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THE NEWS BUDGET. The Loves of the Chimpanzees.—The Zoo- logical Society has just received a male chimpanzee. The introduction of the stranger to the female in the garden was amusing. The two creatures rushed into each other's arms like stage lovers. They kissed each other; then the male chimpanzee patted the female's face, ,clanced round her, took her round the waist, as if he were going to waltz, when they expressed their joy by dancing and howling in ludicrous concert. The Isleworth Murder. — An inquest took plase at Isleworth on Wednesday on the body of Daniel Dossett, who, as there is every reason to be. lieve, first murdered his wife and then inflicted deadly injuries upon himself. During the ten weeks he lingered in the infirmary of the workhouse he made a quasi confession of his guilt. The jury returned a verdict that Dossett died by his own hand, but de- clined to express any opi donas to his state ef mind at the time he committed the deed. A Young Woman Shooting Herself.-On Saturday afternoon Mr. John Humphreys, Middlesex coroner, held an inquiry at the Caledonian Tavern, Stoke Newington-road, into the circumstances of the suicide of Miss Mary Ann Fryar, aged twenty years, who shot herself with a revolver. Mr. Frank Stannard, 7, Somerford-grove, Stoke Newington, was examined, and said he was a Ctistom-houae agent. The deceased, who had lived with him as housekeeper and as wife, ) was on a visit to him at the time of her death. They t had some words. She called him a liar, and he said, I The lie is on your side." B&marking thai he should never say that again, she-rushed out of the room, and snatching up a loaded revolver which was in another apartment, shot herself through the head. After some further evidence, the jury found that Deceased had destroyed herself while in an unsound state of mind." Crinoline Again.-On Saturday morning a fright- ful accident happened to Elizabeth Baker, aged twenty years, who resided in Lower George-street, Chelsea, which it is feared will terminate fatally. It appears that the unfortunate sufferer's dress, which was made of light materials, caught fire, and she was speedily feaveloped in flame. Hot screams brought assistance, when the flames were extinguished. She was conveyed to St. George's Hospital where Mr. Barker, house surgeon, rendered every assistance, but the unfortu. nate-woman remains in a dangerous condition from the serious burns. A Man Blinded by Sulphuric Acid.-A fiendish assault was perpetrated by a wife upon her husband at Hebburn, a few days ago. Margaret Surgen and her husband had been living unhappily together for some weeks. The latter had been un- manly enough to beat his spouse, but the latter reta- liated in a fearful manner by throwing sulphuric acid in his face, which completely burnt out one eye and so injured the other as to render it probable that he will be entirely blind. The case was before the South Shield's bench, and was remanded until the husband was able to attend. A case of stabbing, which is likely to end fatally, occurred at Stratford on Sunday evening. Some quarrel seems to have taken place between a German cabinetmaker named Joseph Kruchen, residing there, and two other Germans, named Brenner and Heins. Kruchen's son says he saw Brenner Btab his father setveral times. Kruchen himself was picked up wounded fearfully. He was carried to the London Hospital, and is not likely to recover. Brenner and Heins were apprehended and brought before the magistrates at Stratford on Monday. Some evidenee was given against them, and they were remanded. The Atlantic Cable.—The folio wing notide has been posted at Lloyd's, from the directors of the Atlantic T-elegraph Compaay, respecting the future operations in resist to the Atlantic cable :—"It is not intended to send out the Great Eastern to repair the cable during the present season; but she will immediately commanae her refitments to enableiher to take in a new cable, and will proceed to sea in May or June, next year, for the purpose of paying a new cable, and to resuscitate the present one in conne8fciofi with that in operation." Loss of Life on the Thamas.-On Saturday a man named Bryan Sullivan, while going down the river in a skiff towards St. Katberine's Docks, got athwart the hawse of. a ship in a tier off Iron gate- stairs, and while standing,up in the boat for the purpose of making a rope fast to a barge, another barge was carried by the tide against the boaft, and smashed it, at the same time precipitating Sullivan into the water. He was carried away by the tide, and his body has not been found.—Between eight and nine on Friday evening a boat returning with a pleasure party from Greenwich, in making for Rotherhitrhe- stairs to land, got athwart the causeway and capsized, immersing the entire party. One, a female, in her struggles, got out into deep water and was drowned. Sanitary Improvements at Woolwich.- Operations were commenced on Saturday in Beresfcard- square, Woolwich, for the purpose of diverting part Of the drainage of the town into the new southern outfall sewer. Woolwich is, therefore, the first parish that will be relieved of the sewage under the present improved system. The contract has been taken by Messrs. Hill and Keddall, the well-known contractors of London, at a cost of £10,000, and will be carried out under the experienced superintendence of Mr. J. Haughton and Mr. John Barnett, engineers to the Metropolitan Baard of Works. Death of Archdeacon Coxe.—We have to an- nounce the death of the Yen. Archdeacon Coxe, who,, after a lingering and severe affliction, expired on Fri- day morning. The deceased gentleman was bora about the year 1799, and was educated at Oxford. He suc- cessively became chaplain of Archbishop Tenison's Chapel, London, vicar of Newcastle, select preacher before the University of Oxford, archdeacon of Lindfe- farne, and canon residentiary of Durham; appoint- ments for which his great learning, matured judgment, and kindly disposition pre-eminently fitted him. In his death the diooeae of Durham has lost one of its most able and aotive ministers, and the ChuBoh a staunch and zealous supporter. A Questionable Betting Transaction.—At the Manchester County Court, before E. Ovens, Esq., judge, John Lee, of Staly bridge, contractor, sued George Dodson, beerseller, Henley-street, Hudders- field, to recover £15 upon two I O U's. It appears that a footrace was to have come off at the Copen- hagen Ground, Newton Heath, between two. men named Shaw and E irnshaw, and the money was said to have been advanced to make up the stakes; but defendant denied the receipt of the money. It seemed tboa-an arrangement was come to by which Shaw was to win, and the other was to be paid back his stakes. His Honourllonsuited the plaintiff; and said he had no doubtthat the parties ha.d put their heads together in order to cheat the public over the race. Importation of Silkworms' Eggs into Fra,nce.-The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Oommerce in Paris have issued a joint decree to pre- vent "frauds which might be committed by the sale of silkworms' eggs, not coming from Japan, but placed in boxes used to import supplies from that country. All French agents in Japan are to be required to affix a special stamp, varying every year, to the boxes destined to France. Instructions have also been ^ent to the Minister of France at Yeddo as to certain pre- cautions to be taken in the transmission of "livtng cocoons and eggs; the same to be communicated to all who may be desirous of such information. The Government, however, in adopting those measures does not intend to guarantee the quality of the eggs imported from Japan, but only their bona fide orierin. Atlantic and Great Western Railway.—At the public meeting held a short time since at the London Tavern, Sir Morton Peto, Bart, M.P., stated that instead of making his usual holiday trip to Scotland, he intended to visit America, and personally inspect the whole of the extensive system of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway. In fulfilment of the pledge thus made to the bondholders, Sir Morton Peto, accompanied by Mr. M'Henry, the contractor for the line, and a number of engineers, representatives of the leading railways of the "country, and commercial and banking establishments in London and Liverpool, has proceeded on his mission. The party start this (Saturday) morning, by the Scotia, Captain Jndkins, and will return to England about the beginning of November, when a very complete report will be furnished of the condition and prospects of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, and the princi- pal American lines in connection with the system,— Railway News. The Case of Constance Kent.—Mr. Dowding, the governor of the Wilts County Gaol, has received an official communication from Mr. Chitty, Clerk of Assize for the Western Circuit, announcing that the sentence of death recently passed on Constance Emilie Kent, for the murder of her half-brother, Francis Seville Kent, at Road-hill-house, in June I860 had been commuted by her Majesty into one of penal servitude for life. When the result was made known to the prisoner she receiyed the announcement with the same calmness which has characterised -her throughout. The statement that she has written a history of her life while in prison is without the slightest foundation. The Siamese Twins Again.-The following letter appears in the New York Times .-—"To the Editor of the New Yorh Times.—Grateful for past favours at your hands, we beg again to trespass upon your kindness and liberality. Our names are not entirely unknown to the American public. In former years we were received everywhere with flattering and substantial compliments, and after several most suc- cessful tours through the cities of the United States we retired to the privacy of our country horns, where we had hoped to spend the remainder of our days in the quiet enjoyment of domestic felicity, blessed as we then were with ample fortunes for ourselves and our families. But time has wrought a sad change. The ravages of civil war have swept away our fortunes and we are again forced to appear ia public.Remem- bering! as we do, with the profoundest gratitude, the liberality of our adopted country, we have arranged to appear on public exhibition in the Northern cities commencing early ia August next, aecompanied by several of our children, and we shall hope to meet then thousands of our old friends of lang syne. With sin- cere regard, we subscribe ourselves your obedient servants, CHANG and ENG, Siamese Twins, Surrey County, N.C., July 25,1865."