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INSPECTION OF THE LIFE GUARDS
The Queen inspected the Life Guards, who have recently returned from Egypt,
at the Windsor Cavalry Barracks yesterday. Her Majesty afterwards visited
the sick, conversing with several patients.
THE PRINCE OF WALES
At noon yesterday the Prince of Wales opened the Agricultural Hall and Show
at Norwich. The members for the county were present. The Prince afterwards
was entertained at luncheon.
A destructive fire broke out yesterday morning at MESSRS. HORNE'S
ENGINEERING WORKS at Millbank the premises being almost entirely destroyed. Much
damage was done to the buildings and house adjoining, but no lives were lost.
During a heavy northerly gale on Wednesday the SUSAN AND ELIZABETH, of
Dartmouth, was wrecked near Hayle. The crew were saved by the rocket apparatus;
the lifeboat crew who put out to rescue them having a narrow escape.
THE WEATHER IN LONDON
Snow fell heavily in London yesterday morning, afterwards melting.
A Central News telegram from Paris, yesterday, says: - The Legitimists are
becoming active and profiting by the late anarchist disturbance to draw
attention to their cause. They will move in the Chamber for an inquiry into the
Montceau rioting, and in the meantime have send a deputation to ask the COUNT
DE CHAMBORD to issue a manifesto.
DEATH OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER
CORPORAL CHARLES LEWIS, Royal Marines, who fought at Kassassin and
Tel-el-Kebir, has died of his wounds, at Chatham. He was buried yesterday morning
with full military honours.
The house of MR. EDWARD ROACH, J.P., at Maglass, Castle Island, was attacked
on Wednesday night by a band of armed men numbering about forty. They fired
several shots and peremptorily demanded admittance. After taking two guns
At a meeting of the Irish Parliamentary Party at Weston, yesterday, it was
decided that on Monday next MR. PARNELL should ask MR. TREVELYAN what steps the
Government intend to take to alleviate the anticipated distress in Ireland.
THE FAMILIES OF KILLED AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS
It is proposed to devote the surplus Windsor Fund for entertaining the
troops returning from Egypt, to the relief of the families of the killed and
A heavy snowfall, yesterday morning, caused apprehensions of serious floods
in the Guildford district.
A Cabinet Council was held at half-past-twelve yesterday afternoon at the
Premier's official residence, LORD SELBORNE had not arrived when the Council
FOUNDERING OF A BRIG
During a storm off the Cornish coast yesterday a brig foundered in St. Ives
Bay with all hands. Neither the lifeboat nor the pilot boat could reach her.
SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
Sr. Stafford Northcote leaves England for a trip to the Mediterranean either
on Wednesday or Thursday next.
THE CROWN PRINCESS OF GERMANY
The Crown Princess of Germany left Buckingham Palace yesterday evening, and
proceeded to Windsor from Paddington Station. Her Imperial Highness will
remain at the Castle on a visit to the Queen.
THE CLYDE COURT MARTIAL
The clyde court martial, in which CAPTAIN HERON-MAXWELL, the gunner, and two
others are to be tried for defaulting stores, is fixed to take place at
Portsmouth in ten days' time.
MR. RICHARD BOOTH
Mr. Richard Booth, the well-known temperance lecturer, has been compelled by
ill health to cancel all engagements, and is ordered to the South of France.
A meeting was held at the Westminster palace Hotel, yesterday afternoon, to
establish a National Liberal Club. LORD NORTHBROOK, who presided, explained
the object of the proposed institution, which was to provide a centre in
London where Liberals of moderate means could met and discuss politics. Among
the speakers were LORD HARTINGTON and SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT, the latter of whom
taunted the Conservatives with want of unity, and said, while abusing the
caucus, they were always trying to create one for themselves.
FIVE PILOTS DROWNED
During a storm yesterday a pilot-boat, containing five pilots, which left
Burntisland to assist a steamer in distress, capsized. All the men were
LORD SALISBURY AND DR. PUSEY
Lord Salisbury, presiding over an influential meeting of Churchmen, held in
London yesterday, to promote a memorial to Dr. Pusey, expressed his belief
that the passions which centred round Dr. Pusey's early struggles had passed
away, and that Christians were turning from narrow disputes to prepare for the
coming struggle with unbelief. The memorial will be a library at Oxford.
At Accrington, yesterday morning ELLEN MITCHELL, a married woman of
respectable position, living at Church, was charged with attempting to commit suicide
by drinking oxalic acid. SUPERINTENDENT EATOUGH said the prisoner had been
drinking very heavily, and, if remanded for a week, she would perhaps get in
a better state of mind. The prisoner was accordingly remanded, an
application for bail by her husband being refused.
THE BOYS LAND LEAGUE
The different branches of the Boys' Land League in Ireland are being
dissolved, and branches of the New Irish National League founded in their place.
FEVER IN THE POTTERIES
A serious outbreak of scarlet fever has occurred in the Potteries. At
Hanley, Tunstall, and Wolstanton a number of deaths have resulted from the
disease, and the medical men have many cases under treatment, mostly of children
under ten or eleven years.
MURDEROUS ASSAULT BY AN OUT RAGED HUSBAND
At Portadown, on Wednesday night, a man living apart from his wife, entered
her place of residence, and found her in the bedroom with a man. The
outraged husband then attacked the man with a pair of tongs, and injured him so
severely that his life is despaired of. The husband was arrested.
A HINT TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND CLERGY
On Wednesday night, at the annual dinner of the Burnley and District
Licensed Victualler's association, COUNCILLOR BICKERSTAFFE, of Blackpool, the
chairman, said he could not understand the bishops and clergy mixing with
Dissenting ministers on teetotal platforms whey they had so much at stake in the shape
of vested interests, vilifying the character of their best friends.& At some
future time, when Disestablishment came to the front, they might be glad of
the assitance of those whom they were now trying to alienate.
ANOTHER FATAL FIRE AT LIVERPOOL
Wavertree, one of the suburbs of Liverpool, was in a state of great
excitement yesterday morning, owing to the occurrence of a fatal fire. At an early
hour the family of MRS. YANNER were aroused by the smell of fire, and
discovered the house in flames. All the inmates escaped; but the servant girl, MARY
ANN DOHERTY, aged 16, returned for some purpose, and being overcome by the
smoke was burnt to death. Her return was unknown to those about. The house
was utterly destroyed.