We hardly think the practice whloh "Atlas" has recently Introduced into the World, of putting a mysterious and scandalous paragraph at the head of his gossip, will be smatioiaed by the rules of dlsoreet journal- lam. This week's number contains the fol. lowing mysterious paragraph, evidently re- ferring to what b oiled an elopement In high life"Dermot astore, you should not have done it for sundry good rsasons-a father's memory, a mother's happiness, the honour of your order, the character of the regiment. As for the lady who breaks the marriage vow, I have no pity for her. He* husband has a happy riddanoe." The peculiar thing about it Is the last remark concerning the happy riddance to the husband, whioh reoslls the reply of the nobleman who, when asked whether he would oall another man out for running away with his wife, inquired why he should shoot a man for doing him a service by ridding him of a bad woman.
THE REPRESENTATION OF THE CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. There if ft probability that Ur Arthur Stepney will be returned for these boronghi unopposed. The Conservatives have as yet taken no action, and It 18 unlikely that they will do 10 on the present ocaudm In the meantime, however, a Cbmorw ttve Association will be formed, and attention given to the registration, In view of the general election. Mr. Arthur Oowell Stepney has nothing new to teU the electors In the address whloh he has just Issued, formally soliciting their suffrages. He echoes the sentiments whtoh he pat forth In a timUM document at the general election In 1874, and avows that Lis opinions have undergone no change since then. He considers the Government Education Bill ta be a hlgbly objeotlonable measure. With regard to affairs In the Eiit, Mr. Oowell Stepney expresses a belief that we owe U especially to the working classes to maintain peace In order that general confidence may return, that the trade of the country may revive, and that artlzhuo and labourers may find lull employment at good wages onoe more. Finally, Hr. Oowell Stepney reminds the electon that his Interests are Identical with theirs, and that they have only to send Mm to Parlia- ment to ensure both being well looked after.
THE LIVING OF CARDIGAN. Our Pontardnlals correspondent, wilting on Thursday, says It I announced that the living of Cardigan las been offered to, and accepted by, the Bev. W. Cynog Davies, curate of Dafen, near Llanelly. The living is the gift of the Lord Chancellor. Ur Davies was educated at St, David's College, Ltmpeter, 01 which college he was soholar, prizeman, and graduate. Mr. Davies Is an able literary man, and contributed several valuable articles to the "Churchman In Wales," published at Cardiff. Be was alio curate of St. John's, Cardiff, for three Tears.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY DIVIDEND. the Taff Vale Killway Directors have resolved to recommend the proprietors to declare a dividend I' of 10 per cent, per annum, and also a bonus of 1 per cent
PROROGATION- OF PARLIAMENT. If the session, »ay« » metropolitan contemporary, Is not prolonged by faction* opposition to tbe Edu- nation Bill, Parliament will be prorogued on the 14th or 15th.
OUR LONDON LETTER. LONDON, THURSDAY EVENING. These who peruted your reports on tha mobilisation scheme will not have b en un- prepared for the remarks which Mr. Hardy made last night respecting the excellent ap- pearance and conduct of the 1st Class Army Beeeive min, and the Mtiltla, at the various camps of exerolse near Sails- i^ty and Aldershot. The Secretary of State for 7'ar, as well as the Commander In-shlef In his recent general order, only expressed a le7 prevalent opinion as to the undoubted efficiency of theee branches of the service, of which the country may be proud, and In whose loyalty and devotion the utmost confidence may be placed. Bat the chief thing is thtlr eiliclency, both as to physique and knowledge of their duty, and In both theep rc.p"ctR no shadow of doubt can be entertained. Lord Wavensy male a mistake the other night, and so did Mr. Hardy last D'ght, when they both spoke of tuo militia an having "mmhed a long distance for several days in a tro, icjl sun." The sun, no doubt, was tropical, but note of the nailttU marched a long distance, nor, Indeed, any distance at all, foe "several" clays together. They only made one mirch at any oue time, though it is true that th3 Ir'ah regiments at Oacford on the Wily were req' ired to make that march under ciicrrostarces of groat hardship; th,t ie, early in t'te morulug following tha of their arrival in caap. This la a foot of whloh tro would imagine bolh Lord Waveriey. who went round the different camps, and more especially the Secret try for War, .1" u d have beeD perfectly cognisant. The T'M.tes publishes to-day an important document received from the Turkish Em. bassy respecting the relations betweofl th3 Porte and and the caorts that have been made ti spread abroad a sprl" of disaffection and rebellion !n Bulgaria. The documen1; is ia French, which t "caviare to the geueral" public, tnd it ought to be translated as on antidote to' the alleged Turkish cruelties lowarJs the Christian Inha- bitants of the pi):t, The leaders of the Insurrection 1:1 Bulgaria, It is stated, received tho'r instructions from Belgrade, and numerous bsnds of lnsurgenti, organlied nsder the observation of the Servian autho- ritlu, attacked the Turkish soldiers, pillaged and burnt the villages, maesscral the peaceable and Inoffensive Inhabitants, and everywhere scattered ruin and devasta- tion. And for these excesses, oommltted by Christian insurgents organised by Fervia, the Turks have been blamed. The Bravo oase still drags its slow hngth along, Mrs. Bravo being under examination upon this, the 18th day of the iaqulry I hear that several foreign witnesses will bo called to depose to the relationship formerly existing between Mri. Bravo and Dr. Gully-thotigh why French and Italian waiters and waitresses, II well as ohamber- maids or bedwomon, should be Imported into the esse, it is not difficult to understand, though anything but easy to appreciate. Is U understood that the caae will last carlsi.aly fcr another week. Some interesting parliamentary papers have been published to-day, including f ir- ther correspondence on the Arotic expedition as well all the detailed sailing orders given to the Alert and Disojvery, though why they were not pub- lished before is a leordt only known at the Admiralty. Cllp. Wares hai by this time probably accomplished the object, of hla hazardous and difficult expedition, and has discovered the North Pole, or stood on the very spot where it Is Bujifosed to 1;
I THE WAR IN THE EAST. THE FIGHTING BEFORE PANDI- RALO. I THE TURKISH ADVANCE. I CONSTANTINOPLE, AUGUST 3.—The Turks have oarrled the fortified position of the Servians near Gurgmoratoh. SEMLIN, AUGUST 3.-Constant fighting is going on before Pandlralo. Two thousand volunteers from the army of the Drlna have invaded Bosnia, intending to carry on Guerilla warfare. FCKNTKAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] I BBLO RA DIC, AUGUST 3, 8 P.m.-Yesterday the Turks made an attack near Koiajevatu, on the Servian division, commanded by OoL Howatorlch. The fighting Is still going on, but the enemy begins to beat a retreat. lesterday the Turks attacked Little Zvornlk, but were repulsed. THE SULTAN. I The Porte, write* a Vienna correspondent under date August 2. hM officially Informed the Powers of :eutu::f SattMt Mnrtd, re::ep:b:bíi, efhhtMtcttten. This notification on lb. part of the Porte has led to an exohange of Ideas among the Powers, the objeot of whloh waa to come to an understanding as to the attitude the latter wore to take If the event announoed beforehand was r"B to occur. A* far as our tnfonmtten goes all =n:u:mAJ agreed b:D:baài:aft: of Sultan Murad and the _loD of the next heir Is to be looked upon like any other ohange on the Throne brought about In the regular courts of events which calls for no sort of arrangement different from the forms usually adopted tn such esses. The new Sovereign of Turkey will be recog- nised, and the credentials to Sultan Murad which the Ambassadors of Constantinople have still In their pockets will be exohanged for others addressed to his successor.
DISASTERS TO SHIPPING. WRECK OF SCOTCH FISHING BOATS AND LOSS OF LIFE, A severe gale has overtaken the fishing boats on the Dorth-e»it coast of Booklend. A number of boats are missing at several stations. At Wiok some boats have been wreoked, and seven men drowned.
FOUNDERING OF A TELEGRAPH STEAMER. The Eastern Telegraph Company's steamer Hawk, whloh was built In 1861, sunk on Thuraday five miles north west of Tarlfa, The Hercules tag has aone to the Icellll of the dlsuter, The gross tonnage of the Hawk was 733 tons.
LOCAL BILLS IN PARLIAMENT. In tbe Hours of Lordi on Thursday the Newport (Mcnmouthsblte) Improvement Bill, with amend. ments, was read a third time and passed.
THE MURDER OF A POLICEMAN. The inquest on the body of the polloeman who wu shot near Manohester on Wednesday, was opened on Thursday, and adjourned, the evidence being purely formal. The three brothers charged with the murder were brought before the magis- trates, and remanded.
MURDER AT BRISTOL. At the Bristol szz'zes, on Thursday, Eiward Lelg was condemned to death for the murder of Thomas Allen, In June last. The prlsoyer stabbed tb. dwas?d th,ough Je.l.u, on dissoverlng that Allen was )tttc< with his (pthener'' ) wife- The jury, on aooount of theprovooatlon, strongly recom. mended the prisoner to mercy.
SHUTTING FIRE TO A I On Thuraday a Board of Trade UJnr. at umr pool, cccimenoed an Investigation, of the clrflom- stance> ct thn bucnlog of the ship Zdtttlu^a*, Tii9 I fire originated through a caak of rum oatcbtng tire, and It was shown that the pumps were defective,
CARDIFF SCHOOL BOARD. I TO TBI EDITOB. I Sin,-r,, III yon permit me to add a few words to those whloh you have publlahed respecting the ridiculous conduct of the majority of the Cardiff School Board, and the humiliating exhibition of temper shown by those gentlemen at their last meeting ? In these days, when sohool boards are, no to speak, upon their trial. snch discussions as that which was Initiated by Mr. John Bhtolielor li calculated to do more harm to school boards than any quantity of denominational zeal, They prove that. whatever may be the merits of school boards theaeelvES, they have got Into the hands of the wrong persons, and this, I submit, Is caused by the falie principle on which the memben are elected. I rotice In your paper of to-day that at a meeting of Kadloals held in London after the Interview with Lord Hartlngtoa on the Kiuoatlon Bill, a resolution was passed deprecating the Bill, on a very klrgular ground. It was atated that the Act wcnld have the ifleot of phclag "the man- agement of schools In the haiida of persons who neither cortrlbute to their support nor are elected by the taxpayers," The admlislon made in the first olauie of tills sentence to, to my mind, most !m- portant, ccntldeiing the qwrtei from whloh it comcs, and It 1b, as you hfcve poloted out, quite as bad in prltdple for persons to administer public funtla who do not oon tribute to them, as for the rattpiyers to oc mpelled to pay rates without bc,tng represented, I am glad to finfl, thereforo, that the Liberals are recognising this defect, and have pronomnad against placing the management of schools In the hands of persons who do not contribute to their support. Under this head of exolusian, the Cardiff School Board would have been uvod from the "mete" Into which Mr. John Batohelor has thrown them, for he ilool not contribute to the support of tie schools which he administers In Caidlff. In their Impotent rage the majority of the mem- bers of the Cardiff School Board aeem to have fallen upon a few itiange devices, and, In particular, Mr. John Cory, with hli hands in hli breeches' pockets, bellowed forth his wnth and ev«nsu5gested that anT member of the Houle of Commons was entitled to IIIk questions. It does not, however, seem to have occurred to him that there exists a member for Cardiff, In the person of Calonel Stuart, who was returned by the lUdioiln of Cardiff, assisted by a system of mendacity with regard to political pledges. Certainly Colonel Stuart Is quite capable of vindicating tho Cardiff School Board lu the House of Commons, and we think his friends In their sad plight have a right to call upon him for tome show of service. No doubt he coald expatiate most eloquently upon the wrongs of this unfortm. nate board on the third reading of the Bill, and at the simatime give at least onesignof hi. oonneotlon with the borough. As to his nnfortunata friends the Fenians and Home Rulers, I find that he could not even bring himself to vote upon the question of the release of the polltlma prisoners. He may, however, retrieve this error, and oover himself with glory, by ventilating with his well known eloquence the grievances of the Cardiff Sohool Board before the Htnie of Commons.—I am, &c., OENiog. Cardiff, August 3. TO THR IDITOR. Sib —I see In the report of the sohool board meeting that Mr. Batohelor said that It was thslr intention "to deal In perfeot fairness to every not .nd "that he denIed the statement that the boud waa placing dffficultleøln the ?.y of .I,?nt.ry ?)J' I would "? to ask what "fairness" there I. In .ekot!lIg a .Ue on which to ereot OM of thfir seboLI-, satnally *rfi«lnlng voluntary school* accommodating nmly 300 children, as In t'le ou. at RICRID.1 Aty-et- Dookl; and If ereoterl,la ta.t not Ilka Dlaclnz "difficulties" In the way of toe exist ing voluntary tchoolt there! I lewa him to recoolle t"o. lam. &o.. I __n- A KATErAJfiiK.
(PUM ABODOIATIOR MUMBAN, HOUSH OF LORDS.—Thursday. The Lord Chancellor took his seat at five o'clock. PERSONAL EXPLANATION. The Eul of SANDWICH gave a distinct denial to the statement made by Mr Bright In the discus- lion upon the Education Bill that he had carefully (xcluded Nonconformists from the oommlislon of the peace. The ohara' first appeared In a letter from Mr Arthur Arnold to Mr Gladstone at the time of the general elsoHon, and as It had now been repeated by an ex-minister In the House ol Cam- mons, he felt that he was justified in taking notice of It. He never considered In any way the nllglous opinions of those whom he recommended for the commission of the peace, and anyone who looked through the list of magistrates of his oounty .would see that he b&d exer*ed his discretion properly. 1;k/xBWåNog"ootlro,Ible blind that U fault was to be found with his oonduct as lord-lieutentut it should be done In the House, where the noble lord would have the oppor- tnBtty of explaining the course he had adopted. tuli t 1 lord was perfectly jMM&ed In the ottte- ment he had made on the present oooaslon. The Winter Assises Bill went through com- mittee. The Parochial Becords Bill was read a third time, and passed. EXTBADITION. I The adjourned debate on Earl UranvUles motion for an address to the Orown for further correspon- dence respecting extradition was resumed by The LORD OHAKCHLLOB, who commenced his observations with an expression of great obliga- tion to their lordships for the indulgence by whloh he waa allowed to continue the dlscnssloa that evening. There were twodlltlnet queltlonl bnolved; first, whether on the subject of extradition there ought to be allew treaty between this country and the Urlted States, and what should be the character of that treaty J and, secondly, whether the Government, In the exerolse of the powers they possessed under the existing treaty, had pro- perly Interpreted their duty. Arrangements for the future were at the present moment under negotiation, and this Government had Informed the Government of the United States that they were prepared to enter upon the negotla. tion without any bias or prejudloe from the correspondence that had passed between the two Governments. There were many points on which the arrangements between the two countries might be Improved, and this was aquestionupon whlohthe In. terests of Great Britain and of the United Statos were absolutely ldentloal, The extradition 01 cri- minals was not created by treaty, but was founded upon tbe 00181" of nations, and when the treaty ?me to be made with the Unl Statel," was rather to limit and confine the application of exist- ing principles than to lay down new principles, In those oenntries where extradition had prevailed much longer than between this country and the United States, It was a fundamental rule that the person whose surrender had been agreed to conld not be prosecuted or condemned except for the crime In respeot of which his extradition had been obtained, and all writers on international law In France, Holland, and Germany had dis- tinctly laid down that principle. The treaty of 1842 enumerated seven orlmes to whloh alone ex tradition was to apply, and the President of the United States, In his message to Congress, men- tioned the orlmes that-were excluded. What was the use of excluding them If the penon surren-* dered could afterwards be tried for crimes other than that for which he was surrendered ? The Act of the British Parliament giving effect to the treaty was to be interpreted In the same sense. Parliament gave no authority to any Secretary of State to hand over a man to the United States to be tried for any offencs what. ever, but after evidence given showing a prima facie case of criminality as regarded a particular offtnoe, the Secretary of State was authorised to hand the acouied over to be tried In America for )tpMUcntfMro<!ence. This country had thoroughly made up Its :'d:at Do man sh lube xurranderea for a political offenoe, but they would: have no security for the carrying out of that view If a prl- rOLEr aurrendored for one offence could be tiled for another. If the Government had not raised this point when they had fair notice of. the interpreta- tion which the United States placed upon the treaty, no course they could have taken would have bein more likely to produce future eompllcitloni and embarrassments. Lord SKLBORNE acknowledged the speeches of Lord Derby and Lord Calms In 1866 were entirely consistent with the arguments on which they now rdild. but with that exception the view uniformly taken by the British Government was that for which Mr. Fish contended throughout his corre- .potdcl>ce. There was no such thiog recognised in this countrj es a priory international obligation. All we conld do was to ascertain whether there was sit, ffictent prima fucif case of crime, recognised ai .1101, by British law, to justify the surrender of a man to take, hi. trial In Amerloa J bat when once lie c fine d tr was given up, he would be tried accord- ing to American law, and It was difficult to cm celve why he should not be tried for any offence whatever for which American law could try him, ex- cept only a political offence. The motion was withdrawn, and the Home roaa at Line eclocir.
HOUSE OF COMMON$. -THURSDAY. The Speaker took the chatr at 4. nnTIOKS OF MOTION. Notices of motion for next aestlon wera given hy Mr. Potter (nochdale) so as to alter the law In oaxos of insanity as regards real property I by Sir lieo, Campbell (Ktrkoaldy), on the conduot of Scotih business; by Mr. Burt (Morpeth), to extend he provitlcitft of the Workshop Act. to sailors bl Me, I eatham (Hudderafield), on tho sale of livings; hy Mr. J. Oowen (Newcastle), for oounty eleotlve boards by Mr. P. Taylor (Leicester), for the aboli- tion of tbc Game Laws j by Sir W. Lawson (Oar. lisle) for the Permissive Bill by Mr. Hopwood (Stoctpcrl), on the appointment and jurisdiction of maglstiatis; by Mr. P. Taylor, for the opening of mnaiuma, &0, on Sundays. Sir C. DlLKE (Chelsea) gave notlca tint he should move the rejection of the Pollution of KUeia BUI, Ciiptnln NOLAN (Gttwsy) gave notice that on Mti!d&i bû ukculd aik thl) Prime Mlalstsr whether the Goverrmert would not oonoort measures with the other po" en in order that mfidloal men and i.mlnht'O1 'mI",ed In thenar now go!agon be- twetn Taiksy end Servlt and Montenegro ahould bi placed under the Geneva convention. LIGHT DUES. Sir C, ADKEJaLEY (Noith SiaffoJdsMre), 111 itj ly to Mi. Norwood (ilut)), said that the Inoreui in tbe líht 0. bippi.g hd been mde on ac- count 01 a failing .II lu tbc ro,,??ipto ad an inoreuo In I be ixpci dita?e, wheh had C.U,ed an enoriaouf decrease In the fund s'.noe 1874. I COUMEROIAL FRAUES. Mr. CROSS (South-Went Lancashire), In reply tO IMr G. Campbell, said that there were oonoldoub: difficulties in the way of amendlog the lav --lih respect U> commercial frauds, but he was advlse l thiitthe Bm of the hon, member for Maccleafhld greatly diminish them. He could give no (8rlliJelln "old of time this aabdion, but he hopfd that ti e Bill would pats next year under Lhe auspicus of tbe hon. member or the Government. TEKACCItENT TO THE FLYING DUTOII mati. Mr. ITAltrY (Oxford University), In reply to Mr, Ha}ter(Butb), said that he had no Inforoontlen with res( ect to the accident to a soldier, travelling p tie Cheat Western express, on aooount of his beltg fcatdesffed. He coold not undertake not to send military prisoners by fast express trains, or to dispense with handcuffs In all cases. I TURKISH FINANCE Tho CHANCELLOR of the JSAUHByxiKS (North Dtvon), In reply to OoL Mure (Renfrew- shin), said tbe Bank of England informed the Government on the 29 .h July that the funds on tl,e Egyptian tribnte aocount bad not been deposited to meat tho cnpons and drawings of the 1855 Turkish guaranteed loan, due on the 1st August. The Treasury at once communicated with the foreign ffice, requesting li to communicate with the Turkish Ambassador. Oa the same day •hey Informed the Bank of England that the Government was prepared tn fulfil Its obligations, and ulied the bank to advance the money for the dividend. This was done as an act of courtesy, tn the Turklih Government, In order to give It an opportunity to maka armziqemettts. The xreMurj bad received from the foreign office a letter from the Turklih Ambassador, stating that he was in communication with his government. No further reply bed been received. The facts had been com- municated to the French Government, I AN IRISH OONVIOr. I Sir M. H. BEACH (East Gloucestershire), lu ID.d" l?kl ?, a, h, I 1 that the man Khwtn. DntKemar.. M tttt<d In the qaanloa., who itMoemvtctedfoithemnrdertthttnd'o Eye, hai I been .et at Mberty. I aUNVAY CLOSING IN IRELAND. Sir WILFRID LAWSOM (Carlisle) moved tha tdjewement of tbe House In order that he might state his opinion as to the conduot of the Govern- ment with regard to the Sunday Closing Bill, He gave a history of the previous proceedings on this subject, ard was discussing the prlnolple of the measure, when he was Informed by the Speaker' that it was not In crdar for him, under cover of the motion for adjournment, to enter on a discussion ef the pttMtpkf of a Mcnnre that WM not on tbe Yder book. ? H?ed the Government for not (ffordtng sufficient opportunities for passing tbe Bill denying that It was too late, even at tht. cerM of the session, to atriy the If there was any earnf.stiiesa In the desire to di 10, Mi DISRiELI (Bacu) did not think thi motion was justified by the cfroumitancos. He deu ed tiat the Government had done anything which rendered them amenable to the charge made agu&it them. When beaten on this question by a lawe majority they had informed the ￼ of the BUI that they looked on the division pn the resolution then Olrrled as equivalent to a division on the second reading of tne Bill, and they ihonld tBhteqaenMy prepare iBverai anoeodments to the measure which they were pre- vented from moving by the way in wtiioh the dis- onsalon bad been oarrled on by the Irish membari Be tiaited'the Borne would refaie to p' the motion, and that It would prooeed with the Important bnalneas whloh stood next upon the PIPor. Mr. B. SMYTH (Oounty Londonderry) expressed a hope that the Oovemment would take up the aobjeel M? RAIKES (OheotM) repudiated an In. ilnnatlon made by Sir W. LUllon to tha effect that be bad yesterday brought for. ward a motion that had taken up an hour and a half of the time of the House with the view of feialstlDg Indel&jlr.K the measure. Sir J. EABDLEY WILUO? (South Wararlok lb ire), objected to the attllckt tha. bad baen IU .dJ on the Government, whose condaot on the qaeaiba had been moat manly and straightforwar(L Sir W. LAWSON exprewed his rogrut for tho obiervationi to whioh Mr. KaUes had takon tx- ception The motion wai not prered. I THE EDUCATION BILL. On the motion that the Elementary Elaoa loa Bill, as amended, be contldered. The Marqnll of HAhTINGTON (Radnor) roie to move all an amendment, That In the oplaloa tf thla Home principles have been Introduced into thla Bill alnoe It second reading which wore not then either mentloned to or contemplated by the House, which tend to disturb the basis on whieli elementary education now reata, to impede tha formation of new lichoob, to lntroduoe discord and oonfualon Into the election of school boards, and to place the management of schools in the haads of penona who neither contrlbuto to telr support nor are elected by the ratepayers." He aid he had no desire to delay the progress of the BUI, bat merely to Ilk tbe HOUle to OOlllldr tho oBwgol thr.) had taken place In the measure dnrtag its progress. Ha did not complain that fcbs Bill had a denomlna. tlonal character, became nothing elie could have been expected under te clrcuflQBtanooB, but he ihonld have thought that if not jastlce, at all evonta generosity would have led the majority of that House to have had some respect for the feelings of tbe Nonconformists. He condemned the attacks that had been nude upon school boards, remarking that the time chosen ror making it Was very in- opportune, as they were at the present moment jait In that position in which their action, as tend- log to an Increase of rates-was likely to ba uopop ular. One of the changes cf which he complained was the doing away wltti the condUlon of volantiry support to denominational schools, and he argued that It was evident that the course which had been taken would have the effect of Impeding the forma- tion of new sohools. The other points of his amendment he also maintained were fully proved, and he characterised the clauses to whlob. he objected as tending to prevent the truoe that might otherwise have been established between the different parties In the country. The Government were responsible for re opening: grievances that should have been lot alone, and they ould hardly object II, when the time came, tho opposite (lUGr scniht to deal with the matter more In accordance with tbelr own view!. Lord SANDON (Liverpool) defended the mdda (a which the Bill had been carried out, on the part of the Government denying that the Blll was In- tended or would operate as a dOllthblow to the sohool bouri sjstim. He alio denied tHat the cblldien of Nonconformists would be sent Into de. romlnatlocal schools, and asserted that the rights of Nonconformists were rigidly protected In this and other particulars. He jartlfied the amendments that had been introduced after the second readlag by a reference to the course adopted by the late Government In the Bill of 1870, when most impor- tant amendments were introduced long after tie second reading, Sir G, BOWYER (Oxford) strongly objected an a Komsn Cathollo to the uecahr system, Mr. W. E. FOE,S TE It (Bradford) supported the fcrnendmont, temarfclt g, with regard to the Bill of 1870, that It left two systems at work—the volun- bry and denominational ijstem, and the systam of tehee's supplied by rr.tst-~ar>d he th»aght It war a mlst&kefor the Government to do Anjthlug tlat would snpplj the want of the voluntary sys- itn?, 'ehLcuph It was a great encour-sgtiment to tie vsjoiitfivj schools, but w for a time, and he be Hiv-ct that In the end it wcul-1 ho fcuni to have litU) tfccm £ teat barm, and he b'1!7ea the Gavr-n- nient would rome day be sorry for what shey hid noLf; in this retp ct. Lcd J. MANNKKS(North tulcesierAle-) denied that the Bill would dljc:>ur.ige school board. axoupfc in casti where they were ucieceasrry, The House thin dlviled with tha following re- cult:— For tha ccthn (to reconsider the Bill as amei ded) 182 Aii?tt ￼ .? 120 I IMr. BOOllD (GieeuwlcS) movta a oisusa re- quiring thbt no prooecutl n should bo undertaken txc. pt with the authority cf at least two members of a school board. Lord SAKDCN wculd assent to the clause, Ttis was assented to, and the clause, as amended, was added to the Bui. A division was t.!I, on Mr. Shaw lefevre's (Bcadltg) new clause, riijuUiiig a statemant of the Inooine út schools In receipt of eD annu.1 grant. Laid SANDON obj-cling, the clause was nt galvfd hy 82 against (17. Lord KOBKKI MONTAGU (Wentmeatb) movsd t% an addition to olause 14, that tf the parent of any child resident lo a school board district is unable, by reason of poverty, to pay the school foes, end If the board fulls to malle regulations under cUnse 25 of the Act of 1870 for the payment thereof, li should be the dcty of the guavdiaai, If satiaaji of such Inability, to piy tHa same." Lord SáNDON admitted that tho amendment hit (I, practical blot, but, at the larae time, ad/lsad that It should uot be pressed, remarklog that If 16 Wtile hereafter found that there was a real griev- ance it oould be deslt with in another form. &1r. FoBBTiB Ilran.1, Ppzx,?d the a.0niment, and Mr. B. HOP? (OimbttdM Unlvenlt¡) a?od tae Gavt,rbment to accept It. T.ie CHANCELLOR of ? EXCHEQUER (North DCVOL) Intimated tht the GDverumeut vrci,ld accept the amendment. bit. FAWCKrr (tlsckat'j) denounosd the pro- posal, aLd moved vhefedjeurnajent d the debte. Mr. Diixwin (3»anses) seconded, and Mr. W. E, FoesTita supported the motion. After some farther dlsouislon, tie House divided, when the motion was negatived bj 192 against 91. Sir O. DILKE moved the adjournment of the House, and on a division the motion was negatived by 191) to 91. Sir C. FORSTER (Walsall) moved the adjourn- n.ent of the debate, aud altar a long discussion tile motion vas defeated by 179 agslnst 82. blx,, MUNDBLL& (Sheffield) movod the adjourn- went ot tfcs debate, which, aftar some dlsoassloj, wtu i tgatlved by 170 agalrst 77. Mr. O. MORGAN (Denbigh) mmd tha adjourn- ment of tbe House. The House divided, and the motion was ntga'.lvod by 160 sg&IDBt 72. Mr. BLAKE moved the adjournment (If the House, and the motion was negallved by 156 sgslnst 68. Mr. MONK movtd the adjournment of the debate, and the motion was defoated by 153 against 64. Mr. BRISTOWE moved the adjournment of the House, and, on a division, the motion was negativel by 148 against 63, The House eventually adjourned at 4 25 a.m.
TUil! DIVISION on lord harting- TON'S AMENDMENT. The following ate the members who voted wit-I,. Lord Hartington on his remoluton in riferane) to the Eduratlon BillAnderson, BMfcut, A, Batolay, A- Box-, B. zler, W. B:sumont, Blake, Bolokow, John Bright, Bilstowe, Brwden, Lord E. Brute, Buit, 0. Cameron. OampbcU-B'vnnernun, Oarrlng- toB. a. Cave, Lord V. Cavendish, Chadwlok Ohlon- terlalD, Chamber, Clifford, Caiman. Oot, Cows-i, Crawford. J. K. C.0. 5, DS'le, D. D-vic", R. Davies (Anglesey), Dllke, Dillwin (8wanr;a), G. Duff, Elrp, E/hrardl, F. Kjerkon, Fawt .tt, Far- guicon, Fitzmaurl,, a, Fletcher, Sir 0. Fores- ter, W, E. Forster, Lord D,u-,Ia-s Got- don, GcJfh»n, Hinkey, Ha:ciurt Hair ni- too, HiLvelock, Halter, T. R. Hill, Holgsra, J, Holm*. HopWo: V Howard, W. H, James, D. Jenkins, Kay Shutileworth, Klanilrd, K-ratih- buU-Hajsrxea, Lambart. L-.verton, Lawwenrj (Lambeth), Lawson, Leatham, Lofevre, Lelth, Lowe, Lubbock, Lusk, MIA,thur (Leicester), M'C-*Hy, M'Arthur (Lambeth), M'tizas, M'Luen, J. Maithnd- W. F. Maltland, (Bs* lonih're), MMbink, Monk, Morgan, Mundella, Muntz, Mure Norwood, A, Peil, Pen- nlngton, Playfa'r, PIIWIIOII, Potter, W. E. ptl.e, Ra'. Kimsay, H Blekwd (Merlb1r), BetbtoMM. Lord A, BM-:U, By]-d", 83muds, 8hed<!m, Shenlfl, Stm.n.a?ot?. B. Smyth, Bt?.tpM. Bhnton, St.?"'°' 8wM.tM. Taylor, Tn", V'"eM. Wat.rlow, WttMn.W?MMn. WHtwe!<. BWt.ttw.?tt)?"?(K?- hBty d!?), W?Un Williams (DanMib^mr M 4floon Y"m"' Touni. The tellers were Mr. Adam and Lord Kenslnjjton.
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I TERRIBLE WIFE MUffctfER AT PENARTH. I ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF THE I, MURDERER. On Thuiredtyihfkornoon, shortly after one ealook. a dreedfa) crime was committed at Penarth by a man named Charles Tree, a ships' watchman at the Docks, living next door to the Olive Arms, in John- street. Briefly, doting the absentia of his only daughter, he seized a olub-llke weapon and beat cnt his wife's brains. Then he ran upstairs and cut bit own throat with a razor, inflating Injuries from which it is impossible that ha oan ever reo ocver. The husband and wlfo had for some time been on bad terms, end, Indeed, the blstory of their married life Is altogether a distressing one. Abont two years ago Tree wts employed on board the steamer William Batters, on board of which aa explosion at that time took place. He had his leg very badly fractured by the accident, and for 18 months was In the Hamadryad hospital ship, When be came out he was still suffering from the effects of his dreadful injuries, and had tptn wounds upon Ms leg down to the time when he committed this fearful crime. Rumour says that in const qnence of these wounds his wife took a dislike to blm, and transferred her affections else- where, but at any rate there Is no doubt that Tree was exceedingly jealous of her supposed familiarity with a lodger In his hOUle, At the same time, It Is remarkable that he always spoke well of her in public; though It Is possible that he may have meant differently to what he laid. For Instance, he was often heard to remark, when loose women were passing by, that If his wife were suoh as they he would do for her;" and an observation of that kind may, of ooursft, be oonstrued In two entirely different ways. His quarrels with his wife In the house were frequent and violent, 011 one cccaslcn he smashed a sofa and a table with an axe which he brandished above his head, threatening at the same time to do what he did yesterday. The police were called In, and they wrested the axe from his grup but shortly afterwards a knife was taken from him utder similar clrcumttanoes. fhe wife was urged to take out a warrant against him, In the hope that that proceeding would bring Tree to a sense of the responsibility d his actions; but she refused to apply even for a summons. So matters went on until Thursday, Tree had been gloomy and morose ail day, and at noon was again engaged In a fierce' altercation with his wife, tbe lul jcct of their dispute being, as ever, hor liaison with the lodger, Their only ohlld, lID intelligent little girl of ten or eleven years, and a general favourite in the vlllaga, left the bouse on an errand, Daring her tbiccce Tree's jealous passion seems to have culminated In a determination to mnrder his wife, for he proceeded to effest that object In thereaftlelt manner possible, He seized the weapon we have alluded tc—called by sailmakersa 11 fid," and about the I! ze of a policeman's staff, but heavier, belog made of the hardest teak -ind battered III. her skull, He gave her several terrific blows, any one of which might have been fatal. The tremendous force be most have used Is shown by the fact that the 11 fid wei broken clean in two. The unfor- tunate woman fell Insensible to the floor, and lay with her head in a comer of the kitchen (where the murder was committed), huddled together In the p« collar form so frequently assumed by bolte. upon vblch violence has been done. Having wreaked Lis vfci geance upon hli wile. Tree walked Upstairs with the solemn determination to end his own life The daughter was absent only ten minutes, Who abe reiurued she saw her mother lying on the floor of the klichen, with her skull in fragments, IInil. the brains sc^Utrcd hure and there, In alarm phe rushed Into the street and screamed lot asuUtanoe. The neighbours ran in, and Ib" at once the dreadful work that had been done. Mr. Nell, the medloil gentleman of the village, was almost Instantly on bE spot, and had the wom&n lifted on to the 10fa,- that same sofa which the man had smashed In a foimer paroxysm of fury. She was not yet dead, tut Will of ooune Insensible, She died in twenty minutes aftar the blows were delivered, without having spoken a word. The neighbours crowded In tnd ground, and had to be removed by the police, who had toon arrived on the scene. Soma of them, howbver. ran upstairs after the murderer, and be- held a sight of even greater horror than the first. Tree was sitting on tie floor, supported against the waihstand. Xhere was a feirful gash in his throat j around him was a pool of blood that invaded every part of-the dvor; aDd by his side was a rnzor. He had lifilcted aloog and deep wound, whloh com- pletely severed the iarnyx and reached back almost to the spine. How it happened that he did not die Instantly It Is difficult to tell. Perhaps the faot that he is a man of singularly vigorous constitution, In splto of his lame and ulcerated leg, had something to do with It. Anyhow, he was not dead when found, not bad be died up to the time when our latest despatch left Penarth. His death, however, Is a matter of certainty, for he malt have loit nearly all the Mood in his body besides which, it is impos- sible that be can swallow, though Breathing Is not difficult. A curious fact was observed by those who entered the roum. Tree, Immediately ftfter having cut his ttroat, must have stood or knelt over a cbmller vessel, for one such receptacle was found full of blocd. Ho must then have fallen baok, tbrongh weakness, Into the position In whloh he was riiscovered. Mr, Nell, seeing that nothing could be done for Mn Tree, dlHMed the wound the murderer bad Inflicted uponhlmeelf, and laid him upon the bed. When Mr. Nell first touobed the gash, Tree im- patiently pushed the surgeon's hand away, and uttered a sort of disapproving groan. Though he could not speak, he intimated plainly enough that he wanted to be allowed to die, Indeed, he subse- quently signified to the ourate of he parish, the Kev. bl,, Fisher, who visited him, that he WQ8 not sorry for wbst he ha done, that he was glad his wife was dead, that he hoped he should die too, and that he blew he should. Thts he lodloated during an Interval of consciousness. He now nmalu in the pOlldollln whloh he was placad by Mr, Nell. Tree is a big, thlil man, wlkh beard growing under Lischin. This beard he cut right through. Ha has always been eonildered quiet and rOlpecbble-lo. deed, the last man In the village who would have been tnppoicd capable of luch a crime, Mra. le was a fair sized woman, about 43 years of age, and cf good appearance. Tree washer second husband. The room In which the murder was oommltted is a basement kitchen, built so as to occupy the space left at the rear by the steep slope of the bill, The house II falrl, furnished, and has every appearance of comfort and tidiness. It Is now, of course, under the charge of the police. A constable was with Tree all last night, and Mr. NeU paid hla frequent visits, for his death wss expected every moment. The ttMte affair has caused a ptefeMdtyp'tnM KMtttcn In Penarth, which has not been the 10eM cf such an event within the ?°""? mac. CurloUI nelgbboun hUDg arouDd the houl8 uDtll late last night and the bar of .h Olive Arms crowded with villagers who had onl, one topic of conversation. An Inquest Will MOX% Probbbiy be hid to-dar.
MASSACRE BY SOUTH SEA I ISLANDERS. Accounts are 11 bli shed at Metboame of ft?het I mmoseres b" th Sea MMder..n board vas 'a)@ sent i. ?,bou;?,M. EaMMorew< I are "/lted to have t.6 ?n ? I or?
LORD CHAKLHS*KERR FINKD POR I HTTNTING WITHOUT A LICENCE. I Lord Charles Innes Kerr ?" mmmeMa M tte m<.?..aettT MMtem*. on Thurma" M msl%r of apack of ??.?th.< ?P'? "?'t ?loence, either for t6 hemuh .ttha hMtmiMt. !'h.?t.M<w bBt.M a fine Of 210, b&lf the aM for the MVMit. Mdhttt hr W dog, the MM- dant was only summoned In respeot of one dog.
ColiNiellED WITH thb Pbiss."—" Connected with the press" will soon pass into a by-phrase as something in the City.' A fellow whose name W" Ika?hOlMMelY Ml"d UP WIWI A We of moduadon Md 'oMde, described Mme?ttt :=:=: 'd with the pmm" The MobtMNty Is the fellow had no oldm to that dbr ttMttea. It Is one thht to be connected with the pytml another to be a ioumaligl The "d' omed pM.?Un? who "a[m?." k*mmdovll 8Ðr.fInUon.. the ?vetMrnmeet tout, the dapper detktnthea&Mid??epMtment. the proof «aay. %be "de?U" who fetahe< c!)pyMdbMr.e"M<M ?y t. UT6.y who rides the bajtpony of the Bch' .-KH theme Me MBnecied with foe ?p'eM .but, U ,ou pleme, the, M not ioMMU'tt.-?' it.
I THE BALHAtf MYSTERY. I EVIDENCE OF MRS. BRAVO. I EIGHTEENTH DAT. The inquiry Into the death of Hr. Bravo was ra- mioed on Thursday morning, before Mr. William Oait^r, sk the Bedford Hotel, Balham. The Coroner was assisted by Ur B. Burleigh Mntf c/ Devercum Ohomberi? Temple, M his vA-? nor Ld thecoanteten)?ed In the QUe were Me Oorit. O 0<i and Mr Poland, iumlenowd by Mr A. Steph??n. IOlIolkn to the Ttmory; Me XG'eoroge=wla for the pareD" of the d-ed I Sir B. J. ?0.. and Mr B? for Mri BJorHoa B?o.wht.w, Mr £ P. M?,0 Q 0., Md th R. "M'B1:r x' apr: with Mr Archibald Smtth.MpeM?tttDf. 0 ally. The MMt met at AO o'oloù-balf ..bov earlier than ulnal-In order to prooeed with the reading of the depositions whtob had been made by Mrs. Cox during the four days she was noder examina- tion, There was no nbstessent In the interest which the Inquiry hu hlthesto excited; and the accommodation of the room la whloh the proceed- ings are conduoted was again taxed to its utmost capacity. The reading of the evidenoe eooeluded at a quarter pMt I% and h?vtn< been slpe4 aftl Cjx eft. the court, with an involuntary appmonee of &at Oliof. Mrs. BI'VO W" then brought Into court by her father, Mr. Hubert Campbell. She was dressed in very deep mourning, audappsared to be perfectly •elf-posaaised. Hiving bt en accommodated with a chair, the proceedings continued. The Coroner (to witness): Will you please to give your Christian name ? Witness: Florence. Kir H. Jamell (who legally represents Mrs. Bravo): We bear, Mrs. Bravo, taat you are the daaghtsr of Mr. Robert Oam pbell, who lives at Busoot-park, In Gloucestershire? i Witness: Yet. And that In 1864 you were married to CHpUta Alexander Blcardo ?—I was. He was an officer in the Grenadier Guasdi t Yet. And was the son of Mr. Lewis and Lady Katha- rine Bloardo ?—Yes. Lady Katberlne Blcardo had a house in OhestLer. square, No. 46!—Yes, And had Captain Bloardo a plase called Ooltham Hall, In Norfolk?-Yes. I believe he gave up that place in 1868 ? -YOL He had at that time beoome Involved in sons pecuniary difficulty ?— Ne; he oould not get the lease renewed, and we left6 Where did you reside afterwards?-At Shate Honse, Axmlnster. Did yon sometimes stay with Lady Kstherlne Ricardo In Chester square ? -Yes, I did. Lady Katherine Blcardo, I believe, died 011 the 6th of December, 1869?—Yes. At her house, 46, Chester-square ?—Yes. Where bad Too been spending that autumn?— At my father's, In Bww?t Park, That was 1. I :r,fh::b:d :=t d::or a\I::a .bootlcl' And from thence we went to stay at Lord Hill's, at Hawkstone, In Shropshire. From there we went to Captain Rloardo's uncle, Sir Richard Brook's, at Lawton Priory, near Chester, Then did yon go to Sudbury, your brother's place ?—Yes. Sudbury is three miles from Busoot, non Fatting- don ?—Yes. When did you last see Lady Katherine Blcardo ? -On the 14th of October, 1869. Was that before the pheasant shooting t,1 west up for one day. I heard the had met with an acci- dent. I stsyed one nl3ht. That was the last time I ssw her alive. Were you staying at the house of your brother at Sudbury when you heard of the death of Lily Katberlne Ricardo! Ye.. How dtd you hear the fact?-On the morning of the 6th by telegraph. I believe the butler oame down on the evening of the 5th, and In consequence of his communication did Captain Ricardo go up to LOlldoa !-V.á,. Then on tbe 6th did you go to London with your motbn ?-o, I went with my maid. At Cbertsr-square you found Lady Katherine was dead?—Yes. I believe In the early part of the next year you went with Captain Ricardo to B)urnemouth -We went for Christmas, on Christmas eve. How long did you remain at Bournemouth -OIL and off, I think, to Aprtl. We have heard that at times your husband had bern in the habit of drinking to exoess?-Hehad. Did be drink to the extent of being lntoxicited fre quen tJ1 ? Y ta, I beileve when he was sober you lived happily with him ?-Very. When he bad been drinking in this way, was h8 violent In his oonduct towards you?—Not always. Twice Apsit from violence towards yon, were there out. breaks?—He was more sullen than anything else. He always aid he took nothing but water when he was ncder tbe liflaence of drink. Did he have any attacks of delirium tremens to your knowledge?—Yes, three times, It not four, Whtn he bad been drinking were there illness and sickness sometimes?—Constsntly, Witness, In reply to further questions, said In March, 1874, after het husband's death, she went to live In the Lelgham Court-road. D4 Gaily to ik a house almost opposite to her residence. Ftom that time down to 1875 they were c instantly In each othfr's society. When she told Dr. GII, at the litter tntl of 1875 that her Intimacy with hi aa must cease, he said that whatever was for ber happInesB he wished her to i'o. Thoexproyston In her Setter to Mr. Bravo, dated Oalor 21st, that be had acted In the noblest mtnuer, referral to a private commuolsatlou which Mr, Bravo had made to her. That oommuulcatlon was t) the Effect tbat Mr, Bravo had kept an estaMlehmint at MaIdenhead for four yearl, In 1873 sho p aid a visit to Klssengen in the company of D'r, Gaily, Her Illness in April, 1871, at the House of 6Ir. Brooks, was in no way connected with a miscarriage. She had a similar Illness ia 1^7-1, bat nellber of them resulted from Improper Intlmtcy with any one, At one time there was an Improper intimacy between her and Dr. Gully. [Witness here sobbed violently, and had to leave court fcr a time,] In the course of her further examination, Mrs. Bravo aald that the Improper Intlausy took pltos at Klwln^en, in the yetr 1873. Tiera 'IOU mira than ote Improper Intimacy du.-lng the visit, bit that was the only occasion on which they ooiarrsl. On hct ?st.n from Khttngen she w?nt to tisljliis* Court-road, And In the moutb of November, 1873, had a miscarriage. 011 that oooaslon the was at. tended by Dr. Gully. She did her utmost to con- ceal tbo fact from everybody, At fAr as she knew, Mrs. Cox was not aware of IL The Improper intimacy with Dr. Gully ceased on their return from abroad. She told Mr. OhM. Bravo ef the nature of the intimacy with Dr. Gully and of the miscarriage, and he made her take an oath not to divulge It to.anyom else. After frformlnl him of the intimacy she left the room, leaving him to consider whether his views with regard to the marriage wo aid be changed in consequence of the disclosure. Sie riittalntd away about 20 minutes, aid told Mr. Bravo before sto left the room that if he came to a decision not to marry her aftet what she had told him, she would not considerhlmboond by any pro- mise ihat be had made. On returning to the room air. Bravo told her that she had acted nobly, and that he was oertain from what she had told him that she was the less llksly to on in that way again. In the course of .ome farther evidence, ?he witness stated that M? BMW had tefM?d to ? ber nntt? .he ?tttedh* furniture, h.?, and carriages on him, whloh she did. The Inquiry was "lain adjonraed.
NATIONAL ARTILLERY ASSO- CIATION. The shooting In oonneotlen with the Natlanal Artillery Association was ooatinned at Shoebuyuess on ThurrdRY. The shell and shot oompetitUni are now finished, tad the prises me awarilel. but she repository 008lpethloa will not have been completed until all the detachments In camp next week have tone through the same work. The shortest 11.003111 i which that work has been dona this weak Is 7 minute* 37 seconds, the time occupied by the 3td and 4th detachments of the 10th Knit men from Woolwich Arsenal.
SBJUOU8 ALLEGATION AGAINST CAPTAINS. At the Liverpool Anises, on Thurwii rOlOr King and Charles George Peares, who. until recently, had been captains in tile Welt Iodll ID Paotfio Company's servloe, were acquitted on a I lIbaree of robbing and assaulting Jean Alexsnder Dunfcfcii in omolal of the HAFil- ROPUBBG-
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BRIGANDAGE IN ITALY. A Bom*n eonfwendent wdbu tUt the MtM'M of h. ,.d Brlp84 OW 8.j.?wh."M ?)ywtM?MM CHr?H.?v..?edh eSylnV eK M<net Amato Votnno. 'pM'Met wealth .? ha?M. and Vloo-Pialdent oMhe Pr.vh«'?CeMdt. 'MMeMdtfbe?Mt? revenue faken by .be M<h Hail for thedttMttM? h^ &ently sdfetsd. 'Dw brothers X* b?.h..<httw? from S'?"??*?? :Mt.M. elourn b dW sage&& from bls wounds. ? MdhMMt?et been co"d.
In 1300 It was only 45 miles, and in 1649 It was only four miles. Now it has decreased to leu than one-third of a mile In superficial extent, at least snoh Is the statement In the Geological Magazine, which also asserts that the diminution of the island has been effeoted almost wholly from the North Kast. Perhaps some aolentltic Individual will set to work to calculate the period at which Heligoland will have achieved the feat which the Dake of Wellington Is said to have onoe wished for In regard to Ireland.