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NEWS OF THE WEEK. The new paper, the Echo, says that the revenue returns of the current quarter will not present a satisfactory result, and there are some heavy arrears of the Abyssinion expedition to meet. Perhaps the wish is father to the thought. The late Mr John Bairstow, a wealthy cotton spinner, of Preston, bequeathed the bulk of his large fortune to religious and charitable purposes. The aggregate amount of the bequests is about £ 100,000. It is stated with some show of authority, that the new Ministry have resolved upon the recal of Lord Mayo from the Governorship of India, whither he is on his way. Sir John Lawrence, it is said, will continue in office another year, and the Marquis of Salisbury, who seceded from the Conservative Government upon the Reform ques- tion, and where several members of the new Cabinet have been during the present week, will then accept the post. This act of the deposition of an important officer without trial is, we believe, without parallel. The following letter from the Marquis of Salisbury appeared in the Times of yesterday:—"I observe, in your impression of this morning, a statement quoted from another paper, that Lord Mayo is to be recalled, that I have placed my services at the disposal of the present Administration, and on the return of Sir John Lawrence am to go out and assume the important post of Viceroy.' Will you allow me to say, that, so far as my part in the announce- ment is concerned, it is without any vestige of foundation. The forthcoming Election Inquiries will com- mence early in January next. In the meantime it is anticipated that another of the present judges on the bench will be appointed to try election petitions, power for which is given under the bribery act of last session. It is also understood that the petitions against the boroughs will be first proceeded with. Bisgrove, the Wells murderer, immediately after his condemnation on Wednesday, begged to see an Independent minister, to whom, after he had engaged in prayer, he stated that on the night in question, being quite intoxicated, he lay down near Cornish he awoke, and he had an impulse, not from any feeling of revenge, or with any in- tention of robbery, to kill the man. He got up in a semi-drunken state, and went to the brook, and there he took up a stone he carried it to the spot where Cornish was lying, and threw the stone upon his head, and that blow killed Cornish. No one was with him. This tends to exculpate his fellow-prisoner altogether, and shows that the evidence of the woman Drew was substantially correct. A most brutal murder has been committed near Wigan. A collier called at the house of a farm bailiff, and being told by the little girl that her father was from home, the inhuman wretch smashed the child's skull with a coal hammer, and with the same weapon nearly killed a younger girl before he proceeded to rob the house. It is not easy to conceive a human being so lost to all sense of humanity that he could thus butcher a child of twelve years old. For such a tiger we fear there can be no reform. The hangman or life-long im- prisonment must secure society from the ferocity of such a brute. But it is an imperative duty to look into the circumstances which have produced such shame to our common human nature. And if we regard the place where he was reared, and the peorle by whom his life has been surrounded, we shall find that authority has, by default, had a hand in making this human beast. Wigan is canopied always by "infernal" clouds of smoke in Scholes" its meanest quarter, there are nests of houses, rotten and reeking with filth dwell- ings which the law ought to condemn as unfit for habitation, to which women colliers, in jackets I and canvas trousers, return after their day's labour in shovelling and wheeling coals at the mouths of the pits and all with drink unlimited with education not made compulsory If society permits these circumstances, it should be ashamed as well as shocked when such a deed as this mur- der thrills through the kingdom. The fifthteenth report of Bishop Gobat's fund for missions in Abyssinia, Egypt, Syria, and Chaldea, which was issued on Wednesday, directs attention to a very striking Protestant movement in the Armenian branch of the Greek Church, whore from deep conviction of its errors, brought about by comparing its Liturgy with our's, and I both with the Bible, one of the ecclesiastical dignitaries, Archbishop Makerditch, has left that I church, and is now under license of Bishop Gobat, labouring as a Protestant clergyman at Aintab (Tarsus), the 'no mean city of Cilicia,' of which province the Armenian patriarch has made him archbishop." Later telegrams from Constantinople and Athens place it beyond a doubt that the Hellenic Govern- ment has rejected the ultimatum of the Porte, and that, in consequence, the diplomatic relations between the two powers have terminated. Turkey is evidently in earnest in the high tone it has at last adopted. The Greek male adult residentg in Turkey have received an official intimation that unless they leave Turkish territory within fif- teen days they will be treated in every re- spect as subjects of the Porte. Several steamers have been placed at the disposal of those who desire to return to Greece, and such of the Greek residents as have compromised themselves have received orders to quit Turkish territory immediately. There is another circumstance which still further tends to show that Turkey is determined to push matters to an extremity, un- less Greece alters its policy with respect to the Cretan insurrection. The Turkish squadron has pursued the blockade ruuner Enosis into Greek wateis, -aDd is now blockading her in the port of Syria, {where she has taken refuge. Spanish affairs have again become tranqailized, the Cadiz insurrectionists having surrendered, and the Government has received assurances that no further disturbances will take place. Perfect agreement exists among all parties, including the Republicans, to await and respect whatever deci- sion the Cortes may arrive at. The suppression of the insurrection at Cadiz has [considembly strengthened the hands of the Government, and has dissipated the alarms which prevailed. The interest due on the 1st of January on the bonds of the new loan is to be paid in cash..



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