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EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, the widow of the martyr President, has left Springfield, Illinois, and now resides in Racine, in Wisconsin. The King of Prussia is about to visit the home of his ancestry in Hechingen, Hohenzollern. This is his first visit to the locality and it shows a penitent or humble mind amidst his successes to think of the poor and mean source of that which is now for a moment so mighty. It is reported that Captain Count Gleichen, R.N., has been appointed Constable of the Round Tower of Windsor Castle. This appointment has been vacant since the death of his Royal Highness the Prince Consort, and carries with it a salary of 1,2001, a year. A magnificent painting by Vandyke, representing St. Cecilia, has just been brought to light "in restoring the old church of Cachlevoch, between Heele and Bersel, in Belgium. Miss Burdett Coutts's fete to the Belgians will take place on the 16th of July. The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from Miss Coutts, and will honour the enter- tainment with his presence. The Viceroy of Egypt lately visited the agricul- tural show at Billaincourt. A youngfermiere presented him with a fat capon. As his Highness could scarcely carry the fowl himself to his carriage, he desired his footman to do so, and sent a hundred-franc note to the fair giver. A Cincinnatti photographer caused a slight sensa- tion the other day by bolstering up a corpse on a balcony in one of the principal streets, for the purpose of taking a post- mortem portrait. It is stated that the Naval Review will take place at Spithead on Wednesday, the 17th of July. The ships, after the usual Royal salutes, will weigh anchor from their station about 11.30 a.m., and will then steam out beyond the Nab, and probably return to their anchorage about five p.m. Five bank officers have been poisoned and made seriously ill in Mobile by eating ice cream made in a copper freezer. From a batch of correspondence just published, it appears that the Foreign Office have given up the Tornado affair, leaving the proprietors of the vessel to obtain redress by ordinary legal process—which it seems they can do. Late on Friday evening a saloon steamer, the Albert Edward, ran down a private screw steam yacht, the Patsey, belonging to Mr. Morris, of Clifton, off Gravesend. Several ladies and gentlemen on board were rescued with much difficulty. The yacht almost immediately sank. During the years 1860-65, the average number of officers and men engaged annually in the suppression of the slave trade, on the west coast of Africa, was 1,400. The total amount of prize money taken in the years mentioned was 74,042t. and 6,207 slaves were released. The Duchess of St. Albans received no less than three hundred presents on the occasion of her marriage, some of them of the most beautiful description. As Miss Sibyl Grey this young lady was most popular with all classes, and there can be no douit that she will continue so in her more exhalted position. The Princess of Wales has promised to lay the foun- dation-stone of the new St. Thomas's Hospital if the state of her health permits. A Massachusetts youth recently passed a counterfeit note on the minister who married him, and afterwards stole the minister's umbrella. As an indication of the state of the thermometer on Sunday last it was observed that a lady in one of the West- end churches, in London, sat during the whole of the sermon with an immense sun-shade over her The list of Belgian volunteers who will visit Eng- land has closed; 2,161 have inscribed their names, and of this number 1,065 are from Brussels, 365 from Antwerp, and 295 from Ghent. The list includes volunteers from all towns except Menin. The Viceroy of Egypt has been so much delighted with the Exhibition that he has induced the principal func- tionaries of his country to make a journey to Paris, and has also indicated forty Arab chiefs who will pay a visit to the Champ de Mars. A lady at a New York ball, recently, wore 80 dols. worth of curls on the back of her head. It is said to be the intention of the Admiralty to despatch a squadron of iron-clads to the Straits of Dover to escort the Sultan in crossing the Channel between Calais and Dover on his forthcoming visit to this country. A tragic affair occurred at Bristol, on Monday evening. A number of English and foreign sailors who were drinking at a public house, quarrelled and fought, using in the fight any weapons that in their heated fury they could lay their hands upoii-fire irons, knives, bludgeons, and sling shot. After their fury had expended itself, and they were seeking their respective vessels, one of the number was found lying in the street, having received a most dangerous stab between the shoulders. He died before he could reach the infirmary. There are two men now in custody at Leeds, charged with being concerned in the murder of a man unknown, on Timble Bridge, on the night of the 27th of May. Both men have been out of the way since the occurrence, and both have been identified by witnesses as having taken part in the fatal quarrel in which the man was kicked to death. Five stalwart New Brunswickers arrived at South- ampton last week from New York, with an outrigger rowing gig, and are now in training on Southampton Water, for the purpose of rowing in the international boat race on the Seine, at Paris, next month. A German named Kancke was arrested at New York, on the 12th inst., as he landedCtfrom the Bremen steamer America, charged with stealing 20,000 Prussian tbalers while collector under the government of the Prince of Lippe. An Atlantic cable telegram reached New York .several days before the arrival of the America, and ordered Kancke's arrest. The commander of the column of Belgian Volunteers, who are about to visit London, has announced that the date of their departure has been fixed for the 10th, instead of the ilth instant. The Moniteur contains a strange paragraph. "TVe omitted," it says, "to announce the departure of the King of Prussia," and then goes on to record it. Now, the departure of a King from Paris, after being the guest of the Emperor at the Tuileries, is a very notable, because a very rare, event; and therefore the official journal was guilty of imper- tinence in not recording the leaving of the Prussian Sove- reign. It is guilty of a second impertinence in proclaiming, some days after, that it omitted" to make an announce- ment which was in every other newspaper. The London and South Western Railway Company were last week defendants in an action brought against them by one Talliot, a circus proprietor, for injuries inflicted on an unusually accomplished pony by one of their vans. The pony, whose stage name was "Teddy," could waltz, polk, and leap extraordinarily. On the occasion of his being hurt he was employed in the vulgar occupation of drawing a box cart in Lambeth, when the company's van ran against him and injured his hoof. The jury would only consent to look upon "Teddy," as a common working pony, and gave 312. damages. An eagle, kept in a shoe store in Adrian, Mich., becoming cross, June 6,was confined in the cellar, when, for some reason unexplained, a little son of A. W. Fish, of Detroit, was taken into the cellar and left alone with the eagle. For an hour or so no thought was given the little fellow, when the owner of the bird hastened down stairs, but on reaching the lad it was discovered that the eagle had overpowered him, and had already destroyed one of his eyes. The other day a man named Eugene Albert was seen extracting money from the poor-box of the Moorfields Roman Catholic Chapel, London, by introducing through the money apertures a piece of thin iron coated with an adhesive matter, to which the money stuck, one or two pieces at a time, and was so drawn out. Dr. Gilbert tried to seize him, but he escaped. Dr. Gilbert ran him down several streets, and at last, although in his cassock, proved the swifter, but on seizing the thief a struggle took place, in which both had I¡ a roll in the gutter. The thief was at length secured. f' .1. ,.f The revenue returns for the quarter just ended were published on Saturday, They show an increase of 318,2611. on the quarter, and 2,026,393?. on the year. The increase has taken place in the items of customs, exercise, assessed taxes, Crown lands, and miscellaneous (including 500,000l. New Zealand bonds). A decrease appears to have taken place in stamps of 69,0001., and in property tax of 97,000l. Madame Ristori, it is now said, will return to America in the autumn, taking with her a new play, on the story of Marie Antoinette, which will make its first appear- ance there. It is expected that the Reform Bill will be sent up to the House of Lords about the 12th of July. The Globe says that out of twenty-six divisions on the bill, the Government have gained on twenty, and been beaten on six. According to the estimates of some of the firms con- nected with the American trade, a sum of about two-and-a- half millions of gold may be expected from New York be- tween the present time and the date at which the produce of the grain harvest will be ready to come forward. A plot of land, &c., situate near Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, London, purchased by the late Edward Orme, Esq. some years since for 1,6001., has been recently sold for 21,9801. The Chinese Government have prohibited the print- ing of newspapers with moveable characters. It is said that Russia is negociating for the purchase of Jerusalem. "Dearest C y. They say you have forsaken me, but I will never, never believe it: your heart is too true and good to desert unheard, one so devoted to you. Remember past experience. Your own very faithful (R- ')" —Advertisement in London Times. A divorce suit was recently tried in Phelps county, Missouri, in which the plaintiff was a judge, who sat in his own case, and upon the pleading, entered a decree dissolving the bonds of matrimony between himself and wife, who agreed to the arrangement. This month there is to be a grand regatta on the Seine, which is open to all the world. It will take place on the 9th and following days, under the patronage of the Em- peror of the French, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Cyrus W. Eield is undergoing a fine of 25 dols. per day for every day's absence from the New York Superior Court, in which he was called as a juryman. Rome is very full of visitors, lay and clerical, just now. The eighteen hundredth anniversary of the martyr- dom of St. Peter and St. Paul was gorgeously celebrated on Saturday, and there was a fresh canonization of saints. A telegram says that one hundred thousand foreigners were present, and that the Pope was loudly cheered. On Friday the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland resolved by a majority to memorialise Government to the effect that the Scottish bar should be put on the same footing as regards the appointment of Queen's Counsel as the bars of England and Ireland. The minority were in favour of limiting the privilege to the Lord Advocate, Dean of Faculty, and Solicitor-General of Scotland, and to gentle- men who had held these offices. The funeral of Charles F. Browne (Artemus Ward) was solemnised at Waterford, Maine, on the 6th ult. The Masonic fraternity assisted at the burial. Ivan Turgenef, the Russian novelist, has written a story called Smoke for the Messager Musse, for which he has been paid 6,000 silver roubles. Jefferson Davis was born in Todd county, Ken- tucky, and was sixty years old on the 3rd of June last. Gill, the great caricaturist of the Lune, lately asked Lemaitre for his autograph to lithograph at the foot of a charge of him which he proposed to publish. M. Lemaltre's answer, now to be seen in all the shop windows, is original and touching. He says, "Lune—Caricature young people; Time does the work for the old." Although the 8th of July is at present named for her Majesty's departure for Osborne, there is a probability of the date being postponed for a few days. There mast be a painful dubiety in the minds of Parisian diners when they learn that by the police statistics for March 226 horses and 59 asses were killed for eating in April, the same number of horses, but only 29 donkeys; and during May, 208 horses and 19 of the asinine species r Colonel Wilson Patten, the newly-appointed Chan- cellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, was re-elected for North Lancashire on Monday. The Queen of Spain has left Madrid for her palace at La Granja, where she will pass the summer. The Czar was present at the church of Kasan on Monday, where a thanksgiving service was performed for his Majesty's escape from the late attempted assassination. A Customs' officer at Fresne, in Belgium, has just died, after horrible sufferings, from the sting of a venomous fly on the left temple. A young Englishwoman, named Mary French, aged seventeen, was tried at Paris, on Saturday, for picking the pocket of a lady at the omnibus station fronting the Palais- Royal. She did not deny the charge, and was condemned to three years' imprisonment and five years' surveillance by the police. The Tycoon of Japan is described by a correspondent of a New York paper as a man of ordinary stature, appa- rently thirty-three years of age, with good features, bright, black eyes, and splendid teeth, which he frequently dis- played in smiling. He was very richly dressed, and his man- ners are easy and refined. He thoroughly understands the European custom of drinking toasts, an d drank the health of the President of the United States with gusto. When Maximilian was in the full tide of success he issued a general order to his Mexican antagonists, which contained the following sentence :—" You are not warriors, but banditti-brigands, robbers -whom, if captured by my army, I shall treat as arrested felons."—[Alas! how transient are all things here below!] The good feeling between Russia and Prussia is shown in the fact that the Czar has amnestied those Prussian subjects who took part in the late Poliih insurrection. They are now returning to their homes. It is said that tills amnesty has been granted at the special request of the Prussian Government. The Great Rose Show took place at the Crystal Palace, on Saturday last, and is said to have surpassed all that preceded it in the number of entries and the general excellence of the specimens sent. About 15.000 persons were present, and seldom on such occasions has the Crystal Palace been so crowded, or the assemblage of visitors so fashionable. At a recent burial of Fenians in Ireland, 10,000 followed the funeral corlSge. Tiie coffins were dressed with green boughs, while an ominous silence prevailed. The Waterford police have night and day work still, and a sullen and ominous tone exists in all directions. The Cunard steamer Cuba has just made the quickest passage across the Atlantic on record. She left Halifax on the 20th of June, at nine o'clock in the morning, and reached Roche's Point, Cork, at ten at night on the 27tb, thus making her trip (allowing for difference of time) in six days and twenty hours. Her running was at the rate of 317 miles a day. An inquest was held at Manchester on Monday, on the body of a child, aged five months. On Friday night last a young woman had charge of the child, and was standing near some stables where a horse was being cleaned. The horse was somewhat restive, and the driver struck it over the left side with a pitchfork, whereupon the horse struck out with its hind feet, knocking the pitchfork out of the driver's hand into the hair, and in its fall it stuck into the head of the deceased. The child died shortly afterwards. A verdict of Accidental Death was found by the jury. A second attempt has been made in Waterford to procure the arraignment of Constable Mercer, the policeman whom the populace accuse of having delivered the bayonet thrust which killed a man during the late Fenian riots. The magistrates dismissed the application of the solicitor acting on behalf of the deceased's mother, on the ground that the summons was not properly served, and bv directions from the Solicitor-General referred the applicants to the Queen's Bench. The preliminary examinations relative to the attempt on the life of the Czar are now terminated. The magis- trate employed, after devoting twenty days to hearing a considerable number of witnesses, and to interrogating Berezowski, has sent in his report. M. Emmaneul Arago has been selected by the prisoner as his defender, and has already had an interview with Berezowski, whose health no longer causes any uneasiness. He takes walking exercise for about an hour every morning in the courtyard of the Con- ciergerie. A.B. writing to The Times, adverts to the fact that after the battle of Waterloo a large sum was subscribed for the benefit of the wounded and the widows and children of the killed. More than half a century having elapsed since the battle was fought, few claimants on the fund can remain, and "A.B." wishes to know "what was its con- stitution—whether it was sunk in the way of annuity to the pensioners, or whether they received its interest only;" and in the latter case, "A.B." asks, "where is the principal, and what is its amount." The efforts of the Paris Excursion Committee (whose president is Mr. Laird, M.P.) have been successful. The first excursion party, comprising 185 working men, have returned from Paris, and it is intended to send from 120 to 150 each week until the 29th of October. It is calculated that by the 29th of October about 3,000 working men will have visited the exhibition by the means provided by the committee. The committee propose to offer a series of prizes for the best reports upon the various classes of machinery and works of art and utility in the exhibition. They have issued two circulars to this effect, one to the artisans explaining their object, the other to employers, asking all such as take an interest in the matter to help towards increasing a special fund for the prizes. It is stated that some prizes will also be offered by the Society of Arts. It appears from the report for the past half year of the trade of Dublin, which to a large extent shows the con- dition of Ireland, that the imports of grain and flour have been declining, and the exports of butter, bacon, and pork increasing. The shipments of lIve stock have also advanced, except in sheep. Of cattle, 59,609 head were exported, as compared with 45,587 in the same period of 1866. Thercis.A marked increase in the imports of foreign cattle into Dublin. About 150 head of Portuguese cattle per week for the last four or five weeks have been landed on Dublin quays, and have influenced the local market, preventing a rise in the price of beef to the consumer. r The Emperor Alexander has given 50,000 francs to the lamplighters of Paris he had observed the cool courage of several of them to prevent a gas explosion in a main ser- vice on the day of the grand fête at the Tnileries. That sum has been so distributed that each member of the force has received according to his family. The largest family re- ceives most. The Prince of Wales, with a numerous suite, Prinee Teck, Prince Herman of Saxe-Weimar, the Duke of Suther- land, and Earl and Countess Granville, arrived on Friday night at the Hotel Bristol, Paris. It is a curious fact that M. Monnier, tutor to the Prince Imperial, received instructions to teach merely the facts of history and dates of the principal events, reigns, &c., to his pupil, as the Emperor undertook to explain the his- torical events to his son according to his own interpretation of them. 0 Mr. W. Cullen Bryant, the American poet, is now in Perthshire with his daughter, to spend a few weeks with some friends. Sir Richard Mayne is reported to have expressed his dread at the rising power of the roughs of London, and that he shall not, during the visit of the Sultan, be able to pre- vent a renewal of those outrages which have lately been perpetrated. His remedy is an increase in the number of police, and it is not a very difficult one to comply with. The population has grown excessively within these last few years, ,and the force of former times is no longer adequate to keep order. A fish-woman, in Poole, in Dorsetshire, has been fined by the Magistrates for selling soles less than eight inches in length. Six men have been arrested near Wicklow as part of a large crowd of men who were drilling in a field after eleven o'clock on Sunday night when the police cameon them. The commander is in custody. Messrs. Merryweather & Sons, of London, are the recipients at the Paris Exhibition of the first prize (gold medal) for the best steam fire-engines, their engines having far superseded all others exhibited, both as regards raising steam quicker, throwing water to greater distance, and the superiority and simplicity of their construction. As an instance of trade union folly, bricklayers' labourers insist on carrying bricks by hod only. At Bir- mingham, a master set some labourers to wheel bricks from a boat on planks to the place where they were to be used, but the labourers struck against it, and said they must be unloaded in the ordinary way, stacked on the canal side, and then carried by hod down to the works. The Observei- has authority to announce that, on the occasion of the visit of the Belgians to Windsor, as arranged by the reception committee, her Majesty will en- tertain them at a grand banquet. The Globe says The report which has recently found extensive circulation to the effect that the Lords in- tend to reject the lodger franchise in the Reform Bill is reported to be entirely without foundation." Prince Arthur, now the guest of Lord Cowley at the British Embassy, will set out on July 2 for a tour in Nor- mandy, accompanied by Major Elphinstone. Prince Christian has been appointed Ranger of Windsor Great Park. Such of the engine-drivers and stokers of the North- Eastern Railway as refused to join the strike have received respectively presents of 107. and 51. each from a fund raised by subscriptions and from the resources of the company. At the same time the firemen who stuck to their work have been generally promoted to the rank and pay of drivers. The Sunday Gazette states that the diplomatic changes consequent upon the resignation of Lord Cowley will take place almost immediately, and Lord Lyons, Mr. Elliot, and Sir Augustus Paget will all be shortly at their new posts at Paris, Constantinople, and Paris respac- tively. A Paris letter says The harpies round the ex- King of the Two Sicilies at Rome have spent the whole of his fortune. Like most exiled sovereigns he is the victim of adventurers and unprincipled scoundrels. Brought up by the Jesuits, naturally weak-minded, he first lost the fairest and richest portion of the Italian peninsula, and has now been despoiled of a handsome fortune." The other morning, during the trial trip of the steamer Prince Consort, from Fleetwood, William Scott, one of the under engineers, fell into the machinery, and his head was cut completely off. On Saturday an inquest was held at Kepier, near Durham, on the bodies of Francis Usher, a boy, aged nine years, and Mr. Thomas Robinson, aged 35 years, who were drowned in the Wear. On Friday evening Usher went to bathe in the Wear, and got out of his depth. Mr. Robinson, an independent gentleman, who was no swimmer, at once rushed into the water, waded up to his waist, and then fell into a hole in the bed of the river. The b-■■>• seized hold of him, and both were drowned. Verdict, Ac»,j.«-utal Death. On the 19th July a grand ball will be given by Lord Stanley to the Sultan. 3,000 invitations have been issued.— The Sultan will visit Windsor and Eton College, but arrange- ments for his reception have not yet been settled. 0 How utterly debased and alien to the minds of honest natures must these Sheffield ratteners be, is displayed in the remarkable fact that Broadhead has applied for his expenses as a witness at 1Z. a day, and thinks it hard to wait for that sum till the Commission has done its work. He has had enough of the Commissioners, he says. On the other hand, the marksman who shot Linley unblusliingly appears in public—nay, continues to work at the same place as if nothing had happened. The new title accorded to Ishmael Pasha has been erroneously translated 11 Sovereign of Egypt." The real meaning is Viceroy having-certain attributions of the Sove- reign." It is is well known that Ishmael, although taking the title of Viceroy was only Hereditary Governor-General of that country. On the 25th ult. five archbishops and twenty-two bishops from the United States had an audience of the"Pope, to whom they presented more solid proofs of their devotion than mere empty expressions of homage. Among the offer- ings brought by these prelates was a silver model of Mr. Bennett's yacht the Henrietta, with a cargo of gold in her held worth 45,000 dollars. The Sport says that the Queen of England has invited the Emperor and Empress of the French to be pre- sent with the Sultan at the grand naval review to take place at Portsmouth. If the invitation should be accepted, Queen Victoria will receive their Imperial Majesties on board her yacht. The Russian journals announce that a Colonel Sokoloff has been sentenced by the St. Petersburg tribunal to sixteen months' imprisonment in a fortress, for having written a work iiatitled "The Apostates." The Wiest says that this book proceeds from a gloomy and sceptical party known as Nihilists. These persons are, it appears, hostile to the Church and the Christian religion; they deny the right of private property, and indirectly excite to dis- obedience to the supreme authority." Beloved son, I have received your letter. It has not relieved me of anxiety and distress of mind. Call at the Vere-street post-office for a letter directed in your name. I have not set any one to watch you. Do you remember what you wished to be your employment through life-' To do your duty;' and your motto, Ora et labora."—Advertisement in London Times. The following is a copy of a placard affixed to the breast of a figure in a suit of grey dittos" exhibited at the Paris Exposition:—"Antoine Giglia, Marchaud Tailleur, à. Vereeil. Drees of fancy (tout de même) with port.foglio and portmoney assured in such a manner, not to can be lost nor robbed without the possessor also deeply sleeply can be perceived of it. The westcoat contains secret pockets for papers." The Paris correspondent of a contemporary says that, as far as regards the number of people that went to see the public reception of the Sultan, it far transcended that of either the Czar or the King of Prussia. He adds, "I saw in the crowd an old woman whose knowledge of history was so limited that she probably had no distinct ideas of Russia, Prussia, and Austria, but who said she wanted to see the Sultan because she understood he had forty wives and three hundred others." At a petty Session of the justices for the Tower Hamlets division of the county of Middlesex, held on Mon- day, sixty summonses were heard against tradesmeu, in ac- cordance with the provisions of the statute 5 and 6 William IV., cap. 63, for having in use for the purposes of trade un- just weights, measures, or machines. The persons charged included butchers, 4; licensed victuallers, 12; beerseller, 1; bakers, 4; grocers, 4; chandlers, 6; potato dealers, 5; tobacconists, 6; cook-shop keepers, 4; porkbutchers, 3; cheesemongers, 4; coal dealers, 2; marine store dealer. 1; dripping dealer, 1; oilmen, 2; fishmonger, 1. The total amount of the fmes was 103l, the maximum being 51., and the minimum 10s. A crowded meeting of the members of the Metro- politan Trades' Unions was held at Exeter Hall, in London, on Tuesday evening, to express their horror at the crimes committed by Broadhead and his accomplices, at Sheffield. Several trade-unionists addressed the meeting, all joining in the strongest condemnation of the offences disclosed at the Sheffield Commission, but at the same time protesting against the injustice committed by those who seek to connect the general body of trades' unionists with the offences committed in a single town by a small knot of conspirators. According to the latest despatches from Vienna received at the Austrian embassy, the Emperor and Empress of Austria will arrive in Paris on the 30th of July. They will spend a day at Nancjr, where they will stay at the hotel of the prefecture, formerly the residence of the Dukes of Lorraine. The Emperor Francis Joseph will accompany Napoleon III. to the camp at Chalons. During the stay of the Emperors at Chalons, the Empress Elizabeth and the Empress Eugenie will visit the principal charitable establish- ments of Paris There is to be no ball, but soirees will be arranged at the Tuileries and the Hotel de Ville.. The ball to the Sultan, which will probably take place on the 19th instant, will be held in the centre quad- rangle of the New India-office, in London, which will be roofed in. A ball-room floor will be laid down on the whole inner space, which is about 90 feet by 80, and as it is sur- rounded by handsome arcades, and again surrounded on all sides by large and handsome rooms, the capabilities of the building are admirably adapted to a gorgeous festival; and as it has been determined to spare no expense to render it a success, it will probably be one of the grandest enter- tainments ever given in this country.