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THE SOCTEAmTON 0^8BRyBR/ AKD WINGHE6TER JNBW8-8ATD&DAY, AUGUST 34. 1^8.
DOUBTFUL ADVERTISEMENTS. ■ x genUeman hu applied to Mr. Ellison, al the
there wu in London & regular system carried on of
paper*, holding out that situation* were vacant, and C%m applying to the cOcswere emRad on to pay {res for the information, which,,*! a rule, turned out to bo worthless. In the TkUyrapi of the ICth inst. the following advertisement appeared:— " Traveller wanted for a CSty Ann; nut be pushing; lalary 152, and commission. Also a collector, aalary £80. I'ersonaBy, or stamp, Bennett and Beuyer. Hanorcr-plaoe (opposite Kennington Church), S.E." Applicant proceeded to themldrsss, and there found a number of persons who h A tome altout the ritua-tioni from different parts of Loader. Payment waa made of a fee, and, after a deal of trouble, the name and addresa of the "City firm" was obtained. Applicant and others proceeded there, and found it to be a small photographic business. The proprietor wanted £6 down, and then the engagement would commence. He had jjnderstyod that in some of these cases, after a **h»ry was taid for some two weeks, the party was told,his services would be no longer required. Mr. Ellison said he thought it a matter which should be p&eod in the hands of the police for investigation, and if a collusion could be proved between the parties, they might be indicted for conspiring to defraud. If also it could be proved thore hid been a false pretence there was a legal remedy. It seemed to him mora like a conspiracy tpdefrund. It was, to say the least, a most shameful practice, and bore upon the face of it a deception. The police should make strict inquiry, and perhaps evidence would be forthcoming. By publicity, also, some good might be accomplished. Applicant thanked his Wor-shin, snd Inspector. Wbitney said the matter would
Al^DNFOklDN^ELADT.
A gentleman Was made application at the Westminster Police-court''i ,
Adelaide Oodrich, whose Divorce Court prooecdings were a matter of public notoriety seven or eight years ago. The applicant stated that tie lady was exonerate*' from all tho charges which were brought against bei in tho Divorce Court, and tho husband was ordered ti allow her £160 a year alimony; but since tho makini of such grder tho husband had bocomo bankrupt, am had never paid her one penny, snd although now ai uncertificated bankrupt, was living in the lap of luxury, while his wifo was starving. She. bad parted with everything she had in the world except honour, and in fact wanted bread; her,daughter, aged-about 18, was with her, and sharing her hardships, and applicant feared that without assistance she had no,alternative but tho workhouse. Her friends had rallied round her, but they were now quite wpm out, ni last reeolr* was to make lh* appHc=lion sba at through the applicant ion assistance. All she * was sufficient to redeem her pledged property, so that sho could gain lior livelihood by the stage or r -as she was a lady of education and most aocom Mr. Woolryth having ascertained that the cas genuine one, expressed his irmpathy in the
STRANGE CONDUCT IN A CHURCH.
in tho first part of the sorvico without anything noticeable occurring. After the First Lesson the musical portion of tho Service was sung, and the stranger sang in an unusually strong voice, which attracted attention. After the Second Lesson tho singing was resumed, at tho conclusion of which the stranger continued to sing with fcreat ardour, gesticulating with tho Prayer Boole. The congregate dared at h*m*Kh anf--*
STABBING CASE AT BISHOP STORTFORD.
auf * saunter, was cnargec lib tubbing Robert Charles CothherL The proee-eotor Is a journeyman oilier, and some two years ago tho prisoner was & carter in the same employ, hut was discharged. Attributing his losing his place to Cuth-bert, he has ever since exhibited bad feeling towards him. On Monday night the prosecutor want into the Dells beer-house, near the railway station, and the prisoner, who was in the tap-room, immediately accosted him. He asked him what he had got to say, and accused him of getting him out of his situstion.
He put his fist in his face, and said, "-you, I hate
yen." This was in front of the drinking bar, and the prisoner went back into the tap room upon prosecutoi saying he did not want to have any row,with him. Tho prisoner returned in a couple of minutes, and, siding up to Cuthbert, struck a desperate blow at him with an open clasp knife. The latter saw the glitter of the steel in time to avoid the blow, but the prisoner made several other deliberate stabs at the prosecutor, cutting his coat and under garments in several places. At last the weapon entered the body in the back, under the left shoulder, penetrating to a depth of nearly half an inch, ths wound extending more than an inch in length. The other customers and tho landlord interfered, and took the knife from the accused, who was allowed to depart at will. The prosecutor, whi was in a half-fainting condition, went at onoe to thi I oil ce-station, and. after his wound was dressed by Dr. Morris, Superintendent Ryder had the prism apprehended. Upon being brought to the Poli« station he said he had had it In his mind some tin and had "put his revenge into him." On anotl occasion, according to the prosecutor, the prisoner h had used a knifo to a fellow-workman. The pruor ys icmanded.
THE FRAUDS ON THE ADMIRALTY.
Admiralty,
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payment of large sums of money, amounting in all _ £3,012 la. Gd. Mr. Poland appeared to prosecute. Tho prisoner on the last occasion was committed on one charge in which the amount of the order wai £6l<$ 3a t>d. Tho cases gone into now included n claim purporting to come from Georgo Andrews, 154, Ixndcnhall-street, for £G.10 19s. 6d.,'and four others In'tha earn* nam, for MM Ik. &L, £708 18a. fid., AW Za. 2«L, and fM8 17a. W. Robert To that in 1876 no was senior clerk in the bill the Admiralty. It was his duty to mske out a bill for contractor's claims when they were brou; him after they had been checked. Bills U amounts mentioned above, as claimed by Georgo Andrews, were forwarded in each case to that person and cashed in the ordinary way. It was -afterwards discovered that them was no *uch contractor as George Andrews, and that tho signatures of tho various dorks attesting to th$ aoenmey of Uw claims were forgeries. Godrge James Green, chief cashier at the Victoria-street branch of tho London and Connty Bank, said that on tho 10th October, 1876, the prisoner opened an account at that branch. lie paid in £1,170. Ho afterwards paid in various other sums. Another clerk from the am* branch produced the numben of th* notes paid in by the prisoner, and it was shown thai the* cm impended with the numbeis of the note* Ir .which tho Admiralty bills mentioned above wen cashed. It was also stated by Mr. Chabot that thi contractor's claims, by which tho Admirrlty bills wore obtained, were written in * similar handwriting to that of some letters known to have been writ tho prisoner. Mr. Vaughau committed tho pi
The Civil Tribunal of the Seine has just heard _ lit in which lady Meux was the plaintiff, to reccv possession of her horses 1 "*
id tha vicar, finding .left the mad. ccmpbd berths
itimposmbletopm ing-desk and proceeded to the
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if tie stranger was ft " Christian man;" (o which the stranger replied, in u loud voice, " Yes, I am." Tho vicar then naked him to go out. The stranger then shouted, "I can go—I can go," and, turning to tho congregation, he called out, "ton need not look at me ; I've got on all my boat clothes." • Ho was then shown to the church door, muttering as ho went. Tho service then proceeded quietly. It is said that the man had been suffering from sunstroke, and that his mind had become effected with the heat, thui causing temporary mental derangement.
DIFFICULTIES OF THE EDUCATION ACT.
The Warrington bench of magistrates. In ooaamoi with those of other towns, have experienced consider able difficulty in -dealing with incorrigible truants. / number of parents have been repeatedly summoned and fined for tho non-attendance of their children at achooL and the parents complain that they cannot get the children to attend school, although they ha' given an unlimited amount of chastising. Mr. Aide man Davios, who was on the bench, said that tho Act ought to have made somo provision for the punishment of incorrigible truants, and in the case of on t the request of the father, sit strokes with
SEIZURE OF A LADY'S HORSES.
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seized by a creditor—not of jfcMdf, but of a s med Quick, in whoee name th^W been put-out livery. Lady Meux appear* to have had a difficulty 1th tho proprietor ot a house she had purchased, and 'ring law proceedings, she was advised to remove her equipages to the stable o%. Mr Hewlett, Rue Jean Jaequee-Rouseeed, where they were placed as property of Mr. Andrew Quick-. The lady settled matters with her landlord, but on the very day on which those difficulties were at an end a Mr. Erick, a creditor of Quick, appeared at the stables with s bailiff, and seized tea horses, two ponies, and four carriages of different kinds, all belonging to Lady Meux. She at one* applied to a judge referee to have i distraint removed, but Erick replied by exhibiting •oe dishonoured acceptances of Quick, of 20,000fr. :h, made to his older. Both he and his debtor, he d, had Accepted the French jurisdiction, and the Jugn-de-Paix. having condemned Quick to pay the C0,000fr., with that authorisation he had seized the horses and carriages. Quick acknowledged thai they were not his, and that it was to render a service to Lady Meux that he had allowed them to stand under his name. The profession of Erick did not appear in the suit, nor the motive of the debt, but he was de-ecribod by Lady Meux's advocate as a bookmaker's clerk. He subsequently gave up the carriages and five of the horses, without prejudice to his ultimate right over them. The present suit being brought by lady Meux to recover her property, Erick objected that as his adversary was a married woman she required authorisation from her husband. The court had therefore to also examine that point. The advocate for the plaintiff remarked on the obscure nature of the transaction between Erick and Quick, and suggested that if the former had possessed 60,000fr., which from his profusion was doubtful. It was not Quick that he would have accepted for debtor. The court decided, that the personal status of Lady Meux was governed by English laws, and that the FTcnch legislation which required authorisation from her husband to plead was not necessary^ next, that she had proved that the horse* and carriages were her property, and had never erased to ha -such; that she had paid the cost of tho kocp of the horsee and the housing of tho carriages and harness, which bore her armaand initials; that Quick waa not In npceillon to i such equipages, as h* was bankrupt In April Judgment was therefor* given declaring th* seizure null and void, and condemning Erick to pay
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THE ASSISTANT JUDGE AND THE JURY.
At tho Middlesex Sessions on Monday afternoon a pemwlled to try a char** of petty robbery failed to agree la lhair verdict, th* number* even to one, the Assistant Judge asked them to retire to their room and endeavour to arrive at an nnaninwma agreement. A fresh jury was ailed upon to try another priaonar who had been placed m the dock, but only tan responded to th* call, whil* 34 ought to hav* Wen in reserve. After waitmg foe a quarter of an hour, during which the usher of tho court mad* strenuous efforts to obtaiq missing gen Ur--
The J*pan Sttii saya:—Ceplain Williama, of the j At the Greenwich Police-court on Monday, George British schooner Beatrice, which left Uuam on the wrffliam Skinner, aged 34, of Snead-strwt, New 15th of June, brings us an account of the wreck of a 3%*. was charged with being drunk and neglecting ngn-biiilt vessel on the Island of haroajfcne. in jj, duty as a letter carrier. Mr. Breton. Osborne,
tho natives. It appear* that while Captain W illiams mxiliary letter carrier in ths Deptford .district, and on Island he was informed that a boat Saturday evening last hs was sent out at half-past eight with the last delivery, which should have been completed between half-pest nine and a quarter to ten. Instead of completing the delivery, he had been found —, — - - drunk and disorderly three or four hepra afterwards, _ Captain Williams tho letter-bag in his possession, containing 10
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it up, and thus his endeavour* to find a clue to have been delivered. It was considered a. serious the ship's name or nationality failed. On his return , offence for a letter carrier to be found in a state of to Gnam, Captain WWhams was informed by the Jninkmness whilst on. duty, and for the protection of master of the German schooner Tuitela. which arrived public the Act of Parliament provided a fine of four daya previously, that be had seen the wreck of a |£>o for such offence. It was not asked that this full , vessel of about 1,000 tons burden on the Namayonne should be enforced, and whatever waa the de-
Island, but was prevented by tho Islanders, who vision of the msgistrate, it would not neeeewrily warned him off, from making inquiriea as to what she g„biect the prisoner to be discharged, the Poet Office
" ----------ihoriti* determining thai in th«*rdeeisson. Pkhca-
wtahl* King. M8R, amid that at a quart* t* two Sunday morning ha found th*
dmcrikd. making adiaturtanc* and havmgahag in h* possesion. He endeavoured to psssuad. hiss I. go iome when he threw the bsg into Uie rosdwav, and off his coat and wanted to fight him. lie was
»f the letter carriers in the Greenwich district, said ha* at si: o'clock an Sunday morning h*w***ent f * th* Deptford PolkMtaUon; and rwmved th* h ind contents, which should have been delivered t irevious evening. The prisoner had been in the sc rice between #ght ana niu* ysars. The pnaoe pleaded that he was very sorry, but he had 1____u —kimk k. v..I Kof.irn d
containing twelve mm had landed at Nsmaoni that the Islanders had murdered the stranger* an afterwards eaten them; also that the Piserrai islander* had fought with the Namayodne taken the boat from them; but — r"—' proceeding to Piserraro he
o the fata of her ct
UNPLEASANT SERENADING.
A novel application, arising out of a curious matter, has been made at th Chester Police-court, by the Chief Oonstabl* of tha bosuugh. A short Wm* age the wife of a man with six children, living in SpiW-walk, Breughton, Chester, eloped '
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length, bearing that she had been "left" by h< " young man" in America, after he bad spent a'l th* money, he offered to take her back again, and fof that pmpoaa sent her sufkiant mooay to pay h» passage. She returned home at the beginning of last week, and was received by the inhabitant* of Spital-walk with crocks'and kcttlee and drums, snd riots and tumults hav* taken place in front of tho husband's dwelling nightly ever since. Th* chief constable suggested that the landlord of a neighbouring beerhouse was not altogether a disinterested party in theme uproarious gatherings; and he applied under a clause in the Licensing Ac* to have the public-house closed from six o'clock to eleven o'clock, and the magistrates at one* granted the order.
ASSYRIAN ANTIQUITIES.
proper have produced n
ACTION AGAINST A P9AMWAY COMPANY.
At tho Whitochapd. County Court on Tuesday, before th* Assistant-Judge, a case in which Ucovge Edwards, an omnlhn* and cab proprietor of 3 and 6, Groat Garden-street, Spitalficlas, was tho plaintiff, and th* North MetmpoLtmnTmmway* Company wer* the defendants, came on for hearing. Tho action was brought to recover tho sum of £22 17s. 6d. for damages to an omnibus, the property of th* plaintiff, by reason of tha defective condition of tho trumwuy metals, whereby a collision between a car and th* plaintiff's vehicle occurred. The driver of tho omnibus gave evidence to tho effect that at eleven o'clock on tho night of Buijday. tho 26th of May, ho was driving slowly from the Bank to the Burdctt-road, Mile-end. He was on the near side opposite Wliitechapcl Church, when. In order to avoid mom* cab* which wer* In hi* way,h*hadtocroa,ovortoth*off*id*. Inaodoing tho wheels of tho omnibus skidded along tho metals upon which a tram-car waa coming from the direction of Stratford, and ho and tho conductor called out to tho driver of tho car to pull up. Tho driver of the car failed to pull up in time, tho consequence being that the off hind wheel and other parts of the omnibus were seriously injured. The counsel for the defendants made a brief speech in which ho stated that thi isted on tho ground that the drv----
mi, the Assistant Judge ordered then
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noaa of them reepondad Ih* jury panel was calla, over by Mr. Beal, th* deputy d*rk of th* peace None of th* fourteen answered to their namca, am the Assistant Judge ordered that each of them should pay a One of 40a., a* their ahecnce, h* aald, was a complete wast* of tim*, mot csdy to th* eonrt, th* bar, and th* other juror* who attended to p*rfo#m thru dntic*, but also caused the greateat inconvenience to the prosecutor* and witnesses, who would hav* to attend foe anothav day. Th* following morning his Lordship ordered that th* name* of th* abeeut jury-men should be called over by the clerk of th* court, snd all tho** who *naw*red had thdr gnea remitted, after being informed that their carelese conduct ba^ been th* *ourem of. very great Inconvonimc*, *-buslneas of th* court having be*n delayed f« nearly, as haremembersd, '
Two jurors who failed to
1 j ust deposited his latest collection of lea in tno British Museum. Tho a on b* him on tho sit* of^Xincveh 1,400 specimens of
....... aiption*, among which ar* many frag-
menta of great valnal There are, for instance, sons portics* of the famous Creation series. Th* *%nlora-tions carried on at Nimroud have produced valuable result* to stnd*nt* of # ebmidngy. There It was that Mr. Baswm discovered a vast edifice, with seats, ^tar, aad«H th* arrangement* of a temple, which wai con-temporaacou* with that of King Solomon. New sites *nd fens, of discovery hava been opemed up. At th* Mount of Balawat ther* ha* been found a temple exclusively dsdinsfsd to the male and fsmala dailii* of bnttle, where were deposited the trophies of the expe-dition*oftheking* of th* middle Assyrian Empire. Amongst !h*m may b* noticed a honument perfectly unique in character, a bronze of over 20ft high re Ing th* particulars of a warlike expedition ofabo



AN INDUCEMENT TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
The Brighton School Board are adopting in one ol their schools an Ingaulou* and Interemng device for encouraging regularattendanc*. It is a school which has been recently transferred to tho Board. • The fee la ll**d at threepence per w**k; "such f** to be reduced to twopenc* for each child on his attending th* ' " nber of time* that the school has been open ;~
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Blade said that although the prisoner had the his situation he should line him £3, or an Imprisonment.
SINGULAR RECOVERY OF LOST PROPERTY.
A curious circumstance has happened in the parish of SeacrofL In June. 1870, two Jjw*. hawking from door to door, called at tho hnoseof a Mr*. BurreB, and while her back was turned stole a gold watch and guard out of the room. It was the work of a moment, and when she found out her leas a vigilant search was made. The men wer* chased and found by tho police at tho Bradford Hotel, but none of the lost property. The me* were tried at the Town Hall, but discharged tho absence of sufficient evidence to convict. On Sunday morning, th* 31at ulL. as Mr. Carter, farmar, an<\ Mr. NV. Linley, were walking in a field looking at *nm* cow*, they stood Wiring near th* gate for some tfmt. Hc*ing something glitter In the bedg* bottom they took it up, when it turned out to be Mrs. Burrcll's watch. It had evidently lain there for seven years. It is snpnosed that tho men, afraid of being caught, hid • watch and forgot all about tho place. Mrs. IJurrcll, lanally much gretified at tho i*cov*ry of h*r watch, do tho finder* a handsome present.
At the' Sittingboem* Petty Session* on Monday, Mr. George Lee, brick manufacturer, Milton, w s summoned by Mr. Redgrave, sub-Inspector under the Factory Acts for this district, for employing * child in hi* briekfidd, and laiBug to mnduc* a certiNmt* of hi* attendance at school. The lad waa a " half-timer." Mr. Redgrave stated that the certificate was as much a safeguard to lbs employer as a psuof to lb* inspector with regard to tho child attending school half a day. Defendant, wlio admitted the offence, was fined 40s. Another case of a similar character against Mr. Leo was withdrawn, on his paying tho costs, M r. Redgrave remarking that it was more a matter of dis-riplin* than of lnt*ntlon to overwork th* children. 'Measrs. Charles and Benjamin Bailey, beick manufacturers, Sittlngboume, were also summoned for employing In th* manufacture of brick* a girl namrd Mary Ann Young, under the age of .16 yours. This case was a rather peculiar one, as it appeared that the girl, who is 13 years old, was introduced into the brickfield clandestinely, and without the knowledge of tho defendants. Mr. Redgrave found her at work in the brick-making shed, and there was an attempt on tho part of tho others there to hide her. Measra. Bur ley w*r* fined for thi* sam* girl last ymr. and her father, the actual employee, wa* fined at the mm* tim* on his (Mr. Redgrave's) prosecution, aa the ocas-pier could not then proceed against him, it being under ths Workshops Act. It was now, bowsver, open to esr*. Barley themselves to prosecute the father i«r th* Factory AcW. Mr. C. Burley ^ated that ;y should hav* done but for the fact of ths _ _in* away In an hoapital iH Under ths circumsl tho Bench fined Messrs. Eurley £1 and costs.
WIT AND HUMOUR.
(From iWA.)
Sot>m a AmruurDo.— It may be found difficult to adjust the grievance* of the Parisian cab-drivpr*
----strike, for it is hardly in th* nature Of cab.
____be satisfied when offered what is coly fare.
In this country, at least, they always want taor* thai
Smollett's Co«xxt.—"Works of irrieakou fia India ! Hansense I Work, of super-irrigation, I call
Pmo Boxdo Prawco.—Brown (passenger bj the Glasgow steamer, 8.30 am.): I bag pardon, Sir, I think you've made a mistake. That m ay toothbrush !—M'Grubbie (ditto): Ah beag yeare,.mun, ah'm sure. Ah thought't balanged to thweheip II
Canana (after the departure of Lord Duffw^p.—x
justice to yours. Mis* Matilda ! (Sighs deeply.)
It Might hat* six* Woas*.—The country has been put to the expense of £4,427,000 for tho preservation of peace. A nigh prioe; but how many miliums more would war have cost us, by Jingo ! ► .
A Raumiscmncn or Loan's Caiaurr-Gaocxn (Eros v. Hsaaow).—Char lea (postprandially): Aw t awfully jolly, if it weren't for the Cricket, aint it #— Fred (ditto): Yaas. Cricket's awfully slow. If it were only rounders, now—or skittles, you know !
(From Ftm.) _
A Quizzaa.—What is a bare-faced lie t—A. truth
Where Model Men and Women may be found—At Madam* Tnesaud's.
Must Asa to Havm.—(Driver has pulled up hp* drink.)—Potman: Now, then, stout and mild.—TegM Old Gent: You know this sort of thing won't do 1* me.—Driver: Ob, well, yer can 'ave anything elm yer like, you know; but nobody ain't asked yer w# yuu'U 'ave yet.
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A Nxw Pmmm.—We hear, on the most reliable _jthority, that Mr. Gladstone is to be raised to £he peerage, assuming the title of Earl-Swood. } A lloUDAT ! —" Daawnso Loli. —Thii m w^t Judy'i greengocer's horse doe* every Sundsy, wheu .it takes the family of nine for a ride to Epping Forest; Novai_—We hear that "an international sksrtng atch between Germany and England" will sho my take place. In that case the competition mast ocjir at ses, for tho only locality between Germany and England is tho German Ooean.
By a Suiri M P.—When is the House of Common* ce a bed of mustard and-crms?—When it'* "up 1^ " Horsey."—When is an apprentice like Maaepphf —Why, vhen he's bound, of course!
(From /W*»y Folkt.) ^
the plaintiff's omnibus had "been guilty of negligenco by driving on tho wrong side of the road. His Honour mid that th* coBlslon in his opinion aroa* from tho d*f*ctlv* atat* of the road, and th* Tramway Company ; rul* may hdp b*lng bound by th* Act of Parliament to k**p it In habsL If tha proper r*pdr. which In thi* Instanc* It had failed to " - s. « —. do, he should find for tho plaintiff. Judgment for tho plaintiff accordingly.
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magin* that their lordaMp* wBl off*r any oMertlon lo th* expcrimenL Th* reduction of th* week'* f** _ to the extant of Id. s**m* a trifilng thing; It I* not ^ so trifilng, however, but that It may hav* a very con-'" rablo effect upon th* regular attendance of a larg* iber of children. A great point la gained when a habit of regular attendance has been formed, and this help considerably.........
the formation of tho if "Brighton are sharp it will
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pretation of th* regulation, and offar 2d. Instead of the Monday after a week's holiday
on th* Monday after a week a holiday, on th* und that they nave attended " the full number
BURGLARS CAPTURED BY ELECTRICITY. I week."
boy, at th* request of th* father, aik atrok** with * birch-rod wore administered. Tho Town Clerk said the School AUendtnro Commit!** had th* ntmoel | difficulty in dealing with such boys, and it was pro- j •-nosod that Wolverhampton should join with other ' ' iwns in the neighbourhood for the purpose of estnb
towns in the neighbourhood for the purpose ol liahing an industrial school In tho district wh<
boys could bo sent to. Mr. White, magistrates' clerk, said that recently tho Wolverhampton Bench com-
we^ charged with burglariously entering the dwelling ; house of Mr. John Porter, of Brookwood. "
evidenc* It *ppcared that in ent*nal by th* balcony,
diary stolon. Since the pleta ayatn
AN ASSAULT IN A GYMNASIUM.
TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
1 express, from New York, just after ing the Ohio river, mot, whilst rounding a curve, a freight train going at full steam. Brakes and reversal of the engines did little to mitigalo the crash which ensued, both locomotives instantly toppling over tho embankment. The postal car was smashed, and three of its four occupants instantly killed. The
Injured. Th* n*xt car waa occupied by ladrna and children, most of whom were mutilated, and some killed. The utter darkness and absence by death of all the officials made the terror and confusion tho greater, and a long time elapsed before help was ob-tainod. Fourteen corpses were then taken out of tho wreck, and several persons crushed almost beyond
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wounded included Thomas M'Cormack. Mr. M'Cash, and Mr*. Jane Bomerinc, all of Glasgow; and Mr. M'Donndl, of London.
CuoLxaa 1* Monoooo. — Advices from Morocco gtat* that cholora prevailed at Fox, Mequiaes, am Tetuan. It is added that th* rich merchants wer
houses are uninhabitable. Tho visitors find groat difficulty in securing other quarters. There waa no
_. ibor last ths house nd over £200 worth of Mr. Porter had had ktlod up a complete system of electric holla In the window could be omened without notioo being given in the sitting-room, drawing-room,
and kitchen. One of these bells gave an alarm on Monday night between nine and ten o'clock, there
itely. two gamekoopcra asking some boys for money on Saturday,
John Ellis, supernumery constable of Regent's Park, on Saturday afternoon, within the Primrose-hill enclosure, close to Albert-road. The complainant said that whilst speaking to somo boys in the execution of his duty tho prisoner interfered, took thi
I then truck him on th* ey^ mouth, and cheat, 1 then tried to run away, leaving his hat and coal dnd him. The prisoner, In defenea, said h* had n asked and had twice given n*may to "
or for being in the gymnasium. He saw
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lure me men? who were in the hi that their movements had been discovered. After a determined and desperate resistance thoy were secured, j Upon them were found a number of skeleton keys, a dark lantern, and a formidable jemmy. It is lalioved that the** men are concerned In several burglanca which have recently been committed in tho neighbourhood. Thoy wero remanded.
A BULL IN A BEDROOM.
Tho Lirtrpool Pott says that a bull took fright on Monday afternoon whilst being driven with others through a street by a servant of Mr. Rigby, butcher, 205, London-road. The ball turned up I'lnch-place, and. apparently escaping its pursuers, entered th& back yard of 14, Falkland-street, the house being in tho occupation of Mr. John Jones. Tho strange visitor entered the kitchen first, and went upstairs to the front bedroom, whore Mrs. Jones was engaged in dressing. Toilet operations were at once suspended,
0 slip out of t
ig a walk. She did r
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exactly known how she cam* to be in the water. . Dunn amd Burnt Baa Ruiwat Ooktaxt.— An extraordinary general meeting of th* shareholder* was held 00 Monday at the offices of the company.
wr^r* eoojiny by£75,000, andjh* motfpa
—id Mrs. Jones managed-----
tho meantime the bull amused itself by upsetting thi furniture and scattering «he toilet ware. Several men secured the bull by a rope and dragged it downstairs into the street. Here it again became reativo, and started off again. It was, however, caught in Preecot-street, and from there was taken to the slaughterhouse. No damage was done in the street, nor wai anybody injured by the animal.
ine, which be (prisoner) then k
mecutor denied ever having asked any Inspector Gaunt said he had never heard of any spoil-cation being mad* for money. It was necessary that order should be kept. The prisoner was ordered to pay a fine of 40s., or go to prison for 21 days.
EjxcrttxxT or A " fiHAxxa" Coumcxitt.—An ex-citing scene was witnessed at Hordle on Tuesday, consequent upon the ejectment from the quarters they have occupied during the last three and a half year* of the "Shaker" {community. AB their chattels were strewed on the sides of the highway, where, together with Mrs. Girling and fandly, to the number of about 80, they remaindeetitule, without shelter or the hone of finding any. No resistance was offered to Mr. Moor*, the Sheriff's officer, under whose suoennten-denoe th* proceeding* were conducted. About 600
**3oa*HnY%*aTxa*T or a Ltoatic.—In inspecting a farmhouse at ClodeUs, the police upon going up th* stair* found the door of one room eecured. On
which stuck some of th* straw which waa sparsely
A Cmnjfa Rmvnom.-A young gfri nanmd Lily Nlcholaon waa brought befpr* Colonel Hawmth Booth, at Malton, a fowjlaysago, charged with setting a straw stack on fire at ilr. lurk's farm, Scttenngton. Thi whole stack, nearly 20 tons, was consumed, and othe stacks and farm buildings war* in groat danger, but th* Malton he brigade pr*vmt*d th* fir* spreading. Th* nrieoner said eh* did It becaus* h*r mistres*, who is Mr. Kirk's hind's wife., flogged her. Sho first tried to fir* a hay stack, but failed.
Rrssuw Invalids.—A commission has been appointed at St. Petersburg to report upon tho best means of providing for the large number of disabled soldiers cast upon society through the recent war. The funds at tho disposal of tho Invalido Ruse* smount to 19 million rouble*, which produce an annual income of about 4100,000, but thia la aBogether inadequate for the vast number of applicants for relief, and it is idered probable that a special grant will bar
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PRIZE FIGHT AT 8ALFORD.
At the Balford Police-court on Monday, Tl Smith and John Gorman were charged with a b of the peace, by fighting, on Sunday, the 11th Police-sesje&nt Langtry said he aaw Gorman engaged In a prize fight with another man on the bank of tho Kivcr Irwell. Ho seized Gorman, but there wer* a 1-irge number of men present, and several of them threw stones, eo that he hsd to rekaa* the man. Smith was aiding and abetting Gorman. Smith : I have been taken under the wrong name. My nam* Is Smith Johnson. Th* Stipendiary: WeB, you are
tho fight comma throwing stouee 1 stable: Both the
fight, and called a wi mcnL Gorman stated consequesme of eome it on the river. Tho '


ROMANTIC SUICIDE
An inquest has been held st Blandish on the body of Alios Finch, a young woman who coi by poisoning herself. The deceased,
bad been engaged for twelve years to

mod Belshaw,

AN EXTRADITION CASE.
Friedrich Gcmmlet, a German, was charged und< tho Eatiedition Acta before Mr. Flowers, at Bow. street on Saturday last, with having embezzled 30,000 marks. Charles von Tornow, a detective inspectoi Scotland-yard, said that a telegram bavin tho office from the district court of Bochi
f the prisoner, he obtained ted the prisoner at an hotel in, Earl's-id the warrant ' '" ' him to give up the money he wi besaling. Ths ps


and asked
Rjoht Maj
So cm Aratcin > HxaxrcoTCTJi—
Much Nam an Paamsstva Bill.—One that wi]
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John Gilbert. a
Ckacvx a Son Goat.—Lady Pigot thinks cottam should keep goats as a most exceptionally profitsM proceeding. What l>dy P. really means, then. 5 doubtless that in time the goats should keep tn
Why are ther* no eggs In San Dnmlngo P—Thqr banished tho whites, and cast off their yoke.
Tho modem (k)uigh& errand(t).—A. hns&and see* for tho .doctor.
When is a lady not a lady f—When she is a little
On* measure in which all thoo?lliscd nation* agree. —The church-yard.
Harmless slides for winter weather.—Stsreopliron



. I intended to sen/it to-day. He then pointed to a third person who waa present, and told witness that was his brother and that he had tho money. The person designated as the brother handed to witness 10,500 marks. Ths prisoner said he had paiil his debts with the remainder of the money. Karl Cramer said he livod at Bozhum, and was a tobacco merchant. The prisoner was a brewer. Witness's father sent tho 30,000 marks to the priaon*r by lctl*r, in ord*r that ha might mak* up certain bills of which witness's father was the drawer, and th* pri*on*v th* acceptor. Th* priaooer did not pay the bills, and witness's father was obliged to do so. Tho prisoner was remanded. 1

—The Earl of Rose-
a.—On* hundred
bavj occur* reported froi dying withoi
r eases of yellow fever and 47 deathi t New Orleans. Thirteen deaths art t Granada people an
edical attendant 7*Y —At Coventry on Sal in last, while a waggon heavily laden
was passing the B01 bout fifty years of age, • if the city,

my hh
• Spanish Nobleu • doctor must get or
The Handsom
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An Inclined Plane.-
The reason why farmers are so long-lived is, thatv everv year they renew the bay day of their youth.
Why are Cashmere shawls like deaf people.—De-cause you can't make them here.
Why is Gibraltar one of the most w in tho world?—Because it is always on
i.if he only has
mdsrWglaces


The difference t the "bouquet" of and tb* other a ga,
A travelling piano-player undertook to whip a country editor, and when ho got through the piano-pound* had only on* ear for mask.
A young lady being asked by an enthusiastic politician which party she was most In favour of, replffll that she preferred a wedding-party.
A veteran shopkeeper says that although his cletis nre very talkative during the day, they are always rsmdytoshstupatolghL ;
Of what feminine creature are jou reminded An tho completion of a building ?—A house male (houaa-
No profanity was meant by a young lady who told her mother she 00old not wear her darned stockings


hat and walking-stick and deliberately place his head | I of the waggon wheels, which literally "
euMac.—What appears to be an ahscet hopleless case of dipsomania was before ths Birmingham magistrates on Saturday last. A boatman, 46 years of age, named William Poole, was charged with
mother and sisters, who had gone to bed, and a dock was sent for. She died on Wednesday. She seem*
if 20s. and costs, or in default go to gaol
„d if he would go back with her she would give hir all that belonged to him. He went into the boas with her. She got a bottle of poisonous lotion out 0 ,board, emptied the contents into a cup, and w
afraid of hi had taken 1
herself. When he went to see her she threw hi round his neck and spoke kindly to him. They had given notice of their marriage a short timo ago, but he told her on Monday he was not prepared yet.
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that Court no fewer than 05 times for drunkenness. Prisoner admitted the truth of this, and told the Bench og tho last 30 years he had spent upwards of
i th* Invalido for many
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Philosophical Society of South Australia, shows that the mortality among infants in South Australia is proportionately far greater than that of any other country, and that the average annua) death rate amounts to 178 to every 1,000 births. Tho cause* are said to be defective drainage, high temperature, oon-tagious disease*, premature births, early marriages,
for five weeks longer, would have attained his 108th year. H* waa a native of Bristol, where he waa born 00 the 10th of September, 1770. HI* parent*, who
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STRANGE CONDUCT OF A WOMAN.
At the Lambeth Police-court on Monday, Rebecca Rayner, a chair-caner, was charged with wilfully administering an overpowering and noxious drug (ammonia), thereby endangering tho life of Clara Hicks. On Monday, tho 12th mst., about 12 o'clock at noon, tho prisoner was in Rodney-road, and the prosecutrix passed her, on which she held up a bottle containing what was afterwards ascertained to be powerful ammonia, and Mrs. Hick* was much injured. She had fainted several times, and was unable to attend. A medical gentleman (Mr. Rogers) gave evidence, and said the prosecutrix bad a succession of fits, and was unable to attend tho court. The prisoner gave an explanation. She said a lady had given her a bottle for fits, and, as she was passing along Rodney-street, she held it in her hand, and asked the prosecutrix to smell, and. putting It towards her face, a quantity of the liquid went on her. and she ill, and fainted.
Mr. Chance thought it waa fc^ng* conduct, and at first was Inclined to think that it was what might be caBod a "lark." The prisoner said it was no ' The magistrate remanded th* prisoner for Mr*. J
Bavauam Mora.—The first bale of 1878 Bavarian hope reached Messrs. Rum and Co., of Southwark-street, Borough, 00 Monday, and was sold to Messrs. Bindley and Co., of Burton-on-TrenL
Black Gam xx Soaur.—Several brace of tho black oock and grey hen have been flushed this month near Windl—bam, Surrey. These heather or moor gam* ware criginaBy turned down in the Royal
serve* at Windsor, but they neve* dombslsd---
strayed on to Aaoot, Bsgsbot, and other heath land, and occasionally crop up on farming ground.
Buoy, baa tied at the Hull Infirmary from injuria* received at ssa under tha following circumstance*. The deoaaaad a law day* age drank n bottle of '


o.—There is a class of persons in this world, by no means small, whose prominent peculiarity is whining. They whine because thoy are poor; or, if rich, because they have no health to enjoy their riches; they whine bacaus* it is too shiny; thoy whine because they have "no luck," and others' prosperity, sxcssds thsirs; thsy whin* because sons lriends have died and they are stiB Bring; they whine because they hare aches and pains, and they have aches and pains because they whine, and they whino no one can tell why. Now, we would Bko to those whining persona First, stop — use, this everlasting complaining,

1 says." I have seen slower people than e deliberate people than I am. and evfcn aore listless, and lazier people than I am. uai iney were dead." \
A man died at St. Louis recently, and in) his will, afier stating that he " never forgot a favour," left 1,000 do!*, to an individual who, ten years before, An away with his wife.
Apropos of the effects of a diet of horseflesh, excuse is being found for tho Paris National Guards, who ran Creteil, od the plea that they had lately beta
lusively on nce-hoi An advertisement wss sent to'tho office of a western newspaper, in which occurred the name of a book— Tho Christian's Dream : No Cross, No Crown. The blundering compositor made it read: Tho Christian's
o-halls styles hlm-
most deluded set of you not know that iti physiology and
well-set tied principle of „ as* that those habits a: 0
erhansting to nervous vitality than almost any other violation of physiological law ? And do you not know that life is pretty much as you make it and take it t Ton can make it bright and sunshiny, or you can make it ddrk and shadowy. Thia life is only meant to discipline us—to fit us for a higher and purer state of being. Then stop whining and fretting, and go on your way rejoicing.
Emmcno* or ran National Dxst.—Many have argued that it is unwise to pay off a debt that bears a low rate of interest with money drawn from industry and bearing higher Interest. Rat money paid in taxes is not chiefly drawn from Industry. It oomes from other source* a* well, where it bears as low an in-tereat a* that of the funds, and it is partly saved from superfluities. The Industrial capital of a nation is rather increased than diminished by reducing a debt. The real argument arise* on th* point that we have taken so much pain* to elucidate, t&e rapid growth of modern nation* m number* and wealth. Why.lt
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No Cows No Cream I A pes funnse in csie of the 1 self, "The champion double somersault throw, to his Royal Highness the Prinoe of Wales!" Another music-hall celebrity calls himself " The Emperor of the Bones!"
Josh Billings says:—"I have notissod me thing, that the most virtewous and diskreet folks wo hav among us are thore who hav either no pashuns at all, or very tame ones. It is a grate deal easier tew be & good dove than a decent serpent."
" We must all be unanimous," obeervrd Hancock, on tho occasion of signing the Declaration of Independence: "there must be no pulling different ways."
Yes," observed Franklin, "we must all hang tngoUmr,
most assuredly wo shall aB hang separately.'
Dr. Casin, having heard the famous Thomas Fuller repeat some verses on a scolding wife, was so delighted
Whatever msy be said of the degeneracy of the times, we have proof that filial devotion itiB exists. Said a devoted son to one who waa offering expressions of condolence on the loee of hi* father:—"in, he wss an excellent parent, and I waa greatly chagrined when he died.'
— -—itinu* to love my husband so long a* he "a lovable, honour him so long aa he remains honourable, and obey him so long aa his commands are Just and
brains, and that both walked back to tho Capitol ua-
nearly th* wfcol* daas rose to their &et The uro-feseor'a question, "How many of you do you think it take* to make a man f quickly brought them to their
"%a*Rev. RowUnd HOI, on one oodssim^s^ngn reUgion an umbrella. t
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