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da During last week 17 wrecks were reported, making » total of 897 for the present year. The strike of the edge-tool forgers of Sheffield, which has extended over five weeks, hits been brought to a termination by the unconditional submission of the men. The act fixing the duties on fire ini-nrances 0f stock-in-trade and utensils at Is. 6d. per £ 100, instead of 3s. as previously, came into operation on Saturday last. A woman at Clay Cross recently set fire to her hus- band's clothing because he bad gone home drunk. He was BO seriously burnt that she was taken in custody and remanded. Mr. Hall, chief magistrate at Bow-street, London, has retired after 25 years' service. Mr. Henry, second nla- gistrate at the court, will be appointed to Mr. Hall's place, and Mr. F. Flowers, recorder of Stanford, win succeed Mr. Henry. In a damp old church in oue of the South Lancashire towns a number of toads were found living under the organ. No wonder that one of the native congregation remarked that they sang "T'oud 'undert" (toad under it) nearly every Sunday. A story is told iu Baltimore by a gentleman who W31 recently in Richmond that the Southern President waj asked in his presence how soon he thought the war would end. Placing his hand upon the head of a litthl boy, not five years of age, Mr. Davis replied, Xot till this child is an old man." The Boston Post says that Miss Belle Boyd, the fa- mous rebel spy, captured on board the British steamer Greyhound, of Wilmington, North Carolina, is row hi Boston. During the attack upon the Greyhound, Miss Boyd came on deck, took a seat on a bale of cotton, and I quietly sat fanning herself and watching the explosion of the shells. A letter from Cayenne states that the famous Girauo of Gatebourse, whose talent in counterfeiting Bank of France notes was so notorious, escaped on the 8th Sept. last from that settlement, where he was undergoing UJ. punishment of hard labour for life. A Ilighlauder named Hugh Main, formerly a lock- keeper on the Aberdeeh and Invernry Canal, died at Aberdeen on Tuesday, at the age of 103 years. He re- tained all his faculties unimpaired to the last, and was walking about within a few days of Iiis death.—Edin- burgh Courant, A widow, occupying a large house in a fashionable quarter of London, sent for a wealthy solicitor to make her will, by which she disposed of between 150,000 and £ 60,000. He proposed soon after, was accepted, and found himself the happy htubaud of ;t penniless ad. ventures. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. Owen Daviet Tudor, of the Middle Temple. barrititer-at-law, to he a registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy for the Birmingham district, in the room of Mr. Charles Waterfield, who, after upwards of 20 years' service, hM been allowed to retire on account of permanent infirmity. A large block of buildings four stories in height, and occupied partly by Messrs. Scott and Whi'.taker rag and paper merchants, and partly by Mr. W Rhodes, white, smith and bellhanger [to whom they belonged], in Wade- street, Bradford, was burnt down early on Saturday morning. At a low computatieu the entire loss of pro- perty cannot be less than £ 8,000. Lady Gertrude Douglas, daughter of the Marchioness of Queensbury, has taken the white veil, and is now at the convent at Hammersmith. At the ceremony, which took place a few days ago, the young nun appeared in a bridal dress of white satin, with a bouquet in her hand. After a time she retired, and appeared in a dress of white serge, having renounced the vanities of the world. Court Journal. On Saturday week a girl from the neighbourhood of Thurso was brought to Wick in custody. on the charge of having forged and uttered a bill for 1:70 at ope of the banks in Thurso. The girl is not yet far through her teens, and it is excected she has had one or more accom- plices. Meanwhile she has been fully committed on the charge. She also attempted to pass a forged bill for zCI90 on another bank in Thurso.—John O'Groai Journal. The King of Prussia lately sent a silver trumpet to Prince Frederic Charles, recommending him to make a present of it to the regiment which displayed the great- est bravery in the assault on Duppe!. In an harangue made by the prince to the 35th regiment of the line, he declared that all the regiments had valiantly distin- guished themselves, but that the 35th was the bravest of the brave, and consequently the trumpet of honour belonged to it by right. DIVORCE CASE.—The case of Horsfall v. llorsfall was heard in the Divorce Court, London, on Saturday last. The marriage took place at Harrogate, in 1850. The husband soon afterwards obtained a situation in a merchant's office, at Liverpool. In October, 1852, he deserted his wife, and she was obliged to return to her family at Carlisle, and has since lived with them. The husband, who is an idle, drunken man, has been living at Bradford with another woman, by whom he has had children. He has, from time to time, visited Carlisle, and endeavoured to obtain money from the petitioner, and also to obtain possession of the only child of the marriage, who was born shortly after the se- paration.—Decree nisi granted with coats, and the custody of the child given to the petitioner until further order. OUTRAGE BY BRICKMAKPIIS.- Early on Saturday morning last, a party of brickmakers visited Mr. A. Ashworth's brickcroft, situated behind the Infantry Barracks, in Regent-road, and destroyed about 90,000 bricks. The bricks were wet from the mould, and were on the drying floors. I hen were seen by a man who is in the habit of sleeping near the kilns, and who can identify two of the parties. The men drew stockings over their clogs, so as to prevent their footprints being recognised, and then walked up and down the drying floors, stamping upon and destroying all the bricks. The bricks being in an unfinished state, the damage caused is comparatively trifling, only amcuntiug to about JC50. What makes the outrage more extraordi- nary is that Mr. Ashworth employs a large number of men connected with the union, and is also an employer generally respected by his workmen. Mandefter Guitrdwn. DANGEROUS CONDITION OF HEEXAN.—Among the most serious sufferers from the recent railway aecident at Kgham is John C. Heenan, the Benecia Boy. It aP- pears that Heenan looked through his carriage wiu<l"W when the first alarm was given, and fiuding a collision inevitable, jumped on to the platform as the train was moving, and falling heavily, injured hiaspiue so severely that he has suffered from a continuous Kuccession of tits ever since. His own doctor (Mr. Clark) and the com- pany's surgeon (Dr. Solly) have been in constant atten- dance upon him yince the accident, and from eight o'clock on Sunday night until eight o'clock on Monday night he was never left by his medical men, as he no sooner recovered from one fit than a more violent uufc succeeded, Heenan, according to the latest inouinM, was better, but is at present confined to his bed. Heenan has been most unfortunate since his arrival in this country, and this last diaater is the crowning u1Í.- fortune of his English career.—Sun. THE PRUSSIAN ORDKB Of LOUIsE,-Some foreign journals have remarked, within the last few day! on her Majesty having worn the decoration of this order upon a recent State occasion. The very existence ot such an order is scarcely known in England, The fol- lowing sketch of its history is from Sir Bernard liurke's Book of Orders:" —"This order was founded on the 3rd August, 1814, and is a decoration of services ren- dered by womelt in the hospitals, and otherw ise, to the wounded and sick military in the war of 1813 and 1814. The badge is a small gold cross with black enamel' The middle of both sides is enamelled sky blue, and contains on the obverse the letter L, with a wreath of stars round it, and on the reverse the cyphers 1813 and 1814. The order is worn upon the left breast, suspen- ded by the white ribbon of the Iron Cross, and fastened by a bow. It was presented equally to single or mar- ried females, Prussians by birth or naturalisation. Tho number was limited to 100. The chapter was composed of four larlies-the Countess Arnim, the wives of lisigiii- lowsky and of Welper (merchant), and, fiually, of the widow of the statuary Eben—under the presidency of the Queen." "MANHATTAN" IS TROUBLE,—"Manhattan," the New York correspondent of the Morning Herald, writes un- der of June 14th :—"My last letter informed you of an appointment at eleven o'clock with Major-General ])i1, the commander on this station. He was punctual to the appointment. He is a fine, gentlemanly old man of 70 and odd years. He remembered me as Mr. Calhoun* old private secretary. I cannot narrate all that took place; but the general laboured under the impression that I was the incarnation of all that was bad in the Southern Confederacy. It was of no use my Celling him that I was for the Union, He did not seem to believe it. He honoured me by saying that both ambassadors (Dayton and Adams) thought I did more injury to the cause of America than any other man could do. He said he waa in favour of arbitrary arrests in my c;ise "7 that he would stop these letters in future- -that the past he would leave to the President—that he would send those papers (file of Standard,) to the President, and await his decision—whether to send me to Fort La* fayette or Richmond. We shall know the decision by Wednesday, June 15th. If he agrees with General Dix, this is the last letter you get from me, iin, less I am sent to Richmond. It will probalAY me both Mr. Mason And Slidell laugh at the idea of sending me to Richmond, If the President xloea tbM. I will l oontinue my letteri. I believe at Fort LAWAkw thero M uo writing paper.• • vt





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