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0 THE SOCIALIST CONGEESSES. GERMANY. " The business of the great Socialist CongreaB, wbiob, met at Halle oa Sunday last, was opened on Monday by Herr Smger with an address in which he paid a tribute to the memory of thoae members of the party who had been called to their rest in the past thirteen years during which the Anti-Socialist Law had been in operation. Keferring to the attendance of foreign delegates from Paris, London, Copenhagen, Geneva, Warsaw, Yienna, The Hague, and Stookholm, the speaker said that the fact of all those countries being represented proved the truth of Karl Marx's saying that the proletarians of all countries had united to fulfil the historical mission of Socialism the liberation of suffering humanity. It was announced that letters sympathizing with the object of the CongreSB had been received from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the United States, and France, and also from the London Socialist societies for promotm? education among workmen. The address from Italy was read by special desire of tbo delegates. W ltn regard to eleven members who were not provided with a formal mandate to serve as delegates, the Congress deoided that notwithstanding this irregularity they should have the right of voting. Kerr Bebel submitted a Koport upon the practical results of the party's activity, which made a very favourable impression on those present. He. pointed out that the sense of solidarity existing among Socialists had grown considerably stronger smce the Paris Congress. The party now owned 104 trade organs with 600,000 subscribers, and the figures m its financial accounts were swelling from year to year. Iu the last account the total receipts were 390,o09 marks, and the expenditure 383,325 marks, leaving a balance to the good of 7,184 marts. The funds at present at tho disposal of the party amounted to 171,829 marks. Herr Bebel went on to recommend the foundation of a party organ for circulation among tb rural population, and also of a Polish workmen s paper. A journal for Alsace-Lorraine would likewise be advnn- taTheUSaecounts were found to be correct, and were cassed by tho Congress. Herr Werner, of Berlin, criticized the wav the affairs of the Socialist party had been conducted by its leaders, and moved for the - appointment of a Committee to settle personal disputes among the members. The proposal was almost uuam- mTterinfonua1'debate then continued, several motions for the application of the Closure bains: rejected. Herr Brandt, of Berlin, protested against Hen- W erner of the Berlin Opposition, arrogatmg to himself the ri-ht to speak in the name of the people of Berlin, whereas he had not even been elected m the oapital. NwrWnU the speakers supported the party leaders against the Berlin Opposition. Several speakers, in-cfudin' Herr Grillenberger, declared that when three memfe"of the Opposition assembled together one never Lew whether one of them might not .bo a poll oa sdv Horr Bebel protested against defraying the election expenses of individual districts from the party treasury. The attendance was enormous. On Tuesday the proceedings were openoi i - Herr Diet" a member of tho fieichtag. The attendance was a'-ain very large, as many as 410 delegates being enfbeSeys the members of Parliament and three women. The motion for tho appointment of a Com. mXe toinqnive into the disputes between the Parte-mentarv lenders of the party and the Berlin Opposition SltTs composed of the mote orient mid youthm spirits, although rejected on Of-p.ig51 no and was ultimately adopted, with the proviso that no member of the Parliamentary party representing BerH i or any other delegate deputed by te , capita S be eligible for election as a mum her of the said Committee. The Congress unanimously approved tho tLved by the Socialist Parlianien ary ,mv w discountenancing a general cessation of work on May 1 the ToSt Labour Day, and aho the policy which ibeV adopted in the second ballots following the last General election to tho Reichstag;. The following resolution was proposed by Horr Wollmar " Tho Congress resolves upon calling upon Serai Governments of some measure uie iiijuy "'i- -v H ! j Law, which lias now been condemned, and with this , view to restore tho properly of corporations and t. ei sons ( taken awav on the authority of the arbitrary provaione of that law. The party should for the preen i direct ; . s main efforts to the end that the existing right of coan- , STbe not only maintained . to its full extent and stronglv protected against in urv of any nature what-Boev"r but be developed until it reach full liberty of meetb g and association. As a necessary Meeting workmen's right, of coalition ngani the oppressive tendencies of contractors, efforts bhou-d he made to secure the enactment of a law imposing a I JX,,,10n anv attempt to prevent or impede the exercise of the right of coalition or of other legal rihts." This resolution was adopted valh scarcely arWediShe number of .delegates , to 417 The women delegates were joined by Madame M rx-Aveling, of London, ho took her seat as ho re.reseutative of the gaB workers pt tue Jingliaii .capitaf. and was warmly welcomed m that capacity and as the daii"htpr of Karl Marx. Herr Wollschlaer, of Basle, said hat lis brought the Treetiug" of the Swiss brethren to their German comrades. He stood there that day w.th very imngle, fS for it was in his native country of Switeerland iha such gross injustice had beon meted out to several German Socialists ; but the Swiss people had had nothim'todo with it, and even the Government was not t be blamed. So small a country was exposed to severe pressure from a powerful neighbour, and he (tho ISer) h5 no doubt but that the Si Government Sopted the occurrences alluded to, though perhaps AHerhfurtber discission, the Congress passed to another subject, and adopted the following resolution by a large Wri1y Whereas, m consequence ot the exceptional legislation against the so-called dangerous endeavours of Social Democracy, the Congress according charges its Committee to transmit the i'ore--oiug resolution to the government Her, Liebknecht introduced the following resell,-tion dealing with the question ot the May Way holi-"ay:" It is resolved that Way 1 be permanently a working men's holiday, which, in conlovmity with the decision of the International Labour Congress m Pans shall be celebrated accoraing to the circumstances and Editions of the country. If there, are anv obstacles iu tho way of a suspension ot work on tins nay, processions, open-air .ees, Ac, shall take place on the first Sunday in May." , The Socialist Congress resumed on Thursday. On the paragraph dealing with the subject of religion being discussed, Herr Bless, of Stuttgart, protested Gainst a change being made in that clause. We ought now to commence the struggle with the L tramontanes but by doing so, we should place in the bauds ot pur adversaries a keen weapon, which might be used against aSHorrLivlaender, of Berlin, demanded that a pas-:aco relating to religion should be struck out altogether, on the .ground that it had always given rise to attacks and "HeriEhrhardt, of Ludwigshafen, declared that it was, above all, the Berlin section, opposed as its members were to religion, that had frequently damaged the Socialist cause, and concluded by recommending the publication of a pamphlet giving t ie views of the party on the ideal social state ot the future. At this point the discussion became very exoited, anil a motion for the Closure of the debute was twice brought forward and rejected. ., , . Herr Metier, of Berlin, declared that the agitation for wholesale secession from the Church had filled him with disgust, and that audi demonstrations would have no practical result. ,ri' Frau Steinbach, of Gera, demanded the prohibition of or restriction to six hours of all labour specially m-iurious to health, not only for women, but tor men, and also tho appointment of female factory inspectors. The Closure of the dobate was then adopted. Herr Liebknecht, as reporter of the Congress, subsequently reviewed the proceedings of the day. He pointed out that the development of Social Democracy was a necessity which could not be got rid of bv cannon balls. Instead, proceeded the speaker, of " squandering our strength on a struggle with the Church and sacerdotalism, let us go to the root of the matter. We wish to overthrow the state of the classes. When we shall have achieved this, the Church and sacerdotalism will, fall with it, and m this respect we are much more Radical and much more definite in purpose than those gentlemen. I like neither the priests nor the anti-priests. Finally, on the proposal of Herr Liebknecht, tbo Congress adopted the following resolution :" Considering the fact that the party programme agreed upon by the Conciliation Congress at Gotha in 1875, however excellent it may have proved in the struggles ot the last fifteen years, and especially during the operation of the Anti-Socialist Law, is no longer in touch with the times, the Congress resolves to instruct its Committee to submit to the next Congress the draft of a revised party programme, and to publish it at least three months before tho meeting of the said Congress, in order that the party may have sr.As.o time to examine it." FRANCE. THE MARXISTS. The Congress of the Parti Ouvrier or " Mtimstes" of France sat in Lille. The first afternoon was taken up with the discussion end carrying of the following resolutions : (1) " Greeting to the workers of Europe and America, who in their millions upon May 1 and 4 last proclaimed the New International, and their irresistible resolve to compel the Bourgeois Governments to grant the legal Eitrlit Hours Day, as a step towards the taking over by the working class of all political nnd economic power, as a preliminary to the transformation of society ; and the pillorying before the ciyuized world ot the infamous Russian Czardom, witn its tortures of political prisoners and its flogging of women, and alongside of the Kussian Czardom, cheek by jowl, the yet more infamous Bourgeois Press, that condones atrocities ot such a nature by its criminal silence." (2) A cordial meeting to the German Socialist Congress at Halle, and the nomination of Gaesdo and Ferroul as a delegation thereto." (3) " Sympathy with the strikers at .Calais, with the miners of Carvin and Firminy, with the class-blowers of tho North, the weavers ot Tarrare, and the Australian Blrikera." At the evening sitting under Koussel (tailor), Jeannot (cooper), and Bourgerot ivonmonger)-two very momentous questions were settled : the action of the party in electoral campaigns S apon the Legal Eight Hours question. For the former, "The duty of the Socalist party in all elee-S is to recognise and work upon the basis of the s ruggle between the capitalistic and tho working class." For the latter: "That on May 1, 1801 e demonstration of this year bo repeated, md t jfte Municipal Councillors, wherever this is possible, have the l3 that have hitherto been voted to the hour-SS&Ato of 1 July 14 transferred to the workers' demon-stration of MJ - 1." The resolution was with accla-Son ordered to be sent to the secretary of the SnXhO Eight Hours Lessue, Citizen Copsey, SBBride-lane, Fleet-street, London, t ' THE " C0I.LB-!'i'lVKT3. The Congress of Socialists, who havo adopted the title of Collectivists, was opened at Calais on Monday with a private meeting for the veri-tion of the powers Of the delegates. The main ririiet of theWess t consider question, of w-operative organisation. A pub ie meeting, a tendecf by 3.000 persons, was be d in the even-ini? under the presidency of the Socialist, M. Sficluzo Councillor-General of the Pas-de-Calais, mand an Eight Hours working day. This decision will, it is believed, be affirmed by the plenary Congress. At Tuesday's sitting, 2,800 persons were present. Dr. Aveling delivered a speech, in the course of which he declared that his presence as a British delegate was an affirmation of the international principle and the solidarity of working mon. When ho returned among; his comrudos iu England ho would toll them that Calais with its factories closed, resembled a city of the dead. At the olose of the sitting an order of tho day was passed unanimously declaring that the inhabitants send the expression of their sympathy and Socialist sentimentB to the British workmen who have given proofs of their solidarity, and also to the workers assembled in Congress at Hallo. CHATELLERiUTlT. A Socialist Congress at Chatelleraultwas held at the mnnioipal theatre. The chief speakers were MM. Paul Brousse, Andre, Gely, Prudent, Dervilliers, Lavy, arid Cnumeau, and the chief Bubjeots treated during the Congress were reform in the public service, the Eight Hours movement, and the enforcement of equality under the Republic The chief feature of this morning's sitting was the expulsion from the French workmen's party of Citizen Aliemane and hia two collsaguos, Citizens Clement and Fuillet. These three agitators are accused of organizing a conspiracy, the only possible result of which would be to sow dissension between the Labour parly and their representatives in the Paris Municipal Council and the Chamber of Deputies. The sitting then took a very practical turn, tho subjects of discussion being the decrease of tho population in France and collective property. Resolutions were unanimously passed against the acquirement of mortmain property, and also against the performance of any outside work by civil functionaries. Another resolution waa in favour of tho extension of Labour privileges to all employes belonging to a corporation. BIB. GLAHSUOHE'B ATffBATi 10 " TK3 VOX! if HODSBJUHMJER." The November number of Subjects of the Say, tho new quarterly, is devoted to the Government of Ire-laud. Mr. Gladstone contributes a long " appeal to the Tory householder." "Now our demand upon the Tory householder," says Mr. Gladstone, " is a very simple one. We only ask him to think. With this simple demand the bulk of the Tory and anti-Irish voter have not yet largely complied. The groater part of the Liberal successes has been due to the rallying of our own forces, uot to acquisitions from theirs. But a sprinkling of them we have gained, and the sense of refreshment from it makes us wish to help towards a right conclusion those who hesitate, those who feel themselves to be sorely Bhaken in one conclusion, but have uot yet taken to another, and those, forming no small fraction of the crowd, who have thus far declined the trouble of thinking at all. The political education of a people is not to be effected in a moment, in a day, or in a year. I do not now speak of the chiuiorical process to which the present Government might givo that name, and which, with 'prentico hand and not a glimpse or a hope of success, they are trying to apply to the people of Ireland. They want tho Irishman to begin by reversing and disowning every Irish tradition, every Irish principle. Wo want the Englishman (the Scotchman and the Welshman have done it for themselves already) only to examine English principles and traditions, and to apply them to Ireland exactly as, if the tables were turned he would like to have them applied to and for himself. HOME RULE. " My question, then, on which I ask them to think, is why should they continue to deny to Ireland the one and only thing she seeks from them ? That is to say, the gift of a measure of self-government, central in that it should be carried on in Dubliu, but local in that its power would be confined to purely Irish affairs, and subject, like all tho other local legislatures of the Empire, to the supremacy of the Imperial Parliament at Westminster. This, as I have framed it, is a long question. But it all turns upon that ono little word why. I ask them in ono word, Why ? Shall the answer be this : ' We vote against the Irish because the educated or upper olasses are in overwhelming majority against them.' I admit and lament the fact ; 1 deny the reason. You may ante follow the educated or upper classes now, if on looking to the past you find that yon might safely have followed them upon' the other great controverted questions, of which the last half-century has been full. But you will find that if yon had so followed them it would have l.een to the detriment, or even the ruin, of the country." THE HOUSE OP LORES. Having cited a number of important reforms which the educated and upper elapses opposed, he says : " But as the House of Lords represents the upper classes, I will sum up all in one word. Among all tbo great reforms of the century you cannot name one, no not one, which we owe . to the House of Lords. So then, though all the dukes and nine-tenths of the lords refuse tho claims of Ireland, you would, if you prudently take experience for your guide, be not safe, but on the contrary most unsafe, in following them." A STBONO AEOtTJTEKT. Mr. Gladstone then shows that the B3& of tho House is impeded b.y the discussion of Seh& affairs. The time spent on tho affairs of Grout Britain w'to the time spent on the affairs of Ireland as three to one. We should at oner; reduce by oue-fourtii the load that is Dressing our Parliament to tho ground, could we get rid of Irish nifairs. "Now this," continues Mr. Gladstone, "oa far as it goes, our Tory friends must admit to be a strong practical argument for Home Rule." THR CAUSE! 01? DISCONTENT IN IBULAKD. He concludes :" Within this vast Empire there is but one spot where the people are discontented with their relation to the central power. That spot is Ire-lend. She is an exception among the people of our own blood in being discontented, because we have made her an exception in refusing to her the self-government which the rest enjoy. ' Well, but,' you say, ' wo cannot repeal the Union.' Nobody asks it. The essence of the Union lios in this : that the right of supreme Government resides at Westminster. When Ireland has a Parliament for he:' local affairs, it will still reside there. All through the last century Iroland had a separate Legislatuie, and one that never owned any right at all in the Parliament at Westminster to govern her. Yet, under that arrangement, we lived through what has been called the Century of Empire ; and, in the whole of that century, Ireland gave to Great Britain less tronblo than she now gives in a single year. But what is now proposed to improve upon and complete tnat plan m ine manner wmuu mi intended by Mr. Pitt iu his earliest and best years, and which would at that time have united with his the votes nnd hearts of Mr. Burke, Mr. Fox, and Mr. Sheridan. To give Ireland the control of her own affairs, and to make her contributory to the needs of Imperial Government, is a better plan than repealing the Union ; but with repealing the Union it has nothing to do; on the contrary, it reinforces the Union by supplying it, for tho first time, with moral reality and strength." CHS IBiAOEESTT AT KISfOSSAITB. At! tho North Loudon Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr. Bros, John Williams and Henry Ward, were charged, on remand, with having caused the death of George Hudson, a chairmaker, of CJueeu's-road, Dalston. The deceoaed was killed in a row in the ICingsland-road, and Inspoctor Stannard informed the Magistrate that the jury at the inquest had returned a verdict of " Manslaughter." Mr. D. A. Remain said that was averdict with which the Coroner disagreed. Inspector Stannard said that the Treasury had beon asked to take up the case, and he suggested that the prisoner should be remauded again. Mr. Romain. thought that the police wore simply playing with the case. They had had plenty of time to get the decision of the Treasury upon the mat ter. Mr. C. V. Young, representing Ward and the landlord of tho public-house, did not object to another remand. Mr. Bros said that if the Treasury intended to take up the oase he could not object to the application of the police. He remanded tho prisoners for a week, but allowed them out on bail. StTIOIDE IK A GOTS-l-TH'S SHOP. A respectable-looking man, of military appearance, entered a gunsmith's establishment in the Waterloo-bridge-road, and nsked to be shown a six-chambered revolver. He selected one, and, after carefully examining the weapon, he said, " I want ammunition." He was supplied with loaded cartridge, and by bohig means at present unexplained, he loaded the revolver and immediately af ter a loud report was heard. The unfortunate man, who was apparently about thirty years of age, reeled and fell on tho floor, bleeding profusely from a wound over the right temple. The bullet penetrated the brain, and came out in an opposite direction. The body was romoved to the Lamboth mortuary, and - on the clothes being searched a discharge note bearing the name of Ernest Sayer, lance-corporal of the Royal Engineers, was found, dated 1888. The suicide did not pay for tho revolver and ammunition, and only one halfpenny was found in his possession. Capture of a Notorious Burglar. The Liverpool police have succeeded in capturing a notorious burglar, named Joseph Blackburn, who has been wanted at Cardiff for breaking into a pawnbroker's shop in the town, and stealing about wortli ot watohes and jewellery. Blackburn was on Thursday removed to Cardiff, where ho will be charged with robbery. Liverpool detectives have traced a quantity of the stolen property, which had been pledged in various shops, and they are hopeful of finding the remainder. The London County Council and the Tbamway Companies. A meeting, called, by tho Street Masons audPaviours' Amalgamated Union, was held outside the offices of the North Metropolitan Tramways Company, Finsbury-pnvement, the other night. Mr. J. Ward presided, and said that the meeting had been called for the purpose of protesting against the North Metropolitan Tramways Company neglecting to keep their roads in proper repair, and also to call the attention of the LondonCounty Council to the fact, with a view to that body taking over the linos as soon as the lease fell in. Mr. J. J. Chapman (secretary of the Street Masons' Union), read the following letter he had received from Mr. De la Hooke, clerk of the Council: "I have laid before the Highways Committee of the Council your letter of the 25th ult., forwarding a copy of a resolution of the Street Masons, Pavioura, Stonodressers, and Hammermen's Amalgamated Union,'and willing on tho Council to take over the tramway undertakings in the County of London at the expiration of the time specified in tho Tramways Act 1870. and to work the same in the interests of the ratepayers. In reply thereto, I have been directed to inform you that the question of the future policy of the Counoil with reference to the tramway undertakings in London is now under consideration by the Committee, nnd I may add that, although the Council has power to purchase the undertakings, it has no power, as the law at present stands, to work them." A resolution in favour of the London County Council taking control of tho North Metropolitan Tramways was ultimately adopted. Errs's Uocoa. Gbatetui. ahd OoMForcriNO. " Bya thorough knowledge of tho natural laws which govern Wio operations' of digestion and nutrition, and by a caretul application of the fine properties of well-solooted Oocoa, Mr. Epps Ikw provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverago which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judioious use of suoh articles of dint that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease, Hundreds of subtle maladies are 'floatiug around u ready to attack wherever thero isa weak point. We may esoape many a fatalshaft by keeping ourselves well fortiflod . with pure blood and a property nourished frame'-Cmi Btrwu QoMtlo. Made ilmpVy with boiliug water or milk. Sold only m packets, by Srobors, labelled, "James Eprs and Oo., Homoaopathic OheSs, London." Also makers of ., Bpps's Afternoon Chocolate Ess.noo, lAiwUtemmt.i KEYNOLDS'S NEWSPAPEB, SUNDAY, OCTOBER ' 19, 1890. THE TAOK SHE BEP-JEB 80AEE. Mr. Albert .Backert, chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee writes that in connection with the late Whitechapel murders a most remarkable aud sensational statement was made to him. " At eleven o'clock tho other morning," he says, " a very respectable middle-aged woman called at my house and wished to nee me. She was asked in, and thon made the following statement to me, which she declared was all quite trrie. About two years ago, she Baid, she was living in the model dwellings close by and had a bedroom to let furnished. A young man called and engaged the room. After living for some time with her be stated that he had been to sea, nnd that at the present time he. .was receiving 1 a week from bis father, and was also receiving an allowance from his brother, who was a doctor, and that he did not work himself." BBVOLVERS AND SUNS. "She also noticed that he had plenty of clothes, including hunting breeches, revolvers, guns, and many other articles which an ordinary working man would, not have. He had the door-key, and could go out and in at all hours of the night, and used generally to get up about five p.m. ; but she could not say what time he arrived home at night. On several occasions she noticed that his towels were very bloodstained, for which he accounted by saying that he w&s fond of painting, and had wiped his brush on them. She also stated that she knew that he had sent the liver, because one afternoon she happened to o to his room, and saw him have sevoral pieces of liver on a newspaper, which he stated he bad got from a New Zealand bont, as ho knew a friend who was on board a frozen mutton boat. She buw him pack it in the bor, and address it to the chairman of the then Vigilance Committee. He also put some pieces into different envelopes, which he intended sending to the Central News and the PreBs Association, and the police, but he forgot them, and she threw them into the dust-bin." blood-stained clothing. " She noticed also that he had several brass wedding-rings on the mantelshelf, and on one or two occasions he brought home a white apron blood-stained, and gave them to her, which she has at the present time. He always seemed to have plenty of money, and on the morning of the last murder (the Castle-alley) he left, and has never returned. Ho left a pair of sileut shoes, several bags, which she says are. bloodstained, and a long overcoat, which ia also blood-stained. I asked her if she hud been to the police, and she said she had not, as she was afraid of getting into trouble for not having given information before. She said she could bold the secret no longer, and she (eels convinced that the man she had lodging with her was the real Jack the Ripper and Whitechapel murderer. I feel sure that she was' ni earnest about this statement, and she appeared very nervous, and did not wish her name to be published. I have no doubt that the police will make inquiries into this statement at once, and I directed her to go to Lemau-street and givo all particulars. I may add that there was another person present when this statement was made." latest details. A representative of the Press, who has since made inquiries in Whitechapel, has succeeded in .ascertaining many important facts in. connection with the suspicions circumstances related by Mr. Backert in the letter quoted above. The police' have for. the past fortniht been exceedingly vigilant, and owing to tho recurrence of the threatening letters various extra precautions have boon taken in order to detect the offender should auother murder be attempted. Though the authorities have protested against attaching any importance to the strange communications, they have produced much sensation in the East-end, aud are one of the causes which have led to the extraordinary statement Mr. Backert has received j'rom a woman who asserts that she can point out tho man who committed the murders. It appears that while living at the top floor of a block of model dwelliu.s in the neighbourhood of Aldgato, a man, who she believes to be Jack the Ripper, engaged on the lloor b'.dow, a bedroom, with lumber-room adjoining, nnd paid her to koep tho former clean, her occupation being that of an office-cleaner. The lumber-room, which contained a sink, was always kept locked, and although she did a portion of his washing it was evident ho did much of it himself. description of the supposed murdebeb. She describes him as young, of middle height, well-built, with a email fair moustache, and light brown hniv, fthhough she had frequently remarked that he had means by which he made his moustache and eyebrows much darker on some occasions than others. His movements (hiring the time the murders wore occurring were very mysterious. He had not the appearance of a working man, and admitted that his parents, although in a gi.od position, would have nothing to do with him, as he had been a scapegrace. His . brother, who she 'understood was a doctor, visited him on two occasions, and appeared much older than he. She has no doubt he is English, but he spoke with a nasal twang, which he evidently affected, and used the word "Boss" very frequently in ordinary conversation. He usually rose at two in the afternoon, and would go out about five o'clock, ini arinbly wearing a tall hat and dressed very respectably, but as he had a large number of suits of clothes he often dressed differently, or, ns she puts it, " He was a man who could so alter hie appearance that, if you met him in the street once, you would not know him again. His clofhes wore mostly of the best quality, aud included dress, shooting, and morning suits." CLOi'HES COVERED WITH BLOOD. On one oocasion he gave the woman a dark-coloured overcoat to sell, and she offered it to the wife of a working man. The latter, however, pointed out that it was so stained with blood that she would not lot her husband wear it. The patches, which were of a dull brown, were thought by the woman to bo paint, but when she returned' it to the mysterious lodger with an intimation that she could not sell it because of the blood, he laughed lightly, saying the stains were nothing. Nevertheless he burnt the coat, for she subsequently discovered the remains, together with the born button's, in the grate. As the murders were committed her suspicious were increased, but she did not communicate1 them to anyone until the day following the discovery of the body in Pinohin-streefc. She went to clean the bedroom as usual, when she found upon the three mats footmarks of blood, and upon one a large clot of the same subBtanee. She then Bpoke of her suspicious to an official connected with the model buildings, but he, evidently believing that an arrest would bring the buildings into disrepute, advised her to say nothing of the matter. more murders and more blood. Ab time went on, and the murders continued, she saw in his room many articles which were bloodstained, although he never would allow her to enter the room alone, but remained with her while she per formed her work. The lumber-room she never entered, lor lie Kept the Key, ana on occasions wnen she wished to enter it for various purposes he always told her to go up-stnirs to her oivn apartments. With regard to the Jack the Ripper postcards, the man always wrote his letters in red ink, of which he bad a large bottle on the mantelshelf. Upon the same shelf, too, she first noticed one brass wedding ring, but the number was afterwards increased until there were five, and these he left when he suddenly disappeared. On another occasion she found a piece of dirty rag screwed up and concealed behind a chest of drawers. This she discovered to be a portion apparently torn from a woman's print apron, and on taking it up-stairs she saw that it was bloodstained. She washed it, and has it still in her possession. The pattern of the apron may form an important clue. The ino3t remarkable fact, however, is that on the night of each of the murders, he was absent, and returned at early morning. On the morning of the Castle-alley murder, he disappeared, having previously sold the whole of his belongings. The woman afterwards romoved, but a few days ago she again saw him near Aldgate, and this fact, combined with the letters recently published in the Press, led her to lay the facts before Mr. Baokert. She ateo states that the man has recently married. "JACK THE RIPPEB." IN IRELAND. The police on Monday morning found a notice posted up in the Catholic Church iu Killnrnoy, stating that " Jack the Hipper " had left Whitechapel for Killarney, where be would remain until November 1, and that during the month murders and suicides would be heard of, and that women of ill-fame might have their coffins made, Sc. The notice, which was in manuscript, caused quite a sensation iu the neighbourhood. " JACK THE RIPPER' B " KNIFE. A discovery has just been made which, although in all probability a hoax, was yet considered by the police authorities of sufficient importance to be telegraphed to every station in the metropolitan district. It appears that, a labourer found on a piece of waste land in Love-laneJ Wandsworth, an old butcher's knife, upon which were stains of blood. To the handle was attached a piece of paper bearing the words, "I have finished with this old knife, but have got another, and mean to commence business directly. Jack the Sippek." Youthful Heroism. Among the numerous caseB of saving or attempting to save life from drowning which have recently been reported to the Eoynl Humane Society for recognition, there are thirteen in which the ages of the heroes ranged from eight years to sixteen. The Home Secrhtart and the Highoatb Justices, The Home Secretary has received from the Highgate Justices, in response to a request which the right hon. gentleman had made to them, a oopy of the depositions and a sketch of the circumstances which led them to sentence to one month's imprisonment with hard- labour a man named Oliver, charged with the unlawful possession of a quantity of apples, supposed to have been stolen, but which the accused said had been sent to him by a sister in Hampshire. The " Death or Glory Boys." It is announced that the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own), or more familiarly known as the "Death or. Glory Boys," will arrive home from their long Bpell in India next month, and on debarkation will be stationed temporarily at Shorncliffo. Thence they will probably be ra-moved to the Home District oommand at Hounslow. The regiment was one of several which rode in tho charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, and one of its earliest officers, going back to 1849, is the present commander-in-chief. Terrible Gale oee Nova Scotia. Fourteen Men Drowned. A great gale has raged on the coast of Nova Scotia during the last few days. The English barque Melmerby, from Quebec for Greenock, with a cargo of timber, became waterlogged during a gale on the 5th inst., and lost everything on her deck. She drifted for a week, when she struck on an island near Pictou on the 12th inst. 'Captain Olsen and sixteen Men attempted to land in a boat ; but in the terrible surf all were drowned except the pilot and two men, who succeeded in swimming ashore. The drowned men belong to Liverpool. Many minor shipping casualties are reported. From Solicitor to Publican. Mr. H. G. Gedge, formerly practising as a solicitor in Paternoster-row, but now managing a beerhouse for his sister-in-law, attended the Bankruptcy Court on Thursday. In the course of his examination, he made accusations of fraud against a person who had been in his employ as clerk. . The bankrupt said that he had brought an action against a tramway company for the recovery of damages for personal injuries sustained by a client, and he alleged that his olerk had, without authority, reoeived fib'O (450 for compensation and At ior costs) in settlement of the action, and appropriatjsjl the money to his own use. The Bankrupt passed his examination. The Bilbton Traoedt. At Bilston, the other afternoon, John Wise, 37, ironworker, was committed for trial at the assizes for tho wilful, murder 'of Mary Dnvies, married woman, at Deepfields in August last. Prisoner was enraged because his wife had run away with Mrs. Davie3's son, a young follow of eighteen, and believing tho mother had kept him in the dark in the matter he shot her with a revolver, oausiisg her death, and'then attempted to kill hir-self, MVB1C AWX BASOIITG MCBHBES IU S.OKDOIT. , The Licensing Committee of the London County Council the other day sat at -the Newingjion. Sessions House for the purpose of hearing applications for music and dancing licenses for buildings south of the Thames. THE ALBERT PALACE. Mr. Bosloy applied for a renewal of the license' for music and dancing for the Albert Palace, Batteraea. He said that at present the company had no tenants for the building, but he asked that the license might be grunted and left in tho hands of the officials of the Council until a tenant could be found. It was thought probable that this would happen in the spring, and if the license were not granted the property would be seriously prejudiced. The Committee deoided to recommend the renewal. THE CRTSTAL PALACE. Through Mr. Besley, Mr. Henshaw BusBell applied for a license for stage plays for the Crystal Palace. No opposition was offered, and the Committee, with, out observation, determined to recommend that the application should be granted. THE ROSE1TART BRANCH. Mr. Alexander Lovejoy applied for a license tor tne Eoseraary Branch Music Hall, Southampton-street, Camberwell. Mr. Davise complained that the performances at the hall were not conducted with due regard to propriety. Mr. Lovejoy undertook to take care that all objectionable performances should be expunged, and tho Committee agree! to recommend the renewal. THE CANTERBURY MUSIC HALL. Mr. George Adney Payne applied for a renewal ot the music and dancing license for the Canterbury Music Hall, Westminster-bvidge-road. Mr. J. P. Gram appeared iu support of tho application. Mr. Davies said he wished to soo Mr. Payne, who accordingly Btepped into the witness-box. Mr. Davies (to Mr. Payne) : Will you take your mind back to Monday, Februarys? (A laugh.) There was on that date a song sung in your hall, and the chorus waB ns follows: "Men are naughty when they get an innocent girl in the dark." Mr. Payne: Do you know the name of the artiste who sang iff Mr. Davies : No. It was a person who took the place and was deputy for the Brantfords. who did not appear that evening. , Mr. Payne : Sometimes an art isfe may be prevented coming, and a deputy is sent to appear for one uigliC only. Mr. Davies : But the fact remains that this song was sung there on February 3? I have no recollection ot it at all. , ,., , Do you consider it a decent song ? Well, 1 did not hear it. ,, , , Do you consider that these words indicate that tne song is decent ? I should say a great deal would depend upon the construction put upon it. Is it right for young men and lassos and older people having to listen to such words ?--It is difficult to give an opinion of the matter, as I did not hear it. You heard these words. Do you oonsider them decent ? Well, that would depend upon I may tell you thay were received with a good many " Ohs !" Yea ; but yon see a deputy only appears for one night ; he is not in the regular company. Mr. Beachcroft : What was the undertaking given laBt year p I think it had to do with the sketch. Last year "The Stowaway " was in question. "THE BEWITCHED CURATE." Mr. Grain read the report made by the Committee last year, which was to the effect that no notice of opposition had been given, but the renewal was opposed by a member of the Council on the ground that a dramatic sketoh, called " The Bewitched Curate," had been performed in the hall, and attention was called to the scant garments of a lady and the action of the curate in reference thereto. On behalf of the applicant counsel stated that the piece had been performed all over London for three years, and it had left tho Canterbury. Complaint was also made by another member of the Committee that chairs had beon plaoed in the gangways and that the extra exits had been found f aBtoned. The manager stated that ho would be ready to carry out any requirement of the Council as to these last two points. The manager also stated, in answer to a third member of the Council, that ho always took every precaution to keep brothel-keepers and prostitutes out of the hall. The Committee, reported that the performance which had been given could not be justified, although they did not go bo far as to say that it was actually improper, and they stated this to the manager, and at the same time cautioned him as to the future. The Committee thereupon agreed to recommend that the license should be granted. The Chairman (to Mr. Payne) : I understand you to say you did not hear this song? I did not. A deputy comes at the lust moment. An artiste may be taken ill, and tho agent sends someone who deputizes for them. Mr. Grain : We will undertake to keep due order, and we will not sing about kissing innocent girls in the dark. . Mr. Davies : It was not kissing ; it was something worse than that. Mr. Grain : It did not say so, sir. Mr. Davies: It is implied. In reply to Mr. Torr, Mr. Payne stated that the greatest care was taken to prevent anything objectionable being introduced. He had given orders to the oonductor to report anything in the songs to which exception could be taken, and the manager, Mr. Tressi-der, had similar instructions. The Committee then-agreed to recommend the renewal of the license on the same conditions as last year. THE PRINCE 0E WALES. Mr. Eobert Gray applied for a renewal of a license for the Prince of Wales, Kingtou-grove. Opposition was oft'erod by Mr. Hubbard, who claimed a locus standi before the Committee as a member of the County Council. He said that tho Vestry of Lambeth took exception to the renewal on the ground that the house was a nuisance to the neighbourhood, but they were too late to enter a formal opposition, and he had therefore taken the matter up. Ultimately the licence was renewed upon the same conditions as those imposed last year, ST. .TAMlCS'e TEMPERANCE MISSION. On the application Of Wilhelmina Ziorenberg for tho transfer to her name of the music and dancing license which had been granted to the St. James's Temperance Mission Hall, Boyal-road, Newington, Mr. Foster said he had been informed that this plnce was so conducted that it was a nuisance to the neighbourhood, and was a well-known resort of prostitutes. Mr. Grain, who appeared in support of the application, courted the fullest inquiry into the case. The applicant was called, and stated that the hall was used for mission purposes oa Sunday, and concerts were given on other evenings. Mrs. Ziorenberg had beon associated with rescue work in this hall for a number of years, and the transfer was merely a matter of form. A Councillor remarked that tho place seemed to be conducted on the same lines as the Eoyal Victoria Mr. Grain : I do not happen to know that hall. Tho Chairman : It is in Waterloo-road. Mr. Grain : Oh, you mean the old Vic. ! (Laughter.) If this place is as wall conducted ns that, I shall say no moro. Mr. Foster said that after the evidence of the pohee, ho could not oppose the recommendation to grant the license, which was, therefore, agreed to. THE NORTH POLE, GRISifiNWICH. Mr. Lidgett opposed the renewal of a music and dancing license to the North Pole, in Greenwich. As he was not allowed to put in petitions which had been Bent to him, he read from them, as his reason for opposing, allegations to the effect that a place used as a music-hall should not be licensed for the Bale of intoxicating liquors ; that a music-hall was not needed in the neighbourhood ; that it would interfere with the philanthropic efforts which were being made, and would give increased facilities for intemperance. One witness, on being called, contended that the hall would have a mot demoralizing effect upon the hoys in a home which was quite close to the building, as these boys had beon rescued from lives of " immorality, sensuality, and beastliness." ' After retiring, tho Committee announced that they would recommend the Council to refuse the liconse. A NEW DEPARTURE, Durinsr the discussion on another case, The Chairman said he desired it to be publicly known that the Committee in future intended to insist that the applicants should put their premises into such a condition as to fit them for the reception of the public before a license would be granted. Mr. Grain asked, to prevent misunderstanding, whether the chairman meant that, in all cases where a new license was applied for, a certificate from, the architect of the Council would have to be produced before the application was entertained. The Chairman : That is so. OTHER LICENSES. Among the applications on which the Committee deoided to recommend favourably were those for the Crystal Palace, the Washington Music Hall, Battersea ; the Star Music Hall, Bermondeey ; Morton's Theatre,-Greenwich ; Crowder's Music Hall, Greenwich ; Gatti's Palace of Varieties, Westminster-bridge-road ; the South London Palace of Amu6ement, and the Theatre Royal, Woolwich. The Committee, having concluded the business, adjourned at five o'clock, and will report to the Council, who will hold a special : meeting on the 17th inst. to decide on the recommendations of the Committee. A Councillor Fined for Deftino an Arbitration Order. For defying an arbitration order made in 1887, compelling him to use safety lamps at Ladyshore Colliery, Councillor Herbert Fletcher was, by the Bolton County Magistrates, on Thursday, fined 20, and costs on the higher scale, or two months' imprisonment in default. Supposed Suicide and Attempted Murder. A shepherd named Dennis, when walking along the canal near Rugby, saw a woman ia the water apparently dead and two little boys struggling near her. He rescued the boye, who were insensible, but the woman on being got out was found to be dead. The children were restored, and gave the name of their father as Charles Brommab, of Now Bilton, near Eugby. The father, on bsing interviewed, stated that since his wife was confined three months ago she had complained of pains in her head. Her infant is missing, and is supposed to have been drowned by her in the canal. A Nice Professional Point. A case of considerable interest to the medical profession was heard at Dover County Court on Wednesday, when Mr. Long, surgeon, Dover, sued Dr. Chittenden, retired medical practitioner, for J321, for professional attendance. Tho case arose in the High Court, and had been Bent down for trial by Judge Selfe. Defendant contended that it waa the custom in the medical profession not to charge each other for attendance.. On the question of custom, it was stated by the plaintiff and another medical gentleman that, although it was-not usual to charge a man in practice, it was usual to charge a retired medical man. With this the Judge agreed, and gave judgment for plaintiff, with costs. Diphtheria from Oysters. A New Terror. A number of business men residing in various parts of London and the suburbs have (says the London correspondent of the Manchester Courier) been affected by diphtheria. No cause could be assigned. There were no other eases of the disease, in their respective neighbourhoods, nor could it be attributed in any instance to defective drainage, bad milk, or any similar cause. Eventually it was discovered that. in each case the patient had been in the habit of eating oysters for luncheon at a particular restaurant in the City, and it is assumed that tho cause is to be found here. The inferior kinds of oysterB which have been transplanted from their native beds to be fattened at Whitstiible are credited with being the cause of the disease. To THE Deaf.-We send any Instrument yre keep for the euro of Deafness or Ifoises in the Head to your homo on approval. Union Deoq,Cpsipant, Limited, Imperial-man-aloau, Oxford-stvest, London, WiO, lAHvorltismmift iTho following opusnnd in our latest edition l MW GTJI.DHA3i. A Beggar let. off with a Caution. Uhanes JVend, a irray-haired old man, who, on being piacod in the dock, presented a very dirty appearance, his coat being all in shreds, was charged with begging in Aldgate High-street. Police-constable Halford stated that he saw the prisoner begging by the Metropolitan Railway Station, m Aldgate High-street. He went up to one lady, and nsked her to be a friend to him, and eive him a copper. He took him into custody, me Alderman o iub iuuii j-v- -.,-;-begging in the streets, and if you are brought here again, you will be severely punished. You. are discharged this time. Prisoner : Thank you, sir. Alleged Fraud bt a City Merchant. Arthur Korce, 26, merohant, of Great St. Helen s, and Baron's-oourt-chambers, West Kensington, was finally examined on the charge of obtaining two cheques, value 51,200 and -3100, from Pompilio Valenzuela, a merchant of the Bepublic of Honduras, by false pretences. The prosecutor deposited various sums ot money with the prisoner, thinking that through his offices he (the prosecutor) would be able to do business with English firms. It was afterwards ascertained that Horke was unknown to the various houses he gave as references. The prisoner, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial. BOW SS3BE-. An Extraordinary Statement. Amongst the applicants at the Bow-street Police Court yesterday was a lady-like person, who entered tho witness-box, and said : I want to aslc you, sir, what can be done to stop a system of persecution to which I am i subjected, from three families of the name of Mam, Dunn and Shannon. My letters are continually intercepted oy them, and they pnsB their daughters orl as me. My brother in America has on set-oral occasions Bent me money, but this has been intercepted ann taken possession oc by these people. The daughters of those neople dress themselves as me and obtain money due no nm from tar friends and customers. Mr. Lus imgton : How have they managed to do all this ? Applicant : 1 don't know, air. Mr. Lushington : Before I can grant you any process you must bring some sort ot evidence. Applicant was about to make a further statement, but was stopped by Mr. Alexander, the Chief Clerk, who told her to go into the office and lay an information. Applicant thanked the Magistrate. caSBKE-ifWEiuXi. , Allegbd Brutal Assault os a Wife. John Robiwon, V, a brushmaker, of Liverpool-road, Islington was clinrsred with assaulting inn wife, Mary Ann. The complainant said she had been married to the defendant twelve months. On Monday uig.it iait they quarrelled, and in a tit of pawion he pulled her out ot bed and flung her violently across the room. Notwithstanding that it was raining, defendant turned her into the yard, and kept her there for half an hour. She eventually gained admittance to the house, and slept in another room during the night. I he following morning, before she was fully dressed, the defendant attacked her, threw her to the ground, knelt on her chest, and dragsed the wedding-ring from her finger. He subsequently spat in her face, dra'ged her round the kitchen, and broke an umbrella, across her back. Her body was, she added, covered with bruises. She was defendant's seoond wife, and since her marriage he had continually beaten her. In cross-examination she denied that she was drunk on the night in question. Prisoner had two sous, and they witnessed the assault upon her. It was owing to tho persuasion of bar eldest step-son that she entered the house after the defendant hnd turned her into the street. She did not call upon the neighbours to protect her, but screamed, and begged of the prisoner not to knock her about. Mr. H. Smith adjourned tho case for a week, in order that a medical man might examine the complainant. "An Awfully Foolish Woman." Drunk at the Stage Door. An old woman, who first gave her name us EUsaheth Kiny, and then altered it to Gordon, was charged with being drunk in Wnrdour-street. After imbibing any quantity of a liquor known as " white eye," she took to the pavement, aud rolled about in a curious fashion. A large crowd collected, and they laughed immoderately at her antics ; bub a constable soon put an end to her vagaries, ana, on raising her to her feet, she hiccoughed, and exclaimed, " I say, bobbv, if I had got a pistol, and could aim straight, I would shoot you." (Laughter.) Mr. Newton: What about this? Prisoner: I was about doing a little business inside a theatre, and whilst waiting for my turn to go on. I lay down at tho stage door. (Laughter.) I don't believe I was drank ; but it was the weather, and the excitement uiidor which I was labouring nt having to perform. I was told to go to one place and then to another, and I didn't know what to do. .Other people were just like me at times. If a gentleman could give me(a concertina I could get a good liviug. (A laugh.) Sergeant Brewer, the gaoler : She was here a month ago, and fined. Prisoner : I'm an awfully foolish woman. Mr. Newton : Very likely. Pay 20s., or fourteen days. X.AZ-SE-'H. The New Magistrate. Mr. Arthur Austins Hookins, the newJy-aupoinfed Magistrate, took his sent for the first time at this court in the room of Mr. Partridge, who will sit in future at' the Marylebone Police Court. Seven Days for Eeckless Driving. Tnomas Head,' 32, 'and John Bishop, 23, were charged with being drunk and recklessly driving, to the danger of persons, a horse and cart in Linden-grove. Mr. Hopkins said it was a most serious offence, this reckless driving, especially in London streets, and often ended with fatal results. He sontenced Mead to seven days' hard labour without the option of a fine, nnd ordered the other man to pay a fine of 10s., or seven days. WAHDSTifOSSH. "Bobbed in a Puulic-house. Serious Charoe. Thomas Walsh, formerly an auxiliary postman, living at 10,' Prospect-coltage3, Wandsworth, was charged with stealing a watch and i'2 10s. in money from Samson Miles, a dust inspector, residing at 62, Mey-rick-road, Battersea. The Prosecutor said, while he was asleep in the bar of the Windsor Castle public-house, St. John's-hill, the prisoner rifled his pockets, robbing him of his watch and money. Mr. Plowden : How do you know that when you were asleep ? The Prosocutbr replied that when he woke up he saw the prisoner leaving the house. 4Ie ran after him and seized hold of him, and he immediately gave up the watch. John Higgerty, who was in the Windsor Castle at the time, said ho saw the prisoner put his hand in the prosecutor's pocket. Tho prosecutor was nodding at the time. Evidence was also givon proving that the prisoner ran after he left the house, and that the money was found in his pockets. . Mr. Plowden committed him for trial, and refused bail. A Young Lady AbletoTakk Care of Her3elf. Albert Graham, a young man, living at 32, The Promenade, Battersea Eise, appeared to answer a summons for assaulting Grace Thompson. The complainant, who was stylishly dressed, and wore her hair fashionably- arranged, and spoke with affectation, Baid she was a servant in the employ of the defendant's father. She complained to the defendant because he placed some dirt in the scullery after she had cleaned it. Mr. Plowden : The purity of your scullery was insulted. (Laughter.) whip aud struck her with the lash about the body. Mr. George F. Bell represented the defendant, arid questioned the complainant, who said said she had been in the employ of Mr. Graham for two months. She was accepted without a character. He got her head under bis arm and punched it. The Clerk : Did you say he had hia arm round your neck? Mr. Bell: You don't mean to say that he is so fond of you as all that? (Laughter.) The Complainant: I slapped his face when he tried to take liberties with me. I would slap any youn man's face if he took liberties with me. (Laughter.) The Complainant also stated that she would have.lor-given him if he had not whipped her a second tune. Mr Plowden : You forgave the first whipping. Mr. Bell said she refused to leave the room in winch the defendant was seated, aud he removed her. Ilie defendant's brother was called, and said she resisted being put out of the room. They both struggled over the whip the defendant holding it atone end, and the complainant at tho other. Mr. Plowden, m dismissing the summons, said if there ever was a girl who was able to take care of herself, it was complainant. Miss Thompson remarked that she would not go back to the house again, and Mr. Plowden told her that she was quite right. E0.T. sootojj. Shoplifters sent for Tbial. Two elderly women Man Ann Johnson and Sarah Henley were charged with stealing a. roll of damask cloth from outside the shop of Mr. George Shrives, draper, of High-street, Kingskind. The prisoners, were watched by Constable Prime, who caught them m the act of walk-in" off with the cloth. The women denied the charge, and also that they had any knowledge of each other. Previous convictions were proved against both the prisoners. Mr. Bros committed them for trial at the London Sessions, , WS3 Z.03STDO.?. T'ie Poor and Their Homes. Several poor women attended with respect to their lodgings, the landlords having taken proceedings to eject them. In one case it appeared that an order had been obtained, the usher looking at the notice and stating that the time had expired, Mr. Curtis-Benuett said she must ctq or she would be turned out by the police. In another case the landlord had given notice of levy for rent if she did not leave the apartments. She said the landlord had threatened to take her bedstead. Mr. Curtis-Bennett said ho could not interfere. In a case in which the landlady was the complainant, an application was made to give the lodger time. Mr. Curtis-Bennett said if she gave the lodger time she would have to begin afresh in the event of the lodger. not going. The Landlady. I think he will go. Mr. Curtis-Bennett: Verywe11- HiaBOUn. . , Two Miles in a Wheelbarrow. Frederick Isaac, Clarke, 23, painter, of Sutton, Surrey, but lodging at Woodside, Muswell Hill, was charged with beino- drunk aud disorderly at Fortis Green, Unist Finchley. Police-constable Summers deposed that on Friday night he saw the prisoner and two companions at Fortis' Green. The prisoner was very drunk and noisy and, although several times requested to go home' refused, and at lust his friends left him. H was then takon into custody. He was ao. drunk that he could not stand, and witness had to taso him to the police station at Highgate, a distance of two miles, in a wheolbarrow. The prisoner, who had a very bad black eye, and had lost his hat, said that ho could not be answerable for what he did the previous night. He was a. stranger about there, and people sometimes took advantage of strangers. Mr. Glover, the Magistrate, told him it was a very disgraceful thing for a man to got into such a condition, and fined him 2s. Cd., and 3s. 6d. costs. An Irish Eeotor Suspended. The Bishop of Londonderry has suspended the Bev. William Irwin, Rector of Kilrea, on a Diocesan Court finding him guilty of winning the affections of one of his parishioners, a minor, by giving her presents, meeting her, kissing her, and also permitting her to remain in his garden alone with him until 2.30 in the morning. A Court in Dublin will pass final judgment on the finding of the Bishop's Court. Birth in a Railway Carriage. A young .Roumanian lady, wife of a high Government functionary in Bucharest, was confined' whilst travelling ma first-class railway carriage between Znaim and Eetz. The guard informed the stationmnster that a young lady coming from Hamburg was in a very critical state, and before the train left Znaim a telegram had been despatched to tho next station, Betz. Here a doctor and nurse were waiting on the platform, but when they entered the compartment the lady had already given birth to a still-born child. They attended the despairing young mother, and in Vienna she was received by the Free Aid Society, and taken to the hospital. The TowtiB Furnishing Cor., Ltd., supply goods on hire direct from manufacturers. One, two, or three years credit without security. Purchasers have tho ohoico of luo wliole-snls liousos. Call or write forprospeotus. Address, Secbk. .., 43, Ocmt lower-street, B,Qtli.4iwriitmmu SfBEASaiCAIl CHIE-CHAT. In an interview at Newark, 'U.S., recently John iL. Sullivan, the notorious pugilist, declared that he had not the slightest intention of accepting Slavin a challenge for the prize-ring championship. 1 am put ot the fighting and into the aoting business for good, lie stated emphatically. "I am doing very well in this business, and propose to remain in it, and anybody who is anxious for the money and glory of prize-fiditing can go in for my place. Aoting suits me hotter, .lueie is no training in this, for all you have to do is just to goon, say a few lines, and come off." Here Duncan Harrison, the author of the play in which Sullivan, appears, and his co-actor, exclaimed, " Don t say that, John or you will have all the actors m the country nfter' von. as we fellows have been training tor the stage for years." Upon this Sullivan turned savagely to the reporter, saying, "You are interviewing me, and not him. I said it, and it goes-see!". The paper save that Sullivan haB again taken to drink, and has been drunk for several days. At the Alhambra n fresh attraction has. been presented b.y the energetic manager, Mr. C. Morton, and will doubtless draw greatly for some time, as the performance is really extraordinary. It is conjuring of a first-rate order, by Carl Hertz. The cleverest trick is this : In the centre of the stage are fixed at right angles four metal poleB. These, with ropeB attached, form a support for a plank, to which a man is securely fastened, his arms, his logs, and his neck being firmly held by iron bnnd3 and padlocks, the keys of which are held by a committee of two from the audience. The suspension of the bound and recumbent male having been effected, the curtains attached to the polos are closed, only to be opened again on the instant, when it in found that the male prisoner has taken his fliebt and is seated comfortably in the stalls, nnd that his place is occunied by Madame D'Alton, a young lady who on her bonds being loosed comos tripping smilingly to the foJtlighte. The Court Theatre reopened the other evening witli "The Cabinet Minister." With two exceptions the cast is as before. Miss Carlotta Leolcrcq takes the place ot Miss Le Thiere, and Mr. Frank Eodncy is the substitute for Mr. Herbert Waring. . I have heard it rumoured that Mr. Charrmgton is so disgusted with the encouragement which has been sriveti to him that ho will not strive for the honours of Coun-cillorsbip at the next election. Not for a moment do I believe this renort. There exists very little sympathy between Mr. Chnrrington and myself, but I givo him tho credit o'i bams what sportiug men call a " stayer." Ho may ha a fanatic or " crank," but ho is an unquestionable sticker. How a certain member 0i the London County Council got to know that Ifeo had sores on her hack puzzles Mrs. MacDougall. The last-named is doing her best to solve tho problem. While this operation is being conducted, the gifted Mae will no doubt have a merry time. May you havo a happy issue out of all your afflictiona, beloved UaoA-Entr actc. ITOSW-CH HUSXCAI. I' 13 ST -VAT,. ' The Twenty-third Triennial Norfolk and Norwich Musical Festival commenced on Tuesday evening with Handel's oratorio, ". Judas Maccabams." The band is made up of gentlemen selected from the orchestra of the Eoynl Italian Opera, the Queen's private bund, and that of the Philharmonic Society. The chorus consists of a body of 230 voices, which is made up of fifty-six sopranos, fifty-one contraltos, seven male aitos, sixty tenoi'B, and fifty -six basses. The hoy choristers from the cathedral also sing in the chorus. The solo on Tuesday night wan taken bv Madame Nordica, whose brilliant vocalization, especially in the aria "From mighty kings," was greatly admired, and tho whole performance, which commenced with the National Anthem, made a successful inauguration of the week's music. The Festival was continued on Wednesday, when Dr. Hubert Parrv conducted his setting of Milton s " L' Allegro ed il Pensieroo," the work being received with approval by the audienco. AHU SOUS. Lord Hindiip hns announced his intention to present the whole of his ordinary stock in the firm of Messrs. Allsopp and Sons (Limited), amouuting to ,10,000, to the sick club which has for many years been connected with the brewery. It is also reported that his lordship is about to resign the chairmanship of the directors nnd withdraw altogether from the firm. His resignation has not been officially confirmed, but if, as he stated, ho has presented his stock to the sick club, he cannot retain his seat in the directorate according to the articles of the association. A GH-I!IAK CJ-fU&G-ED WI-S i0OT- At the Midleton, County Cork, Petty Sessions on Thursday, Mr. Martin Eiovdan, chairman of the Midleton Board of Guardians, was brought, up in custody charged on remand with a Whiteboy or Moonlighting' offence, in having on the night of the 11th inst., unlawfully and maliciously assaulted the dwelling house of James Groary, at BalhpiOane, Midleton, by firing shots into the house. A number of witnesses' were examined for the prosecution. The Bench refused to take informations or to send the necused for trial, on the grouud that the evidence was not sufficient to warrant their doing so. The accused was liberated. The result was received with applause in court. SHOCKING SUICIDE OF A TRADESMAN. Dr. George Danford Thomas held an inquiry at the St. Pancras Coroner's Court into the circumstances attending the death of Alfred Lowe, aged, twenty-nine years, a fishmonger, who carried on business at 156, Eentish-town-road, and who committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver at that address on Thursday nieht. According to the evidence, it appears that the deceased had been in business at the above address for the last twelve months, and during that time his wife and child had died, and that by his extravagant mode of living ho had by some means or other ran through .1,500, besides which his business had dwindled away till three weeks ago he was compelled to close the shop. His mother, wdio resided with him, removed on Thursday. Deceased was noticed to be much worried about the position he had become in, and not knowing what to do for the future.. On Thursday some lodgers, in tho house were alarmed by hearing the report, of firearms in the empty shop, in consequence of which information was given to Police-constable Batten, 189 Y, who, on entering the shop, found the deoeased crouched up in a corner with a bullet wound in the riffht temple, whilst in his hand he was holding a revolver. Dr. H. Beaton, of 133, Kentish-town- road, was called to see bim, and, on examining him, found that life was quite extinct, the bullet having entered his brain and caused instantaneous death. The jury returned a verdict "That the deceased committed suicide whilst of unsound mind." DTCATH IN PRISON. At Holloway Prison an inquest was held by Mr, Langlmm, City Coroner, concerning the death of William Willis, aged thirty-five, described as n general dealer, and who died while undergoing a term of fifteen months' imprisonment for stealing two pewter pots. Edwin Wiltyford, chief warder at the prison, said the man had been convicted several times, and last January was admitted into the gaol to undergo his sentence of fifteen months' hard labour. He was put to picking oakum, at which he was very export, and ho generally picked a double quantity. On Wednesday be had ft St, and was eventually removed to the hospital, where he died early on Thursday morning somewhat suddenly. The day before he was picking oakum, and appeared in good health. Mr. Pitcairn, surgeon, said the deceased had a fit iu February, and was removed to the hospital, where he remained until September, wht-u, at his own request, he was discharged. On Wednesday he had a tit in his cell, and was removed to the hospital, where he remained in an unconscious state until lie died. Deceased died from exhaustion consequent upon a series of fits. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. A schoolboy, aged thirteen, named Willie Eicimrds, has been missing from his home, at 2i, Northampton-street, Esses-road, since nine in the morning of last Monday week, when he was sent to school. His mother told the Clerkenwell Magistrate that her boy had never caused her half an hour's unhappincas until his unaccountable disappearance. He never played truant, and she could think of no reason for his prolonged absence from home. He had sometimes of ldte asked her to allow him to go to work, so that he could commence earning money, and she had told him to wail until after Christmas, ns she wanted him to pas3 the. sixtu standard. Her Bon had never complained of going to school ; on the contrary, he had been most diligent in ids studies. Mrs. Bichards, who wept while she made her statement, further said that the boy was a general favourite, aud all his friends were astonished at his mysterious disappearance. He was a tall, slim boy, with dark complexion and light blue ayes. When he left home he wa3 dressed in a very dark tweed suit, and was wearing an Eton collar and a velvet cap with a peak. Mr. Dickinson said he was very sorry for the applicant, but he could not help her beyond referring her to the Press. It seemed to be a case which merited publicity. Action Against an Irish Priest. Father' Humphreys, onsi of the defendants in the Crimes Act prosecution at Tipperary, was summoned at the Petty Sessions on Thursday for assaulting a woman named Mullius. The allegation was that whilst the woman was talking to her husband, who is a policeman, the rev. gentleman came up, accused her of having been a person of improper character, and struck her. Mr. O'Dwyer, who appeared for Father Humphreys, asked for an adjournment in order that his client might obtain the assistance of counsel, and the application was granted. The reverend gentleman has written to the woman apologizing for the language used under misapprehension. Serious Assault on a Girl. Jack Sparks, a labourer, of Swain's-lane, Highgate, was charged on a warrant, at the Highgate Police Court, with committing an aggravated assault upon Ellen Watkms, a yonng woman with whom he had been keeping company, at Byron House, Highgate. The evidence showed that for some time pa4 the parties have been keeping company with each other. A few nights ago the prisoner went to the girl's house, aud after speaking to her of her condition, she alleges he deliberately kicked her. 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The tlr.e. has an a ,ul deb. u w i lie or sho ought to have puuLihu'.eat sm u. . J on tired, my fate cmrulfod tue. If ord W- , dressed at your earliest, and see that lvi-e "7 entered till at least ono whole day has : despatch tomo of the tmtaxw arc von will help to prevent a (treat deal or umery to tljw-i remain. If tin's be done mv act wul he lew .:, Irionds. I shall be at peace at last. 1 have ';' : , welt as I knew how to restore mother happiness, but all is over. Yon will tinJ u . in the rhrht-hand front bedroom. I ai :Lm of yon, 'but this is a terrible acouy, and I uu-"t effort to keep it as quiet as possible, lucre is of 28s. coal in the cellar, of which I still owe 1 .s. I.J ineut till cud of three weeks, aud about .os. J There ought to bo a few 8-l.lwga or ui 1 ia. 1 Will vouTe so srood as to receive nil I"t atu.r.-s . . fe and deal with them to the best of your ability . c , ',,,1 reaardiiw my pold watch, a-.otlier eoncer, 1 V eli. ., please recewe all moneys, if any lor me, and di, sr.-Tidbury, fa. (id. Turner, nulier, also Da.na.-it a in iw) g hill. Mrs. Webb may hc-ep the artica-s wf v-j 0: ment. rjne wo.." . ,ipvc now best about this). ' my skin vests you will know Utet aoo uu aw these nre all my debts. Old receipted bilk emlo-.o bureau, left-hand pi.erepn-holes, Please L p. pin, &c, enclosed in the batr. I wish it wore mo. e. w hg hand where you can. Good-bye to ah. friends. sadly, thankincr you in expectation A. W. Diso.s. A postscript was added , ril!e You hud better warn Brown at once. Ala.. ,; failure. I've explained to Hiss Hannah that we an. ; tenants. I can chink of 110 more. j , Police-constable Clarke also produced a shS'c, made by Dixon after be had recovered comcw This was to tho effect that he had cut ihb mo J throat the previous niprht in the kitelien, that ire i-tbo body up-stairs to the bedroom, aud then too. - cvanide o notassium and cut hu own tluout. added, " I wish yon would finish it." ,. . (, Mr. G. S. W. Meadows, surgeon, who was cane the scene of the murder, stated that t ie wor ;l killed Mrs. Diion-apparently a double cut -terrible gash. The instrument hnd severed wjt(j arteries, the veins, and the windpipe, Peu0,'a';";o,',tof to the yertical column. The wound on tne Dixon was only superficial. t- Tond"1' Mr. Alexander James Monro, accountant, '. son-in-law of the deceased, said Disoii was TO eitous for his mother's comfort. He n" r ber. hie prospects as a doctor in order to Mrs. Dixou drank very heavily at time?, fore, intoxicated was quite mad. Dixon a me, tnu8 was anything but comfortable nnd ib had ss tllbiJ ago told witness that it was intolerable to live mother. . Monro Two letters addressed by Dixon to 31 " w, v tho previous evening and another lettei . . (oii him to a Mies Hannah were here rend, j, ' "J frC. of lamentations on the failure of his 11 e, eC. quently the name of bis mother was men 0 tionately. In one of them he asked that m; tion " True charity tries to find the eood in- befi mieht be placed upon their tombstone. i eC. addressed to Miss Hannah, the following P ffle. curred i-" The awful end I feared 'JU f Gather strength to know the worst, We" . jjrt poor mother and for me. God bless yon. . h done your best to avert this but remen berwe at-rest for evermore ' To this Jo t 1 v. e. M-eml postscripts imde.ee 1 rolatm? to . t ance of the house when entered by the vffe 1 day mornin;? was given, aud, after a ion- ' tTv returned a verdict of "Wilful niur ,, Sfred William Dixon, adding that they 1 , deed was done under very aggravating for bl, and that at the time Dixon was not accounts" actions. - 1 IA deadly f AN AwkwABD DlLEMMA.-Aauwt . j,,ryi' at the Oxford City Sessions on monoay jteafi' named Thomas Atkins at the close ot a w declaring that lie had not been sworn. A dperJiS fined him 4Cs. for bciuj in the box unsworn, an e fSa torily ordered him to leave the box. a he h they could not convict iu a criminal ease j ti n persons, und the prisoner must be put ns - Bd t sessions. The ease had been well made oW, p Recorder said if they did not convict, tn v better be done away with. r,raaelioa Bi rf WVEB OOHPLAiNTS.-Dr king's Dand " dy; rgj. 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