SMALL NEWS ITEMS.
MR. BRIGHT is improving slowly. He sits up for two hours and a half each day.
The record of admissions on Saturday was 11, 05S. The total since the opening is 1,520,853.
MR. JOHN POLLARD, Chief Constable of Rotherham, fell dead whilst hurrying to a fire on Monday morning.
The DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH was married in New York on Friday to MRS. HAMMERSLEY, daughter of a commodore in the United States Navy, and a widow of a millionaire.
Eighty ironworks in Pennsylvania and the Western States have been closed owing to the refusal of the men to accept a reduction of 10 per cent. in their wages. One hundred thousand men are employed at the works closed.
A curious monstrosity of Vienna is a girl who, though born February 15, 1871, has lived only in the cradle. She has a sound constitution, but has never outgrown the physical or mental status of a suckling. She utters ony inarticulate sounds, has all her teeth, but never masticates, often sleeps two days and nights at a time and has never risen.
A conference of Tyne shipbuilders and representatives of the engineers was held at Newcastle on Saturday. The employers agreed to give an advance of 1s. 6d. per week all round and an additional 6d. in August. The offer was accepted, and the dispute thus brought to a close.
The daily steamship service between Cumberland and the Isle of Man was inaugurated on Monday, when a large number of officials from Ramsey visited Whitehaven and were entertained to luncheon. In the afternoon the steamer sailed for Ramsey, taking with her the Whitehaven Trustees and other invited guests to be entertained by the Ramsey Commissioners.