LONDON CORRESPONDENCE. [We deem it right to s.tc that we do not identify our. selves with our Corro-<poiiuent'3 opinions. J The opening of the fourth session of the present Parliament did not ditfer much from previous opening*, except as regards the enforced absence of the Prime Minister, who muat still obey the orders of Dr. Andrew Clarke, Her Majesty so seldom appears in person on such occasions now that the reading of the Queen's Speech by Hoyal Commission was accepted as a matter of course. There was a Bradlaugh demonstration about the purlieus of Palace-yard, following an earlier one at Trafalgar- square but an announcement in the House of Commons, elicited by a question put by Mr. Labouchere, that the Government intended soon to introduce an Anirmation Bill, had the expected effect of dispersing the mob, which had a large infusion of roughs and pickpockets. It had evidently been prearranged that Mr. Bradlaugh's colleague in the representation of Northampton should put a question with respect to the bill in order that the Attorney-General might have an early opportunity of stating what -were the intentions of the Government. But no sooner had the words stating that a measure of the kind would be immediately forthcoming, crossed the lips of the legal functionary of the Government, than Sir Richard ('ross-who had acted as leader of the Opposition in Sir Stafford ISorthcote's absence in the latter part of the autumn session—at once indicated that it would evoke the strong hostility of himself and the Conservative party. It may therefore be ex- pected that the b II, when it gomes to the stage of ft second reading in the fjouse of Commons, "will give rise to prolonged and heated debates, and there is no saying what fate may befall it in ithe House of Lords. In the Globe it has received the signiiicanttitleof the "Bradtaugh Relief Bill." Whatever shortcomings may characterise the proceedings in the House of Commons, it cannot be accused of showing any falling-off in talking power. Hath"r does it seem to try to excel itself in that respect session after session. In the House of Lords the debate on the Address in reply to the Queen's Speech seldom lasts beyond one setting; but in the House of Commons it has now bee- me fee practice to carry It on de die o in diim for a whole week or more. The speeches ^Tade in that prolonged debate, whether by supporters of the Government, or by members of the Opposition, are generally r»chaujje of leading articles that have appeared in the Newspapers, and they accordingly form very irksome reading -when that task is gone through as a matter of duty-to those who are well posted up in public affairs. Already it is pretty evident that the pieno de resistance this session will be the bill for including the whole metropolis under one Municipal Government. By whom the bill will be intro- duced does not seem yet to have been definitely (xed, though it may fall to the lot of Sir Charles J!>ilke. The remarks made by Alderman Fowler in the House of Commons indicated a conciliatory disposition on the part of the Corporation of London—the more intelligent members of which seem to have become persuaded that a change is inevitable, and that it is better to yield with good gra-e than to keep up any longer a fruitless, stubborn resistance. This question, though it properly comes under the category of local government, is one that possesses interest for the whole country, as it will give to the metropolis what it has long felt the need of, and what will place it in a better position, as regards weight and influence, than it has hitherto occupied. Mr. Buchanan, the new member for Edinburgh, was not far wrong when he said, in seconding the motion for the Address, that the placing of London under one Municipal Conncil, presided over by one Lord Mayor, would be one of the greatest administra- tive triumphs of the age." There is something rather startling in the official statement that the North London Rail- way Company has been defrauded by upwards of ten thousand passengers within six months. The fraud consisted in travelling, to and from suburban stations, in a higher class of carriage than that for which fare was paid. It may be surmised that in a large percentage of the cases the fraud was unintentional, as passengers, going to and returning from the city, have often to make a rush to the first doors that are open, heedless of the class, in order to avoid losing the train. Another reason is that the third-class carriages are often so over-crowded that pas- sengers with third-class tickets must either get into first or second-class carriages, or remain Jbehind on the platform for another train. The question of fraud, as between railway 'companies and railway paiaengers, has two sides. "When a passenger who ha3 taken his ticket and paid for his seat finds himself pushed by an obliging porter or guard into a compartment -where he has to stand, along with others in a eimilar plight, between two closely-packed rows of sitters, he has the not unnatural feeling that he is the victim of fraudulent treatment by the rompany, who subject him besides to the annoy- ance of making desperate efforts to maintain his equilibrium when there is any jolting of the train. There is some justification for passengers claiming a right to take a seat in a second or first class carriage when they cannot obtain one in the third-class niter they have purchased their tickets. On some of the suburban lines-the London. Chatham, and Dover in particular-the want of third-class accommodation gives rise to loud clamours and complaints, morning and evening, every day of the week except Silnday. If the directors could only get the benefit of the denun- ciations which are hurled at them by irritated passengers, they might probably be induced to feel that they ought to do something on behalf of the comfort of the long-suffering general public. There is seldom one-half of the number of third-class carriages required attached to the morning and evening trains; and as intending passengers are anxious to get to the city in good time for business, and equally impatient to get home again when business is over, the grievance is a palpable one and demands remedy. If rail- way companies can make charges against pas- sengers, the latter can, in their turn, bring charges against railway companies. It is fortunate for the members of the Danubian Conference, now sitting in London, that Parliament has met so soon after it com- menced its work. The members will thus have an opportunity of seeing how the mother of Parliaments discharges her duties and conducts her proceedings. A European status, to which they have hitherto been strangers, is accorded to Roumania, Servia, and Bulgaria by the presence of their representatives at the conference, though the chief business will, of course, be transacted by the delegates of the Great Powers. D. G
"HALF AS MUCH AGAr- .Consumers say" half as much trgain" 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 I The remedy is simple. Homiman A Co., London, sell through their AgentsTea atfl.Ted prices,andguaranteethe quality. Sc-c list of florni man's Agents printedinall papers. THK body of a labourer, aged 43, named Peter O'Shea, has been found in the canal at Burnley, a ehort distance from the spot where the body of Mary Conden, a single woman, aged 33, was lately found. The two were seen together in an eating-house, and were not heard of alive afterwards. The evidence at the inquest on Conden showed that she had been murdered and thrown into the water, and suspicion being thrown on O'Shea, a search was made with the result as stated. There are two large wounds on O'Shea, bat it has not been ascertained whether they were caused before or after death. Conden and O'Shea had kept company for ee..eral months, and it is supposed that for some reason pot yet known, O'Shea murdered the woman and after- wards committed suicide. FOOT-AND-MOUTII disease is spreading rapidly In North, South, and East Lancashire, and the most zigorous measures are being taken to prevent its
NEWS NOTES. rWe deem it rieht to state that we do not identify our- selves with our Correspondent's opinions.] THE claim of Russia, advanced through her representative at the Danubian Conference now oeing held in London, to have exclusive use of the Kilia branch of the mouth of the river, appears to be sustained both by England and Austria; but at Constantinople it is strongly objected t), on the ground that it will give that Power entire control of the Danube, As it was stated that the object of the conference was to promote the free naviga- tion of the river, it is not very easy to under- stand how that can I e brought about by allowing Russia exclusive use of one important outlet. THE farmers throughout the country must have felt gratified at the announcement in the Queen's Speech that it was the intention of the Government to introduce a bill on the question of granting compensation to tenants for un- exhausted improvements. This is one of tfce points on which the .Farmers' Alliance have always insisted in order that tenants wig-hi, as a matter of justice, receive dr.e recompense fuc their outlay of capital and labour in improving the soil. The passing of the proposed bill will not completely satisfy their demands and expec- tations. but they will regard it is a substantial instalment giving promise of better things to cojue, THE fall of the floor of a building in Welling- ton, in Somersetshire, in which a temperance meeting was being held, resulting in severe injuries to several persons, is an accident of the kind which has occurred rather too frequently of late. The peop!e who organise the meetings ought to be more careful in their inquiries as to the stability of the structures in which they are to be held. Perhaps stamping with the Feet-In which cnthasiastic audiences not unfrequently indulge by way of applause—may help to account. to some extent, for the falling down of upper room floors. vVmm it was announced that James Carey, the Dublin Town Councillor, who was one of the Kilmainham prisoners arrested on suspicion of being connected with the assassinations in Ire- land, had become informer, like Kavanagh, the car-driver, there were expectations that startling disclosures would be ma le, and these have been amply fulfilled. The statements Carey has made serve to lay bare the innermost secrets of the atrocious assassination conspiracy. The sus- picion entertained by many—that the funds collected by the Land League were devoted in part to the payment of assassins and the per- petrator? of outrages, appears to bo fully borne out by what Carey has confessed. One of the speedy results of his disclosures was the arrest at Feckham, London, of a -Mrs. Byrne, wife of the Secretary of the Land and Labour League of Great Britain, who was stated by him to have taken over to i'ublin, on two separate occasions, weapons for the use of the assassins. These weapons consisted, for the most part, of revolvers and long knives. On one of her visits to Carey, when she brought him revolvers, knives, and cartridges, she had a rifle slung round her neck, which mu -t of course have been concealed in some way by her dress. It is to be hoped that all the members of the Ladies' Land League were not of the same stamp as this scheming lady. FORTUNATE it was for Mr. Forster that he did not approve of the release of Mr. Parneil and other Irish members of Parliament from Ivi main- ham Gaol. and that he, in consequence of the action of the Government in this matter, resigned the Chief-Secretaryship, and took his departure from Ireland. It appears from the evidence of Carey, that the conspirators chosen by lot to compass his assassination, had leen watching his movements for six months previous to the time when he left for England, and that he made more than one accidental, and also unconscious, escape from falling by their hands. If he had remained a little longer in Ireland he might have met the faie which befel his unfortunate successor. LIGHT is being gradually cast on that terrible Phoenix-park tragedy, which was rendered more cppalling by the Jong time it lay enshrouded in mystery. From what the latest informer has disclosed it seems that. after Mr. Forster had left Ireland, Mr. Burke, the Undersecretary, was fixed upon as the next victim. He has confirmed what Kavanagh previously stated—that there was no preconcerted intention to murder Lord Frederick Cavendish, but that it could not be avoided when he made an attempt to defend Mr. Burke on the attack being suddenly made upon him in Ph;enix-park. Jn addition to the tour conspirators who escaped in the car, there were other three near the spot: but Tim Kelly and Joe Brady, armed with their formidable knives, were the only actual psrpetrators of the double murder. THE statement made by Mr. Richard Moon, at the half-yearly meeti ng of the London and Xorth- Western Railway Company, showed with sufli- cient distinctness what the intentions of that j company are with regard to the proposed scheme of a Manchester ship canal. They mean to oppose it" tooth and nail" at every stage. 3lr. Moon could hardly bring himself to believe that it was seriously intended but the people of Manchester had taken it up so warmly, and had set about raising subscriptions to support it with so much activity, that it was necessary for the railway company, of which he L chairman, to do all in their power to present it.4 further pro- gress. This opposition is not at all surprising. nail way companies want to have a monopoly of trallic, and they are strongly hostile to canals. But there is a good prospect nevertheless, that in spite of the opposition which it has to en- counter, the Manchester scheme, which is so well calculated to benefit the town, will be carried out in time. ME. BII ADTVEY, who defended Arabi Pasha at his recent trial, brought back with him, on his return to this country, some valuable presents which he had received from his ambitious client. Englishmen, who go to the East, find it necessary 11 11 y to give away a good deal of litt^shec-di in the form of presents and money and Mr. Broadley may therefore congratulate himself that with him it is all the other way. Some of the presents are of a kind that will form prized heirlooms in the recipient's family.
"KEATINOR'SCOUGril LOZENGES."—Ours Coughs, ASTHMA, Bsiiscams.- Me lie rl states that no other medicine is so eife.;tu*l in the C!o of tl.1c.e dangeroustnalidioa. 0:n Lif/. yigJ al-vio given etsa, one or two at bed time ensure ro d. Sold in ritiq. Is. lid. AT the weekly meeting of the West Bromwich Board of Guardians it was reported that during the week twenty-nine new cases of small-pox had occurred, and that the total number of esses at the present time in the parish is sixty-three. The vaccination officer stated that at three of the public schools he was informed that he could not be allowed to inspect the children without the consent of the clergymen managers, and in one case the manager declined to allow him to make the examina- tion. An idea had got abroad among the poorer classes that black men were going round to ermine the children. It was arranged that the required information as to the sncccssful reaults of vaccination and the health of the children should be obtained from the masters and mistresses of the schools, to whom forms will be applied. Kit's Coxpouxs for Colds and Cou -h', cores 9 oases out of 10. Sold everywhere, 9 W., 1M &c. THIJ Hon. Sir Arthur H. Gordon, in course of a ewcwnd lecture on Fiji and the Western Pacific to the members of the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh, alluded to the news received of the de-ith of Thakombau, ex-King of Fiji, and expressed his sense of tha loa* which the colony had thereby aottaiaed.
THE BRADLAUGH DEMONSTRATION. But for a sort of Skeleton Army," which opposed and beset Mr. Bradlaugh's demonstrationists, the recent great meeting in Trafalgar-square, London, might have passed off with comparatively decent dslness. The chosen of Northampton had, on the whole, some reason for gratitude to his friends, the enemy, whose force proved the weaker of the two, and was ignominiously routed, thus affording the prestige of a physical victory wherewith to enliven and encourage the delegates from provincial centres of Radicalism, and the metropolitan friends of Mr. Bradlaugh. Not that any stimulus of the kind seemed wanting in the Northampton men, who appeared on the scene radiant with c nfi- dence and elation. Tho honours in putting down disordeily interruptions were, however, principally due to the Tower Hamlets and other Metropolitan Radical divisions rather than to the provincial contingents. The only positive advantage gained by the roughs was by a surprise at the commencement of the proceedings, or somewhat before it; when, by a tumul- tuous rush, they succeeded in overturning and wrecking the little platform, which had been bolted together near the Nelson column, facing towards the National Gallery. This trivial triumph, the S.iarbri'ck of the campaign, was quickly avenged. The storming and carrying of the '-J. t"> b position had been a matter of very few seconds. There was, in fact, neither time nor strength for any defence, the table platform having been levelled with the flag- stones when the party from Northampton marched on the ground with their peculiar chromatic arrangement in green and mauve," intermingled with white, and with the emblazoned motto, Bra llaugh and Constitutional Rights." Of course they had a band of music with them. There were, in fact, several bands of music, for in politics as in theology of a c rttin order, the big drum bears an essential part. The e sta'wart representatives of the Northampton constituency held their ground man- fully against the inva ter.5, but did not suocced in driving them OU the field till an effective reinforcement was sup- p'ied by the members of the Tower Hamlets Radical Club and Institution, who, counting musicians, num- bered G12, all told. A compact ring was then formed, and in the space thus guarded one of the bands played lustily, and three ladies, wearing Northampton colours, found protection from the rough and unmannerly treat- ment ot the mol), Nr. Dr;\d!a'Jgh, having first repaired from his house to St. James's Hall, was escorted thence to Trafafgar-squaro by the borough of Hackney de'egates, whose band, just before reaching the spot, struck up, "See, the Con- quering Hero Comes." To within a short distance of the crowd, the conquering hero was accompanied by his daughters. It wanted yet some fifteen minutes to one o'clock-the hour appointed for the meeting, when this principal body appeared, and was received mainly with cheers, but also with adverse noises. The de- molished platform had been replaced by a ta'de, obtained from some neighbouring house, and lifted with much struggling and swaying over the heads of the crowd neat the base of the column. The advance of Mr. Bradlaugh and his escort was roughly opposed, and he was compelled to exert his personal strength in order to push through a confused mass of friends and foes. Many times ha tried to wave the people back; till, finding him- self more and more obstructed in his passage to the temporary platform, he shouted, "I am strong enough to knock down anybody who miles a disturbance, and on my honour I'll do it." Almost at the same time an honourable member, on his way to the House, on horseback, incurred the anger of the assembly by attempting to ride through its outskirts, and was nearly dragged from his The ring, hitherto well kept, was lost, and the table wt3 put back close to the column. When on the platform, Mr. Bradlaugh was able to exercise his usual control on the c'owd, which was exceedingly large. Mr. Councillor Adams, of Northampton, having been called to the chair, asked the Rev. W. Sharman, of Plymouth, to move the first resolution, which that gentleman, amidst cheering, read as fullows: "That this meeting, protesting against the flagrant wrong done by the House of Commons in violation of Northampton's constitutional rights, calls upon the Government to enforce the law under which Northampton is entitled to the voice and vote of Mr. Charles Bradlaugh, one of its memlers, three times duly elected to serve in the present Parliament." Mr. Joseph Arch then ascended the table, and was received with cries of Well done, Joe." lie seconded the resolution in a speech which was cheered at every sentence by those who were near enough to catch a sound here and there. Mr. Bradlauzb, m«unt- to catch a sound here and there. Mr. Bradlauzb, mount- ing the table, .-aid before he addressed the meeting, as his lungs were the strongest, he would put the resolution which had been moved by the HeT. W, Sharmin, of Ply- mouth, and peconded by Mr. Joseph Arch, delegate of the Nation .1 Agricultural Labourers' Union. The resolution was declared carried with no dissentients. Mr. Bradlaugh then said: Friends, we have begun this m<e.ing before the time appointed but I heard that the e was an attempt at riot, and I knew my place was he: e if there was any such attempt, so I came at once. These who basely bribe the people to riot may tee the answer in this orderly assembly, which stretches far away on every silo, as I believed it would—an organised meeting, orderly and thoroughly representative, from Edinburgh, from Glasgow, from Plymouth, fro-n Brighton, from Hastings, and, not the least, from North- ampton, here to-day to protest. All the London press agree 1hat, although there is no menti >n of the Affirma- tion Bill in the Royal Speech, yet it is a measure which the Government have determined to introdnce. (" Bravo.) tion Bill in the Royal Speech, yet it is a measure which the Government have determined to introduce. (" Bravo.) This is to some extent confirmed by the uncontradicted language used by Mr. l'irth—the lion, member for Chelsea—in the presence of Sir Charles Dilke, 111111 it is also confirmed by the language used by Mr. Mundo]la in the speech he made two nights ago in Sheffield. My course is clear. I am member for Northampton. (Loud cheers.) My right is to flit for Northampton. (Re- newel cheers.) If the Government do intend to intro- duce that bill they will have no difficulty between now and four o'clock in making it officially known. I do not complain that they have felt it right to make it officially known to the public, because I know how much everything they do is misinter- preted, culminated, misapprehended, misstated, and misunderstood. But if the Government make no announcement, then this afternoon f shall take my seat at the proper time. (Loud cheers.) But if the Govern- ment makes any announcement, Northampton is willing that I should wait. Northampton being willing, it is my desire to sit on affirmation. 1t"8 my moral duty to sit on affirmation if I can, and I will be the last to put difficulties in the way of legislation by any act of un- fairness. You have protested to-day. I thank yon for the protest-I thank you for the orderly protest. Inclement as the weather is you are gathered here, called by no power save that of principle. I hope the railways directors are satisfied now. It would not be health to you. and it would not be health to me, to continue this longer. fRain had begun to fall a minute or two before, j I thank you earnestly. I fight in my own fashion—f A Voice: Put your hilt on."]—and if yon have borne raindrops for me I will bear them for you too. I will tight this battle through. You are orderly now. Your demonstration is a grand one. I thank you earnestly and heartily. The a scmblage then quietly dispersed. Subsequently—that, is to say about two hours later—-Mr. Bradlaugh went down to the House of Commons in a hansom cab, and was received with cheers by the outside crowd aa soon as lie was recognised, On entering, he fo ;nd a large muster of delegates and petitioners who gave him a cordial welcome; and by them lie was told that the Government had declared their intention of bringing in an Affirmation Bill, and the in- formation rapidly reaching the public beyond the barriers they -et up a shout; and when Mr. Bradlaugh soon afterwards reappeared, and drove away in his cab, which Was gaily decorated, he was more loudly cheered than ever by the crowd, which now began to melt into the ordinary traflic.
COAGCLIN-T! —TheTJes^Coment for Broken Articles, 6d 2s. 2,1. K.ay Bros., Sfcookport. Sold averywhere. A BKTIRTKD FARMER, 74 years of age, named I Thomas Rawlins, living at Ann's-hill, near Gosport, has been found dead in a ditch, into which he apparently fell headforemost on his way home after attending a .sale, death arising from suffocation. A BOARD OF TBADE INQUIRY has been opened at Liverpool as to serioui damage sustained by the ship Oleander, of London, whilst on a voyage to Algoa Bay. It was alleged that the master, W. Walter Joass, was under the iniluence of ([rink for the first two days of the voyage. He afterwards gave over the command to the chief officer, and was subsequently discovered in the lazerette with a chisel and a hammer in his possession, and there was an auger hole in the ship's bottom. Ulti- mately the vessel put back to Qucenstown. Some witnesses stated that the hole was a new one, and others an old one. The inquiry was adjourned. HAVE IT IN YOUR HOUSE—LAMPLOCOH'S PTHETIO SALINB—and use Ro other. The only safe antidote in Fevers, Eruptive Affection*, Sea or Bilieus 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, 22ad Jan., 1878, in Lamplough's favour. 113, Holbora-hill, London.
TtlE SLAVE TRADK-MASSACRE OF f NEGROES. In pursuance of the Franco-Portuguese Convention permitting the supply of free native agricultural labourers from Mozambique for the French colouies, the steamer Elo.se arrived at Ibo to ship labourers. The natives, however, taking alarm assembled in arms to prevent any engagements being made by the French. The Portu- guese military were finally compelled to intervene, and after some resistance put the natives to flight, the latter losing seventy-live killed and wounded. Tho Elo se Te- tania to No.ssi Bi without having been able to procure a single labourer. tania 1 to XO:isi Bi without having been able to procure a single labourer.
SUMMONS FOR BLASPHEMY. At the Mansion House Police-court, London, Henry Cattelf, a newsagent, appeared before the Lord Mayor in answer to a summons issued at the instance of the City Solicitor, charging him with publishing certain blas- phemous lioels contained in the Christmas number of a journal called the Freethinker for 1882. Mr. Poland conducted the prosecution for the City Solicitor; Mr. G. W. Lay, solicitor, appeared for the defence. Mr. Poland, in opening the case, said the defendant kept a shop at 84, Fleet-street, above which was painted," H. Cattell and Co." lie should prove that a police officer went to the shop and purchased personally of the defendant two copies of the Christmas number of the publi- cation in question, containing the blasphemous libels which his lordship saw during the recent proceedings against the editor, printer, and puli- li-her of that journal. In addition to that there was exposed to public view on a board outside, pages 8 and 9, containing a series of pictures which were entitled "A New Life of Christ." The officer at that time did not know the defendant by name, but subsequently the police officer again called and had some conversation with the defendant, who stated that he was Henry Cattell. Of course, the learned counsel observed, the purchase from him personally would make him re- sponsible for the publication. Notwithstanding the fact that the previous ease was sent for trial, and that of coarse the defendant must have seen the reports in the newspapers,, Tie had sold other numbers of the publi- cation since those proceedings. It was therefore thought right thal the defendant should be brought to that court, and tliat it should be thoroughly known that persons who thought fit to continue to self blasphemous publica- tions of this character, which was obviously an offence against the law, would have to answer for it in a criminal court. It was felt, in the first instance, that it was only necessary to go against the editor, publisher, and printer of the paper, but when it was found that the paper was being openly exposed for sale, it was deemed essential to show these persons that they must not make a profit by selling publications which were calculated to give great offence and pain to the public. Detectives Seagar and Oldliampstead were then examined, and gave evidence in support of Mr. Poland's statement. It was admitted that the police did not caution the defendant when they visited his shop. Mr. Lay then addressed the Court for the defence, urging that his client was merely a newsvendor, and that the police had never cautioned him against selling the paper. After the second visit he had not exposed it on the board, or sold a single copy. One or two copies might have appeared in the window, but that, he argued, was not such a publication as would render the defendant liable to a charge of libel. This was a case where the Court might be satisfied with an undertaking being given by the defendant not to sell any more copies. The Lord Mayor decided that there was an ample case for him to eotid for trial. The defendant was then formally charged, and in reply reserved his defence. The Lord Mayor com- mitted him for trial, admitting him ta bail in two sureties of 125 each.
ARISTOCRATIC DIVORCE SUIT. In the Divorce Divison of the High Court of Justice, Sir James Hannen recently had before him the divorce suit "of Macnaghtun v. Macnaghten and Thornhill. The petition was that of Sir Francis Edmund Macnaghten for the dissolution of the marriage by reason of the adultery o! Lady Alice Mary Macnaghten with the co-respondent, Mr. Frederick William Thornhill, an Irish land agent. Air. Searlo appeared for the petitioner, and there was no defence. Sir Francis Macnaghtm, the petitioner, said that he was married to the respondent on June 7, 1866, at Holy Trilli ty Church, Brompton, London. At that time he was an officer in the army. They lived together after the marriage at difforent places where his regi- ment was stationed, but generally at Eaton-square, his family residence. For some years they lived happily together, and there were four children the issue. To the judge He was 40 at the time of the marriage, and his wife was 20. Examination continued A few years ago his wife made the acquaintance of the co-re- spondent, a land agent, and he visited them at Dundarave, his country seat. He notioed Mr. Thornhill's attentions to his wife, and spoke to her about it. Shesaid there was nothing wrong between them, and he said that the co-respondent should only visit when people were at the house. On December 5 last lie returned home in the evening, and went to look for his wife. He f"uud her in the boudoir with Thornhill, and, being very dis- pleased, he ordered the co-respondent to leave the house. His wife, however, requested that Thornhill should stop to dinner so as to avoid any scandal among the servants, and he consented. The next day he had to leave early to attend the assizee, and he did not re- turn till the following night. He then found that his wife had left the house. He made inquiries, and traced her to Dublin, where he had an interview with her. He begged her to coma back for the children's sake, but she refused, stating that she did not care for him or the children. Later on he again siw and tried to induce her to come back, showing her some letters from the children, ltut she declined. There was a painful interview, and he It-ft her and had not since seen her. Lady Macnaghtcn's maid give evidence as to her mistress and the ce-respon- ilent living together at Bray. His lordship granted a iecree nisi, with C03ts, and the custody of the children.
AN ALLEGED ADVERTISING FRAUD. A enrious action has been heard before Mr. Eddis, judge at the Clerkenwell County-court, London, in which an author and publisher," named James Torrington Spencer Lidstone, of 21, Goswoll-terrace, Goswell-road, sought to recover the sum of £ 6 5s. from Mr. W. H. Iloldom, cabinet manufacturer, of Scrutton street, Curtiin-road, for 100 copies of a work entitled "The Londonian," described as a poetical advertising medium. Mr. Buckler was solicitor for the plaintiff and Mr. J. Popham for the defendant. The order for the delivery of the goods was not denied, but the defendant contended I that the Looks were of no practical value, and therefore they were returned. He stated that the plaintiff called upon him at the Leather Trades' Exhibition held at the Agricultural Hall in September last, and solicited an advertisement, representing that he was the rIon." James Torrington Spencer Lidstone, who was commissioned by the Government of Canada to ascer- tain the names of manufacturers of artistic farnitare, &c., in this country, and by means of his poems to secure for those who advertised avast acaonnt of business from the native Princes and others in Manitoba. He said vast numbers of Canadians wers constantly passing through London, and would only purchase the goods of those who advertised in The Londonian." On theso repre- sentations he induced Mr. Iloldom to have a "poem" advertisement insetted, and Mr. Popham quoted as a spe- cimen of the plaintiff's style, the following lines Him for whom each furniture vendor, dragon-like, doth fall, Supplied the whole of my mother's rooms in Torrington IIall. (Loud laughter.) There was no such place as Tor- rington 1Ial1:" his mother never resided there; and consequently defendant could not have supplied the furniture. The solicitor for the defence said the defendant, on making inquiries, found that tho book was all a sham and a get-up," and none of the copies ever reached Canada except those which were scut by the persons who benght them. When defendant discovered the fraud he sent his messenger with the books to the plaintiff, who refused to take them, and admi- riitered a shower bath to the man from an upper window, in doing which the handle of a water-jug broke, and the utensil fell upon the man, who was in conse- quence disabled for several days. The learned judge, after reviewing the evidence, said he believed defendant had b en induced to advertise through the representations made by the plaintiff that he was officially connected with the Canadian Government and the Aboriginal Pank of Manitoba, and of this lie should require strict proof. In defiiult of this, there had clearly been false and fraudu- lent representations. To enable plaintiff to produce such proof, he should adjourn the case, reserving all questions of costs.
KA,Y's Tic PrL", for Nournj.n, Faceaehe, &e.,9$-<l.,ls. 1\d. Postage Id. bold by all chemists. Kay Bros., Stockport. THE medical officer of health at Maidstone has reported to a meeting of the Local Board th:it the death-rate for the borough was 35-14, which he described as a most deplorable state of things, being the highest death-rate he has ever had to report. The incidence of the deaths is chiefly among cliildien under the age of live years.
r SINGULAR RECOVERY OF STOLEN IK PKOPEKTY. Inspector Marshall, with Sergeant Clough, of the B Division, recently effected the apprehension cf a man named Bolton, alias Devine and Co., and his wife, living at ;12, Great Marylebone-street, London, on the charge of having, on the night «f Oct. 21 last, stolen a pearl necklace, with a diamond clasp and pendant, eight brooches, representing a bee, a tiy, a toad, and a dog, some bracelets, watches, bangles, collar studs, sleeve- ¡ links, ear-rings, diamond and sapphire rings, money-box containing £ 7, and JE75 in Bank of England notes, valued altogether at £ 2600, the proper.y of Mrs. Fowles, of 11, Whitehead's-grove, Che'sea. Mr. I T. Duerdin Dutton, who had appear d on be- half of the prisoners, made no defence, some of the stolen Bank notes having been traced to the male prisoner, whose wife was the housekeeper to the prosecutrix. Strict instructions had been given that he should not sleep in the house, but he seems to have done so, and on the night in question the box containing the valuables mentioned was stolen from the premises. ] he efforts of the police in all directions failed to discover the whereabouts of the property until Inspector Marshall and Sergeant Clough found, in a tin case under the floor of a washhouse at the residence of the prisoner, the wkole of the property, less two gold watches. Mr. Inspector Marshall produced the jewellery at the Westminster Police-court, and Mr. d'Eyncourt expressed his satisfac- tion at the recovery of the property.
RETURN OF A DISABLED EMIGRANT SHIP, The ship Oxford, of and from London, Captain Braedick, with emigrants for New Zealand, has been towed np to Penarth Roads, disabled. A Cardiff steam tug left the ship off the north end of Lundy Island, with a screw steamer near her. The ship appeared to bo a complete wreck above the deck, with only her three lower masts standing. The captain reported her to be the Oxford, with 400 passengers for Adelaide. He said that the ship had encountered fearful weather in the Bay of Biscay, and became unmanageable. The captain and several of the crew were injured, the captain I being near'yMind." He reports that under the trying circumstances the emigrants behaved nobly. As the wreckage was cleared away the captain tried to bear up for the nearest port, and when off the Land's End his signals of distress were observed and responded to by the screw steamer Troutbeck, Captain Adie, of Newcastle, which tried to get lines on board to tow the ship. Owing to the fearful sea running this was found to be impracti- cable, and it was only off Lundy Island that a hawser was got on board, they having to lower a boat to do so. The Oxford is an iron ship of 1282 tons net register, built in 1569, and is owned by Messrs. Temperley, Carter, and Co., London.
MURDER IN A MOSQUE A horrible crime is reported from Constantinople. Every Friday—the Turkish Sabbath—prayers for the Saltan are read in all mosques. During Divine service at the Mosque of Sultan Achmet, one of the finest buildings in the capital, the Imaum, or priest, mounted the pulpit to perform this duty, at a moment when the sacred edifice was crowded with the Faithful. The priest was on the point of reciting the prayer in question, when suddenly a Softa, or religious student, who had followed him up the steps of the pulpit, drew a yataghan, which he had concealed in the folds of his garment, and, exclaiming in loud voice, What! you would pray for a man who is bringing this country to ruin?" split his head open. The congregation looked on aghast while tho assassin quietly descended from the pulpit, seem- ingly indifferent about making his escape, and remarked that Abdul Hamid had no right to be the chief of the Faithful, as he had not fulfilled any of the obligations of his position. No attempt was made by those present to arrest him, and some even attempted to favour his escape. The assassin was ultimately captured by tha police, and by the Sultan's orders removed to Yildiz Kiosk, where he is confined pending his examination.
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ATTACKED. On the day of the opening of Parliament a startling rumour obtained currency to the effect that Mr.Ashmead Bartlett, M.P., had been disgracefully attacked by a mob, pulled from his horse, and dragged through the street. The facts are simply these. The hen. member for Eye was coming down to the House of Commons on horse- back, and when near Trafalgar-square the dense crowd gathered on the occasion of the Bradlaugh demonstration resisted his passage, and, on his endeavouring to foree his way, a number of persons seized the horse, and made an ineffectual attempt to unhorse Mr. Bartlett. The police interfered at this juncture, and prevented what at one time threatened to be a very ugly attack. The hon. gentleman was besieged with inquiries in the lobby of the House, and was congratulated on his escape.
DEATH OF A CLAIMANT TO THE THRONE OF ENGLAND. There has just died in Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum an unfortunate man who, in 1837, committed a gross outrage upon her Majesty the Queen, and proving to be insane had been confined in a lunatic asylum ever since until the day of his death. The delusion that possessed him was that he was entitled to the Throne. His name was John Goode, and lie formerly held a cap- tain's commission in the 10th Royal Hussars. He was taken into custody on her Majesty's birthday, May 24, 1837, for creating a disturbance and forcibly entering the enclosure of Kensington Palace. Nothing further transpired after his release until, on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of November of the same year, when, about three o'clock, as her Majesty was passing in her open carriage through Birdcage Walk, St. James's, on her wav to Buckingham Palace, a person in the garb of a gentleman suddenly sprang to the side of her carriage, and holding up his fistin a threatening manner made use of violent language, and stating that her Majesty was an usurper, said he wou!d have her off the Throne that day week. The Queen heard the threats distinctly, ard on alighting from her carriage directed her equerry to cause the man to be taken into custody, but on going outside the palace for that purpose the individual was nowhere to be seen. The police were employed, and ultimately they apprehended Captain Goocte at the residence of Miss Blanchard, 218, Regent-circus. He I told the officers he was their lawful Sovereign, and when brought before the magistrates declared himself to be the son of George IV. and Queen Caroline, adding that he was born at Montague-place, Blackheath, and that the Throne of England belonged to him. Upon every other subject unconnected with the Royal family he spoke in a most rational manner, but when the Queen's nam was mentioned he became exceedinly violent. In default of finding two securities in jE.500 each he was com- mitted to prison, and on entering the coach engaged to convey him to gaol he smashed the windows with his elbows, and screamed out to the sentinels on duty. "Guards of England do your duty, and rescue your Sovereign At that time he was a fine, handsome- lookiug'man, in his 41st year, and of dark complexion. When afterwards vi ted by his brother, who had been abroad, he denied t e alleged consanguinity. He was subsequently tried at Queen's Bench for using seditious language to the Queen, and sent to Bethlehem as insane. He w.n admitted to Broadmoor in March, 1864, where he has died from natural decay, though animated by his delusion up to the last. The usual inquest was held upon the body at the asylum by Mr. Weedon, coroner.
KAY'S COMPOUND, a demulcent anodyne expectorant, ior CoMfh-i a»d Colds. Sold everywhere, Is. 1 jd. PARIS advices state that the condition of the French wheat trade has not materially changed. The markets have been generally pretty well supplied, especially in the north. Farmers show much disinclina- tfon to make any ooncessions in regard to prices. Business ias not become more active in the French ports. A HEARTLESS case of bigamy is reported from Accrington. A young man, twenty-nine years of age, up to recently resided at Church with his wife and four children, and becumo acquainted a short time ago with a girl about twenty years of age, whom he subsequently marriod lie took the girl to Whitehaven, where he left her, representing that he was a ship's mate, and going on a long vovage. When the girl came back home she was told the real state of affairs, and was taken seriously ill. The deceiver came back to Church, and removed with his family to another town. The police have not yet apprehended him. THB ANIFUAL MEETING of the South War- wickshire Conservative Association has been held in the Music Hall, Leamington. The Marquis of Hertford pre- sided, and there were also present the Earls of Jersey and Yarmouth, Lords Willoughby de Broke, Ernest Seymour, and Lewisham. The Marqais of Hertford, having b-ii re-elected president, the Earl of Yarmoath moved a reso- lution expressing unabated confidence in the Conservative leaders, which was seconded and carried. A resolution was also adopted approving of Sir John Eardley Wilmot and Lord Yarmouth as candidates for the division* TVTB SO.LT7BLB COCOA. TTAN TIOUTEN'S COCOA is the orifl v guaranteed Pure Soluble Cocoa, better and than any other Cocoa, Cocoa Extract, or any Chooolate. £ The British Miwiical Journal, March 27tli, lJW. Bnyg:—" H«ucen'< Cocoa i? admirable, lu flavour it is lx'rfect. aud it isjji pure, wttll prepared, and ridi in alkaloid." &e. &c. 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THE spring changes of quarters of the House* hold Brigade are now arranged. The 1st Battalion of Grenadier Guards move from the Tower to Chelsea, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards from Chelsea to Wellington Barrack*. 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards from Windsor to the Tower, 1st Battalion Scots Guard# from Wellington Barracks to Windsor. The 2nd Bat- talion of the Scots Guards remni:; at Wellington Barrack9 till the autumn, when they proceed to Dublin in the place of the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, who have beeB serving at that station since the departure of the troopS. for Egypt last August. The 1st Life Guards move front Hyde-park to Windsor, the 2nd Life Guards from Wrndsof to the Regsnt's-park, and the Royal Horae Guards froIt) Regent's-park to Hyde-park. SIR HENRY ELLIOT, the British Ambassador Lady Elliot, and daughter are expected to leave Vienna SO; once for England, where they will probably stay till the middle of March. I THE oration commemorative of Hunter, the celebrated anatomist, physiologist, and surgeon, has beeØ delivered in the theatre of the Royal College of SurgcoBS, London, by Mr. Spencer Wells, President of the College I before a very and distinguished company. Among the visitors ere Sir William Gull, Bart., F.R.S., Sir James I'aget, Bart., F.R.S., his Excellency the American Minister, Professors Acland (of Oxford), Paget and Humphrey (of Cambridge), Sir Joseph Fayrer, Sir George Barrows, Bart., Ac. Tho (hief theme of the oration wf I the intellectual character and scientilic labours of Job1^ Hunter. In the evening the president and Council enttf tained a large company at dinner in the library of the college- j.T A SCAHLBT MVKR epidemic is raging at ^;OER! and the oMdie*] officer of health reports that it necessary to close all the school*, If there ia not a abatement. The f»ver hospital id full, aud addition** rccoamodation is bung provided. A NBWCASTLK correspondent telegraphs tbilt intelligent* has been re eive l thee that a change for tb* worse has taken place in tht condition of Mr. Aahto" Dilke, ex-memker for iha borough, who, it is stated,^ now so feeble that l»e has to ue carried irom hi# the sofa. His wife and young family are with him jJI Algiers.