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NEWS BY THE MAIL

Sarah Steele, a young woman, has been committed for trial at Birkenhead on a charge of bigamy. Both husbands attended in court, and on being confronted with her first partner, Sarah ihrew herself into bis arms and Baid, 11 Alec, is that you P They told me you were hanged in Glasgow years ago." The steam-ship Bessemer, now lying in the Millwall Docks, was offered for sale by auction, but the auctioneer failed to obtain a bid. Arthur Orton, being ill, has been removed from lr.a ordinary cell at Dartmoor Prison to the infirmary. It is stated that subscriptions are being raised for the purpose of sending an " expedition to Australia to collect all the evidence possible that may be favorable to the Tichborne Claimant." Mr Guilford Onslow and other "friends of the cause" will be the members of the commission. The Calvinistic Methodißts of South Cardiganshire have resolved that no candidate for the representation of the county be countenanced by them unless he declares himself in favor of the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church of England. The present county member is a Conservative. Drummer Pewer, aged about seventeen, one of the fifteen musicians of the Ist battalion 15th regiment, who played " St. Patrick's Day" on the 17th March, at Aldershot, was sentenced by the courtmartial to twenty-eight days' imprisonment in the military prison, North camp. The Dublin Daily Express says :— An ewe belonging to Mr William Carroll, of 14, Mary- street, Dublin, and Curragrague, near Nenagh, gave birth to five lambs on the 3rd instant, at Curragrague. One was a tup, and the other four ewes. They are likely to live. A parliamentary return recently issued gives the following details relating to the quantity of land cultivated as orchards, market gardens, nurserieß, and woods in Great Britain. The grand total in acres is as follows :— orchards, 154,584 ; market gardens, 38,957 ; nursery grounds, 12,042 ; woods and coppices, 2,187,078. Petrarch, the favorite for the Two Thousand Guineas and the Derby, has been purchased from Mr Spencer, his breeder and owner, for Ll 0,500, by Lord Dupplin. The Countess Combermere assembled a large party of leaders of fashion at her London residence, when a spelling bee was arranged. The interrogators were Lord Eliot and Mr Knox, and the umpires Lord Guilford and Sir W. Eraser, M.P. Several prizes were adjudicated, and the principal one was gained by the Lord Mayor, who had for final opponents, amongst others, Viscount Halifax, the Eight Hon. Eobert Lowe, M.P., and Lord Hampton. ■ It is stated by the Gaulois that a fashionable Paris dentist is now in prison charged with introducing slow poison into the mouths of rich patients at the instigation of their heirs, and thus committing many murders v According to a return just issued, there are 340 coroners in England and Wales, and the cost of the coroners and the expenses of the inquests in the last year given amounted to L 82,538 Sir James Hogg, M.P., Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, opened Northumberland Avenue for the use of the public. The cost of the thoroughfare has thus far been nearly L 650.000. Vice-Chancellor Hall, on the 17th March, granted an order for the compulsory winding up the Co-operative Bank on the ground of its insolvency. It was stated that the failure of this bank has been caused partly by the resemblance of its name to that of the bank with which Mr Banner Oakley is connected— viz., the Co-operative Credit Bank. The French National Library has just been enriched with a very complete collection of the coins and medals of the Revolution, The Marquis de Turgot made the present, which consists of nearly 1,600 pieces, and which he has spent 15 years in acquiring. Several of them are very rare, and some are said to be unique. A bill has been introduced into Parliament by Sir Thomas Chambers, intended to remove doubts with reference to certain colonial marriages. The Australian colonies have passed acts in their local Legislatures legalising marriage with a deceased wife's sister, and these acts have from time to time received the Koyal flfleent. Thig confirmation has not been withheld by Her Majesty under the advice of either the late Liberal or the present Conservative Government. It does not follow, however, that such marriages, though valid in the colonies, are valid here. On the contrary, the status and legitimacy of the children have been called in question, and conflicting opinions are held by eminent English lawyers on this subject. This, however, is not all. It is believed that the children of such marriages are debarred from all rights of inheritance of succession to real estate, either in England or Scotland. The Mexican revolution has spread widely. Diaz has been proclaimed General-in chief of the Liberating Army. Several officers of the Federal Army have declaied and levied forced loans on people. At Jaymen, Oxaie, 20,000 revolutionists were attacked by General Alatowe with National troops without dislodging them, after several hours fighting. The bandits Gondales and Garsis, two of the chief rebels, were killed in attacks on Kancho De Galera and Paracuara. Captain Benito Meya, a most desperate bandit, finding himself surrounded, feigned dead, but, being discovered, sham was turned into reality. National troops are in pursuit of rebels everywhere. Ptarmigan or white grouse from Norway have been sold in London at 8d and lOd each, and Norwegian or white hares at Is 6d to 2s each. The markets were glutted with foreign game and wild fowl. The boiler of the locomotive of a ballast train, when half way between Xilmarnock and Irvine, on the Glasgow and Southwestern Railway, burst. Five men were killed and nine others injured. I Michael Finnell, the man who killed the "Irish Giant" O'Baldwin, in America, has been acquitted on the ground that, if he had not, the late giant would have killed him. The Newcastle Chronicle Bays there has seldom, if ever, been bo much unemployed labor in the North of England as at the present moment. There are eighteen collieries "laid off" in the county of Durham, and 10,000 ironwprkerp hare been idle for months, (

[ The effect of light in reviving life has just been illustrated near Athens, by Professor Hendreich. The mines at Laurium consist for the most part of the scoriae produced by the workings of the ancient Greeks. Beneath these scoriae have lain in a dormant state for at least 1500 years, the seeds of a kind of poppy. The scoriae have lately been removed to furnaces for extraction of silver ; and this plant has sprung up with its pretty yellow petals over the whole space which was uncovered. Unknown in modern times, it was described by Pliny and Dioscorides, and had disappeared from the face of the globe for fifteen or twenty centuries.

The following is the time table for the railway lines during the month of May :—

Inyeboabgiel to BIUPP. Leaves — a.m a.m p.m InvercargiU ... 7.15 10.45 2.30 Clifton ... 7.27 10.57' 2.42 Woodend ... 7.35 11.5 2.50 Green Hills ... 7.57 11,27 3.12 Bluff ... arr. 8.15 11.45 3.30 BIUEE TO iNYEBCABGIHi. Leaves — a.m p.m p.m Bluff 8.30 12.0 4.0 Green Hills ... 8.48 12.18 4.18 Woodend ... 9.10 12.40 4.40 Clifton 9-18 12.48 4.48 InvercargiU arr. £.30 1.0 5.0 Inteboabgili,, Winton, and Kingston. Leaves— a.m p.m Invercargill ... ... 7.30 3.45 Waikiwi 7.42 3.57 Wallacetown Crossing ... 7.50 4.5 Buxtons „ 7.58 4.13 Makaewa ... ... ... 8.2 4.17 Rval Bush 8.10 4.25 Wilson's Crossing 8.18 4.33 Forest Hill 8.30 4.45 Gap Eoad 8.42 4.57 Winton arr. 8.46 5.1 dep. 9.10 5.25 Centre Bush 9-38 5.5 Harringtons ... ... 9.50 6.53 Benmore 10.2 6.17 Oreti Crossing 10.22 6.37 Cowan's Crossing 10.38 6.53 Elbow 11.8 7.23 Winton, Invebcabgill, and Kingston. Leaves — a-m p.m Elbow 6.40 3.0 Cowan's Crossing , 7.10 3.28 Oreti Crossing - 7.26 3.44 Benmore 7-46 4.4 Harringtons ... ... 7.58 4.16 Centre Bush 8.10 4.28 Winton arr. 8.38 4.56 dep. 9.0 5.15 Qapßoad .'.'. 9.4 5.19 IWafcffill 9.18 5.33 Wilson's Crossing 9.30 5.45 Kyal Bush 9.38 5.53 Makarewa .. ... ... 9.42 5.57 Buxton ... 9.46 6.1 Wallacetown Crossing ... 9.54 6.9 Waikiwi 10.4 6.19 Invercargill arr. 10.16 6.32 Intebcabgill to Gobe. Leaves — ' &.m p.m Invercargill... 7.0 4.15 One Tree Point 7.24 4.39 Froggat's Crossing ... 7.36 4.51 Woodlands 7.48 5.3 Morton Mains ... ... 8.8 5.23 Edendale 8.32 5.47 Ota Creek 8.44 5.59 Mataura 9-12 6.27 Gore arr. 9.40 6.55 Gobe to Invebcabgiu..} Leaves— a.m p.m Gore 7.20 4.35 Mataura 7.48 5.3 Ota Creek *8.16 *5.3l Edendale arr. 8.28 5.43 „ ... ... dep. 8.32 5.47 Morton Mains *8.55 *6.11 Woodlands ... 9.15 6.31 Froggat's Crossing *9.27 *6.42 One-Tree Point ... ... *9.39 *6.54 Invereargill fIW. 10.0 7.16 *Trains stop to pick up or put down pas« sengers, if necessary.

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NEWS BY THE MAIL, Southland Times, Issue 2388, 30 May 1876

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