out of work in this Colony, and great dis- tress exists. Subscriptions are being raised. PECULIAR DISQUALIFICATION.—The names of three Congregational ministers were on Tuesday struck off the list of voters for the southern divi- sion of West Riding, at the Revision Court held at Sheffield, on the ground that the trust deeds of the chapels at which they preached did not properly describe their qualifications. GOOD COLLECTION AND SINGULAR OFFERING,— The collection at Highbury Chapel, Bristol, on Sunday, in behalf of the Bristol Missionary Society amounted to £ 608 8s. In the plate also was a handsome gold ring, set with emeralds and pearls. RUFFIANISM AT BP-A FORD.-John Stephenson, labourer, on returning to Bradford, after complet- ing six months imprisonment, met his wife in the street, and asked for their child, saying he intend- ed to kill it. He then began a brutal assault on his wife, knocking her down and kicking her in a savage manner. Afterwards he went to the house of his wife's parents, smashed the windows, and threatened that he would kill his wife and child and then himself. He was brought before the magistrates, and sent back to gaol for eight months. Do THE BEST You CAN.—It is certain that time and circumstances have much to do with the rela- tive success of two men, or of the same man at different periods. But it is equally certain that the plain duty of every person, great or small, in storm or calm, is to do the very best he can. More than this is impossible; less than this is a sin. If he is playing the part of a manly man, his reputation will take care of itself; if he is not, no lamenta- tion over the world's coldness will help him. No- body can do good work who is perpetually stopping to see how the spectators regard it. Praise cannot put a coward into the hero's place, neither can de- traction reduce to the ranks a kingly soul. Whe- her or not you are succeeding in your undertaking, you will always be hindered by reflecting upon any neglect in which you may seem to lie. Such re- flections jeopardise success and quicken failure.
SHOCKING GUN ACCIDENT. A distressing accident was the subject of inves- tigation by a coroner's jury, on Monday, at Wey- mouth. Whilst some children were at play in one of the bedrooms of the George Inn, an elder bro- ther, aged 15, came into the room with a rusty gun, which had been sold to their father, and had been put upstairs for safely. The lad got on the bed, and, pointing the gun, said to his brother, aged nine years, Bertie, I will shoot you," put a cap on the nipple, and the gun went off. Bertie at the time was at the foot of the bed-, and so close to the muzzle of the gun that the whole of the charge went in at the right side of the neck and came out at the left, the poor lad dying instantly. No one could tell how the gun became loaded, but the man who sold it said there was no charge in it. On Friday it had been used at the perform- ances at the theatre. The Coroner said that, hard as it must appear, he must point out the law, which was that, if the lad had not exercised proper caution with the gun, he was responsible. The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter.
EXTRAORDINARY DEBAUCH. A Medical Man writes to the Liverpool Cou- rier :—" I was called the other night to see a man in the agonies of cholera-cramp, apparently the re- suit of drinking freely on the occasion of his niece's marriage. He had been already three weeks out of work through his indulgence. The father met with an accident about the same time which nearly cost him his life, and which, I fear, must also be traced to his own stupidity when muddled with drink. I found not less than a dozen persons, mostly young women, in a room with full glasses before them, a three-gallon jar of strong ale on the table, and several bottles of whisky. The latter had been replenished over and over again. The revels were kept up for five days, and I have been assured by the uncle of the brideithat 'the drink' alone cost them the sum of X20. Sundry young fellows from the North End appear to have clubbed together to meet the cost—had been, in fact, saving up for weeks previously, so as to have a regular spree with their sweethearts on the occa- sion of their friend's marriage. The father pawned his watch and several articles of furniture j one young fellow pawned his coat, hat, and watch; and the sum of X5 was advanced on the security of their names by the publican, to find its way back into his till as fresh supplies of liquor were called for. The debauch, I say, lasted five days, and the whole party of revellers—twenty to thirty in num- ber-slept together on the floors, or anywhere, of a small three-roomed cottage in one of the small streets of Toxteth-park. The revels ended, the whole party, in true Hibernian fashion, proceeded to the house of Father Nugent, and signed the pledge."
MEASURING THE INTENSITY OF DAYLIGHT. An attempt to measure and record, with some accuracy, the variations of daylight throughout the day has lately been made by a German, Herr Kreus- ler, who has had made for him by Leibertz, in Bonn, an apparatus with the following irrangement. It consists of a drum fixed with its irrangement. It consists of a drum fixed with its axis in the plane of the meridian, and adjustable so is to be at right angles to the sun's rays. This drum has its border divided into twenty-four hours, twelve noon and twelve midnight being in the meridian plane. A strip of paper, sensitised with solution of bichromate of potassium and having divisions which correspond to those on the drum, is placed round this. A second drum closely surrounds the first, and is turned by clock-work—from which it can be detached —once in twenty-four hours, in the direction of the sun's apparent course. This second drum has a slit for admitting light to the paper its width is such that any point on the paper is exposed twenty seconds as the slit passes over. The whole apparatus ia placed in the open air under a glass bell jar. Its arrange- ment gives little trouble the paper strip has merely to be placed in its right position at night or under artificial shade-to avoid coloration-and the outer drum slid over and so attached to the rotating axis that the 44 isolation slit is opposite the hour then present. The slit then begins to move round the inner drum corresponding to the sun's course. The impressed slip, when removed in the evening, may be "fixed" by shortly dipping in water and drying between blotting paper, or it may not, being quickly read; it shows a mostly continuous succession of bands of various shades of black or rather brown. —Engineer.
WOMEN AND TOBACCO. There are many women, wives particularly, who make tobacco a source of a large amount of family unhappiness. They are everlastingly rallying against smoking, continually getting at sword's points with every male friend and relative, and gaining nothing by it but a grim defiance, which discovers the fact that in the long run a man s will is equally as strong is a woman's when he once sets out Un0n a subject with the preconceived determination of having his own way. Then there is the nervous woman who faints at the smell of tobacco smoke, and can detect i smoker a mile off, and the particvQar creature who is afraid of the house and the furniture becoming im- pregnated with vapour. These unphilosophical wives rush to the extremity of driving the smoker from home to indulge elsewhere m his failing for the obnoxious weed." All this is a very grave error, and if the little wives only knew how much unhappi- ness might-if it was not already-result from this very proceeding, they would reflect twice before re- sorting to such petty tryanny. Let the smoker have some cosy little nook to himself where he can puff as much as he pleases without being continually tormented about it until fault-finding becomes a bore and a dread to him let it be sacred to cigars and meerschaum, spittoons and pipes of whatever description. He has an equal right to home and the privileges the proprietorship should ensure him. You will find he will not fall into that unpleasant trick of keeping late hours so frequently, and neglecting to spend his leisure hours at his own fireside. fix the days of courtship—which bring us to young ladies who may be at present enjoying that delect- able season—you would not have thought to upbraid him for such small errors, much less to have driven from your side by fainting fits and small attempts at lectures. No, no. You might have stowed the knowledge of the aforesaid away in your memory against the time 44 when you two shall be one," but for the time being you would have let it slumber voiceless, just as the knowing little sweethearts oi the present generation are doing. In fact, on birth- j day anniversaries and holiday occasions, when you found you had previously exhausted every othei suitable and available momento of friendship and something more, you might have actually decided upon a smoking-cap as your offering to his lordship
THE LATE WEST OF ENGLAND BANK. I Seventy per cent. of the West of England Bank shareholders have met the liquidators' calls 150 of the shareholders have partly met the calls, but 400 proprietors holding 10,000 shares have made no payment, and at least one- half of these are without means. Legal pro- ceedings are to be taken against those who have means and have not met calls.
MORE COAL BASINS IN AMERICA. The territory of Montana is estimated to con- tain between 60,000 and 65,000 square miles of coal of excellent quality, and extensive beds of bituminous coal have recently been prospected in Texas, near the Rio Grande, about 145 miles west of San Antonio. The yield of coal in Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming is increasing, and reaches to nearly half a million of tons, which are shipped at San Francisco. The coal is of the tertiary age, and the coal area in California and Oregon is 51,000 square miles.
THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT AND MR. SOTHERN IN LABRADOR. FISHING IN LABRADOR.—THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE OF SOTHERN AND FLORENCE. Here we are at last. His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, Sir John Rae Reid, Mr Sothern, Mr Florence, four servants, eight Indian canoe-men, four Indian guides, a steward, a cook, and your correspondent. We put up" the river in three canoes, two floats or barracks, while a large scow followed in our wake conveying "victuals for the fortress, my liege." Sixteen miles of grinding, bumping, scooting and dodging brought us to our ranche, a commodious, com- fortable box, with a cozy air of civilization and brandy and soda about it, albeit ten thousand miles away from everything. Imagine, or can you imagine, being utterly free from the ghoul- like newspaper that sucks the life-blood of morning and evening; from telegrams that cause the heart to beat backwards from the post that for one ray of pleasure brings us miles of banked-up clouds of worry. Thank heaven, we can only receive letters twice a month, and these are dropped sixteen miles away at the mouth of the river by a passing schooner. At first this fasting seemed passing strange, but now we are anchorites by acclammation. Ima- gine if you can the glorious sensation of being disregardful of linen and unmindful of shirt- collars. Imagine if you can-and this I'll war- rant me will reach the brim of your imagination if the cup run not over-good company, good wine, good 'baccy, good beds, lots of brand-new air, any amount of primeval wood, a quantity of water, and salmon rising as regularly as the beam of a Hudson steamboat. We have flung conventionality to the winds and have openly insulted Mrs Grundy. The rod levels all ranks low, and places the ducal strawberry by the players buskin," the masonry of the gentle craft" recognizing as the best man the lucky individual who lands the heaviest fish with the lightest tackle. Oh, it is a splendid life this, and one well worthy the living for. Such break- fasts as are eaten I such luncheons such din- ners such stories from Mr Sothern and Mr Florence such anecdotes of tooling cracks, and of runs with the Pytchley and Quorn from the Duke of Beaufort! such tales of stalking the red deer from Sir John Rae Reid Our artifices for coaxing the fish are as numerous as they are designing, and comprise everything from a needle to an anchor. The impudence of the seals annoy us considerably. These gourmets go for the best salmon, and, taking the choicest bit out of the back oi the neck, leave the fish to be borne away to the ocean. We trap them, and when we fail to trap we shoot. Mr Florence came to grief this morning. He had struck a very fine fish, and was playing with as much verve as if he were on the boards, when his split bamboo rod, warranted to stand the strain of a Fairlie locomotive, and for which he paid 75 dols., snapped like a stick of sealing-wax, and this unexpected releasement of strain threw Mr F. from the centre of gravity, head over heels into the foaming rapids. He did not care a piastre for the wetting, but the treachery of the rod, in which he bad placed so much reliance, caused him to utter full-flavored language of the most vivid character. His Grace of Beaufort is an indefatigable fisherman, and he wets a line" with the "flick" of a thoroughbred piscalor. He, too, has been more than gaiter-deep in the river. My Lord Dundreary's attire resembles that of the time- honored old Izaak-a jerkin, baggy breeches, homespun stockings, and shoes. He is waited upon by a melancholy Indian, cheaply majestic, the very counterpart of the Crushed Tragedian, or of George the Count Joannes. His lordship's felt hat is a veritable "hornets' nest," as it bris- tles with hooks of all sorts, shapes, sizes, and dimensions. The chaff between Mr Florence and Dundreary is as bright as a Jablochoff candle, commencing at tub-time and ending I only in the wee sma hours. Our COOK, a chef, if not a cordon bleu, is put to his wits' end to serve up salmon so as to cause it to taste like anything but salmon, and the entries of Saumon à la Beaufort, a la Dundreary, a la Florence, a 18 Rae Reid, succeed each other with startling rapidity, though each possesses a varyingflavor with just the faintest suspicion of the presence of the lordly fish. What champagne flows in the veins while living this out-of-the-world life. The Duke laughs when he thinks of the starched old peers seated in the crimson morocco seats in the House of Lords, deliberating upon some unsavory Bill sent up from the unruly Commons, or listening to the spasmodic grum- blings of Lord Granville or Lord Derby. Sjr John Rae Reid laughs when he thinks of his pals" who are swelling" the season, riding in the Row, on their knees to Sarah Bernhardt, or imagining themselves free as air in doing petit diners at the Star and Garter at Richmond. Sothern laughs when he thinks of Irving play- ing Hamlet in the morning and Claude Melnotte at night. Florence laughs when as he exclaims, as Bardwell Slote, We are having a h. o. t," or when he apostrophizes the lucklesssalmon which he has just admirably struck, by Don't try any g. g. on me, o. m.and your correspondent laughs upon discovering that he has nothing particular to do, and that his unprepared facul- ties enable him to do that sort of thing, you know, to perfection." A horrible rumour has reached me that we are about to communicate with the outer world, through the medium of an Indian runner, and so one for calendar month I shall say, adios.-Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
EXPLOSION AT EBBW VALE. THREE MEN KILLED. On Monday morning, a serious explosion of gas occurred at Waun Llwyd Colliery, Ebbw Vale, one of the new collieries owned by the Ebbw Vale Company, and much excitement was caused in the locality, hun- dreds of persons being quickly on the spot. Mr Robert Jordan, chief underground manager to the Campany, and Mr Baines, Her Majesty's Deputy In- spector of Mines, were sent for and arrived as quickly as possible. The pit was commenced about six years ago, and the shaft is about 160 yards deep. The stables are in close proximity to the up-cast. About 200 men are usually employed at the colliery, which is fitted with all the most modern appliances for ven- tilation, and the current of air passing through the roads and headings is so strong, that the men often work with their coats on. being what they call starved" without them. The colliery has been in operation about two and a-half years, and though the coal worked is of a very gaseous character, no acci- dent of a similar nature has previously occurred. The men left the pit on Saturday night as usual. At 12 o'clock on Sunday night the two night overmen de- scended to examine the pit, and took a horse from the stables with them. A little after 4 o'clock William Griffith, a man about 45 years of age, with his son, William Griffith, a lad of 19 years, who had charge of the horses, descended for the purpose of feeding and getting them ready for the men on their arrival in the pit at 6 o'clock. They were accompanied by John Jones, a flue-man," whose business it was to attend to the fire at the upcast. This was on the western side of the colliery, and in close proximity to the stables, and all journeyed on their way together. The man in charge of the cage soon afterwards heard the well-known sound of an explosion below, and imme- diately dust, &c., ascended the shafc. The shock was felt for some distance, and men and women were soon running in the direction whence the sound proceeded, and the crowd rapidly increased. The resident mana- ger, Mr Kelsall, directed a supply of water to be sent down the pit. In a short time there were nearly 200 workmen waiting to go down to their work as usual, and several of these volunteered to go down and as- certain the extent of the injury. The night firemen and the horses were at some distance from the place of the explosion, and escaped uninjured. As soon as the gas would enable them several of the colliers,with the manager, descended, and it became evident that the explosion had taken place near the stables, where the gas had caught the flame. The bodies of William Griffith and his son were found in the stables fright- fully burned. The horses in the stable were all dead. The carpenters at the colliery hastily con- sructed three e, shells," into which the bodies of Griffiths and his son, as well as Jones, were placed below, and then sent up, and afterwards conveyed to a shed adjoining. It was evident that a very large volume of gas had taken fire, and the heat at the part near the stables must for a time have been intense. The damage done to the pits is considerable, but confined to a small area. How the gas accumulated at this spot is a matter of conjec- ture at present, and can only be ascertained after a minute and careful investigation. It is rumoured that one of the workmen, on Saturday night, left a door open. The result of this would be to divert the cur- rent of air. There were two roads to the upcast, and the air would naturally take the shorter course, leav- ing the longer route unventilated, Here the gas would accumulate rapidly. By some means (it is said by the closing of a door) the gas was driven in a large volume to the front of the stables, where it came in contact with a naked light, and the explosion im- mediately followed with great force, as it would be there mixed with a large proportion of atmospheric air. The volume of gas when lighted would com- municate the flame to the timber, and the intense heat destroyed everything near. The disaster has caused a great deal of sympathy to be shown towards the relatives of the deceased men. John Jones leaves a wife and several children. He was an old resident of Ebbw Vale, and much re- spected. William Griffith, the elder, leaves several small children. He has had a large family, and had other sons, as well as the eldest, who is killed, work- ing at the colliery, It is most fortunate that the ex- plosion occurred before the day men went down. In another hour over 200 men would have been below, and then the sacrifice of human life would have been terrible.
STORIES FROM THE SEA. THE SEA SERPENT. We have received the following communications through Lloyd's agency:-Captain Deddes, of the P. Coland, Dutch steamer, which arrived at New York on the 9th of September from Rotterdam, reports that on the 4th of September, about 3 p.m., he saw two boats, with twelve men in them; shaped his course for them, took them on board, and set the boats adrift. The men proved to be the whole ship-wrecked crew of the Norwegian bargue Columbia, from Lon- don for Quebec. Captain Larsen and crew made the following statement:—On their way from London they met with variable winds and weather until'Sept. 4, when, sailing with all sails sets, in a light north- east wind, about 11 a.m., they felt a sudden shock, and looking overboard they saw the sea discoloured with blood, and either a fish or some other sea mon- ster making away from the ship as fast as it could. At the same time Captain Larsen heard some of his men crying out that the ship was leaking badly and filling very fast. Went down into the hold to see if anything could be done to stop the leak, but soon found that nothing could be done to save the ship. When he came on deck again they had barely time to get the boats overboard and a few things with them. Half an hour after they left, the Columbia went down. Captain J. F. Cox, master of the British ship Privateer, which arrived at Delaware Breakwater on September 9, from London, says:-On August 5, 100 miles west of Brest (France), weather fine and clear, at 5 p.m., as I was walking the quarter-deck, looking to windward, I saw something black rise out of the water about twenty feet, in shape like an im- mense snake of 3ft. diameter, It was about 300 yards from the ship, coming towards us; it turned its head partly from us and went down with a great splash, after staying up about five seconds, but rose again three times at intervals of ten seconds, until it had turned completely from us, and was going from us with a great speed, and making the water boil all round it. I could see its eyes and shape perfectly. It was like a great eel or snake, but as black as coal tar, and appeared to be making great exertions to get away from the ship. I have seen many kinds of fish in five different oceans, but was never favoured with a sight of the great sea snake before.-Daily News.
THE SITUATION IN BURMAH. It is generally believed, the Rangoon correspon- dent of the Times telegraphs, that orders have been sent to the acting resident at Mandalay to leave with his party as soon as he can without betraying an un- dignified haste, or any appearance of fear. This measure will give general satisfaction, as no intercourse now exists between the residency and the court worth running :any risk for. The acting resident has not been treated with more courtesy than was shown to the resident, but the ordinarily civilities and attentions due to the representative of the British Government have been studiously with- held, and his presence had no effeet in cheoking the cruelties still practised by the court. The British Government had been placed in a humiliating position ever since the resident remonstrated against the massacres and threatened to haul down his flag if they were continued. He shrank, however from the execution of the threat when the remonstrances failed, and by playing the role of a passive spectator of the massacre, and continuing nominally on friendly Clations with the court guilty of them, he appears almost to have lent them his countenance. It is, indeed, true that a war with Burmah, unlike the Zulu and Afghan wars, would be easy, safe, and profitable but the Government justly considers that the present moment is not opportune; hence the re- solve to remove the residency. It is just possible that the acting resident may think it less dangerous to remain quietly at the residency than to leave, but it is not probable. Although the actual risk to the members of the residency Jis only slight, still some risk is inevitable so long as the King continues his drinking orgies, surrounded by young advisers too ignorant and hot-headed to appreciate the danger of a war with England. To offer the slightest opposi- tion to the departure would necessitate an immediate declaration of war. The Burmese were reported to be delighted at the departure of Colonel Browne, declaring that they only desired to be left alone to pursue their own policy without the interference of foreigners. The King dislikes having foreigners near him. Everything is reported quiet at Mandalay, although the cruelties continue. The people are still chiefly occupied with the lotteries.
A singular discovery of a body was made in tne Thames the other day, at Whitehall Stairs, London. A dog swimming in the river would not come out, but kept diving until he brought up the body of a man. The Surveyor-General of Ordnance" approves the retention by the volunteer corps of the ad- ditional number of Martini-Henry rifles supplied on loan for the 1879 competition for the Queen s Prize." The Paris Figaro states that the Empress Eugenia has informed the Vatican of her intention to under. take a pilgrimage to Loretto, to say masses for the soul of Napoleon 111, and of the Prince Imperial. A unanimous vote, expressive of sympathy with Sir F. W. Truscott, under the circumstances of the charge of libel which had been brought against him, has been passed by the London Court of Common Council. The Thames rose to an unusual height in the neighbourhood of Richmond, the other day. The towing-path was submerged for many miles, and most of the lawns on the banks of the river were under water.
SWINDLERS AT THE ANTIPODES. Several rather clever swindlers, supposed, says the Melbourne Argus, to have come from the old world in order to make something out of the forthcoming exhibitions, have been at work in Melbourne lately. An American named Henry Scbloss, who recently arrived by the ship Oneida, gave himself out to be a detective from New York, and in that capacity managed to raise a good deal of money on forged documents, but eventually was found out, tried, and sentenced to five years' imprisonment. A more successful rogue operated on a number of the princi- pal jewellers in Melbourne, under the name of Dr. W. Bonnefin, and by driving about in a carriage, putting a brass plate on the door of his lodgings, and pretending to be a medical man about to establish himself in practice, he got about £ 500 worth of goods from different shops, and paid for them with valueless cheques. He has not been heard of since. In a third case, some jewellers were robbed in the same sort of way by a young man who gave the name of Norman P. Morris, and pretended to be a New South Wales squatter. The detective police, however, were too clever for him, and arrested him before ho had made much headway.
THE EVIDENCE OF EXPERTS IN HAND- WRITING. The Pall Mall Gazette says:—The evidence of experts in handwriting has been viewed with sus- picion for some time past, but the complete break- down of Mr. Chabot and Mr. Netherclift in a case which came to an end on Friday will, we should imagine, altogether destroy confidence in their opinion. That it will destroy their own confidence in themselves is too much to be hoped for. Experts are not to be influenced by plain facts. Those facts, however, in the present instance are conclusive. Sir Francis Truscott is an alderman of the City of Lon- don and the next candidate for the Lord chair. He was accused by Mr. Kearns, who had once been an intimate friend, but who bore towards him the feelings in which intimate friendship too often ends, of having sent a libel on a post-card. This libel consisted in telling Mr. Kearn that he was watched by the police. The whole case, of course turned upon the handwriting. Mr. Kearns and his experts, together with some of his household, affirmed that the writing was Sir Francis Truscott's; about that there could be no mistake. Unfortunately, the actual writer of the post-card came forward on the other side; and there were numerous friends of Sir Francis Truscott's besides to bear witness that the writing was not his. The jury, however, were content with the evidence of the avowed writer of the post-card and preferred to believe that paid wit- nesses blundered rather than that a man should not know what he wrote himself.
ALLEGED WHOLESALE BABY FARMING- FORTY CHILDREN MISSING. At the Birkenhead Police Court, John and Catherine Barnes, husband and wife, have been charged on remand with having neglected to provide proper nourishment for a child in their care, and with having wilfully murdered two others.—Mr. Moore, who prosecuted on behalf of tho Treasury, said that since the prisoners were before the magistrates a few weeks since the police had been unremitting in their inquiries, and when the whole of the phases of the case were revealed he thought such a history of crime would be"disclosed as was almost unparal leled. Correspondence had been discovered in the Erisoners' house relating to children from Hull, ieeds, Wigan, Bristol, Bath, Hereford, and about twenty other towns, and when the whole of the case was gone into it would be necessary to call fifty or sixty witnesses. Since the previous adjournment two of the children had died, and the prisoners were I therefore charged with the capital offence. It was now known that from thirty to forty children, who had been given to the prisoners, were missing and could not be traced. Four or five children had been buried this year, and some of these had been traced, but to the others there was no clue yet. The case was considered of such importance that at the next hearing the Solicitor to the Treasury would be present, so he (Moore) proposed to call only sufficient evidence to justify a remand.—Mr. Williams, master of the Birkenhead workhouse, said that the child known as Mabel died there on Thursday, and the child called Alice Hamilton had died early on Saturday morning.—Dr. Laidlaw said the cause of death in each case was long-continued mal-nutrition, The third child, Florence was in a weak state, but it seemed likely to recover.—The prisoners were then again remanded, the female prisoner remarking, c, n the end they will find there are no more children than they have already got; I can prove it in many ways." It has been ascertained by the police that the prisoners have passed by the names of Howell, Hall, Banks, Beard, and Hamilton, but Barnes is understood to be the real name. During the past few ycata they have resided in various honors in Birkenhead, Tranmere, and Bootle. Alice Hamilton, the child who died on Saturday, has been found to be the daughter of parents living at Hereford.
SINGULAR CASE OF CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. At the Central Criminal Court, James Rowe, and Mary Rowe, man and wife, two young well- dressed persons, have surrendered to take their trial for misdemeanour in having endeavoured to conceal the birth of a child, of which they were the parents. Mr. Forest Fulton was instructed for the prosecution; Mr. Besley appeared for the defendautd. It was stated that the prisoners had only been re- cently married, and they had been on a tour in the country. It appeared, however, that the female was at that time of the marriage in an advanced state of pregnancy, and while they were staying at an hotel at Plymouth, she was delivered of a still- born child. Her husband,in order to save the character of his wife, did not obtain any medical assistance, but the parties brought the dead body of thg child to London, and attempted to have it buried secretly. Mr. Besley briefly stated the circumstances under which the case came before the court, and suggested that one days' imprisonment would be ample pun- ishment. He said that there was no doubt that the child was still-born, and the only object the man had in view was to save his wife from disgrace.— Mr. Forest Fulton said he concurred in what had been stated by his learned friend in regard to the circumstances under which the offence was committed, and so far as the woman was concerned he did not propose to offer any evidence against her.—The Common Sergeant said he thought that upon these facts he should not be required to do more than to pass a sentence of five days' im- prisonment on the man, the effect of which would be that, as no evidence was offered against th woman, she would therefore be at once discharged.
A LUCRATIVE CAREER. The connection which has so long existed between F. Archer and the lieath House stable will, at the end of the present season, be terminated. Archfet has, we understand, accepted a retaining fee of LI,066 per annum to ride is first Jockey for the Duke of Westminster; and other oraployerp of the Rusfeley stable, who will have following claims, will make up the sum to £ 2,0f)0. Accepting these offers will enable Archer to ride Bend Or in the next year's Derby and as Lord Falmouth has now nothing worth speaking of, the prospect of riditig another Derby winner has influenced Archer's determifultion quite as much as the increased remuneration, his salary as a retaining fee from Lord Falmouth being only £100 per annum, which is the sum that was paid T. French- In other respects, however,' Lord Fal- mouth's dealings have been most liberal, and Archer's connection with the Heath House stable has been so profitable to himself that he stands in the happy posi- tion of having madf* his fortune before arriving at his 9<5th birthday.-Spo;,ting NI!1M.
The Queen of Denmark is on a visit to the Queen of Hanover at Grmunden, and the King of Greece will join them at the end of the month. At the Bolton Police Court, Mrs. Betsy Cleary, news-agent, has been fined X12. 10s. for selling a box of cigarettes without having a license to do so. Mr. Vivian, late her Majesty's agent and Consul- General at Cairo, has been appointed British Minis* ter at Berne, where he will proceed in November. The German Medical Congress at Eisenbach has declared vivisection necessary in the interests of science in general and of medicine in particular. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge has left Kissingen on his return home by the way of Paris, in which capital his Royal Highness will sojourn a few days. Mr. Walter Wren, who is announced to contest Wallingford at the general election as a Liberal candidate, it may be interesting to state, is the well-known "crammer for the Indian Civil Ser- vice.
.llJlE CAPTURE OF KING CETEWAYO. Writing from Ulundi the Times correspondent gives the following account of the capture of the Zulu Kin, --I The King arrived in the camp this morn- ing at ten o'clock, under a guard of the King's Dragoon Guards, 60th Rifles, and Native Contingent. He is lodged in a tent next the guard tent, with the girls and attendants in an adjoining tent. He gave some trouble on the march, sitting down at intervals, saying that he was exhausted, and would not go any further, and refusing either horse or mule. The King will start at two o'clock, in charge of Captain Poole, R.A., for Fort Victoria. He is said by those who know him to be sadly broken down since the days of his kingship, but he has lost neither the Royal mien nor the habit of command. He is reported to have caused two men to be killed for disobedience of orders two days before his capture. The kraal in which the King was captured lies 18 miles north of Brigadier Clarke's camp on the Black Umvolosi. Lord Gifford marched from near there through Tuesday night, arriving within four miles of the kraal at daybreak with the white cavalry and natives. They lay in ambush, fearing to advance across the open ground, and waiting for the night to make the attack, lest the King should see and escape into the bush, which borders the kraal within 100 yards on the north side. Lord Gifford was on the south-east side. In the meantime Major Martr, with the King's Dragoon Guards, appeared on the north-east, and was seen bv I the King, but was not feared, the King thinking the cavalry on the badground could not approach quietly or without warning. Major Marter, however, had stripped the saddles and left the scabbards behind. disappearing from view, he stole up noiselessly through the bush. The Native Contingent, whom he had concealed were put in advance, and they were able to move more rapidly than the horses. These men dashed out of the bush and surrounded the kraal, saying, 44 The white man is coming you are caught. Major Marter then rodo up and discounted, and coming straight to the hut in which the King was, called on him to come forth and surrender. The King feared and said, "No, you come unto me;" but Marter was inflexible, and the King, creeping out, stood up among the Dragoons with stately composure. A dragoon sought to lay his hands upon him, but he waved the man back disdainfully, saying, 44 White soldier, let me be." He then asked to be shot. Lord Gifford's dismounted men, posted in concealment to wtuil the kraal, had seen Major Marter's ruse, and ran with the news to Lord Gifford, who then golloped in. The King's bearing on the march between the lines of the 60th Regiment into his tent was dignified and calm. Wearing a red blanket upon his breast in the manner of a Roman toga, he stepped slowly, looking round with head thrown back and haughty gaze at the soldiers around him. When captured he asked the rank of the officer who had taken him. He treated the Native Contigent contemptuously.
WARLIKE PREPARATIONS IN IRELAND. The Dublin correspondent of the Daily Chronicle writes:—There are indications that the Government are somewhat apprehensive as to the state of Ireland. A large number of field-pieces of an old pattern, but capable of being used effectively with canister, are arriving in Cork and Dublin from England. Several of these weapons passed along the quays on Monday, and it is understood that they are to be distributed among the principal military stations. Large quan- tities of suitable ammunition have also been arriving within the last fortnight. Further, the constabulary, it is said, have been warned that they may expect some very heavy work during the winter, and their present shako is to be displaced by a helmet of the pikelhaube pattern, and lined with iron.
THE EUSTON SQUARE MYSTERY. The Central News Agency says: -We have r from Mr. Purkess, publisher, 286, Strand, an early copy of Hannah Dobb's confess' connection with the Euston Square Mysf published in a small pamphlet of 16 pagef is a facsimile of Hannah Dobb's signat with a statement; also facsimile of her declaring the story correct in every pa* incidents mentioned by the Central are fully set forth, and all the detailf Miss Hacker's stay at 4, Euston minutely given. Dobbs sayll: "I book in order that justice may oN trators of certain horrible crimes, the suspicion attaching to me as t. of these fearful deeds, and to make p the police, by prematurely chargii. murder, prevented my making befc and which, by vulgar abuse, they st saying after my acquittal. She ca, the fact that everything she told the p borne out at the trial, and she asserts i police move again in the case, it will b. she is correct in all her particulars. 1 that she was at no time apprehensive as t, of b"* trial, a»d she declares herself innocer. ♦to brief interval that the jury were oonside verdict she ate heartily of dry bread, and pint of cocoa. In striking contrast to this conduct of Catherine Webster, the Richmo. deress, whom Dobba met in the refreshment c who was unable to partake of food. Dobbs L portions of her past life, and admits it was faj right. The Heme Office authorities still hav case under consideration, and have as yet issu definite instructions to the police ir. the matter, L"-
THE SYDNEY EXHIBITION. The ceremony of opening the Sydney Internati. Exhibition was performed on the 17th inst., in b< tiful weather, by Lord Augustus Loftus, the Go' nor of New South Wales. The day was observe, a public holiday, and the streets were dene ^oj^ed by the townspeople and visitors from l?e it' 'The proceedings commenced with a processn of the public bodies, who were followed by Lor Augustus Loftus, Marquis of Normandy (Governor o? Victoria), Sir W. P. D. Jervois (Governor of South. Australia), fr. Weld (Governor of Tasmania), with their respective staffs; the Colonial Ministers, and the military, naval, and civic authorities. The procession paraded the principal streets, and reached the Exhibition at noon, where Lord Loftus per- formed the ceremony of unveiling the statue of Queen Victoria, amidst great enthusiasm. His Excellency then proceeded to the dias, which was surrounded by a brilliant assemblage, consisting cf the Commissioners of the foreign countries and of the Australian and other colonies who have sent exhibits, the colonial members of Parliament, the clergy3 judges, and others. The whole spectacle was of 9, most imposing character. After the choir had pert formed an inaugural cantata, an address to Lord Augustus Loftus, asking him to declare the Exhibi. tion open was presented by the Sydney Commissioners. His lordship, in replying to the address, congratu- lated the colony upon the success of its efforts to gather together in its capital a representation of the arts and of the achievements of the industrial forces of the entire globe. The event, he said, was an era in Australian progress. After welcoming in appro- priate terms the various foreign and colonial repre- sentatives, the Governor formally declared the Exhibition opened. The announcement was re- ceived with the firing of salutes, and the choir sang the National Anthem. The Colonial Govern. ors were then conducted through all the courts of the exhibition, and were introduced to the several foreign Commissioners, who waited their approach in the sections devoted to the exhibits of their respective countries. The whole ceremony was universally considered a success. The concourse of people was immense. The main building, which is styled the Garden Palace, is much admired. The exhibits^ represent the products of England, almost all foreign countries, and the Australian and other colonies.
BRAVERY OF A SERVANT GIRL. An exciting scene has just occurred at Margate A young woman in the service of a visitor to the acaaide resort was in charge of her mistress's child, who was strapped in a perambulator, and while she was standing with it on one of the stone embankments which jut out into the sea, a large tidal wave suddenly washed the perambulator, with child in it, from her grasp, and threw it into deep water. The girl immediately plunged in, a distance of nearly twenty feet, seized hold of the Eerambulator, and at the same time loudly called for elp. Assistance, however, for a short time cculd not be rendered, owing to the difficulty of the situa- tion. The girl, notwithstanding that she was rolled over and over in the surge, still maintained her hold of the perambulator, and was at length res- cued with her charge by means of a rope which was thrown to her.
Some consular changes are foreshadowed by the Rappel, including the raising of the Manchester vice- consulate to a higher rank. Three butchers have been each fined ;g 5., and costi, at the Hyde Police Court for having unjust scales in their possessions. 0 The county magistrates at Lutop, have committed for aix weeks a Luton Man, named William Hump- hrey, for taking a pheasant and eleven eggs in May of last year. EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of welf- selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle mal" floating around us ready to attack wher,, weak point. We may escape man, keeping ourselves well fortified wV properly nourished frame."—Oi Sold only in packets labelle Homoeopathic Chemists, Lo* will PONTYPOOL Prinf. General Prin* Publisher, F in the par; FREE Puj-