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THE CHAMPION SCULLING RACE.
 
    HANLON won the championship sculling race and the £1,000 stake on the Tyne on Monday by five lengths, in 21 minutes and 25 seconds. BOYD never had a chance. The sculling of BOYD was admirable throughout, and he was much applauded by the assemblage of thousands.
 
 
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SAVAGE ATTACK BY A
CONVICT ON A WARDER.
 
    A warder of Wormwood Scrubs Convict Establishment was savagely attacked by a convict on Saturday morning last. He had a few minutes previously reported the convict for a breach of the prison rules, and when the convict was returned to him from the office, he managed to strike him a heavy blow on the head with an instrument used in the basket - making shop, cutting the warder's head, and rendering him insensible for a time. Another convict gave the alarm, and some others went to the warder's assistance.
 
 
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EAST CORNWALL ELECTION.
 
    The poll for East Cornwall was declared shortly after one o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the numbers being:-
 
ACKLAND (L), 3,720
 
TREMAYNE (C), 3,519; majority or ACKLAND 201.
 
 
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THE CLAIMANT.
 
    In an announcement issued on Monday by the friends of a claimant of a demonstration next Monday (Easter Monday) to be held on Clerkenwell Green for promoting his release from prison, some statements are made with reference  to the still much debated and unforgotten TICHBORNE case. The first is as follows:
 
"Sir Roger TICHBORNE is coming out of penal servitude to claim his estates," and this is followed by the declaration that "Arthur ORTON is coming back from Australia." Then it is stated that "Charles ORTON, the brother of Arthur, will be present to answer any questions that may be asked of him," and will "act fairly." It appears that the finacial condition of the associations which are agitating  for the release of the Claimant is not such as to warrant the expense of the usual Easter Monday Hyde Park demonstration, and that hence the humble Clerkenwell quarter has been selected.
 
 
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MR. BRADLAUGH.
 
    A meeting in support of Mr. BRADLAUGH's claims to his seat will be held at St. James Hall on the 10th of May, and in Trafalgar-square on the same day. There is also to be a demonstration in Hyde Park on Sunday, May 14th, to be attended by delegates from all parts of the country.
 
 
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LORD SALISBURY AND MR. GLADSTONE.
 
    The Marquis of Salisbury writing to the Secretary of the Grimsby Conservative Club, acknowledges the receipt of a resolution of confidence, and adds, "I believe that the approval expressed by your club on the recent action of the House of Lords coincides with the opinion generally entertained, and that the attack made upon that assembly by the Prime Minister has not met with any support from the Country."
 
 
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THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.
 
Owing to exceptional circumstances, Her Majesty's birthday this year will be celebrated in England on Saturday, the 3rd of June. In all other places Her Majesty's birthday is to be kept, as usual, on the 24th of May.
 
 
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GREAT INCREASE OF EMIGRATION.
 
    The "Daily News" New york correspondent telegraphed on Friday: -
 
    The tide of immigration for the year has fairly begun. All the indications point to unprecedentedly large arrivals. The total for March is 42,743, against 28,908 for March last year. There were over 19,000 Germans, nearly 4,000 Irish, 9,700 English, 1,000 Scotch, nearly 3,400 Scandinavians, and over 4,000 Italians.
 
    The proportion from all countries are the same as last year, except as regards Italians. The general character of all arrivals is unusually good. They bring money enough to take them West and buy houses. The large number of Italian labourers arriving has already started  the question whether it may not be necessary to exclude them next for the same reason as the Chinese. They work cheap, live on less than American labourers, and are hired in gangs like the Chinese.
 
    All the steamship companies say they are sending to Europe an unusually large number of prepaid steerage tickets. The Irish Immigration Society say they sent $99,000 this way in December.
 
 
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FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT.
 
    Four young men went out on a boat on the River Orwell from Ipwich on Sunday last and have not since been heard of. Several articles of clothing, including hats of the deceased and portions of the missing boat were found on Tuesday, but the bodies have not as yet been recovered.
 
 
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THR OPPOSITION.
 
    Earl CAIRNS has left for Bournemouth, where he intends spending the recess. Sir Strafford NORTHCOTE is the guest of Earl BEAUCHAMP at Wimbledon. Mr. W. H. SMITH left town yesterday for a short visit to Ireland.
 
 
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SUPPOSED CHILD MURDER.
 
 
    On Monday night the charred remains of a female child about two months old were found wrapped up in a huckaback towel in the front gate of No. 10, Caledonian-road, King's Cross, London. The only clue to the identification of the body is the towel, which is marked in.....
 
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