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I THE NEWS BUDGET. A Man Killed on the Dublin and Belfast Railway.-Dr. Callanjield an inquest on Wednesday on the body of Thomas Brady, points and signalman on this line, who was killed on Saturday evening at the Dundalk station. 1 he deceased was fourteen years in he employment of the company, and was on duty, when an engine that. had been shunting carriages struck him with the buffers, the wheels of which then passed over his legs, crushing both in a frightful manner, and causing instant death. The jury, after a careful inquiry into the case, returned a verdict of Accidental death." Extraordinary Escape from a Bull-On Sunday morning, as the ten o'clock fast train, on the North Kent line, was nearing Erith station on the way ? Stroud, the engine-driver saw a boy, of about twelve ar thirteen years of age, being pursued by a bull from the adjoining marshes. The boy got on the line, calculating ihat the animal would not venture on the metals. He fudged wrongly, however, for the animal dashed over the fence, and had just reached the down metals, when the soise of the whistle caused it to hesitate for a moment and incline its head towaids the engine, and, at the instant, it was struck on the right shoulder by the near buffer, and the guard-iron in front having entered the body, tore it up in a manner that death must have been instantaneous. The engine passed on uninjured, and the boy Lad been fortunately delivered from his danger. Sudden Death.-A shocking case of sudden death occurred in North-street, Brighton, on Monday evening. A yentieman named Holwell was returning home in a rll" irom a concert at the Pavilion, accompanied by two iaoes, and on going up North-street he suddenly became faint. The ladies stopped the cab, and Mr. Holwell was led into a chemist's shop for the purpose of obtaining z p "Something to revive him. He was only just seated when death overtook him. It is stated that when he left the Pavilion he was in his usual health, but it appears that for the last five years he has suffered from disease of the heart, and no doubt is entertained that the rupture of a blood-vessel was the cause of death. The deceased gen- Heman, who was 33 years of age, at the time of his death was on a visit to his brother, ih-law, Mr. Passmore, burgeon, Clarence-square. Fatal Accident.-An inquest was held on Tuesday before J. Minter, Esq., the coroner for Folkstone, on the body of James Hammon Finnis, aged 24, the son of a farmer at Swinfield, vho bad met his death the day Wore by being knocked down and run over by a railway train. A train arrived at the Folkstone J unction from Dover &t 12.34 p.m., and detached a break van cutside the station. The harbour train then came up,- and the -carriages of that train were atfcu'ed to the main train, which then backed to take up the break van. Deceased appears to have been crossing at the time, at the proper crossing from the down statior, and he was struck by a carriage buffer on the breast, and thrown down, one wheel passing over his right leg. The station-master instantly signalled, and the train was as instantly stopped, so hat the second wheel of the carriage did not pass over his leg. The poor fellow was at once taken up and conveyed to the dispensary, where Mr. Fitzgerald, surgeon, amputated the leg. Deceased rallied for a short time, but in an hour after the operation died. The coroner, in summing up, exonerated the station-master from blame; but he thought there could be no doubt that the crossing was a very dangerous one, and means ought to be taken, by the erection of a bridge, to prevent people using it. The jury expressed a similar opinion, and returned a verdict of Accidental death." The Case of Mrs. M'Lachlan.—The report if Mr. Young, the Crown Commissioner, in regard to the case of Mrs. M'Lachlan, was sent off on Wednesday night to the Home Secretary, so that in a few davs an answer may be expected. The convict continues to maintain a betaviour altogether becoming one in her position. She gives commendable heed to her spiritual advisers, the Chaplain of the Prison (the Rev. Mr. Doran), and the Rev. H. S. Paterson, who are unre- mitting in their daily attentions to her best interests. She speaks but little, and occupies her time mostly in teading the Bible and other good books. Her husband has frequent interviews with her, and we believe, with the exception of Mr. J. A. Dixon, one of her agentp, no other person but those already mentioned and the prison officials see her, although applications have been most Numerous and influential. There is no "condemned" cell in the North Prison, so that the prisoner has been -confined all along in an ordinary apartment. With the View, however, of shutting her off completely from the Suter world since her conviction, two cells at the far end Of the corridor of the top flat of the prison have been up. Means have been employed to keep the prisoner quset ana aadm surveillance continually. Female warders, accordingly, are constantly With her, and none but the two reverend gentlemen named, the prisoner's husband, her agent, and the piison officials, are permitted to see her. The Circassian Chiefs at Dundee.-A public meeting was held in the Corn-Exchange, Dundee, on Wednesday evening, attended by the Circassian Chiefs, at which an address of sympathy with the peoole of Circassia was unanimoasly adopted. A memorial was approved praying her Majesty to enforce against Russia those provisions of the Treaty of Pari3 by which war is interdicted in the Black Sea, and the Black Sea thrown ope-i to the commerce of all nations." A cor- respondence between the Dundee Foreign Affairs Com- mittee" and Earl Russell on the subject has been published. The committee asked to be informed whether the petition of the two chiefs, asking the influence of Britain against Russian encroachments in Circassia, was presented to her Majesty, or whether the decision not to interfere was in accordance with a policy formerly decided and hitherto acted on by her Majesty's Government ? The reply received from Mr. Hammond, Earl Russell's secretary, was simply to the effect that his Lordship must decline to answer the questions." Marylebone Aid for Lancashire. — At the weekly meeting of the Marylebone vestry, held at the Court-house, Marylebone-lane, on Saturday, the Rev. C. J. P. Eyre, the rector, urged that necessary steps be at once taken to institute a canvass of this large and popu- lous metropolitan parish for contributions in aid of the distressed operatives in Lancashire, in a manner similar to that so successfully carried out in the sister parish of St. Pancras. Mr. J. H. Cave, lessee of the Marylebone Theatre, in some remarks expressive of the necessity and importance of such a movement in Marylebone, said that, as a member of the vestry, he fully concurred in the suggestion of their respected rector; and, so far as he Was concerned, he was both re;jdy and anxious to con- tribute his quota by giving the whole of one night's receipts of bis establishment for such a noble purpose. This proposition of Mr. Cave was received with general approbation; and after observations from other gentle- men expressive of their strong desire to advance the proposal, a committee was unanimously appointed for the purpose. A Woman Killed by a Railway Train.- An inquest was held at Blackburn, on Friday, touching the death of Jane, wife of Abraham Seed, of Nova Scotia, Blackburn, which occurred under the following circumstances On Saturday night she got intoxicated, and could not be prevailed on to return home, even by her own daughters, who made every effort up to half- past one on Sunday morning, when they saw her run off in an opposite direction. She was not afterwards seen in the neighbourhood; but. as a goods train was pro- n ceeding from Blackburn to Liverpool, on the East Lancashire line, when near the Hoghton station, a woman was seen just before the engine, which struck her, and threw her off the metals^ As soon as the driver came to the station he stopped his engine, and had the poor woman carried to the station, where she remained until the half-past seven o'clock passenger train from Preston came up, and conveyed her to Black- burn. She was removed home, and lingered in deep agony until Thursday last. Verdict — Accidentat deatfi." Birth in a Railway Carriage.- -On the arrival of the London, Chatham, and Dover train at the new Wandsworth station, about ten a.m., on Friday last, it was found that a woman from the neighbourhood of Chatham, the sole occupant of a third-class carriage, had, during the journey, given birth to a child. The station-roaster, seeing the sad condition she presented, detained the train, and sent for Mr. March, the surgeon, who promptly attended, and rendered every assistance to the creature, whom he found in a very exhausted. condition from haemorrhage and cold, she having deprived herself of her warm clothing for the sake of her infant. Mr. March kindly accompanied his patient in the train to Victoria station, from whence he conveyed her to Westminster Hospital. Mother and child are doing Well, Shocking Death of a Lady.-An inquest was held at Leamington on Saturday, touching the death, on the previous evening, of Mrs. Maria Vane, a relative of the Duka of Cleveland, who resided at Fulham-villa, in the above town. It would appear that she had given her lady's-maid a holiday, and had been left in the dining- room by tho other house servant. Shortly afterwards a Mr. Evans, who was passing by, was attracted by an unusual blaze of light in the hall, and, with the assistance of a policeman, the bouse was broken open. The hall was then partly on fire, and the body of the deceased lay at the dining-room door, which she had been unable to opart. She had been burnt to death, and presented a horrible appearance, the flesh being burnt down to the bone. As she wore a crinoline covered with I mousseline de laine, a ver» inflammable material, her death was no doubt attributable to the too extended nature of that fashionable articls. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Deceased was 60 years of age, but of very active habits. By her late husband, the Rev. Morgan Vane, she had one son, who has expec- tations of acquiring the title of Duke of Cleveland. New Lifeboats for Portugal.—On Saturday two additional splendid lifeboat?, on the plan of the National Lifeboat Institution, built for the Portuguese Government, had their harbour trial in the Regent's Canal dock, Limehouse. They underwent most satis- factorily the usual testing of their qualities of self- righting, self-ejecting of water, and of stability. They leave on board a steamer in a day or two for the Penin- sula. Six lifeboats, including the two in question, have been built within the last few months by Messrs, Forrest, under the direction of Admiral Sir George Sartorius, for the Portuguese Government. A lifeboat of the National Institution, intended for Drogbeda, on the Irish coast, was also tried on Saturday with an equally satisfactory result. She left London on board Messrs. Malcolmson's steamer for Dublin. During the East stormy week some of the lifeboats of the National ifeboat Institution have, in addition to assisting several vessels into port, saved 22 shipwrecked sailors from different wrecks, who must otherwise, in all human probability, have perished. Within the last two years and a half the lifeboats of the institution have saved nearly 800 sailors on various parts of our coast. With its large fleet of 123 lifeboats, its e-pep,ses are neces- sarily very large and continuous. The institution, therefore, earnestly appeals to the public to aid it to meet its very heavy charges at the present stormy period of the year. Commodore Wilkes Again.- The captain of the Gladiator, having heard previously to his departure from Bermuda that Commodore Wilkes intended to cap- ture the Gladiator. obtained the protection cf her Majesty's ship Desperate, which vessel accompanied him a certain distance from the flort. The vessels hid scarcely parted company when the Gladiator was boarded by a boat's crew from a Federal man-of-war, and the captain was ordered to go on board and report himself. The Desperate being within gunshot, he de- clined to obey the order, and was then allowed to pro- ceed. The Desperate, on seeing-the Gladiator boarded, immediately ran out two guns ready for action. it was currently reported at Bermuda that the Governor had sent a requisition to Admiral Milne for a protecting squadron. Another Child Murder.-An inquest was held on Saturday at the Adam and Eve, High-street, Homer- ton, by Mr. J. Humphreys, touching the death of a female child, the illegitimate offspring of a woman named Newman, who was found dead in the chimney of the house, No. 14, Navarino-road. Daisies, where she had lived as domestic servant. She was confined in that house on Saturday week, and though she stoutly denied the fact, the body was found, and round its neck a stay- lace tied tightly. Death was caused by strangulation. Verdict accordingly. Keeping a Betting House.—On Saturday, at tbe Doncaster Michaelmas quarter sessions of the peace for the West Riding, before the Hoc. E. Lascelles, chair- man, and a full bench of magistrates acting for the upper and lower divisions of Strafforth and Pickhill, a case of appeal from the decision of Mr. Smith and Mr. Roberts, two justices at Sheffield, who convicted Mr. George Silke, publican, of the Waterloo Turf Tavern, Watson's-walk, Sheffield, on the 10th inst., in the sum of £ 50 for keeping a betting bouse, cama on for hearing. Mr. Maule and Mr. Hannay appearedfor the, appellant, and Mr Campbell Foster for the respondent. The conviction was on the 18th inst.—Mr. Foster objected to the appeal being now heard, on the ground that fourteen days' notice to appeal had not bsen given and, in the second place, that the ground s of the appeal had not been supplied. Mr. Foster contended that&uch notice was necessary, and the appeal could not be tried at these assizes. Mr. Maule read a recent act of parliament to show that such notice, in cases of summary conviction, was not ordered; but the court ruled in favour of the objection, and the appeal stood respited to the next sessions. Poachers' Tricks.-The police of Broseley, Made- ley, and Ironbridge had been ordered to meet at Build- was, and the day being long, and the weather warm, the evening's walk along the Severn meadows was anything but objectionable. A party of poachers, who by. some means iiaii obtained a knowledge of their whereabouts, had also chosen the same locality for their evening's sport, and, as they began early, and were concealed by the neighbouring wcods, the bags were soon full; but they were also aware that the noise of one of their dogs had in all probability betrayed them. A wasps' nest, close by, suggested an expedient to one of the party, who immediately pit the mouth of the bag to the hole, and set to work to shovel in the nest, wasps and all. With bag, soil, nest, and wasps, he proposed to go sum- ciently near the police to bring them down upon him; so that while they were engaged in searching the bag and holding a parley his friends might get clear off. The plan succeeded. The green-coated preservers came down upon him, questioned him as to what he had in his bag, which, after disputing their right to interfere, he at last threw down upon the road. The mouth of the bag was untied, and one of the officers thrust his arm to tho bottom, and, we need scarcely say, as quickly with- drew it. The enraged wasps bad penetrated his sleeve, and a dozen or more had fastened upon his flesh. The ruse succeeded, for while one party was engaged swearing at the other, the poachers got clear off. Murderous Attack.—On Friday afternoon last five privates of the 2nd Battalion of Coldstream Guards, now on garrison duty at Windsor castle, committed a murderous attack on one of the Royal keepers in Windsor Great Park, named Mortlake, whose life is despaired of. It appears that the cause of this savage attack arose from the keeper having the day previous cautioned several soldiers against breaking down the trees in getting chestnuts. These men, it would appear, returned on the following day with other comrades, five altogether, for the deliberate purpose of committing the assault on the unfortunate keeper, whom they found in the park between Double-gates and Bishopsgate. They said, You are the fellow we want," and immediately knocked him down, and whilst on the ground kicked him in the most savage manner about the head and body, his skull being fractured, and his front teeth kicked out. He was re- moved to his home at Old Windsor, where he received prompt surgical attention, but now lies in a most dangerous state. Information was immediately given to the commanding officer at the barracks, who took the most active measures in endeavouring to trace out the offenders by confining the whole of the battalion to barracks and sending out pickets in every direction. Two of the five have already been apprehended. Lamentable Death.—An inquiry was held by Mr. H. Raffles Walthew, at the Duke of Northumberland Tavern, Worship-street, Shoreditch, late on Thursday night, respecting the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Mobbs, aged 53, who died oa Tuesday night last, under most deplorable circumstances. Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, 93, Long- alley, said that three months ago she met the deceased in the street in a most shocking state of destitution. She was scantily clothed, and had on neither shoes nor stock- ings. She was suffering from cold and hunger, and witness brought her to her house to give her shelter and food. Witness had met her casually about a twelve- month previously, and she was then also in distress. Witness learned that deceased and her late husband were the owners of an immense property (worth, it was said, £ 100,000), which, however, had been for several years involved in Chancery, and that upon the death of Mr. Mobbs, some time since, deceased fell into difficulties. Shortly after witness took deceased to her house. Mr. Williams, one of her late husband's executors, called and stated that he would pay witness for whatever she did for deceased. Witness, however, had not seen him since, and she received no money, but she could not bring her- self to let the unfortunate deceased go adrift again in her miserable condition. About a week ago deceased was seized with illness, apparently from want of proper clothing, and she died on Tuesday last unexpectedly. Deceased was quite confident that she should speedily come into possession of her property. The inquiry was adjourned. Destructive Flood in Carlisle.—For some days past, heavy rains have fallen in the neighbourhood of Carlisle, and swollen the river. The Caldew, being especially an impetuous stream, easily excited and allayed, has committed great damage at the beetling works of Messrs. Ferguson Brothers, Holme Head, which are situated on its banks about a mile from the city. They were fed, with about a dozen other esta- blishments, by a fen which led the Caldew at Holme Head, but, some time since, the bay which backed the damwater was washed away, and has not since been repaired, owing to some legal difficulties connected with its joint ownership. A. temporary coffer dam was, however, made, and the datneourse pretty well supplied with water. On Friday last, however, the Caldew came down with a run, sweeping away the embankments of the dam, and tearing up the soil left unprotected by the broken bay. But this was trifling compared to the inroad it made in Messrs. Ferguson's works. A high footway, which had for years separated the works from the river, was undermined by the water, and finally was swept away. This left a corner of tha works at the mercy of the current; and in a short time a gap of about forty' feet in length was made in them. The outer wall of the building toppled fairly ever into the stream. Some of the machinery went with it, and a large store shed adjoining, in which the dyed goods were kept, followed in the general wreck. A large number of pieces were thus immersed in the water, and though many of them were promptly recovered, others went tumbling along past all recovery. The loss to the Messrs. Ferguson* will be very serious. Some parts of the city were flooded, but with the exception of an embankment, which is being made by the manufacturing operatives, having been swept away, no other damage was done. The adjourned inquest on the body of William Reed, the engine-driver of the continental mail train, who was killed in the accident which occurred on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, between Sittingbourne and Teynham stations, on the night of the 13th instant, was resumed at Sittingbourne on Tuesday, when the jury returned the following special verdict:—" We find that the deceased, William Reed, came to his death by accident; and we believe that the engine left the rails in consequence cf the defective state of the road, which we consider mainly attributable to the use of the engines known as Crampton's patent." The New Act of Parliament (25th and 26th Victoria, cap. 89),. for the incorporation, regulation, and winding-up of trading and other associations, will take effect on the 2nd proximo. Insurance and all other companies are now included under the new law; and petitions to wind up companies must be presented to the Court of Chancery, and may afterwards be referred to the Court of Bankruptcy. The laws relating to public companies have by the present Act been consolidated and amended. The Bishop of Winchester h&s commenced his twelfth triennial visitation of the clergy of his diocese. The meeting took place at Guildford on Friday, when a large number of the local clergy were present. The right rev. prelate delivered a lengthy charge, in the course of which he adverted to nearly every topic of im- portance relating to the Established Church, and furnished some interesting statistics in contrasting the ] present state of the diocese with that which existed at the commencement. of his episcopal duties, upwards of thirty years ago. Income Tax in India.-At a meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, a letter was read from Messrs. Barber Brothers inclosing an extract from a letter from Madras, from which it ap- peared that the Government had called upon all the merchants there to furnish a list of their constituents, as it was proposed to charge the profit on all consignments with income tax. A special meeting of the chamber at Madras had been held to consider this subject, and all present unanimously protested against such a proceeding, and it was considered by the mercantile community that the income tax act did not justify sach a demand. It was also stated that a similar action, had been taken by the Government at Calcutta. The matter was considered one of the deepest imparlance, and was referred to a sub- committee with a view to immediate action. High Tide and Collision in the River.- Owing to the recent gales and the great quantity of rain water that has fallen from the high lands into the Thames, the river rose on Friday to an unusual height. At London-bridge in the morning it was three feet above Trinity high water mark. Many parts of the banks were overflowed, and much damage was caused. Friday afternoon's flood was two feet three inches above Trinity high water. The water at high tide entered the cellars of the Custom House in Lower Thames-street, and, after it had drained off, a few lime sacks were found to have ignited, owing to the lime becoming slaked by the water. Several of the fire brigade, who are always kept on duty, having been called to the spot by the watchman, they succeeded in quickly extinguishing the flames. During the heavy south-west wind the St. Elizabeth, Minto, for Jamaica, left the Blackwall entrance of the West India Dock to proceed down the river in charge of a pilot. When she'left she ran cut of the dock under jib, fore- topsail, and foretop-staysail. Owing to the strong wind she made way very fast, alldsbot across the river. A Norwegian ship (name not reporfWjrocir.n«a-w>ui<i, was passing at the time in tow of a steam-tug. The pilot in charge of the St. Elizabeth, seeing that a collision was inevitable, as he could not get the ship's head round, put the helm down, with the intention of going astern of the Norwegian, but the next moment the St. Elizabeth struck the Norwegian on the port quarter, near the stern, and carried it away. The St. Elizabeth then bore away to the opposite side of the river, and ran on shore. The Norwegian did not stop, but proceeded in tow to Gravesend. Several tugs went to the assistance of the St. Elizabeth to tow her off, but could not move her. She has since been got cff, and taken back to the West India Dock to repair damages. In the collision she lost bowsprit and cutwater, and her stem split. Extraordinary Rise of the Tide at Liver- pool.-On Friday morning one of the most extraordi- nary tidal phenomena occurred on the Mersey, the cir- cumstances presenting most remarkable features, and well worthy the attention of the scientific world. Ac- cording to the tide table, high water was at 25 minutes past 5 in the morning, previous to which the vessels in the river (of which there was a considerable number) had their beads pointed down the river, towards the Fort I and Rock Lighthouse. When the tide turned and was on the ebb, of course, their positions were reversed, the vessels pointing with their heads up the river, towards Garston and Runcorn. Half-an-hour after the ebb of I the tide had commenced it again began to rise, and so continued until it had attained 18 inches above high water, the vessels in the river again swinging round with their bows to the entrance of the river, t the great astonishment of all on board the different ships. The phenomenon was witnessed by all the pier-head masters and many persons on the differemt pier-heads, as well as by the boatmen on the river, and has since been the sub- ject of much conversation among nautical men. This double rise of the tide cannot be attributable to the strong N.N.W. wind blowing at the time, and so foicing a large body of water into the Mersey, as we have had frequent gales ftom the same quarter, and such a singular circumstance was never witnessed before. Alexander Mavrocordato, the President of the provisional Government just established at Athens, is 71 years of age, but said to be still vigorous in body and mind. He was born, in 1791, at Constantinople, and his family is connected with the princely houses that have long furnished hospodara to Wallachia and Moldavia. At the age of 27 he was noted for his extraordinary ability and facility in languages at the court of his uncle John, the ruler of Wallachia. Mavrocordato belonged a' that time to the Greek society of Hetairia, the cradle of G,eek patriotism. When at Pisa, in Italy, in 1818, he gave evinence of his prudence in resisting the efforts of the Emperor Alexander to attach him to his service, and in declining to sanction an abortive movement in the Principalities. In 1821 he landed at Missolonghi with a band of Philhellenes from France and Italy. The part which he took in the revolutionary war, his behaviour as general and statesman, his uprightness in an atmosphere of intrigue and treachery, his intercourse with Byron— these are matters of history. Serving zealously under the administration of Capo d'Istria, he created a Greek fleet of 100 vessels. He magnanimously refused a pension which the Government of Kir g Otho offered to him as an acknowledgment of his long services to his country. During the reign of the late monarch he has at different times represented his Court at Munich, at London, and Paris In Atheno,. as deputy and as minister, he has over and over again represented the popular party, in opposition to Colletti, and other evil advisers of the King He was the adviser recommended to the King by the allies in 1854, but he soon gave up the attempt to govern with disgust. He stands out now as the foremost man Ten Greece, and tho revolutionists in selecting him as their chief have given a proof of moderation and good sense which cannot but recommend their cause. A Tragady in Humble ;Life.- Withm a very short space of time five or six suicides, chiefly by women, have occurred in the town and neighbourhood of Merthyr. Two calles disclose a harrowing picture. On Monday evening Rachel Morris, a young woman, aged 17, having xost her father by the cholera epidemic some years ago, and her mother lately, found herself thrust on the world helpless and friendless. She entered service at a brewery, left there, and had some menial occupation given her in the ironworks. There she became acquainted with a young man who promised her mar- riage, and induced her to accompany him home and live with him until the arrangements could be made for the ceremony. She lived with him three weeks, but one day, being out, the mother of the young man came to the house and induced him to abandon her. When she returned it was to find herself destitute and a castaway. On Monday she entered a neighbour's house, and begged a girl there to give her a piece of bread, but the girl had none. She then asked leave to go upst:iiis in order to mend some of her underclothing. This was granted, and in a little while, when the neighbour returned home, and was told by the little girl who had gone upstairs, the poor unfortunate was found in a bed-room hanging by the neck and quite dead. Break-down of an Excursion Train.-An excursion train on the Midland Railway, from Birming- ham to Gloucester, proceeded smooth!y until shortly after passing Defford station, when ths passengers were suddenly startled by a smart concussion, which threw those in the front carriages frem their seats. The train was brought up as soon as possible, and it then became apparent that the large outside bar connecting the two wheels on the right side bad broken, and that the ends of the bar, one hanging from each wheel, had been ploughing the ground for nearly a quarter of a mile. The broken coupling rods were removed from the wheels and stowed upon the tender, and after a delay of twenty tl minutes the train was got under weigh again, and pro- ceeded at about ten miles an hour for the remainder of its journey, arriving at Gloucester nearly an hour behind time. A Curious Case.—It will be in the recollection of many that a week or two since a young lady (married), 'c residing in Bristol, had become the unwilling recipient of the child of a woman whose name was unknown. The story, as told by the young woman, was that she met, in one of the carriages on the Great Western Railway, a female with a babe in her arms, and that this female asked her to takethe baby" for a few minutes, whichshe did. The artful mother shortly afterwards disappeared, and the child, being left with the young lady, was brought by her to Bristol and taken home with her. Subsequently the child was removed to St. Pe:er's Hospital, where it has since remained. On Fri- day the very strange affair assumed a new and still stranger aspect. At a meeting of the guardians a woman residing in Chatterton-street, Bristol, came for- ward and stated positively that the young lady was her- self the mother of the child. She said she knew this because the young woman had been confined at her house about eleven months ago. This witness, if we may call her such, said she had not seen the child since it was three months old, but after she had examined it she ;a:d she could swear to it among ten thousand as the same child of which the joung woman was confined. The young lady and her fatht-r were in attendance, and the former denied all knowledge of the woman who thus accused her of being the mother of the child, and the father declared it was a conspiracy got up by a woman who was jealous" of his daughter. In the course of the proceedings the young lady fainted and bad to be taken cut of the room. The husband of the woman living in Chatterton-street, at whose house the woman is said to have been confined, was sent for, and he recognised her, and told the same story as his wife. Some of the guardians wished the girl's father to take the child with him; but he, being convinced that there is a conspiracy in the matter, resolutely refused, alleging that he was prepared to prove by injependent witnesses that his daughter was at home when she was said to have been at the house of the woman in Chat- terton-street Here for the present the affair rests, but we are informed that the subject will be brought before the magistrates. Trades' Garibaldian Demonstration. — A largely attended meeting of the officers and leading members of upwards of 20 of the principal trade societies of tie metropolis was held on Wednesday at No. 2, Bouverie-street, Fleet-street, for the purpose of consider- ing the propriety of the London Trade and Friendly Societies taking part in the proposed public demonstra- tions to Garibaldi on his visit to England. A deputation from the London Trades' Council was also present, Mr. Cremer, carpenter, having taken the chair, explained the object of the meeting, and a private communication from General Garibaldi having been laid before the meeting, after an animated and enthusiastic discussion, the fol- lowing resolutions were unanimously agreed to:—" That this meeting, composed of officers and members of various metropolitan trade societies, having been made acquainted with the intention of General Garibaldi, as soon as the state of his health will permit, to pay a visit to England for the purpose of thanking in person the English people for the sympathy they have displayed towards him and the cause in which be is engaged—the unity of Italy- and having heard that it, is intended to give the illus- trious Italian patriot a public welcome to London, hereby recommend the Trade and Friendly Societies of the metrupjifo to tako part in That evrory Trade and Friendly Society willing to co-operate in such demonstration of we1 come be requested to appoint a delegate or delegates to aid in carrying out the object on behalf of their respective societies, and that the per- sons present form tbemselves into a provisional com- mittee, to act until the delegates are chosen." A sub- committee was then appointed to prepare an address to the trades, and the meeting adjourned." Daring Highway Robbery with Violence. —On Wednesday, at the Sh re Hall, Nottingham, a tramp, about 45 years of age, named Flood, was brought before the sitting magistrated, charged with murderously assaulting and robbing Joseph Turton, pasture master to Sir Robert Clifton, on the highway between Clifton and Gotham, near Nottingham, at four o'clock on Mon- day morning. The attack was of a most savage charac- ter. The prisoner went up to Turfon and suddenly struck him on the head wi'h a heavy bludgeon, knocking him down. Turfon was stunned for a short time, but recovering himself, a long and furious struggle took place, the prisoner using his bludgeon, and beating him about the head until he became insensible. The pri- sonet then proceeded to rifle his pockets of his money and his watch, when a man named Train, who had been attracted fro,-a a distance by the cries of the prosecutor, came up, and after & straggle, suceeet ed in capturing the prisoner. A medical certificate to the effect that the prosecutor lay in a very prf carious state, and would not be able to attend for some days, having been produced, the man was remanded for a week. A Man Scalded to Death.—An accident, by which a man was scalded to death, happened at Blisten, near Wolverhampton, on Tuesday last. A beerhouse- keeper, named Whittaker, was, on the morning of that day, while brewing, engaged in transferring some scalding water from a furnace into a large mash tub. While doing this he was standing on the lid of a small intermediate furnace. Unexpectedly the lid slipped and threw the man over into the tub, which at the time contained about a foot of scalding water. He was, of course, most severely scalded in all parts of his body, and, notwithstanding the administration of stimulants, gradually sank until the evening, when he expired, not so much from the external effect of his injuries, as from what is technically termed collapse," or sinking of the system. An Exhibition in Turkey. —The Levant Herald says :The example of the International Exhibition seems not to have been lost on the Porte. A grand show of native produce and industry has been decided on, and will be held in Stambcul during the coming Ramazan. To secure the successful realisation of this idea, special local delegates are to be at once appointed in all the principal districts of the empire, for the collection and classification of samples. These last will be forwarded to the capital free of all custom or other dues and at the Government expense. As in London, sales of the articles exhibited will be allowed, and, in the event of their not being so disposed of, the Government will engage to buy all the smaller parcels. Prizes, in money or medals, will also be given to the successful exhibitors. Wholly new though this idea is in the history of Turkish industry, and obviously suggested also by the London en- terprise,if intelligently and energetically carried oat, it can harcily fail to have the best effect as a stimulant to agriculturists and manufacturers of the country. The initiative in the matter is, we believe, wholly due to the Grand Vizier." International Communication with France -—The traffic with France appears to be steadily increas- ing. In the month of September 11,409 passengers landed at Boulogne from Folkstone and London, and 12,776 embarked for England, making a total passenger traffic of 24,lf'5, or 5,422 more than in the corresponding month of 1851. The total passenger traffic in the first nine months of 1862 has amounted to 131,932 at Boulogne, and 108,634 at Calais, being a large increase at both ports when compared with the corresponding period of any previous year. This, it is considered, may be ascribed quite as much to the abolition of passports' and removal of most of the French custom-house restrictions as to the influence of the Exhibition. The tidal service between London and Paris, via Folk stone and Boulogne, has now;, been regularly performed in nine hours and a half for eome months with great punctuality, and the services via Dover and Calais have likewise been accele- rated both in connection with Paris and with Belgium and Germany. The international goods traffic is also in- reasing by way of Boulogne, and there have now been daily for several months cargo boats both to Folkstore and London-bridge.

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