SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS. EVERYTHING abroad or connected with foreign affairs has, as far as England is concerned, been a blank. Nothing has been said or done to disturb the general desire for peace which predominates amongst the Western nations; still the feeling lingers that France on the one hand, and Prussia on the other, are desirous of contesting their right to supreme rule on the Con- tinent. As far as England is concerned, there are no signs of disagreement with other nations; all the old feuds are forgotten, and there never was a time when Great Britain had more amicable relations with the whole world than the present. At the same time, we are adopting the principle given to us by the late hero of Waterloo-the Duke of Wellington—that the best preservative of peace is to be prepared for war hence our army and navy are kept up to the highest standard, and every improvement in warfare is being introduced at a mighty expense to the nation, as the recent estimates passed in the House of Commons will prove. A CURIOUS circumstance has just transpired in re- ference to the report of speeches in the American Con- gress. It has been a settled rule that members who have prepared speeches which they have had no opportu nity of delivering, should publish the same in the Govern- ment organ, the Congressional GZJóe. Now, during the late Session, and on the same day, two members published exactly the same speech, and the inference is that each member had his speech prepared by the same writer, and that one of them, not having paid promptly the author, sold his speech to the other. This has opened a discussion amongst the legal authorities of America as to whether any speeches should be allowed to be printed as proceeding from Congress unless taken down from the lips of the speaker. It has been said that in former periods when the English law did not permit the press to be present, speeches were prepared and printed that were never uttered in our houses of Parliament; and it is a well-known fact that the great Doctor Johnson took credit to himself for having pre- o pared and handed to the press the speeches of the greatest diplomatists of his day, which were falsely understood to have been uttered by this or that states- man. Since his time, however, a free press has stepped in, and the speeches of every individual member are recorded as uttered. WE are sorry to hear that cholera is making rapid strides in Russia. In Warsaw, as many as 300 cases a day are reported to have occurred in a population of 300,000. From the 2nd of June up to the last week in July, 4,000 persons had been attacked, and one half that number had died from the epidemic. The terrible disease found a Royal victim at Rome in the person of Queen Maria Therese of Naples, who died on the 9th of August. Her Majesty was the daughter of the Arch- duke Charles, the celebrated leader of the Austrian army during the wars of the French revolution and of Buonaparte. She married Ferdinand II. of Naples, in 1859, but continued to reside with her step- son, until the ex-king was displaced by Garibaldi. From the north this scourge proceeded on former occasions until it reached our shores, and it behoves our sanitary commissioners to see that filth and squalor do uul make an abiding place in England. WE are glad to see that the Trades' Unions of London have lost no time in censuring the Sheffield Sawgrinders Society, for re-admitting the notorious Broadhead into their union. At a recent meeting of the Amalgamated Trades' Union it was resolved, "That this council, having heard of Broadhead's re-admission into the Saw- grinders' Society, feels bound to express its surprise and indignation at such a gross insult being offered to the public generally and to the trade societies especially; and to declare that the societies in the metropolis can hold no further correspondence with that society while Broadhead remains a member of it." The Amalgamated Engineers', Amalgamated Carpenters', Cordwainers', Plas. terers', Zincworkers', and other societies were repre- sented at the meeting which passed this resolution. An attempt to establish a branch of the South Yorkshire Miners' Union at Staveley and other parts of Derbyshire has met with a signal defeat. The employers of labour in that district pledged themselves not to employ a single man who attached himself to the association, and the result has been that the union is almost stamped out. A CONFERENCE of the master tailors of Scotland has been held in Edinburgh, at which meeting it was resolved to form a Master Tailors' Association, to adopt a more correct time statement than that which has been in use hitherto, and to secure, if possible, a better supply of labour. One speaker showed the advantage of meeting working people on the free principle, as it enabled the men to give each other their moral support. The im portance of employing women more extensively, and of training apprentices more thoroughly was also urged with effect, and will doubtless be recognised by the Scotch employers. REFORM has been the great topic of interest CV1:1 since August set in. The new bill for the Representa- tion of the People has at length passed-the novel prin- ciple of representatives for minorities being alone of all the Lords' amendments acceded to. It is supposed that Parliament will be prorogued on the 20th of August, this being the longest Session which has occurred for some time. It will be well to remind our friends, however, that the new Reform Bill will not come into operation until 1869 but it behoves every one who can exercise the franchise to get his name on the register in July, 1868, so that he may be legally qualified to vote in the ensuing year. A RETURN just issued by the Poor-law Board exhibits a comparison between the rate of pauperism during the month of June in this and last year, and we regret to find that in every county there has been an increased number of paupers in receipt of relief. In the metropolis the increase has been as great as 25 per cent., while it has reached as high as 8 per cent. in some of the counties. In the first week of June there were in England and Wales receiving relief 913,701 in-door and out-door paupers, against 860,701 in 1866; in the second week 906,744, compared with 854,462 last year; third week, 903,733, against 849,362 in 1866; and in the fourth week, 900,156, compared with 848,873 last year. There is no doubt that very much of this increased pauperism may be attributed to H strikes." The Trades' Union man suffers slightly in comparison with others who belong to no society. For instance, if the bricklayers are on strike, there is nothing for the hodmen to do and they form a very large body of working men. It is the same with carpenters and other trades, the subordinate is thrown out ef employment because those above him will not work, and the consequence is pauperism. The trades' unions should take into their consideration the manu- factures which used to be confined to England, and are now going on abroad because capitalists have no faith in British labour.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. PARIS, August 8. The Emperor Napoleon left at 12.40 p.m. to-day for the camp at Chalons. There is said to be a question of M. Fould's returning to the Ministry of Finance. The Constitutionnel of this morning denies a current report that preparations are being made for fetes at Salzburg, and says The proposed visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French to the Emperor Francis Joseph is an act of affectionate courtesy and private sympathy. As such it is viewed by both sovereigns, and as such will be interpreted by all serious minds." CARLSBAD, August 8. M. Rouher has arrived here. It is said that he will go to Salzburg during the visit of the Emperor Napo- leon. THE CANDIAN INSURRECTION. TRIESTE, August S. Intelligence received here from Athens, dated the 3rd instant, asserts that the Sublime Porte has protested against the conveyance of Candiote families from Crete in French vessels, the Turkish Government declaring the dispatch of the foreign Consuls relative to massacres by the Turks to be inaccurate. A Russian vessel arrived at Athens on the 2nd with several Cretan families. DEATH OF QUEEN MARIE THERESE OF NAPLES. ROME, August 9. Queen Marie Therese of Naples died yesterday. VIENNA, August 9, Evening. The Dowager Queen Maria Therese of Naples, whose death is announced from Rome, was an Austrian Arch- duchess, being a sister of the Archduke Albrecht. She died of cholera. THE CHOLERA IN SCUL Y. NAPLES, August 9. Cholera is making terrible ravages at Palermo. The average number of deaths is 190 daily. ACCIDENT TO COUNT BISMARCK. BERLIN, August 11. While returning to Berlin, yesterday, Count Bismarok met with an accident at one of the stations on the line, the door of the carriage in which he was sitting being accidentally closed upon several of his fingers. The hand is temporarily disabled, but it is hoped that it will speedily be restored. ITALY. FLORENCE, August 6. Menotti Garibaldi and two Garibaldian officers visited Orvietto on Sunday last, and returned to Florence to- day. The Gazzette d'Italia states that the Garibaldian party propose to make a movement on Viterbo. FLORENCE, August, 8. The Italia announces that Baron de Malaret, the French Minister at this Court, is about to leave Florence, and will probably not return. Cavallier di Nigra, how- ever, will continue to represent Italy at the court of the Tuileries. He returns to Paris shortly.
BEMOUS OMNIBUS ACCIDENT. Shortly before two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, a most alarming occurrence, in the upsetting of an omnibus laden with passengers, most of whom are more or less seriously, if not, in some instances, fatally injured, took place in Goldington-crescent, Old St. Pancras- road, in the close vicinity of St. Pancras Vestry-hall at Camden-town. The omnibus to which the accident occurred belonged to the London General Omnibus Company, running between the Eagle at Camden- town and the Elephant and Castle, vid Great College-street, Goldington-crescent, Werrington, Char- rington, and Ossulstone streets, to the Euston-road, Kings-cross, Gray's-inn-road, Ohancery-lane, Fleet- street, and over Blackfriars-bridge. At the time of the occurrence the vehicle was on its journey from the City to Camden-town, and was completely filled both inside and out with passengers. Werrington-street is a short turning running from Charrington-street into Goldington-crescent, upon a steep incline, and the road- way of the crescent is also on a hill, the comer of the turning into Werrington-street being exceedingly sharp. In turnirg this corner, whether from striking the spin of the post, the omnibus was seen to make a sudden swing and instantly fall over, on to its off side, with a frightful crash and amidst the cries and screams of the passengers, those inside being mostly females. The horses were thrown over by the shock, and the coachman and passengers on the box and roof lay scattered about the road in all direc- tions. Mr. Claremont, surgeon, of Millbrook-house, Hamp tead-road, whose surgery is at the corner of Char- rington-,treet and the Crowndale-road, close by the scene of the accident, happened to be on a visit to a patient in the crescent, and, witnessing the occurrence, lost no time in endeavouring to extricate the inside pas- sengers, some of whom were in a fainting state and covered with blood from cuts arising from the smashing of the glass windows. One young lady, most elegantly dressed and exceedingly handsome, had a frightful gash across one of her cheeks, and Mr. Claremont's assistants havirg arrived, feveral were removed to his surgery and promp'ly attended to. Some were taken into the Col- lege Arms and there seen, whilst others managed to get away to their places of destination. It would appear that most of the passengers inside had got into the omnibus at King's-cross, and were on visits to friends in the vicinity of Camden and Kentish Towns. Amongst the sufferers are Mrs. Heddow, the wife of Mr. Heddow, surgeon, of 22, Caledonian-road, and her two children, much bruised and cut about the side cf head and ce-the two children much shaken. Miss Evans, the young lady referred to, resides at 110, Camden-street, and is very much injured and contused. Mr. Auber, of 34, Clarendon- villas, Hammersmith, had come by train to King's. cross, and had entered the line there to visit a. fiiend at Kentish-town—severe contusions about head and face. Mrs. French, of Blenheim-house, Hammer. smith, and friend, also on a visit-severe injuries to head and face, and contusions. Many of the male pas- sengers were also more or less injured, the coachman so seriously that he was conveyed home. The remarkable circumstance is that no lirnbs are reported as broken. The dangerous nature of the spot has already been pointed out, and frequent accidents have been known to happen there but on examination of the bus, which was much shattered, the real cause of the occurrence was manifest. The Off-hand hind wheel was found completely crushed, and it was without doubt perfectly rotten and wholly unfit for use. »
TO-W-N TALK BY on SPECIAL COBRBSPONDBNT. --+- OW Ttodtn win tmfantani that tee do not hold oundvit rtspon- tHklt for our able Corretpondent'i opiniotu. -+- THE bust of Mr. Cobden, lately placed in Westminster Abbey, is by Mr. Woolner, and it is a striking and cha- racteristic likeness. The artist wisely determined not to attempt to idealise the face of the great Apostle of Free Trade, but to do his work with the boldest fidelity and truth and he has thoroughly succeeded. The grave and sagacious expression that was so peculiar to Mr. Cobden has been well rendered, and the likeness is the more remarkable, seeing that the sculptor never saw the original. It is in the northern transept, and not very well placed for, although the situation is an honour- able one, it has rather the effect of being crowded out. Those nearest to it are the busts of Sir George Corne- wall Lewis, Francis Horner, and Charles Buller. It is satisfactory to learn that those who knew Cobden best pronounce it the most satisfactory likeness of him that has appeared. The inscription contains simply the dates of his birth and death, with the fact of his burial at West Lavington Church. COMING out of Westminster Abbey, the improvements in Palace-yard will strike everyone who remembers what a scene of desolation it was some months ago. The two sides of the square which were open-Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament forming the other two—have been surrounded with an ornamental iron railing set upon stone, and the effect is very good THE promised reform in the matter ot hiring cabs is also beginning in Palace-yard, where the large clusters of lamps make the letters painted upon them very conspicuous. Every street lamp in London is to have a letter upon it, signifying that it is in a certain district; and when a cabman sets you down you have only to remember what letter you came from, and look up at the lamps, and see what letter you have arrived at, to know the fare, as set forth on a table, which the cabman will be obliged to carry. This will be an immense convenience, not only to unprotected females and country cousins, but to the large part of the popula- tion of Londos, whose duty compels them to patronise the rapid Hansom, or more decorous four-wheeler: THE guardians of the parish of St. Pancras have at last roused themselves to some sense of their responsi- bility, where the parish undertakes the nursing and treatment of the sick poor. The many inquiries into the management of workhouse infirmaries which have been instituted of late years are beginning to have some effect even upon the somnolent routine adopted by parish authorities. St. Pancras is taking a step in the right direction. The workhouse infirmary is to be governed by a matron having sole authority, more medical officers will be appointed, and the parish is to be divided into separate districts with dispensaries, at which a sufficient number of medical men attend, in order that patients may obtain im- mediate relief. It is to be hoped that other metro- politan parishes will follow this good example, for we are getting near the time of year when epidemics are most likely to attack us. The neglect of vaccination is another evil which London parish authoritias should try to amend. Some twenty cases of smallpox occurred in Greenwich last week, entirely due to neglect of vaccina- tion. THERE was some prospect last week of the tailors' strike arriving at a settlement, but it now seems as if that desirable consummation was as far removed from us as ever. Few replies have been sent in to the circular issued by the men, and those that have been returned are only from the small employers, most of the large firms in the country being in co-operation with the masters in London. The trial for conspiracy against the committee of operatives is fixed for the 21st of this month at the Old Bailey and in the meantime the men say that they can await the coming winter with no fear of the decrease of subscriptions. The great firms in London have been able in most cases to obtain a sufficient number of non-union workmen to execute their orders. In many instances, too, the supply of -work has been kept up in another way. A large firm for which union men will not work, keeps up an estab- lishment under another name, and often pays the men employed at it as much as would be paid to unionists were their demands acceded to. How far this system is approved of by the committee of masters I am unable to say. I only know that it exists, and to a considerable extent. MEAT is very dear in London now, as indeed it gene- rally is, and a proposal has been made-but like such ideas it will probably come to nothing-to supply ua with a new comestible. This is the mutton-ham, a popular joint in Cumberland and Westmoreland, but I think entirely unknown here and in the southern part of the kingdom. Essence of meat, charqui, and other chemical contrivances to preserve nutritive food, may pro- duce very nourishing aliment, but they are not pleasant to eat. Mutton-ham is very good, and it is pro- posed to import it from Australia, where sheep are so plentiful that a company is going to boil down ten thousand sheep a week into tallow. Some twenty thousand mutton-hams sent to this country every week from Australia would, as a writer in the Globe says, who originated the idea, satisfy a number of appetites which are now in a state of chronic dissatis- faction. THB MetropolitaR Railway, better known as the Underground—or, as some people have designated it, The Drain"—j# a great boon to Londoners who live near it, but has always been complained of on account of the bad atmosphere of its tunnels and stations. A case occurred last week in which a poor woman, aged fifty-six, who it appears was suffering from some disease of the bronchial tubes, was seized with diffi- culty of breathing after getting oat at a station, and on arriving at St. Mary's Hospital was foun d to be dead. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes, accelerated by the suffocating atmosphere of the Underground Railway." Dr. Lankester made some remarks on the subject, advising better ventilation; but as the greater part of the line runs under houses and streets, it is difficult to see how anything is to be done. It is probable, however, that the directors will take the matter in hand for, although not dangerous to healthy people, the atmosphere of the tunnels in hot weather is certainly most oppressive. THE Commons' Select Committee for considering the purchases which it was advisable for the nation to make at the Paris Exhibition, have received recommendations from several gentlemen well competent to advise on the subject. Mr. John Webb and Mr. Redgrave, of the South Kensington department, were among them, and they strongly advise the purchase of such articles of artisan industry as may lead to the development of a mare correct taste among English workmen. We are considered to have fallen behind other nations in art work executed by skilled artisans, and although the South Kensington department is supposed to have done much ia this respect, we have no improvement to show for the money expended there. About X100,000 is the sum Mr. Cole wishes to lavish on purchases in Paris but I am much mistaken if such a sum is ever sanctioned by either Government or the House of Com- mons. Our art schools must be emancipated from the fetters of official routine before any good can spring trom them; and until South Kensington can point to 'tetter work, the country will hardly feel inclined to give it more money. To place the industrial manufac] tures of the country upon art principles is a noble object, but it is more likely to be done by individual genius (as in the case of Wedgwood) than by depart- ments. Z.
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LADY MILTON WEDDING RING. In the account of the marriage of Viscount Milton, M.P., eldest son of the Earl and Countess Fitzwilliam, with Miss Laura Beauclerk, daughter of the late Lord Charles Beauclerk, son of the eighth Duke of St. Alban's, which was solerunised at St. George's, Hanover- square, on Saturday morning, the Sunday Gazette states the interesting fact that the wedding ring was altogether the work of the noble bridegroom, being fashioned by his own hands from a nugget dug by him in British Columbia, during his visit to the gold-fields after his travels across the Rocky Mountains, the marvellous incidents of which he and Dr. Cheadle have so admirably narrated in their well-known book published under the title of The North-west Passage by Land," of which a cheap edition, containing a portrait of Lord Milton, has just made its appearance. In the afternoon the newly- married pair left for Easton Hall, Sir Montague's seat in Lincolnshire.
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THE ALLEGED MURDER AT LIME- HOUSE. RESUMPTION OF THE INQUEST. On Thursday morning, Mr. Richards, the deputy- coroner, resumed at the Salisbury Arms Tavern, East- field-street, Limehouse, the investigation respecting the alleged murder of Agnes Oakes, aged 22 years. Mr. Charles Young, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the prisoner, John Wiggins. Inspector Brady conducted the case for the prosecution. Dr. Horton recalled, said that he had, at the request of the jury, carefully examined the body of the deceased since the last inquest. There were no marks of violence on the deceased's hands. Coroner When you were called in to see the deceased on the morning of her death, had the stiffness of death set in ? Witness Yes, she might have been dead one hour- it might be more. There was blood on the hands, it was smeared over them. There was blood on her chemise. The blood was in spots. It had the appear- ance as if it had fallen down while she was standing. By a Juror Her arms were straight out, and her legs were straight. By Mr. Young In consequence of the great loss of blood, I should expect the body to get colder sooner than it otherwise would in ordinary cases. Rosa Ellen Oakes, sister of the deceased, was recalled, and the coroner read over to her the evidence she had given at the first sitting of the court. The coroner said that he did so in order that Mr. Young might be thoroughly acquainted with everything that had already taken place in his absence. [It will be recollected that she deposed to a quarrel which had taken place between the accused and the deceased.] The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Young, and she said that she would swear that she had come up to LondoR from Liverpool. Witness continued I do not know of my own knowledge that my father ever left Liverpool. I had seen my father a week before I left. My sister told me he had left. My sister was in the habit of taking a drop." She never got drunk. I do not know that she pawned any of Wiggins's things to get drink. She told me she had pawned a watch on the Saturday. I do not know she was in the habit of stop- ping out late at night. I have not seen her low spirited for the last six months. George Wiggins, an old man, said that he lived at Temperance-cottage, Limehouse. He was a bargeman. John Wiggins was his son. Deceased had lived with him in witness's cottage for the last six months. He was not married to her. Witness did not know how they came together. They had wrangles together, like most people," all through her intemperate habits. She became intemperate almost as soon as she came there. She kept bad company. She was most decidedly not immoral; she only drank. On the Sunday previous to the deceased's death no alterca- tion took place in witness's presence, although the deceased's sister had stated that one had taken place. But," continued the witness, as I stand in the pre- sence of my God, no quarrel took place on that day." He came down and sat in the garden. There was no quarrel on that day. There was one on the previous night. She threw a tureen at him and cut his arm open. Coroner I cannot take that if you were not present. Witness: I was not. The deceased and Wiggins were lodgers. One day my wife came home, and found all the things in disorder, and she gave the deceased warn- ing to leave. I have seen the deceased very low and desponding. On the Tuesday night (the night of the fatal occurrence), my son came home, and said that he should like a kidney for supper. While it was cooking, two men, Ross and Burton, called, and said that they wanted him to take a barge to Pimlico. He left and returned at one. When he came in he said, Mother, call me early in the morning, for I have to get that barge in." He ate part of the kidney, and drank some beer he brought home with him. When he left with the two men in the evening he did not in the least leave in anger with the deceased. No words occurred then. The deceased was a most cheerful and lively creature. She was very dejected on that night about the separation that was to take place between them. Coroner: What did you know of your own knowledge about the morning ? Witness Everything was very peaceable until a few minutes before five o'clock. I then heard a voice cry Oh, ob, oh I got up. Coroner Was that voice the voice of a man or a woman 1 Witness It was a man's voice. I went towards the room door, and my son ran out with his hands up to his throat. He cried out, Oh, oh; father, father, Agg has cut my throat." The handkerchief, which was a red one, was tied round his throat. It was lightsome then. I could see no blood, for the handkerchief was red. I did not see a cut on his hand. I asked him, What has she done it with ? "I do not know," he replied. Is it with your pocket-knife ?" I asked. No," said he, I have got that in my pocket. I cannot make out what she has done it with." My wife rushed past me, and he ran downstairs in his stocking-feet. She did not leave the house. I heard my wife ciy out, Oh, Johnny, come up, she is dying, come up." I was in the room. He came up. When he came into the room, I did not take particular ) notice what he did with his hands. He cried out, when he saw his mother holding the deceased he cried, Oh father, father save her, save her poor girl, save her I then said, Wrap something round her throat while a doctor is sent for." He went to the table. He leant down, and said, Here it is, here's what she has done it with." He took the knife off the floor. I saw the deceased kneeling near the fireplace, and my wife had her arms round her neck. I was very excited, and after it took place I went into a fit, and no sooner did I get out of that than I went into another. By Mr. Young I did not hear my son tell the de- ceased on the Wednesday previous that he should leave her, as he would not put up with her conduct any longer. I know about a watch, and I know that the deceased got a further sum of a pound advanced upon it. It had been pledged. She was drinking all the day on Sunday. She got the ticket of the watch. Now, gentlemen, I wish to say that I have buried the de- ceased. Every farthing came out of my pocket. (Six thousand people attended at the funeral of the deceased on Sunday week. She was interred at Bow.) Martha Wiggins, the mother of the accused, corrobe- rated the evidence of her husband, and denied that her son ever threatened deceased. Several other witnesses were produced, seme of whom seated that they had heard cries of Murder" on the morning of the tragedy others asserted that the chemise the deceased wore bore the appearance of having been torn in a scuffle. The chemise was produced. It was co-rered with large spots of blood, and was torn in several places, and was crumpled as if in a dreadful struggle. One of the rents in it nearly reached from the top to almost the middle of it. One witness, whose cottage was at the back of Tem- I perance-cottage, stated that at ten minutes to two o'clock she heard cries of Murder." The first words she heard were You old you are murdering me." She next heard, They are murdering of me." [ The cry of Murder was then repeated. The church ) clock then struck two. The cry of "Murder" seemed to come across the canal. It was a female's voice. It was a woman's voice that said You old bitch, you are murdering me." Thomas Brown, 75, Eastfield-street, a lighterman, said that he was with Wiggins on the Tuesday night. He had a "little drain "to drink. That was just as much as a working man ought to take (laughter). He was not sober, but he was not drunk. He did not allude to Agnes Oakes. He went home at a quarter to one o'clock on the Wednesday morning. Wiggins took a pint of beer home. He said he was going to take it to his wife. Dr. Horton, recalled, said the cause of the deceased's death was hremorrliage from a cut throat. Inspector Brady put in evidence a letter from Liver- pool, and it stated that the writer, having seen in the newspapers of the awful tragedy that had happened to Agnes," wished to state that he was her father, and that he was not dead. The two girls had left Liverpool without his knowledge, while he was searching for work. He wished to know all about the tragedy, and if it was necessary to bring him up to London to give evidence he would come. The Coroner said that he should now adjourn the in. quiry for the purpose of allowing the prisoner to be brought before the jury. The proceedings were then adjourned. The crowd outside was immense during the whole day. EXAMINATION OF JOHN WIGGINS, On Friday meming at 19 o'clock, Mr. Richards, the deputy-coroner, resumed at the Salisbury Arms Tavern, Eastfield-street, Limehouse, the inquiry touching the alleged murder of Agnes Oakes, aged 22 years. The prisoner, John Wiggins, was taken out of his cell in the House of Detention, Clerkenwell, and placed in a prison-van and driven to the coroner's court, when Mr. Superintendent Worelstein, acting under a warrant granted by the Secretary of State, ordered the prisoner to be conducted to a private room, where he had a short > consultation with his solictor, Mr. Young. The Coroner took his seat at ten o'elock, and Mr. Young, solicitor, said he again appeared for the pri- soner. Mr. Inspector Brady conducted the case for the prosecution. The Coroner Bring the prisoner in. John Wiggins, aged 35 years, was then brought into the Court by the police. He is a man of florid com- plexion, and is five feet in height. He stood still when he reached his seat, and placing his hands on his hips smiled and looked round the crowded court, every eye being turned' towards him. He then sat down, and crossing his legs watched his solicitor as he was examin- ing the witnesses called for the defence. At the conclusion of the evidence for the defence, the whole of the depositions were read over, at the prisoner's wish. The prisoner was afterwards sworn, and made a statement to the effect that when he woke in the morn- ing the deceased came to his side and begged him to for- give her. He said he could not, and went to sleep again, and was awoke by tickling in his throat, which he found to be caused by her attempt upon his life. He had not seduced her, as had been stated. (This the coroner, from information which had been tendered, did not believe.) Mrs. Burt, re-called, said that she believed that the deceased was a well-conducted young woman. She was a meek girl and used to sit down and cry. Ultimately the jury gave the following verdict:— That Agnes Oakes was found dead with an incision in her throat, and the said jurors do further say that how such incisioii was caused there is not sufficient evidence to show." The prisoner was then removed, and when he was being carried to the van, the crowd of some thousands of people kept shouting out, Open verdict, open ver- dict, open verdict." The excitement was intense.
EPITOME OF NEWS. THE son of a former minister of the Abbey Chapel at Romsey, in Hants, paid a visit last week to that town, where he was born. He had not seen his native place for 70 years. CHILD MURDER.—On Saturday an inquest was held at the Bank of England Tavern, on a male child found in Paddington, in a garden, in Devonshive- place, Maida-hill, with a severe wound in the head, which appeared to have been inflicted with some sharp instru- ment. Verdict-" Wilful murder against some person or persons unknown." SUICIDE OF A WORKING MAN.—An inquest was recently held at the London Hospital on Moses Harper, aged 50, a labourer in the docks. He had been out of employment since Christmas, which so worked upon his mind that he cut his throat with a razor. He was not dead when first discovered, and he said that he had no intention of cutting his throat a minute before he did it. Verdict, "Suicide while in a state of unsound mind." DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM CRAWSHAY.—On Sunday night Mr. William Crawshay, the well-known ironmaster of Merthyr Tydvil, expired at his seat, Caversham-house, near Reading, at the advanced age of 82 years. For a considerable period Mr. Crawshay and his family have been leading members of the iron trade in Wales, but during the last few years the deceased had resided at Caversham-house, and latterly his health had given way. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM. Visitors during the week ending August 10 — On Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, free, from ten a.m. to ten p.m., 9,968; on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday admis- sion 6d.), from ten a.m. till six p.m., 1,632 National Portrait Exhibition, by payment, 2,174 total, 13,774. Average of corresponding week in former years, 10,783. Total from the, opening of the museum, 6,891,229. HALF A YEAR'S RAIN.—The variation in the quantity of rain in di liferent parts of the kingdom is shown in the returns just published by the Registrar- General In the first half of the year 1867 20'5 inches of rain fell at Bristol, 20'1 at Glasgow, 18'2 at Sheffield, 15'5 at Birmingham, 15'4 at Salfiord, 14'1 at Man- chester, 14 at Edinburgh, 13*1 at Dublin, 13 at Leeds, 12'6 at London, 10*1 at Liverpool, and only 8 at Newcastle. POST-OFFICE ROBBERY.-Mark Stafford, an auxiliary letter-carrier, was charged, at the Southwark Police-station, on Saturday, with stealing 164 penny stamps, the property of the Postmaster-General. In consequence of complaints having been made of the loss of some letters at Sutton, the usual plan was adopted of making up letters, which were posted at Sutton, where the prisoner was employed. The letters, which were not delivered, contained marked postage stamps, which were traced to his possession, and he was consequently given into charge. Committed for trial. REFRESHMENT HOUSES. The number of refreshment houses in England having wine and beer licences increases year by year. In Birmingham there were but 42 in 1862, there were 148 in 1866 in Man- chester there were 73 in 1862, 181 in 1866. In this latter year there were in England 350 refreshment houses with licences for the sale of wine only, and 2,026 with licences for the sale of wine and beer to be drunk on the premises. In the last six years there have been 53 convictions of keepers of houses of the former class, and 851 convictions of keepers of houses of the latter class. WEW HOPS.—The first pocket of 1867 growth, weighing lewt. 2qrs. 211b., was on Friday morning sent into the market, consigned to Messrs. Austen and Sweet, hop-factors, Borough, and sold by them to Messrs. Whitworth, Grafliam, and Co., hop merchants of the Borough, at 30 guineas per cwt., by whom it was resold to Messrs. John Jones, and Co., Oswestry. The grower is Mr. J. R. Thomson, jun., of Moatlands, Brenchley, Kent (from whose plantation the first pocket of Kentish hops was produced last year. Taking into consideration the early period of its arrival, this year's pocket is allowed to be a very fair sample, and is from the stock of Mr. T. Guest's now well-known early prolifics. MEMORIAL TO MR. DAVID HERBERT LLEWELLYN.—There must be many who remember the self-sacrificing courage of Mr. David Herbert Llewellyn, the surgeon of the now famous Alabama. When the Alabama was sinking after her action with the Kearsage, its surgeon refused to enter the crowded boat, and thus peril the safety of the wounded, and remaining on board the vessel went down with her. To commemorate his heroism a tablet has just been placed in the lecture theatre of the Charing-cross Hospital, in which he was once a student. Th ough simple and unpretending, the memorial is very neat and suitable, and reflects credit upon Mr. W. T. Hale, of Baker-street, its designer and sculptor. A FEARFUL AFFLICTION.—George Wright, painter, Cudworth-street, Bethnal-green, applied to the magistrate at Worship-street on the 3rd inst., for some assistance to enable him to bury his four children, all of whom had died from the croup consequent upon measles. He was in such grief that he could hardly explain his case. He seemed to have a strong objection to apply- ing to the parish for relief. Mr. Ellison ordered money to be given him to assist in burying his children. The officer said there were four other children in the house, and the mother was then nursing the youngest, who appeared unlikely to survive. WESTERN CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE.—The proposition to establish at Plymouth a Chamber of Agri- culture for Devon and Cornwall has been very favourably received in the two counties. Above 400 members are enrolled, including Lord Churston, Lord Poltimore, Lord Eliot, Lord Vivian, Sir L. Palk, M.P., Sir Massey Lopes, M.P., Sir J. Trelawny, Sir William Williams, Mr. St. Aubyn, M.P., Mr. Kekewich, M.P., Mr. Kendall, M.P., &c. It is stated that the reclamation of waste lands will be discussed by the Chamber early in the autumn, with a view to the cultivation of a large area of land in the two counties now comparatively worthless. CHARGE OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER A MOTHER.—George Fletcher, a miner, of Dukinfield, was charged at Chester Assizes, on Monday, with attempting to murder his mother, Mary Fletcher, on the 13th of May last. It was proved by evidence that the prisoner attacked his mother with a poker, and struck her about the head and arms so severely that the poker brake in two pieces. The prisoner, in defence, said that he had detected his mother in an illicit intercourse with a man, and that she had endeavoured to poison him in conse- quence of his knowledge of her misconduct. He declined to call any witnesses. Verdict, Guilty of unlawfully wounding." Sentence deferred. THE BELGIAN VOLUNTEERS AND MISS BUR- DETT COUTTs.-We read in the Precurseur of Antwerp, of the 4th The general meeting of the London ex- cursionists of the Antwerp Civic Guards was a very large one. It took place yesterday evening at the HOtel de Ville, Major Bex in the chair. The first resolution was that an album-a genuine work of art-should be offered to Miss Burdett Coutts, containing portraits of 11 the Antwerp Civic Guards whom she so graciously received at her residence. A commission of nine mem- bers was appointed, and the execution of this album is entrusted to M. Bogaerts, the author of the magnificent souvenir left in London by our citizen soldiers." COAL AT CLIFTON GROVE.—A local contem- porary says Sir Robert Clifton's coal-viewers have been successful in discovering coal, at a depth of about 270 yards, at the foot of the coppice immediately under the far-famed grove, and immediately within the Clifton parish boundary. The quality of the seam we do not yet know, but the viewers, we believe, have been agreeably disappointed, inasmuch as they did not expect to meet with coal at a less depth than 400 yards. STARVATION. On Saturday an inquest was held at the White Lion Tavern, Princes-street, Vaux- hall, on Elizabeth Carpenter, 22, the wife of a carpen- ter living at a model lodging-house. She had been out of employment for about 15 months, and the family had endured much misery. On Tuesday morning she was found lying in her bed quite dead. Mr. Henry J ones, surgeon, of Vauxhall, said he had made a post-mortem examination, and the cause of death was from disease ef the heart, accelerated by want of food and proper nourishment. Verdict in accordance with the medical testimony. THE NEW BISHOPRIC OF GRAFTON.—The Archdeaconry of Grafton, New South Wales, has been conferred upon the Rev. W. J. Dampler, M.A., vicar of Coggeshall, under somewhat singular circumstances. Some days ago Dr. Sawyer, the new bishop, was in Essex advocating the claims of his diocese, and in the course of his tour held a meeting in the town of Coggeshall. Miss Dampler, a daughter of the vicar, was so struck with the prospects of Church work which the new see of Grafton held out, that she offered her services, which were accepted. The vicar said that though not a young man he would accompany his daughter, and the bishop thereupon made him Archdeacon of Grafton. The newly-formed party will proceed to New South Wales in the course of a few days. GOOD WORDS FROM THE BENCH.—The Lord Chief Baron Kelly, in charging the Grand Jury at the Cheshire Assizes, now being held, said, in the counties through which he had lately been travelling he had sub- mitted to the grand juries whom he had had the honour of charging a recommendation on a subject which he had much at heart. He was desirous of making the same recommendation now. His lordship begged to recom- mend them as far as possible, by their individual personal care and attention, to support all institutions that have for their object the promoting of habits of industry and sobriety amongst the lower orders, and especially of endeavours that have for their object the disseminating of the blessings of education, and par- ticularly the blessings of a religious education, amongst the children of the poorer classes. PASSAGE OF STORKs.-The Journal de Ville Francke (Rhone) states that a large flight of storks going in a southernly direction passed over that town three days back. Two of the number, apparently fatigued, alighted on the top of a tall factory chimney to rest, but being disturbed by some gun shots fired at them, resumed their course. The Intelligenz-Blatt, of Berne, likewise says:—" The large flock of storks which two days back had assembled on the roof and balustrade of the church of St. Esprit has taken its flight for the south. This singular fact has given rise to different surmises. Those birds of passage generally only leave for their winter quarters in Africa at the end of Sep- tember or the begining of October. Are we menaced with an early winter, or with some other unfavourable change ef temperature 1" OrVIL SERVICE COLLEGE.—The committee of the Civil Service College have recently appointed Mr. W. G. Goodliffe, of the India-office, and Mr. J. C. M'Caul, of the Civil Service Commission, as their honorary secretaries. The Earl of Derby and the Earl Russell have each contributed X,100 towards the building fund of the college. The committee wish to be distinctly understood that, although the school which they are endeavouring to found is primarily intended for the benefit of civil servants, the sons of gentlemen not in the Civil Service will be eligible far admission, and that the school will be generally conducted, as far as the different circumstances will admit, upon the model of Marlborough College, Wellington College, and other similar educational institutions. A THIEF SHOT.—M. Gas, a man of 74, residing at Beaucaire, was aroused from an afternoon's sleep by the cries of some rabbits in an enclosure adjoining his room, and between which and it there is an opening in the wall. He perceived through this a man with a rabbit in each hand, and he at once seized a gun and fired, while the robber was trying to escape out of a window, nine or ten feet from the ground. The charge took mortal effect, and the man, who succeeded in getting out, died shortly after. He was recognised as one Menouret, a resident of the place, but of bad character and vagabond habits. Gas declares he only intended to wound him in the legs. ESCAPE OF A PRISONER.—The man George Baker, alias James Mayne, alias James Rowland, who was committed for trial at Windsor on Saturday on a charge of highway robbery, escaped from custody. It appears that after his committal two constables were in- structed to take him and another prisoner to the lock-up at Clewer. One of the constables, however, does not seem to have attended to his instructions. The other took the two prisoners, and on arriving at the lock-up he took off the handcuffs from Baker whilst he was in the passage leading to the cells. Baker suddenly pushed the officer aside, ran through the Swan Inn, and leaped over a fence into Clewer-park. He was seen standing by the side of the Thames, and suddenly disappeared. It is said that this is not the first time that Baker has escaped from custody. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT NEWCASTLE.—On Sun- day evening a very destructive fire occurred in New- castle. It broke out in the Central Exchange Hotel, which, as well as the Exchange News-room, was almost totally destroyed. Other premises in the same block of buildings were greatly injured. Mr. Angus, the well- known gutta-percha manufacturer, lost all his valuable stock. It is impossible yet to give an estimate of the injury done by the conflagration, but one of the finest blocks of buildings in the town has been almost de- stroyed, and but for the great exertions made by the fire brigades, police, and soldiers, it would have been ren- dered a mass of ruins. There can be little doubt that one or two powerful fire-engines would have made the damage less serious. The flames were not got under until daylight on Monday morning. But for the favour- able direction of the wind, the destruction of property must have been immense. DEATH OF A VETERAN.—An old soldier of the First Empire, named Darroy, has just died at the Inva- lides, in Paris, aged 90. He served in Egypt under Kleber, and was present as sentinel during the execution of Soliman, the murderer of that general, at Cairo, in June, 1800. Soliman first had his right hand consumed on a slow fire, and was then placed on an iron hurdle, with embers under it, where he remained living for four hours. Being tortured with thirst, lie asked to drink, but this was refused him, as it might have shortened his sufferings. Darroy, who was then a volunteer in the Egyptian service, was, however, touched with compas- sion, and gave the dying man a glass of water. Soliman drank it off at one draught and then fell back and ex- pired. STONING A MISSIONARY.—A Wesleyan mis- sionary, the Rev. W. G. Campbell, stationed at Ath- lone, has been stoned at the village of Granard. He states that when he appeared in the street with the head-constable, a woman recognised him as having preached more than two years ago in the open air. A mob assembled and began to throw stones. He took re- fuge in the barrack, where he was obliged to remain two hours, the mob meantime filling the street, watching for him, and shouting" Garibaldi," Anti-Christ," &c.° At length he had to leave, and he was pursued with terrific execrations and a volley of stones. He fled bare-headed and was struck in the arm, in the leg, and in the head' which was deeply wounded. He met a man outside the town leading a horse. From him he expected some compassion, but he turned like a fury upon him, and threw "large missiles at him. He did not know where he was going, but the Lord led him to the house of Mr. Kelly, of Kilcourcy, where his wounds were attended to, and he was well taken care of. A RAILWAY GATEKEEPER KILLED. On Saturday last an accident occurred on the Warrington and Stockport Railway, a short distance from Warring- ton, by which an old man, named John Skelhorn, was killed under very distressing circumstances. The deceased, who was upwards of sixty years of age, was employed as gatekeeper at Reddish crossing, between the stations of Lymm and Heatley, and in addition to the infirmities of his age, was subject to fits. On the approach of the one o'clock down train from Manchester to Warrington, on Saturday, he left his hut for the purpose of closing the gates and while crossing the line was seized with a fit, and fell between the down rails. The engine-driver saw him lying between the rails, but not being aware that he was in a fit, did not shut off steam until it was too late to avoid his being run over. His body was mangled in a shocking manner, and as it was advisable that it should be interred at once, Mr. H. B. White, the deputy coroner of the district, proceeded to Lymm, and opened the inquest, at which evidence of identification was given, and the deputy coroner gave his warrant for interment.
AMERICA kBY ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.) NEW YORK, August 10. The jury empannelled to try Surratt for complicity in the assassination of President Lincoln have not been able to agree upon a verdict, and have been dismissed. NEW YORK, July 30. In consequence of apprehensions of serious election riots in Tennessee, Federal troops are being distributed to preserve order, and Brownlow's militia are ordered to be under arms. The citizens also are generally armed. It is reported that the negroes in some counties will be intimidated from voting. President Johnson has, it is stated, positively decided to remove General Sheridan. The Connecticut Legislature has rejected the female suffrage bill. Fifty deaths from cholera occur daily at Memphis, chiefly among the negroes. Cholera is also raging among the garrisons of the forts on the Western plains. Advices from Browns- ville to the 20th instant state that all imperial prefects in Mexico had been exiled for six years. The Bishop of Jalapa had been arrested on a charge of aiding the empire. A general confiscation of imperialist property had commenced. Foreign prisoners are alleged to have been marched naked through the streets of Queretaro. Lopez, the betrayer of Maximilian, had been arrested at Oajaca by the governor, and ordered to be tried by court-martial for excesses committed by him whilst an imperial officer. Escobedo had announced his candidature for the presidency, and proclaimed his policy to be to exterminate or drive all foreigners from Mexico.
THE LION TAMERS.—The prohibition in Paris against the lion-tamers entering the cages of the animals of course robbed the performances of all their interest. At the urgent request of M. M. Marc Fournier and Batty, M. Pietri, prefect of police, appointed a conlinission of experts to report on the danger which this kind of exhibition involved. They met at the Porte Saint Martin Theatre three days back, and their opinion is that the performances might be continued. The inter- diction has therefore been removed, but Lucas is to assist Batty when the latter, who is getting well, shall be again able to appear before the public. EXCELSIOR PRIZE MEDAI MACHIHBS sew perfectly on any thickness ofaia rial. Pnce, £ 6 6a.— WHIGHT & MANN, 143, Holborn-hili, London.—Lists Free. Keating's Insect Ueateoying Powder.-Fleas, Bugs. Beetles, Moths, &o-< instantly destroyed by this to animal life. Sold in IPackets Is* and Tins 2a. 6d., by T. HEATING, .79, St. Paul's Church-yard.