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tamil Mtm. DANGEROUS ILLNESS OF MR. Sit oitF,Althou-,h in a very bad state of health, the Rev. James Shore firmly declines liberation from pri on, if purchased by payment of the costs. In answer to a lette acquainting him with the decision of his committee, he observes:—" The more I reflect upon the subject of the pay- ment of the Bishop's costs, the more I am convinced of the propriety of my former determination in this matter. While, therefore, I cannot sufficiently express my thankfulness for the kindness intended, I can in no way be a party to such pay- ment." At the same time a letter reached the committee, from Mr. George Atkinson, of Torqutty, stating that having visited Mr. Shore, he found him exceedingly ill, and understood from Mrs. Shore, who is now permitted to attend him night and day, that since Saturday week he had been dangerously ill. Sir Benjamin Brodie having particularly advised Mr. Shore not to put himself under the treatment of any one for his complaint, Mr. Atkinson suggests, that the committee should immediately request Sir Benjamin to visit him. The committee, we have no doubt, have already complied with this request. It is to be hoped, that Sir Benjamin Brodie's certificate of the state of Mr. Shore's health, and of the influence of imprisonment upon him, will be forthwith transmitted to the Secretary of State. Both Church and State may have much to answer for, unless the requisite measures be quickly adopted for preventing, if passible, a fatal cataslrophe.-Patriot. THE West of England Dissenters' Proprietary School, Taunton, has been empowered, by warrant under the Queen's sign manual, loJ issue certificates to students, entitling them to become candi- dates for degrees in arts and laws in the University of London THE receipts of the Festival of the Sous of the (lergy were JES17. The usual invitations to the dinner at Merchant Tailors', Hall were given. I AST APPEARANCE OF JENNY Lixi).-The announcement that J cuny Lind's appearance last Friday evening was to be the last of her operatic performances, in lieu of the series of dramatic concerts which had been begun and discontinued, took the p-ublic by surprise, as it was generally supposed, that having t the stage, she would remain upon it, atleast during this season. Butit was not uncxpccted by those who wereaware that the fair prima donna, having terminated her engagement with Mr. Lumlev, is on the eve of entering into another of a more serious and solemn character, in which the future happi- ness of her life is involved. Last night, therefore, was con- sidered as Jenny Lind's farewell to the stage; and there was consequently such an assemblage as has not been seen in our day within the walls of her Majesty's Theatre, to do honour to thé final appearance of the" most interesting, if not the greatest artist of her class that has ever visited our shores. From the orchestra to the ceiling every inch of space was occupied. Every box contained double its usual of inmates, and many persons, who could not get further, were content to re- main in the passages and lobbies. Her Majesty and Prince Albert were present, and the audience include:i the most dis- tinguished individuals now in London. When the curtain fell Mdlle. Lind, loudly called for, came forward, led by Gardoni; the whole audience rose, and a cry, bursting from the lips of every individual present, rang through the theatre the stage was covered with ashower of bouquets, ladies striving to throw them even from distant boxes. She withrt; ew, but the accla- mations continuing, she again appeared, conducted by Belletti. She agaiL retired, and re-appeared a third time, but was now alone. She advanced with a hurried step to the front of the stage, curtsied deeply and repeatedly with an air of great agitation, and then withdrew for the last time and for ever.— Daily Sews, Ma. E. B. UOGUE, M.P. for Cork, farms, in his own hands, little short of 3,000 acres. Tenants ran off to America, and, unable to find solvent bidders, the honourable gentleman farms at great cost and personal exertion to himself. For the last year his expcllditurein labour has been an average of £ 200 weekly. SEV or eight years ago, a youth named Scholick, the son of a carrier, entered the service of the Rev. Dr. Stonard, rector of. Aldingham, as footman. His conduct was so good that he was elevated to the rank of companion to his aged master. His ji.u'ents were amply provided for. As years rolled on, the young man, who devoted himself to study and to the re- lying of his benefactor's kindness by affectionate attention, l>e-ame so great a favourite, that Dr. Stonard, who died last winter, left him a bequest of £ 30,00 ), a reversion to £ 1.000 a-year, a m.uision, a valuable library, and other pro- perty. A snowEii of black rain fell at Abbeyleix, Carlow, Kilkenny, aal Achy, at six o'clock on the evening of the 14th April; aui has been described by Professor Barker to the Dublin Royal .}"i.ty. Ths< rain fell over a district of 400 square miles; it was preceded by such darkness that you could not read without a candle, and by a hail storm with lightning, but no thunder. It was of the colour of ink, had a foetid odour, and a very disagreeable taste cattle turned from the pools of it with disgust; after standing some time it deposited a black i'idiment and became of a brown colour. Quantities of it were preserved in several places, and will be chemically analysed. Ax extraordinary attack has been made by a cat in a house a few miles from Moffat. An infant was left in a cradle, with large cat; no sooner had the mother quitted the house then the cat sprang upon the child, and tore it in such a way that it died soon after. SUICIDS IN A CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE. — On Wednesday an inquest was held in Clare Hall, Cambridge, concerning the death of Edward Haynnn, a sizar, who on the previous day was found dead in his room, his throat being dreadfully cut and jugged. On his desk was a sheet of paper, stained with blood, anci bearing the words in deceased's writing, Good bye lather. Thank you, dear Henry for—Letters were then put in, showing that the deceased suffered great unhappiness from some religious delusions. T. M. Nixon said:—I was a friend of the deceased. In the middle of last week I went to his rooms. He said ha w is very unhappy, that ha had com- mitted a great crime, and wanted some one to comfort him. He then said he had been guilty of gluttony the day before, and that he had smoked a cigar overnight in his rooms, for the first time. I tried to laugh the matter off, and deceased said he wanted to be comforted and not laughed at. I could not per- th-a ule him th. t he had not committed a serious offence, and by his desire we read the Church prayers together, and some passages wf Scripture. He seemed better..Verdict, "TeonpJrary In- sanity." Mr. Hayman was a young man of great promise. He catered Clare Hail in 1317 as .Grecian from Christ's Hospital. He w is the son vf a gentleman in Somersetshire, and was about twenty-one. MK. HCDSON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW DROWNED.—No little sen- sntion was caused -among the inh tbitants of York, on Wednes- day morning, as the news spread through the city, that Mr. Nicholson, brother-in-law, and formerly co-partner in the drapery business of Mr. G. Hudson, M.P., was drowned. Mr. Nicholson was a director and auditor of the York and North Midland Railway; he took a deep interest in everything con- nected with the York railways, and it is said had a very large investment in the n. He was in the gardens of the Y >rkshirc Museum during the evening previous to his death, a id about half-past ten his body was discovered in the waters 01 t ie Ouse, near the esplanud-a, and not very far from his residence at Clifton. When the body was brought to shore signs of life were apparent, but he died before medical assistance could be procured. Mr. Nicholson was a bachelor, and was an admirer and patron of the line arts. His collection of paintings was valuable, and inducled many of Erty's best productions.—On Wednesday evening an inquest .was held, 'but the evidence only went to show that deceased Was seen on Tuesday evening walking by the side of the river, and when found was in a standing position in the water.—Verdict, ''Found drowned." EFFECTS or THE GALLows.-A firm lad at Westow Fen, in Cambridgeshire, has lost his life in experimenting on the sen- sation of hanging. SKIZURB FOI CHURCH-RATES IN LEAMINGTON.—On Saturday weuk, May 5th, the usually -quiet and aristocratic town of royal Leamington was thrown into a state of excitement by the an- nouncement, that at three o'clock, p.m., there would beasaleatthe Town-hall,-of goods seized tor Church-rates, which had been taken hy force from two respectable tradesmen, Mr. James Smeeton, wholesale grocer, and Mr. John Puttick, draper and mercer. No small degree of amusement Wt created by the crier announcing round the town the following !,ill Oh yes oh yes oil yes This is to give notice, that a table and some cheese, seized for Church-rates, will be sold this afternoon, by W. Russell, at the Town-hall, at three o'clock. All good Churchmen are parti- cularly requested to attend," By the time appoint d, a large num- ber of persons were present, principally respectable tradesmen; and when the auctioneer, W, Russell, appeared, he was greeted 1vith rounds of groans, which continue! at intervals, during the whole of the proceedings. This, mingled with the jeers, questions,and remarks made during the sale, would prevent any respectable man ■ from undertaking such, a After the sale, on the auctioneer retiring, he was again assailed- by a stiil louder volley of if loans, and thus made his exit, when thJ Rev. H. Hatehdor nd- drt ased th; audience in a powerful speech, sho wing the iniquity of suth a system of plunder, and r.aid it was only driving another nail into the coffin, and weaving another web m the pall, of the State t:htirch. ThuS ended this disgraceful proceeding in the n:ne:eenth ctntury..

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