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JOB SOUTHAMPTON OHSKKVK.k AND WTNOTTRSTKR "NEWS—RA'i'UKDAT, DEC. 14, 187*.
EPITOME Of
Vicrtmia.—The Maiqui* of Normanby, Governofe
• ot New Zwdmnd, has been appointed Governor and Ogomander-in-Chiof of the oolony of Victoria.
Th» IxoMtTOxa Porr*a*.—Th* ironston* pottan is the employ of the Chatterloy Iron Company have reaumed work at reduction* ranging from 6 to 10 per
"wcmqt nf Losdok.—Tho Astronomer Royal report* that the duration of registered bright sunshine in London daring the firat botch dara of December as less than three hours and a half, or about si* per cent, of its possible duration.
New Waterloo Station.—The opening of the New Waterloo Station of the London and South-Western Railway, which has been erected in order to accommodate the main line suburban traffic, will be opened
• on the 16th in&t.
Fatal Accidents In Scotland.—On Monday a boy named Arlson was drowned while skating on Eil-fernio Loch, and John Front, 21, bank accountant, "achnaben, perished in like manner on Castle Loch.
Loven is frozen over, an unusual occurrence scT
In the season. *
(bockiso Accincxr ow a Railwat.—Three «n-dges of the North-Eastern Railway Company were ipiping on the lines ntnr Hull on Monday evening, fepn rome waggons came np unperceived and knocked Mto down. All three died within a short space of
en0i.vi-.Kts fob t1ib Royal Navt.—The establishment by the late Mr. Ward Hunt of a ship at Portsmouth for the accommodation of engineer "tndents has . been attended with each satisfactory i emits that it haa been determined to increase the number of students by 40, which will bring up the Marlborough's complement to 140.
Suicide or a Oibl or Fovmsx.— Mary Jane Hobinson, a girl of fourteen, residing with her parents in Field-street, Liverpool, committed snicido on Mon-•layin hor bedroom. She was found lying upon the :loor with one end of a muffler tightened round her neck and the other fastened to the handle of tho •!oor. Life was extinct. No motive for the act boa yet been traced. *
Supposed Scicma.—On Tuesday a waterman on a barge discovered the body of a well-dressed man in ihe river off Westminster-bridge, end immediately
• ailed a constable in the Embankment, who conveyed it to tho dead-house. The body is an exceptionally robust and well nourished one, and to all appearance* that of a well-to-do man, about 65 or 60 years, lie had a silver watch with "Z.B." engraved inside. ^Several documents were found, hut none in any way tending to explain the mysterious death.
Foboebt os tub Cheque Ba.vx.—At the Central Criminal Court on Monday, Joseph Golding, 24, described as a civil engineer, pleaded Guilty to several indictments charging him with uttering forged cheques upon the Cheque Bank. The prisoner, who it was stated had been a pupil in the Government Art School at Kensington, was subsequently employed in the Government service, and for a considerable time has been carrying on a most elaborate and ingenious system of forgery. He was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.
The Foktjficatiox Acre.—A parliamentary return just issued of tho moneys raised and expended under the Fortification Acta shows that tho total amount raked horn 1800-61 to 1877-78 warn*?,425,000. .The
■ total amount authorised to be raised was £7,460,000; ' ►0 that tho amount remaining to bo raised is £35,000. The expenditure actually recorded to March 31, 1873,
• as £7,367,241 18s. 3d., and the balance of expendi-uire of the financial year 1877-78,. not brought to
• harge on March 31, 1878, is estimated at £5,000, umkingatotaIoff7^7%,34118.&L
Tern Alexandra Patar* Coui-ant.—On Monday Mr. liawlinson, the eh'... , k of Vice-Chancellor Molins, had an applicati ® o him in tho winding nil matter of tho Aloxai.' - 1'alaco Company. The indication was in reference to the appointment of a now official liquidator in tho room* of Mr, Fletcher, >iio had retired from the office. It was arranged :...it Mr. M'Kay should Reappointed, and the matter ii been arranged some time back. The ap-■lintment of Mr. M'Kay was confirmed, and the .filter will proceed to completion under the winding u.» order. '
rum Siiakees.—About 400 persons were present at ■.«! sale of the Shakers' goods at Tiptoe on Monday, ..ut the competition was not nearly so spirited as "light have been expectcd. Tho catalogue contained ..wards of .250 lots, but most of the furniture was so maged by exposure to the weather $e to be almost t.it for use. A pianoforte, for which it is said £50 in offered privately and refused, was bought in at •10s. Tho Shakers took great interest in the sale, -ivoral of them noting the prices realised on the cato-: •- •.to. A few have recently left, but the community a numbers upwards of 70.
i nn Case or Ladt Gooch.—On Tuesday, at tho Ural'Criminal Court, tho witnesses in support of tho "%o agait-t Lady Gooch and hor nurse, Anno ■ liker, of I ring conspired together to palm off a •;i ious chi: upon Sir Francis Gooch, with intent to at and d> ive him, went before the Grand Jury, •after Ink ing all the evidence that was laid before . :n, they cauie into court arid made the following ; continent No true bill against Annie Louisa < ich and Anno Walker for misdemeanour." No :.iurk was made, and the Grand Jury were shortly ijrwarda discharged.
Tub Aouicvltcbal UxiiinmoK.— A meeting ot • Finance Committee in connection with the Mansion ;. .use Fund for the holding in London next year of & . at Agricultural Exhibition was held in the Venetian . trlour on Monday afternoon. Tho Lord Mayor > resided, and there were present Lord Reay, -Lord ,reton. Colonel Kingscoto, M.P., Mr. John Holms, .' :.P., Mr. Alderman Staples, and others. The Fund is reported to amount to £7,700, of which £4,433 id been received. Of this amount £4,000 had been iready voted in prizes, and £3,000 was proposed to .• spent in connection with the expenses attending : i0 renting and drainage of the exhibition's site.at '.ilburn. Tho Committee, after transacting minor . Jaira, adjourned.
Carkiaoe Accident.—On Tuesday morning an ac-< ident happened to Madame Ro&ilino Blenau, thi French authoress, and widow of the late Cgunt Blenau, of Roussillon. Her ladyship left hor residence in
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. wood, and left to return to London by way of Upper Norwood and Dulwich. On arriving about a quarter of a mile down Sydenl'&m-hill, near tho railway-station, the carriage in which her ladyship was seated struck against a rut in the road, and it was thrown over on its side. The driver was thrown to the ground, but the two footmen behind jumped off,
port BomarauncL She was Uldng op board guns from the Undaunted at Sheemeea, and ma the hut was bang lowered the tackle broke, and the gun, weighing over aix tons, fell into the hold of the Bomarsund. Several men had miraculous escapee. The vessel had to bo beached to prey ant sinking, mnd#t high water tcTfiort! warn too muoh damaged
iEmoBATioir took th*i Maw XT. — During last month 65 vessels left the Liverpool port for foreign mntm, hmnng on board *,BM paaaonfara. Of these .2,0,8 were English, S2 Scotch, 553 Irish, 1,191 foreign ore, and 234 whoeenationaliu'cs were not known. When the above flgrres are compared with those of the previous month lS»re is a decrease of 3,916, but when contrasted with November last year there is an increase of 847. Eight ships went to British North America, eeoveyb* 888 emigrant.
America* Food.—'Thore was a perceptible increase in the quantity of fresh meat landed at Liverpool last week when compared with recent periods, while the arrivals of live stock showed a considerable decrease. All tho steamers conveying fresh meat came from New York, bringing 5,415 quarters of beef, 1,575 carcases of mutton, and 190 dead pigs Ten barrels of turkeys also came from Canada. Four steamers arrived with lire stock, the total being 647 cattle, 1,009 abe*& end Mpfgm. .
Fatal Haste.—On Saturday last Mr. Humphreys held an inquiry at tho London Hospital, touching the deeth of Thomas Hopkins, aged 39, a commercial traveller, of 15, New-street, Mile-en3. The deceased had fallen in the street while running after an omnibus, and injured his knee. He was taken to tlhe London Hospital, where he died a few days after. The medical evidence showed that death was caused by erysipelas, brought on by a contused knee wound. A verdict of Accidental Death was
Cbimb n* InfcLAwn.— A remarkable fact, rays a Dublin correspondent, is stated in the volume of Judicial and Criminal Statistics for 1877-1878, just issued in Dublin, that of the whole number of cHmra In Ireland, not di*po**d of eummarily, 2,292, or more than half, occurred in the Dublin metropolitan district. Agrarian crime shows an increase up to the 30th of June of the present year, but a alight one, and chjefiy in intimidation by threatening letters. They trace 33 cases of intimidatory Crimea to tho murder of Lord Lei trim.
A LABouasa Killed. —Oh Saturday last Mr. Collier held an inquiry at the Duke of Edinburgh, Grundy-street, Poplar, respecting thd death of John Kaunch, aged 65, a labourer, Lite of Commodore-court. Poplar. Deceeaed, wbo waa employed mt th* East Ferry-road Engineering Works, was at work in the yard of the company, when the guy ropes attached to a haul gave way, and the shear legs falling on him, ho waa killed on tho spot. No blame attached to any of the men, and tho jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death.
A New Royal Palace.—The King of Bavaria is erecting at Hcrren-Chicmsoo a Royal chatcau on the plan of that of Veraailfes. When completed it will be at least as large as tho Royal Palace at Munich. Tho building is to bo spread over 15 years, and tho coat I* 88,000,000 mark, (*l.a00.000). Three hnndrad workmen mre mt preeeut engaged upon it, who are lodged in barracks temporarily erected for their accommodation; and by the orders of the King the greatest care is taken to ensure their comfort and to enablo them to provide for their wants at moderate
Cbejution.—1Tho ecclesiastical authorities at Gotha have prescribed a ritual to be observed jn cases of cremation of dead bodies in the furnace recently constructed within their jurisdiction for public us®. Tho ritual is said to be o( a religious but not of a denominational character, and it is intended for the ns of all creeds. However, it is provided ceremony shall begin with a chorale, and that it shall bo conducted by a clergyman, who is also to deliver an address. With his consent other permcn* are to be permitted to speak. At the firat cremation which i« to.fake place it 1m expected the* Herr KinkeTwtll make a speech.
The London and Nobth-Westxbx Railway and their Drivers ani> Firemen.—The whole of tho engine-drivers and firemen connected with this company have been served with comfortable pilot or reefer jackets and cloth cape, fitted with an oil-skin covering. The latter are removable, and havo in addition a Imf** piece behind that comem down over the jackot collar, thus moat effectually excluding the wind and rain, and, if desired, this can be folded insido the cover. This is the first tim* that an attempt has been made to give the drivers a uniformity of appearance, mod tho new cmpe will be found. - -optablo to the men me a protection from tho
On Tuaeday morning m court-martial ___________
"irdtho Duke of Wellington, flagship of Admiral B. u. Fanahawe, C.B., Commander-in-Chief, for the trial of Navigating-Lieutenant .Charles Walter Stuart, of H.1L8. Fox, upon three charges1st. That he, being m person subject to the Naval Discipline Act, 1866, was, on October 7th, guilty of conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, in that he did direct Richard Williams, writer, of the seoond-dase, of H.M.S. Fox, to make out *" ticket in the name of Mr. William Henry
boatswain, of H.M.S Fox, me oommandin„ _____
2nd. That he warn guilty of conduct unbecoming tho character of an officer and a gentleman in preeenting to William Percy Frond, booking clerk at the Portsmouth Town Station, the liberty ticket and asking for a seaman's ticket, he not being a see man, and well-knowing that be was not entitled to demand or receive such a ticket; and 3rd. That he was guilty of conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman in replying to William Percy Frond that no was a seaman, well-knowing that such a statement was false. The defence waa that it had been the practice for officers to travel With seamen's liberty tickets if they did not mind the inconvenience of third dm**. After two hours' deliberation, the Court found the prisoner guilty of directing the writer to fill up the liberty ticket, but not authorising him to sign it in the name of Mr. Hunkin; and of conduct to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline. They sentenced him to be dismissed his ship.

class, of H.M.9. Fox, to make out a liberty I with the servant of his host. Mr. Martin, the printer
n the name of Mr. William Henry Hunkin, of the circular in question, was now put in the dock
in, of H.M.S Fox, as commanding officer. and included as a defendant. The Rev. F. Bell, who
rat he warn guilty of conduct unbecoming tho was under examination when the court rose last week.
CHAHGK OF LIUELL1NO A FltEACHER.
At Nottingham Police-court on the 5th inat., William Hugh Stevenson, solicitor, and the Iter. Richard Fowlkea Griffiths, Baptist minister, were charged on remand with having published a defamatory libel on the Rev. Frederick Bell, an American singing preacher. On the last occasion it wss stated that while Mr. Bell was drawing large audiencea in Nottingham some time ago the defendants circulated 4,000 handbills, the conlentm of which accused the prosecutor with having committed acts of immorality
SUBURBAN RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION.
A meeting of the inhabitants of Wandsworth was held on Monday evening at the Board School in Garratt-lane, with the object of celling attention to the absence of railway accommodation in the district. The Rev. L. Morgan presided, in the absence of Sir Henry Peek, M P., who wrote to suggest the adoption of a memorial to the^directors of the South-Western Railway setting forth the facts of the case. The draft of such a document was accordingly Submitted to the meeting by Mr. Da vies. It set forth that there was no district in the metropolis, with an equal population, so destitute of railway accommodation, and an urgent need existed for the erection of a station on the Seath-Western main line, about midway between Clapham Junction hnd Wimbledon, t%# eastern side of Garratt-lane being indicated as a ml*. Mr. Eykyn, in moving the adoption of tho memorial, said the South-Western directors had tho reputation of being a slow-moving body, requiring a good deal of pressure before they would meet the wishes of the public. They must not therefore expect to gain their point without a good deal of agitation. The memorial was adopted after a discussion, during which a working man objected to the proposed station as likely to benefit interested landed proprietors more than the public, and to add three or four shillings a week to • Lis rent. Some conversation then took place as to the , advisability of approaching tho company with an ; offer to share tho cost of the improvement, but the ; proposal waj generally denounced. One speaker thought it disgraceful for a great company like the South-Western to send round, the hat for such a purpose, while another considered they had almost a legal right to the accommodation requested. It was ultimately resolved to appoint a committee to tako any further steps required.
! THE GRIEVANCES OF RAILWAY SERVANTS.




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to consider tbi
the hours of thoir servants and re&ui take such steps in the interests of themselves and the' public as the case demands. Mr. F. W. Evans, General Secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway
.nts, presided. The first : this meeting views with alarm the conduct of th< way companies in increasing the hours and decn I the wages of their servants, believing that such a o by imposing improper
was again put in tho box, end on being cross-examined ho said that ho was bom at Sheffield, hnd brought up as a confectioner at Rothorham, where ho led a life of drunkenness, gambling, comic singing, and fighting; that he deserted his wife, but eventually became converted and went to America. Ho then became a backslider, performed at a tavern in Now York, but finally walked in the path of the Lord, and preached to crowded audi en cos in the Academy of Music, Brooklyn. A charge of having made improper proposals was preferred against him, but he denied it, both before the woman and in the papers. At five o'clock, after Mr. Bell had been under examination for eight hours, the case was adjourned.
DEATH FROM STARVATION.
On the 6th inst. Dr. Hardwicke held an inquest at the Buffalo's Head Tavern, Marylebone-road, concerning tho death of John Williams, aged 77, of 9, Geo's-court, Oxford-street, which took place on Wednesday last According to the evidence, tho deceased, a shoemaker, had been unable to follow his occupation, in consequence of bad health, and all he had to lire on was 3s. 6d. per week whi parish allowed him, out of which he paid 2s.
week for a small room. When visited by tho roll officer ho was found to be living in a miserably and he was advised to go into the workhouse, 1 ho strongly refused to do; and on Wednesday ing, tho 4th inst., he was found dead in bed. Dra. Spurgiu apd Thn*-*# - both of whom had soeritho deceased, stated death resulted from i chronii bronchitis, accelerated by poverty and want of tho neceemariee of life. Dr. Thomas further this was only one of many of those case
continually coming under his notice; and the^_____
said that there ought to be power given so that persons found living in such a state could be removed by compulsion. Ihe jury returned a verdict in acconhuice with tho medical evidence.
FALL OF HOUSES IN LAMBETH.
On Saturday morning last, at a few minutes before twelve o'clock, the greatest consternation and alarm prevailed in the neighbourhood of High-street, Lambeth, caused by the falling of several small cottages situated in Norfolk-place. Church-street, Lambeth, burying beneath the ruins a woman and several children. Mr. Buperin ten pent Brannan, Inspector Whitney, and a strong force of tho L division of police were soon, at tho scene of the disaster, and tho vehicular traffic in Lambeth-road was stopped, as it was feared that the front walls of the Bell Tavern would fall outward into the main thoroughfare. Police-constable G. Long, with praiseworthy exertion, forced his way through the passage, and entered No. 3 cottage, where he found several children lying beneath some rafters. Further aid was immediately at hand, and a gang of labourers was engaged in clearing away the fallen beams and rubbish of the other houses, so as to enable thi
n to rescue a Mrs. Brown and her four were buried beneath tho dtbrit. Aa*lhe work of clearing away the bricks and mortar was proceeded with a large crowd of persons assembled in front of the Bell Tavern, and all kinds of rumours wore afloat as to the cause of the catastrophe. For sovural days past the tenants residing in Norfolk-place heard a cracking noise at the rear of the small fmusos, but no particular notice was taken. At the
. . ---------------------. time above stated, while Police-constable Long was
. ill endanger tho safety of the public, and passing on tho opposite side of Norfolk-place, near injuriously affect tho interests of tho shareholders." ; Lambeth Palace, he heard a rumbling noise, and im-This was moved by Mr. Ridgway, seconded by Mr. ' mediately after the north-west side wall of the Bell Cord well, and carried unanimously. The second Tavern came down with a fearful crash upon the root ' .ing sympathises with-j of Nos. 2, 3, and 4, carrying " * " " '"


t. Her ladyship proceeded hoi
Hospital



L ON Rl-sAlAN OFFICERS.—It is stilted that a court-martial has been summoned to assemble at Cronstadt for tho purpose of trying Colonel Khoo-dinkeff and LiouWmaut Paromensky on tho charge of Wing secret charts of jho sea approaches of Sveaborg. it: defendants had charge of tho training-ship Y^ ' oydo this summer, and, with tho pupils of the hurine Technical School, proceeded on a cruise to the Baltic. On their return tho secret charts showing the channel approaches to the new latteries of Svoporg and tho projected position of tho stationary torpedoes at HeUings/ors in case of war were found missing. The belief is expressed that the charts were disposed of to a foreign Power, but ns yet tho secret police havo not been able to obtain a clue of any dealings having taken place between tho two officers and the
Power Mupcctad.
a Pbclicans' Glakses.—At tho Marl-t on Monday morning,
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soner into custody, and she was convicted and sentenced to two months' imprisonment for stealing some glasses at a public-house, and there were other convictions against her for similsr offences. The prisoner asked to be dealt with by th* magistrate, but Mr. Mansfield committed her for trial.
Births and Deaths nt London.—The Registrar General reporte that 2,678 births mud 3,016 deaths were registered in London last week. ' Tho deaths included 389 which resulted from the clnking ot the Princeee Alios in the Thames on the 3rd of September last; the remaining ISO of the 629 deaths which wero
deaths from drowning above referred to, were 138
The increase or Pauperism.—Tho comparative statement of pauperism for tho month of October in theyemra 1877 mad l#78mhowm that the t«*al number of paupers in England and Wales (oxcluding lunatic pauper* and vagrants) In the lart week of October, 1878^ was 666,006, an increase of 8,471, or 1.3 per cent., on the number in the corresponding week of last year.^ Tho greatest increase is in tho North-Western Disbwt (Cheshire and Lmncmshire), 119 per cenL In ^odohmmtherelmmmincremmeof 6.1 percent; In the N orthern District (Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland), 3.4 per cent.; and in Wales, 3.1 per cent. In tho metropolis and in the eastern and southern counties there is a decrease ranging from 1.4 to 3.3 per cent.
, » T*a BAY or BaxoAL.—The
hdmn Oorenmnent notlflee thmt m sunken dmnger ham been dimowered mbout eight milee north-weet of Bemcom Islet by the commander of the steamer Avagyee, bclomgmg to the British India Steam Narl. cation Oommuiy. He obeerved heavy rollera and bremkmrm, :ndwmtivo of a mhoml-pmtch, with probmbly two or three fathoms over It mt low wmter. The poertwn w glre* mm Imtltnde lOdeg. Zmln. N., long!-tude 39deg. 2lmin. 30aeo. E.; and the bearings aro
eat Point, Bamree Island, N. by E. & E., north-weetfpomt of Cheduba ImMnd, S.E. by 8. Marinora are cautioned to navigate this locality with care, as tbo neighbourhood of Choduba mud Ramroo Islands is but imperfectly known.
Police Precautions at Windsor. — Sinco the return of the Queen from Scotland the duties of the usual staff of .1- Royal Household Police, stationed at "\\ indoor Camtie, havo been supplemented by several members of tho Criminal Investigation Department of the Metropolitan Police. This action on tho part of the authorities is new, the ordinary staff employed at the Castle having been hitherto dccmod sufficient to ensure her Majesty from molestation. What, therdbre, ham Induced the authorities to employ addl-tional detective officers, who regularly watch the arrival of all trains at tho termini of the Groat Western and Bouth-Wcstern Railways, is not known, but various rumours are prevalent of fear of an attempted outrage, an idea based upon tho recent Socialist movements on the Continent.
Fane* lanrnmr Twaum a Lo*no*.—A gentle, man recently wrote to the Homo Secretary calling him attention to the widespread malm in London of French Lxbihtmn lottery Wckelm, mod making the right boo. gentleman whether he did not think it an occasion for Government interference. The following reply has been received:—"Whitehall, Dee. 6, 1878—Sir,—I am duected by the Secretary of State to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd lumL, cal^ng ^tentmu to the mmle of tkkmte In London for the French Exhibition Lottery, and I am to acquaint you in reply that his attention has been drawn thereto, and that the matter is in. tho hands of tho Treasury Solicitor, who wUl act under the advice of the law oGoerm of the Crown.—I am. Sir, your obedient servant, A. F. O. Liddsll."
A Fatal Love Arrant.—A case of. suicide in consequence of a love affair was investigated by the LxetareommerooGalunlaylmmL Tho deceased, John Wert, 20 years of age, stated to be entitled to some property, waa engaged to be married on Saturday next. In the deceased's pocket was found a letter from the young woman, couched in very affectionate terms, in which she left him to fix the date of tho wedding^ Since the receipt of this letter West ap-wared to have mot another young woman with whom ne warn previously acquainted, and in the course of a wmlk she seems to^have expressed her disapproval of
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THE EIGHTS OF SHAREHOLDERS. « f Cmydon Petty Rmmeions on Saturday lamt. Colonel Holland, manager, and Mr. Symonds, one of the directorm of the (hymtal Plalace Hot&l Company (Limited), were summoned by Mr: J. Ogle, of the New City Club, George-yard, Lombanl-strett, the Brat for refusing, mud the mecond for knowingly authorising and permitting a refusal to the plainant to inmpect the register of the mhmrehold* the above Company. This wae * mecond sumi Colonel Holland having been convicted on the pre-viomabench-dayof m similar offence, and fined -and-costs. It appeared that Mr. Ogle made an* application to be allowed to inspect the regi but was infqrmed that It was locked up, and that Colonel Holland had gone to town. The refusal allow an inspection of the register was said to ha been made with the knowledge and consent of Mr. Symondm. The Bench convicted Colonel Holland, and ordered him to pay a fine of 40s. and c. With regard to Mr. Symonds, they thought conviction was enough for the purpoee, and In case they dismissed the summons.
PROSECUTIONS BY GUARDIANS.
The Local Government Board have under consideration an application on the subject of prosecutions undertaken by Poor Law guardians, under the 31st and 32nd Vic., cap. 122, soc. 33. A conference baa taken place between Mr. Bridge and Mr. Paget, two metropolitan magistrates, on the subject, and the latter gentleman has declared himself unable to take tho broader view hold by the former of the words, !'And shall determine in such orders how and to whom the payments shall from time to time be made." Mr. Paget considers that there is no option but to make the order for tho amounts to be paid to guardians in all cases, and he suggests that a came should be taken to a superior court, although in ninety-nine cases out of every hundred he should, in the exercise of his own, discretion, rnako tho samo description of orders as to, present. Am the matter now stands. If guardians direct proceedings to bo token against a be,baud to contribute towards the nufintenanco of his /Wife, Mr. Paget considers that the summonses should be issued Plunder the Vagrants Act, while Mr. Bridge holds taa& they should be taken under 31st and 32nd Vg
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Fatal Icb Accident.—At Lower Gonial, on Monday night, a youth named John Marsh, 18, of Priee's-buildings, Lower Comal, was sliding on a pool of water near Coopcr'e'Bank. Tho ice gave way, and he warn thrown into the water, which is of | depth. Hie body was found about f<
tho occurrence. Tho deceased went on the pool as he was returning from his work.
Accident to thb Eaul or Chichbstbb.—An accident occurred to the Earl of Chichester on Tuesday evening. His lordship waa at Folmer Station, mar Lewes, in his wagonette to meet the six o'clock train. The horsee moved forward suddenly while his lordship was standing up in the vehicle, and he was pitched out in the road on his head. His lordship was at onre conveyed to his residence, Stanmer House, and it is hoped that ho Is not seriously hurt. It is just about 12 months ago that his lordship was thrown from his horse near the same spot
wrecks. — There wore 29 British and foreign wrecks reported during the past week, making the total for the present year 1,467, or a decrease of 274 as compared with tho corresponding period of last year. The approximate value of property lost was £380,000, including British £200,000. The tonnage aggregated about 8,000 tone. Six were abandoned at sea, six were lost off Britain, four off the North American coast, three off Denmark, two off Italy, two were missing, one lost off the West Coast of Africa, one off Spain, one off France, one in the Black Sea, one off New Zealand, and one by collision.
Leeds Fa* Cattle Snow.—Tho annual show of the Leeds Smithfleld Club warn opened on Tuesday Jn the Leeds Smithfleld Cattle Market, and was fully up to itm usual excellence. The champion prize was taken by the Ted polled bullock which was the hero of the Hull Show. Three years and seven months old, be is wonderfully well built up, and had his owner, Mr. P. Dunn, of Sigglesthomo, Hull, a tenant farmer, only had the courage to have eent him to the Smith-field Club Show, it would have rim Mr. R. Stratton'
that a Mrs. Morley and five-of at the time of the accident in one of On tho neighbours and the police re the whole of the family and Mrs. od beneath the debru, but they all
Morley were
named William Brown, and his wife and five childi At the timo of the fatal occurrence Mrs. Brown three of her family wore in the lower front ro situated exactly opposite to where the mass of i foil. Beneath a wooden bedstead, lying close to ill. Constable Long discovered a little boy, who
crying piteously for help. Hi and conveyed to St. Thomas's Hospital, where he was identified by his father as William Brown, aged three years. Thq poor little fellow is likely to recover. Near the same bedstead, Mrs. Catherine Brown was found fearfully crushed and quite dead, and within six yards of her lay Catherine Brown, aged four and a half years, and Robert Brown, aged 18 months. Several stretchers were procured, and they wore taken to the above institution, when life was found to be extinct. Information of the terriblo calamity has been forwarded by the officials of St. Thomas's Hospital to the coroner. On Saturday evening, by order of the Board of Works, a gang of men were engaged in shoring up the front walls at the Bell Tavern, and also the front of the houses in Norfolk-place.
Ancient English Wsiohts.—The Warden of the Standards, in his report on the financial year 1372 3. * toted that an ancient pound weight, probably of the time of Henry III. or Edward I., was found in 1842 in the old pyx chamber in the cloister of Westminster Abbey, adding—" This old weight and some others wero delivered into the custody of the late Superintendent of Weights and Measures at the Exchequer,
be found." Tho Warden now reports that one of these curious old weights has since been found at the late Superintendent's private residence, and has been delivered into the custody of tho Warden. It is a small, fiat, circular weight of copper, marked with two dots as if of the weight of two grains, and is enclosed in an ancient box of elegant shape, in the form of an urn turned in boxwood. The box is inscribed with handwriting of the time from Henry III. to
Edward I.,

Tho weight i
ight. It now weighs 1860 imperial avoirdupois or truy grain, showing the single grain to be equal to 0-935 imperial grain. It would seem that either the troy grain when first introduced into this country was of momewhmt less weight than at a later period, or that this old two-grain weight must have been deficient in true weight about 0 131 grain.
Tueathbs in Japan.—In Japan the theatres are very much patronised." The play
'clock in the m nine in the eveni two or three dayi are not particuli but the ladies are
often the same piece occupies the representation. Gentlemen bout tho question of full dress, ro; the latter, to cover their swarthy e and shoulders whitewashed with blacklead pencil marks the eyebrows, coated with gold, which, after a time. The headdress is a veritable piece it is a scaffolding that has to be com-but tho beauty reclines
menced ihe evening dressed till the thi forgets all fatigue: the robe appears to be swathed in ribbon sashes, forming an immense knot at the back. The scene changing en the stage is simply on the plan of the turn-table for locomotives. At a given signal the table whirls for the spaco of half a circle, taking away actors in the midst of their dislogue, and bringing others on the scene in the act of continuing the conversation, or representing something new. Every actor has his "shadow," an individual dressed in black, who never quits him, handing everything he may stand in need of. And when the ehadem of evening%fall, he holds a candle in one end of a stick under the actor's nose, to allow the spectators to judge of the actor's gestures and expression of the
**PowEm or Imagination.—Our readers are probably familiar with that story which relates the fate of a murderer, who being hanged—badly hanged—came to life again and found himself upon a dissecting table. Bo overcome warn he by the horror of the situation that, after one moment of breathless agony, life left him. The man was slain by his own imagination. Another instance of this kind is afforded by the experience of a young married woman, who dreamed that aha would die on the first anniversary of her wedding day. To her husband and her relations she mentioned her strange dream on several occasions, and it seemed to pray upon her mind. At last the dreaded day came—the fifth of the month ; and mo impressed was she that it would prove her last day mxm earth, that she actually made a present to one of
her friends of * sum of i------ • " -
mourning. Strange to the poor woman was a o
MUBDER IN "KENT.
Several highly •respectable families in Sandwich and I An inquest Woodneeborough have been, thrown into the deepest before Mr. Carttar grief by the murder of Arthur Gillow, about 24 years * -• ™— of age, eon of Captain* ** *
county of Kent About of the 5th inst. a awi tho employ of Captain going to his work, w
Arthur Gillow, * *----
wich and Woodi head battered in and hi diately gavo^ informatioi
hundred pom
SUICIDE OF A CITY MERCHANT.
igh road between Sand-pool of blood, with him nutihited. He imme-"polioe, and the body Captain Gillow. One p ed by Captain Gillow
the discovcry^of tho murderer. A man has been apprehended on luaprcren, and lodged in the Sandwich county lock-up. Within the last few days bills have been circulated in tho district offering £10 reward for information that would lead to the discovery of somo person or persons who had maliciously damaged a steam plough, the property of Captain Gillow,.and it was within seven or eight yards of this plough that the body warn found. A portion of a cane usually carried by deceased was found lying by his side, alao one or two heavy staves. From the appcarer.co of the ground and the blood thereon it was evident that a desperate struggle had token place. Mr. Qilluw loft soino friends at Sandwich about a quarter part eleven the previous night, when he stated that he intended to watch the steam,plough as he went homo. A man named Gambrill Jias been arrested on suspicion of being the murderer. Gambrill was ono of deccajed'a own labourers, and a few hours after his arrest made a desperate attempt at suicide'by cutting his throaty Sandwich Police-station. He is expected to
lay ias» at Brom Wee* Eent,
AN IRATE MOTHER. At Westminstor Police-court on the 6th inrt., Mr. Eley, mdicitor, applied for m mnmrnonm against wee Emily Morell for sending a letter demanding money with menaces. It appeared that a short time ago the woman Morrell obtained a bastardy order for 5*. a week and £4 4s. costs against Mr. Leslie Charlem Hill, of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and Mr. Eley, tlio
KnWoman's solicitor, now complained tliat the woman d written a threatening letter demanding £60 or 4-08. (He brnndfd the letter to tho magistrate, but the contents did iot publicly transpire.) Sir. D'Kvn-court asked what a demand for £203 meant. Mr. Ele^r presumed that that_would be the total at 5s.

xtecu yemrm. The women had been paid
to be in Court, raid that was not so; she had ni . got the costs. Tho sum of £60 had been offered her by the defendant, but she was required to find an unreasonable security. She was without a friend in tho world and entirely penniless, and asked for this sum so as to see to the future. Mr. D'Eyncourt said she rendered herself liable to a serious charge if this sort of thing were continued, and the letter looked liko a threatening ono. After all, however, sho was only looking after herself. Her solicitor had better advise her on the subject. He (Mr. D'Eyncourt) mbould not Immue any piuccmm mt proaent. After momo further remarks, Mr. Eley said sho would not have £60; she would havo her 5s. a week, and not a penny more. Mr. D'Eyncourt remarked that it would be no use giving hor £G0. The future of the child warn a great consideration.
THE TRESPASSES ON SELSTON COMMON.
The cases of Bland e. Brit ton, Hutchinson e. Hawkins, Leivers r. Housley, came on on Saturday morning last before the Master of the Rolls as short causes, in consequence of no defence, to havo the in-junction'already obtained to restrain the defendant* from trespassing on enclosed land at Selston, near Nottingham, made perpetual. An award by the Enclosure Commissioners having caused certain portion* of land at Selaton to be enclosed, an endeavour was made to declare the enclosure illegal, and the people at Selston were incited to commit a trespass, which was done in a way that considerable disturbance took place, with which the magistrates and the judges of assizo were called upon to deal. The present cases were branches of the trespass question, and on Mr. Elton applying to have the injunction made perpetual, Mr. Oswald (for the defendant Britton) asked that the cose might stand dver. His Lordship however declined, and Mr. Oswald wan tod to havo Hhe legal right to enclose tried in an action against the plaintiff. His Lordship said that if the propoaed plaintiff would give security for costs, he might listen to the application: Would Mr. Kimber, the^solicitor, givo such security, or could any ono person giyo security. Mr. Oswald said that all the present defendants wero poor people, but they had many sympathisers, nm -rg whom were some members of Parliament. His Lerr*-ahip asked whether any other sympathisers wudild givo security, and inquired again whether Mr. Kimber would do so. Mr. Oswald said he would like tho came postponed till next Saturday, that his client might nave time to consider this point. His Lordahip however refused, and said that the plaintiff was to be considered as well as the defendants. It was a great hardship for a litigant to have a pauper opponent, and it was justice to him that ha should have security for costs. A refusal of the order now asked for would be unjust and oppressive to the plaintiffs, and it would not hurt or injure the defendants, who had admitted that they were wrong by submitting to the injunction on a former occasion, and he should make the injunction perpetual against them, with costs. Mr. Oswald trusted that the plaintiffs would be liberal, and not insist upon costs, and he thought they would hear no more of the matter. His Lordship said the plaintiffs might not, perhaps, proceed on the order *- but he should grant costs against tho do-
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warn found bmtweem Bromley mud Shortlmudm, the head '---— *- -4—iudme of the body. *u the
h* identification. Th*neamo*niu*M«Mra. Church
mndCeubro reoesvadtheyesaiaadlmter, atatingtW he had been cheated and robbed of the £1,500 by & person at the West-end. He wished t^at the firm had not given him so much indulge**; bat assured them that it would be all right. He stated that their part in the transaction" would be trifling compared with his, for by the time that letter reached them, ho did not know what would hmve beooew of him. Ha signed himsrif "Yours in Borrow Aid deep distress." Mr. Coubro', who attended the inquiry, said that their firm would have honoured the deceased in ten time* the amount. ,Tbcir tranaactiona together had been large, and Mr. Moule waa a man of great honour and integrity. It was stated by relatives of the deceased that Mr. Monlo could have commanded any amount of money, and that there was no occasion to take the lose of £1,500 to heart. Tho jurv returned a verdict of—Committed Suicide during Temporary Insanity. ' . ,
At tho Metropolitan Board of-Works on the Cth Inst., Sir J. McGarel Hogg, M.P^, preaiding, the Parliamentary Committee submitted a bill for the purchase of the undertakings of the metropolitan water companisa, and recommended that the Hill be approved, with a view to ita deposit on or before the 17th inst., and that the aeal of the Board be affixed to the petition for leave to introduce the same into Parliament. Mr. Le Breton moved the adoption of the report, which was opposed by Mr. Reddish, who considered that the Board had at present more works on their hands than they could satisfactorily carry out. He believed tho Bill would be thrown out again, and inasmuch aa tho. Homo Secretary had not yet stated whether they would be supported by the Government, it woul4 be undesirable to pr-ceed with any W.itor Purchase Bill without such support. In conclusion, he proposed an amendment, to the. effect that as the duties of the Board required so much time and consideration, it yam undesirable to transfer the interests of the water companies, inasmuch as the cost was not at present known of previous application to Parliament. Great complainta had been tnado as to those expenses, and no desire had been shown by the ratepayers to take further action in the matter, and therefore he proposed that the Bill be not deposited. Mr. Leslie seconded the amendment, which, after some discussion, was lost on a division by 20 votes again;) 13. On the motion of Mr. Freeman, seconded by Mr. Carr, the consideration of the question was postponed for a week. A "communication was read from the vestry of Bermondsey expressing regret that the Board had not supplied the infoimution respecting the cost of promoting the Water Bill of last session, and requesting the Board to reconsider the matter. A reply was ordered to be sent to the effect that tho return was being prepared, and would shortly be submitted to the Board.
TRADING IN TEA SWEEPINGS.
At the Worship-street Police-court on Temmday, William Skinner, of 00, Bentham-road, Homertvn, appeared before Mr. Ilannay to a summons token out by th* Custom-house authorities, charging him" with harbouring certain uncustomed gooda, M51ba. ight of tea, whereby he had incurred the penalty of

Mr. Beverley, *
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The Archbishop of York has received the resignation of the Bishop of Durham under the provisions of tlio Bishops Resignation Act; only, as his Lordship has largo private means, he intimates that he will not require any pension. His Lordship was formerly vicar of All Souls, Marylcbone, and was first Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, from which ho was translated to Durham, on the recommendation of Lord Palmer-ston, in 1801. He waa probably the strongest Evangelical on tho bench, and has refrained from Lining part in any mixed gatherings of Churchmen. He warn a prelate who mustaluod the tradition* of Durham for munificence, not by th* mtate ho kapt up, but his great liberality to his cleigy and others, llo rarely *sterad the Cathedral, and when Biahop Claughlon pleached there on Advent Sunday----'—
t known. Great e

be made for the endowment of th* See of Newt***, «ind any bishop translated or appointed to Durham will of courao accept it mubject to th* provWoamoftbe Act for emtabllahiug the county of NorthemUcrlmnd a* a bishopric.
Strixb py Boilebmak bus.—Tho boilcrmakera Hydo district havo struck work, in conscqucnce o reduction of 4s per week in their wages. Tho of the *ti:ke extend* 15 mile*. Th* cotton maatcra kve given notice of a five per cent, reduction, end mt tho ironworks skilled workmen are reduced 2a. and unskilled la. per week.
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idifferent stuff, principally dust, but all vr« o, uu.v wna liable to a duty. Tho onus of proving that the duty had been paid lay on the defendant. —* Storkey, officer of Cdstoms, deposed that on November, he went to.90, Bentham-road, a house, in tho occupation of the defendant. In the parlour window, fronting the mtrect, a quantity of tea waa exhibited, and a placard stating that it was 8d. a pound. The defendant said he had bought 'the tea from two men who had brought it in a cart, and did not know whether any duty had been paid on It or not. Witness added that trading in tea sweepings was prohibited by the Customs Commissioners, who required this refuse to be either burned or emptied into tho Thames at tho Nore. Mr. Beverley said the penalty wm* £100, or treble the value of the tan geimed, which m thi* caae weeded the amount of the fine, but they only claimed the fine. The defendant was lined £100, Ui* magistral* recommending that It *beuld be re-duced*oooe-half. Until the money be paid the do-fendant is to be detained in prison.
A CHURCH DESTROYED BY FIRE.
On Mondmy morning the pmri*h church of 8L Peters, near Bridgwater," Somersetshire, which was ru-onvned on Xaator Tuesday by the Bimbon of Bath and Wells, after undergoing restoration at an expenso of ncarlv £1,500, waa entirely daatroyed by fire. Tho
fire evidently originated in mn over-heated fine, which igmteda portion of the roof, and It wmmfira&diacoverod
chancel mud tower, but thmir effort* proved unavailing, ####=#
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