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Venomous Flies.—Cases have lately been very frequently cited in the French papers of persons becoming exceedingly ill and even dying, in consequence of the stings of venomous Hit's, the said venemous quality being contracted by the insect from putrid substances on which it has settled. Near Soissons a shepherd lately died in four days in consequence ot one of these bitesor stings. He took no beed of the first inflammatory symptoms, and when he applied to a doctor it was too late. Two other persons in the same neighbourhood were similarly attacked, the symptoms being great swelling and inflammation, but fatal results were not anticipated. The New Poaching Act -The first case that ha been dealt with in Nottinghamshire, under the provisions of the new Act of Parliament passed for the prevention of poaching, was heard at Bnignam Petty Sessions last week, before Mr. Martin and Mr. Tayler. Two police- officers, having goo cause to suspect that game which had been unlawfully obtained wa3 being carried in the cart of one Gibson, of Hawkesworth, carrier, on Satur- day, the 6th instant, stopped it at Saxondale cross-road, about 7 o'clock in the moruing, and aaked permission to search it, which was refused, the driver applying the whip to the horse, and resolutely proceeding. The cart was, however, stopped, one of the police holding the horse's head whilst the other commenced unfastening rope which secured some hampers. Gibson denied having game in his cart, and drew the rope violently out of the hands of the policeman. He then struck the horse with his whip to urge him forward, though the other police- man had hold of the bridle. Search, as a matter of course, was effected, when six hares were discovered, and a notorious poacher namad Tom Richards, a passenger. Gibson, on being questioned as to whom the game be- longed, protested ignorance, but eventually said, "To Richards," who found it useless to deny it. The game was seized, and summonses issued for both parties to appear. Richards, upon whom service was made per- sonally, never came into court, though he was seen in Bingham on the morning of hearing. The carrier, Gib- son, was present to answer the charge of resisting the police in the discharge of their duty, which was clearly proved, and he was fined £1, and the costs, 12s. Richards, agiinst whom four convictions were recorded for poaching, and six for other offences, was sentenced to pay the sum of £5, and, in default of payment, to undergo two months' imprisonment with hard labour. As the new act expresses that offenders "shall pay any .sum not exceeding five pounds," and is silent as to the oosts of conviction, the magistrates did not think they were justified in imposing the penalty of X5 exclusive of them; the term of imprisonment would therefore be only two months, according to the first and second William [v. chap. 32, sec. xxxviii., to which the new Act refers. L'he game was directed by the justices, in writing, to be add, and the proceeds of the sale to be paid to the trea- surer of the ounty.