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lISCELLA IEO US. A Cabinet Council was held on Saturday, at the official residence of the Earl of Derby. At Lyons, on the. 5th of June next, Mr. Wm. L Leaf, of London, will lay the first stone of the English Episcopal Church about to be erected. The City of London Common Council have resol- ved to guarantee a contribution of £500 to a fund for the erection of a statue of Mr. Peabody in the city of i London. John Bull snYA "we are mainly indebted" to the Queen for the fact that Mr. Walpole retains a seat ir the Cabinet,—Her Majesty, it is said, having keen- ly felt the unfair treatment to which he had been sub. jected." The Mont Cenis, Tunnel iq now;more than half com- pleted. The entire length of the tunnel will be seven miles 1,257 yards, and the distance co-rmleted at the close of March, 1867, was four miles 345 yards. The advance eHect-din March was 148 yards, and if the present rate of progress could be maintained, the tunnel would be completed by March, 1870. The following firms have been fixed unon by the Admiralty to build the oi"ht new gun vessels for which the engines have already Ven contracted, yiz; Messrs. Randolph and Elder, of Glasgow; Mr. Laurie, of Glasgow; Messrs. Thomas and Co., of Port Glas- gow; Messrs. J. Reid and. Co., of Port Glasgow; Messrs. Harland and Wollf, of Belfast; Mr. Pearse, of Stocl-,to-i-oii-Te(, the London Engineering Com- pany, of the Tsle of Dogs and Messrs. Laird Brothers, of Birkenhead. NEWS FOR SMOKERS.—The London and North Wes- tern Railway Company have had six nrst-class saloon carriages made at Wolverton, ,and have had two sent to Manchester, two to Birmingham, and two to Liver- pool. These carriages are intended for nic-nic and ex- cursion parties, and in them .there is to be no inter- ference with smokers. So<ne of the officials think it not improbable that by and by more of these carriages may be made, and that one may perhaps form part of every train, for the convenience and comfort of smokers. RUMOURED DEATH OF THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN,— The Paris correspondent of the Pall writing on Friday, says "Thereis a story that a very awkward piece of news was made known at the Tuil- eries last night that the Emneror Maximilian had been captured and then shot. Should this intelligence turn out to be correct, the results of the Mexican ex- penditure will be deplorable indeed.—the Emperor dead, his wife mad, and the nublic debt here increased by two milliards. The King and Queen of the Bel- gians being at present in Paris, the reception of this news is still more untoward. MALT AND BARLEY.—The returns moved for by Mr. Rebow, M.P., show,that in the year ending December last, there were 2,3G1,482 ouartftrs of foreign barley imported into the United Kingdom, and in the three months ending March 31, "1867, there were 598,263 quarters; the average price being for imported barley (exclusive of duty) 35s Id and for British barley 43g 2d. In the period from February 15 to 31st of March last, we reported 8,244 bushels of malt free of duty, and 36,003 bushels on drawback, in addition to 71,878 barrels of beer; the malt brought to charge and charged with duty being 8,436,307 bushels, and with duty free 763,967 'bushels. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—A serious accident took place On Saturday morning on the Southwark side of the new bridge, now in course of construction at Black- friars, A number of men were at work on the No. 3 pier from the Surrey side, lowering an iron caisson, Weighing about 30 tons, into the bed of the river, when it suddenly swerved right out of its place, and knocked two of the timber supports of the large plat- form aside, and a beam gave way and caused some boards to fall into the water. At the time some men were standing on the platform, and they were .thrown off. Two of the men in falling were thrown against the iron caisson and they were seriously injured. The other two men fell into the water, and while they were in it the two first men fell ofF the caisson alongside them, and all four men were dreadfully bruised by a mass of floating timber. The four men were taken to Guy's Hospital, and one of them had been so much injured that he lies insensible, THE DIGEST OF LAW COMMISSION.—-The first report of the Digest of Law Commission has been laid before Her Majesty. It is divided under two heads. In the first the Commissioners state what has to be done, as they conceive, in fulfilment of the commission en- trusted to them by the Queen, and, secondly, how they propose to (To it. They s.ay-:—"}Ye think it clear that a work of this, .nature, (regard being had especially to the importance of its carrying, with it the greatest weight) could not be. accomplished by private enterprise, and that it must be executed by public authority and at the national expense. With respect to the means of accomplishing It" wp have considered various plans. Any plan must, we think, involve the appointment of a commission or body for executing or superintending an execution of the work. We are not authorised, by the terms of your Majesty'3 commission, to undertake the execution or direction of such a work, but we are of opinion that it might be conveniently doue under our euprintendence." REMARKABLE ACCIDENT ON THE BRISTOL AND Bm. MINGHAM RAILWAY.An accident, of an alarming character took place on the Bristol and Birmingham Branch of the Midland Railway, on Saturday,, near Defford.-At nine o'clock; -on Saturday morning, a down goods train left Worcester for Bristol. It had passed through Wadborough station and was pro- ceeding towards Defford (nine miles from Worcester when a wheel of one of the trucks became detached. This happened about half a mile from the bridge which crosses the river Avon between Defford" and Eckingtori Station, but the driver of-the train, nofe perceiving what had occurreli proceeded oh His jour- ney, the broken truck bumping along the sleepers and breaking many of the chairs on the down line In this way the disabled-truck was dragged on until the train arrived at the bridge, which is an iron ona of a single span. The damaged 1 ruck here broke through the plates with which the flooring of the bridge was constructed, and the train thus became broken, and, some of the hinder trucks mounting upon the disabled one, they broke through, and one, if not two were precipitated into the the river. Others broke away the iron railing forming the paranet, and ona of the trucks hung suspended by a chain over the river. The engine, with the driver and. stoker, had reached the other side of the bridge, and so escaped without injury. .SCENE AT THE BiSHOP OF SALISBURY'S VISITATION. "— The Bishop of Salisbury held his triennial visita- tion at Bridport, on Thursday, the 161h, when there was a large attendance of clergy and churchwardens. An abstract of the charge has already appeared in the newspapers. When the right rev. Prelate came to the subject of absolution, he said there was a time to speak and a time to keep silence; and he believed tho time for being outspoken had arrived in his diocese, and he had, without any mental reservation, God knew, acted on that conviction. At this point the Rev. William C. Templer, the rector of Burton Bradstock, stepped from his seat into the aisle in front of His Lordship, and exclaimed with much fervour, "I be- lieve there is a time to speak and a time to be silent; let those that are on the the Lord's side follow me and he turned and walked out of the church, followed hy one churchwarden. This scene created aprofound impression and His Lordship was for a moment appa. rently much disconcerted. Intense silence prevailed for a minute or two, and then his Lordship said, "I would only remind you that this is a court, and tho clergy are bound to attend it, though their conscien- ces are not bound to receive all they hear. Of course a person may be punished for any contempt of court." He then proceeded with the reading of the charge, but before he had concluded, though be admitted what: ,he said would occuny several hours' reading, every churchwarden had left the church, and the clergy manifested signs of weariness. In the afternoon, the Churchwardens held a meeting, and adopted the fol- lowing address to the Bishop, which was signed by 34 of them "My Lord,—As churchwardens of the several parishes within your diocese, we have this day attended on your triennial visitation, and heard the charge delivered by you to your clergy. Feeling that we have also responsible duties to perform, in endeavouring to preserve our reformed church from innovations and practices inimical to its pure faith we avail ourselves of the occasion to express our [deep'regret at some of the opinions and doctrines :therein enunciated. We believe them to be at vari- Hiioe with those principles for which our forefathers so nobly and successfully struggled more than three hundred years ago, when they protested against the errors of the Church of Rome, Entertaining the highest possible respect for your Lordship's personal character and office, we nevertheless feel it incumbent onus "O assert our belief that unless a check is at once and promptly made both by clergy and laity to those innovations and practices which are alien to the feelings of all sound Churchmen, a considerableportion. of those wao are now sincerely devoted to the estab- lishment will be induced to withdraw to dissenting places of worship, or be Insidiously attracted towards the Church of Rome, and thereby destroy the harmony and weaken the confidence which has so locg and oappily existed amongst them." 0 THE ALBLIRT DAL.-A, new warrant has lately been issued by wbiel the 1 Ibert Medal has been divided into two chisses. distinction between the decora- tion consists in the W-d,tti of the ribbon and the colour ..1 .)




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