LONDON CORRESPONDENCE. (We deem it ril;ht to state that we do not identify our- selves with our Correspondent's opinions..] THE announcement that Mr. Gladstone would not be present in his place when Parliament opened, but would remain at Cannes until his health was thoroughly restored, naturally caused some surprise after t,he glowing accounts which correspondents had given of the marked im- provement effected in his appearance by change of air and climate after he had gone to reside at the ChateauScott. The fact that the right honour- able gentleman seemed in a frame of mind fully to enioy the spectacular displays and tomfooleries of the Carnival at Nice seemed also to indicate that he had recovered elasticity of spirits as well as bodily health. But it is better that he should remain where he is until he feels assured thathe is in good form for resuming his Parliamentary duties than that he should run the risk, when there is so much work to be done, of getting into harness again too soon. The place of the Prime Minister will, until his return be taken, so far ai the leadership of the House of Commons is concerned, by the Marquis of Hartington, who was also appointed to act as host at the State dinner given at the Premier's official residence at Downing-street on the eve of the meeting of Parliament. The absence of Mr. Gladstone would, no doubt, be regretted by his colleagues at the Cabinet meetings at which the Queen's Speech was under consideration but it may be taken for granted that they would be in telegraphic communication with him as to Its contents, which was understood to have been discussed at two separate sittings. The newspaper editors, who have a staff of leader-writers to keep in occupation, have some reason to feel a sense of satisfaction when Parlia- ment resumes its labours at Westminster. It relieves them from the necessity of casting about in all directions in search of subjects which can bear the strain of discursive treatment to the full length of a column. It had become pretty evident of late that the rcdarteurs-en-chef were sometimes at their wits' end for topics but now they have plenty to choose from, and p litical pens, in the coming months, will be quite as active as Parliamentary tongues. The last half-yearly meeting of the shareholders of the Crystal Palace was perhaps the most grati- fying one ever held, as a highly favourable report was given of the state of the finances. The electric light and gas exhibitions seem to have attracted a steady stream of visitors for months 1m end, which pays much better than overflowing Attendances on certain days when there is some- thing specially attractive in the entertainments. There is reason to believe that if arrangements could have been made to hold the forthcoming Fisheries Exhibition at the Crystal Palace instead of South Kensington it would have proved more satisfactory, not only to Londoners, but to intend- ing visitors to the metropolis. Proof of this is afforded by the popularity which the exhibition of electrical apparatus attained. There is a prospect of abundant work in London for thousands of artificers and labourers for years to come. In addition to the extensive street improvements which the Metropolitan Board of Works have in hand, there will be the construction of two bridges across the Thames- One aL Hammersmith for general traffic, and the other a new railway bridge projected by the London, Chatham, and Dover Company, in con- nection with their new large central station which is to be built at Queen ictoria-street on a site lyins between Blackfriars-bridge and the Old Swan Pier. The new bridge, of which a com- mencement has already been made on the north side, will be hardly twenty paces from their existing railway-bridge which leads to Ludgate- hill Station. It is not so long ago since the same company incurred considerable expense by erect- ing a terminus at Holborn Viaduct, which will be superseded, in due course, by the new great station to be erected in Queen Victoria-street. If the company had continued ilackfriars Station, which could have been enlarged to any extent, as their London terminus, it would have saved them a vast outlay in bridges. London-bridge Station loses nothing from being on the same side of the river as Blackfriars Station. It is also rumoured that the existing bridge is to be widened to the extent of another double set of rails. voung ladies who are occupied in shops, dress- making and millinery establishments, telegraph offices, and other businesses now open to women, complain very much, and not without cause, apparently, at the difficulty they experience in getting respectable lodgings in good localities at a reasonable rate. When they go on the search for apartments they find that the cards in the windows almost invariably announce that the rooms to let are for gentlemen; and when the words Hooms to let only appear, they find on application, much to their chagrin and disappoint- ment, that young gentlemen are preferred, and that young ladies, in fact, are not wanted at all. This is rather hard usage for respectable young women, who must make a livelihood for them- selves, and it can hardly avoid having the effect of forcing them to take any kind of lodgings in which they can obtain accommodation. The announcement that General Booth has at last come to the conclusion to keep the parades and performances of the Salvation Army fanatics within the limits of their own property, can tcarcely fail to give satisfaction to all who have witnessed the extravagances characterising the open air processions and indoor services of that over-demonstrative Sect. The manner in which the Salvationists conducted themselves in their marches in the streets showed unmistakably that the force largely consisted of rowdies of both sexes, who seemed quite in their element when bawling out Glory! Glory and thumping tambourines. But, notwithstanding the resolu- tion to which General Booth has come, it will take some time before quiet is restored on Sundays in the vicinity of the Grecian Theatre in the City-road,jwhere disorderly crowds assemble for the purpose of having tussles with the Salvationists, and where a large posse of police have to be kept on duty when meetings are being held within the converted place of entertainment. The gallery piay-goers, who were in the habit of fre-jUentirg the Grecian, seem quite unable to forgive the Salvationists forgetting possession of the theatre by purchase. Some music-hall proprietors have been prose- cuted for permitting dramatic performances on their premises without any license. But this seems hardly fair when it is well enough known that amateur theatricals, for benevolent pur- poses or otherwise, frequently take place in joncert-rooms without being interfered with, and the same thing also happens at private parties. Do not charades acted in character come within the category of dramatic performances, and g ho did not they also require a license, if the old law, which should be consideredobsolete,] is to be maintained? D. G.
"HALFAsMccn AGAIN."—Consumers say" half as much mgain" of the cheap tea is required to make a beverage with any strength at all, and even then there is no pleasure in drinking it! The remedy is simple. Horniman A Co., London, sell through their AgentsTeaat/h-«dj>nc<!s,andguaranteethe quality. See list of Horniman'sAgentz printed in all papers. SiB JOHN HTTMPHRXYS has held an inquest at the Duke of Edinburgh Tavern, Grundy-street, Poplar, London, on the body of Hugh Ecclea Walker, aged about 35, a Burgeon, who died under somewhat mysterious circum- stances. It appeared that when the ship Rakai, now in the Weat India Dock, was leaving New Zealand, deceased was appointed surgeon to attend the crew and passengers, and was allowed a free passage horns. He stated that he had been in Queensland, but had not succeeded. When the vessel arrived in the West India Dock deceased said he could not leave, as he had no money, and was waiting a remittance from his mother. He was afterwards found in his cabin in a dying state, and soon afterwards ex- pired. According to the medical testimony, death re- sulted from the effects of chloroform. The jury returned a verdict of Death from misadventure." THE Plymouth Guardians have resolved upon a large number of prosecutions in respect of neglea of
NEWS NOTES. tWe deem it riclit to st.afe tbit we do not identify our- selves with our Correspondent's opuuons.j A SRAASCTRE to do away with oaths in Courts of Justice came recently before the French Legis- lature. It was carried in the Chamber, but it was modified in the Senate to the extent that affirmation should be substituted fQr the oath for those who declined to take the latter. A similar reform, as regards the ministration of the oath in justiciary courts, was adopted in this country many years ago, and this should serve as a pre- cedent in Parliamentary practice.
ROM the brief account which has been pub- lished of what transpired at the interview at Cannes between Mr. Gladstone and M. Clemen- ceau, it appears that a good deal is yet to be done for Ireland, in addition to the legislative measures of recent years, in order to bring that country into the condition which is most likely to ensure its peace and prosperity. The Prime Minister is reported to have said that adminis- trative centralisation bad been its curs", and that what is needed most was the introduction of a good system of local government, so that every man might feel that he was a governing agent as well as a governed subject." It does not appear, from what was stated, that the Premier's views of self-government, as applicable to Ireland, are ab one with those of the Home Itulers, who clamour for an independent national Parliamen of their own.
A T the adjourned examination in connection with the recent important arrests made in Dublin, Michael, or Myles Kavanagh, car- driver, who has become informer, identified three of the prisoners in the dock, whose names are Joe Brady, Tim Kelly, and PatDelaney, as being three out of the four men whom he had driven to the spot in Phcenix-park where Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Burke were mur- dered on the (Jth of May last, and whom he also drove rapidly away from the scene after the tragedy was committed. It is reported that the missing assassin has, since then, been taken into custody. Kavanagh, according to the de- tailed confessions which he made under examina- tion, was also employed by the same gang to take them to and from the scenes of action in connec- tion with other projected atrocities, some of which were carried out. and some of which failed- notably the intended murder of Mr. Forster, when Chief Secretary for Ireland
THE appearance of the prisoners, as described by reporters who saw them in the dock, seems to be in keeping with the infamous kind of work to which they are alleged to have devoted them- selves. Most of them have faces of a forbidding and sinister aspect. The appearance of Kavanagh as a witness against them caused several of them to become quite chopfallen but others tried to wear a look of levity, which could hardly comport very well with their cast of features, and one of them, named Fitzharris, laughed out loud when Kavanagh was sent away, as if he wanted to make it appear that the carman's statements were only ingenious inventions SIR CHARLES DILKE is said to have ordered an inquiry into the condition and management of the Croydon Union Workhouse—certainly no sooner than was required, judging from a recent case which came up at the petty sessions before the deputy chairman. It appears that in some I of the wards-one called the young men's ward and arother the vagrant ward — there is no proper supervision, no officer constantly in charge, and the consequence is, that when any two of the inmates fall to fighting-wh:ch they are alleged to do daily—the battle is allowed to go on, however long it may last, until one or the other has to acknowledge himself defeated. Playing cards and gambling are also said to go on freely: and it will be interesting to learn, when the inquiry is concluded, how the latter process can be carried out by people supposed to be so scant of ready money as paupers. If they can gamble in a workhouse without being interfered with, they enjoy a privilege which would not be ac- corded to them in a public-house.
THE establishment of Training Schools for Cookery at South Kensington, Liverpool, and elsewhere has had the good effect of getting prac- tical lessons in cookery introduced in connection with numbers of the board schools in the metropolis. Miss Calder, in an article which appears in a popular periodical, strongly advocates the extension of this practical fo-m of training; and it is to be hoped that her counsels, which are characterised by good sense, will have the effect of drawing the attention of school boards in all parts of the country to this subject.
I DR. B. W. RICHARDSON has undertaken a very difficult task in seeking to effect a rational reform in women's dress on hygienic principles. It is true that he is supported by some gentle- men almost as enthusiastic as himself, and by a body of ladie3 who are not afraid to "fly in the faces of the dressmakers." But so long as members of the Royal Family and of the highest aristocratic circles follow the prevailing fashions of the day, it is absolutely certain that the general body of the fair sex will imitate their example, however forcible may be the statements set forth at meetings under the auspices of the Rational Dress Society. Any ladies who, setting I fashion at defiance, should boldly appear in the streets attired in the divided skirt, the use of which was warmly advo;ated at the recent meeting held in Steinway Hall, London, would stand as good a chance of being mobbed as the two ladies were who ventured, many years ago, to sport Bloomer costume in public in London. Only when fashion is discrowned will it cease to exercise Imperial sway.
FIGHTING IN MEXICO—ONE HUNDRED INDIANS KILLED. A telegram from Tucson, Arizona, reports that three conflicts have occurred between the Mexicans and marauding Apache bands in the Sierra Madre Mountain district, Chihuahua. The Mexicans killed twelve Indians and captured thirty-three, making off with their prisoners, pursued by a larger body of Apachc's, who, overtaking the Mexicans after a pursuit of 315 miles, killed one Mexican, the Indian loss being four. The Mexicans, however, safely carried all their prisoners to Kemasachi. Afterwards the Mexican force, rein- forced, pursued the Apaches, and defeated them at Yecera, killing over 100 and capturing sixty more, with many horses and supplies.
"KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES."—Cure Coughs, ASTHMA, BAOJFCHITIS.—Maiicj.1 testimoay states that no other mediciaa is so effectual in the oure of these dangerous maU lies. Ona Lozouge aloue gives ease, ouo or two at bod time ensures rest. Sold in Tins. 13. lid. ROBERT BLAKEY, a bookkeeper in the employ of Messrs. Myers and Blakey, maltsters, Copley-hill, New W ortlcy, has been remanded at Leeds upon several charges of embezzlement. It was stated that the pri- soner's defalcations amounted to some thousands of pounds. Bail was refused. AT the Police-court, Cardiff, before Mr. R. O. Jones, J. D. Zugsen and Hyam Goldman, pawnbrokers, were each ordered to pay the mitigated penal ty of £5 and costs for taking pledges from children apparently under twelve years of age. IT is affirmed that the late M. Gambetta's father, who has kept every letter that his son ever wrote to him, even in early childhood, contemplates publishing the entire collection at no distant date. COAOtTLiNE.—TheGest, Cement for Broken Articles, 6d., Is., 2s. Postage 2d. Kay Bros., Stockport. Sold everywhere. MADAME CECILE dressmaker, of Duke-street, Groavonor-square, London, has been fined at the Marl- I borough-street Police-court, on several summonses charging her with infringing the Factories and Work- shops Act, by keeping her employes at work after the legal hour.
ARREST OF IRISH NATIONALISTS. Messrs. Davitt, Ilealv, and Quinn have been arrested in Dublin, under warrants issued by the Queen's Bench, in conse juence of their having neglected to obey the order of the Court that they should give bail for their good behaviour. The arrests were all effected about ten o'clock in the morning. Mr. Davitt was apprehended at the Imperial Hotel, Mr. Quinn at his lodgings in Vincent- strftt, and Mr. Ilealy at his home, 20, ILirring:OJI- street, while at breakfast with his wife. The intentions of the authorities having been kept a profound secret, the arrests were hardly known outside the respective houses, and consequently there was no demonstration. Mr. Healy enters prison for the tirst time, Mr. Davitt for the fourth, and Mr. Quinn for the second.
ALLEGED CRUELTY TO A CHILD. At Edmonton, William Conway Harpour and his wife have been charged with starving and cruelly ill-treating Clara Theresa IIarpour, child of the male pyisoner, the female prisoner being- the stepmother. It appeared from the evidence that the child, who is 11 years of age, has been subjected to a systematic course of ill-treatment, and that when roscued she weighed only 4i21bs., including her clothing. It was stated that, among other acts of cruelty, the stepmother had stuck a fork in the child's hand, beaten her, blackened her eyes, burned her back with a poker, squeezed one of her fingers with a door, and burned another with a lamp. She had also tortured the child while the latter was suffering from chilblains, kept her insufficiently clothed, and fed her only on bread and water; on one occasion the child had been kept for three days and nights without any food at all during her father's absence. The medical evidence showed that she was in a deplorable condition, covered with bruises fiom head to foot, and almost starving. It was stated that the female prisoner's own children were well fed and cared for, and that the other chi dren of the first family were better treated than the subject of the present charge, although one of these had recently run away. It appeared that these cruelties were practised in the ab- sence of the father, who was described as a quiet and very timid man," employed in the Mercantile Marine Oflice of the Board of Trade. The woman was committed for trial, and the man ordered to enter into his own recog- nisances to appear when called, upon.
SHOCKING TRAGEDY. A shocking murder has been committed at Kim- bolton, within a short distance from the castle of the Dnke of Manchester. For some time past Mr. James Albert Wallis, aged 35, who is postmaster of the town, and carries on a stationer's shop,, has been very strange in his mind owing to the loss of about £ 900 invested in the hands of a stockbroker who subsequently absconded. Some nights ago he retired to bed with his assistant, who slept with him for fear he should do anything rash, leaving his wife downstairs. The children, six in number, had previously retired to rest. About two o'clock in the morning the assistant, Mr. Chislett, was awakened by hearing loud screams from an adjoining bedroom, and on proceeding to the spot found that Mr. Wallis had cut the throat of his eldest child, a boy about 9 years of age, nearly severing the head from the body, and had made a most determined attempt on the life of one of the younger children. He was, however, prevented by his wife and Mr. Chislett from doing further mischief, and was secured as speedily as possible. lIe was next day brought up at the St. Sect's Bench, and after some formal evidence been taken was remanded to Hun- tingdon Gaol. Whilst in the dock the unfortunate man frequently fell upon his knees and exclaimed, Oh my darling boy, art thou happy, art thou happy ? I know thou art in heaven, and may I soon be with thee."
PROGRESSIVE INVASION OF FRANCE BY FOREIGNERS,, Some instructive figures in this connection are com- municated by M. Leroy-Beaulieu, in VEconomiste Framimis. In the first quarter of the present century the number of foreigners living in France was very small. It was net till 1850 that it showed much growth. The census of 1851 revealed the presence of 378,51)3 foreigners, their proportion to the total population being 1'06 per cent. In the census of 1861 the number was increased to 497,091, or 1-36 per cent. In 11'6û there were 635,425 foreigners, or 1'67 per rent. In 1872, just after the war, when a large number of Germans had not yet returned, the foreigners numbered 740,000, or 2*03 per cent. In 1876 they numbered 801,754, or 2-17 per cent.; and, lastly in 1881, the number was over 1,000,000, or approximately 3 per cent. The increase in the number of foreigners was thus about 12,000 annually in the period 1851 to 1861 24,000 to 25,000 in 1861 to 1871 it was only about 15,000 in the period 1871 to 1876; and,finally,in 1876 to 1881, the annual increase reached the enormous figure of 40,000. If this latter rate were continued there would be in half a century nearly 4,000,000 foreigners on French soil. If, further, the progress of this occult migration continued as it has done since 1851, except in the brief interval 1872 to 1876,there would be in France after half a century 7,000,000 to 8,000,000 foreigners, or about a sixth of the whole population, and perhaps a quarter of the virile and adult population. Among the causes which bring foreigners in increasing numbers to France, M. Leroy-Beaulieu specities the abundance of capital, the high salaries, and the somewhat effeminate habits beginning to prevail among French workmen with- drawing them from roagh work. The author indicates two means of counteracting the slow occupation of France by foreigners—the population becoming more prolitic and the workmen being less fastidious.
FATHER CURCI AND THE OLD TESTAMENT. Father Curci's translation of the Old Testament with notes has proceeded as far as the Psalms, which have been published with an introductory letter by Monsignor I Scapaticci, reviser to the Vatican,, and with the formal approval of the ecclesiastical authorities. It is announced that Father Curci has likewise obtained the Pope's consent to recommence preaching. From fear, howev of(lemon- strations either on the part of the Liberals or he extreme Clericals, he will not appear in any church, but in a hall of the Sinibaldi Palace, hired for him by Prince Odesealchi.
BALL AT ST. PETERSBURG. An Imperial costume ball has taken place at the palace of the Grand Duke Vladimir, on the Neva Quay, St. Petersburg. The whole of the Imperial family, with the exception of the Emperor, who wore the uniform of the Artillery of the Don, were dressed in old Russian cos- tumes of the sixteenth century. The Empress appeared as a Tsaritsa of that time, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh were attired, like most of the other elder members of the Imperial family, in old Boyariu dress, and the Grand Duke Michael, uncle to the Emperor, in that of the Hetman of all the Cossacks, while the most curious dress of all was that of the Grand Duchess Eugenie Maximilianova, wife of the Grand Duke Alex- ander of Oldenburg, as the wet nurse of the Czar Joha the Terrible. The younger Grand Dukes were dressed aa Imperial pages.
KAT'S TIC PILLS, for Neuralgia, Faceache, Ac., !)Jd., Is. ljd. Postage id. Sold by all chemists. Kay Bros., Stockport. A LADY named Chapman has just died at the Vale, Ramsgate, at the age of 100 years. When she at- tained her 99th birthday she received a pleasing souvenir of the event from Sir Aloses Montefiore, who resides at Ramsgate, the venerable baronet being only a year or two her junior. A SHOCKING CASE of death through want of medical attendance has just occurred at Bournemouth. A fisherman named Baker had been laid up for a fortnight with acute bronchitis, but refused to have a parish doctor, because he did not wish to lose his vote." The familv were in bad circumstances, and the wife had to sell blankets and other things to get food. The doctor was at length called in, but too late to be of service, and the man "die.l next day. An inquest was held. and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. THERE is at length every prospect of some. thing tangible being done in connection with Mr. Ruskin's Museum at Sheftield. The great difficulty that has had to bs contended with has been the terms upon which the trust should be settled. The committee that was formed at Sheffield have felt that they could not appeal to the public for subscriptions until they had a definite scheme to place before them, with the assurance that the museum was secured to Sheffield for all time. The Mayor (Mr. Hunter) has secured the gift of a site of half an acre, and he proposes to purchase an adjoining half acre, upon which buildings from plans already approved by Air. Ruskin will be erected. Mr. Ruskin has undertaken to fill the museum, for which purpose he has already collected a large variety of valuable articles at Walkley. His Highness the Khedive of Egypt has, through the Consul lor the Netherlands, conferred the Order of the Medjidie on Mr. James Hill, of tbeThamea-s Street, Lock Depot, London.
THE TVOK OF THE KEXMURE cASTLE —THE SECOND Off-ICEPPS NARRATIVE. With the arrival in London of the only E rop^an say* vivors from the steamship Kenmure Castle, bound from London to Shanghai, which recently foundered in the Hay of Biscay during a violent gale, some further details are to hand of the circumstances both of the wreck and the terrible sufferings of those saved, after bdng in an opi n boat, without food, drink, or clothing, for about fifty-live hours. The second officer, Mr. James Ilolness, who brought the passengers to London, states that all went well until in the Bay of Biscay they got into a very heavy gale from thesouth-west during thea: terUQlill, Late in the evening a hcaVy sea struck then in the stern and broke into the saloon, which was on the deck aft, doing considerable damage, and causing the water to come through the hatchway into the cabin. The vessel con- tinued to pitch very heavily, and to ship large seas over the stern, breaking away the hatchway which had been battened down. The lady passengers were, of course, terri ilv frightened, but Mr. Horrocks and Mr. Henry behaved exceedingly well, and the whole of them were taken at about one o'clock in the morning either to a cabin under the bridge or the engine-room. The ladies, who had been in bed, had nothing on but their night- dresses, and the gentleman passengers had stripped to work. As matters had become no better by the morning Mr. Holmes suggested that they had better get the bouts out, which was acceded to by the captain. Mr. Holness ordered a crew of seven Chinamm into one of the cutters, into which the passengers were all put, the ladies going first. A compass and chronometer were also put into the boat,. which, by the captain's orders, was taken charge of by Mr. Holness and the third officer, Mr. Thomas Higgins. A large can of oil was then poured over the side of the- steamer, which for a moment or two smoothed the water, ml1 advantage was taken of the opportunity to lower the boat, this being done in perfect safety. It is the custom always to keep a beaker of water in the boats, but by some strange mischance the barrel had been taken out of the cutter for use in the engine-room, and so they were without either water or food. In the meantime, the remainder of the crew, under the chief officer, were getting a lifeboat ready and putting on ths life-belts with which it was supplied; but while they were in the act of doing this the vessel suddenly sank by the stern and went down in a moment, quite to the surprise of every one. At that time they were not more than two boat's lengths from the steamer. As the vessel went down, the captain, who was on the bridge quite coolly giving orders and smoking a cigar, waved his hand and called out "Good bye, good bye," and the next instant the ship was out of sight, the decks blowing up ns she went down. Prior to their leaving the ship the water had got into the engine-room and nearly put out the fires. After the vessel sank the occupants of the cutter saw the lifeboat bottom upwards, and two men clinging to it, but the sea was so heavy that they could not get near it, and it was instantly lost to view. The boat was then turned with her head to the sea, which she rode through excellently, and, after a very heavy hail shower the gale moderated. This was at about eleven o'clock in the morning. On losing sight of the ship they rowed and sailed throughout the day and night, and through the next day, seeing one or two vessels, but not being able to attract attention, the officers taking watch and watch. On the second morning the third mate became delirious and threw himself overboard, but was rescued and placed in the bottom of the boat, from which he, however, afterwards escaped, and again flung himself into the sea and sank. The cries from the poor ladies, who were suffering terribly from cold and privation, were piteous. During all this time the Chinamen behaved most ungallantly, and wanted to alter the course of the boat, but the second officer with great difficulty retained command over them, assisted by the two male passengers. A. second night passed and every one was getting very weak, the steering being maintained in the same direction as well as could be done without any lantern to see the compass by, and on the third morning recourse was had by the poor creatures to socking a piece of flannel that one of the passengers had round his chest, this being the only available sustenance. Between whiles from rowing, the boat drifted before the wind by the oars being set apeak, as they had no sail on board. On the second evening, after being in the open boat for fifty-five hours, they saw two steamers, but that which was nearest, and on which they could plainly see the man on the bridge, passed them, but the second, the Montatarie, bore down on them, and rescuod them. So horrible was their famished appearance that the- captaia called out to them to shut their eyes as they were being taken on board. Once on the rescuing steamer, they were treated in the most hum ine manner, the captain giving up his own cabin and saloon to them, and the crew providing them with clothes. They were all in a most exhausted condition and per- fectly ravenous, but were gradually brought round, and landed the next evening at Boulogne. Here they were received by the British Vice-Consul, Mr. Stigant, and his siiter, and conveyed to an hotel, where medic il advice was at once procured. The Chinamen had suffered least, as they were all well wrapped up and had soothed themselves with opium, which they carried. The owners of the vessel telegraphed that every comfort was to be provided, but it was not until nearly a week after that the party were sufficiently revived to start for England, and even then they were a41 in a very weak state. At Folkestone Mrs. Mann had a fainting fit, and Mrs. Henry also fainted on alighting from the train at Cannon-street Station,. London.
SINGULAR SHIPPING CASE. At Plymouth the whole of the crew, with the exception of the officers, of the steamer Woodburn, of London, were lately charged, on remand, with refusing to do duty on board, and to continue the voyage, the vessel being in ballast from London to Jamaica. The prisoners all shipped in London, but on their way down Channel the vessel encountered a heavy gale, the pumps choked, and they had to bale her out. On reaching Plymouth the sailors declined to go on, urging that although pumps were cleared on her arrival the vessel was unseaworthy in other respects. The magistrates accordingly ordered an official survey to be made, and Mr. Williams, Board of Trade surveyor, reported that he had examined the vessel, and was of opinion, respecting the structure, engine- power and equipment, that she was in a seaworthy condition. He considered that the principal motive power of the vessel was steam, and that an eigine of 18-horse power was sufficient for the principal motive power of a vessel of 146 tons burden. In his opinion the Woodburn was a full-powered ste imer. He was aware that the vessel was originally a lighter, but that did not make any difference if her scantlings were- good. Her head could not, however, be kept so well to the sea as if she had been built for sea-going purposes. In his opinion the vessel was perfectly fit to go across the Atlantic in a heavy gale of wind. The prisoners alleged that the vessel leaked, a-; water made its appearance in the main compartment when the hatches were battened down. They urged that they would not be able to keep enough way on the vessel in anything of a sea, on account of there being only one tire. The magistrates, after retiring, announced that, having given every consideration to the case, and considering the ship's conversion from a lighter to a steamer, the small power of her engines, and the fact that there was but one fire to keep steam up in bad weather, they were of opinion that the men were justified in refusing to cross the Atlantic in her at this season of the year. The prisoners were accordingly discharged.
DAVE IT IN YOUR HOUSE-LAMPLOUGff,9 PYRETIC SALINE—and use no other. The only safe antidote in Fevers, Eruptive Affections, Sea or Bilious Sickness, Small-pox and Head-ache; having peculiar and exclusive merits. Use no substitute. See perpetual injunction against imitators; also the unanimous judgment before the Lords Justices Bramwell, Brett, and Cotton, 22nd Jan., 1878, in Lamplough's favour. 113, IIolborll-hill. London. A SPKCIAL meeting of the committee of the Reigate and Redhill Agricultural Society has been held at Keigate, to consider the reply of the Privy Council to a resolution passed at a recent meeting of the society protesting against the system of allowing cattle that have been in contact with infected animals in the metro- politan market to be distributed all over the country, and stating that so long as such a system prevailed, out- breaks of foot-and-niouth disease from time to time must be the result. The Privy Council pointed out that animals cannot be moved from the metropolitan market nor from the metropolis into any other district without the consent of the local authorities for that district; and their lordships added that, so far as they were aware, no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease had been traced to animals from the metropolitan market since the order of the Council eame into force. A deputation from tha committee was appointed with a view to some action being laken in the matter. KAY'S COMPOUND for Colds and Coughs, cures 9 cases out of III. Sold everywhere, 9 £ d., Is. lid., &c. Two workmen, employed in removing pots of flowers from a Lyons theatre, have been killed by drinking the contents of a bottle used in connection with the electric light apparatus. They had found the bottle stowed away, and mistook it for wine.
DEATH OF SIR SALAR JUNG. A dispatch from Hyderabad announces that Sir Sala' Jarrg has died there of cholera. Deep sorrow is felt a' Hyderabad. Perfect tranquility prevails. His Excel lency Sir Salar Jung, G.C.S.I., says" Men of th< Time," was a member ii a Princely familv, desccndec in a direct line from Sheikh Orais Karani, of Medinah aeelebrated religious character, held in great sanctitj by Mussulmans. He was Lorn on Jan. 2, 18;0, and was carefully brought up by his uncle, Seraj-ul-Mulk, whc was Dewan, or Prime Minister, to the Nizam of Hyder- abad. He acquired a thorough knowledge of thi: Persian, Arabic, and English languages. On May 30. 1S53, thresrclays affer his uncle's death, he succeeded to the office of Prime Minister to the Ni/am Nasir- ud-Dowlah, who had just been forced bv Lord Dalhousie te' assign to the superintendence" of the British the rich district of the Berars, in wder to secure the payment of debts for the pay of the contingent force which was kept up in accordance with the treaty. Ripe in experience, though not in years, he set t3 work with a will. All departments of State were taken in hand one after another, and either entirely reorganised or placed on a better footing. The system of farming the land revenues of thu State was set adde, and collectors were appointed with fixed salaries. For this purpose the kingdom was divided into fiscal divisions and districts, which also served to divide the work as regards other branches of administration. Measures were taken for the erection of courts <?f justice in the city of Hvder- abad, and the fiscal officers were vested with judicial powers to be exercised within the limits of the divi- sional district of which they held charge. The police force was entirely reorganised. A department of Public Works was formed for tho construction and repair of works of irrigation, communication, Ac., and placed in the hands of trained engineers from England. Nor was education neglected. Schools were established in the city, and subsequently also in the districts, and were placed under a departmental head. What is particularly remarkable about these and other measures of reform is that amelioration in evory branch of administration under Sir Salar Jung's direction has been slow and gradual. At. the time of the Indian Mutiny, in 1857, he remabied our most faithful ally. In every possible mnnner he helped the British cause, putting aside for the time the grievances he had against us. He rose superior to the prejudices and passions of his co-religionists and his countrymen, thus losing his own popularity; and at the risk of a violent death, which more than once wellnigh befell him, he resolved to stand by the Power, even when it seemed at its death-gasp, which had given some sort of peace to Hindostan, and promised to guarantee its future prosperity and advancement in the ways of modern civilisation. Nasir-ud-Dowlah, the Ni/am, died in 1857, and was succeeded by Afzul-ud- Dowlah, Salar Jung being continued in the office of Prime Minister. In 1661 tho intrigues of certain inter- ested courtiers of the Nizam induced his Highness to resolve on dismissing his Minister but Colonel Davidson, an error of whose had led to the success of the intrigue, stood firm in his support, and the dismissal was finally rescinded. In 1876 Sir Salar Jung came on a mission to England, with the object of procuring the restoration of the Berar provinces to his master the Ni/am. During his stay in this country (June I-July 31) he received the freedom of the City of London and the honorary degree of D.C.L. from the University of Oxford. Since his return his relations with the Government of India seem to have been of a very unfriendly character. Towards the close of the year 1877 he was ordered by the Govern- ment of India to dismiss his private secretary, Mr. (diphnnt, who, it was alleged, had on more than one occa- sion placed himself in opposition to our Government, especially in regard to the Berar question and the appointment of a co-regent at Hyderabad. The follow- ing titles were conferred on Sir Salar Jang by ths Nizam Khan Bahadur, Salar Jung, ShujaMid-Dowlah, and Mukhtar-ul-Mulk. He was made a Knight of the Star of India in 1867, and a Knight Grand Commander in 1871.
THE LORD MAYOR AND MR. F. IL O'DONNELL, M.P. EXTRAORDINARY LETTER. Mr. F. H. O'Donnell, M.P., has forwarded the follow- ing letter to the Lord Mayor: My Lord Mayor,—In glancing over your expected pretexts for evading assist- ance to the famine-stricken population in Ireland, I observed that you seemed or affected to think that I had in some way countenanced the absurd idea of knocking at the doors of the London Mansion House for the relief of the present distress. Let me assure you, if you need the assurance, that I spoke at the recent Irish meeting expresdly to discountenance a project so truly prepos- terous. In relation to Ireland, it is an absorbent, not a restorative, agency; it is a leech or sucker, not a helper or support. My Lord Mayor, you con- tradict with native courtesy my impeachment of the part the City of London has played in the im- poverishment and confiscation of Ulster. If your lordship ventures to repeat your eulogies on the City Companies in the Derry Town Hall I shall take more notice of such complacent assertions.. Meantime the City of London is welcome to pronounce benedictions on itself at the Mansion House, while it continues loathed with hated on the banks of Loch Foyle. My Lord Mayor, you have tried to discredit my opposition to Lord Hart- ington and the Cavendish policy by reference, conceived with civic taste, to the murder of Lord F. Cavendish. The tragedy in the Phnenix-park need not be dragged into this matter. Long before that fearful event Lord Hart- ington was, as lie remains to-day, one of the most trucu- lent advisers of the Crown in every measure of anti-Irish policy. Not even Mr. Forster himself was more directly responsible for the despotic and brutal coercion of which his brother was to be an ever-regretted victim. It was during the Irish Secretaryship of Lord Hartington that a peaceful meeting of the people of Dubliu was made the object of one of the most horrible police outrages which have ever occurred in Ireland; and the green sod of the Pli t'nix-park was strewn with battered and prostrate bodies of law-abiding citizens assembled to promote a Constitutional petition for the amnesty of political pri- soners. My Lord Mayor, you are pleased to allege as an excuse for your desertion of the cause of humanity in Ireland that you could not entrust the administration of public funds to such persons as the deputation who had the folly to wait upon you. I am not concerned to defend those gentlemen, and they are doubtless competent to ap- preciate this turtlo-fed boorishness. May I merely express the pleased sensation with which I have noticed such delicacy in the matters of the administration of public funds on the part of the Chief of the Corporation of London, and when a public investigation which cannot be permanently evaded takes place, it will unquestion- ably excite almost as much satisfaction as surprise to ascertain that public funds which should have gone to train and aid the industrious poor and to solace the widow and the orphan have never found their way into the pockets of city swindlers or into the fair round paunches of city gluttons. Expecting before long to have an opportunity in a more effective capacity of dealing with the Corporation abuses, represented by your lordship's office, I have the honour to remain, my Lord Mayor, your lordship's obedient servant, FRANK HUGH O'DONNEIX.—London, Feb., 1883.
RETURNED "DEAD." An incident of more than ordinary interest has just come to light in connection with the recent Egyptian campaign. A marine, wounded in the chest by a splinter j of a shell at Tel-el-Kebir, and left on the field for dead, was afterwards attended to by the Army Hospital Corps, and subsequently removed to the hospital at Cairo. From thence when he recovered strength, he was forwarded to Malta, and a few days since arrived in England, together with a number of other convalescents. He made his way to the dep't at Chatham, but no one seemed anxious to acknowledge him. On pay-day he applied for his cash, and then found that he was marked off the register as dead. He was at some pains to prove his identity, and was finally sent off to Portsmouth.
KAY'S COMPOUND, a demulcent anodyne expectorant, for Coughs aud Colds. Sold everywhere, 9Jd., Is. lAd. ACCORDING to the report of the International Postal Union for the past year, the union includes a population of nearly 832 millions and an area of upwards of 80 millions of square kilometres. The accessions to the union in 1882 include Australasia, Hawaii, and Nicaragua and since the beginning of this year Costa Rica has been added to the number. THE Hoard of Trade have proceeded, at the Town Hall, Newport (Mon.), against a Swede named Halvareen, keeping a seaman's boarding-house in Broad- street, for knowingly harbouring two Norwegian seamen belonging to a barque of that nationality. It was shown that the men secretly conveyed their clothing and effects away from their ship, and hid at defendant's house until the vessel should sail on the next voyage. The Bench final defendant, who had been previously convicted, jE20, or three montlis' imprisonment. A LIDERAL ASSOCIATION for South North- amptonshire has been formed. The object of the organisation is to cover the division with branch associa- tions, whose delegates shall elect the executive of the central association, and thus obtain a voice in selecting Parliamentary candidates for the division.
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A MEETING has been held in Exeter, Colonel Walrond, M.P., presiding, to take into consideration the state of the county with respect to cricket. Since 1873, it was pointed out, the county club had ceased to exist. Eventually it was resolved to form a county club, and that a committee should be appointed, consisting of repre- sentatives of all subscribing clubs. Arrangements were made for colts' matches, aud included among the fixtures announced was a visit of I Zingari in the week commenc- ing Aug. 13. MR. ERADLACGH has addressed a large meeting at the Town Hall, Brighto i, under the auspices of the Brighton Radical Association. Letters were received from Messrs. Hoilond a; d Marriott, the borough members, declining to attend, but admitting Mr. Bradlaugh's right to his scat. ANNIE BRADSHAW, the young lady who was remanded by the Xantwich bencli of magistrates, charged with attempting to commit suicide by taking laudanum, has been a'ain brought up before Mr. Henry Tolle- niache, M.P. The prisoner on her arrest possessed a letter addressed to a young gentleman, in which she llecJard, Your lies your cool treatment, are the cause of my death. You have ruined me." The young man against whom the allegations were made refused to appear unless compelled to do so. Superintendent Mayo applied for a summons against Mr. Shore compelling him to attend, which Mr. Tollemacha granted. Bradshaw was remanded. IIFR )IA.JF-STY'S snip Mistletoe, a composite gun vessel, of -129 tons, and GOO-horse power, has been launched from Messrs. Lairds works at Biikenlie-id. She is one of the three sister vessels which that lirni have now in hand for the Admiralty, the iirst, the Albacore, having been launched 011 January 13, and the third being nearly ready for leaving the ways. They will be armed with two 50-pounder and two 25-pounder breechloading guns. The machinery for the three vessels is being constructed by Messrs. Laird. The authorised service for use at the launch of her Majesty's ships was read by the Rev. II. P. Linton, M.A., vicar of St. Mary's, and the ceremony of christening was performed by Mrs. Nicolls, wife of Commander Jasper Mcolls, R.N. A lŒl'GT..lTION of Liverpool pawnbrokers haa waited upon Mr. E. Wbitlev, M.P., 011 the subject of the Stolen Goods Bill, introduced by the Lord Chancellor. The measure was described as au unwarrantable extension of police powers, which would eutail oppression and it was urged that the present Act, passed ten years ago, was adequate for the purpose, and that pawnbrokers gave more assistance to the police than any other class of trades- men. Mr. Whitley said he would consider the subject carefully, lie was inclined to agree with the views of I the deputation.