A WONDERFUL NEW CLOCK. In the little town of Woodbury, in Bedford, Pa., according to an American despatch, resides a young man of mechanical genius who is working at a wonderful clock, which, when completed, will pro- bably eclipse anything yet produced in the clock line, not even excepting the celebrated Strasburg clock. He has been working at this clock over five years, and expects to finish it next spring. It will be twelve feet high avid five feet wide and three and a half feet deep, and is built entirely of walnut wood. It is artistically designed, and displays graceful pro- portions, while the mouldings ornamenting it are delicately carved. On the lower front of the case is a circle of eleven diais, with a large dial in the centre, giving the time at Washington, D.C., in hours, minutes, and seconds, the month of the year, the date of the month, the day of the week, the four seasons of the year, and the changes of the moon. The eleven remaining dials give the difference of time in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Pekin, Constantinople, Melbourne, Vienna, Cairo, and St. Petersburg. One of the most curious features of the clock is a contrivance by which at a certain hour of the day a figure representing William H. Vanderbilt, the railway king, arises from his chair, holding a charter in his right hand, and all the other great railroad magnates of the country slowly enter a door at his left, pass, bow to him, and dis- appear in a submissive way at a door to his right.
t=- A GO S IP ON DRESS. in at excellent writer upon fashion, under the nom plume Butterfly," in tie Ltufy s Pictorial, has the following: With the first week of November, London is rapidly fi ling, and in the streets and parks a num- ber of striking &nd elegant winter toilettes meet, one at every turn. Red in every shade, from brightest grenat and cardinal to claret and dark ruby, promises to be very popular, but undoubtedly the favourite colour of the season will be green. As this latter admits of so many varieties in the way of moss, myrtle, olive, and apple, there seems every chance that the newest shades of green will find equal favour in the eyes of both the blondes and the brunettes among the fair sex. Grey still holds its own, and in combination with black for the daytime, and silver for evening wear, continues to be of great use in cases of half-mourning; while one of the newest and most startling combinations of colour recently imported from Paris is a most rare and uncommon mixture of black with golden brown. Chestnut brown and indigo are also used in combination for walking gowns, as well as stone grey, with velvet trimmings in myrtle green. 6 So much for the coming colours, among which I see that I have forgotten to mention the new pale shade of mauve, a kind of reproduction of the old-fashioned heliotrope, which will be revived this winter for even- ing gowns, both in faiH e fratigcnsc and satin duchesse, and which will be known under the prettily-suggestive title of violettes (7, 2\7ice. Although one is sometimes | accustomed to think of this pale lilac as an old lady's colour, it is nevertheless a tint which is extremely becoming to a fresh young face, and I think that there are few things prettier for a girl's ball-gown than an underskirt of faille in this delicate shade of Neapoli- tan violet, lightly draped and veiled with lace. The new embroidered mousscli-ne de soic is admirably apted for this purpose. To speak now of winter materials. The fluffy and hairy boucM cloths bid fair to remain in use at all events until the spring. Kyrle stripes continue to increase and multiply, being made in a variety of colours with a foundation of a different shade, as well as in self coloured checks and diagonal twills, which make up very effectively. Astrachan cloth is being very largely worn both in the way of trimming and as the material for outdoor coats. I saw a very pretty coat the other day in brown astrachan cloth, so thickly curled as to look almost like the real fur. It was made tight-fitting at the back and cut with a short basque behind, two large metallic buttons, also brown, marking out the line of the waist. The front was loose and rather long, being cut in two sharp points, and having from the neck downwards two wide revets of astrachan cloth, fastened back with large buttons. To prevent any risk of cold, a tight-fitting under-vest of seal-brown plush was made to wear with this coat, which vastly improved its appearance, and which would, of course, be required only in the coldest weather. ANOTHER pretty notion for these short coats is to have collar, caffs, and pocket flaps in velvet or plush of some bright warm colour, which harmonises in tone with the shade of the cloth. An indigo cloth brightened by dark ruby velvet, or a stone grey with collar and cuffs in olive-green plush, would either of them look remarkably effective. I hear from Paris that the buttons become larger and still more large, but in the interests of really good taste, which is neTer either excessive or affected, I cannot help hoping that my fellow-countrywomen will know where to stop. There should be a reasonable limit even to the size of one's buttous, and I would have my readers bear in mind that their pretty faces needs must suffer from neglect if they continue to adorn their out-door coats with buttons of such enormous dimensions and"such brilliant colours as some of those which I have seen within the last few days. It is only natural that such remarkable eccentricities of ornament as these should usurp all the attention of those friends, relations, and would-be admirers of the sterner sex whom my lady readers are presumably most anxious to please. Is the more costly winter materials, I have noticed chiefly stripes of varying widths in plush and velvet upon foundations of either wool or silk. These plush stripes are sometimes arranged round the skirt, where, instead of following the lines of the figure and running from waist to hem, they are placed in a horizontal direction, and arranged at tolerably wide intervals apart. Stripes of this description look very effective when the skirt is finished off with a kind of deep hem of long-haired silky plush, and this style will be known this winter as the bayadere skirt. Needless to add, it is only suitable for tall slender figures. As Oscar Wilde is never tired of telling us, horizontal lines have a desperately dwarfing effect, and should be carefully avoided by all those who wish to give height and elegance to oheir appearance. ° SOME very lovely materials for ball gowns are promised us for the coming early season of small dances before Christmas, and it seems to me that the toilettes de bal become more and more gorgeously elaborate every year. For very young girls white tulle, net and crepe de chine, with trimmings of white ribbon in a mixture of gauze and satin, will be very much worn; while for their elder sisters there will be an endless selection among shaded tulles and Brussels net, marvellously embroidered with tiny shining beads. I saw a wonderful piece of net the other day sewn over with those pierres rasies, so much worn just now in Paris, and presenting at a distance the exact appearance of polished precious stones. Each little coloured stone is bordered with a ring of bright beads, and the whole effect is picturesque in the extreme. Of course, one could only use a small piece at a time of such a material as this, but inserted as a narrow vest, in a bodice of white poult de soie, or used for elbow sleeves, or as a narrow side panel to a skirt, this jewelled net, as it is called, will have a wonder- fully brilliant and beautiful effect at night. Sti ings and pendants, as well as passementerie ornaments of seed pearl will also be very much worn on white ball gowns this winter. OUTDOOR mantles are either very long all round, covering one's gown completely from neck to feet, or thev are made in that smart little shape, short at the back and long in front, which has been popular now for some time. The prettiest variation on the long stole fronts which are generally characteristic of these shorter garments, consists in an arrangement of the sleeves, which leaves the arms free, and which forms two deep points over and under the sleeve in front. Brown seal plush appears to be the favourite material for out-door mantles of every shape and size, and the popular brown rosary beads with bronze and gold silk braid, help to form the handsome pas- sementerie, which is so very generally used at the present time by way of ornament for outdoor garments. 6 I know that my readers sometimes find great diffi- culty in purchasing suitable cloaks and mantles for girls of ten or twelve years of age. I saw recently a very pretty long paletot, such as a girl of twelve might very appropriately wear, which I think is well worth describing. It was made in myrtle green Kyrle cloth, the back quite plain except for two full box pleats it the skirt. The front of the coa was very pretty, two narrow rovers of myrtle cloth being turned back from the throat to the hem, and disclos- ing a shaped piece of myrtle green plush, narrowing at the waist and widening afterwards towards the feet. These revers were connected at the waist by two steel clasps, hooked together by a small chain, and the cuffs and pockets were trimmed with plush to correspond. This is a pretty coat, and one which would look equally well in almost any other colour. WITH regard to other winter mantles, seal-brown plush and velvet, with trimmings of clipped marabout, and furg of every sort and kind,seem to be as popular as ever. One speciality, consists in garments made in plush, to the exact shade of beaver, and trimmed with beaver, toning admirably in colour with the plush. A handsome trimming of this fur is carried across the back of the cloak saddle fashion, starting from the waist and hanging down in deep points on either side. Another mantle in plush, in the shade known as golden pheasant brown, has a puffed pleat at the back of the skirt, fitting in just, below the waist in a point, and is made with a deep dolman sleeve. A wide border of natural beaver passes round the throat, down the fronts, and also trims the sleeve. A LOXG cloak in seal-brown plush with trimmings of natural beaver is made with a sort of sash arrange- ment, which passes round the figure and terminates in long wide ends at the back. A novel feature in this cloak is that it is opened up the side instead of at the back, altogether a far more picturesque fashion. Mixtures of pla-n and striped plush will be very much worn, and one handsome long cloak in black plush .g;I was arranged in This combination, trimmed with skunk and lined with quilted shot silk. Brown wooded beads of various shapes and sizes are largely used for the trimming of outdoor cloaks made in brown seal plush. One very effective cloak has a pointed trimming in mahogany beads, this handsome garniture being ued to form the cuffs as well as a kind of plastron at the back. A short mantle trimmed with the same kind of beads had a deep collar of skunk, the fur being afterwards carried down the front, and tails of the same fur introduced on the long stole ends. The loveliest of the new opera cloaks destined for the coming season are made in cream plush, with elaborate ornaments in white iridescent beads and seed pearls, and a delightfully becoming trimming in the shape of & cream ruche formed en. tirely of threads of narrow silk braid fringed out at either end. These smart little cloaks are made short at the back, with very wide deep sleeves, which, when the arms are in a natural position, form a graceful point in front.
A DYING MAN'S APPEAL. At the Middlesex Sessions on Saturday, in the list of appeals was that of Ismael Morande, a gentleman of independent means, against a conviction of Mr. Partridge, sitting at the Hammersmith Police Court, for an assault on Agnes Lake, for which he was sen- tenced to six months' imprisonment. Mr. Mead appeared in support of the conviction and Mr. J. P. Grain was for the appellant, who, he stated, was in a dyir.g state. The appellant, Mr. Morande, is a Chilian gentleman of large means, who came about three years ago to England to learn the language and see, the country. About July of last year he became acquainted at Brighton with a girl named Maud Croxton, and subsequently brought her to London, where they cohabited together at St. John's Wood. He then took her to Vichy, and on their return to England a few months ago the two went to live in Redcliffe-road, West Brompton, in the same house in which Mrs. Lake and others resided. The girl Croxton and Lake were continually quarrelling, and ultimately the appellant and Croxton left, the latter, it appeared, owing a bill. The appellant gave Mrs. Tyson, the landlady, an undertaking to pay £ 4 10s., the amount due, and she was satisfied. Theappellant then went to live in Wellington-square, and at the end r,f the month Mrs. Lake called for the money, but was told to call again as it was past bank- ing hours, and he had not sufficient money about him. Mrs. Lake called again, but the appellant was out, and shortly afterwards he wrote to Mrs. Lake giving her his address, and stating that he was desirous of paying the account if she would call next evening at six o'clock to receive it. On the night on which he wrote the letter he was in Scott'rf supper- rooms in the Haymarket with the girl Croxton. They were seated at the same table about eleven o'clock. Whilst at supper, Mrs. Lake walked in, and went up to the table. The appellant told her that he had written to her on that evening, to call on the following day for her money, but that not appearing to satisfy her, a disturbance ensued. Subsequently Mrs. Lake and her mother went to the appellant's residence, where the alleged assault took place, but it was contended that in the scuffle which took place she fell and thus sustained her injuries. Mr. Grain now stated that it was impossible for the appellant to appear in person, as the last time he saw him there could not be the slightest doubt that he was in a dying condition. The learned counsel also produced a certificate from the Italian Consul in Paris, and fiora two medical gentlemen, showing that such was really the fact. Mr. Mead sa,d he did not take the same view as Mr. Grain. In the result the Assistant- Judge ruled not to dismiss the appeal, but to order the recognisances, X200, to be estreated, but added that that would be simpJy formal, and, in the event of the appellant surviving, the case would be ad- journed until January next.
INTERCESSION FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued the following address We desire to express our anxiety that the season for general intercession for missions having been finally agreed upon with all the Churches of the Anglican Communion should be observed as widely and earnestly as possible in all our parishes. There is a deep and just conviction that this intercession has been answered by many marks of blessing, and especially in the raising up of men devoted to spread the knowledge of Christ. It would be much to be lamented if the changes of the date, which were thought advisable, should ba found to have produced any langour as to its united observance. The day now recommended in preference to othc rs is the eve of St. Andrew's Day,' not being a Sunday. In this year it is Advent Sunday. Much of the spirit and force of the observance depends upon the sense of unity which the sppeial day and its services awaken. We accordingly recommend that Saturday, Novem- ber 28, should be kept with special services as heretofore in a still more united and general manner than was possible while the date was still under consideration. Should the Saturday be an in- convenient dav in some parishes, we hope that Friday, the 27th, may be observed there. But we would point out that in order to give fullest oppor- tunities, the fortnight from the Sunday before Advent to the Second Sunday has been noted as suitable for the use of the service (1). The aspect of missionary work is everywhere cheering. Hindrances daily lessen, and much progress has been made everywhere in spite of them. Every step of mission progress is now felt, even by cold witnesses, to be a step in civilisation. We ought to pray for unitedness in the spirit with which all the work is done, and for fresh gifts cf zeal and wisdom. The right development of native churches grows every year a greater and more pressing question; the maintenance of the primitive churches of the East, whose very existence is imperilled by lack of education and of independence the keep- ing pace with the vast outspread of our own popula- tions over new lands, and our relations with the great cultivated races of the o'd world, as well as our in- fluence over uncivilised and semi-barbarous tribes, are all matters of fresh and increasing interest—matters in which we need the fullest Divine guidance as well as willingness and zeal. We ask the parochial clergy of both provinces to give to their flocks the oppor- tunity of united intercession, and to bring before them'the duty and blessing of advancing by prayer, by gifts, by personal labour and mutual association the kingdom of God on earth. "Em". CANTAUR. W. Eboii." (1) Special forms of prayer are issued by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and by the Society for Promoting Christian Know- ledge. The form of prayer authorised for use in most of the dioceses of the province of York can be procured from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (York, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Manchester, Ripon)."
The witness who enlightened judge and jury by explaining that a bear was a person who sold what he had not got and a bull, a man who bought what he could not pay for, thought be said a smart thing; but he had been" partly anticipated by Bailey, who in his dictionary tells us that to sell a bear means, among stock-jobbers, to sell what one hath not.
THE TROUBLE WITH BURMAH. A correspondent dating from Prome on Sunday says :-The steamer from Mandalay which should bear the answer to the British Ultimatum has come down. It is reported that she brings an evasive reply. (Through Renter's Agency.) CALCUTTA, Ivov. 7. Advice from Mandalay report that on receipt of the British Ultimatum the King of Burmah sum- moned a Council of his Ministers, and on the follow- ing day consulted the French and Italian Consuls, who advised him to comply with the British demands. King Theebaw also summoned several of his generals and told them to be in readiness, as they would probably have some fighting. It is considered in Rangoon that the question of peace or war now merely depends upon the prompti- tude with which the British Expedition is p ished for- ward, as any delay may tend to confirm the preva- lent opinion that the British are merely making a demonstration, as in former days, in which case the Burmese would be encouraged to assumo an attitude ° General'p'rendergast has arriyed with two thou- sand troops, but it is impossible for the Expeditionary Force to arrive on the frontier by the 11th inst., as was originally proposed. The India Office has received a telegram stating that the whole of the Madras contingent of the expe- dition to Burmah is now on its way to Rangoon. Thence, it is understood, the infantry will be con- veyed by railway to Thuyetma.vo, where they will embark on river barges for conveyance in the carec- tion of Mandalay. The artillery will embark at Rangoon with their guns, and be towifd up by river steamers to the British frontier, where they would arrive in time to co-operate with the main body of the force.
THEEBAW AND THE BRITISH ULTI- MATUM. A correspondent telegraphing from Rangoon on Monday, says: King Theebaw's reply to the British uitimatum has been received. It is a long document, the trans- lation of which has not yet been completed. It can be gathered, however, that its terms are un- satisfactory and hostile. Replying to the British demand to control the foreign relations of Burmah, the King states that he must first consult Germany, France, and Italy. In view of the unsatisfactory charac'er of the Burmese reply, the British expeditionary force will cross the frontier with the least possible delay. Four regiments have already proceeded up the Irawaddy by river steamers.
STRANGE FISH AT THE ZOO, Amongst the literally strange fish recently added to the curiosities of the Zoological Gardens at Regent s- park are two excellent specimens of the Sly Silurus (silurus glanis). The name, according to Pliny, was bestowed upon this fish because of its cleverness in sucking away the bait without being caught by the hock. Some twenty years ago there was a good deal of talk about acclimatising the fish in British waters, but fortunately for the indigenous tenants of our streams, nothing came of the project. Mr. Francis Francis in his grounds at Twickenham conclusively proved that the species would live here. Now and then small specimens are brought to this country as curiosities and put into the household aquarium. On no account, however, should these fish be turned into any of our rivers. They are most voracious feeders and would devour not only the food required by our own fishes, but the fishes themselves. Commercially they are of little value. In some parts of Northern Europe, but more especially in the basins of the Volga and Danube, the flesh is dried and a kind of lard is made from the oil. To us the sly silurus would be neither useful nor ornamental. The pair of big ex- amples which may now be studied in a large tank in the new reptile house at the Zoological Gardens were brought from the Marquis of Bath's estate in the West of England. Thither they were placed, infants of seven inches in length, thirteen years ago. In the interval they have grown to ugly curiosities of some eight-and-twenty pounds apiece. They have more- over eaten up his lordship's trout, and have therefore been expelled. They are in every way a welcome addition to the interesting objects of the new reptile house. The only representative of the siluroid family in Europe, the sly silurus is also the largest of Euro- pean fresh-water fishes. There is a story extant of a specimen taken in Hungary with a woman's body inside; and the chroniclers are always careful to state that the marriage ring was found on the finger, and a purse of money at the girdle of the unfortunate lady. In the too small fish-house which the Council will, it is to be hoped, some day replace with a worthier building, unusually bright samples of the salmo fontinalis, or American brook trout, have been recently placed. This is not a trout in reality, but a char, beautifully mottled. The fontinalis has been introduced into many English streams with dis- appointing results. When placed in lochs, or other suitable homes, it thrives well. Amongst the recent additions in the gardens, to which the term "strange fish may be figuratively ap- plied, are the New Guinea Birds of Paradise in the parrot house. At present they are in perfect plumage, and therefore in a condition of health which warrants a hope that they may be preserved. Some rare eagles have also been acquired within the past fortnight. Very good work indeed has been done by the Zoological Society of late. The rearing of Sally, the female chimpanzee, purchased at Liverpool when she was quite immature, is a subject of much satisfaction. The marvellously human attributes of this anthropoid ape were described in the Daily News soon after her arrival in the gardens in the autumn of 1883. Mr. A.D. Bartlett, the able superintendent of the popular establishment, has long studied these apes, and from his observations of number of speci- mens, both living and dead, he has come to the con- clusion that Sally is not a common chimpanzee. He has therefore classified her as Troglodytes calvus. A life-size portrait of her appears, with a full textual description, in the" Proceedings of the Zoo- logical Society," June 16th, 1S55. Sally, who is a general favourite, will not be found in the monkey house, but in the establishment set apart primarily for the anteaters. An anaconda, lately imported from South America, should be noticed by visitors who go to make acquaintance with the sly silurus. This fine serpent ia 20 feet long. The new reptile house has proved to be a splendid in- vestment of the extra receipts brought to the society's treasury by the sale and departure of the late lamented Jumbo. The blankets with which the keepers used to conceal the serpents having been abolished, the reptiles share with the visitors the advantage of the change. They are tamer, in better condition, and always in evidence. Another strange fish of the figurative order is the rare animal called the Tasmanian wolf. Very few even of the in- habitants of that charming island south of Bass's Straits have ever seen it alive. A more correct, if less convenient, name for it is the dog-headed thy- lacinus, or zebra wolf. It is the thylacinus cyno- ccphalus of science, and has the peculiarity of par- p taking of the characteristics of both carnivora and marsupials. To this extent it differs from any of the Australasian marsupials, though it strictly belongs to them. Another house is to be opened immediately on the site of the old reptile house for the reception of the smaller cats, such as ocelots and tiger cats. The news of Jumbo's tragic fate was received naturally with sorrow by his human friends at the Zoo. The Council were perfectly justified in getting rid of him, but everybody regretted the necessity. Jung Pasha, the Indian elephant presented by the Prince of Wales, is now almost as big as Jumbo, and being only 15 years old, is still growing. He is a most tractable and clever beast. As for Alice, upon whom so much absurd gush was wasted, she is for sale for £200, and in the interests of the gardens her room is more desirable than her company.
PARLIAMENT OUT OF SESSION. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, addressing a meeting of Conservative electors at Bristol on Saturday evening, said the question of disestablishment had been raised by the Radical wing of the Liberal party-notably by Mr. Chamberlain and they must therefore treat it seriously and make up their minds upon it. He was opposed to disestablishment; but be would certainly support any reforms in the Church of England which were found to be necessary. Sir Charles Dilke, speaking at Kensal-town on Saturday evening, replied to the speeches of Lord Randolph Churchill at Manchester and Mr. Whit- more at Kensal-town. He afterwards alluded to the questions of Free Trade, Local Option, and the Land Laws. He also pointed out, in reply to the statement that credit for the Bill for Housing the Working Classes belonged to the Conservatives, that it was prepared when the late Government was in office, under his own instructions. Mr. Chamberlain speaking at a Liberal meeting at Birmingham on Saturday, contended that the present depression in trade was due to the fact that land was in the hands of a few and he declared that the Liberal party would not rest until they had freed land as they had freed the food of the people. The true remedy was to effecu a Radical reform of the land laws, and double the produce of the soil, which would create new trade, giving employment all round.
EPITOME OF NEWS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN- Lord Dufferin, after opening the new Mayo College, left Ajmere on Saturday for Oodeypore. It is reported at Melbourne that all the members of the Sydney Geographical Society's expedition to New Guinea have been murdered by natives on the Fly River. An account of the battle of Kufit, which has reached Suakim from Massowab, states that Osman Digna was not killed in that engagement. Count Hatzfeldt, the new German Ambassador, arrived in London on Saturday evening. Full information as to the course of the arbitration negotiations between the rival Liberal and Radical candidates in metropolitan boroughs was given on Saturday at a meeting of the London Liberal and ]Radical CoUT)cil, under the presidency of Sir O. Dilke, and the conduct of those gentlemen who had defini- tively refused to accept the mediation of the council was strongly condemned. Liberals and Conservatives in the county Limerick have coalesced and selected candidates who will receive the support of both parties. Mr. Alderman Staples was on Saturday sworn in as Lord Mayor of the City of London, the ceremony, as usual, takire place in the Guildhall. Sir R. N. Fowler, the retiring Lord Mayor, in taking leave of the officials of the justice room at the Mansion House on Saturday, expressed a hope that the time would never come when the office he he'd would be dissociated from the duties of the chief magistrate of the City. The Toronto City Four per Cent. Loan for 100,000 dols. has been placed there at 97. The last loan was placed in London in the spring of this year at 92. Margaret Higgins,of Chorlton-on- bled lock, sentenced to death at Manchester Assizes for the murder of her child, aged fourteen months, has been respited during her Majesty's pleacure. Higgins quarrelled with her husband about tin child, of which he was not the father, and sl e took it to the River Medlock and threw it in, at first intending also to drown herself. After throwing the body into the water she went home and told her friends what she had done. The jury strongly recommended her to mercy. As Mrs. Howson, wife of the Dean of Chester, was leaving the Deanery, a person unfortunately stepped upon her dress, throwing Mrs. H msondown and break- ing her leg. The accident is all the more untimely as the Lean of Chester is also seriously ill. An extensive fire, caused, it is believed, by a spark from burning material carried in a "Guy Fawkes demonstration," broke out on All Farm, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, and was not got under until a great deal of property was destroyed. The new Gothic church of St. Mary, erected in the suburbs of Doncaster, has been co isecrated by the Archbishop of York. Sir Edmund Beckett prepared the plans, and gave f200 towards the building fund. The Dean of Llandaff gave £100, and Messrs. Beckett and Co., bankers, £500. The woman Loveridge, who drowned her infant at Kingsteinton, Devon, and attempted to drown herself, about two years ago, and who was afterwards ordered to be confined in a lunatic asylum, has been liberated, in compliance with a requisition from the magistrates of the Teinbridge division. In a statement just issued the Marriage Law Reform Association say that close upon 700 candidates in England, Scotland, and Wales have already given assurances of their sympathy with the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill. The number includes, with a doubtful ex- ception, every working man candidate, whether Con- servative or Liberal. A steam boiler exploded in a pork-packing house at Evansville, Indiana, with curious results. The boiler broke through the rear corner of the building, then rose 150ft., turned, and passed diagonally over the building, falling in front of it, 200ft. from its starting- point. Eleven persons were injured, two of them fatally. Paris advices, with respect to the wheat trade, state that buyers have maintained an attitude of considerable reserve upon the French country markets. Transactions have presented a quiet tone, and wheat quotations have not experienced any sensible change. The Paris wheat market has also remained in much the same state. At the weekly meeting of the Balloen Society of Great Britain, M. Pasteur was elected a life member of the society, and it was resolved that its gold medal be presented to him for his unique and splendid researches in the investigation of the causes and cure of hydrophobia. The dead body of a man found in a plantation at Wingerworth has been identified as that of a retired butcher of Olaycross. Two empty bottles, which had contained laudanum, were by his side. The deceased was mentally affected some years since, and had then to be put under restraint. He was unmarried, and he leaves property to the value of about L8000. The steamers Gaff and Mountain Girl came into col- lision on the Ohio river, near Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The latter vessel was carrying the members of a travel- ling circus, who were giving shows at the towns along the river. While attempting to cross the Gaff's bows she was run into and cut through and sunk. The ciew of the Gaff rescued all who could be saved, but seven lives are reported to have been lost. The Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage have distributed during the past few weeks nearly 200,000 copies of the appeal to the electors which was drawn up by Mrs. Henry Fawcett. Many other pamphlets have also been circulated. The distribution has taken place chiefly in the metropolitan constituencies and the south eastern counties, which are specially worked by the Central Committee. The publications have been sent to the committee-rooms of candidates, and of political associations, and distributed at political, social, and other public meetings. In London the great majority of the candidates are avourable to the object. The traffic returns of 33 of the principal lines of the United Kingdom for the week ending October 31 show the total receipts as amounting to Cl,264,002, being £23,409 less than for the corresponding week last year, whilst the mileage was Y,17,200, or 265 more than for the corresponding week. The aggregate receipts for the first 18 weeks of the current half-year amount to E24,441,353, being £312,305 less than for the corre- sponding period in 1884. Railway Times." At the Nottingham Assizes on Saturday, before Mr. Justice Denman, Henry O. Newman, 28, commission agent, was charged with wounding his wife, with intent to commit murder, on June 27. The medical evidence proved that the prisoner was deranged, and that when under a delusion he was extremely violent. He was ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure. Archbishop Walsh, at the opening ot the Medical Session of the Roman Catholic University in Dublin, received an address, read by the Rev. Dr. Molloy, the rector, stating that Roman Catholics did not desire that the Universities for other denominations should be deprived of their endowments, and they regarded Trinity College with friendship, but they demanded educational endowments for themselves on an equal ty with the teaching institutions of other denominations. Mr. Justice Stephen, during the hearing of a case against three Irishmen charged with assault, tried at the Cambridgeshire and Hunts Assizes, strongly re- buked one witness who spoke in contemptuous terms of the Irish people. His lordship said that he had passed a great portion of his life in Ireland from choice. He was glad to testify on any occasion to the kind and sympathetic character of the people. It was a great mistake on the part of many Englishmen to look down upon Ireland. Thsre has been six outbreaks of cholera at Palermo within the last 50 years. The earliest of these, in 1837, lasted 17 weeks, and carried off 24,014 victims. The second, in 1854, lasted 14 weeks, and the third, in 1855, 17 weeks, with a total together of 7134 deaths. The fourth, in 1866, continued for 13 weeks, with 3990 deaths. The fifth, in 1867, lasted 19 weeks, with 3777 deaths, and the sixth is this of the present year. During the last epidemic of 1867 the weekly number of deaths rose from nine to 1100, and then gradually decreased, and in each of the other outbreaks the epidemic reached its climax during the fifth week, except in that of 1854, when the greatest number of deaths, 2131, occurred during the second week. The Queen has forwarded, through General Sir H. Ponsonby, her annual subscription ot t50 to the Army and Navy Pensioners' Employment Scciety, of which her Majesty is patron An appeal has been issued by the Council of the London and Counties Liberal Union calling on the new electors to reverse the verdict of 18SO in the home counties, which then returned a great Conservative majority. The metropolitan boroughs are also urged to support the party anxious to deal with the question of London government. Opportunity was taken by the Spanish Minister, at a meeting on Wednesday of the Mansion House Com- mittee for the relief of tho Spanish cholera sufferers, to convey King Alfonso's thanks to the Lord Mayor for the proof which the English people had given of their sympathy with his country. A farm labourer, named Owen M'Gill, of Woo church, Birkeuhead, is in custody for the murder cf his wife, who had apparently been kicked in a brutal manner. The Duke and Duchess of St. Albans have consented to allow their names to be added to the long list of patrons of the Counties Chess Association, whose next annual meeting is to be held at Nottingham, at the end of July, 1886. The late Bishop of Ely has left the bulk Df his fortune to the Ely Theological College. It was founded by him in 1879, and enlarged in 1884, and during his lifetime the late bishop contributed JE 10,000 towards the institution. Mr. Parnell passed through Ballyhannis on Wednes- day afternoon, on his return to Dublin from attend- ing the Mayo Convention. A large crowd had gathered at the railway station, and cheered, whilst the local brass band played. Mr. Parnell addressed a few words to the people, advising them to be firm and united in the coming struggle. A bailiff named Nathaniel Hammond, who gave evidence in an eviction case at Enniscorthy on Tuesday, was attacked the same evening whilst driving home to New Ross. He was severely beaten and cut about the face, and his coat and trousers were torn off him. Hammond at once drove to Cionroch Police Barracks and gave information of the affair. According to the present arrangements, her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by the Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg, will arrive at Windsor Castle from the North on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Lord Salisbury arrived in London on Monday from Hatfield. He still wears his arm in a sling, but otherwise appears in his usual health. His lordship remained all the afternoon at the Foreign Office, where he had interviews with the Russian and Italian Ambassadors. Margaret Higgins, a married woman, was, at the Manchester Assizes on Wednesday, sentenced to death tor the murder cf her illegitimate daughter. The prisoner, having quarrelled with her husband, took the child out, and subsequently confesr-ed that she threw it over the bridge into the river Medlock. An explosion occurred on Wednesday evening at the Corporation Gas Works, Epsom, and considerable damage was done to the building. A labourer named Norris was killed, and his body was not recovered until a couple of hours after the occurrence, when it was found suspended fiom a wall. Agricultural land appears to be practically unsale- able in Yorkahire, as well as Lincolnshire, at any but ruinous prices. For an estate of 2500 acres, near How- den Station, comprising eleven farms, together with two mansions and grounds, 247,000 was recently offered and refused. A sale could not be effected when the estate was put up in lots, although the land is highly productive. The Rev. Dr. Brown, principal of the Free Church College, Aberdeen, was presented on Wednesday with a marble bust of himself, subscribed by the citizens of Aberdeen as a recognition of his services to literature, education, and Christianity. Lord Provost Matthews made the presentation, in the presence of a large gathering, in the Free Church College. During service at Benhall Church, Saxmuudham, on Sunday morning, a youlIg woman named Sawyer suddenly expired whilst in the act of prayer. Her grandfather was IJing dead at the time, having died suddenly a few days ago. Ernest Payne, a barman, has been charged at the Thames Police-court, with attempting to murder a young woman, named Charlotte Douglas, by cutting her throat, and also with attempting to commit suicide. After evidence had been given by the prosecutrix, the prisoner was remanded. A labourer named Austin has been severely injured whilst at work at Messrs. Robinson's tar works at West Bromwich. He was emptying one of the furnaces when some gas, which had accumulated, exploded, burning him in a serious manner about the face and arms, and necessitating his removal to the hospital. Mr. Frank Stock, an accountant, went to a mill in Ashton-under-Lyne on Monday to induce voters working there to go and poll for one of the municipal candidates, and was killed by a hoist while going from one part of the building to another. Cardinal Manning and the Roman Catholic bishops of England have adopted a series of resolutions con- demning secular irreligious education, which is opposed to the traditional Christian system of England, and ad- vocating the multiplication of voluntary schools. A largely attended conference of union and non- union delegates from the leading collieries in Yorkshire assembled at Barnsley on Monday. After considerable discussion, it was resolved that the officials be em- powered to demand 15 per cent. advance, and abide by whatever resolutions are carried at the Manchester Conference. Mr. Pickard was instructed to write to the secretary of the West Yorkshire Colliery Owners, requesting an early interview. The conference also resolved that no colliery owner wishing to make arrangements for advance be allowed to do so unless on rearranged prices, payable until May next. At Leicester, on Monday, before Mr. Justice Denman, between 20 and 30 men, and one woman, were indicted for being concerned in the recent unionist riots at Ilkeston. A dispute occurred at the colliery, and the defendants tried to prevent the non-unionists from working, destroy ing much property. The Judge spoke of their cowardly conduct, and they were bound over to come up for judgment when called upon. At an influential meeting of Manchester citizens, convened by the Mayor, and attended, amongst others, by a large number of leading Nonconformists, it has been unanimously decided to erect a statue to the late Bishop of Manchester in some conspicuous position in the city. A Representative Committee was formed to give effect to the resolution, and it was stated that, as the funds promised so largely exceed the amount required, a further form of memorial would probablyjbe considered. At Spalding Police-court on Monday, William Kit chin, aged 35, was charged with the wilful murder of Harriet Hoe, aged 19, his stepdaughter, on Saturday night. The prisoner was quarrelling with his wife, when the girl, hearing a disturbance, got cut of bed, went down and interfered. The prisoner became enraged, and, it is stated, threw a paraffin lamp at her. It struck the wall behind her head, and broke in pieces. The oil was scattered about her clothes, which ignited, and she was burned in a terrible manner ;n every part except her head and face. She died on Monday morn- ing. The prisoner was remanded. At the Dorchester Petty Sessions, Miss Sansom, a lady of independent means, was summoned for keep'ng a ferocious dog. The principal witness was MrI. Watson, the wife of a clergyman, who on going to call on Miss Sansom was attacked by the animal and bitten on the shoulder. Other witnesses also proved having been bitten by thp. dog. When told by the policeman that she would have to kill her dog or keep it muzzled, Miss Sansom exclaimed, What kill my dog ? I would rather kill anyone else in the village." The magistrates ordered the dog to be destroyed, with a penalty of 20s. a day in default. Colonel Sir Robert Groves Sant'eman, late Chief Political Officer of the Zhob Expeditionary Force, will return to India early next month, in order to resume duty as agent to the Governor General in Beloochistan. At a meeting of the Managing Committee of the Kent County Cricket Club in London en Wednesday, Mr. Akers-Douglas, M.P., presiding, it was decided that no Colts' Matches nor Second Eleven Matches should be played next year, and that home and home matches I should be arranged with the following countIes:- I Notts, Yorkshire, Surrey, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Sussex, and Middlesex; also one match with M.C.C., and one with the Australians. In the Canterbury Week the matches will be Kent v. Australia and a county match. In the event of the Australians not visiting England, the first match will be a county one, and the second with M.O.O. Home matches will be played at Grave-end, Maidstone, Canterbury, and Tonbridge. Sheriff Spens gave judgment at Glasgow on Wednes- day in the Board of Trade inquiry into the 5trnnding and loss of the steamship Hanoverian, which took place on the 2ud of September off the c ast of Newfound- land. The \esstl was bound from Halifax to St. John's, and carried 152 passengers, besides the crew, who were 70 in number. All en hoard wore caved. The Court decided that a strong current and heavy beam sea set the vessel to northward of her course and she stranded on Portugal Cove. The master of the vessel was to blame, but the Court did not deal with his certificate o« ing to his good conduct when the vessel ran aground. Six men, the crew of the fishing boat Wanderer, of Shoreham, were brought up at the Ramsgate Police court on Wednesday on a charge of stealing a 10-gallon cask of gin, which had been picked up by them off the Goodwin Sands. The men were seen by a constable at three o'clock in the morning coming from the direction of the harbour with the cask, but on observing the con- stable they put it over a fence and went away. The policeman watched the place for some time, when one of the men came back, and was arrested. This led to the apprehension of the others. They were all re- manded. The judges in tbe Queeu t> Bench Division on nionaay, reversing a decision of the Revising Barrister for St. Pancras, decided that shop assistants who singly in- habited furnished bedrooms belonging to their employer were entitled to be plact d on the register. At North Shields, on Mouday, Captain Dundas, of the steamer Ecosiaso, of Abord,tri, was fiL,,d to and costs for allowing his vessel to be overloaded. The Board of Trade prosecuted. On Monday afternoon a boiler exploded at mf2ows Deaville Brothers, provision and general stores, at Stockport. The premises were completely wreefced^ and the three members of the firm, Messrs. George, Joshua, and Isaac Deaville, were buried iu the raiDS. They were rescued with great difficulty and conveyed to the hospital, where it was found that they went severely injured. The ruins c",u¡,;I.t fire, but. the liaiaes were soon subdued. William Baker, the man who was apprehended in connection with the burglary at ^f.herby Hall and the subsequent murder and outrages, has succeeded in satis- fying the police as to his whereabouts at the time in question, and was discharged from custody at Carlisle on Monday. Several persons have identified the remain- ing prisoners as three of the men they saw making off about the time of the robbery. At Birmingham, n Monday, a coroner's jury re- turned a verdict of Wilful murder against some person or persons unknown in the case of Alfred Hartley, an ironworker, who was found kicked to death and robbed at Smethwick. On Tuesday morning the Viceroy of India arrived at Alwar, where he was received by the Maharajah, and subsequently held a grand dnrbar. An expedition organised by the Siamese Government has left Bangkok for the northern provinces of Siam, in order to disperse marauding bands. At the Thames Police-court on Wednesday, Daniel MinahaD, labourer, was committed for trial for the murder of his wife. A woman named Ann Roberts, 65 years of age, has met a terrible death at Edinburgh. Going to a window in the roof ot the house, she divested herself of most of her clothing, and then leaped headlong into the street. She died almost instantaneously. She. had for a long time been in a low frame of mind. A sentence of five years' penal servitude was on Mon- day passed on the Exeter accounrant for embezzling between £ 40^ and £,"il})) belonging to a building society, of which he was the manager, ITe bad been a large speculator in a mining business, and said that a good deal of the money had been applied to keep a mine going. Mrs. Weldon, in alighting from a carriage on Satur- day, slipped and sprained her ankle. Some reports state that she fell heavily to the ground but that is surely ungallant. It was reported at a meeting of London Hospital Satur- day Fund delegates on Saturday evening that since the previous meeting JE3000 had been paid into the bank. So far the workshop collection has not realised expec- tations. This is attributed to the widespread depres- sion in trade. The October return of the Cleveland Ironmasters' Association shows the following as the month's makes of pig iron, namely, 156,000 tons of Cleveland iron and 48,000 tons of other kinds; a total of 204,000 tons, or 2000 tons more than in September. There are 95 fur- naces blowing, 73 of which are making Cleveland pig iron. Stocks increased 14,030 tons in October. In view of the fact that the prices of hops have in many instances fallen below the cost of production, the Vicar of Ash-next-Sandwich ''the Rev. E. S. Woods) has announced his intention to remit this year the extraordinary tithe due to him on the hGp land in his parish. = Just after the arrival on Tuesday morning at Killa- marsh, Derbyshire, of a train from Sheffield, a youag woman was crossing the railway when a Mi 1land good. train knocked her down and killed her, her head being almost severed from the body. The President of the Local Government Board has appointed Miss Mason, who is well-known in connection with philanthropic works on behalf of poor children, to be an Inspector of Poor-law institutions under ithe Board. The station-master at the South Acton station of the North London Railway, Mr. Bingham Hodson, died on Monday night from the results of an accident at the station on Saturday night. As a through train from Richmond was about to pass he pressed the people back, but fell himself backwards on the rails. He was drawn aside by a porter before the train came in, but he sustained injuries to the spine which resulted fatally. Advices from Singapore report that the Flying Cloud steamer foundered in 'six fathams of water, about four miles off Pulo Remo, at midnight, on Sept. 18. In- eluding crew and passengers, it is 6upposed that there were 53 persons on board, of whom 25 are missing. At the Gloucester Assizes on Wednesday, two men, Hill and Williams, were sentenced to death for the murder of Ann Dickson. The King and Queen of Italy entertained Signor Tag- liabue, a member of the Italian Exploring Society, to dinner on Monday. Signor Tagliabue has a prosperous commercial concern at Masso <vah, and has travelled through much of the Soudan. After a two hours' conversation with the King, be left, much impressed with the knowledge of Africa displayed by his Majesty. Ellen Bryan, 43, and Kate Donovan, 34, were con- victed at the Middlesex Sessions on Tuesday of stealing a roll of flannel from the shop of a draper in the Kentish-town-road. Bryan was sentenced to twelve months'imprisonment, and to complete an unexpired term of three years' penal servitude. Donovan was sent to prison for eighteen months. In Tuesday's sitting of the Netherlands Second Chamber a Ministerial bill was brought forward for amending the Constitution in regard to education. It enacts that in place of requiring that adequate primary education shall everywhere be provided by the State, each commune shall deal with the question of primary education according to the needs of its popu- lation. Primary education will only be provided by the State where private initiative may fail. The bin maintains the non-denominational character of public schools. Between the 1st April and the 31st October, the Revenue receipts amounted to £ 44,807,330. as compared with £ 45.193,783 in the corresponding period of last year. The expenditure amounted to £ 53,655,874, as against 249,180,601. On Saturday last there was a balance in the Bank of England of EI,044,588, and liD Bank of Ireland of £ 943,580. Messrs. T. and C. Debossay visited Kildysart on Tuesday to receive the rents arising out of the estates of Clonola, Coolmeen, Birin, and Coolmeen Beg. The tenants, who were headed by Father Gleeson, the parish priest, demanded a reduction of 25 per cent. Notwith- standing that the estates are held at 5 per cent. under the Government valuation, the agents agreed to concede the reduction demanded, and the town was subsequently illuminated in celebration of the event. The decision of the arbitrators in the Elswick Works dispute was given on Tuesday. Two reports have been prepared by the umpire (Lord Ravensworth) and Mr. Hall, who maintain that the charges against Mr. M'Donnell have not been made out, and another by Mr. Joseph Cowen, who demurs to this statement. The award, therefore, is in favour of the firm. the ruling of the umpire being against the case of the men. John Kew was found guilty at Derby Assizes for stealing JE60, the property of the members and five trustees of the Marpool Peace and Goodwill Lodge of the Order of Pure United Britons. The prisoner received the money as secretary, and instead of invest- ing it he went off to America. The offence was com- mitted in 1882. He was sentenced to six months' hard labour. An action brought by Mr. Scratton, a graduate of Oxford, against the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, to recover damages tor wrongful dismissal as secretary to the Catholic University, to which he had been ap- pointed by Cardinal Newman, was on Tuesday trioo in Dublin before Mr. Baron Dowse and a Special Jury, and resulted in a verdict for L300 damages. The prizes awarded to the boys and girls who were trained at the homes of the National Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Children, for keeping their ■situations, have been distributed by Sir R. W. Carden, M.P at the Albert Palace, Battersea-park. The prizes consisted of desks, work -boxes, and medals, three of the latter being of silver. A deputation from the council of the Evangelical Alliance had an interview on Monday at the Foreign Office with Mr. Bourke, the Under Secretary, with reference to the persecutions of Christians in Turkey. Mr. Bourke,after hearing the views of the deputation, promised that the additional information presented by them should be forwrded to Constantinople with -n- structions to make inquiries, and he felt qui,t- sure that her Majesty's representative there would do the best in his power. At the Brompton County-court on Tuesday 1\f. Langtry was summoned for an account of 214 fori/oods supplied by Mr. Day on the order of Mrs. Lan gt t- and her servants six years ago. Mrs. Langtry did not attend, but was represented by a solicitor. r-ce showed that a previous accoun*- was paid by Mrs. Langtry. On that occasion the chaLge fron 'he cheque was handed over to Mrs. Langtry. Pi .,r.Tiff stated he had called for his account, and th", 2.17-s. Langtry had sent him a message that she was st.: r. he could not pay, but would do so when she cou] Xo evidence was called for the defence, and juogrrit- vas given for the plaintiff. In bicterly cold weather, and with snow n ne ground, the Queen, accompanied by the Duk; .j d Duchess of Connaught and a ladv in waitmg Ii r, n Tuesday afternoon in an open carriage to H8 The streets of the highland village were "h drainage operations, and the drive of the Ro\ « o Glenclunie had to be made by farm ma ;e private approaches to Kindrochit. The driv- o Balmoral was made by the Queen's Dm-, Lion's Face.'
Ladies ambitious of platform popularity would indignantly deny the truth of Whately's "Woman is a creature that cannot reason, and pokes the fire from the top." A temperance reformer got a severe rebuff in New Jersey lately. Meeting a man in the street, and being anxious to spread the cause, he asked him- My friend do you drink?" Yes," was the reply, where shall we go ? David Boardman, the sextos of Tonge Church, at Middleton, near Manchester, commenced his usual duties in the churchyard at an early hour on Sunday morning. Shortly afterwards the people were surprised to hear the church bell toll three times. Mrs. Boardman went to ascertain the cause, and found her husband hanging from the bell rope. Life was extinct. I