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EPITOME OF NEWS. Three or four English judges are reported as about to retire-two of them to receive peerages. Mr. Fowler, the great railway engineer, has given £ 75,000 for two farms of 40,000 acres in Ross-shire. The French squadron is expected at Plymouth on the 17th inst. It is said that a horse in Birmingham has died from fright at seeing a camel. The liabilities of the Hon. Richard Bethell are said to be as much as £25,000. Leamington proposes to do what at least every county town ought to do-establish a public museum. The "Italia" of Naples of the 26i;h ult. states that Vesuvius again menaces an eruption. Flames are seen to issue from the principal summit every night. Brazil wantEl a new loan from England, and therefore now encourages a friendship with this country, that she may obtain our money. The estate of Lord Henry Gordon, described as a tobacco merchant when he became a bankrupt, will pay very soon a first dividend of 12s. 6d. The negroes of Fortress Monroe and Norfolk Va., have sent a magnificent sword, valued at 750 dollars, to General Butler, formerly of the United States Army. A man who was hart by stopping the runaway horses in the carriage of Baron'Nathaniel de Rothschild, in Paris, claimed 10,000 francs damages; the tribunal has just awarded him 5,000 francs. The Paris Charivari believes that Mr. Tennyson is about to celebrate by an ode the long life of the English Premier, and his great love_ his love of office. Not a bad French hit at an English subject." Though the rumour that Sir Charles Wood is to have a Peerage has been denied, it is thought that the honour is designed for him in company with Lord Lyveden, Lord Taunton, Lord Monteagle, and other Whig Peers. There is a rumour, whether true or not we can- not say, that her Imperial Majesty the Empress of Austria, will spend a portion of the next winter in Torquay, for the benefit of her health. Lord Arthur Edwin Hill-Trevor, G.M., of Antrim, has published a circular, reminding the Orangemen of that county of the advice of the Grand Lodge of Ireland to abstain from publicly celebrating the July anniversaries. Mrs. Siddon, the wife of an undertaker, while sitting on the grass at a pic-nic in Epping Forest, was bitten on the lower part of her person and died the following morning. The Right Rev. Dr. Manning, the now Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, has arrived with his suite at the Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, on his way to Rome. Invitations will be shortly issued through the French and English newspapers to the English to go to Paris on the 15th of August, for the grandfgtes-at their own expense, of course. A man has recently been sent to prison at Leeds for attempting to brush his chimney by pushing a dog and cat down it from the top. The dog remained in the chimney for four hours. The Australian mail, which has just reached London, via Marseilles, left Sydney, New South Wales, on April 22, and Melbourne on the 26th of the same month. The mail which left Australia in May will be due in London on the 13th inst. A little girl named Brailand, eight years of age, has just died from hydrophobia in the London Hospital, after much suffering. She had been bitten in the leg a month ago by a strange dog, and had since then been under the most watchful medical attendance. Last week the House of Commons voted an in- crease of salary of P,300 a year to each of the English eounty judges. Their salaries now range from 41,500 to £1,800 a year, and afford a marked contrast to those of our hard-worked and poorly remunerated resident sheriffs. A subscription, limited to twenty centimes for each subscriber, has been opened in Italy to present Gari- baldi a gold medal, bearing this inscription :—" To Joseph Garibaldi, from the people who do not forget." At Turin there are already 20,000 subscribers. A French physician named Boisson has dis- covered that a vapour bath at 93 degrees P., and gradually reductd, is a certain cure for hydrophebia. The bath is to be taken d la Busse for seven da; s. He affirms he has thus treated eighty patients, some of the cases very bad, and never lost one. At a wedding of a burgomaster in a village of Upper Austria last week, all the relations of the bride and bridegroom were entertained for three days of uninter- rupted festivity. The bill of fare includes forty-eight oxen, forty-six pigs and sheep, sixty-seven calves, and several hundred gallons of wine. The paper-makers of Russia seem to be in a happier frame of mind than their brethren in England. They have just had a grand dinner to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the founding of the paper mills at St. Peters- burg. The dinner table was covered with a huge sheet of paper instead of a table-cloth. Small change is so scarce in Georgia, says a cor- respondent of a London paper, that eggs are being used as currency. Fancy travelling a long distance by rail with this small change in one's pocket, and the issue of a doze with a restless dream. It is to be hoped no bad money of this kind will be passed during the elections here, as it might be construed as corruption. It is stated that the building for the Paris Exhibi. tion of 1867, which is to be erected in the Champs de Mars, is to stand for three years there, and is then to be demolished. Those who condemn this proposal urge that to spend a million sterling on a building- that is not meant to be per- manent is a waste of money. There is now (at Henllys, Anglesey, the beautiful seat of Mr. Hampton Lewis) a red aloe coming into blossom nine feet high, and growing from two and a-half to three inches per night. The plant is known to be from seventy- five to eighty years of age. The gardens and grounds are open to the public. A beautiful variety of the common starling was shot the other day, near Birmingham, out of a large flock of these birds. The individual in question seems to have been the only one in a milk-whil e plumage. The bird was killed on land belonging to Mr. Simons, at Saltley, and has been preserved. By the system of compound interest for twenty-one years which the late Marchioness of London- derry has planned for the investment of the heavy sums left to her family, it is computed that the next Earl Vane will find himself one of the richest men in England, let the second be sought for at that time where he may. We regret to state, says a Maltese paper, that Captain Gardner, 1st Battalion, 22nd Regiment, while rid- ing from St. Georse's Bay, Malta, towards Misida, at half- past one in the morning of Wednesday, June 21, fell from his horse, causing concussion of the brain and other severe injuries. He was conveyed to the Civil Hospital, where he i lies in a very precarious state, but was doing well on the 24th June. A few days aso, says the Canada Farmer, a cow belonging to Mr. Walmsley, residing on Yonge St., near Toronto, died from having attempted to swallow a piece of steel hoop, about ten inches long, which had formed part of a lady's crinoline. The curved form of the steel prevented it from descending the gullet, where it lodged, and inflam- mation having ensued, death was the result. The Khan of Bhawulpore is so much afraid of being poisoned by some of his loyal subjects that he causes the water which he drmks to be brought from the confluence of the Indus and tue bntlej rivers in small chatties with the orifice hermetically closed and sealed with his seal. He takes no food without first compelling his attendants to partake of it in his presence. The polling for Sheriffs of London, which had lasted seven days, terminated on Saturday at Guildhall in the return of Mr. Alderman Gibbons and Mr. James Figgins, a member of the Common Council, hy a considerable majority. At the final close of Ae poll the numbers were— for Mr. Alderman Gibbons, 886; Mr. Flggms, 777. Mr. Bennett, 581; Mr. Alderman Stone, 8i; Mr. Alderman Waterlow, 54. The ''Army and Navy Gazette" says that the magistrates of the county pf Gloucester have elected Captain Henry Christian (1863), of the Royal Navy, to be their Chief Constable, at a salary of £ 580 per annum, over seventy-one applicants, consisting' of officers of the army and many practical civilians. Captain Christian was formerly attached to the feoyal yacht, but as he saw no chance of employment for the next four years, he has accepted the very handsome offer now made to him. About L170 worth of property in ginghams and indigo was recently stolen from the mill of Messrs. Mitchell, of Stockport. Part of the property has been re- covered by the Manchester detectives in Newtown, and Thomas Batty, marine store dealer, has been apprehended on the charge of dealing with it. Another man, suspected of being implicated in the robbery, is also in custody in Stockport. The annual contest on the church-rate question has now become an institution at Burythorpe, on the York- shire Wolds. At a reeent vestry meeting, the Rev. Mr. Walker, the vicar, proposed, and Mr. Jennings, a church. warden, seconded the levying of a rate of ltd. in the pound. This was opposed, and W. Preston, Esq., of Burythorpe- house (lord of tue manor), demanded a poll, when a majority of twenty-three appeared against the rate. Only a moderate supply of trawl-fish have been brought to market during the last few days at Lowe. stoft. The mackerel nshery has improved, and some of the boats engaged in the Midsummer herring voyage have also been tolerably fortunate. The deliveries of mackerel at Great Yarmouth have been somewhat smaller of late. Prices for fresh tish have ranged from 26s. to 32s. per 100. Sir John Walaham, Bart., has consented to become a patron of the National Society for the Protection of Young Girls. He has also given a life subscription of five guineas to the general purposes of the society, and ;£10 towards the payment of the remainder of the purchase money of the society's freehold estate at Woodhou se, Wanstead. An inquest has been held in Hoxton Old Town, re- specting the suicide of John Webster, aged thirty-nine years, who had recently exhibited mental derangement owing to the loss of his wife, drinking to excess, &c. On Saturday he got head foremost into a water butt, and was quite dead when taken out. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide while of unsound mind." The "patrons" of an establishment at Camden- town have been informed by placards that it will be closed every Thursday at two o'clock during the months of July and August, for the recreation of the employed." Thomas Jones, a labourer, who is charged with having poisoned his wife and thrown his child into the river at Woolwich, has been brought before Mr. Traill, the police magistrate. The evidence given before the coroner was re- peated; bat, as the chemists have not yet made their re- port as to the presence or absence of poison in the body of the wife, the prisoner was remanded. During the past week the visitors to the South Kensington Museum have been as follows:-On Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, free days, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 12,670. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students' days (admission to the public, 6d.) open from 10 a m. to 6 p.m., 3,286. Total, 15,956. From the opening of the museum, 5,388,349. The foundation stone of the new English Pro- testant Church of St. Peter's, at Chantilly, was laid a few days ago. The Scotch Court of Sessions have refused leave to the proprietors of the Saturday Revietv to appeal to the House of Lords against the recent judgment sustain- ing the jurisdiction of the Court in the action of damages for slander brought against them at the instance of Mrs. Yelverton. Throughout the Ciiy of London the policemen on duty have recently appeared in their new head gear. It is similar in shape and appearance to that recently intro- duced into the metropolitan force. It is helmet shaped, has in front a small circular plate, with the number of the sergeant or constable enclosed in a garter, upon which ap- pears in brass metal the words, "City of London Police."

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