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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 broad. Vol. v.-No. 240.] Saturday, August 7, 1875. r Price, with "I 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 Fashion............... 998 Town Talk ........................ 999 Military and Naval............... 1000 Foreign Intelligence ............ looi Ecclesiastical and Scholastic... 1002 Legal................................. 1003 PAGE The Case of Col. V. Baker ... 1003 Accidents........................... 1007 Leading Articles \................. ioo8 Latest Intelligence .............. xoog Fashions for August ............ loio Bankrupts, &c..................... loii Criminal Occurrences............ loii Parliamentary Intelligence...... 1013 Commercial and Monetary  ... 1017 Produce Market .................. 1018 Obituary Notices................. 1019 Births, Marriages, and Deaths. 1019 Theatres.............................. 1021 Advertisements..................... loai Chief Intelligence of the Week. 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. " ' ,       , Monday, Aug. 2, was a closed day in London under the Bank Act.   It was kept as a holiday almbst universally. The abandonment of competitive examinations for cadets for the Navyhas been discussed in the House of Commons. A motion condemning the change was negatived by 133 votes to 76. The Temporary Shipping Bill, after some amendment, has passed through committee. The House of Commons, after discussing a proposal for a committee of inquiry, passed a resolution declaring Mr. Edward Bates exonerated from the charges implied by Mr. Plimsoll. The claim of Mr. James Hamilton, of North Leith, to the title of Lord Belha,ven and Stenton has been admitted by the House of Lords. The Indian budget is fixed for Aug. 9, and Mr. Fawcett has given notice of a resolution disapproving of its being delayed till the last week of the session. The Foreign Loaiis Committee, in its report, depends uport the enlightenment of the public on the circumstances connected with the origin of such loans as have been,the subject of inquiry, as the best preventive of further swindles of the kind.:        ' '        � Col. Valentine Baker has been convicted of the assault upon Miss Dickinson, in a railway carriage, and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment, without personal degradation, and a fine of 500/. A Geographical Congress was opened at Paris on Aug. i. General Quesada is reported to have' driven the Cairlist-s from all their positions near Villareal. '� On' the other hand, the Carlists, who arei driven to the mountains, claim a victory. In a conflict with troops by men on strike at the St. Gothard Tunnel, four persons have been killed and eight injured. The O'Connell Centenary celebration comrnenced at Dub^non Aug. 5. An Irish amnesty meeting of large dimensions was held inHyde Bark on Aiig. i. rrMiv;M(wdy.and Mr. Sankey, after ..farewell meetings at Liverpool,,'sailed for.New York oh Aug. 4. A strike in the e6tt:on trade is attracting attention. The Oldham employers stand firm at presfehtv '    i  >      . !Kir.Tiitdn his given notice of a new trial of the Beecher case.in September. ' � S�fi*tei�d at tlie Gcaml FMt Offictl General Summary. Next to Christmas Day, Lubbock Monday seems to be the most popular general holiday. London so completely emptied itself on Aug. 2-the weather being propitious- that it became, in truth, " the silent City " until evening brought the merry-makers home. Parliament and the judicial and law courts alone held to duty ; Parliament naturally, for with Saturday sittings, and morning sittings, and no business except Government business, it yet has as much as it can do to get through the session by a week later than last year. And the Courts sit because the recess is at hand, and one of them, the Chancery Court, as Sir George Jessel briefly notified, will never sit again ; the new High Court takes its place. It was the close of the term that led counsel, in the recent notorious railway assault case, to employ every exertion to get the trial removed from the assizes. All attempts failed. The judge determined that the case should take its course. There was certainly no defence to the minor charges. Amid the excitement produced there were fears that justice would not be done, but the verdict acquitting the prisoner of the gravest charge, and finding him guilty on the other counts, has beea generally approved, except by Dr. Kenealy, and the sentence of twelve months' imprisonment and a fine of five hundred pounds, disposes of the case judicially. The military author rities have still a duty to perform. The judge very properly denied the justice of the suggestion that Miss Dickinson was not prudent in travelling alone. It isj indeed, an insult to the nation to make it. The case comes out blacker than at first, though it was natural to suppose that no young lady would risk her life on the door-step of a fast-moving train but from an extreme sense of danger. 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 chronicled. People who talk as if it were forget the extent to which ladies, and solitary ladies, travel in the present day, and can do so without any misgivings. The usual listlessness came over the House of Commons after the Shipping Bill skirmish, which was recognised as the closing scene.   Members have departed, quite indifferent to the Supplementary ' Estimates,  which have alarmed  Mr. Gladstone; or to the Indian Budget, which does not usually awaken much enthusiasm; or even to votes in Committee of Supply, which ought to commaiid the attention of members generally, but can scarcely do so this year.   Mr. Gladstone declares. that the Chancellor of the Exchequei: is abandoning all sound. principles in disposing of increased revenue by supplemental estimates, aii(i the principles of the House of Commons itself seem in, the eyes of the right hon. gentleman to be even more; astray, for he firids the House in the present day to be'rather a stmiu-than a controlling power in regard to eM)enditure.' The House of Comrnons has findljr ^disposed of^the   

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