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EPITOME OF NEWS.

Dr. Russell's Report.

The First Fault.

Another Calamity.

The Last and Fatal Disaster.

Raising the Lost Cable.

THE BISKS OF INSURANCE.

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THE NEWS BUDGET. t Writing from Dictation. — The Rev. W. W. Howard, her Majesty's inspector of church schools in Dorset and part of Devon, mentions in his report, lately issued, that in a school in which the church catechism was taught by repeating it after the teacher, the Creed was written out by a pupil as follows, when the official inspection was held:—"I believe God father almighty make frem and earth and in Jesus christ is only son our lord who was inseaved by the holy gost, and born the ferch in mery surfed under ponished pity was questy fide dad and berdy and after this fashion to the end. The Queen of the Sandwich Islands.-On Tuesday morning, Emma, Dowager Qneen of the Sandwich Islands, was present at Divine service at the parish church of Streatley, near Reading, on the occa- sion of the re-opening of the sacred edifice, after ex- tensive alterations and enlargement. The Lord Bishop of thfl ^Jnnnsn pi"oa.f>>isd a most eloquent sermon. After the servuse luncheon took place at the vicarage and m the afternoon the queen and suite, with the Bishop of Oxford, left by the great Western Railway for town. The number of visitors at the South Kensing- ton Museum during the past week was as follows:- On Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, free days, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11,271; on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students' days, admission to the public, 6d., open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1,667— total, 12,938. From the opening of the museum, 5,467,773. Marrying Betimes.—There were grand doings at Indore at the end of May in honour of the marriage of one 0f the Holkar s sons. Colonel Meade and other officers were present. The bridegroom is only six years old, and the bride three years old. The head ornaments of one of the elephants was made of pure gold, 2,400 tolas, each tola coat 17 rs. Holkar exhi- bited all his treasures. A salute of 210 guns an. nounced to the people the union of the happy pair. At night there. were grand nautches.- Central India Times. The trial of the Frenchman, Lafouroade, for perjury, which was began on Tuesday, was concluded on Wednesday at the Central Criminal Court, by the jury returning a verdict of guilty, and the recorder sentenced the prisoner to eighteen months' imprison- ment with hard labour. In the course of his summing up the recorder commented in severe terms on the conduct of one of the witnesses for the defence, who had been professionally employed in the civil actions, and the jury in their verdtet also recorded their cen. sure on his conduct. The Road Murder.-The Bath Chronicle says:- We are informed, upon what we believe to be good authority, that Constance Kent while in prison wrote her own history, and addressed it to one of the leading magistrates of the county of Wilts. The MS. is said to have contained the particulars of her previous life, and also an explanation of the mode in which she committed the murder—namely, with an old razor out of one her father's cases, which she ground to a point, and made stiff by hammering the rivet, having, 'ng before taking the child out of bed, gone and opened the doors and windows." Death of Lieutenant-Colonel Edmonstone -We have to reeord the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Neil Edmonstone, late of the Bengal Cavalry, wheedled at Haycock's Lodge, Ayrshire, in his 48th year. The deceased was born September 7, 1818, and entered the Bengal Cavalry as cornet 'in 1837, and obtained the ranks, respectively, of lieu- tenant March 1,1843, and captain Jan. 1,1851. Upon retiring from the service on full pay the deceased ob- tained the honorary rank of lieutenant-colonel Feb. 11, 1862.. Two Brothers Drowned at Stockport.—An inquest was recently held in Stockport, on the bodies of two brothers named William and Thomas Hadfield, aged respectively fifteen, and thirteen, who had been drowned while bathing in the river Mersey, near their own homes. Thomas was the first who went into the water, and before his brother was sufficiently un- dressed he began to flounder and call out for help. The other immediately jumped in and seized him by the hand. The next moment both fell backward, and were carried by the eddies beneath some shelving rocks, and were drowned before assistance could ar- rive. Nearly an hour elapsed before both bodies could be recovered. Government Emigration.-The Government emigrant ship, Lady Milton, 902 tons, Captain Houster, belonging to Messrs. Seymour, Peacocke, and Co., London, sailed from Plymouth at six o'clock on the morning of the 16th inst. for Adelaide, South Austra- lia, with 358 Government emigrants, comprising 302t statute adults, under the care of Mr. Henry Rickards, Surgeon Superintendent, assisted by Mrs. Louisa Ash- ton, matron, and Mr. Hugh Lowe, schoolmaster. The Emigration Commissioners have just chartered the Salamanca, 861 tons, belonging to Messrs. Gellatly Hankey, and Co., London, for the conveyance of emi- grants to Adelaide at X12 49. per statute adult. The Salamanca is appointed to receive her passengers at Plymouth on Monday, the 23rd of October next Suicide of a Policeman in Ennishowen —A melancholy occurrence has taken place in the consta- bulary barracks at the cross roads of GleneeW some three or four miles from Ennishowen Sergeant Reilly, the constable in charge of the barracks there, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart in his own bedroom. Two of the men were in a room below at the time, and, on hearing the report, ran upstairs, but the unhappy man was beyond relief in an instant. The rifle-ball, after penetrating the body, went through both ceiling and roof. The de- ceased was a young; man whose promotion had been very rapid, and whose character and conduct were exemplary, making him a general favourite with all who knew him. Alleged Recovery of the Body of Lord F. Douglas.-We have been favoured (says the North British Mail) with the following extract from a letter just received Chamouni, Foot of Mont Blanc, August 9. Three Scotchmen, named Allen, from Oxford, left Chamouni yesterday, for the purpose of ascending Mont Blanc, and returned safely this morn- ing, after accomplishing their purpose. They were tied together with ropes, and had to dig each step in the ice. Great excitement prevailed here, and the moment they arrived three cannons were fired to announce their safety. The body of Lord F. Douglas, one of the victims of the Matterhorn catastrophe, has been found fearfully mutilated. His head was driven right into the chest, and one leg was off altogether. He fell 8,000 feet." Found Drowned.-An inquiry has been held at St. Martin's Vestry-hall on the body of a respectably dressed man, unknown, found floating in the river Thames off Whitehall. On the body were found three handkerchiefs, one of which was marked R. Hall," a dagger, an old pen-knife, a ring of keys, a boarding- house card, with the address, 37, Maseum-street, Ox- ford-street," and one halfpenny. From inquiries at the lodging-house it was ascertained that a man named Walker had lodged there, but had left some days. They found on searching his luggage which re- mained some letters addressed to the name of Walker and others to the name of Booker. The medical evi- dence went to show that death had been caused by drawing. Tho jary returned a verdict of "Found Drowned." Supposed Child Murder.-Au inquest was held on Friday in Noble-street, St. Martin's-le-Grand, on the body of a male child found in a fish basket in Noble-street on Saturday night. A good deal of in- terest was attached to the case from the statements made by a couple of witnesses, who said that they saw two men walking with the basket, and the police- constable allowed them to go away after the contents had been discovered. It was, however, shown that one of the witnesses was under the influence of drink at the time, and the officer and a watchman declared the basket was picked up in the street. The medical evidence showed that the child had been dead at least a week, and the body was so far advanced in deoom- position that it was impossible to say the cause of death. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony. A Veterinary Surgeon Fatally Inoculated by a Fly.-A melancholy feeling has been created at Stamford, in consequence of the death, under circum- stances of a distressing character, of Mr. Samuel Fisher, a veterinary surgeon in that town. It appears that a short time ago Mr. Fisher went to examine a horse which had just died belonging to Mr. Ward, farmer, of Drayton, Northamptonshire. At the time of this inspection the carcase was covered with. myriads of flies, which were feeding on the remains. Mr. Fisher, in the course of his examination, saw that two of the insects had settled on one of his arms. He took very little notice of the circumstance, but in a few days two minute lumps presented themselves. He felt no pain until about a week after, when he found it advis- able to call in a medical gentleman. The arm con- tinned to swell, and, notwithstanding the greatest attention of the medical man, death occurred on Tues- day. It is said the horse had suffered from a disease similar to that now raging among cattle. Easter Dues at Preston.-A number of per- sons have been summoned before the magistrates at Preston for non-payment of Easter dues to the vicar, amounting in each case to 6id. The defendants were informed that the demand was a legal one, and they were ordered to pay the amount with the costs. One of the defendants, named Gregson, said he was a Roman Catholic, that he had no connection with the vicar, that he never gave him a pennyworth of trouble in his life, and he never did him sixpennyworth of good, and though' they might take from him all they thought proper he should not pay. Copper Ore Sale.-At the last 3 vansea ticket ing the following sales were effected :-CObre, 899 tono ) Borohavon, 43R tons Cape Copper, 202 tons Tuscan ore, 78 tons; Casali, 22 tons; Var, 36 tons; Slag, 6 tons; Precipitate, 5 tons; making a total of 1,683 tons. The averages were as follows on the whole sale:—Produce, 14§- per cent. price per ton of 21 cwt. dry weight, X10 14s.; price per unit of produce, 14s. lid.; standard, < £ 90 9s.; ditto, calculated for 9 per cent. produce, .£97 15s. 6d.; ditto, Cuba ores, .£98 12a. 6d. At the previous sale the average standard was XSS 12s. 4d. Of the total sale no less than 1,242 tons were foreign ores. An Earthquake at Sea.—Captain P. E. Law- son, of the bark Viking, of Sunderland, reports that on the 16th ult., at two p.m., while in lat. 36 18 north, and long. 2 32 west, he experienced a severe shock, as though the ship had taken a shoal of rocks, and so severe was it that the vessel was shaken with great violence, and everything on board was similarly af- fected. This lasted about five minutes, when the shock subsided, and the vessel resumed her course nothing the worse for tke severe shaking she had un- dergone. The weather at the time was beautifully fine, and the water remarkably clear. Captain Joseph Horan, of the barque William Shillito, of Sunderland, who exchanged signals with Captain Lawson shortly afterwards, reports having, experienced a similar shock at the same time. This may, perhaps, be the effect of the earthquake which occurred on the morn- ing of the third day, and which totally destroyed the village of Fondo di Macchia, near Catuia. The Marshal and the Clerk.—The Messager Algerein relates the following anecdote:—" A very few years since a gentleman, simply dressed and of modest mien, entered the registrar's office at the Mairie of Nancy, accompanied by two other gentlemen and a nurse carrying a baby. You must wait a bit,' said the clerk, who, though not particularly engaged, liked to show his authority. The gentleman motioned to his two friends and the nurse to take seats on the benches in the room. After keeping them all waiting a quarter of an hour, during which the child frequently cried, the clark at last said to the gentleman Well what is your name and what names do you mean to give the child ?' The stranger mildly replied, Patrick, son of Patrick de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta, Marshal of France, here present,' &c. Tou may ^easily imagine the amazement of the supercilious clerk on thus finding to whom he had been displaying his impertinence." Death from Fright.—A sad occurrence took place at Llandudno. A family from Newark-upon- Trent, named Bradbury, and two friends were staying at the George Hotel. About half-past ten o'clock in the morning the party left the shore in an open boat for the Little Orme, where they remained for an hour and a half. On their return the boat struck upcn a large stone, which drove a part of the bottom in and the vessel then commenced filling with water Mrs Bradbury and her daugher were carried ashore sahly: Mr. Bradbury and the two gentleman in company also landed, and the party walked to their inn, a distance of three-quarters of a mile. Mr. Bradbury on his arrival there complained of a slight pain near the gTf °r a little brandy and went to lie down. Without any more unfavourable symptoms manifesting themselves he died in half an hour. Mr. Bolding, a surgeon, was speedily in attend- ance, but without avail; life was extinct before he arrived. The sad occurrence has caused a very painful sensation. Mr. Bradbury was an ironmonger at Newark, where he is much respected; he was fifty years of age, and has left six children. Queen Anne's Commission-An active move- ment has been set on foot among the beneficed clergy of the diocess of Lincoln in opposition to Queen Anne's Commission, and a petition signed by upwards of 700 clergymen, beneficed under X200 a year, will shortly be presented to the Qaeen, as the successor of the Royal donor of the fund. The petitioners allege that an injustice is done to the incumbents of those It vino's which stand most in need of assistance, being wretch- edly small in value, and with a poor population bv the condition which requires that every ptw the fund shall be met by a benefaction of correspond ing amount. They object to this rule bein? inflexibly acted npon in cases where it is known to be utterly impossible to raise any money from Drivate source/ those being generally the cases in which there exists the strongest claim for relief. They complain that the governors of Queen Anne's Bounty repudiate al- together extreme poverty as a ground of claim, inas- much as in some instances they have refused te make a grant even where a benefaction has been offered because the living has been too small.