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EPITOME OF NEWS. --+-- A wagoner, named William Dalletmans, in the service of a market gardener, wa3 riding to town on Monday morning on the shaft of Ms cart, when he went to sleep and fell under the wheels. He was killed on the spot. A bov named George Matthews, residing in Birmingham, who was injured by his father throwing a pair of scissors at him in a fit of passion, died in the hospital on Sunday. A correspondent of a Portsmouth paper states that mosquitoes, of a true West Indian type, have made their appearance at Woolstone, in Hants. A young lady there has Been stung by them in the arms, which swelled Up to an immense size in consequence. The miners at all the principal colleries in Ash- ton-under-Lyne, Duldnfield, and ne^hbQurhood turned out on Saturday and Monday for an advance of 2d. m the shil- ling The proprietors of the Limehurst pits have acceded to gthe demands of the workmen, but the Astley. deep pit, and most of the others, are at present at a standstill. Just as the wickets were being pitched at the great United South of England Cricket Match, a cabman from Sutton, named Saunders, while standing near the parish church, fell down suddenly dead. He had been complaining but a few minutes previous of the oppressive- ness of the heat. The. church bells indicated the melan- choly occurrence. « -r. „ Mr. John Lister, formerly of the Royal Gar- rison Hotel, Fulwood, and latterly of Ribtoleton-house, Ribbletob, both near Preston, committed suicide on Satur- day by leaping through his bedroom wiadow. He was fifty- five years of age, and it is supposed that he was suffering from an attack of delirium tremens. The Didaskalia" of Frankfort publishes a curious account of the expenses attendant upon obtaining a diploma, of nobility in Prussia. The diploma itself is not to be bought, but the fortunate possessor of it has to pay a Variety of costs," amounting in the aggregate to 833 thalers, or about £ 120 sterling. Among the items of the bill are 400 thalers for taxes, 200 for stamps, 32 for painting the arms, and 27 for the seal. The fleet of steamships belonging to the Inraan line, trading between Liverpool and New York, will, in the course of a few weeks, be increased by another new screw- boat, the City of Paris, built on the same lines, we believe, as the late City of New York. Another new steamer for the same line has just been ordered, to be constructed on the Clyde She is to be called the City of Antwerp, and will be Propelled by engines of 1.450-horse power, while her ton- nage will be equal to that of the City of Boston and the City of Paris. During the past week the number of visitors to the South Kensington Museum have been as follows:- On Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, free days, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11,289; on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students' days, admission to the public, 6d., open from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., 1.241-total, 12,530. From the Opening of the museum, 5,546,720. We regret to announce the death of Mr. M. "Wolverley Attwood, which took place rather suddenly on Sunday morning, at his residence at Dulwicb, in his fifty- Seventh year. For upwards of thirty years he was chairman Of the General Steam Navigation Company, besides occupy- ing a similar position in several other commercial under- takings. At one time he represented the borough of Green. Wich in Parliament. It is said that 40,000 negroes have died in the Southern States from disease and want, since the fall of the Confederacy. The Morning Post states that they are authorised to contradict the announcement which has been made in several journals, that the Marquis of Sligo is about to marry Lady Diana Beauclerk. A duel recently took place in Naples between Paolo Fambri. editor of the Patria, and Georgio Asproni, editor of the Popolo d'licclui. The combatants fired six shots Without any result. The Princess Dagmar wears a large black cross in especial memento of the late CzarewitGh, her betrothed, for whom she still mourns in outward form ana in- inner- Hlost heart. A child of three and a half years old was found Strangled in its bed in a house of the commune of Plceuc near St. Brieuc. The mother and her husband have been arrested. The Countess of Waldegrave has laid the foundation stone of a new church in Denton Holme, a dis- trict of Carlisle, and has contributed £ 400 towards the building. The cost of the edifice will be three thousand Sounds. A Paris correspondent says that the first questions an English excursionist asks on his arrival in the capital are:—"How many francs do I get for this sove- reign P" "Where do they sell pale ale P" and" Where Shall we see the Emperor ?" An ingenious gentleman has advanced the horrible theory that all the dead men who have been thrown overboard in their shotted hammocks are standing bolt up- light and perfectly fresh at the bottom of the sea, like an army waiting for the order to march. How about the fishes, sharks, &c. P During the -past week 50 wrecks have been reported, making a total for the present year of 1,513. The freedmen of Charlestown. are making Preparations for establishing a newspaper in joint. stock proprietorship. Several thousand dollars of the stock has been taken by the negroes, and there is a fair prospect that the project will be successful. A young man, William Rafford, by name, was cha.rged before Mr. Raffles, at Liverpool, with having, while drunk, taken his infant, a child a month old, by the heels, and endeavoured to beat out its brains against the pave- ment. The charge was proved, and he was remanded. High as the prices of sheep are at this time, those who pride themselves on choice flocks have to give large sums for first-class animals for breeding purposes. As Will have been seen at the ram sale of Mr. Brydon,.Mood- law, near Beattock, the sum of iCl55 was paid for a. single ram. General Lee, the late commander-in-chief of the Southern army, is living in quiet and humility on an obscure and well-nigh inaccessible farm, the property of a friend, m. Cumberland county, Virginia. His sons and a nephew, with Slight aid comparatively, have raised a magnificent crop ot, corn on the White House Farm. On the 10th of September, a, feu-de-joie was kindled on the Schnee Koppe, the highest of the giant mountains in Lower Silesia, to celebrate the birth of a child in a hut on the top of the mountain. The Prussian wags say this is the "highest born" person in the Prussian, dominions. The absurd alarm continues in the papers rela- tive to the disease among poultry. Of course the markets rise but no one professes to have seen a diseased fowl, and to be able to tell the disease. We should presume it was the chicken-pox they are all troubled with. The little daughter of Mr. Homing, land agent to the Duke of Newcastle, was accidentally drowned at Morecambe last week. It is supposed that she was seized with a fit whilst bathing. There is rather a noise in Paris at present, as it is asserted by the agent of Messrs. Davenport Brothers that some o-entlemen who had "free tickets" took the^oppor- tunity when the money was returned at the doors, to take their entrance money for their tickets. The affair demands a thorough sifting and explanation. A railway train between Lyons and St. Etienne had a narrow escape the other day. A heavy cart with three horses was crossing the line as it came up; the caxma^i and his horses were killed and the cart smashed to atoms, but the train was uninjured. The Patrie of Bruges states that the potato disease has appeared in the neighbourhood of Passchen- dacle, in Western Flanders. The proportion of the orop attacked varies from one-tenth to two-thirds. In the report of the Inland Revenue Commis- sioners, just issued, it is stated that while writing their re- port 1 000 guineas was paid by one individual as Con- See Money'' for unpaid income-tax! In a former year they received £ 14,000 on the same account from, another individual. A Biarritz letter states that the Empress, En. genie takes a bath daily, and the Prince Imperial receives every morning a swimming lesson. The consecration of the chapel of the Imperial residence, placed under the invoca- tion of I I Nctre Dame de la Guadalupe," took place on the 16th the anniversary of the deatb of the Duchess d'Albe. All the visitors at Biarritz were present. The lioness that recently gave birth to three young cubs at the Prince Alphonse Circus is not as well as could be expected, and in consequence of her delicate health the infants have been given to a lady dog to nurse and bring up. When they are old enough doubtless they will repay the foster-mother for her kindness. No steps will be taken by the Home Office, it is understood, to procure the removal of Southey to London to take his trial for the murder of his three children. He still remains in the gaol at Sandwich, and will not be tried until the winter assizes at Maidstone, previously to which he will be taken to the county gaol. He continues to act in the same excited manner, and it is the opinion of some per- sons about him that he is feigning insanity. It is announced that Edwin Booth, the tragedian, brother of J Wilkes Booth, has been persuaded to abandon his retirement and again appear on the stage. He will appear at the Winter Garden Theatre, in New York, about the 1st of October, and preparations are being made to give him a magnificent reception. The Prussian papers state that the cattle murrain prevails with a certain intensity m the environs of Brussels in spite of the energetic measures taken by the authorities and the efforts of the veterinary surgeons. A ineeting of the principal Government veterinary practi- tioners is about to be held in that city. General Cameron, who has been at loggerheads with Sir Georsre Grey and the Colonial Government, has resigned hifXmand in New Zealand, and is shortly ex- peered to arrive in this country.. Advices from Poland state that the town of Schemeletz, near Klepeida, has been totally destroyed by a conflagration. Many children, left in the houses whilst their parents wereworking in the fields, perished in the flames. Two meteorologists, the brothers Blatter, have just taken up their residence for one year in a small build- ing on the St. Toledo Mountain, one of the Alps, at an ele- vation of 11,367 feet above the level of the sea, or 3,300 feet higher than the St. Bernard, for the purpose of making meteorological observations. An Australian paper, in speaking of the high price of provisions there, says that the South Australian Assembly have voted £5,000 to be used by the Government in temporarily increasing the salaries of Government servants whose incomes. do not exceed £400 a year-this grant being made in consequence of the unusually high prices of provisions and clothing. The trial of Mr. John Bell, farmer, Glenduckie, for the alleged crime of sending threatening letters to the Rev Mr. Edgar of Dunbog, and Mr. Ballingall, farmer there, took place at, Perth. After much evidence was read on both sides, including that of a girl named Elizabeth Bdmiston, who admitted in course of examination that she had written the letters in question, the charge was withdrawn by the Advocate Depute, and panel was dismissed from the bar. A fire broke out recently at the large grain establishment of Mr. John Rawsthorne, Preston. The mill and warehouses adjoining contained £ 8,000 or £10,000 worth of grain. The three higher stories of both the nulls and the warehouse were almost gutted, and damage to the amount of nearly £2,000 was done to the grain, machinery, &c., which they contained. As the mail train from Omagh was Bearing Dimgannon the other day it ran over a man named James Stinson, a shoemaker. His legs were cut off below the knees. Surgeons were immediately in attendance, but could not render aaay assistance, and the poor man died shortly afterwards. The latest cholera. returns from Italy show such a decline as to'warrant the conclusion that the malady has completely lost its epidemical character. The two days last returns showed that there were only 28 new cases and 13 deaths in 14 towns collectively. Dr. Smith, late Bishop of Victoria, writes in reference to the reported suppression of his see, that, although he is aware of such an impression having been conveyed by remarks made some time ago in conversation by a member of the Government to more than one person with whom he is acquainted, more recent personal inquiries of his own at the Colonial Office have convinced him that no intention of suppressing the bishopric is entertained by the Government. In consequence of some rumours respecting the insecurity of Orumlin Viaduct the Board of Trade sent Captain Tyler to inspect it. Several very severe tests- numerous engines, trucks laden with coal and iron, &c.- were applied, but the viaduct, after eight years' wear, appeared as strong as at first. Some of the bolts were being replaced, and it is thought that this gave rise to the alarming reports of the state of the bridge.

The Plague in Sheep.

THE NEWS BUDGET. .

FEMALE MEDICAL SOCIETY.

New Order in Council.

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