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Sir Stafford Northcote made a speech in Glasgow on the 4th inst., in which he declared that the Egyptian war was Unnecessary, unjustifiable, and that it could have been avoided by a firm stand at the beginning. Henry George, correspondent of. the Irish World (New York) in Ireland, where he was arrested and detained some thirteen hours as a suspect, has written a letter to President Arthur, in which ha poses as an American martyr. It has created laughter in the Irish' circles in Ireland.

The closing of the Land League in America is regarded as a victory for Mr Gladstone’s Land Act. The agitation in Ireland will cease to be formidable the moment the American supply is cut off, John Bright is sharply attacked by the leading radical journals for declaring the Egyptian war unjust and unnecessary. It is even said that at the next election he "

will lose his seat for Birmingham, just as he lost his seat for Manchester at‘the Crimean war. It is rumored that ho will retire from public life at the end of] the year. •

The new steamer, Belguim, 4,000 tons burthen, built at Aberdeen for the American trade, wAs totally wrecked on her trial trip. Owing to the alarming increase in pauperism in the South of Ireland* the Dublin Union has taken the lead in* the proposal to send 1,000 able-bodied men and women to Canada, at a cost of L 7,000. A commercial traveller, named Brooks, was committed for trial at the Bow street Police Court on the 14th inst., for threatening to murder the Prince of Wales unless he received money from him.JThe threat was contained in a letter to Colonel Teesdale, the Prince’s equerry. The prisoner is considered to be insane. ~ By a despatch dated October ISlh it appears that a committe f, under General Sir Archibald Alison, appointed to report on the Channel tunnel, considers that the exit of the tunnel should be commanded by a fortress of the first class. The tunnel should be provided with a portcullis and with an arrangement for filling it for a sufficient space with itrespirable gaa, and that measures should be taken lor tfah demolishing of the land portion, for the temporary flooding of the . main tunnel, and also for its - total destruction by a mine. These arrangements ? should be controlled by separate parties, both inside and outside the commanding fortresq*. but when all this is done the committee wimit that it would be presumptuous to place absolute reliance upon even the moat comprehensive arrangements. The memoranda from Sir Garnet V\ olseley add the Duke of Cambridge are appended, to. the report, condemning the proposed tunnel in even stronger terms. The Times considers this report has settled the question of a channel tunnel adversely for a long time to come.

Bradlaugh has issued another address to the English people. He Bays, “la this Parliament I will sit,” but he does not say how he means to do it. An account of the first cremation which has taken place in England is published. The bodies were those of Lady Haosham and Mrs Hausham, who died in Dorset* shire in 1877 and 1876 respectively. Jl’hey both expressed a wish that their bodies should be cremated. The remains were kept in the mortuary house hnttP preparations for the process were completed, and on Sunday, the Bth instant, the remains, enclosed in substantial coffins, were placed in the furnace on plates of iron (sin) and reduced to ashes. In an enquiry held on October 12th into the murder of the Buddy’s, of Lough Mask, a farmer named Kerrigan and his wife testified that the elder Baddy was stunned with a stone as he was serving the papers, and he was then kicked j while an assassin from a cover fired into hia-Sody, killing him. The younger Buddy's* head was then dashed against a heap of stones, and he was afterwards shot in the presence of a crowd of vilbgers. _ Mr Gladstone reiterates the declaration that he is unable to interfere with the operations of the Mormons in England, as he presumes that the converts who go with them go willingly. r General William Bo ith, of the Salvhtion Army, London, has somewhat surprised and grieved the judicious by applying for a renewal of the dancing license of the Eagle Tavern. The magistrates refuied to consider it. Some of the general's recent exploits have not redounded to the Honor of the Salvation Army. 1 Stanley, the African explorer, returned to London on the 16th October. He considers the work he undertook on the Congo for the King of the Belgians cally finished, and he will not retittn to Africa for the present. The belief is current amongst Mr Gladstone’s friends that he intends' absolutely to retire to private life after the' aiitumn session. The Marquis of Hartington ia regarded as coming Premier. The Middlesex Magistrates caused a sensation in London by re-licensing the well-known Arpyle Booms. Miss Marie Prescott, a well-known actress, recently sued President Tousey, of the American News Company, 1 New York, for circulating a dramatic paper containing a libel against her character. She recovered 12,600 dots damages. Tousey had nothing to do with the libel further than selling the paper containing it with others in a business way. Three members of the Salvation Army were arressed in Calcutta, in order to prevent a street riot.

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ADDITIONAL ’FRISCO MAIL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 792, 14 November 1882

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ADDITIONAL ’FRISCO MAIL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 792, 14 November 1882

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