SIR JOHN GOIIST, Under Secretary for India, is expected to employ the Parliamentary recess with a tour in India, the object of his journey being to study on the spot the question of rail- way extension in that great dependency. The .belief of many authorities on Indian affairs is that a very large addition may be judiciously made to the mileage of railways in India, much to the advantage of both England and India but whether a flying visit by Sir John Gorst will throw much new light upon the situation is open to question. If, however, such a visit be of value, the Under Secretary for India is a man who will bring a good deal of busi- ness experience to bear upon the matters at issue. He has been chairman of the Central Sugar Factories of Brazil, Limited of Edwin Fox and Co., Limited of Formby's Cement Works Company, Limited and of the River Plate Trust, Loan, and Agency Company, Limited and a director of the Mersina Adana Construction Company, Limited, and of the Monte Video Waterworks Company, Limited. With such antecedents, he should be able to form a shrewd opinion as to whether a pro- jected railway would form an alluring invest- ment.
BAliBAROUS TREATMENT OF A HORSE. At the Croydon Petty Sessions, James Luffman, a carman, has been charged on remand with mali- ciously cutting and wounding ahorse with a pickaxe at Morden-road, Morden, on the Oth inst. James Knight, of St. Mary's-cottages, Morden, stated that at six o'clock on the evening in question he was passing along the Morden-road, when he saw the pri- soner in charge of a horse and cart. The vehicle was laden with road material, and the horse was on the ground. He saw several cuts on the animal's body, and one on its forehead. When witness asked the prisoner what he had been doing, lie told him to mind his own business, adding that he should do as he liked. A constable was then fetched. Police- constable Baker, 2GIT W. deposed that he received certain information which induced him to go where the prisoner was. He found wounds on the animal as described by the last witness, and, upon divesting the horse of its harness, discovered that it was in a very serious condition. The pickaxe and whip (produced) were lying near the animal. Mr. Mat- thew Clark, veterinary surgeon, said that the in- juries on the body might have been caused by the animal falling down, but the wound bn the forehead was a. serious one, and must have been done by a sharp instrument, such as a pickaxe. Both eyes were closed,and the lower jaw was much swollen, but not fractured. The injury to the forehead was about two and a half inches above the eyes, and one and a half inch long. The animal had since been destroyed. The prisoner admitted strik- ing the animal with the butt end of the pickaxe, and attributed the other injuries to the head to the horse falling in the road. Mr. Edridge said it was clear that the prisoner had treated the animal in a most barbarous manner, and lie would go to gaol for one month, with hard labour.
A slight earthquake shock has occurred at Be nii'la- 0 Captain Partridge, of Lavenham, a Suffolk ma- gistrate, has been killed by being thrown from his horse. By an explosion of fire-damp in a coal pit near Schalke, Germany, 45 miners have been killed and 16 injured. The chief officer of the Metropolitan Fire Bri- gade, Captain Shaw, C. B., has arrived in Liverpool by the Guion Line steamer Arizona, after lengthened stay in America
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TOPICS OF THE WEEK. I A STRATEGIC movement has been made by the auctioneer whose unpleasant duty it was to sell the two haystacks recently seized upon the farms of Mr. John Parry and Mr. Roberts, at Llanannon, for tithes. To avoid all excitement and disturbance no announcement of the pend- ing sale was made public, and the auctioneer, a solicitor's clerk, and three bailiffs the other day swooped down the farms and sold one of the haystacks by private treaty to a purchaser already found for The other was bought in for It is stated that the legality of this mode of procedure will be tested in a law court. o A PHILADELPHIA correspondent states tnat the British Government intends to make Esqui- niaux an impregnable harbour and an impor- tant depot fur munitions of war, and from another source it is stated that the Russian Government is steadily increasing its garrisons in Eastern Siberia. These movements are the complement of each other. Russia has con- verted Vladivostok into a pacific Sebastopol, and the intention attributed to the British Government is to convert the harbour of Esqui- maux into a Gibraltar. In one respect Eng- land has a distinct advantage over Russia in this matter. Esquimaux can be reached by way of the Canadian Pacific Railway to get tc Vladivostok Russia must either cross the track- less steppes and valleys of Siberia or sail by the Suez Canal. GERMAN ironfounders are in despair. They find the commercial outlook in Germany in some respects hopeful but as regards their own business, prices have been going from bad i to worse, and for rails especially there seems no prospect of the downward tendency being checked. The fact is," say the Germans, that England is determined to make her competition felt as keenly as possible, if we may use the term, to pay Germany off," and if the German home trade is to be preserved, still lower prices must be accepted. In the iron trade Germans j complain as bitterly of English competition o as Englishmen do of German competition in this or any other industry; but it is absurd to talk of England lowering prices to pay Ger- many off. English ironfounders have lowered prices because they could not help it, and they will advance them as soon as possible without regard to German interests. -0 MUCH anxiety has been felt in Yeovil and neighbourhood owing to the mysterious dis- appearance of Mr. Albert Edwards, a draper in a large way of business in Yeovil as well as in Bridgwater, and also a prominent member of the Yeovil Town Council. Mr. Edwards left his home ostensibly to go into the town on business, and the last heard of him was that he Was seen walking across the park. As he did not return during the night, every inquiry was made, and telegrams were dispatched to his friends at distant places. The police were also communicated with, but no trace of the missing gentleman could be found. The other after- noon, however, his body was discovered in a pond about a mile from the town, and it now lies at the hospital. Deceased had been in business thirty years, and was greatly respected. He leaves a family of seven children. AN extraordinary affair is just now engaging the attention of the Newnbam-on-Severn police. Near the Grange Court Junction of the Great! Western Railway there is a beerhouse kept by man named Philip v^cicdman. On each even* mg this week volleys of stones have been thrown through one of the windows, doing much damage to the furniture. Careful search has been made by the inmates, but without dis- covering anything to elucidate the mystery. At length a telegram was despatched to Newnham police station for assistance, and two constables were ordered to the house. The stone-throwing however, still continued, and, though the police examined every possible hiding place around the house, they could discover nothing to ac- count for it. The landlord states that a few says since he discovered two young colts of his lying dead in the field. Being in no way suspi- cious as to the cause of death he did not ex- amine them very particularly, but since the attacks on the house he fears there must have been foul play. The strange occurrences have caused the greatest excitement in the district. THE Paris correspondent of the "Daily News" says :—The excessive zeal lately indiscrimin- ately evinced in France against everything os- tensibly connected with religion is beginning to bear a heavy crop of mischief. Both this year and last the eminent Doctor Despres raised his voice in warning against the wholesale ex- pulsion of the Sisters of Charity from the hos- pitals. No specific grounds were offered in just- tification of these violent measures, which, in fact, removed a body of the most skilled and conscientious women from the staff of nurses. At the time no abuse was too violent for M. Despres, who was accused, among other things, of being in league with the Jesuits. Now the Socialistic organ, the Cri du Peuple, which no one can suspect of a clerical tendency, calls for an inquiry. The lay nurses are a failure, and worse. The hospital expenses have lately in- creased enormously without a corresponding increase in efficiency, and specific charges are brought against the new lay nurses and sub- stantiated. It is their practice to skim the cream from the patients' milk, to distribute the food capriciously to their favourites, and to importune the dying for some souvenir, if pos- sible money, and these, it is said, are not al way. the worst of their offences.
The Central News says the police have definitely ascertained that Mr. Woods, believe(I to have been murdered oil the Albert Embankment, really com- mitted suicide. The Standard says the Russian Government is steadily increasing its garrisons in Eastern Siberia, and hired transports left Odessa a lew days ago with 1,500 fresh troops for Vladivostock. The Porte has at length decided to recall Gadban Effendi. Gadban's mysterious relations to the Russian Agency have irretrievably damaged Otto- man interests in Bulgaria. We are glad to announce to his many friends I that Mr. M. M'Evoy, who recently met with a severe accident on a Sligo boat, is almost recovered from his injuries.
CURIOUS MARRIAGE CEREMONY. A curious marriage ceremony took place at Edin- bnrgh Burijli Court, the other day, by which a butler from T)ia;ikertoii, and what is described as a pretty young domestic servant residing in Edinburgh, were made man and wife. The couple were charged be- Tore Bailie Thurnbud, at the instance of the Pro- secutor-Fiscal, with having contravened an Act of the first Parliament of Charles II., intituied"An Act against Clandestine and Unlawful Marriages,* in so tar as they did, within the City-chambers, Edinburgh, "marry, or procure themselves to be iii a clandestine or inorderly way not authorised by the Kirk, by then and there declaring themselves to be married persons in the presence of wimesses," and so rendering themselves liable to a penalty of lUU marks Scots. They pleaded guilty to the charge, and were tilled one shilling each, with xi 10s. each of expense?, it appears that the bride- groom, having obtained a situation in which the possession ot a w.ie was a necessary qualification, nad taken that way out of the difficulty, bringing the bride elect along to the City-chambers, where, preliminaries having been arranged, the law of the 'Yierrie Monarch" was broken in an adjoining room, and the parties immediately arraigned before the magistrate. Afterwards a certificate was granted to have the marriage registered,
THE CHARGE OF BIGAM1 » James Petch, described as a carman, of Auck- laml-road, Old Ford, has been charged on remand (surrendering to his hail) with having feloniously intermarried with Elizabeth Holliiigdale, his wife Elizabeth fetch being then and now alive.—Mr. Thomas Beard (Beard and Sons) uefended.—Tht facts of the case have been already reported, the prisoner having been three times before the Court. tIe hal married his first wife in October, 1858, at Miidenhali, Suffolk, and after being, as was admitted separated from her for 17 or 20 years, he had married again in December, 1875, at the Bethnal- green parish church. He was living with his second wife when apprehended, and saul that he had not seen his first wife for seventeen vears. The prosecution, however, relied on the evidence of the mother of the first wife, which was to the effect that two or three years before the pri- soner re-married she told him that her daughter was alive. The second-wife had, it was said, been spirited away, and could not be found, but evidence was given by a witness to the second marriage, the photograph of the second wife being identified in court.—Mr. Beard reserved the defence, and the prisoner was fully committed for trial, bail in X200 being accepted for his appearance.
SHOCKING REVELATIONS AT SHEFFIELD Some shocking revelations have been made at an adjourned inquest at Sheffield on the body of a boy named Arthur Coleman, eleven years of age. The hoy's father is a hawker, and it was his custom to leave his wife and children at home whilst he was out hawking. The wife was greatly addicted to drink. One of the witnesses said she was drunk every day, and she used to get money by begging. Her children were much neglected, and two reliev- ing-ofticers had cautioned her as to her treatment of them. About three weeks ago the deceased was seen in an exhausted condition, and was removed to the workhouse hospital. Death resulted in a few days afterwards. His weight was a little over 2st. 41b., whilst the average weight of a child of his age is t;st. The post-mortem examination showed that death had resulted from tubercular disease of the lungs, and it was the opinion of the surgeon that it had been accelerated by want of food and by neglect. There was not a particle of fat about the body. Evidence was given by several neighbours to show that the mother had systematically neglected the child, that it was frequently without food, and that they had often fed it. Two of them stated that only a week before his death the mother put the deceased in a barsel of water, and kept him there for an hour. Because he cried whilst he was in the water, she struck him with a (loorkey and cut his head open. Acting upon the coroner's suggestion, the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence; but they added that in their opinion the parents were much to blame, and were highly censurable.—They were severely censured by the coroner.
PARALYSED THROUGH VIOLENCE. Thomas Field (51), an engine-driver, of Ayles. more Hoad, College Park, has been charged on a warrant at Marylebone Police Court, with violently assaulting Mr. ftlark Mortimer Mildred, an archi- tect and surveyor, of :3, Claremont Road, Willes- den. The prosecutor, who had come into court on crutchesi and was accommodated with a chair while he gave his evidence, said he was acting as clerk 01 works at the premises being erected for the London and Provincial Steam Laundry Company at Willes- den, where the prisoner was employed to manage the mill making the mortar. On Monday, the (ith inst., about ten minutes after two o'clock, prosecu- tor met the foreman of the job, and was .in conver- sation with hi mahout the business, when the pri- soner crossed to them and wanted to know, in very cnarse language, whether he (prosecutor) was say- ing" that he had been putting burnt ballast into the I mortar-pan, adding that if the prosecutor had been doing so he would knock him down. He was told by both prosecutor and by the foreman to go about his work or go home. The prisoner became very abusive and struck prosecutor on the mouth, injur- ing three of his teeth, and then hit him behind one of his ears, causing a lump nearly as large as an egg, afterwards striking him on the eye, blackening it. When the foreman had turned away to fetch a policvmau the prisoner aimed a dangerous and brutal kick at the prosecutor, but this was averted by his turning sharply aside. The kick, however, sent him reeling against a stack of bricks, and while partially disabled the prisoner struck him violently about the loins and the lower part of the back generally. Two of the workmen jumped down and seized hold of him and got him off the premises, in doing which he tried desperately to thrown them and slightly in- jured them. Prosecutor was conveyed home, and was in an absolute helpless condition for five or six j days. The lower part of his body was partially paralysed, he believed; anyhow lie was now obliged to use crutches. Previous to the injury he could walk well enough. He was still under the doctor. The prisoner accused the prosecutor of frequently drinking to excess. He also said prosecutor had threatened to get him the "sack" for, as he alleged, hi having used burnt ballast in the mortar. The prosecutor said it was true he spoke to the foreman about the prisoner using burnt ballast in the mortar a fortnight ago, and it was stopped. He I denied the intoxication and bad language insinuated by the prisoner. The case was adjourned for the attendance of the Idoctor, bail being offered.
By an outbreak which occurred at 9, Horselydown Lane, Southwark, the private house of Mr. G. Lawson, at the coal and lumber store, was severely damaged
b'ROM- CITY CORRESPONDENTS¡ WE regret to nnnonnce the death of Lord Gerald FitzGerald, which took place at his residence, 47, jloane-street His lordship was second son of the ate I)uiie of Leinster, and brother to the present hike. Marly in life he served for some years with lie Siots 1-usilier Guards, but his lordship willprob- ih v h„- best remembered from his connection with :u mii-ica! society of the Wandering Minstrels, in, he i'orniiition of which society he took a very active 11. Lord FitzGerald was about tj7 years of age, ind he had been ailing for some time past. foil wing interesting statistics have been i-sm-d by Sir Charles Warren with regard to the -Mills of action taken by the metropolitan police ii, iiig the month of August. It appears that the i-itai niimhtT of dogs not under control taken by the [..nice to the Dogs' Home during the month was 74>. Of these 52 were killed in the streets as L-ihid—-to by the police and H by private persons; developed symptoms at the Dogs' Hoiiie. During [he month 1,147 summonses were taken out against iwiii-rs of dogs not under control; 971 of these were eard, and resulted in 897 convictions. Of the 52 killed in the streets as rabid or savage, 12 were ,i:i;icted with rabies, 21) were afflicted with epilepsy, were not examined, 2 died from convulsions, 5 w re ferocious or savage, and 1 was poisoned by f-om-'Ohe unknown. The most important partof the ivport refers to persons who have been bitten by logs outing the month, and of these there are no less than <x2. Sixteen of this number were police- •ons allies. In the cases of four private persons the Jogs biting them were known to be mad. Two ass of "death from hydrophobia occurred in the metropolis during the month. Ir seems probable, according to the iatbst a of the terrible discovery on the Underground Railway, that no attempt at murder was made. !U¡ when anyone is found in an apparently dying on iition on the floor of a railway carriage, and when the wound is of a nature which precludes the theory of suicide, it is only natural to regard the matter as somewhat suggestive of foul play. Mr. Moritz A. Fischer, whose fractured skull threatens to cause his death, has been identified as a German gentleman residing in Westbourne-terrace, and having a place of business in the City. Noweapoit was found in the carriage where he lay in a state of insensibility, nor indeed is it even likely that any was used. If he had been suddenly attacked, after the plan adopted byLefroy on theBrighton line, but with more immediate success, there would have been appearances indicative of a hurried rifling of the pockets; but the state of the clothing was con- sistent with the impression which is gaining ground that he was not touched by anyone after he felt, till he received the attentions of the officials at the CJueen's-road station of the Metropolitan Railway. llis gold watch and chain, as well as his rings, were still in his possession when he was found. In short, there is no reason whatever to suppose that any robbery was committed. The most conclusive evidence, so far, as to this deplorable occurrence having been the result of an accident, was the ap- pearances of the outside of the door of the carriage in which he was travelling. It was stained with blood. A statement has been made to the effect that about a year ago Mr. Fischer was somewhat severely injured, through his head coming into, contact with a "projection" in a tunnel, while he was incautiously leaning out of a railway carri- age window. That he should a second time indulge in so dangerous a proceeding, after such a warning. is so amazing that I hesitate to credit the story. MR. EDWARD CI RTIS STEELE has gone to prison to work out a sentence of six months' hard labour, with the prospect of being sent back again to expi- ate a second offence. Steel is a preacher in Hyde Park and Islington. lie is also a carpenter by trade but is above timber, and prefers spiritual exerciser, which he conducts with such fervour as to shed tears during his apostolic labours. He is also the cause of tears in others-notably in his two sons, aged respectively eleven and eight. The former especially has wept under his parent's influence, for Mr. Steele fancies that he is ill, and, as whilst in the flsh he requires food, it has been his practice to send his children into the streets to beg and to ■ Jl tracts obtained for gratuitous circulation, and ^titled "The Restoration of Apostolic Christ- ianity," "No Eternal Torments," "A Christian Israelite," &c. These the elder boy was sent out to -ell at a penny each, with instructions to tell people that his father was very ill and unable to work. Sometimes the wicked passers-by were indisposed In purchase these pamphlets, despite their attrac- tive titles, and then Mr. Steele felt it to be hiS j- arcr.tal duty to stimulate the commercial enter- prise of his lads—the elder (John) especially. t ;)():) one occasion his father kicked him into a Ivick room, knocked him down by repeated blows OIl the head, making large bumps and bruises about the forehead, took off his clothes and beat him about the body with a knotted rope, saying lie wouid swing for him. His sister declared that she heard her brother cry piteously, and when the punishment was ended she hardly knew her brother, his face was so disfigured—his head almost double its ordinary size, and there were bruises all over his temple. The public will no doubt come to the con- clusion that Mr. Steele is a person who combines hypocrisy with cruelty. The magistrates seemed of this opinion, and it is probable that the law will be applied for Steel's punishment as far as it can be stretched. The worst of such cases is that they bryig scandal upon the professors of religion, and lead unthinking people to mock at inconsistencies as though hypocrisy was inherent in persons who. engage in the bettering of mankind. ALTHOUGH the defendant who appeared at the Clerkenwell Police-court, in answer to a summons taken out by the Midland Railway Company for travelling in a class superior to that for which lIe held a season ticket, did not perhaps act with that consistency and dignity which becomes a man con- scious of the right and justice of his case, the appli-. cation for the summons was an unwise action on the part of the company, The overcrowding which obtains at certain hours of the morning and evening on the various sections of the Metropolitan and of several railways conducting the suburban traffic of London has become so serious and of such a regular and persistent character, that we cannot affectsur-. prisl- if any of the travellers are found to rebel in practical form against the treatment to which they are daily subjected. As overcrowding prevails in every ciass of carriage it is vain for the passenget to expect to obtain the desired relief by taking the highest class of ticket. On the occasion complained of the defendant who was known to holll only a third-class season ticket, ,vas found in a first-class carriage, and was desired by the guard to change to his proper class of carriage. This, it was Said, lie to do, and also declined to pay the excess of fare demanded. For the defence it was advanced that ail the third-class accommodation was fully and more than fully occupied, which was abundantly proved by the fact that a number of passengers in those carringes were obliged to stand up during the journey in question. On bearing this the magis- trate discharged the defendant, whom he acquitted Df any designed intention to defraud. The sum- mons certainly came with bad grace from a company who had on that special occasion failed to perforia their part of the contract into which, by the accept- ance of the defendant's money and the issue to him of a ticket, they had entered. On the short lines from and around London overcrowding in a regular practice, which the station officials never attempt to prevent. On the contrary, they incline to en- courage it. To a railway company overcrowding nienns a clear access of gain acquired without any additional effort on their part. To the passenger it means discomfort and annoyance throughout the journey for which he has paid the prescribed fare to be conveyed in a prescribed form according to class. By overcrowding the companies directly break their contract, which no shabby appeal to their self-made and one-sided bye-laws can justify. If they continue recklessly guilty of breach of faith with the public, they must not be surprised if a much enduring public at last turns against its inconsider- ate oppressors.