Clutha Leader, Volume XI, Issue 547, 9 January 1885, Page 3
fourteen millions of eggs, valued at L 39,000, were exported last year from the Orkney Islands.
A secret printing press and documents concerning a plot against the life of the czar have been discovered at St. Petersburgh.
Russia is calling up an old debt from the Khan of Khiva, who has been ordered to pay the new indemnity of 150,000 roubles stipulated for in the Treaty of 1873.'
A New York telegram of October 21 reports a great fire at Oarthagena, in that State. 160 buildings were destroyed, including factories and churches. The loss is estimated at a million dollars.
Forgeries have been perpetrated on a well-known Scottish landed proprietor involving a sum of several hundreds of pounds. A clerk in a well-known firm of law agents in Edinburgh has been arrested, and other arrests are expected.
At Chicago, on Saturday, .October 18, wheat touched the lowest price ever recorded, and business confidence in the States is said to be greatly shaken. Mr Vanderbilt, who has been interviewed, declares that rich men are feeling the pinch very much.
Riots have occurred in several towns in Belgium between the -Clerical and the Liberal partisans. In a village near Malines one person was shot dead and four others wounded. M. Malon had an audience of the King, and a Cabinet Council afterwards sat for some hours.
Mr Gladstone has written a long letter to the Bishop of St. Asaph on the subject of Disestablishment, in which he points out that existing internal dissensions in the Church of England are the result of the antagonistic or divergent elemeuts which were originally bound up in that church — the Puritanical and the 'Broad' — that it is not possible for these elements to be reconciled, and that it is the duty of the two parties in the Church to agree to i differ. The Premier indicates that the Church of Scotland is in quite a different position. Mr Robert Douglas Campbell, Broomhill Farm, Cumnock, Ayrshire — a member of the Bylthswood family — is being sued by his . wife in the Court of session for separation and aliment and custody of children. About a year after marriage it is alleged the defender began to ill-treat the pursuer, making her life miserable, and from time to time endangering it. He is now, it is said, an inmate of ■ a home for inebriates. Defender alleges -that his wife frequently assaulted him, causing him to use force in self-defence. His life was made miserable by her temper and drunken habits. The parties were married in New Zealand in 1869.
The Vienna Tanners' Gazette contains an article respecting the effect of tan yards in the district where cholera has been prevalent. It states : — ' Respecting the cholera • which has been raging in Italy, an Italian paper for the leather trade states that, tanners have enjoyed the remarkable privilege of being spared from the ravages, of this dreadful plague, and that in all towns where tanneries existed the epidemic was of a far less virulent or contagious charactei*. It has been proved that streets where there are tanneries have been altogether spared, whilst other parts of the town w^re terribly visited by the cholera. It is, therefore, supposed that tan or tanning extracts have proved a valuable preventive against this fearful disease.'
The Revel Gazette gives an account of a preliminary investigation in which a little girl, aged only nine years, was charged with having murdered another little companion only five years old, by stabbing her with a knife, which was found to have passed downwards through the lungs and penetrated the hfeart. The circumstances seemed to ppiriT' to premeditation. The day before the elder girl wanted to obtain a piece of gay-colored cloth .which the other had in her possession, but re- i used to give up. So the elder threatened to kill her unless she surrendered it next day. This threit was. made in the presence of her own sister. Next day she repeated her demand for the coveted piece of cloth, and upon being again refused she instantly stabbed the the little one.
The committee of organisation of the Paris Beauty Show have decided that the entrance fee to. be. charged will be 5f for ladies who . forward their photographs. Ladies will not be required to give their real names ; they may take a pseudonym or the name of some . flower. Their : correct .address, must, however, be supplied to the committee. The photographs of all the fair competitors will be placed on exhibition in rooms near'the'lPlace de l'Opera, to be 4esignated later .on. The public will be- admitted -to the .exhibition on payment of an admission fee of If on week-days, and, s.o*c on Sundays. and holidays. On the 15th of 8 December next a photographic .exhibition of the finest types of female beauty in the world will be 'held in the same rooms. The members of;the jury — viz., MM. Chapu, . Carrier-Bel^ leuse, Bouguenau,Garolus Duran, Puvis de Chayannos, and Faiguiere- — will award "the prize, ,conaiistin,g of a djia-. mo.nd, set worth* 1 400Qf , ;
A woman named Mary Oliver, residing in. Darn Crook, has been treated; at the- Newcastle Infirmary, having dislocated, her jaw by laughing. The dislocation-, was reduced.
On Thursday a lire broke out in, a H house in Huete,, in « the province, of Quenca, Spain. Twenty-seven of the inmates were burnt to death, and* twelve others sustained injuries.
A Tunis telegram states that during the celebration of a Mahommedan festival at Elizabethopol a crowded balcony gave way, whereby eight of:" its occupants were killed on the spot and several others injui'ed.
The lighthouse at the Hell Gate en.trance to New York harbor was illuminated by electricity on the Brush system, nine lamps being used of 6000 candle power each. The light is regarded as the most powerful in the world.
The Brussels Journal le Patriote states that the health of the King of Belgium has been much shaken by mental anxiety, from the recent political crisis, and adds that his Majesty suffered from an attack of nervous disorder.
The trestle bridge of the New Orleans and North-Eastern Railroad across Lake Pontchartrain is said to be the longest structure of the kind in the world. It is built of cresoted lumber, and altogether is 21 miles long, seven of which are directly across the lake. A female professor of Latin and Greek, in the person of the Signorina Giulia Oavallari, has been appointed to the Fua-Fusinato Institute of Higher Female Education. The young lady is a doctor in the University of Bologna, and was a pupil of the famous poet Corducci.
Certain teetotal Scotchmen have determined to show how well St. Andrew's Day may be kept up without the use of ' whusky ' by holding a Scottish dinner at the London Central Club, Bridewell Place, on the anniversary of their patron saint. Stands Scotland where it did I—Echo.1 — Echo.
The Paris Prefect of Police, carrying out his announced intention, has now shut up a score of clubs which were gambling hells. One of these, the ' Cercle des Arts Lib6raux,' was only a week ago described by the Figaro as most respectable, and numbering among its patrons senators, deputies, academicians, advocates, and distinguished literary men.
A gang of loafers at Campbeltown, who had been 'bunging' empty whisky casks — washing out the lees with water — collected what they had got from several casks in a small one, not observing that it had contained tobacco juice. They got thoroughly intoxicated with the liquor, but next morning were seized with vomiting and convulsions. All recovered.
The newspapers in Pesth have for some days past discussed the existence of a widespread scandal in the police force, and have asserted that an understanding existed between the police officials and bands of thieves. The chief of the police ones day presented a report to the Minister of :the Interior on the subject, and decisive steps were to be taken. Many arrests have already been made, including that of Detective Bleyer, who was entrusted with the discovery of the post robbery, and others will take place.
An investigation as to the honesty of women as cashiers has been made in Buffalo. Not a case has been found in which one of them has ever been justly accused of embezzlement. One retailer said that the cashiers were invariably honest, but occasionally a female clerk had • been detected ■in pilfering small articles — collars, handkerchiefs, and the like.-^-but the cases are rare. A leading dry goods dealer said : ' I never knew a woman who handled other people's money to steal one cent. I have employed women, as cashiers for years. They are quicker at making change than men ; they will detect counterfeit money quicker; they keep their cash accounts clearer ; and they don't want 1 to run the whole store, as men do.'
Guy, Fawkes Day was celebrated at Bridgewater by the usual carnival, the main feature of which was a torchlight procession, accompanied by. four bands of music, with a representation of the Nile Expedition, including two camels led by Bedouins and escorted by military and naval detachments. A, huge bonfire was ignited at the Corn Hill. At Taunton bands of men and, youths in fancy custumfts paraded the streets, and there was a representation in character of the entry of the Duke of Monmouth into Taunton. At Truro there was a procession and in a field on the outskirts, of the city several effigies .were burnt. .At Exeter there <was a torchlight procession, -Avith a band, and a bonfire in the Cathedral yard. The main streets of Cambridge were paraded .for two hours by bodies of University students and town youths. Once they' came into collision, and some blows were exchanged, but. nothing of a serious nature occurred. From early in the evening until midnight the streets of Lewes were crowded. Several bonfire societies had organised processions, and these, after marching through the principal—thoroughfares, finally amalgamated. ; A huge ibonfire was lit outside the County'' Hail, and 'seyei-al -'.effigies. v.ere -burned. 'There and - -elsewhere ; $i$ procbedmge,., 'were orderly,
A dairyman named Thomas Young, whose cows had strayed into a field adjoining, his own at WemMon, near Bridgewater, jumped over a hedge to drive them, back, and fell down dead.
The Irish Woikd announces that another rat has -left the sinking ship. The rat- in questipn. is the* Earl; of Aylesford; who has^npw settled-finallyon a cattle ranche in Texas^ % o,nd the. sinking ship is England.
Several* lpxge boxes, labelled}' empty bottles, 3 have, it is said, been seized at Vienna, having been, found to contain printed matter, of a revolutionary character despatched from* Geneva, to . the Yienna s Socialists.
Four mountains, three of alum.* and. one of al.um and sulphur mixed^aresaid to be. located in, Lower California.. The alum, and sulphur are almost chemically pure. It is-.estim.ated that in ; these mountains there-are 100,000,000 . tons of aluurH and 1,000,0.00 tons of; sulphur.
Many wild stories were, in circula-. tion atr Newmarket about 1 Mr: Ham-_ mond's Cesarew.itch winnings, the. amount ranging- from L 70,000 tip-, wards. I have reason to believe that,, in reality, Mr Hammond cleared just L 30,000 by the success of St.. Gatieri ;■ but he won the best part. of LI 0,000.:-* on Melton, - and LSOOO on his own horse, Eurasian. He was also lucky in some of the- minor.- races, and left off-
over L 50,000 to. the. good on the week, —Truth.
A correspondent in,' Sky e gives a very alarming account of the state of* matters in that island at present.. Meetings have been held; in various •„ districts, and resolutions -passed, to payno rent. Lands have been, taken t forcible possession of, threats.-, have, been made against any one- going to „ work, and the police have no power. A man who had not attended a crofters' meeting found his • peat stack on fire > next morning just in time to save.it and his house from being burnt down.,
A terrible political tragedy is reported from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Francis Burton, president of a Republican club, while arranging a torchlight procession, was suddenly shot and killed by a' dissolute character named Mitchell, who was arrested and placed in the gaol. The crime caused much excitement, and the procession moved en masse to the. gaol, demanding Mitchell's body. The Sheriff stoutly defended the place, but the mob.battered down the doors, effected-. an entrance, captured Mitchell, and hanged him to a tree in the court-house yard.
A wealthy American — a Mr Burdell,, of New York — has chosen a rather singular mode of passing his ; life. He has taken a Pullman car on the express train between New Yoi'k and Chicago for a permanency, aud in it he lives, whirled along night and day at the rate of 60 miles an hour. Mr Burdell considers the sensation a most exhilarating one, and feels perfectly happy. He found the monotony of life in a hotel unbearable, he says as he. is of rather a ' restless ' disposition. He has an income of LI 6,000 a year, and is, therefore, perfectly well able to, pay the L 7 a day which the use of the* car costs him.
At the annual dinner at Devonport. of Sir John St. Aubin, Bart., M. P.,. he announced that on and after Jap. 1 next any tenant who desires to obtain the freehold in reversion of the property he now holds on lease for life or. a long term of years can- ascertain at the Devonport estate office the terms, on which he can do so. :He also be prepared to consider froth 'time, to time applications for the sale of. 'the. freehold sites outside the town. . These . announcements were received with, great cheei'mg, and the Mayor, speaking subsequently, said he should . look upon that night as an epoch in th© history of the borough.
A Bordeaux paper relates a somewhat incredible incident .as having occurred there recently. A pedestrian in the vicinity, of the. Rue St. Jacques-. I observing only sleepers in the shops, ran to inform, the police of the strangeoccurrence, the cause of which was. quickly discovered. * The employe's of' a large druggists establishment in the street had carelessly overturned oh the pavement a huge, receptacle, filled.! with chloroform, and . the authors qi the accident were the lirst to suffer from its' effects. The street . being a narrow^ ill-ventilated one, the vapors of the powerful drug did not escape, : the consequence being that all the tradespeople on the ground floor were rendered insensible. The restoratives,^ speedily administered, brought them., round before long. Female detectives are as numerous; as flies here now, write's^ a' Now 'York, correspondent. There is scarcely a store where dry goods are sold but employs a corps. of female ;,defeeotives.. As a rule women scent, a cluo more, readily than men. And when a woman detective, catches her victim she is invariably more pitiless than a male officer would be. A' woman who, becomes a detective must necessarily relinquish all feminine individuality, as the experience they iriust uuavoid-*. ably, undergo: ;itt ;such;. capacities gives., them a. coarseness of manner not calculated : to r inspire -*espe<ste r sueh a& modest lad,ies !f jsoeive. lhe female detectives employed in. the. Custom « Housed expert physipg- -.. sMODQists-~^thatlis, they can invariably read- t^e(S^mu.ggler > 3'i guilt guv J}is or fc.ejfc. ,