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THE GENERAL ELECTION. 1

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-=- THE NEWS BUDGET. The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.—Lord and Lady Wodehouse recently paid a visit to Adare Manor, the residence of the Right Hon. the Earl of Dunraven, Lord, Lieutenant of the county. They arrived at Adare about five minutes past seven o'clock, and were conveyed to the mansion of the lord of the soil in a close carriage. The platform on the railway station was thronged with ladies and gentlemen, and the arrival of the train was greeted with the most enthusiastic cheering. On the road through the village the reception was equally flattering, and during the evening the rejoicings of the inhabitants knew no bounds. 'At the manor their Excellencies received a hearty welcome. Murderous Assault.Ai; the Brentford Town- hall on Saturday, John Burke, a labourer, was charged with violently assaulting Patrick Driscoll, a fellow- labourer, on the Baker's close, Isle worth, on the 14th of June. Some words took place between the two men while they were hoeing a field of peas, and the prisoner struck Driscoll on the head with his hoe several times, till he was nearly killed, and then he made off. The wounded man has since recovered suf- ficiently to give evidence. The prisoner was com- mitted for trial. Writing a Libel.-Mr. Smiles, the secretary of the South-Eastern Railway, was the plaintiff in an action for libel tried in the Court of Fixchequer;the other day. Mr. J. J. Hamilton, who had been pro- ceeded against by the directors of the South-Eastern Railway previously for libel, had written to the Times letters in which he charged Mr. Smiles with perjury and malappropriation of money.—-When the case was called on counsel for the defendant offered a, complete withdrawal of the charges which had been made. After some discussion the apology was accepted, and a verdict for X250 damages entered for the plaintiff. The Last Scene in'the Bow Tragedy.—On Sunday afternoon the funeral took- place of Thomas Robinson, who committed suicide the previous Wed- nesday night ,in the Tredegar-road, after shooting Lewis, and attempting the life of his wife. A hearse accompanied by a mourning coach conveyed the body from the deadhouse at Bow Church to the Tower Hamlets Cemetery. A procession ,6f the United Riggers Society followed. The interment took place in the usual way. The sama afternoon the wife of the deceased and other persona visited the jnan Lewis in the London Hospital, and he was considered to be improving. Tne Gruel Treatment of a Young Woman at Wincisor.-At the General Quarter Sessions for the borough of Windsor, held at the Town-hall, before Mr. Recorder Skinner, William Adolphus Robarfcs, the landlord of the Prince of Wales Tavern, Church-street, Windsor, who was committed on the charge of seriously injuring the young woman Adelaide Dunton, his barmaid, was brought up for trial. The peculiar circumstances of the case must be so fresh in the minds of our readers that a detailed report will be un- necessary. The hall was thronged by the inhabitanta, anxious to hear the final decision in the matter. The prisoner was ably defended, but was ultimately found guilty, after a patient hearing on both sides, and sentenced to eighteen calendar months' imprisonment. National Freedmen's Relief Association.— Lord Brougham has given-the following recommenda- tion in furtherance of the movement on behalf of the emancipated slaves of the United States: I heartily recommend to the sympathy of my countrymen the cause of the freed people of 'the United States, and sincerely desire 'entire success to the efforts now made to educate them for the freedom to which the nation has called them. (Signed) BROUGHAM. June 29, 1865." The object of the society is to provide for the urgent necessities of the great multitude of slaves who have recently and suddenly been set free. Testimonies to the value and necessity of the efforts now in pro- gress on behalf of the emancipated slaves have been also given by many of the most distinguished public S en in America. A New Stealner.-Atnon-- -the arrivals in the Victoria Docks is the new iron screw steamship El Rahmanieh, from Hartlepool. She has been built by Messrs. Richardson, Back, and Co., at'Stockton-on- Tees, and fitted out for his Highness the Viceroy of Egypt under the superintendence of the Peninsular and Oriental Company. Her extreme length is 284 feet; beam, 34 feet; depth to spar deck, 2G feet; ton- nage, old measurement, 1,524; gross, new measure- ment, 1,688. She has accommodation for 40 first and 30 second class passengers. Her engines are direct acting surface condensing, of 300 horse power, built by Messrs. J. Richardson and Sons, of Hartlepool. Daring her ran from Hartlepool to Gravesend, with a boiler pressure of 25 lb., and an indicated power of 1,200 horses, she maintained an average speed of lli knots, the engines never having been slowed during the whole distance. Her mean draught was 26 feet, and displacement 2,445 tons. Assault by a Female. Georgina Freeman, 184, New North-road, Islington, was summoned before the magistrate at Clerkenwell for having unlawfully assaulted and beaten Caroline Goddin. The com- plainant, on the 21st ult., went to 184, New North- road, to see a Mr. Taylor, a surgical instrument maker on business. When she had transacted her business, and was leaving the house, the defendant, who was 1 with Mr. Taylor, opened the door, and asked her who and what she was, then struck her a violent blow in the face, and shut the door. It was stated that the defendant was living wlth Taylor under a mutual agreement, and that Mr. Taylor was to marry her as soon as his wife died. The defendant, who was rude and violent iii her conduct, and repeatedly told to behave properly, was fined Y,2 10s., or one month's imprisonment. On hearing this decision, she became more violent and struck two of the officers of the court. A Correggio.-—Messrs. George Rowney and Co., the fine art publishers, of 29, Oxford-street, are now exhibiting, in their show-room,one of the finest original pictures that has ever been produced. It is 'a I I Mag- dalene," by Correggio. The features of the penitent are so lifelike, that the beholder is absolutely entranced. In which ever direction the picture is viewed new beauties are discernible, till it grows upon you in a bewitching manner, and you have an absolute regard for poor Magdalene, and would fain shake her by the hand, and sympathise with her woe. Anobleman is said to have retained this picture in his possession for fifty years, silently worshipping it all the time. At the noble- man's death it fell into the hands of John Godfrey, Esq., solicitor, of Liverpool. We trust that the committee appointed to select rare specimens of art for the nation will not lose the opportunity of getting possession of this gem. It has been painful to find the works of old masters going from hence to the Continent where they have been cherished, whilst here they have been ne- glected. The trustees of the National Gallery will not be doing their duty unless they purchase this ires specimen of Art.