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   Week's News (Newspaper) - January 9, 1875, London, Middlesex                                The Week's News A London Newspaper for English Readers at Home and Abroad. Vol. v.:-No. 210. Saturday, January 9, 1875. Price 2^. PAGE Chief Intelligence of the Week... 33 General Summary .................. 33 What People are Saying ......... 35 Political and Social.................. 35 Scotland .............................. 3^ Ireland................................. 37 ^ Court and Fashion.................. 37 Town Talk............................ 3 8 Foreign Intelligence ............... 39 ficclfesiastical and Scholastic...... 42 Accidents-------............... 43 Criminal Occurrences............... 44 Spbrting Intelligence............... 45 LiterEiry, Artistic, and Scientific. 46 I PAGE List of New Books.................. 46 Spirit of the Press .................. 46 Theatrical and Musical............ 47 Leading Articles.................... 48 Latest Intelligence................. 49 Bankrupts, &c........................ 51 Military and'Naval.................. 51 Burning of the Cospatrick  ...... 52 Commercial and Monetary ...... 54 Produce Market ..................... 55 Obituary Notices.................... 56 Births, Marriages, and Deaths... 57 Advertisements ..................... 59 Chief Intelligence of the Week. I^rince Alphonso's accession to the throne has, so far, caused no disturbance in Spain. The new King has left Paris for Madrid. OThe first act of the French Assembly this year has been JtOireje.ct the proposal of the President and Ministers to ^ipi^sider the formation of a Second Chamber. The votes Wre 42P to j?5o.   The ' Thp jiaiites-Py^^ election has placed a Bonapartist cantoate af^the helad of the poll. The numbers, however, necessitate a second election. ^^By.|Special invitatipn ^he Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of l^fe^ the opeittfeFgr of-the " Sf^r Majesty remains at Osborn e^ and> according to arrafigfements, will Ifeave for Windsor Castle the first week in I?ebruary. rrTlie Prince and Princess of Wales are at H^olJdiam Hall, on a visit tp the Earl of Leicester. �� . I*rince Leopold is slowly recovering from an attack of fever, from which he has suffered for 21 fortn^^ 'A; thaw     in ph the night of Jsin. i and the ice rapidly disa^jpeared. . Mild, spring like weather has succeeded the three weeks'frost.' Several jlives t^ere lost by heavy snow-storms in Scotland xm< ;the night of Jan. i; a number^f trains were brought tp a stand still, and the passengers spent the night in the carriages without food. Detailed narratives of the thre6 survivors of the emigrant ship Cospatrick haVe been made public. Every additional iJefaii-ibut confirms the belief< that the :catastrophe is one ofihe mostI^wfol invthe annals of the sea.r     ' , J :;The^,Rigl)t J3^pn.%J::T^ Ball, QiC, M.P., has been swpm i^-Lord Chanpelfer of Ireiand^^^^ , lTi}eDu^^ the Lord-Lieutenant, has been installed 'Grand "Master of the Masonic body in Maiidl   ^ iArrahgements are /made for opening in a few days an extension of the MetropoHtan underground railway, uniting; tKat line with'the Great Eastern. ' The interference of troops at the request of Governor Kellogg, tp expel several members of the New Orleans i Legislature, has created much excitement.^ Four men were executed, on Jan. 4 for kicking murders-one in London and three at Liverpool, A boat accident on the Tyne at Blaydon has caused the loss of nine lives. In-SouthWales a strike has been joined in by 50,000 men, but the dispute is arranged; the hands in the Hull shipbuilding yards have struck. The Bank -rate was reduced on Jan. 7 from 6 to 5 per; cent.-;, �'^�'��l -^'-v-J _      '        ^  , The Revenuei*eeeipt5 for the nine months of the financial year amountto 51,958,726/., against 52,788,593/. last year. Registered at the General Post OfBcel as a Newspaper. J General Summary. English weather, Spanish Governments, and French politics, may well stand together-constant in their incon- stancy. For three weeks preceding New Year's day we did not see a green field. A few hours of ice-rain, a breath . from the Gulf Stream, and in a night. all our snow and skating was gone-a transformation scene equalled only by the simultaneous melting away of the Spanifih Kepublic, and of the collapse of Marshal MacMahon's schemes for strengthening everything, and especially identifying himself with the law-abiding party. The frost. Marshal Serrano's dictatorship, and the French Ministry, have passed away in an incredibly short space of time. if We were prepared for anything in the way of winter when the new yiear began ; given over as a people to skatingj and quite reconciled to inconvenience in every other sort of locomotion. Twenty degrees of frost were regis-; tered. The Great Western Railway had only then an-; nounced a lower rate of speed till the frost was; over. Triains in the north Were blocked in snow-drifts twenty; le^t deep.' Passengers spent the night#ibn/therattsiiaJi^lfi^, ness and hunger. Mi. lJUN6,:Jil.P.^ climax-~the chairman of the Londonj Brighton, and South Coast Railway, was detained a couple of days on a highland railway ; a^d in one such isolated train a child was^ born in the night. Then came the change all over' England. There fell a freezing shower which coated every-" thing with glassy ice. Paris had the same sort of experience, and every one's personal adventures on New Year's night became quite heroic as told bjj the Paris correspondents. It required only the touch of the "Special Commissioner's " pen. The helpless writer, himself without a footing, intimidated by a footpad who was " roughed"; a blind man transfixed to the ice-clad railings to which he clupg; supperless invahds spending the night in cabs and omnibuses because they could not walk, and the horses had fallenand could not.be raided, were.but "special" lepresentations of the state of things on this side the Channel.! The; ludicrousscene had its, real  danger too, a;id there were six fatal, accidents in Paris from the im-passable State of the roads. A few hours,.'and^sMl,this was . gone; floods took the place, of snow, and skates, were hung up, an^d who knows when again there m'^y come a season to refurbish them 1 . , . i   ' Diiring the brief recess of Christmas the French Government, with the President, took a very serious and anxious look at the political situation. With zeal worthy of a better recompense they looked round all the political corners, and thought they saw their way to perfect the rule of Marshal MacMahon, and, by giving him a second Chamber, to prepare the way for any future'prbgramtkie to which he might be glad to sub9cribe. The result Of tliese deliberations was carried to the Assembly,' wHeh it met for business, in a Miessage from the President,' which set forth' that, whatever might happen, tkere no cancelling the power delegated to him for six years.   

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