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EPITOME OF NEWS. i» The Carlisle Examiner tells of an instance where corn was eiit In the morning, thrashed, ground, and made into soda-cakes In time for, breakfast the same morning. The cutting commenced at fouro'ckck, and the bread was delivered at half-past qigh4 A glorious instance of the energy of a freed slave has lately been given. Mr. George Smith, very recently a slave, sailed for Hayti, with thirty-four packages of agricultural implcmenti, in the British schooner Planet, from Boston. Mr. Smith has under cultivation 200 acres of land in Hayti, from which he expects to gather 100,000 pounds of cotton this season. The volunteer review which took place at Norwich during the Musical Festival, appears to have been very successful. Upwards of 1,500 men were on the ground, and the movements, which were directed by Colonel M'Murdo, were sufficiently well done to justify a moderate encomium. Ploughing matches are becoming very popular among agriculturists. Their effect is, doubtless, to stimulate not only the ploughmen, but the plough makers. Two matches, "open to all England," came off on Wednesday; one at the West Gloucestershire meeting, the other at Brockley, North- amptori'shire. Bothwete decided in favour of the Howard's, of Bedford. At Ellesmere, last week, Mary Almond, a domestic servant, late in the employ of Mrs. Wenlock, of Coles- mere Woods, was committed for trial on a charge of child murder, the victim being her own offspring. The Sea Queen steamer, belonging to Messrs. Pile, Spence, and Co., has arrived at Liverpool, from Matamoras, with a full cargo of cotton. The Times city article says this is the third vessel of their line of steamers. The second was the Peter- hoff, which Judge Betts, of New York, recently condemned, on the grounds of her papers being simulated and destination pre tended. Serious complaints have been made lately that a number of low ruffians assemble at St. {Catherine's Wharf, wmdon, where a great many vessels arrive and depart, and that they rob and cheat the traveller to an outrageous extent, without the police at all interfering in fact, they are seldom seen there. We advise our country friends, if necessity takes them to this spot, to be on their guard against these scoundrels. As one means of materially aiding the National Shakespeare Fund, the committee propose to appeal to managers of theatres and other places of public entertainment to give performances, the proceeds of which to be handed over wholly or in part to advance the object. A young woman, a servant in the employ of Mr. Morton, poulterer, Camberwell-green, has been admitted to St. Thomas's Hospital, having been burnt in a most fearful manner from her crinoline taking fire. The poor creature lies without much hope of recovery. The Rendcombe manor estate, which is one of the finest in the county of Gloucester, and comprises vipwards of 4,000 acres, has been sold by Mr. Marsh, auctioneer, of London, to Sir F. Goldsmid, Bart., Q.C., M.P., for £ 160,000. It was purchased of General Sir John Wright Guise, Bart. The" Oxford Times" relates that, at the late rifle match, "On all sides was heard the oft- repeated question- What's become of the Lord-Lieutenant's prize ? and echo answered Where? A court martial was held at Sheerness, on board the flag ship Formidable, to try Mr. Charles Foster Williams, the assistant surgeon of H.M.S. Wrangler, for being in a state of intoxication at the house of Capt. Webb, of the Royal Marines, at Ascension Island. The charge appeared rather trivial, but eventually the court declared the case proved, and the medical gentleman was ordered to be severely admonished and repri- ma ided. A mysterious death occurred in a cab, in which the body of a professional-looking and well-dressed man was brought to St. Pancras Workhouse, said to have been found in a state of delirium tremens. He was alive when put into the cab, but on reaching the workhouse life was extinct. He is said to be a singer at one of the London music halls. Last week General Pallavicini, the hero of Aspromonte, showed himself in the theatre of Lugo. The moment he was discovered the house became empty. The very musicians in the orchestra, carried away by the current of feel- ing. retired too, and left the officer all alone in his glory. There appears to be now a fair prospect of carrying out the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable project. It is announced that all the capital has been provided, the tenders of Messrs. Glass, Elliott, and Co., accepted, and the cable will, it is said, be laid across the Atlantic next year. The "Morning Post" Paris correspondent says a new loan for the Confederate States is contemplated, and remarks that the French Government will certaiuly not throw an difficulty in the way. ( It is a sad sight," says a New York contempo- rary, "to see in free America men marched through our city manacled to a chain, enforcing them to become unwilling soldiers' This spectacle was visible in this city the other dav." The Dutch papers announce that the consul- general of Holland and all the Dutch have been ordered to quit Japan immediately. Orders have been issued at the Hague for the dispatch of four vessels of war to Japan, to fce employed as the cousul-general may deem advisable, or to act in concert with England, if desirable. A new move in the emigration from Ireland is reported from Galway. On the departure of the Anglia from that port, on Tuesday, fifty stow-aways were discovered and taken off by armed policemen. A public meeting was held the other day in St. Georere's-hal], Bradford (the mayor in the chair), to consider the recommendation of a special committee for transferring Peel- park, purchased by public subscription, into the hands of the corporation, for the perpetual use of the inhabitants. The sale of the late Sir Tatton Sykes' sheep flock has excited as much interest as did the sale of his stud. The flock, it is said, will be dispersed throughout the world. Many buyers were present from the continent, from Australia, as well as from all parts of the United Kingdom. The greater part of the Florida's crew have arrived at Liverpool. They seem to have been hard'y used. For months they have seen no wages, and when they got to Brest they became clamorous for pay. Captain Maffit gave them at first irons, and then their discharge, with an order on Fraser and Co, of Liverpool, for their wages. Messrs. Fraser and Co. refuse, it is said, to honour the order, and the men are penniless and angered in Liverpool. Another volume of the "Population Tables," compiled from the English census returns of 18G1, has been issued. Amongst other statistics given, it states that in April, 1861, there were found to be in England and Wales 12,032,157 persons-men, women, and children-who had never been mar- ried, 6,917,395 persons married, and 1,116,672 persons widowed -in all, 20,066,224. The females were 513.706 in excess of the males. A contemporary, in speaking of a newly-invented "metallic burial case," says it is fast coming into fashion, and is highly recommended by those who have used it. There is a scheme on foot in Paris to esta- blish a grand magazin for the sale of everything which a human being may, might, or should require in his menage. A young lady of Aberystwith was recently blown over the cliffs into the sea, and, thanks to her crinoline, she alighted safely on the sands, after her aerial voyage, more frightened than hurt The effect of the descent on the crinoline is described as the spreading of the spanker boom sheet! Her Majesty has been pleased to accept from Mr. John T. Topham, British Vice-Consul at Lanzarote, a fine spe- cimen of the cactus cochinellifer, with living cochineal. The plant, which reached London in the steamer Amazon. Captain Pounds, was on Friday last placed in the Horticultural Gardens. The "Church Times" of last week contradicts and apologises for having given currency to a rumour that Miss Margaret Goodman, the author of a work on Sisterhoods," had joined the Roman Catholic communion. A new bishopric is forthwith to be founded in Australia, to be called "the Bishopric of Grafton and Arundale," and to be created out of the present diocese of Newcastle. The appointment is in the gift of the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the recommendation of the Archbishop of Canter- bury. A Diion journal states that an old man, named Golot, 106 years of age, passed through that town last week.on his way to Bourbontie-les-Bains. Notwithstanding his years, the gallant old man is in the enjoyment of excellent health, and walks well without the help of a stick. He is said to have a wife nearly the age of himself. The "pilgrimage" to Cherbourg, organised by the Parisian parish of Notre Dame, did not prove a success. On the pilgrims' arrival and leaving the railway station in pro- cession, they were assailed by a large mob, hooting and yelling, which brpke the cortege, and the body were quickly dispersed. No personal violence, however, was offered to the devotees by the irreligious populace. It isoonteinplated, says the Presse, to forbid trout fishing in trance from the 1st Octobcr to the 15th January. During that period the fish leave the large rivers for the small streams where they breed. Last week a young man at Ayr, as a practical joke upon an acquaintance, caused a false intimation of a birth to be inserted in one of the local papers; and his handwriting having been discovered, he has, through the editor of the paper, paid over £3 to the funds of the ragged school, as an evidence of his regret for his indiscretion. Some little time ago a poor tailor, in the parish of KilfiDan, was presented one bright morning by his wife with three daughters at one birth. The man made repeated inquiries if he could not receive the "Queen's bounty; at length a gentleman interested himself so far as to write to Sir Charles Phipps, who, in a.very short time, remitted the poor man X3 as a donation from the Queen. The" Moniteur," the semi-official organ of France, informs the public that the Florida is not a privateer, but an ordinary vessel of war belonging to the military marine of the Confederate States. George Greenwood was the other day brought up on remand to the Clerkenwell Police-court, for cruelly ill- using a sheep in the Metropolitan Cattle Market. The witness against the prisoner not being able to appear on account of ill- ness the case was remanded, with liberty for the prisoner to go at large on his own recognisances. Lord Brougham completed his eighty-fifth year on Sunday. The noble and learned lord is now slaying at Brougham-hall, but leaves that seat the week after next for Edinburgh" to preside at the gathering of the Social Science Congress. The long vacation of Eton College termi- nated on Wednesday, the 23rd instant,"when the lower boys returned to the college. On Thursday, the 24th instant, the fifth form boys returned, and on the following day (Friday) the 25th instant, the boys of the sixth form were to.return from their holidays, when the whole school, numbering upwards of c-i-lit hundred 'scholar?, were to resume their duties, after a vacation of eight weeks' duration. What a variety of purposes, good, bad, and indillerent, does the penny postage-stamp serve! Hue is a it gentleman" wants LIC,5 to "save his credit." lie adyertistS that he has always helped others, and if 2,100 kind helpers will send twelve stamps be will gratefully return them. The proposal is below zero in its coolness. The custom of bull-fighting seems to be thoroughly implanted in France, so sayeth a traveller just returned from the south-west, and the French show even more daring, and perhaps more ferocity, than is shown in Spain. Upwards of one hundred persons from the neighbourhood of Kilrush left Limerick by an early train last week for America. It is a matter of surprise to many how such numbers of fine, athletic young men are daily taking their depar- ture to the United States from the county Clare; in fact, we have noticed (says a contemporary) in many parts of that county that the corn has been reaped and other agricultural operations performed by women. According to the last census, the number of noblemen in the Austrian States amounts to 250,000. Hungary possesses the greatest number, having 163,000, among whom are mentioned four princely families, 84 with the title of count, 76 of baron, and 300 simple nobles. Gallicia has 24,000 noblemen; Bohemia only 2,260, which are divided into 14 princely families, 172 counts, and 80 barons. A review of about a thousand volunteers was, on Saturday, held on that part of Epping Forest known as Wanstead-flats. The Deputy Inspector of Volunteers superin- tended the evolutions, which were tolerably well performed, and were witnessed by a great number of persons, estimated at fifty thousand, who pressed in a most uncomfortable, and, indeed, dangerous way upon the troons. The young King of the Greeks has been at St. Petersburg. The youthful sovereign is about to pay a round of visits to European Courts before setting out for his new dominions. He is expected in Paris about the middle of October and he will also, of course, visit London. The Cotton Supply Association report for this week speaks very favourably of the growth of cotton in, and the demand for seed from, many new quarters. In Batavia the agent for the Association has been overwhelmed by the demands for seed, and a good supply is expected from Java in a short time.




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