The crucifixes and other religious euiblems liave beeu removed from the public schools of France. A Berliu correspondent reporta that all the powers have adherecí to the arbitration scheine which bas been communicated to the I'orte. The excbeqner división of the British courts has deciiHd that the act of parliament ander wliicli the jtovernment acquired the teiegraphlc mouii[ii)ly by its terms also iucludes the monopoly of telepboues. Mrs. Cross, whose inaiden name was Marlan Evans, liut who is better knowu by her literary nom-dc-plume of George Klliott, died at London, aged t;0 years. The uumber of Boers in the field Is estlmated at 4,000. They have issued a procfriiiation declariuc respect forthe British flaj; and desire to avoid war, but also a determination to uiaintiiu their Independeuce. A. cargo (ifaniis aboat t 1; IühiIciI ïicnr the mouth df tiie Sbannoo river, beland, has beeu s-.ized by thu liritisli eustoma authori Anderwt'i't, President elect of the Swiss confederaüon for 1881, simt bimself Saturday ewniiii; In the public promenade. The Chiliiius obtained S5ll',000 booty and destroyed f5,900,000 of proportj in Iheir late raid in the north of Peru. A dlspatch from tlie (jovernor of Pretoria to Sir tíenru'i1 Colly, coufinns theprevious reporta that several hundred Iioren attackcd 250 men about .'in ïüilrs froin Pretoria. Tlie train consisted Of :4 tragOOB.' TIn' men, BXCept the aiivanceguard, were ;iltaeUl all along tlie line . re overpowered witli a loss of 120 killtj(i um wounded. ïlie report of tlie repulse of tlie boers at PoU'he festroom is also 00 firined Tin; Englisli poatoffice department basordered 20,000 teleplioDes for the postal service. Tlie Hoers have released the British soldiers of tlie Niuety-fourth regiment, recently takeu iu an ensagement. duly 30 were killed. The astronomer royal of England has discovered a bright coinct. which was (December 2ötti) oue hour ''J uiiuutes right abeeusiou aut two degress north decliuatioü.