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Week's News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1875, London, Middlesex The Week's News A London Newspaper for English Readers at Home and A Vol. 240.] August 7, 1875. r with PAGE Chief Intelligence of the Week 993 General Summary 993 What People are Saying 995 The Ministers at the Mansion House 995 Political and Social 997 Ireland 998 Scotland 998 Court and 998 Town Talk 999 Military and 1000 Foreign Intelligence looi Ecclesiastical and 1002 1003 PAGE The Case of Col. V. Baker 1003 1007 Leading Articles Latest Intelligence Fashions for August loio Criminal Parliamentary 1013 Commercial and Monetary 1017 Produce Market 1018 Obituary 1019 and 1019 1021 Chief Intelligence of the Mr. Disraeli took an elaborate and cheerful survey of the work of the session at the Mansion House Ministerial banquet on Aug. 4. The French Assembly was prorogued on Aug. 4 till Nov. 4. ' Aug. 2, was a closed day in London under the Bank Act. It was kept as a holiday The abandonment of competitive examinations for cadets for the been discussed in the House of A motion condemning the change was negatived by 133 votes to 76. The Temporary Shipping after some has passed through The House of after discussing a proposal for a committee of passed a resolution declaring Mr. Edward Bates exonerated from the charges implied by Mr. The claim of Mr. James of North to the title of Lord and Stenton has been admitted by the House of The Indian budget is fixed for Aug. 9, and Mr. Fawcett has given notice of a resolution disapproving of its being till the last week of the The Foreign in its depends the enlightenment of the public on the circumstances connected with the origin of such loans as have subject of as the best preventive of further swindles of the ' ' Col. Valentine Baker has been convicted of the assault upon Miss in a railway and sentenced to twelve without personal and a fine of 500/. A Geographical Congress was opened at Paris on Aug. i. General Quesada is reported to driven the from all their positions near the other the who arei driven to the claim a In a conflict with troops by men on strike at the St. Gothard four persons have been killed and eight The O'Connell Centenary celebration at Aug. 5. An Irish amnesty meeting of large dimensions was held Bark on i. Mr. after meetings at York oh Aug. 4. A strike in the trade is attracting The Oldham employers stand firm at ' i his given notice of a new trial of the Beecher ' at tlie FMt General Next to Christmas Lubbock Monday seems to be the most popular general London so completely emptied itself on Aug. 2-the weather being that it in the silent City until evening brought the Parliament and the judicial and law courts alone held to duty Parliament for with Saturday and morning and no business except Government it yet has as much as it can do to get through the session by a week later than last And the Courts sit because the recess is at and one of the Chancery as Sir George Jessel briefly will never sit again the new High Court takes its It was the close of the term that led in the recent notorious railway assault to employ every exertion to get the trial removed from the All attempts The judge determined that the case should take its There was certainly no defence to the minor Amid the excitement produced there were fears that justice would not be but the verdict acquitting the prisoner of the gravest and finding him guilty on the other has beea generally except by Dr. and the sentence of twelve imprisonment and a fine of five hundred disposes of the case The military author have still a duty to The judge very properly denied the justice of the suggestion that Miss Dickinson was not prudent in travelling It isj an insult to the nation to make it. The case comes out blacker than at though it was natural to suppose that no young lady would risk her life on the of a fast-moving train but from an extreme sense of It is to be hoped that Col. Baker's social and professional ruin will be a salutary caution to those libertines who need it. It is happily not necessary to be alarmed about the state of society because such a case has to be People who talk as if it were forget the extent to which and solitary travel in the present and can do so without any The usual listlessness came over the House of Commons after the Shipping which was recognised as the closing Members have quite indifferent to the Supplementary ' which have alarmed Mr. or to the Indian which does not usually awaken much or even to votes in Committee of which ought to the attention of members but can scarcely do so this Mr. Gladstone that the Chancellor of the is abandoning all principles in disposing of increased revenue by supplemental the principles of the House of Commons itself seem the eyes of the right hon. gentleman to be even for he the House in the present day to a a controlling power in regard to The House of has
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