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EPITOME OF NEWS.

Dr. Russell's Report.

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Dr. Russell's Report. The London press not unnaturally grumbled at not being allowed to have their special reporters on board the Great Eastern. The directors of this great ex- pedition, however, considering the very critical and anxious nature of the work in which they were engaged, had a perfect right not to expose themselves to the inconveniences which might have arisen from the presence of a number of necessarily inquisitive, and possibly, sometimes, intrusive personages, desirous of picking up every detail which could afford the slightest interest to the general public. At the same time, the public, in a matter of such importance, was entitled to some consideration. The directors, it appears, thought so too, for they, not the Times, as was at first suggested, engaged the services of Dr. Russell to jot down the incidents of the enterprise day by day, and the result is one of the most brilliant, graphic, and entertaining narratives it has been our pleasure to read for many a day. We are sorry that our space will not permit us to give the whole of the narrative, but we give such extracts as we think most important.

The First Fault.

Another Calamity.

The Last and Fatal Disaster.

Raising the Lost Cable.

THE BISKS OF INSURANCE.

THE NEWS BUDGET.