TEE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH EXPE- DITION. Telegrams from Thursday up till Monday have an- nounced the continued total loss of insulation in the cable, at "a distance of 1,250 miles from Yalentia. The fotlevring correspondence on the subject will be read with interest. Mr. 8award, the Seoretary of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, has forwarded to fhedaily press the follow- ing com mnnication .-— From Mr. Graves, Valentia, dated Friday, 12.35 p.m Shore tests for neither insulation nor conductivity, and his instructions do not permit him to do so. All Great Britain troubled last two days with earth cur- rants, equal in some places, to eighty cells. Between Amsterdam and Berlin equal to upwards of seventy Bella; westward from here .equal to upwards of 100 'sells. Not so strong this morning, but still greater than signalling power. Anxiously awaiting their caseation to learn state of affairs. VALENTIA, FRIDAY, AT 1.40 P.M. lest taken for .conductivity. Result shows accident cable. Total loss of insulation or dead earth. 1,250 miles from Valentia. r, Glaisher, of the Eoyal Observatory, brought thig morming the accompanying important letter from the Astronomer feoyalin relation with the stoppage of 6e signals from the Great Eastern. Mr. Glaisher also laid before the directors the photo- graph sheets of the Magnetic Observatory, showing a nmwnetio.,st-orm greater in-force than has occurred for Many years, commenced on We-anesday, the 2nd inst., that being the -time, almost to an instant, at which the signals from the Great Eastern became unintel- ligible. 'Mr. Glaisher thinks it probable that the storm, though very much abated, has not yet so ceased as to Allow the feebfla earrent used in signalling through the cable, to be manifested at Valentia. -I am, &c., GEO. SAWAKD.
oo OF VKOM ASTRONOMER ROYAL. Dear Sir)--im -tfferenoe to the reported interruption tf communication through the Atlantic Telegraph, On Wednesday, Augttt2,at noon, as is shown by ftr photographic records, a magnetic storm com- Th-eed, which tose to great violence in the course of Wednesday night, and was at its height from five a.m. on the morning of Thursday, August 3, to the noon ef Thursday. ItdeOlined slowly to eleven p.m. on Taarsddy, and more rapidly io seven a.m. this morn- ling (Friday), Aagost 4. At present, eleven aun., the storm has geueralfyabated. The magnetic storm has been -one of the most violent—in some respects the most violent-I have ever known. Throughout the storm the spon- taneous -earth currents 'have been very strong, and ehangmg most rapidly. The actions of the earth current galvanometers have in consequence been ao rapid that in 'general they have left no trace on the photographic Sheets. From Wednesday, Angust -2, at noon, to i2 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 4) the reoord tram oar Croydon wire is in consequence-of this rapid motion entirely lost. The record from owr Dartford wire is lost generally, but occasionally some traces are visible. If the magnetic •currents in the Atlantic are at all comparable in violence to these in England it isim. possible t&afc any record can have been made by the Atlantic telegraph though it be in perfect order. Perhaps you will hwa the goodness instantly to communicate or publish this in the quarters in which you think it will be most useful.—I am, dear Six, faith- fully yours, G. B. AIRY. Eoyal Observatory, ^Greenwich, August 4.
MURDER M THE HIGH SEAS. At the Bristol ,Police-court, before Mr. Alderman Barrow, Terence Uagaidy, second mate of the British barque RoWeni, of Yarmouth, was charged under a warrant signed by A. W. D'Costa, Vice-Consul at Matanzas, with the murder of Louis Miller, a seaman, on the 24th of May last, while on a voyage from Phila- delphia to the Thames. Captain Cox, master of the fiowena, deposed that the prisoner had been on board his ship as second mate. Louis Miller, the deceased, was from Bretaen. Trom what witness had been told he was iiMuced to go on deck on the day in question, and he saw Miller nearly dead. He west to jprofeare some medicine for him, but before 11isreturnhe was dead. The prisoner ^as standing by, and lte 'had him put in *Ms. Itobart-Connor, a man of colour, was also Stabbed in the eloulder. tve.tofta two knives on fleck, whitih be believed were the weapons used. lldberfc CJonndr deposed to hearing the prisoner tell Miller to do something, but the latter grumbled. He dW ntrt hear what was said o. either side. A scuffle ensoed, w&en the prisoner said, "Thronr yonr knife overboard." MSler thereupon laid down his knife, fed the prisoner also put down his. The accused struck the deceased several times, and then took up the knife and stabbed him. The prisoner, who had nothing to say in defence, was then remanded till Monday, and the witnesses were bound over in their own recognizances of £ 109 to appear and give evidence fcgdinsfrliii*.
PuwfgffxLVT, OF REBEL LEASEES. Tfefe KsT-.THanry Ward Beeoheivas a representative of 'his, party, writes thus upon the crime and, oon, sequences of treason:— "Irdoaot knowef any crime that is greater than the Crime of treason against auon a, Government as owb and I hold that every man that has been a principal actor, a voluntary managing head of any! sort, in the late rebellion, and has continued to be Such to the last, not only is guilty of treason, but has earned most abundantly the extreme penalties of the law, Atod ef aU Southern men I do not know of any that I thiek worse of than Jeff, Davis. -Of course I am liable to be-blinded; and if I had found that all the Sou tlx loved him, and the North hated him, I should have said that we were controlled by the in- fiuenoe oar class; but I found that he was disliked by the Southern people even more than by the Northern people. I did ndt find a man that did him reverence but I found a great many men that de- amadeahim. They went further than I could go in discrediting liis ability, for X t'hink he has shown much ability. But it seems to me that he has been the worst. man, the waost deliberated bad -man that the South haa produced. He has been a man of fanaticism, and I of that kind of fanaticism that largely involves the nialig-nt okment. lbelieve theta was noinjustil19, no cf ueltj, and no scope of cruelty, and no persistence in it, which he was not capable of, if it was the only j way to carry his-end. He Was one of those men that coolly violate ev(»y prinoiple of Morality for the sake' of succeeding m their purposes. And I egàrd him as j the master criminal. I "Now, when he, with all the other chief rebels, are arrested and tried, it it oaa be shown that he has been oonnected with the atrocio as conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln, I know of no reason why he should not give his life from the gallows, jaat as every other murderer does. If when the facta in the case are? brought to light it is determined that he has had a iandm this nefarious plot I shall notna ve a word to say, I and there will not be a word to be said at home 01, abroad, against his execution. But it he is convietad 1 only of having headed this rebellion, in other words, if hia offence is a political offence, I believe that he should "be tried for his life, that he should be eon- Seamed to death, and ihat then his sentence should be commuted to disfranchisement and banishment for. the rest of hiS daye. Sp'fttr as these men are concerned, we should not hang them for the sake of their reformation. And if we wish to produce a moral impression on the com- inanity, that is already produced to a degree that no; iaagiag can e(jual,r parallel, or augment in the slightest jWifin there is another consideration. The public ^emtinrtnt■ of Europe is against political executions,, for m Eutope political offenders have for the[most part; been men that have sought to ameliorate the oondition of the masses; end the common people have come to; fed that political executions mean the infliction, by at despotic government, of, punishment upon men that: have attempted to inaugurate greater freedom. "You may Bay, They do not understand the case. fto, Bieydo uot. JTou may say, Politioal offenoesl here are not like politaoal offences in Europe; political offences under a Republican government are not like! political offences under a monarchical government.; hat is true; but they do not see it, and cannot at> once be made to see it; iind the effect of. executing" the chief traitors in this country will be to produce) the feeling in Europe that Republics are cruel. I "The three charges against republics are, first, that.5 they are lawless; second, that they are insecure; and' third, that they are cruel. Bat we have shown tha; world that, instead of being lawless, they are law-' worshippers. We have shown through four years of terrific convulsion that property in them is secure. Never has this been more completely vindicated than in the subscription of forty millions a day to the national loan upon the heels of a four years' war. And I want my nation to stand up and defeat the third slander that is made agaiiastus, that, in the day of our triumph we are cruel, and to say, We are not only the most law-abiding and the most steadfast people in the world, but we are the most temperate, the most magnanimous, the most forbearing in the hour of our trial.' "I would withhold capital punishment from these offenders, then, not because they do not deserve capi- tal punishment, but because its infliction is not de- manded, and because it would create an injurious impression in Europe. I say, take a step of modera- tion in the direction of humanity, because it will be understood to the advantage of free government all the world over."
THE LATE BRTJGKNEL SCANDAL CASE AND THE BISHOP OF OXFORD. Mrs. Barber. the wife of the defendant, has sent a letter to the Bishop of Oxford, in which she says: "My Lord,—I make no apology for thus addressing your lordship, because I take it for granted that you will make all propet allowance for the feelings of a lady and a wife, which have been deeply wounded by the publication of your lordship's very equivocal and extraordinary lettef to Mr. Howes. Equivocal, because, if your lordship really believes him wholly innocent, and of whose innocence you have not the faintest shadow of a doubt,' why does your lordship allow so excellent a servant of the church to go out oj your diocese when surely some place might be found where his 'real purity of life would be at once appre- ciated,' without transferring him to the Bishop of London ? Then it ia extraordinary as having imputed to my husband and all hia witnesses the crime of per- jury, when your lordship knows nothing of him, has not made any inquiry of him, or taken the trouble to ascer- tain what character he bears. Though he is only a farmer (and therefore belongs to that honest class of Englishmen who are not generally addicted to perjury and slander), I believe your lordship would have found that it would have borne the strictest investigation but it appears that your lordship has taken it for granted that Mr. Howes must be infallible because he is upheld by those of hia own order, whose interestlit is to professi to believe that so great a scandal could not be on their cloth. I thank God that your lord- ship's opinion is not concurred in by the generality of people ill this neighbourhood, and which* they have fully evinced by the generous and kind assistance they have rendered Mr. Barber in subscribing to pay his bill of costs. I trust to your lordship's Christian feeling for a reply which will do Mr. Barber justice." Mrs. Barber has received the following reply:—" Ox- ford, 3rd August, 1865.—Madam,—I am instructed by the Bishop of Oxford, in reply to your letter of the 31st July-to state to you that his lordship has not charged Mr. Barber with perjury, and to suggest that Mr. Howes' innocenee is as compatible with mistake as with wilful perjury on the part of his accusers. On the other subjects of your letter his lordship decKntea to onter.-I have the honotir to be, madam, your faithful servant, JOHN M. DAVENPORT.
BOAT-RACE FOB THE CHAMPIONSHIPt The long-looked-for soullers' race between Robert Chambers, champion of the Thames and Tyne, and Henry Kelly, the ex-champion, for a stake of X200 a side and a bet of t300 to X200 (the odds being laid by Chambers), was. decided on Tuesday afternoon over the championship course -Kelly rowing in one of Jewitt's outriggers, while Chambers rowed in one built by Harry Clasper. Since the making of the match both men have been taking every care of them- selves, and certainly no two men in the world looked fitter for a race of this description. The betting was six or seven to four on Chambers. The usual large number of steamboats accompanied the race, the Citizen and Iron Boat Kew traffic being stopped for the occasion. On arriving at Putney, the scene presented was a very lively one, the towing-path being crowded with equestrians and pedestrians, while the High-street was almost blocked up with vehicles. The start took place at about twenty minutes to three. As soon as the word "off" was heard all eyes were turned in the direction of the bridge, and Kelly was seen coming away with the lead. The beautiful style and length of the strokes Tewed by each created immense bursts of applause, as Kelly, steadily, and without any noticeable effort, increased his advantage, reaching the London Rowing Club boat-house a clear length in front of his opponent, who seemed unable to understand his position, the pace being something terrific. Passing the Willows, Kelly preserved the same lead, and, rounding the point, nearly two clear lengths separated the men, neither of them showing any apparent signs of dis- tress, or any falling off in pace. At the Dung^Wharf, Chambers cast an uneasy glance at his opponent over his right shoulder, and redoubled bis exertions, the magnificent fall of the back and shoulders, which is always so conspicuous in his rowing, never being dis- played to greater advantage, although he could not succeed in very materially reducing the lead -6f his Opponent, who appeared, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to hold the winning oard alrewdy. Crossing the water, and past the Soap Works, the same order was maintained With trifling variations, Hammer- smith-bridge being reached by Kelly with a lead of three lengthip, the time occupied by the leader in com- pleting this portion of the distance being'9 minutes 31 seconds, a clear proof of the tremendoua pace at which they had been rowing, despite the hampering of several of the steamboats. The scene at this part of the race was indescribable hundreds of persons having clambered up the chains of the Suspension-bridge, wbile the bridge itself was crowded with a weight which it seemed almost impos-' sible to bear. The river was thronged with skiffs whose occupants loudly cheered the Londoner as he passed them, while several of those assembled on the, towing-path received a good ducking from the evvell.' of the steamboats, which rolled up the; banks like waves on vh" sea shore. From Hammersmith-bridge to Chis wick Eyot Salter kept his man'very wide, Kelly; bugging:the Surrey shore with a lead of about four: lengths, Chambers striving in vain to overhaul his1 opponent. At the bathing place the Londoner was six lengths in front, but passed under the Middlesex arch of Barnes-birdge with a lead of about four' lengths in 19 mintlttes52 seconds. The crowd assem- bled at Barnes waa quite as numerous as that at Hammersmith, and several slight accidents happonea here on. the shore, owing to the rush of the crowd tol get away from the swell of the steamers. Barnes-bridge to the finish, Kelly maintained his posi-! tiOn, and finally passed the winning-post in 23 minutes' 27. seconds, abo&fc four clear lengths in front of the north country representative, who was much cut up' at his defeat »
A Man Kiiled in a Fight.-Oa SundsY morning fatal fight took place in -Fox-streCt, Birmingham,: Two men named Motteram and Birch had been drinking all night, and early in the morning Birch commenced grumbling with hia wife. Motteram interfered; some wbrds passed, and both men went into the street, where Motteram struck Birch, who struok him in returnitwo blows in the face, from the effect of which he fell violently into the gutter. He was picked up and taken into the house. A doctor was sent for, but before his arrival the manfhad expired. Birch was afterwards apprehended, and conveyed to the look-up. Ijucktiow I?rize Money-The following official notice has just appeared in the London Gazette:- iQdia-office, August 3,1865.-Notice is/hereby given, that prise rolls f,, the under-mentioned corps of her Majesty slate Indian forces, on secount of the second distribution of prize money for the capture of Luoknow in 1858, showing the names of those officers, non- commissioned officers, and soldiers, whose shares have not been paid in India, have been received, and that distribution of sucdi shares will commence at the mili- tary department of this oàiea on the 21st instant, and will continue daily (Saturdays ^excepted) between the hours of eleven and three Q'clock :-lst European Bengal Fusiliers; 2nd. ditto. Determined Attempt at Suicide.—A deter- mined attempt at suicide was made the other day by a respectably dressed woman from Westminster. bridge. The act was witnessed by many persons, who saw her mount the parapet and precipitate herself from the bridge, and who immediately gave an alarm. The tide was very low at the time, otherwise no aid could have saved her. As it was, however, fortu- nately a steamer came np, and those on board oaught hold of her clothes, and threw the life-buoy to her, but she did not make any attempt whatever to save herself. She was immediately conveyed to the hospi- tal. She appeared to be about forty-five years of age,
THE ROYAL VISIT TO GERMANY. At half-past two on Tuesday afternoon the Queen, accompanied by the junior members of the Royal. Family,, and attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the Court, crossed over from Osborne and landed at the Royal Clarence Victualling-yard, where they were received by the naval and military authorities of the port and garrison. The Royal party immediately afterwards left by special train -for Woolwich, where they arrived at five minutes past six, and were greeted with Royal salutes from the guns of the Fisgard flag- ship and a battery of artillery at the garrison. Her Majesty and suite were received by Commodore Danlop, flag officer of the port, Major-General Ward, commandant, and a staff of field officers. The pier and its approaches- presented a brilliant, appearance from the number of elegantly attired ladies of military and naval officers who were stationed on either side in double file, whilst every available spot commanding a. view of the Royal party, and even the roofs of the sheds and workshops, were crowded by the workmen employed at the establishments, and others, who testified their loyalty by repeated cheers. The bands of the Royal Artillery and Royal Marines were stationed at the pier-head, -and the pier itself was fitted up and decorated in a very handsome manner. Her Majesty, who was attired in deep mourning, appeared in good health and spirits. She was received on board the steamer Alberta by his Serene Highness Prince Leiningen, comtnaiider of the Royal steam yacht, with whom her Majesty shook hands in a cordial manner. Daring the embarkation the military bands performed the National Anthem, and the loyalty of the assembled multitude found vent in repeated cheering. Her 3fajosty having taken leave of Prince Arthur—-who, accompanied by Major Elphinstone, returned to Greenwich the Alberta steamed down the-river to Greenhithe; her Majesty then went on board the Royal yacht, and proceeded to the Nore, where the Royal squadron remained during the night, proceeding to Antwerp next morn- ing. Her Majesty, upon disembarking at Antwerp on Wednesday evening, was received with cheers by the English residents and a considerable number of the inhabitants of Antwerp, who had assembled on the quay. Her Majesty proceeded ito the railway terminus, and left by train for Lacken.
THE RUSSIAN MURRAIN IN THE LONDON DAIRIES. At the last weekly meeting of the representative vestry of St. Marylebone, prior to the adjournment for the holidays, Mr. Churchwarden Poland in the chair, Dr. Whitmore, the medical officer of health, pre- sented a most important and interesting report as to his investigations on the new disease amongst cattle, described as the cattle plague," as it prevails throughout the extensive and aristocratio district of Marylebone. Mr. Greenwell, the vestry olérk, read the report, which stated that, in consequence of the alarming spread of a new disease amongst cattle, which, for Want of a better name, was termed the "cattle plague," and which was now extensively raging in the London dairies, he had felt it his iduty to make a special inspection of all the cow-houses in Marylebone, with a view of ascertaining their present sanitary condition, and to lay before the board such informa- tion as it was possible to obtain of the nature and character of the disease in question, and the extent ta which it prevailed. Those investigations, made within the last two days, were at lea.stsufficient to show that the disease had made, and was still making, and in all human probability would continue to make for some time to come, great ravages, not only in Marylebone but in other districts, and that pre- cautionary .measures of the most prompt, com- plete, and stringent character would be required to check and ultimately remove it. In October last the number of licensed cowhouses in Ma.ry- lebone was 70; at present they were reduced to 60, 49 of which he had personally inspected, the remaining 11 by the inspector. Amongst t'ham were the sheds of all the large dairymen, as well as those in whioh the disease had made its appearance. "Tho 60 cowkousea QcAktafced 1,'028 ocfws, the usual number being 1,814) showing a deficiency of 286, of which about twenty had actually died in their respective sheds, and some 100 more were taken away, infected in various stages of the disease. Of the remainder which were healthy some were sent to the fields and farms near London, and some having beoome fat and ceased to yield milk were, as is the ousfcoHi, sold to butchers. The actual number of cowhouses in which the disease had existed, or still existed, amounted to seven, three of which belonged to very large proprietors. In one the number of cows usually kept was W; of these five died on the pre- mises, from 30 to 40 were sent away with the malady, and of those remaining seven or eight were now in- fected. In another belonging to the same owner 24 'cows were usually kept, but five-only were left, the. remainder having been removed, showing more. or less symptoms of the disease. The dairyman1 stated thait on June 39 he purchased a fine, healthy- looking cow at the Islington Cattle Market which cause from Edmonton. This animal showed symptoms of the disorder seven days after admission, and the disease rapidly spread amongst the other cows. On the; 12th of June he purchased two Dutch cows; on the I. NSh July the disease broke out in the shed, and spread with such fearful rapidity that up to the present time; th& owner estimated his loss at not less than J8500. In the cowshed of another dairyman the number usually; kept was between seventy and eighty, the number was now reduced to sixteen. One died on the premises,' and of those removed a large proportion Were infected, The owner of this place was strongly of opinion that the disease has been introduced by foreign cattle.! After citing a number of other similar cases, Dr. Whitmore observed that one of the largest cow pro- prietors, a very intelligent maa4 informed him that on the 9th of May last a large number of Russian and Hungarian cows was sent to this country and sold at the port at which they were shipped at 2td. per pound, and from the information he had obtained he' believed that most of these animals were infected.: With regard to the nature and symptoms of the disease, Dr. Whitmore agreed with Dr. Gamgee. In two cases he had seen there was general dropsy or air in the tissues beneath the skin, more patfticularly over the region of the kidney; diarrhoea, discharge from eyes and nostrils, at first copious and watery, but gradually assuming a mucous character. Sink- ing in of hind quarter was a marked symptom of the disease in an advanced stage, and the prostration which supervened speedily terminated in death. From all that he had been enabled to gather he (Dr. Whitmore) was strongly of opinion that this disease had been brought to England by foreign cattle, for in no single instance had he found the disease to exist in those cowhouses, the proprietors of which had care- fully avoided replenishing their stock from the London markets. A very important-subject for consideration presented itself, and one in which he, as medical officer of health to that large parish, felt especially concerned, the extent to which this disease might; affect the condition or supply of one of the most nutritive and important of all human aliments—via., milk. He had made careful inquiries whether any of those persons who attended upon the diseased cows had been in any way affected, but no single instance of the kind had at present come to his knowledge. With regard to the sanitary condition of the cow- houses, whilst entertaining the opinion that such places in the midst of a crowded population were great abominations and ought to be removed from amongst the dwellings of men, he readily admitted that the vast majority were washed out two or three times a day, and thus kept clean and well ventilated to the fullest extent of the requirements of the Act. In many, however, he regretted to say he found a great want of sanitary regulation, and the cows looked poor and out of health. The crowded state of some of them, and their close proximity to densely populated courts and alleys would compel him, when the proper time arrived, to oppose the renewal of their licences. Professor Simonds on the Cattle Plague. The following letter relating to the cattle plagae has been addressed to the Clerk of the Council by Professor Simonds t- Royal Veterinary College, Aug, 3. Sir,—I beg to submit for your consideration the following suggestions, which have for their object the arresting of the cattle plague, whioh, unfortunately, is now prevailing in several parts of the country as well as in the London dairies. Under such circam- stances, it is much to be feared that, unless farmers, stockowners, cattle-dealers, and others, whose inte- rests are immediately involved, cordially co-operate J in the endeavour to quickly exterminate the disease; wherever it may appear, it may assume a magnitude rightly to bo regarded as a .great national calamity. kn»w—8 18 imporSant that aU Persons should Firstly. That the disease specially belongs to the ox tribe, and that it has never been known to attack any other ttomesticated animal. Secondly. That it is the most infectious as well as the most fatal, of all diseases attacking cattle, and, that it lies dormant in the system fromseveDc t ten days, or often longer, before the animal gives any: indications of being infected. „ J?,r ^ese masons it is imperativelynecessary that the following precautions be observed: 1. That all newly-purchased cattle of every kind be keep apart from others for a period of not less than twelve to fourteen days. 1. That every cattle owner keep a strict watch over his stock, so as to recognise the first indications of the disease, a,nd, as soon as any of these ate mani-. fested, call to his assistance the professional aid of a veterinary surgeon. The early symptoms of the disease are usually a remarkably dull and dispirited condition of the animal, which will stand with its head hanging down, ears drawn back, and coat staring, refusing all food, and occasionally shivering. A watery discharge flows from the eyes and nostrils. The skin is hot, but sometimes chilly, the temperature varying frotn time to time. The extremities are cold, the breathing short and quick, being not ^infrequently accompanied with inoaning as an indication of pain. A slight cough is sometimes present. The iaaer part of the upper lip and roof Of the mouth is reddened and often covered with raw-Iooking spots, The bowels are occasionally cohstidatbd, and in most instances diarrhoea soon setsin, the evacuations bsingslimyand very frequently of a dirty fellow colour. The pros tratiOn 'of strength is great, the animal staggering whan madcap mov-e. In milch cows the secretion of milk is raPidl-Y diminished, and soon ceases altogether. "3. That all infected cattle be instantly removed from the healthy, and placed in situations as far from them as possible. As a further precaution, it would be well to have the healthy washed and cleansed. 4. That no cattle the subjects of this disease be al- lowed to tamam in any meadow or pasture neld unless they can be. perfectly isolated from all other cattle, as well as kept at a distanoe of not less than a htmdred yards from all roads along which cattle may be driven. -It That every animal which is Violently attacked with the disease be killed at 'once, and buried without delay, and that the skin be placed-in some disinfecting fluid before being sent off the premises, "6. That no "cattle be allowed to go near to the burial places until several weeks have elapsed. 7. That no .person who has the charge of the sick cattle be allowed to go near the healthv ones, and that all indirect communication between the infected and the healthy be strictly prevented. 8. That no fodder or straw which has been used about the infected be taken to other animals, or even thrown into the fold yard or upon the manure heap until it be first well sprinkled with chloride of lime or some other disinfecting powder. When practicable it is desirable that all Such fodder and straw should be burnt. "9. That all sheds and stables in which diseased cattle have been located be thoroughly washed, cleansed, and ventilated, and likewise disinfected by whitewashings with quick lime before any other cattle are placed therein; and that during their occupancy by the diseased all manure and evacuations be mingled with some disinfecting agent befo-re 'being taken away. 10. That all railway cattle-trucks, station-pounds, ships used in the cattle trade, Wharves, and other places where cattle are brought together be kept as, clean as possibleby frequent washings, and that disinfectants be ueed whenever there is reason to believe that they have been occupied by diseased cattle. 11. That no store stock, milking cows, or Cattle of any kind which have been exposed to the influence of the infection, lby being located with the diseased, be sent to any fair or market in less time than a month after such exposure; and that in all cases in which it is determined to :stay the progress of the disease by killing animals so exposed, they being at the time believed to be fit for Imtuau food, the a;ntttals be sent direct to the slaughter-house, when not killed on the premises of the owner. Trusting that these measured may prove effective for the public good, "I am, air, your most obedient servant, JAS.B. SLIC&N'DS. io the Clerk of the Council in Waiting." The following suggestion is made by AlContttlting M.D. who thinks the disease maynot be incurable I would suggest to owners of infected anittialsto i try, before giving them up, the effect of bisulphite of soda, the medicine with which Professor Polli, of Milan, has so often cared dogs purposely inoetilated with virulent glanders, a fatal animal' poison, here- tofore. When Professor Gamgee said, at the cattle- keepers' meeting, that we kaewno remedy to affect animal blood poisons, I suspect fee had not re-ad Professor Polli's masterly metiesof experiments with sulphurous aoid salts, showing, in over one hundred cases, that this acid, thrown into the blood, not only conquers the animal poison which has contami- nated it, but bestows on the healthy system such powers of resistance to zymotic disease that although the poisonous matter of glanders be actually injected into the large veins, it fails to kill, and only causes a short, though often severe illness. Dr. Cummings, of Cork, has been testing the truth of this by giving the medicine to families living in the midst of an endemic scarlet fever. Nearly all so protected hive, esesped infection, and those who took the fever very got over iti Dr. Cnmming's report will be found in the volume of Braithwaite's Reports," just published, amd Professor Polli's in the same work, two volumesj earlier. If I kept cows now, I would begin at once to protect the healthy. The medicine is quite harmless and cheap. Care must be taken not to confound it with common sulphate of soda, or glauber salts. It; is the bisulphiteofieibheraoda. or potass that has the; power.
CITY BATHS, LAUNDRIES, frc. A fine staok of buildings, under the above designa- tion, have been erected through the enterprise of Mr.: A. J. Vie wag, a Wood-street Warehouseman, in Galden-; lane, Barbican, one of the lowest and most neglected districts in London, where they promise to prove a>j great moral and social blessing. The history Of the- undertaking is, in brief, this:—Mr. Vieweg, ot whose: generosity and single-mmdedness there can be no. doubt, originally set to work to carry, out, as he thought, an outlay of J620,000, his idea of combining for thentst time under one roof all the requirements of decency, respectability, t,nd,al and physical well-; being. But he found he had spent nearly ±40,009. He, seeks no profit whatever for this large outlay. many of his influential friends, thinking that ha should be at least reimbursed for the excess of actual! expenditure over what he felj; abie and willing to in-! cur at the outset, have eonae forward With the project' of a limited liability company tor the completion and carrying out of his views. Mr. V leweg takes £ 14,000,1 in any case, in shares- Uuc of any further moneys, whether taken in ?«r .debentures, he is to be paid cash up to £ 10,WU. Birfc if n0 shares or deben- tures are taken, he is to take the #610,000 in deben- tures. We a short description of the building. It coat Y,40,000, covering an area of 11,000 feet. Thei buildings consist ot a basement, ground, and four other floors. On the basement there are two large tepid swimming baths, first and second olass, wherein; the working man can have the real luxury of a swim after his day s.toil. Here, also, is a large laundry, worked by steam maohinery, and containing eighty washing compartments, with every oonvenience for crying, mangling, and so forth. These, as likewise ft a °?a0r Parts of the edifice, are thoroughly venti- rnr V §>r°und floor there is the dining hall, 70it. by 30ft. This is a light and airy room. It is meant to be conducted on the Glasgow prinoiple. The kitchens, too, are here; when completed they will be fitted with all modern appliances. There are on this floor also 100 private baths, first and second class. Above are four floors, consisting of tenements for families of two rooms each, varying from 15ft. to 16ft. square. These are approached by several Sights of fireproof staircases leading from the street. The roof consists of a series of extensive flats for purposes of recreation. A portion of the building has been set apart for a spacious chapel and school, capable of seating 600 or 700 persons. The water is supplied from a well sunk into the ohalk under the premises, some 300 feet deep, and worked by a powerful steam- engine. The baths, &c,s were publicly opened oa Friday last.
=- EXTRACTS FROM PUNCH:" & « FUN." Lines to my Umbrella. what is that companion dumb I hat autumn, winter, spring, or sum- Mer I should always have ? My um- Berella! But,ah too oft when showers come, Whatis't, as Yankees say, at hum" That I have left behind? My um- Berella. What does too oft a loan become To friends whose honesty is numb ? (Friendship meets no return) My 11m- Berella! Henceforth' then, foul or fair, by gumf Whether or no they hoist the drum I'll never part from thee, my urn- Berella Henceforth, too, I'll my latest crumb, My latest drop, my fortune's sum, Give to lay friend-but not my um- Berella. AU A LsTic for the Lazy. Ohi themerry shtmmer time! Oh! the sunny &eason Ob! (all call out (,Ii! in rhyme) Oh for any reason. Let the minutes glide avay, ^Q^er toil and bother, What you would have done Vo-dav Do on any other. Loiter, lounge, and dream and sleep. Don't be in a hurry; Let your maxim be to keep Cool, and never worry. Let another take your post Let your work be undone Let us stroll about the coast Let your house in London.' Let alone all babbling tongues, Let repose your dress coat, Let fresh air inflate your lungs, Let—let out your waistcoat. 'Under cliffs lie down and sleep, Life's all hurry scurry; Bat August is the month to keep Cool, and never worry. A Lady on Foreign WfWS. DEAR MR. PT/PTCTI, I have always thought that foreigners have no manners, and though it may suit some persons to ive among them, and fawn upon them, and praise hem up, I stick to my belief, and it is strengthened every day. In the papers it says that whenever the Emperor of Austria has finished a sentence of his address to his nobility (nice nobility !) they all bawl out -Hochl What should we say if at every stop in a speech by the Queen or the Prince of Wales, our Parliament folk were to orv out for Beer ? Yet that is as much the national drink here hock is of the Austrians. Despising such vulgarity, of whioh none but foreigners eould be guilty, I am, sir, your disgusted servant, Gamden-town. MARTHA GBUNDY. Victory to the Classics. (A Holiday Hint.) See here, girls," said their brother Tom, home rom school. Twenty-nine pounds was given at a ale for a single hegg of the great Auk." You might say egg, Tom," said Ethel. And you might say hawk, Tom," said Alios, Eggs is eggs," said Tom," with an effort, "bat it ain't a hawk." Eggs are eggs, Tom," said Ethel. Ain't, vulgar for is not, Tom," said Alioe. Bother," said Tom. "You great stupids, I dob.t mean hawk, as in Horkney and Shetland Isles, XortjL Sea, but auk as in awkward, like you." And that's what papa pays five-and-twentypounds a-quarter for," said Ethel. And just look at his nails, and his arms on the table, said- Alice. Shut up," said Tom. Which of you can say fifty lines of Horaoef (Begins at Humano capiti cervicem, and wver stops until the girls have run o^t -of the room.) Answers to Correspondents. T,i?.t,c Y, -We are much obliged for a sight of your drawings. You have copied good models carefully, but we regret. to add that, though, of course, sketching is dtawing, it can hardly he said that drawing's catdhrag. & Y-ERSH THAN EVER.-W-e have received the seven thousand lines of your epic to be continued." They are of no use in an unfinished state, but if you bring yourlines to a close we have no doubt we can make use of them as close-lines. A QUE:R.Y.-The seat of memory is in the ear, while faith resides in the eye. Are you unacquainted with the passages-" Seeing is believing," and "Let 'sarin' remember." OtrrBBSAK OF VIRTUE—The Monthyon prizes, for Virtue, have been adjudged. There are twenty good women, and five good men in France. A. farmer Was told that he would be disappointed with Staffa, for there was not. food for a dozen sheep on it, "I counted fourteen," he said,1 "and so I was agreeably disap- pointed." So is M. Dupin. A WORD ABOUT OYSTERS.—We rejoice to see that Mr. Frank Buckland is devoting his serious attention to the cultivation of oysters in the mouth of the Thames. We trust that his benevolent exertions will be duly rewarded by a large transference of oysters from the mouth of the Thames to our own. SEASONABLE.—What sort of a bath would a resident of Cornhill probably prefer ? iAOWsBath. A QUESTION FOR THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.-is there any reason why a vestryman who apes the publis orator in speaking may not be regarded as a sort of Harangue-Outang ? POETICAL JUSTICE.—We take the following from 0, morning paperTHE BARON DE ROD-U.-Wearc happy to hear that Government has at last recogsised the long-contested claims of this gentleman, by con- ferring on his only daughter, Auguatq" a grant of il,000 a year. We are happy to hear it too. has shown, in thus shelling out, that like Landor'S celebrated sea-shell, he "Remembers his August Bode."
FEARFUL ASSAULT WITRA. BED- HOT POKER. A most shocking occurrence took place at HiLrge, pool a few days ago, an Irishman named Kelly havifl? Stabbed a countrywoman of the same name in the neck with a red-hot poker. It appeared that the W parties, who were acquaintances but not relative^ although being of the same name, had been drinking together, and both were a little affected by tht. > liquor. Mrs. Kelly went to lier house, and she was fol- lowed by her namesake, who is a labourer, and worked at West Hartlepool. He was rather excited from some observation Mrs. Kelly had made respecting himself, and he began to abuse her in most filthy lan- guage. While they Were thus quarrelling Kelly put » t small poker into the fire, and allowed it to remain in order that when red-hot he might light a short pipe he had in his hand. As the poker was heating the lan- guage became more abusive, and Kelly in his excite- ment, seized hold of the poker, running towards the woman, stabbed her with it in the neck, the red-hot iron penetrating to a considerable depth. cowardly villain, seeing what he had done, ran out <>I the house, and Mrs. Kelly chased him, but he was quick for her, and he escaped over the ferry, an^ since absconded from the town. The poor has been in a state of semi-unconsciousness ever stfi the wound was inflicted, and is yet is an unsatisf^ tory condition. — »
Incendiarism at Aldershot. F,ires, wilfl11 occasioned, have been of almost nightly ever sinoe the disastrous conflagration several jy since, by which property to the value of # n0f ofi £ 16,000 was destroyed. Ricks and out,buildings to, the estate of Captain Newoome, a county magist^jy have been burnt. The farmers have been J, visited, a workshop in the town has been destroy^ and a public-house at Tongham burnt almost gre ground. A few nights ago, a man was seen to -^0 to the thatch of a cottage at Aldershot in whic» poor persons were sleeping. These persons w^ ^pt saved from being burnt in their beds by the at- alarm given by a sick woman who witnessed ^gj- tempt of the miscreant. Several tradesmen inters ness at Aldershot have received anonyxnou informing them that their houses and prc>PeMy next selected for destruction.