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MISCELLANEOUS, Consumption was the disease which caused the death of Mazzini. Prince Arthur has signified his intension of opening the Royal Horticultural Society's Show at Aston Park, Birmingham, in June next. It is stated that Major Stapylton, of Myton Hall. Helperby, near Tliirsk, will be the Liberal candidate for Thirsk at the next election. At Nottingham, on Saturday, a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Morley, M.P. for Bristol, and property to the amount of jE10,000 was destroyed. The death is announced of Major Chidley Dowries Coote, formerly 52nd Light Infantry, and the youngest son of the late Sir Charles Coote, Bart. Mr. A. Pearson Longbottom, of Pall-mall, Lon- don. has been appointed government Agent in Europe for Colorado. Mr. Disraeli, it is said, desired to make one address only, on his forthcoming visit to Lancashire, and it was therefore decided that the city of Manchester, being the central point, should be the place of assembly. Another distinguished minister of the strict Bap- tist community, the Rev. James Wells, minister of Surrey Tabernacle, has just died. Mr. Wells had been forty- two years in the Baptist ministry, and his congregation was the largest belonging to that body of religionists. The Memorial Diplomatique, contradicts the re- ports that have been in circulation respecting the ap- proaching departure of the Pope from Rome. It says that the mistake arose from some misinterpretation of a remark of the Pope at a recent interview. It is is said that the Russian Government have informed the Berlin Cabinet of their desire for the evacua- tion of the French territory by the German troops, and that Bismarck has agreed to further their wishes so far as possible. The Surrey Advertiser says it is generally under- stood among Mr. Guildford Onslow's supporters that he will not again contest the representation of Guildford, and there are rumours that there will be an immediate vacancy. It is currently understood that the Government are disposed to send a representative to Vienna to attend tlie Cattle Plague Conference about to bt) held in that city. The object of the:conference is to prevent the spread of the cattle plague. From the last Indian mail it appears that six young Africans, who have been educated at the Saharanpur Orphanage, near Bombay, have volunteered to join tbe expedition in search of Dr. Livingstone, and have sailed for Zanzibar. The Oxford and Cambridge athletic sports will take place at Lillie Bridge, West Brompton, on Friday, March 22nd, when the following events will be decided:—High Jump, Long Jump, Putting the Stone, Throwing the Ham- mer, 100 yards race, t mile race,* mile race, 3 miles race, and Hurdle race. A Windsor correspondent says that Archibald Brown, brother of John Brown, her Majesty's personal attendant, was married at Windsor parish church, to a young lady named Johns. The bridegroom is Prince Leopold's personal attendant. There was an immense con- gregation in the church. The Consul-General of the United States has received reports from all the Consuls in the United KingdolD.each shewing the amoun+ contri1 M in his own consular district for the relief the >¡LcIS by the Chi capo and Forest fires. The sum'total amounts to £ l<:2;3Holls. On Sunday the Lord Mayor received a telegram from the Mayor and Council of Demerara, tendering to his Lordship and the Corporation of London their con- gratulations on the completion of the cable communication between Dcmcrara and the mother country. The telegram was dated the 8th instant. The new Viceroy of India has accepted an Invitation from the Mayor of Portsmouth to a banquet to he given in his honour previous to his departure from this country for India, and has named Monday next, the 18th instant, as the day on which he can visit Ports- mouth. It is stated that the United States Government has resolved to present its counter Case. in reply to the British Case, to the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, on the loth of April, and to insist on the Tribunal proceeding with the Arbitration regardless of the protests or with- drawal of Great Britain. It is now stated, in addition to what was recently announccll with regard to Sir Stafford Noithcote's position in the matter of the Washington Treaty, that the right hon. baronet was appointed one of the High Joint Com- missioners not on political grounds, but because of his ex- perience in connection with the affairs of the Hudson'sBay Company. Her Majesty's paddle-yacht Victoria and Albert is ordered to be completed in every respect at Ports- mouth and made ready to embark her Majesty for con- veyance to a continental port by tho 23rd instant, on tho occasion of her Majesty's visit to Germany. Cherbourg li;is been named as the port that will probably be se- lected for the disembarkation of her Majesty from the yacht. Mr. Stafford Allen, an old member of the com- mittee of the Anti-Slavery Society, and known to many persons as having continued the educational labours of his uncle, the late William Allen (the coadjutor of Joseph Lancaster), for the promotion of the British School system, is a candidate for the seat on the London School Board for the Finsbury division, vacnnt by the retirement of Mr. Torrens. Like his uncle, Mr. Stafford Allen is a member of the Society of Friends, a body as yet unrepresented on the London Board. ITALY AXD FRANCE.—It was reported that the Italian Government intended to send M. Minghetti on an extraordinary mission to the Versailles Cabinet, and reflec- tions were made on the unfriendly character of the trans- action. because that Deputy was a partisan of the Italio- German alliance.. It is now denied that M. Minghetti is to proceed to France at all, and he is declared to be too useful to be spared. In his capacity as reporter of the Financial Commission, he will take an important part in the debates of the Chamber of Deputies. EARTHQUAKES IN GERMANY.—A German paper says with respect to the earthquakes that have been felt in many towii9 in the North of Germany, tho shock was so great in Berlin that in many streets the furniture was shaken out, of its place, and the clocks stopped. At Weimar thcro was a general cracking heard in many houses, and several windows were broken, while subterranean noises were h..a rd as on the arrival of a railway engine. The same phenomena yero observed in Gotha, Leipsic, and other tuwns. THE ANOLO-FKENCII TREATY.—The Fmncais lavs that the foreign Powers who have commercial treaties with France are determined to hold her to the letter of the law, and will agree to no modification. Mr. Gladstone and Lord Granville have expressed themselves unequivo- cally with respect to England. The Belgian, Swiss, and Italian Governments have adopted the same course. This. is the more important as so long as any Commercial Treaty remains in force France is bound to place the whole German ompire on the same footing. Consequently the power of imposing taxes is greatly restricted. The Paris correspondent of the Manchester Guardian says:—Tlie French Government has been informed from London that the only modification proposed in the Treaty is a slight increase on cotton yarns above No. 60. Many chambers of commcrce have asked M. Thiers for information ahont new tariffs. He has answered that England, having refused all propositina, a last one was going to be made. If it should DO refused, the Treaty will be denounced. Italy and Austria have sent strong remonstrances to 1\1. Thicrs about the Treaties and the new taxes adopted; and an active correspondence is going on between those Governments and the Government of France on thc subject. THE NEW M.P.'S.—Mr. Edward Wells, of Wallingford, who was returned to Parliament on Saturday as M.P. for Wallingford in tho Conservative interest, in the place of the late Mr. Stanley Vickers, is a son of the late Mr. Edward Wells, of Wallingford, and was born in 1821. He is a banker and brewer, and also an alderman of that town, with which his family have been connected for upwards of a century and a half. Mr. Wells is married to a nieco of the late Alderman Sir Matthew Wood, M.P. Mr. John Reginald Yorke, of Forthampton, who was on Monday returned to Parliament ia the Conservative interest ns M.P. for East Gloucestershire, in the room of Mr. G. S. Holford, who has accepted tùe Chiltern Hundreds, is the only son of Mr. Joseph Yorke, of Forthampton, a magistrate and l»to High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, by Frances Antonia, daughter of the late Right Hon. Reginald Polc-Carew. He was born in 1836, and was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He is a deputy-lieutenant for Worces- tershire, and sat in the last Parliament as member for Tcwkesbury, for which he was first elected in 18(54. His father, Mr. Joseph Yorke, is a great grandson of Philip, first Earl of Hardwicke, who was Lord Chancellor in the reign of George II. PROMOTION BY MERIT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. —In these dayft of boasted competitive examination and promotion by merit," it is, no doubt, generally supposed tbat. the appointments made in government ollices arc ahove criticism, and that when a young man enters what is called 4. Mie civil service" he ill as sure to rise in proportion to his abi lty and assiduity as the sun is to rise in the morning. Such. however, is not always the case. Numerous instances might be referred toin which the most unfair favouritism lias ■been manifested by the heads of departments, and especially by those who have the control of the Inland Revenue. A remarkable oase has just occurred, in which a gentleman at a salary of £ 350 was offered a high-sounding berth in Ireland at a salary of JC350, rising to £ 6f>0. Being unwilling to leave England, he declined tho offer. Within the last few weeki two vacancies in a higher class in his own de- partment (salary £4(0) became vacant, upon whidl he was rnpeniedea, and others were promoted over his heaù. As not the shadow of an objection could be urged against either his competency or his ability, tho only inference to be drawn from this unfair treatment is that it was desired to get him out of the way. The fact is, promotion in Government offices at the present Jtijr -can only bo obtained by favour. It is in tho hands of a few of the superior officials. and the way in which it is frequently dispensed, so far from advancing the interests of tho service, gives rise to a degree of indifference on the part of those who watch it which prevents anything like emulative industry or voluntary exertion, and induces in the minds of men of real ability and honesty a positive disgust for the service.—Standard, A subscription list h:1..s been opened in Kerry, and largely signed, to meet the expenses of Mr. Blenner- hassett in defending the Election petition lodged against him. A largely-attended meeting of delegates from the principal Republican societies in London and ot rrcnch refugees (including several ex-members of the Commune), oonvened by a«ub-committee of the International _>V orking Men's Association, has just taken place at a. house in Tottenham-court-road (a club-room of the refugees), to make arrangements for celebrating the first anniversary of the Insurrection in Paris on the 18th March, in St. George s Hall, Langham-place. Citizen H. F. Jung, a Swiss, pre- sided, and announced that several of the German, Polish- and Italian Republican Societies had promised their co. ##>ei»ti0O. Of* f-

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