Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

4 articles on this Page



THE NEWS BUDGET. Fearful Colliery Accident.-On Wednesday evening a fearful accident occurred at the Willey-lane Colliery, at Greasley, Notts. A number of men were engaged in mining, when a portion of the pit roof fell in with great violence, burying several of the colliers in the ruins. One man. named Joseph Moore, was killed, and two others dangerously wounded, while several others escaped almost miraculously from the descending mass. Fire in the City.-On Wednesday 29th October, a fire took place in the premises occupied by several merchants, in Silver-street, Cheapside, London. The fire when first discovered' was raging in the first floor, and in a few minutes it extended to the second floor. The firemen were unable to get the mastery over the flames until a serious amount of mischief was done, in fact the first and second floor warehouses may be described as being burnt out. Insured. A letter from Vienna states that the last shooting excursions of the court in the neighbourhood of Truenstein and Ebensie were attended with the fol- lowing most successful results:—At the former place, in the space of two hours and a half 10 of the sportsmen killed 56 chamois, 20 of which were brought down by the Emperor himself. At Ebensie the same party killed 26 chamois. 11 of which were shot by his Majesty. The Machen colliery, near Newport, Monmouth- shire, has been partly inundated through the late floods. Fortunately the men were not working at the time, or else it is very probable that the consequences would have been serious. The water attained a height of thirty-two feet in the shaft, and the engines were kept at work night and day until the colliers were able to resume work. The colliery is the property of a London company, and the damage is estimated at from £800 to £1,000. The Bishop of London has appointed the fol- lowing gentlemen to preach in St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday mornings in November-Nov. 2, the Rev. M. Gibbs, vicar of Christ Church, Newgate-street, and chap- lain to the Lord Mayor; Nov. 9, the Rev. J. H. Coward, rector of St. Benet's, Paul's-wharf; Nov. 16, the Rev. R. Burgess, rector of Upper Chelsea; Nov. 23, the Rev. J. Jackson, rector of Stoke New.ington. The dean will preach on the 30th, being Advent Sunday. Loss of the Barque Hindoo.—Mr. Duffield, the county coroner, on Monday held an inquest at Little Crosby, touching the death of the following persons, who were drowned when the Hindoo was wrecked off Crosby a few days ago :—John Andrew Johnston (21), second mate; J. Dawson (28), carpenter; Thomas Neville (48), and Patrick Curty (25), able seaman; and William Ward (14). After hearing detailed statements of the circumstances attending the loss of the vessel, the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," but recommended that inquiry should bo made into the alleged misconduct of the pilot who was in charge of the vessel when she was lost. Emigration to Canterbury, New Zealand. —The ship Chariot of Fame, 1,730 tons register, of the White Star line, sailed from Gravesend on the 25th ult. for Lyttelton, with emigrants who had been provided with pasages by the. provincial Government of Canter- bury, consisting of 62 married couples, 46 male and 32 female children between one and twelve years old, and 23 infants, equal to 163 statute adults, 85 single men, and 66 single women-together 314 statute adults. The Mermaid, belonging to the same line, which sailed on the 30th ult., had on board 15 married couples and their families, 44 single men, and 72 single women-together equal to 236 statute adults, to whom assisted passages had been similarly afforded. Marriage of Sir James Duke, Bart., M.P. -On Thursday afternoon, in consequence of the marriage of Sir James Duke, Bart., M.P., to Miss Jane Amelia Bennett, which took place at St. Mary's Church, Isling- ton, the churchwardens of St. Sepulchre's and St. Bride's, in recognition of the honourable gentleman's services as alderman of the ward, and as one of the members of the House of Commons for the City, caused the bells of St. Sepulchre's and St. Bride's to ring out merry peals. Sir James, who was never before married, is in his 71st year, having been born in 1792. Railway Collision.-On Wednesday morning a collision occurred at the London and North Western side of the Macclesfield Railway station. It appears that the Stafford and Stoke train, which is due at Macclesfield at 8 55 runs through to Manchester; leaving Macclesfield at 9.5 after the arrival of the Derby train due at 9. Whilst carriages, in which was seated a nnmber of passengers, —» no-ait.iw on the Manchester line of rails, tbe Derby train > an into tnem wm. fnrro Many ol the passengers were much hurt. A poor woman bury sustained severe cuts in the head, and had to be taken to a surgeon's, and several others had their wounds dressed at the same place, and they were compelled to abandon their journey. The end carriage of the Manchester train was damaged. The driver of the Derby train (Morris) de lares that it was impossible to stop his train, owing to the slippery state of the rails from the frost. There does not appear to be any blame attaching to either the driver or the guard. Narrow Escape of a Judge.-At the Tipperary quarter sessions, on Friday, a young man named Richard Carey was convicted of the larceny of two shirts. Ser- jeant Howley, the presiding judge, sentenced him to three months' imprisonment and hard labour. No sooner was this sentence uttered than with a rapidity almost inconceivable, and while unperceived by perhaps not more than three persons in court, Carey drew back in the dock, and, drawing his arm around, flung a stone of nearly one pound weight, with his full strength, direct at the learned serjeant. It passed as if out of a sling, so rapidly did it go from the hand of the prisoner to the place where his worship was sitting, in the centre of a full bench of magistrates. The serjeant had not taken his eye off the prisoner after sentencing him, and to this might be attributed, under Providence, his escape; for he perceived the suddfn movement, and, seated on a light chair with castors, he moved back and threw himself off the chair. So rapidly did the whole thing take piece that the stone passad across the apot that the chairman had left, and struck the panelling behind his chair. The violence of the blow smashed the stone, and a small portion of it remained imbedded firmly in the woodwork. A. consultation of magistrates took place, and it was decided thit information of this outrageous attempt should be returned against the prisoner to next assizes, the quarter sessions grand jury having been then dis- charged. The occurrence of this dreadful outrage created a deep sensation. Great One-hour's Running Match.-This contest, which has been exciting a great deal of interest in sporting circles for some time past, especially since the Deerfoot disclosures at Wandsworth last week, was decided on Monday afternoon, at West Brompton. The race, which was to test the superiority of Deerfoot over our Englioh peds, was for an hour's running, the man covering the most ground within the hour to receive a handsome silver cup, value £ 50; the second, £ 5; third, £8; and the fourth, £ 2. The entries comprised the celebrated Deerfoot; Mower, of Dereham; Young White, the Gateshead Clipper (who, it may be remembered, ran the fastest two and four mile races on record, viz., 9 min. 20 sec., and 20 min. 1J sec.); Harry Andrews, of London; Ntwman, of London; Ellar, of Cranbrook; Knowles, of Canada; and John Brighton, the Four-mile Champion. The time appointed for the start was four o'clock, and shortly after that time the competitors appeared on the mark, Ellar and Mower being absentees. On the gun being fired, the men darted away, Brighton with the lead, Deerfoot and White being second and third, and these three soon made a gap between themselves and Andrews, Newman, and Knowles-the flat-footed run- ning of the latter creating much amusement. The fint mile was run in 4 min. 42 sec.; two miles in 10 min.; three milts in 15 min. 27 sec.; and four miles in 20 min. 40 sec. On entering the 18th lap Deerfoot went to the front and finished the five miles in 25 min. 55 sec. On the finish of the six miles, which were done in 35 min. 2 sEe., Deerfoot led by 100 yards, and it became evident that he meant cutting his opponents down. Seven miles were run in 33 min. 20 sec., and in the next lap young White gave up, seeing that his chance was hopeless. Deerfoot maintained the lead to the finish, completing in the hour 11 miles 720 yards, which performance stamps him as the best man in England. Brighton was second, Andrews third, Newman fourth, and Knowles last. Garrote Robbery in Bethnal-green.—About one o'clock on Friday morning, as Mr. Joseph Nevin, professor of music, residing in Queen-street, Stepney, was proceeding on his way home, across a piece of waste ground, near Wellington-street, Bethnal-green, he was suddenly seized round the neck, and forcibly dragged back by some person behind him, who compressed his throat with such force that he was almost strangled. While struggling with his assailants one of the ruffians presented himself before him, and struck him repeated blows about his face and eyes. Mr. Nevin at length succeeded in partially releasing himself, but both his bands were instantly seized and dragged back by the man who at first attacked him, when the man in front struck him a heavy blow on the temple, which felled him to the ground. Whilst in this position his guard .1 chain was snapped asunder and his gold watch drawn out of his pocket by one cf the confederates, who made off with the booty, Mr. Nevin being totally incapable of pursuing them. A description of the miscreants is in the hands of the police. Presentation to Dr. Candlish. — On Tuesday morning a large company of ladies and gentlemen assem- bled at a breakfast party in Barry's Hopetoun Rooms, Queen-street, Edinburgh, in honour of the Rev. Principal Candlish, and to present him with a testimonial in ex- pression of their feelings of esteem, affection, and grati- tude for the services he had rendered to the Free Church of Scotland. The testimonial consisted of a trust deed on behalf of Dr. Candlish, his wife, and children, for B5,000, a bank deposit receipt for £530, and a handsome silver epergne for Mrs. Candlish, of the value of £120. Amongst those present was the Right Hon. the Earl of Dalhousie. His Highness the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh has become the proprietor of Hatherop Castle and estate, situate on the Cotswold Hills, about two miles from the pretty little town of Fairford and nine'miles from Ciren- cester, in East Gloucestershire. The estate comprises nearly 5,400 acres, with a rental (exclusive of the mansion, woods, and lands in hand) of about £ 7,000 per annum. The Maharajah Dhuleep Singh became the owner of the property by private contract at the price, it is said, of £ 225,000. The Maharajah is well known to be passionately fond of field sports, and he could not have chosen a more celebrated hunting or shooting country in which to take up his residence. It is said at Cirencester that Hatherop Castle, spacious as it is now, is to be considerably enlarged, and that his highness intends to maintain a large establishment. Cornish Fishery.—A very large catch of pil- chards was made at Falmouth on Tuesday by the boats chards was made at Falmouth on Tuesday by the boats belonging to St. Mawes, the quantity inclosed by four seines being computed at 3,000 hogsheads, the whole of which would be secured if the weather continued mode- rate. Such large bodies of fish have not been seen on the coast for a great number of years, particularly on the south side. At St. Mawes the fishery has been totally unsuccessful for nearly twenty years until the present. At Cadgwick, near the Lizard, 2,000 hogsheads were inclosed on Monday, but the" tack" was so great as to burst the seines after 200 hogsheads had been landed. The Provost of Edinburgh.—The civic chair of Edinburgh, which falls vacant in the present year (the chief magistrate in the Scotch burghs enjoying office for three years), was for some time expected to give rise to a severe contest. The candidates who presented themselves were Mr. Brown Douglas, the present Lord Provost, who offered himself for re-election; Mr. Charles Lawson, head of the long-established and widely-known firm of P. Lawson and Sons; and Mr. Robert Johnston, who has been five years one of the bailies. Mr. Brown Douglas and Mr. Johnston have, however, retired from the field, and Mr. Lawson will next week be unanimously elected. The Edinburgh Botanic Garden.—Some time ago a petition of 14,000 persons, chiefly belonging to the ¡. working classes, was presented to the Lords of the Trea- sury, praying that the Royal Botanic Garden should be opened to the public on Sundays after church hours. The proposal, it is stated, gave rise to strenuous opposi- tion in religious circles, and, in addition to memorials from the ecclesiastical bodies of different denominations, a petition against the opening was circulated for signa- ture from house to house and exhibited for signature at church doors, which has now, it appears, received 34,000 names. Last week a deputation waited on the Lord-Advocate, and presented a memorial against the the proposal signed by above 100 clergymen of different denominations. The Exodus from Liverpool.—According to the official returns from the Government Emigration Office at Liverpool, it appears that during the month of October there sailed for the United States 13 ships under the act," having on board 358 cabin and 2,012 steerage pssserigers; and to Victoria, 3 ships, with 24 cabin and 605 steerage passengers-making a total of 16 shirs and 2,999 passengers; 1,203 of whom were Irish, 1,167 English, 64 Scotch, and 183 other countries, show- ing an increase over the same month of 1861 of 471 pas- sengers. Of vessels sailing not under the act, there left for the United States 14 ships, with 457 passengers; to Canada, 5 ships, 650 passengers; to Victoria, 1 ship, 29 passengers; to South America, 4 ships, 19 passengers; to West Indies, 2 ships, 10 passengers to Africa, 1 ship, 27 passengers; to East India, 2 ships, 6 passengers to China, 1 ship, 4, paosongprs—making a total of 30 ships and 1,202 passengers—showing a decrease, as compared with October, 1861 of 306 passengers. Total emigration for the past monrti, 4r,202 j total same month last year, 4,036; increase in favour of 1862 of 166 passengers. Killed on the Railway.-An inquest was held on Thursday, on the body of a man named Isaac Leigh, a silk weaver of Westhoughton, who was found dead on Monday morning last, on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, near the Hindley station. The deceased and his brother were at Hindley on Sunday evening, and, staying rather late, they heard the train approaching when they were some distance from the station. The brother succeeded in entering a carriage, but deceased vas too late, and it is supposed be commenced to walk along the railway to Westhoughton. From the position in which the body was found, it is thought he was met by the Liverpool train, due shortly after the Manchester train had left the station, and by this he must have been instantaneously killed, the body, when found, being shockingly mangled, one leg completely severed and thrown some distance. Verdict, "Accidental death." A Shower of Gold.—The Salut Public of Lyons publishes the following nl t very probable story :—A woman, while lately watching a flock of sheep in the neighbourhood of Lyons, was caught in a violent storm, and took refuge under a tree. A short time after a branch was torn from the trunk by the wind, and fell at her feet, accompanied by a number of pieces of gold. Astonished at thus finding herself transformed into a Danae, she looked up and saw a hole in the trunk, whence the branch had been torn, and on putting her hand into it, found a further lot of gold pieces, amounting together to 20,000f. The news of this discovery spread rapidly in the village, and every one was lost in conjectures as to where the money could have come from. At length some of the ancients solved the enigma by stating that about thirty years ago a rich landed proprietor residing in the neighbourhood had been murdered by his servant and robbed of a large sum of money, which he was known to have in his possession. The servant was tried and executed, but he would never confess where he had concealed the treasure. Is this the gold stolen ?" Confused Public Accounts.—The House of Commons' Committee of Public Accounts states in a report just issued that in the year ending the 31st of March, 1860, there was a vote of credit of £ 850,000, in aid of the army and navy services, and that according to the receipt and expenditure accounts of the auditors for the year the sum of £750,000 from this vote was transferred to the naval and army services ou the 31st of March, leaving £100,000 untouched. Yet in the state- ment laid before the House of Commons of the cash balances at the credit of the several votes of Parliament in the books of the Paymaster-General on that day -the close of the financial year—neither nor any other sum appears to have remained at the credit of the vote. Lastly, the annual Exchequer account, also made up on that day, stated that not only £100,000, but the whole £850,000 remained untouched. The Committee are able to assure the public that there is no doubt the whole of the £ 850,000 was ultimately "touched;" but it was too late in the Session for them to embark on an inquiry into the system of account in force at the Pay- office. Disorderly Gentlemen.—Two gentlemenly look- ing younf men, named Christopher Jackson and Thomas Argyll, the former of whom gave the address, 9, Ciren- cester-place, and the latter 11, Argyll-square, were charged on Friday at Marlborough-street, with being drunk and disorderly in Piccadilly, and annoying per- sons returning from the Exhibition. Sergeant Horsey, 6 C, proved seeing the defendants on Thursday in Piccadilly, and pushing against persons who were on their return from the Exhibitior. Some of the persons complained of the defendants' conduct, and he (Horsey) then requested them to go along quietly. This they refused to do, and he then took them into custody. The one who gave the name of Argyll was very turbulent. Argyll said he did not see any just cause why his friend should be taken into custody, and said if he was locked up he would be locked up too. Mr. Knox: I do not wish to talk to you in the tone of a clergyman on morality, but do you thiuk it right that young gentle- men like you should be drunk about the streets ? You ought, for your position, to set a good example to others. I say, and I am sure every right thinking person will agree with me, that gentlemen who do these things are disgracing themselves. I do not in a case like the pre- sent mean to send you to prison, but let me tell you that under the Police Act the magistrate has the power, if gentlemen will get drunk, of sending them to prison for sevenldays. Now pay 40s. and go about your business. I An attempt was made to upset the goods train, which left Balloch on Monday morning at 12.15, by some miscreant placing two chains on the line, but, fortunately, the concussion was not great enough to throw the tender off the line. The railway company has offered a reward of JE20 for such information as may lead to the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrators of this most diabolical act. Highway Hobbery in Fleet-street.—About nine o clock on Wednesday evening a gentleman was robbed of a valuable gold watch in Fleet-street. He had just left the Rainbow Tavern, and a man and woman were quarrelling. From the conduct of a person near him he felt for his watch, and found he had been robbed, on which he charged the man with the robbery, and re- ceived a blow. The gentleman used his umbrella to protect himself, and was surrounded. He called Police! but no policeman appeared, and the fellows escaped. It is scarcely credible that in such a thorough- fare as Fleet-street, at nine o'clock, such a robbery could have been committed. No doubt the quarrel was got up for the occasion, and that all were in league to plunder. A dog, within the past fortnight, which it is thought must have escaped from a ship in the harbour, has worried no less than forty sheep, from small lots belong- ing to butchers, grazing in fields in the neighbourhood of North Shields. This dangerous brute worried seven- teen sheep belonging to one butcher in two nights. The other night it worried six sheep belonging to another person, and the following night four sheep, the property of a farmer. It then varied its repast by forcing its way into a fowlhouse and devouring several hens. Though a toleiably sharp look-out has been kept this dangerous animal has not been captured. The Association for the Preservation of Infant Life held their weekly committee meeting on Monday evening, at the offices, 188, Strand, Mr. Egan ia the chair. Letters were read from Dr. Lankester, Dr. Ryan, Miss Gattie, and others. Petitions to both houses of parliament, as revised by Drs. Lankester and Ryan, were adopted, deputations to the Lord Bishop of London Dr. Bachoffner, J. A. Nicholay, &c., were appointed, and the committee adjourned Highway Robbery.—At the Shire Hall, Not- tingham, 0n Wednesday, James Flood was brought before the county bench of magistrates, charged with murderously assaulting and robbing Joseph Turton, a game-watcher of Sir Robert Clifton's, on the highway between Clifton and Gotham. The prosecutor said, that on the day in question he had been at a public-house at Gotham, and the prisoner came in begging. He gave him a pint of ale and some tobacco. They started on towards Nottingham together. When they got on a lonely part of the road, the prisoner seized the pro- secutor by the collar, and said, "You've got a watch," and immediately struck him on the head with a blud- geon, rendering him insensible. When be was recover- ing he found the prisoner pressing upon his body, rifling his pocket3 of his watch and money. A man named Pine came up at the time, upon which the prisoner ran away; but Pine gave chase, and captured him. The bench committed the prisoner for trial. The Birkenhead Riots.—The prisoners, James Fining, Bridget Burns, Mary M'Guire, and Bridget M'Donald, charged with being participators in the late riot at Birkenhead, have been committed for trial at the assizes, the evidence against them being conclusive. Fining, whilst being taken to Bridewell, threw two books away, but they were afterwards recovered. In one of these books was written: "The holder of this book is authorised to receive subscriptions towards the Fair Trial Fund. J. F. O'Neil, honorary secretary. Mr. Cottam, collector. District, Liverpool;" and then fol- lowed the names of subscribers. At the meeting of the Birkenhead Commissioners, held on Wednesday, a re- commendation was received from the Watch Committee to the effect that a superintendent of military experience should be appointed to manage the Birkenhead police force. It was resolved that, in the next session of Par- liament, application should be made for powers to levy a rate of Is. 3d. in the pound for watching purposes instead of Is., which is the limit at present. An inquest was opened late on Monday night by W. Carter, Esq., coroner for East Surrey, at the William the Fourth Tavern, Camberwell New-road, relative to the death of Mr. M. Jacobs, aged 23, who, it was alleged, lost his life through the fall of part of the telegraph wires crossing the Black friars-road, near the bridge. It was stated that during the height of the gale on Thursday one of the wires suddenly gave way, and fell partly across the road. The wind again carried it upwards, and it was twisted with ^Joicnoo round and bo<3j- or deceased who was seated on the top of an omnibus, which was passing at the time. The poor fellow was hurled into the road, and on being picked up was found to be insensible. Mr. Jacobs was conveyed home, but never recovered con- sciousness, and expired from an injury to the skull which affected the brain. As no one, however, attended who distinctly saw the wire touch the deceased, under the direction of the coroner, the inquest was adjourned to a future day Soldiers and Civilians in France.-A serious affray took place a few days since at Champforgueil, near Chalons-sur-Saone, between a number of soldiers of the 14th Regiment and some civilians. Intoxication, as usual, was the cause. Three soldiers, one of them a cor- poral, went into a public-house and ordered some drink, but as they appeared already intoxicated the landlady refused to serve them. One of them immediately took up a stool and whirled it round in a threatening manner. Several persons who were present having rushed to her assistance, one of the soldiers drew his bayonet. A fierce struggle then ensued in front of the house, and four more soldiers joined their comrades, while other civilians came to the assistance of the other party. The fight continued tillone of the soldiers was killed by a blow on thebead with a cudgel, another severely injured, and several persons slightly wounded by the bayonets of the soldiers. The civil and military authorities have instituted a strict inquiry into this unfortunate affair. Extraordinary Suicide.—An inquest was held on Saturday, by Dr. Lankester, at the Dudley Arms, Harrow-road, on the body of Sarah Smith, aged 25, in the service of Captain Dashwood, 3, Westbourne-street, Westbourna-terrace. Captain Dashwood stated that on Wednesday morning, having rung his bell three times for hot water, he went out on the landing, near which was the cistern, and was astonished to find the place overflowed with water, and a woman's apparel floating on it. He raised aD alarm, and the body of the deceased was found, in a nude state, and quite dead. She had undressed, and then drowned herself in the cistern, which, being full, accounted for the overflow of water. Mr. Eardley, surgeon, of Charles-street, proved death to have been caused by suffocation from drowning. No cause could be assigned for the act. Verdict, Suicide, whilst in an unsound state of mind." A Shark Found in the Ken. — On Friday afternoon last a young man of the name of Dover dragged from the river Ken, near Nether-bridge, at the southern extremity of the town, a young shark. It was found at the bottom of the river, and he drew it out of the water by means of click-hooks. It measured five feet in length, from snout to tail, and was dead when taken out of the river. During Saturday it was ex- hibited in the Mechanics' Hall, and afterwards sold to Dr. Gough, for the Kendal Museum, The shark had three rows of teeth, and had several bruises on its body. There are various conjectures as to how it got into the Ken; some think that it had been blown and frightened out of its latitude, by the late storms, into Morecambe Bay, from whence it had entered the mouth of the Ken at the head of the bay, and ascended the river, where it perished. Loss of the Hercules Steamer.—Intelligence was received on Saturday of the loss of the Hercules screw steamer, while on her voyage from Dantzic to London. After leaving port she encountered the late fearful gales in the North Sea, and was unable to make headway against the storm, as she had burnt all her coals. Her sails were blown away, her bulwarks partly carried off, and the pumps choked by grain, with five feet water in the hold, and rapidly increasing. Her crew, twenty-three in number, had a very narrow escape of going down in the vessel. After undergoing much suf- fering, they were picked up by the Danish yacht Fortuna, but were nine days short of food, when the Falcon steamer, Captain Mason, fell in with them, and brought them to Hull on Friday. First Meet of the Southdown Foxhounds. -On Friday the first meet of the Southdown foxhounds took place under the most favourable auspices. The first part of the day was wet and dreary, but fortunately towards the time of the meet it became much finer, and the rain kept off. The meet took place at Glyndebourne. There was a larger field than usual, at least 150 horse- men, and the scene presented, therefore, was a very animated one. The Glyndebourne covers were drawn, and though several foxes were moved, they ran to earth without breaking cover. At length one was found in Great Wood, but after a short run up to the Mount, it ran to earth. The covers near Mr. Christie's house were again drawn without success. Garotte Robbery at Newmarket. — About nine o'clock on Wednesday evening, as Mr. Henry Ward, of Manchester, was proceeding to his hotel in the High- street, Newmarket, he was attacked by two young men, one of whom seized him by the tbroat, while the other took from him his pocket-book containing upwards of £ 300 in Bank of England notes. Both of them made a desperate effort to take his watch, but failed. James Lillywhite.-This cricketer, who has long been engaged at Cheltenham College, has lately under- gone the operation of having an eye removed. He has been blind of it for about twenty-five years, but lately symptoms appeared which threatened the sight of the other eye, and it was considered best that the injured one should at once be taken out. This was most skilfully performed by Mr. White Cooper, and the best results are promised. Garibaldi under Chloroform.-Professor Part- ridge before leaving London had a consultation with the leading chloroformists, as to whether Garibaldi might have chloroform; but the decision of Dr. Kidd as to chloroform baa been against^hat agent in an amputation. But as cutting open the joint is so painful but not so dangerous as amputating the thigh, it has been recom- mended in the search for the bullet, though not in an amputation. M. Nelaton, who was recently in London, also agrees in this view of the case. State Carving.-Some extraordinary rumours are represented as current in Twin, which, for their very extravagance, are worth mentioning. The rumour is that the Greek and Eastern questions are now to be arranged-in fact, have been arranged in anticipation- by virtue of an understanding between France, Russia, and Italy. Russia is to have the Danubian Principalities and Constantinople. Greece is to be strengthened by the addition of the Islands (save Corfu, which England is to be allowed to retain), and of Thessaly, Albania, &c A kingdom is to be formed for the ex-Prince of the Principalities, to consist of Servia, Bosnia, the Herze- govina, and Montenegro-the succession to devolve upon the present prince of the latter place. Venetia, of course, is to be somehow or other transferred to Italy. And finally, a grand kingdom, composed of Hungary, Croatia, Sclavonia, &e., &c., is to be handed over to Prince Napo- leon. Serious Illness of the Marquis of Breadal- bane.—The Marquis of Breadalbane left London about a month back for the continent, after a partial recovery from a severe attack of illness. Only a few days ago accounts were received that justified the impression that his lordship had derived benefit by his journey on the continent. The marquis's malady has, however, assumed a serious aspect. A telegram was received on Sunday morning from Lucerne (Switzerland), to the effect that the most serious symptoms had set in, and but slight hopes are now held out for his recovery. The Duke of Buckingham left on Sunday for the purpose of jo'ning his uncle. Cotton in San Domingo.—Accounts from San Domingo state that cotton planting is carried on actively, and next year that country is expected to rank among cotton producers. The cotton trees are stated to grow spontaneously on all the south side of the island, and to flourish in the poorest soil. That which is growing in the vicinity is of short staple, but strong and fine, and would improve with care in raising. On the extreme eastern end of the island, in the dement of Higney, the staple is described as longer and finer. Alluding to the recent death of Mr. Dillon, in a duel in France, the Sunday Times (with which journal the deceased was till recently connected) says The deceased gentleman was the eldest son of the late Rev. H. L. Dillon, and grandson to Lady Augusta Dillon, aunt to the present Marquis of Clanricarde. The family formerly resided in Boulogne for several years, and afterwards in Bruges, in Belgium, where the deceased received the early part of his education in the college of that city. It has been stated, we hope incorrectly, that the clergy of St. Germain have refused the body of the unfortunate gentleman the rites of sepulture," Distressing Suicide. -Much excitement was caused in Paddington-street, Marylebone, on Friday owing to the commission of the following suicide by a man named Rees, between sixty and seventy years of age, who for years past has occupied apartments at No. 10 in the above-named street. It appeared that at six o'clock on Friday morning deceased got out of bed and went down stairs to fetch some medicine for his wife. He had lighted the fire before returning with it. In consequence of his long absence his youngest son went below to see wbat had become of him, and to his great "rvnst.prnation saw his father hans-incr by a rope attached to a beam in the wash-house. He (the son) screamed loudly, and ran up stairs for a knife, but before he could procure one his parent had been cut down by a neighbour. Mr. Lewis, surgeon, in the same street, was called in, but his attendance was of no avail. The body was still warm, but life was extinct. The deceased, who had formerly been in easy circumstances, had lately been very low spirited, arising from the difficulty he ex- perienced in obtaining any kind of employ. He was much respected in the neighbourhood. Frightful Murder near Dukinfield. — On Tue3day morning, about eight o'clock, the dead body of a man was taken out of the River Tame, near the-old mill at Dukinfield, Cheshire, and removed to the Tame Valley Hotel to await the inquest. On examining the head of the deceased it was found to be cut tii many places, and, as the body was without shoes, hat, coat, or handkerchief, the police from the first suspected thai a murder had been committed. In consequence of this suspicion a post mortem examination of the body was held on Wednesday. The opinion of Mr. John Brierley, surgeon, Stalybridge, who made the examination, was that the deceased was dead before the body got into the water. There were no fewer than nine wounds on the head, which were fresh and bleeding, and many of which anpeared to have been inflicted by some sharp instru- ment. The arms of th? deceased are bruised, apparently as if he had been holding them up in defence of his head"; and, as a still further indication that a foul murder had been committed, and the body disposed of afterwards, the skin of the back of both hands and the front of both feet is scarified, and particularly the flesh and nails of both big toes are torn off, as if the body had been dragged a. considerable distance after death. On Wednesday afternoon the body was identifipd by one of the deceased's sons as that of James Farrand, woollen weaver, Horse- fall Know], Saddleworth, who stated that he (deceased) was about 50 years of age. The deceased, it seems, left the beer-house, of James Wood, sign of the Near Home, Primrose-hill, Saddleworth, about eleven o'clock on Monday night. Death of the Countess Zamoyski.— The system of rigour which the Russian Government con- tinues to apply to Poland produces consequences more and more disastrous, tending to fill up the measure of the patience and resignation of the Polish people. To the consternation caused by the exile without trial of Count Andre Zamoyski, another emotion not less mournful has now to be added. The Countess Andre Zamoyski, wife of the illustrious patriot, has died of the illness with which she was attacked when the arbitrary measure of exile was adopted towards her husband; and, according to the accounts which we have received, there can be no doubt that her mental anxiety has hastened her death. Will Count Andre Zamoyski, who was first refused permission to pass through Warsaw to see his suffering wife, and after-yards permission to return to see his dying wife, will he now receive authority to attend her funeral ? So much rigour without motive, without discernment and measure, gives us little reason to hop., it. We may well ask what advantage, what beneficial result to it, to its policy, to its interests, the Russian Government can possibly expect from the pitiless persecutions from which Poland suffers alone, but by which she is not, thank God, alone excited. —Debats. Riots at Knutsford.-Much apprehension has been caused lately in Knutsford by the formidable ap- pearance of the Irish. On Sunday evening, the 19th inst., several Englishmen were talking together, when they were attacked by a large gang of Irishmen and women, and one of them was severely hurt with bricks, &c., which the Irish used very freely. On Thursday night the Irish again turned out in strong force, and, armed with shillelaghs, marched in ceuples down King- street, where they formed two companies, one taking King-street and the other Princess-street, and several persons were assaulted by them. At one o'clock on Sun- day morning a riot occurred, in which sticks and stones flew in all directions. Several rioters were apprehended, and Police-constable Broome was hurt, though not se- riouslv. Five rioters were brought before Sir H. Main- waring on Tuesday, and were remanded until eleven o'clock on Thursday next; three were allowed bail. Sir H. Mainwaring, addressing Sergeant Morgan, said: I have heard several times in the last half-hour that there are several young men in the town who are in the habit of shouting Garibaldi for ever."—Sergeant Morgan: I have never heard anything of the sort -Sir H. Main- waring: If you hear any more, apprehend them, and I will close their mouths.—Sergeant Morgan: I'll attend to it, sir.

Cattle Market.

Money Market.

.The Corn Trade