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GENERAL INTEIJJaENCEr ARMY AND MILITIA SERVICES (1862-62).—A parlia- mentary paper baa been issued presenting a detailed account of the army and militia expenses for the year ending March 31, 1862. From this document it appears that the total of the original grants for 1861-2 was X15,273,751 supplemental grants in aid of expenditnre for army services for the year ending 31st of March, 1862 £ 609,409, and there was received out of the vote of credit granted towards defraying the additional expenses con- sequent on (tbe China war, beyond the ordinary grants for the year 1861-62, £ 266,490; together £ 16,150,100. In addition to this, there is an amount of £ 44,105 applicable to army grants for years prior to the 31st of March, 1861, making a total of £ 16,194,206. The expenditure for wages, supply, services, and works, was C6,221,787 and for all other army services, £9,710,883, making the total expenditure, £ 15,952,670. The balance unappropriated, applicable to 1861-62 is stated to be £217 429 and the balance of 1860-1 and prior yg(krg .1;44,105, bai4rtqiug the account At £ 16,194,206, SHOCKING AND FATAL ACCIDENT IN THE ClTy.-On Saturday morning, at eleven o'clock, a shocking accident happened at No. 19, Broad Street Buildings, Broad Street, City, by which a man named Thomas Freeman lost his life. It appears that the premises were being pulled down to make room for the works of the North London Railway. Deceased was standing on the top of a wall when, by some means, he fell headlong down, and was within a few inches of crushing police-constable 121, of the City police, in his fall. As it was he came on his head on the pavement, his brains were dashed out, and his ribs broken. He was removed, horribly mangled, to the hospital, when life was of course found to be extinct. The escape of the police-constable was most miraculous, the body of deceased almost grazing him in the descent. A POLICEMAN GORED BY A Cow.-On Monday morn- ing, shortly after two o'clock, an infuriated cow belonging to a butcher named Nash, in Three Colt Street, Lime- house, was released from a stable in Denmark Street, Ratcliffe Highway, and ran wildly through the streets. After knocking down and injuring several persons, a police-constable named Beer, No. 106 K, made an effort to stop the animal in Broad Street, Radcliffe. The cow made a rush at him, and one of it horns pierced his skull, and he was raised from the ground in an apparently life- less state and conveyed to the London Hospital. He has received such fearful injuries that it is not expected he will long survive. The animal pursued its mad career in the streets of Shadwell, Radcliffe, Mile End Old Town, and Bethnal Green, for upwards of an hour. Various attempts were made to secure the cow by dairymen, drovers, and butchers. It was in a timber yard for some time, and a halter was thrown over its bead. Consider- able mischief was done by the cow, the halter was broken, and a timber carriage heavily laden was placed across the Bethnal Green road to intercept the progress of the cow. This barrier was overturned by the animal, which then proceeded to the towing path of the Regent's Canal and gored one of the horses. The cow was eventually driven into the water, a poleaxe obtained, and the animal was killed, and the carcass hauled out of the canal with ropes. FATAL FIGHT.-An inquiry was held at Hammer- smith, on Wednesday night, by Mr Bird, coroner, regard- ing the death of Richard Philip Collir.s, thirty-six years old. Mr G. Lewis, jun., represented Joseph West, who was charged with the manslaughter of the deceased. Joseph DorsettsaLd that on the evening of the 6th June deceased and a man named West were at a public-house in the New-road, Hammersmith. Deceased was tipsy, and West only partially so. West threw down a sovereign and said, I will fight you now.' Deceased said that he would fight if any one would back him up. John Simp- son, a brickmaker, said that he would do so. A man named Newell stopped the fight at that- moment; but when he left for a few minutes they pulled off their coats and fought outside the house. West knocked deceased down nearly every time, and fell on and over him. Simp- son picked West up, although he bad promised to pick up deceased. Before the last round deceased said he would give in; but West knocked him down. After that they both went into the house. West then wanted to renew the fight, but deceased refused. Maria Collins said that deceased was a brickmaker. He worked until lately for West, but had left him and went to work for Messrs. Bird. West was angry at that. He was dreadfully injured when he returned home after the fight. A doctor was sent for, but be never rallied, and died on the follow- ing Tuesday. Dr Tomlinson said that there were open wounds on deceased's head, resulting from blows. From the appearance presented, he was of opinion that some- thing hard was in the hand when the blow was inflicted. The post-mortem examination showed death to have re- sulted from abscess on the brain frJm the blows. After a short deliberation the jury returned a verdict of Man- slaughter against West. DEATH OF GENERAL SIR THOMAS ERSKINE NAPIER. KC.B.—The colonelcy of the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot has become vacant by the death, on the 5th in- stant, at his seat in Scotland, of Sir Thomas Erskine Napier, K.C.B. He was second and youngest son of the Hon. Charles Napier, second son of the 6th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, and brother of the late Admiral Sir Charles Napier, and was born May the lOth, 1790. The late general entered upon his military career, just after he had attained his fifteenth year, in the 52nd Regiment, and served with thatregiwent at the siege of Copenhagen and battle of Kiogo, in 1807, and in the following year acted as aide-de-camp to General Sir John Hope in the expedi- tion to Sweden. Sir Thomas served subsequently in General Sir John Moore's campaign in Spain, including the retreat to and battle of Corunna. He served in Sicily with the 52nd until the autumn of 1810; and afterwards served on the staff in the Peninsula, including the defence of Cadiz, battle of Fuentes d'Onor, second siege of Bada- jos, battles ot Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, and the Nive, including the various engagements near the mayor's house, slightly wounded on the luth of December, and severely on the lltli, when he lost his left arm. In 1838 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and in May, 1860, made a Knight Commander of that most honourable order' of knighthood. In January, 1854, he was appointed colonel of the 16th Regiment of Foot, and, on the death, in the summer of 1857, of General Sir Sir James Macdonnell, G.C.B., he was transferred to the 71st Regiment. The late general was for some years assistant-adjutant-general in the northern district of Ire- land, and had held several other staff appointments. His commissions bore dale as follows: —Ensign, July 3, 1805; lieutenant, May!. 1806; captain, Oct. 27, 1808; brevet major, Dec. 26, 1813; brevet lieutenant colonel, June 21, 1817; colonel, January 10, 1837; major genera), Novem- ber 9, 1846; lieutenant general, June 26, 1854; and gene- ral, September 20, 1861. For his distinguished services in Spain and Portugal he received the silver war medal with seven clasps.

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