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ay afternoon an extensive fire occurred at I Mr. Hardw-cke baa held an In^uiit «t Mtrylebone
the Castle Biynud Whtrf, Upper _ Th*eN-street, on the body of a man taken into custody by the
occupied by a firm trading under the nam! of Sii > police, locked up in a ccR for boon, and then removed
Charles Price and Oo., oil refiner*. The Ire «m i to the worknoua* in Northumberland-street, where he
radden, and almost immediately the premise* were one " ' ..........
burning maaa. Theiflra 0f8ir Chariat Price and Co.,
reflnod oQ ii stored for delivery to customer*. The wharf front* the river, and on the Upper Thsmcs-street aide is entered by a gateway which lead: into a courtyard, the warehouse being between thU yard and the river. In the srarthouse wa« & large atore of oilpn
rapidity, eoon enveloping the warehouse with flame*
and smoke. It wu* toon ascertained that it was useless to attempt to extinguish the fire in Baynard Wharf,
and all that could be dons was to confine its injuries to as small a space as poesiblo. In spite, however, of the utmost exertions of the Are brigade, the adjacent buildings on either side caught fire. On the east side are Gallon's , Ironworks, which were considerably damaged by fire and water, the root being destroyed to a considerable extent. On the west side of Castle Baynard "Wharf Is tbu Homo Shoe Wharf, tenanted by a paper dealer and a rag merchant. This also caught fire, but owing to the exertions of the London Salvage Corpa, the Are .was prevented spreading" very seriously.
After some two hours' hard wor k the Are was got under,
AN Kmuo^DnfAM
Hardwicke has held .an fnquist at Mary'li
but the ruin was complete. Castle. Baynard Wharf
At the front of the wharf a carious sight presented iteelf. On the right were three steam floats hard at work pouring tons of water every few mirrutcs by m^ns of ten iets upon the smoking wharf, and immediately beneath were a score of boats, the occupants of which were scooping up the oil which covered the surface of the river, into washing tuba, and even into the boats themselves. The Castle Baynard Wharf was fully insured in the.followingflre officesThe Royal, the Phoenix, the North British, And the Lancashire. Some 12 or 15 years ago the promises of the ssme firm, situated near the scene of the fire, was burnt out, and on k fireman was killed, and an engine le'of tho preeent fire is unknown.
burnod. The a
At the Westminster Police-court on Tuesday, fashionably •dressed woman, giving the name < Hannah Lemey, of 13, Sbalcomb-street, Chelsea, — djargsd with staling at No. II, Oertrude-iti
Chalmers Jameson, veil _____ __________ ___....
and Bristow) defended. Prosecutor said ho lived at 20, Cecil-street, Strand, and ho accompanied the prisoner homo, Before ho left her house, she and another woman made him sign A document that he would pay £10. She also said no must give £& to her and £l to another woman, or ha would not bo allowed to go out of the house. The other -woman backed thi up, and finding that there was no ot away, be wrote under compulsion a promise to pay £10 and redeem that which they had taken from him. Then they let him out, and as he said he was going to tho police-station, the woman of the house tried to got back, but he persisted in making tho charge. - ring was taken the prisoner took liis -amid broke it in two pieces, and also tried to h.t »v« w- went back with
ping and chain dh*r gentleman complained that n produced

destroy his hat. From tho ______
the police to the house, and found th<
in tho pocket of the prisoner. An came to tho station from tho housoani he also had been robbed. Tb& other i Aenapar onwhkh waa the promlmto puytha £10. He had nearly £100 in his pocket. Prosecutor, when cross-examined, said ho met the prisoner at tho Argyll, and went to supper at Evans'*. He did nut say that ho would deposit the ring and part of the chain as a security for tho payment of money hoio-after, and did not, in fact, do so. Prisoner wus committed for trial, and bail \yns refused.
mouths ago, carried on farming with his fathsr at Hare-ficld. The father died two months ago, leaving a will whereby the deceased benefited, and he, having obtained his portion, left the place. Police-constable 239 D said that ori the evening of the 23rd ulL. he was on duty in Portland-pbrce, and saw decessod staggering about the worse Mr liquor. Two or three boars after be saw the Same' man siting on a doorstep in Portland-place; he was asleep, and witness took him in charge for being drank and disorderly ? Coroner: What do you mean by charging a sleeping men with being drunk and disorderly ? Inspector Measures: He means drunk and incapable. Coroner: I know the meaning of his words, lie only answered a simple question, and you, Mr. Inspector, put it into bis mouth to say incapable. Did you take the charge at the station f Inspector Measures: No, sir. Coroner: Let as have the man who did. Police-Serjeant Win. Gibbs, 6 D, stated that he took the charge at the Marylebono-station. Police-Serjeant George Smith, 13 D, said he visited the cells alter seven o clack tho following morning, when deceased was ssleep; and apparently suffering from drink. Witness roused him and asked him how be was. He replied " All right." At six o'clock witness agsin went to the cells, and tho deceased then appeared sleepy or asleep. The Coroner : Did yon notice whether that was natural or otherwise? Witness did not answer the question, but added that not liking his looks, and knowing that ho had previously vomited, he sent-for Dr. Bpurgin, who c*ma and said, "Why, that man has a cut on his head; take him to the workhouse infirmary," and that wiu done. Coroner: You say that he vomited P—Yee. Is that not a sign of apoplexy P—No reply. Dr. W. F Fuller, resident medical officer of Marylebono Workhouse, said he saw deceased on admission. The cause of the death was disease of the organs, accelerated by neglect previous to his admission to tko
wnrlrhmilA Ptm a .nrilii-f in
khouse. The jury returned a with the medical evidence.
icwal of their
An old tenant of h Agricultural IFerld
long leaaaa are the prevailing "custom of th*
Every consideration is shown to the positic
leases; an old tenant i
room for another man who may bo willing to out-offer him in tho mattor of rent, &c. I believe that I am not likely to be contradicted when I say that in this matter, as in many other benefits bestowed upon the tenants of the Duchy, the personal influence and authority of his Royal Highness are perceptible, and that he keeps a watchful eye upon tho well-being and prosperity of every farmer upon his
i afforded in the waj ig, out-buildin|


throughout the ■
my knowledge'that thousands of pounds hat spent, and are still annually laid out, in order to keep up tho high standard of excellence which has been attained in such matters, and in effecting improvements—sometimes of a wholesale description—in order to keep pace with the timea. The Prince's tenant* are all penalttsd to exercise the privilege of shooting over bis holdings."
Richard Wyatt,'aged 36, of 0, Brackcnbury-road, Hammersmith, was charged on a warrant, before.Mr. Balguy, at Marylobone Polico-fourt on Tuesday, with utlering a forged second-class soaaon ticket to th* Metropolitan and Great Western Railway Companies, purporting to be a season ticket available till 30th September, 1878, the price £3 12s. 6d. Mr. Montagu Williams, instructed by Mossrs. Burehells, preeecuted for the Metropolitan liallway Company, and said the charge was a very serious one. It was not n forgery of an ordinary railway ticket, but more in the sliape of forging a receipt for payment of money. It ap-pearod that in 1876 tho prisoner was a clerk in the Great Western Railway Company, who had travelling powers over the Metropolitan Railway. In his position as clerk there he know perfectly well tho system of issuing season tickets, and since then he had* gone into the service of the Midland Railway Company. In 1875 he was the holder of a three months' ticket, No. 011, the amount being 12s. fid. At tho end of three months he ought to have returned tho ticket, but instead of that ho kept it, and on August 22nd last, while attempting to pass the barrier at the Royal Oak Station, the collector askod him for his ticket. Tho prisoner produced the ticket, the subject of tbja charge. The inspector seized it, and on examination it was found that the number 011 had been altered to 1,0*1, and tho 12s. 6d. to £3 12s. 6d. A part of thi
icket had been c it appearing as if the ticket w in September, 1878. Prison*


Crawley, 21, of D, George-street, Spitalfields, wero charged with being concerned with another, not in custody, in manufacturing a quantity of base coin, also having in their possession tools for making the same, and 60 counterfeit shillings, at 29, Old Church-road, Stepney. On Monday evening Inspectors Ah-her line and Thick, acting on information, went to 29, Old Chureh-road. Finding tho door fastened they forced it, and on entering the house found the prisoners and a man sitting round a table. There were a number of coins on the table, and the four persons wore engaged in "touching them up" with files. Directly tho officer entered the fonr all started up, crying to each other to save themselves. The coins wero thrown mil over the place; some in the fire, others under tho furniture, &c. About 60 counterfeit shillings were, however, secured by the inspector and the Serjeant, besides a quantity of implements such at are used in tho manufacture of base coin. One of the four succeeded in making his escape, but tho three prisoners wore, after a most desperate resistance, taken to the station. Inspector Abberline ssid that the prisoners had nil been concerned in similar offences before, and asked for a remand. Remanded aooord-
On Sunday night last, about eleven o'clock, a couple of military police from the Victoria Barracks wero proceeding homewards when they were sttacked by a party of three Irishmen, and so body used that a person who saw the occurrence went to the borough police-office for assistance. Sergeant Robson, in company with a civilian, went to see what was the matter, and on their way met a party of Irishmen, who wero pointed out is the assailants of tho military. While Ronton was questioning them they, suddenly pounood upon bim, and knocked him down with the implements it wa* afterwards found they had in their possession, namely, a weighted can, a heavy stone, and a glass bottle. As Robion lay on the flags in a pool of his own blood, three of the brutes locked him on the head, and then each jumped upon his breast. Three medical gentlemen soon came to Robeon's assistance, but he was unconscious, and his recovery is doubtful The fellows managed to get away, but Superintendent Knight soourod the country during the night, and already three men are in custody «»
Ban Death or Tsra Ho*. H&im* Poxsomt.—A
Three young ladim were rowingOo the lake when the boat capsiied. Two of them were rescued, but the thirdTMiss Helen Ponfonby, third daughter oMhe^Hoc. Spencer Peneonby Fpne, aged 18,--
T»a Maxrracnma or Aims -nr PWMta.—The CelfM OtuiU says that one of the aaos* -Aourishlng branch** of Industry in Prosaia 1* at preeent the fab-
torpedo boat* hmnrmm. .4 " "" " —
Tho London and North-Western Railway Company's steamship Telegraph, Captai ' ' ' - "----^e 30th i
e preview evening, with a general c_.._ id bales of goods. The weather wa* fine but dark. Shortly after two o'clock in the morning, tho North Bar buoy dud the Poolby Light-•e was discovered to have broken out in the after hold. All means were taken to extinguish the », and signals for assistance were made. Steam put on at full speed, and the vesaol was not long ng a berth alongside the company's mail atosmcr Shamrock at the North Wall. Captain lleaumont had
o the Telegraph. The Dublin Fire Brigade alarmed, and at once drove with all appli-
to the North Wall, where they worked ously till the flames were subdued. The vcss< "ion removed4o her own berth down the river, was discovered that th* damage don* to the :reelf wa* not coneldershle, though the goods uch injured. The origin of the fire is unknow
Alexander Biggs, 27, plumber, o35, Liverpool-road, w*s charged on Tuesday at the Clorkenwell Police-*urt, with an assault upon his wife. Margaret, and also with asaaultingtfo police constables. The prosecutrix stated that she had frequently forgiven the defendant for his Ill-treatment, but she now felt compelled to take proceedings for the protectic and child. On Saturday came home, and before i called her a foul'name i bluws in the face, at th<
would rcquii
saying that she

instable Cohen, 300 Y, and as .she wa* telling him the manner in which ahe had been ill-used, her husband camo up. She was afraid he wonld stdke her, and gave bim into custody, whereupon he knocked the coo stable down. PoUoe-coostable Thomaa, 380 Y, arrived to help his brother constable, and he also was knocked down by the do-fen dan t, who then ran away. She prayed for a separation 'order. There being no defence, Mr. llar-iw said for tho assault upon the wife, which

., the defendant would bo lonths' with hard labour. Ho would mo grant a separation order, and also doci
Henry Sexton and Alfred Ooddard, two powerfully built labourers, wero chargod at the Thames Police-court on Tuesday with being concerned in violently assaulting Inspector Francis, of the Thames division. Tho inspector stated that he saw two women fighting in St. Cteorge's-street, and 1.0 went to separate them, when the prisoner Sexton came up and said, " What is it to do with you P You are only a waterman," at the same time striking him a violent blow in the face, knocking him down. He got up and caught hold of him to take him into custody, and held him against tho shutter*. At this time Uoddard came up, and, making use of a foul expression, said, " Le$ him go." As witness refused he got bis hand in bis mouth and bit it severely all over. He was then knocked down by the prisoner* and another man, and etruck and kicked very severely about the body. Had not
Some time ago an official inquiry was held at Shields into the wreck of a vessel on the Canadian coast, when it wa* stated that immediately after the vessel went ashore she wa* boarded by a number of srm«d natives, who at once commenced to plunder the vessel and cargo, not giving the slightest assistance to the crew to get their ship off. As an additional confirmation of th* fact that the native* of some part* of the coast are very dangerous in this respect another case ha* Just come to light. A passenger named Lewi*, of the Boston schooner Maricabo, reached Montreal on the 16th ulL from the Labrador coast, bringing information of the loee of that veeeel at the Ile-aux-Bois, one of the French islands. The schooner went ashore during the night and on the following morning a number of the inhabitant* came down to the beach and boarded the veeeel. Instead of-helping the crew to float the vessel they immediately set about stealing everything they could lay their hand* on. They ware all armed and showed their weapon* to the crew in t most threatening manner, indicating that resistance would be met by very severe measure*. The crew outnumbered, and, of course, power loss. The
Ee%SanwMt^p!^ering wrecked vessel* has before the public, and at the Board
-t V1" Police-court, John Joiie*, 45, do- Pauptosof 6: tempera tabs bits will db w*ll to net*
cnbed ss.a baker, baa Aggn charged with receiving the discovery of an Act of Parliament especially ap-
wo gold watches, goldflRkins and a diamond ring, plicabte to their condition. At tb#a*t meeting of
ime silver spoons, and a quantity of linen and the St, Pan«re* Board of Guardians a ewnmunicatior
,— __________ stating that at the Man-
. - - j A . ,--appeared for th* prose- . cbestqpCity Police-court two men bsd
""A P*?* ehargW wiU, receiving Adsr the Act &, Geerge IV_ cap. W, sec. a, wim
tho things well knowing them to have been stolen, wilfully neglecting to maintain themselves, and
.Sir. Usher, the prosecutor, was % gentleman carrying thereby making themselves chargeablo to that union,
on an extensive business in Melbourne; the prisoner The prisoners were admitted into the union hospital
was livingin pretty intimate term* with the family, suffering from Miriam irrmim caused by excessive
and a short time sgo toAk advantage of this intimacy drinking. It was proved that they migh. have main-
to elope witS Mr*. Usher. The runaways took with tained themselves hud they avoided intemperate habits,
them a large quantity of personal property belonging and they were accordingly committed to prison for one
to^Mf- Usher, and a^ quantity of securities, snch as month with bard labour. The St. Pan eras guanliSns

shares, Ac., to the value of about £3,t
eutor ^covering the Mgbt of M* srife he pi ______
telegraph in motion, and discovered that Mrs. Usher had such
were delighted to hi
remarking that'•bq was glad to find that they r, for he had frequently
mouon, ana aiscoverea mat airs. Lsner had such power, for he had frequently so
and the prisoner bad taken passage for Kbropo. Mr. rity for a law of this nature." Another
Lsher followed them, and on arriving applied to Mr regret " that they had not been made acq
placed such a law, as they might ha
Chance at this court for a warrant, which w
in the hand* of Serjeant Regan to _______ ______
took the prisoner into custody. The property named in the eheet wa* found in b«s possession, but Only a small sum of money, the tjulk of the £3,000, it has been sscertamed, having been Invested in Melbourne in Mr*. Usher's name. Mr. Humphreys then said he would proceed to prove his case, and ask for the committal of the prisoner. Mr. Lnshlngtou said it seemed to bim that if there had been a felony ct all it had been committed in Australia, and he did not think he should be justified in detaining the prisoner in custody for the offence ho was charged with. The thing*, according to Mr. Humphreys' own statement, were not stolen till they came into the possession of the prisoner. He did not think the charge of receiving could be sustained, and defendant might go away. H# could make no order about the property. The prisoner and the wife of the prosecutor then loft the
P - carried it out them-
instead of waiting for the example of Manchester. They had a large number of person* receiving relief who could not maintain themselvs* in consequence of their intemperate habits, and w».-> had to be maintained by email struggling Lades-men." It was decided to refer the matter i- ije Visiting Committee, and to make application for a copy n* the eoerfakm.

A somewhat curious discovery has been made upon the outskirts of Arm* by three French arthmologisU who have for many years been engaged In hunting up antiqmtbK A short time back tney brought to light eeveml Merovingian burial place* anda Gallo-Roman tomb, very richly ornamented. They have now dis-covered another uf thee* latter tomba, which preecnt* ttnny features of special interest. The local journal which contains an account of the discovery says lhaf the gravis is lljft. long and bread by Gift, deep, and that at each ol the four comers there wos an elliptical-shaped amphora, 4ft. high. A fifth amphora was laid in the middle of the grave, with the orifice close to a sort of iron stool, which stood upon four legs curving urn to the centre of the *eaL N#ar thi* there wa* an elongated black vase, supposed to be a sort of funeral urn, and a large copper pan with an Iron handle. In ether part* of the grave wero found various earthen-ware jam, di*hes, pLle*, tc., n*a*ly all of which were broken. Ugoo one largo dish there was a bronze rrilt
A few days since a swindler, having laid a clever plot, came down to Wavre end presented himself to the wife of a com merchant there, the merchant having himself rfone to the corn mVrket in Brussels. He presented a bill for some 800 franc* (£32), and a* the lady bad but just r<
in her husband's nam . c stating that be bad forgotten to starting in the morning, the bill wa* paid. He thei proceeded to another, who, although she had received a similar tekpam, happened to know *o much o* her husband's business that she bad her doubts, and therefore requested the applicant to call on the next day. A few minutes afterwards, Mr. Richard, manager of the Central Bank at Wavre, happened to call and was shown the telegram. He at once took it with bim to the office of the other merchant where the money had been paid, and then saw the second-telegram. Knowing that a train for Louvain would leave in a few minute*, he sent to th* police, wfiRe the two sons of the lady who had paid the money ran to the _ ^ puffed th# *windl*r eg the *tepe w---—'"ring. The whole of
4 carriage which be
money, excepting the oo*t ot Ms tic*el rain, was found in his pocket, together with « itRy of document* and account*.
When the usual services wcr In* at St. Jamc*'*, Hakham,
b*ang ouuntad by th* senior d of the Rev. Mr. MacCoU, a sidesman entc and announced hi* inlwntiou of helping
rcr on Sunday id the offcrtc man in the i
r-h and made A party of I

th«j assistance afternoon sctvi the i-'hurch was
closed for the re collected before as rumoured thu

impendent writii

arresting Kovolsky, and gave e the trial. For doing this he i the Nihilists, and one evening he was mOrdered outside his hoi two other individuals assassinated are by tho anthvritle*, but it i* believed t witipoeeee at the trial. The audacity o in perpetrating these crimcs is quite b pohce anthoritiea. Military plckeU h tionod eince the riot dosing the N —■'— part* of tho city, but thi'
perpetrated at (Id,ma. , a bourn poster of j*ky, the Nihilist istod the police in
week before las
checked the 'l"he uneasini

which picked

r oemel -ahonld be placed oo th* st that th*y hav» *vsn exhibited beacons on some ef tho
Rellock, on her voyage from Callao has arrived in tho Memey. The eteamer feR Ii the boat shortly before reaching Sandy Point, the occupant* being th* *ecoud ofllccr and three of th* crew. Their vernal, they stated, had experienced very heavy weather, and had her docks swept of every -thing, as well as being totally dismasted. She become utterly unmanageable, and the crew conrtructed th* boat in which tho four men wore of loose timber which they found In the hold. They had left the vessel twelve day* previa** to righting th* Potoal, and they had been in their small craft ever since endeavouring to make Sandy Point, to obtain assistance for tho ship and the remainder of the crew. They were received on boanl tho Potosi, and taken to Sandy Point, where they engaged the service* of a Chilian war vessel. Tho Kate Rellock is a fine iron vessel of about 1,200 tons register, and is on a voyage from Ban Francisco to the Mersey, with a valuable cargo of grain, to. She is owned in Liverpool by Messrs. C. W. Kvllock and Oj. Telegraphic advices state that sho was brought safely to Sandy Point.
Emiooatiox to Qcksx*lam>.—'The ship, Rodell Bay, arrived at Brisbane on August 26; passengers landed all well; passage, 79 days.
A Danqekoir Habit.—Mr. Bedford has hold an inquest at the Vestry Hall, St. James's, Piccadilly, on the body of Miss Mary Record Ham Cathie, 37, the housekeeper at the Junior United Service Club. The evidence went to show that the deceased was in th* habit of reading* in bed, and whilst doing so, foil asleep. Whilst sleeping, the candle which sho bad inadvertently placed upon the bed, fell over and set her clothing alight, and Dr. Rogers found her so shockingly burnt that death supervened very shortly afterwards. A verdict of Accidental Death was r«-
IkcoLAKY nmam Uximino*.—A most daring burglary has been committed at tho residence of Mr. E. R. Lightfoot, a large building at Cowley, near Uxbridge. The marauders effected an entrance by forcing the dining-room window, and ransacked tho whole of the lower rooms, stealing £10 from a drawer in the study, various articles of silver and plate, valuable meerschaum pipes, and everything of worth that they oould conveniently carry away. All tfie family were at home, but no one wa* disturbed. The daring of the burglar* amounted almost to foolhardineaa, for there was evidence of their having eat on th* verandah in front of the dining-room, and indulged In w»ne and ogare'ed-libitum, notwithstanding the fact that two dogs wero In close proximity, of whose existence they were probably aware. An iron safe in the study had been tried, but without success. The is in the hands of the
Mtstxbiocs Fiax at 8tmuTOK.—About two o'clock on th* morning of the 30th ulL a fire occurred at a furniture shop. No. 1, Maple-read, Surbiton, In the occupation of Mary Locks, a widow. A noise a* of wood burning wa* first heard by a neighbour, who
separate flre*, one in the corner of the shop and one in a cupboard in a spare bedroom. The fire brigade* from Kingston and Richmond were *p*edilyon then**, and they found that a third fire inn cupboard underneath the stairs had burnt itself out without doing damage.
him losdahip, and placed in a field, cloe* to Lough Park. On the ITth of August one of the animate di*l of symptom* analogou* to plcuro-pneumonia. Mr. Sidney James, veterinary surgeon, of Frome, made a fs * se*rtem examination, and the lung* ww* sent to Professor Simmonda for analysis. On the 25til another animal had the disease more fully developed, and was slaughtered by order of the local committe*. Every precaution waa taken, and the herd isolated. At the close of last week the animals were Inspected by Mr. Jamrs, Mr. Broad (veterinary in-epittor, of Bath), lb* chief mnstsbl* of Somerset, end Mr. Superintendent Deggan, when four other beasta were shot, and their rarcaare buried. It ia feared that four others are also affected. Great care will bare to be taken, as the game preserves of his Lordship adjoin the scene of the outbreak, and the noble marquia baa on other part* of th* longleat Eatate no leee than 1*0 head of rettlf, beaidc* d**r. *be*p,. horses, andjnga; and 220 bead of cattle have been
On Monday a shocking tragedy was c
VAR.1K I • £3.
Vie* is sometime! more courageous than virtue, because it has less to loee.
Orn Wakts—The wants of man never can be satisfied. Every new means of eupplying a want createe new wanta. They grow by what they feed
Work ia, the only universal currency which heaven accept*. A nation a welfare will depend on its ability Wmaatarth*wu,M; thnt,ompgw*of werk;that,un its power of though*.
and TlJUZZ
5l&'JRSg&ZSE? """"
No man can -o down inks the dnnqeon of bis experience, and ij.rld the torch of tiuth to all hi, .lurk chambers and hidden cavities, and not rrnii np .ifb
shudder and a chill, and an e»nn.t ery Ul n
w ords go i gnideyour

i ire.—Io, vetv »«•« • dentary, and to \item wRI n.M, , iim of life; ultT.-nl a health and n • . ,'i
mllets. fney say l-ui mile, t to the marf. They le< you e and eye* on and on, till wl,# red in a word or two, and I al« nee, pierce th* imiltei to t

like gunabot. and then they are silent again were reloading. Snch men are aafe coanaeuoia, aim true friends, where they profess to be such. To th,m truth is more valuable than gold, while preteiwim is too gaudy to deceive them Words without point to them are like title* without merit, only betraying tho weakness of the blind dupes who are ever used to forward Other men's scheme*.
ncuviNO Itiun*.—It is a well-known fact i that when male birds possess any on»aments,'tliey take such positions or perform snch evolutions as to exhibit them to the best advantage while ruduivbuiing to attract or charm the females or in rivalry witii other males. It ia therefore pro'«iblo that the wonderfully varied decorations of humming-birds, whether burnished la east-shield*, resplendent tail, crested bead, or glittering back, are thus exhibited; but almost the only actual observation of this kind is that of Mr. Belt, who describes how two males of the Floriaaga mcllivora displayed their ornament* before a female bird. One would slioot op like a rocket, then, suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly doetend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and * " Tpinded white tail

of the bird; i
been found backward in the port, and had on more than one monished for drii$kra£; as the negligence, however, Adjutant R rated with the war authoritiea, and being fnBy reduced, and ordered t, to rejoin his colours. He was

o'clock on Monday
to going Into lb*
Quartermaster.fkigi geant Brooks and Staff-Serge the firat-named that he had
proper atnte, to which be mer , , ___
*ee about the reoaa, and then left. Some,___,
mlnutea after Orimtha and Brooke left the reading.
;, but loitered about the ived his furniture. Prior a' reading-room he met Griffiths and Pay toaster-Scr-nt Hill, and was told by lot left his rooms in a ly replied that he would

missed bin
card, and it is concluded ahot, aa he waa found dead Inride n a aim of Sergeant HIR running arm him he was fired at, but the md. alightly wounded Sergeant

quoded.—iir _ _ . - „
Axkchotb or wa* enough for him, as it was for Rubini and Ivanboff, to walk on, and off, and about the atage. coming in with hie part* at tho proper core, and singing his beet. But this did not suit Mdmo. Malibran. At the first rehearml she bore this impertusbability of manner with some degree of patience, thinking ahe could reeae "the man," a* ahe called him. into something like enthusiasm by her manner. But when at the next and the succeeding repetition sho found him "no better than a stick," she seized him by tho arm and hissed into his ear, " Good heaven*, ah. don't yon know yon are my
le bit*."—" But," replied Mr. Templeton, as meekly s Iamb, " but, madam, I shall hurt you."—" And at if you do? " screamed out the impetuous woman, fever you mind; that is mv affair. And if you i't do it"—suiting the action to the words by oiping her pretty little foot—" by heavens, I'll kill i!"—And Mr. Temple ton so evidently thought sho
The younger brother. Francis, had the chief mana& mant of the concern, and ao soccre*ful was he that Lord Shelburne, who called him the "prim merchant*," recommended him for n baronetcy. Francis left the business to his sons, and it ultirr centred in the second son, Alexander, whose fini influence over the Continental Cabinets was so potent that the Due de Richelieu called him one of the " great powers of Europe," while at home he received familiar title of " Alexander the Great." While I at the head of his house of business be was eras Lord Ashburton, and became famous as the Brit ltativo at Washington in 18-TJ, when tho trt
was negotiated which bear* hi*
■atcd Barm
mn, tho We Viceroy of ladia, ha* recently been ' *o the dignity of an earldom. So that thi
the spot, and Byrne was found In I hOe the empty I
pLioHouh Straw.—What is known s is raised on the bills which rise on < rivers Pin and Elsa, to the south-w< It* adaptability to tho uses te whic dependa principnUy on the eoO In wl -fbich soil, to aU appr- -- - -
flexible stem can be used for seed. The sot tilled and prepared very much as it Is for

somo ill-feoling towards them _________
missioned officers, whom he believed wero inst
in his being reduced. When charged with the________
the priaoner replied, " WeR. they were going to turn m* out of my quarter*." He waa at once removed to the police-station by Detective Smith, and showed the grenteat Indifference, aaklng more than once during the aftenmon for tobacco. At the time he committed tho deed Byrne, who is married and has five children, was perfectly sober. He is a smart, soldierly-looking man, 33 years of age, and has seen over 12 years' service in India in connection with the 19th and OSth Regiments.

When the straw is full grow: the grain begins to form itself in th proofed and firmly tied in little sheaves th handful. Each sheaf, or minata, as it i ipread out in the shape of a fan to dry i: r three days, after which it is safely stow* barns, 'lhe harvest being over and th y, ltlma*aln*pr «
> bleach in the

process it is carefully turned until all sid<
white. Here tho cultivatory work ends, and the nuiiu-lecturing bagiua.
Thi Toilct Habit* or Atts.—The Rev. II. C. McCook of Philadelphia eulogises the neatness cf tho agricultural ant, as observed in confinement at any rate. The most minute particke of dirt are carefully removed, and tw whole body i* frequently and
fell Police-court, James j and the attitude of the ant undi

On Tuesday, at the Clcrkcnwell Police-court, James ! and
Young. *0, and Frederick Boyce, 19, rough*, who , Ink
said they were painters, were chared "— - 1---
gold watch------;------- . . _____________________
3, Bcresford-terrace, Highbury, stated that on Monday . another, and thrust forward the head under the f>
afternoon, at half-past two, sho was walking in i of the other,
Highbury-now-pork. when the prisoner* camo along '
ented her pass-
---_ I the waR. when
itched her watch and chain, and they both Some workmen followed them, and they into custody. A piece of her chain (profound upon Young. The watch had not mean recovered, and was worth £12. Police-constable, 407 Y, stated that, on the way to the station, Young said it was no use telling lies, and that he had thrown the watch away. Both prisoner* pleaded guilty *-tho charge, and were mo* *" "
summarily. Mr. BaretO'
months' hard labour.
in the oppoeiU direction. They pre hg. and at length pushed her again

Tna Govnuoncrr Cattx* Bilu—The Liverpool Steamship Owners' Association have drawn up a letter for presentation to the Marquis of Ripon thank-injf him for hi* effort* on their behalf in obtaining certain modification* in the Government Contagious
strain are also to Rathbone, MP.
Waxcx or a Schooxm n* Moxxcaxji* Bat.—On Saturday night last the schooner Mary M'Sweeney, of Belfart, 1M ton*, William 5awley, master, wa* wrecked on the foul ground in Morecambe Bay, and
of the three sailors hare not been recovered, but, aa there waa a flood tide at the time of tho disaster, it i* expected the bodies w£Q be waahed up either In the Lune or ot Morecambe.
Axeman Awnican " Csacx h Mamlmax. — Another "crank'' abet ha* been found in the United to the American journals, he
of the other, and lie motionless, expressing quite plainly the desire to be cleansed; tho other ant understood this, and wont to work. Sometimes this is combined with acrobatic feats, in which these snt* excel, jumping about and clinging in a remarkable fashion to blades of grass. Sometimes the cleansing ant hangs downward* from the grass, and to her tho ant operated upon clings, reaching over and up with great agility to submit to her friend's offices. Evi-dently moisture from the mouth ia used for washing.
.Mr. McCook has observed most minutely the whole of these preceeaca, which aro recorded in the Philadelphia Academy's Protttdi»at for thi* year. Ho suggest* that with ante a* with th* human kind an artificial condition induce* greater attention to person si appearance.
Tcuutu CaciLrr. — The little Prince (my* *n English governess in the palace of the Khedive of Egypt) partook of hi* I^Cakfwt ** usual at twelve o'clock, after which he. amused himself by playing about the room with some English toy* which I bad presented to him. While engaged in that occupation, one of the female slaves, whom I afterwards found waa hie half-sister—that is, the Viceroy's daughter by a alavo—for hi* staff waa compeeod of little girl* and boys—offended bim. He immediately seized hold of

-— thai thk dare ww merely hmgbed, exclaim-
(From And.)
Sfrvr •T*ti*t Mbukxto.—Ophthalmia, it seeraa^le p' eval. in Protectorate. So now, you who mi*, guum to Cyprus, min^yoar eye!
On n..m .Majesty's Sanvics.—Q. Why ia ihe Q i an a livery scnrietP—A. Because it has such fror que-u \ o«ox IxTanmrr —Rector's Daughter (invited to tenant's ball at big bouse): I say, Mis* Tucker, w.rt-n " s you coming to trv on our dresses ? I sup p e» you are .very busy ? Mi?* Tucker: Yes. miss,*, hu«y I have not had time yet even tothmk of my o»n
Go>eminent will n ___^
. A Uaar RMmnwainaarr —Thk electric illumina-Uoa at th* Gaiety.
Kaon th* Nokth.—Q. When did both fbe candidates lor Argvlasbire find their insular canvas a failuiep A. Why, when they found the island * Mull, to be sure. »
H*i> w Hot Wx attic a.—Iwd Lemonade.
" What's the beet investment ? " asked a friends the Premier's, whose mind was running on 1'urks.und Exyptians. And Lord Beaconsficld replied, "He beat investment i»— thfe Garter."
Wmsi Imnuacfi is Bu««. — Scotch Tourist: Can you tell me if thi* is a High Church, my mats?— Labourer : Hoot ay, man. It's got a gallery un'L
" distiller evaporate*, is he pro-
ved in his o*n spirit* f
*----Tm*T*=k—What W the diffmenea
divorced from a slatternly wife
1 lady hcreelf P One is untied and the
-Not lun.- -A means has at last been invented" f-make money go a long way. It is simply the 10*+ gun, which will fire five pounds' worth of irtsa't mile* and a half in fiftv seconds. It that is not money go a long way perhaps some one will say wh
Bf a Pbdaooocb.—A capital "Boarding" —Our Iionclad Fleet!
Wanted to know—How to cook a raw recruit!
A Hcrr.—You get a small glass of Lsger Vrt in tbu.Sti.uid for threepence, but if you pronounce the g soft it .'will be larger! (N.B.— fhe perpertiatnr of
you oat again, Giles; tut was st______________
out of the King'a Head. GOm: W* Misa, tb# doctor he siid, you'll never be rid o* that gout a" yourn till you keeps hoot o' the Three Fishes.
Anrrnore acr.—Brown and Jones (thinking to hare a bit of a lark with the "Bobbv"): I say, Bobby, whereabout* is the Working Men * Club held*-— Bobby: WcrkingMen'*Club?—h'm—you*ce, I ain't
^ T«» Frrcnn Lrma G.vmb or Canada. — Lerm
Ask ma Bctx-Pers.—Is water on the br$in the result of a tile being loose ?
(From Fun-jf Klki.)
CAUsrrt..—Bertie,: Auntie,doyuUliko Aualw: \e*. my dear —Bertie: Ah, then I think I'M get I ncla Frank to keep my packet for me after aRd
A Nuau Ann a Roman—"*P*ib$ea ia to have n Rood local title, sinoe there is already tod, wu bog to euggart " th* Earl a*
a Duke of l'oi
PL,vim AT Nap.—General Grant is delighted with lb* hiwpiialtty ahown him at Mwscaw. H, hae been culled li.o Ixdumliian Napoleon; and the comparison is a happy one, for.Moeuow has given both a uarm
A devoted girl, whose lover h*d ni eplied to hercomp rouldn't have a n
is'banter on the subject: "I with two arm*—they're so
aid of a pompom
Washington Irving o:
diplomatist:—" Ah! ho is a great man, and in hi* own estimation a rery great man—* man of great weight. When ha goea to the wmt, theoart tip* up."
First Paviour—Bill, wot s diwision of labour. r< they talks about ? Second Paviour—It means yo i heave* tho hammer and brings It down on the ston « "U^h!" ,mt' »tands by to cry o t
A tavern-keeper, having started butinearin a building where trunk* had been made, asked a frir» » what he had better do with the old sign. "Tron Factory."—" Oh." said the friend, "just change tiv < to a d, and it will suit you exactly."
A married woman latAy applied to her lawyer f procure her a divorce. " On what grounds, mads- , asked the lawyer.—" On the ground that I can » do a great deal better," wa* the reply. The law.
In ringing the change* upon " He that hath •
bear, let him hear." he did a fine thing la*t Sm». " He that i* accessibls to auricular vibration, let 1 not close the gate* of his tympani," said th* doctor
"Who dare spit tobacco juice on the floor of tt. . carP" savagely asked a burly passenger on a 1: • Island train.— "1 dare," q&ietly replied a air ml . youth, suiting the action to the word.—" You'n t -, chap I'm looking for," said tho ruffian; " give na -.,
A baby lately had the misfortune to swallow t.V-content* of an ink-bottle. Ite mother, with wemderM presence of mind, immediately administered sW atW pen* and two eheeta of lookup paper, and t :.. child 1ms fritwr^ bride eversin3\
A Frenchman stopping at a tavern asked for J

Tis not a person 1 wid the poker." "Well," answered mine beet. ' ri^nn ^ you are in thu right; I
A soldier,being tried by court-martial for drank. >>• iddremed by the prorident ia tho folio -heen found gnOty -f
crds :—" Prison!
abitual drunksnn***; What have ,
'If P" " Nothing, please your bonoui
abitual thirst."
" No. I never mid #ny such thing, I said that S ». Smith's yellcr dog had more eenso than your tat.. ever had, and that's every word I said."—" Well, it j lucky you didn't my the other thing. I tell yon * *• - banquet given in honour of the (irand I> Ik-
Alexis, in hew \ork, the Russian Minister. Cata.-, proposed the following toast;—" I drink the health «.f of the co-ordinate, and certainly one of tho mas? i-1 u 0| ^ jimtxjp,a Govenmuikl'—

• Their Fairneesc* the Women of Am
A traveller confesses to have ridden forty miles wift. the sweet and interesting Mrs. Crimes, whom not withstanding his fastidiousness, he would have ki»»cd. but for three reasons, which he thus gives Pirat, : am (uch ngood husband I wouldn't even bo guilty ol the appearance of dialoyalty to my swsot wife ; see, ,, 1 I was afraid our fellow passengers would see me animmm;
c. . . —* of miring by letter. " Which do JOB think the beet dictionary—Webster's or Woe-omter^P"—a question which he believed Holmes' ooortmy would compel him to answer. The return poet brought a single sheet of note-paper, on whleh
At a dinner of;agriculturalist, the subject turned m: the achool board*. One farmer waa very indhruong at the idea of teadnng ymmem.-" Now, ' «2d^
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