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The Gauh.'is reports a railway accident at Bellegarde, near the Swiss frontier, by which 25 persons have been killed. It is feared that the crops in Eastern Bengal will he found to have been greatly damaged by the inundations which have occurred there. Our Indian ally the Ameer of Afghanistan has at length obtained the acknowledgment of his sovereignty from the formidable Kyher chiefs, who have engaged to keep the pass clear of marauders. Tiie Comachee Indians have used the "weapons of civilisation" to some purpose. So effective are Spencer ritles and revolvers in their hands that a Federal cavalry force of :2110 men has been vanquished by them in Northern Texas. The French Government has been advised of the despatch of a Chinese ambassador to Paris to offer sat is fa '-tion for the recent massacre of French subjects at Tientsin. The advisability of taking; this course was no doubt made clear to the understanding of the Chinese Government by the arrival at Tientsin of four French war vessels. ft is telegraphed from Oalle that the China mail which had arrived there hrills full continuation of the massacre of the French Consul and Sisters of Mercy at Tientsin. There is also a rumour that the French Ministers and several Russians have been murdered at flokiii. At Shanghai the volunteers had been called out, and t he troops were held in readiness to proceed at a moment's notice to the north, where her Majesty's gunboats Opossum and Dwarf had already proceeded. Amongst the passengers by the Cape mail steamer Norseman, which arrived at Plymouth on Sunday, is the Rev. IL Mofratt, who for upwards of 5(1 years has been an iigent of the London Missionary Society in Africa, and who returns by the express wish of the Bible Society, in order to cany through the publication of the Scrip- tures in the Scchuana language. This venerable mis- sionary is father-in-law to Dr Livingstone. The Norseman brings intelligence of extensive diamond discoveries of Yaal. Already diamonds of £ 100,000 have, it is reported, been picked up by the Europeans alone. A steamboat catastrophe is reported in the mail news brought by the Neva, which ai-rived on Wednesday from the West Indies and South America. At a time and place not mentioned in the despatch, the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's steamer Ecuador, plying from Callao to the northern ports, exploded her boilers and sunk. Nine persons were killed and several fatally scalded. The Neva also brings the news of a violent shock of earthquake at Lima and Callao on the 2fitli of May, but no serious result is reported. —The proprietors of the Aspinwall Hotel, at Panama, where the recent disastrous fire broke out, have been lodged in prison on the charge of arson.

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