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EPITOME OF MEWS. A party of fifteen New Zealanders, described as "Maori warriors," arrived in Sydney.by the Gazelle on the 27th ultimo. They are brought up from Auckland in the interest of a gentleman who purposes introducing them to the Australian public in a series of dramatic entertainments, illustrative of the Anglo-Maori war.— Australian paper. Andrew Gray, a reporter for a weekly London paper, was on Tuesday found guilty at the Central Criminal Court of having published a libel on Mr. Phil- lips, of Knightsbridge, horsedealer, and was fir:ed £ 50, and ordered to be imprisoned until tbe fine shall be paid' The Rev. W. W. Gibbon, M.A., has been insti- tuted by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and Brist d to the vicarage of Wapley with Codrington, in the county of Gloucester, vacant by the cession of the Rev. Canon Girdlestone. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The herring fishery on the Eastern coast is now in active prosecution, and fair deliveries have been made at Great Yarmouth. Prices have fluctuated from £ 8 to £ 14 per last, although some few samples have realised higher rates. At Lowestoft also a considerable quantity ofherringa have been landed from the North Sea, but some complaints have been made with respect to their quality. A shoeblack boy, at the corner of the Regent's- quadrant, picked up a bag containing X159 in gold While making preparations to communicate with the police, the lady who had dropped the treasure made in- quiries of the boy, and the bag and its contents, which she had just received from a bank, was restored to her quite safe. The lady generously gave the shoeblack boy the liberal amount of 28.1 The city of Chester has been of late so infested with burglars, that many of the citizens have organised a. night watcb, either to supersede or to assist the police. One of the gang of thieves was captured on Thursday morning after a protracted struggle, in which he twice succeeded in escaping out of custody. A post-morteiii examination of the body of Mary Howarth, the unemployed Todmorden factory operative, reported to have died from starvation, shows that death arose from congestion of the lungs. The coroner's jury in their verdict adopted this conclusion, but a majority of them also recorded their opinion that the relieving officer had not done his duty to the deceased. The theatre of Namur was, a few nights ago, destroyed by fire, caused by lightning falling on it. The building, which was burnt down three years ago, had just been reconstructed, and was to have been inaugu- rated on the 1st of November next. Doctor Partridge's estimate of the Italian doctors is not quite so low as the public seem inclined to take. He approves entirely of everything that has been done by the Italians, and it is well for the General that the doctors do not differ, but fraternise cordially. The petroleum "controversy in Liverpool has been diversified by an invention which, it is stated, will both prevent the oil from exploding and from giving out a nauseous odour. The invention is simply a metal cask, perfectly air-tight, and therefore likely to answer the double purpose above stated. It has obtained the approval of those interested in the matter. A new company has been formed for the cultiva- tion of cotton in Algeria. The funds have been sub- scribed by wealthy merchants in Paris and Havre, with whom some of the most eminent manufacturers in Alsace and in Lorraine have associated themselves. This is the fourth company of the kind which has been established within a few months. A very large number of white mulberry trees have come to perfection in Tasmania, and the silk pro- duced there has been pronounced equal to the finest grown in Italy. Silk is likely to be a valuable staple produc- tion of Tasmania. The forty-second session of the Exeter Literary Society commenced last week, Sir Stafford Nortbcote, Bart, C.B., M.P., gave the opening address. He con- fined himself principally to the general progress of Eng- land, particularly wittt regard to the cause of education, since the society was first called into existence twenty- one years ago. A serious accident occurred a i.- 'a- «.-><» the tunnel now being cut througa Mount Cenis. A number of masons at work on a scaffold, making an arch to support the roof of the tunnel, were precipitated to the ground by the fall of about 60 cubic metres of earth and stone. One of them was seriously hurt, and three others were buried under the rubbish, and little hope remains of extricating them alive. The 28th of September falling tins year upon Sunday, tbe sheriffs-elect of London and Middlesex were on the Saturday previous duly sworn in and installed into office with all the time-honoured ceremonies of civic state and hospitality. The largest artificial reservoir of water in the world was completed last month to supply the city of New York with water. It is situated in the central park in that city. The purchase of the land cost £ 100 000, 'and the formation of the reservoir cost £300,000; 96 acres are covered with water. The depth of the reser- voir is 30 feet, and it will hold 1,100,000,000 gallons of water. The police have received information of a robbery at the Roman Catholic Chapel, Duke street, Lincoln's- in n- fields. It. appears that some person-or persons effected an entrance into the cMpel by means, it is supposed, of the roof, and carried off the silver chalices and other articles, said to be of the value of £ 50. A movement has been set on foot to introduce the growth bf flax into Suffolk as one of the ordinary crops of the agricultural world. The number of emigrants who left Ireland from the 1st of May, 1851, to the 1st of August, 1862, includ- ing males and females, was 1,273,609. This is a large number. But many of them went only to Great Britain, and would return again. The number of persons who stated it to be their intention to leave the country p r- nianently during the first seven months of this year was 45,899. being an increase of 391 over the number who emigrated within the same period in 1861. It is believed that the City Solicitorship, rendered vacant by the deith of Mr. Charles Pearson, will be con- ferred on Mr. Vallance, other candidates, whose names have b-en announced, having retired in his favour. About midnight on Saturday the attention of Police-sergeant Wines was attracted by cries proceeding from one of the Taff Vale goods vans at the docks. He went to it and found a man locked up in it. The ser- geant inimeitiately handed the man over to the railway police. He stated that he got into the van at Dinas, and went to sleep. When he awoke he discovered that he was locked up in the van at Cardiff. The Madrid journals mention the construction of a Spanish iron-clad, which they style a marvel. Accord- ing to them, thi3 monster of the deep surpasses anything as yet possessed of this kind by England or France; and they boast that early next year the Spanish tag will float over the best iron-plated ship yet launched. The proposed new substitute for cotton, the Zostera Marina, was exhibited in Mincing-lane on Mon- day, and favourably reported on by those who examined it. The doubt which arises in every quarter, a3 to the quantity of the substitute readily attainable, was also expressed in Mincing-lane, but this difficulty can easily be tested, if all other requirements are provided. The Japanese Ambassadors arrived in Berlin on Thursday, from St Pe erahurg, and next day paid a visit to the Dutch Ambassador and the French Chargé d'Affaires, and soon afterwards received return visits at their hotel. In the evening their excellencies visited Count Bernstorfls-at the Foreign-office, and spent an hour in conference with him. The Prussian exhibitors at the International Exhibition announce that they are sold out, and so well pleased are they with the results that they propose coming over here next year. The Austrians have dis- posed of their cheap clocks and chairs, even those of the latter which are in the refreshment department having been secured by a city firm. The Americans have been exceedingly successful. Mr. Steinway, of New York, has sold his magnificently-toned pianos to a West-end house, and the latter has re-sold them already at a great advance. An inquest was held on Tuesday evening on the body of a JOoy who it was alleged had died from improper medical treatment. He was suffering from a cold, and his father apolied to a herbalist of the name of Johns, who gave him some pills, which caused severe vomiting. He died soon afterwards; and the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the death was accelerated by the want of proper medical attendance; and they strongly con- demned the practice of persons consulting herbalists and unqualified medical men.

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EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE OF :FORGERY.…

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MR. WINDHAM AND HIS WIFE.

.THE ROUPELL FORGERIES.

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