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6tutrat A gentleman at Bermondsey met his death the other day by falling on a frosty footpath. Spinas has been committed for trial for the murder of Cecilia Aldridge. The New York Tunes" states that fifteen Fenian convicts, escaped from penal settlements, have arrived at San Francisco. Mr W. H. Gladstone is to marry a daughter of Earl Fitz- william's. Private letters from Caprera state that Garibaldi is in good health. Mr George Hogarth, well known in literary and musical circles, died on Friday morning at the advanced age of eighty- seven. He was the father-in-law of Mr Charles Dickens. Major-General Sir J. W. Gordon died on Tuesday week, from the effect of cutting his throat with a razor at Westward Ho, Bideford, the previous week. His mind was deranged. A number of released Fenian prisoners arrived in this country last week from Australia, and were welcomed at Gravesend by a deputation. There was no attempt at a public reception. It has been decided that the annual volunteer review shall take Elace this year on Easter Monday. The selection of the place as yet to be made. It has been decided, at a meeting of the London committee for the Derby memorial fund, to keep open the subscription list until the 1st of July. The memorial is to be in the form of a statue; but the site has not been determined upon. The long-expected letter of Colonel Wright, announcing the resignation of his seat for Nottingham, nas at length been published. A son of Mr Morley, M.P. for Bristol, is likely to be adopted as the liberal candidate for the borough. As two girls were playing the other evening in the house of their uncle—Mr Glover, factor, of Lauricle-they overturned a paraffin lamp, and one of them was so much burnt that she died shortly after the accident. The Admiralty authorities are taking steps with the view of effecting considerable reductions at Pembroke Dockyard, and from this time to the end of April it is in contemplation to dispense with from three to four hundred hands. James Mackenzie is just dead, whose father, Henry Mackenzie, the author of the Man of Feeling," was born when the Young Pretender had almost grasped the English crown, and achieved literary distinction in the lifetime of Johnson. The prosecution of the witness Williams for perjury in the Godrich divorce case terminated in a verdict of guilty. The Lord Chief Justice deferred passing sentence until the sixth day of next term. Broadhead has written a letter explaining his return to England. He complains that owing to the prejudice created by the press against him he found" it impossible to obtain a situation. Mr Heron, who was defeated by O'Donovan Rossa, has issued his address to the electors of Tipperary. He advocates fixity of tenure, denominational education, and an amnesty to the Fenian prisoners. At Leicester, the other day, two commissioners in lunacy found at a house occupied by a widow named North, at Lough- borough, a relation, named William Nallis, aged sixty years, in a condition almost naked, and in surroundings filthy in the extreme. He was removed to an asylum at Leicester. Some details are given of the execution of Salnave. His trial lasted three hours, and in twenty minutes after sentence had been pronounced he was led out for death. He was alive after he had been struck by twelve bullets, and was finally despatched by a ball through the brain. An action has been heard in the Court of Exchequer in which a manufacturer living at Crewkeme sought to recover damages from Messrs Collis and Ure, solicitors, of Birmingham, for negligence in not arresting a creditor of the plaintiff. The jury assessed the damages at £ 1,800. The Daily News" says the interruption of telegraphic com- munication on the 7th was the result of misunderstanding by a workman who misplaced a bundle of wires connecting Lon- don with the north and west, thus disposing of the ingenious theories respecting magnetic disturbances. On Wednesday week, a snowballing combat took place upon the Liverpool Exchange flags, when nearly twenty individ- uals, including several merchants' clerks, were captured by the police, and when taken before the stipendiary magistrate were fined in sums varying from 5s. to 40s. each, with costs. Mr Stanley, the Norwich solicitor who was charged with bribery 0 in connection with the last municipal election, has been committed for trial. One of the magistrates who occupied the bench during the hearing of the case was charged by the counsel for the pro- secution with being implicated in the corrupt practices for which Mr Stanley is to be tried. Amongst other items of news from Ireland, we learn that a young girl who obtained a livelihood by buying and selling eggs has been brutally murdered in the county Clare for the sake of the few shillings which she was known to have in her possession at the time. The eight members who voted with Mr G. H. Moore aad Mr Matthews on Thursday evening against the issuing of a new writ for Tipperary were Mr Bagwell, Mr Delahunty, Colonel French, Mr Russell Gurney, Q.C., Sir W. Johnston, Mr M'Mahon, Mr Maguire, and Mr Stacpoole. The Recorder of London was the only m ember for an English constituency amongst this number. Mrs Tottenham, of Rochefort, County Westmeath, called all her workpeople together on Wednesday week, and read to them a threatening notice which she had received. She informed them subsequently that she was leaving her home for a time, and she had ordered all improvements on the demesne to be suspended, and every man to be discharged, unless the name of the writer of the notice was revealed. A very alarming accident occurred at Castle Hedington on Saturday afternoon, about four o'clock. A horse attached to a carriage took fright, it is said, from a band of music. The car- riage was being driven into the village. The horse dashed off at full speed, and ran into a shop. Two ladies who were inside were thrown out by the overturning of the vehicle. One was killed on the spot, and the other expired on the road to East Suffolk Hospital. Five of the Thorncliffe rioters have been discharged by the magistrates, being only identified by one witness each. Threat- ening letters have been addressed to Mr Chambers, one of the owners of the colliery, one of which is as follows:—" Prepare to meet tay God, as I insist on thee being a dead man if thou means to keep us out. If thou means to let us clam an starve, we mean to have it out of you, as thy days are numbered. Pre- pare to meet thy God. (Signed) Yours truly, One who Wishes You in Hell Fire." Twenty-three men are sent for trial. At Leigh, near Worcester, a young man named Walter Wells was courting his cousin, Emma Wells, who refused to accept his advances. The other day he met her when she was driving with her uncle and shot her in the face, badly wounding her. Wells, after committing the act, went coolly to the house of a person named Banner, close by, and there partook of cider and smoked his pipe until arrested by the police. The National Education Union have put forward a supplement to their programme. The principal alteration now proposed is that in localities where'school accommodation is deficient, and is not supplied after attention has been called to the deficiency, the Government shall provide the necessary schools partly at the expense of the local rates. They come nearer to the Education League also in providing for making education free in certain cases of real poverty. A letter has been received by Dr Mahon, of Westport, county of Wexford, threatening him with death if he does not prevent evictions from the lands of Mr Prendergast, of Ballinna. The letter is signed Rory of the Hills." Mr Leopold Cust, the Tipperary agent of Mr Smith Barry, M.P., has received three letters, warning him that unless he leaves the country he will be murdered; and Mr Barry is threatened with a like penalty if Mr Cust is not dismissed. An atrocious murder, somewhat resembling the horrible tragedy at Wednesbury, has been perpetrated at Leicester. A young woman named Cripps, separated from her husband, has been leading a very dissolute life there. She was seen in the company of two men upon a bridge near the river, early on Sundav morning week, and screams were heard, followed by a splash'in the water. The men disappeared, but the dead body of the woman, shockingly outraged, was dragged from the river. A servant girl in London has reccovered 20s. from a beadle for breach of promise of marriage. He was a poetical beadle, and had sent his love, who lived under the same roof with him, the following verses- • By fate decreed beneath one roof to bide, To greet each other's visions day by day, Yet forced each thought or look of love to hide, Tho' sad, to seem the gayest of the gay." In distributing the prizes of the Birkbeck Literary Institu- tion, the other evening, Earl de Grey and Ripon said there need- be no fear that the work of Mechanics' Institutions was drawing to a close. The noble lord spoke of these institutions as the universities of the working and middle classes, and although he desired to see our national universities freed from those tests and obstacles that excluded so many who were entitled to par- ticipate in their advantages, he yet was convinced that even when that was done there would still remain a wide field of use- fulness open to such institutions. Our ("Daily News") correspondent in Washington sends us an account of Prince Arthur's visit to the United States, and says that the Prince has created a very favourable impression upon all who have come into contact with him. He is considered to be old for his years, and to display an amount of self-posses- sion and knowledge of the world rarely met with in one so young. The distinguished men who have seen him seem to be impressed with a high opinion of his intelligence, and General Sherman has spoken of him as a "clever lad." Our corres- pondent thinks that the visit cannot but be regarded as in every respect successful, and as tending to promote that friendly social intercourse between the two countries, which is now greatly increasing.. One of the last suggestions for connecting France to England by a road of some sort across the Channel was that an enormous wrought iron tube or tunnel should be laid down between the two countries at the bottom of the sea. A new plan is now sug- gested by a Frenchman, who has submitted it to the Academy of Sciences. This inventor designs creating an artificial island in mid-Channel, from which a bed of concrete would extend to either coast. On that bed he would erect piers, and these would support spans of various dimensions and character. Those near the shore ends would be arched high enough to allow small vessels to pass, while those towards the centre would be great tubular bridges high enough to allow the tallest vessels to pass under. It is stated that though Lord Cairns appeared as the leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords on Tuesday week, he will immediately seek in a warmer climate a refuge from the rigours of an English spring. The Standard" says—"We venture to anticipate that on his return he will be found entering upon the sphere of labour (law) which he especially covets, and that the responsibilities of the leadership will be reposed in one whose personal aptitude and traditional claim to the post are beyond dispute." Rumour in London points to Lord Derby as the future leader, and it is noted that he has taken his seat on the front Opposition Bench. t Mr Hull's paper, read before the Royal Society last week, ought to have considerable interest for the consumers of coal. From experiments made at the Rose Bridge Colliery near Wigan, the deepest mine in Britain, it appears that at a depth of 808 yards the temperature of the coal is ninety-three degrees and a half. It will be readily inferred from this fact that the cost of labour and timber for props must be immensely increased, and the danger augmented. No doubt geologists are right in their belief that below the old red sandstone are inexhaustible beds qf coal, but if the temperature increases at the ratio of 1 degree to every 55 feet (as Mr Hull's paper implies), it will be necessary to train a race of salamanders to work the mineral. The "North German Correspondence" reports that at about two o'clock on Monday morning a rather alarming fire broke out in the upper part of the Palace of the Crown Prince,'just above the apartments of the Princess Charlotte, the ceilings of which were partially consumed by the flames. The young Princess having been removed to another portion of the building, the fire was soon extinguished by the exertions of the fire brigade. The Crown Prince and Princess were awakened by the cry of "fire." His Royal Highness lost no time in reaching the scene of danger, and giving the necessary orders, while the Princess hastened to her children. Mr Barker agent and goods manager of the London and North- -western Railway at Milverton, has absconded from Leamington under circumstances which will give rise to serious and painful inquiries. Mr Barker was suspended some few days ago for some slight act of indiscretion, but in consequence of something which transpired suspicion was aroused, and the audit clerks of the company made an examination of his accounts, and a deficiency was discovered. It is stated that he has a wife in London, and has contracted a second marriage with a young lady of most respectable family, whose relatives reside in Birmingham. A warrant was issued, and he has been arrested and brought before the magistrates on a charge of embezzlement, and remanded. A very sad case has come before the magistrates at Durham, where Bridget M'Intyre has been committed for'trial on a charge of manslaughter. She is described as a careworn, middle-aged woman, scantily clad, and carrying an infant, which she rocked nervously to and fro. The evidence was a miserable story of the hardships of the poor. The deceased, a bailiff named Vasey, went, accompanied by two policemen, to make a seizure. He took away a little box, which served as a cradle, and out of which the baby was unceremoniously bundled and as vlie was approaching her bedclothes, saying at the same time that he was going to take all,; the prisoner struck him on the temple with a brown pitcher. The. blow proved fatal. On being; charged in the usual way by the Magistrates' Clerk, the poor said: Oh, I have nothing to say. I did'nt intend to'do any JIarm. I was wholly out of my mind at the time. 1.t6.:1nrrlon, ¡ gentlemel1." tJ v ;■■■ ,| :m •' ,i .< •' '• :.• .■>, i'.j f .1

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