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The usual fortnightly meeting of the B-*rd w». held on Monday, at the B-ardrnom, W««|*..4; when theve were present the Chairman (Mr ih„. Warner), the Vice-Chairman (Mr. Knaaraow), Commander Lane/, EM, Oaptala vv. C. Andrew, K.N , Lieutenant-Colonel Ward, Me*ars. e. ScotcII, j. Gater, H; P. Buchan. Crew, and Chapman.
The Drpuiy Clerk (Mr. H. K. Kobin*), read the lol-lowing letter:—
Hlshfteld. Southampton,
Dear S!r.-Mr*. HeCalm

on December iotli, e
league. my lata
« at their meeting (prr..„, w. ■empathy and earn, iioienco wiui the ramily of their late eallesgma.
brother. In the aa',1''™"^am'r'";a~r,'v,«hrvJ. r.obln*. Kaq.
Mr. and Mr* Brown, the maater and matron, applied that, having been fifteen months in the Board'* era. ploy, their aalarie* might be Incrraeed to th* amount given to th ir predecessors. They stated that they were now managing the house with ana officer let* than formerly, and referred to the reoant gratifying report or the Inspector, who had visited the Work, house.—Mr. Chapman suggested that if any alteration was made it should be with reference to the salary of the matron, but as there were so few members present that dav, the matter should, he thought, stand over lor consideration at a future meeting, and this was
** incrbssk or a niLtrviNo omasa'* *ax.*bt.
The applicatiun made by R-lieving.ofHcer Davis for an increase of apiary, which was made some time since, but pe*lponed for consideration till Christmas, was mentioned by the Chairman, and after enosiderable » £100 per ye
_ is aaying or imam ten tne uoara f1"' L T J '
\ sompared with the cc iows a decrease of one. e the last Board day.
A letter was read from Mia. J. M. Lee. of Botley, who, as one of the Winchester Diaceaan Council of the Girls'Friendly Sueiety (presided t.ver by Mrs. Harold Browne), asked th»t permission might be given to her and a lady named by her, and approved by thi

matron. Their aim would be, in conjunction with thi matron, to Interest the gifle in the society, *o that when they went out to service eome lady associate, re. sldent near to them, would be asked to keep an eye upon them, with the hope that, if their chsraster and conduct were satiafacturv to theit mistresses, the; might, after some period of probation, be admitted members of the society, and by this mean* they would not. as is now so often the case, be loat sight of after they have left the house, but would be continually associated with those who would care for them in after life, would be alwaya ready to befriend them, and to do whatever was In their power to promote both their temporal and spiritual welfare. Mrs. Lee added that it waa a fundamental rule of the aociety that no girl should join it contrary to the wish either of her parents or ot the mistress with whom she was living, and she assured the Gusrdians if her application was granted their confidence should not be abused, and she was very sanguine that they would be able to carry on in the after life of the girls what the Guardians bsd so well begun during their earlier years —After aome dis. cussion, it waa resolved that Mre. Lee, an«l a lady to be named by her should be allowed to see the girls of
uid that their visits
: oppose it, but 'e an objection to ! purpose she had
Mrs. Lee visiting
ML ScQvell reported that Mrs. Liebtrt, of & A Cliff, hsd sent a quantity of toy* for the childrei. . j house; these were accepted with thanks, and the Board shortly afierwatda adjourne.
The usual monthly meeting of ths Hartley Council was . held on Monday afternoon. The Mayor (J. B. Thomas, Esq.) was unanimously voted to the chair, and there were present the Sheriff (XL Driven Esq.) ~ " ™ m, J)r. Lake^J. E. Le Peuvre. Esq., J. P .
Mr. Shore read a letter from Alderman McCalmont, thanking the Council on behalf Mrs. McCalmont and • kind vote of condolence an4 sympathy
■eir ssd bere
i death of Mr. A. L.
a request.
Mr. Shore read a latter. Irom Mr. Jackson, of No. 4. Waterloo place, stating that as he wss about to go abroad for two or three years, would the Council allow him to deposit several pictures in the Institution until his return, and what the charge would be.—A discussion followed as to who was to be responsibls for their safety during Mr. Jackson's abeence. Eventually the offer was declined, on the ground of want of proper space to bang the pictures, seventeen In number.
A letter was recefved from Dr. Millard, vicar of Basingstoke, tasking to have copies of two pages of the records of the Holy Ghost Chapel at Basingstoke in the possession of the Council.—The required permission waslgranted.
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Tbe Finance and General Purposes Committee reported the receipt of an application from Mr. P. Lan-keater, fqr the use of the hall for a concert by the Orchestral Guild, in aid of the St. Michsel's tower and bells reitoration fund, and It was resolvsd that the application be granted.—Cheques were «igned for accounts. Adopted on the proposition of General Try on, seconded by the Sheriff.
Reported that
gallery, either by comparing them with the collections in the British Museum or otherwise, ss may be found necessary. Ths committee had reaolved that it wis desirable all bobks in the reference library should be used only for consultation in the Institution. This dscition had been come to on its being explained to the com-mitt** that these books were at preient allowed to circulate under special guarantee. The neccaslty of purchasing some books'of current literature was discussed, and if was shown that nearly all the books now added to the library were jpurehaaed when they could be procured at a (.reduced price, but In the case of msny the demand was so great that they could not be so procured. The committee resolved that works of this kind published under the value of £1 should be purchased new at a discount of 25 per cent.—General Tryon en-quiied the reason the rule hsd been proposed to be altered respecting the reference books.—The Mayor observed that It was inconsistent for a reference library to allow the books to be taken home as there w** a certain amount of risk attached to IL—General Tryon enquired If Mr. Shore had experienced any damage to the books, and In reply Mr. Shore saiJ be had not, but be knew of cases where reference books had beeu taken borne and kept as long as four months. There were •ome very valuable books In the reference dspsrtmei.t, and the committee thought it was no use having a re-fercnoo department unless the books were always there to be referred to.—General Tryon ssid be raised no objection. He mer v.eked for information.—Mr. Le Feuvre inquired e,5y jkaving so little to spsnd upon the pmrd**" $1 bev^.-Abe eommUWe recommend*! the expenditure of 15s for new books, wbll* |f they waited for » twelve month they might get the same for 5s ?—The Mayor pointed out tber* were some publication* which were,in greet request for a while, and then all interest In then afterwards flagged, and it was only spocisl publications the report referred to.—The report was then adopted unanimously.
The Class and Lecture Committee recommended the re appointment of Mr. Nledermann as teacher of foreign language*. The receipts for the Gilchrist Lectures amounted to £31 IB*, and the expensee to about £1819*. Ti e committee recommended th* Couodil to convey their best thanks to the Gilchrist trustees for the course of lectures, and to inform them that the Hartley Council would be willing, if the trustees would accept it, to band ovsr the balance of £8 towards the expenses of the Isntern which was used at one of the lectures.— The desirability of obtaining a second course, was discussed, and it was resolved that the secretary ask fnr the same, to be delivered in the . autumn of 1879.—The report was adopted on the proposition of General Tryon, seconded by the Sheriff.
Messrs. Phippard and Drivsr were appointed auditors the ensuing year, and the meeting broke up.
T*« »*>trf>«iion of prists la *k* e**wefel cofiitietho'* in lite recent prime shooting-match ef the o»n*, took ptao* In the Carlton Hall, by kind i-ermlssioii of Captain Abraham, on Haturdsy evening, in the pre-—10* ol a large number of spectator* The liall was taaufolly decorated, and on the platform were the prze. Matly arranged, andeome s^sndid putted ahrabe, kimlly l*o4 for the occasion by Mr Kingsbury, Heron valley.
Ballery. and discoursed some fine selection* In exceflen •tyl*. His Worship the Mayor (J. B. Thomae, K*q.), presided, and waa eupported by Captam H. P. Uuchan, rommandsr of th* corps, Cept. Benadict and Lieutenant Kelll, 1st llanis. Captain and Adjutant Coles, of the T*»er Hamlets Enginesr*. Lieut Newman, 2nd H.K. V., Meesre. J. & UFeuvre, J.P, C. W. A. Jelliooe, JL E. E^klna, T. Fair v. M. Mile*, and M. Burgeaa.
The Mayor, who on rlring, was heartily received, expressed the pleasure It afforded hhn to distribute the pr xes to the member* of so worthy a corps, more •epecially because upon a recent occasion b* b#i lost the opportunity, through having official duties to pAfnrm In London, of doing a similar thing for another corps In the tewn. Ia his opinion the establiihment of the Volunteers throughout thi* country had been of Immense service, and it was dus to those men who so nob'y came forward and sacrificed their time and their energies for the general good, that England eras so strong" re-lativeiy with other ^countries at th* present moment. From the tlm* of the IIret starting of the movement he had alwayj shown his .sympathy with it, and all he could say was, long might Volunteer corps continue to exist and be well eupported by the pnblic (cheers). Ills Worship then proceeded to distribute the prixee. awarding to *aob recipient a pleasing remark. The following is a list of the award*, and as Bandsman Ksndatl, the winner of the ledine' prime, ascended the platform, was Hsror~CbW#d* ,b* playing f See th* Centering Bandsman Kendall, X* as and medal, the Ladles.
Sapper W. Mintrlm, m «*. lubscrlbera.
.. Cross, £3 10s. Company prise.
Baailaman-Corporal Raddea. £33a. Capi H. P. Buehan.V.E.
Sapper Sandford, £\ Is. Itov It. D. Buttemer. M.A.
Is, He* A J. Bwaloson. M.A.
t. cabinet. Mr Y. Guard >n. £i is. E Jones. Esq.
B amlama n - Corporal U u I ____
Corporal yieemao. £1 la. MeaaraC.
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ee. H. J. Boehan E*q
- £ I'sshsm. drawing, Qr.-Mr.-'enrt. Coouwln. K.E. flapper Miller, £1 Is. Measr* Oswald. Mordanot, and Co. Corporal Carpenter, £i Is. Mes*r* Randall. Sloper, A Co. Sapper J. W. Barnes. £l la. Mr* G. Valentine
- Simper. £1 Is. Csuute Lodge (H.A.U)
Sergeant KIux. ISa. Corporation prise
„ Sliverloek, IS*. Mssars Mudge and Son ,. Hall, telescope In stlrk. the Mayor Sapper Booth, decanters A wine glasses. Messrs Payne A Son Bandsman Glhhs, loaf sugar and alba lea, Mr 8. Burgess Sergeant Smith, album. Mr A. Handle Sapper Churrber. 10* W, Iter J. D'Arcjr Preston " Child, tankard. A-Barlow, Esq.
,. Mseey, 10s 6d. C. Harri-oo. E*q.
Bandmaster Wllaon. portrait, Me**r* Adams and Stnilard Quartermaater Semt. Verge, electro cup. Mr 0. Horseman Sapper Jewell, teapot. Mr Olney
.. Cattle. l#a Sd. Mr V Butler Pergeani Aoble. 10* Sd. Mr Culllngford Sapper Bath. IS gallons of ale. Messrs Illoe Brothers Corporal Dreary; IPs ia. Mr Hilton
- Driseoll, 10s 6d, Mr J.Sewell a
Corporal White, boots. Meur* Gang* and Co. Bandsman Carter, boot*. Me**r* bishop ' roth' Corporal Jos. Easliam. leather bag. Mr H. Mo* Sspper Were,goose, Mr T. Smith
„ MeKeawn, bottle brandy. Mr Hobbs Corporal Plank, bottle whWkey. Mr Taplln
.. Hpeneer. 21b* of tea. Mr B. S----
Bandfman Tiller, two bottle* sherry. Mr H. Elmes Sapper Grnady. two fancy Jar*. Mr G W. Valentine .. fry. clothing. Mr J. Bannister
t, pair of photographs.

or the corps, proposed a vol* of thanks to the subscribers. coupling with the expression the names el Mr J. E. Le Feuvre. one of the oldest volunteers in Southampton, and Mr. Falvey. He mentioned that the funds thl« year had come up to the ususl high standard and had enabled them to give the handsome primes which the* had witnessed to-night.
Mr Le Feuvre. in acknowledging the compliment,
spoke In high praiss of I
I the 1st Ha,

l which the

r 1859 joined the Volur
now represented in this town had ttained a very high state of efficiency, he concluded by emarking : Might it always be said, as It could be most ruly at the present time In regard to the Volunteers of thsy were alwaysfresdy but nerer wanted
Mr Falvey staledIthat he was a member of the committee that was formed in the year 1859 for the purpose of raising the first subscription to set tbeVolun-tee s going In tbi* town (cbeert).and he quite agreed with the Mayor that tli* Volunteers of this country hsd been of vast importance in showing foreign nations who were not thsir ensw js now. h* was glad to say. that they were able to defend these shores and their hearths and home* if called upon (applause). Southampton, they were all pleated to see, occupied in proportion to its population a ver^lmportant poslti ........

id bis con unity (cheers) ; indeed, t only of the
as entitled to the pi .
served undsr him hut of ths whole of th* inhabitants of Southsmpton for his great labours, spread over a period of years, to bring the corps up to its present state of efficiency and numbers (appla.use). He ought not to omit to notice also tWe magnificent bind which belonged to the corps (cheers). He was glad to see so large an attendance that evening, although the weather was so severe; for it shewsd that the people of Southampton took an inteNt In their proceedings. He trusted that from year to year the corps would be eupported, that they would be able to give good primes, and that their efficiency and numbers would continue steadily to lncres*e»(spplau»e).
Captain Buchan, on rising, wss received with loud applause. He stated that the corps stsrted in the year 1E#1 with thirty men. and It nc» numbered 180 (cheers). During at least the Isst five yesrs, too, h* was glad to say.ihey had not had a single non-tfficieni in there ranks, showing that ths men who joined them did so with a determination to perform their duty. He - * a ^ 1, in panting their examination.
of the Voluntas

■ell as practical knowledge of :be

Tas *B* Tajiilt Matc* Stor Bryant * May* Patent Bafaty Match**, supplies a wa#t that has long been felt, and will be adopted at once by aHmrsfnl housekeepers.
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they were attached — vim. s — Captain Coles, who who did his work In this respects so thoroughly that they might be assured that not a single farthing of |i * Government allowance was received unless it was well •arnsd. Th* first enrolmsnt of the Volunteers in this town had been referred to, and h* took great pride in saying that be was now the senior Volunteer in the town, for Mr William LeFearre. brother to th* Mr Le Feuvre present, who took a very great interest in the movement when it was first started, put bis name down as a Volunteer, and h* (Captain Buchan) signed immediately after lilm (spplause). It gave bim particular pleasure, as commanding officer of th* corps, to find that the *fforta of th* men under hi* command were so well supported by the inhabitant*. Not only did the l.die* and gentlemen of the neighbourhood liberally subscribe to their funds, but year after year It Was very pleasing lo find such a large prime list got" together by the townspeople (applause), in conclusion be thanked the Mayor for hi* presidency and distribution of piUes The Chairman, after speeking in admiration of the perform an*** of the band, referred to ths advantages
bear). In conclusion he congratulated Captain Buchan
^LleaL^ellll toen*thZked CapL Abraham and the officers of th* 2nd Hants Kifle* for tbslr klndn* * In granting thsm th* us* of th* Ball, rsiasrking thai h*. might some day b* able to return the compliment (b*ar. bear); and Lieut. Newman spoke In acknowledgment, which terminated the 'proceedings.
On Mondar doming a Htfle girl, six yean of a**,! waa murdered by her mother, at No. 21, Armetrooy-■treet, ami the Arsenal Station, Woolwich. The mnrderee* is aimed Maria Laoghton, agod 48, andtbp ha* bred at the address named for the past two year* with her husband and two children, Annie Lydia, now dead, and a little boy * year or two younger. She ha* the character of a respectable and educated woman in reduced circumstance*. Her husband left home at half-past fire in the morning to go to the T",,:*rT'K>—* Work* at Silvertown, where ha i* employed, and half an hoof later she got up, and, according to her own statement, a sodden impulse cam* over her to kill her daughter. She seized the poor child by the throat a* she lay asleep, and, to stifle her erica, thrust a stocking into her mouth and throat, until she had ceased to struggle. She then went to th* police-station, where Serjeant Brenchley waa on duty, and telling him that aho had murdered her daughter, handed him the key of her room, adding that he would find her little boy, Robert, alive and in bed. The serjeant ran to tha house, and found as she had said. The girl was evidently dead, but he called Dr. Mitchell to certify the fact. The husband of the woman waa then sent for, and information was forwarded to the coroner.
In the Court of Appeal on Saturday last, judgment was given by Lord* Justice* Bramwell, Brett, and Cotton, in the ca*e of Shearer c. BurneH," which was an appeal of the defendant from the judgment of Mr. Justice Manisty. The case railed a question of some interest as to the effect upon the title of the holder of a bill of exchange of the bankruptcy of the transferer of the bilL The bill sued upon waa drawn by the defendant upon a firm at Glasgow, by whom i* was dishonoured. It was endorsed by the defendant to one Mellon, and by him transferred without endorsement to the plaintiff. After .the bill bad been-endorsed to Mellon, and before it all been transferred by him to the plaintiff, Mellon filed a petition for liquidation. This the plaintiff was aware of. It was contended that the property in the bill waa vested in Mellon'-* trustee. * Mr. Justice Manisty heldi that as the property of a bankrupt only mat* in the trustee conditionally, and as Mellon waa at ths time of th* transfer tha lawful holder of the bill (the trustee never having claimed it), the plaintiff w*», notwithstanding his knowledge of the bankruptcy, entitled to recover. He therefore gave judgment for the plaintiff for £62, the amount of the bill and in* terest. From that judgment tho defendant now appealed. The Court reversed the judgment of tho learned judge, and directed judgment entered
At the Market Harborough County Court a rather curious came wss heard, in which Thomas Putman, fishmonger, of Northampton, sued Henry Foster, an auctioneer, of Market liar borough, for £33, tho value of a Pony, trap, and harness. It seems that the plaintiff is in ths habit of letting out vehicle* for hire, and that a strange man hired the convoyanco in question for the ostensible object of driving round tho town, instead of which he drove off to Market Har-borough, and, it being market-day, he placed tho pony, trap, and harness in defendant's hands for sale by auction. At first tho ihreo were put up together, and £22 was bid for them, but this not being satis* factory, to the strange man, they wcro bought in, and afterwards put up separately, when the aggregate only amounted to £13 10s., at which price they wore sold, although they had only just been bought it at nearly double the price. Of course the strange
.s that tho man to be sued would be the pt the auctioneer was not liable to a third person; t his Honour gave judgment for tho plaintiff, with
Mre. Mary Holliday, a woman of about 40 year* of age, residing at Alma Cottage*, near Woolwich Cemetery, met her death on the 20th inst. under singular and painful circumstances. She was riding along Wickham-lane from Plumsteitd in a cart, driven by Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman, of Welling, and there was also in tho cart a boy named Seear. The night was excessively dark, and the cart being driven up a hank by the roadside, was overturned and its occupants thrown out. Mrs. Freeman and th* lad were both injured, but were able to stand, and found Mrs. Holliday on the ground with one shaft of tho cart uwoh her nock, and the -horse lying upon tho shaft. It assistance had been available, it is believed that tho unfortunate woman might have been extricatod alive, but tho boy had to go some distance before he came to a house, and on returning to the spot with somo men and releasing her, Mrs. Holliday was found to be inanimate. Bh* was taken to tho Plume of Feathers, and Dr. Mitchell, who, was sent for by the police, pronounced life extinct.
was shot at four o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and is not expected to mrHv*. H#wa* proceeding Aom hi* residence at Bullinderry to dine with Mr. Walker Blake, of Bally Glinn, four miles distant, when three shots were fired at his carriage from a plantation at tho roadside. Tho coachman and one of the horses were killed. Three men, with face* blackened, immediately rushed out into the road and dragged Mr. Nolan from tho carriage. One of them struck him on the head with tho butt end of a fowling-piece, but seeing two men oa horeeback approaching tha me* took to flight. Before doing so one of them discharged a pistol at Mr. Nolan's head, it is believed, with fatal eftcct. The two horsemen proved to be tVo Roman Catholic clergymen, the Rev. Messrs. Rename and Flatley, both of the parish of Killorcrin. One of them rode off as fast as poasiblo for Dr. Jennings, and Mr. Nolan was removed to a farmer's house, where ho now lie*, and is not expected to live.
An attempt to reach tho water of the Lower Green Sand is now been carried out by tho New River Company at Tumford, near Cheshunt, in Hertfordshire, fho work is being performed by Messrs. T. Docwra and Son, and a well has been sunk to a depth of 900 feet. For a further continuance of the work, thecon-tractore are about to employ a diamond drill of traordinary size, which has just been manufactured
&b* drill i*"of*W, In the fu_
nine inches'deep, with a diameter of twenty-three Inchee, bearing on it* edge f^ity-dght opaque diamonds. This, when attached io tho tube at the boring machine, and driven by steam-power, will bo capable of kinging mTa cor* 191 inch** in diameteA Tho shaft at Tumford is now js£ deep as the Gault, and the continuance of the experiment will be watched with much interest, both in rtlatlOn-to the water supply and the coal problem.
Great Fire xa LaicBsrma.—The factorj\of Messrs. Whitehead and Co., elastic web weavers,)has been totally destroyed by fire. Tho damage is estimated at £8,000. Tho cause of the fire is unknown.
'1'hb Electric Lioht.—The electric light was experimentally used at the London-bridge Terminus of tho London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway on Saturday afternoon and evening last, for lighting tho open space between the main line and Crystal Palace lino booking offices and tho platform barrier*.' The Gramme machine and Suisse lamp were employed; the motive power being obtained from an engine about 250 yards distant, which, in addition to working; tha magneto machine, also pumped up the water required for the general purpose* of the station. The machine is the first of it* kind made in England, and, together with the lamp—Which is said to last about twelve hour* without attendance—wa* *npplied by the India Rubber and Telegraph Work* Company, of Silver-town, whose electrician, Mr. R. K. Gray, and the railway company'* telegraph' engineer, Mr. E. J. Houghton, assisted by Mr. Carey, carried out the
, Hi* ..Own Shadow.—A patient complained to hi. nbrmidan that hewa* punned by a ghost th* night
The name of Guy Fawkes is known to every child, taught or untaught; but of tho** elders who are acquainted with the great historical fact which ha* rendered the name of Gay Fawkas notoriou*, few know who the man really wa* It i* not nnfrequently said of him that he was an Italian by birth, and that hi* real nam* wa* Guide. Not *o. "Gnye" waa th* name bestowed an him in baptism. He wa* a native of York, and it is in that grand old cathedral city that hi* family associations still linger. There is abundant evidence to show that the parents of Gnye, as al*o hi* grandmother, were members of the Protestant Church. In one of the earliest books of the parish of St. Michael-le-Belfry, in which they resided, occur the following entries. Among the name* of those who were communicants on the 27th July, 157J, are Mr. Edwd. Faux, H maier rjut H uxor rjut; and the same entry occurs on the 2d February, 1573-4, and again on Christmas Day in the same year. Guye's mother was a member of the Protestant Church .during her first husband's life, bat there is every reason to believe that hef second husband, Dion is faynbridge, wa* a Catholic. His relatives, the Poreys of Scotton, were also zealous Catholics, and it is supposed that Percy, th* after accomplice of G^ye Fawkes, belonged to that family. His wife was Martha Wright, a sister of the two conspirators, John and Christopher Wright. These had become perverts to the Catholic religion through the influence, it is believed, of their brother-in-law, Percy, who, a convert himself, is described as being an "enthusiastic devotee." Guye Fawkes, during hi* residence at Scotton, would naturally be thrown intotho society of Percy, his connections the Wright*, and-that of three others of tho conspirators —namely, Thomas, Robert, and John Winter. These brothers belonged to an old Roman Catholic family, who held largo estates in Worcestershire, and were sufferers from the severe persecutions to which Catholics wore at that time exposed, bat their mother was a sister of Sir William Ingleby, of Ripley, whose property lay in the immediate vicinity of bcotton, and who had intermarried with some of it* families. Surrounded by influences such as these at the very outset of hi* career in life, it is hardly to be wondered at that Guy Fawkes was led to desert the religious principles in which he had been educated, and to become imbued with that spirit of fanaticism which eventually led him to play so prominent a jytrt in that memorable plot known at the Gunpowder
Imagination plays sad antics even wuh the most sensible people amongst u*. Bucklond, the distinguished geologist, one day gave a dinner after dissecting a Mississippi a^igator, having asked a good many of the most distinguished of his classes to dine with him. His house and all his establishment were in good style and taste. His guests congregated. The dinncr-tablo looked splendid with glass, china, and plate; and the meal commenced with excellent soup. How do you like the soup ?" asked the doctor, after having finished his own plateful, addressing a famous gourmand of the day. " Very good, indeed," answered the other. " Turtle, is it not f I only ssk because I do not find any green fat." The doctor shook his head. " I think it has something of a musky taste," said another, "not unpleasant, bot peculiar." "All alligators have," answered Buckland, " the cayman particularly bo—the fellow whom I dissected thi* morning, and whom you have just been eating." There was a general rout of the Whole guest*. Every ens turned pale. Half-a-dozen 'started up from the table. Two or three ran out of the room, and only those who had stout stomachs remained to the close of an excellent entertainment. " Seo what imagination issaid Buckland. " If I had told them it was turtle, or terrapin, or bird-nest soup, gait-water amphibia, or fresh, or the gluten of a fish from the maw of a sea-bird, thoy would have pronounced it excellent, and their digestion been nono the worse. Such is prejudice !" " But was it really an alligator? " asked a lady. " No, my dear madam, not at all, but a* goojl a calf* head as ever wore a
Sir Charles Lyoll, when in the United States, received the following advice from a friend:—" When you are racing with an opposition steamboat, or chasing her, and tho other pa***ngar* are cheering the captain, who is sitting on the safety-valve to keep it down with his weight, go as far as you can from the engine, and lo* no time, eep**Wly if you hoar the captain exclaim, ' Fire up, boys! put on the resin ! * Should a servant call Dot, ' Those gentlemen who have not paid their passage will please to go to the ladies' cabin,' obey the summons without a moment's delay, for then an explosion may be apprehended." " Why to the ladies' cabin ? " said I. " Because it is the safe end of the boat, and they are getting anxious for tho personal security of those who have not yet paid their dollars, being, of course, indifferent about the rest. Therefore never pay in advance ; for should you fall overboard during a race, and the watch cries to the captain, ' A passenger overboard !' he will ask, ' Has he paid his fare?' and if ho receives an answer in the affirmative will call out, * Go ahead !' "
Few persons have any Idea of the amount of labour and ingenuity expended on the production of Bank of England notes. These notes are made from fine white linen cuttings, never from rags that have been worn. So carefully is the paper prepared that even the number of dip* into the pulp made by each workman ia registered on a dial by machinery, and the sheets are carefully counted and booked to each person through whoso hands they pass. There i* an elaborate printing arrangement for securing that no note shall be exactly like any other in existence, consequently, there never was a duplicate-of a Bank of England note except by forgery. It has been stated that tho stock of paid notes for seven years is about 94,000,000 in number, and they fill 18,000 boxes, which if placed side by side would reach three miles; The notes, if placed in a pile, would be eight miles high; or if joined end to end would form a ribbon 15,000 miles long ; their superficial extent is rather more than that of Hyde Park ; their original value .wa* £3,000,000,000, and their weight 112 tons.
Many a man who i* only dreaming fancic* himself wide awake,
Vague speculations which can never be authenticated dcmorali. , the mind, and divert it from true
learning, like money, may be of *o ba*e a kind as to be utterly ve d of u*e; or. If etarling, may reqnira good management to make it servo the purpose of
breaks ita own bough*,
of thepoeecsAor.
, Peumasencx or Kncnwas*.—Write your name with kindness, love, and mercy on tho heart* of the people you come in contact wjth year by year, and you will n*i*r ba forgotten.
a Master Build ex.—To be a master builder,;
end your judgment *ound.
Bal;.ast t. cargo.—Some men seem to think they' strengthen the barrier against unbelief by increasing the number of thing* thoy believe. They turn Romanists out of fear of infidelity, a* if a man should think that by filling tho bottom of hi* boat with stone*, ha keep* the aea farther from him. Ballast is good, but it is most profitable when made up of sound
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Candour consist* in giving a fair and deliberate hearing to opinion*, statement*, and argument*, and weighing fairly and honestly their tendency. It ia therefore oppoeod to prejudice, blind attachment to preconceived opinions, and that narrow, disputatious spirit which delight* in captions criticism, and will hear nothing' with calmness that is opposed to it* own view* — which distrusts or misrepresents the sentiment* of it* opponents, ascribing them to unworthy motive*, or deducing from than conclusion* which thor do not . warrant. Candour, accordingly, may be. considered a* a compound of justice and tho' love of truth. - .
Shtxxs*1 to Pbrtectiox.—A'smaH dinner-party was
E- ran in honour of an extremely *hyman, wb«n
roeo to return thanks, rehearsed the speech, which he had evidently learnt by heart, in abeoluta silence, - and did not utter a single word; but he acted as if he*
be had remained tha whole time completely atkit. On the otmtrary, he afterwards remarked to my friend, with much ■ahifartion, that he had succeeded ua. coounooljrweU,
At South^ark Police-eCur* on Saturday last the
reiusing to pay hint £7 due to him in reapect to the death of hi* Wife, he having tendered contributions
clienttad been a free member of tne society yeare, and had always paid hi* contribution*
month according to tha rule*. Hi* wife, hi generally took the money to the club house.
early part of November, the complainant gave 2s. 6d. to pay two months' contribution, whicl be due in a few days. She was, however.
denly ill, and died on the 28th. Tha .
applied to the society for the £7 due to his .of her death, when to his surprise the '
him hi* last month's contribution had____
by his wife, and as it had exceeded six weel ____
forfeited all the benefit* of the eociety. The society divided the amount in hand at Christmas time among its members. Tha complainant bore out tho statement of his counsel Edward Festival, the secretary, produced the books, showing that the complainant bad forfeited all benefits, and by order of the committee was scratched from the book*. After hearing further evidence in support of the defendant*, his worship said that there could be no doubt complainant was out of limits at the time, and, according to the rules, had forfeited all benefits. It was, no doubt, a very hard case, but he had no alternative, than to dismiss the summons.
There was on Saturday afternoon last, on the old site of tho City Gas Works, Thtme*-embankment, a further experiment with Laweaand M'Lennan's patent self-acting fire extinguishing apparatus. The invention, ss has already been explained, is that fire itself is the agency to bring water to bear upon tha flames. Perforated tubes connected by pipes with the street water main or cisterns are permanently fixed in rooms or be protected. The water is shut off at the connecting pipe* by means of a lever, kept in portion by a cord extending acroee tne area to be protected, and, in the case cf a stage, across the " wings " and " flies." Fire, breaking out, destroys the cord, and the lever fails from it* own weight, opening the tap, and allowing the water to pass into the perforated tubes, whence, like a shower bath, it falls over the whole surface of the fire. It is claimed the* the water brought to bear in such a manner upon tide fire *but* out air from the flames, and ao depriving th* fire of oxygen has a quicker effect in extinguishing it. An experiment was made last month, when it was foopd that the automatic principle acted so readily that the water was brought into use and the fire extinguished before it had well taken hold upon tho wooden structure, fitted up after the model of a theatre, which was the instrument of the experiment. On Saturday last the self-acting method of turning on the water was not illustrated, the object being to allow a similar wooden temple, fitted up with old scenic properties, to get well alight, and then to «how the quick effect of water got to play upon the burning mass from perforated tubes overhead. The light, inflammable erection was allowed to become one body of fire before the water was turned on so as to play from the tube down the centre of the roof in a dense spray, covering the whole of the interior. The effect seemed to be almost instantaneous and complete, so far as the extinction waa concerned, and in this particular the experiment was as satisfactory as it well could be.
A strike of great magnitude is threatened by tho miners in South and West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. The masters a few days ago gave notice of a further reduction of '12J per cent, in the wages, and this caused considerable alarm amongst the men, who in 1874, when the prices began to fall, stipulated with the masters that the reductions should not go beyond the amount that the men had gained in advances—namely, 67J per cent. The reduction of which notice is now given is a violation of that stipulation, but the masters contend that the state of trade renders it impossible for them to avoid the course upon which they have decided. The notices have already been served at somo pits, and this fact baa induced the belief that the masters, instead of relying on concerted action, have determined :----— * "■---J—"---* ''^dividual pit*, ao
decided to withdraw from the pit* in a body. The South Yorkahire and West Yorkshire Unions propose to unite for this purpose, and if they carry out their intention at least 100,000 miners will strike at the commencement of the new year. During the Christmas holidays, when the pita will not be working, a monster mooting of miners will be held, and this gigantic scheme for withdrawing the men will be discussed. At that meeting the men will be advised to bring out their tools at the ox-piration of their notices, and it is feared that tho greet diatrees in tho district will be intensified by one r taken place in that
to ticca of the rednctioz
The Board of Trade inquiry into tho abandonment of the British ship Gerassimo Cupa, of Belfast, 120 miles west of Cape Finisterre, was concluded at Liverpool on Saturday last. The Court, in giving judgment, said they were not satisGod that the vessel leaked so much after the 22nd August a* alleged by the master, and they were of opinion that the crew were never completely exhausted by working at the pump*. The gale encountered was a heavy one, and the vessel sustained somo damage, which caused her to make more water than previously; but the Court did not conaider there wa* anything to prevent the •hip even then making for a port. The Ctourt were further of opinion that it was clearly proved that there wne live nolee recently bored in tho lazaretto of the vessel, and the evidence of some of the crew pointed to thi* having been done by one of tho mates, who was said to be now abroad. Tho master denied all knowledge of such a proceeding, and tho Court did not think it would be consistent with justice to prejudge an issue which might become the subject of another and more serious investigation. But they werd of opinion that the vessel had been prematurely abandoned, and that the master, Mr. G. 8. Justice, was in default, and hi* certificate must be suspended for twelve month*.
An accident happened on Saturday afternoon last at Springs Branch Junction, Wigan, on the London and North Western. The passenger train from Liverpool to Wigan ran into a light engine standing on the main line. There was a dense fog, and tho signalman appears to have forgotten the engine and allowed the pameenger train to proceed. Tha occupant* of tha flr*& carnage were shaken, but none seriously injured outwardly. Six reported themselvc* a* feeling the effect* of the collision. Mr. Shaw, the company'* general superintendent, was on tho engine, but escaped with a shaking. Happily the train wa* running at a moderate speed, and little damage was done to rolling stock.— On the same day a serious collision occurred at Marple, near Manchester, between Wo Midland good trains. The first train was standing 300 yards from the station, when, either through an error of the signalman or the signals failing to act, another heavily-laden train dashed into the standing train. The engine of the second train wa* almost wrecked, and ■ome of the waggon* were smashed to atom*. Those in charge of the train escaped with a shaking. Both lines were blocked. The np way was fiat cLand. ani the single line worked all dam.
Naval Estixatbs.—The First Lord of the Ad* roirnlty has sent the following memorandum to the superintendents of dockyards"It is essential that there should be no supplementary estimate* and no exce*s of expenditure to. be subsequently provided for by an e;cta* Bote for thi*.financial year. Expenditure most be- kept within the tqW *monnf provided' W the vote*, and a .careful check *hould therefore be maintained now, -with a sufficient margin to meet
• America* axd Caxadiaj* Foon.—The quantity-of
678 head of ox**,, Mfi-aheep, and 42;
brought 4,000 turkey*,

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that after wrapping my foqt up In Che Belt eae algfci I gob
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