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THE NEWS BUDGET. Workmen are at present engaged in erecting scaffolding round the top of the column in the Place Vendome, Paris, for the purpose of taking down the statue which surmounts it, and substituting for it a new one; exactly like that placed on the column when erected, representing the Emperor Napoleonl. crowned, and wearing the Imperial mantle. The present statue is to be erected on a pedestal now in course of con- struction on the Bond-Point of the Grande Avenue of Courbevoie. Escape of a Prisoner from a Train.-Early on Thursday morning a prisoner, named Frederick Robertson, made his escape from a railway train, while being conveyed from Wakefield to Leeds for trial. The prisoner, who had previously managed to free his hands, got out of the window of the carriage while the train was in full motion, held on till the train was almost out of a tunnel, and then jumped off. His hat was afterwards found in the tunnel, but the prisoner himself got away. He was charged with stealing a gold watch at the recent Halifax cattle show. "Advices from Quebec," says the Constitu- iionnel, "mention the arrival in that city of a statue presented to the Canadians by Prince Napoleon, in memory of his visit to that colony in 1861. This statue figured at the Universal Exhibition of London, and is intended to be placed on the commemorative monument erected on the field of battle of the Plains of Abraham, where the English General Wolfe and the French General Montcalm both fell. The monument, which is in the form of an obelisk, is destined to per- petuate the glory of the two parties who there con- tended for the possession of Canada, and bears on one side the name of Montcalm, and on the other that of Wolfe. The inauguration of the statue is shortly to take plaoe." The ultramontane organ at Dublin takes part in the discussion respecting Canon Stanley and the Archbishopric of Dublin, and chuckles over the woe in parsondom," as it terms the controversy. It says, though Roman Catholics pay taxes to the profit of the Archfeislaopof Dublin as by law appointed, they regard him as a teacher of religion about the same as if he was an. Indian Fakir or an Ojibbeway medicine man. In the eye of this portion of the public, says their organ, 'Canon Stanley would be quite the same to them if he were the chief josrnan of 'China, the particular imaum of the Sultan, the confidential high priest of the 'Grand Lama of Thibet, or the most ardent •worshipper of the Siamese white elephant." TVTr J. W. Hemtey, M.P.—At the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions for the county of Oxford, held on Monday at the County-hall, the following letter was read :—"Waterperry, Oct. 3, 1863.—My Lord-Duke,—, In 'pursuance of the course hitherto observed, I take the liberty to inform your grace, as lord-lieutenant of the csunty, that £ wish to resign the office (if it may Tbe-so-called) of chairman-of tiie quarter sessions, and to .request you will give the necessary directions to the clerk of the peace to make this known to the magistrates. Binding it difficult for the reasons I stated some time back, to try prisoners, or to preside in"trials of appeals, with satisfaction to myseEt, I.feel, for'the same and other reasons, that it is net for the public advantage that I should continue to preside on other occasions;; but that this responsible office should ,be filled by one capable df doing every pEErt of the work. I trust you will permit me to express to your grace, and through your grace to all the magistrates, any thanks asid gratitude for the kindness I have always experienced, and-for the trust and confidence so long reposed in me;-il have the honour-to be, &c., J. W. HENX.EE\,—To his!<Srace the Lord-Me-stenant." The Distress in .Burnley.—The «elief com- mittee suspended operations last week fer-eae month. During the week 569 persons were relieve £ at a cost of .£37 3s. 9d.; sundry.accounts, £ 28 2sA3d. labour superintendent, XI-totaa expenditure for the week, J682 12s. 6d, The Boaro of Guardiasas -distributed relief amounting to.6212 9s. 5d., against„i £ 548 3s. 4d. in the corresponding week of last year., SLunatics in asylum, 49; vagrants relieved during ooe week, 115 inmates in "the house, 120, against 141 in the corre- sponding week of last year. On the whole trade is considerablydmproved..At Rawtenstall nearly all the mills are running full -time. The local relief com- mittee have, therefore, ceased operations, and the fixtures of their store-thorns were the otnor day sold by public aws&ion. Banns of Marriage Forbidden—The rare occurrence of forbidding banns of marriage happened at St. Andrew's Church,'Btratton, Cornwall, on Sun- day. The banns had been published for "-the third time of asking," when a tall, middle-aged wman rose from her seai, and in anaudible voice said, I forbid these banns, .-sir." The .clergyman, the Rev. W. B. .Marsh, then requested'.feat the woman would come to him in the vestry after service. This she did; and it was discovered that the pocr woman had only too good cause for forbidding the banns, as she was the Monafide wife-of the man whose •banns liad baen called for the third time that morning. Shocking iDeath.—Mr. Payne held an caquest at .Guy's Hospital on Saturday, touching the death of James Watts,-aged twenty-seven. The deoeased was a labourer, and employed in making a cutting on the Dartford and Lewishair- Railway, near Eltham. While engaged in picking away the earth, a large quantity fell upon him, and hurt him so seriously that he expired almost immediately after he was conveyed to the hospital The house-surgeon said thet death had been caused iby a broken back. Verdict, Acci- dental death." A Swindler—A man celling himself Geo. Henry Fenton has been committed to the sessions toy the Whitehaven magistrates, on the charge of swindling a number of per-sons out of various sums of .money under pretence of collecting subscriptions to a (memo- rial to Mr. Berkeley, President of the Ballot .Society, and M.P. for Bristol. From papers found upon Fenian, it appeared that his operations had been most successful. He had got .£25 from Mr. Potter, M.P., and smaller sums from a large number of persons in Lancaster, Ulverton, Kendal, Birmingham, Chelten- ham, .-Stroud, Crewe, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and other places. At length he came to Whitehaven, and waited upon Mr. Smith, a great friend of the ballot, urging upon him the claims of Mr. Berkeley to a memorial commemorating his services as a champion of vote by ballot. Mr. Smith gave the impostor 10s., but, suspecting his character,, commu- nicated with the Ballot Society, whs quickly informed him that the canvasser was an impostor. Information was given to the Whitehaven police., and Fenton was arrested while in the act d soliciting a subscription in the office of a Mr. Jefferson. Embezzlement by a Commercial Traveller. -At the Hull Borough Sessions, Ambrose Bearbark, a respectable young man, aged twenty-nine, was charged with embezzling various sums of money, the property of Joseph William Harrison, his employer. The first indictment charged the prisoner with embezzling a cheque for £ 220, and the sum of .£18 2s.; and the second indictment with embezzling the sum of £ 129 14s., and a cheque for < £ 50. The prisoner had been employed as traveller to Messrs. Harrison, timber merchants, of Hull, at a very good salary, but he had been embezzling large sums of money for some time past. Mr. Thomson, who appeared for the prisoner, said he had been led into error in consequence of having "treated" his customers with a view to extend the business of his employers. He was sentenced to three years' penal servitude. Fatal Shipwreck in the Solway.-The brig Antigua Packet, from Demerara for Workington, was wrecked in the Solway Frith last week. The weather being rough and hazy, the brig, which was laden with greenheart timber, struck on a bank. The crew took to the long boat, and kept by the vessel till they saw no hope of saving her, and they then called to the captain, who had remained on board the brig, to come into the boat with them, as her destruction was inevi- table. He refused, however, persisting in standing by his ship, and for their own safety the crew were obliged to pull off for the Scotch coast. The sea was then washing over the brig fore and aft, and she went down with, it is feared, the captain on board. New Stage Carriage Licenses—By the Act 26th and 27th of Victoria, cap. 33, all stage carriage licenses taken out after the 29th of June are to expire on the first Sunday in November, instead of the first Sunday in October, and the licenses now in force will expire on Sunday next, the 1st proximo, and the extra duty chargeable "from the first Sunday in October is to be payable. Further, it is provided by the Act that stage carriage licenses may be taken out for a quarter of a year, but such permission is not to supersede the 17th section of the 6th of George IV., cap. 81, as to the granting of licenses for the remainder of the current year. The prpyjgjpBS are to be deemed to apply and to be observed with regard to stage carriage licenses for the remainder of the year ending on the first Sunday in November, and the several quarters corresponding with the termination of such year are to be deemed to consist of ninety-one days. English Enterprise in Greece.—A letter from Athens says:—"An English company is now making application-to the Greek Provisional Government for the concession of different railways. The intention is to have one principal line, .about 232 miles in length, which, starting from the Gulf of Arta, would run along the coast of Acarnania and the bay of Corinth, to Thebes and Porto Baphti, a port situated near Cape Sunium; also, two secondary lines from Thebes to Athens, and from the latter city to the Isthmus of Corinth." Mr. Beecher at Manchester.—On Saturday Mr. H. Ward Beecher was entertained at a public breakfast at the Albion Hotel by a large number of his Manchester friends. 'The Mayor of Rochdale was in the chair. A resolution of thanks and good wishes to Mr. Beecher was passed, and the rev. gentleman, in reply, made a long speech in answer to various ques- tions which had been addressed to him through the newspapers or at meetings in this country. The Late Colliery Explosion at Morfa.— Messrs. Vivian and Sons, the lessees of the Morfa Colliery, with Mr. Talbot, the lessor, have, in the most noble and generous manner, offered to support the twenty-seven wives and families of the poor colliers who lost their lives in the late melancholy catastrophe. The subscriptions .hitherto received on their behalf are therefore announced as ready to be returned, or devoted to such other charitable purpose as may be desired by the donors. The magistrates of the Clonbur Petty Sessions, says the Gahvay Express, have shown their condemna- tion of the recent insult to his Excellency the Lord- Lieutenant by refusing to renew the license to King, proprietor of the Maam Hotel. Every right-minded person will rejoice to learn that punishment has so quickly followed the outrage upon her Majesty's repre- sentative. Caution to Grand Jurymen.-On the names o the grand jury being called over at the Surrey Sessions two of the gentlemen were fined £ 5 each for being absent. At the last- sessions Mr. Biddle, sen., a mem- ber of the Stock Exchange, residing at Clapham, was fined X5. He attended on Monday, and begged a, re- mission of the fine, as he was unable to attend owing to the absence of his son and partner on the continent. He sent an excuse on the first day of last sessions by his junior son, but he made each a bungle of it that no one could understand him, consequently he was fined. The Chairman, after consulting with the clerk of the peace, remitted the fine, li-ist directed Mr.. Biddle to serve or- the present grand jury. The two sons of the Marquis Wielopolski were on Friday at the Kursasl of Homburg. Captain Danielacski, approaching them, reproached Count Wielogelski for his conduct in Poland. An altercation ensued, then a personal affray, during which the younger son of the Marquis drew his s?evolver and aimed it at the captaia, but he was suddenly sur- rounded and disarmed. 'The two young men have since left SLomburg. Their passports, which they showefi to the police, authorised them to carry .sa-ms. Voluntary Emancipation.—The work of im- mediate emancipation, by owners vdkmtarily settiaeg their slaves free, is going forward quite extensively En Platte county. Recently N. J. Alexander, Es<?j., reading near Weston, liberated eight of his negrees. HiB wife had all then- clothing washed and put in order; Mr. A. furnished them with, ,transportation, and funds to meet incidental expenses, and provisions to last them until next spring. We fear that these negroes will never find a home, such as they had in the family of their late master and mistress. Mr. Joseph Pence informs us that he shall do the same with his slaves as NJ-i. Alexander has; and that they are only waiting to hear from Kansas, before taking wo their line of march. Large numbers of sbves, we learn, have been liberated in this manner in dif- ferent parts of the -county. A gentleman informed us that some fifty had been set free and started for Kansas in one day in his neighbourhood.—Wlatte ■jGo. Sentinel. A curious phenomenon was observed in Car- marthen Bay on the 6th Oct., the day on which the earthquake wa.s felt in this country. From a base ex- tending some three or four miles in the direction of Amroth Castle an iramense picoe,of water, of a dark brown colour, as if .holding earth an solution, seemed to be pushed forward in the form of a cone, of course surrounded by water of a natural eolour. As they came in contact the water was thrown up a height of several feet, the agitation extending round the whole edge of the phenomenon. It steadi-ly advanced in the same form towards Monkstone, and thence some miles to sea, when we ceased to observe it. Some friends in amusing themselves with fishing were not a little startled by the strange sight. When the coloured water overtook the '•feoat they found that the point of division between the colouring was maintained throughout the dep&b. of the water. the boat was vio- lently pitched about, and the water thrown completely over it. Either side cf the line of contact was perfectly calm, and the water kept up a lashing noise something like what would be made by an immense shoal of mackerel. It was observed first at about eleven £ ^m. Murder at Penny Compton.—An inquiry was opened before Mr. W. S. Poole, county coroner for Warwickshire, at Fenny Compton, on Wednesday evening last, on the death of Mr. C. jFlummer, formerly a servant in her Majesty's househoM. The following facts came out at the inquiry:—Deceased, who was about sixty years of Eige, had been 011 a visit to his nephew, Mr. Thomas Bicketts, a farmer, near the above place, and was walking out in the fields ,y.¡-ith him, when two agricultural labourers, brothers, named Charles and Henry Beeise, took offence because a terrier dog, belonging to Mr. Ricketts, ran at them. Mr. Ricketts ordered the men off the field. It was his, but a public footpath runs through it. The men seem to have been further irritated &y Ricketts im- forming ihem that he was parish constable, and that he would take them inte custody for being drunk and disorderly, if they were not speedily off, his ground. First one and then both the brothers attacked Mr. Ricketts, who took from his uncle a stick the latter used in walking, and employed it in self-defence. He had to give in, and ran for assistance. On his return the old man was found bleeding from horrible wounds on the head and face. He has since died of the injuries he received. Prior to his death, the brothers were taken into the sick chamber, and he identified Charles Beere as the one who kicked him. The prisoner has ad- mitted that he kicked the old man, and corroborative testimony has been found in two grey hairs, like those of the deceased, found adhering to the toe of his hob- nailed shoe. The inquiry has been adjourned. The deceased was a quiet, inoffensive man. Riot near Golden-square.—On Saturday night riots took place in Silver-street, Golden-square, and the adjoining locality, in which several persons were seriously injured. It appears that during the past three Sundays several fights have taken place between the journeymen tailors and the journeyman bakers. After the public-houses had been closed on Saturday night the factions met in Silver-street, and a general fight took place, the tailors being the assailants. A few police-constables of the C division, who had charge of the beat, endeavoured to restore order, but were severely maltreated by both parties, and a reinforce- ment was sent for to Vine-street station. In a short time a body of twenty policemen arrived. Sergeant Smith and" the constables acted with forbearance until they were assailed with great fury. Police-sergeant Smith, of;the C division, and a constable were knocked down and brutally kicked, and otherwise ill-used. Then the police used their truncheons, and seven of the ringleaders were captured and locked up in Marl- borough-mews station, and in the afternoon six others, who had been engaged in the affray, were apprehended and lodged in the Vine-street station. As it was expected that the rioting would be resumed after the public-houses closed on Sunday night, additional con- stables were placed on duty in the vicinity, and a strong reserve kept ready at Vine-street and Marl- borough'Hiews stations. Great emotion was caused two days since in the village of Vernier-Fontaine (Doubs), by the sudden and "almost simultaneous death of two of its inha- bitants. M. Charmoille, a person of independent pro- perty, who had been for some time indisposed, was conversing with some neighbours who had called to inquire after his health, when he seemed to be seized with sudden pain, and leaned his hand on a table close to his chair. As he made no reply to questions ad- dressed to him, the persons present called in Madame Charmoille from the next room, who tried to revive her husband by rubbing his forehead with vinegar. At last, finding that he gave no signs of life, she ex- claimed, "Do you leave me thus ? I, too, am dying!" She had scarcely uttered these words when she fell dead in an apopletic fit. The husband's death is ) attributed to suffusion of blood on the brain. The I husband was sixty and the wife fifty-nine years of age. Loss of the Barque Ada, of Scarborough.- Particulars of the loss of the barque Ada, a fine vessel belonging to that port, have been received at Scar- borough from Captain J. Gibson, her commander. The Ada was bound from a port in the Mediterranean to Hull, with a cargo of grass fibre. When off Cape de Gaul, early on Wednesday morning, the 14th Oct., she was suddenly run into by the Sicilian—a Levant trading and passage boat. The steamer struck the barque on her quarter, near the stern and so sudden and violent was the collision that the whole of the quarter was at once stove in. Mrs. Gibson, wife of the captain, was accompanying her husband on the voyage, with two children. The elder of these, a fine girl, about seven years of age, was instantly killed by the collision as she lay asleep in bed. The man at the wheel was also killed. His name was Orchard, and he was a native of Somersetshire. Mrs. Gibson and her other child were in bed on the opposite side of the cabin, and they had just time to escape on deck in their night clothes ere the vessel began to fill and go down. The men on board, with Capt. Gibson, had also to hasten on board the steamer, those of them who were below at the time of the accident having to leave their vessel with no other clothing than their shirts and drawers. Mrs. Gibson and her surviving little girl were kindly assisted by the lady passengers on board the Sicilian, by which vessel they have been brought to Liverpool. A Fight with a Monkey.-A Bordeaux journal states that a medical student of that town last week narrowly escaped being strangled by a monkey which he had received as a present from a friend. It appears that the animal, which was of large size and savage, had always been kept chained up, but its new master allowed it to remain loose. The monkey no sooner found itself at liberty than it leaped on its master's shoulders and attempted to strangle him by clasping him round the neck. The young man vainly en- deavoured to shake the animal off, and even stabbed it several times with a bistouri, but this only rendered it more furious. It is impossible to say how the struggle might have ended, if a brother student had not opportunely entered the room and dispatched the monkey with an amputating knife. The student was severely bitten about the neck and breast, but his wouosids are not likely to be followed by any serious consequences. j Railway Collisions.—A collision, attended with serious injuries in one, if not more cases, occurred at î Heaton Chape], on Friday morning-. The early,market train from Manchester had readied the above place, and while standing it was run into by a single engine. Cine of the carriages was drives, off the line by the force of the collision, and the guard received severe injuries, chiefly, we believe, about the head. Several of the market passengers were also scratched t)r bruised h«.t, -so far as can be ascertained at present, none seriously. Medical aid was promptly procured, and the injured persons at once attended to.-A- fatal accident sulso occurred on Thursday night at Guide Bridge, with a cattle train from Liverpool to Peter- borough. The train, by some means, became divided, when one rportion, to which was attached a third-class carriage, with some drovers, was run into fey a goods train from Ardwick for London. One <dxever was killed, and some others seriously injured. The pas- senger oa.rr.ia.ge was also ssnashed. Gowgtt.ment Emigration. — The Emigration Commissioners chartered, a few days since, the Fusi- leer, tons, belonging to Messrs. 9sm.es Baines and Co., (Liverpool, to cowey emigrants to Adelaide, South Australia, at the rate of X15 9s. 3d. per statute adult, 'ffifee Fusileer is appointed to receive her pas- sengers :at Plymouth on Monday, the 28th. of Decem- ber nesat. The commiissMners have gwen notice of their intention to receive tenders during the latter part'of !'Nns month, ship for the conveyance sf emigrants to Sydney, New South Wales, which must be prepared, for the reception of her passengers on such day between the and 10th of December as tile commissioners may name. IlecJ til of the Metropolis —The-'? were 1,205 deaths registered in London in the week just ended. Of these 610 occurred tinder twenty ye&rs of age S61 at twenty years and under sixty; smd 234 at sisty yell's fmd more advansed ages. In oamparing- the present results with tiicsse of previous 'weeks there is fou¡;jj;d ,.1,] be a decrease'in the deaths of young persons, but an increase in those of the aged part.of the popsla- tion. ''['he average number of deaths an the respíOOlding weeks of 1853-62 (viz., the forty-second in each dT those years) becomes, after the omission of deaths from epidemic dholera in 1854, and with a cor- rection for increase of, opulation, 1,149. The present return, therefore, exhibits an excess of 56 over the coraesisd average. The births of IOW. boys and 938 girls, in all 1,939 children, were registered in London. In the ten corresponding weeks of the years 1853-62 the average number (corrected) was 1,648. The Price of Breed.—A London eontemporary publishes a letter from a correspondent or- this subject. He saye; In reading a'letter in your impression of to- day signed Fiat Justitia" I was much struck with the paragraph which states that The %&kers in Bel- gravia cannot sell their teead under nd. per quartern loaf (although the price of wheat is only 36s. to 4@s. per qsarter) owing to <t%e millers in Mark-lane de- manding such an immense profit on the nvsr material." If the 'bakers are determmed to throw off the yoke and serve their customers well, I would advise them to visit Cambridge, Peterborough, and Ely, and buy direct frcm the best millers there, then they would be able to sell the best whearfctsa. bread at 6d. the 41b. loaf, and good Iiousehold at 5d., and* still have -a handsome profit. Siome of the larger and more wealthy con- sumers might possibly find it answer their -purpose to J purchase wheat in the home markets, have it ground on the spot, and afterwards forward it direct from the mill to the bakery here, fit for immediate use.. If you would insect this letter in your valuable paper you would probably benefit the pub, lic and oblige one who, as a Suffolk landholder is suffering from the low price of wheat, aaad, as a London householder, from the high price of bread. The Hop Crop of 1863. —It is now pretty accu- rately ascertained that the yield of hops gathered and cured this season is within the average of the last ten years. The heaviest crop within this period was in 1859, when a Stilm of < £ 328,000 .(old duty) was paid to the Inland Revenue, as representing the growth of hops on 43,729 acres of land. In 1855 there were 57,757 acres of ground under hop cultivation, and from this time hop-gardens were annually diminished, and in 18,61 the extent of hop land did not exceed 41,000 acres. The repeal of the hop duty in 1862 seemed to resuscitate the hopgrowers' interest, and hop planting was extended, hence the large supplies of yearlings in the great hop fairs of this autumn. The county of Kent produces about two-thirds of the hops of English growth, and Sussex is the next important hop county in Surrey the most valuable hops are grown, the soil in some parts being peculiarly adapted, and in the districts of Ash, Farnham, and Woking, hop cultivation is on the increase, and it is now estimated that in the aggregate about 48,000 acres of land are devoted to the growth of hops in this country, and that an ex- tension of hop planting is going on. The crop of this season varied from two cwt. to eleven cwt. per acre, but the average growth is seven and a quarter cwt., and the aggregate amount gathered and cured is 348,000 cwt., or 17,400 tons in weight, and which will be brought into competition with foreign hops. The Homes of Bethnal-green.—Mr. J. Price, inspector of lodging-houses, applied at the Worship- street Police-court for orders to enforce the instant removal of the tenants of several houses in Bethnal- green, under the Act which provides that where the district surveyor shall report any building to be dangerous, the inmates shall be instantly removed, and if they can find no safe place of refuge, they are to be received into the district workhouse. There were three houses which had been condemned by the surveyor, and it was feared that they might fall down at any moment. They were full of occupants in every room, some rooms having a husband and wife and seven children. The inmates did not like being re- moved, notwithstanding that the houses were in this dangerous state, and were so filthy as to create dis- ease. Mr. Leigh said that, as the surveyor had re- ported these houses to be in a dangerous state, he must make the order for removal of the inmates. The will of Richard Owen, Esq., formerly of Wakefield-lodge, Northamptonshire, but late of Lea- mington Priors, Warwickshire, was proved in the London Court on the 17th ult. The personal property was sworn under = £ 14,000. The testator died in July, last, having executed his will in 1856, and a codicil in March, 1861. He has disposed of his property almost entirely to charitable objects. After leaving to his sister a life interest arising from £ 1,000, and to each of the children and grandchildren of the brothers and sisters of his mother a legacy of £ 100, and to his executor, £200, and a few other legacies, he bequeaths the remainder as follows:—To the London Society for Propagating the Gospel, £ 4,000; Church Missionary Society, £ 3,500;. Pastoral Aid Society, ,< £ 500. London Orphan Asylum, < £ 1,500; London Fever Hospital, < £ 500; Welsh Charity School, < £ 100; the District Schools at Leamington, £100; and to the Brompton Consumption Hospital, < £ 1,000; this latter legacy being a reversion falling due on the death of his sister. The residue of his property he directs to be divided into two equal parts, leaving one moiety to the Leamington Hospital, and the other moiety for the relief of the poor of Leamington Priors. Taking Spirits into a Prison.—Rosa Murphy was charged before Alderman Hale, at the Guildhall, with unlawfully carrying into Whitecross-street Prison a small bottle of spirits in violation of the regulations. Mrs. Constable, the searcher of females in Whitecross- street Prison, said the prisoner sought admission to see her father, who was brought in on the previous evening. She was asked if she had any spirits with her, and on her replying in the negative, she was searched, and a bottle containing a quartern of rum found in her possession. Alderman Hale said the rules and. regulations are painted up in a conspicuous manner inside and outside of the prison, and any one infringing them must do so knowing they were doing wrong. The prisoner said that was very true; but she could, unfortunately, neither read nor write, and did not therefore know the regulations. She was very sorry she had told a story when asked if she had spirits, but she did so because her father was very old and weak, and required stimulants. Alderman Hale said if that were so, the doctor would order them. The prisoner was liable to a penalty of £20, or three months' imprisonment; but, as it was her first offence, he fined her 5s. Death of Mr. David Waddington. — This gentleman, who was some years ago, and for several years, chairman of the Eastern Counties, now the Great Eastern Railway, died on Monday, at the age of 53, after a short illness, at his house at Bickley. Mr. Waddington was a man of a, strong active mind, and possessed an amazing energy and an untiring industry in whatever he undertook. He was not what could be called an eloquent, but was certainly an earnest, energetic speaker. He seldom spoke upon any subject with which he was not well conversant, and hence he commanded attention, and was a powerful advocate and a formidable opponent. Mr. Waddington had had great railway experience and been connected with several railway companies. He ha& been chairman of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, and at his death was chairman of the Sittingbourne and Sheerness Railway, the state of whose affairs he had ardently devoted himself to improve, and was about to present a statement of when his premature end cut short his labours. His death, therefore, must be a serious loss to ike company. For some years he represented Maldon in the House of Commons. J o'1;,ncŒ. Loss, of Two Na,val Officers.—Lieutenant Commander Dolphin and Lieutenant Atkinson, of her Majesty's ship Rattlesnake, were drowned on the 1st of September, in crossing the Lagos bar. Lieutenant Dolphin had just been appointed to the Investigator, which was under orders to proceed to the Niger. He left Lagos to report himself to the Commodore, who was outside in the Rattlesnake, and instead of taking a cargo boat took a four-oared whaler. He left the Rattlesnake to return to Lagos, taking with him, besides his boat's crew, Lieutenant Atkinson and Mid- shipman Ewbank. The first surf that struck the boat capsized it, and one of the Kroomen immediately sank. The 'ths-ee officers struggled to the boat, but the next sea ^breaking, over it caused it to strike Lieutenant Atkinson on the face, and he immediately sank, the other two officers being also washed away from the boat. Mr. Ewbank had partially stripped, but Lieut. BolpMn being in uniform, and wearing his sword, was unable to do so. -One of the Kroomen pushed a mast to him, which he took hold of, but he suddenly went down. The boat with the four survivors clinging to it drifted beyond ishe breakers, and they were picked up by a canoe. TIRe Museum of Natural History in Paris re- ceived on Tuesday last a male and female elephant about one year old, and a male and a female camel- opard, eighteen months old, sent as a present to the Emperor by the Viceroy of Egypt. The camelopards are very tall, and the coat of the female is greyer than thai of the male, which is & bright bay. They are both remarkably lame. The elephants are not taller than young asses, but they are as lively and playful as kittens. They gallop and strike each other with their trunks, and when tired they lie down one beside the other. The Museum of Paris now possesses five elephants. Frightful Death by Impalement.—Last week an inquest was held at St. George's Hospital, Hyde- park-corner, on the body of Robert Williams, aged twenty-one years, a painter. George Clifton deposed that -on Tuesday afternoon the deceased was at work at No. 15, Upper -Grosvemor-street, painting the third- floor front window, and was kneeling on the window- sill at a height cf nearly fifty feet from the ground. The deceased suddenly raised a cry, when he was seen to lose his hold, and, falling from his position, he was dashed .against the balcony on the first-floor, and from thence hurled with tremendous force on to the area rails, the points of which entered his body, leaving him suspended head downwards. From this dreadful positioa he was as quickly as possible extricated, and conveyed in an insensible and bleeding state to the hospital After his admission he gradually became sensible, but all he said was, What has happened ? and then again became insensible, and soon afterwards died. The Jury considered that some greater protec- tion should be made for men who had to work at such a height, but the Clerk of the Works, who was present, said that the work was done in the ordinary way, and it would be almost impossible to afford more protec- tion. Suck mode of working was done every day by hundreds of men. The Coroner in summing up coincided with the jury, but considered no person was to blame but the deceased, and others who too often risked their lives in a most useless manner. Verdict, Accidental death." An Austrian Tragedy.-A very strange story is going the round of the German journals, introduced with the sentence that "A frightful tragedy, origi- nating in a most trivial incident, has just taken place at the village of Nenzig, in Austria." A farmer, so runs the story, observing that the tails of his cows were frequently cut, and believing that the herdsman had done this for the purpose of selling the hair for his own profit, communicated with the police, and had the man watched. The herdsman, learning that he was suspected, determined to be revenged. Stealing into the farmer's room at night, he cut his employer's throat, and then attempted to murder in the same manner a friend of his master, who slept in the same room. This person escaped, but was badly wounded. The man then directed his fury against two cowboys, who, on hearing the cries of alarm raised by the farmer's friend, had concealed themselves beneath their bed- clothes. These lads he struck with a hatchet, leaving them in a dangerous state. He then set fire to a hut, and the flames instantly communicated to half a dozen others. While the inhabitants of the village were endeavouring to master the fire, the murderer appeared among them. An attempt was made to cap- ture him, but he climbed to the top of one of the burning huts, and, crying out that he was "condemned to all eternity," plunged into the flames, and was burnt to death. The Crops in Canada.- Reports on the harvest in Canada, says the Montreal Gazette, have been ob- tained from the Grand Trunk station-masters through- out the whole extent of the line. On the whole, the picture they present is not altogether so flattering as we had expected to find, and particularly with respect to the great staple-wheat. From the westerly section of Upper Canada the accounts of spring wheat are uniformly poor. From only a few of the stations is there a good account of wheat. A large crop was expected, but the weevil, the midge, and continued dry weather worked evil. The reports of coarse grains are favourable from all parts. The reports from Lower Canada are very much more favourable than those from Upper Canada. Something must be allowed for the chronic farmers' grumble in Upper Canada; but, making this allowance, it is impossible to conceal that the wheat crop is not what we had all hoped and had been led to think it would be. Fatal Accident.-An inquest was held by Mr. John Humphreys on Saturday respecting the death of a man named George Skinner, aged twenty-four years, a porter, who was killed near the Brick-lane station of the Great Eastern Railway. David Izzard, truck- number-taker, said that at 7.30 on Thursday night deceased came on to the line and walked down the side of the main down line. It was somewhat foggy at the time. The 7.40 train from Bishopsgate came along, and witness never saw him again alive. No doubt he stepped on the rails and the train struck him. He was shockingly cut to pieces when. he was found soon afterwards.. He must have been killed instantaneously, as no scream or groan was heard. Deceased had been about five weeks in the employ of the company. The train passed along at the ordinary speed. Hezekiah Smith, driver of the 6.40 train, de- posed that he did not know that the engine passed over deceased. He only heard a jingling- of the rails. The engine carried two lights. The jury returned a verdict of "Death by misadventure." The deceased was to have been married on the Sunday. Sudden Death of General Macneil.—We regret to announce the sudden death of General Roderick Macneil, Colonel of the 78th Regiment of Foot. The deceased general was a Peninsula and Waterloo officer. He was at the battle of Corunna, under Sir John Moore, and subsequently served in the Walcheren expedition in 1809. After seeing active service in Swedish Pomerania and Holland in the years 1813 and 1814, he took part in the campaign of 1815, including the battle of Waterloo. For some years he held the command of the 78th Highlanders, with which regiment he proceeded to India. In recog- nition of his long and meritorious services the de- ceased general was in 1855 appointed colonel of thy r 8th (King's) Regiment of Foot, and on a vacancy oc- curring in the 78th he was transferred to th: regiment. He entered the army as ensign in March, 1808, and obtained the rank of general in December last year. Romantic Case of Attempted Suicide.-— Harriet Maria Hayes, a young woman living at Notting- hill, who cried bitterly while in the dock, was charged at Hammersmith Police-court with attempting to commit suicide by swallowing laudanum.—Police-con- stable 203 D said About eight o'clock on Friday evening I was on duty in Westbourne-grove, when I saw two men with the prisoner, and they stated that she had attempted to poison herself, and that she had a bottle containing poison in her pocket. I asked her whether it was true, and she replied, Never mind; I want to go to the Great Western Railway." I took her to the station. She was searched, and an empty phial was found in her pocket. Directly she saw the bottle she snatched it away and broke it. She afterwards said that the bottle had contained laudanum, and that she had purchased a pennyworth from four different shops. The bottle smelt strongly of laudanum.—Sergeant Warren said I had her examined by a doctor, and he stated that she had taken a quantity of laudanum, but not sufficient to cause death. She was very ill, and I was obliged to have two constables to walk her about, as she was so very drowsy. She was too ill to be re- moved to the cells, and I had her sent to the work- house. She told me at the station that she had been keeping company with a young man, who had cut his throat, from the effects of which he died, and she wished to follow him to the grave.—Mr. Dayman: I. shall remand her for a week for the attendance of the two men mentioned

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