The ax given to Mr. Gladstone on lus G'Jth birthday is an exact copy of the American ax he uses in his woodepft. The fiéad is of solid sterling silver xreigtiing eighty ounees, and bears the following inscription: "Presentetl to the Kt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M. P., by a few a.lmiring friends." The handle is of eliony. The ax is inelosed m a case of pöEsned ottk, lined witli vervet.