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IMPERIAL FAIUJAMENT.
occupied certain 's to the Capital, at they wero ards Oftilipoli- Lord Granville, having nformmtion withregsrdtotheaigningof sn nd terms of pence, b*d Derby replied that . _.iment had been informed that the ■general ^,*'cf"pcacs and armlatlca ware to have been "^.1 on Thursday in Adnanople: but thl* had not S^Mnfirmed by our Ambsamdor at tha Turkiah
jl'the Hooseof Commons the debate on the Vote of hi\sa warned by Mr. Trevslynn, who looked , : *« a War Vote, and was not ao satisfied with lr'.ners the Government had given as to trust ,n. Sir R. Peel denied that it Was anything more „ * Vote of Credit, and looked upon the Amend- ; J, ,, *n ungeneroua attempt to embarraaa the !
am* to diacradit mud th^ow dirt on tha Go. ' "r.=i*-t of the Queen. In tha opinion of Mr. Lowe Vote was absolutely without precedent, and it I . .n abuse of the powers of Government to submit a a proposition. After a long discussion, in which ,rsl hon. member* took part, Mr. Goechen rs-Jrd the House that in Thursday's debate they c a ked to Vote this Supplementary Estimate iuimi the Russians were advancing from point to t upon Constantinople, and complained that no nmaiioa had dnca been vunchmfeu am to whether, * U* ArmiaUca was algned, it would infinenca ona whit liitrr lha dpinlona or tha conduct of tha Government. Sir M. Beach, who rose.at half an hour past mid-light, taunted the Opposition with tho unconstitu-: ,1 oonraa of appealing to mmas meetings, in order, I sot to overcome, at any rate to blot the decisions of Hon** of Commons, though the monster they had tjtffd bad turned nnoa themselves. The Govern-jent asked for this Vote, in drder that the country jijht'be placed on an equality with other Powers in pr sppremching Europemn concert; mnd If the Houam psmted it they believed that it would be tha beat
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* policy of peace waa dealred they j'oulii obtain it more surely by supporting the rhat they proposed than by aiding
THE S (JTHAMtrOw OBSEHVRR AND WINCHESTER NEWS-SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 1*78.
THE PANIC AT A CIBOUB. *
The following further partif'^e are published re- . ,
Rmrduig the fatal panio in a circus at CalaisAn A co-operative congress, in connection with the
Italian circus from Milan, belonging to Messrs. Midland section of the Central Co-operative Board,
Primnu and Pierantoni. constructed of wood, and was held on Saturday last at tho public hall, Lwunintr-
capable of accommodating between 3,000 and 4,000 ton. Delegate, representing the districts in the Mid-
i erected on tha Grande Place, where the biennial fair is being held. On Sunday night it was crowded. Upwards of 1,600 persons wore refused admittance. Reserve seats face tho entrance; tho first-class seats are in tho front rows, the second-class are in tho back and in the gallery. During the whole of the performance a number ot young workmen
land *ection ware present. The Secretary read s pap* describing tha progwm of tha Emmore Cg^merarivs Society, begun in 1*63, mbd which now ha* two Korea in laumington. two In Warwick, mnd one emch $n tha neighbouring village* of Tach&fbdk and Baafbrdl Tha mociety deals in grocsriea, cosla, bread, mnd meat. Last year tha receipt* were f41,«19, and the net
gallery kept making a nobe. towarda the end of the profita f 3,3W, giving m dividend of 1*. In tha
pmfrnmance, during the repraeentatlon of the panto- : pound. During the Imat tep yearn the receipts had
mimo, " Le Medecin de Campagne," this band of I been £187,930, and the net profits £16,453, to which
young man roam from their eeata, eauaing thoee near | extent membera had benefited. A paper waa read by
to follow their example. At thl* moment mn unknown | Mr. Lecaon"Fodemtivapurchaalngof«atUa." Tha
person dmuted "a* _/>*/" cmuaing an Immedlmte I object of tha writer waa to aoggeat m remedy for m
atmmpedodown tha inclined plmna on either aide of j dWcultv oxporienced in co-operative butchering—
the circus serving for the entrance and emit of the | that of buying animals satisfactorily. It was argued
—md-clma*. Thapareona who first reached the that cattle should be bought by the wholesale depait-
)f the staircase, instead of making for tho ment, and by means of local depots, be distributed to


i mi-crmlile inaction that : *e had any, to deepiae
vkcm ae had mmny, to diatruat u*. On tha motion ,1 Mr. Gladstone the debate was adjourned until
In the House of Lord* on Monday, Lord Derby, (lying to a queation of Lord Granville, stated that * i nut in s pemtion to communicate the terms of ao?; but he did not think they would bo found to ifirr in any materimi reaped from thoeemlremdy mmda n' wm to their Lordships. Earl Delawarr, after Jling attention to the correenondenoe raladva to nrkcy, asked for an assurance from the Government at under no circnmatmnces would they permit m a*iao occupation of Conatnntinople. Lord Derby tied that tne Government had ever receded from the position laid down in his despatch of the 6th of *my, to the effect that tha permanent occupation of Constantinople would not be compatible with tha •cntrality of Great Britain; and the noble Earl added bsi the husalan Government w*e not ignorant of the Ming entertained by her Majesty's Minister* on this
In the Commons the adjourned debate on tha Vote i! Cicdit wma reaumtd by Mr. Gladstone, who re-nrked upon the change that had coma over tha



door by which they had entered, attempted extra door reserved for cases of emergency. This doof opening inwards Instead of outwards, a Mock Immediately ensued, people jumping down from the. gallery upon thoee jostling balow. Momvoiain, Com-miaaairo da Police, with M. Durette, commandant, and other officers, used their utmost endeavours to calm the audience. Many kept their seats, but others in a panic burst open the Outer enclosure and jumped mtothea&raeL Othara again, occupying Second plmcea, broke down the partition dividing them from the first and pushed into the front rows, then into tha arena, Mid so out through tho stables and tha stage door. Four firemen always on duty at the stables, one of them a bugler, hearing the first' alarm of fire and seeing the people rushing out; shouted out " Fire." The watchman mt the adjoining belfry immediately rang tha note of warning; alarming the town anil garrison. The infantry and artillery wero soon on the spot. Though not needed to extinguish fire, they
the different branch eodatiea; but, on the other hand, it warn contended that any advantage that would ba thus gaimd, would ba more than coonterbahhcod by the cost of railway trunait, as Wen if only one animal were ment, thf railway companlea chaiged tha rata for half a truck. It waa Mated that great diOieulty warn experienced in making cooperative butchering pay, owing to tha mlawst impceaihility of keeping an effectual check oror the hying mnd retmiHng o( meat: but it was alao mtmtcd that, in proportion to the capital inveeted, butchering naid the ket qf any drpartdiqnt. Mr. Lloyd Jpqee, of London, contributed m paper on Store Mmnagemont," whicn proved rather m deluaive title, as it dealt almost exclusively with the principle Of co-operation, and urged all to bo true to it—mcm-bcrs by invariably purchaaingof their own atorce, and thf latter by buying nowhere but of tho wholesale department of the federation. Several speakers, as

ial .traveljars
did ueeful ecrvica In eonYaylng the wounded Hotel da Villa. "From a pile of bodies around the doors were taken nine corpse*—two man, four boya,
ona wommn, mnd two girled A qumrtar of an hour later another boy died. On Monday morning two were found mortally, three severely, mnd fourteen mlightly, wounded. Among tha victim* mre a fmther and a little girl, the father struggling to eave the child; both ware ultimately bruised to death. The doctam of the town, including Dr. Hughee, an
EnpUahnui, «»d tho militorj .argton. woro up >11 0TJR RELATIONS WITH TUE PEOPLE OF
wero nomioatod for the central Board, which will be elected from cmndldatee nondnmted bv the different eectkma, at the annual conference in ilancheetar next Easter. It waa decided that tha ne%t aectionnl eou^ ference shall be held at Folcshill, near Nuneaton. A
Sublic meeting wee held In the evening, when ad-reaaee were delivered in favour of co-operation.

AGRICULTURAL LQCGMGTIVES.
At the first monthly meeting -for the year of th Farmers' Club, held at tho Caledonian Hotel, Adelphi m pmper waa remd by Mr. T. Aveling, C.E, on "True tion Engines for Agricultural Purposes." His objec warn to give #ome account of the disability which the users and manufacturers of agi locomotive* were at pNeent labouring. It i mated that etemm engine* of this class, representing 30,000 horse power nominal, and, with the machinery they drove, valued at two million* sterling, were tm ploj^d at thia moment in agricultural operation*. Thi Select Committee of the Houae of Commona In 187! expreaaed In their report an opinion that " the largi amount of capital invested showed tha nation*! im portanco of the partial substitute
Tho fifth of a series of lectures in connection with the Working Men's Club and Institute Union waa delivered in the hall of thaBociety of Art*, Adelphi, on Saturday last, by Sk George Ckmpbell, M P. Mr. Hodgson Pratt Introduced the lecturer, who said the i object B*u*r*l ***te of thlnga aa to the maaa of the native* In a*;,, the pre*ent day wa* *omewhat thu*. Aa generation* mltmul pwwd, thcee people had become forgetful of the i* eati- which wa reecued them, and our relation*
sehtinm ' " cordial aa sraa the ca*e In
:hinerv ' earlier da^s. Still he did jot think th.
foTt'inthe
md that the
rendered the qui
moment to large employer* of labw Unfortunately, no legislation had ya tho Committee's labours, and in the party Inimical to the uae of agriculk steam-engines had become *(
to move an engine from *
another was to run the ris poaeible or inevitable infring preted by these opponents to tnmr ihown that the clauae* of tha Locoi

ivelling, Mr.
)1: Hardy defended tha Goi of ncourmglng Turkey In tha conHlct with Ruaaia, ani dcc&red that it wa* Mr. Gladstone's follower* *! hmd ancourmgad the Porte to prolong the war. l'i:. nuent had boon convened in the interests of i ■, and ho believed that tho Vote would materially i : •libute to that end. Tlie object of Ministers wa* to. Itain for the south-east of Europe m durable and svlwl peace. Tha work of construction mu*t follow, ] sinl that would be a task so infinitely difficult that ' any impediment would produw re#ultm thmt would be j f< it n thi* country for ecnturiea to come. He pre- I f«rrJ to look these difficulties in the face than to put j thin off to an uncertain future. The Ministry would b? |: iud to receive the Addresses of both House*, but | IhM would bo prouder to rcoeive the confidence they I s*k, J for. Mr. Pemee condemned Uie Vote of Credit , a* i ; poeed to Ministers' own policy. Mr. Forsyth i depilated pressing the Vote to a division which | would exhibit to the world the House and the country I lanprd in two hostile camps. Mr. Monk complained ' that Parliament had not been taken into the confi- j dine i' of the Government. Sir H, Wolff advised the , li'ivimment to rely npon their majority, confident tUt it represented the majority of the country. Mr. Ibambenain would have great herniation In expreaa- [ i: g any conBdcnce in the Government. Mr. Chmplin | (iarpd Mr. Glmdaton* with having given the ' irg the Vote, cited several precedent* again si _m : ti e luotion of Mr. Stanley the debate waa adjourned autil Tueedm;.
tho** connected with the ft coneumptlon bf *moke, the red dag m of bridge*, mnd the time limit for Aveling mdymnced eomo *u**eallon*
regulation* In a new acL With reepect to the *hapo of the wheel*, it wa* proposed to leave thi* aa a matter to be decided entirely by the manufacturer, I whoee Intereet* were Identical with tho*e of the public. A* to the emiarion of *moke, It wa* urged that town- | working engine* be reetricted to mnokelee* fuel*, and , that country locomotives be allowed remeonmble time ! mfter etoking for getting rid of their emoke. The i red dag Aould not be insisted upon, and the person | required for the public eafety *hould be allowed to : accompany the engine, not compelled to precede It. | Bridge wardens or surveyors should be required to : have their bridge* strengthened wherever, through I neglect, they hau bccomc unable to bear the load they . were originally calculated for; and the hour* during which an engine wa* to be allowed to work should be ; millmlted. The papar wound up by mrgirng that exar- | tion should not be discontinued until a new locomotive I act had been obtained, more suited to the developed , state of the question than the act* drawn up fifteen years ago, when the agricultural locomotive waa in It* infancy. A brief discussion followed the reading ' of the paper.
a. btill ho did not think there was any ng again*t u*, *5a he thought the naliv** main that our motive* wereboneat and that ' do them justice. As to the future, whether ihould induce the people to become *ealou* in
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team for home cm*"" of our policy in the yearn to come. A* roof horaca and the continuance of our rule In India, our *odal a one of cn*t rdmtiona hmd not Improved, but, hmd become wome. r and other*." W? had not amimllmted the people of India to our ra*ultcd friim MUgiuu or to our *odal habit*. Where native roll-meanwhile the P*"* ***" deatroyed ca*te h*d been l*ft, and the ml locomotive to prevent people meeting together ^nd mercile** (i»"t freedom which wa* dcaiiable. The journey ; of a district to between England and India had been redoced from mmmon, for som* month* to a few week*, and thl* had tended to if thaactaaainter- diminish the "old Indian" feeling which formerly — i:--amdted, though there might be some czcoptiona. Hi* ^ belief waa that w* muat educate tha lower claa*o* of , the people, and Influence the village* 8r*t, and then „ th* liuger area*, but that could not bo done In a day. Wa *hould aeek to offer them a simple form of Chria-tlmnity, and then wo might supply a bond of attach -ment to ua. Thua we might^mke 8rmy hold on tha country, mnd in tha neat generation \ra might feel that we hmd not gone hmckwarda, but rathsmohrwarda In the great work. A vote of th*nk* wa* jnAd to Sir G. Campbell for hi* lecture.
DOUBLE MURDER HEAR DUDLEY.
ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A young married man named Lansley, out of em -ploymcnt, died at jfewbury on Saturday morning last from tk* effect* of wbnhd* inMcled Upon himself on tlm previou* day, when ha *l*o attempted to murder hie father-in-law. It appear* that the deceaaed had worked at Messrs. Huntley and Palmer's biscuit factory. Heading, but had been out of employment since Christmas. He had led a dissipated life, and ill-treated his wife, and the latter left with her two children to livo with her father at Howbary. De-ccascd followed, but his father-in-law would not permit him to lodge at hia houae, although he frequently visited hi* wife and children. On ttiday last deceased'* brother wont to Newbury, with lha object of trying to roform tha character of d*cea**d, and a reconciliation being effected among all pariiee, the brother left Newbury again, mnd Lmnelcy remained with bis wife and children at the father-in-law's. After partaking of supper Lansley went to bed



rife and her fathci
In the House of Lords on Tuesday, notice wa* given y the Duke of Richmond mnd Gordon that he should ii «!nca the Cattle Diaeaae* BUI on Tucaday next, rlie directed attentii

"i'l Airlie directed attention to the peace overtures ud the inconsistencies in the dispatches relating to wi Itnsalan occupation of Constantinople. Lord ' rl.y vindicated tha conalmtency of the deepmlchea, nd in answer to m remark of the noble Earl as to "gland'* isolation, said ha believed event* would i"w that this country did not occupy an isolated Replying also to Lord Colchester and the >11, Lord Derby further said that though \ i we waa in a atate of much excitement the Cretan | Av-cmbly bad not passed a vote annexing tha island to i Greece, and that annexation could not ba effected *:ib„ut the aanction of the guaranteeing Powera. | In the Houae of Commons, in reply to questions, j the i hanccllor of the Exchequer said tho Government would endeavour In the approaching arrangement to (ecure to the Bulgarian Protestants such guarantees for religious freedom as might be obtainable. Mr. l!i»urke stated that the Government would use their I influence to prevent vessels sailing from the Black | *%a for England from being stopped in the Bosphorua I during the Armistice. Mr. Trevolyan, aa a question of privilege, objected to the imputation* thrown upon him by Afr. Hardy on the previous evening. His (Mr. Trevalyan'al thargea against the Prime Minister '! having a warlike policy we
General, who bald that the question wa* being di*>
A horrible double murder wa* committed on Tuesday at Coombs Wood Village, near Old Hill, about 10 miles from Birmingham. Joseph Harris, a young collier, a maaried man, had been quarrelling with hi* ,wlfe during the wholo of Monday night. On Tueedmy morning, during the abecnce of the mother-in-law, who lived with them, he killed his wife and one child by fearful blows with an axe. The woman's head was terribly imsshad, her jawm broken, and her nos* nemrly aovered from her face. The child, m little girl, also had been brutally hacked. An older girl, who was in bed, had been frightfully beaten about the hemd, but waa alive when tha neighbour* entered the houae. She I* not expected to ourviva her injurie*. After committing the murder, Harri* left the hou*e, and returned shortly afterwards manlWing the utmost indifference. On being taken Into custody he denied that he committed the crime. He was formerly an Inmate of Birmingham Borough Lunatic Asylum* and *uh*oqu*ntly of Worcester County Aaylum. only lemv-ing the latter six months since. Hi*, wife had frequently expressed doubts to her mother as to Harris's •nity. Harris is detained in custody at Halca"~o-
After the Impee of m *hort time, dccemeed was heard to get out of bed *nd go to m dimwar. In tha front bedroom, where he obtained two razors, beloug-ing to hi* father-in-law. With the** weapon* he wa# about to proceed to the hack room, where hi* children lay, with th* object, It i* presumed, of murdering them, when his wife ran upstairs and met him on tho landing. On oaolng her ha phmged ona of the raaor* into hi* th^ornL Mr*. Lansley ran down-*talra to h*r father, who, on reaching the lending, who attacked by deceased, and had his right hand severely lacerated. He then wrenched the razors from deceased, who wa* Immediately attended by Mr. Montagu Palmer, anrgeon. Deceased, however, expired on Saturday morning, hi* windpipe being cut to such an extent that medical aid was of no avail.
INTEMPERANCE AMONGST WOMEN.
of the British Woi
ting convened by the committee
was densely filled, chiefly by ladies. After a short address by Mrs. Emily Park or, in which that lady expressed hir belief in the influence that women could bring to bear, Mrs. Fowler read a paper "On the Physiological Aspects of the Temperance Question." She contended that drunkenness wa* a, disease, tho hereditary effects of which wore of the most terrible character, and should not be allowed to ruin our race. While men were establishing asylums for drunken women, women themselves, remembering that prevention was better than cure, should endeavour by their example to keep their sisters from needing them. Mrs. Hilton a paper " On the Responsibility of Woman," gave her experienooa amongst the poor in the East-eod of London, and begged mothers for tho sake of their children to give up the use of that which, although sanctioned by fashion mnd custom, was causing ruin and denotation to othera. Mrs. Dawson Burns, Mrs. Schofield, Mrs. Lucas, Canon Fleming, and many other ladies and gentlemen also addressed the
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VA&IETIZ&
whsliasls, Uturt- Balias u< OrUy, «, ChU|MML«,
'i iThe beat ward* are tho**. which hare th* fewest syllables.
Paix*.—After the eting of folly ha* made man wiie, they find it too hard to conceive that other* omn ' be fc* foolish a* they have been. q • oimi , ,
E*nu*oa*a*T.—There is not ao agonising a feeling In the whole catalogue of human, suflering as the Arat conviction that tha heart of the being whom we moat
plain, but a ImkA Nmnfa mounlaiw k, o@mpaa* mW hold, it in.
Tilxzxo AW*-' k a secret know*
but to few, yat v nb sriAll' use In the conduct of life, that whim you fall intq npnvomtiea Mth a first thing yau should consider i* whether he has a ,ter inclination to hear you or that you should hear
D* MomoA* **n vum Smtarow Como* Caa*.— On application by Mr. Aitherley Jones on the 1st inst. I tic Master of the Rolls released William Pqach, he making an affidavit that ho was not able to pay costs. A similar application was made on behalf of Do Morgan, but the plaintiffs having made inquiries, thinking ho was abl* to pmy icmething, named 450, mnd his Lordship directed the motion for Do Morgan's release to stand over.
A Cormaomor* Wo*a*.—Mrs. Elinbeth Moora, residing at 201 J, Furman-stieet, Brooklyn, uponentcr-ing bar akeping apartment at about 13 o'clock at night, discovered m man ne*r her bunwu. Suipectlng him to bo a thief, she quickly locked the door on the inside, and began looking for her jewellery. While she was thu* engaged, tho intruder burst the door open and fled down the stairs, followed by Mrs. Moore, who fired two *hot* from a revolver at him, but witb-out effect. The man quickly reached tho street, and made good his escape, with £21 worth of jewellery.
Shockino Swum* "« Fuluau.—An Inquest has been held by Dr. Diplock, the coroner, at the Crown Tavern, North-end, Fulbatn, on the body of Mr. Henry tSinallmanr aged 47 years, who committed suicide at his residence, 33, Pownall-road, Fulham. Tho deceased was formerly an inspector of the Great Western Railway. On Tuesday, the 29th ulL, whilst his wife was in an adjoining room, he took a razor from his drawing-table anil completely severed the carotid artery, death being almost instantaneous. The jury returned a vordict of Suicide whilst in an Un-moond State of M(qd,
DusTwax'8 Meat Tax ijc Livnirrn.—a most Inter-asting mpting hm* b*ep held ml t^e rc&n of the Co*, ego Mission, Bondr»tr«jt,C<^mercial-rvad, Lambeth, where there wa* a moat ^saaiTen to the dustmen pf
is&SBBs^fflS^ssssscaSi
and others, and a second meeting of the kind was held on Friday evening, the moo of Ra&n'gjymhL being nmllariy treated. A most substantial ten wm*'-pro-* tided for about 160 dustmen add' their wfvek'mod
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. MR. GLADSTONE ON HIS HOBBY, i On Saturday last Mr. Gladstone mnd his son, Mr. , W. H. Gladstone, were present at the trial of a steam tree-felling machine at Roupell-park, Brixton. Mr. Gladstone declared that he had "been most interested, and that the machine was susceptible of larger application in other countries than in this, Scotland even offering a better field for its operations than England. On being askod by a bystander how long such m tree ^auld tmke mn expert woodcutter to fell, the right /hon. gentleman said he thought it would be very -neirly a day's work; bat on this point he consulted his son, who seems to have inherited the paternal taste for felling timber. The hon. member for Whitby. did not think it was quite a day's work. Then the right hon. gentleman explainod to a little circle of Intereated auditor*. In ro*pone to querie*, or by way of comparing note* with one or two expert* mmongat them, that from the severity of the labour six hours' continual wood-chopping wa* a very good day's work. There would be groat economy of timber from the use of the machine, mm it cut close to the ground, whereas m man must have "face" of at least a foot. His own experience was that oak, though very hard, wa* not a t*d tree to cut, for the grain broke off eatilv, mnd did not cling to the mme. Beach wa* far tougher, that and m*h being the two most difficult to fell of oar English trees on account of" their bendidg to the mme. A*h wa* m^aet to fracture in felling, and he had a splinter of ash that had broken off in thi* way, In hi* own experience, 2ft. Sin. in length. Tho pleasantest timber to cut waa Sp*ui*h chsatnnt, becmu*e It emme mway *p freely, tha . grain breaking eaaily. Y*w waa the m**t horriWa thing to cut of all forest trees. Of holly he had no experience beyond d specimen %0 inches 16 diameter; A second omk, three feet onafnch, wa* cut w|*h cquml fmcOity; then mn elm; mnd EnmRy, the laqge*t elm oaf the ground, m tough, gnarled trunk, Ova feet mcro** tha largest diameter and four feet in the smallest. From the stoker allowing the steam to run down a stoppage took place in the middle, but thq aptual catting time was about 16 minutes. From a calculation of the area of the cut in the troes that-had been - felled, and the tlmea taken. It tame oot that tha mmeklne cut at tha wperikial feat per minute, on which Mr.
------j »v---inion that, as from his own
working would be tho sanle mrem In mn hoar, the mac bin* than being tested did a* much work, "


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ba defrayed out of the proceed* from time ta time.
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SINGULAR CHARGE OP BIGAMY.
At Southwark Police-court on Saturday last, William Sharpo Narlowe, 33, a cab driver, was charged with Intermarrying with Emma Jono*, hi* first wife being thai mnd now living. Mary Ann Wyatt, m widow, living in Church-*trett, Rotharhithe, *aid thmt on the 11th of March, 1872, the prisoner married her daughter Mary Ann, at St. Andrew's, Holborn, after publication of banns. They lived together three months in Noptuno-street, Rotharhithe, and owing to his cruelty mnd ill-umg* *he wa* mrapellod to lemv* him. In cma*-in*min*lion by the prisoner, witness said that her daughter after leaving him went to live with another man, and had three children by him. Emma Jcne*, IB ymm of mge, *mid that In th* latter pnrt of 1876 *he was In service In Barmondacy, mnd boenme acquainted with the pri*on*r. With the conment of her pmrentm she wa* married to him mt St. Jamea' Church, Bathnml-green, on the 7th of Mmy that year. Ho told her thmt he wa* a widower. Wltne** here produced her certificnto of marriage, mnd mid *h* had one child living. They lived pretty comfortably together until five month* ago, when *he heard m rumour thmt ha had another wife. She taxed him but he denied it, and swore it wa* false.
Thursday



the hou*e of Mr*. Wyatt, and led to her daughter. Wltnca* id her tha marriage certlfi-
fbund that he wa* mar *aw the latter, who *h cate. She then went and told herfathi the priaoner into eu*tody. The prieoner, In defenoo, mid hi* fint wife wa* a very bad t*mp*v, and left him of her own accord. The magistrate Iitted him to Newgate for trial
At WIndaor, on Saturday last, *everal ca*e* of poach-ing upon the Royal demesne in the Great Park were brought bafbr* tna Berk*hiremagistrates. Mr. Overton, bend gamekeeper to her Majesty, attended for the Crown authorities. Alfred Warren, carter, and John Willoughby, shepherd, in the.mrvica of the Quean at the Norfolk Etrm, wor* found rabbiting on Sunday, the !3thulL,by GeorgeSmith,oneoftheRoyalgame-koepmm. Willoughby'* *heap-dog wa* running th* rabbits into the holes and trees, and when searched five rabbit* wero found upon the men, who pleaded Guilty. The defendant* lived upon the Norfolk Farm, finding their own food, and Mr. Overton stated that they bore m good character. Captain Johneon etrongly censured the men, remarking that, while it wa* their duty to protcct th* property on the Royal farm*, they were actually found dealing it. Th* Bench fined the defendant* 10s., with 10s. fid. costs, or in default two week*' imprisonment. John Sharp and Jamc* Cox were charged with a similar offence. In this instance Gaorge Sumner, woodmmu to tho Queen, hemrd, on the 28th ulL, th* r*po# of a gnn In Windsor Foreet, and saw Sharp pick up a rabbit which ho had shot. Former conviction* were proved mgminet Shmrp, mnd he wa* fined JB2, with 10*. fid. cost*, or two month*" imprimnmont, Cox being fined f 1, and 10e. fid. coet*, or a fortnight'* har^ labour. For getting wires at an enclosed gam* novo near Cranboum Tower William Russell, Jacob Table, and Alfred Boyce wero fined 8s. Od., with lis. fid. costs, or 14 days.
FATAL ICE ACCIDENTS.
On Saturday last four young men were drowne while sibling on a sheet of ice near Hutherglen Bridgt Glasgow, on a square hole there knowq a* CampbeD'. Hole. From sixty to a hundred young men and boyi
i by sliding * covering the pond. Snd-wn were on the centre of ami aim were precipitated iving themselves by rush-
from Glm*gow had congregated In th* courae of t day, mid wore amuring th seemingly secure sheet of i denly, and while fully a d the pond, tha Ice brama up into the water, the othera i ing off at tho first three leapt Into the water, and being a good wcreeded, with th* aid of a rope thrown in to him, inaaviogtwoofthelads. He repomtad the attempt, hut was in dmnger of perishing himself, when m young man named Robert Park in turn leaped in to reacue him. He kept up to the old man, who aeixed the rope mnd wye reacued, but Pmrk emnk beuemth the ico mnd waa drowned. Meanwhile m Imrga maatlg dog had leaped 1m to reacue a boy named Alexander Lonmer, whom It had accompanied. Tho dog on " ' jzej by several of the drowning lads,
and had too with It, ho*
by iL A lad named Cook, a the drowning lads, lea

THE SIGNING OP DEATH CERTIFICATES, i A meeting called by handbill was hold on Sunday ihorning on Clerkonwell-green, to protest against the Conduct of the majority of the guardians of the Holbom Unhm In refusing to prosecute" tha medlcml affirer of the Urqy'e Inn-romd Workhovee, for riguing blank certiflcatcs of death, and leaving thesy in tho bands of an unqualified man to be filled up as deaths Occurred in the workhouse. Mr. Brown occupied the Chair.' Mr. Smith moved, ."That this meeting ex-preasM itsi great indignation) at the manner in which
death. He could, not imagine how fCaj medical officer
♦ooonded the motion; and abeetfredltliat If Waa imll-xnp.-1 nortant for the safety of the public that blank «e4i«-^oatss.should not be signed by a medical officer,: i ,Tke
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SUMMONSES AGAINST "PAWNBROEERS.
At Marlborough - street Police - court, Messrs Best and Boyce, Theobald's-road; Mr. Gammon, Sloan*-street; Mr. Bravington, Pefitonville-road; Mr. Smith, Buakinghmm Palmce-road; Mr. Jamea Attenborough, Strand; Mr. Cmmpdl, King'a-road, Chelsea; Mr. Smith, Stockfield-terrace; Messrs. Dobree and Freeman, Strand, all pawnbrokers, were summoned on Mdnday before Mr. Newton for being in pomaarion of property unlawfully pawned wild them. The first case entered upon related to the summons against Mr. E. Smith. Mr. R. Williams, for the prosecution, stated that the proceedings were taken under the 27th sec. of the Police Act. The case originally came before tho sitting magistrate a! that _ court (Mr. Newton), whan a man named Bulfn wma charged and acquitted for unlawfully pawning goods. This man pledged property valued at fl,400far A00. A Imdy, the wife of the Hon. Augustus Brown, placed jewel, lery of the value of £1,000 in tha Sands of Butlin for *ele, but h* hmd otharwi** di*pc*ad of tha praperty. Although Butlin was not before the court, ho held that the magistrate bad power to order the property which had been pledged to be ieator#d to the owner*. About £300 worth of the property in question be-longed to Mr. Fowler, jeweller, mnd tha raat to Memra. Blogg and Martin. He wa* led to believe that the pawnbrokers stood on their rights and refused to re-tum tha property. An action had bean brought' against Superintendent Dunlap, C division, by Mr. Hall, for the recovory of sotao of the property, and thkt action was now pending. Mr. Newton observed that be was not going to give a decision in a case tub judiet. If an action was to be brought let it be brimght mt once. Ha ahould mdioom Una cma* Tha n«xt case was against Mr. G. D*. Smith. The Hon. Mrs. Brodn stated thmt she gave the man Butlin somo j^reRcry to **R, bat Instead of doing *o h* pl^lgad It and never paid her tha money. Mr. Newtou oon-aidcrod Butlin hmd unlawfully pledged ohe of the articles identified by Mrs. Brown—m diamond star. What would Mr. Grain (who appeared for the brokers! say, if tho amount for which tha property was pledged was repaid, about giving it up P Mr. Grain said from tho first he had been ready to entertain the suggestion. Mr. Williams here detailed tho amount obtained on tha piopeity, and maid the anm totml wa* vary larga. Mr. Flower amid the practice was to advance about fourth of the retail value on jewellery. Mr. tually adjourned tho case.
Newton
THE METROPOLIS WATER SUPPLY BILL.
A meeting wm* held on Moudmy mt the Cmnnon4 street Hotel, under the presidency of Mr. John Evans, for the purpo** of opporing th* pairing theibova Bill. The meeting was composed principally of mill-owner* and other* affected by the pro poeed measure. The Chairman, in opening the procecdmga, mid they w*re *momb1ed thmt dmy, and not for th* first time, 1^ order to devi*a m *cheme for protecting the righta which they now poiimaed with regard to the water *upply tq thair mills, land*, and property in general. On somo former occasions they had to contend with private compani** rmth*r than large public bodiea; out on tha preeent occmmon they had to copa with' a large mnd important and influential body, tme Matro-politan Board of Works. That body hmd brought forward two acheme* for altering the *npply of water to the nwtropolia. Th*y propo*ed, a* on* part of the *chem*, to dig a **rica of well* in the chmlk district* around London, from which they could pump water into reeervolr* mt m considerable *lovmtion above tha metropoR*, and to *upply thmt wmter under gramt pressure for domestic purpoec*, and also for the purpo** of axtingni*hlng fire*. Tha other pmrt of tha scheme related to the purchase of the existing water Companies, and with this they had little to do. The water which the Metropolitan Board of Works in-tended to mpproprimta din not belong to them, but to tha dm** which that meeting repr seen ted. Tha Metropolitan Board of Work* m*ant to lay out something Lke £6,000,000 on the first portion of tha *cheme. The chairmen mmlntainA that the exi*ting wmter mmpanloa were sufficient to meet the aupply demanded, mnd thmt tha echema srould ba Injuriou* to the eurrounding country whence the water would be obtained. After apeekmg of tha erienlifie m*pect* of the qumtlon, th* chmirmmn concluded by mying thmt the *chem* Involved m recklem expandi'ura of money, and wm* ona of th* mo*t barefaced mttackm upon property which thia country hmd witnessed for m long time pm*L A number of resolutions condemning the BiR srera then unanimously pas*ed; and mn association wa* formed for the purpo** of opporing tha
The fifth annual meeting of thim amodation dd on Monday in tha dining-room of tho RaO' g House, B*ymour-atreet, Eu*ton-*quare.


)r the transact!! n* of tha association. Tha report rema* In the Income of tha pmst year of npmred with £14,7M far tha preceding imbera had increaaedtotha emtmit of 200; £666 hmd been paid during tha peat year to re-preeentmtive* of.decmaed members, but thi* was in excc** of the aum dlabur*ad for the three preceding years. Notwithstanding tha high price of debenture and other *tock* dividend* had been obtained at price* little ihort of 4 par cent. The Chairman, In moving the adoption of tha report mnd atmtement of mccount*, mid it waa unneceamry for him to mmke mny obwrvm-tionm, becnn*e they had *R remd the report and itndied 1L It ocaurred to him that tha mllent point* In the report wore fijpt the m; id Increqa* in the number of member*. In addition to the of the Railway
Clearing House they would ob*erve there were 13 railway ccmpaniea who hmd become aub*criber*to the fund. It waa clear to hi* mind that that fund would incma** and would reach m very large amount—probably in two or three yearn from tha preeent time-when there would be mt leset £100,000 inveeted, mnd long before mny Imrge demand* could come upon them there would be mn mnndity of probobly a qumrtar of a mlRlon of money or mora. He chmrmcteris*d the expenee* ma being extremely mnmll, mnd believed there was no other institution in this or any other kingdom that could be managed with the amall sum of £323 7a. Od. per annum. Mr. Dawson mconded th* report, which wa* carried unanimously. The proceedings then closed.
Citt or London Cou.ro*.—In the recent compel!-tion for 30 Excise mppointmentm; held mt 10 centre* in the United Kingdom, four of the successful candidate*, including th* firnt, were students of the Excise Class, City of London College.
A Monmma Rommao* Cacao a.—The death I* Inst announced mt Upchurch, near Sittingbome, of Tboe. Dakou, aged b*tw**n 70 snd fiO, bettor knovrii ma " Tinker Tom." Deceased was an eccentric cha-rmcter, mnd hmd lived slono for m qumrter of k century or more, in a hut or boat on the saltings in that parish. Him funeral was attended by a hundred of the parishioners.
Thi Watch Tains.—A deputation from the watch manufacturing trade waited upon Sir C. AdderJoy at the Board of Trade Office, with the complaint that Swim mnd other foreign chcep watch cases were, being sent to agents in England, who got them'stamped with the English Hall mark, and returned them to foreign manufacturer*, who then finished the-snatch mnd *ol{l It a* of English manufacture, in *ome case* being, so unscrupulous as to place the names of seine well-known English manufacturer upon the watch. Tha President could not see any reason for a committee of inquiry, and suggested th# introduction of a short Bill dealing with the. grievance under which ,it was clear, tke trade were suffering.
Kxtsimivs Loan swrabi-x.—At the Chester Assixw, before MrJ Justice Lush, Frederick Spsocer,: accountant, Bouthsoa, Portsmouth, and'James Charles Batterham, clerk, Southsca, have been charged with conspiring to. defraud . Jesse Whitter, a Congleton
ing from Glamorgan to.Stirling mnd Ireland. The prisoners were fouhd Guilty; and the Judged after
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is regarded aa a somewhat significant circumstance that none of the officials at Eharkofil Nasngpaidhim
Govarnment in connection wil th°^e^s!" by Ulc authontisa to check
WIT AAU ilU^LOUK.
(From Punch.)
Guoaa Want or Ammarmcrrnai, Arrvvrr.-.Tiojr.— Some ass writes to tho papers to suggest that chains should be hung from the month* of the lion*' heads along the Embankment, so that people who tumble mto the water mmy have eomathing to lay hokTcf. Ihe idiot! What is to become of tho off ret of tho river front of tha Embankment P A* if m few domea Lvca in the ofiuma of tha year was worth fftting against that I ^Vtmt mrs live-preservers In comparison witheyamre*f
Trtm DirrmaxNcs bxtwxen Lsadeiw in mm Pass* amn or Pamua*m*T.-Ona dak A* tmR talk; tha
other tho singing small.
Most Civil!—Polite little girl (who, with her nur**, brother, end sisters, baa been shown over a *mmR eocamnut matting factory): Tbmnk you *o vary muchf ar your klndneml-Th&ty Workman: Quite welcome. "Mim! We should Ilk* to drink your mAAr, Miss!—Polite Littlo Girl: O, thank you! That i * my kind of you! We shall be delighted ? Good
Turn Saxon Ormmaaom.—gmxon Tourist: I sup-po*e the Engllih bay mR the pigs that yon wish to sell f—Irish Peasant: They do. Bad luck to 'em. tha
(Prom /sidy.)
An Old Tin* with a New Mranino.—Armistice.—An arrangement the observation of which is opticnml, mnd by which a eucccaaful belligerent is enabled (o tmka advantmgsi af &I* lea* fortunsta mnd l«w cunning adversary, who may be imbued with a higher sense of honour as regards a flag of truce.
ilonswABD Bound.—(Muffins has had a day with the ounda on (ha old 'am a* runs tha bread cart). Keeper: Good sport, guv'nor f—Muffins: Capital I— Keeper: Killed ?—Muffini (thinking with pride of his own hair-breadth escapes): No^by George; precious near, though.—Keeper (thinking of his pheasants): Ah! bad job that; we'* well nigh overrun wi' sich Tarmin hereabouts. [Muffins is perplexed.]
(From Fun.)
Rardmn Eoudmanon. — Idttla Snob (bmDy): Whoee 'or*e* are th**e, my man?—SwelKGroom (who doed not approve of liberties): Yours,Nrir.— Mine ! wot d'yer mean P—Groom: Why} s
if I'm your man, these must be your 'owes, f Collapse oi Little Snob.]
PfliLosorniCAL.—1Tho mildest thing won't stand
too much. Milk and water will turn it tho weather com** it toowarm.
Pax.—Tho people who invented tho Latin language were subtle humourists. In times like tho present it is worth noticing that their word fo* peace wm* an x terminating word.
Awmmo mm CourLXxio*.—BiR: I amy, Mmry, and ask Jule to jpcm* and play with us.—Mary:

Bill, mother
call me Bill for, then ? I shan't call him Jul-ius until she call mo Bill-ions.
I*xamDixLmOmsm*ACT.—Governes*: WeR, Johnny, where la your copy f—Johnny: Got no ink—swallowed the ink.—Governess: Swallowed the ink ! What in
a**
me, I waan't gol
(From Funny Folit.)
A Ham RaLmAsx.—Colonel Coope, a newspaper eoixmponJcnt, captured by tha Ruaaiana, hma been released. In other mnd better-chosen word*, the gallant o!fic*r la no longer Cooped up. If ba la wise, ho will, after his captivity, return home and re-Coope erst*.
RmamxriNO tub Lash.—Tho special visit of Mr. Adam, M.I'., to Greenock failed, after all, to mako any of the Liberal candidates retire. It was .a great mistake to aend him, for free Britona, whether Liberals or Tories, have a great and natural objection to be coerced by a " *hip."
OmD-inoc*.—Major GenermI Sir Henry Ord, tho new governor, ham mrrived mt Albmny, Weal Awtrmlim. Sir Harry hm* been well chosen; ainca It ia the dnty of m governor to keep Ord-*r.
Tklxphonic Traobiit. — Musical Mmater of tho Future.—Help! Help ! I've turned on Wagner, and —oh, lor—I can't itop him /
A man has christened his daughter Glycerins. Ho my* it will ba easy to prefix Nitro, if her temper resembles her mothers.
to be contrary.
Why ia mn errand-boy like at auction P—Because he will
sin^ot; be
Little Blomom (referring to Figg, Vho ham been gabbling mbout Slock Lmchange mmttera for tho gaat hour):—" Mamma, is Mr. Figg a bull or a
Teacher—" Can you tell mo why Adam and Eva were driven out of Paradise i" — Bright Pupil — " Because they wouldn't go out of their own
An old lady was admiring tho beautiful picture called "Saved."—" It is no wonder," ahosaid, "that child fainted after pulling that groat dog out
mnd leavi

t to boy thia watch mnd chain, but, hang it, money mt homei I'll only take tha chain, i watch as aecnrily. That'll ba aR right,
A scientifio friend, who has been reading, with great patience, an exhauativa trealiao on tho " velocity of light," my* that ha now knows how It la that his gma billa run np ao rapidly.
" Is Mr. Snarley mt name t"—", No, air."—" Do you know where he ia gone to f"—** Let mo ace—ah—I saw him washing himeelf to-day; ha muaf have been Invited to m pmrty."
Quin'a after-thonght waa m happy one, when, after telling Lady Berkeley she looked aa blooming aa tha apring, he remembered the aemaou waa anything but a bright one, and ndded, * I wiah tha apring would look like your Imdyahip."
A contemporary thinkm it Is uakind to ridicule thoaa Item* In the pmpms mboot centenarians, It says thmt It ia no easy thing to become a centenarian, and it know* several who have failed—one, particularly, who hma been mt& ninety-seven veers, and ma* not succeeded.
Tbfresnnst w two *iae* to a perfect bargain. Bo thought a ju*tio*. who waa recently Invited to resign, lie replied :—" Your communication is received, stating that my reeignation wiR meet tho approbation oftbaChancellor. It dam not meet mlna.
A CocknfT rooductod two ladie* to.an ob*ervalary to see an acLpae of th* moon. Tb*y were too lmte, the eelip*. wss over, mnd tha ladie* were dimppolntad. —" Oh,' exclaimed our hero," don't fret! I know tha mstronomer srelL Ha la n very poHte mmn, mnd Pm sure will begin again."
A mmn who married m widow hma Invented a device to cureherof "eternally" praUngherfdrmerhnaband. Whenever aha begin* to ibscnnt on hi* noble qnalitle*, thia ingenious No. 2 merely asyx, - Poor dear mmnl how I wuh bs hadn't died T and the lady Immediately thinks of ammathiug *ls* to talk sbouL
The moat accommodating mmn we ever aaw was he who was captain of a steamship, which plied between P*** Rayml during the war. Ona day a aoldier lost his cap overboard, and went to the captain about (L Tbe old gMitlrmanmld It was impoarible to atop the vernal td. recover it, but he kindly o&red to make a mark on the rail wherp it went overboard, and get It when they cama back—^fasfrif*s
The following instanco wiR prove that a retentive memory ia not mvariably o* the beat *ortA young mmn, mneteen yemr* a* *g#, a few day* mgo, *olidtad a favour of a person in opulent cirammtmucm. Th* answer was, "No; you hnva nothing tw expect from
ma until ywr^umthfplnenenc* your father dmruad
An American lmwya^, ^mktly', '&adiw'd cA»t m man accused of murder, and jhfi_prindpal wltnem In hi* favour bean* his wifB^.wko. VUS, mcspacitated from ^7 f«aaon of her relation to him, ho

at »11—I am young."
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