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Week's News (Newspaper) - October 2, 1875, London, Middlesex The Week's News A London Newspaper for English Readers at Home and Abroad. Vol. v.-No. 248.] Saturday, October 2, 1875. Price 2d, PAGE Chief Intelligence of the Week 1249 General Summary ............... 1249 Tour of the Prince of Wales.. 1251 Political and Social ............ 1251 Ireland .............................. 1253 Scotland ........................... 1253 Court and Fashion............... 1253 Town Talk ........................ 1254 Foreign Intelligence ............ 1255 Military and Naval............... 1259 Ecclesiastical and Scholastic... 1260 Criminal Occurrences............ 1261 Accidents ........................... 1262 Leading Articles................. 1264 rAGit Latest Intelligence............... 1265 Bankrupts, &c..................... 1266 The Whitechapel Tragedy...... 1267 Sporting Intelligence ............ 1267 Literary, Artistic, and Scientific 1268 List of New Books............... 1268 A Noble Queen .................. 1269 Commercial and Monetary ... 1272 Produce Market .................. 1273 Obituary Notices................. 1274 Births, Marriages, and Deaths. 1275 Theatres.............................. 1277 Advertisements..................... 1277 Chief Intelligence of the Week. Orders have been given for strengthening the British forces in Chinese waters. The reports received from Shanghai cause a general belief that our diplomatic relations at Pekin are becoming most critical. The Queen has returned to Balmoral from her visit to Inverary Castle, the seat of the Duke of Argyll. The Serapis sailed for Brindisi on Sept. 26 ; the Royal yacht Osborne on Sept. 27. A day's delay in the departure of the Serapis took place owing to the defective working of her steam engines through the priming of her new boilers. ,.XfeteJpukg;ancyRu^m prE^ returned to London from ffieXJonfinent oh aept 26. TheEmperor.Wiiliam istarts for italy on Oct. 3. Hughenden has witnessed an exchange of courtesies at a Church festival between Mr. Disraeli, Sir Vernon Har-court, M.P., and the Bishop of Oxford. Public attention has been further directed to the circular of instructions issued to the Navy by the Admiralty. A letter of remonstrance from the Anti-Slavery Society has been acknowledged, with a statement that it had been rc-fened to the Foreign Office. The Railway Jubilee celebration at Darlington has received much notice this.week. The finding of the Vanguard court-martial is that Capt. Dawkins be dismissed his ship and severely reprimanded. Mr. Alderman Cotton, M.P., has been elected Lord Mayor of London. Preparations are going on in Paris for the opening of the session on,Nov. 4. The insurrection in Bosnia is increasing in proportions. There are rumours of a Turkish rupture with Servia about the possession of a srriall island. Two Servians are also said to have been shot by Turkish troops. Walter Hunt, found guilty of manslaughter; in the indiscriminate administration of strychnine for drunkenness, has been sentenced to five years' penal servitude. ' Dr. Kenealy has avoided the action for libel brought by Mr, George Potter ; the writer of the article being one of his sons, and the proprietor proved to be another son. Further discoveries confirm the identity of the mutilated body found in Henry Wainwright's possession as that of E^rriet Lane. Mr. Talley, solicitor, has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment for attempting to compromise a felony. TThe Exchequer receipts to Sept. 30 amount to 34,648,879/.^ against 53,654,115/. last year. Amongst the deaths recorded this week are-^Lieut-Gen. C. W. M. BaldefejiCB.; Rear-Admiral Franklin j and Sir H. Mainwaring, Bart. � General Summary. It lUgiitered at the General Poit Officel The First of October is not wholly devoted to sport, brings a balance sheet. While many statesmen are rejoicing in the first taste of autumn and the first bag of pheasants, Sir Stafford Northcote, with reputation established as a safe Chancellor of the Exchequer, scans, the revenue totals and exultingly makes them over to this public. Other statesmen may have their anxieties.; Lord Derby's repose be disturbed by China telegrams; Mr. Ward Hunt by evolutions of " the phantom fleet," ironclads bewildering their commanders and vanishing in mist; Admiralty slave orders may make ** My Lords " tremble ; and even the Marquis of Salisbury in his absence frorti the India Office have.thoughts of Burmah, and revised Tariff, if not of Baroda. But the Chancellor of thie Exchequer has no worry. His prognostications for the year are already more than realised in the half-year'; and whatever depression may still exisit in � trade, it is manifest that Sir Stafford allowed amply for it. In Customs, Excise, Stamps, Post Office, Telegraph,, and Crown Lands revenues there is an augmentation all round, .making; considerably, more than ]ialf ' estimated for an excess of 616,006/; in 'tfte-y^-.j-he-hfiB, 5945141/. of it in the half-year. It is a grand fact to ndtiBj that notwithstanding recent commercial failures the country is steadily rising from commercial depression. Sir Stafford- Northcote estimated with caution, and he may be envied his self-satisfaction on the first of October. In Turkey, Spain, Egypt, possibly even in Russia and India, it may be wondered how the life' of a Chancellor of the Exchequer can be a merry one ; but, in truth, neither " the greatest financier of the age" in the blaze of the wedding of his son, Mr. W. H. Gladstone, the ihember for Whitby ; nor Mr. Disraeli, amiably playing the part of the country gentleman at Hughenden's church festival; nor Sir William Vernon Harcourt, grandson of an archbishop, and late Liberal Solicitor-General, whom it pleased Mr. Disraeli to invite, and " who always felt, and always should feel, it a great honour and pleasure to be a guest of the Prime Minister "-who would not ?-can possess a tithe of the felicity which must fill the heart of the British Chancellor of the Exchequer-as he sees everything working out to his entire satisfaction, and revenue just pleasantly in excess of his anticipations. The cloud in the East may yet disperse, and it will be welcome news if a telegram arrives in the next few days brushing away our misgivings. It will inot prevent .the strengthening of our forces in China, but it will permit undivided attention to the great event of the time-the visit of the Heir-Apparent to India. The slight hitch idl the priming of the new boilers of the Serapis will not, may fairly hope, be any serious impediment to the.vessel's progress. - His Royal Highness will leave, with everyone wishing him God speed. The City of Lbndon:is to 1 the front :in offering an address on the; Prince's departjite;|but, as one of the Aldermen said in moving the address, they
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