EPITOME OF NEWS. —*— The Oxfordshire Volunteers had their annual Prize shooting at Hinksey Butt, near Oxford, on Monday and Tuesday last. Lieut. Potts, of Banbury, took off the National Rifle Association's prize medal and the first prize of 215 by an aggregate score of 40 in five rounds each at 200, 500, and 600 yards. An Ostend letter has the following:—"The King of the Belgians derives great benefit from his residence at this,place, and his health improves more and more every day. That circumstance leads the people of Ostend to hope that the King's stay among them will be prolonged." The incumbency of Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham, has become vacant by the preferment of the Rev. William John Hall, M.A. It is worth £ 250 a year, and it is in the gift of the vicar of Tottenham. The Exeter Town Council have divided their body into committees, with the view of making ahouse-to- house visitation for the purpose of inspecting the drainage, and promoting the ventilation and cleansing of the dwell- ings in the various streets and lanes of the city. The Belgian papers publish accounts of a fear- ful hurricane which passed over the district of Liege. The largest trees were blown down, and the damage done is very great. The hurricane came from the south-west towards the north-east. In one enclosure alone seventy-three large trees were blown down. The last deposit for the great fight for the championship which is to take place on the 1st of November between Mace and Wormald for the champion's belt and £ 200 a side is to be made to-morrow evening, at a sporting house in Whitechapel. Mace is in training in Yorkshire, and Wormald intends to pass the interval between the present time and the day fixed for the fight by the sea-side. The betting on the two men is about even. The Court of Inquiry at Liverpool on the burning of the Glasgow, have heard the captain's statement. No new facts of interest, however, were elicited, except that the captain of the Rosamond threw overboard between 50 and sixtv tons of coal, in order to make room for the people from the Glasgow, and that the Glasgow, which was the fourth ocean steamer built, was insured for £15,000, while her freight was uninsured. The court will make a report of the facts to the Board of Trade. A match between, sides of eight, each selected from tke Cambridge town and University Rifle Corps, has taken place at the butts of the latter. The ranges were 200, 500, and 600 yards, five shots each, Wimble- don targets and scoring. The scores made were as follows:- 'Town, 256; University, 247. The deanery of Graham's Town, South Africa, has been conferred upon the Rev. Frederick Henry Williams, M.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, incumbent of Christ Church, Ashton-uader-Lyne. Mr. Williams who was ordained in 1852, by the late Bishop of Chester, was fbr some time curate of the large metropolitan parish of St. Marylebone, and was nominated by the Crown to Christ Church, Ashton, in 1858. The celebrated Temple Church, which is undergoing a thorough cleansing, is to be re-opened for Divine service on Sunday, the 1st of October. Abd-el-Kader is a Freemason, and has just been entertained at the Grand Eastern Lodge. Gourmands, rejoice! this is the finest year known for many years for that delicate article of food-truffle. It appears that in the seven months ending July, there were 34,869 tons of rag and other materials imported for making paper. Meat salted with acetate of soda is easily dried, preserves an agreeable flavour, and is more easily unsalted than when common salt is used for the purpose. The import of animals from abroad has greatly increased this year. In the first seven months of the year the numbers imported into the United Kingdom have been 92,116 oxen, bulls, ind cows; 27,475 calves; 322,074 sheep and lambs, and 49,422 swine and hogs. From an official document just issued it ap- pears that in the seven months ending the 31st 'J* as many as 233,706,2-40 eggs were imported against 2 37>790,3-i0 in the preceding year. In July last, compared with the same month in the preceding year, the increase exceeded At the last Cornish ticketing, 2,829 tons of copper ore were sold for £14,178 13s. The averages were— standard, £110 14s.; price per ton, X5; produce seven. Quantity of fine copper, 198 tons 6 cwt. Compared with the previous sale, the standard has declined 12s. 6d., and the price per ton of ore, 8d. A youth of sixteen, the son of an extensive iron- merchant in the black country," ran away the other day with his "darling Rose," one of his father's domestics, and before he was caught had succeeded in getting the nuptial knot tied. The last spring tide in St. Bride's Bay, Pem- brokeshire, brought immense shoals of mackerel close to "fcKe shore, and the Rehorman snfffcdef) in rapturing* tons of the fish with their nets. Large takes were also made at Neylama, MUford, and all around the Pembrokeshire coast. It is eight years since such large shoals of mackerel were captured on the coast before. An Act was passed in the late Session to suspend for a further period the ballots for the Militia of the United Kingdom. The time would have expired at the end of the present month, but the making of the lists is further suspended to the 1st of Oct ober next year. The Act is not to prevent the holding of certain meetings relating to the Militia. # Some of the friends of Mrs. Davis, wife of the ex-President of the South, are raising a subscription for her support. She is in Alabama, and by one account is said to be in a state of great poverty, while by another her means are said to be ample for her requirements. The subscription goes on, however, and the list will probably be added to by many as a sort of protest against the present administration. Peewit Island, near Harwich, has been pur- chased by Mr. R. Walker, of Terrington, who intends to re- claim it from the sea. It contains 1,200 acres. General Meagher has been speaking at St. Louis in favour of negro suffrage, saying- that a democrat who would deny the negro the right to vote is not worthy to par- ticipate in the triumph of the nation." An application has been made to the Lord-Lieu- tenant of Ireland for a training ship to be stationed at Gal- way, for the instruction of Irish youths in a seafaring life. The request will be submitted to the Lords of the Admiralty. The rectory of Litchfield, near Andover, has become vacant by the death of the Rev. Peter Cotes, M.A., formerly of Wadham College, Oxford. The benefice, which is worth zC430 a year and a house, is in the gift of Mr. W. Kingsmill. The population is 102. A little girl, residing in Newport-market, was crossing the end of Newport-street on Saturday morning, when a hansom cab knocked her down. The wheels passed over her body, and on being taken to the Charmg-cross Hospital she was found to be dead. The British Museum was closed seven days for -the autumnal vacation. It was re-opened on Friday, the 8th instant, after which the days for the admission of the public are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from ten till five o'clock, the Saturday afternoon admission having ceased for the present year. Considerable anxiety has been occasioned in North Staffordshire by the turn. out of 500 colliers and ironstone miners in the employ of Mr. H. H. Williamson, of Tunstall, who had refused to ascede to their demand of an advaace of 6d. per day in their wages. Mr. F. Calvert, Q.C., is to be married to Lady Lucy Herbert on Thursday, September 14. Her ladyship is the daughter of the second Earl of Powis, and sister of the present peer. She was born in 1819. There are to be great rejoicings at Welshpool and in Powis-park on the j occasion. The town of Fondo, in the Tyrol, has been almost entirely destroyed by fire. One hundred and fifty houses have been burned, and three hundred families are without shelter. The town-hall, the church, and a few houses situated on an elevation, escaped the flames. The poor peasants have lost nearly all the forage for their cattle. As nearly as can be estimated the total quantity of pilchards taken on the coast of Cornwall in the past week was from 650 to 700 hogsheads, a large portion of which was sent on to the metropolis. Fine shoals of fish are reported to be making towards the shore, and heavy catches are confidently expected on an early day. Prices are about the same as reported last week. The Helsingfsrs Tidning announces that the project for layivg a submarine telegraph between Sweden and Finland has been deanitively decided on. The cable is in- tended to pass from Grislehamtn to Neystadt, touching at the Aland Islands. About two miles south of Rame head the Plymouth fishing sloop, Red Rover, belonging to Mr. Samuel Browne, caught in her trawl-net, the other day, a sturgeon 9ft. Sin. long, from nose to tail, 4ft. girth, and weighing 3± cwt. It was alive when landed the same evening at the Barbican, and, having been wrapped in canvas, was sent via South Devon Railway to Billingsgate-market. Fuller inquiries into tho circumstances of the late shocking accident at E wood near Blackburn, show that at least twenty persons were injured. Of that number quite one half are suffering from severe wounds, and three of them are iR a preoMieus state. Of the twenty hurt nine were sent to the Blackburn Infirmary. A paragraph has appeared lately in the French newspapers to the effect that the cholera has appeared at Nice. The acting English consul there contradicts the statement. After a summer of rare beauty, Nice is in a perfectly healthy state, and no case of any kind having the character of cholera has made its appearance. A frightful case of burning took place recently at Leicester. The deceased, Mrs. Glover, a milli- ner residing in Cauk-street, was sitting near the fire in a room at the lower part the house. A cinder fell upon her silk dress, and she was quickly enveloped in flames. She jvas removed to the infirmary, and died there about eleven o'clock. In a recent case before the Bankruptcy Court it was stated that, by a mistake in the reading of a tele- gram, which led to a large purchase of cotton, the bankrupt firm had incurred a loss of iS34,0001 A chamois has lately been born in the Zoological- garden at Gresden. This is the second tune J^t su<A an event has occurred in a Zoological-garden, the first havmg taken place at Chambery in 1855. The young chamois at Dresden is in good health and very lively. In the first half of the three years 1863,1864, and 1865, the following quantities of home-made spirite were ra- tained for consumption as beverage m the United Kmadom. —In 1863, 8,946,498 gallons; m 1.864, '9,566,633; m 1865, 9,643,336. The quantity of foreign spirits entered for home consumption ill the first half of the three years wa lows —In 1863, 2,502,369 proof gallons; ml864, 2,903,419, m 1865,2,980,073. „ A few days back, the groom of the Hon. u a. Lyon, who is staying at Bognor, named G. Foot, got up from his bed in his sleep and walked to the bedroom door, which he opened, and, going out, shut it after him He then fell from the top of the stairs to the bottom, and, although no bones were broken, he is most seriously hurt in the back- so much so, that he has lost the entire use of his limbs, and it is feared that it will be a long time before he re- covers. T. 1 J. G-rimshaw, the popular light-weight jockey, has entered into an engagement with the Marquis of Hast- ings, who retains the first call on his services tor the hand- some consideration of £ 800 a year. The Duke of Beaufort is his, second master. Since the termination of the strike of the "thousand" nailers, when the workmen resumed work at the 10 per cent. reduction on their earnings, the masters through the districts of Sedgley, Cosely, G°rnal, have voluntarily restored the full wage of m the pound," instead of 18s. to the pound, which they have for a short time been paying. The full rate was restored for the first time last week, and will be continued. A large piece of the wall of one of the houses now in course of demolition in the Ilue St Honor^ near the Louvre, suddenly fell into the street at on Friday morning, only a few minutes before the arrival or the workmen. The frontage of the oppos^e houses was greatly damaged by the masonry so projected against it, but fortunately no person sustained any injury. The determination of the railway directors to introduce Sunday trains on the Edinburgh and Glasgow line has as was to be expected, raised a good deal of opposition, seeing that for many years there has been no communica- tion between Edinburgh and Glasgow on Sundays. A meet- ing was held in Glasgow on*t^econ* memorial was adopted urging on the direcfcors to recQn sider their decision, and leave matters as at P^esMit so far as .the Edinburgh and Glasgow portion of the line is con- cerned.
THE NEGROES IN VIRGINIA. An Address to the American People. The following is the address adopted by a con- vention of coloured people lately in session at Alex- andria, Virginia:- "Wo the undersigned members of a convention of the coloured citizens of the State of Virginia, would respectfully represent that, although we have been held as slaves, and denied all recognition as a con- stituent of your nationality for almost the entire period of the duration of your Government, and that by your permission we have been denied either home or country, and deprived of the dearest rights of human nature; yet when you and our immediate oppressors met in deadly conflict upon the neid oi battle—the one to destroy, and the other to save your L1- government and nationality, we, wisa suaroe in- ception, in our inmost soul espoused your cause, and watched, prayed, waited, and laboured for your suocess. In spite of repeated discouragements, we continued to flock to your lines, giving valuable information, guid- ing your scouting parties and your miner expeditions, digging in your trenches, driving your teams, and in every way lightening the lab-ours of your soldisra; concealing and aiding your soldiers who were escaping from the prison pens of a barbarous foe, and, when reluctantly permitted, we rallied by myriads under your banner, and by the heroism illustrated at Fort Wagner, Port Hudson, Milliken's Bend, and before Petersburgh and Richmond, we demonstrated our capacity to understand the ideas of the contest, and our worthiness to stand side by side with the bravest in fight- ing it out. When the contest waxed long, and the re- sult hung doubtfully, you appealed to us for help, and how well we answered is written in the rosters of the two hundred coloured troops now enrolled in your service; and as to our undying devotion to your cause, let the uniform acclamation of escaped pri. soners, Whenever we saw a black face, we felt sure of a friend,' answer. Well, the war is oyer, the re- bellion is put down,' and we are declared tree. ,L'J Four-fifths of our enemies are parowauc ttmu™ and the other fifth are being pardoned, and the Presi- dent haa, in his efforts at the reoonstruction of the civil government of the States late in rebellion, left us entirely at the mercy of these subjugated but unconverted rebels, in everything save the privilege of bringing us, our wives, and little ones to the auction block. He has, so far as we cm understand the tendency and bearing of his action in the case, remitted us for all our civil rights, to men, a majority of whom regard our devotion to your cause, and flag as that which decided the contest against them! This we regard as de- structive of all we hold dear, and in the name of God, of justice, of humanity, of good faith, of truth and righteousness, we do most solemnly and earnestly protest. Men and brethren, in the hour of your peril you called upon us, and despite all time-honoured inter- pretation of constitutional obligations, we came at your call and you are saved; and now we beg, we pray, we entreat you not to desert us in this the hour of our peril. We know these men-know them well— and we assure you that, with the majority of them, loyalty is only lip deep,' and that their professions of loyalty are used as a cover to the che- rished design of getting restored to their former rela- tions with the Federal Government, and then, by all sorts of Unfriendly legislation, to render the freedom you have given us more intolerable than tfie slavery they intended for us. Wewvarn you in time that our only safety is in keeping them under governors of the military persuasion until you have so amended the Federal constitution that it will prohibit the States from making any distinction between citizens on account of race or colour. In one word, the only salvation for us besides the military power of the Government is in the possession of the ballot. Glveus this, and we will protect ourselves. No class of men relatively as numerous as we were ever oppressed when armed with the ballot. But, it is said we are ignorant. Admit it. Yet who denies we know a. traitor from a loyal man, a gentleman from a rowdy, a friend from an enemy ? The 12,000 coloured voters of the State of New York sent Governor Sey- mour home and Reuben E. Fenton to Albany. JJid not they know whom to vote for? If all une ooioureu men of that great State could have voted in 1862, Horatio Seymour would never have left his home, and the brave, noble, and chivalrous Wadswopth would have kept the honour of his State untarnished through those two dark and memorable years.. How many coloured men voted for M'Clellan ? How many failed to voteforLincolnand Johnson, andcouldevery coloured man in the land have voted, what countless thousands would have been added to the majorities of the latter ? All we ask is an equal chanee with the white traitors varnished and j spanned with the oath of amnesty. Can you deny us this, and still keep faith with us? 'But,' sav some, I the blacks will be overreached by the superior knowledge and cunning of the white.' Trust us for that. We will never be deceived a second time. 'But,' they continue, 'the planters and land- owners will have them in their power, and dictate the way their votes shall be oast.' We did not know be- fore that we were to be left to the tender mercies of these landed rebels for employment. Verily we thought the freedmen's bureau was organised and clothed with power to protect us from this very thing, by compelling those for whom we laboured to pay us, whether they liked our political opinions or not. In addition, there is something said about assigning freedmen and refugees forty acres of land each, and a chance for pre-emption ana purcnase when it is confiscated or sold for taxes. The noble and gallant soldier at the head of that bureau said the other day to one of his subordinates, 'If you find a man working the freedmen as slaves, sell off his house, garden and yard, take possession of his land, and the freedmen at work upon it yourself.' Have the em- ployers of white voters always controlled their votes r* Let the history of elections answer. But some of our friends fear we might vote with our former masters. What if we did ? Whose business is it ? If they legislated according to the old ideas, we would never do it a second time, and if they legislated according to thenewideas, we would vote for them again. Is it against us that we are known to possess a high regard for gen- tlemen-that we like to be with them—that we prefer them to the rude, the vulgar, and the unworthy—(other things being equal)-that we would not vote for traitors, nor drunkards, nor rowdies, nor at the dicta- tion of mitred priest, nor rich, remseller ? Can the mass of the white voters say as much? Is any one more sceptical now as to our capacity to use well the ballot, than almost all of you were two years ago as to our ability to use the bayonet 1 And yet how soon were those doubts swept into oblivion. And we affirm that the same coutse m regard to the ballot -trying it-will be followed by the same result. Only give us the chance, and we promise you, before God and mankind that, by patient industry, by wise economy, by prudence and uprightness, by intense loyalty, by unremitting zeal in the cause of learning, of culture and intelligence, we will justify and vindicate before heaven and earth the wisdom of your course, and will demonstrate that the right way is the safe way. In view of the late occurrences, can aNY of you doubt for a moment our fate, if left to the legislatures and governors of these restored States ? Look at Governor Peirpoint, of this State-elected by men of unconditioned loyalty, and by all supposed to be loyal to freedom and equal rights. Before he is in Richmond a month, he gives completely over to the Virginia element,' deserting his former friends, and calls together the legislature for the pur- pose of re-enfranchising the rebels of Virginia, and coolly tells them they have nothing to do with negro suffrage! Behold the potency of wine and fine dinners. When the United States Court sat at Norfolk, and the grand jury indicted fifty-seven of the leading traitors of Virginia, the district attorney, through some strange chicanery, kept twenty of them off the list. He doubtless has his reward in the promise of their votes and influence to place him in Con- gress. These are the mea that have beea regarded as our friends, and if they do such things, what may we expect from those whom you regard as our enemies P We are sheep in the midst of wolves,' and nothing but the military arm of the Government prevents us and all the truly loyal white men from being driven from the land of our birth. Do not, then, we beseech you, give to one of these 'wayward sisters' the rights they abandoned and forfeited when they rebelled, until you have secured our rights by the afore-mentioned amendment to the con- stitution. Let your action in our behalf be thus clear and emphatic, and our respected President, who, we feel confident, desires only to know your will, to act in harmony therewith, will give you his most earnest and cordial co-operation; and the Southern States, through your enlightened and just legislation, will speedfly award us our rights. Thus not only will the arms of the rebellion be surrendered, but the ideas also. The issne is too momentous, the stake is too incalculably great, to admit of, delay or quibbles about the constitutionality of the thing. Good faith, honour, gratitude, justice, and right, are the elements of law that are higher than all constitutions or statutes of men's exalting; and you have only in your omnipo- tence to say, r let it be done, and it will be done. It ia this quibbling and compromising that have ground us to powder in the past, and plunged you into the vortex of civil war; and we implore you by the living God to deliver us from a repetition of this grinding process, and your children from the re- currence of your late calamities. Trusting that you will not be deaf to the appeal herein made, nor un- mindful of the warnings which the malignity of the rebels are constantly giving you, and that you will rise to the height of being just for the sake of justice, we remain yours for our ^flag, our country, and humanity."
KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE. One day last week, says a Cork paper, Mr. Addison, accompanied by his daughter and Mr. Sothern (who is now playing at our Theatre Royal), visited Blarney Castle- Of course the celebrated "stone" was in- quired after. Mr. Addison approached the edge of the parapet, determined to embrace its lapis offensionis. Nothing daunted by the discovery that the party per- forming this kissing operation must of necessity be held by the heels over a parapet some hundred feet from the ground, he insisted on Mr. Sothern seizing him round the ankles, two guides also holding Mr. Sothern. The stone was triumphantly kissed, and Mr. Addison, almost black in the face, at once proved that he had grown eloquent," for he screamed out at the top of his voice — A clever spouter He'll sure turn out, or An out-and-oater—" Possibly lie might have concluded the verse, but Mr. Sothern, becoming rather tired of the novel position of holding 14 stone by the heels, suddenly called out to the guides, Now, then, pull away." They all did so; but the 14 stone not anticipating such an energetic hoist without some signal, still clung to the iron bar by which the celebrated pebble is supported. The conse- quence was, one of Mr. Addison's elastic side boots came off, and for fully a quarter of a minute he was held in this frightful position by one ancle only. By a great effort, however, he at last succeeded in giving Mr. Sothern his other foot, and he was hauled up. Daring this scene his daughter was so terrified that she became speechless, and sank to the grass. Her father's safety, however, speedily recovered her, and the trio returned to Cork.
DEPARTURE OF THE FRENCH FLEET. Revortiag to tha various festivities and display whieh the town of Portsmouth made in honour of our guests, says the special correspondent at the Observer, who cannot have failed to have left our shores without the most pleasing reminiscences of the hearty reception and the kind and fraternal feeling they had experienced at the hands of John Bull, there can be no doubt that all parties, whether civil, military, or naval, had combined together to give them a most hearty welcome; but from the remnants of the dis- play which remained thero was evidence of a sa.<!1 want of taste in the display of the flags and other devices. One triumphal arch we observed to be sadly out of the perpendicular, and the decoration of the grand Ionic, or imitation of the Marble Arch," at Hyde Park, at the entrance to the Governor's-gre'en, where the g!reat civic banquet and ball took place on Thursday night, as seen by daylight, looked exceedingly scenic and stagy—indeed,4 the painting on its faga-e of the French eagle, &c., we should suppose to have been the handywork of some sixth or seventh-rate theatrical scenic artist. Nor was the outward appearance of the "Grand Tent" and banqueting saloon, and their adjuncts, in much better keeping, reminding one very much of the booths at old Bartlemy Fair. Bat we were told, Oh, but. you should see the inside." We wished to do so, but were told by the civil guardian on duty that it was as much as his place was worth to allow any one, even a member of the London press to peep into it without the order from the Mayor or Mr. Angel, the borough surveyor. Bat where were they to be found ? Echo answers, Where ?' The Admi- ralty authorities of the port managed things better. This afternoon the callage and the place where the Port Admiral's ball was held was thrown open to the public view, and many hundreds of the fair sex availed themselves of the privilege. The ball at the college on the Friday night was a very grand affair, and the company reached to upwards of 1,600. The civic authorities have, however, turned their structure on the Governor's.green to some account, for on Friday night they gave a promenade consort with Jullien's band, the admission to which was half-a-crown, and something like 2,000 persons attended. This evening there is to fee a repetition of the concert at one shilling, with what result may be imagined. 0' Judging from the remains of the illuminations and general report, they were really superb, especially these of the dockyard and various public buildings. At the time this was written Portsmouth was assum- ing its usual aspect, and before the Sabbath dawns it is believed there will be few vestiges remaining of the great events which have excited *its population and the country during the past week.
The Case of Starvation and Neglect at Spitalnelds.-On Monday afternoon, at four o'clock, Mr. John Humphreys, the coroner for Middlesex, re- sumed the inquiry at Mr. Keymer's, the Commercial Tavern Commercial-road, Spitalflelds, respecting the death of Joseph Stack, aged three weeks, who died from gross neglect. The additional evidence having been given, the coroner summed up the whole of the facts adduced, which he said disclosed a shocking state of affairs. The cause of death was inanition from the want of proper food and nourishment. The father it had been proved, covered the child up when he left and it would seem, from the injunction he left with the little boy, that if he showed the child to any one he would kill him-that would show that he in- tended the child to die out in his absence. The ques- tion for the consideration of the jury was, whether the evidence showed that the deceased died from the gross and wilful negligence of the parents-if so it would amount to wilful' murder. The jury, after a, brief consultation, returned a verdict of Wilful against Edward and Ann Stack, for feloniously Idning and slaying their infant child, Joseph Stack." The coroner-then made out his warrant for thairjcom*- jaittal to-Hswgfta for trial.
THE NEWS BUDGET. 1 An attempt at murder and suicide was made on Tuesday in Regent-street, Westminster. A man, named Shaughnessy seems to have been on ill terms with his wife for some time past. On the day men- tioned he met her in Rege-nt-street, and after speaking to her put his arm round her neck and cut her throat with a razor. He then cut his own throat. The woman is not much hurt, but the man is not expected to survive. I Fatal Accident.-A few days ago a man named John Dean, employed as a watchman at some new buildings in Worship-street, was found with his skull fractured, and he shortly afterwards died. It was feared that he had been injured maliciously, and sus- picion fell upon a labourer known as "the man with the ear-rings." That individual, however, came be- fore a coroner's jury on Tuesday and vindicated him- self. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." Accident on the Great Northern Railway. -On Wednesday evening, at about half-past seven, an alarming accident occurred near Southgate. So far as the circumstances could be ascertained in the con- fusion that prevailed, it would appear that an excursion train from the Midland counties ran into a coal train. A deplorable smash ensued. The carriages were piled one upon another; and it is surprising that there was not a considerable loss of life. Fortunately, however, no one was killed; but there were about fourteen persons more or less injured. It is stated that the accident was the result of pure carelessness. Fatal Haste.—-A gentleman of seventy, named Bacon, and residing at Nelson-terrace, Twickenham- common, hurried to the station on the South-Western ( line on Wednesday morning, at nine o'olock, to catch the train for Kingston. Mr. Wetherick, a friend of his, seeing he was heated, advised him to sit down. He had scarcely done so when he fell forward on his face. Mr. Freeman, the publisher of Fleet-street, who was waiting for his train at the time, was in the act of removing the fainting man's necktie when he breathed his last. A Singular Clerical Resignation..—The Rev. Frederick Luttrell Moysey has resigned the vicarage of Sidmouth, to which he was appointed in 1861. In his farewell address to the parishioners he states that from the tradesmen of the town he has received the utmost kindness, and from the majority of the gentry; but that a small band, known to him very well, per- sons of superior education, whom he had to meet and shake by the hand about once a week, had continually annoyed him for some cause or another. The benefice which Mr. Moysey resigns is worth £ 490 a year, with a house. General Garibaldi.-The Movimento of Genoa. publishes the following from Garibaldi:—"Caprera, August 4.—My dear Barili,—Would you do me the kindness to state publicly that I do not like to receive visits.—Ever yours, G. GARIBALDI." "We (adds that journal) comprehend the General's wish. ,He evidently excepts the intimate friends who have to confer with him for partieular reasons. The fortune of the General, who has only the produce of the island to support himself and his family, does not permit him to receive numerous visitors. The General has nothing superfluous to spend." Champagne for the British Public A chemist within the postal district has recently been purchasing low French white wine or sherry, with which the market is at present glutted. The operator places it in bottles of the orthodox shape, and sub- mits it to the action of a soda-water machine, by which it is copiously charged with carbonic acid, giving it the required degree of effervescence, which of course disappears soon after the bottle is opened. A tinfoil capsule and an attractive label are then added, which renders this exhilarating beverage fit for the market, where, to our knowledge, it has been sold, and is now on offer.- Wine Trade Review. Sudden Death of a Drunkard.—An inquest was recently held in Club-row, Bethnal-green-road, re- lative to the death of Aaron Corduroy, aged fifty-five. The deceased was living with a woman named Ann Percival, and was an occasional tippler. He was seen drinking about Old Nichol-street, where he lived, on Saturday night last. He went home between eight and nine to go to bed. He attempted to undress, when he fell upon the floor, where he went to sleep. At four o'clock on the Sunday morni-ng he was found to be dead. The post-mortem examination of the body showed that the cause of death was serous apoplexy. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from Apoplexy, accelerated by excessive drinking." Mr. W. F. Windham.—Mr. Windham appears to be keeping very closely to his coaching life. On Tuesday, says a local contemporary, he drove a large party down to Yarmouth races in a "drag" from Norwich, and as he "tooled" his tour-m-nand away from the old city he appeared in the highest spirits, shouting out the refrain of "Slap Bang!" in his peculiar fashian. About half-past tan p.m. the drag re-appeared, the mirth of the party still more exuberant than ever, and the everlasting Slap Bang being still on every lip. The drag seems to have reached its destination quite safely. Oar Japanese Visitors.-The London and China Telegraph says that, the party of Japanese sent to England by the Prince of Satsuma are fourteen in number, consisting of two officers of high rank, an in- terpreter, and eleven young men of good family and education, who are to remain in England for some years, in order to acquire a knowledge of the English language and an insight into the literature, arts, and sciences which form such important elements in Euro- pean civilisation. For this purpose they have been placed in the care of Professor Williamson, of the London University, under whose able guidance their studies are already being prosecuted. Sunday Trains in Scotland.—As might have been expected, there is to be an attempt made to raise something of outcry and opposition against the pro- posed Sunday opening of the Edinburgh and Glasgow line of railway. The outcry, says the North British Mail, will doubtless be loud enough, for all are familiar with the fact whkh is expressed in the old proverb about shallow brooks and empty barrels. But as for effective opposition, there will be none. Mr. Richard Hadgson is not the man to quail before legions of deputations, mustered by tuck of the drum clerical. He may be relied on to set his face as a flint against their importunities, They might as well hopa to demolish Gibraltar by an assault of pop-guns as to make an impression on him. r.uo Extraordinary Career of a Domestic Ser- vant.—Christiana Brett, who had been previously charged with stealing six desert-spoons, a large clothes- bag, and a child's nightgown, belonging to her master, Mr° C. Danby, of Hotham-villas, Patney, was brought before Mr. Ingham for re-examination.-The prisoner, who was in the same service about ten years ago, was taken by Mr. Danby without a character, as she represented that she was in great distress. She entered upon her duties on the 27th of July, and on the Sunday morning following, while the family were at church, she absconded with the property—Mr. Ing- ham committed the prisoner for trial. A Narrow Escape.-Harry Leslie, the acrobat, nearly met his death at the Niagara Falls one day last month. He had crossed and recrossed the rope below the Suspension-bridge, and completed one-half of the second trip by crossing to the Canada side with a peach basket on each foot. On returning for the last time he essayed a new feat, by placing a bucket of water in a tin frame on his head, and holding a similar bucket in each hand with a balance pole. On reaching the middle he slipped and stumbled, causing the three buckets to fall. Still holding to the pole, he clung to the rope, struggling to right himself. In a minute or two he succeeded, and reached the American shore with a brisk step, amid cheers and congratulations. General Grant and suite were present. Fatal Boat Accident in the Derwent.—A sad case of death by drowning occurred at Derby on Saturday afternoon. A young gentleman named Frederic Newbold, aged eighteen, articled pupil to Mr. Benjamin Wilson, architect, of that town, went for'a row up the river Derwent, accompanied by his cousin- By some means Mr. Newbold's oar crabbed," and the unfortunate young gentleman fell over the boat into the water, the river being twelve feet deep at this part. He never rose to the surface again, and when a police-constable arrived with the drags he was found to be dead. He was conveyed home on a stretcher to his mother's, a widow lady, who keeps the Dove Inn, Nun-street, Derby. Dying at his Post.—Ine following instance oi heroism and faithfulness to duty occurred during the recent collision of the Pewabic and the Meteor on Lake Huron, when the former vessel went to the bottom. Mr. JaclSon, the first engineer of the Pewabic, who had only been married a few months, had his wife with him; it was her first trip to the upper lakes. The second engineer ran into the engine- room and exclaimed, Save yourself and your wife." Jackasn, in all probability, had no idea that the boat was on the point of sinking, and thought only of his duty to stand by his post, and accordingly replied that he would not desert the engine to the last. His wife became frightened and clung to him, bub he told her to be calm, saying he would take care of her. NVir- er of them left the engine-room, so that in their doom they were not divided. Lincolnshire Ram-letting.-The flock of rams which year after year draws such a large gathering of the principal sheep breeders of the midland counties to Biscathorpe was let by auction by Mr. Briggs last week. A finer lot of animals was never penned than the 150 rams which Mr. Kirkham had selected for his friends; they were as nearly perfect as possible. The success of the letting was most complete, the prices realised being quite in character with the fame of the flock. The 50 shearlings averaged £161851. 6d., the 52 two-shears, J217 3s., and the 48 aged sheep, £ 154s., the average of the 150 rams let being f,16 8s. 6d. The best shearling was let to Mr. Caleb Going, Ireland, for 70 guineas; the best two-shears to Mr. C. Clark, Scop- wick, for £ 137 and the best aged sheep to Mr. W. -Chaplin, for 100 guineas. Death of Madame Mariette.-A.mongst the losses which the cholera has inflicted on the French residents in Egypt, one of the most distressing has been the death of Mdme. Mariette. This courageou-a lady had followed her husband through the most laborious parts of his exploring expeditions, and had resided for years at the foot of the Pyramids and in the desert of Sakkarah. The Boulaq quarter, where is situated the Egyptian Museum, of which M. Mariette is the conservator, was the principal seat of the epidemic. Mdme. Mariette, nevertheless, was only attacked when the prevailing malady was in its decline, and when all danger seemed to have passed away. Extraordinary Birth.-At this filack season of the year-not for births, certainly, as the population is immensely increasing, but for news-joarnals are constantly receiving contributions of and inserting paragraphs detailing the prodigious size of goose- berries, as at Melsonby, or the enormous production of some unusually parturient hen. Our case ia not so this week, however, but to record the birth of a. child, in the workhouse, of no less than sixteen pounds weight, or something over what an ordinary pair of twins would turn in the scale. Eight pounds may be considered a fair average weight of a child just born. Nine and ten pounds are not uncommon, and we have kno »vn them up to fourteen pounds, which was cer- tainly the heaviest baby in our recollection up to this time. Conviction for Selling Dissa.sed Meat—At the Bath Police-court, on Saturday, John White, a master butcher, of Glastonbury, was summoned, ? at the instance of the Local Board of Health, for having in his possession the carcase of a cow intended for sale, but which was unfit for human food. The pro- ceedings were taken under the 26th and 27th Vie., cap. 117, sec. 2. The carcase was found covered up in a cart, cut up in quarters, and dressed in the usual way for sale. It was now proved .that the cow be- longed to Mr. Rowe, of Wick Farm, near Glastonbury, who had it stuck whilst suffering from a complaint called the red water, and who sold the carcase to the defendant for X- 1. The defence waa the carcase was not intended for human food, but that defendant had brought it to Bath to sell it for dogs. The magis- trates were of opinion that the defendant had not proved this, and the chairman stated that, though: they had the power of inflicting a penalty of £ 20, they had determined to sentence the defendant to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. A Family of Suicides.-Two days back the po- lice found the corpses of three young girls who had terminated their existence with charcoal in one of tha old houses of the Rue Beautreillis, Paris. It appeared that the family to which they belonged had a. mono- mania for suicide; that the father, in consequence of commercial misfortunes, had thrown himself from tke top of the Tour St. Jacques; that the son had 'enlisted as a soldier, and then blown out his brains; lastly, that Eugenie, one of the three girls, had made several attempts to commit suicide, and had been confined at Cfaarenton. It was only a fortnight ago that her mother, thinking her entirely cured, withdrew her from thifi; asylum and took her home. Eugenie, being left alone with her two sisters, took the opportunity of converting them to her own ideas of life and death, the consequence of which was that they went out, bought charcoal, and then re-entered the room. The mother, on returning home, found her three daughters dead, in a kneeling posture, and all attired in their best dresses. Naval Prize Money.—The London Gazette announces that the distribution of the bounty awarded for services against the pirates in the China Sus, on the 19th and 20th Octobar, 18S2, to the captain and a party of small-arm men and marines from her Majesty's ship Encounter, and to the crews of her Majesty's gun-boats Hardy and Flamer, will commence on Tuesday, the 5th instant, in the Prize Branch of the Department of the Accountant General of the Navy. Admiralty, Somerset-house. Shares Captain, X 167 14s. 7d.; third class, £ 47 3s. 4d.; fourth, £30 68. 5d; fifth, £16 17s. Id.; sixth, .£15 3s. 2d.; seventh, £10 2s. 3d.; eighth, X5 Is. Id.; ninth, L3 7s. 4d. The Evangelical Alliance.—The 19th annual conference of the British organisation of this alliance is this year appointed to be held at Hull. The first sitting of the conference will be held at noon on Tuesday, the 26th of September, and two or three meetings per day will be held until Friday, on the evening of which day the conference will be brought to a close by a public meeting held in the Assembly- rooms. Among the persons expected to preside at the meetings or take part in the business of the week are -Lord Calthorpe, Lord Benholme, and Lord Ra.d- stock also the Revs. J. S. Blackwood, rector, Middle- ton-Tyas, Yorkshire; J. Sfcoughton, London; R. H. Killick, London; Baptist Noel, R. Balgarnie, S. Thornton, Birmingham. Representatives are also expected from Holland, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden, who will supply information as to the spread of the Gospel in foreign lands. The Hall committee are making preparations for receiving the numerous visitors who are. expected in the town. News through the Key-hole.—We (Morning Post) are enabled to publish, upon the authority of the best information derived from Berlin, the interest- ing fact that, in addition to the Convention of Gastein, which was printed in full in our impression of Monday last, a series of secret conditions were also agreed to between the high contracting parties. Of these conditions the following are the most important: -Austria under takes to' 'surveiller" the Duke of Augus- tenberg in Holstein—that is, to arrest or expel him on the slightest pretence. The Duchy of Holstein, which Austria is alone to occupy, she undertakes to cede to Prussia on the payment of a pecuniary indemnity. In the two Duchies the Danish laws respecting the press and the right of public meeting are to be applied, and not the German laws, which are much less severe. Prussia is to propose to the German Diet to guarantee all the possessions, German and non-Garman of Austria.. St. Paul's Cathedral.—The following are the preachers appointed by the Bishop of London to preach in the Cathedral on Sunday mornings in the month of September, 1865 -.—Sunday, September 3, the Rev. William John Hall, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, Rector of St. Clement's, Eastcheap; Sun- day, September, 10, the Rev. James Augustus Hessey, D.C.L., of St. John's College, Oxford, Head Master of Merchant Taylor's School; Sunday, September 17, the Rev. Thomas Fraser Stookes, M.A., of Trinity Col- lege, Cambridge, Perpetual Curate of St. Ann s, Brookfield, Highgate Rise; Sunday, September 24, the Rev. John Edward Kempe, M.A., of Clare College, Cambridge, Rector of St. James s, Piccadilly. Parricide at Evesham.—A dreadful crime was committed at Bengeworth, Evesham, late on Thursday night. A young man named Vale, who lived with his father an aged man, returned home and quarrelled with some of his brothers and sisters. His father took part against him in the quarrel, upon which he seized the unhappy old man by the head, dragged him to the door, and threw him out with great violence into tha street. The old man's head fell on the stone pave- ment, and with such violence that he died after giving one gasp. The unnatural son was apprehended, and was brought before Mr. White, the Mayor, and Mr. J. B. Haynes. He was formally charged with the offence, and remanded. The deceased bore a very good character, but the prisoner and the other members of the family are said to have been very quarrelsome.