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TOPICS OF THE DAY. The Home Secretary has intimated that he has advised the commutation of the sen- tence passed upon Mrs Gibbons to one of penal servitude for life. No one could quar- rel with this decision if it were admitted that Mrs Gibbons took her husband's life, but this is not admitted and it is obvious that if she is innocent, a terrible wrong is inflicted upon her in condemning her even to penal servitude. What is wanted, if justice is to be done, is a re-hearing of the case, but that, we fear, is out of the question. According to the London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian, the marriage of Princess Beatrice to Prince Henry of Bat- tenburg will not take place until the begin- ning of next summer, and that St. George's Chapel, Windsor, will be chosen by her Majesty for the ceremony. ;The Queen will, prior to that event, probably pay a short visit to Mentone, possibly in the month of April. Lord Rosebery, it is reported, has received fourteen letters from Peers in answer to his circular upon the reform of the House of Lords. Among them are letters from Lord Denman and Lord Stratheden and Campbell. These letters, it is said, will not be published. We should be glad to have them, but Lords Denman and Stratheden and Campbell, without their letters, supply a good standing argument for the abolition of hereditary right to legislate. The new Bishop of Ripon (Dr Carpenter) has expressed his willingness to follow the precedent set by the Bishop of St. Alban's in dedicating a cemetery, in lieu of conse- crating it, in a strictly legal way. The Bis- hop has informed the Burial Board of Mos- ley, Yorkshire, that he is willing, if the vicar think well, to dedicate, instead of con- secrate, the Church of England portion of the new cemetery. The vicar had promised to abide by the Bishop's decision in the matter. There is to be but one chapel, and that is to be on the ground intended for Nonconformists. Mr Sydney Robjohns, secretary of the Liberation Society, after having personally investigated the case, fully confirms our statement that the Marquis of Salisbury, while pretending to comply with the appeal of the Hatfield Wesleyans, has mocked them by offering to lease them a site nearly a mile away, outside the town, on the borders of the next parish. Mr Hugh Price Hughes's new journal, the Methodist Times, which, in outward appear- ance, is almost an exact copy of the Pall IVIall Gazette, opens with promise. Its editor, in a prefatory article, says :—"Many de- voted Christians have failed to realise that it is our supreme duty not merely to save our own souls, but to establish the Kingdom of God upon earth. A Christianity which does not interest itself in politics, literature, science, and art is a very imperfect Chris- tianity. Above all, we must do our utmost to promote the social welfare of the people." According to a local paper the estates com- mittee and town-clerk of Basingstoke have been instructed to inquire into an alleged encroachment on public land by LordBolton and Alderman Portsmouth. The latter declares than he and Lord Bolton a.re only acting on their rights, but it is stated that the land had been used as a playground, and that when an attempt was made to enclose it eighteen years ago the fence was used as materials for a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night. A return issued this week states that the estimated population of England and Wales in the middle of 1834 was 27,132,449; of Scotland, 3,866,521 and of Ireland, 4,962,570. It also states that if Parliamen- tary representation went by numbers, Eng- land and Wales would have 496-451 Scot- land, 70-704; and Ireland, 90-801. The decimals are given as 658 members cannot be allotted according to strict arithmetical proportions. Another return gives the increased popu- 0 Another re I urn gives the increased popu- lation of the towns enlarged by the tilth schedule of the Seats Bill. Ashton-under- Lyne rises to 43,480 Blackburn, to 104,014; Bolton, to 108,963 Manchester, to 422,954; Oldham, to 152,513 Preston, to 103,270 and Stalybridge, to 42,863. It is worthy of note that four judges are in the year 1885 actively pursuing their judicial labours after attaining the age of four-score years, the oldest of them, of course, being Vice-Chancellor Bacon, who is in his eigthy-seventh year. From this it would appear not only that the arduous work of the Bench is consistent with longevity, but that, as in the case of Vice- Chancellor Bacon, the duties may be per- formed in spite of such natural ailments of old age as deafness, defective sight, and in- audibility of voice. A Boer is reported to have written to his father a letter in which the following passage appears "Papa, I have got here in the land of Goshen seventeen farms, and I have again entered upon another war for another farm, and hope that the Lord will hold His protecting hand over us and protect us from the bullets of the enemy." This Boer not only aggrandises monstrously, but prays the Lord to assist his work. 0 Mr Saville Clarke has written a melan- choly poem about the New Year, in which he laments the time when- At the council boards of Europe we were listened to withldrelld, And our Navy bid defiance to a foreign army's tread. Surely our Navy may go on bidding defiance to "a foreign army's tread," just as "the foreign army may bid defiance to a navy at sea. This sort of defiance is quite safe and harmless, though rather stupid, perhaps. General Grant is reported to have ar- ranged satisfactorily with his creditors, but "his personal effects, gifts, trophies, relics, &c., will be given up to Mr Vanderbilt." This is, indeed, ungracious on the part of the great millionaire. General Grant won the trophies, the gifts were to him, the relics recall all the great deeds of his life; but what are they to Vanderbilt? Mere carcases, we should say, with the soul gone. It is as if a successful soap-boiler in England bought Victoria Crosses and military medals from old soldiers, and wore them.
WE have this morning to chronicle another outrage supposed to have been committed by the agency of dynamite, the scene of attack being again in a London rail way tunnel. For- tunately no lives have been sacrificed, and the personal injuries sustained by the passengers in a train going through the tunnel when the explosion took place are but slight. But this immunity from injury to human life was not the intention of the dastardly per- petrator, who will be disappointed this morning when he learns the result of his diabolical scheme. It is not at all likely that any discovery will be made giving a clue to the scoundrel who is supposed to have dropped the explosive substance from a train, but no time should now be lost in publish- ing the £5,000 reward which the Corporation of London voted on the occasion of the last outrage at London Bridge. The public will indignantly demand the reason why the reward has not been published ere this, and there seems to be some ground for the belief that the police authorities are averse to the offer of large rewards in such cases. But as their investigations end in nothing being discovered the reward had better be tried, otherwise we can form no estimate of its efficacy in bringing the Fenians to justice.
FINDING that the members of the Bedwas School Board are not to be cajoled into tak- ing over the Maesycwmmer and Bedwas Schools on a lease for 21 years, the Aldsworth Charity Governors, hitherto the managers of those schools, have abated their terms. At a meeting of the governors on Thursday afternoon it was agreed to offer the school board an absolute transfer of the schools at the end of the 12 months if the board could, during that period, raise a sum that would en- able them to pay any liabilities that might come in, in connection with the management. The school board afterwards held a meeting, at which the terms of the Charity Governors were accepted, and in order to pay the 2190 due to the teachers of the schools, a voluntary" rate is to be "levied" on the parish. There are no doubt many people in the parish who will say that the Aldsworth Charity Governors, finding they could not carry on the schools without getting into debt, should have so informed the parishioners at the commencement of their financial difficulties. There will also probably be others who will object to pay the "voluntary rate," knowing that a school board rate is sure to follow. It seems pretty plain that the antipathy of the Church majority of the gover- nors have caused a complication, which will raise more difficulty before the matter is finally settled. However according to the terms of the agreement, it behoves the school board to raise the amount required in some way or other before the end of twelve months otherwise the board, after putting the schools in a state of efficiency by the aid of moneys obtained by compulsory school board rates, may have to hand over the schools to the governors, and be no better off than now.
THE TENURE OF DWELLING- HOUSES ABROAD. A parliamentary paper was issued on Friday, containing reports by her Majesty's representa- tives abroad on the system of tenure of dwelling- houses in the countries in which they reside. On April 24th Earl Granville addressed a circular to her Majesty's representatives requesting them to furnish reports of this character, and appending a paper containing queries embodying the prin- cipal points upon which his lordship stated it was desired to obtain information for the use of the House of Commons. The principal queries were:- Wil other dwelling- houses are generally freehold or leasehold whether the system of letting land on t long building leases prevails to any extent whether property is sold in small lots, so as to enable persons to build houses thereon, and if so, whether sold unconditionally or subject to the reservation of a rent or other periodical payment and the duration of such reservation whether the leases contain power for landlords to re- enter and resume possession of property in case the reut or other periodical payment is not paid and generally stating the restrictions attending coveaents or agreements in relation to dwelling- hovtses. The paper issued contains reports from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey, snd several other countries,
Alarming Explosion on the Underground Railway "SUSPECTED FENIAN OUTRAGE. Shortly after nine o'clock on Friday evening an alarming explosion took place on the Under- ground Railway between Gower street and King's-cross Stations. A train passing at the time experienced the shock, and all the lights in the carriages were extinguished. The inhabitants of that part of Euston-road situate between St. Pancras Church and Judd-street also felt the shock. A crowd of people speedily collected in the vicinity of the ventilating opening of the Underground Railway at the top of Ossulston street, from which a quan- tity of smoke issued at the time of the explosion. A number of porters from both the adjacent stations at once proceeded to the spot with lights and appliances for clearing the line of any obstruction which might be found, but as yet nothing has been met with to inter- fere with the regular traffic, which was resumed after an interval of twenty-five minutes. The railway officials are at present very reticent as to the result of their search, but, so far as can be ascertained, the cause of the explosion remains undiscovered, though inquiries are being actively prosecuted. The residents in the locality are greatly alarmed at the occurrence. Another account says :—About 9.55 p.m. this (Friday) evening an explosion occurred on the Metropolitan Railway, between Gower-street and King's Cross. So loud was the report, and the concussion so strong that several persons while crossing the Euston-road, in close proximity to the grating, were blown off their feet. while the horses of the omnibusses and vehicles were restrained from running away with great difficulty. At Gower- street Station the whole of the lights were put out with the exception of the Lewis incandescent gas-light,by which the platforms are partly lighted. The ticket collector was thrown out of his box by the concussion as was the engineer of the new gas arrangement, who was thrown off his seat on to his face, a distance of three or four feet. The trains that were in the tunnel at the time had their lights put out, and much alarm was felt by the passengers. Several ladies fainted, while the Gower-street platform was literally strewn with prostrate forms. The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but there are many who believe dymanite to have been its origin. It will be remembered that a dynamite explosion occurred on the same line of railway on the 30th October, 1833. On the occasion the explosive was supposed to have been dropped from a car- riage between Praed-street and Edgware-road stations, with the result that a subsequent train was wrecked and a large number of passengers injured. Over 30 were treated at the hospitals, and five were so seriously hurt that they were detained for treatment for some time, a curious effect of the outrage being that several persons lost their hearing. On the same night, and within a few minutes of the same time, a dynamite explosion occurred on the Metropolitan District Railway, between Charing Cross and Westminster stations. In that case considerable damage was caused, but fortunately there was no injury to the person. A large re- ward was offered on that occasion by the Govern- ment and the railway companies, but no infor- mation has ever been obtained as to the probable authors of the outrage. Since then there have been attempts on the station premises of railway companies at Paddington, Charing Cross, Lud- gate Hill, and Victoria, but in the latter case only with some success. There has, how- ever, been no further attempt until now on the trains passing over the Metropolitan lines, which may be accounted for by the fact that immediately after the last explosion, extra precautions were taken to guard the lines. On the present occasion the explosion occurred a short distance, east of that previously mentioned, the stations at Edgeware-road, Baker-street, Portland-road, and Gower-street intervening. Within half an hour after the occurrence Mr Godsden, chief inspector of the Metropolitan Railway, arrived, and was met at Gower-street station, by Superintendent Williamsou, from Scot- land-yard, with superintendents and inspectors of the Metropolitan police who had been summoned from the various police-stations in the district. The party at once proceeded down the line to view the scene of the explosion, and it was found that the signal-box east of St. Pancras Church was partially wrecked, the signal wire separated, and that the clock had stopped from the force of the explosion at 9.14. A olose inspection of the tunnel showed that the explosive could not have been gunpowder, as the brickwork was not blackened, but was, in probability, caused by either dyna- mite «r guncotton. The part where the explosion took place was about four feet from the ground, with a diameter of four feet, and a depth of from five to six inches, and situate on the north side of the line, midway between bt. Pancras Church and Charlton-street signal box. The only ciue is a few fragments of paper which were strewn about the line. were strewn about the line. Latest Particulars. The Central News, telegraphing this morning, says:—"On inquiry at Scotland Yard at five o'clock this morning, it was ascertained that nothing affording the slightest clue to the perpe- trators of the outrage on the Metropolitan Rail- way had transpired. The chief officials of the Criminal Investigation Department held a consul- tation in the early hours of the morning, when brief reports from the police authorities in the locality of the explosion were considered. Supt. Huntley, of the Y (or Highgate) Division, in whose district the scene of the explosion is situated, ar- rived at Scotland Yard shortly before two a.m., and made his personal report to the acting com- missioner. The police theory is that the explo- sive substance, presumably dynamite, was thrown from a window of the train, which was injured by the explosion, for in no other way can its action be explained. The theory that the explo- sive substance was placed by design in that por- tion of the tunnel where the explosion actually took place, is scouted as altogether improbable and unreasonable. In all likelihood the author of the outrage simply waited for an opportunity to find himself in a compartment alone, and where the changes of detection were reduced to a mini mum. There would be every risk for an indi- vidual bent on criminal intent to deliberately make his way to any given spot on the line and there place the instrument of his crime, to say nothing of the difficulties he would experience in making his escape after the explosion had occurred. The police are convinced that the explosive agent was thrown from the carriage window in the manner described, and, as a promi- nent official expressed himself, probably by one of those passengers who professed to be most in jured by its action. There is no doubt that these repeated outrages, whose authors almost invariably go undiscovered and unpunished, are sorely trying the patience of the police, and the opinion is pretty generally expressed by the forces that no amount of pre- cautions can prevent these explosions, and that nothing but a fortunate accident is likely to result in the arrest of their perpetrators. The Central News correspondent visited the Hunter-street police-station shortly before six o'clock this morning, but the officials had no fur- ther information to impart beyond the fact that Colonel Majendie was expected to make his in- spection between eight and nine o'clock. On proceeding to St. Pancras signal box in the Euston-road a policeman was found stationed at the gate, by means of which the speediest entry is obtained to the scene of the explosion. Obtain- ing admittance, the representative of the Central News descended the steps aiid proceeded to the spot. There he found Chief Railway Inspector Godsden and a sergeant and constable of the Y division from the station in Platt-street, who, together with the coustable at the gate, had been on sentry duty all right. Although further search had been made, no trace of the explosive I had been discovered. At 6 o'clock the daily traffic commenced on the line, but the lolice authorities, after relieving the men who had been on duty all night, left a sergeant and two constables to guaid the line as before, a visit from the Scotland-yard authorities being likely at any moment. Surprise has been expressed in certain quarters that the reward of 25,000 c)ffered by the corporation of the City of London for the arrest of the authors of the dynamite explosion at London Bridge has not yet been issued. The offer wa submitted for the approval of the Home Secre- tary, and whatever ma.y havo been his decision, m even if he has decided at all, it is perfectly unknown to the police. In connection with this matter it may be opportune to point out that the police authorities have on more than one occasion displayed an unwillingness to offer rewards for the arrest of person;3 engaged in similar outrages. A notable example may be cited in the memorable occasion of the explosion at Scot- land Yard itself. Still it is pretty generally felt that to issue the magnificent reward offered by the corporation would be to materially strengthen the hands of the police at this moment. I Narrative of a Passenger in the Train. Mr William Smith, of Euston-road, has fur- nished the Central News with the following narrative respecting the explosion :-I was return- ing home from business yesterday evening, having been detained somewhat later than usual, and caught the Hammersmith train at Moorgate- street. There were two or three others in the compartment besides myself, which was a third- class one, and I occupied a corner seat with my face to the engine. We had passed King's Cross without anything unusual happening, and were chatting quietly together, when we were terrified by a fearful crash like thunder, accompanied by an immense sheet of flame, which seemed ;to lick the sides of the carriage, and for the moment seemed as if the tunnel were on fire. To add to the terror of the situation, both our lamps went out, and we were left in total darkness. Several of the passengers cried out that they were hurt, and some women, who were in the next compartment, "screamed loudly. My first impression was that the compound gas stowed in the tanks under the carriages had, by some means or other, ignited, and this for the moment seemed all the more probable, as the true force of the explosion swayed the car- riages, and I could distinctly feel the wheels of the carriages catch the metals again. As soon as possible the train was brought to a standstill, and a hasty examination made, when we again went on and slowly steamed into Gower-station. We had in the meantime somewhat reassured our- selves, having by means of lighted matches ex- amined each other's injuries. Several of us cut our hands by incautiously placing them upon the seats of the carriages, which were covered with small jagged pieces of glass from the win- dows. On arrival at Gower-street, my station, I got out, and made the best of my way home, declining the offer to proceed to the hospital to have the wounds on my hands seen to. I should add that the force of the concussion threw us all off our seats, and umbrellas, hats, and papers were mixed up in terrible confusion. [SPECIAL TELEGRAII. I I Although the strictest inquiries were set on foot immediately after the explosion had occurred last evening the authorities have up to the present moment been unable to discover any clue to the perpetrators of the outrage. The opinion gains ground among the officials that the explosion was a planned" affair, and that it must be put down to those who are responsible for similar outrages which have taken place recently. From a close inspection of the tunnel in the proximity of the explosion it has been ascertained that comparatively little damage has been dona to the fabric, and this is thought to be very singular considering the tremendous force of the concussion. Great astonishment is expressed on all hands that no lives were lost, seeing that the train, going eastward, had every window smashed, and it is a cause for congratulation that the perpetrators did not select an earlier hour, when the consequencies might have been disastrous, as the trains on that part of the system are crowded by the working-classes between six and nine o'clock. Colonel Majendie visited the spot last night in company with the officials, and took notes and measurements at the spot where the explosion occurred. The colonel has not issued his report yet, but he will visit the scene again to-day. From latest enquiries the lady and two gentle- men who received some slight cuts are progress- ing satisfactorily, but it is feared that many of the other passengers, who were severely shaken, will unfortunately bear testimony to the force of the explosion. It is understood that the company intend offering a substantial raward for the appre hension of the perpetrators, but the amount is not mentioned, as the authorities are awaiting the official reports. Another report says :-Col. Majendie, Mr Bell, the treneral manager for the Metropolitan Railway Company, and representatives of the detective force, entered the tunnel this morning, and proceeded to the scene of the ex- plosion for the purpose of making a careful examination of the damage done. It is reported that a passenger in a second-class car- riage of the train leaving Gower-street for King's Cross only a few minutes before the explo- sion occurred, saw a man drrssed in a long Ulster coat with a fur collar, and wearing a soft wideawake bat, step into the adjoining compartment. He was carrying an apparently weighty parcel, about a foot and a half square, wrapped in American cloth. He did not take particular notice of the man's personal appearance at the time, his attention being attracted by the pecularity of the parcel he carried. Shortly after leaving; Gower-street station the stranger, who had entered an empty compartment, was seen by our informant in the next compartment to let down the window with a loud slam. The suspicious passenger got out of the train at Farringdon-strest, and walked away without the parcel. The person in the next compartment, whose interest had been aroused in the movements of his fellow-passengers, says he noticed this, and thinking the parcel had been left by accident in the carriage, looked over the partition, but found that it was not there. He did not think any more of the exnlosiOll in this morning's papers. He could not identify the stranger. His movements had only seemed suspicious to him since he heard of the outrage. No damage has been done to the permanent way, but for a distance of some yards from the seat of the detonation the brickwork of the tunnel has been more or less pulverised to a depth of several inches. The injury done, how- ever, is such as can be repaired without delaying the traffic, which was not much inter- fered with by the occurrence. Much alarm was occasioned in the immediate vicinity by the shock of the explosion, which seems to have been most forcibly felt in Euston- square and the adjacent streets. It is stated that one gentleman who had just sat down with his family to supper in a street at least a hundred yards from where the explosion took place says that the disturbance occasioned was sufficient to upset a jug of beer which stood on the table, and to hurl a loaf of bread from the plate on which it stood to the floor. In another house, somewhat nearer the seat of the explosion, the nurse was washing the infant in the bath, and most of the water was spilt, the bath being upset, and the baby being rolled out on the floor. The report was beard along the line to the west as far as Praed-street; but eastward the disturb- ance was not materially felt beyond King's Cross. The officials at Farringdon-street, casting their memory back in the light of subsequent events, remember that a few minutes after nine there was a great rush of air from the direction of the northern tunnel, but inasmuch as a consi crable strecch of open space intervenes between the tunnel and the station. The lights on the plat- form were not affected, and no importance was attached to the matter at the moment. It is now, however, believed that the air wave was the result of the concussion, caused by the explosion at a distance of a mile and a half from the static A later examination i-flows the charge of dyna- mite used to have been a comparatively small one. The signalman in charge of the box near which the explosion occurred states that the report resembled the discharge of a heavy piece of orduance. Every pane in the box was shivered, but the telegraphic apparatus was unin- jured. Col. Majendie is convinced us the result of his innestigation that dynamite was used. The i rubbish in the tunnel has been collected and sent with the wrecked train to N ew¡de!J thorough examination.
I THE ATTEMPTED DOUBLE MURDER AT CHISWICK. Extraordinary Details. The later details which have come to hand have to a very great extent cleared up the mystery which at first surrounded the finding of Emily Redston and her two youthful charges in the Thames near Chiswick on Wednesday night. The girl, it would seem, has been for about six weeks in the employ of Mr H. A. Pritchard, of 93, Percv-road, Shepherd's-bush. Quite recently Mr and Mrs Weir, who are related to Mrs Pritchard, returned from America with their four cHlldren, and have since been staying at Percy-road. It was on the lives of Amy and Maud Weir, aged respectively five and seven years, that the attempt was made. Mrs Pritchard describes Redston as a sullen and self-willed, though willing and honest girl. From first to last she had professed to be very fond of the two children. She was of a very excitable teinlieraiieil, and obstinate, but. her sanity was never from the first doubted by* the inmates of the house. Nothing occurred on Wednesday in the household that will account for her subsequent action. There was not the slightest approach to a quarrel of any kind. The only thing that did pass between her and her mistress in the course of the morning was that when she proposed to clean out a certain room she was told it was too late, and would have to be done on the following day. This caused her to sulk a little, but by noon she appeared to have recoved her cheerfulness, and worked away in the kitchen while the children were playing with their toys. kitchen while the children were playing with their toys. THE GIRL' CONDUCT IN THE HOUSE. Shortly after one o'clock Mrs Pritchard and I Mrs Weir, who were the only other inmates left in the house, went out shopping, and the girl's behaviour became most extraordi- nary. She dressed the two children and sent them outside in the street to wait for her, while she returned to the house to get ready herself for a walk. This was entirely against orders. Back in the house, her actions seem to have been those of a mad woman. She closed the street door, and then played havoc all round. In the hall she tore down the paintings and pictures from the wall in the kitchen she smashed a large quan- tity of china and crockeryware, while the con- tents of a plum-pudding were scattered over the scullery. Not content with this, she tore up a portion of the carpeting on the staircase, rolled up a mat and stuffed it down a watercloset, and in the sitting-room dashed the bronzes orna- menting the mantelpiece on the ground, scattered about the papers which she found in a desk, and threw over a large inkstand. In addition she tore to shreds the cotton gar- ment which she had been wearing during "the morning, placed the box containing her clothes and belongings in the cellar, and, with a view probably to concealing her actions, hung up a sheet in front of the kitchen window. The work of destruction seems only to have occupied her, in her ungovernable fury, a few minutes,for in a very short time she rejoined the children who were waiting for her outside, and then, according to Amy Weir, she looked about the same as usual. Neither of the children apparently had heard any sounds proceeding from the house, and both were unconscious of what had taken place. Mr and Mrs Pritchard both think the girl had no intention of returning, for she had not taken the latch-key with her. THE CONSTERNATION OF THE PARENTS. I It was about a quarter to six when the two ladies returned to Percy-road, and Mrs Weir then saw her husband with his two boys already pacing up and down. He at once explained that he had found the house locked up. The bell was again rung, and the hall door tried, but no response being forthcoming, Mr Weir made his way to the rear of the house, and clambering over a fence succeeded in gaining admission. On entering, look where he would, nothing but a scene of havoc met his gaze. In addition to the details above furnished, it may be mentioned that all the pro- visions in the larder had been scattered over the iioor of the scullery. The police were at once communicated with, and the house carefully searched, for it was feared first of ail that burglars had broken in and chatthegirlandthetwochildren had been killed, and their bodies hidden. While the search was still progressing intelligence arrived that Emily Redston and both children had been rescued from drowning in the Thames. On hearing the news the parents at once went to Maynard's boathouse. The connecting link between the time when the trio left Percy-road for their walk and the period when they were rescued from the waters of the Thames is sup- plied by Amy Weir, an interesting and pretty child seven years of age. The poor little victim of a merciless attendant when seen by the writer had apparently in great measure recovered from the effects of her immersion on the previous after- noon. She was sitting up in bed, with a smile upon her face, and without hesitation gave the following- account of what occurred after the party left home. LITTLK A;\lY'S ACCOUNT. After mamma had gone out Jiiinuy dressea us, and took us to the gate, and told us to walk up and down the road. She told us not to mmd walking up and down, and that she would not be long, as she was going to tix her shoes on. Then she closed the gate, and went back to the house. She came out dressed in a few minutes. I did not hear any noise while she was in the house. We walked down the river a long way, and then we went into the gardens at Kew, and looked at the plants and flowers in the glass houses. After that we returned to the river side, and walked along the bank. She was chatting with us, and I did not notice anything unusual in her manner. We had passed under the bridge (the railway bridge), sister and I walking in front, when she said, 'I can't go home any more, because I broke all the dishes with the poker.' We walked a little further, and then she pointed to two men, and said, Thev are robbers, and I am going- to thro w you in the water.' Tliw she caught me by the baud and threw me into the water. I struggled on to the bank, and called out for mamma.. After I fell in the water I do not remember any more. I immediately sank. I did not see Emily throw Maud into the river."—Maud, a child of five, who only speaks indistinctly, and is recovering more slowly than her sister from the effects of her involuntary cold bath, also positively as- serts that she was forced into the river by the servant girl. THE BOATMEN'S NARRATIVE. Win. Barnlwm and Win. Hudnott, the men employed at Maynard's boat-house, who were mumiy instrumental in saving the lives of the children, have supplied the following particulars of the rescue :-It was between half-past four and twenty minutes to live when we met in front of the boat-house. At that time it was getting quite dark the gloom was settling heavily over the river, and it was impossible almost to discern the other bank. The river at this point is about 150 yards wide at high tide. Scarcely had we met when we heard screams, like those of children, coming from the Surrey shore, and piteous cries of Mamma," and Don't, don t, 'Then there was a momentary silence, followed by a splash in the water as of a falling body. Both of us at once came to the conclusion that foul play was going on, and we rushed to a skiff, launched her, and rowed with all possible speed m the direction whence the sounds hau come. Sud- denly when a few yards from the shore, we noticed a ripple of the water, and immed ately afterwards saw something black. We caugut hold of it, and then found it to be a woman in a Mack dress. She must have been in seven or ei^ht feet of water. Hudnott pulled her into the boat, but it was a risky task with so light a skiff, and we had a narrow escape from going over. A yard or two further down the stream we could just distinguish a white object in the water, and pulling up to it found it to be a little child in a white "jacket. Hudnott got her on board, while Barnham handled the oars and steered the boat. Then we were pulling back, when suddenly, a little higher up the stream and just off a creek, we saw another black object in the water, and this we found to be the body of the eldest child. It was by the merest accident we came across her. All three were in deep water, faces downwards, and in a few seconds more would have disappeared from sight. They were floating down with the tide, which was running out very fast. At first we thought all three were dead. We shouted out for assistance from the other shore, and short y after Mr Maynard and his two sons came over m another boat and helped me to get them across the boathouse. From the time splash till we arrived on the scene fill y four minutes must have elapsed. It is » e how they lasted so long in that col Ve ourselves were almost numbed with oolu before we reached the shore. When we got them ashora we found the woman's limbs so rigi that we had to cut her clothes away from them. All three for a considerable time remained in an unconscious state. 7!
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EGYPTIAN FINANCE. [" TIMES TELEGRAM.] ALEXANDRIA, Friday.—Unless a financial settlement be arrived at quickly it is probable that the Egyptian Government will not have funds sufficient to meet administrative expenses after March. j
APPROACHING MARRIAGE OF TttE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM. To-day's|il/or)!M<7 Post is authorised to announc# that a marriage lias been arranged between the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, and Miss Graham Montgomery, eldest daughter of Sir Graham and Lady Montgomery, Stobo Castle, Peebleshire. I
MARTINI-HENRI RIFLES FOR I VOLUNTEERS. An official memorandum states that the Secre- tary for War, with the concurrence of the Com- mander-in-Chief, has decided to withdraw the Snider from the Engineer and Rifle Volunteers, and issue the Martini-Henri in lieu. It is h.opod,the entire service will be furnished by the 31st MaYch. j
ENGLAND'S EXTERNAL 41 1 RELATIONS. v.s i To day sTimes says:—" The crisis is becoming s serious and the complications with which this country is beset in different parts of the world are so menacing, that the incapacity displayed by the Cabim.- in its external relations is becoming to6 national danger. Much is forgiven to men who have a reputation, but in the face of continual and glaring proofs of failure to conduct the most ordinary affairs, the country may speedily be driven to the conclusion that there would at least be no harm in trying what can be done by II persons with less high sounding names. Once before there was a ministry of all the talents which conspicuously failed to carry on the national business, and whatever the powers of the men who now compose the Government, they are collectively cursed with an infirmity ot will and a blindness to facts which are rapidly involving the country in difficulties and dangers such as the most powerful state may shrink from encounter- ing. Every one will regret to learn that Mr Glad; stone's health is suffering from the strain imposed upon him, and none can deny his right to the repose enjoined by his physician. At the present time the affairs of the country requires more than usual physical and mental vigour for their direction, and, as Mr Gladstone has been accustomed to find these qualities for the whole Cabinet, it is not wonderful that his diminished capacity for work is disastrously felt in every department. I' TIMES" TELEGRAM.1 BERLIN, Friday.—An evening journal pretends to have heard from a well-informed quarter that the Imperial Government has already given orders for hoisting the German flag in the Bay of St Lucia; that a lively communication is at present taking place on the subject between the Cabinets of London and Berlin; and that Ger- many is determined to assert the priority of her claims to the territory in question. The second item in the above statement may, I think, be accepted as true.
THE NILE EXPEDITION. V' Letter from Gordon. ["STANDARD" TELEGRAM.] KORTI, Friday.—General Buller expresses distinct opinion that the boats will be able to reach Khartoum in two months from here. While giving this opinion, the general added :-General Earle is still here, making every preparation for the advance of the column, It Ï8 probable that the last regiment of the division will be here by the 23rd inst. Col. Vandeleur, commanding t Royal Sussex Regiment, has been ordered to select 400 of his men for the march across the desert to Metenmeh. The best shots in the regiment are to be chosen for the service. The men are to take kits for two months only. [11 DAILY TELEGRAPH" TELEGRAM.] KORTI, Friday.—It is now rumoured that while a portion of the troops will follow the Nile to Berber Lord Wolseley's column will await them at Matemneh. Major Flood, with a troop and a half of the 19th Hussars, will proceed to Metemneh to-morrow. The rest of the hussars will follow the desert rout. The Standard's special correspondent, tele- graphing from Korti on Thursday night, says:— (I have seen the message sent by General Gordon. It is a tiny scrap of paper no larger than a postage stamp, and could be easily con- cealed, however strictly its bearer was searched. I have nad a talk with the man who brought it to-day. General Gordon is a great smoker, and it is satisfactory to learn that he is amply pro- vided with tobacco. He had a personal interview with the messenger before the man set out, and when he left him offered him a cigarette. The messenger says that General Gordon has two palaces at Khartoum, and that he has a gun in position on the flat roof of each of them. At sunrise daily he mounts to the roof, and makes a careful survey of the whole country with his telescope, and marks any changes that may have taken place in the enemy's position. If nothing unusual has hap- pened, and there are no signs of any movement on the part of the Mahdi's men, he retires into his quarters and sleeps the greater part of the day. He rises before sunset, and after darkness has set in hp starts for the ramparts, which he per- ambulates all night, seeing^ that the sentries are all properly posted and on the alerc, and cheering the troops by his conversation and example. Colonel Kitsou, with five boats with men of the Black Watch, arrived to-day. Some boats, with a detachment of the Essex Regiment, and others with a portion of the Duke of Corn- wall's Regiment, have also arrived. The bulk of these three regiments will prooably be here by the end of the week. All are pushing forward at their best rfc,te of speed, the news of the starting of the Staffordshire Regiment up the river wUI, of course, add greatly to tbelr eagerness to reach the front- J whkUias Regiment is now the only corps which has not passed Dal on its way up. Provisions come in steadily here frem the sur- rounding country, and I believe that the supplies which we obtain are sufficient for the support of all the troops in this camp without trenching upon the supplies which have been brought up in Nothing has so far occurred which will alter the plan of the campaign as at present laid down. No definite information has as yet reached head- quarters with reference to the strength of the enemy at Metemneh. It js supposed the place is occupied by a detachment tne ^hdi s dervish army. The troops arriving in the boats present an absolutely ludicrous appearand m,t!le.lr torn and ragged garments, whose condl^on ^tihes to the utter unsuitabilitv of ciotnes_ served out to our soldiers for a hard campaign. There ia literally no1- i sound garment in the whole column which resembles lalstatf's ragged re<*ia>*n+ rafher than a body of British troops, fpj"'m trt>vvs of the Black Watch have beea ,r al\u old sacks, with native cloth from patched with tion8 of biscuit ting the bazaar|'swn on to the trousers to repair the tear made by rowing. What the ap- WCarance of the troops will be by the time the expedition has finished its work we cannot even contemplate. ■■ !■ ■ ■■■! —
At Lincoln, on Friday, the Hev. Lewis Kirby curate of Branston, was fined 220 for an aggra- vated assault on a little girl, daughter of a parishioner. A Norwegian sailor named Jonsone met with his death under brutal circumstances at an early hour on Friday morning, in a low part oj Liverpool. He quarrelled with a man named Taggart, who butted him and knocked him down. Anotlter man named Kavanagh came to Taggart's aid, and, taking off his belt, beat Jonsone about the head with the buckle till he became insensible, and when taken to the hospital he was dead. The two men and auothof named MeNaiUiU-a were aiTOited.