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NEWS OF THE DAY.
AHAM PASHA :*3 irresolute. This is tho O pacißo item of our telegraphic news tin's morning: wbi relates to the Egyptian crisis, for it gives some ho that he may dally with his purposes until the oecasi is lost. Such an array of resoluteness anil po« that ha9 been mado before him, and tho dreed possibilities, if not certainties, should be sufficient
make a stouter heart than his quail. It is understoi that if the Sultan declines the request to be nut to bim to-day, to actively intervene in Egypt mixed occupation of Alexandria, Cairo, and oto important centros will take- place, until ta uuthority, of the Khodivo is fully restored If the European Powers act in concert to thia t.-.& the Egyptian difficulty may eoon bo settled, and eett!« without bloodshed. It will bo seen by our cablegram that large additional reinforcements of troop» hw been despatched from Great Britain to til ; Mediterranean. Tho bulk of the troops airen!; \ sont havo been taken to Cyprus, The island, whose
tannexntion by tho lato Earl of Beaconsfield w»B ;l|iBoveroly condemned, has now been put to the chief m* j "which ho claimed for it. It is somewhat reniariabl*
too, that hie policy of using Indian troop» on foreig», ' service has been copied by his successors in po*'r' ' It has beon decided that whilst tho Egypt'"
embroglio continues, mail steamers passing through ta* Suez Ganai shall not call ot Alexandria, Turhe/h» . .dofinitolv refused 'to.Eend.a. renresenlaÛïfttoi-th*-'*'*
fcrencc Any new development of, her policy wii watched with'intense interest, for: hw duplicity I lead to very ferions consequences. Indeed,'it may / be said that Turkey is moro to bo dreaded than Egj
Tim Egyptian troops havo other matters on h Tho falso prophet who rose up a few wooka ago, marched at tho head of a large army, such as it wa; tho Soudan, was checked, but not crushed. lin ha seems, rallied, and added to his forces, and has
anothor encouutor with tho Egyptian troops, this t coming off tho victor, lie is now said to bo march in force on Sonnar, tho capital of tho Soudan. ' prophet's troops tilled 2000 Egyptians, and carried
Is the death of General Skobeloff Russia has ] ono of lier ablest military commandera. There has : of ¡ate been a soldier in Europo whoso words and acth have excited so much interest, whoso honest patriotic fearless outspokenness, and military goniu3 made h so conspicuous an object, ns Skobeloff. But threo four months ago, Europo was startled by the addn IIB delivered to a numbor of Servian students in Par Even the Czar was alarmed at the frank confessions
his general, and recalled him. Eut it has ever sin beor.doubted whether his recall sufficed to rceataUii on their former footing the relations of tho Empero af liussia, Germany, and Austria. It was asseverati at tlio time, and may hold good now, that somethir moro was required to satisfy Prince Bismark an Count Katnoky, that tho " chartered libertino," as 1: was called, oí tho llussisn army, did not speak th hidden thoughts of tho Muscovite Government, or giv impression to thoughts and tendencies too deeply seato in iluesian popular sentiment to bo successfully resented Thc respect and interest with which Skobeîolï wa regarded was not confined to Europe. When Archibak ]'orbes was lecturing in Sydney on Heroes I htiv< met," and "Warriors I havo known,', his description of and kindly roi'eronccs to tho hero of Plevna drew forth from his audiences warm, spontaneous, and re- pealed outburst of applause. Mr. Forbes was inti- mately acquainted with Skobeloff, and it is to him wo oro indobtod for tho very interesting sketch of tho late general which wo publish elsewhere. Mr. Forbes was attached to tho liuesian army during the liusso-Turkish campaign, and witnessed eomo of tho most thrilling incidents of the war in connection with which Skobeloff achieved his moat notable successes and gained his most brilliant victories. Tho military caroer of the late general's lifo, so graphically sketched by tho pen of Mr, Archibald Eorbos, will, therefore, no doubt
be read with ereat interest.
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THE Bill for the Repression of Crime in Irolnnd hst been read a third time in the ITouso of Ooramons, and, in tho usual courso of procedure, will at onco be transmitted to tho HOUÍO of Lords. It appears that it contains a clause which tho Govornmont, nt tho last moment, considered of too ? stringent a character, and an effort was made to recommit the bill. This clauso had roi'eronco to night searching, Tho Government were, however, defeated in their attempt to amend the bill, and then there was some talk of Mr. Gladstono resigning. The general impression is, however, that tho Premier will not rosign. If an amendment of tho mensuréis necessary, it may be effected iii the Uppor House, and when the bill again comos beforo tho House of ' Commons, the Government will have an opportunity to
bettor marshal their force?. '
'Inn match between the Australian Eleven and* îliddloses, on Lord's Ground, ended on Friday in a victory to the formor by eight wickets and one run. Murdoch was top score, with 51, Horan coming next, with SS. The scoring oí the other members of tho ' team was not remarkable, but their bowling was bril-
liant. Tho weather seems to have again militated
against the game.
BESUMIS WEBSTER, the comedian, -whose death is announced in ono of our cablegrams this morning, was nearly 82 years of age. Ho mado his first appearance on tho stago at Warwick; thence he went to the metropolis. Ho noon ranked as one of the first actors of tho day. Ho assumed the management of the Hay- market, London, in 1887. At this thoatro some of tho leading actorB and actresses appeared. Tho Adolphi Theatre was long undor his management. Ho subse- quently took the lesseeship of the Olympic.
Wn understand that it has been for eomo time con- templated by the Minister for Public Instruction to establish a separate training school for female teachers. In view of this Mr. Suttor took advantage of the pre- sence of tho Premier in England, to write him a full account of what was intonded, and requested him to engage a lady possessed of tho necessary abilities and qualilications for taking chargo of such an establish- ment. We learn that a cablegram from Sir Henry Parkes has been received by Mr. Suttor, in which it is stated that a lady has boen engaged, thoroughly com- petent, and possessing the highost testimonials from tho Education Department under the Privy Council, and that she will probably leavo England for Sydney about tho beginning of October next.
THE opening of the extension of tho north-western railway lino from Gunnedah to Boggabri, a distanco o£ 21 miles, will tako place, as already announced, to- morrow, June ll. It is peculiarly appropriate that the opening ceremony is to be performed by Sir John iioberteon, who was many years ago ono of the pioneers of the district, and was, indeed, the earliest resident squatter in that part of tho country, one* of hi3 stations having been situated ono milo from Gunnedah, and the other, curiously enough, a mile from Boggabri. Wo learn that, instead of starting in a Epecial steamer on Sunday night, arrange- ments have been made by Mr. G oodcliap, tho Commis- sioner for Railways, for ono of tho ordinary passenger steamers to leave Sydney at 9 o'clock this night, in- stead of ll as usual. This will enable the party to reach Newcastlo in time for a spocial through train which will leave that city at 5 a.m. to-morrow morning, and arrive at Boggabri about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, in time for the opening ceremony. I The day (to-morrow) has boon proclaimed a public 1 holiday in Gunnedah, Boggabri, and Narrabri, and it is I expected that tho festivities will be on a very extensivo lscale. The oxact time for commencing tho return putney, wo _ believe, is not yet fixed, but wo under- paid that Sir John liobertson has arranged to bo back
|n Sydney not lator than Thursday morning. Mr. poodchap, wo believe, will accompany tho Colonial ^ecretary in this trip.
Ox Saturday morning the weather became seasonably Ml once again, and at an early hour there were indica We of rain. Shortly before noon it commenced _ to Wend heavily, and lasted with but slight intermission ptU 8 p.m., after which hour there were occasional
lowers, Tho wind was from north-west and north iring tho day, but shifted towards Sunday morning
south-west. Yesterday tho weather was fine and lacing, and a smart breeze prevailed throughout tho
jy from south-west, veering occasionally round to
THE annual general meeting of tho Sydney Univor V Union was held at tho Church Society's House, jllip-street, on Friday evening last. The Rev. E. G. jágson, M.A., S.C.L., presided. Tho annual report of [executive committee, which waa read by the secre
\> referred to tho subjects that had boon debated, to
, amendment and the printing of the rules, to a (goof secretary, and to tho accounts o£ the Union
the year. Tho Review Committee reported the Scation during tho year of tho Sydney University fw, a work to which tho committees of many (dingi years had contributed. It was stated
No. 1, November 1881, and No. 2, 1882, contained articles by eomo of tho thinkers and writers in Now South "Wales, Í' No, 3, to be published on July 22nd, would bo
o maintain the samo high literary standard. :tion of officers for tho year 1882-3 resulted as -President : Professor Badham, D.D. Vica ts: Mr. E. Barton, M.A., M.L.A. ; Mr. G. J. &...LL.D,; Rev. E. G. Hodgson. M.A., S.C.L. ; Teece; Mr. W. P. Cullen, B.A. ¡ Mr. R. M. Sly, ?>L.D. jExecutivo committee: Mr. Puller, E.A. ; ¡.Walden, M.A.; Mr.T.llolin, Mr. B.Backhouse. I committee: Mr, A, P. Backhouse M.A.; Mr. on. M.A., M.L.A.; Mr. J. J. M. Beatty, M.A., Mr.W. P. Cullen, B.A.; Mr. W.Edmunds, LL.B ;. Rev. E. G. Hodgson, M.A., S.C.L. ; IT. V LWet8ÍdS°- G-'CS., P.R.G.S. ; Mr. A. Oliver, a 'c vf' ®' C. Waldon, M.A. Honorary troasuror:
ington. Honorary 6ooretary : Mr. Edmunds,
ie nt present on view nt the Art Gallory, 'main, a choice collection of art reproductions, ig engravings, photograveurs, etchings, and a .auctions of wator-colour works. Tho trustees ged somo time ago to dismantle the eastern M the purposo of having it repaired. Those »ve now been comuletod, but previous to re.
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placing the pictures in that" gallery tho ' trustees hav< consented to permit Mr. Carter and Mr. Sands toexhibil tho collection roforrcd to above. The public will thus have an opportunity during tho nest few days of see- ing these works of art, some ot which aro of a high order of mnrit, and of a class not yet well known in
Tan football match between the Goolong team nnc twonty chosen from the East Sydney was played on tin Association Ground on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a win for the former by seven goals and fifteen behinds to seven bohinds. Kain foll from tho commencement untirthe finish of tho play, and tho consequence wac that thero was an attendance of. only 300 persons.
TUB construction of tho tramway to Newtown is being procoaded with as rapidly as possible, and the contractors, Messrs. Forster and Briggs, expect to make the connection with Pnrramatta-stroet in about ten days, Tho lino will thea bo completed to the tollbar. As soon as tho connection with Parramatta-street is made, tho remaining portion, from the tollbar to tho Marrick- ville line, will bo taken in hand, lt io anticipated that, should the woathor koop fine; tho lino will be roady for traffic in a month or live weeks. Tho Circular Quay extension, which is being carried out by the Depart- ment, is being pushed forward rapidly, and will bu finished nt an early dato. Indeed, tho necessities of the present traille aro so great that it will be scarcoly possible to moot tho increased demands for space which will bo made when tho Glebe and Nowtown lines aro opened for traffic, unlesB tho Circular Quay extension is
" THU Journal and Proceedings of tho Boyal Society of New South Wales for 1S81" has just been published by tho Government Printer. It is edited by Professor Liversidge, and forms a woll-arrangod and permanent record of tho society's doings. The interesting papers incorporated in it have already been referred to in our columns, and it only remains to be said that tho book is excellently printed and perfectly indexed.
OKANQE religious services, in connection with the commemoration of tho 12th of July, were held in tho Exhibition Building, Prince Alfred Park, yesterday afternoon. They wore attended by a largo number of clergymen and members of tho Legislativo Assembly, and "it was estimated that between 15,000 and lü',000 poraons wore present. Tho building was splendidly decorated, and nddres¿es wero delivered by clergymen of various denominations; and a choir of 300 voices sang several hymns. Some particulars r.f tho proceedings
will bo found in another column.
Fon some time past Mr. G. J. Broinowski has held weekly classes at North Shore and Balmain, where, on payment of a small fee, boys engaged in other pursuits by day can at night obtain instruction in drawing ; and one result of his efforts has boen the development of ?artistic talent in several of his pupils. Noticeable among them is a lad named Joseph Luke-a boatbuildor by trade-who has profited in an unusual degree by the wcokly loseon he has received. Some of his drawings are on view at Nicholson and Ascherborg's, in George streot, nnd though they are only copies from the flat, their sharp correctness of outline and clever shading must bo admired, when tho necessarily limited tuition ho has received, and the fact that each drawing had to bo made in a certain timo and freehand, without tho I assistance of marks or measures, are taken into >*on ' sidorafion.
Tun members of tho Woollahra' Literary Institute hold their sixteenth half-yearly meeting in the school- room, Queon-streot, Woollahra, on Thursday evening last. Tho attendance was good, and the report of tho secretary showed that tho number on tho roll waa 07, and the average attendance at tho weekly meeting was 2'i for the half-year ; while tho Treasurer's statement presentada very creditable balance on the right side. Tho following gentlemen were elected as officers for tho ensuing term :-President : Alderman J. C. Neild. Vice-presidents : Messrs. G. Gale and lt. Usher. Secre- tary : Mr. T, lt. Steel. Treasurer: Mr. G, Kilminster. Editor: Mr. T. Richardson. Librarian: Mr. G. Jones. Coramittde: Messrs. II. Clarke, D. Shcosraith, and A. Trivett. On tho preceding meeting night, a public entertainment wa3 given by tho members, assisted by soveral amateurs. Tho audience was large, and tho efforts of the performers wore well appreciated, espe- cially fho acting of Miss Forrester in the comedy of *'Nan the Good for Nothing."
THE fourth of the winter aeries of lectures given under tho auspices of the Now South Wales'Alliance for tho Suppression of Intemperance was delivered on Wednesday evening last, in tho Temperance Hall, by Mr. P. J. Holdsworth. The' subject was, " A Phase of Picturesque Ireland," and the chair was taken by Mr. John lïosoby, M.L.A., who appositely introduced the lecturer. The hall was crammed, and numbera failed to obtain admission, Tho subject was troated in an eloquent manner, and tho illustrations, quotations, anecdotes, and descriptions of the lecturer were greeted with continuous applauso by the largo audience. Tho beautiful lantern views used by tho lecturer to illustrate ! his remarks, included tho choicest scenery in the south I eastern part of Ireland, aud were exceedingly appre I ciated by the audienco, who, after voting by acclama-
tion cordial thanks to Mr. Holdsworth, left delighted
I with tho ablo address given,
TUB disgraceful scenes that occur Sunday after Sunday in tho Domain are Bid indeed to witness. In the absence of tho guardians of tho law, lnrrikinism in ita worst form is allowed to prevail unchecked. Yester- day evening about 5 o'clock Mr. Cocks, an open air preacher, was surrounded by a largo gathering of well dressed ruffians, whoso conduct towards him was both cowardly and cruel. Ultimately an individnal with more courage than discretion interfered to protect tlie preacher, but no sooner had he done so than tho mob directed thoir attoution towards him, evidently de- termined to punish him for his interference; they hunted him through tho length of the Domain into Bent-street, some of them with their pockets well filled with stones. He luckily, howover, ell'ectod his escape.
THERE is a pastime very popular among children in common with their fondness for swings', see-saws, merry-go-rounds, and such like -means of procuring strange motions and uncommon sensations, it is that of oircling one another. Ono child grasps the hands of another and steadily turning round swings tho child operated upon in a circle around her, an operation which appears to afford great dolightto tho little one who, with logs and ar ns outspread, passes through tho air in a manner that resembles neither tho motion of any- thing above the earth nor under tho earth, or anything under tho waters that cover the earth. Tho consoquenco of any little error or accident on the part of the children engaged in this strange pastime can be imagined, and was illustrated yesterday, when a little girl named Ellon Stevenson, aged five years, wa3 brought to tho hospital, and upon examination was found to have a fractured thigh among other injuries, caused through allowing herself tobo swung round by a lad some few years older than horself. The boy, when circling the child, by some misfortune lot her hands slip, the consequence being that tho little girl was thrown some distanco away, and foll with violence to the ground. She was rendered insensible, and, on being picked up, was, as stated, carried to the hospital.
A VEnicoLAr. strike took placent Albury on Saturday last, which is thus described in tho Banner :-" On Saturday last the new regulations came into force at the Wodonga terminus, under which every 'bus admitted to the station-yard was required to pay a foo of £5 per month, and overy cab £3. Tho coach and cabownera did not, it appears, feel inclined to pay this rather heavy tax, and tho consequence waa that none entered tho reservo. Mossra. Crawford and Co. took off thoir 'buses and cabä altogether. There was, consequently, a prospect of serious inconvenience to tho passengers arriving by train, all of whom would have had to onrry their luggago in a pelting rain tho whole length of the station-yard, and even then incur somo risk of having to walk all tho way to Albury. The stationmaster under theso circumstances took it on him- self to admit tho cabs into the yard, in order to further the convenience of the public. Ho soon after, how- ever, received a telegram instructing him that Messrs. Crawford and Co. had obtained tho exclusivo right of entry. Under what management this right has been givon wo havo not heard."_
THE second of tho winier course of lectures, undor th6 auspices of tho Young Men's Christian AKSOCÍHIÍOII. will ho delivered by the Hon. Dr. llnuwick, Minister for Mines, in
tho Masonic. Dall, this evening. The chair will be taken, by the JJeim ol' Syduoy, und tho subject will be "The 1 Boulin of Knowledge und tho Realm of Prnth." - Admia
! sion will bo free, but. H collection ia uid of the mission work
of tho association will bo made.
We aro requested to draw attention to an advertisement in nnotbw column, vcspectiiiK tho first rohnaiH:il of mudo to bo oerformod ut tho opening of tit. Mary's Cathedral, to take place in September next. Mr. J. Deluny, oue of Wvdnoy'i! irreatcst musú:i;ins, bii:i beim appointed conductor, and. Mr. T. f. Kiroka organist, for tho occasion. Tim cere- mony ia to last three days. - . '