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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.
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THE S (iTIlAMfrOH OBSEUVKR AND WINCHESTER' N-KWS-SAT1JRDAT JANUARY 2« lb.78.
FALL OF HOUSES IN TKS HATIUMBT.
In the Hoiue of Lords on Friday, on tho rrjotirm of ' • aftor ton o'clook on the night of the 17th
Lord Cork, for tho Duke of We.tmin.ter, fie .elect 1 ----- ---" ' ...........
committee on tbe prevalence of habits of Uiicmpcrunctv which ml kst Sessfep, watnUfpointodLjL. . CTT In the House of Cem^ona, on the motion of Mr.
A'bm, . now writ wa. ordered for th. election of a member for Greenock, in the room of Mr. Grieve, and for lxith in tho room of Mr. Macgregor. Sovoral oolicci of bills and motioai wer. ve?J ,44d/dmonirrt Ihwn one by Mr. Herechell, which eacitod much imusement, to abolish action* for breach of premlmof maniage. Sir M. H. Beach told Mr. Sullivan that he Goremment would he prepared w mpport, in ilm
hem^wa. however, Ui. nght to move amendment th their viowa, in the hope of settling
,h.'matter this Sesmon. Th#adjpv=add#hat#onthl Addrre. m anaw* to th. Spmch from th. Thnm. ww icurned by Mr. Meldon, who oomplalnwl of the ,v.
S,r M. lienoh denied Uio ch.rge tW there were not
!,..ue in this country. • But under tho amendment lav II .ma Rul% a tenn of which no definition had been given, and a mhmholwhkh. th# Irish people had not yt accepted. Upon a divMpa th#.mmeddm#pt warn rejected, th. number being Ml againrt 48.
of Lords on Monday, Lord Ripoi

iond and Gordon replied that, whilst
approach it in a moet caution, manner. The nwtler warn under th. eonrideretlon of th. Government. Bubrequently a Select .Committee on Intemperenoe
ruminated.
In th. Common,, Mr. Don*, told Mr. W. Cart-wnght that, kokin&at the aW*l of affaire (n th. Eart, the Go, Wnremf did not ktend^t premnt to lay upon Ihetabl. anynapere rrepectingthe relation, between Tork^r and Groeoe. Mr. J. Lowther Infonnrd Mr. Renter Uiat martial law had) Wen podalmed in the disturbed dirtrict. at th. Cap., that a regiment of miantry, with a battery of artillery, warn despatched "d*, yd *h.t, whh a view to olmate further alarm,; the Government had deeidod upon *ndw; out another regiment. On the report of the addrem inreply t? th. Queen^. Speech, Mr. Ben-tmck exmmmd a hope that (He pending negbdatlorf. betwem Turkey and Ruaria would hav. a favourable lermiaatwm; but added that if th. term. demanded by Humia were calculated to diaturh the peaca of hurope, and th. Govemmmt mmo to Parliament for resistance in maintaining the rights of this country, he waa confident that they would meat with the sup-port both of the majority of tho House and of the vwt majoAy of ^h.: pcoplf. *&. W^ Cartwright complained'of "the azhbignlty in the'statements of Ministera with regard to the Eastern question, and the want of a clear definition of Brltimh intereata in the paper%J4d tf@n[ tha taNW G. Bowym remarked that, If Russia Wofo moderate" in" her terms, and guided by tha motive, which ah. nrofeaaed at th. beginning of the war, w. might hope for a eolution of a durabl* peace. Mr. Forator, whilrt thinking the prwentan inopportune moment for proceeding with a debate on the Eastern question and tne conclusion of a durable peace. Mr. Forstar, whilst thinking tha pre-aentan inopportune moment for proemding with a debute oq UiaTaatemqueatlon, and content to leave the matter where it stood la at Thursday, was sorry to have heard tha reply of Mr. Boprke to the nueatlon of Mr. Caitwnght rwprctlng the relation, between th. Greek and Turkiah Govemmcnta. He urged th. Go-vemment, then, to oonmider wh Am' thmr oould not nlace the mformatlon before the Monae. Mr. Dillwyn having aaked wither there waa any truth in the statement contained In a morning paper to the effect that hor Maieaty had appealed to the Czar to mtay tha f^ogrea. of hla vktonoua army, the Chancellor of th* Exchequer replied that he had aoen the atatement re-ff rred to, hut thought that node, ought to be given of the queatioo. The Houae muat alao mee that it waa not then desirable to* enter into a general discussion of the position of the Eastern question. The Government had not yet hoard what were the Russian terms, though they knew that thoae published In the morning jmnmla were not correct. The Turkiah delegate, were in communication with tho Bnaaian Commander-in-Chief, and Ministers hoped to be shortly-in possession of the information. They were not anxious, ha isaured Mr. Forater, to hold an ambiguoua poaition, *nd on the night id th. area!on ha had andea-voured ^o make theif portion clear. It waa nocewary, of coura.,-that there should be a certain amount of reserve while negotiationa wore on foot, bqt they were not ppen w (he charge of ambiguity. The Address waa then agreed to. Mr. G^guIMvan moved the second reading of the Union Justices (Ireland) HilL Mr. Wl Johnaton moved an amendment that tho bill, be read a aecoud time on. that day seven months. Eventually, upon a division, the bill waa thrown out by 138 to 38. A ^debate followed on the bill prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday in Ireland, the second reading of which waa proposed by The O'Conftr Don, and agreed to. On the motion of Sir H. D. Wolff the House,Occupiers' Disqualification Removal Bill waa also read a second time. In oommitteo of the whole House Sir G. Adderley obtained leave to Inng in a hiU to amend Ihe lawa relating to merchant aeamen by placing them under the operation of the Employers una Workmen's Art ar#l abolishing arrest without warrant up to and until they went to aerve on board ahlr i con* fdidating and amending diaciplino la« nan.
Mr. K. Blahhop. mistfd that it waa Into* / the liovcrnnxnht to Bend the bill to a select committee. I.'-ave waa given to Mr..Herschell to bring in a bill to nbollsh the action of breach of promise of marriage; to Mr. Hutchinson to introduce a bill for the amendment of the libel law ; and to Mr. Staveloy HDl a bill to amend the licensing law.
In the House of Lords on Tuesday, Lord Beau-fhamp, Lord^ Steward of the Household, brought up a mtmaage from the Queen in answer to their lordships sddreaa in reply to the Royal Speech c.t the opening of rarCamanL
In the Commons the Chancellor of the Exchequer, reverting to the question put by Mr. Dillwyn .on Monday, with respect to a communication said to have been made by her Majesty to the Emperor of Russia, explained that the Queen, having received from tha Sultan a direct personal appeal, sent the Emperor, by the advice of her Ministers, a telegram to the effect that she had received such an appeal, and could not without an answer. •» Knowing," she added,


i fact to you, In tho hope
»blo peace." The right hon. gentleman also stated, in answer to Mr. Dillwyn, that tho communication uddresaed by the Sultan to her Majesty waa a private, I ' rsonal, and direct one, and the reply of the Emperor as similar;, and that it wquld not be convenient or right to place them before the House. Replying to Mr llanbury, Mr, Bourko said there waa po authentic informatlOh' at 1 the Fotoicn Office that a strong Russian force was advancing on Gallipoli, but they had a report that the'Russian* were advancing in that direction, though his present information did not enable him to assert that the report was well founded. Lord G. Hamilton moved for a delect Committee to inquire into and report as to the expediency of constructing publio worts in India with mone^ raised pn loan. Mr. Faweettpronounced the motion inadequate ind vague. Mr. Bright; objected :to the ' motion. After some observations froru Sir G. Cabipbcll, Mr. G. I)uff, and Sir O. Balfour, Lord G. Hamilton intimated his willingness to amend his motion by extending the inquiry both to "financial results" and to '• the prevention of famine;" and Mr. Fawcottassent-' •ng the motion so altered was agreed to.
arraxt with Poach a ns.— A desperate affray with
Kichors occurred on Sunday on the Chillmgton tate, near to Brewood. Edgar Tompkjnson and
attacked by a gang of five poachers, who beat them in a murderous manner. The polioe on Monday cited in Wolverhampton a man named James Davis,

,, houa« ^kieh was being built at tho junction of *** Pantowtreet fdl in, mod earned w«th it the house adioining, which was numbered 23. llaymarket, a well-ycno*. n cyMer "hop and sapper-room, m the OoentaHtm u? Sfjr. Barron. Tho new buildtng, which had beer, m hand for about eix month., w,a> being'erected by Mat*. Newman and Manns, and on the day in question workmen had been employ*! tn ropAng Iq th. hoow. The buildem do not agree with the theory which has been promulgated that tho old foundation had been disturbed and mwnuy of the auperetmcture waa toe heavy, ' "rials had been used, and every pre-
tbe safety of the erection, i, too, have been made public as ijury to many persona, - ■ loss of life beyond
cantion taken to
Exaggerated rmnoi.....
to a aerious less ot life
but as far aa can be ascertainod*_______ „
tliat of Mf. Banon, who wa. burled in the injury whatfvfr has Occurred from the disaster. The wondmr w that at wch a» hour, and 0: wch a thoroughfar, p. the Haymarket, the of many Uvea wa. )mt oocaslpped. ,%ymal pmaon., hov.ver, had very naoow wapw. The ww boiliing fdl to th. north toward, rhpton.^wet, hot, A. shm, of Messrs. Garrard, at the opposite comer of Panton->tre«t| waa is no way aam.jed. The home in the HaymvW fcU outward, into tb, Mroet, and tho iS. ..'extended half -way across the thoroughfare, causing aotue damage to it topple of 'cabs which Vim> standing on the Yank. Bhortly afteV tbe'diiastci arnii-
mond, of Urn 8ot& Ooarda, and about W #f him men, ^ ^QP,b bwk the crowds nf poo pie who speedily be that of
the congregation at the Metropolitan Tabernacle _ _ Sunday from Mr. Spurgeon, who has been compelled mas to go to the South of Fnuioe owing to his oonUnuad


SEklGUB CHARGE AGAIhTGTi A SOLICITOR.
A solicitor, named Robert Barton Johnson, 60 years of ago, of No. 36, Great! Jkmeo-street, Bedford-row, wa* brought np bom the Hmm. of Detention mid charged on Bafurday la^, at the CleAenwell Police-cornt, «m rpmand, with aamultfng Geo^e W. Eayrea on the 15th That. • Mr. Rioketts, who prosecuted, said th. defendant In (Wa'cwe, while acting a. the wli.
otor to the prowcokY. Hster-ln-law (Mra. Zayre.), wa. disoovcred to be carrying on an intercourse with her, the remit being proceeding, in the Divorce ppmt; whioh.ended on Tuesday by the pronunciation of a decree ai«i. Mr.. Eayres at .thi* tim. was carrying on a agar bnsinosa In Hand conrt, Holbom, M*r tha Duke s Theatre. Considerable animosity had arisen between the defendant and the prosecutor in consequence of the part the latter had taken in assisting hi. brother to obtain a dlforce. On the day In quea^
tion a Mend of the prosecutor was lowing th. dgar shop with Mr. Eayrva. Mrt Eayrta made a remark, "There got. the thief;" and the defendant mid,
"There go*, the;-thlM." Mr. Eayrc aid. he
waa not a thf.f, and hi. wn aho said the aame. Tho dofendantthen Amck the boy, and on the prowcutor
going to protect hhn, the d.hndant (he waa instructed)
ddiberetoly thmat at the prowcutor". hce with the point of his ntnbrolla, one thrust entering his right eye. The peoAecntor waa taken to a mnrgeon, .nd had been confined to hi# bed dnce. Mr. Bamtow said h. would aDow bail, fh. defendant In f&00 and two sureties of £200 oach. Tho case wa. reqianded.
ALLEGED MURDER IN THB BOROUGH.
On Saturday last, at Southwark Police-court, Sidney Smith, 23, lighterman, waa charged with cauamg the death Af Jamea M'Cann, 50 year, of ago, by knocking him down aad 'Making him, on th. evening of tbelth, at 1#, Bangor^ourt, White.street, Borough. It appqued from the evidence of 2M M t tb, that o* the afternooh of the 7th Inst. h. warn caTIdd to 10, Bangor-couft, Whfte-^reet, Borough, when h. *aa told that a.murdcr had taken place. OntheBrat Uoor front rqom he found tho deceased bleeding from Um lip., and th. room in great confusion. He told witnaw that he had been knockad about by the had made his escape. Elizabeth" King
CHASE OF A SUPPOSED SMUGGLER.
Much excitement was cauwd at Falmouth on the 18th inst. by an attempt of the customs authorities to ovmtako a vernal m*pecW of being miaed up In a cnngglmg tranmcUon. Z&rly In th. morning one of
th.karboor police warchWawatennam',boat along.
mde the qnay.and diwowmd over «@h. of foreign tohaew; this he transferred to Ma own boat and bndwla,aam%uT% The attention of UweoOwtor of
enmtom^ Bk XL G, Chwwmad, AMctM to Uio ewe, andyter a preliminary Inquiry A Wa. wpeeted pat a. the boat belonged to a waterman who h*d been in kttendance on th. shin Vermont, o* Uyer: po^, from Moulmmn. which haa bomi awaiting oxdma at Falmouth, and left the harbour at four a.m. on a voyage to Branwn foe dWmrge of cafgn, the contra-l*nd good, might hav. been transferred from heK to the boat It was determined to ohasa the Verinoot, and about balf-pasLolevcn o'clock the steamer, bolong-ingtothaOastoms'&Mdllarbonr Bonrd were got under way with a #nmg party of ogdal. em teard, Including the collector of custom, and Osptain Richard bhema, harbour master. They proceeded ont of the pwt and to the eastward, e#g«r)y watched bv many on .hor. until th«* ww. one of #ght. The wiud, had bwn light, and therefore In favonr of the teamen. When about fifteen mile, from Falmouth thoy had got within thr.0 mlk. of Oia Vafmont, but ^a Osntain Sherri. considered^they. wqr. then over threo leagues from the l&nd'and 'tho ship was further eg and-ontalde-the ouAom. limit* Mr. Cheeaeman doectod that the tcanwre^hhuld^AWm to Falmouth, which th.y reaeh»l at five dmiJ Their arrival wis awaited by groups of people anxious to hear tho results of the expedition. Clpt&in Eastico, an old Amen can blockade runner, residing at Falmouth, is tho Channel pilot on board tho Vermont.
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appear, that there i. vostod in" tho inhabitants of the parish of Loughton, within tho ambit of the manor of Eoughton, the right, from th. hour of 1% o'clock .t night on the lltb of November in every year, until the aame hour on the 33:4 of April In the .weeding year, to cut or Idp"nnder the name of " lopwood," the boughs and branches of the trees growing upon the wa«e Jand. of Eppin; Fore^ within tho ambit of th* *a*ior of Loughkm, in «ueh way a. not to dmtroy or unneoeasarily injure the mid troe., forth, proper use Md consumption of mch inhabitant, w fu.1, within the said manor and parish. The defendants having, with a vww to tha accomplishmcnt of a Kheme for the improvmnent of the Fosvet, cut down about 40 tree, and dug away part of l&a aoil In tha parish of Lomghton, to make pood* the plaintiff, John Chilton, one of the inhabitant* of Loughtoo, commenced thi. actron to restraiq the defendant, from Interfering with hi. n^hts. The case now cam. before th. Court upon a motion for an interlocutory injunction. . Mr.
"womukel for the plaintiff, and Mr. Chltty, Q.C., and Mr. AV. IL Fldier for the defendants The Master of the Rolls said, the table, had been turned. The defendant, having obtained a decree of tho Court against the lords of tho manors within the ambit of fPPnp themselves doing acta of
injMtice like those which wmo the snbiec* of their act%onagan^theloN.ofthemanor.. ThHrardour
in mmprovm* th. Fore^ must be ro^rainea, and if thw would not giv. an undertaking to refrain until the hfying of thi. causa from doing tbnt of which tha plaintiff complained, the Court would grant an in-jhactmn against them. Th. defaidant. gave the required undertaking.
BURNING A WOMAN TO DEATH.
At the Derby Assizes, before Mr. Justice Huddle-stone, William White, aged 60, a builder's labourer, has been indicted for murdering his wife, on the 21 sb of December last, at Leicester. The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. It appeared that the prisoner and his wife had some altercation, but what was the cause of tho' difference did not transpire. Tho prisoner was the, worse for liquor, but his wife, .slthough very angry aboW romathlng, did no* appear to have iMien under the influence of drink. High words passed between them, and the prisoiAr was heard by a nei&hl "bour and his wife to threaten to throw a paraffin oil lah^p, which wa. tbW iiina standing on a tabl^, at hla wif.. The honseatthe time warn In totaldarkqw* bmHa smash waa beard! by !h pereon living Heat doot and on his rushing into the prisoner's house ho found the wif. Mrroummd by fiamcalnm: head to fooL At tho time of his entering the house the prisoner waa standing with his back to the fire, offering no assistance to the unfortunate woman. Assistance was immediately summoned to the house, and the deceased was carried to a lap in the yard and tho flames extinguished. On examination it was discovered that the poor oeature had sustained mch frightful injariee that her immediate rtm'oval to,' tho hospital was ited. Prevlou. to bebg cohveyed there, hyw-, tho deceased turned round io pie primmer Wnd
, . " He has done it st lasL Be ba. thrown ihd lamp at me." To this the prisoner at first made no answer whatev*, but^abwqnently made some sort of explanation by saying tha* he did,not throw it at her. On the amival of a police-constable, and when charged with indicting greviou. bodily harm upon his wife, Ihq prisoner's anxiety seemed to nave been rather to know whether he Would be admitted to bdfl than to she w any rolirttnde for the unfortunate wdman, who died eh days after her admission to the hospital. The accused was subsequently brought op on the capital chirge, and committed for trial, on too coroner'. IhquisiUon; Tb« jury, however, fo#m4 the primmer Guilty, of Manslaughter, a ' ' ' •

*enfenced to 20 year.' pap^t
PROSECUTION <
I,CHARGE OF .
8aid her daughter was the wife of thi brothw. On th. afternoon of the 7th witnew and her daughter called at 10, Bangm-eourt, where thb' pri-ronw". mother rerided. The deceaaed lodged at the aame houw, and whll j th.y were at tea he came Into the room and *nt for .ome liquor, which they partook of. Tha prisoner then came in, and hi. mother was about to prepare tea for him, Deoceaed was then standing In front of the fire, and prironer had some word, with him, and all of a sudden he fell, upsetting the table and,extinguishing the caudlo. She did not we any blows struck, as she waa looking In another direction, but when she assisted to lift deceased an the prisoner left the house and never returned. Mr. Ben-ron asked whether there were any witnesses who couM apeak to th. facta Inspector rage replied that thero
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ided the prikner.



the Conslsto^r Court mmwmwu, moa ecoupied another day. Tbo application, which has created much Interest, was made by the Rev. Septimus Hansard, the rector, and the churchwardens of BL Matthew, Bethoal-grcen, for a licence or fwulty to erect a mortuary, coroner'a court, smd fM-mofkm examination room, on the churchyard. The application wa. oppowd on th. ground that the ground waa consecrated, and that it would be lllrgal under the Act of George II. to interfere with the churchyard in the manner propoeed. Mr. Monwrowand Mr. Wilson eppoaod th. application ; one wa. the owner of mm. booses, And th. other a builder in the neighbourhood. An objection waa taken that they had no f*e,a*e*j(, as th«y wwu not ratepayers. The learned Chancellor preferred hearing the cause, eonridoring the qaeation ralmd Important. Dr. Spink:, Q.C., and Dr. Phillimore .upportod tho application for a fwulty, a^ing that In a aanitarv point of view It was necemary, and that on dteii cases a churchyard, though obnwerated, could be used for publle improvemenW. Mr. Looook, Q.C. (with whom was Mr. Dunlop), addreawd th. court at con-aidmabl. Imgth, contending that th. oourt had no power to grant a liccnoe, as tha Act of Geo. II. wouM nrevent th. proposed alterations, and that enumerated ind oould not be oonverWd w bml been asked.
CHARGE OF MURDER.
^ Wintmr Ami**, held In tl
Leeds lown-hall, before Mr. Justice Grove, Willo. Wilham Goodyear, a, grocer, has been indicted f« ilful munler of John Windroa^ at Hull, 6, 1877. The pawner pleaded guilty. In 1876, the prironer married the mater of thi It appmrcd that owing to th. stron;
s held by the [ > friendship
tiona. On tho 6th of Novpi amor had not seen the deceued nor hid any nication with him for a fo#night—when Windro caoie into hie shop, ha, drew a revolver from h pocket and shot him dead.. Ho then went upalai gaye himsi admittw that ho had committed the hearing of the case the pri I m#n a prophet from God, that'i . ynjfwwt from'God, oome to stand hen
before any one. His Lordship: Tho question-
The priroiwr (excitedly): "That I. tho qdmtlen ; I mi . —* from God." Several witnesses *ere thai ezprcascd their opinion that the prisonei ig from a religions mania. The jurv, aftai mltaticn, ezpremed their opinion that thi s in such a mental condition that he wai iponsibilities of his plea o
ind spoke to hi. mto custody, ana th. deed. During Aoaer exolslmsd, «

unable to guilty. His Hardship endorsed thi.. parked that religion had gof such





e objection; It only showet so on tho other side. Thi iatcd that he should rosurvi
L«a.
the weakne' learned Cha his decision.
LIBEL PROCEEDINGS.
In the Exchequer Division on Monday, before Mr. Baron deadly and Mr. Jurtioe Hawkins, the case of Mr. Watson e. Society of Licensed Victuallort was heard. It was an action brought by a yarn maker residing In Glasgow against the proprietor, of th. jforwMf jAsrfiwr to reoover ^dlegod damage, rtsult-ing from the publication of & statement that he had suspended paymmL Mr. Barnard now applied to the court under the 17 and 18 Vlo., ch. 34, eeo. I. for leave to issue a writ of wbpamafbr mrvloe of two witnesses in Scotland, who were well acquainted with tho affairs of the plaintiff at the time of tho publication, any' who would give evidence upon the question of damage* The defendants did not admit for one moment that the libel was true, and sot out that it was one of many actions for the same thing in re*pect of which the Qtayow Htmid had paid £400, and the iinnehttltr Guardian £200. Tho notice that the plaintiff had suspended payment appeared first in the Oleifow lltrald, and on the following day in the Timti, TtUfrapk, and Morning Adxtrtiur, as well as in other papers. Tho defendants brought one shilling into court, and denied farther damage. Their lord; •hips granted the application.
my8t«aiocsD»atb at Sravxar.—Willlsm Donnelly, a clerk,* residing at Ambill-street, Bromley, has died at the linden Hospital from injuries sustained last o.» - " " ' )wn down stairs at the
... . . !"dorf Railway. The
at the station heard a noise and afterwards «*w a lying unconscious at the foot of tho stain, .r man is said to have 'vn seen leaving the hurriedly at the moment tha man was heard to
• OscAa.—A Board of Trade Inquiry the circumstances relating to the loam of ,U>. ihrp Oscar; of Wth, has been concluded at The veasel ran on Whitby Rock, en the during very thick weaker. The ) dadsred^thst he^MwdfUj. prefer
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only boon a few days abroad, he has already benefited i complimented him on the straightforward and un-by the change, aad the sleeplessness from which he J hsaitating manner in which he had given his «vi» bad Mfceed fcr mvmal weak, has disappeared. dooee.
toner . Xeetings as to deprive him of (
a rational man. He ordered him to be detained dui her Majesty's pleasure.
SUICIPE OF A iwXTERL
Dr. Hardwlckehaa hd*I an inquest at tha Middle-*a Hospital concerning the death of Hmry Augustui Hayea, aged 37, of 33, Upper Charlton street, Mary-lebono, who committed suicide on the 17th InsL Thi widow stated that the docea**!, a. printer, had beer in an ailing rtato of health for romo tim., and begai to loee hi. right, and on boing told by a medical ma: tlmt no good could be don. for him, a* h. had brai: di^caro, ne became xn a low and desponding .tate, anl of late he had been unablo to go to work On the afternoon of the above ddte, as she wa. going to wash, she asked the deceased to bring her the skuttle down-stalre. He took the rirortle acrom th. room, and then hor mater took it from him. Directly afterwarda the deceaaod threw up the window and jumped up, falling downouthedoor-Mep. Tbedeceaswlwa. picked up and taken to th. hospital, where h. died won afterwards Dr. Bigg, said that th. deceased died from fracture of the riniU. There wa. tobercular disease of the brain.—Verdict, Suicide whilst of Unsound
A NEW RACECOURSE.
The Fuld understands that tho Kcmpton-park Racecourse I. now fairly launched. The company has obtained a long lea* of upward, of 300 acre, of land, .uited in every way for ilapuroow. The contract for the erection of rtauda and enclosure: has been IK for f 16,077, and tlmy wOl, when oomplrted, be the larger .in the world. Tho racecourse is being carefully laid out, and will comprise, in addition to a round course a mile and a half in circumference, an almost straight " »fauiUess tiyf. There will be stabling in tne park for about a hundred horses, as well as comfortable quarters for trainers, jockeys, and Kable boys Th. ^ands will be ro placed a, to bo wrihln four minute.' walk of Sunbury reilwgy rtation. There I. httle doubt that the month of July will w. the owning fixture of Hemptom-park race, on a large roma. Colonel Peyion has accepted the chairmanship of tha board of direotore. The
'* a Paaarrw On, Woau.— held an .inquiry at the London
Fatal Accidi Mr. Humphreyi ___ _
the family were at homo. The fire Wae first discovered, ami w aLrm was at one, givmi. An Immmas Name
. destroyed- One man was A dreadful boiler
!Mr. William Pope, a builder. 'of Twickenham,' ap-peared on hi. own recognlmnce. to anawer tho thkrge, ut the Bow-street Pollco-ooart on Saturday last, of baring hulde a false affidavit'm Uie Exchequer Divl-rion of the High Court of Chancery, In the tnae of Ibck v. Pope. Mr. D. Straight, who oondnoted the prosecution for the Treasury, opened It as one of un-umial importance to the public, and especially d.-wgned to wpoee a practice of defcatiog jortice which had grown under too Judicature Act. In caaca where there was really no defence- to an action a defendant was able to wt up some pretence by mean, of a falae affidavit, with the view of inducing a judge to abstain from tlgning judgment dntil an opnbrtonity afforded tho mid defendant # substantiate his stat^ ment, a proceaa winch enmred a year cr more', deh^r in th. procedure. In the preeent ewe Ih. defendant wa. med for a debt at 4h. Induce of Mr; g.*, of Isleworth, and the acthm waa set down for trial, and whilo the matter was pending the affidavit Inquest:on was .worn at Judged ChAmbere, hefor^ Ifr. Omar Salmon, fommissionsr. The W^davit was toi the effect that tho amount sought to bo recovered from him. (the defendant) wa. for goods .upplM lo a brother of lie defendant, in bumnea. at Teddifgton, who wu roWy liable for tbe mme, end had become a bankrupt. He d*da)od that he had derived no profit or .dvantngo from tho tramactioo, but that, in hi. desiro that the plaintlfT should not suffer from any faHkud family, he had given a verbal) promise to amount, and had already given him a bill f—
which had been dnly hict. The affidavit concluded, " I am advirod and f briiev. that I. am not Habb for the amount now .ought to b. recovered from mo. for tbe reason and on the ground that the pnAnise pay made by me should have been given by me in writing, a. required by the Statute, of Freud., mid that th* plaintiff cannot recover tho same." Evidence having been given, Mr. Flower. ad|6umed th. case for a month, pending judicial proceedings.
THE PATAL FIKB IN WATLIXO-STREET. . MkW' J- P«yo'e, tbo cetoner for tho City, haa held an in the City Coroner's Court, qilden-
on Saturday, the 10th, the body of the dereWd
could form no opinion as to bow th. fire originated. ThiAn** Paget, foreman, in the employ "of Mea** Newman and Mann, builders, of Upper Thamesf street, said he knew of no ill will amongst the work-men, ol" of .nythlne going to calmlate W lead to th. premiw. being s#t fire to. Thamenc6himtntedwork at half-part sia o'clock Ih th. mbmlag, and ^orkW by th. Cght of naphtha lamps, such aa are uaed by hawkers in the street. At tho.time of the fire only p. fdw lamps were burning, and those ;outy in places where, owing to the dulncss of the morning, the men could not see without them. When he loft the building all was safe.: The fire appeared to commence on tho ground floor. The lamp, used wore open, and if one fell tho naphtha- wbuW fun out. John Crene, labourer^ 4, Bear-alley, Farrlngdon -street, said ho wa. on tb* grehnd fioor trimming one of .thd maphtba lamps, when it dipped out, of his hand and fell on the fioor. The ooylenta ppeet and roread ovar th. flooring, and set fire tqJiL Tho jury found that the, deceased loi#hi. lif. through burning, cawed by th. npeettiug of a naphtha lamp, and, in thair opinio* there was considerable carelessness in causing tho me to work with so highly: dangerous an article as napHtha lamp.
WIT AND HUMOUjL
(From I'uneh.)
Tnm Liar 8m.x_—Boy (to Cowrwf with Wig a*. Oh, Sir, plenso sir, is this Chanceiy-Uno?—1» W_ Ah ! I knowed it was f—Then why di$ ydu asS— 'Co. I waited to have coq&*T. Opinion.
How wa Lmaaji Xow.—CWpheLMblnArnck,^ Musketry) : But I should liko Xo know if'tbo>- un^-
tand anything about tha -theory of .musketrju^ " ivato O'Grady is called out of the K'onk*). W£i* the objects of poaition drill ?~.IVi»4ito O'Gradw : Sure 'itV tfiim mar ks on fh.
(after deep thought)
barrick w.ill, Sirr f ■ i« iduuih
Irany. Two Ewma*.—The Ken of, add tbo mm over, the Moontain. ' - ' ?
Jpcax^iMic ConrLarmu — Whht most ^perefigur from about thi. Um. of year!—Radpb^X
, Emwri axn Anokma » PawL—Angdina: yo, hk. thi. rtyl. of moral decoration. Edw* love I It enabko m. to me on evmw and form I love best in tho workfl d&rliOg!—yon make me
AngdhI:*"oh, Edw blurii ! Edwin:. I didnt :


g» m6 the channco I
5
Kti ' ''""y » CI
Scikkc* w mi Horreriotn.—" How far," save a
»arf«e'"reiMin, L%%«."" I^fnoM^kC that.it icinunn to to ban!; but the telmbone, all circumstances, is ft , wonderful invention. A'niSm not many days since, who W bis fife's mother sS7 I"? with bim, was told that by m. ans of a UdepbcM ho would bo able to hear anything he.lilccd.!' at a di^ hinoe," and he immediately pnrbhSsed a telephone to sed what effect it would have on his mother-in-law*, voice; And wt mm a^t mt&*d of mmding th* money -waste/ally !
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Pnoyawnm Aim PaACTica.-r"Profemor Agmma has recently estimated that a man's fingbr-naila win grow to be 3,000 feet Icmg if he have, thom unent fer 1,000 ymre.'* The neat to dimover w, bow long k man', oom will become In half thd time if ho bmda poking It Into bnsinem' that doem't concern Wm mad cannot b6 of the Imat um to th. worid In goneml WiU Ppo&mm Agamia kindly my ? '
PkmoMAk—On. of tho membw. of the prem* Cabinet is too lazy to put his foot down on anything ho object, to. Ho say. one toe', enough. H. gcoo-rally puts hi. vetoe on it..
PouTtcil'.—Lord Beaconsfleld complains that ha has ndt been aWd -to carey hi. cdllmgum with him during th. yremnt orW. It Im't a Pnrtmbl. Cahim^

illmm Jackmn, tbe man.aom«ed of; attempting to murder Mr. Eugme Hamburgct . d house on Hoi-bom Viaduct lart "week, *hot hhnmlf on Sunday evening, In Falmer Churchyard, near Lew*. , ifo 4 B**" .1=1 the only gbb^a^uSo iq.lho village. lything particular wa. noticed with rogaril tohim, eacept that hewm writing in *TOcket-book during the whole period. He left before the time for afternoon mrtico at th. paridi chureh, which he attended. r Juafc before five o'clock the report of a plaol yi^heaH; and Jadmon wa.found on hi. back :n the churchyard nalhway, diot through the heart. Jio evidently placed the weapon inside his waistcoat for the porpoeo, and must have dlod instantly. MWI-cal assistance waa .t once summoned, hot it was merely a matter of form. Th. police on marching him found Ih. pyk^ l*ook in which be had bem writing. It contain*! a long history of h(. connmtion with Ilamborger; who Jackmo mid had cheated and libelled him. Ho had no Intention of killing Ham-bmrger, and eapremed a hope that ho might recover. Since tho deed no had no peace of mind, and therefore preferred making away with hhnmlf to being tried, and perhapa hanged for the offence, which would bo a greater trial to hia relatives and friends than death **"" * "it, which ho considers one worthy of
The pistol with which he shot himself He bought In Lewm fdr.tha pnrpom. Hi. anco tallies in every way with the description to the police for his apprehension.
' ENGLISH A20) FOREIGN LABOUR.
Mr. Thomas Brasmy, M.P., delTvcrei a. lecture on (h. V CmA^grhtlve Efficiency pf Ehg^lih' ahd jfoWgn Wx»^2,qn Mqhday Mming,Kn fb.' kail attached to Chrut .Church, Wostminalcr-bridgc-r«id. He said (hat "hH. th. depression in th. trad, of qthek countries bad bmu eveomore marked thanihat wpwienmd in England, the fact remained that there had been ft decline is the markets for tho chief commodities of.our exportHjade, which was described as steady, continuous, and .serious. The apprehension with which British competition waa regarded waa clearly ladhmted by the protective policy which wery m^iufacturiog country dtlll maintained. In thi. respect th.UnRedSlak. were 6r more rtringenl tkin miy other country, mid then followed Rufsia, Belguim, and Germany. Tho recent striko among tlio Shipwrights in the Clyde at a timo of unpredecentoddepremionheregaH^d m ono of.the moat regretable inmdmU in the labour morement of the part ymr. Tha ^harp lemon, of the pros ant had would, however, work their own most permanent certain cure. In America, as in England, a period of high wages, during which tho labour-pro-ng power of workmen wa. enervated by luznry, wa. followed by reduction, in the wagm of empty*, of from 24 to 37 jwr omL; In the building tmdm from 25} to 50; contractore men from 37to 63, oil refinerie. about 25 per ocnt. %e od^ m labour had rtimulatod th. logmuify of Inventors, md by labour-saving machinery (hey had bean able tomudocm-fully compete with Great Bntaln in her own .pedal manpfacturm, mpplylng rlfim to th. %rkWi arinim and railway engine, to South Anmrica, and even our. AmatrelianooloniaK At tha same time tkeir mmhanica worked longer and more industriously than our own. If our workmen deluded themselves with the notion that by working at half .peed thoy would prevent over-production, British industry would shrink away before th.Aeoandvlgorou.e8ort.ofthoAiuoriean& Avoto of thanks wa. passed to Mr. Btassey at the conclusion of hi. lecture.
A QUESTION OF DOMICILE.
At the Judicial Committee on Tuesday an appeal from tho Supreme Court of New Souths Wales oame up for hearing, in which the question waa whether ono John Donald M'Lmn wa.domioilodat tho time of hi. dmth In Nwr South Walm. He wa. bom in Scotland, hleh place ho efnigrated, and amassed fti Now
aied stamp dutie
before bar Maicrty Ih Coundf a. to the dutiW piyabld uudpr the will. Mre. Piatt, formerly Mrt M'Ledn, the widow of th. doceamd, m e%eoatrii,jwid Mr, Hodgaou, the mrvivlng executor, were tho appellant.; and the Atlorney-Genoml of the Colony wa. th. reapondanL Tha testator was bom in th. Isle of Skye in 1820; he emigrated in 1837, married in 1866, and after the wparation of tha colony of Qawoatpwn In IW0, lw devoted hi. tim. to political agaire, and wa.
he died in 180C. Ij^s personalty
property in New South Wall 430,000, and In Queensland f190,000, btrido. 420,000 of wool In England. Tho Court below held that hi. domicile was in New South Walm, and the appellant.' contended that it was in Qooen.l^nil. Tho cam will



in. uMixma AT BAM fmaxcwoo^-Th. police, msiakd by the troops hav. been obliged to protect the Chinm. immigrent. on their landing m .thla «ty from th. atlack of an aimed and orgarumd mob, the nnglmdaraof which ha.i been arrested.
Oaa*T PauawMaa Comannow—Asia day. oom-petition I. to take place at the Agricultural HalL Irtiogton, during th. week oommendng March Ifi, for pnaea amounting to f750, which Sir. J. D. Artlw ha. giiruantmd. Each competitor i. to maka tho bmt of
y running or walking forma day. and night.,
an who by tm o'clock on th. Saturday night — -—-jphaodthe graateat diatanoa k *o b. known a. the champion of the world, to be th. pomeworofa flW belt, and lorecmypf&OO. Tha mtrim are open toth. world, but thenumbwof oomprtltor, kUmftod
^ Entries may be made np to Frebruary IS,
apd H. Vaughan, of Chester, has already entered. oowraabaifd Tobacco.—The tobaoco which finds 4"™ **** quantitlm come. chl#fiy from tho Dutch ports, where it can be had at from &L to Is. 2d. per lb., and the prim for which the men mU it when landed i. from 2& fid. to 3& per lb., having thmu a reepecfable profit upon Umir outlay; but they hav. to ron the risk of detection, which may add mmewhat to tho cost. Now, tho Dutch pound weight 18 ounce, avoirdupois, and tho tobacco when packed is not in that condition which cauaea it to cling to tho hand upon slight pressure, as some English tobaccocs do ; and if judiciously managod during tho operations of storing, for th. purpom of jUmntegretion, an Incream of anothm two ouam. fan,bo obtained. Thm, for 2& fid. and his labour, the purchaser at this sido can obtain M ounom of good mlmhlo tobaooo.
A Compsssatioh Cask.—Lord Coleridge and a ipecialiuryhave had before them in the Common I leas Division tho caae of Kershaw and Forrest and son. The defendants were gas • engineers in New-Arert, Frttm-law. On th. of Angnrt; Mr. Kwhaw wa. killed by a cran. aoddmt wh&t mming ia front of the defendants' premises He had down to thia time supported his mother, .nd she claimed under
MettoooliUn Bo«d of Wor k^UktU that Colonel Sir
• hfil the Marylebone-roaJ, and running
tho poriahm of St.. PAaoraa; lalingtod, and
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ntreo
BICYCLE v. HORSE.
A match took placo on Monday at Llllio Bridge Grounds between Keen, the champion bicydfkt, and two trotting horm. named Elt, th. property of Mr. Maynmd, and Pripce/ the property of Mr. Argent, the dirtance bdng 20 mllm Keen of ooure. rode upon th. ordinary cinder mth, the horsm trottiog on thetrackchWdd the railing^ (be dlffereuto betwcen the two traclm, being calculated aa 90 yarda in tho mile, though by mme curioo. proces. of arithmrtic, tho harem wore made to travel 57 lap. 534 yard* or more than a quarter of a mile over the distance, via., 20 m(lm It afterwards transpired that th* outm track ww 120 yard, to th. mil. longer than the inner, con-wqnontly the race cannot bo regarded as any mtWao-tory test, tho interest buing confined to Keen, who rode his five miles in 17 min. 44 sec., his ten miles in 36 min. 44 sec., and the 15 miles in 64 min. 20,mc. Keen waa ultimately declared tho winner; riding th* 20 miloe in 1 hour 13 min. 30 mo., but according tc the proper measurement the horses won.
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A mm of great importance to bufMore bm been bmid befbro tho Brighton bmch of maglrtmtm. In whleh Mmnrn. Thmnm Austin .nd Walter Lynn, Umber/alato, and ooal merchants, of Upper Bedford.
^ Warwick-street, Brighton, w«o*uumoncd by tho Royal Sbmrty for tho Prevents* of Cnwlty to Animals, for having a horse in their service that had been over 30 ymr. at work, and suffering from an overshot off-joint, which caused it to be in great pain, and at time, unablo to placo it. foot on the ground. Jamm Bachelor, tha carman, was romrnomed for work-mg tho animal, which Mr. Goorgo Smith, tho inspectoi to tho Royal Somrty for tho Premntlon of &udty to
promcoW; and Bachelor having boon fined
ika.—Scene— At an Irish Bonk-lard Squander: OVenWwm, Mr. O^Haganf »Wht I art up the pod-boo* mymlf and it rtNwred ovmm Ihoushhd In my favour.—Mf. 0"H&g*n: Ah, mo krt Ra a thrilling mlrtoke.ye'v. mado—yk"ve cart the rem of, Opr, Ix«d ,intfrom eaem. of real. Thom rta&ionW at Tempi. hove tnrtrmtlon. to prevent pemona carrying off any portion of 4* bb# ih^y nem^ not have stopped tha gentlAnah whoiynfortunatoly 4or him, wam carryimg oil somo of tho dust in his eye!': ' ' '
DAMMd a*oDopro.-4-ln con^quAim of his mob*, conduct to the Welsh miner* during theif long .dfep-unp. Lord Abwdar* b.by Royal patent to bo allow.* to assnm. tho titl. of Lord Aberdai^yto-do-right I
Aiisit OwEx.—Biographers, as a nilo, are plentiW enough, but what an exceptional' man it will require tn edit thofdu&hly " Tho l.ife, Lrtters^ and Postcards of the Right Hon. W. R Gladstone'."
, Vqfk. of th. Aghl^-DaMeg;''.."' .
A 'laying ", Situation—A. scab $n (be bench. . Jfmch of Good Mannqm-*Fo^ ^uin to^are joq,^ th. faqe. . i
A genius has drtoovored how torent wood without
nmnoaduMOP&mw: Uommaihatthrt;. : ^ boot,"* mid by thorn frnoBIm
fine oratoya ^'heelwrigbt. an* good q^kosmen.
Somoj»eopk, likobarbem^memwiyifcady toKmr an acquaintance, and then, aim Hko barbers, thoy a; aptloc#thim,too. i «|.f .
A lady, who waanot a Rhakmpcoan Kholmkhmrio: tho " Merry 53vmof_Windmr" highly praised, i-, quurd Imw many wire. WW*? bad. - ATahUojoumtl ofi^ UU#:MducuiMnti--fA:i subacribers poying in adv$n(d?0iB b#,'entitled te.u fifrt-clam obituary uotlm in cam of death."
"?*PPr % tho country that hw no hid*?." o. tim Kboolboy mid, on being flogged Ihe Ua; l
much "chock" that wicked boy. tlekla him till i s laughs and U*n play h Mr^ind.sock iwtha wrinklea no editor of a tountry pfljer'r^i-ock of our court-house, emulating „ ladies, had a nice qoqt 6f
cea, " The clock e ipl. of mme of om on It. face yrrterday.''
Sidney Smith onto commenced a'c&arity Kndon mymg:—"Benevolcnce i. # amtlmtnt common i.
nglectumrc lUlLotlontiv*
" hard-to-lifta," tho uj^id-go-oi
hi. wife on .
o'Lapgdouda," and tho "c*:-a l/ruto of . husband who a
Wto
required. The statement
referred to th. works
^ . "»&noior naving oeen lined 6s. and
mernnk, and a great favourite. Tb* were eha-MeWmd km mort Whd. aad mnriderst.. to thdr onlmalm. Tho ^pmdiary, aa the homo, had bmo killed, imposed the nominal penalty of 5s. and costs, which was paid.
FAitraxs m A*naicA.-Manr com-meroial fail area are announced at New York andothm principal cities of the United States.
wiUb*-a"0 Mm
Jb
tho Older ol -thd Master of the ham given, that hs had incited the
MB
woman, there waaa timo when von mod to my,'Wba are your dear HttlofooUytootaimr"
A w^Lknown writer ada, y What I. In * drnmr We are not much at solving commdruma, but m-mnture to mggfrt thai—that—w#n,aometimm enrioem .^orka of art, and mmWiipc. very pretty pimm
A bookbinder said to his wifo at their wedding; ~ & MM, that mow wo are bound togrther, two volmm* onoof Uk gumta; "«w mde*ighly^iniamental Turk^ merooco, and tbaallaw plam mlf."
could mt* much mgWiinif yondid," waa thorenksf th. cmer noy.
A )^mg juman, mmtiug her former fellow.*™*, was asked how she liked her now place. " Very writ" —nothing to oomplafnof now.haM you Y — f Nothmg, only master and mimus talk —. v very bad grammar."
A man who had returned home aftergan abs*#oe t£ ** 3^,, the "baby that ho loft only t*v*y months old grown into a pert Mis. of nearly ti»M ymm, who, when ho happened to oAod hcronot petulanUv exclaimed, " 1 wish you had n^rer -^2 mtn our famdy I" . '
. Tk. captain^, trading vmml, baring mm.
band goods on board which he wished to land, said fc» an ezemanan, " If I were to put a half-orown pmer-
____wa. tho qui*
■that awful woman V** 1 think you will have ttTOed tho undartakw^ Well, If I must, I maA* Replied he: "but'tA rlqe with hor destroy, all dm ?h.mi.offho6ocmk6r' y
tho author of tho " Sentimental JcmamgTl V ,d4dA of treating hW. wifp ill, was mre „ to Garrick Inafiuo, sentimental manma.
--- _ conjugal lovsand fidelity,—"Tho huibajkC
be, with mmamng assurance,who behavm ma.
hi.
hope your house is insured." • _
A Michigan mhoolmarter my. WI will spell m man, womun, or child, m th. bull state fur a shnary, or kmh pries of ono hundred dollar, a eia the money to bo awartkjd by a Idmmitteo of riln iTjmrf or skool directors. There has been a darned site blcmd
Ignaremmnm. because 1 differ with noar WtkM style ofspeBing.—Xwrxm, i\»pw-.