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Walter R *Prestidge, commercial traveller to Messrs. Roberta and Leete, wholesale stationers, Bermondsey, London, was on Monday before the Lawfords-gate magistra- es charged with embezzlement, he having been apprehended while on a visit to friends near Bristol. A metropolitan detective said the defalcations were alleged to be C-264. Thf accused was handed over to the London police. The Dowlais Steel Works, where about 4000 men are employed, are re-starting in all branches, as a large quantity of water has now flowed into the reservoirs. For the past few months little more than labouring work has been dune in this large establishment. A remarkable character has iuat died at Warrington in the person of Elizabeth Taylor, familiarly known as Happy Ned." She was on board one of the vessels which ran the blockade during the American war as a sailor, her sex being unknown. She afterwards worked as a labourer in the dockyards at Liverpool, and more recently as a farm labourer in the Warrington district. A year or two ago she discarded her male attire, and lived in a little house on her savings. She was 60 years of age. Arthur Bishop and Walter Seven oaks were finally examined before Mr. D'Eyncourt at Westminster, on Monday, on the charge of stealing a large quantity of jewellerv and other goods belonging to Mr. J. W. Brooks, barrister-at-law. They were both committed for trial, and Bishop also on the furthdt charge of uttering a forged cheque. The prisoners, it appeared, bad gained access to the house by visiting the servants during the absence of the family. Dr. Diplock held an inquest on Monday on a man named Ohasemore, who lately hanged himself in Folham parish church. The deceased had earned a precarious living as an organ-blower, and was known to be almost destitute. The jnry found that he com- mitted suicide while of unsound mind. The Duke of Oonnaught arrived at Bombay on Mon- day, on his return from England. The Duchess of Albany arrived at Arolsen Castle on Sunday on a visit to her parents, the Prince and Princess of Wsldeck-Pyrmont. The attention of Mr. Gladstone was drawn to the action of tome English Liberal members in joining the National League, and his opinion was asked as to the wisdom and expediency of the step. Replying to the correspondent, the right hon. gentleman writes from Hawarden Oastle I I Birr-I fear that the subject on which you have addressed me is one on which I should not be justed in tendering any advice unasked to the gentlemen whom you name. I am, Indeed, ignorant alike of their intentions and of the reasons on which they may propose to take any particular ooum,- Yours very faithfully and obediently, W. E. GLAD. 8T0NB." A meeting of the parishioners of Great Harwood and Riehton was held on Monday in connection with the dispute referring to the refusal of the Harwood Local Board to have the Church portion of the ceme- tery eouseeoged. by which Church clergymen have been precluded from officiating at interments. After considerable discussion, in which the speakers were frequently interrupted, it was decided to aeeept an offer made t* the Vicar of Harwood of a portion of Ide glebe, boing an area of two aeres, as a burial greMd, if the permission of the proper authorities eaa be ebWned. The BMwp of Manchester, it ia beHmi, wID ecoseerate the tend. A oommittce waa n poi IF--tk="M