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THE NEWS BUDGET. --+- Narrow Escape of Four Persons from Fire.-The premises of Mr. Holmes, bootmaker, High-street, Shoreditch, were discovered to be on fire on Thursday morning. The inmates, consisting of four persons, besides Mr. Holmes, on the alarm being raised, tried to escape by the staircase, but were unable to do so. Mr. Holmes procured a rope, made it fast to the window, and lowered himself into the street. Just at that moment Conductor Isles arrived with the Royal Society's escape from Shoreditch Church, and having placed his ladder in front of the building, he succeeded in rescuing the other four endangered persons, amid the plaudits of the by. standers. Several engines having by this time arrived, and a good supply of water having been obtained, the firemen went to work, but the conflagration could not be extinguished until the back part of the premises and the contents were destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown. Shocking Suicide of a Sergeant-Major.—A few mornings ago, a report of discharged fire-arms Was heard in the militia guard-room at Gloucester, and on Sergeant Field proceeding to the room, he found the door locked from the inside. He climbed up to the window, and saw Henry Allen, sergeant-major of the Royal South Gloucester Militia, lying on the floor of the room. The door was then burst open, and Allen was found lying dead on the ground, still holding in his hand the rifle with which he had shot himself. It was evident that deceased had placed the muzzle of the rifle in his mouth, and discharged it with his foot. All the back part of his head was blown away; the walls were bespattered with his brains and blood, and pieces of his skull were {lying on the floor. The ball made a hole in the ceiling, and then dropped on the floor. Deceased had a good character, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. A quarrel with a brother officer seems to have preyed upon his mind, and led to the commission of the rash act. A Triple Suicide.—A triple suicide was com- mitted a few nights ago at the house No. 58, Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris, by the concierge, his wife, and their daughter, a young woman aged twenty-four. The inhabitants of the house and the neighbours, see- ing that the lodge remained closed at a much later [hour than usual, forced an entrance and found its ? three inmates all lying dead on the bed, having been suffocated by the fumes of charcoal from a large 'brazier which was still burning. On the table lay,a paper on which was written, "We prefer death to dis- honour." It appears that the unhappy man, having lost all his property some five years since, became con- cierge of the house in question, but ill fortune still pursued the family, and being unable to meet a bill of exchange about to fall due, they resolved to destroy themselves. A Woman Burnt to Death.—One night last week, the tenants of the house at 32, Orr-street, Calton, Glasgow, were alarmed by observing smoke issuing from the dwelling of Edward Baum, situated in the same tenement. They accordingly forced open the door of the house, as they could not obtain an entrance otherwise, and found Margaret Stewart, the wife of Baum, a woman aged forty-five years, lying dead upon the floor, with her clothes partly burned from off her person. They also found the husband of the dead woman lying asleep and drunk in the-same apartment. On being roused up, he said that he had fallen asleep at two o'clock in the afternoon, and that at that time his wife was in the house. As the body of the deceased was found near the hearth, it is sup- posed that her clothes had come in contact with the fire. Mr. Bewicke's Case and the Government. -Our readers, says the Bristol Post, must have a lively reeollection of the case of Mr. Bewicke, the Northumbrian magistrate, who had to suifermost ruinous hardships in consequence of being convicted of a felony on the evidence ef perjurers. The matter was brought before Parliament during the past session by Mr. Berkeley, and the result was that a committee, who investigated the facts of the case, reported that Mr. Bewicke was entitled to no more compensation than he had already received, namely, the restitution of £ 400, the proceeds of the sale of his goods. The Treasury, however, have since taken the matter in hand, and it argues much for the spon- taneous liberality of Government that £ -7o0^ more has now been awarded to tlio uni'o11amito victim df the conspiracy. The Child Murder at Cheltenham.— The adiourned inquest touching the death of a child, two years old, named Eliza Perrin, found buried under the staircase of No. 1, Ormond-terrace, has been held at the Cheltenham Police-station, before Mr. J. Love- grove, ooroner. It will be remembered that the accused, a respectable-looking girl, named Elizabeth Perrin, was committed by the magistrates recently, on the charge of wilfully murdering her infant, when the principal witnesses against her were a r. andMrs. Bick, with whom she had left the child to nurse. On leaving the court they were so hissed and hooted by the crowd around the court, that they found it advisable to seek shelter in the house of a friend. On the opening of the court, the Coroner remarked that the o it was to be regretted that the accused had been removed to Gloucester prior to that inquiry but should it be necessary to do so, for the purposes of identification or anything else, he should be happy to further adjourn the inquiry, in order to obtain the permission of the Secretary of State for her ,presence —a remark in which the jary fully coincided. The whole of the evidence previously taken having been read over, Mr. Muller gave-some additional evidence, when it was agreed that it would not be right to carry on the inquiry in the absQuoc of the accused. It was therefore adjourned. Loss of a Missionary Ship.—The loss of the John Williams will be read with deep regret. This admirable missionary ship, which was bought with the pence of our Susiday-school children, was launched at Harwich, in 1844, having been built expressly for the purpose of taking out missionaries, and enabling them to pass freely among the islands of the Pacific. She was of some 300 tons burden, and was well suited for the objects to which she was devoted. After twenty years of most useful service, the good ship has been wrecked on Danger Island, latitude 10 deg. south, longitude 160 deg. west. She had repeatedly visited the island in safety, having carried the first native teachers there in 1857. Happily, all on board were saved, but that is all we know at present. Next week the Australian mail will bring further particulars. A Warwickshire Farmer Robbed.-Amongst the robberies reported to the Leicester police as having taking place during the fair was one on a Warwick- shire farmer, named Mr. Edwd. An grave., of Witherby, near Atherstone, who had disposed of his cheese, and was returning to the railway office, when he was ac- costed by a female, who very kindly proffered to show him the way, and led him up a back street, where she robbed him of his pocket-book, containing a £ 100 JBank of England note, a £ 5 note, and £ 7 in gold. Whilst prosecutor was struggling with her for the possessionof the property, two men came up behind, .and dealt him a very severe blow, which rendered him insensible, while the miscreants effected a clear escape with their booty. The Yeiverton Appeal Case. After the opinions of this case were delivered in the House of Lords on the 28th July a draft of the intended judg- ment was transmitted to the solicitors for the parties, whereby it was proposed, in the action of declarator of marriage, te reverse the judgment of the First Division of the Court of Session, and to absolve the appellant, Major Yelverton, from the conolneionsef the summons; and in the action of declarator of free- dom, and putting to silence, to give judgment in favour )f Major Yelverton in terms of both conclusions of \he summons, as had been done by Lord Ardmillan in the first judgment in the cause; but in both cases without expenses. The summons of declarator of freedom and putting to silence contained not only the leading conclusion to have the defender, Mrs. Yelver- ton put to silence, but also a second conclusion to have her found liable to the appellant, Major Yelver- ton in .£50 of Bamages. It was maintained for Mrs. Yelverton first before the chief clerk of tho House of Lords, and afterwards before Sir John Shaw Lefevre, but without suecess, that not only was it not the in- tention of the House of Lords to award damages against the respondent, but that it was incompetent to do so, as no judgment for damages could be given without the intervention of a jury to assess them, according to the provisions of the 6th Geo. IV., cap. 120,; sec. 28, which appropriates all such questions .for trial by jury. Having failed to get the driift judgment altered aecording to the respondent's contention, the datter was referred to the Lord Chancellor and on Thursday last his lordship, after hearing Mr. Tippetts im tor the appellant, and Mr. Wakeforé1, of Sanson and Wakeford, for Mrs. Yelverton, ruled that in the action of declarator of freedom and putting to silence judg- ment ought to be made in conformity with the first conclusion of the summons only, thus giving effect to the view contended for by the respondent, and dis- allowing any award of damages. The judgment of the house has now been issued as so settled by his lord- ship.-Scotsrnan. Letters for Naval Oncers—On the 1st o November next and thenceforward the regulations under which letters addressed to officers serving on board any of Her Majesty's ships on a colonial station may be forwarded at the reduced British postage of 6d. the single rate, will be so far modified that such reduced rate will be chargeable only when the full postage is paid in advance. In all cases where such letters are posted unpaid they will be charge- able on delivery with a fine of 6d. in addition to the postage, and when they are posted insufficiently paid (by means of postage stamps) they will be chargeable on delivery, with a fine of 6d. in addition to the deficient postage. The same regulations will apply equally to letters from officers serving on board Her Majesty's ships in the colonies when addressed to this country. The Approaching Trial of Muller.—A great mass of additional oral and documentary evidence has been obtained within the last few days, and the Observer states confidently that still more testimony will shortly be forthcoming; it is therefore almost certain that the trial will not take place until the November sessions. At a meeting of the members of the German Legal Protection Society, held last week, it was resolved that the defence of Muller should be confided to Mr. Sergeant Parry, Mr. Metcalfe, and Mr. Edward Besley. Mr. Thomas Beard, the solicitor, and Dr. Buck, in company with the other members of the committee, have been indefatigable in their endea- vours to ascertain and place fairly before the world that which the German Legal Protection Society alone have in view, the innocence or guilt of their unhappy countryman. A Fishing boat run down by a Steamer.- As the crew of the fishing-boat Gleaner, belonging to Eyemouth, were fishing in the sea, about seven miles from the shore, they were run into by the Dundee steamer Dalhousie, proceeding from Dundee to New- castle. The boat was capsised, and the men '(six in number) were thrown into the sea". The accident being observed from the Dalhousie, life-buoys were thrown over to the men, but unfortunately four of the six were drowned. The names of the .men lest are:— Paul Fairbairn, David Fairbairn, Thomas Dougall, and William Angus, all belonging to Eyemouth; the first three of them leaving families there. The two men who escaped are both young men, about twenty years of age, and were taken by the steamer on to, Newcastle, whence they returned to Eyemouth the; following day. They were picked up insensible, although one of them remembers grasping at the sides of the steamer, and falling again into the water, and the vessel passing over him. They also .state that on seeing the approach of the Dalhousie outcries were made by the crew of the fishing-boat, and lanterns were held up, but the course of the steamer was not altered till the collision occurred. The calamity has produced a deep gloom in Eyemouth, and a strong feeling of indignation "has been roused-by-the careless- ness which, it is alleged, was exhibited by those in charge of the steam-vessel. The authorities of the county are now engaged in the investigation of the matter. Death of a Confirmed Drunkard.—An in- J quiry was recently held by Mr, John Humphrey, coroner, in Bethnal-green, respecting the death of ( Phoebe Stanbury, and 43. The husband of the de- ceased, a hawker, said he had been married to her for twenty yeajs, and during the whole of that tinib she had been drunk. He drank too. On Wednesday j morning, at eight o'clock, he left her at home, 6, j Trafalgar-place, At three o'clock, returning home, he found her lying on the floor dead drunk, ile went out again after Ins own business, and returned home j at three o'clock in the morning, when he found his wife lying still on the floor; and on taking her in his arms he found to his horror that she was cold and I dead. Be did notknow ho w she came by her injuries. ] He called instantly for assistance. He denied having J in any way injured her, saying be loved her too much. Margaret Bowles, a little girl, deposed that, shortly 1 before three o'clock on Wednesday, she saw the de. ceased trying to get into the house, 13, Trafalgar- place, evidently by mistake. Scfaa was getting in at the window, and -she was drunk. She dashed the top of her head against the brickwork over the window < with such force that the blow on the skull sounded < over the whole neighbourhood, Just as if her head were "hollow like." She fell down. Witness and a neigh-, A surgeon said that the deceased had expired from the effects of dreadful injuries to the head, which might have been caused as the witness Bowles described. From the appearance of her body she had-evidently been given to drink for the time stated by-her husband. The jury returned a verdict of "Peathfrom injuries* received wfiilst under the influenoe,of drink." Daring Robbery from a Railway "Van.— Benjamin Jacobs, residing at 11, Preston- street, Twig Folly, Bethnal-green, and Frances Jacobs, his wife, were charged at the Clerkenwell Police-court with stealing a bale of goods from a Great Northern Rail- way van at Clerkenwell. From the evidence it ap- peared that the prisoners and a inan not in custody have for sometime, past been suspected of committing depred.ations;in the-streets, and it was their general practice to go about in a cart, driving a fast trotting horse. Having been-seen loitering about the City by Hann and Legg, two active detective officers belong- ing to the Fleet-street station, they were watched, and when they drove off, the officers, who had also procured a fast horse, followed them. In Smith- street, Northampton-square, the prisoners were seen to take a bale of goods from one of the Great Northern Railway vans, and then snake off with it. The offioers pursued them as qaickly as possible, but as they were going along the axletree of the vehicle in which they were broke down, and the officers unfortunately lost sight of the prisoners. From inquiries they however made, they ascertained where the prisoners resided, and on going there found-the stolen property, together with the horse and eart. The property has since been identified as belonging to Messrs. Shadwick and Co., of Aldermanbary. Both officers stated that the man was a notorious receiver of stolen property, and had I for many years been looked after by the police. They stated that they had good reason to believe that the prisoners were man and wife.—Mr. Beard asked that the woman might be discharged, as she was acting under the control of her husband. As for the man, he wouldreserve his defence.—Mr. D'Eyncourt dis- charged the former, and committed the latter to the Middlesex Sessions for trial. A Burglar Captured by a "Woman.—A man named Thomas Fardoe was charged at Acton sessions with attempting to commit a burglary at Wash wood Heath, at the house of William Bagnall, a beerseller. Evidence was given that the inmates of the house were aroused at four o'clock on the morning of the 10th inst., when the son of the prosecutor, who. with his wife, lived with his father, requested his wife to go downstairs with her sister, and take a light with them. In the meantime he got his gun, and watched the cellar steps, being determined to shoot any person who might come out. His wife immediately called out, We have c&ught him." Upon going down into the cellar he found the prisoner, and had him appre- hended. He asked the prisoner what had become of the things which had been taken before. The prisoner said that two men who came with him were outside. Witness went to look for them, but could not see any one. Nothing had been broken, and they had not missed anything. Elisabeth BagneU confirmed this statement, adding that, seeing the prisoner standing on the steps of the cellar, she ran and caught him by the leg, and held him till her husband came. It ap- peared that he got in through the cellar window. Robberies had been previously attempted ou the premises, with which there was reason to believe the prisoner had been connected. The prisoner did not say anything in his defence, and was committed for trial at the next Warwick Assizes. Determined Suicide by a QorporaL — An inquest was held on Saturday by Mr. Thomas Hills, the coroner for Chatham, an the body of James Sandos, aged thirty-three, a corporal in the Chatham division of Royal Marines Light Infantry, who com- mitted suicide the previous day by discharging his loaded rifle into his head. The deceased, who was a man of very, good character, and had been recently, promoted, was allowed to reside out of barracks, on account of being a married man. For some time pre- vious to his death he appeared to have lived very unhappily with his wife, and this appeared to prey very mush on his mind, and caused him to be very despondent. Hg was also heard to remark that* some fine morning his wife would find that he was gone, s and he had also been heard to declare that he would v make away with himself. On Friday morning, at an II early hour, the neighbours were alarmed by hearing ( the report of the discharge of a rifle; and on the a house being entered the deceased was found on the r ground, quite dead, with the back of his skull blown t completely away, and the brains scattered about. The e rifle was lying between his legs, and a piece of string 1 was fastened to the trigger and attached to his foot, t the muzzle of the rifle being placed in his mouth. The r jury returned a verdict, That deceased destroyed v himself in a fit of temporary insanity." b Serious Gunpowder .Explosion.—An explo- t sion of gunpowder, which, it is feared, will have a 0 fatal termination, took place at the house of a collier a named John Broughton, about half a mile from Standish. Broughton and his wife were preparing to go to bed, and Mrs. Broughton having put some slack on the fire took up a drinking-can containing, as she fi thought, water, for the purpose of wetting the slack. I Unfortunately, the can contained about 2flb. of blast- 1 ing powder, and she had no sooner emptied the con- I tents on the fire than a terrific explosion was the con- a sequence. Mrs. Broughton was shockingly burned a about the head, arms, and neck, and her husband,' who t was seated near the fire, was no less seriously injured, r The slates were raised from the roof, and the chimney h separated from the building, but in the interior little o damage was done. The sufferers are considered in a u most precarious state. They have a family of five s children.. s Suicide by a Discarded Lover.—An inquest t has been held at Blackburn on the body of John Mar- 1; shall, Hollin Bank-terrace, who poisoned himself by s swallowing Tjoz. of laudanum, in consequence of his sweetheart having discarded him. The young man left behind him the following letters:—"My dear, dear Ellen,—I write this as a last farewell, for before s you can read this I shall have taken the cup ef poison, t Far, far better is death now than life; but I shall die 1: believing I shall go to Christ. So farewell, and God s bless you, and may we meet above. Grant me one 1 favour—that is, to see me in my grave before you. go 3 home.—Yours in death, JOHN MARSHALL." "Dear c Father and Mother,—Weep not for me, for I shall be i happy in heaven. I wish you to sell all I have and a pay what I owe, and take this warning and give your 1 hearts to Christ and meet me in heaven.—Your loving 1 4 9 son, JOHN MARSHALL." ,1 Danger of Shooting-Galleries— An adjourned inquest was held at the Bell Inn, Pinchbeck, near J Spalding, last week, touching the death of Thomas 1 Holden, an industrious shoemaker, who came by his death under the following peculiar circumstances. 1 From the evidence adduced, it appears that the poor J fellow was partaking of some refreshment in a booth at Peterborough fair, when he was struck by a bullet I from a neighbouring rifle gallery. The bullet passed 1 through his left arm and lung, and lodged in the cavity t of the chest. The services of three medical gentlemen 16 were called in, but the bullet could not be extracted, 1 and he died a day or two after.. William Pettitt, proprietor of the shooting gallery, stated that the i head of the bolt which held the plate to the back of the target box had been broken off, and that the plate < had slipped down. He had not had an accident before, but he knew an instance where a ball from a gallery entered a window frame, (From the appearance of tha wooden box it was evident that more than one bullet had passed through it.) The adjourned inquiry lasted upwards of five hours, "and the jury were dis- missed, not being able to agree on the evidence. It is but fair to state that the owner of the gallery did everything possible for the wounded man. Presentation to the Bride of Duleep Singh. —Many professional gentlemen and tradesmen of Whitby, desirous of testifying to his Highness the Maharajah Duleep Singh their high appreciation of the great benefits received by the town during his highness's residence at Mulgrave Castle, and the lasting advantages conferred on the town and district by the spontaneous liberality of his highness in the formation of a new road, have forwarded to the Maha- ranee Bamba, the Maharajah's bride, the handsomest set of jet ornaments that could be procured, tastefully mounted in gold. The Maharajah, in acknowledging the receipt of the present, expresses the gratitude of tho- Maharanee, and offers his best wishes for the prosperity of the subscribers and of the town of Whitby. Working Men's Clubs.During the past fort- night the Bev. BL Solly, the secretary to the Working- Men's 'Oiub and institute Union, has been actively engaged in attending and addressing public meetings or private conferences in furtherance of the move- ment. Important meetings have been held at South- ward, Birmingham, Rugby, Nottingham, Scarborough, and Kettering, with a view to promote the objects of the union, and at each place the counsels of Mr. Solly have been very cordially reserved. At Kettering, Mr. Solly delivered his lecture at the Temperance-hall, and, at the conclusion of his address, a provisional committee, composed of the Eev. H. Lindsay, rector of the parish, and a number of working men, was ap- pointed, >with a view to the formation of a club—Mr. J. Plummer offering his services as honorary, secretary. At Northampton, Captain Whyte Melvill^ has just given £ 5@0 for the purpose of forming working men's club in that town. Serious Accident to a Steamer.—Intelligence has been received at Liverpool to the effect that the new steamer Ontario, which was only launched a few weeks ago from the shipbuilding yard of Messrs. Samuelson and Co., at Newcastle-on-Tyne, had gone ashore on'the Cross Sands, near Yarmouth, on Sunday ] night, and was, when the intelligence left Yarmouth, in a rather critical position. The Ontario was a very large iron screw steamer, of 2JS92 tons register, and she went on shore she was on her first outward trip to Alexandria, and was under the command of Captain Brooking, and it was intended on her arrival home from Alexandria to place her on the company's line of steamers running between Liverpool and New York. There were five steam tugs and twenty-five steam colliers alongside rendering as- sistance, and it was expected that the vessel would be got off without much damage. Launch -of an iron- Clad .-Another valuable addition to our squadron of iron-clad vessels of war— which already numbers a. fleet of armour-plated ships larger than that possessed by any other maritime Power in the world-has just been made, by the i'&unch from Pembroke Dockyard, on Thursday afternoon, of the iron-plated frigate Lord Clyde, the first of the new iron-eased vessels of war of the largest size and di- mensions, designed by and constructed under the immediate superintendence of Mr. E. J. Reed, the present chief constructor of the navy. The Lord Clyde is a wooden ship, but plated completely round, from stem to stern above her water-line, with plates of enormous size and thickness. As she lay on the stocks awaiting the moment for her launch, her vast form and proportions elicited universal admiration, although her peculiar shape and remarkable character called forth feelings of wonder and disappointment, the Lord Clyde differing in shape from any other vessel yet built for the English navy. The following figures will show her principal dimensions :—Length between the perpendiculars, 280ft. length of keel for tonnage, 233ft. Ilin.; breadth, extreme, -58ft. 9in.; breadth for tonnage, 57ft. 2in. breadth moulded, 56ft. 4in.; depth in hold, SOft. 9in.; burthen in tons, 4,067 26-94. Accidents in the Yeomanry Cavalry.-The annual eight days' drill of the North Somerset Yeo- manry Cavalry, at Wells, was prolific of accidents, one of which has resulted fatally. The horse of Corporal James Brinman bolted with him, and threw him with such violenee that he-died the next morning. On the day of muster, Captain Helbert, of the Bath troop, was thrown from his horse, and so injured that he could not join his troop for a day or two. During the drill one of the troopers, in returning his sword, ran the point it about an inch or more into his com- rade's thigh. At the termination of the general drill, the gallant commander, Colonel Sir W. Miles, was unhorsed by a trooper, whose horse had bolted. The colonel fell heavily, notwithstanding which he soon recovered his Beat, and led his regimant into the Market-place,, where they were dismissed. Captain Haviland's horse fell with him, at Farriiagton Gurney. In the case of Corporal Brinman a verdict of Acci- dental Death was returned by the coroner's jury. Health of Scotland.-The Registrar-General'e monthly return for the eight principal towns of Scot- land shows that in September the births, deaths, and marriages wero all considerably above the average, and all exceeded the number registered in any previous year. 47 per cent, of the deaths were of children under five ia Dundee and Glasgow, 50 per-cent., and in Paisley, 62 per cent. The zymotic (epidemic and contagious) claas of diseases caused about one-third of the deaths (32 psr cent.), in Perth, 42 in Greenock, 43; aD-d' in. Paisley, 47 per cent. Tb« death:; from carlatina rose in September to 125; but typhus fever vas the most fatal of the zymotic diseases; it wa. nost prevalent in Greenock, Aberdeen, Leith, and riasgow, and caused 155 deaths in the eight towns, ,mong a population not a third of that of the aetropolis. The weather was nearly normal during he month; the barometric pressure rather low, but xtremely steady; the mean temperature also rather ow, but without any notable depressions at night; he humidity great, likewise tho number of days of ain, and depth of rain fallen the strength of the rind very small, its direction mainly W.S.W. The lighest mean temperature, 53'4, occurred at Greenock; he lowest, 52'4, at Aberdeen. The greatest number if days on which rain fell, 26, occurred at Aberdeen, ,nd the least, 16, at Perth. The greatest depth of ain fallen, 7'60 inches, took place at Greenock, and he smallest, 2'40, at Edinburgh. Destructive Fire near Nottingham.—A sad ire has lately occurred on the farm of Mr. Redfern, of barton, a village six miles distant from Nottingham. ?he fire engines, under the superintendence of Mr. ledington, the chief constable, proceeded to the spot, ,nd it was found that a large stack-yard, consisting ,lmost exclusively of wheat and barley ricks, was in a ilaze. The, efforts of the firebrigarie were much etarded by a want of water, the dykes, brooks, &c., leing dried up. The Trent, being a mile and a half iff, could not well be reached, and a well was therefore ised. Meanwhile, the villagers began to remove the tacks which had not yet caught fire, and succeeded to ome extent. In the course of a few hovirs the flames legan to give way, but it was dark before they were mt out. It is supposed that the fire originated from parks from a thrashing machine which had been working on the premises during the day. The damage has been estimated at from £ 1.500 to < £ 2,000. Extraordinary Drought in South York- shire.:—The drought in South Yorkshire still con- inues, and causes great loss to farmers, as well as imits the supply of water to the various towns in the outhern portion of the West Riding. The River Don Las not been known to be so low for the past thirty 'ears as it is at the present moment, and navigation ill the Don up the river, from Doncaster is greatly nterfered with. Vessels in the now cut at Doncaster ire unable to get away in consequence of the river )eing fully two feet below the point at which it has Jeen. for a great number of years past, and'the corn- nills at Doncaster, Coinsborough, Sprotborough, and ip as high as Rotherham, have great difficulty in vorking at all. The water-supply to Doncaster, were t not for the aid of steam-power, which has recently )een added to the pumps, would be inadequate for the :equirements of the inhabitants, and the same incon- venience is felt far and wide, even on the banks of ;he Trent. Vegetation has suffered greatly, and the pastures in many localities are almost bare. There s no appearance, at present, of the drought coming ioan end. Should it continue much longer, the con- sequences will be yery serious, as the water-supply to various towns must of necessity be still further Jiminished, and the navigation of the Don very jreatly impeded. The Tin Plate Trade.-The quarterly meeting )f the tin plate-makers, has been held at the Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham; Mr. Woodruffe, of the Machen Works, Monmouthshire, presided on the occasion. About twenty-five makers were either present or re- presented, and from the discussion which took place as to the position and prospects of the trade it appeared that no material alteration had taken place since the last meeting, with the exception that the American de- mand had fallen off considerably again. There was a fair inquiry from other foreign markets, and the orders on home account were upon the whole moderately good. As to prices one opinion prevailed, and that was that the present state of the trade did not warrant an advance, and it was unanimously re- solved that the quotations agreed to at the July meet- ing should be confirmed. The late drought had caused a reduction in the make, and in consequence the stock of finished tin plates and block plates in manufac; turer's hands was not large. After the meeting the members dined together. Credit to Infants.A case has just been tried in the Sheriffs' Court, London, before Mr. Under- Sheriff Burchell and a jury, wherein Mr. Phillips, the jeweller, of Cockspur-streat, sued to recover £8 16s., the value of a ring, of some work done to it subsequent to the purchasing, and 16s. 6d. for interest. The ring, a diamond and opal one, had been supplied in 1861 to the defendant, Mr. Walrond, who was then a graduate at Oxford, and who now put in a plea of infancy. Mr. Bethel Walrond, thedefendant's father, was subpoenaed, and stated that his son was the same age as the Prince of Wales, having been born on the same day. He had allowed the defendant X500 a-year, but had not spoken to him for three years. On the 9th of November, 1861, his son was twenty years of age. An endeavour was made to prove that a ring, under the circum- stances of the defendant, was a necessary, legally speaking; but the Under-Sheriff overruled this plea, and the jury nonsuited the plaintiff. The defendant (who expects considerable property), by his counsel, declared that it was his intention to pay all his debts as soon as,he came into his fortune. A Russian Police Story.-A letter from St. Petersburg mentions an extraordinary affair which lately occurred in the town of Orel. A great local landowner had a large sum (43,000 silver roubles) to receive through the police-office of that town. On applying for the amount, he was told that the money could not be handed over to him unless he presented the office with 5,000 silver roubles. He refused, and immediately reported the case to St. Petersburg, and the money was paid over to him. But on the evening of the same day, as he was quietly smoking in his study, a loud ring was heard at the bell. The servant, on opening the door, was instantly pinioned, and four men, their faces covered with black crape, rushed into the room. The landowner asked them what they wanted; they plainly told him he must hand over his 43,000 roubles. With the greatest coolness he went over to his strong box, opened it, seized a revolver, which was laid on the top shelf, and shot two of the robbers dead, the other two immediately taking to their heels. He then sent for assistance, the police, &c., and on the crape being removed from the faces of the dead men they were recognised as the head of the police and his secretary. The body of the former has been removed to Nice for interment. Cotton at Sea en Route to Liverpool.—By the arrival of the Bombay mail we learn that the following ships are now at sea for Liverpool with cotton, viz.—The Vanguard, with 3,100 bales; Priam, with 2,907 bales; Unoas, with 4,728 bales; Anacan, with 5,153 bales; North-east, with 5,087 bales Ambrose, with 3,829 bales Henry Moore, with 5,409 bales; Sir Charles Napier, with 5.080 bales; Queen of the Mersey, with 5,940 bales Ann Buckle, with 4.343 bales; Princess Alexandra, with 6,518 bales; Harold, with 1,895 bales; Cambay, with 3,733 bales; Nydia, with 4,134 bales; Ontario, with 5,171 bales Clasmerden, with 6,055 bales; Lepanto, with 4,014 bales;; Glendower, with 3,203 bales Strongbow, with 6,240 bales; Matherau, with 4,716 bales Wabeno, with.3,098 bales Agineourt, with 2,577 bales; Sattara, with 4,899 bales; Sedberg, with 1,803 bales; King of Italy, with .5,083 bales; Jamsetjee Cursetjee, with 1,463 bales.; Castilian, with 4,399 bales Illustrious, with 5,7,09 bales; Victoria- Cross, 6,431 bales; Sea King, with 4.913 bales; Feronia, with 5,301 bales; Alsagar, with 5,194 bales Black Eagle, with 6,700 bales; Arundel, with 5,645 bales; British Empire, with 5,928 bales; Thunderbolt with 5,884 bales; Great Australia, with 6,951 bales; Arran, with 2,256 bales; City of Amoy, with 4,808 bales; Hannonides. with 5,612 bales; Belle Isle, with 6,011 bales; Gustafod, with l,116bales; Fanny Forsyth, with 2,745 bales; Floating Light, with .5,304 bales; Advance, with 4,997 bales; Mantura, with 5,484 bales; Gertrude, with 4,535 bales; and, Monarch of the Seas, with 7,416 bales. A Romajitic Story.—The Boulogne Times has the following story of an elopement" It is very long since the flaneu/rs of Boulogne have been gratified by the scandal of an elopement, and we regret that last week furnished forth a case, which may provide some business for Sir J. P. Wilde. A gallant son of Mars, Captain M——, whose better half is in England, seems to have won the affection of a young English demoiselle residing in the Rue Royale, who had, however, another string to her bow, whose attentions were very assiduous, and somewhat inconvenient to the captain and his fair inamorata- On Thursday last the loving couple had, it is supposed, determined to enjoy a tour either to Paris or the interior, and the last train in the evening was to bear them from hence. A difficulty presented itself; the single and single-minded suitor intervened with a proposition to meet the lady fair, and spend an agreeable evening witb her. She was nonplussed, and sought the captain's aid..who went to work with stratagem. He -invited the 11 b -,or to go with him to the theatre, and Fi" # successfully urging him to go. He was deservedly" punished for preferring the captain's society to tirasr of the lady fair. In the course of a quarter of an hour the captain left his stall, promising to return in five minutes. Time passed, and he returned no more, Ba had flown."


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