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RAILWAY SPECULATION.—LIVERPOOL, July 25.—A sad occurrence, and which has been the great matter of con- versation on 'Change to-day, took place here last night; u is the death by his own hand of a gentleman named. Edwards, a partner in the highly respectable firm of Bibby and Co., iron merchants. It is understood that the un- fortunate gentleman has been speculating to a large extent in railway shares, and is a defaulter to a very large amount, in consequence of having sold stock which he was unable to deliver. He was found near the sand hill? at New Brighton, on the Cheshire shore of the Mersey, his brains blown out, a discharged pistol found at his side, and another also loaded lying by him. The deceased gentleman was about 35 years of age, and leaves a young widow, but no children. ° EFFECT OF NEW RAILWAYS OX THE PRICE OF COALS IN LONDON.—Mr. Mabon, in giving his evidence before the Committee on the Cambridge and Lincoln line of rail- way, stated that he had had the management of coal-mines in Derbyshire for twenty years past; that the coal-fields of Clay Cross, Winger6eld, and Stayley, were capable of unlimited supply, and be believed that the Clay Cross and Stayley coals were quite equal to the Durham. By the proposed new lines of railway these coals could be delivered in London at 14s. 10d. per ton; Erewash coals as low as 10s. 6d.; while the Win^erworth, which were not so good in quality could not be delivered in London under 14s. 6d. per ton.-The Builder. A barrister," writing to the Times relates an allecdotl1 which shows the necessity of some new arrangement for the due protection of female passengers by railway trains. On Friday last, the passengers in the train from Liverpool to London were suddenly alarmed by terrific screams, proceeding from a young lady standing on the steps of one of the carriages, from whence she was with difficulty prevented from throwing herself'. Fortunately, the train was at once stopped, and the young lady removed from the carriage in which she was, alone and unprotected, with two men in the garb of gentlemen. What was the nature of their conduct did not transpire. Suffice it lo say that the young lady risked her life to escape from them. In steam boats & carriages "dies are safe, but in the noise of the railway a cry for assistance is unheard." The Barrister urges'the recom- mendation of a previous correspondent, that railway directors should set apart carriages exclusively for the use of ladies. J On Monday the excursion trains brought us down ?onSr"a Teel8;1?8' the congregation ofga chapel in association of iollv f 11 iet^i and ti,e mer»bers of an Never-Fieta »> V8' 0 ^ave dubbed themselves Steyne, at which Mr'™ the sided, when Colbron, our town surveyor, pre- thelr nri,! ?°me TecheS U'ere delivered in support of Bov'a n C\P 8 » anc* the Part>' afterwards drank tea at them* 1 rd.ens- ,As to the "Never-Frets," they enjoyed selves in their own way, and much, we believe, to the injury of the reputation of the abstinent visitors, with whom tfcey were in many instances confounded. The three parties met at the terminus in the evening, when we hear that the religious party refused companion- ship with the « Never-Frets," and were at length accom- modated with a couple of carriages to themselves.—■ Brighton Gazette.