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THE NEGOCIATIONS BETWEEN THE THREE POWERS. PARIS, SUNDAY.—The Memorial Diplomatique of the of to-day says: I Iii order that the attitude of Austria to Russia may be clearly defined to the eyes of the world, Count Rechlierg has instructed Prince Metternich and Count Appenyi to propose to make to France and England a countei pro- position to that which Prince Gpaschakolf proposed to Austria, in his well-known despatch of the 5Lh (14th) of July last. Instead of a separate understanding between the three northern courts of deciding upon the development of IhJ six points, the cabinets of Paris, Vienna, and London would expre-is a protocol ad hoc the bearing and extent that. according to their views, the preliminary bases set forth iii the notes of the 17th 7une, ought to have. This protocol, sirmed by the three couns, would be presented for the acceptance of Russia, as an invariable programme. If the court of st. Petersburgh adheres to it, the meeting of an European conference would be no more than a question-of form, altough its objaet would be to give a solemn sanction to the arrangements previously decided upon between the three courts on one side and Russia on the other. The Austrian proposition, imparting a rapid progress of the negoeiations would allow of a prompter cessation to hostilities being arrived at in Poland, and of removing at the same time all opposition on the part, of Russian to the meeting of an European conference, for in the main the same procedure would be observed as at the Congress of Vienna, at which the destiny of Poland was firstsettled in the committee of five before being submitted to the satfttion of the subscribers of the final, net of Vienna. The course invoked in the replies of Prince Gortschakoff would be maintained, it is true, but with this essential difference—that instead of causing the revival of the pre- tended solidarity between the Three Powers of the partition, it would forever sanction the right, acquired by the powers subscribing the final act of Vienna to watch the loyal execution of the engagements contracted by Itussia under the guarantee of Europe in favour of Poland. O- f PERILOUS POSITION OF Two MEN IN THE HUMBER. —On Wednesday morning, as Captain Winter, of No. 7 pilot boat, was following his avocation in the Humber his attention was attracted, when off the Chequered Buoy, at the river's mouth, to a moving object of an appearance quite strange and unusual. Upon making tip to it he found, to his great surprise, that it was a frail raft, con- sisting of four or five thin planks, and bearing upon its surface what appeared to be the inanimate bodies of two men. He managed to pick up these bodies, which were lying face downwards and evidently in a deplorable con- dition, and upon getting them on board he discovered that life had not fled, but that so greatly exhausted by cold and exposure were the two poor fellows that they could not stand. He at once set about the humane tusk of restoration, and had the pleasure in a short time to see his strangely-met guests sensible and,able to conveise. They then said that they were bankmen,' having been at work on the coast of Lincolnshire, at a place called Tetney Lock, The raft upon which they were found was a rude construction made merely to catch the tools which might accidentally fall from the ernbankrnent upon which they were employed into the water. While engaged in getting up some of these tools which had so fallen over on to the raft, they by some accident got out to sea, and though 111 the presence of many persons a life- boat crew amongst the number, no effort was made to save the poor fellows trom what, but for the providential meeting with Captain Winter, would have been death ia one of its most horrible forms. They had been in tin open sea in this condition nearly five hours. Ghpt&iu Winter very humanely brought them to Hull, and paii their fare back to the place from whence they set out on their unintentional and perilous voyage.— Eastern Counties Herald. SCANDAL AT LUCKNOW.—The following curious story is from the linjflishman of June 23; -,I During tbe lata visit of the.Maharajah Scindiab to Lucknow—where by the way, he was received with full Royal bonours-his Highness invited the English society of Lucknow to a large and sumptuous dinner party, which was given in the Chutter Munzil, and at which a large number of military officers were present. It appears that towards the termination of the entertainment, two of these officers young subalterns in her Majesty's British regiweatq, possibly elated with Scindia's wine, and grateful for his generous hospitality, thought that they would make his Highness some return by favouring him with an exhi- bition of 'tbe manners and customs of the English at dinner, in the nineteenth century:' and they seem to have imagined that-a display of athletic sports would in all probability be the most acceptable to the Maharajah as an accompaniment to the banquet. Accordingly, to the sui-pris,. of all present, his Highness included,they suddenly commenced their performance with what the French called le boxe, an 1 went at it with a will; but it appears that le sport was not appreciated by the company, and least of all by the senior officers present, for they were at once placed in le arrest, and removed, and will be tried by le court martial, and probably dismissed from le service of her Majesty. If the scene was as related to us, it is utteily disgraceful to the two officers conceinea; but unfortunately its evil effects extend farther, and give the natives but a poor impression of our social manners. It is customary for native kings and others of high rank to exhibit combats of wild beasts as part of their entertainments and festivities; but'this is the first time that we have ever heard of one having I had an opportunity of boasting that a pugilistic encounter I between two British officers bad been included in the evening bill of fare and list of amusements provided for his guests.' SUICIDE OF A BURGLAR IN THE NjBW MoDEI, PRISON.—An inquest was held on Friday evening by Dr. Lankester at the Model Convict Prison, Cdedoniah- road, Islington, on the body of Robert Liveck, a prisoDt-r under servitude for burglary, who committed suicide by hanging bitnself from the window frame of his cell under the following determined circumstances le Bp. I ,peared that the deceased had been convicted of a bur- glary at Norwich, and was sent to the above prison on the 6th of March last. He had been twiee "punished, once with bread and water for 24 hours, and on the second occasion with bread and water for three days'. The last time was art the- 10th of 'June, for attempting to make a hole through the wail of his cell. He had worked as a shoemaker in the prison. He was reported as having been found dead at the unlocking at on Thursday last. He was suspended by a rope attached to the window frame. The rope was made of wax ends used in his trade. The cell table was found close to th-i window, and from his position it was inferred that he threw htmseir from the table. His feet w^re1 tied together with; a pocket-handkerchict round his- artcles. In his cell was found a letter on the slate addressed tt> his father and mother, and dated the 6th of June, pro<- bab'ly iu mistake for August. In the letter he Stated that he bad brought ruin on himself, and that as he could not hope to be employed when ho got out, he should probably commit murder, and be hanged and would spare 1m friends thai public disgracs by hanging himself privately. Dr. Bradley, the surgeon-to thel prison, pronounced death to have bejen caused by suffo- cation from strangulation. Richard Johnson^ a prisoner said deceased was in the dark cell for three day s for making a hole in tbe wall. He was low spirited after that. He used to say that he would not care if he Were dead, and that he should endeavour to get away for all they could do would be to shoot him. He complained of the close confinement it preyed on t%3 mind. He thought deceased knew what he tvas abfiut. They bad a ball of hemp at a time given out for making wax-ends. Two very affectionate letters, written to deceased by his friends, were handed in to the coroner, showing that he was very respectably connected, and containing the best advice. Verdict—' Suicide by hanging, but in what state of mind there was no evidence to khow"

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