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The late Miss Gamble, of 06, Portland Place, has loft Girton College, Cambridge, a legacy of £19,000. M. Marinoni, the inventor of the printing machines bearing his name, has been made a Commander of the Legion of Honour. Professor Calvin E. Stowo, husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe, died at Now Haven, Conn., a fow days ago, aged eighty-four

years. Miss Annie Meigs, of Philadelphia, a cousin of Mrs. Archibald Forbes, is now the pet of London society. Sho is said to bo very beautiful. At the Dublin Vice-regal Lodge, his Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant conferred tho honour of knighthood on Professor William Stokes, M.D., of Dublin. President Cleveland has appointed Mr. James Matthews, a gentleman of colour, to be Recorder of Deeds, an office for which the Senate had previously rejected him. An outbreak of swine fever has been dis> covered on the Park Farm, Middleton-Stoney, the property of the Earl of Jersey. Twenty animals were at once slaughtered by the police. Princo Ropent Luitpold of Bavaria has sent an autograph letter to the Pope assuring him that Luitfjold will consider it his special duty to protect tho interests of the Catholic Church in Bavaria. Sir Thomas Brassey will take the title of Lord Bulkeley, a place in Cheshire, whero an ancestor, Le Sire John do Brcssy, of the family of Bressy, in Loraine, Bottled when he came over with the Conqueror.

The news about Mr. Raskin is very serious, He dots not mend, and his friends begin to fear for him. His disease is nervous and cerebral. Ho is quite incapable of literary work, and has to be kept perfectly quiet. Lady Dilke is still living with her husband, and they are occupying a cottage on the Thames, near Chertsey, which was built by Sir Charles Dilke a few years ago as a little pleasure resort, close to London, yet assuring extreme privacy. It is built on arches, and 1 surrounded on all sides by swamp lands. It is reported that the seizure which has once more prostrated Mr. Ruskin is absoluto 1 insanity, and nothing eke. Despite all the injunctions of his doctors, he has persisted in doing literary work, especially in connection with his autobiography, and his mind is, this time, very dangerously overtaxed. The London correspondent of the Dublin Freeman's Journal states ho is informed, on t good authority, that Mr. Gladstone intends to visitlrelaud in the autumn ; that he will be the guest of an Irish nobleman who has cordially supported his policy ; and that in addition to Dublin ho will visit three or four of the principal cities in the other provinces. The Pope has conferred the hereditary title of Count of tho Holy Roman Empire upon Mr. Frank Churchill, attache to tho French Minister of Foreign Affairs, in recognition of the important discoveries in medical science of his father, Dr. John Francis Churchill. One of Count Churchill's brothers is in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, aud was lately severely wounded in an encounter with dacoits in Burmah. A young woman, 25 years of ago, shot her husband in the open street in Paris recently. He was coming out of a haberdasher's shop in the Rue Pierre Lescot, when she sprang from a hiding-place, and fired direct at his heart. He instantly fell dead. The woman, on being arrested, declared that tier motive was revenge for brutal treatment on the part of her husband, against whom she had taken proceedings for divorce. In Belfast news has been received of the death by drowning of Dr. M'Wha, who left Belfast recently to fill a medical appointment in India. It would appear that he was a member of a shooting party at the time ot the accident. Dr. M'Wha was a well-known Association football player, and represented Ireland in the international matches against England and Wales, He was also a prominent Irish lacrosse player. Mr. E. P. \> hippie, an Americam essayist, whose writings were at one time popular in Britain, has died at Boston of pneumonia in his 73rd year. His career as an author began at the age ot 14, and he first secured the public notice by a brilliant review of iMacauly, published in 1843, which elicited a complimentary letter from the Whig historian. He gained distinction as a lecturer on literary subjects, and was in demand before tho audiences which listened to Emerson and Dr. O. Wendell Holmes.

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PERSONAL ITEMS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7752, 25 September 1886, Supplement

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PERSONAL ITEMS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7752, 25 September 1886, Supplement

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