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AN ACTING- JUDGESHIP.
Judge Backhouse Selected. . [Br TELEan.iruj Stdnev, Friday.
The Executive Couucil to-day ap pointed Mr District Court Judge Backhouse as Acting-Suprome Court Judge for the Criminal Court next
The Democratic Convention of the State of Now York, which has been suting this week, has resulted in a victory for the Tammany party. This will have the effect of placing the selection of minor State officials in the hands of the party. Baron Ferdiuanii de Rothschild has purchased from the Duke of York his famous.collection of stamps. The collodion is valuod at £56,000. Professor Anderson Stuart, ot the Sydney University, has invented an artificial larynx, by which a man who?e larynx had been removed has been enabled to converse freely. . The Japanese troops in Formosa have captured the strongholds of Changhua and Taiwanfu after severe fighting. A force of 60,000 Japanese troops is operating in Formosa. In consequence of the roceut attacks on foreign residents in China, six of tho British warships on the China elation hayo been ordered to banking, which js tho centre of the ntitf.fbroijjn movement.