I THE RECENT SEIZURES OF EXPLOSIVES. In London, on Monday, at the'Central Criminal Court, William Joseph Lynch, alias Norman, 22, who gave evidence last session against the prisoners Gallagher and others charged with treason-felony, was placed at the bar to plead to an indictment for mis- demeanour, in having conspired with othet persons to destroy buildings by means of nitro-glycerine. Mr. Poland said that as the prisoner had given evi- dence for the Grown against the other prisoners upon the charge of treason-felony, he was instructed by the Attorney-General not to offer any evidence against him upon the charge. The jury accordingly returned a verdict of Not Guilty, and the prisoner, who thanked the court for the course that had been taken was ordered to be discharged.
EMPLOYMENT FOR PENSIONERS. An official notice from the Horse Guards states that it has been decided to employ a certain number of men of the army reserve and pensioners as parcels deliverers, or on other duties connected with the new parcels post. The wages of men so employed will vary from 16s. to 18a. a week, in addition to their reserve pay or pension. No men will be employed whose character, as shown by his parchment descrip- tive return (if an army reserve man) or discharge cer- tificate (if a pensioner) is not at least good." Men desirous of being employed should apply in writing to the postmaster of the nearest head post- office, enclosing their descriptive returns or discharge certificates, as the case may be, and stating their ages and present occupations. They should also give as references the names and addresses of persons or firms to whom they are known, or by whom they may have been employed since leaving the colours. They should further state whether they are willing to take employ- ment away from the place they live in. The name and address of the head postmaster, to whom these applications should be sent, can be ascer- tained by inquiry at any post-office.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the HOUSE OF LORDS, June 26, the Sea Fisheries Bill and the Criminal Law Amendment (Protection of Young Girls) Bill passed through Committee. Marriage WITH A DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER BILL. On the report of amendments in the Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Bill, several amendments were pro- posed by Lord Dalhousie, who has charge of the Bill. The Principal one was in the retrospective clause. His amend- ment in it was the insertion of words declaring that any with a deceased wife's sister, celebrated or con- tacted before the passing of the Bill, should be deemed to have been legally celebrated or contracted on the day of the Passing of the Bill, so that the children of such marriages celebrated or contracted before the passing of the Bill should be deemed legitimate. This was opposed by Earl Fortescue so far as the legalisa tton of previous marriages was concerned, but, after some discussion, was agreed to. An amendment moved by Lord Fortescue to leave out Clause 4, with the object of giving the clergy the option of refusing to perform marriage between a man and his do. ceased wife's sister was rejected without a division, and the repert was then received. The Lords Alcester and Wolseley Grant Bills were read a •bird time and passed; and several other Bills having been advanced a stage, their lordships adjourned at nine o'clock. In the HOUSE OF COMMONS, Mr. S. C. Buxton took his seat Peterborough in the room of Mr. Whalley, resigned. Mr. Gladstone, in reply to Mr Broadhurst, said that the question whether Parliament should revert to the old prac. tice meeting late in the autumn, taking a long holiday at Christmas and proroguing in June, was one for the consider- ation of members of both Houses, but especially of those of ™o House of Commons. It would be the duty of the Govern- ment to follow any definite indication which might be given the subject, provided they were fully satisfied that the •esire of the House would be in favour of change. Mr. Broadhurst thereupon gave notice that he would «ke the earliest opportunity of calling attention to the itubject. B Mr. Goshen brought up, amid cheers, the report of the Standing Committee on Trade, Shipping, and Manufactures on the Bankruptcy Bill. THE CORRUPT PRACTICES BILL. The consideration of the Corrupt Practices Bill was re- SNBaed in committee (foi the eighth time), and Claused, Providing for the punishment of a person convicted on in- dictment of corrupt piactices by imprisonment, with or Without hard labour, for a term not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding £200. and in addition by disfranchise- ment for seven years, dlsq .Vilification for holding any public or jUdicial office for a like period, and disqualification for election to Parliament for ten years, was agreed to with Some slight amendments. On Clause 6, which declares certain classes of expenditure JJ9'be illegal, Mr. H. Fowler moved to omit the words pro- hibiting payments for hiring carriages or horses for the con- veyance of electors to or l om he poll, but after three tours' discussion this was w idrawn. Lord G. Hamilton next m )ved an amendment restricting the case of boroughs the prohibition or the hiring of con- veyances tor taking voters to the poll, but this was opposed w 105 md on a division was negatived by 200 The clause was still under discussion when progress was "Ported. tinP10 ConiPanies (Colonial Registers) Bill was read a second gne, and the other orders having been disposed the "OUae adjourned at ten minutes to one o'clock.
In the HOUSE OF LORDS, June 26, the Earl of Redesdale Proposed a new Standing Order similar to that adopted by other House permitting railway companies, under eer- specified conditions, to pay interest out of capital during the construction of their lines. To this Lord Auckland moved an amendment declaring it he undesirable to alter the existing Standing Order until Oa 114(1 Pissed to amend the Companies Clauses consolidation Act of 1846; and after a discussion, in the rjOWe of which the Lord Chancellor and Earl Granville i»o«*e in support of the amendment, both it and the pro- posed Standing Order were negatived. Gnt°r<^ Carlingford, replying to Lord Sandwich, said the ^vernment had not yet given up all hope of getting the "Vers Conservancy Bill through the House of Commons. gjT-he orders of the day having been disposed of, their lord- P3 adjourned at ten minutes to six o'clock. V^the HOUSE OF COMMONS, at the Morning Sitting, Sir W. Ridley brought up from the Standing Committee on the Criminal Appeal Bill >nd a special report j>n the Criminal Procedure Bill, stating that the Committee proceeded as far as Clause 11, that there were 390 amendments on the remaining 120 clauses, and that, finding *» impossible to report the Bill to the House at a time of Jpe session when it could be adequately discussed, the Committee had determined not to proceed further with it. POSTAL ORDER SYSTEM.. Mr. Rankin asked the Postmaster-General whether, in the Interests of emigrants and others who desired to transmit small sums of money either tc or from this country to the Colonies, he would take into his consideration the desirability of extending the postal order system to the colonies, or of lessening the Cost of post-office orders. Mr. Fawcett said: In reply to the hon. member I am glad to be able to state that a Bill is being prepared, which I hope lnf>rtIy to introduce, to authorize negotiations being entered Jnto with the various colonies for the extension of the postal order system to them. THE CORRUPT PRACTICES BILL. •^e House was occupied all the afternoon In Committee Clause 6 of the Corrupt Practices Bill, which defines w°at expenditure shall be deemed illegal practice. On the sub-section relating to the travelling expenses of Pters, Mr. Stanton proposed to allow voters to be conveyed !? poll at the expense of the candidates if resident more "•an three miles from a polling-place. ^The Attorney-General objected, and in the end the pro- posal was negatived by 163 to 68. ,0n the sub-section which prohibits any payment to an lector for the use of a house, land, &c., for the exhibition jl* ^dresses, flags, &o,, Mr. Shell proposed to leave out the •uniting words to an elector," but on a division the Com- talttee declined to do this by 239 to 66 and an amendment y Mr. Lewis, to omit the sub-section prohibiting the hiring *committee-rooms '0ey0nd the number allowed in the first ~nle, was negatived by 214 to 122. v,Mf: Cowen next moved an addition to the clause, pro- cm! 8 the lending or borrowing of private carriages to onvey voiers to the poll, but before any decision was arrived °n the point the Committee adjourned. At the Evening Sitting the House was counted out before '1 business was done.
IRISH REPRODUCTIVE LOAN FUND ACT (1874) AMENDMENT BILL. jln the HOUSE OF COMMONS, June 27, Mr. O'Kelly, in !rpVlng the second reading of the above Bill, said it made no Jrfse in the principle of the existing law, and was fli intended to confer on local bodies the power of utilising residue of a charitable fund given to certain Irish jonnties many years ago, and guarantees were provided ^jjgtit should never be expended except on works of public Solonel Xing-Harman moved the adjournment of the "abate, oil the ground that the Bill had only been placed in HJe hands of the members an hour before the House met. 5111 proposed to place the money in the hands of Town *fesiooers: and he objected to that, as that course, he would divert the benefit to be obtained from the ^ds from the counties to the towns. After some discussion, the amendment was withdrawn. .Mr. Trevelyan said anv person who, had examined the We of the Reproductive'Loan Fund could not have failed ha^js raised m his own mind the questions which were soived id the Bill and to consider how they should be solved. th measure had been one which dealt with £ 100,000, -rtj? might have hesitated in allowing it to pass; but the was a small one, being something under £ 10,000. It v™8 ajmm which had been lying by for a time, and could not Bill, or a similar measure, was passed. those circumstances, the sum being so small in itself, jnsvthe general desire of the counties, as he understood, "eing m favour of the Bill, the Government were prepared *o accept the second reading. Mr. Gibson admitted that the Bill did not deal with a very »K ,s,Ive P > or create any extensive change. He should not oppose the second reading of the Bill; but he thought the class to whom the benefits of the fund were to 06 given might be well extended. 0,After a few remarks from Mr. A. Moore and Mr- v Sullivan, the Bill was read a second time. IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT BILL. Mr. Anderson, who was down to move the second reading ii this BUI, the object of which was to abolish the power of lonmenfc for debt in Englandmoved that the order for 55?* reading be discharged. He pointed oat that the Jtolition of imprisonment for debt m Scotland had proved beneficial, and that he desired to see the law extended ° England but inasmuch as he desired to give the clauses *hich had been inserted in the Bankruptcy BUI to deal with ^matter a fair trial he did not propose to move the second *1,.?^' Chamberlain said the feeling of the English people dfVM104 favourable to the abolition of all imprisonment for 8c u there was a difference of opinion upon it even in whitley said the abolition of imprisonment for debt almost ruin small traders. 8& « Gameron said the matter was one which did affect be»» because the Scotch taxpayers were called upon to Portion of the expenses of the cost of maintenance of The order for the second reading was then discharged. Anderson moved the secend reading of the Banking drown eoUand) Bill) which, after some discussion was with- INFECTIOUS DISEASES NOTIFICATION BILL, ?oved the second reading of this Bill. The £ al<1' the recommendations of a Select DrmrikJinia ^hich had considered the subject, and also the EH ™ «™M.mber ot private Bills which had been bimrha inThoTTniU1?* ,or upwards of thirty cities and tion Kingdom. Such a means of notifica- and U know where a disease had arisen artni^m £ om' and w approved of would ""nually save hundreds of thousands of lives Bow^~H°T700(1 the Bill because of its vexatious noroi^h £ ex?5es ?"-3 that in the cities and troughs where the provisions of the Act had been adopted 1oL iu0 £ tJ*e Pe°Ple had no HTIed?e °f what was teing sevlro?rJlen the Bll,s were P^fed. and pointed out that tion ge townB bad repudiated these powers after agita- ful^otT0 mintltes past four o'clock there was an unsuctess* minnf P* to count the House out, and at twenty-five Bu"ceslfuIifSt four aBot^er attempt was made, which proved
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THE QUEEN'S RETURN TO WINDSOR. On Saturday morning her Majesty, accompanied by the Princesses Beatrice and Elizabeth of Hesse, arrived at Windsor, by special train, on their return from Balmoral, and immediately drove to the Castle. The station, as has been the custom of late, was kept private, nobody being allowed either on the platform or in the yard. The Queen is expected to stay at the Castle for a month, and then leave for Osborne.
FATAL COLLIERY EXPLOSION. On Monday night an explosion occurred at the new Duffryn Colliery, Rhymney, Cardiff, killing two men, and severely injuring twelve others. The explosion, which was caused by a fall of coal, produced great ex- citement and consternation in the immediate district, as there were 100 men in the pit at the time of the occurrence.
mm THE SUNDERLAND DISASTER. At a meeting of the relief sub-committee it has been decided to pay in all cases the funeral expenses in con- nexion with the burial of the children who lost their lives through the terrible disaster in the Victoria-hall, this relief to comprise the payment of the burial fees, the cost of the coffins, and a hearse or coach, where such were used, and in special cases of distress assist- ance will be provided. The Primitive Methodist Conference at South Shields has forwarded, through the President, to the Mayor of Sunderland S143 Is. 6d. for the relief fand, as an expression of its practical sympathy with the bereaved parents and guardians. The total amount received by Mr. F. M. Bowey, the Town Clerk and hon. treasurer of the fund, up to Saturday evening was 21,665 lle. 6id.. which Included the j650 donation sent by Her Majesty the Queen. On Saturday the Mayor of Sunderland received the following letter from the Queen Balmoral, June 21. Sir,—I have to thank you for your letter and for the telegrams, all of which I have laid before the Queen. Her Majesty expressed a wish to contribute to any fund that might be raised to relieve the distress caused by this calamity, but I imagine that the nature of the accident was such as does not call for the exercise of charity. I should add that Her Majesty is not able to contribute to a memorial of the event, as by a long established rule the Queen never takes part in any memorial. But as I perceive in the papers that as- sistance is being granted to some of the necessitous in cash, I have "mentioned this to the Queen, who has commanded me to send you 2M for that purpose. I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient ser- vant, II H. F. PONSONBY. The Mayor of Sunderland." The following letter was received from the Bishop of Newcastle:— BeveriU Tower, Newcastle, June 22. "My dear Sir,—I would like to be allowed to add a contribution, though I fear it must be a small one, to the fund that is being raised at Sunderland, and to ex- press my most deep and warm sympathy with those who have suffered such terrible anguish under this sudden and awful bereavement.—Pam, Sir, yours very faithfully, E. R. NEWCASTLE." The Bishop of Newcastle encloses with this letter a cheque for 25. The Mayor of Sunderland has forwarded the follow- ing letter in reply to the communications from her Majesty the Queen :— Mayor's Chamber, Sunderland, June 23, 1883. "Sir,—Will you please convey to the Queen my deep sense of obligation for her donation of .£50 towards the fund for the relief of the distress occasioned by the lamentable catastrophe of Saturday last at the Vic- toria-hall, and my assurance on the part of my native town of our appreciation of Her Majesty's affectionate and timely sympathy ? It was no small satisfaction to the Mayoress and myself on Saturday last to be able to impart, to many of the Botrow-stricken parents upon whom we were able to call, the tidings that in their hour of grief they had the heartfelt sympathy of the Queen of England. Many a mother has had her load of sorrow lightened from the knowledge that she was not forgotten by one who herself has had to endure the anguish of bereavement. I am glad to be in a position to assure Her Majesty that the immediate wants of those parents who have lost their loved ones have been specially inquired into, and suitable relief afforded. Each case has been considered upon its individual merits, and while every effort has been made to afford ample relief, due care has been taken to avoid extravagance. I am still unable to speak positively as to the number of children who have sustained injuries, but I am led to believe that the majority of these cases are progressing satisfac- torily. I shall be at all times happy to communicate to Her Majesty any additional information.—I have the honour to remain your obedient servant, J. W. WAYMAN, Mayor. Sir H. F. Ponsonby, Windsor."
The Earl of Durham has also written as-under :— Lambton Castle, Fencehousee, June 25, 1883.— Sir,—I beg to enclose a cheque for B100 towards the fund for the relief of the sufferers by the calamity in the Victoria Hall, and at the same time beg to express my deep sympathy at the loss which has fallen on lie many families in Sunderland.- Yours faithfuly, DURHAM."
On Sunday Canon Fleming, preaching at St. Michael's, Chester-square, London, said: Our good Queen has furnished many pulpits with a text this morning, for, with her characteristic motherly feeling for her people, she sent a wreath < to Sunderland, bearing this text with it, SuSer little children to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of God.' We seem to feel as if in that wreath and its Divine message, more exquisite than any human words she could have chosen, she has included all her subjects; for all England stretches out the hand of sym- pathy to Sunderland. This inscrutable calamity teaches us our common brotherhood; when one suffers we must all suffer. All bereavement is terrible, whether Queen Victoria mourns her Prince Consort in the Mausoleum at Windsor, or Eugenie her only eon in the gardens of Chislehurst, or the poorest mother in Sunderland weeps herself blind over the new-made gr.ave of her child. For, truly, hearts in that far-off town to. day must be, like the scroll of the prophet, written within and without in lamentation, mourn- ing, and woe.
On Wednesday at a meeting of the Sunderland Town Council, the Mayor (Mr. J. W. Wayman) in the chair, a resolution was passed expressing deep sympathy with those fathers and mothers of the children who 16 had been killed in the Victoria-hall. The Mayor has received, among other donations to the fund, £ 50 from Lord Londonderry, £ 20 from Lady Londonderry, £ 15 from the Master of the Rolls, and B10 from Mrs. Helen S. Lindsay, widow of Mr. S. Lindsay, for- merly member for Sunderland, The subscriptions amounted on Wednesday to ever £ 3,000.
SHAM FIGHT AT DOVER. Oh Wednesday morning the whole of the troops quartered at Dover marched out fully equipped as for active service. They proceeded to the Castle and out- lying entrenchments, and engaged in a defence against an imaginary attack from bombardment and an enemy's land forces. The artillery were supplied with ten rounds, and the infanty with twenty rounds of ammunition. A fierce fire was kept up. The event excited great interest.
DAMAGE TO CROPS BY GAME. An important decision has been given at Wareham County Court by Mr. Serjeant Atkinson in an action for damage to crops by rabbits and game, brought by a farmer named Arnold against Colonel Hambro, late High Sheriff of Dorset. The defendant had right of shooting over the manor of Bere Reigh, including the plaintiff's land, and owing to their being no fence or other means of preventing their escape, rabbits and game came from the defend- ant's preser e to the plaintiff's land, and did damage to crops to the amount of £10,for which the plaintiff claimed compensation. The question was whether a lessee of right of shooting over the lands of his lessor was liable for damage thus committed. The judge held that this case was governed by the principle of the decision of Fletcher Y. Rylands, and that the defendant was under obligation to keep the game bred and preserved by him so confined as to pre- vent mischief to the plaintiff's land, or to make the plaintiff reasonable compensatian. He, therefore, gave judgment for the plaintiff but, as the issue was im- portant, he gave, the defendant leave to appeal.
The Bishop of Ripon has appointed < Sunday, Oct. 18, te be observed for the purpose of pleading the cause of temperance, and especially of commending the claims of the Church of England Temperance Society to the sympathy and support of the congregation in the diocese,
THE OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA IN EGYPT. r Of forty-two deaths that occurred on Monday at Damietta, twenty-eight were caused by cholera. Seventeen days' strict quarantine is imposed upon all arrivals from that port, and the French consuls in Egypt have reported to their Government that the measures hitherto taken by the local authorities to check the spreading of the epidemic are in every way satisfactory. A Daily News telegram, dated Cairo, Tuesday even- ing, says:— The cholera has reached Mansurah. Several refu- gees have arrived here. A large number of troops have been despatched to reinforce the sanitary cordon round Damietta. The Mansurah and Tanta authori. ties are taking every precaution, and the trains from Cairo are stopped at Man surah. A telegram from Alexandria, dated Tuesday even- ing, says :-The exodus is increasing. The French, Austrian, and English steamers left to-day crowded, and all the places for text week are engaged. The news from Damietta is not worse, but there is a general fear that what has occurred there may happen everywhere. Hence the panic.
IRISH MILITIA AT ALDERSHOT. On Monday the Duke of Connaught, attended by hiestaS, made an official inspection of 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment at Aldershot previous to its return to Ireland. The battalion formed up on the Queen's Parade, North Camp, under the command of Colonel H. Alcock, and after the inspection his Royal Highness complimented the commanding officer upon the excel- lent conduct of the men, besides their always appear- ing clean and soldierlike on parade, in camp, and in town. His Royal Highness added that he was proud of having such a fine battalion in his brigade, and concluded with hoping that every member of the battalion would reach his home safely. In the course of the afternoon the Duke took luncheon with Colonel Alcock and the officers in the mess tent.
CHARGE OF SCALDING A CHILD TO DEATH. In London, on Wednesday, at the Central Criminal Court, Anne Hatcbard, 21, was indicted for the man- slaughter of Ethel Alice Lawrence by placing her in boiling water. The prisoner, it appeared, was an unmarried woman, who lived with a man named Lawrence, and they passed as man and wife. Lawrence had two or three children, among whom was the deceased, who at the time of the occurrence was about two and a half years old. It was alleged on the part of the prosecution that the prisoner was in the habit of beating and otherwise ill-treating this child. On Saturday, the 26th of May, Lawrence went out to his work about five o'clock in the morn- ing, and when he returned to his breakfast about eight o'clock, he discovered that the deceased had been fearfully burned, and that nearly the whole of its skin had peeled off. The prisoner accounted for this by saying that she had given the child a bath, and had put too much soda in the water. It turned out that soon after Lawrence had left the prisoner had placed the child in a pan of nearly boiling water, and it was alleged by the prosecution that the prisoner, by her criminal negligence in not taking care to ascertain that the water was not too hot to be dangarous, had caused the death of the child. After the occurrence the prisoner appeared to have admitted that she had placed the child in the bath, and that she had placed it into the water that was hot, in order to cure it of its dirty habits.—A medical gentleman proved that death arose from shock to the system in consequence of the burning. The jury found the prisoner guilty, but recom- mended her to mercy. Mr. Justice Manisty said that she had been guilty of a very cruel act, and he sentenced the prisoner to twelve months' hard labour.
THE COST OF THE NAVY. A Parliamantary paper issued on Wednesday, upon the motion of Sir Massey Lopes, shows the actual ex- penditure upon the cavy (excluding the conveyance of troops) from each yeat from 1860-61 to 1883-84. From this it would appear that the greatest expen- diture in any one of these years was in 1877-78, when the total reached £12,346,348, the nearest to that being 1861.62, when £12,094,110 was spent, but in the last. mentioned year £10,769,206 of the total was effective expenditure," as against B10,435,442 in the first-men- tioned. The lowest expenditure in any one year was jE9,374,328 in 1872-73, and the next to that £ 9,509,655 in 1869.70. The expenditure for 1882-83 was 210,799,201, and that for 1883.4 is estimated at £ 10,620,700.
VIEWING BODIES AT CORONER'S INQUESTS. In reply to a Birmingham correspondent, who wrote condemning as barbarous the compulsory viewing of bodies at coroner's inquests, Mr. Bright writes as follows "House of Commons, June 25, 1883. Dear Sir,-I am disposed to agJee with you on the matter on which you have written to me. I will mention the subject to the Attorney-General. Perhaps in some bill affecting the office of coroner he may admit of the change you suggest.—I am, respectfully, JOHN BRIGHT." In replying to the same correspondent, Mr. Cham- berlain, without expressing any opinion on the custom, points to the enormous difficulties under which the Government labour in endeavouring to carry on the public business, and as their hands are quite full this session, and very slow progress has been made with the important Bills hardly introduced, he cannot hold out any hoped that other subjects than those already undertaken will be dealt with during the present session."
EARTHQUAKE -IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND. On Monday a very perceptible shock ef earthquake was felt in the West of England. Detailed accounts show that the shocks were earliest felt on the north- west coast of Devon, and took an oblique course across the peninsula of Devon and Cornwall, from the north- east to the south-west, occupying about twenty minutes in the transit of over one hundred miles. Two distinct vibrations occurred, with an interval of about a quarter of an hour, the first being the most marked. No important damage was done, but in one place an old wall was shaken down, and in others glass and crockery were cracked by concussion.
THE THEFT OF LORD CRAWFORD'S BODY. Last Saturday Sheriff Guthiie Smith, in accordance with instructions received from the Home Office, held a sitting in Aberdeen for the purpose of considering and adjudicating upon the claims of the reward pro. mised for information that would lead to the convic- tion of the persons who stole Lord Crawford'a body from the mausoleum at Dunecht. There were three claimants: George Machray. gamekeeper; John Philip, shoemaker, Aberdeen; and James Collier, Glasgow. The inquiry was conducted in private, and at the close the sheriff awarded the sum of j3300 to Machray, the Government having decided to give only one half the sum originally promised, the belief being that the prisoner, who was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for his share in the crime,is not the only person implicated in it.
ALLEGED ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE. At Birmingham, on Wednesday, David Mackie, a metal roller, recently returned from the United States, was charged before the magistrates with attempting to kill his wife by cutting her throat, and afterwards attempting to kill himself. Kate Mackie, the wife, said on the 6th inst. she and her husband had a quarrel because she refused to accompany him back to America. She went upstairs to put on her dress and he followed her, caught hold of her round the neck, and cut her throat with a razor. He was not sober at the time. She ran down- stairs into her mother's arms, and was taken to the hospital. She had been married five years, and they had had no previous quarrel. After the assault upon his wife Mackie was found lying upon the floor of the bedroom with his throat cut, and a razor by his side. The medical evidence was to the effect that the wound which the prisoner had inflipted on himself was more dangerous than that of his wife, and for some days his life had been in jeopardy. The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the assizes, Bail was allowed.
Last week's receipts of cotton at all United States ports were 12,000 bales since 1st September, 5,844,000 bales. Week's exports to Great Britain, 32,000 bales; to the Continent, 3,800 bales total since 1st Sep- tember, 4,488,000 bales. Stock at £ .11 ports, 411,000 bales,
DEATH IN THE CRICKET FIELD. On Monday an inquest was held at Dulwich, by Mr. Wyatt, coroner, on the body of George Little- field, an inspector in the service ot the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who met with his death while playing in a cricket match at Dulwich on Saturday afternoon. a Frank Littlefield said deceased was his brother, and lived at 5, Stanner-street, Battersea. He was 35 years of age. He was playing in a match in the Plough fields on Saturday afternoon, keeping wicket, and in the interval between one batsman going out and another coming in, be was walking about the field, and suddenly fell on his face. A doctor was immediately sent for. Deceased had been under treatment for heart disease for three weeks. Dr. Lamson said be was called and saw the deceased in the field where he fell. He found the heart still fluttering, and used every effort to restore its action, but failed. There was no marks upon the body, and although he had not made a post-mortem examination, he had no doubt that death had resulted from a sudden cessation of the heart's aotion, caused immediately by over. excitement. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
EPITOME OF NEWS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN, The English team of riflemen, taken over to Dublin by Sir H. Halford to compete with an Irish team, were, on Saturday, defeated by one hundred and thirty points. A committee of the Edinburgh Town Council un- animously recommended the conferment of the freedom of the city on Lord Rosebery, in recognition of his Lordship's distinguished services in Scotland. The number of visitors to the International Fisheries Exhibition last Saturday was 19,560, making a total for last week of 81,168. The total number from the opening of the Exhibition has been 527,264. Statistics from most of the great watering places in Germany show that they are all well attended, Baden-Baden heads the list with nearly 14,000 visitors, and then follow Carlsbad, with over 10,100, and Ems. Teplitz, and Marienbad, with about 3,000 each. Circulars have been issued by the Prefect of Neuci»4Ul warning people at their peril neither to hold Salvationist prayer meetings in their own houses, nor to attend any that may be held else- where. In Swindon market on Monday a pen of 30 two, tooth wether sheep, out of the wool, realized a total J f S115 2s. 6d., or an average of over 23 15s. per head. On Monday evening as Sergeant Major Freestone, drill inspecto r of the Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry, was proceeding to his home at Maiden Newton along the Great Western line he was run over and killed by the 7.50 train. According to advices received at New York from Vera Cruz, the yellow fever is making fearful ravages among the Europeans and Americans in that city. A thousand deaths have occurred within the past two months. The Tell Chapel, on the Lake of Lucerne, which has been restored by the Society of Swiss Artists and decorated with some fine frescoes by M. Stuckelberg, bas_ been formally handed over to the Government of Uri in the presenae of delegates of the Confederation and representatives of twenty Cantons, who were attended by officials wearing he national costume. The German colony at Moscow has presented an address of congratulation to the Russian Emperor. Numerous loyal addresses continue to be received by his Majesty from all parts of the Empire. During 1882 very nearly 19,000 articles, varying from wmbrellasto parcels containing gold or jewellery, were left in cabs in the metropolis and duly taken back to their owners. The Standard aaya :—We hear that after this week the Government intend to take the whole of Tuesdays and Fridays for Government business. The proposal is likely to meet with some opposition, and a special claim will be put in for a day for the motion of which Mr. Chaplin has given notice regarding the cattle disease, and whieh stands for Tuesday week. The Paris Municipality have voted 20,000fr. for the expenses of workingmen delegates to the Boston Ex- hibition, and a further ram of 10.000fr. for increas- ing to 80 the number of such delegates to the Amster- dam Exhibition. The Gibsontown Distillery, in South-West Penn- sylvania, was burnt the other day, together with 8,000 barrels of whiskey. The loss amounts to 500,000 dollars. Several explosions occurred, seriously injuring 18 persons. The Daily News says that a statement is widely current to the effect that the extension of the wood pavement in the metropolis is accompanied by an increase of serious affections of the eyes and lungs. On Tuesday while a wedding party was proceeding to church at Garvagb, county Londonderry, the bride and bridegroom were accidentally shot by a man who discharged a gun in celebration of the event. They sustained severe injuries, each being struck in the faoe and neck. The wedding was of course post- poned. The Agent-General for New Zealand has received a letter, dated May 16, from Dr. Wasse, the surgeon- superintendent of the ship Oxford, reporting that everything was going on well on board. It will be remembered that the Oxford was detained some time at Plymouth, the ship having had to put back in Feb. last, owing to stress of weather. During last week four steamers arrived at Liverpool with live stock and fresh meat from the United States and Canada—the total consignments being 1,202 cattle, 898 sheep, and 1,920 quarters of beef. These figures as compared with the previous week, show a falling off in live cattle, and a considerable increase in sheep. The quantity of dead meat landed was about the same. Twenty-four British and foreign actual shipwrecks were reported during last week against 29 for the same week last year, making the total up to date 976 against 762, or an increase of 214. Seventeen British.owned vessels have gone down, four being steamers, The lives lost number 65, against 112 last year. On Tuesday while Mrs. Wallace, the wife of a Stirlingshire landed proprietor, was driving from Ardrishaig, with her daughter and two grandchildren, the horses became restive and bolted, and the occu- pants of the carriage were thrown into the road. Mrs. Wall'ace sustained concussion of the brain, and died shortly afterwards. At the meeting of the Grand Committee on Law on Tuesday, it was resolved not to proceed further with the Criminal Code Bill, and a special report setting forth the reasons for this course was ordered to be presented to the House of Commons. There were 2,513 births and 1,333 deaths registered in London last week. Allowing for increase of popu- lation, the births were 74, and the deaths 103, below the average numbers in the corresponding weeks of the last ten years. The annual rate of mortality from all causes, which had been'equal to 18'5 and 16'9 per 1,000 in the two preceding weeks, rose again to 17'6. J.¡.Jn¡" Dr. J. Moir died suddenly on Wednesday morning in the refreshment saloon at Aberdeen Station. It was found that death resulted from apoplexy. The deceased was 65 years of age. An inspection has been made this week of the Mersey Submarine Tunnel, whereby Liverpool will be con- nected with Birkenhead. The tunnel is being ex- cavated from both ends, and 728 yards are completed. The total length is one mile, One thousand men are employed in the work. Advices from Chicago state that a new law, fixing the maximum passenger fares on railroads at three cents, (l^d.) per mile has been carried into effect in Kansas, U.S. It is expected that the prorogation of Parliament will take place about the 21st of August; but many members regard this as a somewhat sanguine anticipa- tion. The Planters' Cotton-Seed and Oil Works at Algiers, Louisiana, the largest in the world, have been struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The loss is estimated at 1,000, COO dols. The International Arbitration and Peace Associa- tion for Great Britain and Ireland has issued an appeal to women for co-operation, for suggestions, and for help to enable the association to carry out its work. By command of the Qaeen a State Concert was given on Wednesday evening at Buckingham Palace, which was attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Beatrice, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, the Duke of Albany, and other members of the Royal family. At the dinner of the Royal General Theatrical Fund, on Wednesday night, a subscription of one hundred pounds was announced from the Queen. The French Government have decided on organising a small Colonial Army. The Marine Infantry, twenty thousand strong, is to be reorganised and considerably strengthened. Voluntary enlistment, with bounties and extra pay, is to be adopted instead of the conscrip- tion. A Bombay telegram says that the announcement made in London that the Duke of Connaught would next spring succeed Lieutenant-General the Hon. Arthur Hardinge as Commander-in-Chief at Bombay is officially denied. The latest acquisition at the British Museum is a colossal marble female head, discovered in a temple at Sarotis by Mr. Dennis. The head measures over four feet in height, and is supposed to be that of the Empress Faustina. The entire figure must have measured about 24 feet, and was probably seated. The Bank of Ireland in Dublin was decorated on Monday with flags in honour of its centenary, and the event wns publicly commemorated by the distribu- tion to all the employes of a bonus of 10 per cent. on each man's salary, which will amount to about £ 10,000. • The Lord Mayor of London has received from the Custos of Kingston, Jamaica, a letter containing a copy of Resolutions passed at a public meeting held at the Town Hall in that city, on May 22, expressive of grateful appreciation of the efforts made by the Lord Mayor and his Committee to secure aid for the sufferers by the fire of December 11 last. The new Vienna Observatory has recently been completed. The new building took nine years to con- struct, and during that time the present director went all over Europe and America in order to study the fitting up of the best observatories. The result is that the Vienna Observatory is probably one of the most complete in existence. Presiding at the annual dinner of the Constitutional Union held in London on Wednesday evening, the Marquis of Salisbury commended the object of the Society, which was to present the Constitutional cause on all possible opportunities to the people of this country. Mr. Charles Allen, chief clerk to Mr. Baron Huddleston, who had been in the service of that Judge for upwards of 35 years, died very suddenly on Sunday last. It appears that he was out walking at Green- wich on that evening, when he complained of feeling faint, and upon being taken into the hou e of a friend very shortly afterwards expired, the cause of death being disease of the heart. The Edinburgh Daily Review states that the inven- tory of the personal estate of the late Dr. William Chambers has just been recorded in that city at a total of £ 91,316 14s. 9d., on which £2,742 of duty has been paid. The principal item in the inventory is P,58,000, the total value of twenty shares in the busi- ness of the publishing firm at £2,900 per share. The largest Blll ever introduced into the House of Commons, that is, so far as the memory of the oldest legislator extends, has been issued. This Ï3 the Electric Lighting Bill, which has been brought in by Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Holms. It consists of 400 pages. Sharks are very numerous off the Orkney Coast. The men in one fishing boat caught three in the Atlantic last week and a man on beard another boat had a narrow escape, a shark having darted under his boat and made a snap at his hand whilst he was en- gaged unravelling his lines just over the edge of the craft. In London, on Saturday, the Duke of Connaught distributed the prizes gained by the medical students connected with St. Thomas's Hospital. His Royal Highness, who was accompanied by the Duchess, ad- dressed a few words of encouragement to the students, who accorded the Duke and Duchess an enthusiastic reception. In addition to a coinage of its own, Borneo has now a postal system. A two cent. postage stamp, just issued by the authorities, is described as a departure from the usual style of postage stamp design. It has a lion at the head, beneath which is a Malay prahu under full sail. A New York telegram says that the visible supply of wheat on June 22 was 20,600,000 bushels, as against 20,600,000 bushels the previous week. Visible supply of Indian corn, 14,900,000 bushels, as against 14,600,000 bushels the previous week. The export clearances of wheat for Europe during last week amounted to 760,000 bushels; the export clearances of Indian oorn for Europe during last week amounted to 1,400,000 bushels. According to a telegram from the Governor-General of the Dutch Indies, received at the Colonial Depart- ment in Holland, a serious disease has broken out in the paddy fields of the Provinces of Sourabaya and Rembang (Java), which has already destroyed eighty thousand bouws (one bouw equals 2! acres), and measures are being taken to prevent famine amongst the native population. The tonnage of coal from Yorkshire carried by the various lines to London during last month was as fellows:—Midland, 169,739; London and North- Western, 129,310; Great Western, 100,233; Great Northern, 95,492 Great Eastern, 55,376 other lines, 5,753; total, 556,909 tons. In March ^the total was 685,726 tons, and in April 581,533 tons. The Ohio Democratic Convention has adopted a resolution which has a decided free trade tendency. It favours a tariff of revenue only, limited to the necessities of Government, and so adjusted as to pre- vent unequal burdens, to encourage productive inte- rests at home, and to afford just compensation to labour, but not to create or foster any monopoly. The death is announced at Berlin of Nicolas Lie. berich, the Russian sculptor. The deceased began life as a soldier, but left the army with the rank of a colonel of cavalry, and devoted himself exclusively to his favourite art. His last production was the model of the massive gold group presented by the Prince of Bulgaria to the Czar on the occasion of his coronation. The steamship Stirling Castle, with about 6,000 tons of the first of the new season's teas has been docked, having made the run from Hankow to London in 31 days 10 hours, including detentions of 2 days 8 hours at Singapore and the Canal. Her actual steaming time from Honkow to LondorJ*was 29 days 2 hours, the distance run being over 11,000 miles. The report of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, read at the twenty- fourth annual meeting, held in London on Saturday, stated that the association provided and maintained 520 fountains for human beings, and 527 troughs for animals, the value of which might be estimated at not lees than £ 60,000. A serious fire occurred in a house in George's-street, Dublin, the other night. The escape of a woman and her three children was cut off by the flames, and after being severely barned they leaped from a room en the third floor to the pavement, and were terribly injured. They were conveyed to, the hospital in a dangerous state. A man who attempted to catch one of the children was severely nurt. A carter named John Fiddler was killed on Saturday morning at Stockport. He was returning from Man- chester with a load of vegetables and fruit when he fell off the cart, one of the wheels of which went over him, causing almost instant death. The cricket match between teams representing the North and South of England, which commenced at Kennington-oval on Thursday in last week, terminated on Saturday in a victory for the North by 22 runs, they having scored in the two innings 345, while the South only scored 323. Mr. William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, -died in London on Wednesday morning, in the 59th year of his age. He was a Fellow of the Astronomical, Royal, Geographical, Asiatic, and Ethnological Societies, and of the Society of Arfs; and, in addition to his publithed works, had contri- buted papers to the Philosophical Transactions, the Transactions of the Astronomical Society, and to ee'entific periodicals, English and foreign. A Fish Exchange.—From the sea [to the smack,— Moonshine. A collision has occurred on the Northern PACLSC Railway near Montana, in which 18 Chinamen were killed and 25 injured. A Geneva telegram says that the bodies of two students were found the other day on the bank of the Aar, at Aarau. They had committed suicide by means of firearms, from what motive is not known. The Home Secretary has ordered that the prison at Bristol shall be discontinued on and after the 1st day of July, ]883. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Benson gave their first garden party at Lambeth Palace on Saturday afternoon, when a very numerous company responded to thefc invitations. The New York Financial Chronicle reports that the general condition of the cotton crop is good, but back- ward. The extent of the acreage planted is estimated at 17,149,000 acres, equal to an increase of over 5 per cent. At a German ultramarine manufactory the director has observed that for 44 years none of his workmen have ever suffered from consumption. Ha attributes their immunity to the fact that the process of manufacture involves the constant production of sulphurous acid, by the burning of sulphur, The Emperor of Germany will unveil the great national monument in memory of the war of 1870, on the edge of the Niederwald, near Bingerbriiek, on the 27th of September, after the manceavreB at Gassel and Homburg. About £29,300 has been received at the Mansion House in London on aecount of the Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund. According to a Madrid telegram a great fire has occurred at Gergal, a town in the province of Leon, by which thirty-four houses were destroyed. Only one life was lost, but a large number of persons were ren- dered homeless. The Times says that two members of the Grand Committee on Trade made between theija over 900 speeches on the Bankruptcy Bill. A Free Trade meeting has been held at Madrid, at which several speakers severely blamed the Spanish Government for not having concluded a treaty of commerce with England. General Booth, addressing a meeting of the Salva- tion Army at Bristol, on Sunday, stated that in six years the corps of the Army had increased from twenty-six to 500, the officers from thirty-six to 1,300, and the colours of the army were flying in twelve countries. A Berlin telegram says that Queen Victoria has in- vited the celebrated painter, Professor von Angeli, of Vienna, to visit England, and make a life-size p^riraic of Her Majesty, to be presented to the German Emperor in October next, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his assumption of the Regency of Prussia. On Monday the Rev. Randall Thomas Davidson, the recently-appointed Dean of Windsor, in succession to the late Dean Connor, was installed with the usual ceremonial at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Challenge Shield Champion Prize for Scottish Volunteers has just been shot for in Edinburgh, and was gained by Private A. Montgomery, 9th Lanark, who made a score of 92. The conditions were Snider rifles, and distances 200, 500, and 600 yards. In Foula, one of the outlying Shetlar group, there has been discovered buried beneath 6ft. of soil moss the skeleton of a female almost entire, and even the skin nearly whole, presenting something like the ap- pearance of a mummy. It is believed that the body has lain there for hundreds of years, the preservative character of the peat moss keeping it in such a perfect condition. In Germany fatal accidents to gentlemea riders on racecourses appear to be increasing. At Hanover on Sunday Baron Kapherr. lieutenant of Hussars, fell in a steeplechase and was killed on the spot. On Mon- day a lieutenant of the Cuirassiers of the Guard hearly met the same fats at Coeslin. At a recent sale of violins the following instruments were sold at the sums named; A violin by Antonius Stradiuarius, 1687 (known as the "Spanish Stradiu- arius," and brought to England by Ole Bull), £ 500; a violin by Joseph Guarnerius, 1738, S290 a violin by Joseph Guarnerius, 1739, £245; and a violoncello by Francesco Rugerius (formerly the property of George IV.), S330. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Mr. Stevenson, who is in charge of the Sunday Closing Bill, presented petitions in its favour from the Primi- tive Methodist Conference, representing 196,000 members, and from the Lancashire and Cheshire Association of Baptist Churehes, representing 107 churches and 16,600 members, The Times' correspondent at Rome states that a small Egyptian obelisk has been discovered in an excavation which tlu municipality are making in the vicinity of the site of the Temple of Isis and Serapis. It lies at a depth of about 15ft. below the surface, and is apparently in a good state of preservation. An Egyptian newspaper announces that among the recent arrivals from the Soudan there was a man very little over three feet in height. It appears that there is a tribe in the Soudan named the Tikitiki the men and women of which are seldom taller than three feet. Up to Saturday the amount of subscriptions pro- mised to meet the Government grant of £4,000 in aid of the proposed College for North Wales amounted to nearly £35,000, the largest sum coming from the Bangor district, where upwards of £ 4.000 is given, Lord Penrhyn and Mr. Richard Davies, M. P., heading the list with £ 1,000 each. The additions to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-park, Londjn, during last week included two malbrouck monkeys from West Africa, presented respectively by Mr. L. Morris and Mr. A. M. Moore; a maoaque monkey from India, presented by Mrs. E. J. H. Sprague a rhesus monkey from India, pre- sented by Mr. C. T. Pollock a bonnet monkey from India, presented by Mr. F. Nelson two mange's dasyures from Australia, presented by Sir Louis S. Jackson, F.Z.S.; two earl's weka rails from North Island, New Zealand, a black-backed porpyrio from Australia, presented by Captain R. Todd three common kingfishers (British), presented by the Hon. and Rev. F. G. Datton; a common night heron (European), presented by Mr. H. H. Blacklock a king Penguin, two upland geese, two ruddy-headed geese from the Falkland Islands, presented by Mr. R. C. Packe; three common pheasants (British) pre* sented by Mr. H. T. Bowe3; an Indian python from India, presented by Mr. G. E. Shute a Syfce's monkey, a pbilantomba antelope, an elate hornbill, a Jardine's parrot from West Africa, an Indian civet, two wanderinsr tree pies from India., a red-aided eclectus from New Guinea, five red-bellied conures, a giant toad, from Brazil, a horned lizard from Texas, four Cornish choughs (British), purchased a common rhea from South America, received in exchange two Indian pythons from India, received on approve a Japanese deer, born in the Gardens.
THE MARKETS. METROPOLITAN BATTLE MARKET.—MOUDAT. The cattle trade has been dull in tone. The warm weather and heaviness in the dead meat market have checked opera- tions and promotea weakness. About the usual supply was offered. The receipts of home-fed beasts were only mode- rate. Business was very dull, at a decided decline in prices. The best Scots and crosses sold at 5s 6d to 5s 8ct per 81b. Oa the foreign side of the market there was a fair show of beasts. There were about 200 Canadian, with some Swedish and Danish. The inquiry was limited, at droop ng prices. The sheep pens were thinly supplied. Sales progress- <i very slowly, at lower prices. The best Downs and ha.f-hreds realised 6s 6d to Gs 8d per 81b. Lambs were weak, at 7s 4d to 8s 4d per 81b. Calves and pigs were dull. At Dtptford were about 1,400 beasts, and 9,000 sheep and lambs, fbe follow. ing are the quotations: Coarse and inferior beasts 4s 4d to 5s Id second quality ditto, 5s to 5s "M prime lassB oxen 5s4dto 5s 6d; ditto scots &c., 5s 6d to 5s Sd j e^e and inferior sheep, 5s 4d to 5s lOd second quality ditto, 5s lOd to 6s 2d; prime coarse woollecl ditto, 6s 2d to 6i 4d: prime Southdown ditto, 6s 4d to 6s 6d; lambs* 7s 4d to 8s 4d • tTw h"8' bSA14 J \° 6s 6d L prime small ditto, 6s 4d' METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.—MONDAY. A much larger supply all round. The weather being warmer, trade was very bad at prices, in man} instances, ld. per lb. lower than last week, and teitdinsr to even lower quotations for beef, the supplies from Aoisrisa -being very large ;—Inforior beef,'3s to 3s'Sd middling ditto, 3s lOd to 4s 4d; prime large ditto, 4s 6d to 5s prime small ditto, 6s to t veal, 5s 4d to 6s; inferior mutton, 3s 81 'to 4s 4d; middling ditto, 4s 84 to 5s 4d prime ditto, 5i 4d to 6s 4d large pork, Ss 4d to 3s lOd a;nall ditto, 4s to 43 43; and lamb, 6s to 6s 8d per 81b. by the carcase. POTATQ, 1 • The moderate supply of'potatoes that were on sale to day met with a fair demand, at the Bubjoiaed prices:- Old: Magnum bonums, 170s to 200s; champions 140s to 160s; Victorias, 160s to ISO:; regents; 160s to 180 per ton; (German reds, 7s to 7s 6d per bag. New: Malta, 15s to leg Lisbon, 14s to 16s Jersey kidneys, 20s to 22.5; ditto round, 18s per cwt. GAME AND POULTRY. Aylesbury ducklings, 2s 9d to 58 spring ehlckens, 2sto 3s; goslings, 58 to 88 pigeons, 9rt t,, lOd Bordeaux ditto, ]s to Is Id pullets, 4s to 4!1 9d daclts, 2s to 3s 6d leverets, 3s to 58; rabbits, is 61 to 2« wild ditto, 9d to is; quails, 1M to Is 2d each. FISH. Bloaters, 8s to 93 94 per hundred kipper herrings, 4s to 5s per box large soles, 33 to 3s 6d, per pair; s'tos 9d to lOd per lb. turbot, 53 6d to lis each cod, .S3 3;. 6d to Z5 per score; crimped ditto. 4s. to 61 each salmon, trout, and grilse, 9d to Is per lb.; oysters, Is to 2= 01 per dozen; mackerel, Is 9d to 38 3d per score; crabs 10s to 1,5s per barrel, A