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-=-=- ::=:='==:=-==:=-=.=-======-=-=--==:==:=:== townl Mtm- « SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.—It is said the experiment of con- veying messages by a submarine telegraph from Dover to Calais will take place in the course of ten days or a fortnight. MR. E. B. THOMPSON, a compositor in the office of the New Icork Courier, is said to have in his possession a cambric handkerchief used by Charles the First on the scaffold. FALL OF A MILL AT STOCKPORT.—DREADFUL Loss OF LIFE.- On Tuesday week, between one and two o'clock, a very serious and alarming accident occurred at a mill belonging to Mr. Cephas Howard, and rented by Mr. Joseph Heywood as a doubling mill, while the hands were at dinner. One of the main supports of the building gave way, and a great portion of it fell, burying fifteen or twenty of the hands who remained inside. Five people were conveyed to the infirmary, of whom one has died, and others are expected not to live. At present, none of those who were completely buried have been recovered, so that the names are not accurately known but we under- stand that, in addition to a number of girls who were dining at the mill, there were some machinists and workmen who were employed there temporarily. It is fine large fireproof mill, lour storeys high and it will have to be almost entirely rebuilt. A great portion of the machinery was all new, and has been entirely destroyed. CHESTER.—DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.-About a quarter before twelve o'clock on Saturday night week, the extensive steam saw mills belonging to Messrs. Dickin and Beardsworth, situate near the Shrewsbury and Chester Canal offices, at the Canal-wharf, in this city, were discovered to be on fire. About one o'clock the Sanies had attained their greatest height: the roof fell in with a terrific crash, and the fiery elements illu- minated the city and surrounding district. In consequence of the wind blowing very strong at the time from the north-west the pieces of burning wood were carried up in the air and fell on the houses of the residents in King-street, North irate-street, &c., to the great alarm of the inhabitants. There was a large quantity of timber in the yard adjoining the mill, but this was fortunately preserved by the ram falling heavily at the time, and the large quantity of water thrown on it by the engines. In a very short time after the fire was discovered, the fire brigade, under the direction of Mr. Hill, were on the spot. As they had abundance of water close at hand from the canal, they completely succeeded, in extinguishing the burning embers of the wood. A BUFFALO HUNT IN LONDON.—On Monday morning week, about nine o clock, two young buffaloes were being driven from the terminus of the Great Western Railway, at Paddin"- toii when in the Edgware-road some sweeps shaking a soot bag alarmed them, and they started at a terrific pace in the direction of Lisson-grove. Their career was so rapid that several persons, unable to get out of the way, were knocked down and seriously injured, and a Mrs. Le Blane, of Alpha Cottages, had her ribs fractured, and sustained other injuries. All efforts to stop them were fruitless; they dashed through Regent's-park into Primrose-hill-park, with increased impe- tuosity, leaping fences with the greatest ease. The beasts were not secured, before seven persons had been seriously injured, till ten o'clock at night. MR. FILLMORE, late Vice-President, but now President of the United States, is a Whig of the Clay school, and is under- stood to entertain the highest veneration for this illustrious statesman, whose friendship has always been conceded to him, and to whose counsels it is supposed he will now, as ever, lend an attentive ear. He is comparatively a young man, being only fifty years of age. He commenced life as a schoolmaster, then attained distinction at the bar, has since been Controller of the Treasury of New York, and has represented the State in both Houses of Congress. His views on financial matters are said to be peculiarly clear, and, when called upon last year to explain himself on the great question now at issue in the country, the opinions which he set forth were anything but ultra for, though candidly avowing that he looked on slavery as an evil, he has openly declared, that he considered its pre- sent existence as not a smbject for the legislation of the General Government.—Correspondent of the Times. THE GTORHAM CASE, In the Mofussilite, (India paper) of the 12th instant, appeared the following paragraph in the leading columns The Gorham case, d the Gorham case" (!) In the paper of the 18th, the editor begs the pardon of his readers for the paragraph, (the editor himself is away sick at Simla), and mentions that it was inserted by a reverend contributor, who has for ever hereafter forfeited his confidence THE FREEHOLDERS' MEDAL.—A medal has "been struck at Birmingham to cammemorate the establishment, of Freehold Land Societies. The obverse contains a spirited likeness of the original founder of these societies, enclosed in a handsome chased border, and surrounded with the inscription, James. Taylor, junior, founder of Freehold Land Societies, J 817." The reverse presents a view of a freehold house, the freeholder being busily occupied in the garden, the perspective of which is admirably managed. A scroll, encircling the upper part of the medal bears the iiiscriptioi-i-" Social Improvement, Po- litical Independence J" On the lower side is a bee-hive en- circled with a wreath of flowers, and surmounted with the words, "Freehold Franchise. 1 The medal 'is in design and execution highly creditable to the artist, and deserves the patronage of the public. BALLOON ASCENT ON HORSEBACK.—It is a very long time since Vauxhall-gardens were attended by so large a concourse of people as were assembled last evening, and the great object pf attraction was the extraordinary novelty in aerostation" which had been announced to take place on the occasion, being no less than that the" veteran Green," as he is called, would make an ascent on horseback. At half-past seven o'clock, the time announced for the ascent to take place, the open space devoted to the purpose was thronged with spectators, and their number was far exceeded by those who assembled on Vauxhall-bridge and in the avenues lead- ing to the gardens. Where is the horse ?" was of course the general cry, and every person pushed eagerly forward to the spot where the preparations were in progress. At length a particularly small pony, not larger than an ordinary-sized Newfoundland dog, and weighing no more than 2001bs., was introduced to their view, and several men were soon employed in the operation of strapping him down to the slender frame- work, which had been fixed under the hoop of the balloon. This work was superintended by Mr. Green himself, who evidently did not much relish the experiment in which lie nau embarked. The feet of the little animal were inserted into sockets cut expressly for the purpose, and fixed therein by leathern straps attached to his fetlocks. A handkerchief was then tied over his eyes, whilst his head was rendered motionless by a nape on either side, fastened to the cords which held the balloon. Whilst this process was going on the spectators took an opportunity of expressing their opinions upon the exhibition, and the general impression ap- peared to be, that the act, if not absolutely cruel was supremely ridiculous. Everything being arranged, and the pony being, as was supposed, well secured, the veteran mounted his charger—a feat which he performed by be- striding the animal like a Colossus—and, placing his feet upon the bags of ballast on either side, the balloon rose and immediately afterwards the pony gave a plunge, which ren- dered the position of the aeronaut more perilous than he had anticipated. Mr. Green, however, patted his back, and thus restored him to better humour and in a few moments the man, pony, and balloon were lost to view.-Daily News Aug. 1. REGISTRATION IN AUGUST.—The list of voters for boroughs and counties are now made up, and will be fixed on church and < hapel doors on the first two Sundays of this month. Every person being a £ 10 householder, and having the right to a vote for a city or borough, should examine the list for the parish in which his qualification is situate, in order to see that his own name is properly oa the list. In case of omission, or improper descrip- tion, he should on or before the 25th of August, send in a claim to the overseers, requiring his name to be inserted in the register. It is of scarcely less importance also closely to scrutinise both borough and county lists, with the view to objecting to the names of such persons as may have been inserted who have not the requisite qualification, or who have not given such a description of their name and place of abode, and qualifying property, as the law requires for their easy and proper identification. We shall never advise the making of frivolous or groundless objections but as the law excludes large masses of the people from the exercise of the franchise, we hold that the bona fide honest voter, is justified in protecting himself from those who, for party purposes, fraudently attempt to thrust themselves upon the Hegister, and whose votes at an election may more than neutra- lise his own. Notices of objection, as well as of claim, may be posted, and should be sent, so as to reach the parties for whom they are intended, on or before they 25th of August. The same remarks apply to the list of scot-and-lot voters, freemen, livery- men, and burgesses, only that in the three latter cases the notices have to be sent to the town-clerk of the city or borough instead of the overseer,—Freeholder.