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DISTURBANCES IN HYDE PARK.—The report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the disturbance in Hyde Park, on the 1st July, has been presented. After reciting the facts of the disturbance, and reviewing the evidence given at inquiries before the magistrates, the Commissioners say-" On a review of all the facts in evi- dence, we think that Superintendent Hughes, in en- deavouring to discharge a difficult and embarrassing duty, gave too much sanction to the use of staves, and exercised less control over his men than a due regard for the safety of unoffending individuals required. We believe that by a, more calm and forbearing course on his part, much angry excitement at the time, and complaint afterwards, wourd have been avoided. Upon such an occasion of expected tumult, it appears to us that the presence of a superior officer on the scene of action would have been desirable, and preferable to any attempt to disect the proceedings from a distance." 'SALMON FISHERY CASES.-At the Thornbnry petty sessions, held last week, John Taylor, of Oldbury-upon- Severn, fisherman, was summoned by Henry George, of Worcester, Secretary to the United Association in the protection of the fisheries of the river Severn, and its tributaries, to answer two informations, charging him with not removing putches from the Severn during the fence months. The defendant denied that the fishery in question was in his property, and the cases were ad- journed until the following Tuesday, when thev were dismissed. Aaron Taylor, of the same place, fisherman, was summoned by the same complainant, for two si- milar offences, and was fined in two penalties, of f5 and costs. PAYMENT OF CORONERS.—A meeting of the coroners of England took place last week at Weston-super-Mare, the coroner for Devon in the chair. A scries of resolu- tions were adopted, declaring the present remuneration of coroners to be inadequate; that the magisterial restric- tions in disallowing their fees for bona fide inquests, was calculated to fetter them in the discharge of their duties, without relieving them from their legal responsibilities that their payment by fees was unsatisfactory, and that it should be by salary, as to other public officers, and paid out of the consolidation fund. A memorial to Sir G. Grey was adopted-

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