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EPITOME OF NEWS. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF HAMILTON will shortly start for the Mediterranean in their steam-yacht the Thistle. THE EMPEROR WILLIAM having recovered from the effects of a cold under which he laboured, his return to Berlin may be speedily anticipated. ALL OFFICERS OF REGIMENTS quartered in Ire- land who are at present on leave have received orders to return at once to duty. THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST for the Garfield Fund has closed. The total is $357,851, 21 cents. ON THE RETIREMENT of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Symonds, the present Commander-in-Chief at Devonport, Sir Charles Elliot, will be selected to fill the vacancy, the Controller of the Navy, Sir Houston Stewart, succeeding him. MONSIGNOR IIONCETTI, Papal Nuncio at Munich, is dead. The death at Cairo of Bishop Comboni, the African geographer and Vicar Apostolic, is also announced. A BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY has been held at Middlesbrough into the stranding and abandonment of the screw steamer Roumania, of West Hartlepool, in the North Sea, off Lowestoft. The certificates of the captain and first mate were suspended for three months. IN THE LATE FINANCIAL YEAR the Customs dutyonwinewas £ l,376,219 7s. 2d., whilst during the same period 955,809 16s. Id. was paid to the officers of the abolished Ecclesiastical Courts. A LETTER, believed to be genuine, has been received at Church Stretton from Sarah Duckett, the heroine of the Shropshire ghost mystery. The writer says she is happily married, and is living in Worcestershire. THE QUEEN and Princess Beatrice, attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the Court, are, according to present arrangements, expected to return to Windsor Castle at an early date. THE NEW HOTEL DE VILLE in Paris, built on the site of the old one, burnt by the Communists in 1871, is fast approaching completion. MR. JOHN RHYS, Professor of Celtic, has been elected a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. Professor Rhys was elected to a fellowship at Merton College in 1870, which, however, lie vacated by marriage. He was for some years one of her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. THE UNUSUAL SIGHT has been lately witnessed of a number of seagulls skimming over the Thames between Waterloo and Westminster-bridges during the prevalence of the great gales. THE DETACHMENT OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS which have been stationed for some time past at Pretoria have received orders from Sir Evelyn Wood to remain there, pending the ratification of the Conven- tion by the Volksraad, and is now in the occupation of the city. THERE IS A STRONG FLOW OF EMIGRATION from amongst the miners of Durham to the chief mining centres of America. Emigration agents from the United States now in Durham are offering inducements to men to leave England. IT IS ESTIMATED that during the present year, stock in the Oldham spinning companies has gone up half a million sterling, and is still advancing. KING ALFONSO has conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III, upon the Marquis of North- ampton, the head of the Mission who went to Madrid to confer the Order of the Garter upon his Majesty. Ax INTERESTING OBJECT of ecclesiastical art, wrought rntirely by hand, has just been finished by an Edinburgh jeweller. This is a cross, over three feet in height, to be placed on the reredos of St. Mary's Cathedral. It is composed of four distinct crosses, ar- ranged in a single cruciform design. The material is oxidised silver and silver gilt. The details are elaborated from old examples of Scottish ecclesiastical art; and the centre is ornamented with bright Scotch crystals. A NARRATIVE OF Madame Sarah Bernhardt's tour in America, written by one of her companions, has just been published at Paris, and is exciting a good deal of attention. THE (JOURT OF INQUIRY into the loss of the Teuton has decided that the ship struck on the outermost ridge of rocks extending beyond Quoin Points, and that she was lost through the faulty navigation of the captain, who was also declared to blame for not having placed the passengers m the boats at an earlier period. The spot where the Teutoii struck is almost opposite the place -1. tu. f/7.J. "t' lYJ.l,tt' tó\ +1, a. pany, was lost some six years ago, and it is pointed out that had Captain Manning but remembered this fact he would have known that there was a sandy cove into which he could have run his ship within a few miles. The fund raised at the Cape for the relief of those wrecked exceeds Y,600, and is being daily augmented by subscrip- tions from country districts. THE second annual exhibition of the Furniture Trades will be held at the Agricultural Hall, between May 1st and 13th in next year. Concerts are to be given every afternoon and evening during the exhibition. A LARGE QUANTITY OF HAY on a truck in a luggage train running between Coventry and Birmingham caught fire recently from a spark from the engine, and was entirely consumed. THERE WERE yet surviving last year pen- sioned servants of Queen Charlotte who drew collectively £ 1-0, and ZCIO was paid to a servant or servants of George Ill. GENERAL SIR FREDERICK ROBERTS will leave almost immediately for India in order to resume tfie-Illdras command. It is, however, scarcely probable that his stay in the East will exceed six months. THE PROPOSAL for a vast central station for London seems about to take a definite shape, and some practical outcome may be reasonably expected at no dis- tant period. Y ALE COLLEGE has adopted the revised version of the New Testament to be read hereafter instead of the version of 1611 at morning prayers and other devotional services. IT IS SEMI-OFFICIALLY STATED IN ROME that the news published to the effect that arrangements had been made for an interview between the King of Italy and the Emperor of Austria is unfounded. AN ENGINEER STUDENT on board the Marl- boroiujli has been detected in the theft of a cheque, and in forging the name of the rightful owner. The Admi- ralty has contented itself with dismissing the culprit, leaving the prosecution to the fellow-student or the bank or nobody. This hardly seems right, says the Arm,ll and Navy Gazette, and the Admiralty law agent at Ports- mouth might have been instructed to take the case up. SIIOBDEN COURT, the seat of Lord Bateman, the Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Hereford, has re- cently been the scene of a burglary, and the clever cap- ture of the robber. His lordship was entertaining a party of guests, when his secretary, who was in his room, heard a strange noise. After looking about to ascertain the cause, lie locked and barred a door leading to some outer passages. Upon turning round he was confronted by a man, whom he seized by the throat and arm, and, after much difficulty, dragged into the servants' hall. His lordship being sent for, at once recognised the fellow as a former butler, named Lloyd. THE PROPOSAL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA that the appointment of Minister of Public Works in the Vice-Regal Council, lately held by Colonel St. Andrew Clarke, should be revived has met with strong opposition at the India Office, and the Secretary of State for India in Council, it is said, has given it as his opinion that the office is unnecessary, and that its renewal would con- stitute a needless tax on the Indian finances, which he is not prepared to sanction without full consideration. OFFICIAL ESTIMATES of the profits of the late Norwich Musical Festival, put them at between C500 and JMOO. COLONEL TOMLINE is about to commence the construction of a huge harbour at Felixstowe. It was the exceeding dulness of that little watering place which once proyoked an entrapped and ennnye visitor to ex- claim, If this be Felixstowe, what an awful place In- felixstowe would be THE SHAH HAS PERMITTED RUSSIAN OFFICERS engaged in trigonometrical measurements in the Ackal Tekke districts to extend their researches into the neigh- bouring Persian territories. THE ABDUCTED CLERGYMAN.—The following address of Rympathy and welcome has been presented to the Rev. Robert Brucc Kennard, M.A., Rector of Marn- hull, on his return home after his recent marriage: Mamhull, October, 1881. To the Rev, Robert Bruce tile ull(lersigite(l, respectfullv tender our warm and sincere welcome on vour return home, and we beg to assure you* that the dastardly outrage to which you were sub- jected has drawn forth a very strong and widespread feeling of sympathy towards yon among all your parishioners. We further desire to express our respectful congratulations on the occasion of your marriage, with the warmest expressions of our good wishes for the long life and happiness of yourself and Mrs. Kennard." It is understood that there will now be no prosecution in this case, Mr. and Mrs. Kennard having settled peaceably in their quiet Dorset home. TIn: TELEGRAPH AND LIGHTSHIP. The present chief magistrate of the metropolis has, during his brief term of oiffce, shown so enlightened an interest in all tending to modify the hardships and better the sur- roundings of his fellow-subjects, that it will scarce sur- prise any to find that the need of establishing telegraphic communication between lightships and the shore has at last claimed his lordship's attention and that a meeting for the due consideration of the subject was recently held at the Mansion House,

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