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MISCELLANEOUS. At Blackburn, James Burley, a weaver, has been committed for trial for the manslaughter of a labouret on Good Friday. The Duke of Bedford has remitted 50 per cent. of the half-year's rent of the tenant farmers on his Devonshire estates. It is reported that a meeting of 10,000 Roman Catholics has been held in Bombay in support of the hierarchical claims of Portugal. Italian troops from Massowah have occupied Arafali, in Ansley Bay, and hoisted the Italian flag by the side of the Egyptian colours. The chief oashier of the South London Tramways Company, a man named Gill, is under remand charged with having embezzled nearly £500. A party of 60 children, the first sent out this year under Miss Rye's emigration scheme, have embarked on board the Sarmatian for Canada. The Glr."ow barque River Leven has been run into and sunk off Dover by the steamer Adolph Meyer, three of the crew being drowned. Mr. George Jubb, a Lincolnshire agricultural labourer, has been appointed the salaried agent and lecturer of the Allotments Extension Association. In consequence of information received in London from the Egyptian Post Office, the issue of money orders on Korti in the Soudan has been discontinued. News has reached Vienna of the safety of the Aus- trian explorers in Africa, Dr. von Hardegger and Dr. Paulitschke. They are bringing a rich ethnographioal collection to Vienna. Francis Thomas Ellwood was on Wednesday, at Bow-street, committed for trial for forging cheque purporting to be drawn by Lord Inchiquin. Ellwood had been a schoolfellow of his lordship. The insurrection in the Khanate of Kashgar is still proceeding. The son of Yakub Bey has, it is said, defeated the Chinese in a sanguinary battle. He is also said to be advancing on Kashgar. Mr. William Whittaker, proprietor of the Sun Ironworks, Oldham, has been shot in the neck by a joiner named Taylor, with whom he had had some business relations. Taylor is in'custody. The trial of the man Dredge, who stands com- mitted upon the charge of murdering Inspector Sim- monds, at Romford, has been ordered to be removed from Essex to the Central Criminal Court. Herr von Liebe, the Minister-President of Bruns- wick, who died the other day, had left directions that his body should be cremated at Gotha, and for this reason the Evangelical olergy refused to honour the remains of the deceased with the last services of the reason the Evangelical olergy refused to honour the remains of the deceased with the last services of the Church. Letters from Tonquin give a discouraging account of the privations and sufferings of the French troops. Their losses have been much more severe than is generally known and the termination of hostilities will, it is believed, be welcome to the French military authorities. Sentence of 12 months' hard labour was passed at the Cumberland assizes, on Wednesday, on John Anderson, commercial traveller, who had embezzled from his employers, Messrs. Carr and Co., biscuit manufacturers, sums amounting to £ 1,900. He had been in their employ over 25 years. The seventh annual report of the Church of Ireland Temperance Society, presented on Wednesday at the Synod at Dublin, stated that the society had now 625 branches in active operation, shewing an increase of 20 during the year. Altogether some 90,000 members have been enrolled since the society was started. Dr. King, the Bishop-Elect of Lincoln, has ex. pressed his intention of selling, if possible, the Episco- pal Palace of Riseholme, and building a suitable residence for himself and his successors on the site of the old Palace, under the shadow of the Cathedral. For the present the new Bishop will reside in the city of Lincoln, It is announced that the bases of peace have been accepted by San Salvador and Guatemala. Hostilities in Central America have now ceased, and a general amnesty has been proclaimed, subject to the approval of the Allied Republics. The Plenipotentiaries of the different States will meet at Acaiutla, in San Salvador, to arrange a definite treatyi At the weekly meeting of the Canterbury Board of Guardians on Wednesday, it was reported that on the previous day a man named Baldock and a woman named Jones, who had been inmates of the workhouse for some time, took their discharge, and left the house together. They went straightway to church and were married, all arrangements having been made before- hand. The same evening the happy couple" re- turned to the workhouse on permission orders. A correspondent at Sierra Leone, writing on March 24th says: The aborigines in the neighbourhood of the Scarcies river, about 40 miles from here, have threatened the European factories at Kychum and Mambolo. The Inspector General of Police, with a large body of men, has left hurriedly for the dis- turbed districts by the Colonial steamer Countess of Derby. Chief Lahai Young, the self-styled King of Mambolo, has killed and taken captive as slaves a large number of friendly natives, among the latter being Bey Sherbro, a local friendly potentate, King of Samo. Trade in these districts is practically at a standstill. On the occasion of their annual visitations, the Bishop of Ely and the Archdeacon of Gloucester both called attention to the serious reduction in the incomes of the clergy, in consequence of the deprecia- tion of landed property, and suggested various reme- dies. The Archdeacon urged the extension of the power of the clergy to lease their glebes to 99 years, so as to promote peasant farming, and the Bishop pointed out that the laity would have to bear more of the expense of maintaining schools. His lordship urged the adoption of weekly offertories in every church. The labouring classes, he said, were willing to give of their little, and frequent opportunities should be offered. At the Lewes assizes on Wednesday, Richard Money, the captain of a sailing barge on the Medway, surrendered to take his trial for the manslaughter of William Homedew, at Sittingbourne. Money, Home- dew, and others were drinking together, when Homedew forced a fight on Money, was knocked down, and died soon afterwards. Mr. Justice Den- man observed that the prisoner could not escape con- viction for manslaughter, but if he pleaded guilty he should not inflict any punishment upon him. The prisoner accordingly pleaded guilty, and he was dis- charged upon being bound overin 250 to appear if called upon. On Wednesday officers of the Criminal Investiga- tion Department went to a house in Clerkenwell, and found between 40 and 50 dogs of all kind of breeds, and some of great value. They took a man named James Goode, a dog fancier, into oustody for having possession of the same, supposed to have been stolen. The police have succeeded in getting one of the dogs, a most valuable animal, identified as belonging to Hengler's Circus. The man Goode, on being asked to account for the possession of the dogs, stated that he had bought some of them from different persons, while others had been brought to him to have their haircut. Miss Ada M. Leigh, president of the Association of the Mission Homes for Englishwomen in Paris, writes with reference to Lord Granville's reply to the Manchester memorial, in which he stated that the Government were disposed to think that the French consular certificate would praotically afford a remedy for the evils complained of. Miss Leigh says it is ap- parent that a great gulf exists between the promised consular certificate and the legal marriage with Frenchmen of numbers of Englishwomen in humbler life, only cognisant of English usages. When and where is the question of nationality to be asked? What is now needed of our Legislature," she adds, "is that some means be devised by which the im" portant advantage offered by the French Government may not fail of its practical eff act." Mr. Mundella, speaking at the distribution of prizes in connection with the Hanley School of Art on Wednesday, referred to the future of the Eng- lish people, and the bearing which science and art would have upon her position. He said that during the present century the population of Great Britain had trebled, and it was often asked what should be done with the English people if they continued to increase at this rate. Why, those at home would have to carry the comforts of English life and Eng- lish industries to the temperate zones of the world. England's future greatness depended upon her industries, but she had been too long content with her pre-eminent position in this respect. Art and science should be applied more to the industries of the country, and it was only by this means that she would be able to compete with countries like France, Ger- many, and Italy. After a good many false starts, the African travel- ler, Herr Flegel, has at last taken ship from Hamburg for Lagos. Herr Flegel intends to ascend the Niger as far as the mouth of the Penue, whence he will strike away up the latter river, and then southwards, to the scene of his previous explorations, which he means to complete in the interest, it is understood, of German commerce. He is accompanied by several scientists. A labourer, of Wimborne, named Daniells, has committed suicide in a singular manner. He ob- tained two marbles from his child, and, putting one down the barrel of a gun be had been using to scare birds with, fastened the gun to a hurdle stake, and pulled the trigger by means of a piece of string he had tied to it. Death was instantaneous. He had previously been in a lunatic asylum. Whilst a procession of the Salvation Army wall parading the streets at Bexley Heath, a horse was startled by a female member of the army, who was dancing and flourishing a tambourine. The animal bolted into the surrounding crowd, and several persons were injured, one very seriously. The horse, a valuable one, was also considerably injured. The offer of Mr. Joseph Cropland, a local banke.1 and manufacturer, to give £5,000 in aid of the founda- tion of a free library for Huddersfield, not having been accepted by the corporation, who also declined the offer of Sir John Ramsden to give, rent free, a suite of rooms for 10 years for the same purpose, the former gentleman has now given £1,000 to the Hud- dersfield Infirmary, expressing a wish that it should be used in establishing a children's ward, which is greatly needod at that institution. Joseph Smyth, a bank porter, is alleged to have stolen JE50 from the Birmingham, Dudley, and District Banking Company, by substituting copper money for silver in paper packets. He has been committed for trial.