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LONDON COBRESPOflDEJNlifl. j Ont of the Parliamentary reporters hal, I oadtntiad, been retained for the defence of the man aooused of a murder at Yarmouth. This promises to be the cause celebre of the winter, and to be engaged in such a case is a step towards fortune at the Bar. A large proportion of the Gallery reporters are barris- teM, and from their ranks have been recruited aome of the most eminent men of the day. A large parcel of Mauser rifles, made originally for the Transvaal Government, has, I hear, lately changed hands in Paris. The deal was arranged by some journalistic friends of Dr. Leyds, and inasmuch as these persons handed to the former only a small amount of the proceeds it may be oon- sidered certain that they were given the arms in lieu of a douceur in hard cash, on the understand- ing that if they realised more than a certain sum the remainder should be paid over. A large and widely-representative company assembled at the farewell dinner given to Lord Ampthill by the Metropolitan Liberal Unionist Federation (of which he is chairman) before he leaves this country to take up the duties of his appointment as Governor of Madras. Lord James of Hereford presided, and among his supporters were the Duke of Bedford, Lord Wenlook (a former Governor of Madras), the Earl of Clarendon, Mr. Powell Williams, Mr. Jesse Collings, Lord Lawrence, Sir Thomas Sutherland, and the Agents-General for Natal, Cape Colony, New South Wales, and New Zealand. One of the few remaining old houses in Leicester Square, No. 28, on the east side of that thoroughfare, is now being broken up, and it is interesting from the fact that it was at one time the residence of John Hunter, the cele- brated anatomist, whose famous museum was erected in the rear. Close by lived Hogarth, at the sign of the" Golden Head," which has now given way to the Archbishop Tension School at the corner of the square. Hunter's Museum, which included the skeleton of O'Brien, the Irish giant, was purchased by the nation, and the remains of the great surgeon, at first de- posited in the Church of St. Martin-in* the-Fiolds close by, now lie in Westminster Abbey. The widening of London Bridge will be one of the most interesting street alterations that modern London has witnessed. It is pro- posed to take into the normal width 01 the bridge the space now represented by ths "bays" which occur above the piers. The space so gained will be given to the footways on either side. A drawing in last week's Sphere shows very clearly the nature of the plans, which provide for a granite corbel- ling, on which the added width of the pavements willrost. There still creep among us a few Londoners who saw the present London Bridge opened by William and Adelaide on August 1st, 1831; and of these some will doubtless live to see the widening. There are few people in London who read of Sir Arthur Sullivan's death without profound emotion. Nine-tenths of the population of the metropolis did not know he was ill. In musical circles there is widespread sorrow, and in circles that are not musical, except in the sense of feeling unsophisticated delight in pleasing melodies, a deep impression was produced. No composer of the generation has been so much the idol of the public as Sir Arthur has been. It was his music rathec than Mr. Gilbert's humour that drew thousands of individuals to listen to the same opera over sod over again at the Savoy. And his musical genius was of the widest. The suggestion that his remains should be buried in Westminster Abbey meets with wide approval. V How are we to treat the Hooligan ? Is ex- treme severity the only way ? Mr. L. F. Austin, at all eventB, does not believe so, but tells a story in the Illustrated London News which shows that there is good stuff in many of those whom the law and public opinion have con- demned. He says:—" I have never forgotten the impression made upon me by a friend, who, pointing to a gardener in a distant greenhouse one day, said:—" You see that man ? He was a letter-carrier sentenced to a long term of hard labour for stealing a very small sum in postal orders. He had a large family and was wretch- edly poor. When he came out of prison I took him into my service at once, and he has been here for several years. A more honest and in. dustrious servant you could not find." V Some Bishops and humanitarians have set on foot a movement for killing Hooliganism with kindness. The Hooligans are young in years, and it is thought they might be re- formed. At present the idea that luggest, itself to the philanthropists is that a free club might be formed for the amusement of this olass of street savages, where they f might be trained in scientific boxing with the use of the gloves, and gradually led to acquire a taste for other forms of entertain- ment. The fist, so far as the victims of their ferocity are concerned, would be an improve- ment on the pistol or the knife but a gang of savage boxers let loose in our streets is not an inviting prospect to peaceful citizens. As the youth does not beoome a Hooligan until he has taken to ways of violence, perhaps it might be a speedier and more efficacious cure to administei an application of the cat. The rumour lacks confirmation that Lord Wolseley has declined to remain longer in the office of Comraander-in-Chief than the last day of the present month, but it is credited in good quarters. It is said that his object is to have the official gag, which imposes silence upon him, removed, so that he may vindicate his character as the military adviser of the Secretary of State and also his own administration of the offioe he held. Possibly enough it may be a quite re- cent speech of Mr. Brodrick's which may have led him to decline holding the office till the re- turn of Lord Roberts, and his retirement will at least put him in the position of being able to defend himself. The debates in the short Session may compel him to unseal his lips. As the conduct or mismanagement of the war will necessarily form a leading feature of discussion in both Houses, and as both Lord Lansdowne and Mr. Brodrick would have perfect freedom of speech, Lord Wolseley, as the other party implicated, cannot but feel that it would be something like professional suicide to remain in an offioe which technically doomed him to Silence. V Ill-natured critics have sometimes accused the War Office of a certain lack of generosity to the Volunteers. Such a charge is trium- phantly refuted by the simple announcement that each member of the Imperial Yeomanry and Volunteers who has been on active service may, on discharge, be presented with a suit of plain olothes, or the sum of thirteen and sixpence, which is apparently the esti- mated value of the rejected suit. But we cannot imagine that an Imperial Yeoman would dream of rejecting the thirteen. and sixpenny Imperial suit of elothee, in which he would appear among his friends as conspicuous as though he wore the khaki of active service. He will doubtless aspire to set a fashion in cheap lines," and bring in an era when trouserings at more than seven and six will be bad form. Imperial generosity, too, will awaken echoes in the tailors' shops; and one may imagine the men who make thirteen-and- sixpenny suits sitting at work, and singing, as "ell as a close atmosphere will allow, "Rule Britannia" in joy at their privilege of clothing the soldiers of the Queen so cheaply. Surely, lor once, everybody will be satisfied.

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