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THE NEWS BUDGET. An attempt at suicide was made on Sunday by a woman named Caroline Murray, living at No. 3, Woodin-street, Cornwall-road, Southwark. It appears she had taken the best part of a bottle of a compound mixture used for French polishing. She was taken to Guy's Hospital, where the stomach-pump was used by the house surgeon, but she remains in an insensible condition. Capture of a Slaver.—On the 23rd of August a schooner (name and nation unknown), captured by her Majesty's ship Espoir, arrived at St. Helena with 466 slaves, and on the 26th of that month the Espoir also brought 111, the remainder of the surviving negroes who were on board the schooner when captured. Two hundred of the males above twelve years of age, who were willing to serve as soldiers, were accepted for service in the West India Regiments. The remaining 377, of whom 282 were males, have been lodged under the'care of the Government superintendent iat Rupert's Valley. A Mass Composed by. Children.-Hellry Perry, ten years old, and his sister Antonia, sixteen,, both endowed with extraordinary musical genius, have composed a mass in music, which was lately performed for a circle of friends at a villa near Paris. The per- formance was so .successful that the youthful per- formers were requested to repeat it in one of the churches in Paris. They have consented to do so on condition that a collection shall be made in the church for the suffering Poles. The performance is to take place as soon as the arrangements are completed. Naval Prize Money.—A notice in the Gazette intimates to all persons interested in the capture of the slave barque Jane by her Majesty's ship Espoir, on the 15th of October, 1862, that the distribution of the proceeds and tonnage bounty will commence on Thursday, the 8th proximo, in the prize branch of the Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy, Somerset-house. Shares Flag, £ 67 7s.; commander, X150 19s. 3d.; third class, £ 80 16s. 2d.; fourth, .£5118s. lid.; fifth, e28 17s. 2d.; sixth,£2519s. 6d. seventh, X17 6s. 4d.; eighth, £8 13s. 2d.; ninth, .£5 15s. 5d.; tenth, £ 2 17s. 8d. Burglary at Wigwell-hall.-On Tuesday night last, Wigwell-hall, near Wirksworth, which has been the centre of so much melancholy interest since the murder of Miss Goodwin, was broken into by burglars. It appears that Tuesday was Captain Goodwin's rent- day, and it was therefore natural to suppose, there would be a considerable amount upon the premises. The burglars bored the shutter of the sitting-room, and having opened it by means of. a gimlet they managed to pass a piece of wire with a loop at the end between the upper and lower sashes, pull back the catch, and thus obtain an entrance. Fortunately, Captain Goodwin had removed, his money to the bank before nightfall, and in consequence the burglars got nothing but some wearing apparel. The police are en- gagedin investigating the matter. Death from Eating Laburnum Seeds.—A little girl, nine years of age, named Mary Watkins, living at Worcester, died last week from eating the seeds of the laburnum. It appeared that on the previous day the deceased, with some other children, was eating Indian corn, and it is supposed that some of the laburnum seeds were among it. She was taken ill in school and sent home, where a medical man was soon in attendance. The little sufferer, however, grew gradually worse, and died at five o'clock on the fol- lowing morning. Lancashire Relief Fund.—At the weekly meet- ing of the Mansion-house Committee, the Lord Mayor and Mr. W. Morley, Mr. Dilberoglue, Mr. W. J. R. Cotton, Mr. Barber, and Mr. Gibbs being present, the following grants of money were made for distribution by the local relief committee :—Ashton-under-I^rne, £ 1,000 Stockport,< £ 200; Hurst, £ 100; Hadficld, £ 75; Blackburn overlookers, £ 75; Ashton-under-Lyne over- lookers, &c., £ 70; Stockport overlookers, £ 50; Old- ham overlookers, £ 50; Lees, £ 50; overlookers of Hyde, Newton, Godley, and Werneth, £ 50; Crosnpton, £ 40 Sutton-in-Ashfield, £ 40; Newchurch-in-Kossen- dale, £ 30 fiury overlookers, £ 30; Bollington, £ 25; 4 Farington, £ 25; Marple, £ 25 Burnley managers and overlookers, £ 20; New Mills, £ 20; Leyland, £ 20; Withnell, £ 15; Mossley overlookers, £ 15; Stockport overlookers, &c., £ 14 Hawkshaw-lane, F-ou- foridge £ 10; Brindle, £ 10; Clitheroe overlookers, £ 10; Gorton overlooks, £ 10. Total granted .4,2 08 »; and to the Carlisle Emigration Committee, The nop Harvest in S ussex.—Hop -picking generally has been completed in the hop-growing dis- tricts of Sussex. The colour of the last gatherings has been much better than could have been expected after such rough weather as' has been experienced during the past few days; indeed, it has been found that the latter portion pf the crop is much superior to thatpickedearly in the season. The crop has been remarkably uneven, both as-regards quantity and guality. On the whole it is rather below the average, although much larger than was at one time antici- pated. In some few grounds as much as 10 cwt. per acre has been grown; in others only 4 cwt. or 5 cwt. per acre has been realised, while in some plantations the yield has been so small and of such inferior quality as to have been scarcely worth picking. A considerable quantity of hops has been disposed of during the past week at several of the local fairs, the prices obtained ranging from £ 4 10s. to £ 7 Its. per cwt. A Burglar Caught .A.gain.-Some weeks ago two men, named Westhall and M'Carthy, burglariously entered the shop of & draper at Exeter, and on coming out through the fanlight of the side door they were gallantly captured, after a desperate struggle, by Police-constable Martin and others of the Exeter police force. They were subsequently tried, convicted, and sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude. Being lodged in the Exeter Gaol, one of them, M'Carthy, very nearly effected his escape therefrom. He had manufactured a file out of a spoon, and had made a rope out of a blanket. With the aid of these he had actually got out of his cell over the inner walls. 0 While in the act of climbing the outer wall, however, he was seen by some one. An alarm was raised, and a/police officer named Branscombe being near, dealt him a blow on the head with his staff, which knocked him off the wall, and he fell heavily to the ground. The fellow's cleverly contrived plan was thus happily frustrated just as he had almost succeeded in carrying it into effect. Poaching Affray at, Kilboume. —At thfe Smalley Petty Sessions, held before Colonel Wilmot and Mr. J. Radford, three men, named James Parkin, Mark Tomlinson, and Thomas Henson, were committed for trial at the next Derbyshire assizes on the charge of being concerned in a desperate poaching affray at Kilbourne on the night of the 21st ult. Parkin, described as a bootmaker, and Tomlinson and Henson as miners, were arrested shortly after ten o'clock in a field forming part of Denby Manor, the property of Sir W H Lowe, by two keepers and a member of the Derbyshire constabulary. They were all armed with sticks, and made a desperate resistance, severely hurting Bonington, one of the keepers, and- Mar pies, the police-constable; but eventually two of them were overpowered and handcuffed, and the third was after- wards apprehended on a warrant. Upon the prisoner Parkin was found a. net eighty yards long, and in the field another net eighty yards in length,, some net pegs, a bludgeon, and two fresh-killed rabbits. The Poor of London.—The attention of the Home-office has been drawn to the deplorable con- dition of the dwellings of the poor inhabitants of Bethnal-green, as represented by the various London papers, and on Thursday a Government inspector made an official survey of the premises in HoUybush- lane, the seat of the late mortality from blood-poison- ing. The inspector, accompanied by Mr. Massmgham, Mr. Defries, and Dr. Meldqla, three of the medical officers of the district, went over the house in question, which was found to be in a wretched condition. An order was given for the. several rooms to be lime- washed, and the back premises to be repaired and better drained. Several dwellings adjoining were also visited, and instructions issued by the inspector for cleansing and draining, with a view of arresting,the progress of disease now so prevalent in those over- crowded dwellings. The parochial officials have also warmly taken! up the matter, and Mr. Morris, the sanitary inspector, has received orders from the board of guardians to carry out various; improve- ments. A special meeting of members of the vestry, held in the Town-hall, Bethnal-green-road, for the purpose of investigating the facts connected with the late allegations, as set forth by Dr. Moore, the parochial medical officer of the district, and several persons were summoned to give evidence; but the subject, after some discussion, was adjourned for further consideration. A New Motive for Suicide.-A convict, an inmate of the prison of Lesparre, in France, has just attempted to commit suicide from grief at seeing the expiration of his long term of imprisonment approach. He had become so accustomed to his regular daily life that he dreaded being again turned adrift; on the world. He had attempted to strangle himself and:to beat out his brains with a stone, but neither of those means succeeded, and he was found by the gaoler, lying in a pool of blood, with his tongue protruding from his mouth and his eyes starting from their sockets, and with a large wound in the top of his head. He was removed to the hospital, and is now considered out. of danger. Collision on the Greenwich Railway.—A collisiontook place on the London and Greenwich railway on Tuesday night, abiJut eight o'clock, fortunately not attended with fatal results. It appears that one of the engines of the North Kent line ran into the Green- wich train. Several passengers were much shaken one lady, residing at Reginald-road, High-street, Dept- ford, was much injured, and was removed by two railway guards to her residence. One gentleman had his watch completely smashed. The Resignation of the Attorney-General. —We (Globe) have reason to believe that Sir William Atherton has resigned the office of Attorney-General. The cause, we regret to say, is continued ill-health. Sir William Atherton was offered the puisne judgeship, vacant by the appointment of Baron Wilde to succeed the late Sir Cresswell Cresswell. But his state. of health compelled him to relinquish all official work, and he has therefore deemed it his duty to resign the Attorney-Generalship, to the regret of all those officially associated with him. Sir William Atherton is succeeded by Sir Roundell Palmer, the Solicitor- General. With the latter office the name of Mr. Collier has been more than once mentioned by way of rumour, and in the present instance it is not im- probable that the rumour may prove well founded. A Child Killed by a Cherry Stone. An inquest has recently been held at the Travellers Home Tavern, Woolwich, before Mr. C. J. Carttar, coroner for West Kent, on the body of John Smith, five years of age, the son of a carpenter, residing at 26, Joseph- street, Woolwich. The evidence proved that on Thursday last the child swallowed a cherry stone, which remained in his throat and caused such pain that Mr. Hughes, a surgeon, was sent for, who ad- vised the immediate removal of the sufferer to an I. hospital. This advice was not acted upon, and on the following day the child appeared to be better, but sub- sequently relapsed, and death resulted.. A post-mortem examination had been made, and after hearing the evidence the jury returned, a vsrdict, That death resulted from suffocation consequent upon swallowing a cherry stone." Horrible Tragedy in Toronto.—A man, or fiend, says a Canadian paper, named M'Glyn, aged fifty years, sought to revenge himself on another man, named Patrick Elliott, with whom he had quarrelled, fought, and being defeated, set fire to the premises of Elliott's employer. These premises were three stories in height, fronting on Colburne-street, Toronto, and four stories high in the rear, and the upper floor was occupied as a residence by Elliott's family. The flames ascended the stairs, cut off the retreat of the family, Elliott being absent at the time. The wife and two children lost their lives, the latter being burnt to death and the former perishing through her leap from the rear of the building. The wife's aunt, Mrs. Milligan, was also severely injured by jumping from the window. M'Glyn was committed for trial on the charges of murder and arson, and if found guilty will be hanged. Burning of a Railway Station,-—An extensive and alarming fire has occurred at, the Treherbert station of the Taff Vale Railway, near Cardiff, by which a large building used as engine and carriage house has been entirely burnt to the ground, along with three third-class carriages and passenger break- van, likewise causing serious damage to the engine, tender, and a number of first and second class car- riages. It appears that, soon after the arrival of the last up passenger train on the night in question, the engine and carriages were taken to their respective sheds, and left in charge of the might engine-cleaner, who went over to the policeman's lodge, a-md fell asleep with the constable. Two hours afterwards the engine-driver, who lived near, a woke, and observing a reflection of light in the bed-room window, ho got up and at once found that the engine-house was in flames. The flames soon communicated with the adjoining buildSlllg^j and all Several oarnag-es were saved, but the rest of the train was burnt, except the engine, which was much injured. The fire arose, it is supposed, by the engine-man hanging his lamp near some woodwork, and the wind communicating the fire. The damage is between £ 3,000 asid < £ 4,000. The ISTew Baron of the Exchequer—The Lord Chancellor has filled up the vacant seat in the Court of Exchequer (Baron Wilde having been ap- pointed Judge Ordinary) by the nomination of Mr. Serjeant Pigott, M.P. for Reading, to the judicial office. Mr. {soon to be Sir) Gillery Pigott is a common law lawyer in considerable practice. He was born m 1813, and" is the fourth son of Mr. Painton Pigott- Stainsby-Conantj of Archer-lodge, Hants. In 1856 he was appointed a serjeant-at-law, with a patent of precedence. Since his election Serjeant Pigott has voted regularly with the Ministry, occasionally di- verging into a popular vote for the ballot, and for SJr. Locke King's motion for tiie extension of the franchise. The borough of Reading has thus contributed a third M P. to the iudicial bendh-Talford, the brilliant ad- vocate:; Keating, and Pigott. Tolerance in Italy.-A correspondent at Stressa, Lago Maggiore, narrates the following incident A young Englishman arrived on the 6th at the excellent new H6tel des Iles Borronaees, in an advanced state of illness. He was attended only by a courier, but the people of the house were very kind, and an English clergyman (the Rev. Mr. King, who, with his family, happened to be staying there) took charge of him like a son for the few days that elapsed between his arrival and his death. When that happened Mr. King applied to the authorities (I believe at Turin) to permit the interment at the cemetery -of the district, a Roman Catholic one. Permission was at once granted, and on the funeral taking place above two hundred of the notables of the neighbourhood attended, including four Roman Catholic priests, in the usual habit of their profession, who, with their lay brethren, took off their hats and listened reverently to the words of our beau- tiful burial service. They all returned (as is the custom I here) to the house, and before leaving, the principal person, addressing the English clergyman, desired it might be understood their attendance was intended to mark their sympathy with English feeling and cha- racter that they had not forgotten England and Pied mont were brothers on the Crimean battlefield; and that we might depend on the place of the young Englishman's burial being held a hallowed spot, and a like facility being afforded should a like sad necessity ver a^in arise." Murder at Newcastle upon Tyne. — On Saturday night a barbarous murder was committed in one of the most frequented thoroughfares of the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Martin Lanskey, the victim, was a young man about twenty-seven years of age, who had worked as a miner at Elswick colliery for a few days past. He lodged in Carr-street; his wife lived at Sunderland, and at the time stated he left a public-house kept by one Hopper, in Old-street, and walked towards the railway-station, intending to take the train to Sunderland. Two men, his cousins,. walked a few yards before him; their account of the affair is, that they heard Lanskey shout out that he was stabbed, and that on turning back they saw a man running away. A boy near the spot states that a quarrel arose between Lanskey and another man as they left the public-house, that the other man was knocked down, and that he immediately jumped up, drew a knife, and stabbed Lanskey in the neck, and ran off. The cousins took the wounded man into Mr. Boe's chemist's shop, where a frightful gash in his neck was revealed. Mr. Boe thrust in a handkerchief to stop the flow of blood, and directed the men to take Lanskey to the house of a surgeon living near. They, however, took him into the shop of Mr. Jobson, chemist, and said, Here is a man that has been murdered." Mr. Jobson asked who had murdered him? He said, "I'm going, I'm going," and without answering the question he sunk on the floor of the shop, and expired. The cousins are detained by the police, but it has not been ascertained by whom the murderous wound was inflicted. Sensation Scenes at Cremorne.-Mr. E. T. Smith; the proprietor of Cremorne Gardens, on apply- ing to the Kensington bench of magistrates for a renewal of his theatrical license for his ball-room and ballet theatre; the chairman said he hoped Mr. Smith would not have any more of those dangerous rope per- formances in Cremorne Gardens. He thought the taste of the public for them was very absurd. Mr. Smith assured the Bench that he would not have them re- peated. He then asked for the opinion of the Bench with reference to any accident that might happen with. balloons. He said balloons were now used by Government for scientific purposes. The chairman declined to give any opinion, but. another magistrate observed that there could not be any harm in allowing balloons to go up if Mr. Smith could find persons to go in them. The license was then granted in the usual manner. Shocking Death.—On Tuesday evening Dr. Lan- kester held an inquest at the London University Hos- pital on the body of Amy Williams, aged fifteen years. Mr. J. Pridgeon, inspector of the London and North Western Railway Company's police, said that the children of the Pehtonville-road Congregational Sun- day School, 350 in number, accompanied by 150 adults, went on an excursion to Willesden. When they returned to the station the children were, after the local train had passed, admitted to the platform to their special train. They were in a procession, walk- ing two and two, and following a banner; but three of the girls broke from the ranks and made a rush to cross the line, as it afterwards appeared, to get first- class seats. Two of the girls were seized by Police- constable Taylor, but the deceased darted past the officer and against the wheel of the engine of the Irish mail train, which was then passing. She was knocked down, and her head cut open. A scene of terrible con- fusion ensued.. Deceased fell clear of the rails, and thus escaped being killed on the spot. She was con- veyed to the hospital, where she :died on Thursday last. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." Bluecoat Boys at the Mansion-house.—The annual distribution of new silver money to the scholars of Christ's Hospital took place on the last day of September in the Egyptian-hall of the Mansion house, when no fewer than 749 assembled, attended by the heads of the hospital. They were marshalled soon after one o'clock, and, on the Lord Mayor taking his seat, they advanced, headed by the Grecians and monitors. The former received from the hands of the Lord Mayor a guinea each, and the monitors 2s. 6d., and the scholars a new shilling each, also a glass of wine and a: bun. A large number of ladies were pre- sent during the distribution. The ceremony and custom generally takes place on Easter Tuesday, but owing to a fever among the boys at that time it had been put off. Serious Boiler Explosion.—At the Ravenhead Colliery, St. Helen's, near Manchester, adjacent to the pumping pit, were three large round,boilers in a row, and on Thursday, from some unexplained cause, the one on the easterly side burst apparently at the top and bottom. The whole ponderous mass of iron was lifted from its bed of bricks and. thrown a distance of nearly twenty yards. It is astonishing that no lives were lost, as the workmen and others were constantly passing the place where the explosion occurred. But one young man, a drawer, of the name of George Billinge, waiting for his mate, was lying down near the boiler asleep when the explosion took place. He was covered with steam and dSbris. The skin came away from his flesh with his clothes when they were removed, and the surgeon states that there is no hope of his recovery. The engineer, Henry Halsall, had. just entered the vaulted firehole over which the flying boiler passed, and thus he escaped certain death. He is scalded about the hands and face, but not dan- gerously. The boiler has been in use many years, and was much worn. Child Murder by a Servant.—An inquest was held at Leigh-court last week on the body of a newly- .born,male child. From the evidence it appeared that Emma White, a domestic servant at Leigh-court—the seat of Sir William Miles, Bart., M.P.-secretly gave birth to the child in a closet, and the medical- testi- mony showed that death had resulted from extreme pressure on the throat. The woman had been taxed with her condition a few days previous to the birth, but; denied that she was enceinte. After a careful summing up by the coroner, the jury returned a ver- diet of ".Wilful murder," and prisoner was committed for trial at the ensuing assizes for Somerset. The unfortunate girl had been in the household of Leigh- court for about three months, and had brought an excellent character from her former situation at Swansea. A new mode of robbery has just been intro- duced into Paris. A shopwoman at a lace-seller's was a few evenings back surprised to observe a piece of lace suddenly leave its place in the window, and slowly unwinding itself, disappear. She immediately in- formed a clerk in the establishment,- who on going; outside discovered a man gently drawing the tissue through a hole left in the window frame to admit the iron pin of the shutter. The end of the piece of lace had been caught hold of by the insertion of a piece of I bent wire. The thief was arrested, and on his being searched a number of pawn tickets were found on him, showing that the operation had been practised pretty 'extensively.—Gabgnani. Birmingham Wool Sales.—Sept. 29 and 30.— These sales were well attended, and there was a very brisk competition for all descriptions of fleece wools. Skin wools also appeared to be in request, and for some descriptions high rates were realised. The fol- lowing quotations of the current prices are from Mr. N ossiter's circular:—Fleece Wools.—Tegs, 23id. to 25d. per lb.; Wethers, 20fd. to 23jd.; mixed, 21fd. to 24d.; Cots, 19|d.; Welsh, 16jd. to 17fd. 5 black, 16-fd. to 18d.; d 8 8 locks, lOd. to 14d.; shorn lamb, 16id. to 18id. Skin d 4 Wools.-Combing sheep, 20Jd. to 22d. per lb.; supers, 20Jd. to 21|d. tegs, 19^d. to 21- £ d.; fine, 16jd. to 18d.; heads, 13id. to 14Jd.; black, 15^d. to 15fd. short grey, 6d. to 15|d.; carding lamb, 19Jd. to 21d.; super, 19,^1. to 20§d.; fine, 17d. to 19d.; head, 14id. to 16.&d. Failure of the Federal Conscription.-The draft has proved a failure, says the New York World. Of that there can be no sort of doubt. To raise 300,000 men 450,000 were conscripted, and of these less than 60,000 will find their way into the army, either in person or by proxy. There was no attempt at open resistance to the draft, except in this city and Boston, but there was a unanimous determination among all classes of citizens to in every way evade the provisions of the law. This was manifested even more earnestly in strong Administration States like Massachusetts than in localities where the Opposition are very much stronger in numbers. The city of New York, for instance, notwithstanding the heavy list of exemptions on account of alienage, will send many more men to the field in proportion to the number drafted than any of the New England States. This, however, is due to the supervisors' substitute fund. Lewes Old Sheep Fair.—The second or old Lewes sheep fair, as it is called, was held OR the 28th ult. on the downs in the vicinity of Lewes. It usually takes ylace eight days after the first, and serves to enable the flock-masters throughout the county to dispose of any stock that may have been left upon their hands. Although a tolerable clearance was effected at the first fair, which was held the week previous, fully the average number of sheep and lambs were on the ground at the old fair, the unusually high prices obtained last week having doubtless induced a number of fresh importations. There was only a moderate demand, however, and the trade was by no means brisk, while the sales that took place were at slightly reduced rates, compared with those of last week—ewes being disposed of at prices ranging from 27s. to 45s., and lambs at from 23s. to 34s. per head. Removal of Mrs. Engleheart from New- gate.—Mrs. Helen Margaret Englehcart, was acquitted at the Central Criminal Court of the man- slaughter of her daughter, by placing it in a cold bath and pumping on it in a sink, but found guilty of a common assault only, was sentenced by the learned judge, on account of her gross cruelty, to eighteen months' imprisonment, refusing an application to postpone her sentence, and admit her to bail-so that her accouchement, shortly expected, for the sake of the child should not take place within the walls of a prison—was removed from Newgate; together with eleven other prisoners (eight men and three women), and conveyed under the charge of the deputy governor and other officers in an omnibus to the London-bridge terminus on Monday, and conveyed by the South-Eastern Railway to Maidstone Gaol, where they were duly handed over to the governor of the prison to undergo their respective sentences. Time G-un for Glasgow.—Arrangements are being made for the establishment of a time gun in Glasgow.. The scheme, however, is to be experimental in the meantime, and will only become'a permanency in the event of its being successfully carried out,-and coming to be regarded by mercantile men and the community generally as a public beneiit which ought to be retained. It has been originated by the Universal Private Telegraph Company, who have already pushed their plans to a stage of advancement which promises its speedy completion. A 32.pounder.gun, is being erected in a central part of the city, and as it is sur- rounded by houses the piece will only be charged with ltlb. to 21b, of powder, instead of 61b., which it could I safely stand. The disadvantages of the present site I. as necessitating such a restricted charge are obvious, and it is therefore probable that another position for the gun will be obtained in the outskirts of the city, where it may be loaded with the full 61b. of gun- powder. Professor Piazzi Smythe, the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, has arranged his clock in the Edinburgh Observatory, so that the electric current will be passed to the Glasgow gun simultaneously with the firing of the Newcastle, North Shields, Sunderland, and Edinburgh pieces. Buying Fish at Billingsgate.—What is the custom of Billingsgate Market in regard to the sale of salmon ? That was the question to be decided in the Sheriffs' Court on Tuesday. A Mr. Winter bought a piece of salmon in the market in August last, which was stated by the seller to weigh 9tlb. Mr. Winter doubted the correctness of this. He took the fish to a butcher's shop and had it weighed, when he found that its weight was 7flb. He went back to the shop where he bought it and demanded the difference in the price between 9tlb. and 7ilb. He did not get it, and therefore summoned the salesman. The defence was that it was customary to sell the entrails of salmon with the fish, and that those cleaned out of the fish sold to Mr. Winter weighed lflb. The judge did not ac- cept this custom, but ordered the defendant to pay the amount for which he was summoned. An extraordinary accident occurred to the steamboat-pier, .at St. Paul's-wharf, early on Monday morning. It seems that the tide on Sunday night ebbed out unusually low. The large iron barge, or dummy, of this pier sunk with the tide, and, falling on new and seemingly unexpected ground, worked one end of the structure in among the surrounding piles in .such a fashion that it did not lift with the rising tide. The other end of the barge being free as before, rose with the tide as if the monster had been seized with the wish to stand on end. The end of the barge having reached the end of its tether became fixed, and the rising tide flowing over it, soon made a clean sweep of its decks, clearing away check and money-taking boxes, waiting-room, &c. Finally, the barge itself filled, and went down pretty nearly in its ordinary berth. The houses on deck floated both up and down the Thames. Courageous Conduct of a Youth.-As George Young, a youth about fifteen years of age, was re- turning with a young friend to his residence in the neighbourhood of Ola Kent-road, about ten o'clock at night, crossing the bridge of the Surrey Canal, their attention was suddenly arrested by violent screams. On hastening to the spot they discovered a young female struggling for her life in the middle of the canal. His companion ran for assistance, believing it impossible to rescue her without it; whilst George Young, never hesitating, threw off his coat, plunged into the, water, and alone succeeded in bringing her to the bank, though in a state of insensibility. Assistance soon, arrived, and she was conveyed to the boat-house, where she received the prompt attention of Mr. Nevel, the proprietor, and Dr. Butler. After some hours of unremitting exertion animation was restored, and a life.saved that must inevitably have perished but for this noble act and timely aid. Another Mortara Case.—The Paris Presse records the following" A young Jewess, Graziosa Caviglia, was baptised in Rome on the 20th September, against the wishes of her parents who protested to the last, and against her own wishes; for it cannot be said that a young girl of nine years of age has any will in such a matter. Upon a final and very touching sup- plication presented by her mother to Cardinal Cagiano, Prefect of the Academy of the Catechumens, where the voting girl was confined, the word ledum was immediately placed; and in '.a. few days after the Jon^mal of Rome, braving the opinion of all respect- able people, and insulting the grief of the parents, had the audacity to proclaim to the world the conversion and the-baptism of Graziosa Caviglia, aged nine years. It should be noted that although a pontifical bull forbids the baptism of an Israelite who of his own free will wishes to be converted to catholicism until he has passed through two years of instruction and examina-. tion, this child has been baptised only three months after being abducted from her parents. It is -thus that the court, of Rome follows the examples of reform and of toleration afforded to it bythe civilised world." J The Harvest in Leicestershire.—Th.o harvest j in this county has proved much better than has been known for a great many years, past. The thrashing machine lias already been extensively engaged, and the results are beyond what was anticipated. All .reports agree in stating that the yield of wheat is most abundant,, and the grain is of first-rate quality. The general yield,is five to six quarters, and-in some places even seven to eight quarters per acre. Barley varies considerably; On the dry soils the crops were thin, but on the best land the yield was very good indeed, and altogether there is fully an average crop. Oats are an excellent crop, and turn out exceedingly well. The yield of beans is decidedly better than was ex- pected, both in quantity and quality. The late rains have been of incalculable service to the pastures, which are now in a very flourishing state. There is less disease among potatoes than has been known for many years past, and the general quality is very good indeed. Turnips are mildewed in various places. Garotte Robbery of an Artist.-On Wednes- day evening, at half-past eight o'clock; Mr. Elen, land- scape painter, was attacked while waiting at Mile-end- gate for the Stratford omnibus by two men and a woman. He was struck down, robbed, and treated with great violence, but he was enabled to keep hold of the woman and one man, until police assistance arrived. The woman behaved with the ferocity of a tiger cat, and both Mr. Elen and the police-officer were severely injured by her "claws," as they may with propriety be called. The prisoners belong to a gang of garotters who are well aware of the knowledge which the police possess of them and their affairs. Mr. Elen was considerably hurt, and had to be attended by Dr. Giles, of Yictoria-park-road, and it is hoped no evil result will follow the cowardly and murderous attack on a gentleman only juat recovering from a serious illness. Mr. Elen severely mauled one of the men—the man taken-who belongs to a gang that has committed great depredations in the White- chapel-road, &c. Although there was a large crowd, no one had the manliness to interfere. Death from Sea Sickness.—Last week, at Tun- bridge Wells, much surprise and pain were experienced at the announcement of the death, in a very sudden and quite unexpected manner, of Mr. Millard, who for some years past has carried on a large business at that place. The deceased gentleman had been in Paris, and on leaving Boulogne to return he was in good health and spirits. The passage across the Channel was very rough, and the deceased was extremely sea sick. After landing he proceeded on his journey to Tunbridge Wells, but did not rally as usual. On reaching his residence, as the sickness, accompanied with coldness continued, Dr. Blundell, the family physician, was sent for, and he prescribed for him, and the patient went to bed. About one o'clock in the morning, how- 1 ever, Mrs. Millard woke, and on listening could not I distinguish his breathing, she accordingly put her hands to his mouth, and not feeling any breath, she gave an,alarm. Dr. Triistram, as the nearest medical man, was immediately sent for, and at once attended. He pronounced life extinct, and gave it as his opinion that Mr. Millard had been dead about three hours The cause of death is believed to be excessive exhaus- tion through sea sickness or the breaking of a small blood vessel of the heart in consequence of the strain while sick. The deceased was in the "prime of life, and has left a widow and six children to deplore his loss Three Deaths from Eating Toadstools — At a nice cottage in Coniston, says a local contempo- rary, on the road towards Tilberthwaite, and not far from the church, resided Mr. andMrs. Deute and their family, consisting of four children. They were natives of Devonshire or Cornwall, and Mr. Deute's occupa- tion was that of superintending some of the operations connected with copper mines. During their residence in Coniston they have gained the esteem of their neighbours. On Saturday, the 12th of September, John Deute, a fine boy of twelve, went into the neigh- bouring woods to seek nuts. He came upon a large bed of what he supposed to be mushrooms; knowing his fiither's fondness for them, he returned home and got his sister Amelia (a fine girl of sixteen) to accom- pany him back to the spot where the supposed mush- l'oottisi grewi They gathered'a quantity, and on their reaching home their father selected twenty or thirty to be stewed for supper; when supper time came, Mr. Deute, who was unwell, did not fancy the dish, but Mrs. Deute, Amelia, and John partook of, them. During the night Mrs. Deute became poorly, and on Sunday was worse, and the doctor was called in. Amelia attended church in the morning, and though suffering from uncomfortable sensations, went to chapel in the evening. The sequel can be told in a few words. What they thought to be mushrooms were toadstools. i' Mrs. Deute died on Tuesday, Amelia on Thursday, and John on Friday, and OH Saturday afternoon at four o'clock they were laid side by side, in one grave, in Coniston churchyard. The Romans in the Isle of Wight.-As the workmen employed on the eastern section of the Isle of Wight Railway were making a cutting near the little hamlet of Wroxall, in the vicinity of Lord Yarborough's former seat of Appuldurcombe, they came upon an urn filled with Roman coins. Unfor- tunately, the urn was broken up, and the contents partially dispersed before its value was discovered; but a considerable number of the coins, of which there appears to have been some thousands,. together with the fragments of the urn, still remain in the possession of George Smith, the foreman (but for whom the whole would have been carted away with the rubbish), in addition to a .large number that have found their way into the stores of private collectors. The urn, which was a perfectly plain one of baked clay, lay about 5ft. beneath the surface. No bones or marks of interment were discovered near it. This is by far the largest find" of Roman coins ever made in the Isle of Wight, though a considerable number have been discovered scattered about in different parts. The coins still await examination by a qualified antiquary. The earliest noticed in a cursory survey is one of Claudius, by whom, or rather his General, Vespasian, the island was first reduced under the Roman yoke.


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