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At Chcrter Castle, Richard Parker. engine-driver, haa been charged with the murder of hi* wife, Anne, on the 8th of July. From that day to the 7th of the
™ of intemperate habits, came home rery drunk, and because her husband would not give her money to procure beer wlthaho upert the oontebta of the dinner uhle and left The primmer then got up frem the •oU, went into another room, and got'a double-barrelled ran. On returning to the Iritehen he laid down on the mfa with the gun at hie tide, telling the boy that U hie (nneoner'e) wife returned he would f hoot her. Some houri afterward* the deceased camo in whiletheprisoner waa asleep, and struck'him oo
himself; but the barrel of the gun wae too long. lie next procured aplcfee of twine, tied it to the trigger, made a loop for hie foot, and *hot hinlself through the <&<**, the ball emerging at hit shoulder. The woman died ahortly afterward*, and the prisoner's life wm
home very drunk, struck him, and caught hold of the Run, which he had been drnnU'g. and in the struggle it went off. When he aaw what had occurred he thought he would kill himmlf and die fith her. Endeno* wa, given that the priaoner twice mfed the deoea**d * life when the. attempted to oommit auicide.
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platform, which >u on a leVel with the roadway, and supported by massive wooden beam*, waa built over
rubbish, oerte beam* taken to the edge of the plat-form, and there tilted to allow their content* to pa* down an incline. (Fortunately, all the men at work
escapes. A home and cart, however, could not be got
and the horse. At *ome slight ri»k tho workmen succeeded in rescuing the horae from iU perilous posi-two, tying o repo m«d it, nech, un&naklihg the harness, and thue freeing It, the cart beihg allowed to faH back among the Mrit. Immediately on the acci-dent becoming known a body ef police uroreadod to tho gpot and kept back tho large crowd which had assemblod. The eutranoe to tho atcamboat pier waa
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lad had been apprenticed to him In October, 1874. Mr. Anderson-Brydges, the officer representing the guardiana, aaid the case was important as affecting parish apprentice*, and also to *how those who took these lads that theywerenot altogether friendless in the world. Ho then stated that from communications from Samuel Martin, the lad In question, inquiries were made which khowed that the boy was not provided with lodgings at the defendant's hoam as stipulated, that he was not required to attend any place of worship, that he waa not paid the orthodox wages for apprentice* of his age, and that the defendant had also changed his place of residence without notice lo the guardiana; all theee were breaches of the indentures. The defendant had been in the habit of allowing the boy only Is. Ijd. per day for food and lodging; and, as regards clothes, ho had always had a very ecanty aupply, which wore generally bought at the pawnbroker'a. Tho boy waa called, and stated that he generally had threeponnyworth of pudding for dinner. Ilia master once asked him why ho bought padding, and he aaid " Because I like it, and It goes a long way." The defendant: Did I not always impress upon you the absolute necessity of having enough to eatf The boy: Ye*; but you never gave me the money to get it with. The defen-dant argued that he wa* not supposed to carry out the indentures to the letter. The boy was old enough to look after himaelf, and he had newer complaincd of want of food. He thought it very hard that-after a Vmg period of probation he smtuld be deprived of the *oy s service* now that he had become very proficient In his trade, and able to earn £3 a week. Mr. Barstow said \ho rate was proved to his entire satisfaction, and the guardians were quite right to bring it before him. He waa of opinion that it would be advantageous to tho'lad, who now could earn his own living, to be separated from his master, and he therefore should order the lndenturee to be cuneclled, and the defendant to return £5 10a. of the premium paid by the guardians, out of which they would probably maintain the lad until he got other employment.

A boot accident, resulting ii occurred on Saturday la*t nc
Cumbrae, near the mouth of the Clyde. That_______
ing Mr. and Mr*. George Hodge, of Helensburgh, their aervant, and their four boy, aged from three to eleven year*, left Millport in a lugsail boat for a trip to the island. After going ashore at the lighthouse and spending some time there they went out again iu tho boat, which on getting about 300 yards from shore ■was observed to sink. The lighthouse keeper at once put off in a amall boat, and with some difficulty saved Mrs. Hodge and three of the children, and finally thi servant girl, who had got hold of tho stem scats o the boat and waa thus floated. Mr. Hodgo and bii second son must have sunk along with the boat, ai their bodies were never seen, the only trace of then that could be discovered being Mr. Hodge'* hat float, ing in the water. Sir William Thomson, whose yacht wae near the ecene o* the aeddent, lowered a boat, and he with hie men cmnbd Mr*. Hodge to the light-house. Sir William also rendered valuable aid, until the arrival of a medical gentleman to attend to thi
At Clerkenwell Polioe- court o Jame* Warner, described as a r Horse-yard, Aldersgate-street, *
i Saturday last, Mr. etal grinder,^1)lack
A fARISHlONER. A cormpondent, writing tram HIltatota.Hlii.
was not represented by counseL From complainant's *^e*Y °*.Koeenberg on the 2nd and 3rd. It was be-
p.m., and made some inquiries respecting sottro cow,, he was Qnabls to extinguish. The houeo* Wing very
In doing so, he made use of some very bad language,". J,irh» "d net more than 16ft. or 10ft. apart, rendered
Vung, but the b^ow failing in it* effect, be ' »V"n. warning the inhabitant* of the town and the
1 a poker from'the fireplace and brandished it adjacent ydlagee of their danger. The flame* reached
f over hft Head. In" doing to be struck Mrs. a tremendOua height, and tho large volumee of smoke
At the Marylebone rolice-court on Monday, a labouring man asked for a summons against his employer for the non-payment of wsgos, the amount in dispute being 13s. The applicant stated that his master had discharged him without notice, the excuse being " dulneaa of trade," and would not pay him "piece-work" on a certain job. He contended that he wa* entitled to payment according to " the custom of tho trade." Mr. Do Rutxon asked him if he thought it to his interest to summon his master for eo small amount. Tho applicant replied that ho did not tako this step so much for his own interests as "for the honour and welfare of tho human race." Mr. do Rutsen: Honour and welfare of the human race! All rubbish. Do you think it advisable to summon a man who may be likely to employ you again ? Tho applicant said it was not likely ho *hould get any more employment from him. He *till wished for a summons. Mr. de Kutien granted the application.
A SUPPOSED BURGLAR IN A VICARAGE At Ilampstcad Polico-court on Monday, Edward Simpson, aged 41, a bricklayer, having no home, was charged with being found in the enclosed premises of St. Michael's Vicarag-, Ilampetead-lano, Iligbgute, the residence of the Lev. C. It. Del ton, for the pur-P**o of committing a felony. A* Police-constnldo Gibney, 520 V, was on duty in tho llampstcad-lanc, about two o'clock on Sunday morning, be heard the footstep* of momopermn In the garden of the vicarage. He went in, and at tho back of the house, near the kitchen door, ho found tho prisoner lying down. On being meked to mocoont for his presence there he mid that ho had gone there to sleep as he had no place to go to, and that ho had walked a great many mi lea in search of work. Ho was taken into custody. The prisoner, in answer to tho charge, said that hn went to the plave to sleep, having no intentu
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An experiment of considcrableinterestin pisciculture is intended to be tried on one of the estates of tht Marquis of Exeter, the naturalisation of the American black Uss. A largo number of thi* fish has been brought over from New York in tho steamer Spain, ot the National Lino, and it is expected that they will take readily to their new homo. They were placed, on the passage, in an improvised tank, the water of which was kept constantly fresh by the injection of air at interval* often minutes. The passengers and crew had an opportunity of witnessing an interesting exhibition of inatinct on the part of the piscine emigrant*. A large catfish having been caught waa placed in the tank, whereupon tho baas immediately combined their forces and commenced an attack on the intruder. They at first charged at hi* head, but, finding themselves be-coining worsted, changed their tactic* and took him in flank, and soon succeeded in vanquishing him, com-plcting the victory by devouring him at leisure. It is stated that the bass is considered by tome people as having the finest flavour of all tho freshwater fish of
ily received notion that hard study is the hy element of college lifo. But from the tahlm of Harvard University, collected by Prof (a* or Pierce from tho last triennial catalogue ft is dearly
STRANGE POISONING CASE. As a Leeds policeman named Orme wa* going his rounds ih Bwinegate, Leeds, early on Sunday morning ho saw a man lying, apparently drunk or asleep, In a cart. He to arouse him, but in vain, and becoming alarmed ho obtained an ambulance and ctmvcyod him to the residence of tho police surgeon. The ear
Eion saw at once that ho was labouring under the lluenoe of a narcotic poison, and advised hi* immediate removal to the iutlrmary. The house physician and assistant surgeon at stomach pump, and tried
t establishment used the
, etale. A bottle labelled "Ob."
had contained laudani
A letter was found in the man'* pocket from SI la* Abbey and Copstoae, merchant*, Oulton, nmr Leeds, directed to Mr. Henry Butter worth, plate hammerer, 2W, Rockingham-rtreet, Shrtfleld.

-A little girl named Alloe OHe*, as been drowned at Richmond in a
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into which ahe fell while trying to reach tome flowers which had been plawd in it. The flowora were in-tended to have been placed on the grave of her brother in the cemetery.
Auuuu** TjurKB Accromnr.—At a performance in Nowell and Clarke'a circus, Kildysart, Ireland, Saturday last, tho flying tmpeee apparal

. Ruth and Defense, fell a die-of 26 feet. Lefonse was struck on tho head by bar. He was removed insensiblo, and no>
The accident caused

catalogue it is i tinted that the excess of death for the fii fter graduating is found in overy portion of m of inferior scholarship. Everyone who ha? i curriculum knows that where (Eschylus and I economy injure one, Into hours and rum » use up a dozen, and that.their two little iro heavier than tho loins of Euclid. Dissipation a destroyer, and every young man who follows the early Mower orpoeed to untimely fro*ta. who have been inveigled in the path of vico iql lagieo. A few hour*' sleep each night,
unit mill nlnnlv nf •• •• u-.r
high living, and plenty upon every function of the body. The brain, t> heart, the lungs, the liver, the spine, the limbs, th bone*, the flesh, every part and (acuity overtask* and weakened by the torrifiic energy of paasio loo*eaed from restraint, uatil. like a dilapidated mar irthly house of this tabernacle " falU iu!
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a intended foi

o ran run very fast, but when going at a high rati badly as if it had had in!

Anotiixu Colli bus' briuai.—The ployed at Heaham Colliery, under the Marqui* of Londonderry, came out on Monday morning on strike •gainst a requeat to work ten In the piece of nine hour* hours per day. An appeal ha* bean made to hhjord-ahip, but he decline* to interfere, leaving the matter in hi* agent's hand*. The men on etrike, numbering
Work* writ**, under date " Hept
In reel/1 bare to etate that meaeuiee as* is vngnm fot giving effect to the MetropoliUa Toll Bridge* Act, which provide* that t*eee *nd stl other bridgm over the Thamee within the metropolis shall be **d* froe, bet the Board 1* not yet in e position to inform yen how soon the ssUncUon of the toll* will be effected a* regard* the bridge* to which you particularly rWer."
engineer, however, toom down hu *pood gradually and in thi* lie* the whole *ecret of not taking cold, it is exposure, or carelessness, after exerciso that brings on cold. After walking or running, or dancing, or any emerclm that quicken* the circulation, a Utile current of a:r—as at a comer where the wind breaks or make* an angle—will do the job. Any sudden eubiidenceof artirefdrco* of the body in a temperature that chills will produce cold. ThjfUtlo common sense that is ncuded, and for tho lack of exercise of wbkb *o much money k paid to doctor*, la to preeerve an equable temperaturu, or. having emercieen fwely; recover the proper state gradually and without a chill. Thi* i* attained in a most timple and easy manner. After exendmy elwuye *eek Yeet In a ebeltered place, where you will be warm ; never be hasty to remove hat, glome, or capo. Let pcrepiration euheide before disrobing, If Indwore, and if outdoor* always keep gently moving until the usual condition is attained.
■ lamp, humour* tho pill with the epatula end ol another needle to get it to kindle, then tehee a long pull—sometimes sending back the tmoke through hor nostrils and her ear*. " It's very healthy, gentlemen," when we may remark upon It * not unpleasant odour. " When the cholera wa* about, nobody took it that lived In a house where they .wtkod opium." 'l*hor* used to be half a dozen and more of theee house* in tho East-end, but th* two in Bluogate Field* are lb* only one* now known to the polioe. The Strangers' Home official* exerted themselves a good deal to put the others down; but lodgers at the Stranger*" Home ore *till during the day pretty frequent customers at the two hou*e* In Victoria-street. 44 Craving for drink; gentlemen>" Elisapreeently exclaims," wanting to have a smoke, -nd not be able to get opium, i* a hundred time* worse than that I used to drink about *a freo at any, didn't L *lr t" appealing to our dragoman for corroboration of her statement. "But I've broke myeelf off that; but, if yon can't get a pipe when you want it, it's like a* If yon waa having electric shock* one after another, or a* If you waa having a knife acraped along your bono*." A drachm ' ' which Elisa own* to
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Larr-IlAXDBDNB**.—Many parent* try to cure their children of left-hsnflednses by using severe
Some even go to far a* to make it a matter of mortifl-

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Armstrong "tvfr the head and hand. Ho then struck a table with tho poker, placed hia back against the the fli door, and refused to leave tho house, and afterward pushed another table with great force, breaking a cu ind muper, and injuring complainant's son. Mr,
thereupon urged tho rev. gentleman I
refused. He replied, " I neither care for sumin nor magistrates. What do you think a woman's is worth?" The defendant tb&n delivered uj poker and left. Complainant said she did not know __ what to attribute hi* conduct; there was no ill-feeling between them. Mr. Armstrong, in evidence^ corobo-rnted his wife'* itatement, and said that Sunday was not the first occasion on which defendant had come to his house and used bad language. The rev. gentleman, in defence, aaid he did not wilfully assault Mr*. Armstrong. Whatever injufy she received wa* owing to her trying to get the poker simply stood np In hi* own di retired, and, after a lengthy co and fined the reverend defendant

The Bench ion, returned
The wind being high, ipread with great rapidity, and fears wefe ..itertalncd for the safely ' On Monday, the unhappy man Thomas Smithers, the cook, of Battersea, who waa sentenced to death tho other day by Mr. Justice Denmao, at the Central Criminal Court, for the murder of Ann Judge, a young woman with whom he cohabited, waa informed thai the High Sheriff for the county of Surrey had fixed October 8 as tho date for the carrying out of his execution. The prisoner, It Is stated, upon hearing the news, became much affected. A* already statod, after hearing Mr. Juatice Den man sentence him to bo hanged last week, prisoner fainted, and it was sonie time before he recovered. More than once after recovering from the fit, he exclaimed "Oh, this seems like a dream; it's never true." At first he teemed dreadfully excited, but now he appear* more resigned for the dreadful fate which awaita him. Tho condemned man. It wa* thought, would be executed at the County Gaol, Ilorsomonger-lano. This, however, is not the case. In consequence of the new Act with regard to prisoners, the penalty of tho law will be carried out at the Wandsworth Gaol, Wandsworth-common. The gallows from lloreemonger-lane Gaol has boon removed there. Smither* admits the justice of his sentence, and he has made a confession of hi* guilt. He say* that he loved the wmflen Judge, and that it was in consequence of her deceiving him that sho met her death, but he adds that the crime was committed when ho was in a great pa&sion. The pri-•onor pay* great attention to the prison chaplain, who is daily in attendance on him. The last pore ' '
for murder in Surre; " " " .....
which he suffered c
n . j ( ' DONViqrjON OFA BURGLAR.
At the Central Criminal Court, Jamce Everington, St, described a* a basket maker, hat been indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Devon Artie, and •tealing a quantity of plate and other art!dee, hi* property. Mr. John Cook prosecuted. The proee-cutor i* a gentleman residing at Denmark-hill, and on the night of the 10th of August hi* houm w*a entered
tacked, and eome article* of plate and other portable* were stolen. The prisoner and another man were seen
them, and both men tried to ran away. The prisoner ▼as seen to-throw something, which he took from hie pocket, into a garden by the ride of the road, and upon a search being made, several tilver tea-spoons »n.i a silver sugar-tongs were fbu'nd in a fonte bush.
prisoner wa* ultimately rtopped and taken into -----Jy, and wa* found to be wearing a coat belonging to, tho prosecutor. .The jury found the prisoner Guilty, and Mr. W ard and Mr. Cook, the chief warders of W*nd*worth and Honemonger-lane prisons, proved several previous convictions against Lira, among others, one of housebreaking in 1871, for which he Was sentenced to eight years'penal servl-de. At this time there were three other chargee of niebreaking againtt him. The Recorder sentenced un to ten yearn' penal servitude.
An inquest was held on Monday on the body of Sarah Steer, 25, who with two others was drowned from a boat near Teignmouth on the 17th InaL in a most mysterious manner. Doccascd, with her husband (Thomas Steer), Ilenry Hartnoll, and hi* eon, together with two boatmep, Staddon and Fowler, went out in a boat belonging; to Hartnoll from Teignmouth to Dawlish, and on the way back tho boat capsized in •th water in a most unaccountable manner, tpreo

s being drowned. The i
and all in tho boat wer lushand said ho know not
thing of^what
■o was no larking or anything to mail , and no one felt her touched by any it first supposed that the accident wi iso, but this wa* shown to be almost
caused by a porpoiso, but tin* was shown to bo almos impossible; and the prevailing idea is that a larg fish — pfobably, a "black fish "—must h*vo rim
cidental Death wan
SUSPENSION OF A CAPTAIN'S CERTIFICATE Tho Board of Trado inquiry into tho loss of tho steamer Democrat, at Laugnme Point, Islo of Man, on tho morning of tho 6th inaL, was concluded at Liverpool on Monday, when tho Court gave judgment to tho effect that thoy found the evidence,of tho master was not reliable. They reviewad the inooneiitencim in his statement which brought them to this conclusion, and felt bound to pronounce him in default for him careless navigation. In having continued blindly on a course which took him on tho rocks. The certificato of the mast'r warn, therefore, suspended for six months, but the Court, if he desired it, would recommend the Board of Trade to grant him a first mate's certificate iu the meantime. The aecorid officer was reprimanded for neglecting to report a light which waa seen. Hearing in mind the case of the ship Mag-gio Kelso, inquired into at Glasg<
commendation that il
An axcitiAg incident haa occurred at Plymouth. Two young men named Jcnkina and Avieon were about to sail for Australia in the steamer Hankow, but when presented for modical examination they wore in n state bordering on dtlirikm Irrwimi, having bwn drinking heavily of late. They manifested suoh strange hallucination* that the Hoard of Trade medical officer refused to pass them, and ordered them to be aciit on shore in the steam tender. Thereupon thoy b*cmme e%cealingly eiolmt, and A*b«* jumped o/;rboard into tho sea. Two of the boy* employed plunged in alter him and a fearful struggle ensued, tlio maniac attempting to drown not only himself but his rescuers. For some minute*, in the peeeence of a multitude of excited spectm**, thi* struggle lasted, but Avlson was eventually aecured by ropes and hauled on board. During their transit through the rtroet* tm,th* *orkbonm both men behaved meaf violently, .collecting a vast crowd, but eventually wero housed in safotv.
At tho Edgware Petty Sc*sion», William Young, ol 01, Weat'-ourue-road, Baraabary, a cab proprietor, was charged with having in his poaawerion four horses, two of which wero affected with glanders and the other two with gland era and fareey. Ho was further charged with keeping them in a field insufficiently ' by the tide of the hlghw
- . the 14th of August
no went u> a ueld at Kingsbury in the occupation of Mr*. Vicker* and tho defendant, and be there saw two home* affected with glander* and two with glanders and farcov. Ho eerved notice on tho parties, and wrote to Mr. Young to meet him the meat day, but he failed to do so, and ho then found that the horses had been removed. He then went with a police-Serjeant to the defendant's house at Harnabury, where he saw tho horses. Tho Board of Works was communicated with, and the horses were slaughtered. Tho defendant pleaded that he did not know of the hotses being diseased, but said ho had kept a largo number of horses for tho past forty years. Tho Bench informed the defendant that ho was liable to be fined for nino different ollencos, tlio full fines being £200; but they did not wish to be no severe, and would fine him £25 and £i 9*. (!d. cost*, to be piid in one

Majesty's prisons, which uro now under tho supcrvi-of the Homo Department, in accordance with the it of the new Prisons Bill. Some short time lunatic namod Hatton killed another lunatio named Jackson at the County Asylum at Bicton's-heath, and was committed on tho Coroner'* warrant manslaughter. Hatton warn taken afUir tho inquest to Shrewsbury Prison, wlioro he haa since remained. Two magistrates attended last week at the prison, for purposo of instituting the magisterial inquiry usually hold in such cases, and upon three representatives of the local press applying for admission (which was alway* granted them under tho old system) tho governor of tho prison, Captain Bell, declined to admit them. Tho magistrate* wero applied to, and it was explained by Captain Bell that He had received instructions from the Homo Office not to admit reporters. The magistrate*, who wero in favour of the admi*sion of tho representatives of the press, intend, it is understood, to communicate with tho Hotnc Secretary on the *ubject.

Id be desirable to plaeo a _o*e* Point, to the m**«&tWle-Bay. Such a light might havo prevented thi* but tho mortality
thin the la*t few day* preparations have been In for fixing tho largo clock which is about to be ■1 in fiont of tho main tower of the new Law pie-bar. With the

dials will be nine feet in diameter.
Hardwieko ha* held an inquest at tho St. Panama ancr1* Court relative to tho death of Edward Granger, aged 31, of 7, Stanmoro-street, Caledonian-d, who wa: killed on Saturday last, on the Midland I way. It appeared that the deceamd wa* a checker in the employ of tho Midland Railway Company, and Saturday evening, when outride the St. Pancru* d* station, he wa* knocked down and run over by a nting train. On being picked up Ufe wa* found to be extinct. Tho jury returned a vordict of Accidental Death.
Moutalitt amo*o MxpiCAL Mm*.—In the ten year* from lb07 to 1870, inclusive, there wero published In the UntU notico* of tho death* of 3,434 qualified medical men. Of tbia n ember, the age at which death occurred wa* recorded in 2.G8I instances, or in 78.13 per cent, of tho whole number of death*. The average ago at which these 2,681 death* occurred waa M.6
lUtrmi or Iianslla Oea*t.—'The Lord Provort of Glasgow ha* received the following telegram from the Home Secretary:—" Her Majesty bus been pleased to respite the sentence of death on Isabella Thomson, or Grant, In Glasgow Gaol." The usual written order for staying execution will be sent to the governor of the prison a* soon a* it can be prepared. The decision of her Majesty wa* made known to the convict early in the evening.
Stabvixo a Child to Dbath.—An inquert has been held at Darkway, near Rovston, on the body of the infant eon of Charlee Noel and hi* wife, aged four month*. Noel I* a clerk to Lord Strathnairo. Two medical wltnreaee proved that It only weighed about five pound* when It died, being two pound* leee than at its birth. Mr*. Noel wa* proved to bo addicted to habit* of Intemperance. The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against Mrs No**, and she waa committed for trial at next aarime.
A Hi ax A at La bob.—A hyena, escaped from a mmsgeris temporarily established at Blangy (Pa* de Calais), a few day, back killed and severely wounded
farmer, at A uvi n, had two iheepkilled on Monday night.
ment when he was within flfty paoee of th* animal.
ban 3,410 livo sheep, 1,384 pigs, and 090 b lo were landed at Liverpool from tho Uni States and Canada. Most of tho steamer* encountered heavy gales which prevailed in tho Atlantic, >rtality amongst the live stock on board has, - instance, been very imall. Tho steamer Bulgarian, arriving from Boston, brought 1,381 pigs. 703 shoep, and 285 cattlo; whilo tho Mississippi landed l,5M,heepand*4 cattle.
I,BAn:xMALL Maukkt.—At a meeting of the Common Council last week two petitions, one from Bishopsgate Ward, presented by tho Iwmd Mayor,
from Lime-street, signed by 7,0P~
tonUid by Mr. Alderman Cottoi .
expressing an opinion that it waa most dorireblo for tho Interests of tho citizen* and tho public that Leaden-hall Market ahould be retained and improved. They were referred to the Markets Committee for discussion, Mr. Rudkin observing that the sooner tho whole subject was decided tho bettor, for whatever the Corporation did would have to be aanctioncd by Parliament.
A JAramesa COMMISSION.—Commissioners from the Government of Japan have been visiting Victoria and New South Wales, for the purpoae of obtaining information a* to the product* and manufacture* of the country. The principal member of the party, Mr. M. Yokoyama, is an experienced traveller, and k* and write* Englith a* well a* a native-born itlth subioct. He will go home ese the United States *nd Europe. The other* return direct to Japan. Tho commission went to Australia on a strictly buri-neu mission, to ascertain what can be done to open up trade between Japan and the colonies. Tho product that Japan i* most likely to import i* wool, but the Commissioner* wore unfortunately misinformed aa to the date of the wool *ea*on and arrived two or three month* too early.
" Rouou Music." — At tho Chelmsford Petty Seerioo, six young men and boy* have been charged with doing wilful damage at the house of Wm. Jamee King, butcher, at Moulaham. It appeared that the proeeoutor married a woman very much hi* junior, and a crowd of about 160 pe% showed their disapprobation by serenading him on hi* wedding night with what I* known a* " rough music." They also broke 21 pane* of glasa In hi* houm and battered the dorr*. A brick, which waa thrown through a bed-roJn windew, struck a child In bed. The defendants, who took a prominent part In the proceedings, were ordered to pay the damage*, amounting to 1% 10*., and **re fined In *un* varying from 40a. to 10a. and oorta; iq default, four month*' and two montha* IrapriaeamenL
Suocuso Muansa a Iaatairp.—A abocking oai o< murder ia reported from BalHnssloe. The victii
little above tho region of the heart, and aim that hie
Harrison'* house and
------- chamoef murdering CarrulL
Imvesa wife and youag family. Thlixan^L^ art of violence which ha* recently taken pUoe in thii looalitv. I i ■ i
im Allan and William M'Cann, two labourers, urged at tho Weetminster Police-court on ' morning, with travelling on the I/mdon, n, and Dover Railway without tickota, and with thereby defrauding the company of the sum of 10s. Jamea Edward*, ticket collector at tho Grosvenor-road Station, mid that about half-pa *t nine on Monday morning the prfmrier Allan was fn a third-class carriage ofa Ramsgate train; h* bad no ticket or money, and aaid his master had put him in. Aa ho wa* being removed from 'th* carriage the. prisoner M'Cann wa* lound under tho *eat; he had no ticket or money and
—v--* Brixton, drunk, and fell under the
> the magistrate the witness aaid the i examined before the journey com-I mntry stations people would climb iver ience«, arm so defiaud the conlpany, as they at empted to do at tlio end of the journey. Both pri-wner* said they had been at work at Brixton, and got lrunk. They got into tho carriage as it wa* in motion, ind offered to pay tho farea from Brixton. Edwarda ■aid that could not be true, a* they were perfectly tober when they arrived. Tho train took six minute* o como from Brixton. Mr. Hurri* said they must iavo come a greater distance than Brixton: Thi* iffenco wa* very prevalent and largely on tho increase, ind ho hoped example* would be made of tho pri-wncrs. Mr. Woolrych fined the man Allan 20s. or 14 lays, and M'Cann, who waa much younger, 15s.,
said he got
i' hard labour
Tho Temps published an nrticlo som* tima ago ron-irniag the lligbt of Abbas-Mirza, the brother of Nassr-ed-Din, tho Shah of Persia. Thi* article was based upon a correspondence addressed to a Russian journal, and contained the recital of tho causes and circumstances of the prince's flight aa furnuhed by himself. Tho latter accused his broth'
ed-l)in. With reference to tho article in question, the Ttmpt has now received a communication from a correspondent stating that Abbss-Miira was always intriguing sgainst his brother the Shah *hcn he was at llagdad, and continued to do *o after his return to Persia. During tho Shah's absence ho endeavoured to get up a revolution, in the hope of benefiting by it; but Nassr-ed-Din, notwithstanding, never contemplated to have him assassinated. Tho correspondent " ' t there are many fanatical partif ' "

of Bagdad, clev
lough in handling the em
eign, would havo

eemod it an nonour to uis->f an enemy or an obstacle. Th< admit that Naasr-ed-Din — who, hi
nmitting such an act of barbarism; or d, he compares Abbas-Mirza to an unfaithful cashier who, alter having decamped, effrontery to calumniate tho master whom
At tho SL Alban's Count)- Court, Wore Mr. Jame* Whighanr. the cam of Ml? Charles Woollam, of the Abbey Silk Mill*, againlt the Corporation of St. Alban'*, under the Public Health Act, In respect ol pollution of the River Ver by allowing maage to flow into it, enmo on for hearing, it having been adjourned from tho last court-day to allow tho defendants time to carry out a complete soliemo of drainage which thoy then had in view, and which thoy have now'decided to adop* Mr. Annesley appealed on behalf of the Corporation, and applied for a further adjournment until Match next, stating that a tcliome, by Mr. Roper, C.E., of Dudley, had been adopted by tho Corporation, nnd that it was intended to issue the necessary Parliamentary notice* In November on the owners of land which tho scheme would affect, and further that they would prepare a Bill in Parliament to sanction tho extension of tho municipal district, which would bo required for tho purposes of the scheme. Mr. Dumvillo appeared on behalf of Mr. Woollam, and objected to tho adjournment, and urged that tho defendants should be compelled to execute works, of which he gave an outline, which would clear part of the River Ver and abate the nuisance so fur as his client was concerned, by intercepting tho four sower* between St. Michael'* nnd tho bottom of Uollywell-hlll. Mr. Anne»loy contended that as the district named wae outside the city boundaries they could not do this without first obtaining special powers, and even if they could it would entail considerable additional expense on the city, and would necessitate a now scheme different from Mr. Roper's being prepared. Mr. Annesley'* application was granted, and the further hearing of the case is adjourned until March, 1879. No costs were allowed.
Noma* Drautieo.—Tho Nubian women are won-drouxly fond of castor-oil, and they twist thoir hair into innumerable serie* of little black ringlets hanging nround their heads, and intermix them with beads and other artificial item*, tho wholo being literally toakod with rancid castor-oil. This to some degree remove* the excessive curlinets, though It is clear that tho effect* of tho climate, transmitted through a long line of ancestors, have made permanent the peculiar crisp curl of the black, and that at this day it m much less aIIccted by the addition of tluids than st an earlier period. The Nubian beauties, especially the bride*, are offensive In o European's nostril* to a considerable degree, and they increase their normal elate of un-by imitating our own grand ladie* of
re-dressed in six oi
the last century m onlv having tho head elennsed and

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from the banks of the Thame* at Rich-t in the rovontoenth century by a relative Charlee IL. it became the property of the accomplished Lady Diana Beeuclork, and it* wall* were decorated by ner brush and pencil. Later on, tho Mi**** Berry (who are buried in the adjoining churchyard) made it their favour:to summer retreat; and Horace Walpolo found one of his greatest pleasures in ferrying Over from Strawberry-hill and visit-ing them among its bower* of room After being in the possession of Elizabeth Duchess of Devonshire, the friend of Gonsalvi. it passed into the hands ol the Hon. Cmrge Lamb, Lord Melbourne's brother, and wm a constant meeting place of his with Lord Holland and other members of tho Whig party. Sir Charlee Barry became a f re riant gu**t there, and eeeing the wall* beginning to crumble, gave itapneenl ownei. Sir Augnetu* Clifford, a beautiful Italian design for {^reconstruction, wblchlo w for his eon, Colonel Spenoer Clifford.
Wa*.—I must, however, return to what I mean to *ar to TOh Parliamentary men. You have thi* painful problem before you which I have just rtateo, aad which I will Jtum np in the following wot*:—Yo*

vide against the eonUngvnciee of war. But__

If you attain tho latter —, __
their peculiar---
them vexy well, but
to *u4 us rt all

Dokrenc Ecoxomv.—It haa wen suggested that the way to reduce the butcher'* bill lie* in managing to make both end* meets; but for too many poor curates, and working men almost equally po»r, that .meeting la incompatible with any meat at all, awi therefore with any butcher'* bill whatever.
AccoMrLitnuEMT*.—Aunt Florence: And can ysn read yet, Ruth K—Ruth: I should think *o, indeed J and I know geography, and history, and sums, aui I've got t*ro second teeth 1
" Mas, lit Ma&tbrs, iunl"—Until the proposed improvements are effected, the Government of A fgban-isbtn will bo carried on uader tho title of Shore
" Tu» IL H. A."—Mrs. Shoddy (who haa rung for her cook): Mrs. Simmer, I mw an officer going down my are'. Now, I will not allow this !—Cook: I/or%
n't objec' to that, n m—in tho R yaTO* ArtiUerj, :
retted bombardier he
(From JWy.)
HAM. Rioirr.—(Scene, just below Inverneve Suspension Bridge).—Unsuccessful Tourist (returning with empty basket, to Native Angler, standing up t* his waist in water): W*ll, friend, what luck P—N. A. (who ha* juat observed that there are now three of hi* vert button* above water inctead of only two aa when he entered, owing to the receding of the tide) : Grand luck, men! I baa emptied the river doon twa Inches already, an' if I can jist keep this up I'll mak' a cairt road o t before lang.
Fo* Max Aim Bba*t.—Visitor: Why, Pat, do tou allow tho pigs to come Into the house f-^Pat: Why not, yer 'ouner, the house has every accommodations that a pig require*. . _
Bouxu lit Russia.—Siberian exilss. '
. "A.1.0™ of the °ohlo art" wiahe* to learn when tho Mill on the Flom came. off.
An Irishman, showing off before a stay-at-h*—* countryman, boasted that when ho lived at Duudi could always get a cop of Tay for nothing.
Whatever may be the effect on art, it is detrim to personal appearance to study a plaster model from the antique. You will have a cast in your eye.
Goon Templars' Music. — But(t) tho waters, Handel; symphony in C, Mozart; water music, Handel; farewell symphony, Hadyn; Drink to m* only with thine eyes, Spring, spring, gentle spring.
(From Fwnif Folki.)
Ax AonsRADLB "Snob."—A sherry cobbler.
Mixixo TrnAMXY,— It Is said —though wo can hardly credit it—that in future all "riddles" in miiise re to be " given up."

tifidal teeth because they don't really belong to your own " set."
How's that, UmpibiP—The Australian cricket-player C. Bannerman, having escaped scatheless from tho dangers of the cricket field up to Tuesday last, w»« on that day badly hit by tho ball in his face. It was only a coincidence, of course, but he thinks it a rtranq* one, that tho place where his faco was marked was
" Wiis.v shall wm Thuxe Mbit Aoain?"—An Egyptian telegram states that the Blue and White Nile* are threatening an inundation. It only wants the Red Sea to overflow, and tho Red, White, and Blue will form a mixture most complimentary to tho patriotic English Administrators in Egypt.
Why is a pilgrimage, undertaken bare-footed, necessarily futile i—Because it ia a bootless errand.
" When my grocer poison* mo, thoy simply fin*hlm." says Alphonse Karr; "but when 1 poison my grocer they send me to the guillotine."
It i* claimed that the philosopher Thale* wasa milkman, because he believed water to be the.first principle of all things.
A sensitive actor, who could not live in the room with a biasing tea-kettle, was lately killed by a burst
••Sly dear sir," said a candidate, accosting a sturdy wag on the day of election, •• I am very glad to «e you/'( ."You needn't be," replied the wag; "I've
" Don't a Quaker ever take off his hat to any one, mammal" "No, my dear." "If ho don't tako olf hia hat to a barber, how does he ever got his hair
l'AsroiUL.—A parson was twitted with taking too long a time over his white tie while dressing—- It i* mydut£j" he answered, "to attend most carefully to
A servant girl told her master, the other morning, that she waa about to give his wife warning and quit the house. "Happy,girl! Would, that I could give her warning, too!' responded tho Indescribable brute.
A couple of fellows who were pretty thoroughly soaked with bad whisky, got into the gutter. AJUr floundering about for a lew minutes, one of them said : "Jim, let's go to another house, this hotel leak a."
Uathem Awkwahii. — Eligible Young Bachelor (making call).—" Well, Master Fred, you don't know who I am." Too Candid Young Hopeful—"Oh, but I do, though I You're the chap ma' says would be such a good catch for our Mary !"
A gentleman one* aaid he should like to see a boat full of ladie* adrift on tho ocean, to see what course they would steer. A lady in the room replied, "That's easy told—they would steer to tho Lie of Man, to be
An Irishman being called to testify in court aa a witness, was told by tho clerk to hold up his hand. Tho man immediately held up his left h*nd. " Hvld up your right." said the clerk. " Please, your honour I am left-handed."
A coloured lawyer in South Carolina having horsewhipped a white member of the State Government for insulting his wife, the Legislature appointed an investigating committee. The committee report that " tho dogging was thoroughly and handsomely done.'
REASONS War.—One of the beauties of Uo Court of Frederick the Great taid to the King, "Siro," hww is it that you, who are *o gloriou* already, still scok for new fame?" —"Madam/ ho replied, "for the same reason that you, although *o beautiful, (till wear
At a Drab.—The partie* discharged their pistols without effect, whereupon one of the seconds interfered, and proposed that the combatants should sbaU« hands. To this tho other second objected, aa uu-for," said.he. "thoir hands.have been
necessary; "for. *aid shaking this half-hour."

small French watch to him, wished to know hi tbo repair of it would come to. The wait alter examining it, aaid : It will bo more exj pairing than ita original cost." " 1 don't miii said tbo tur ; "1 will «von give you double tbo coat, for 1 gave the fellow a black eye for it;
repair it I will give you two."
Akouuio with a Woman.—"You musi doctor," said a witty lady to a celebrated doctor of divinity, with whom »ho was arguing the que.t.on of tho "quality of the *ex*a," "you must admit t.uil woman was created before man!" " Well, lOa.iy, madam," mid the astouishod divine, " I rnu.t ask ,ua
Loon Out.—A* a canal boat wae passing under a bridge, the captain gave the usual warning, by calling aloud "Look out! ' when a little Frenchman was in the cabin, obeyed the order by popping his h.«d out of the window, which received a severe thump by coming in [contact with a pillar of the bridge, lie drew it back in a great pet, and exclaimed,—•' Uwo Amarikin* cry look out I wh*n dey mean look in."
Ki**i*o.—Dow closed a sermon on kiaaing with the following quaint advice:—"I want you, my you,,* •inner*, to kirn and get married; and then devote > our time to morality and money-making. Then le. - our home* be wsU provided with such comfort* and iw.*. mrim aa piety, pkklm, pete, and k*tUoa, bra.,,, t, brooms, benevolence, bread, charity, chetso. laitm.
ith you. Do not d____
c&ti^-eat moderately—go about busine. brmMut-lounge a little after dinner, chat alter tee,
• Jou vrow dona.—A brave tar. who had had tho - to lorn both his larboard and star baud
a Why," mldon* of them gentlemen, more used to punning than fighting, " how can yoo expect a pen-
returned quite unharmed from tho ware*" Jaek,
:####:# vstereto punster, in «Viun, 1 wish you all tiblo (k)Mffll . . u .
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