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6 THE TIMES, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1888. plush. There are 80 boxes, each one of which has a lobby. There will be places for 1,600 spectators. The building will have cost from Bret to last 30,000,0001.

(about With this money, however, the Viennese bare a shoatro which has not its match in the world. FRANCE PARIS. Ava. In March, 1887, Mouvet, the manager Bank Parisienne, abaconded, his amounting to 2,836,0001. He was arrested Constantinople and brought to France, proof of his Belgian' nationality, had liberated, the extradition being irregular: three alleged accomplices at the bank wotp on their trial on Wednesday.

They that in falsifying the books and other actions they had acted under Mouvet's and without any guilty knowledge. The ended to-day in their acquittal, but they ordered to pay sums amounting to the bank as damages. A some what seriods ident occurred timber yards at 8t. Quen. Six policemen.

ho had on duty in order to protect the yards against a attack by the men oh strike, were returning trolleys when the vehicles came into collision with other trolleys standing on the line, All the men thrown off and received serious injuries. It was thought that the accident was cansel by the strikers, an inquiry it Wis found to be the result of carelessness: Two torpedo-boate collided last night off this Bach were seriously, damaged, but no one Floquet and Kranta, Minister of risited the Evolutionary Squadron today. M. CHEVREUI Aco. father.

THE RECENT BALLOON ACCIDENT. This evening at. 8 o'clock Freul etiters on his 103d year. His general Lath is excellent, he coats and drinks" heartily, and he sleeps soundly. His legs, bowever, begin to show signs of weakness, and it is for that reason only that he tias consed to attend the Monday meetings of the Academy of Sciences.

His habits arv very regular. Ile rises early and takes a plate of soup. He goes to bed again and sleeps till noon. He then has breakfast, which consists of two eggs and some minced meat. This repast over, he drives out fot two or three hours.

On his return he reads scientific and literary works, following with Saterest the recent proceedings of various scientific bodies and the accolints -of recent discoveries in many departments of science. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon he takes bowl of milk with two biscuits. He lies down again for two hours, after which he has another plate of soup and goes to bed for the night. The family and friends of M. to avoid everything that might expose himto fatigue, have resolved not to keep his birthday at the Museum, as was intended.

Those who go there will be received by his son, but his private house will be closed to every one. M. Chevreul at present takes the greatest interest in the preparations for the Exhibition of next year at the Champs de Mars. He drives there daily in a one-horse chaise, which he has had for 40 years, and watches the progress made in the construction of the Eiffel Tower. To-day letters and telegrams of congratulation have been received from all parts of the globe, and several Academicians called on him.

At' Angers, his' native town, there were illuminations and a concert last night. M. Chevreul's father was In doctor at Angers, as also were his great uncle and his maternal grind- PARIS, Ave. 31. M.

W. de Fonvielle writes, with reference to the refusal of the coroner's jury to accept Mr. Percival Spencer's theory that the recent balloon accident was caused by the force of the wind "I am in a position to support from experience Spencer's assumption. About 20 years ago I executed, with Duruof and Gaston Tissandier, an ascent from the Arts et Paris, which has been described in Voyages 50 admirably edited in English by my respected friend Mr. Glaisher A plate has been engraved showing the bursting of the balloon in the air at an altitude of about 40 The explosion was produced by the force of the wind, as explained in this volume, because an accidental obstruction of the neck had prevented the escape of the gas which, compressed by the force of the wind, exploded the canvas, and the balloon was practically annihilated.

We escaped unhurt, because we fell on the ground supported by the wind like so many cats attached to the tail of a kite, but we should have been instantly killed if the grapnel had stuck in the branches of a tree instead of its roots, as happily for jus was the case. We indulged in other theoretical explanations of the obstruction and so on, which it would be difficult to summarize, and which have been explained in my 'Aventures des Grands 1 cannot, however, agree with Mr. Percival Spencer on the desirability of abstaining from any ascent in stormy weather, for at those times observations are especially interesting, and much of the danger can be avoided by careful BELGIUM. BRUSSELS, Arc. 315 A Japapese naval mission, of which the ViceAdmiral and Vice-Minister of Marine, Rabajama, is the chief, have arrived here from the Hague, and hare visited the Cockerill Company's estoblishment at Seraing.

An international musical file on an extraordinary scale will be held next month at the Brussels Exhibition. M. Anspach, till now. vice-governor of the National Bank, has been appointed governor, and is succeeded 38 vice-governor by. M.

Van Hoegaerden, one of the directors. The Belgian Government is abolishing the excise duty on sugar. THE CONGO RAILWAY. BRUSSELS, AvG. 31.

The engineering preliminary studies for the construction -of the Congo railway line ate nearly terminated. The line, 'which is to run from Matadi to Stanley Pool, will have a length of -350 75 gauge, and commence at seven metres above the level of the sea, rising gradually to 60 THE SIBERIAN RAILWAY. BRUSSELS, AvG. $1. The part of the Siberian railway line from Samara to Ufa; 485 in length, will be opened on the 9th of next month.

The continuation from Ufa to Statusk is now being constructed. The line is to extend in time also to Omsk, Tomsk, and Irkutsk. Indo-European Telegraph. Reuter's Agency. THE SUGAR BOUNTIES CONVENTION.

A meeting of the British and Colonial Anti-Bounty Association ewes beld at Billiter-house yesterday. Mr. N. Lubbock, chairman of the essociation, presided, and there were present gentlemen representing the sugar industry in Great Britain, Australia, the West Indies, and other parts of the Empire. After careful consideration of the Convention just signed, the following resolutions were passed That this association; representing all branches of the British home and colonial sugar industrs, desires of most the respectfully- immense record its grateful appreciation service rendered by Majesty's Government to the cause of free trade in curing an international agreement for the cessation of bounties on sugar; and this association is convinced that the Sagar Convention of 1888, by freeing British markets From a dependence on bounty-aided.

products, and once more permitting the free access of sugar from all apon equal conditions, must prove 1 a benefit to consumers and producers alike, and that the 7th article of the treaty, providing an effective and equitable international ecurity- the continuance or revival of the boupty (without which the assent of the foreign Powers would have been impossible), can have no other effect than, by prohibiting bounties, to secure the supplies of sugar from all parts of the world. -(2) This association, bowerer, regrets that there should be a delay of three years in carrying out the terms of the Convention, and ventures to think that it would be greatly to the interest of all the contracting Powers to adopt an- carlier Bate. (3), This association desires to. express its high approciation of the energy, skill; and tact shown Baron Henry de Worms and the other British delegates, and desires to convey its warm thanks to them for the rest service they have rendered to this country and the Empire at large. (4) That copy of these resolutions forwarded to Lord Salisbury and Baron Henry de IRELAND.

WOODFORD, Ace. 31. The eviction proceelings instituted by Lord Clauricarde against his defaulting tenants have been going on since, Wednesday last. In addition to force of 150 police, under the command of Mr. Byrne, D.M., Mr.

Paul, R.M., and Colonel Tynte, R.M., a detachment of Scots Fusiliers, amounting to 150 men, commanded by Major Frere, have been sent to assist the sheriff in the execution of the Queen's writ. The military and police forces are stationed at Clondago! Castle, about half-way between Portumna and Woodford, and march daily from their quarters to the different sites. The presence of the military has had an imposing effect, but they have not been required to interfere actively, and the police and the sheriff's bailiffs have bad to cope with the resistance which has been offered. Instead of allowing- onlookers to approach the sites and to impede the others of the law, as has been hitherto done, no persens whatever, except representatives of the Press, have been admitted inside the boundary formed by the soldiers. The first house visited on Wednesday that of Michael Quin, of His yearly rent was £11, at £1 An acre, and he owes to May, 1887.

being for two and a half years. The agent of Lord Clanricarde, Mr. Tener, offered him 5300 for the stock on the land and his bank book; -but be refused the offer with politeness. The house WaS but slightly barricaded, and when the bailiffs proceeded with crowbars to force an entrance some boiling water was thrown out of the doorway, Possession having been effected, the sheriff next went to the house of James Callaghan, of Shragh, and found it extensively barricaded: After a determined resistance, during which the inmates flung. out hot water in considerable quantities, An entrance was gained, and seven young men who had been found 'inside were put under arrest and sent to Galway Gaol.

At the house of Patrick Page, of Rossmore, the most determined resistance was offered. by three women and little boy, 'who were strongly fortified, and who shot out copious supplies of boiling water, stones, and bottles on the beads of the besiegers. When length an entrance bad been effected the inmates were captured, but soon afterwards released on the understanding that they shall appear to answer to summonses for forcible resistance. The tenant's rent was £6 year and he bad been sued for three years, £18, up to May, 1887. The next house was that of Joseph Stewart, whose rent was £8 10s.

a year and who owed three years' rent. The resistance was but slight, and no person was arrested. In the case of John M'Donough, of Kilmeady, three years' rent Was also -namely, £33, £11 year for a holding of 20 Irish acres. The resistance was slight. There were thus five cases dealt with the first day.

On Thursday morning the first house visited was that of a widow named Maria Tully, of Kilme-dy. She seemed disposed to agree to an amicable arrangement if allowed to do so, and, in consequence of her desire to avoid ill-repate among her neighbours, made slight resistance. No arrest: was made. Her house was one of the best in the entire district, and her yearly rent was £32 10s. for 76 statute acres.

She had been sued for three years' rent up to March, 1887, and actually owed four years' rent last May. Michael Page, of Kilmendy, who owed four and a balf years' rent, at £4 per annum, for five and half acres, and who enjoyed the grazing of about 40 acres of commonage gratis, made 3 feeble resistanee to the demand for possession. His house, was barricaded, but there was no one inside, and it was therefore not diffcult to obtain entrance. The road leading to the next house, that of Michael Shaughnessy, of Cloonan, was blocked up in several places over a mile in extent by rude barricades of stones and bushes. Upon Mr.

Tener, the agent, asking him to' come to an amicable arrangement, he admitted the ness of the terms, but was evidently afraid to make a settlement. His yearly rent was 24 3s, for five statute acres, and he owed three years' rent up to May, 1887. The resistance offered was slight, although some hot was thrown as soon as the door had been broken in. The police found inside three girls, a young lad, and aD old man with his head bandaged. They were, all discharged.

Patrick Solan, of Cloonan, owed three years! rent up the same period. His former rent of £12. 8. had been reduced to £9, and the Government valuation was. £10 per annum.

The quantity of land was '18 statute acres. His. door" was fastened and his windows blocked up with chunks of wood, but the resistance offered was very slight. Thomas Porter, who owed £33 up to May, 1887, the rent for three years of 14 statute acres, evinced a desire to retain his holding, but WAS evidently afraid to agree to a friendly settlement. His house was occupied by some men who bad come from distant locality, and he repeatedly called out to them asking them to surrender possession.

They threw out bot water at the bailiff, but they were ultimately arrested 'and sent handcuffed to Galway. Gaol. This concluded the proceedings of the second day. In instance. Mr.

Tener offered to leave the tenant in possession if he pajd one year's rent' and costs and to givextime for the payment of the arrears, but the invarialile answer: was that they had no money. Today the proceedings were resumed shortly before 9 o'clock in the morning. The same force of military and constabulary was present, the soldiers being under the command of Major Frere, and the police uniler that of Mr. Paul, R.M., until the arrival of Mr. Byrne, D.M., in the afternoon.

The first house visited was that occupied by. Patrick Kelly, of Clonmoylan, who held 26 statute acres of land at yearly rent of 410, the Government valuation being 411. He owed three years' rent, 930, up to May, 1887. The agent offered to let him remain in possession if he paid one year's rent and costs just then, and to give him time to pay the reminder. The replied that he had no money.

The agent said that in addition to the crops on the land there were two cows and a horse, and he would accept them instead of cash but the tenant refused to make any compromise. The house had been barricaded, and the bailiffs were directed to force AD entrance. They tried to burst in the door, but finding there WaS further obstruction inside it they proceeded to- knock down the walls. Having made large hole at ench gable end. they were enabled to enter without any resistance.

The police arrested and kept in custody five young girls whom they met. in the house, the women found in similar circumstances having been let off the previous two days. It was pow evident that advantage was taken of this leniency, and Mr. Paul therefore thought it right to detain these girls. The house of John Slattery.

of was the next visited. His rent for 95 Irish acres, equivalent to 15 statute acres, was 57 a year, and he bad paid 510 to a fortner tenant, named James Kenny for possession of the farm. The house was barricaded, and Siattery, who was outside, refused to make any settlement. The bailiffs having with crowbars knocked down a portion of the front wall entered the house, and found inside Slattery's wife and son, who were detained in custody. The next process was an ejectment obtained against.

James tenant, and Patrick Daly, subtenant, of a bouse and 20 statute acres, fat the yearly rent of 55. The Government valuation was £6 15s. No rent had been paid since November, 1883, and there were. therefore, five and balf years" rent due 109. Maher was not present, 15 be resided on another farm and bad delegated the care of this to Daly, who acted as his herd.

The door of the house was found open, no resistance of any kind was offered, and the sheriff was allowed to take quiet and peaceable possession. Mr. Tener, Lord Clanricarde's agent, offered to give Daly. the farm; and te allow him sufficient time to pas the rent due but Daly. replied that be had no money, and that, the house being taken from him, he bad no employment or further claim on Maher, and that he must pow had gO to the workhouse.

of Mr. Tener then said that a high opinion Daly and that be would give him another house and £10 a year to take care of An evicted farm, merely requiring him keep the cattle from straying, and the defences in repair. Daly's reply An honest poor man is my name, and I will maintain it, I hope, while I have life but I would not be able to do the duty. Long life to your honour. I must go to the workhouse now." Mr.

Tener, having been told by. Daly that Heven year-old. heifers bad been removed from the farm, said that if they were reinstated he would allow £28 for them against the rent but Daly replied that be could do nothing but go to the workhouse. The next house was more than three miles distant, and some parts of the road leading to it, were found obstructed with stone and bushes, by which means the progress of the sheriff's party was delayed. I bare been credibly informed that the Rev.

William Roche, of Woodford, was present, and he is believed to bare taken a prominent part with Michael Donnelly And others in the blocking of the road at Cloncoe-cross. When they had proceeded about half way and reached Cloncoe-cross Mr. Byrne, D.M., arrived, and the Rev. Mr. Coen, P.P., joined the party.

On reaching the house of John Fahey, of Derrygill, which is separated from the bigh road a stream crossed by stepping stones, and the Rev. Mr. Coen, P.P., Mr. Matthew Harris, M.P., others were kept back by the military, and the sheriff's party, with the police, advanced. John Fahey, with his wife and children, were outside, and Mr.

Tener told them that he would leave them in possession if he then 'got one year's rent and the costs, and that he would allow them time to. pay the arrears. Upon Fahey replying that he had no money, Mr. Tener said be would be satisfied with some of the stock, but Fabey said be could not make such an arrangement, and Mrs. acknowledging that the offer was a fair one, stated that they could not come to terms.

The yearly rent was E8 8s. for 33 statute acres, and the up to March last. The, amount of the decree was for valuation £9 5s. years' rent was due three-and-a-half Fears, £29 with costs £2 11s. 6d.

Mr. Tener offered the tenant, upon 'his producing solicitor's, receipt for the costs and £3 8s. in to pay him g5 a year as caretaker of the wood near his house, dating from November, 1887, and to be paid in advance so as to cover one, year's rent and to allow the remainder of the arrears to be paid off by the salary. Faboy at first seemed to approve the offer, but subsequently, while expressing his gratitude, he stated that he should act as all the other tenants did. His concluding words were, I thank you, Sir, but under the present circumstances I certainly cannot accept the terms.

Still, I am thankful to you for the offer. could not pay the costs this The I must warn you that any person found resisting will be prosecated. If you bare any persons inside advise them not to molest the bailiffs or the police in taking possession. It can do them no good. You have gone through the performance of barricading the house, and I suppose that is enough for Fou.

Fabey did not reply, and the bailiffs proceeded to batter in the door, which was found to be heavily defended. As soon as the door had been dislodged quantities of boiling water were thrown out from behind the bashes which further blockaded the entrance. The bailiffs having been several times repulsed by -the bot, water 1 thrown in their faces, District Murphy performed an act of great bravery. He went up to the aperture and implored those- inside to desist, stating that further outrage on their part would only lead to their punishment. There was an immediate capitalstion, and the bailiffs were permitted to remove the obstructions and to enter.

Two boys who were found inside were brought out as prisoners, but after short time were liberated. The next place proceeded to was farm at Ballinalogue, in possession of Michael Mohan, sub-tenant to Matthew Joseph. There no house OD the land, and DO resistance whatever. Mr. Tener, on the part of the landlord, got the farm cleared of stock and took possession: The rent was £43 yearly, and the tenant owed £61 being a year and a balf's rent to May, 1887, for which a magistrate's warrant had been procured petty sessions.

The Government valuation of the land was £41 10s. The next house visited not far distant; it was occupied by mAn named Patrick Fabey, distinguished from several others of the same, name by sobriquet. It situated on a farm of 41 acres in the townland of Douras, the yearly rent was £15, the valuation £15 and the tenant owed three years' rent to May, 1887, amounting to: £45. A. writ for this -amount had been procured from the Court of Exchequer at cost of £6-16s.

8d. There was no resistance. The door of the house was open and the tenant welcomed the sheriff, but alleged that his son was too sick to be removed. The sheriff, having satisded himself that the nature of illness was not urgent, advised the tenant to remore the invalid, which was accordingly done- and obtained. The number of writs obtained Was 25, of which 17 have been executed.

It is expected that Fonly evictions of the remainder will be enforced, and that the will be completed by to-morrow evening. AvG. 31. The case of Mr. Henry James, late official assignee of the Court of Bankruptcy, Was referred to to-day in an application to Judge Boyd on the part of John Kingston James, cne of his sureties, for an order that two sums of £147 24.

8d. and £52 18s. part of sum of £1,662 12s. at present lodged in deposit receipts in the Bank of Ireland, and which had previously. formed.

part of suspense should be brought back to that account, with the ultimate settlement of the account of. Mr. Charles H. James. The grounds were that the first sum was stated to be an overdraft of- Mr.

James, but was found to be an drerdraft of Mr. Orr, a previous official assignee, and that the second sum, as well as a' larger sum of 5647, was erroneously claimed by the bank an overdraft of Mr. James. Mr. Malcolmson, solicitor to.

the Bank of Ireland, said the application came on him by surprise, and he wished to Live time to look into the matter. Judge Boyd adjourned the matter generally in order to afford Mr. Malcolmson the opportunity he desired. Mr. O'Brien said it was satisfactory to find that the deficit to the public would be scarcely anything, perhaps nothing.

Counsel appeared on the part of the receiver on the estate of Moore Carroll Fitzgibbon, in the county Cork, to make absolute conditional order for an attachment against tenant named -Patrick Dwyer. The affidavit of the receiver, Mr. George Joyce, showed that on the 4th of April a decree in ejectment was obtained in default against the tenant for £362 138. 31., being four years' rent of, his holding. rent had been reduced in 1883 from £120 to 290, and the tenant paid up everything due up to that year.

In the beginning of last July he began to remove bay from the farm. The receiver obtained from the Court an injunction restraining him, but he disregarded the order. LIMERICK, AvG. 31. A Poor Law guardian named P.

Mulcahy has been rearrested on a charge of having been concerned in the moonlight attack on the house of Timothy Ambrose, of Kilkeedy, near Newcastle West, in May last, on which occasion Ambrose was shot in the leg and severely wounded. Michael Vaughan, a blacksmith, has also been taken into custody and charged. with complicity in the outrage, which is attributed to the fact that Ambrose WAS about advertising for sale the farm of a neighbour on which he bad a mortgage, and when the land was subsequently offered for sale there was po bidding, owing, it was alleged, to the intimidation practised by Vaughan. The prisoners were brought before Major Rollestone, to-day and. remanded, bail being refused.

At Newport, (county Tipperary) Petty Sessions before Messes. Ryan, Finch, and Young, a respectable farmer named Michael Moloney, of Castlewaller, WILS prosecuted by District-inspector Moore on a charge. off having on the 19th inst. fired at and wounded William O'Brien. The latter stated that he and boy named Kennely were on.

the wall of defendant's orchard, when Moloney fired at him. Witness, who was wounded in the face and neck, fell off the wall, and four or fire pellets of shot were extracted from his face by De, O'Dwyer. No evidence was tendered for the defence, but the explana-tion offered was that the wounding of the boy WAS accideatal, that Moloney did hot know there was shot in the gun, and that he merely wanted to frighten the boys, who came to steal his fruit. The magistrates by. a majority.

refused informations. Mr. Hastings, solicitor, who assisted the prosecution, said he had too much respect for the Bench to criticize their decision. 0'Brien's father is bringing a civil, action against Moloney, £250 damages being claimed! THE HAMPTON WICK RAILWAY ACCIDENT. -The Board of Trade inquiry into the railway accident at Hampton Wick was resumed and -concluded yesterday by the Inspector, Marindin, C.DI.G., R.E.

Two witnesses were called before the Inspector in the Boardroom at Waterloo Station, one being Daniel Thomas Pickles, the driver of. the light engine, who asserted most positively that be did not discover the engine was on the wrong road until it had got half-way across theThames-bridge. It was travelling at the rate of 20 miles an hour, and he and his mate at once reversed the engine, opened the sand boxes, applied- the steam and hand brakes, and did everything that was possible to stop the -engine. The Inspector sail he could not imagine why the engine was not pulled up sooner, if it was only running at 20 miles an hour, and, if the driver and fireman were on the alert half-way over the bridge, as they asserted they were: Major Marindin and the officials then proceeded by special train to the scene of the accident, where some very interesting experiments were made. A light engine, precisely similar to the one which caused the collision, and having the same pressure of steam on as at the time of the accident, was brought abreast of the Kingston signal-box.

11 was towards was Hampton off Wick at at the signal of the Inspector, and steam shut the preeise spot where Pickles alleged that he first discovered that he was on the wrong road and shut off steam on the night of the accident. The speed attained when the steam was shut off was 28 miles an hour, and by the prompt application of the steam and hand brakes land the use of sand the engine was stopped in 106 gands, Wick close to the stop signal at the entranee to Hampton Station, and over 150 yards short of the actual spot where the collision occurred. The second experiment was much more The engine was again started from the signal-box, but -the steam was not shut off until the stop signal was reached. This is 106-yards beyond the spot where Pickles asserts that he shut off steam on the night of the accident. -The speed attained on this occasion before the steam was shut off was 33 miles an hour, and not withstanding this fact the engine was -brought to a dead stop in 123 yards, and fully 35 yards short of the seene of the collision.

Mr. Verrinder, the traffic superintendent, said it was quite clear that, after making due- allowance for the wet. rails on the night of the accident. if the driver and fireman- had been on the alert they could have stopped the engine after they discovered that they were on the wrong road, and thus have averted the calamity. The Inspector added that it was a mistake to suppose that wet rail was a difficult one to stop on.

In Egypt and many bot countries they actually wetted the tails 'to facilitate' A damp rail was somewhat difficult to stop on, but a thoroughly wet one was riot. Major Marindin will present his report to the Bound of Trade next week. NEW GUILDHALL FOR. notable addition has been made to the public buildings of Nottingham- -a town which, for its size and importance, was, at any rate until within the -last few years, somewhat deficient in such edifices--in a handsome block of municipal buildings, to be called the Guildhall, erected on the site of the old cattle market, abutting on to Burton, Sherwood, and Shakespeare streets, and in the immediate vicinity of University College. The old Town-Hail, small, unsightly structure in Weekdaycross, bad long been found inadequate for the magisterial and sessional business of the town, and the fact that the Government Inspector of Police WAS urging upon the corporation the necessity of providing better accommodation for the police-station was a further incentive to the town council to bestir themselres in the matter, Moreover, a report was presented to the council as long ago as December, 1880, recommending that, for the more economic and convenient transaction of the public business of the town, offices more suitable and better adapted for.

the general purposes required should be A committee WaS appointed to take the. subject into consideration, and after. the matter had frequently been discussed at the meetings of the council, the committee was, in the summer of 1882. empowered to offer prizes for designs -namely, a first prize of £300, a second of £200, and third of £100, the prize of course to be merged in the commission of the author of the accepted plans. As many as 117 designs were sent in, and three well-known architects-Mr.

A. Waterhouse, Mr. Charles Barry, and Mr. Henry Currey-were appointed judges, and were to select one 'of their number to give the final verdict. Their choice fell upon r.

Waterbouse, and that gentle man recommended that the -first and second prizes should be divided between Messrs. Verity and Hunt, of Regent-4 street, London, and Mr. P. H. Oldbam, of Manchester, their designs being considered of equal merit, and the same time be suggested that the plans of Mesars.

Verify and Hunt should be accepted, being best adapted for the purposes required. After Messes. Verity and Hunt had altered their plans in accordance with the modified requirements of the corporation, tenders for the erection of the building were invited, and that of Mr. Edmurk Gabbutt, of Liverpool, was accepted, the amount of his contract being £61,700. The building, which is now nearly ready for, occupation, is an imposing stone structure, the architecture being in the style of the French Renaissance.

It was hoped that the Queen might have been gracionsly pleased to perform the opening ceremony, and representations were made in the proper quarter on behalf of the with the view to ascertain Her Majesty's feelings in the matter. It was found, however, that this honour could not, be conferred, apon the town, and the duty of formally opening the building will, no doubt, devolve upon the Mayor, Alderman Turney. The date of the ceremony most probably be September 20. The premises were thrown open for the inspection of the pablio, FOREIGN AND COLONIAL NEWS. We have received the following telegrams through Reuter's Agency THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

31. of the defaloations at but on to be His pat maintained transorders trial were to 31. in the been possible home off some were at first but 31. port. injured.

Marine; 31. CONSTANTINOPLE, AvG. 31. Sir William White, the British Ambassador, last evening gave a grand dinner 'in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh There were present at the banquet Kiamil Pasha; Said Pasha, the members of the Diplomatic Body, and some of the principal Court and State functionaries. After the dinner reception was held at -the Embassy.

THE KING OF ITALY RAVENNA, Ace. 31. King Humbert arrived here to-day, having been received with the utmost enthusiasm on his way. His Majesty made short stoppages at Cesena, Lugo, and Bagna-Cavalia, and at ench station were gathered throngs of people with flags and bands of music. The cheering was of the heartiest description.

Even at the stations where the Royal train did not stop the people had collected in large numbers, to give the King a passing cheer. The popular excitement and enthusiasm provoked by the Sovereign's visit to Ravenna are unbounded, and the King appeared much moved at the Heartiness of the reception accorded him. The decorations in the streets are most extensive. ITALY. ROME, AvG.

31. Signor Crispi had long conference today with the Marquis Antonelli, the African traveller. THE FRENCH NAVAL MANEUVRES. HYERES, AvG. 31.

M. Floquet, in the company of Admiral Krantz, the Minister of Marine, went on board the and afterwards Terrible this morning to witness some firing The Ministers then paid a visit to where lunch was served. Both the Premier and Admiral Krantz made speeches after the luncheon. The latter said that the naval manduvres which he had, been attending had nothing in them of a bellicose character, their object having been to make it clear whether the navy would be ready at a given moment. The experiment had been perfectly successful.

France had no wish for war, but if war were declared against her she would not' have to. submit to any nor would she recoil from it. Each man would know his duty and would perform it. The Minister's words evoked enthusiastic cheers for France and the French navy. M.

Floquet then spoke. He thanked the Mayor of Hydres for giving him so cordial a welcome, and said he had come to Toulon with the essentially peaceful object congratulating the navy on its performances during the Just as the navy," continued the Premier, would have nothing to fear from foreign enemies, if it should have to inect. them, so also the Republic had no dread of internal foes, whether in the form of open reaction or attempts at usurpation. It needed neither exceptional measures nor measures implying retreat, but would march ever forward within the lines marked out for it, leaving to right and left who aimed at about a Monarchical restoration or a chance Dictatorship. The Government which I have the honour to represent will remain faithful to its past and to its promises.

I bold, and declare emphatically, that only those Governments are to be regarded as serious which enforce their principles. To make their strength felt there is no need for exceptional measures. The steady application of the law of the Republic suffices to uphold and disseminate ever in a wider eirele the great principles of the French Revalution" (Cheers.) The Ministers then returned. to Toulon, where they were to arrive at 7 o'clock this evening. THE GERMAN EMIN RELIEF EXPEDITION.

BERLIN, AvG. 31. The National Zeitung this evening gives an emphatic denial to the report that the German expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha- was planned in the interest of German colonial policy, and declares, on the contrary, that Germany is ready to come to an arrangement with Great Britain and the Congo State with a view to concerted action. With reference to the abore statement, it is known that the provisional committee which originated the ides of a German expedition mentioned, in, a confidential circular, the establishment of a German East African Lakes Company as the ultimate object of the undertaking and it is inferred from the 'present announcement of the National Zeitung that this idea has now been relinquished. RUSSIA AND THIBET.

ST. PETERSBURG, AvG. 31. started yesterday en his exploring Asia. His intention is to penetrate Thibet, travelling by way of the Lob Turkestan.

RUSSIA. RUSSIA. General Prievalsky expedition in Central as far as Lhasea in Nor Lake in Eastern ST. PETERSBURG, 31. The journal Grashdanin has received first warning from the Minister of the Interior.

The official communication from the Minister says that, although the journal generally manifests a well-meaning tendency, it nevertheless frequently indulges in extremely tinbecoming comments upon the measures of the Government, thus inciting to disrespect of the same. THE NAVIGATION OF THE KARA SEA. ST. PETERSBURG, ArG. 31.

The statement made by the Herold yesterday that the British steamer Phonix had foundered on the Yenisei last week was incorrect. The Phoenix simply grounded on a sandbank, and subsequently got off uninjured. The owners have despatched a second small steamer, the Seagull, which will accompany the Labrador through the Kara Sea to the Yenisei. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, AcG.

31. It is hoped that the Southern and Western Collieries, as well as those in Queensland and New Zealand, will be able to supply the public Wants and obviate the crisis in trade which appears to be impending owing to the strike of the colliers in the Newcastle district. The seamen engaged in the coasting trade have decided not to go out on stike, in order to give financial support to the miners. Newcastle is. now tranquil.

It is expected that the strike will be of long duration. THE IRISH CRICKETERS IN CANADA. TORONTO, ATG. 31. The Irish cricketers today continued their innings in the match against an eleven of Toronto, the last wicket falling for a total of 249 runs.

The home team then followed with their second innings, but quickly succumbed, owing to the splendid fielding of their oppopents, scoring only 49 runs, the Irishmen thus winning by an innings and 86 runs. THE GEISER-THINGVALLA DISASTER. NEW YORK, A60-31. The Hydrographic officer who has. been inquiring into the Geiser-Thingvalla disaster blames the former vessel.

AMERICAN RAILWAYS. AMERICAN RAILWAYS. NEW YORK, Ava. 31. The Rock- Island Railway has, it is stated, cut cattle rates 854 per car.

The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa line has met this cut. The losses to the road invol veil are estimated $1,000,000. A meeting has been called for Monday to settle the differences. THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. NEW YORK, AFG.

31. The Stock Market was generally strong during the morning, but unsettled and lower in the afternoon, the -day's transactions resulting in a fractional. decline in nearly all active stocks except Northern Pacific. The total business amounted to 161,319 shares, including Delaware and Lackawanna, 13,100 Northern Pacific 18,000 Oregon and Transcontinental, 16,410 Philadelphia and Reading, 13,800 Richmond and West Point, 6,375 Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, 13,070 Union Pacific, 11,526 and Western UnionTelegraph, 11,955.

Money was at 14 to 2, the last loan being done at 14. AMERICAN MARKETS. NEW YORK, AvG. 31. Wheat at the opening ruled easy, to.

to ze. lower, November selling at and May at 106c. A large speculative business was put through, there being free sales by holders and considerable selling for foreign account. There was again a fair export business, and the market leaves off about steady at to. to jo.

fall. Corn opened firm and hardened on some speculative inquiry, due mainly to decreased movement from interior centres. The cash trade ruled quiet, but the closing is steady at the quotations. Lard opened steady and bas bad a fair market, with, bowerer, only a moderate cash trade, closing steady at slight fail. Coffee at the opening was 20 points up for September and 10 points up for December delivery.

good trade resulted with considerable foreign baying, and the market clones sAcady unchanged to 10 points up. Cotton has been active with a demand to cover sales owing to reported unfavourable crop weather in the south, and the closing is firth at the advatice. Petroleum Pipe Line certificates opened easy, but recovered on free purchases for western account, and close firm at 924e. PRICES FOR FUTURE DELIVERY. Wheat.

-September, 982 October, 100 November, December, 102. 1889. -May, 106. Receipts, Atlantic ports, 220,000 bushels mme day Inst year, 226.829 bushels. Clearances, Atlantic ports, 220,000 bushels.

September, 532 October, 544 November, 548; December, 51g. Receipts, Atlantic ports, 60,000 sanie day last year, 39,625 bushels. Clearances, Atlantio ports, 100,000 bushels. Lard. -September, 9 57 October, 9 45 November, 55 December, 8 26.

Coffee. -September, 11 45 to 11 50 October, 10 70 to November, 10 30 to 10 35 December, 10 15 10 20. 1889. January, 10 10 to 10 15 February, 10 10 to 10 15 March, 10 15 to 10 20 April, 10 20 to 10 25 May, 10 25 to 10 30. Cotton.

-September, 9 72; October, 9 63 November, 9 70 54 March, December. 978 9 54. April, 1889. 9 86. -January, 9 62 February, CHICAGO, AvG.

31. Wheat at the opening of the session was steady, anchanged to te. dearer, fluctuating considerably early in the day, with business September, and 94c. October, 91c. and December, and 9270.

On holders selling the market ruled easy later and closes quiet, to, to go. down. Corn was firm at opening with prices tc. dearer, October selling at 454e. to, 454c.

Near gave way on batis unloading, but new crop months are slightly dearer, the market closing steady. Lard was unchanged on initial operations, but with a more bullish and some local buying values have improved 5 points, the market closing steady. Pork has been in fair demand with little disposition to sell short, and the closing is firm, 24 to 74 points up: Ribs have bad a better inquiry and close firm, 5. to 10: points dearer. Bacon is steady at the advance.

Light and heary hogs are unchanged. The provision market closes steady all round. PRICES FOR FUTURE DELIVERY. Wheat. -August, 933 September, 934; October, 919; December, 924.

969. Receipts, Western points, 500,000 bushels game day last year, 453,594 bushels. Corn. -August, 454 September, 45 October, 45 November, December, .401. 1889.

-May, 40g. Receipts Western points, 240,000 bushels same day last year, 297,735 bushels. Lard. August, 9 40 September, 9 40 October, 9 1889 -January. 1 95.

Pork, -August, 14 October, 14 25 year, 13 Ribs. -August, 8. 320 September, 8 324 October, 8 35. January, 6 90. Halves, clear, middle, 8 70; light bogs, 6 00 heavy hogs, 6 50.

Receipts, Western cities, 19,000 1 same day last year, 22,000 ditto, Chicago, 9,000 day last year, 9,338. ANOTHER MURDER IN WHITECHAPEL. Another murder of the foulest kind was committed in the neighbourhood of, Whitechapel in the early hours of yesterday morning, but by whom and with what motive is at al complete mystery. At quarter to 4 o'clock Police-constable Neill, 97 when in Buck Whitechapel, came upon the body of a woman lying on a part of the footway, and on stooping to raise. a her up in the belief that she was drunk he discovered that her throat was cut almost from car to ear.

She was dead but still warm. Ho procured assistance and at once sent to the station and for a doctor. Dr. Llewellyn, of Whitechapel-road, whose surgery is -not above 300 yards from the spot where the woman lay, was aroused, and, at the solicitation of a constable, dressed and went at once to the scene. He inspected the body at.

the place where it was found and pronounced the woman dead. He made a hasty examination and then discovered that, besides the gash across the throat, the woman had terrible wounds in the abdomen. The police ambulance from the Bethnal-green Station having arrived, the body was removed there. A further examination showed the horrible nature of the crime, there being other fearful cuts, and gashes, and one of which was sufficient to cause death apart from the wounds across the throat. After the body was removed to the mortuary of the parish, in Old Montague-street, Whitechapel, steps were taken to secure, if possible, identification, but at first with little prospect of success.

The clothing was of a common description, but the skirt of one petticoat and the band of another article bore the stencil stamp. of Lambeth Workhouse. The only articles in the pockets were a comb and a piece of looking glass. The latter led the police to conclude that the murdered woman was an inhabitant of the numerous lodging-houses of the neighbourbood, and officers despatched to make about, as well as other officers to Lambeth to get the matron of the workhouse to view the body with view to identification. The latter, however, could not identify, and said that the clothing might have been issued any time during the past two or three As the news of the murder spread, however, first one woman and then another came forward to view the body, and at length it was found that a woman answering the description of the murdered woman had lodged in a common lodg.

ing-house, 18, Thrawl-street, Women from that place were fetched aud they identified the deceased As Polly, who had shared a -room with three other women in the place -on the usual terms of such houses -nightly payment of 4d. each, cach woman having a separate bed. It was gathered that the deceased had led the life of an unfortunate while lodging in the house, which was only for about three weeks past. Nothing more was known of her by them but that when she presented herself for her lodging on Thursday night she WAS turned away by' the deputy because she bad not the money. She Was then the worse for drink, but not drunk, and turned away laughing, saying, I'll soon get my doss money see what jolly bonnet I've got She was wearing a bonnet which she had not been seen with left the lodging.

house door. A woman of the neighbourhood saw her later she told the police even as late as 2.30 on Friday morning--in Whitechapel-road, opposite the church and at the corner of Osborne-street, and at a quarter to 4 she was found within 500 yards of the spot, murdered. The people of the lodging-house knew her as Polly," but at about half-past 7 last evening a woman named Mary Ann Monk, at present an inmate of Lambeth Workhouse, was taken to the mortuary and identified the body as that of Mary Ann Nicholls, also called Polly Nicholls. She knew her, she said, as they were inmates of the Lambeth Workhouse together in April and May last, the deceased baving been passed there from another workhouse. On.

the 12th of May, according to Monk, Nicholls left the workhouse to take a situation as servant at Ingleside, Wandsworth-common. It afterwards became known that Nicholls betrayed her trust as domestic servant, by stealing £3 from ber employer and absconding. From that time elre had been wandering about. Monk met her, she said, about! six weeks ago when berself out of the workhouse and drank with her. She WaS sure the deceased was Polly Nicholls, and, having twice viewed the features as the body lay in a shell, maintained her opinion.

So far the police have satisfied themselves, but 85 to getting' a clue to her murderer they express little hope. The matter is being investigated by Detective-inspector Abberline, of Scotland-yard, and Inspector Helson, Division. The latter states that he walked carefully over the ground soon after 8. o'clock in the morning, and beyond the discolourations ordinarily found on pavements there was no sign of stains. Viewing the spot where the body was found, however, it seemed difficult to believe that the woman received her death wounds there.

The police hare no theory with respect to the matter, except that a gang of ruffians exists in the neighbourhood, which, blackmailing women of the unfortunate class, takes vengeance on those who do not find money for them. They base that surmise on the fact that within 12 months two other women have been murdered in the district by almost Similar means one as recently as the 6th of August last- and left in the gutter. of the street in the early hours of the morning. If the woman was murdered on the spot where the body was found, it is almost impossible to believe she would not have aroused the neighbourhood by her screams, Bucks-row beinz a. street tenanted all down one side by a respectable class of people, superior to many of the surrounding streets, the other side having a blank wall bounding warehouse.

Dr. Llewellyn has called the attention of the police to the smallness of the quantity of blood on the spot where he saw the body, And yet the gashes in the abdomen laid the body right open. The weapon used would scarcely have been sailor's jack knife, but a pointed weapon with stout back-such as cork-cutter's or shoemaker's knife. In his opinion it was not an exceptionally long-bladed weapon. He does: not believe that the Woman was seized from behind and her throat cut, but thinks that a hand was held across.

ber mouth and the knife then used, possibly by left-handed man, as the bruising on the face of the deceased is such as would result from the mouth being covered with the right band. He made a second examination of the body in the mortuary, and on that based his conelusion, bat make Do actual pod mortem until be receives I Coronet's deders. The inquest is fixed -for to day. THE. WEATHER.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS. WEATHER CHART, PRIDAY, ADO. 31, 6, 2.. Dally a Cloudy Explanation of the -In the abate the dotted lines barometrical the which they indicate Agure the end, The shada Agures for pisoms the and the In words. The arrows Ay with wind, the la by the number of barba feathers, fresh or strong violent The state of noted in capital letters.

stationa, Remarks (8 30 p.m.), A very considerable improvement in the weather has taken place over the British Islands and their neighbourhood during the past 24 hours. The disturbances observed on Thursday have passed completely away to the north-east ward, the barometer risen on all ogg coasts, and an anticyclonid system has been formed in out neighbourhood, having its centre to the south- westward of Ireland, while Its eastern -and northern parts spread completely over the British Isles and the North Sea. The heavy rains and thunderstorms bave consequently and fair weather has become general, At 6 p.m. to-day pressure was highest, 30-3in. to over Ireland, Wales, the west of England, the west of France, and the Bay of Biscay lowest, over the southern half of Scandinavia and the south of Spain.

Gradients were slight. Birometer rising almost every where, but very slightly in Ireland; in the southwest of France it was falling slightly. Temperature was highest, at Lisbon, 64deg. at Bistritz, and 60deg. at our omg southern stations at Christiansund, 51deg.

at Bumburgh Head, and 54deg. on north-eastern consts. It has been low for the time of year all day in our islands, bnt the air has been dry. Wind was light to moderate generally. In direction it was westerly in Ireland and Scotland, northerly in England, northeasterly over the Bay of Biscay, and north-westerly la gale) at Lisbon.

Weather was fine generally in the west of Ireland, at Stormoway, and at Christiansund, howerer, the sky was cloudy. In London the clouds were all passing off to the eastward, the hazy, and the appearance quiet. Sea was slight or smooth en all our coasts. Fine, weather appears, likely to prevail generally during to-morrow, with low morning tempera tures over England, and some fog. The general appear ance is better than it bas been for a long time past.

FORECASTS OF WEATHER FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 (ISSUED AT 8 30 P.M. ON THE PREVIOUS DAT), 0. SCOTLAND, nad south-westerly breezes, fine to showery. 1.

SCOTLAND, south-westerly, and variable airs; fine, after a cold night. ENGLAND, N.E.- Same as No. 1. 3. ENGLAND, Same as No.

5. 4. MIDLAND COUNTIES. -Same as No. 5.

5. ENGLAND S. (London and westerly to south-westerly airs fine, bary of foggy locally, after a very cold night. 6. SCOTLAND, backing west and southwest again: fair.

ENGLAND, N.W. (and N. Same as No. 6. 8.

ENGLAND, S.W. (and. S. Wales)- Same as No. 6.

9. IRELAND, winds, inclined freshen in the west; fine, generally, showers in 10. FEEL AND, 8. Same No. 9, -None issued, By order, ROBERT H.

SCOTT, Secretary. BEN NEVIS OBSERVATORY 31. Bar. Cloud 37. Dry Wes 0 Force 6.

Species Amount, Bulb. Bulb. :6 0-to 10. In. Der.

25 653 Bat. 20 65A 36 Bat. W.S. W. For the 24 hours.

Maximum, minamum, 29-5. Ozone--morning -night, Total sunshine recorded, 22min. Black bulb. 86. Mist or cloudy sky all day.

Fresh northerly breezes, force 1 to 2, till 7 a.m., light variable wind, force 0 to 1, till 7 p.m., and west-south-westerly breezes, force 1 to 2, since. Temperature falling till 2 a.m., rising till 3 and pretty steady since. Air saturated all day. Barometer rising till 5 p.m., but falling since. A little snow fell last night and slight showers of sleet and rain in the forenoon: total fail, 0-0201in.

An aurora was seen p.m. and a lunar corona at 2 a.m. THE TIMES OFFICE, 2 A.M. READINGS OF THE JORDAN GLYCERINE BAROMETER (CORRECTED SEA LEVEL), DURING THE Inches. FOR TEMPERATURE AND REDUCED 10 MEAN TAKEN AT INTERVALS OF TWO HOUR PAST TWENTY-TOUR HOURS.

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER L. P.M. 10 Mercurz. Sunshine Rises 10 Sacshine recorded by Jordan's Recorder, tenaity varies with the thickness of the line. Broken lines intermittent TEMPERATURE AND HYGROMETRIO CONDITION OF THE AIR IN LONDON.

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER Hours Temperature. Tension Weight Vapor of Power Drying Humidit (Batars of Dew of 10 Air (per tion Obser- Point Yapouz. 10 cubio vation. of air. Sees 1001.

Liebes Grins Grains Per 39 348 323 37- Minimum Tempe Maximum The Dew Point obtained directly by the of a Dines's meter. modiscation of values are calculated Glaisber a Es Tables, 6th elition. The Drying is the which 10 cubic feet of capable time observation The Humidity 100) BERLIN, ArG. 31. Cooler to-day, porthwesterly Temperature DOOD, 17 8deg.

Barometer risen further to VIENNA, Ate. rainy day. Thermometer noon, 14deg. Barometer, 746mm, A TORPEDO Boir The torpedo Nordenfelt, which been lying- in Docks for some months, been by the mailed for Bi. Pot.

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