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MULTUM IN PARVO. During the last fortnight the stock of water at Liverpool has increased 273,000,000 gallons. The Emperor Napoleon has sent £ 800 in aid of the victims of the recent inundations in Switzerland. Mr. Frederic William Dickens, the last surviving brother of Mr. Charles Dickens, has died at Dar- lington. It is understood that Dr. Deane Q.C. new chancellor of Norwich, vacant by the dea o Mr. Evans. The Propertv Committee of the Hull Corporation are about to recommend the construction of a new north bridge over the river at Hal His Highness and Her EoyairHighness the Prvnco and Princess Mary of Teck arrive M-t^t Palace on Saturday from visiting Her Majesty at Balmoral. A Glaso-ow publisher has issued an edition of "Waverley" in phonetic shorthand, the most singular perhaps, of the many dresses in which Scott's works • have appeared. Pennsylvania has cast her electoral vote for every successful candidate for President since the founda- tion of the Government. As goes Pennsylvania, so Ngoes the U uion. A teleg-ram from Cork states that twenty-five men entered the house of Mr. Wigmore, a gentleman far- mer, near Middleton, on Monday night, and seized several guns and pistols. '+The Times says that it is satisfactory to note the viditv with which the French press has welcomed .uord Stanley's arguments in favour of peace, dis- c;. armament, and economy. A meeting of clergymen was held at Cork on Mon- day, to make arrangements for presenting the Dean of Cork with an address of congratulation on his pro- motion to the see of Peterborough. The report of the wreck of the steamer Beiver, from Calcutta for Hong Kong, is confirmed. The cargo is valued at £300,000 and both it and the ship is insured to this amount in Calcutta offices. Letters have confirmed the late telegraphic advice of the withdrawal of the steamers running between New York and San Francisco, in opposition to the steamers of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. The Prussian Government will, it is said, propose to the Reichstag of the Northern Confederation to determine the extent of territory to be retroceded to Denmark, and also the guarantees to be given by Denmark. It ia reported in Paris that the Princess Royal will snend a week at Compeigne at the end of the autumn season, the Empress Eugenie having made her promise to do so when she was at St. Cloud the other day. Eugene Forcade's health has so greatly improved that he may ere long be expected to resume his pen. The Gaulois having published a sensational article, describing him as insane, he has himself written to contradict it in a terse letter. In Chili the rain-fall during September was the heaviest on record, and had done lam- asre to the railways and private prooerty. Several land slips had taken place on the hills at Valparaiso, doing a large amount of mischief. Victor Hug-o has issued an address to the Spanish noonle in which he recalls to them the oa°t glories of their country, and advises them to establish a re- public instead of a monarchy to fill the place of the Government they have overthrown. The Madrid correspondent of the Times says:- France, England, and other Powers have opened friendly relations with the Provisional Government. The French communicatiou is responsive and sym- pathetic, the English cold and reserved. A 1°"1 -naror mentions, as an instance of the valne ofiandin Tnnerary, that a farmer named Hardy, of Templebredon, some time since purchased the interest of a tenant in a holding of \b4 acres, let at £2 28 an acre, and not held on lease, for £ 180. Our correspondent in Paris says that chest and throat diseases nre very prevalent just now. Among the snfferers is Rossini,' who was attacked on the day he intended to leave his suburban residence at Passv, and take np his winter quarters in Paris. His condi- tion causes some auxicty.-Daily News. We understand that the Hon. Reverdy Johnson, the American Minister, will visit Birmingham about the .end of November, and be entertained at a public din- ner. The invitation was given by Mr. A. Field, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, and was at once accepted by Mr. Johnsou.-Birmingham Post. The Dnke of Edinburgh will visit successively the Cane of Good Hone, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the East Indies, and is expected to return to England abont the month of July, 1870. From the time of the Galatea's departure to her return she is expected to cover a distance of nearly 40,000 miles. The Moniieur of Monday says Desirons of giv- ing a frecrh proof of sympathy and gratitude to France and the Emperor, the Holy Father has announced that he will visit Civita Vecchia on Monday, the 2Gth of October, and bestow his benediction upon the French troops, and examine the town and works re- cently executed." The Moscow Gazette says that an association has been founded in the Grand Duchy of Darmstadt, with the view of promoting, as soon as possible, the re- union with the Northern Confederation of all the Southern States, and of the Duchy of Darmstadt in particular. The Association receives members from all parts of Germany. A heavy case of smuggling was heard on Friday at the Southwark Police Court. A waterman's appren- tice was convicted of having been unlawfully in pos- session of 295lbs of foreign manufactured tobacco the value of which, with the single duty,amounted to £76. A fine of £ 100, with the alternative of six months imprisonment, was inflicted. THE CASE OF MADAME RACHEL.—It is said to be the intention of Mr. W. H. Roberts, the solicitor who defended Madame Rachel, to take immediate steps to obtain a writ of error, not on account of the extraordi- nary mmming-up of Mr. Commissioner Kerr, but for the purpose of testing his right to sit as a judge at the Central Criminal Court at all. CONVICTION OF A CLERGYMAN'S SON.-A well- dressed young man named Charles Henry Geary, son of the Rev. Mr. Charles Geary, of St. Luke's Free Church, Hornsey Rise, was on Tuesday sentenced to six months'imprisonment, by the magistrate at Cler- kenwell Police-court, for stealing a purse, the property of the person with whom he was lodging. A FORTUNATE MAN.—The Bristol Post says a Car- ditrjourneyman painter, named Ashton, is at present in London" Completing his arrangements for com- ing into possession of estates of the value of about £ 80,000, left him bv a deceased nephew, a medical gentleman, who lived in Australia for many years. One of the estates, it is said, is in Carmarthenshire. The Prince of Wales, attended by Major Grey, left London on Monday by the five o'clock train of the Great Eastern Railway, on a visit to General Hall, at Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire. His Royal High- ness was accompanied to the station by the Duke of Edinburgh, where he took leave of him previous to his departure from England in Her Maiesty's ship Galatea. During the quarter ended the 30th ult. a consider- able improvement was manifested in the American import trade. In total value the imports at New York show an increase of £800,000 over the corresponding quarter of last year, and of £ 600,000 over that of 1866. The value of the iron taken was -9400,000, igainst £ 203,000 last year, and £187,000 in the same period of 1866. On Monday morning a married woman, named Elizabeth Dodd, met with a frightful death in Snow- hill, Birmingham. As she was walking on the foot- path, near to Messrs. Sutton and Ash's warehouse, a waggon horse took fright and dashing across the street, ran near to the wall and knocked down the unfortu- nate woman, who was crushed to death by one of the heavy wheels. The Lord Chancellor has appointed the 16th No- vember to hear the case Martin v. Mackonochie, be- fore the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, on appeal from the judgment of the Archas Court. His Lordship will preside, and, in addition to the mem- bers generally attending the committee, it is under- stood that one or two of the bench of bishops will assist in the hearing. DEATH OF THE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF SUTHER- LAND.—A telegram received on Tuesday at LilJes- hall, Shropshire, the seat of the Duchess of Suther- land, announces the death, on Tuesday morning, of the Dowager Duchess. Her graoe, who was 66 years 0 of age, was for many years Mistress of Robes to the Queen, an office she resigned upon the death of the late duke, seven years ago. FATAL FIREWORK EXPLOSION AT LIVERPOOL.— At six o'clock on Tuesday evening an explosion oc- curred at a shop in Lime Street, Liverpool, occupied by a person named Bradbury. The fire brigade soon arrived on the spot, and when the men could enter the premises they found in the back shop the body of a boy about 13 years of age so dreadfully burnt as to be beyond recognition. The proprietor of the shop escaped unhurt. The eaut of the explosion hat not been exol&ined. At St. Albans, on Saturday, a miserably-clad la- bourer, said to be out of work, was charge 1 with stealing 13 carrots, growing in a field at Wheathamp- stead. The charge having been proved, Lord Veru- lam, the chairman of the Bench, asked the prosecu- tor-What, in your opinion, is the value of the car- rots ?-Witness I should guess they were worth, at the least, 2d.-The Bench What have you to say to the charge ?—Prisoner Being out of work, and very hungry, I did not think there was any harm in taking a handful of carrots.—-The Bench Yon must be taught to know better; you are uned 93 6s. 6J. for the offence, which includes costs. Prisoner I have ro money; what can I do?—The Bench: Then you must be imprisoned for twenty-one days, with hard labour. A NOVELTY IN SWINDLING.—The Liverpool Mag- istrates had a curious case before them on Monday. Fairfax Robson, a smart-looking fellow, who has been in the habit for some time of prowling about the docks, was accused of obtaining money by false pretences from persons to whom packages of goods had been consigned per the American aud other steamers. Rob- son's plan, it was stated, was to take notes of the names upon the packages, and then to write to the parties concerned, felling them that he was in the company's service, that there was so much to pay for freight and Cnstom-house dues, and that if they would forward him the money, together with the bill of lading, he would see that the goods were duly sent on. He gen- erally charged about j61 more than the actual freight, and m this way he had, it was alleged, been doing a snug business for some time,—forwarding the goods aud pocketing the overcharge. Complaints were made to the companies as to the large amount charged tor freight, and at length the discovery of Robinson s op- erations was made.—The magistrates remanded the prisoner for further inquiry. FAREWELL SERVICES OF DR. MACRORIE.—On Sunday the Rev. W. K. Macrorie preached his fare- well services, morning and evening, in St. James's Church, at Accrington. The church was very densply crowded in the evening, there being nearly 2,000 persons present. The rev. gentleman selected as his text the two last verses in the Epistle of Jude, and delivered an earnest exhortation to the flock he is leaving to continue steadfast in grace, and to show in their lives all the sublime teachings of the New Testament in regard to pureness and nobleness of character. He only made the slightest allusion to Natal, remarking that he had spoken of it very re- cently, and that its trials and difficulties-the fore- taste of which had been so bitter-were of so pecu- liar, sharp, and searching a nature as must well have assured him of their sympathy and support, even had they not met in the flesh, and claimed from that con- gregation and neighbourhood a continual stream of substantial support from year to year on behalf of a cause which had tenfold the emergencies of a mis- sionary one. Collections on behalf of the church work in Natal were made, and realised upwards of £40. ASSAULTING A BRIDE.-On Monday, at the Roch- dale Police Court, William Manock, of Whitworth, was charged on remand with unlawfully wounding his wife and sister on Wednesday night week, with a bar of iron. Mr. Whitehead appeared for the de- fence, and, in answer to a question from the magis- trates, said the prisoner's wife and sister now were unwilling to prosecute. The circumstances were these On Wednesday week his client had the good fortune, or ill fortuue, to be married. During the day he knocked about the country, and imbibed more beer than he was accustomed to, and when he got home at night a little disagreement arose, and he struck his wife and sister. When he got sober he re- gretted his folly, and now that the wife and sister would not prosecute, he (Mr. Whitehead) hoped the majesty of the law would not interfere with his client returning to the arms of his newly-married wife.- Mr. Chadwick (the chairman): It was a serious dis- turbance.—Mr. Whitehead: But it happened in a private house.—In answer to a question, both wife and sister refused to prosecute, whereon the chair- man remarked that they knew the effect of compul- sory evidence, and discharged the prisoner. MR. DISRAELI AT CHURCH.—An amusing? inci- dent occurred in connection with the Premier's re- cent visit to Balmoral in attendance on Her Majesty. In the Scotch Church the collection is still made with the ladle," a system which is perhaps opposed to voluntary contributions, and gives rather a practical turn to benevolence. Mr. Disraeli, unaware of this, and being wrapt up in meditations on the connection between bburch and State, apneared to have nothing wherewith to support the Establishment. This being noticed by one of the ladies of the Court, who sat next him, she very Teadily offered him a coin. The great man now understood what was required of him, and, refusing the coin, began fumbling in his pockets for his purse, which he at last found, and from it ex- tracted a. donation. By this time, however, the ladle was on its way down the seat again but with that in- geniousness for which Mr. Disraeli is remarkable, he handed the money to his neighbour, who, in turn, handed it on, in the hope of reaching the retreating money-box. Along one seat it went, up another, down the next, but without success; and the last holder, seeing the hoplessness of the pursuit, returned it. Back it came slowly along its way, until it reached the Premier, who up to this time had remained im- movable, and unconscious of its fate, while all eyes in the congregation Beemed watching the scene. When it was handed to him, he looked at the coin for for a moment, gave one of his peculiar smiles, coolly put it back into his purse, aud pocketed the money. -Montrose Review. AMATEUR PLAYERS AND THEIR LANDLADY.— A case involving the honour and reputation of cer- tain well-known theatricals was heard on Friday, be- fore the Recorder of Newcastle, Mr. William Digby Seymour, Q.C., at his sitting in the Burgess Court. Mrs. J. Rhind, Westmorland Terrace, sued Captain Sloane, of the Sherwood Foresters Militia, for the recovery of 973 2s. 4 1. due for board, lodgings, and money lent. The gallant "capitane" visited the town in the spring, in company with Lord Arthur Clinton, Sir W. Maitland, and Mr. R. Maitland, to play a burlesque version of Ivanhoe;" but after Staying at plaintiffs lodgings for a long time, and ordering champagne, wines, spirits, and the best of _,n provisions and delicacies, they left the place without settling their account. The result was the trial on Friday, when Mr. Sloane endeavoured to evade the responsibility by saying the bill should have ^been 1 paid per agreement by the proprietor of the Tyne I Theatre.—Mr. George Stanley, the proprietor of that J place of entertainment, however, denied this in ioto, saying he had paid them altogether about £ 30 for their labours, and that they were of course expected to provide food and refreshments for themselves. They had lived in grand style, giving dinners and breakfast parties, and this extravagance proved they 'a cou d never have expected any manager to pay for it.-The Recorder, in summing up, commented se- verely on the conduct of Captain Sloane and his com- panions, adding that the proprietor of the theatre went out of Court with clean hands, and it would have been as well if everybody else could have said the same. The Jury .found plaintiff for the full amount, a decision which was greeted with hearty approval.— Yorkshire Post LIBELLING THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF DEEDS FOR THE EAST RIDING.—On Monday, a case came before a special jury at the Sheriff's Court, York Castle, in which the damages had to be assessed be- tween the parties. Mr. D. Seymour, Q.C., appeared for the plaintiff, Mr. Joseph Hind, who is the deputy registrar of deeds for the East-Hiding, and the sub- distributor of stamps for Beverley, where he resides, and Mr. P. Thompson for the defendant, Mr. Gawan Crosskill, the manager for his cousin, of large agri- cultural and engineering works at Beverley. An ac- tion for libel had been brought against him by the plaintiff, and the defendant having allowed judgment to go by default, the jury had to decide as to the amount of damages to which Mr. Hind was entitled. Up to within about six years ago the parties had been on terms of friendship, but in 1862 a loan of 9435 was required by the Beverley Burial Board, of which Mr. Hind was the clerk. The defendant offered to lend the money at five per cent., but Mr. Hind suggested that as the Board had only before given four-and-a- half per cent., they ought not to give more to the de- fendant. He took the amount, but it was alleged that from that time he manifested ill will towards the plaintiff, and persisted with a system of annoyance and injury to him from that time to the present. The libei complained of appeared in a letter signed "Fair- play," which appeared in the Beverley Guardian of 28, It67, aud in which it was asked who played the part ot Broadhead" in planning the ratten- ing and setting fire to and burning Fishwick's house a i ifV i insinuations were made which were calculated to affect the plaintiff's character, and he was called upon by his friends publicly to vindicate L defeudant, who was the writer of the letter, had offered to make an apology, but the libel was considered of so serious a nature, and so totally devoid of foundation, that the plaintiff re- fused to accept a mere apology. The jury were ad- dressed in mitigation of damages by Mr. Xhom^o-i who contended that the smallest coin of the ruiim would be sufficient to meeet the justice of the case The defendant had been annoyed at what the plaiu- tiff had previously written, and he merely meant to say, If I am a rattener and a Broadhead, are you not a rattener, and are not a Broadhead ?" The learned counsel submitted that neither the character nor the reputation of the plaintiff had suffered to the extent of one farthing, and expressed his belief that this was merely a squabble between two rival news- papers. The jury, after consulting together for twen- ty-fiveminutes. fonnd a verdict for the plaintiff for I The well-known artist, M. Yvon, whose pictures attract such attention at the Paris annual exhibitions, is now engaged on an allegorical picture ordered by a wealthy citizen of New York, in commemoration of the late war between North and South. It will be shown at the next exhibition. A shocking accident occurred near Simla last month. The Rev. Mr. Rebsch, German missionary, was riding homewards, accompanied by his two daughters, when the -nony on which one of the ladies was riding took friiht, shied, and fell over the edge of the khud down a precipice some 80 feet deep. Both the young lady and the animal were literally smashed. Her father an.1 sister saw the frightful occurence, but were powerless to render the slightest aid. The Madrid journal Las Noveades, alluding to the various candidates for the vacant throne, says:— Our mission.at present is not to bring some one here to sanction our laws, but rather to make laws for the monarch who is to come. When laws shall have been made by the nation which we need not fear would be repudiated or directed against liberty, then only shall we concern ourselves about persons. Thus far all such cares are superfluous. An hospital for incurables is to be founded in Oxford, at a probable cost of £ 50,000. The scheme origi-inte 1 in a gentleman placing, for that purpose, £1,000 in the hands of Miss Sandford, of Oxford; and that lady has obtained the co-operation of an influential pro- visional council in raising the necessary funds. His Grace the Duke of Northumberland has been ap- p inted president, and the Lord Bishop of Oxford visitor, the latter being also a member of the council x officio. ATTEMPTED MURDER AT KENDAL. — On Satur- day night, an old man named James Leighton, living at Kendal, was shot by his son-in-law, John Willan a waller. A dispute took place between the men, the result of which was that Willam deliberately shot his father-in-law, the charge entering the latter's side. Willan endeavoured to escape, but was taken into custody shortly after the occurrence. The unfor- tunate man was removed to the workhouse^*where his wounds were dressed. He is 80 years of age. Two gentlemen of the legal profession-the City solicitor being the complainant, and Mr. De Castro, of Mortlake, the defendant—on Friday appeared at the Wandsworth Police Court in a case arising out of a dispute in a railway carriage. It bore upon the right to have one of the windows open or shut, and in the course of the contention angry words were used, and Mr. Nelson, who had risen for the purpose of closing the window, was forced into his seat. The hearing was terminated by an explanation, and, at the suggestion of the magistrate, an apology on the part of the defendant. SEWAGE UTILISATION IN THE LIVERPOOL Drs- TRICT.—It is anticipated that by the close of the year the first section of the operations of the Comnanv which has been formed to collect and distribute the Liverpool sewage will be completed. The section embraces the distribution of the sewage over a tract of sandy land in the neighbourhood of Ince Blundeli. The Company intend ultimately to carry forward their operations to the borders of Southport. It is estimated that if the whole of the sewage of Liver- pool were utilised and sold, a permanent annual re- venue of j6150,000 might be derived. The St. Petersburg Gazette contains a startling piece of statistical information. There are at this moment no less that 1,000 ladies in Petersburg engaged in the highly remunerative art of fortune telling. The highest circles of society furnish the votaries of these priestesses, who, it must be observe 1, also deal in Asiatic perfumes and allow gentlemen to stroll from the idlest of curiosities into their little temnles. Tak- ing the whole number of inhabitants into account, which would allow one prophetess to every 500 peo- ple, St. Petersburg cannot surely complain of being kept in the dark about coming events. The projected journey of the Prince and Princess of Wales abroad has, it is said, now been definitely decidedjupon. According to a contemporary, "they will leave England about the middle of November to proceed to Paris, Germany, and Denmark; after- wards Greece, and a portion of Asia Minor will bo visited, and finally the distinguished voyagers will proceed UP the Nile to the second cataract. The eelebiated African traveller, Sir Samuel Baker, will accompany them on this portion of the journey. No yacht being at present available which is suitable for the purpose, a fast steam frigate will be told off for the sea passages." A country v icar tells a story which is hardly credible, and certainly not creditable. On the 10th of August a private soldier died in hospital at the barracks, Dover. His parents, who live in a village in Bedford- shire, were never informal of the event, and only hear 1 of it two months afterwards by the return to them of a letter to them through the dead letter de- partment of the Post-office. Is there any reason why a soldier should be thus utterly cut off from family and friends ? Is it necessary to proper discipline that he should be regarded as so entirely a machine as to be held exempt from all human relations and affec- tions whatsoever ? PAUPERISM.—The monthly return issued by the Poor Law Board shows that at the end of July the number of persons in receipt of relief from the poor- rates in England and Wales was 913,034, or 4*1 per cent more than at the corresponding date in 1867 but in both cases about 4 per cent should be added for returns not included in these monthly accounts. The increase was general throughout the country. In the metropolis it reached 7'7 per cent, in the north- western division 5"6 per cent, in the northern 5'2 per cent. In Wales and the eastern counties it was only 2'3 per cent, in the south-western division only 2'1 per cent, and in the south-eastern only 1'7 per cent. MR. GLADSTONE.—After his extraordinary exer- tions during the past fortnight Mr. W E. Gladstone it) tends taking a short time for rest before the imme- diate business of the election commences. On the con- clusion of the meeting at Wigan on Friday, the right honourable gentleman proceeded via Warrington to Chester, and on Saturday returned to Hawarden. After a retirement extending over a fortnight Mr. Gladstone will return to the residence of his brother, Mr. Robertson Gladstone, Court Hey, Broadgreen, in order to be at hand if his presence should be required in any particular district of this division of the county. We understand that on reaching Hawarden he was sensible of very considerable fatigue.—Lord Sandon also intends in two or three days to return home to enjoy a little relaxation and rest after the fatigue and excitement of the last two weeks.—Liverpool Mercury. In one of the Dnblin Courts, on Saturday, before the Recorder, Sarah Hopkins, a young woman, sue 1 a young man named Graham for t4 5s. money Ie it during a period of courtship conducted by the defeu- dant. In cross-examination, Miss Hopkins admit- ted that some of the money had been advanced to Graham to pay for admission for both to the Exhibi- tion Palace, the theatres, and other places of recrea- tion. Graham stated that when he was "a very young boy" the lady had paid him attentions. The money was given to him to take her to places of amusement, subsequent to which occasions she gave him punch, which had the effect of making hiin drunk; and he had thereby lost his situation. One item in the account represented a sum paid for gettino a false tooth inserted in the plaintiff's mouth at her special request. On the whole, he looked upon him- self as a victim to an unrequited affection on the part of the lady.—The Recorder made a decree for pay- ment. REDUCTION OF MILITARY FORCES IN CANADA. —The government have finally come to the resolution of at once reducing our miliiary strength in (Jaua ia by two batallions. The 83r 1 will now remain at Gibraltar, the 2nd battalion, 16th, being brought home at once from Barbadoes, and the 46th being replaced TV .Fa'tfaX a battalion, probably the 1st battalion Rifle Brigade, from Canada, which will not be re- lieved. The 100th Regiment, from Montreal, will also be brought home at once. It is very probable that a general war medal is about to be issued which, with a distinctive clasp, will be given to those en- gaged in the Abyssinian, New Zealand, or the Indian frontier wars, it will likewise be available as regards future operations of a similar kind. The last two ministerial promotions give advancement to two ex- cavalry soldiers. Colonel Taylor, the Chancellor of x-ch7 Lancaster, is an old Carabinier, while Jylr. JNoel, who succeeds him as Secretary of the Ireasury.was for several years a popular officer of the llth Hussars. ALTAR DENUNCIATION.—At the Tipperary petty sessions, on Friday, a Roman Catholic c ergyman was summoned by Mr. Denis Cooney, for having on the previous Sunday made use of threatening lan- guage, and in consequence of which the comnlaiuaiit feared some injury to his person. Mr. Cooney is not a resi ie.it of the pariah which enjoys the benefit of ihe Rev. Gerald Barry's ministrations, but occasionally attends the chapel in which the rev. gentleman officiates. On Sunday the 18th he attended divine service as usual, when the defendant delivered from the altar a coarse and violent tirade against him. Although Mr. Cooney's name was mentioned, it was pcrfectly clear that he was the party pointed out to the congregation as having profaned consecrated ground, and as being capable of robbing the priest. "Xhis man," said the amiable divine," won't bo here this time twelve months, and we will send his bones to the grave, not to the air of the Dead March H1,)^au1' n.or to B/Ogue's March, but to the tune the xr CnW died of>" referring to his accusation against rru' k00aeJ of having buried a cow in a graveyard, ihe Rev. Mr. Barry, who did not appear before the Magistrates, was held to bail to be of good behavior for two year.SøvMW. NfW.Z.ttIr. The common law judges will assemble in the Court of Exchequer on the 12th November to nominate the new Sheriffs for England and Wales. Herr Jansa, the excellent violinist, has been permit- ted to return to Vienna. He was in the first instance dismissed from his position in the orchestra of the Viennese Opera because he had taken part in a con- cert given in London for the benefit of Hungarian refugees. It is difficult for us in England to realise the possibility of an Imperial Government taking so paltry a revenge upon a poor musician. But at the age of seventy-three even a fiddler is supposed to be harmless.—Athenaeum. The Sligo correspondent of the Irish Times writes On the 20th inst. a fearful outrage took place at Carrigallen, near Boyle, the residence of Mr. Harloe P. Baker, solicitor. One hundred men came on the lands of Carrigallen, where Mr. Baker had some men digging potatoes, who were prevented working when Mr. Baker refused to promise to vote for Mr. O'Con- nor, the Liberal candidate for the county. Mr. Baker himself was set on by the mob, and beaten with sticks and dragged off the field, where they continued to beat him with sticks, and put a rope round his neck to choke him, until he was obliged to promise to give Mr. O'Connor one vote." A PRESENT TO MR. PEABODY.—The Washington corespondent of the New York Herald says :—A very beautiful testimonial has been prepared by the Govern- ment for presentation to George Peabody. It is a book containing the thanks of the Congress, passed at its last session. The lettering and ornamentation were done by hand, and are highly creditable to the artist. The volume is bound in blue morocco, richly j ornamented with gold. On one of the covers is a monogram formed of the letters G. P., U. S. A., in raised letters of gold and silver. It is lined inside with watered silk, and opposite the title page is another monogram, highly illuminated. The magnificent pre- sent will soon be sent to Mr. Peabody through the Department of State." A CHURCH PARTLY DESTROYED BY FIRE.-About four o'clock on Sunday morning the parish church of Ecolesall, near Stafford, was discovered to be on fire. The Ecclesall engine and one from Stafford were soon got to work, but the flames were not extinguished till eight o'clock. The north aisle, the tower end, and the vestry were gutted; and the woodwork of the roof was destroyed. The fire originated in a beam roof was destroyed. The fire originated in a beam built into a chimney of the warming apparatus, which was lighted for the first time on Saturday. The church was re-opened last April after a thorough re- storation, at a cost of £ 7,500, as a memorial to the late Bishop Lonsdale. The loss is estimated at from one to two thousand pounds. Unfortunately there was no insurance on the building. SPANISH RATLW A YS.-It is expected that the next thing to be done in Spain is the projection and con- struction of something like a network of railways in that naturally rich-country. There will be no" diffi- culty in doing this provided the railway parties are paid for the work as it is done, or are given guaran- tees of undoubted value, and such as will render every £ 100 expended in making the lines worth a moderate fair premium. English capitalists will not speculate in new Spanish railways. If they venture any money for their construction they^ must be sure of an ade- quate return, whether the lines pay or not, whether they cost more or less than the esiimated an'OT'ts. The risk of the enterprise must be borne by ti.ose for whom the lines are made.-Heraputh. MURDER MADE EASY.—A ghastly scientific dis- covery is reported from Turin, where Professor Cas- turani, the celebrated oculist, has, it would anpear found a way of killing animals by forcing air into their eyes, within the space of a few seconds, and, it is thought, without causing them any pain. Exp'eii- ments were made at the Royal Veterinary School and it is said that they have fully proved the truth of the professor's invention. Within the space of a few minutes four rabbits, three dogs, and a sroat were killed in this manner. The most remarkable thing about this "killing made easy" is the fact that it leaves absolutely no outward trace, and it can be as easily applied to men as to animals; if so, it is to be hoped the method is not easy of application.— Mall Gazette. A public meeting was held in the Burslem Tovn, Hall on Friday evening, in promotion of the building of the Wedgwood Institute in t'>at town.—Mr. George Melly, M.P. presided, and delivered an address on the subject of the technical instruction which it is proposed to impart in the institution.—Mr. Beresford Hope_, M.P. aud Mr. Buckmaster also addressed tlw meeting.-The building has already cost £6,131, and will yet cost £ 3,000 more. Promised subscriptions and grants leave a dencitof about £ 1,500. At Easter there is to be an exhibition; Mr. Melly has secure 1 promises of contributions from Kensington, from Mr. Gladstone, and from Mr. Mayer, of Liverpool. The building is unique in this respect, that it is exter- nally adorned with ceramics, much of the terra cotta. being built in structurally. A REPUBLICAN MURDERED AT HIS WEDDTNO — Information was received in Washington, on the 6th inst., from the clerk of the Superior Court o- R<,be son County, North Carolina, containing the details of a brutal murder that was committed in that StP.tg on the 27th of September, at Ashnole, about 20 miles from Lamberton, the Countyseatof Robeson County A daughter of Roderick Hill, a Republican r^Min r at Ashpole, was being married at her father's house to a young man, also a Republican, and during the ceremony a large company being assembled, ^ho-s were fired through the window from without tl-e bridegroom being instantly killed, and the bride seriously wounded. It was subsequently ascertained that a party of men disguised had surrounded the house and thus committed the deed. The Sheriff of the County is investigating the murder, and endea- 1 r??irl',lg to ascertain who the murderers are, but with little hope of success. The extensive excavations for the foundation of a vast omnibus station-and, it is also apprehended, of another military establishment, in the form of bar- racks-in the Place do la Bastille continue to disclose massive stone substructures. Enormously thick walls some passages, portions of stairs, and cells, which latter the Parisians, who daily watch (he excavations with great curiosity, declare to be oubliettes have been discovered but it is now the opinion of archseo- logical authorities that these relics did not appertain to the famous Bastille destroyed in 1789, but' to the tcS ptreSSc for t]ie purpose of pro- tectmg Paris from the Bourgmgnons and the En<r- usn,Whose attacks on the citadel were greatly dread ed ine tortress in question must have been extremely Tw!f' aS Henr-V the Foarth deoosite 1 the noyal treasury, as well as large quantities of his per- sonal property, within its walls. dJSiSS8pH7RAtt^Y9-The Dublin correspon- U R'^lwa-y Neu's says:—"The subject the purchase by Government of the Irish railways is to be again actively revived. A good neaiot confidence is felt in a statement, given on t0 the effect that the Government intend to deal in a comprehensive manner with the whole question in the ^next session of Parliament, brin? 'Tmittee °f Lo?"d| and Commons appointed to Sdntnrt,OI1. e^ t}Ae Government have tnl!i^P+°un ^constituencies throughout the country I!lep tJ\e railway question uppermost in their AW k t,ie.matter has been all through kept bX occasional correspondence in the public what'rpfJ3ut, ^withstanding all this, it seems some- te-S6 at VM'16 a^dresaea already pub- met t W h? candidates for election to Parlia- RiilSunlkf p1'109 ™ RUSSIA. A letter from picture of ti a JeSSe ? Vienna gives a melancholy harvest it o Pre?en.t condition of that country. The Dooulatum ^'i -9 for the wants of the co .stunt n & lneendiary fires and thefts are of 450 000 In the government of Vladimir, fVioU anrt '1 08 hav0 been stolen out of the public Rinnan £ robberies have been discovered at v ^here 56,000 roubles are deficient, and at n,, Y. 6 t'ie loss amounts to 45,000 roubles, qoir. i &euerally ascribed to the officials. *1 v-fhem have been dismissed in conse- 9 ■' ijni-Novrogod forged fifty-rouble notes have circulated in such quantities that several mer- chants have sustained considerable losses. Strange to say, a great number of these forged notes have been found in Government chests. As for the fires, most of them are notoriously the work of incendiaries and in a great many cases secret proclamations have been eirculatel, as in 1862, announcing the day on which a fire is to take place. nW ?pitAPh.—Eccentric epitaphs have their attractions to a certain class of P- P question if even Old Mortality, during his indefatigable and protracted labours, fell in with a tombstone bearing a more extraordinary inscrip- v,i i. -11 "'at to be seen upon a recent!v-erected tab et in a grave-yard in County Down, not 10 miles rom Belfast. The following is a copy of the inscrip- tiou :I:his is the grave of wife of who died on board the Scotia, May 24th, 1866, aged 54. She died the death of a Christian confessing the 6on of God. Accept 0 Ellen the last honours I can pay thee. When living thou wert much beloved by me. When dead tt\ jaiVe I placed thee by the side of thy father, 18 ^his. I will Ellen if prayer and gold can do it; for whom can make an ocean grave. Fare- well my loved wifethough you have not left me you pav? only first stepped into the lovely land of J esus Christ where we shall bid each other good morning and sing together with my mother and thy mother whom thou didst love with all thy heart and mind, rth^Whig* Mver to «ag.M— Louisa Pyne was recently married to Frank Bodda, the composer. There is no foundation for the statement that a marriage has been arranged between the Prince of Koumania and the Princess Thyra of Denmark. The Prince of Wales, accompanied by Count Glei- chen, and attended by Lieutenant-Colonel Keppel werst shooting on Saturday in Windsor Forest. All the heights surrounding St. Etienne are covered with snow. On the side of the mountains towards Switzerland, and those of Saint-Genest-Malifaix, it is said to be two feet deep. Dr. Gumming, in a speech last week, said he be- lieved that nothing would please the Pope better than to gather all the reporters and writers for the press into a bundle and burn them in the flames." There has been a private" electoral meeting of French Liberals at Bordeaux, at which no fewer than 483 persons were present. The names of the opposi- tion candidates for the district were decided on at the meeting. An Italian line of steamers intended to touch at the Mediterranean ports and proceed to New York is about to be established. The object is to convev Italian fruits rapidly to the United States, a trade greatly on the increase. FATAL FALT, NEAR NEWCASTLE.-An inquest was held on Monday on the bodies of the persons killed by the fallof the Wesleyau Methodist char el, at Bill Quay, a village near Newcaatle-on-Tvne. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." A singular accident lately occurred to Lieut. Colonel Bivar, commanding the light cavalry in Poona. He was at a children's fete, distributing presents from a Christmas tree, when something fell upon his out- stretched arm and snapped the bone above the elbow. Robert Cecil Ewen, manager of a branch in Lon- don of Messrs. Stead and Co., manufacturers, Cum- mersdale, near Carlisle, has been sentenced at the Central Criminal Court to seven years' penal servi- tude, for embezzling sums amounting to £3,800 be- longing to his employers. STREET MUSIC.—At the Westminster Police Court on Saturday, Mr. Selfe stated that if a person en- eouraged street musicians to play after they had been ordered by another to leave a particular locality, he or she was liable to be prosecuted and fined equally with the street players. The Porte has authorised the re-building of the old Greek church on the summit of the island of Anti- gone (and of the Prince's group in Marmora), which was demolished about two centuries a?o by order of a Sultana of the day. The Grand Vizier has also in- timateu that the Treasury will contribute £ 250 to- wards the restoration of the building. At the Lewes County Hall, a notorious poacher known as lotsey, has just been convicted of snar- ing pheasant. He said he could not help going after a pheasant. He was fined 21, and fl 10s. 31. costs in default, six weeks' hard labour. "Totsey" unon hearing his sentence, very coolly remarked that if lie was allowed one night" he would be able to pay. A valuable piece of patronage will, says the Army and havy Gazette, shortly fall to the gift of the Ad- miralty. We allude to the post of senior officer in command of the men of war, the expenses of the maintenance of which are defrayed by the Council of India, as we are informed it is intended to recall into existence a navy which, in its day, did good service to our Indian empire. Messrs. Thos. Russell and Son, the extensive man- ufacturers, of Slater-street, Liverpool, already chro- nometer makers to the Queen, have recently been appointed watch and chronometer makers to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, in testimony of the accurate performance of their chronometers with which the Galatea is supplied for her future voyage round the world. The Pope has lately summoned to Rome Dr. Mala- gadi, of Fano, a physician in whom he has great co- ndence, -and who has carefully examined his leg. The -requent suppuration is regarded by the doctor as a bal symptom, aud he is understood to have spoken des- ondugly of the Pope's condition. The HoK- iather, however, is very active, and appears to beiu good health.—Fall Mall Gazette. The alleged conspiracy against the Sultan has turned out to be a ridicalus mus. The char e* wer- based on a conversation at dinner Oil the subject .f poisoning flies. Oue of the accused epresfle lth- wish that one of those insects might e, te. the Sa- tan's ear. As to the papers seized by t e po ice a Faid to be very important, they have pro. ed to relate to personal matters of no interest whatever. i During a shooting excursioa in the Forest of St Germain, one day last week, the Emperor killed üLe young deer, 13 hares, 57 rabbits, 145 cock-pheasauts, two hens 10 red partridges, 17 grey and four silver cocks, total, 249 head. Aext to His Majesty came the Prince de la Moskowa, who killed 130 head of game; Marshal Mel, 94; Marquis de Lavalette 86- General Fleury, 72; General Waubertde Genlis' 3 >- and the Duke de la Torre, 23. COURT NEWS EXTRAORDINARY.—The lUmitcur of Saturday contains the following announcement at the commencement of its summary: -Her Roml Highness the Princess Royal of Prussia arrived on Monday evening at the royal residence of St. Leo- nard, where QucenVictoria, her mother, is at present staying, ihe Princess was warmly welcomed by a population amid which remains much attached to her." A telegram from Dundee informs us that two ves- sels, the Vulcan and Carrie, were wrecked during the gale of Saturday at Johnshaven. The crew of the Vulcan were rescued by the rocket apparatus. The Carrie went to pieces on the rocks, and the captain three men, and a boy were drowned within sight of the shore, ihe Dahlia had also been wrecks I off Montrose, but the crew were saved. All three vessels belonged to Aberdeen. Captain Roberts, of the 4th Foot, the only officer serious y wounded 1ll Abyssinia but remarkable rather for the gallantry with which he led the two companies under his command on the oocasioa of the first meeting with Theodore's trooos than for the ad- °frb-eiUg the oulr officer wl.o lost a limb in the expedition-is to be appointed to the paymastership of the 51st Foot, after being per. by sellin°grouLSe the price of his present commission by selling out. nnTw Rf^ieus> of Paris, which is publishe 3 ™ the controi of the Gesu, says that in co::se- ? of the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain, three hundred bpamsh members of the order have wiii? e,1?hti1dayT9 taken refuge in France. They;irj tnlletted m the Jesuitical convent at Lyons. St. *Etti- enne, loulouse, Castre, Bordeaux, Limosrea, ani ourges. None of the refugees are allowed to come to Paris. Upwards of 250 have been sent to Lie, and to Namur, where the followers |of Loyola have flourishing houses. STRIKE IN THE PIANOFORTE TRADE.—About forty men, who were at work in the pianoforte manufactory of Messrs. Hopkinson, at Camdeu Town, are now out on strike, in consequence of an attempt on the part of ALessrs. Lacock and Hig^s, the contractors for the second class instruments sent out by the firm, tcTmake a considerable reduction in the amount paid the men for making and finishing the instruments. OnThurs- day week the men were made acquainted with the in- tended reduction, when they took up their tools and left in a body. On Friday they returned, and offered to submit to part of the reduction proposed. The con- tractors refuse the compromise, and the men again left, but sent a deputation to the contractors in the: afternoon to say that they would not submit to any reduction. They still remain on strike. The con- tractors allege as ground for the reduction that they are being undersold- by other firms, but the meu re- ply that their pay is already lower than in other firms in the trade. UJB « P ROf-E-~The Kome corresPondent of th el all stua G.zeite writing on the 18th, says — Genera! Dnmort has lately paid a virit tn V3 i Antor elli, and hold a very long conference with him i;i reference to an important communicatim f, A Emperor Napoleon. This, according to my he SR,?. Emperor consent to maintain a Frano^16 C°^ ? Civita Vecchia.. Cardinal AntoSfu did8^Tject met the proposal with his old nOíî Such is the report to me of what took place, but, though comlllg from a always well iuforrned, I do not guarantee its accuracy, and it is possible that In a later fetlo i maklnga positive stipulation, without Positive! I the 20th, he says—1 am still the nro^in^o f confirmation of the statement as to cede^offilrdeby-C0UntArma.ndto the P°Peto but an PV? provinces of Frosmone and Velletri, us an extiaordmary convocation of the Cardinals redoubt ti MK (flajS ag0' aQd there ia no uoubt that the Pope laid before them a copy of a ri'.™ >$General Menabrea to th/f.aUau Ambassador at Pans. I have just learnt that the Pope has consented to forego his design of carrying out the sentence of death on the insurgents Monti and lognetti, on the 22nd, the anniversary of the October insurrection, but he still refuses to commute the penalty. The reprieve, however, probably fore- tokens a further concession, and we may anticipate 11¿at tha japital punishment will not be inflicted. Dr. Atlay, Bishop of Hereior I, will succeed to a seat in the House of Lords by r(Itallou, in consequence of the death of the Bishop of Peterborough. Dr. Magee, the new Bishop of Peterborough, will be with- ont a seat until a vacancy arises in any see other than CantftrhriTY^York,. LpnjjoanDaj&am or.Wiiu}hestei«u On Saturday night, a fatal accident befel a railway -orter named Bass Smith, at the Coventry Station of the London and North-Western Railway. The un- lOrtunate man was shunuug wacrgons on a siding, Wl,en by some means he got between the buffers and w s jammed m. His body was fearfully crushed, and death was almost instantaneous. TRrFLlNG WITil DEATH. A Chaplain of the Bishop of Gibraltar" give the following details of the dangers of his vovage from Marseilles to Malta Oil Wednesday, the 7th of October, I left Marseilles for Malta by the Egyptis, a screw steamer of considerable. size. There were 18 first cabin passengers, 27 second cabin, and many deck passengers, going out to Port Said. The Egyptis also carried the English and the French mail-bags, and proudly exhibited on her mast head the words Service Postal." Well, sir, what do you think was the cargo of such a vessel, convey- ing nearly 100 passengers, and entrusted with the mails from France and England ? The Egyptis carried on her deck 100 barrels of petrolenm and 20 large glass globular cases (carboys of vitriol.) These were placed along either side of the vessel, amidships, without any cover over them, where the deck pas- sengers and sailors were continually smoking. The corks of the carboys were not even tied across, and did not exceed an inch in their insertion into the neck of the globular cases. About two or three hours be. fore we reached Malta some of the petroleum barrels were rolled along the deck, and were allowed to stand there without a fastening of any kind. A FILEY FISHERMAN DROWNED.—AN EXCITING SCENE.—On Saturday afternoon, whilst several fish- ing yawls, which had been discharging herrings were riding in the bay, a sudden gale from the south sprung up and brought on a short but heavy sea. Those fishermen who were on shore at once put off in their cobles, but one of them, containing Robert, son of Captain Edmond Cammish, of the yawl Diligence, and Francis Cammish, was capsized, and the crew were thrown into the sea. Both of them managed after much struggling to seize hold of the coble which was bottom unwards, and get unon her keel, but im- mediately after a sea swept them off. Again they struggled to regain their position. Robert accom- plished it, but the other sank. Whilst then alone clinging to the keel another sea swept him off again and the coble righted. Again he struggled and suc- ceeded in grasping the side and getting into the ooble which was filled with water. Numbers witnessed the sa 1 disaster from the cliff, the wife of the drowned one amongst the number. A coble from one of the yanls in the bay, and another from the shore, put off, the former arriving first at the scene, and rescuing Robinson the other for some time hoverei about the spot hoping to find the body of the other, but without success. Francis, the son of the late Joseph Cam- mish, leaves a wife and three children. WILLS AND BEQUESTS.—The will of the Right Hon. and Rev. William Nevill, Earl of Abergavenny, of Eridge Castle, Sussex, Birlin Manor, Kent, and 58, Portland Place, London, was proved in her Ma- jesty's Court of Probate by his Countess and Mr. Ralph Merrick Leeke the acting executors, power being reserved to Sir Walter Buchanan Riddell. The personalty was sworn under £ 300,000. The will of the Right Hon. Thomas Henry Dalzell, Earl of Cam- wath, of GIonns3 House, Dumfries, and Gloucester. place. Portman-smiare, was proved in Dublin, under tl2,000 by his relict. He leaves his property to his wilow and his only child, Henry Arthur Hew, the present Earl, born in 1858. His Lordship was twice married, and died at the age of 71. The title was created in 1639, but attainted in 1715 for rebellion against George I., but since restored to the late peer's father by Act of Parliament in 1826. The will of Dame Mary Anne Lewis, the relict and second wife of the late Right Hon. Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, M.P., of Harpton Court, Radnor, South Wales, and proved in the London Court, under f 40,000 per- sonalty. The will of Duncan Forbes, LL.D., Profes" sor of Oriental Languages, King's College, London, was proved in London on the 8th inst., by Mr. James Pearce Allen, of Leadenhall-street; Dr. Charles Rieu, of the British Museum; and the Rev. John Forbes, D.D. The Personalty was sworn under f 6,000. Illustrated London Neu-s. THE EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY OF Hum ax REiLAINS NEAR LUDLOW.—The inquiry into the his- tory of the human remains found near Ludlow on the 5th of October, advanced a further stage at the ad- journed incruest, held before Mr. Moore, coroner for the district. Caroline Payto, the wife of a groom living at Overto, deposed that, being at Ludlow rail- way station on the 18th August, her attention was drawn to a young girl, about twenty years of age, who had just arrived by train from Shrewsbury. Her dress was wet through, and the witness, getting iuto conversation with her, induced her to change it, and now identified the portions of dress found near the remains as fragments of that which the girl she spoke of took out of her box and put on in the waitingroom at Ludlow station. In the course of conversation she told Mrs. Payto that she had left her s'tuition in Shrewsbury, and was going home to Wigmore. She seemed greatly afraid to meet her mother, who, she said, would murier her, an assertion she repeated several times, adding that had it not been for her mother she "would not be in that state." Mrs. Payto, believing she was not in a fit state to undertake so long a journey, tried to dissuade her from walking to Wigmore, but she was resolute in her purpose, and after leaving her boxes in charge of the station- master, went away. John Chandler, a labourer liv- ing at Wigmore, identified the clothes found near the remains as those of his daughter Elizabeth. She was nineteen years of age last February, and for seven months previous to the 30th June hal been liv- ing in service at Shrewsbury. On that date she had paid a visit to Wigmore, and had remained at home till the 15th July, when she left to return to her master and mistress, who were going toAmerica and wished her to go with them. Mrs. Chandler said her daughter was in delicate health when she left home, but, as far as she could judge, she "did not think there was anything the matter with her," nor did she know of any reason to induce her to commit sui- cide. In reply to the Coroner, Chandler said he had not seen the remains of his daughter, nor the place where they had been found. He had been asked if he would take them and bury them, but he had de- clined. They were, he believed, buried by the narish authorities, but he had not attended the funeral. Mrs. Chandler having similar questions put to her gave similar answers, and the Coroner commented in strong terms upon their conduct, which he characterised as disgraceful and unnatural.—The inquiry was further adjourned. THE INUNDATIONS OF SWITZERLAND.—The sub" joined letter from Berne gives some details concern- ing the late inundations :—" The waters have now subsided, and the roads and defiles across the Alps are again open to commerce, so that the authorities are able to ascertain the extent of the damage done. There had already been two great inundations in Swit- zerland since the beginning of the present century --one in the yearlSl¡ and the other in the year 1834- but that of 1868 has been of wirier extent and more destructive than either. In 1834 a committee of in- quiry estimated the loss at about 10,000,000f., and that sum will therefore be rrobablv exceeded at pre- sent. An idea af the quantity of rain which fell may be formed from the fact that the level of the Four Cantons Lake in Uri rose a foot and a half. Near Amsteg a bridge and a dyke which confined the River Reuss was destroyed and four stables swept away: the loss there is estimated at 500,000f. In the Ticino, the river of that name, swelled by the mountain tor- rents, submerged all the valley above Locarno for an extent of more than 25 miles; at that town the water reached the windows of the first storey of the houses and destroyed a large quantity of merchandise; the apartments on the ground floor are still filled with mud. A bridge near to Stalvedro, 25ft. above the level of the river Ticinof was carried quite away, and the road was rendered impracticable by a heap of stones 10ft. high. The brilge of Fontanelle, 40ft,high, has also disappeared, with the exception of one pier on the bank. Lake Maggiore rose more than 7ft. At Palmengo a mass of stones 500ft. broad rise- be- fore the village, which is totally destroyed. Near Fa.ido, Chioggiogna, Crovareggio, Lavorgni, and Chironico, various bridges were destroyed, the road washed away, the houses filled with water, and the fields devastated. At Giornico four dwellings were thrown down, 14 inundated and devastated to the first floor, and two mills and 25 cow-houses were all carried away. At Badio 17 persons perished. The rava- ges were less in the valley of Blegno the bridges of Alivone, Aquila, Aquarasso, and Malvogia were swept off; at the first named-place several houses and a church were destroyed. Aquila, Torre, Lot- tigna, Grumo, Aquarossa, Maralta, Dangio, Mai- voglia, and Semiane were all inundated, the houses and fields filled with sand and stones several feet deep, and the cattle drowned. At Chiniasca, a ham- let of the commune of Coraonese, not a stone remained standing—18 persons were drowned also five at Semiane, and as many at Malvogia. At Blegno the IOSD is estimated at 1,200,000 francs. In the Valais the Visp inundated three times the valley of the Rhine, near the town of the same name, Turtmaun, Echolz, Laldern,, Baltschild, Raron, Oberwald, Lauche, and Martigny, for a distance of 20 Kilometres. The dykes are all destroyed, and all the villages more or less devastated. Near Martigny, the road for a space of 200 metres is strewed with debris by tha fall of an immense rock, which out down a sonibes of trees."