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SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS. CHAREOTTE WINSOR, the wretched woman who was condemned to death for the child murder at Torquay, has been respited until the 27th of November. The fact is that a legal difficulty is in the way, owing to the discharge of the jury who tried Winsor in the spring without their de- livering a verdict. The objection, which was raised at the trial, was then overruled; but it appears that the Home Secretary has agreed that the question shall be submitted to the judges. TllE latest mail from America brings us intelli- gence of the continued illness of the new Presi- dent, though his health had somewhat improved just previous to the dispatch being madeup. Weare also informed that the elections in Richmond of members to municipal offices have been annulled by the general in command of the Federal forces stationed In that district. The "cause of this is said to be a refusal of the returning officers to accept the votes of Federal soldiers, whilst the disbanded mn, who had taken side with the Confederates were permitted, to record theirs; consequently, the persons elected are mostly those- who had taken an active part in the late rebellion. Against this, it is contended by the partisans of the South that every person should vote within his own State, whilst the Northern authorities assert that it is legal for soldiers to exercise their privileges in whatever portion of the territory they may be situated.. Generally speaking, how- ever, order is being restored within the United States, and there is an early probability of the commercial good feeling which formerly existed between the Old World and the New being again restored. ALARMISTS point with some force to an antici- pated rupture between the American Government and Mexico. In the first place, they say that the United States have notified to the French Govern- ment their great dissatisfaction at the im- position of Imperialism upon the Mexican re- public; in the second place, a large and effective veteran army, under the most dashing of the American generals, Sheridan, has been sent to the Bio Grande, the boundary line between the United States and the Mexican Empire; and in the third place it is stated that the fugitive and Con- federate chiefs, Magruder, Kirby Smith, and others, have not only escaped into Mexico, but have taken service under' the Emperor Maxi- milian, which may be made a casus belM in itself. The American States are, however, quite exten- sive enough without making war upon their neigh- bours the matter is explained if we consider that probably a large army is sent to the borders of Mexico to prevent the late chiefs of the rebel army from again obtaining a footing upon any of the American States. These alarmists farther in- sinuate, but we .think without justice, that the grand international review to be held at Plymouth is intended on the part of the French Emperor to demonstrate to the United States the close al- liance of England and France, with the view to show the futility of any attempt to dispossess his Mexican protgé of his Empire. We have a belief, however, in Napoleon's desire to preserve peace rather than to create war. rather than to create war. THE Schleswig-Holstein question, which caused such a sensation in Europe the last two or three | years, is about to be settled in a manner not very gratifying to the lovers of freedom. It is stated that the Austrian Emperor and the Prussian King j are to shake hands over th^ matter. If what is j said of the arrangement be true, Austria will surrender all her claims, and the people of the ] Duchies have been as it were, sold." Thus the j result of the dismemberment, of Denmark will be simply and solely the territorial aggrandisement of Prussia. The people will have no voice in the arrangement, but instead of being free and self- governed they will be handed over to the despotism of King William. THE Lord Chancellor by decree of the Privy Council has prorogued the Parliament to the 1st of November, on which day, probably, members will take the oaths of allegiance, when the assem- bling will be again postponed until the latter end of January, or, perhaps, February, when the usual formalities of electing a Speaker and new officers for the House of Commons will be gone through, and business will be proceeded with. LORD PALMERSTON, we are happy to say, is in excellent health. Great preparations are being made in Bristol to give the veteran Premier a hearty welcome on the occasion of: his visit to that ancient city in the early part of next month. This visit is connected with the opening of a working- man's exhibition, a project in which the noble lord takes much interest. The good folk of the "capital of the West" are anxiously considering in what way they ,can best show the respect in which the noble Premier is held, and a grand ban- quet at the Victoria-rooms, over which the Mayor is to preside, has already been decided upon. CRIMES, and those of an awful nature, are fear- fully abundant at the present moment. We have no sooner taken breath after shuddering at one terrible tragedy than others crop out before our view. A few days ago,"following- close upon the disgusting wretch who murdered five persons, we hear of a sapper in the Royal Engineers' corps, Chatham,nam-ed CtiTry,deliberately shooting at one of his officers, Major De Vere. If this gentle- man recovers it will be somewhat miraculous, seeing that the ball passed completely through the left lung and just below the heart. The man, upon being taken into [custody, expressed his re- gret that he did not more ^effectually accomplish his purpose. The motive for committing the crime is stited to be some imaginary wrong that the attempted murderer fancied he had suffered at the hands of the officer, whom he denounces as a military tyrant. THE crime also of infanticide is proved to be in- creasing to an alarming extent, and philan- thropists have held several meetings in London to endeavour to find some means of lessening the infant murders which almost daily occur- in the great metropolis of 'England—the city which has been termed the centre of civilisation. The idea most paramount is to establish foundling hospitals, like those in France, where women can deposit their starving children rather than murder them. THE "cattle plague," as it is termed, is one of the absorbing topics of the last few days. The disease rages furiously in certain districts; and, naturally enough, the-tidings of its ravages create great public excitement. The Government, ever dilatory in such matters, have at length deter- mined upon putting in force the powers vested in them under Act of ^Parliament for the purpose of preventing the'spread of the cattle contagion. In a supplement to the London Gazette is published an order in council, minutely describing the symptoms of the affection, empowering inspectors to enter ugon and carefully inspect premises in which they have]: reason to believe diseased animals are to be found, laying down regulations for the management, cleansing, ventilating, and disin- fecting the premises, and directing that any person offendingfagainst the order shall for every offence forfeit such a sum, not exceeding < £ 20, as the magistrates before whom he is convicted may think fit to impose. Important meetings have also been held in almost every large agricultural town in England to endeavour to arrest the progress of the disease, and collections have been made to compensate individuals whose cattle might be afflicted so as to induce them to destroy and bury them directly they are seized with the malady. In some local towns, resolutions have been passed that no farmer shall purchase store stock in any market for the period of six weeks. As a caution to persons disposing of the carcases of those animals:which have died from disease, we may mpntion-Ithe case of Charles Austin, sen., and Charles Austin, jun., of Peckbam Eye, who were summonedbef ore thepresi ding Aldermanat London Guildhall, charged, at the instance of the Com- missioners of Sewers, with having sent to New- gate Market a "quantity of beef -diseased and unfit for human food. They were convicted upon the clearest evidence, and fined jelo each, with the alternative of three months' imprisonment.




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