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I SUDDEN DEATH OF LOUD .Noimi.—We regret to have to announce that Lord North, the eldest son of Earl Guildford, of Wa!dersharc, near Dovsr, died suddenly at the residence of his motber-in-laiv, Lady Gray do Ruthyn at Wnteringbury, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock a.m. His lordship was thirty years of age, and has left three chil- dren, the eldest a boy, and now heir apparent t) the Earldrom of Guildford. His lordship was in his usual health ,until a few hours previous to the fatal attack, and on Thursday was, during all the day shooting on the lands of his brother-in-law, Mr Lancaster Lucas. Mr Could, (if Wkiterin,-],)uy, was in immediate atteudano and eventually Dr Woodfall, of Maidstone, was summon- ed without avail. The information of his lordship's death was received on Saturday by Earl Guildford, his father, who ii eighty-eight years of age, with deep emu- tion.-ilfaidstone Journal, TUB LTNI)FITOROUND RAILWAY IN LONDON.—Steps are at length being taken for the purpose of giving effect to this undertaking. Shafts are being sunk at several I I places along the line of tho proposed raiUay. One has been opened on the unoccupied space of lard at King's- cross, near the railway station, and another near Euston- qiiare. When a sufficient depth has been reacoed, the excavators will commence tunnelling in the llirectiollof the London and North Western fiaiiway station; with which a junction will be effected at a short distance from the present terminus. At the Paddington station a com- meneemeiit has been made, and here, as in the junction with the northern lines of railway, the communication will be above ground. As at present arranged, the line will have its city terminus in the New Victoria-street. The underground railway will be provided at one or two places along the linf, probably at those spots where the slialts are n,nv being sunk, with ventilating shafts. But it is considered that theie will not be any great tiect:s.,ity for providing ventilating shaRs, ;.s the numerous stations along the line and the open cuttings at each end will provide sufficient currents of air for the purpose. In constructing the line, the. course which will he tollovvcd will be as nearly as possible the centre of the New-road. But it happens that the main sewer occupies this place, and if the railway tunnel keeps to the centre the sewer will have to be removed, and reconstructed on one aide of the iailway, If. on the other hand, the railway deviates .from the centre of the roadway, it will come into very unpleasant proximity to the houses along the road, and will probably increase the cost of the line by some very heavy and unexpected items of this loug-talked-of pro- ject. A commencement has actually been made with ri.gird to compensation for the property which will be undermined. The soil through whiun the tuuuel will ouss has been found by the borings which have been ,uad.: genet ally lavouiable to the work, but in one or two parta. some sand has been met witil, a discovery by no means pleasant to the contractors. CIIKAP WINK AND TIIE INCOME TAX—Attic may- oval L-anqiiet at Oxiord on Friday evening, Mr J. W Henley, M.P., speaking of the commercial tieaty with France, saiii-If we are to have our wine cheap we shall have the Chancellor of the Exchequer's hands in our pocket ia some other shapo- liter aud cheers)—and shall find that the taking off tho wine duty is only a so p to make the income tax more agreeable. (Laughter.) We have been told that there is to be an increase in our establishments, and that the expenditure of the country will be materially raised, and under these cireumstanees we should only delude ourselves it we supposed that any !ax will be taken off without another being put on. I ihink it would be very unwiso to discount a bill not Letore us. and my own opinion is that it is quite hopeless to expect to get our wine for half nothing without hav- ing to pay for it in another shape. (Hear.) 1 quite concur in every word that has been uttered with regard to the defences of the country, but I wish that our words and our acts went nearer together. We have been told time after time that our relations with France have been of the most amicable character, and yet ia the same breath we have been told to keep our powder dry. I quite agree that the country ought to be in a state of perfect defence, but there is gross inconsistency in saying we are on goad terms with everybody at a moment when we are recommended to arm to the teeth. No one can doubt that even in the greatest swing of the old Bona- parte this country was never so completely in the nands of France as it is at present. We are told we are to have a congress one day, and the next we are told there is to be none at all. We have been danced about in every di- rection, and I really hope that some fine morning we shall not find ourselves tumbling neck and crop alto- gether (laughter.) I trust sincerely that Louis Napo- Jeon may be enaoled to head more closely to Great Brit- ain, and I believe that he has the goodense to know that peace is for the benefit of his own country, as well its of ours. I belitve, it he is allowed to carry out his own views, that he has at heart the security of the peace of the world. For ouiselves, we are quite prepared for war, though I bolieve that there is nut H man in the country who would not infinitely prefer the continuance of the blessings of peace. SNOW BALL RIOT IN Enircnuiicni,—The Edinburgh papers contain long accounts of a "snow ball roL" which took place between the students of the urjiver. t'ty of that city and the police. Frornlten in the morn- ing till four in the afteruovu, the battle raged with vary- ing SUCCESS, and about equal damage to eac h party. The skirmish at last arew. to a threatening height, lor many oi the studenta had armed themselves with blud- geons, and the authorities oi; the university appeared on 110 aceno. At their request the police withdrew, and he tumult shJiUy ¡it\erw¿¡,r(,\a ccaaud,


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