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NEWS IN A NUT-SHELL. Elias May has been remanded at Cardiff on a charge of shooting James Barry. Mr. William Cope, Recorder of Bridgnorth, has died at Shawbury, Shropshire. The death is announced of Joseph O'Kelly, a well- known pianist, resident in Paris. Mr. Mundella, M.P., has been elected the first pre. sident of the Sheffield Reform Club. Thirteen coolies have been killed and several in- jured by a landslip on a plantation in East Ceylon. Hobart Pasha has been decorated by the Sultan with the Gold Medal of the Order of Nichani Imtiaz. Prince Augustus of Wiirtemberg, formerly com- mander of ths Prussian Guards, has died at Zehde- nick. The Corean question has been amicably settled by a treaty made and agreed upon between Corea and Japan. Mr. John Shepherd, house surgeon at the Poplar Hospital, has died from an overdose of opium, taken to induce sleep. A volcano in the island of Cheduba, which has long since been believed to be extinot, has just burst out afresh. The Sultan has sent to Count Odelho, the Spanish Minister, the sum of 2T500 for the sufferers from the earthquake in Spain. The Channel squadron has gone to Arosa Bay, Spain, and is not expected to return to England until about the middle of May. A tailor named Shill, who lived at Windsor, has been found guilty at Reading of having murdered his wife, and sentened to death. A boy named Fellbrook has died at Brighton from the effects of a blow on the head given by another boy in the course of a quarrel. Orders have been received at Portsmouth direct- ing H.M.S. Inflexible to be brought forward with all despatch for re-commission. Lady Dulcibella Jane Wodehouse, only daughter of William, sixteenth Earl of Erroll, has just died at Lowestoft in her 92nd year. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been elected to succeed Mr. J. R. Lowell in the presidential chair of the Birmingham Midland Institute. The Queen has sanctioned the adoption of the dia- pason normal for her private band, and this will in future be used at the state concerts. Mr. Schuyler Colfax, who was Vice-President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, has dropped down dead at Mankato, in Minnesota. A fire at a house in Newbury having been extin- guished, the dead body of the occupant, a woman named Davey, was found shockingly burned. A gentleman named Elliott, whose house was entered in mistake by brokers, has recovered in the Clerkenwell county-court 215 damages for trespass. Count Vetter von Lilie, aged 18 years, has blown out his brains with a revolver at Moedling, near Vienna. The motive of his suicide is unknown. Whilst Mary Christmas, a girl in service at Brigh- ton, was attending to her duties at the kitchen fire,her clothes became ignited, and she was burned to death. The Government of the North West Provinces has decided to introduce trial by fury tentatively in the districts of Allahabad, Benares, and Lucknow. At Manchester Joseph Kennedy has been com- mitted for trial charged with the manslaughter of hia mother, whom he is alleged to have killed on Christ- mas-day. Vice Chancellor Bacon has made perpetual the in- junction obtained by Lord Lytton preventing the publication of letters written by his lordship's father to the late Lady Lytton. After being drawn through Londonderry in an omnibus by a crowd of his admirers, Mr. Biggar, M.P., addressed a Nationalist meeting and denounced Earl Spencer as a murderer. Having pleaded guilty at the Brighton quarter ses- sions to embezzling over 2300 belonging to the Corporation, a rate collector named Merrix has been sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. The Austrian and Hungarian Governments have agreed to introduce bills largely increasing the duties on articles imported from France, as a reprisal for the proposed increase of the corn and cattle duty in France. Kate Cairns, a domestic servant, went away from her place of service at Sale, a few days since, taking with her the infant daughter of her master. She was arrested two days afterwards in Manchester, and is now under remand. At Kcinigsberg, in Prussia, will take place during the months of May to August of this year an Inter- national, Industrial and Polytechnic Exhibition for machinery, motors, tools, appliances for mechanics, small manufacturers, &c. For having knocked down and robbed with vio- lence Captain William Lovett, seven young men have been sentenced by the Royal Court of Guernsey to seven years' penal servitude, and one, who is only 17 years of age, to five years. Private MacCormick, of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, has been sentenced to penal servitude for life, for attempting to murder Corporal Foorde, of the same regiment, at Bangalore. MacCormick will be brought to Pentonville Prison. The President of the United States has awarded a gold watch and chain to Mr. C. F. Tremlett, H.B.M. Consul at Saigon, in recognition of the valu- able assistance the Consul rendered to the ship- wrecked crewof the American ship Rainier. Two sepoys of the 8th Bombay Native Infantry, who had been flogged for dereliction of duty, broke out of barracks at Nusseerabad a few days since, killed a naik and a sepoy, who were sent in pursuit of them, and three other men whom they met. Intelligence has been received in Paris to the effect that a serious agitation prevails in Cambodia. It is affirmed that the King's brother has taken up arms against the French, and that it has been necessary to send reinforcements from Saigon to Cambodia. At Bolton Edward M'Loughlin, a railway ticket collector, and Thomas Taylor, an engineer, have been committed for trial on charges of stealing railway tickets which had been collected from passengers and re-selling them to various persons at a cheaper rate. Some alarming statistics, submitted by the medical officer of Cardiff, respecting the epidemic of measles in the town, shews that in one district con- taining 748 houses and a population of 4,675 souls, there have been 1,120 cases and 56 deaths, while out of the 748 houses 373 had been infected. An inspector of food and drugs having been re- fused a sample of milk which was being delivered to customers, made application at the Highgate Police- court, for summonses against the dairyman and his servant, but the magistrates refused, on the ground that the milk was not being publicly offered for sale. Lord Stanley of Alderley, who is an extensive landed proprietor in Anglesey, observing that from the absence of trees not only the cattle but the grasses also suffer from the want of shelter from the sea winds, intends to bring in a bill to exclude Anglesey from the effects, as to plantations, of the Plantation Rating Act. Two men named Crilly and King are under remand at Dublin on a charge of having murderously assaulted two police-constables. Encouraged by a large crowd, the prisoners resisted arrest, and seized the police- men's swords. One policeman was stabbed in the neck and also had one of his fingers almost cut off. In opening the Reading assizes, Mr. Justice Hawkins said that prisoners committed for trial for small offences should be admitted to bail if there was no likelihood that they would run away, because it sometimes happened that prisoners were detained a longer period awaiting their trial than they would be sentenced to. Miss Lilian Collier, second daughter of Major Collier, of Launceston, has been found dead in her father's study, having evidently shot herself in the breast with a gun which lay across her body, and which had just been discharged. The young lady who had just completed her twenty-seventh year, had given no indication of a suicidal tendency. The receipts on account of Revenue from the 1st of April, 1884, when there was a balance of 25,632,569, to January 10, 1885, were tGl,593,025, against £ 63,502,323 in the corresponding period of the pre- ceding financial year, which began with a balanc; of t'6,972,730. The net expenditure was £ 67,598,230, against f6,521,510 to the same date in the previous year. The Treasury balances on January 10 amounted to iCI,447,764, and at the same date in 1884 to £ 1,650,870. In the absence of a Btoker, with whom he was employed, James Neville, a patient in the Limerick Lunatic Asylum, hanged himself to a pipe in the boilerhouse. A number of men were returning home from a club meeting at Lillington, Hereford, when two, named Hartwell and Parry, got behind. Cries of Murder being heard, JohnHaryest went back and found that Hartwell's dog had got Parry in a ditch and was worrying him. For the purpose of driving the dog off, Haryest unbuckled his belt, when Hart- well said the first that came near he would do for. I fe, it is stated, followed this up by pushing Harvest in the ditch and stabbing him in the thigh with a clasp knife, inflicting a wound two inches in depth. On a charge of unlawfully wounding,he has been com- mitted foi' trial. The finding of an old man's dead h Av in a horn" We i-tate of mutilation, lying in a » -oi ,.f blood in the middle of a street at St. Denis, !«v| :;i-iiries by the police who ascertained from tho >.cig'b.>urs that the old man had been flung out of a window on the j-ourth story of a house by his own daughter and her husband, with whom he had been quarrelling. The accused persons, who are in prison, deny this. The Coiute do Grammont d'Astor, a French noble- man, while out shooting with a party of friends, was struck in the eye by a small shot which had been dis- charged by one of his companions and had rebounded off a slone. The count at first laughed at his mishap but on the following day found it necessary to cail in a doctor. Three incisions were made, after which phot was extracted. Erysipelas, however, ensued, the Patient Liied. •