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EPITOME OF NEWS. The value of toys sold in Paris for New Year's gifts is estimated, atr twenty millions of francs. Iv, Travers, one of the most eminent of our Lon- don Sri-Igagns, is dead. He was fifty-two years of age. The third ordinary general meeting of the snawmoiders of tie English Joint-Stock Bank will be heM on. the 2nd February. The transfer books will be, ciosed from the 19th inat. until the 2nd February. A Milk Fam, ire.-The village of Sarre, in the Isle o Thanet, has completely lost its supply of milk, evaiy cow in the place having died of the cattleplagae. One cattle ov, iier lost fifty-four cows.. Frances, daughter of the third Duke of Grafton ajitj. Dowager Baroness Churchill, who married the Wse Lord Churchill in the year 1801, died at the Banger'a?lodge, taar .Charlburg, on Sunday last, in iter Slat .year. The eentracfc for ram for the Navy was on by Lennon, Hart, and Son, for 35,488 -gallons; and Messrs. Back, Fen wick, and Ruck, t<rs 45,346 gallons -t,-),tal, 50,768 gallons. A letter from Baden mentions the death at that place of Coamt Blucher, chamberlain to the "Qiieen of The count was the nephew of Marshal Bhioher, who took part in the battle of Waterloo. We (Birrøingham Post) understand that Earl 2Ya(iIpy lias given ,;£;OùO towards the purchase of the Ar8oia,wjt fpl8~sar&-grouiid3, Worcester, in order that uaey iaay bt^one the proper-y of the city. It will be c'Eci« ij known ili a few days. Tiis purchase of the land for what is called baot&wauk,parky Barmondsey, haa been completed. I'ha moaey.paidramoanfced to about £ 911 per acre. A roister of apartments to let is to- be hung •JP *a aris" henceforth at each office of the Maine of the locality. We presume this is to ensure to strangers respectable landlords and landladies. A threatened strike of the stage carpenters of all. tae London theatres was last week defeated by a prompt and counter movement of the managers. A New York paper says that only two sol- ders of the first revolution are now alive-viz., Lemuel voc;k, who was present at the surrender of Coriiwallis, n 1 (81. and who is 102 years old, and William Hutch- ngs, who is 101 years of age. During the yeas 1885, there were 183 railroad accidents in the United States, at which 335 parsons ware killed, and 1,427 persons wounded, and 32 steamboat accidents, at which 1,788 persons lost their lives, and 265 persons were wounded. Considerable damage was done to the Union orknouse, Bradford, on Friday, by an explosion of gas. SiX rooms of thij building were very much injured, and portions of the wrecked material were thrown ta a consiaerabje distance; but, fortunately, only one mxn&te was slightly hurt. J' A telegram has been received from Malta, uatec Jan. 12, 5.25 p.m., announcing the restoration of the Malta and Alexandria telegraph line, which is consequently re-opened for the transmission of mes- sages to Egypt, India, Australia, and other places in psssal communication with Suez. The vacancy in the class of supplementary clerks in the office of the Civil Service Commissioners, will be filled up by an open competition about the middle of February. Applications will be received from candi- dates between sixteen and twenty years of age up to February 1. How to M-ake Gold.—M. Frantz, a metallar. gist, and M. Henri Faure, editor of the France M&di- czlc, have just announced to the learned world that they have discovered a method for transmuting silver, copper, and morattry into gold, "which," they say, Me only one and the same metal in different dynamic states." An inquiry into the death of the pauper Jjiowers. who died in Bethnal-green Workhouse, was closed by Mr. Farnall on Tuesday. It was admitted that the man used to be turned out of the sick room every night and admitted again in the morning. Other irregularities were brought out, which were excused on the ground of the overcrowded state of the workhouse. A strange adventure is much spoken of. A foreign nobleman invited some ladies, a few mornings ago, to breakfast with him, and one of them found beneath the napkin placed on her plate a roll of bank- notes of SOO/OOOfr. (. £ 20,000). She ought, of course, immediately to have refused them, but her host begged her so earnestly to keep them that she consented. The" FrederickaburgHerald" states that a Scotch gentleman, Mr. Black, has taken on lease for ten years a fine estate in Caroline county, Virginia, and "intends to return to Scotland and bring over a colony of emigrants, including the sons of large farmers, who will have something wherewith to pur- chase and improve. At the distribution of the Twelve-night cake at the Toiiei4es, thebean fell to the Princess de Hohen- zouern-, who-, gavelit to the Prince Imperial of Franee. His Highness, in return, handed to the Princess a diamond bracelet, which he requested her to accept. Does the Prince go about furnished with diamond bracelets and pet senteneea to be used as occasion may require ? AdyiceB from Lisbon state that the men of the Spanish, battalion which rose at Avila, and who have passed into Portugal, were in number 400 infantry and thirty-two officers. The troop in question passed the frontier near the town of Vimioso, in the Portugese province of Tras-os-Montes, the men who composed it were immediately disarmed and conducted to Brayama. by Geaeral Casimiro. L Eighty thousand Germans emigrated last vfu Hamburg and Bremen. About 15,000 more, it m escalated, left for the same destination by way of leaace, England, and Belgium. The Hamburg. Ameiaean Steamship Company are just doubling the number* of their ships, expecting a like influx of pas- sengtrj in the immediate future. At the request. of the General Purposes Com- mittee of the Eschdalc Town Council, Mr. JohR Bright has deferred his visit for the purpose of laying the corner stone of the new Town-hall in that town, which was arranged to take place on the 24th inst., to the 31st of March, on account of the unpropitious state of the weather. A terrible tempest burst, a few days back, over the harbour of Cherbourg and adjoining coast. Fourteen merchant vessels were driven by the wind against the Quai Napoleon, and eight others in various places along the shore. Several of them are of large tonnage, and have received great damage, if they will not be eventually lost. The Bishop of London has had a severe attack of influenza since the week before Christmas. At his lordship's general ordination on the 24th ult., he evi- dently went through the long service with difficulty. He ia now considerably better, and he has not failed in any of his public engagements. It affords us (says the Herald) much gratification to be able to announce that the Queen has graciously consented to become the patron of a concert to be given in aid of the funds of the University College Hospital. This is the first occasion since the death of the Prince Consort in which her Majesty has been pleased to bestow her patronage upon any sort of public entertainment. Since the disappearance of Jeffrey, the carter belonging to Bally water, Constables Fury and aeveral other police officers have been most indefatigable 'n ikair inquiries, but no trace has yet been found of the missing man. It is now supposed that he had wandered down in the direction of the quay, and fallen into the river. The Marseilles journals state that the Grand Theatre of that city was crowded to overflowing on Saturday night by persona anxious to hear Mdlle. Patti in Lucia. She was greeted, it appears, with the most enthusiastic applause, and at the end of the third act was recalled by the whole house, and literally covered with flowers. She was to play again on Monday. The sum paid her for each performance is 5,00#tr. At the commencement of the law term, on Thursday, the Lord Chancellor and the other judges of the several courts will call the following gentlemen within the bar as Queen's council:—Mr. H. H. White, the the Hon, A. T. Ashley, Mr. H. W. Cripps, Mr. J. .Davison, and Mr. Vernon Haroourt. The latter gentle- man being engaged at the Admiralty Court, on Wednes- day, in the Banda Booty case, was at once invited within the bar by Dr. Lushington. A singular and fatal accident occurred the other, day to John Cauffs, aged eighty, who was found, near Ballater, lying dead in a pool of blood. It appears that he had fallen when about 200 or 300 yards from his house, and in the fall he had broken the pair of spectacles he had on, the glass of which inflicted a deep wound in the left eye, and caused death by hemorrhage. Aeeouchment of a Bourbon PrincesB.-Her Rcyal Highness the Daehess de Chartres was safely elivered on Wednesday morning of a prince at Morgan-house, Ham-common, in the presence of their Royal Highnesses the Count and Countess de Paris and the Princess de Joinville. Drs, Priestly aad Guéneau de Massy, and Mr. Izod, of Eshor, were in. attendance. Her Royal Highness and the infant prince are doing extremely well. Colliery Accident and Loss of Five Lives- Pelton Colliery, near Chester-le-street, in the county of Durham, has been the scene of a frightful aeeident. It appears that between five and six o'clock on Friday afternoon, the rope of the underground stationary engine, used for drawing the wagons to the bottom of the shaft, suddenly gave way, and five boys who were near at that time were knocked down, receiving inju- ries so severe as to cause almost immediate death. Six other lads who were in a position of danger were also seriously injured. The attention of persons passing along the Boulevards was attracted on Saturday by a lad with a barrel-organ, who, with imperturbable gravity, turned over the leaves of a music-book with his left hand, while he worked the handle with his right, as if he were really playing by the notes. This ingenious proceeding excited considerable amusement, bat was on the whole favourably received by the public, and rewarded with a liberal supply of sous. J A dispatch from Toronto, Canada, rays Consul Thurston has received instructions that the Government of the United States will not permit any more cattle to enter the United States from Canada, This prohibition creates intense feeling, not only among Canadians thus cut out from the American market, and owing United States traders, but Ame- ricans now purchasing is this market. It is estimated that 40,000 dols. worth of livestock already purchased in this neighbourhood will be thus cut oT from the market for which they were intended." Death by Drowniiig.-Late on Sunday night, the 7th inst., as Mr. Andrew Gorman, of Tern pie view, near Bally mote, was proceeding home from the fair of Ballingar, with cattle, after pa-asid g the town of Boyle, within a faw perches of that placa, at the end of Chapel-lane, the cattle turned into the river when the deceased followed them, but having gone too far, and the flood, in consequence of the heavy rains, being great, he was carried off and drowned. The deceased was a most respectable young man, amd much re- gretted. He was son of the late John GormaB, of Cloonvalla, Ballymote, merchant, and nephew of Mr.' Henry Gorman, merchant, of Sligo. The body has- not been found. John Cross.-The Rev. Mr. Onslow has declined the further administration of the fund collected for the benefit of John Cross, the Dorsetshife labourer, and has placed the balance of it (says the Daily Tela- gra$lif in our hands. The account stands as follows Through the medium of the Daily Teiegmph the amount subscribed was £ 237 14s. 3d.; through that of the Manchester Ezwniner, < £ 60 15s. 7d.; while the sum of £ 14 16s. 2d. was sent from individual contri- butors to the Rev. C. Onslow; making a total of = £ 316 6s. Of this amount ^631 has been handed over to Cross; the commission paid for the exchange of postage stamps was £ 2- 4s. 5d.; the charge for the transmission of letters, registered and otherwise, con- nected with the matter, same to 13s. 7d.; leaviag a balance in hand of £ 279 8s. Middle-Class Education. — Af movement is being made to obtain the advantage of a first-rate middle-class school for Boston. The Haberdashers' Company has received a memorial numerously signed bv the tenants of its estate at Hoxtoa and the clergy- of the district, praying that the wealthy foundation of Aske's Graramar School, hitherto confined to a limited numbar of the sons-of the Company's Livery, may be made open to contributory scholars, as the I school of the Stationers' Company, in B^lt-eourt, Fleet-street, was not long, since. The eulogise the cheapness and tiis Sta- ioners' school. The weddmg of Princess Helena with iii& Sereno- Highness Prince Christian of Augusteaburg1 wiill, it is anticipated, take place on the 9th of' Jane; Prince- Christian passed through London on Tuesday to Osborne, where he has arrived on a visit to her Majesty the Queen. According to present arrange- ments, there will be eight bridesmaids at the coming i ceremony-two being daughters of dukes, two or, marquises, two of earls, and two sisters of earls, viz., i Lady Caroline Gordon Lennoat, Lady Margaret. Scott. I Lady Alberta Hamilton, Lady Laura Phipps, Lady; Muriel Campbell, Lady Fanny Fitswilliam, Lady Alexandrina Murray, and Lady Ernestine Edgcusabe. | The Mexican Lottery in Paris.—At the straw- { ing of the Mexican prizes, tha other day, a» immber was declared to have won I30,000fr., upon which there was a tremendous noise heard, and it appeared a. I clown was so delighted at the fact of his,nuber turn- ing up that he was turning somersaults btwkwrdal and forwards to any amount. His hilarity was. irre- pressible, and it was with difticultyh could be qn eted so as to produce his ticket, which was then discovered to belong to another series, and drawn a blank. He did not feel idolised to undo hi. somersaults by tu^x. ng them all over again the reverse way. A servant girl who had bought a couple of tickets of her master, one j of which turned up 100,000fr. and the other a blank, | insisted upon her master- refunding the amount of the blank, as she had been imposed upoa by p-srehasing a ticket which had turned out so unproductive. There I are many laughable incidents related of the drawing. Lectures to the Working Classes. -Mr. Frederick Patteraon delivered a lectee on the tight* houses of Great Britain j." in Masai s- Lecture- room at Eltham, on Monday. lecturer treated the subject in a very able manner, and illustrated Ma lecture by a great aumifeer of models and diagrams prepared with great care and considerable expense for the occasion. The room waa densely crowded, and at the conclusion a vote-of thanks to Mr. Patterson was proposed by the chairman (Mr. Marshall), and carried by acolataaiion. This lecture was the fifth of a course to be given gratuitously in the, above room during the winter. A meeting ww held on Friday at, the residenoa of the Duke of Argyll, on Campden-hill, whea resolutions were passed with the object of establishing a society under the title of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. The Duke of Argyll was chosen president, and the Duke of Sutherland and Lord Grosvenor accepted the offioe of vice-presidents. Among the members of the council then named were Sir C. Bright, M.P., Mr. W. Fairbairn, of Manchester, Br. Hugh Drusamond, and Mirt. Glaisher. A chief branch of inquiry will be the mechanical expedients for facilitating aerial navigation. Arrest of a Forger and Recovery of £ 800. —A communication was made at the London Mansion- house by Hsydon, a detective officer, to the effect that he had just returned from New York, whither he had gone with a warrant for the apprehension of Robert Buxton, who had been a clerk to Mr. Freiligrath, a foreign merchant, and who had forged a cheque in his name for z2850 upon the City, Bank. The money was re- ceived by Buxton, who set sail immediately for New York. Haydon had left England in pursuit of him four days after he had started, and had traced him to New Jersey, where he was apprehended. When examined before a judge, it appeared that the formalities neces- sary to enable the judge to act under the Extradition Treaty had not been complied with, and the prisoner having given up 4600 of the amount obtained by him on the cheque was discharged.—Mr. Alderman Finnis congratulated the officer upon having recovered arge an amount. Removal of Irish Paupers.—Mr. Edward Lewis applied at the Marlborough Police-court on behalf of the Poor-law Commissioners for Ireland, for warrant against George Segon, under these circum. stances :—In the month of August last an order was made by Mr. Tyrwhitt for the removal of a woman and her three children to Loughrea, The order was given to a Mr. Frost, who contracts with several parishes to remove paupers to Ireland at Y,3 10s. each. Mr. Frost employed George Segon as a conductor, and the family was sent off; but upon arriving in Dublin Segon deserted them, leaving them without any money or the means of obtaining the common necessaries of lifa. In, consequence of the privations to which they were subjected one of the children died. Mr. Lewis con- cluded that Segon was guilty of misdemeanour for dis- | obeying an order of tne magistrate.—Mr. Knox said, as the offence was committed in Ireland, he had no jurisdiction. He was sorry that so tragical an event should have occurred, but he had no power to grant a warrant. An offer of a new lifeboat, carriage, and boat- house has been made to Brighton by the National Lifeboat- Institution, provided the town authorities will grant a favourable site for the same. TMs is the second time the offer has been made, and wa sincerely hope that it will be gratefully accepted. There are few placea on the coast of England where vessels are more jeopardised than at Brighton, and it seems to be trifling with life to refuse such a boon. Wa trust, therefore, that the authorities will prove to the world that, however much they may differ in affairs of a minor nature, they will unanimously agree in one of vital consequence to mariners of every nation. Run Over and Killed.—An inquest was held on Sasarday at Guy's Hospital, on William tuido, 55, a wiae merchant's cellarman, living: in the borough. He was crossing Southwark-street, when he was knocked down and run over by a van and two horses. He died on Thursday from the effects of the injuries he kad received. The police had not been able to ascertain whose van it was that knocked him down. } erdict—" That the-deceased wats run over and killed by a van; but to whom it belonged there wa3 no evidence to prove." Shocking Machine Accident.-ThIr. Payne held an inquest at Guy's Hospital, the other day, on James Rosaiter, a miller at Perks's flower mill, at Bother- hitha The deceased was dressing flour in the third floor; and tried by himself to throw the gut over the wheels to connect the machinery with the engine power. In doing-this the gut got entangled, and pulled down what was called the wheat chest, some part of which must have struck him, for he was found injured buried in wheat. Verdict—" Accidental Death." A .Poacher charged with Attempted Mur. der.-A labouring man named Butler was brought i up before the magistrates at Slough on Wednesday, an a charge of shooting at a gamekeeper at Hedger- ley, on Friday night last. The gaxiekeepsr deposed that he knew the prisoner, that he- came upon him in one of his master's woods, and addressing him by name asked what he was doing there, on which the prisoner turned round and fired his gun at him, the shot lodg- ing in his hand. The prisoner denied that lie wasr ia the wood that night at all, but there being otbsr evi- deuce against him he was committed for trial. An interesting correspondence has taken Iphroe in raferenco to the Dublin International Ex- hibition of last year. The committee having expressed their deep sense of her Majesty's considerate interest in the undertaking, and the exisnt to which the collac- tion of royal works of art contributed to its eclat and success, have received through his Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant a communication from tie Queen acknowledging the receipt of the official letter, and conveying in the most gracious tonus an expression of the pleasure which her Majesty felt in being associated with any work tending to the moral elevation, industry, and happiness-of the Irish people. The Fall of a Tunnel Arch.-On Tuesday, the adjourned inquest on the body of Henry Preston, who was killed by the fall of an arch, in connection with the Wapping Tunnel, was held at Liverpool. 1% was stated in evidence that the iron girders supplied by Mr. Underwood to the contractors (Messrs. Thomp- son) had been tested in the usual way by a hammer; that this mode was superior to the test by weight (which was not adopted), and that after all tests it was possible for a flaw to exist without detection. The jury, in returning a verdict of "'Accidental Death," exonerated the contractors. A Vice's. Costs in tha Divorce-Court. Two new rules on "wife's coats" in tha Divorce Court came into operation on the 11th instant, to the effect that a wife who, has entered an appearance may file her bill for taxation as against her husband, and the registrar is to ascertain and report to the court what would be a snfHeient sum to be paid into court,, or the security to be given by the husband, to cover the costs of the wife. When a decision is against a wife no costs shall be allowe¿h a.ga.inst the husband, except such as shall be allowed by the judge at the time of the trial of hearing. Mr. Rarey, the Horse Tamer.—Aa Ohio paper says Jfc John S. Earey, of Grove-port, waa- on Satur- day evening attacked with paralysis. The left aide is implicated. Mr. H&zey was skating on Saturday afternoon, on retaining to* the house- met some friends with his acoustcwsaed cordiality. After chatting a short time he excased himself on, the plea, needing air, and walked out towards the staMes. In a. short time after he was attached as stated, and carried into the house. At last accounts he was slightly im- proving in his condition, although still unable to com- muaicate intelligibly., Suicide of a Schoolmaster. Dr. Lankester, the coroner for. Middlesex, recently held an iaqaesfc at the Royal Oak, Heados, on Loais Tilley, aged thirty- two, a schoolmaistor, He was known to be depressed in spirits,. arising, as it was believed, from being re- aeatly crossed in love and losing some money. On Tuesday night he went into the Bfoyal Oak and called a bottle of ale, and into each glass of whiehhe was seen to put sometMng from a phial. After drinking de- ceased threw himself on a seat and shammed sleep, ,and when they attempted to rouse him they found he was dead. Themedieal testimony showed that de- ceased had died from taking a large quantity of oil of fitter almonds.—-verdict—" Temporary insanity." Death of Sir,, Astley Cooper.—The-death is anonncd of Sir Astley Fasten Cooper, Bart., a descendant of the celebrated surgeon whoso-name he j bore. The deceased,, who was the second baronet, was educated at Eton aad Christ's College, Cambridge. I lie was the son of the Rev. Samuel Loviek Cooper, aqd was born at; feeat Yarmouth, in 1798. He sue- J ceeded his uncle (the surgeon) in 1841, under a special remainder, with patent of execution in default of male issue. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Astley Paston, who was born, at the Heath, Hemel Hlempstead, in 18253, and who was married in 1855 to, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Georga Newton, of Croxton-parb, Cambridgeshire. He was appointed captain of the 0%1 Foot ia 184& The People's Parks.—The arrangements for the possession of the grounds by the Metropolitan Board of Works, which are intanded for parks for the benefit of the metropolis, have been at length completed, and, steps will be immediately taken to carry out the objects of the p/omoters. Ona- of the parks is situated at the north-west of London, adjoining the parish of I Islington, and is bounded on the west by Wood-green and that neighbourhood, and on the east by the Eastern Counties Railway. The other park is in the parish of Bermondsey, and is intended for the in- habitants of that parish, and of those residing in the adjoining parishes of Deptford, Peckham, RotherMihe, &c. This will comprise several hundred acres, and some of the most ominent; gardeners will be employed in its decoration. An Ancient Damstl-A letter,lrom Loupgne, in .Belgium, saya The venerable General Waatier, who, notwithstanding his ninety-five years,, went to meet his new sovereign Leopold 11. when makiag his entrance into Brussels, would be perhaps surprised if he knew that there still lives at the village oi Yies- ville, near Gosselies, a former cautinibre of La Tour's Dragoons, now 102: years of age. She is in the enjoy- ment of all her intellectual faculties, takes long walks, and even danced the first quadrille at the fete of Thimeon, a village near Yiesville, in September last. She is fond of relating her life of adventure, passed in the midst of camps and battles. She was at Fleams I in 1794, and during the battle gave birth to a son. She only quitted the army after the death of her hus- band, to return to her native village." The Bight Hon. Laurence Sulivan brother- in-law of the late Viscount Palmerston, expired. at Broom-house, Falham, on Thursday, in the eighty- third year of his age. The deceased gentleman was prevented by advanced age and illness from attending the funeral of the illustrious Premier. He was the son of the late Mr. Stephen Sulivan, of Ponsbourne- park, Herts, and grandson of Mr. Laurence Sulivan, who for a long period held a high position in the lead- ing mercantile circles of the City of London, being eight times elected chairman of the East India Com- pany. Like his relative, Lord Palmerston, he was for a time under the great scholar Dugald Stewart, at Edinburgh, and afterwards went to St. John's, Cam- bridge. He graduated at his college as B. &. in 1806, and M.A. in 1809. The deceased gentleman obtained an appointment in the War-office in 1809, and continued to be a member of that department up to 1851, when he retired upon a pension. On his retirement in that year he was made a Privy Councillor. The late Mr. Sulivan married, in December, 1811, the Hon. ElisabethTemole, eaocd and youngest daughter of Henrj, seotmd Vis- ount Palmerston, by whom lie had isane two sons and two daughters. Mr. Sulivan was a valuable public servant, and by a long and laborious career gained the confidence and respect Ot those placed above him in his department. The Charge against Br. Whalley.-On Friday, at Leeds, Mr. Justice Shee sentenced Thompson Whalley, M.D., who had practised as a; surgeon at Mirfield, for an attempt to defraud the British Prudential Assurance Company. He was the local medical referee of the society, and the fraud he had committed was in representing that a man named Law Walker wished to be insured, when he had no authority whatever to do so; and farther, in order to carry oat his fraudulent design, that he certified was in good health and a first class life, when, m i^ruta, ha had about the same time certified that he was sGirering from an incurable disorder. The prisoner pleaded guilty to a second charge of a similar charac- ter, and the learned judge, ia passing sentence, com- fr Pr?l1-V ? on the enmity of the offence, ^r ] s«^e«oed hira to six months for the first offence ana nine months for the second. ^n^en^\Tr^ ^r.e ne»r Brigg.—About eleven o clock on Monday mght an incendiary fire occurred on the premises of Mr. J. Nelson, Wrawby, near Brigg, whereby a wheat stack, a valuable hay stack, and a large straw stack Were consumed. On the alarm being given a number of police and neighbours were soon eoheefced, and by means of wet blankets and tarpaulins the flames were quenched. In the first instance two stacks only had been ignited, and these having been subdued, and all apparently made safe, another stack some fifty or sixty yards distant burst out into flames, though on tne side opposite the wind. This third stack was fired about two o eioeu. The property is stated to be insured. In a line with the stacks fired were I others belonging to two other farmers, but these fortunately were saved, although, through the strength of the wind,.sparks were driven to a distance of 80 or 100 yards. Marq'ais Townshend and.Street Beggars.— Henrietta Griffin, thirty-Sve, was charged at the Westminster Police-court with begging, in company with her child. Marquis Towashend said that on the previous evening, about half-past five, he saw her standing with a child near the Victoria Station, hold. -ng' a piece of paper out to view, on which was written, "Necessity compels me to do this." Owing to the inclemency of the weather he considered the exposure of the child, standing in the deep snow, an act of cruelty, which made him interfere. She would give no satisfactory account of herself, and was uhwilling to go to the workhouse, therefore he gave her into custody. The defendant said she had no home, was a. widow, and had j>ust come from the country with two children. One of the constables said he believed something was known of her at St. Luke's Work- house, and she was therefore remanded till Monday I for inquiries. English Life on a Foreign Stage.-A Brussele correspondent relates the following:-f was at a littla theatre the other night1 called the Moliere, where I saw an amusing piece called1 Primrose Farm It represents English farm life-time, George, Prince Regent. His royal highness comes upen the stage and makes love to Miss Mary, with whom he sings and dances, as, by the way, does M. Sir Robert the Vicaire, who exhibits a most -axtraordinary get-up. The worthy divine is addicted to wiae, church warden pipes, and moral say- ings his royal highness- to Mary, dancing, singing, and boxing, for he has a tnra to with James, the farmer; and James, the- farmer, to bagpipes and jealousy. While all this is going on the Prince of Wales, as we learn from the ringing of a bell, is pro- claimed regent; James marries, in consequence, Mary, to whom the prince gives a, dot, the vicaira" gets a good living; and everybody is satisfied that it is an exact representation of English manners and customs, the more so ait his royal highness sings (quite out of tune, by the way) "Yankee Doodle," and the band plays God save the Queen." Death-of a yal JPavoHrite."—The Paris Temps of Tuesday says The Countess MilMori, known by the name of Ros-ina, is dead. Some years ago thernewspapere siunounced, it will be remembered, the morganatic marriage of Victor Emmanuel with the Conaateas Mllle-Hori, This news was not centra- j dieted. The Countess Milleaori leaves two ohildgen- | a son and a daughter. They have received the titles of count and countess. No one in Italy is ignorant of the influence exercised by the Countess Millefiori over the mind of the King. People agree, however, in saying that she was very charitable, and often gave the King better advice than his ministers. She h d for a long time, hesitated to go to Tuscany; she, how- l ever, dQcdedto do so, and a splendid residence was being prepared for her. She died aged forty-two, of a cancerous tumour; It was for the purpose of being present ,afe her death-bed that'Victor Ernmaaaei left oa Sunday, in the height of the ministerial crisis for Mandria. The countess was the daughter of a* drum- major,: who became aa officer in tha corps of the Sing's Guards." Ajits Eggs.—A carious case has come before the jj'ontainebieau tribunal. Last October a poor woman was taken up by one of the foraisters for having carried away quantities of mtia' eggs from a formicary.. Ants abound in the Fpntaiaebieau forest, and instead of wishing to get rid of them, the administration of the woods and forests preserve them carefully on account of their valuelas food for all species of game, but more especially for young partridges, as well as their utility aa manure. Many varieties &c., have been tried as a substitute, but nothing has proved so nutri- tious to the 5;.000 or 6,000 pheasants preserved in the imperial shooting grounds as the ant., A proof of the value of ants' eggs is the frequent attempts made by all the poor residing in the neighbourhood to carry off supplies of this stmnge edible, in order to sell them to ¡t4e proprietors of private peasantries. The foreat laws, therefore, have constituted into a fraud the act hot rifling an ant-h-iil of its store of eggs. The poor woman cited before the.tribunal as guilty of- this act has been fined 2fr., a penny-halfpenny restitution, and t a further sum of 2fr. costs., I Baddeiey's Cake.—The-^ 71st anniversary of the I "cutting of"Bdoddley'seak:fj)," was observed, om Satur- I day evening in the green room This observance arises from the generous bequest by, Baddeley (the osiginal Moses wd Canton) of, funds to. supply a cake, wiae, and punch to the actors of Drury- iane Theatre, ia r3°m assembled, on Twelfth Mght, "for ever. The old festival has rather de- generated, but the green room was visited during the evening by a succession of actors and invited visitor- The vetaran secretary, Ur. Bennett, suggested that in future the good things kipdly bequeathed by Bad- deley should not be placed on the table till nine o'clock, j so as to, secure a gathering (rather than a succession) of actors, who. might then, drink the quaint old toast, To the memory of Baddeley's skull!" B « drne, to Messrs. Faleoner and Chatterton to add, that they took care that the youijg people who are not of sum. cient dignity to be admitted to the green rooio, were not xorgottea on thishospibable occasion.. A Heartless DaugStephens, fourteen, was charged at Worship-street by her, father With robbing him of M. He stated his reasons for believing that his daughter had broken open a box and stolen its contents, amounting to £ 7, She had also robbed him six weeks ago, and had been a trouble to him all her life. On the night the money was stolen she left bja house, and did not return. He could not discover where she was living, but she had purchased a bad, a silk dress, and other things. He r t should be very thankful if sha could be sent to a reformatory. The prisoner behaved in a coarse and unfeeling manner m the dock.—Mr. Ellison said her whole conduct proved the prisoner to be a wicked, heartless girl, and if the case was sustained he should assuredly comply with her father's request, and send her to a reformatory. She was then remanded. Upon being removed, she turned to her father, saying, May my curse be on you for ever, although you are my father! Marriage in High Life,-The marriage of Lord Charles Innes Ker, son of the puke of Roxburghe, and captain in the Soots Fusilier Gaards, with Misa Blanche Mary, third daugater of Colonel Peers Williams, was solemnised on Monday morning, at St. George's, Hanover-square, in the presence of a numerous circle of. friends and relatives of the two families. The church was densely crowded during the service. The bride arrived at the church, accom- panied by her father and mother, shortly before twelve o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. P. Poliairn, assisted by the rector, the Rey. JVf Howarth. i After the service the company adjourned to the residence of Colonel Williams, in Berkeley- square, where a breakfast was served in honour of the event. Later in the day the happy pair left town fo Temple-house, Backs, to pagg.tto honeymoon. .4 Workhouse Fare.-On Saturday Mr. Humphreys held an inquest at the Prince of Wales Tavern, Victoria-park-road, on Robert Scully, aged sixty. The deceased, who was a hawker, was admitted to the Bethnal green Workhouse on Tuesday evening, at seven, was given a warm bath, and was then left in charge of the wardsman, a pauper named Heyward, who saw him to bed. Next morning about seven o'clock he was dead. The wardsman said he gave the deceased some thin gruel, and offered him some bread, but he could not eat any. Dr. E. H. Moore made a post- mortem examination of the body, and found that the deceased had died from a complaint of the heart. There Was very little food in his stomach. He could hardly say that death was accelerated by want of food, or cold. Yerdict "That the deceased was found dead, and that his death arose from disease of the heart, accelerated by destitution, and the jury say that on the admission of such cases of destitution better nourishment should be given, and better superinten- dence exercised during the night time." The G-ethin Colliery Explosion. This in- quiry was brought to a conclusion on Saturday. In the course of the proceedings of the previous day or two, it was stated in evidence that the lamp of a man named Beddoe had been found unlocked near where the explosion took place, and that that lamp in conse- quence would have ignited the gas, and so caused the explosion. In the clothes of the deceased, in a level, a false key, two fuzees, a packet of lucifer matches, three horse nails, some screws, pipes and tobacco- boxes were found. The nails would open lamps. After a deliberation of nearly two hours, the jury re- turned the following verdict: "We find that Vavasour Rees came to his death by an explosion of fire-damp in his stall, but how ignited there is no evidence to show; and we find that John Moody and William Davis are guilty of culpable neglect in not removing the men and clearing the gas." This being equal to a verdict of manslaughter, the prisoners were forthwith committed for trial at the assizes. The Farmers' Club.—The following subjects have been selected for discussion in 1866:Feb. 5, British Tillage, Present and Future; proposed by Mr. J. J. Mechi, Tiptree-hali, Kelvedon. March 5, The Cattle Plague, and the Government Measures proposed by Mr. H. Corbet, Salisbury-square, London. April 2, "Agricultural Shows, and their Influence on Agricultural Progress;" proposed by Mr. A. Crosskiil. Beverley. May 7, On Increasing the Supply of Ani- mal Food;" proposed by Mr. "R Smith, Emmett'S' grange, South Molton. Nov. 5, "The Present Aspect of Steam Cultivation;" proposed by Mr. J. A. Clarke, Long SuttQu. Dec., "The Best Mode and Period of Applying Manures;" proposed by Professor Voelcker, Salisbury-square, London. Committal of the Pretended, King of Eng- land.—The man Smith, who was last week charged with wilfully breaking a square of plate-glass at the shop of Mr. Bravington, pawnbroker, of the Penton" ville-road, and stealing therefrom three gold watches and four gold Albert chains, was again placed at the I bar for re-examination. The particulars of this case j were fully reported last week, and it will be recollected hat the prisoner said he was the King of England, | _hat the Queen had made over all her powers to hioa» and that Parliament could not act without him. Thff case against the prisoner was very clear, as he was seen to break the window, steal the articles, and when taken into custody had one of the gold watches in his possession. The police-constable now stated that the prisoner was a horse coper, and had been previously convicted. The prisoner said he had no defence to make at present, except that he was short of money when he did the job, and he knew that it would be of no use going to the horse market withoul; money. He did the jeb, and should have been thought clever if he had got away and not been caught, but now he was to be punished, and simply feesause he was- caught (a laugh). People might laugh, but if he had not been the worsa for liquor at the time he should have, got away, and no mistake. The magistrate said the case was very elear, and committed the prisoner to the Middlesex Sessions for trial. The prisoner, in an im- ppdent manner, asked that bail might be taken for him, or some extra food provided, as it was vsry cold, but both hia applications were unregarded, and fe W&3 removed to the cells, laughing heartily.

I. ACTION FOR LIBELLING BR.…

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