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FATAL ACCIDENT.—Miss Anna Mary Pares, aged 47, eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr. T. Pares, of Hopwell Hall, Derby, has met with a shocking death at her residence, Bellair House, in Dorset. She was found by the family gardener lying on her back on the pavement near the garden of her house, having fallen from a three-storied window. She sustained concus- sion of the brain, and died shortly afterwards. It is believed she overbalanced herself at the window. The jury at the inquest fouud an open verdict. THE MARRIAGE OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.—Tha St. Petersburghcorrespondent of the IndependanceBelye says that in the Russian capital they are busy prepar- ing for the marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh with the Grand Duchess Marie. In the workshops of Cron- stadt they are making standards bearing the Duke's arms. These consist of the royal arms of England bearing the Duke's special cognisance on a scutcheon, of pretence; this scutcheon bears the silver bend charged with cross gules and two anchors of the same. CAUTION TO PASSENGERS IK TRAMWAY CARS. —Dr. Lankester, the Coroner for Central Middlesex, has concluded an inquiry at the Twyford Arms, Twyford-street, Barnsbury, into the circumstances at- tending the death of Emily Rock, aged 16 years,' servant to a tradesman living in the Essex-road, Islington, and who expired from injuries received by being run over by a Favourite omnibus, after getting out of a tramway car, on Sunday, the 28th ult. The proceedings lasted several hours, and the court was I crowded to excess, several gentlemen belonging to' the London General Omnibus and Tramway Companies being present. Agnes Rock, of Upper Bemerton-street, Caledonian-road, mother of deceased, identified the body, and stated that when in the Great Northern Hospital, and perfectly sensible, deceased told her that she was getting out of a tramway car at Barns- bury-street, and before she could properly get out a. Favourite omnibus came up and knocked her down she had a child nearly two years old in her arms, which prevented her seeing the omnibus. Mr. Adam Young, house surgeon at the Great Northern Hospital, said deceased was admitted on the -8th ultimo, suffering from shock and great pain in the abdomen; she lingered some days, got worse, and expired on the 5th instant from peritonitis, after inflammation of the in- ternal organs, the post mortem examination shewing several external bruises. The jury returned the follow- ing verdict and resolutions That deceased expired from injuries caused by being knocked down and run over by an omnibus in the street, occasioned by acci- dental causes adding their opinion that great blaine was attached to the driver of the omnibus for not pulling up sooner, as they think he had ample tune to do so. They also attached blame to the conductor of the tramway car for not protecting the deceased when she was leaving the tramway car. EXCHANGE WITH THE UNITED STATES.—The New York Times has the following communication from Washington :—" In quoting exchange in foreign coun- tries it has never been the practice, except in deal- ings with Great Britain, to assume a par upon which a percentage is rated. The universal rule, except in this case, is to quote the money of this country against the money of other countries. Thus, on France and the franc countries, exchange is quoted on francs and centimes to the dollar; on Russia, cents to the thaler; on Frankfort, cents to the florin, and so on. In reforming our practice with Great Britain, the Secretary of the Treasury says it will be judicious to adopt the same method, quoting exchange either in dollars and cents to the pound sterling, or in pence and fractions to tht dollar. In the Spanish-American States and in China it is customary to quote exchange on Great Britain in pence to the doliar, but for the United States the Secretary would recommend quotations in dollars and cents to the pound sterling for the fol- lowing reasons -1. The variation in qui 'nif one cent to the pound is near enough to denot customary variations of exchange in the market, so that the use of fractions instating prices will be unnecessary. One cent variation corresponds very nearly to one-quar- ter per cent. in the exchange upon the fictitious par. 2. As the dollar of the United States is a gold coin, and of South America and China, a silver coin, a distinction in the unit for quoting exchange is for this reason desirable, since it would thus be understood, without further explanation, that a. quotation of dollars and cents to the pound referred to a gold dollar, and of pence and fractions to the dollar to a silver dollar. The law, while prescribing the close of the present year as the term for the discontinuance of the old rating of exchange, does not prohibit, but rather invites, an earlier change in the practice. In order to avoid the inconveniences of a postponement to the last moment, the Secretary recommends that the change be entered upon at once, and urges upon those in a position to guide in introducing the changes demanded by law the importance of acting promptly, so that by conference and interchange of views an agreement may be reached as to the most convenient time and manner of affect- ing them." It appears that the Act of Congress, to come into operation at the end of this year, fixes th< value of the pound sterling in United States gold coin, at 4 dollars 86 cents 6 £ mills, which is equal to the present conventional way of fixing the exchange at 109i per cent. Every point or fractional poiul above or below 109\ per cent, means so much discount or premium on the exchange at sight or by C&pM transfer between New Y<gk jj^ jUoadfg^1