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THE NEWS BUDGET. 1 Abolition of Surrey Turnpikes.-A legisla- tive measure has recently been obtained whereby the turnpikes in the districts south of the Thames will be abolished on the 12th of November next, in like manner as those in the districts north of the river were removed some months since. The gates at Kennington, Wands- worth, Walworth, and all between them and London in that direction, as well as those between Reigate and London and Dartfor1 (New-cross) will come down. On the occasion of the Derby next year the road will be free at the points named. The Dog Nuisance.—Joseph Hawkins, caulker, of Alfred-street, Millwall, was summoned before the magistrate at Thames-street, for suffering an un- muzzled ferocious dog to be at large. One afternoon the dog rushed out upon Timothy Sullivan, a boy who was passing the defendant's house, and bit him severely in the leg, tore his trousers, and caused the blood to flow. The dog also bit other people in the street. The defendant said he was sorry for what his dog had done, and said he would shut him up in future, and offered the lad 53. The magistrate fined the defendant 49s. and costs, the half to go to the com- plainant. Alarm of Fire at the Adelphi Theatre.—On -Sunday morning about half-past six o'clock an alarm was given that the Adelphi Theatre was on fire, and on the arrival of the Chandos-street engines, both steam and manual power, under the superintendence of Mr. Girard, it was found that the flooring of the entrance lobby was burning. ILtppily the damage was confined to the rafters and flooring, which had, it is supposed, been smouldering throughout the night, consequent upon either the burnt end of a cigar or fusee having been thrown down in the passage. Mackerel Fishing at Dover. Some very large take3 of mackerel have fallen to the fishermen of Dover within the last few days, and the fish have been unusually cheap in that town. as many as ten for a shilling being sold.* This iOw price (says a local con- temporary) is now very unusual, the market being rarely overstocked, thanks to the facilities of railway transit. At one time a large catch of fish necessitated a sale at nearly the purchasers' own price; but all this is now changed. The finest fish are packed for the London market before they have been half-an-hour out of th3 water, and large sums are thus realised by the fishermen. Compositors Working on Sunday. The Free Presbytery of Glasgow (says the Edinburgh Review) had a sederunt of several hours on Wednesday, considering the famous case of the Glasgow composi- tor, who was refused church privileges by the kirk- session ofG-orbala for working in a daily newspaper office on Sabbath. The Presbytery, by a majority of 11 to 5. adopted the motion of Dr. Gibson, confirming the judgment of the kirk-session. The amendment was for delay, till the Presbytery should have time to consider the. matter in its relation to the general subject. Mr. Robertson, the compositor, appealed to the Synod. A Fenian Oath. A. Fenian was arrested in Liverpool last week on the charge of robbery. On his person the following oath was found :—" I now, in the presence of Almighty God, solemnly swear allegiance to the Irish Republic, now virtually es- tablished, to take up arms in its defence at a moment's notice; and that I will, to the best of my power, defend its territory and independence; and will im- plicitly obey the commands of my superior officer. So help me God." Lynch Law.—A midale-aged man was observed by some women in Regent'a-park attempting to inde- cently assault a child. He was detained till the arrival of one of the park-keepers, and the child was allowed to go. The park constable, feeling that there was not sufficient evidence to justify his detention, escorted the man, amid hootings and yellings, out of the park. No sooner had he got out of the gates than he was set upon by the women, who tore his coat, broke his hat, and ferociously pulled his beard and hair. When near Marylebone Church a constable came to his assistance and protected him from further violence. Badger Hunting in Devon.—Hitt, an old hunter of Otterton, went out on High Peak, Sid- mouth, badger-hunting on Wednesday night, and succeeded in starting three fine young badgers out of one hole near the spot where Fox the coaStgua-rdsman was attacked by lio less than five of these animals. He immediately laid on several dogs which were with him for the purpose, and being up to the sport, they closely pursued the badgers through the furze and down the precipitous cliffs, and killed all of them. One of them, a young badger, was almost white. Unfortunately, a very valuable dog was lost in the cliff, and it is believed that ha fell over a precipice and was killed by the fall. The Chappuis Libel Case.—At the Central Criminal Court, on Tuesday, Frederick Jacob Pillott was tried for seeking to extort money by threats from Rachel Chappuis. The prisoner and Mr. Chappuis had been on terms of intimacy, but quarrelled, Mr. Chappuis having obtained a verdict against Pillott in the Lord Mayor's Court. The defendant then wrote letters to Mrs. Chappuis demanding the amount of the sum mentioned in the verdict from her, threatening her with exposures of an imaginary character. He was found guilty, and, having also pleaded guilty to a charge of libel arising out of the same case, was sen- tenced to eighteen months' imprisonment. Refusing a Billet—James Clark, landlord of the Sugar Loaf, Backchurch-lane, was charged at Thames- street with refusing to admit a soldier into his house who had been billeted upon him. The defendant's answer was that the soldier came at half-past twelve at night, that the system of billets was done away with, and that he could not be compelled to receive aim..—The magistrate said the defendant was under a great mistake in supposing that the system of billet- ing %as done away with. It was in full force the same as ever, and every licensed victualler was bound to receive a billet at any hour. Fined 40s. and costs. New Mail Communication between Scot- land and Ireland.-The Belfast papers are agitat- ing for a mail service with England and Scotland, by way of Donaghadee and Portpatrick. The latter port is to be finished during the summer, and the Govern- ment are under a pledge To send mails by this route at a fair and reasonable rate. According to the Belfast opinion, the rate offeredistoolow, being only about 4|d. a mile for the carriage of the mails between Carlisle and Belfast,; while the mileage rate paid for the same mail train between Carlisle and London is 3s. 6d. The adoption of the short sea route for the mails would save a day in the course of post, not only to Belfast, but to Ulster generally. From the Altar to the Treadmill.-An ex- traordinary case has been brought before the Easing- wold bench of magistrates. A young bride, named Mary Ann Wells, was charged with stealing a shawl from John Scott. The prisoner had just been married to aP old man, and had apparently repented of the match, and while her husband was temporardy a^nt< had seized the shawl and absconded. Tne pmonor indignantly protested that the shawl was her own. The honeymoon is deferred until the prisoner has served six weeks, hard labour at the Northallerton House of Correction. Suicide by a Boy—A lad, named Hamy Paton, aged fifteen, residing with his mother m Windmul- grove; Croydon, committed suicide under the following circumstances. It appears that whilst taking his tea with his mother, he quarrelled with her on some trivial subject, and rushed in a passion from the room. His mother, thinking he had gone to feed some rabbits, as he was in the habit of doing, took no im- mediate notice of his behaviour; but as, after the lapse of some time, he did not return, search waa made for him, and he was found hanging in the closet. Dr. Rutherford Adams was sent for and arrived soon after wards, but the lad was dead. The deceased had been from his birth subject to fits. Field-lane Ragged Schools.—On a plot of around abutting on Vine-street, Farringdon-road, and Immediately in the rear of the lodging-houses which the Corporation has recently built, after the plan introduced into the City by Alderman Waterlow, the first Voone of a new ragged school-room was on Tuesday JaW by the Earl of Shaftesbury, in the presence of a great many benevolent persona interested in this Charitable and enlightened work of spreading know- ledge among tihe children of the poor. The necessity or another building has arisen from the requirement of the- old premises in Field-lane for the Metropolitan Extension Railway. All passed off in the most satis- factory manner, the ceremony of laying the first stone being 'followed by the twenty-third annual meeting in 1he large school-room, Farringdon-road, under the presidency of the benevolent peer above named. Death of Sir L. WraxhalI, Bart.—A contempo- rary announces the death of Sir Lascelles Wraxhall, Bart., well known for his contributions to the popular literature of the day. He had somewhat recently taken up his residence at Vienna, and was soon afterwards attacked by illness. A few days since hopes were entertained of his recovery; but they have been dis- appointed. On Sunday morning he died. Western Bank of Scotland.—The Judges of the First Division of the Court of Session, have set aside the verdict in favour of Mr. Addie, who claimed from the liquidator of the Western Bank re-payment of his shares, which he had bought from the bank on what he alleged to be false and fraudulent representa- tions. Their lordships did so on the same grounds on which they had set aside a verdict obtained in similar circumstances by Colonel Graham, of Mosknwe, as being contrary to evidence. The question of expenses was reserved. Extorting Money by Intimidation.—The other day a well-dressed man, who gave his name as Mundala de Tempis, called on M. Sa.nna, formerly a member of the Italian Parliament, and presented a letter of introduction; and while M. Sanna's atten- tion was directed to its contents, the stranger drew from his pocket a pistol and a poignard, and ordered the other to sign bills to the amount of 60,000f. M. Sanna, under compulsion, did as he was ordered, and then rose to accompany Mundala to the door, bat on arriving in the passage M. Sanna called for assistance, and after a struggle the other was secured and given up to the military guard. Another Suicide.-An inquest was held on Tuesday at the Bell Tavern, Dean-street, Commer- cial-road, on the body of William Beddon Dance, aged fifty-seven years. The deceased was a brewer's servant, and for a month past had bean put on half- pay, on account of an attack of paralysis of the brain. Last Saturday, in the absence of his wife, he endea- voured to hang himself to a nail over the door, but the cord broke. He then cut his throat, and was found lying dead on the floor. The jury returned a verdict of suicide while in a state of unsound mind. Terrible Accident to a Gymnast.—A very curious trapez eaccident has just occurred in the circus of M. Carre, at Antwerp. One of the clowns spring- ing through the air in the usual way, caught at the transverse bar, which unfortunately broke in two with the shock. The poor gymnast fell heavily, breaking an arm and one of his ribs. To calm the excitement of the audience, the injured man, who had not uttered a cry, returned after a few minutes and showed him- self to the house, but the effort was too great, and on his retiring he fainted. When carried to the hospital he had to undergo amputation of the arm. Suicide of a Clergyman at Dublin. The Dublin Evening Mail of Monday says:—It is our very painful duty to announce the death of the Rev. E. S, Abbott, rector of St. Mary's. The rev. gentle- man, doubtless in a fit of insanity, put an end to his existence to-day about one o'clock by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. The pistol shot took effect in the left temple, and death was instantaneous. The rev. gentleman officiated at Divine service on Sunday, and was in his usual good health when leaving home this morning. It would appear that he went on business to the Bank of Ireland, and en his return seemed to be depressed in spirits. He was questioned as to the cause of the depression, but answered to re- peated interrogatories, "Nothing." A few minutes. afterwards he went to his bedroom, and the report of a pistol-shot was heard through the house. Upon the dressing-table was found a second pistol loaded with ball, so that it would appear that the unfortunate gentleman had determinedly made up his mind to put an end to his existence. Frauds by French Banking Clerks. A young man named Ditiu, formerly a cavalry officer, and until recently a clerk in the Credit Foncier at, Paris, has just been tried in the Court of Assizes of the City, on a charge of defrauding the company of ■ £ 2,400. The fraud was effected in the following man- ner :-A woman named Garin opened a running account at the bank with £44, or 1,100fr. By prefixing a figure 6 to the francs Dieu secured her credit to the amount of -22,444. A few days afterwards she drew out nearly the whole of the fictitious amount, the fraud not being discovered until some months afterwards, at the verification of the accounts. It appears that the woman had been imposed upon by Dieu, and was really ignorant of what she was doing. She was, therefore, not prosecuted. Dieu waa condemned to three years' imprisonment. Of the money stolen, XI,860 was recovered. An accomplice of Dieu, in the same employment, committed suicide to- escape the consequences of detection. Confederate Money.—The following is an ex- tract from a letter dated Savannah, May IS:—" Con- federate money is utterly valueless. In fact, so utterly played out' did they become for bank-note paper, that they printed the same paper three times over. I send you a specimen. It is printed on both sides, as you perceive, as a 5 dols. of one bank; then the paper has been turned and printed the other way as a 5 dols. note; and then over all is printed a fifty cent, or twenty-five cent, note of some little city associa- tion for the purpose of swindling the poor people out of the few dollars they might chance to have left. This stuff, of course, is good for nothing, though I really did meet a stranger to-day, who told me he had paid twenty-five cents for thirty-five dollars." Strange ^Education for a Prince Royal.— It appears, says a correspondent,, that her Majesty the Empress of Austria bad a special reason for taking her children to Isch'l. For some time it has been observed that the Archduke Rudolph, the heir ap- parent to the throne, has lost much of his fresh colour and healthy appearance, but the cause of the change in the child's health was not known to the public until a few days ago. Dr. Lsschner, a- physician in whom tbe Emperor and Empress have great confi- dence, was summoned from Prague, and:, after having carefully examined the little patient,, recommended temporary change of air and a totals change in the system of education. The Archduke, who is not seven years of age, was not long ago taken out of the hands of his aja, or governess, and intrusted to tne> care of General Count Gondreeourt, who lost no time in beginning to give the child such an education &s- would speedily make a man of him." The little boy was practically taught five languages at once and the same time by means of attendants of five different nationalities; he was regularly drilled, and every now and then he was awakened in the night in order that he might learn to have his wits about him. The results of such an absurd system of education were soon ap- parent, and the heir to the Austrian throne is now at Ischl for the benefit of his health. General Count Gondrecourt, who knows how to handle a brigade as well as any man in the service, has got leave of ab- sence, and the chances are that he will soon cease to be ayo, or tutor, to the Emperor's only son. Fatal Accident on the Brighton Railway. -On Saturday Mr. Blag don, coroner for Sussex, held an inquest at the Railway Tavern, Ford, on the body of Francia Kenli, aged twenty-two,, an engine-stoker, in the employ of the London and Brighton Railway Company, who was killed on the previous day. Mr. Inspeector Carpenter, the chief of the company's police, attended to watch the case. Charles Chap- man, an engine-driver, said he left Brighton on the previous afternoon with a train of empty carriages for Portsmouth. The deceased was his fireman. Shortly after leaving Ford station, where they took in water, witness heard the sound of something having been broken under the engine, and he called the attention of deceased to it. The deceased immediately got on to the step of the engine to ascertain what had hap- pened, forgetting that they were nearing the Aran. bridge, passing under which he was knocked off the engine beneath the train, being shockingly mutilated and quite dead when picked up. Edward Johnson, signalman at Arun-bridge, said that, seeing the de- ceased on the step of the engine, and knowing there must be an accident, he put up a signal, but the de. ceased either did not perceive it, or had not time to alter his position, before he came in contact with the bridge, and was knocked off the engine. The jury re- turned a verdict of Accidental Death." Punishing an Editor. The Levant Herald says A cowardly and brutal attack was made afew evenings back on M. Baragnon, the editor of the Journal de Constantinople, in the Rue Sofiali, behind the Russian Consulate. About seven o'clock M. Baragnon was returning home, when, on reaching the gate of the British Literary Institution, a fellow who had, it seems, been dogging him for some distance, suddenly approached and aimed a blow at his head with a heavy bludgeon. Fortunately the stroke took effect not on the crown of the head but cn the brow; the ruffiian followed it up by several others on the shoulders and arms of his victim, tillM. Baragnon was beaten to the ground insensible, when he fled, and has aofc since been discovered. M. Baranon waa aliortly, found by a passer-by, and, having regained conscious- ness, was conducted to his house a few yards off. There is reason to believe that private vengeance was the motive for this dastardly outrage." Fire at Perth.—One fcf the largest fires wmch have occurred in Perth for a great many years, took place on Saturday morning, and resulted in the com- plete destruction of the tannery in Mill-street, belong- ing to Messrs. J. and W. Murdoch. It is understood that the loss by the fire will amount to nearly £ 5,000, which, however, is covered by insurant to the amount of about < £ 4.000. The congregation of the Free West Church worshipped on Sunday in the City-hall. The Bailding Trade at Bradford. The masons' labourers at Bradford have struck work for an advance of wages. A reduction has recently been made in the hours of labour, making the number of hours per week 50t, and the men now seek an advance of Is. per week, making the wages 20s. per week, in- stead of 19s. per week. The master plasterers in that town have recently advanced the operative plasterers 2s. per week (the second advance since 1863, with a reduction of time, also), and the labourers Is. per week. The operative joiners have given notice that they require an advance of wages, and as the notice is just expiring a strike is inevitable, as the principal firms are determined to resist the application. An I advance of wages and a reduction of time were conceded last year. The building trade is very brisk at Brad- ford, and the labour-market has been for some time past exceedingly feverish. General Rosecrans' Visit to Canada.— With reference to the recent visit of General Rose- crans to Canada, which has given rise to some specu- lation, a correspondent of the Montreal Gazette says It was purely a matter of business, to set an example of peaceful industry,' as he expressed himself in his Boston speech. He is connected with the loading men of the Golconda Gold Mining Company, and was visiting the new mining region around Lennoxville with them. He has a good knowledge of mining, and is apparently well up in metallurgy. He expressed himself much gratified with the appearance of the eastern townships, and stated that he would return about the end of the month. We may heartily wel- come such gentlemen to the country." Manure Works,-A copy has been printed for the information of Parliament of a report by Dr. Letheby and Mr. Bazalgette, of the Metropolitan Board of Works, after the inspection of certain manure and chymical works in the neighbourhood of the northern and southern outfalls of the main drainage of the metropolis. The result of their in- spection is that large and very offensive operations are carried on in the neighbourhood of both the northern and southern outfalls; and that the putrid and other vapours emitted from the works are dif- fused into the atmosphere and wafted to a consider- able distance. No precautions whatever are in use to prevent the escape of the noxious effluvia, and it is a question whether the effluvia may not be a serious nuisance to the workpeople who will have to reside at the drainage works. Collision of Two Gentlemen's Carriages.— The Civil Tribunal of the Seine has just given judg- ment in cross actions brought against each other by Count de Segonz-ac and M. Berryer to recover damage's for injuries done to their respective carriages by a collision in the Rue Grenelle St. Germain on the 28th January last. It appeared that as the Count's brougham and M. Berryer's clarence wero passing each other, while going in opposite directions, they ran against each other, and M. Berryer's coachman was thrown from the box to the pavement, and both carriages were more or less injured. Each driver accused the other with being the cause of the acci- dent, and there was no satisfactory evidence which of them was in the right. The Count, thinking himself the aggrieved party, brought an action to recover- 235f. for the damage done to his brougham, to which M. Berryer responded by an action for 91f., the amount of the damage to his clarence. After hearing- counsel, the Tribunal rejected both, demands forj damages, but- condemned Count de Segonzac to pay all the costs. The Cotton Distress Relief 3? and.—A general meeting of the distribution committee of the Lanca- shire Relief Fund was-held in the Mansion-house last week, when a financial statement was read showing that from the first establishment of the fund in April, '1862, the total subscriptions received amounted to 17s. 6d., which had been farther augmented by £ 4,371 12s,.3d. accruing as interest on sums placed with the bankers at call, to ^8528.336 9s. &d. The whole sum remitted to Lancashire amounts to < £ 508,806 3s. lld.; besides which X4 836 ISs. had been granted for emigration purposes, making the total expenditure towards relief X513,642 18s. lid. The I total disbursements from the beginning amount to £ 4.347 15a. Sd., which was mora than covered by the interest above referred to, and the fund was thus managed without the cost of a single shilling from the actual amount subscribed. Some further facts being interest above referred to, and the fund was thus managed without the cost of a single shilling from the actual amount subscribed. Some further facts being stated, the committee adjourned to the 3rd of October. In the meantime the balance of X9,220 odd is to be invested in Government securities. f Naval Prize Money.-Tha. Gazettvgives notice that the distribution of the tonnage bounty, &c., of a j, slave dhow, G, name unknown, captured March 14, 1863, by her Majesty's Ship Ariel, will commence on the 15th inst., at Somerset-house. The shares due to I an individual in the several classes are as follows:— Flag, £ 26 4s. 2d.; commander, £ 62 5s. • 3rd class, < £ 2117s. 5d.; 4th, < £ 14Is. 3d.; 5th, £ 7 ISs. 3d.; 6th, Y,7 Os. 7d.; 7th, X4 13s. 8d.; 8th, C2 6e. lOd.; 9th, 1.;£¡1 lis. 3d,; 10th, 15s. 7d. Notice is also given that a distribution of the bounty and proceeds of a slave dhow, H, captured March 31,1363, by her Majesty's Ship Ariel, will commence on Thursday, the 15th inst., I at Somerset-house. The amount of the respective shares is stated as follows:—Flag, £ 48 4b, 3d.; com- tnander, £ 109 15s. Id.; 3rd class, < £ 37 18s. lOd.; 4th, £ 24 7s. 9d.; 5th, J&3 lis. Id.; 6th, J:12 3s. lOd.; 7th, £ 8 2s.: 7d. 8th, £ 4 Is. 4d.; 9th, < £ 2 14a. 2d.; 10th, £ 1 7s. Id. Child Stealing,—Lily Nelson was charged, at the Southwark Police-court, with stealing Elizabeth- Whitton, a little girl four years and a half old, the daughter of persons residing in Isangton-grove,, Borough. The child was sent out to play with two elder male children, on the 22nd of last month, and; was then taken, away by a woman. Every inquiry was at once made by the police, and hand-bills-were posted up for some miles in, the country. At last the child waa found, at Barnet by a farmer who had read the notice of theft, and the woman was taken into custody when she came to solicit a night's lodging in an outhouse. She denied. stealing. the child, but said it was taken away by a man who, after stealing its clothes, left it to her to take care of. The child was found in a filthy ragged, condition. Committed* for trial. An Area Sneak.—David MCAuliffe, thirty, for- merly a policeman, was charged at Bow-street with committing a burglary at 26, Bedford-place. Mr. Horsford, a gentleman residing in Bedford-plase, was passing No. 26, when he saw the prisoner getting over the area gate with a parcel in his hand. He followed him a long distance, while the prisoner frequently turned round and abused him. At length he saw a constable and called to him, when the prisoner threw the parcel over the enclosure in Bedford-scjuare, and ran off. He was overtaken, and the parcel was found to contain a plated cruet-stand with bottles, which had been stolen from the house in Bedford-place. The prisoner, who had been twice previously convicted, was committed for trial. The Mormons.—A split among the quarrelsome Mormons is not a thing so unusual as to excite special remark (says the New York Times); but a recent oc- currence of the kind seems to be worthy of note. Joseph Smith, the son of the original Joseph, and a recognised high leader in the polygamous community, has become a convert to monogamy, and makes a dead set against the great Brigham Young. Joseph quotes hi3 father and the Book of Mormon to show that both inculcate the doctrine that one wife-at a time—and no concubines, is the teaching of those re- g cognised heads of the church. Joseph also makes a point rather indirectly against the loyalty of Brig- ham Young. That is a weak point, we think, with Brigham; but now that the rebellion is over the matter is of little consequence. The Roupell Forgeries.—The Roupell forgeries, says the Pall Mall Gazette, are to be revived at the approaching assizes at Chelmsford. The case to be tried was originally brought to recover an estate near Romford, Mr. Roupell, the heir-at-law, being the plaintiff. He sought to reeover the property on the ground that a deed of gift, under which the estate had been conveyed to William Roupell during the lifetime of his father, was a forgery. William Roupell, formerly M.P. for Lambeth, will be put inthewitnese- box, as he was on a previous occasion, to prove the forgery. The property in question amounts to about X300,000, and the point raised is whether the late M.P. is telling the truth or not when he says the signature is a forgery. If the plaintiff should obtain a verdict in his favour, the necessary result will be that the whole of the vast property made away with by Mr. Roupell will revert to his family, and those who have paid their money for it will lose it. The Trinity Corporation.—The 12th of June being Trinity Monday, the elder brethren of the Trinity Corporation and the various officers proceeded in the forenoon in procession from the Trinity-house, Tower-hill, to St. Olave's Church, Hart-street, where Divine service was performed. On the return of the brethren to the Trinity-house the annual general court was held, when Vicount Palmerston was re-elected master of the honourable corporation, and Captain Pigott deputy-master. Warfare in America.-General Heath, of the Federal army, thus reports the fate of some guerillas, who recently attacked and plundered a body of Fede- ral officers, near Fayetteville, North Carolina :-Capt. O'Shea, with picked men, took their trail, following day and night, and at two o'clock a.m., 18th inst., came up with their camp on the border of South Carolina. He surrounded their camp. The guerillas were desperate characters, fought hotly, and asked no quarter. Not one of their number escaped the penalty of their crimes, and on their bodies and in their camp Captain O'Shea found the whole of the money, watches, and other property talon from the men and officers. Fatal Accident at the Grosvenor Hotel. -An accident, unfortunately attended with serious consequences, occurred at the Giosvenor Hotel, Vic- toria Station, Pimlico, on Monday evening. The beam which suspended the machinery o the lift gave way —the ascending room, with the )ersons in it, was precipitated to the bottom. One o! the porters of the establishment was killed by the counterweight falling on him, and a gentleman's servant had his leg frac- tured. The other occupants of the lift escaped with slight injuries. The Suicide at an Inn--An inquest was held in North-road, Highgate, on the bodj of an unfortu- nate man who committed suicide by cittinghis throat with a razor in the Castle Inn on the previous night. The body was identified as that of Frederick Smart, a porter lately in the service of a firm in Oheapside and a disagreement with his wife was statel as the only obvious cause of the act. The jury found that de- ceased had committed self-destruction, but left the state of his mind at the time a/a open question. Suicide on the Crystal Palace Railway.— On Monday afternoon, shortly after thrie o'clock, a respectably-attired young man, suppostd to be a foreigner, committed suicide in a first-cfess carriage of a train from Victoria station, while it vas passing through' the tunnel under the Crystal Palace, by shooting himself through the- head wh a small pocket pistol. He wore a light overcoat, ind was ap- parently about twenty-one years of are-. In his waistcoat pocket were found some shot End percus- sion caps, and in his coat pocket a po-rder flask. Several letters, one addressed to a younj lady, and papers were found upon him, and on OIl) envelope was written in pencil, "Put me down 01 the New Cross platform," meaning, no doubt, that he wished his body to be left at that station. He hid also in his possession the half of a return ticket fron Victoria station to London.. From some of the papers which were found upon him, it is believed that hehad some relatives or friends living in the neighbourhood of New Cross. The body was removed to-a neighbouring tavern to await an inquest. Death of Sir John ]!Iaxwell. -rhifi hon. baronet died at the Mansion-house of Poloc. The deceased had been in delicate health for some time past. A few weeks ago he became illj hit he re- covered, and his friends believed regained lis wonted strength. Last week, however, he was siized with. cold, which developezl- into a form of influeiza fever., J He became gradually worse, and expired. Sir John, who was the eighth baronet, was born in .792. He was educated at Westminster, and Chris Church, Oxford, represented Banfrewshiro in Parliament from 1826 to 18PI, and Lanarkshire from 1832 to.837. H& married, in 1839, Lady Matilda Harris Bruce, daughter of the seventh Earl of Elgin, and it 1844, on the death of his father, succeeded to the fitnily title and estates, and for many years held the office of Deputy-Lieutenant for the counties of Be frow and Lanark. Sir John leaves no family, and hisnephew Mr. William Stirling, of Kier, M.P., success to his. estates. A Wholesale Murderer.—A murder.,attended with singular circumstances, was recently cmmitted 1 at Annonay (Arrleche). in the middle of MayMadame Dorel, the wife of a coffee-house keeper, afer a mo- mentary absence, returned to the coffee-r om with II one hand on her heart and the other on he mouth, from which blood was gushing, and fell deal in the presence of four persons who were taking refresh- ments. It was supposed that she had diedfrom an haemorrhage to which she was subject, andshe was buried the next day. The same night a.1Ian was. arrested in the town on a charge of vagmcy, and after he had been in prison some ten days he confessed he had murdered Madame Dorel, because she slrprised him in the act of robbing bar room. He alsi stated that he had committed five-other murders. Tie body of Madame Dorel was in consequence exhurajd, and she was found to have. been stabbed in the breast near the heart. The prisoner was reeogn^ed by persons saw him enter Dorel'3 house, "(e is a young man, about twenty years of age, but he has already been condensed twelve times for arions offences. Miss Constance Kent and her Morsej—The following letter has been written by Mr. I{e;,s so. licitor to the Times, He says: My attentiqi has been called to certain statements, speeches, and atters in the public papers, impunging the conduct ,f the Rev. A. Dt Warner in regard to the money deputed by Constance Kent in, the poor-box of Str,Mary'k Hos. pital, Brighton. I:a common fairness to Mr. Winner, I think I ought to-say that there is no foundatici for the accusations which have been made against bin on this ground. When. Mr, Wagner attanded at Trow- bridge, upon the occasion of Miss Kent's commitnent, he informed me, as the solicitor appearing on b-ehaf of the family of tie self-accused, that a large suii of money had been deposited in the hospital box, and hat he believed it had been placed there by Miss Ken1 I told him that I was aware of the fact and requeued him to take charge of the amount until its applicaion should be determined on, which he promised to do, md he subsequently paid the amount to Mr. Kent's oler for the defence and benefit of hia daughter. J[r. Wagner has never manifested any desire to retainitis money for St. Paul's Church or St. Mary's Hospi\l, but, on the contrary, has from the first expressed ,is anxiety that it should be used for the benefit of Miss Kent and be at the disposal of her family. I belie-e that after my interview with him, Mr. Wagner applied to the Home Secretary for his authority or sanction fa* such a disposal of the money, but failing to. obtain aiy official interference 'respecting' its application, he as- sumed the responsibility of handing it over to Mi Kent. A Coming Star.—Miss Kate Gordon's grant evening concert took place on Tuesday evening it, Willis's Rooms, St. James's. The concert being given under most distinguished patronage, the rooms were crowded to overflowing by a fashionable audience. The programme, which is an unusually attractive one, was most efficiently carried out. The performance commenced with Mozart's quartet in G minor-piano- forte, Miss Kate Gordon; violin, Herr Pallitzer; viola, H. Webb; and violoncello, Herr Lidel. Mrs. Howard Paul, Mr. Frank Eimone, Mr. Weiss, and other well- known "vocalists, sang with their accustomed talent, and were well received and applauded. One could J* i. k°W6ver> thit the audience had assembled to hear the exquisite performances of Miss Kate Gordon on the piano-forte. The reputation which this young lady has won for herself since her debut last season more than surpassed general expec- tation by her extraordinary display of talent on this occasion. There is a style and brilliancy, together with a correctness in her playing, which places her at once in the highest rank of the profession. Her perform- ance of The Fantasia for the left hand, introducing the "Last Rose of Summer," and God Save the Queen," wa admirable, and the piano-forte solo from Faust brought down thunders of applause. The con- cert was in every sense a complete success, and Miss Gordon is a welcome accession to our musical ranks. Effects ofnapoleon's Visit to Algeria.—The visit of the Emperor Napoleon to Algeria is expected to give a great stimulus to the agriculture of that colony. Among the fetes at which the Emperor assisted, one of the finest was that held by the Blidah Agricultural Society at Boaffariok. The animoilai t products, and implements, and the state of the country generally appeared to denote 9, prosperous state of agriculture. This year the cultivation of flax occupies 3,400 acres in the plain of the Mitidja. The prize for the best directed agricultural working in the arrondisse- ment of Blidah was awarded to M. Maurice de Fronclieu, agriculturist, of the Ben Salah farm. The Emperor "decorated" M. de Fronclieu with his own hands.



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