THE BOARDING SCHOOL SCANDAL. On Saturday, at the Stratford police-court, Henry Barwick Sk'llin^s, 41, of Clifton House School, Ley- too, was again brought up charged with corrupting sevci il schoolgirls. It will be remembered that all the giil tile prisoner is charged with assaulting were pupils under the care of his wife. jilary Ann Hyams, the child examined at the pre- vious iie-trin, was recalled, and in reply to Mr. Poland, described the exact method of the assault she had then deposed to. Cross-examined she said tt at she could not swear this happened on December 9. She first made a statement to Inspector Glass in the presence of her uncle and cousins. Florence Annie Hyams, pged 10 years, sister of the last, witness, residing at Ivy House, St. John's-road, II' N in, in examination, said she was aboarder at Clif- ton House School, and remembered Mr. Skihings cJ, ,illg something to her on a Sunday evening. Soon afterwards, in the parlour, he took her on his knee and behaved in an indecent man- ner. She tried to get away. He did not hurt her so far as she could remember. There were other girls in the room, amongst them being Selina Thew and Emily Skillin^s, who is prisoner's daughter, six years of age. After the prisoner put her down he also he. haved indecently in the same manner to Selina Thew before going in to supper. Several times after that Diison^r repeated his conduct. At this point Mr. Atkinson, counsel for the de- fence, said he thought the time had arrived for him to retire from the case. He adouted this course re- luetantly, but considered it the only honourable one. To continue the cross-examination of these children would only be harruwing their feelings ami those of their parents, and would do no substantial good to the prisoner. The latter was then asked by the Bench whether he lesired an adjournment to enable him to obtain pro.e atonal assistance, but he said he should prefer the case to continue. Selina Isabella Thew, Mary Ann Jane Thew, 14, Amelia Simon, 13, and Julia Simon, 15, gave evidence of a similar character to that of the previous witnesses, Amelia Simon stating that the prisoner had a's uited her about a dozen times.-The case was then adjourned.
APPARITION OF THE LATE CZAR. A foreign correspondent of one of our contem- poraries recently noticed the rumoured apparition of the late Czar. In the last number of Li<jht, a journal devoted to the interests of Spiritualists and other students of occult sciences," the following particulars are given, translated from a letter from St. Petersburg, published in German paper, Licht, mehr Licht For some days past there has been current in this city a wonderful report, which your incredulity would prevent my re- peatir g to you were it not that it is increasingly prevalent in the highest circles of society, and is thus instructive as charac- teristic of the Russian Co-irt. It is, that the dead Emperor appears every night in the Casan Cathedral. One of the watchers there is said to have first seen him, and to have forthwith reported it to the senior prie t. The latter watched one night, saw the same apparition, and mentioned it to his Bishop. The Bishop went to the church in the evening, and waited several hours before the hiéh altar. Adjoining this is the so-called Emperor's door, through which only the Em- peror and the ecclesiastics have access to the altar and near the door is a picture of the Virgin, believe,l to have miraculous virtues, the tradition going that it was not made by the hands of man. It was formerly in Moscow, but when the French occupied that city it was removed to St. Petersourg, and afterwards M,r placed in this church. It is one of the most revered relics of the Russian Church, and is enclosed in a gold frame, the jewels, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, of which represent a value of millions (of roubles). A fter waiting some hours, the Bishop was convinced that it was all imagination on the part of the wa' cller and the priest, when all at once the Emperor's door slowly opened, and the dead Emperor entered, dressed in full parade uniform, worn just as when he lay in the coffin. The Bishop advanced some st^ps to give him a benediction, but the Emperor motioned him away with his hand, and stepping up to the before-mentioned picture of the Virgin, knelt down before it, and remained for a long time absorbed in prayer he then left the altar by the same way by which he had come. I tell you the whole story as it is not only related, but entirely believed, in the best society. In all social circles one hears of nothing but this apparition, and the most extraordinary conclu- sions are quite seriously deduced from it. It is observ- able that the Cathedral, by order of the Metropoli- tan, is closed from 6 o'clock in the evening, and no one obtains admission. The servitors of the Cathedral are strictly forbidden to indulge in conversation about the apparition."
WOLVES IN CHURCH. A Madrid paper reports that at a Christmas j service in L'varre in Spain, a pack of wolves <nt.> -d j the church, and did not quit it till they had k> ;d three and oeriously wounded five of the congregat-i J.I.
MISCELLANEOUS. ) The Governor and Company of the Bank of Eng- land have voted JB500 towards the Lord Mayor's i^ in 1 at the Mansion House for the defence of uro t tv in Ireland. The fund now amounts to over £ 15,000. Th., Duke of Edinburgh, who recently paid a hurried visit to Pembrokeshire, was so delighted with the country that he intends to revisit it in about two months' time. accompanied by the Duchess of Edin- burgh. A man named James Ashworth has been com- mitted for trial at Royton, near Oldham, for unlaw. fully wounding Abraham Winterbotton, an old man. The prisoner threw the' prosecutor down with such violence that his life was despaired of, and his deposi- tions had to be taken. Mr. Gladstone has again remitted 10 per cent. on his rentals, and the Rev. Stephen Gladstone, rector of Hawarden, has remitted a similar proportion of his tithes. Mr. W. H. Smith, M.P., at his rent audit at Great Thurlow, Suffolk, for the fourth time, returned 25 per cent. to his tenants. On the 17th proximo a great Conservative demon- stration is to be held at St. James's Hall, London, the Right Hon. W. H. Smith, M.P., and Sir Charles Russell, M.P., having accepted invitations to a banquet to be given by the London and West- minster Working Men's Constitutional Association. At Cardiff the Board of Trade inquiry into the loss of the steamship Calliope has been concluded. The Calliope foundered off the Portuguese coast, 21 seamen and six passengers being lost. Only one man was saved. The Court found that the vessel was over- laden, and that her loss was due to the shifting of the cargo. On Thursday evening the Oswaldtwistle local board held a special meeting to consider a proposal rela- tive to the Gourlay frauds dispute. After an hour's conversation, it was unanimously decided to authorise the solicitor to settle the actions. It was stated that the substance of the agreement was that the bond- holders should receive £15,000. At a public discussion between advocates of Fair- trade and "Free-trade," held in connection with the Bristol Operatives' Liberal Association, a resolu- tion was carried denouncing any attempt to return to a protective policy under the guise of Fair-trade," and declaring that "Free-trade" had been an un- mixed blessing to the country. Dresden has just had a big Socialist trial. Thirty- nine persons were accused of having distributed Socialistic election proclamations. Only five of the number were condemned, the severest sentence being only lour months' imprisonment. The police have dis-olved a singing society at Wiesbaden, on the ground that it was fostering Socialistic tendencies. During the year 1881 a total of 228,813 emigrants left the Mersey, being an increase of 45,274 over the previous yaar. The month shewing the largest total was May last year, which was 38,263, against 29,292 in May, 1880. In the last month of the year 6,449 passengers sailed from the Mersey, being 1.206 in excess of December, 1880, but 6,803 less than Novem- ber, 1881. A tragic affair has occurred at Glasgow, resulting in the death of Michael Egan, who, with his wife, lo lged at 40, Rose-street. He had been drinking and quarrelling with his wife, and their landlady sum- moned the police. Egan, to escape the officers, ran upstairs and jumped from a window five storeys high into a court below. His skull was fractured, and death was instantaneous. A man named Wise has been sent to prison at Reading for 14 days for knocking out two of the teeth of a. private of the Salvation Army during a recent riot. He is also alleged to have kicked another Salvationist with such violence that his life is de- spaired of. Constant disturbances are occurring be- tween the mob and the army, and the magistrates have advised the army to abandon their processions, but they refuse. Sentence of five years' penal servitude and 20 strokes with the cat" has been passed at the Central Criminal Court upon Thomas Dwyer, 19, and Patrick Roach, 20, for a robbery with violence. The prose- cutor, Walter Evans, a young man, was passing through Grafton-place, Marylebone, at night when he was attacked by the two prisoners and a third man, who severely kicked him, knocked him down, and rifled his pockets. A boy named Williams has been committed for trial from the London Mansion House, charged with the manslaughter of another boy, aged 12, named Bandey, whom from some cause or other he stabbed with the blade of a pocket-knife near the heart, when in a shop in Paternoster-row. Pleurisy set in and th- lad died, the jury returning a verdict of death by misadventure-a verdict at which the presiding alderman expressed much surprise. The shooting party at Bradgate, of whom the Prince of W ales formed a member, has concluded. Game of every kind was plentiful, pheasants predominat- ing, and large bags were made, but owing to the immense number of spectators the sport was much interfered with. The Prince, however, seemed very much gratified by their demonstrations of loyalty, and at the close of the day expressed his acknow- ledgments. His Royal Highness returned to London on Friday. In all probability the Prince of Wales will be pre- sent at this year's Welsh National Eisteddfod meeting at Denbigh, not as a direct participator in the pro- ceedings, but as the guest of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.M.P., one of the presidents of the Eisteddfod.— It is confidently hoped that the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will visit Bristol on the occasion of the Bristol Triennial Musical Festival in October next, his Royal Highness having kindly accepted the presidency of the Festival. Mr. Gladstone has issued invitations to the leading members of the Liberal party in the House of Com- mons to the usual Parliamentary dinner, to be held on February 6, at the First Lord of the Treasury's official residence in Downing-street.—Lord Granville has sent to the supporters of his party in the Upper House invitations to a Parliamentary dinner to take place on February 6 in Carlton-terrace.- Lord Salisbury has issued invitations to the leading members of his party in the Upper House to dine at his town mansion, Arlington-street on February 6. Two months' hard labour has been awarded at the Central Criminal Court, to each of a couple of clerks, named Green and Hawkins, who had been in the service of the Crown for 15 and 20 years re- spectively, and were recently employed in the Ord- nance Map Department, for having embezzled several sums of money belonging to the public service. Maps were sold at the full price generally, but to the trade 25 per cent. was allowed, and in several instances in which the full value had been paid them the prisoners entered the purchases as having been at trade price, pocketing the difference. From Winsford, Cheshire, comes a report that the subsidence of land in the neighbourhood of Dunkirk continues to extend very rapidly. A day Or two ago a bank fell in near Platt's Rocksalt Mine, which waa flooded in 1880. The large volume of water running into the mine has raised the brine in the shafts on the Dunkirk fully 30 yards,and it stands now higher than at any time since the great subsidence in 1880. The sinking of land continues near Ashton's works, and large portions of the earth have gone down a con- siderable depth. The whole district seems sinking fast, and a very extensive lake is forming. Mr. Dillwyn, M.P., has written to Mr. Gladstone suggesting the expediency of making such a read- justment of the wine duties as would readmit Cape wines into the English markets. He also calls Mr. Gladstone's attention to the fact that the revival of this branch of commerce would deal a much needed blow at the manufacture of the poisonous compound familiarly known as "Cape Smoke," which is de- moralising and destroying thousands of the Kaffir population.—Mr. Gladstone replied that in any ques- tion of change in the wine duties the Government will endeavour to keep in view the case of the stronger as well as of the weaker wines. A deputation of tobacco manufacturers has pre- sented a memorial to the Commissioners of Customs stating that since the tobacco duty was increased in 1878 from 3s. 2d. to 3s. 6d. per lb., the consumption of that article had been checked in this country, and that the revenue had not been benefited to anything like the extent which was anticipated. It was shewn that a working man who purchased an ounce of tobacco for 3d. contributed 2id. of that to the revenue whilst paying only id. for the intrinsic value of the article. The memorialists prayed for a reduction of the present duty on unmanutactured tobacco from the present rate of 3s. 6d. to 3s. 2d. per lb. The Vesuvius railway having been successfully ac- complished, it is now proposed to make the ascent to the crater of Mount Etna in Sicily equally eaoyby a similar plan. A company has been formed at Pc-lermo for carrying out this project. The railway will reach almost to the summit of the mountain, whence a fine view may be had of Sicily, Malta, and a portion of the southern end of the Italian peninsula. A mysterious affair is reported from Glasgow. William Mulherron, 23, a furnacemarv in Blochairn ironworks, drank some water out of a vessel at the works, and his whole body was immediately seized with what appeared to be cramp, and he died in the course of the afternoon. Patrick Macphee, aged 30 years, a furnaceman in the same works, also drank some water after him. He waa also taken danger- ously ill. Several emissaries sent to Morocco having been plundered or assassinated bythe tribes the French authorities have claimed an indemnity from Oudjdas Amel, who has sent the Sheiks to discuss the subject. He has deposited a sum of money in proof of the sincerity of his Government towards France. At the Central Criminal Court, Henry Day, 39 years of age, a sailor, has been indicted for felo- niously shooting at Timothy Shea, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. The prosecutor was in a public-house when the prisoner entered and called for some beer. The prosecutor saw him produce a revol- ver, and called the landlord's attention to the fact, when the prison 3r fired at him, with the result that he lost one of his eyes. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to five years' penal act* j vitude.
——————————————- Piyh's 7?eserr■■'r,.) "SHADOWS IN THE SUNLIGHT." BY E. OWENS BLACKBURNE, AUTHOR OF 41 The Love that Loves Alway," "The Queen of tier Race," "A Woman Scorned," What are the W Waves Saying?" "Illustrious Irishwomen," &u, CHAPTER XXXVIL HER BROTHER-IN-LAW Only just for one moment is Kate French insensi- ble. Her rage and her terror at the discovery she has made support her and she rises from the floor quickly. See! she exclaims, shewing those present some empty envelopes see what the woman has done She has taken the papers which will enable her to withdraw my money from the Bank of Eng. land! Kate rapidly explains the matter to the detec- tive, who takes in the detail? at once. The quiet manner in which he acts rather annoys Kate, and the does not scruple to tell him so. "I assure you. madam," he replies with a little lelf assured smile, which exasperates Kate im- measurably; "the case is really a very simpie orB, 10 don't- distre-s yourself about it. The woman will come back here, at all events, and we shall quickly arrest her. There is really no need for you. to have any doubt about the matter." The man sets others to work, and before very long Kate is in possession of the information that the person calling herself Mrs. Ka-e French haa withdrawn a considerable sum of money from the bank. Even this is some consolation to know and Kate begins to have more faith in the efforts of the detectives which gives place to full confidence when, in the afternoon, she is called from the bedside of the sleeping Charlie for the purpose of identifying Rose Dogherty. The latter makes no remark when she is arrested and during the few minutes she sit-in the hall wait- ing for Kate French to com ».in obedience to the sum- mons of the detective, she does not. even then, lose courage, nor swerve from her purpose for one minute. On the other hand, Kate French is unfeigredly and palpably agitated at the mere sight of the woman. She feels as though a cold hand had grasped her heartstrings; and the sly,cunning look of malignant hate, wnich Rose Dogherty greets her with. almost paralyse Kate.and render her in- capable of s "Ting anything excepL- Yes. th:;t, ,,1hp who travelled in the train, with me from Holyhead to London. She was a servant of mine in Ireland formerly, her name is R se Dogherty." Yet R. se says not a word, and so determined is she to di-comi ose Kate by her own teeming com- posure. that therr is very little need for th- officer to tell her not to say anything which may crimi- nate herself. Suffice to say of this episode in the lives of the two women that Kate stay* at the shabby little hotel in Brame-street, and the law duly takes its course,and Rose Dogherry is sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour. The ca-e is such a clear one, everything is so easily proved, that there has been no delay in the matter a para- graph in the newspapers the next day—and then it is all forgotten. Of course, these paragraphs have been copied into the Irish papers, and there Kate's father and mother read th- details of the affair. In reply, Kate writes as briefly as possible—ending by saying she is about co leave the hotel in Brame-street, and will let her mother know of her whereabouts. The good people at Bryanton are much scandal, ip<>d at the very independent course K ite h s taken Th"y cannot understand the intense longing Kate has for something of her own to love, and to be loved by. In their opinion it would be much more sensible, as it would be much more rational and respect able,for Kate to think of marrying again. But Kate never thinks of marriage. She is not of a nature to love again; and she is too much of a true woman to marry for aught than for true love. BEY AN TON." The name in a newspaper attracts Kate's atten- tion one day, a few days after she ha" settled her. lelf in a qui^t.respectable lodging off Gower-street. Kate reads on. She can scarcely believe the evi. dence of her senses. "BRYANTON.—On the 4th instant, of heart disease, Maurice Bryanton,Esq.,of Bryanton,County Blankford." She is incapable even of uttering a cry. Kate merely sits still and looks at the paper in a fasci- nated kind of way. Her father dead! and her mother, perhaps, alone Kate begins to feel sundry qualms of remorse and the first thing that occurs to her is to fly to her mother. But she hesitates for a moment. There is lit: Ie Charlie, yet delicate from an attack of the croup. Iú wou;d be certain death for her to take him over to Ireland with her now. So Kate telegraphs to her mother, saying she has ju-t reen the sad news in the newspaper. She also writes sajing she dar-s not travel now ue- causf of little Cbarli, b,,izig only just convalescent from an attack of the croup. No answering telegram co'nes. She telegraphs again, and this time receives a reply from her sister Emmy's husband, couched in the following terms :—"Your eag. rur-s.s surprises us. I write to you by this post, and that you may be somewhat prepared for the news contained in my letter, I may add that the shock has proved too much for your mother." Kate has never cared much for Emmy's hus- band. S -16sh and conventional, he has always seemed to her to lack much of The milk of hum n kindness. But what does his telegram mean ?D..ea he mean to say her mother also is dead! that is th3 only way in which K'iote can interpret the very am- biguous sentence. She cannot endure the suspense any longer, fo she agun sends a telegram coucatd in the following words What does your telegram mean to convey? Is my mother dead aLo ? Reply paid." Kate waits anxiously for the reply; at length- after what seem" an ale-it comm and Kate reads: You have interpreted the telegram correctly. Your mother is oead, and I write particulars." Father, mother and husband all gone! Kate is stunned with the news. Even little Charlie's cries have no power to arouse her and when her landlady enters the room it is to see Kate, white to the very lips. sitting staring at the teiegram in her hand. Mrs. Brookes is thoughtful and kindly natnred. Already has her heart warmed to the pretty youn g widow, whose whole existence see us to be wrapped up in her child. She gently tal es the telegram from Kate's unresisting hand and reads it. It is hard for you, poor dear," says Mrs. i Brookes sympathetically, "but you'll soon hear from home, and know all about it. Was your poor dear mother long ill. ma'am 1" she inquires, wisely wishing to make Kate speak to her, and thus rouse her out of this terrible stupor. Kate shudders. "What?" i-he says, vacantly, without looking at Mr*. Brookes. What do you say ?" 01 Was y< ur mother long ill.ma'am?" Mrs. Brookes does not understand this kind of grief. Tears and lamentations she can comprehend, but not The grief that does not speak, That whispers the o'erfraught heart, And makes it break." My mother is she ill ? asks Kate, in a Btrangely quiet tone. No, poor dear,not now 1 "replies Mrs. Brookes, now beginning to be genuinely alarmed "didn't yon read the telpgramd. ma'am ? Your poor dear mother is beyond all suffering now. She is dead, ma'am." Mrs Brookes speaks kindly and pityingly, but she judges it best to speak plainly to the dazed- looking woman before her. Kate's brain is now beginning vaguely to recover from the stunning blow, and some expression comes into her eyes, as she turns them upon her landlady, and Mrs. Brookt s feels somewhat relieved. .1 There now, Mrs. French, just think I" she con- tinnt e consolingly, i- you 11 soon have a letter and you'll know all about it. Poor dear it's a sad loss for you but you have your own beautiful baby here, ma'am, for you heart to turn to. And oniv just look at him!" she adds, holding up little Charbe. rosy and dimpled and flushed, from his Bleep," isn't he a beauty that anyone might be proud of 7" By degrees Mrs. Brookes manages to get Kate to talk about her mother to her. The leaves of Kuts: s me nory make a mournful rustling as she find., herself chatting confidentially to Mis. Brookes, and finally weeping plentifully. The tear shower does Kate good. It clears b^r brain. Moreover, a diversion id caused by li tie Charlie neing again attacked in the night with another fit of croup, and all Kate's attention is en- grossed with him. ill It Another long. weiry day parses awav. and a" length Ka'e r. ceive- her br-ther-in-1 w's lefc'er. Jr is brought to h,r as sh., is sitting by the sid- of little Charlie's bed. and her heart sinks with ;o:ne strange present m'nt of fear.as she takes the black burile,ed missive in her liaud. Fir a minute Kate holds the letter, and does act aFemps to open it. It is not that there is now any doubt to be realised for she has bitterly realised to the full the panful facts of which the letter can merely furnish the detai s. Mrs Brookes is in the room, and K.te waits until she leaves, then with trembling fi'-gers she breaks the large black seal and reads as follows:- Bryanton, October 9th, 18—. "DEAR MRS. FRENCH," Kate almost puts down the letter in amazement at the very idea of her sister's husband addressing her in such a manner. But there it is. in black and white and Kate takes up the letter again, and reads on "DEAR MRS. FRENCH,—It is my painful duty to write and inform you of the deaths of your father and mother, which lamented events occurred upon the 4th and 7th instants, respectively.. "Your father's death was caused by disease of the heart, an ailment from which it appears he has for years been a sufferer. Dr. Sharpe is of opinion that death must have been instantaneous, and that he did not suffer in the least. This- is much to be thankful for. Your father's death took place immediately after dinner one day he lay back in his chair apparently taking a doze, and when your moth en-poke to him he was dead." Here Kate's tears flow freely, and she sobs unrestrainedly. "Your mother." goes on the letter, "who has been, as you are doubtless aware, suffering from an attack of acute bronchitis, succutabed to the shock. She was put to bed, but never rallied, and died three dsys later. I was with her when she died; she sent you her love,and earm stlyhoped you would see the error of the course you are now pursuing. I have now another duty to perform and in the performance of my duty. I trust I have never been found wanting. Since my arrival at Bryanton I have been much shocked at the reports I have heard of your conduct towards your too trusting husband. You must know to what I allude-the scandal respecting a Mr. Felton. whose child you openly profess to be very fond of, and which is supposed to be with you at presant. The fact of your meeting the man clandestieely is well known. In fact, your whole conduct ia the matter is so very reprehensible that I feel it to be my duty to tell you that henceforward you must cease to have any communication with my wife, unless I see a desire upon your part to try and amend your ways. If the child at present with you be given up to any relatives it may possess.I have, however, no objection to your coming to reside at my rectory, where the influence of Christian example ma) work a reformation in your character. There is pienty of parish work always going on, and Jon can find therein sufficient to employ you. Terms can he arranged upon my receiving an iutima'ion as to when you are ready to come. "By your father's will you are entitled to the sum of £ 8.(X)0, qnd by your mother's death you receive au annual income of £ 170 per a.nn m.— Youra faithfully, "GKORGK EitJt;KSON." CHAPTER XXXVIII. AT SCAM E USE. "Well, father, how do you feel now?" The speaker is a lovely girl of about seventeen summers, with a pure, pale olive faoe eyes and h-nr dark as midnight, and she speaks wi, h an Irish biogue as melifluous as though she were in the miust of the Tipp< rary mountains, instead of upon the gravelled, blinding-ly-white, scorching terrace of the chief hotel at Scameuse, .0 famed for its hou baths, and where Reginald Power and his daughter are now sojourning, for the benefit of the health of the former. Nly good girl," responds the gentleman in a peevish tone, how very thoughrls-s you are You must know that I have not even recovered suffi- ciently from the fatigue of the journey to be able to tell whether or not, I have gained any benefit from the three hot baths I have aire >dy had I really think you look better already, papa," she continues in her clear, fresh young voice. "It is -0 hot here," and she fans herself vigorously wirh a large sandal wood fan. She is dressed in a gMizy shining dress of maize colour and black, made sim- ply.but tastefully, and her magnificent dark hair falls in heavy curls to her waist. It is the only bearable place I've been in for six weeks," growls the old gentleman ttstily. -'The ta ble-d'Itote is very good, at all events," she replies tentatively, and st-aling a glance at her father from beneath the shadow of her long thick, dark lashes," do you think you will be able to come to it th's evening ?" '• Aileen 1 Mr. Power looks gravely at his j daughter. Yes, papa." Aileen. how can you speak so heartlessly you know I should be ruined, my digestion simply ruined, were I to indulge in the meases Served at a table d'hote I am glad I don't know whether or not I have a digestion 1'' lauehs the girl gaily," and indeed, papa, I can't think it would do you any harm to come. You need only eat wnat you are sure of I think the master is right," says a low voice beside them, as a woman approaches with a small tray upon which is a medicine glass, a glass of water, and a small phial of medicine. "Ah, Bessie I only wish Miss Aileen had a little of your thoughtfulness! You know what I should suffer if I were to take her advice I" A frown lowers for an instant upon the lovely face of Aileen Power, and she turns away her head. The next minute she advances abruptly,and taking up the little phial, says :— Papa, let me measure out your medicine foryou, How many drop" 1" Her far her lays his white, worn, aristocratic- looking hand with its tapering fingers upon her small, shapely, brown one. No, Ail-en, no. The last time I was unwise enough to trust to you I feel convinced you inad- vertently-I don't suppose you would do so on pur- pose-you gave me a couple of drops too much." "I'll do better this time, papa." Ail, en still keeps the phial in her hand. No let Bessie do it, she never makes a mis- take." Aileen Power suddenly places the bottle on the tray a rosy flush overspreads her whole face, and she says, angrily, Of course, Bessie does everything better than I do! Good evening, papa," she continues, ki-sing him, mind Bessie keeps up her character an 1 gefs you something particularly nice to eat. I mtibt be off now, or I shall not get a good place at the table d'hSte." Like a young queen she looks, as she glides along in her stately young beauty. Already ba- she pi ve" sad havoc amongst the hearts of the male element—married and unmarried-during the few days she has been at Scameuse. Aileen Power is perfectly well aware of this.and her momentary anger against Bessie Morris is forgotten and for- given, as a smile comes into her eyes, and she says to herself. "I really ought to be very glad we have Bessie Morris with us, a, she takes papa so completely off my hands. I wonder whatitismakes me sodi like h- r.and yet she never leaves a duty unperformed for me." Aileen is in the hall as she arrives at this stage of her reflections, and dismisses the subject from her thoughts astwo elderly virgins,in virgin white muslins and blue bows, come down the stairs, hand in hand, in a childish, innocent manner, which, no doubt, th y consider bewitching. The Misses Fletcher are ladies of limited mean- nd unlimited faith in their chances of yet winning rich prizes in the matrimonial lottery. >• Now, dear Miss Power," exclaims one of them, gushingly, do sit with us to-day We'll nil three sit together, and be away from those horrid men We both quite pitinl you yes-terday, away down there at the end of the table amongst them all Thank you ever so much, Miss Fletcher, it was very gi.o I d you to pity me: but I assure yon I was quite comfortable I enjoyed myself amaz- ingly and Aileen gives a saucy toss of her pretty head. And your suffering father. Miss Power? says Miss Maria, apropos of nothing at all. "Oh! Bessie Morris, our maid, looks aft'r papa. Surely, Miss Fletcher. you wouldn't have me go without my dinner because papa fancies he may be a little worse han usual." With a little commiserating s;gh, the two elderly virgins wend their ways into the dining- room; leaving the heartless Aileen to her fate. ^he looks up the stairs, and Aileen Power- se> s the handsomest man she has ever seen in her te. He is about two or three and twenty, with a closely-clipped handsome Saxun head, set well nyoti hi- -quare '-boulders. He is tall-far above i he or- diLary height of men and he wears a lontr. fair silky moustache. In one glance Aiieen Power st e= all this. He turns and looks up the stairs. Aileen notes the grand graceful pose of his head, a-d recognises a countryman by the accent in which he vs. Oh, hUe mother, there you are, I did not k where your room was, or I would have gone for you." Aileen goes i-itothe dining-room at this juncture. Meanwhile Bessie Morris has catered well for her master. Almost as soon as Aileen is seated at the taJ¡ll' d'hotf. her father is seated in his own room, with a tempting ii'tie repast before him, taste- fully laid out with coil feros and ice, and a bottle of s'i arkling wit e. The whole arrangement is strai gely at variance with the role of invalid which Reginald Power assumes. The woman, Bessie Morris, moves about noise- lessly. attending assiduously to her master's every want,in the unobtrusive attentive manner of a well-trained servant. She might be any age from forty-five to fifty, o: even more. She has an odd, strangely pallid hue overspreading her plain fea- tures. A look as though she had once upon a time looked upon a great horror,which had blanched her face with its terrors, and the expression had never left her countenance. There is something queer about her face, a something which puzzles everyone, and which no one can quite make out. She seems to have plenty of dark hair, and wears a fringe of small curls upon her forehead, just, below the lace of her veil-made mob-cap. Bessie Morris is dressed in dark blue French meiino, trimmed with silk of the same shade, and neat white ruffles at the throat and wrist. She also wears gold-rimmed glasses, and has quite the appearance of being a superior maid. And so she really is. Ten years ago, when Mrs. Power died, she begged thit her invaluable maid, Bessie Morris, should be kept to attend upon the lit le Aile-n. Her wishes were complied with, and for fourteen years has Bessie been the confidential maid in the family of Reginald Pt wer. Only two in family now, the father and the daughter, with nj fixed home, but wandering about and following that sun which Reginald Power says is essential to his health. Whether designedly or not, certainly Bessie Morris has made her-elf indispensable to Reginald Power but she has done it all &o unobtrusively, that Aileen is puzzied to think how it has all come about. That young lady has seated herself at a consider- able distance from the Misses Fletcher but yet in such a position that they can see her perfectly well. On her left sits a fat German professor, on her right, an Oxford man-a disciple of -1 culture who looks upon lii- fellow creatures pityingly, and sp aks of life as only endurable in a room hung with dinner platesand Morris green curtains. The people come pouring in. Presently almost every seat is filled, save a couple directly opposite to Aileen. Two more people-a man and a woman -make their appearance, seat themselves opposite, and Aileen recognises the man she had seen on the stairs, accompanied by a lady who might be her whom he addressed as little mother." Mother and son they evidently are, as may be conjectured from the fair complexion of each. They have both liquid dark blue eyes too. The lady seems to be about fifty, not so very little either, and with a pretty matronly face and figure. She is plainly dressed in black silk, with deep ruffles of lace falling over her hands Upon the latter she wears th.ck black lace mittens. Aileen likes the look of the lady, and her bu-y Lead is filled with speculations as to who they can be, and how long they are likely to stay. She is so engrossed with these thoughts that she forgets to flirt for the benefit of the Misses Fletcher, and returns stupid and idiotic replies to the remarks of her two neigh- bours. The people all straggle away from the table d'hote, and Aileen finds herself beside the new comers, as she is leaving the room. At the foot of the stairs stands Bessie Morris, who says If you please, Miss Aileen, the master wants you." (To be continued.)
It is announced that for the first time the quarterly accounts of the United States Post Office for the quarter ended the 31st December last, shew that in- stitution to be self-sustaining. Hitherto, owing to the great extent of the country and the compara- tively scanty population, the business of carrying letters has proved not only unprofitable to the Govern- ment, but has resulted in a serious loss. The fishing smack Sweet Home, skipper, John Noble, while returning from fishing, was caught by a sudden gust and overwhelmed by the heavy sea when a mile and a-half from Ccttcrline Harbour, near Stonehaven. The crew of five were thrown into the water. The accident was observed from the shore, and a boat picked up one man, but the others were lost. At an auction on Friday of the effects of the D'Olier-street Club, Dublin, an old high-back'd oaken chair, elaborately carved with Irish embh- ns, and described as the chair of the "Speaker of the Irish House of Commons," was put up for sal". An inscription on a briss plate on the chair set forth f.'r-'t it was presented many years ago to the Dublin Lib- rary by Lord Cloncurry. It was knocked down or j "to an agent bidding for Mr. Cecil Guinness.
DROWNING A SWEETHEART.. Late on Saturday night a young man, giving the name of William Fryer, went to the police-sta: io at Greet's-green, Staffordshire, and said he wished to give himself up for the murder of his sweetheart, Su-aunah Jones, whom he had pushed into the cana between Dudley Port and Tipton. He added that he had been very miserable ever since. The police dragged the canal, and found the dead body of the girl, which was identified by her father. The prisoner, who is an undersized man only 23 years of age, was on Monday brought before the magistrate and re- manded.
LAND SUBSIDENCES IN CHESHIRE. A correspondent writes that the subsidence of land in the Cheshire salt districts continues to excite con- siderable alarm. The Dunkirk district, the scene of the great subsidence of December, 1880, has shewlI itsplf to be thoroughly shaken, and the subsidences going on there are visible from day to day, whilst at intervals sudden sinkings of great depth appear, and let in the fresh water to the brine pits. The amount of damage done to Ashton's works alone (which are situated close to the sinking centre) is estimated at over £2,000. In Marston the sinking called Neumann's Flash" extends and deepens con- tinuously. The subsidence which, however, has caused most consternation to the inhabitants of the town is the one in Leftwich, which for the last three months has developed itself, and every few days take, in a portion of the main highway. Since September last the local board have filled in a series of holes forming on the same spot, which in the atrgri-gate have amounted to 50 feet in depth. At Winsford and up the Weaver the sinking continues, as also it does at Biliinge-green and Whatcroft. The subsidence is ascribed to the brine pumping going on in all directions. During the past year there has been a scarcity of brine, particularly at Winsford. The make of salt seems to require more brine than is pro* duced from the percolating rainfall.
BAD OUTLOOK IN BURMAH. The Calcutta correspondent of the Times tele- graphs that the news frpm Mandalay is such as to lead to the belief that a crisis may occur at any moment. There seems to be no doubt that the King's recent illness was delirium tremens, and it was felt that his life was hardly worth a day's pur- chase. Should he die, there is certain to be a struggle for the throne, and even if he lives, an explo- sion of madness may occur at any time. Two new Queens are said to have supplanted the head Queen in Thibau's affections and their place is secure. Con- stant intrigues are reported. The King sold seven new monopolies last December. Altogether, the out. look is gloomy in the extreme. The Indian Press is already beginning to hint at the necessity of an early interference on our part, and some papers recommend the annexation of Upper Burmah. Without going this length, there is only too good a ground for believ- ing that we may soon find ourselves called upon to put an end to the misrule which will prevail so long as this young savage sits on the throne or to the anarchy which will mostsurely follow his death. There are few English residents at Mandalay, but a considerable number.of foreigners, chiefly Italians and French. Their presence lends another element to possible complications. Every man at Mandalay carries his life in his hand. Should a massacre of the Europeans take place-and it may take place any day-we may have. to protect or avenge the subjects of foreign European Powers; for, of course, we could never permit any interference by their own Govern. ments.
THREATENED STRIKE OF TRAMCAR EMPLOYES. At a very early hour on Monday a mass outdoor meeting of conductors and drivers in the employ of the North Metropolitan Tramway Company was held for the purpose of protesting against the recent arbitrary rules being enforced by the com- pany's new traffic manager, which, the men contend, seriously affects them. A friend of the men addressed them on the question of "shorty" which, it was ex. pi lined, was the practice of stopping any deficiency out of the men's wages if they happened to make a mistake, but did not give them credit if they paid in too much. A memorial to the directors was agreed to, pointing out the grievances under which the company's employes labour, and complaining that leave for rest has now to be asked from headquarters instead of as heretofore j from the yard foreman that the enormous fines for trivial offences inflicted great hardship without ade- quate cause, and that the reduction of their wages from 6s. to 5s. a. day for an indefinite period, and taking away of their services was most unjust.- A number of men from the different yards after- wai ds addressed the meeting, urging the necessity of their being firm. Great stress was laid on the fact of men being reduced and put on the odd li.-t if they were sometimes late in the morning, and also reduced if they were a few minntes late in accomplishing their journeys, which was unavoid- able owing to constant stoppages along the lines of route. At the close of the meeting a vote was taken pledging the men that in the event of the directors refusing their petition, they would con. sider the advisability of striking. ============
KILLED ON THE RAILWAY. A sad accident has occurred at Drogheda station. Corporal John Hamilton, of the 81st Regiment, who was in the mail train from Lurgan, dropped his cap out of the carriage window. He stepped out of the car- riage, got down between the carriage steps and the platform, and stooped for his cap. At that moment the train moved on,and he was caught by the step and crushed to d^ath. A man named Louis Thorner, a fish salesman, was returning from Dorchester by a train which, on its arrival at Bridport, was drawn up outside the station for the engine to run back to push it in, the station not being long enough to admit the engine drawing the train in. During the delay caused by this method of entering, the deceased man became impa- tient, and jumped out of carriage on to the rails. Jrst at that moment the engine came up and knocked him down, the wheels passing over his body, cutting his legs off. Assistance was promptly at hand, bu t death was instantaneous. A boy of 13 or 14 years, who was crossing the Great Western line at Round Oak (Staffordshire), was knocked down and killed by an express. A horrible accident, by which one man lost his life and another was injured, has occurred at Middleton junction. James Hill, 35, mason, was engaged with two other men in fixing a large flag, weighing over two tons,and for the purpose of moving it into its place a Bcrewjack was being used. The stone was raised about 3 ft. at one side, when deceased put his head under for the purpose of repacking. From some unascer- tained cause the screwjack gave way, and the huge flag fell up HI the unfortunate man's head killing him instantly, his head being horribly crushed. One of the other men had a narrow escape, and as it was received severe injuries in the leg from the falling stone.
M.P.'S ON LIBERAL ORGANISATION. Professor Fawcett and Mr. A. J. Holmes, the members for Hackney, have written to acknow- ledge the receipt of a copy of the rules of the Hackney Advanced Liberal Association, which has for its ob- jects the consolidating of the Advanced Liberal Sec- tion of the Borough. Professor Fawcett says: I am very much obliged to you for sending me a copy of the rules of the Hackney Advanced Liberal Association. It seems to me that the rules are most carefully drawn up, and that they are well calcu- lated to place this association on a basis of perma- nent usefulness, and to secure for it a truly represen- tative character. The Advanced Liberal Association worked at the last election in such complete harmony with the Liberal Association and other political OCIO, organisations, that I do not think that any one need fear that the Advanced Liberals in forming an organisation of their own will do anything to disturb the union which has so long existed among all sec- tions of the Liberal party in Hackney. I notice that your association does not attempt to bind its' members to the acceptance of any particular political programme. I cannot help thinking that in thus avoiding following individual judgment you are not only adopting a wise course, but one which is most calculated to advance the true interest of Liberalism in the borough. Nothing, I beheye, would prove a greater misfortune to the Liberal cause in Hackney than if by '00. rigid form of political organisation, # the constituency should be encouraged to be less independent and less tole- rant than heretofore. Mr. Holmes, in the course of his letter, says It appears to me that in order that Liberal organisations should be placed upon a sound and useful footing two things are necessary, the one is unity of purpose as to the end to be ^obtained—the other is perfect freedom to the different sections of which the Liberal party is composed to organise in their own way and in such a manner as they think will best attain such end. in the Liberal party it is natural that there should be different schemes, but each of these left freely to prepare in their own way in time of peace—so to speak—and get ready heartily and loyally to join their forces with the other forces of the party at a general election is most likely, I think, to produce the best result for the cause of Liberalism.
Sentence of five years' penal servitude and two flog. gink's with the cat-15 lashes on each occasion was on Monday passed at the Durham assizes upon Thomas Winter, a labourer,for robbery with violence from an old woman of 78. Mr. Justic- Mathew said that had the prisoner been one of the criminal classes he would have sent him to penal servitude for the best years of his life.
WISE AND OTHERWISE, The Elixir of Tulips. -A kiss. De tor., the Public.—A signboard. Tears the girls like—Volun-tears. A Native Land.-A take of oysters. An army paymaster is a military Day gent. Universal Music.-The music of the spheres. The Religion of Nature.—In spring—Buddhism. The Most Disinterestedly Good. Those who are good for nothing. Why is it so much easier to untie an engagement of marriage than a marriage tie?—Because the engagement is only a beau knot. Man is the gudgeon-woman is the line her smile, the float; her kiss, the bait. Love is the hook and marriage is the frying-pan. A man boasted that he carried off an entire timber yard in his left hand. It turned out that the timber yard was a three-foot rule. Cleanliness is generally regarded as a virtue, but in Germany they call a bath "bad," and even in France they look upon it as a "bain." "Sam, why am lawyers like fishes?" "I don't meddle wid de subjec', Pomp." "Why, don't ye see, nigga, because dey am so fond ob debate." Papa, are you growing taller all the time ? No, my child why do you ask ? Cause the top of your head is poking up through your hair." A book says, "Can she atone?" A more im- portant question to the marrying young man is, Can she bake ? or Can she sew on shirt buttons ?" It is said nearly 10,000 persons die annually in Bengal from snake bites. A great many persons die every year in this country just from seeing the reptiles. Jones complained of a bad smell about the post office, and asked Brown what it could be. Brown didn't know, but suggested it might be the dead letters. A good dinner, like an illustrated book needs plenty of plates to make it attractive. There is nothing like plenty of choice cuts to make a good square meal. "Please 'm may I go out at noon? Me and another lady has arranged to promenade in the Row, and please, 'm, we wants to be there when the com- pany's select." The following advertisement appears in a South African paper Ministers and others are respect- fully requested not to marry Isaac Samson, who has already a wife and family." An Ohio man who pumps the bellows of the organ in his own native town Bays he can pump any tune into an organ which any musician can play. But perhaps he never tried the organ of the administration. A married lady declined to tell a maiden sister any of her troubles, saying, "When ignorance is blis3, 'tis folly to be wise/' Yes," replied the sister," and I've come to the conclusion that When singlenesq ia bliss, 'tis folly to be wives.' In speaking of a newly-wedded pair, a gentleman said of the husband, The trouble with John is, he has no mind of his own." Oh, that will make no diSerence Sarah will always be ready to give him a piece of hers responded a lady. A passenger going to Peru, a great storm arose, and the master of the vessel ordered that the most burdeaome articles that everyone had should be thrown into the sea, to lighten the vessel. Upon which this passenger ran and brought up his wife, saying "that she was the most burdensome article he had." Lord Squanderer: "Overdrawn, Mr. O'Hagan! Why, I cast up the pass-book myself and found over a thousand in my favour! Mr. O'Hagan: Ah, me lord, it's a trifling mistake ye've made; ye've cast the year of our Lord into the poun's. Troth it's roll- ing in riches we'd be if we could only discount Annie Dominy I An honest old man of Dundee went to seat himself on a settee; he sat down with a bump, but sprang up with a jump; "This seat is reserved," said the bee. The old gentleman murmured, Oh lor! I won- der what bee-stings are for?" "Merely this," said the bee, "to teach practioalee what is meant by the term seat of war. She was hanging some clothes in the air, when she suddenly noticed a bear. I came over to-night," said tha bear quite polite, To see if my washing was there." Your clothes are not ready," says she, And don't you come pestering me." I would have been glad to have gone away clad, but I'll go away bear, now," says he. Sir David Wilkie, like most men, had some one or two peculiarities and pet phrases. One of them was the constant use of the word "re-al-ly?" Calcott used to tell a story in regard to this peculiarity. One day he said to him, Wilkie, do you know that every one complains of your continual 're-al ly'?" Do they re-al-ly?" "You must leave it off." "I will, re-al-ly." "My good fellow, don't keep repeating it; it annoys me." Re-al-ly said Wilkie, in the most provokingly simple and innocent tones. Sam Johnsing was up again yesterday. What brings you here this time ?" asked the recorder. De p'liceman sah de same what brung me heah last time." "I mean what did you do?" "I was jess passing a grocery store, when I struck my head agin a ham what was hangin' by de dore. I tuk de ham down to put it somewhares whar it would be safe from folks bustin' dar brains out agin it, when de fust I knowed a p'liceman tried to get de ham away from me; and bekase I wouldn't let de ham go, he jesa brung me along too.American Paper. A gentleman sat Sunday after Sunday immediately behind a brown-haired man. Preparing to leave the church tfter an evening service, and being in rather a hurry to get out, this gentleman accidentally whhked the corner of the claak he was putting on over his netghbour s head; turning to apologise, he could no. where see the brown-haired man who the moment before had been seated in front of him, but in his place a total stranger with a very bald head. Before he had recovered from his surprise at this conjuring trick, the bald-headed stranger, putting his hand to his head and turning round to him, remarked, "I think, sir, that you have knocked my hair into your pew." The following is the exact copy of a letter picked up by a policeman at Cambridge, U.S.A.: Emmer,—I shan't trouble you with my presence no more. There is just of good fish left in the see as you are. I don't care a cuss for yer father. I don't care nothing for what I say. I don't care much what I do, yer seem to feel stuck up above a horse car driver, if my hands is large my hart is to. I want yer to under- stand that it is easy ter cry tears, but at the same time yer hart may be tuffern a bell strap. I am going ter leave Cambridge soon and I don't care where I go. I wish I was dead and I wish yer father would pay me for the Ulster collar he yanked off. He better be careful how he intends to fire a shotgun inter my body. I can git along if I ain't his son-in law. I shan't trouble you no more, and if we never meet no more in the past I have done my duty Good bi forever.—John." One morning a rich tradesman mentioned casually to his wife that he thoughtof purchasing a fire-proof safe. A couple of hours laterseveral of his wife's friends knew what were his intentions, and at half-past 1 two agents from rival safe-makers called on him. They looked daggers at each other, of course, and each belauded his safe to the topmost heights, while depreciating his rival's to the lowest depths. The intending purchaser remained neutral. "Say what you like, sir," said one agent, waxing peppery, "the public will not be gulled by your boasting language. Facts, sir, are more reliable than fancies, and it is a fact that after a tremendous fire which com- pletely gutted a flour mill, one of our safes when opened three weeks after gave egress to a brood of chickens." An exclamation of incredulity from the would-be purchaser-a snort of contempt from the rival. Yes, sir, 11 chickens the miller had deposited a dozen eggs in the safe, but one proved addled." "It is a safe you require,sir,I believe, and not an incubator," said the rival agent. Ours are the most practical in the world, for a stratum of water surrounds the whole safe and in case of fire the evaporation keeps the contents perfectly cool. Why, sir, a perfume manufacturer had one of our safes, in tho lower compartment of which his son used to keep rabbits, and when the works were burnt down, the heat emitted by the burning spirits of wine was so intense that iron girders melted like wax yet when the ruins were cool enough to allow us to open the safp six weeks after the catastrophe, we found the rabbits as fresh as when the little boy had left them "What, alive?" asked both listeners, with a smile of incredulity. "Alive, of course not! Frozen to dfllthl" Order booked at once. AN ORIGINAL LOVE STORY. He struggled to kiss her. She struggled the same To prevent him, so bold and undaunted But, as smitten by lightniner, he heard her exclaim, Avaunt, sir I and off he avaunted. But when he returned, with the fiendishest laugh, Shewing clearly that he was affronted, And threatened by main force to carry her off, She cried "Don't and the poor fellow dorted. When he meekly approached,and sat down at her feet, Praying aloud, as before he had ranted, That she would forgive him and try to be sweet. And said Can't you 1" the dear girl recanted. Then softly he whispered, How could you do so ? I certainly thought I was jilted But come thou with me, to the parson we'll go Say, wilt thou, my dear?" and she wilted. A new song, which is entitled Be Honest when you Sing," opens in this way She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer, But it was not her beauty alone that won me: Oh, no, 'twas the stock that she owned in the bank, And the Three per Cent. Consols that father left she." A professor lecturing on the rhinoceros is said to have thus addressed his class I must beg you to give me your undivided attention. It is absolutely impossible that you can form a true idea of this hid ous wiinaal unless you keep your eyes fixed on me." Classical.—Instructor in Latin: "Miss B., of what was Ceres the goddess?" Miss B. She was the goddess of marriage." Instructor: "Oh, no of agriculture." Miss B. (looking perplexed) Why, I am snre my book says she was tha goddess of huabaudry." His Royal Hlgnness the Prince of Wales hM communicated to the mayor of Plymouth his willing- ness to become president of the association for raising a national loemorial to Sir Francis Drake and contemporary celebrities, towards which about £1,000 has been locally subscribed. His Royal Highness pro- misea 25 guineas, and intimates his intention to give anothei sum when the movement has attained wider proportions. Meetings in furtherance of the object will shortly be held in London at which it is expected the Lord Mayor will preside, and at several provincial towns. Sir John St. Aubyn, Bart. M.P., speaking at a meeting of the Cornish fishermen held at Penzance. stated that he and the other two members of Parlia- ment appointed last session to serve on the committee to deal with the question of fishing lights had, since the prorogation, been asked by the Board of Trade to vacate their appointments in favour of three persons who had had a przctioal experience of fishing. To this they assented. The meeting unanimously recom- mended Mr. Bath Newlyn as Cornish representative in accordance with the suggestion of the Board of Trade. The Wreck Commissioner, Mr. Rothery, ha* given judgment in an inquiry held into the cir- cumstances attending the abandonment of the Granite City, of London, which left New Brunswick on Novem- ber 12 last with a cargo of deals, but encountering heavy weather, was abandoned. Three of the crew had re- fused to proceed, as they had a presentiment that the ship was not safe, but the captain compelled them to accompany him. Judgment was that the Granite City was unseaworthy, but that there was excuse for the captain, who had made every effort to save the vessel, and had not abandoned her prematurely. Frederick Parker, butcher, and Albert Evans, of no trade, have, after several remands, been committed for trial at Birmingham, charged with stealing jewel- lery to the value of 21,000 and other articles from the London and North Western Railway Company, whilst in transit from Liverpool to Birmingham. The prisoners, it is alleged, effected the robbery by getting into the luggage van and then unfastening the cup- board where the jewellery cases are kept. Evans waa also committed for trial for stealing jewellery, valued at JE1,100, belonging to Mr. Willmott, manufacturing jeweller^ Birmingham. !M l__
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