THE WAR IN AMERICA. NEWS BY THE ARABIA.. The Cunard mail steamer Arabia, Captain Stone; h' b ^iiod from Boston on th= ?th and from Halifax he 31st ult. arrived in the Mersey on Sunday morn- ::g. She brings 74 passengers and lu,5? dols. in specia DD freight. "°? ?r ?r? TT-?-.TJ? says :—The cows from New Or! aDS is most Important and encouragmg. (,eneral \s has doce aMo sci-vice in that region. A severo ?j? was fought on the 17th of April at the Vermillion Havou, in which, after a hard contest with the rebel kitteries and a strong force of infantry, our troops LjneJ a complete success, driving the enemy from his Lotion, capturing his guns, and taking 1,500 prisoners. In addition to this the batteries at Butte la Rose were gjleueed by our fleet the valuable salt works of Pititi inse, which supplied the whole interior with this indis- pensable article, were captured and a number of rebel Cts were destroyed during the expedition of General Bants into the liayouTeche region. Thus the finest portion of Louisiana, is at the command of the Union forces, and rebellion in that quarter is tottering. The -Vit" Origins Em of the 19th April says :-The latest news from the front of our army on the Toche is of the same encouraging character as before. On Friday tizbt, General Banks reached Vermillionville previous to which, however, a sanguinary and spirited fight took place at the crossing of Vermillion Bayou, a short distance this gide of the village. At this place the rebels posted a force of over 1,000 infantry, and strong batteries of ar- tillery in ambush. Fire w..s opened upon the advance of General Bank's army irorn the whole force of the enemy. The fight raged furiously for some time, but resulted finally after considerable loss on both sides, in the giving „av of the rebels, and the crossing of our troops. It was jeported that General Banks would undoubtedly be in Ooclausaa to-night, with his whole army. As the army advanced they came up with a force under General Grover which had been engaged in a desperato fight. It was in General Grover's engagement that most of the prisoners were taken. Our forces have taken over 500 head of horses, mules, and cattle, which are of incalculable value to the captors at this juncture of affairs. This expedition of General Banks up the Tech" country, so far, has proved to1,0 the most important and productive of the ost s:i,:factory results of any that wo have had to re- he has assumed the command of the depart- ment of the Gulf. Our army is rolling like a ball of fire through the finest portion of Louisiana. When the rebels arc thoroughly driven out of the Opelousas country the backbone of the rebellion will be very much broken so far is this state is concerned. Despatches had Iteen received at Washington from Jlajur General Grant and Adjutant Gonpral Thomas. Tbey are dated before Vicksburg. April 23. They an- nounce that on the evening bc, 'ire six gunboats and twelve barges passed Vicksburg and Warronton batteries, j ?,111, 1 WarronLt)ti batteries, which opened upon the vessels. Buildings in Vicksburg, prepared for the occasion, were fired to ii r, lit lip the river, led enable the gunuers to sec the boats. Over 500 shots were discharged at the licet nono of the barges were hit: only one steamer was injured badly enough to cause her to be abandoned she floated three miles below Warren ton, where she grounded, but all hands on board of her were saved. Another steamer was somewhat in- jtiTt.il, but can casi y be repaired. The passage was ao- eoa3[«lishod with the loss of only two men mortally j wounded, and a few more, not exceeding ten, Boverely and slightly wounded. General Grant telegraphs to tho President that he considers this movement, in view of its importance, the terrible fire to which the boats were fjposed, and the slight loss of property and men, a sign ifi cent success. The lYe?,: York Herald of the 28th ult. gives the fol- lowing as the situation of affairs" at that date ■ 6. Every; hing was quiet in General Hooker's army yester- day, but there were rumours afloat that a movement was ah.ut to be made, and that a collision with the enemy was not very improbable. Mr. Seward, together with Prussian and Swedish ministers, accompanied by a num- ber of ladies, attended a review of tho army yesterday, acd proceeded from thence to Fortress Monroe. I- The news from Tennessee to-day isimportant and in. leresting. The Texan Bangers of General Van Darn'. Lagioa were attacked yesterday morning at daybreak, eight miles out from Franklin. Tennessee, by General G. Granger's cavalry, 700 strong, under Colonel Watkins of the 6th Kentucky Cavalry. The enemy were surrounded ar.d defeated. Nearly 200 prisoners were taken among them was General Brooks, commandant of the rebel I cimp, and several officers. The camp and equipages of the enemy were destroyed, and about 300 horses and uules were captured. I A startling rumour prevailed in Nashville and Murfrees* 't'oro', yesterday, that the rebel General Bragg had been shot dead by General J. C. Breckinridge in a rencontre at lulkhoma. It was known that a hostile feeling had ex- isted between them for some time. Difficulties had been existing for a long while, and this termination of the quarrel, should the report prove true, need not create any surprise. I The latest news from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, states that the less of the rebels in the recent attack was about I SO killed and 200 wounded. It was reported that Gene- ral Martr.aduke was in great danger of being cut off. A despatch, dated at the Cape, yesterday, from Colonel Pomcroy, says —li The enemy are moving off fast, and I General vrns starting in pursuit. There is no l doubt but Genera! Vandevcer will strike him to-day." Another despatch from General M'Xeil, some two hours II later, states that General Vandeveer attacked the repulsed •newy en the night of the iMtb, taking a large number of and arms. General M'Neil says :—" I pr?onen., horses, and arms. General M ell says.- I prisoners, horses, the flying enemy, who are retreating to- wards Bloomlield." Cieneral Peck continues to skirmish with the rebels on the Nansemond, but up to yesterday there were no hostile demonstrations of any moment taking place at Suffolk. I Telegraphic despatches from San Francisco on the 26th itatc that it is understood that the government has pur- chased a fleet of six steamers to cruise in the Pacific, *iz., the Washington, California, Panama, Oregon, Ben lialiiday, and Herman. Late advice3 from Bermuda inform us that the Anglo- I rebe- trade in contraband of war and supplies for the t Southern people is very brisk from the island harbours lo the rebel ports, and' rtVe versa. Our correspondent in Hamilton requests us to call the attention of the authori- ties to the fact that there are to American vessels of war at Bermuda to stop this contraband trade, and that tt'seis are constantly running the blockade, and a line of Reaaerg, owned in Liverpool, run regularly to Wilming- ton, North Carolina. A Washington tole,-Mm says: The success of Gen. Baaks in his Louisiana expedition is regarded by the military author tics here as of tho highest importance. In connection with the movements of the gunboat fleet on the Mississippi it is supposed that the expedition of General Banks will render it necessary for the rebel forces occupying the strongholds upon the river to fall back upon some now base of supplies, as their communi- cation with Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, through which thoy have been receiving a large amount of provisions lad munitions of war, will be cut off. At the uatcof the latest accounts the rederai bionitors wtre all lying off North Edisto Island, and the Federal lan i force occupied the island. It is said in official quarte 8 at Washington that there ￼ sufficient evidence to condemn the Peterhoff outside of what was contained in the mail. S The Rev. Hen). Ward Beecher was about leaving New York for a tour in Europe. Repments whose time of service had expired were be* ginning to arrive at Washington from the seat of war. By an arrival at New York we have Vera Cruz dates to the 5th April which state that Mexican guerril as had ?aptured a camp of rai road labourers near Vera Cruz, ?troymg and carrying off all the property there. several other similar camps near Tafcira were also cap- tured. Some twenty labourers were killed, and fifty or *uty wounded. It was stated that the French wero making very slight progress in Mexico. A small fort near Pueblahad been captured, with a loss to the French of over 700 men. A heavy storm at Vera Cruz destroyed dols. worth of French stores. Reinforcements or the French army were continually arriving. N'EW YORK, !!9th April (Evening).-Considemblo txeitement prevails in Western Virginia and Maryland, in consequenco of the appearance of a large Confederate c in those states. They captured 31orgaDtOwnp V irginia, near the Pennsylvania state line, and attemp- Id to break up tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, but rllry destroyed one bridge, which has since been repaired. tears were were entertained for the safety of Wheel- lug and Pittsburg, but large Federal forces have been Moved to all the points threatened, and the excitement has subsided. t' General Hooker commenced a forward movement Oil Cc 27th mst. Heavy masses of artillery and other troops crossed the Rappahannock at sunrise. It is sup- posed that General Hooker's design is to make a flank Movement upon Fredericksburg, which will probably bring on a general engagement. It is reported that the Federal Monitor fleet i again 6ide Charleston bar, prepared for another attack. The Confederate steamer tit. John, bound from Nassau or a Southern port, has been captured off Cape Roman. NEW YORK, 29th April.—General Stonewall Jackson, It the head of a large Confederate force, is reported to 8 taken possession of a portion of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway, between Cumberland and Piedmont. Differences have arisen between the President and General Hooker. General Hooker submitted his ideas ot forward movement, which required for its success the co-operation of the greater portion of the troops tending Washington, thereby exposing that city t? the chances of an attack by the Confederates. Wieral Halleck at once denounced the scheme as fool- bard Y. Strong efforts are being made by the friends of General Fremont to obtain his appointment to the Accession; but it is believed that General Halleck 1fill himself assume the command of the army of the Potomac. The arrears of pay due to the army, amouutm g to 60,000,000 dollars, have been paid. The Confederate steamer Alabama is reported to have 5»led and received a supplv of powder at Ponce, Porto ?'co, on the 7th April, and on the 8th to have captured ￼ American ship Morning Star, which was afterwards leased upon giving bonds to the amount of 60,000 dollar, NE YORK. 30th April.—The raid of Confederates st.to Western Virginia has created intense excitement al along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio railway •specially at Wheeling. Advicos from New Orleans tc Yo"-)Otll report that General Banks had taken possession t j ^psiousas railway, and hud ^minunication will Adluiw furauut.
I MULTUJI IN PAE?O. ?- ——M__ I Colonel Charras has issued at Brussels a new edition of his H Campaign in 1815," with vigorous strictures on tho Waterloo version by Thiers. One of the most brilliant fetes of the London season is expected to be a ball given by the Brigade of Guards 'to I the Prince and Princess of Wales. Major-General William Ridley, late of the Scots 1 usilier Guards, is likely to be appointed to the com- mand of the troops in New Zealand. Samuel Tumbleson, a weaver, is in custody at Dundee, charged with attempting to poison his wife. He luvd mixed poison with the oatmeal she was likely to use. It is asserted that Earl Brotvnlow, who has recently attained his majority, is likely to bo further elevated in the peerage by being created Marquis of Bridgewater. A levee will be held on behalf of Her Majesty on Mon- day, the 8th of June next: and a drawing room, also on behalf of Her Majesty,on Saturday, the 20th of Juno. Despatches were sent on Saturday from the Colo- nial Office to the Governors of Canada, the Bahamas, and to the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands. The expenditure of the Commissioners of Works and Public Buildings for the year ending March, 1S62, amounts to X545,588 13s. 7d., leaving a balance in hand of X573,109 17s. 8d. A letter from Naples of the 4th, in the Corrura Mer- cantile of Genoa, states that rents have risen enormously in that city, owing to the large increase of population arising from the expansion of trade. The Lyons journals announce a suspension of payments on the part of the firm of Travi and Co., a large house in the silk trade in that citv. The liabilities are believed to amount to from 2,500,060f. to 3,000,000f. Mr. James Cockburn, the engineer who was crushed between tho engine and tender, when the accident occured on the Dundee and Perth Railway on Sunday morning, expired on Monday, about twelve o'clock. The total amount of compensations and superannua- tion allowances remaining payable on the 31st December, 18G2, for those at one time employed in all the pub ie offices or departments under Government is J.9-J6.00J 17s. 7d. The suggestion of raising a monument to Shakespeare, to bo unveiled on the 24th of April, 1864, which is the tercentenary of his birth, finds increasing favour. I Trafalgar-square has been proposed for the site. Builder. DSPATCII OF AMERICAN MAILS.—On Snturday, the Br tish and North American royal mail steamer Chi a, was despatched from Liverpool for New York, with mails for the United States and Br.tish North America, together with 70 passengers and cargo. We find it stated in the City Article of the Daily Xeios that, the Board of the London Credit Mobilier, though comprising members of four great bouses eounected with the direction of the Bank of England, does not in. elude a single Bank of England Director. The Lou Ion correspondent of thj M nehester '•'wtr lvm says :—I hear th '.t the Convict Commission is preparing its report. If rumour may be believed, it has arrived at conclusions in no way bearing out the popular impression in favour of Sir W. Croftou's Irish system. Despatches w. re received on Monday at the Colminial- office from the Governors of the Mauritius, the North- American Provinces, Bermuda, Malta, and Gibraltar. Despatches were sent to the Governors of Ceylon, Hoag" kong, andLabuan. The French papers state that a lady and gentleman returning from a ball, given at Marseilles, found them- t selves overtaken by a thunder storm. To the sui prist of the gentleman he suddenly found bis fair companion enveloped in flames. It would appear that the electnc fluici bad communicated with the steel of the crinoline I and ignited her dress. Stephen Willett and Silas Thomas, the two men whom j the Jury at the recent singular inquest found had disco- vered and concealed certain bars and pieces of ancient I gold, to the value of upwards of X530, ploughed up a< iI Mountfield in January last, have both been taken into I custody on that account, and are to have criminal pro- j ceedings taken against them. THE PROIER ALMOST A TEETOTALER.—Dr. Lees write to the secretary of the United Kingdom Allizinee: I was at Romsey the other day, staying with Lord Palmer- ston's medical attendant (Dr. Taylor, whose work on Manure, kc, was reviewed in the last number ol -Ni clioi-,i"), and I learned that the Premier never drinks I wine at home, and is very nearly a teetotaller." The Prince of Wales's household consists of sixteen male servants and when to these are added the house- keeper. the Princess's dressers, the maids, and the stable department, under the dominion of the Master of the Horse, not forgetting Francatelli, chef de cuisine, it will be seen that, capacious as Marlborough Hous J is, it is completely filled by the establishment occupying it.— Court Journal. f PROPOSED NATIONAL SUSDAY SCHOOL PRESENTATION To HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES. —In reply to numerous applications, we arc authorisod tc state that it is hoped that during the present month every school im the United Kingdom wil1 receive the necessary papers, and particulars, and that at present no I date has been fixed for closing the subscription list Morning Star. j In the Court of Queen's Bench on Friday, the Attorney General argued against the rule obtained a few days age by Lieutenant-Colonel Dickson calling upon General Peel to show cause why certain interrogatories put to him I in a pending action should not be allowed. After hearing the arguments the Court decided to make the rule abso- lute, on the understanding that two of the interrogatories should be modified. A French agricultural journal states that the meadows of that country are at present of an exceptional beauty, I and have not for many years been so advanced at the same period. The alternation of rain and sun have been very favourable, and, if the temperature continues in the same condition, hay cutting in France may be com- menced in the first fortnight of May, being more than a month earlier than in preceding years. The Corriere J/crca/??e of Genoa states that the lom- i bardia steamer having arrived at that port from La j Maddalena, an is and not far distant from Caprera, the custom-house oSicers searched the vessel and found a cannon packed up in a box with some carbines: the ship's papers, moreover, presented some irregularity. Among the passengers there were Menotti Garibaldi, Dr. Prandina, Father Pantaleo, and others, from Caprera. REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE.—Mr. E. P. Shirley has announced to his constituents that at the next election he shall not offer himself as a candidate for i their suffrages. The Conservative Association have already brought forward F. Wise, Esq., of Woodcote, near Warwick. Two or three gentlemen have also been j spoken of in the Liberal interest. Mr. Shirley, who is II a Conservative in politics, was returned for South War- jj wickshire in 1853. A parliamentary return has been published Vving an j account of all the arms, stores, &c., captured at Sehas- topol. The estimated va!ue of the whole is £ 26,000, and the only stores sold are the old dint lock arms, leeching X137 19s. 7d. which was paid into the treasury. Among ) the items of these stores are 524 pickaxes, 175 of various I carte and carriages, 126 cwt. of iron chains, 26 cwt of ¡ copper, 638 cwt. of iron, 1,407 muskets, 1,167 of ordnance, 44 cwt. of rope, and 106,356 shot and shells. The following document, says our correspondent, Is in course of signature in the University oi Oxford We, the undersigned, electors of the University of Oxford, who have on previous occasions votott for Mr. Gladstone, feel so dissatisfied with his recent speeches and votes on Church questions, that we pie. Ige ourselves to support any Con- servative candidate that may be brought forwarn whose Church principles are in accordance with those formerly professed by Mr. Gladstone, on the faith of which he was elected. "-Daily Teleyraph. NEGRO HEROISM.—A letter from Washington, N. C., tells the story of a brave negro who lost his life during the siege A flat full of soldiers, with a few negroes, attempted to land at Hodman's point, but were repulsed by a terrible tire of rebel bullets- all tumbling into the boat and lying flat to escape being shot. Meanwhile the boat stuck fast on the shore, when this noble African said, Somebody's got to die to git us out of dis, and it may as well be me He then deliberately got out and pushed the boat off, and fell into it, pierced by five bullets. Dr. Ware afterwards amputated a leg and re- sected a part of one bone in the arm, but the man of course diod."—jBoston Post, April 29. A letter from Turin states that a consistory at the period of the fete of St. Peter and St. Paul is to be held by the Pope on his return to Rome, and four cardinals will be named. The regular troops of Francis II.—that is to say, those whom Tristany has provided with uniforms, bugles, flags, and some pieces of artillery-are on that occasion to receive tho benediction of his holiness. In order to give a more imposing character to the demon- Son Francis H. is said to have sent, with a certain sum of onev a number of decorations which the secre- tary of TrSSny was charged to present to several officers and soldiers but the secretary has absconded, t.?aLmg both money and decorations With him. LORDDC?DREARY A?Hru?T l?pr?.-Their most dangerous foe has been Lord Du?dreai-y; for^ ?. Sothem it appears, is a "medium" Dearly ?<?- pluhedas Mr. Home, but, more candid tha?n the generality of the fraternity, he makes no J h„n,]» the delusion is carried )n: Mr. Sothern's spirit hand for tickling the knees of his guests were mer? ely h ?s on corporal foot, the end of the sock cut off, and tHO to?n! duly provided with rings. By constant exercise his ship, it is said, acquired such prehensile power that ev now, when he is dressing, and drops a comb or any other object of the toilet, lie uses his foot and not his hand to pick it up.—Illustrated Londo/i- Art>5. The more I see of the Southern ladies," writes a .Charleston correspondent of the Tinxs, and the more J hear of their actions, themore I wonder at their heroism 'and self-sacrifice. Words indeed, cannot express my ad- miration for them. The war could not have gone on without them. The women of all classess have sent, with without a murmur, their husbands, sons, and those they hold most dear, to tho wars and iu the absence of the men they have tilled the fields, made clothes for the troops and nursed the sick-, hen I con- trast. the firmness of purpose and spirit of self-sacrifice with the empty bragging and indifference so prevalent in the orbJ I bve no doubt of the issue of the —? < ?.— ? ￼ jtnuozle." — Prince Alfred passed his examinat on as naval Haute. I aantat Portsmouth on Monday. The Doka of Cambridge inspected four regiments of militia in Hyde-park on Tuesday morning. H.R.H. was accompanied by the Prince of W ales. Rain continued during tho day. The programme of the Wimbledon rifle contest is'pub- lished. The national prizes appear to be the same as last year, and the public matched, su h as those of the Lords and Commons and public schools, are continued. The shooting commences on Tuesday, July the 7th. I DEATH OF A PEMAT.E THROUGH SMOKING.—A family named Thorne resided at No. 3, Francis-street, Old Street-road, Shoreditch, London. During Monday night Mrs, Eliza Thorne, aged 35, managed to smoke two half- ounces of tobacco, and when she retired to bed com- menced to smoke a third package of the same size. Whilst so doing it' is presumed that some of the lighted tobacco fell upon the bed and set it on fire, and the fool- ish woman then became encircled in ilaine. Her cries obtained assistance, and the fire was extinguished, but not before the poor woman was burnt to death and considera- ble damage done to the furnituro and also to the building. Loss OF A FRENCH SHIP. —RESCUE oy THE CREW,— The barque Belem, Captain Roach, which arrived at Liver- pool on Tuesday, from Ceara", reports that on the 2nd of the present month, in lat..17 dog., long. 28 deg., she fell in with the ship Reines des Anges, bound from St. Mar. tin's, France, to St. Peter's, Newfoundland with Salt. When the Belem went alongside the Reines des Anges, the captain found that the vessel was in a sinking condition. The captain of the French ship requested Captain Roach to take the crew of the Reines des Anges on board the Belem, which, was safely accomplished, although there there was a heavy sea on at the time. Shortly after the Belem left the Reines des Angos she was observed to go down. ANOTHER LUNACY CASE.—In the Court of Common Pleas, on Monday, a commission agent named Turk, re- siding at Brixton, brought an action against the relieving officer of Lambeth for imprisoning1 him in the lunatic ward of that union. It appeared that an application had been made to a magistrate by the plaintiff's daughter, on account of his alleged i 1-usage to his children. The ma. gistrate refusod to act, but, a certificate having been ob tained from a physician, tho plaintiff was taken to a lunatic ward, and was kept there ten days, at the end of I which time he was discharged. The plaintiff, in cross- examination, admitted that he becarueexcited when under the influence of drink, and that he had threatened to take ¡ the lives of himself and his children. A surgeon also proved that plaintiff was in a very excited state when j brought into the ward, but attributed his i Inoss to the I effects of drink.—The learned Judge, in summing up the I case to the jury, appeared to think that justice would be done by giving the plaintiff a farthing damages.—The Jury. after a brief deliberation, returned a verdict for the plaintiff damages £ 20.—The Judge agreed to stay > execution. A CLERGYMAN REFUSING THE PAYMENT OF TOLL.—At the H vde Police Court, on Monday, the R;v. J. A. Page was cluirged with evading the toll at the Goiley toll-zat-, on the 2 ith ult. The defendant isincu nbont of the parish church, at Tintwistle, and was on h s return home on horseback, from Hyde, where he had been preaching. On arriving at the toll gate at Godley, tbc woman in ch:rg" i demanded the toll, namely, one penny but he refused to pay, on the ground that he was exempt, and that he WM going home to his parochial duties, and the collector n. wording to law, had no right to demand tho toll from him. j The defendant also stated t.hat he had read in an eoclesi- istical newspaper that clergymen were exempt from toll and he quoted a decision to that effect in the superiot courts.—Th bench said that they were of opinion that the defendant was not exempt, as he had gone out of his I own parish. The defendant was fined sixpenco and costs, in addition to the toll, but the bJnch granted him a case I for the superior courts. The defendant said he would take the case to he higher courts, as it was one of much importance to ministers of religion, and he should like it settled, on public grounds. DEATH OF A SURGEON FROM AN OVERDOSE OF CHLORO- FORM.—A sad affair has just happened at the village of Dalston, near Carlisle, where for the past six or eight years Dr. Evans had a large and increasing practice. On Friday he returned from a visit to Barnard Castle, and alter spending the day at the house of a professional friend at Carlisle, he returned home in the evening, com- plaining of being wearied and pain in his neck and head. In the morning he rose at the usual time, took a stroll round the garden, smoking, and returned to the house. He went upstairs, and in a short time afterwards he was found by his landlady lying on the drawing-room floor, I as if he had fallen from the couch. He was just able to speak. Medical aid was at once summoned from Carlisle, but by the time two doctors arrived, Dr. Evans was insensible. Every means were used to resuscitate him, I but iu vain, and at nine o'clock in the evening he died. t On Monday an inquest was held and a post mortem made. I The above facts were deposed to, and the medical men (Messrs. Brown, Hall, and Page) stated that the cause of death was chloroform, which it appeared deceased had been in the habit of taking to reheve his pain. There was no doubt that he had taken an overdose of the volatile poison, and the jury returned a verdict to that effect. Dr. Evans was about thirty-seven years old, and unmar- ried. He was widely respected, not only for his warm- heartedness, but for his undoubted ability; and his death has cast a gloom over the whole district. BRUTAL MURDER IN BEDFORD.—On Sunday night as a gentleman named Budd and his lady were returning, I about eleven o'clock, from St. Paul's-square, Bedford, where they had "been passing the evening, they were met by a number of men, among whom were several of the Beds militia, near Mr. Higgins's Brewery, Castle-lane. Without any provocation on his part, as far as has been ascertained, Mr. Budd was brutally attacked by these men, some of them striking him with their fists, and the solliers with their belts, inflicting frightful injuries, until he became covered with blood, his ferocious and cowardly assailants then running away. The wounded gentleman, exhausted as he was, managed to reach the house of the deputy chief-constable Mr. Graham, whose son, (Mr. Graham not being within) took down the par- ticulars narrated by Mr. Budd, and afterwards accom- panied him to the residence of Captain Boultbee, the chief constable, but the officer was at that hour ill in bed. Mr. Budd was then assisted to his own house, Kimbolton Road, where Mr. Couchman, surgeon, was quickly in attendance, and after rendering him medical assistance, left him about one o'clock in the morning. Soon after Mr. Couchman had retired, Mr. Budd said tc his wife, I feel much worse than J at first supposed," and before further medical aid could be procured, the un- fortunate gentlemen expired, the deputy chief constable having then arrived. E; i rl v yesterday morning the police went forthwith in active search of Mr. Budd's assailants, and ultimately arrested seven men, named Robert Jordan, blacksmith; William Craddock, carpenter; James Webster and George Hopecroft. shoemakers F ederick Scott, bricklayer Thomas Burridge and Thomas Spring labourers, the last five being privates in the Beds militia Great excitement prevailed in the bo- rough on the report of the murderous assault on Mr. Budd, and its fatal result. The deceased gentleman, who was highly respected, lately came into possession of a large fortune. A coroner's inquiry is appointed to take place into tne circumstances connected with this melan- cho y event also an inquest on the body of a lady named Hig ^ins, a friend of Mis. Budd's, who on bearing of the brutal assault and Jectth of Mr. Budd, fell down suddenly and expired. Mrs. Bu id herself is in a very alarming state of health, and doubts are entertained of her re- covery. On Monday tho prisoners were brought before a bench of magistrates, and at the conclusion of the evi- dence i;ujti-ige and Spring were discharged, Webster, Hope, and Scott admitted to bail, and Jordan and Crad- dock sent to prison, bail being refused. THE PRINCE AND PITI .cEiS UF WALES AT APSLEY IfousF,Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Prin- cess of Wales houourod the Duke and Duchess of Wel- lington with their presence at dinner on Monlay evening at Apsley House. The invitations to meet their royal highnesses were limited to twenty. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge arrived at a few minutes before eight o'clock, attended by Colonel Tapron Ciittou. Tho other guests included the Duke and Duchess of Boau. fort, the Duke of Sutherland, the Earl and Countess of Tankerville, the Earl and Countess of Westmoreland, Viscount and Viscountess Pahnerston, Viscount and Vis. countess Waldon, Lord and Lady Raglan, Lady Charles Wellesley, Sir Robert Peel, and the Hon. and Rev. the Dean of Win lsor and Mrs. Wellesley. The Prince and Princess of Wales, with the members of their suite, ar- rived in full-dress carriages at ten minutes a ter eight o'clock. Their Royal Highnesses were receivedat thegraud entrance by the Duke and Duchessof Wellington, his grace presenting to thu Princess a bouquet of choice flowers, which was gracefully accepted. The Princess was ex- I quisitely attired in a silver brocade trimmed with the choicest Valenciennes lace. Resting on the arm of tho Duke of Wellington, her Royal Highness ascended to the reception saloon, where the guests already assembled were presented to her. The Prince of Wales conducted the Duchess of Wellington, and graciously acknowledged the salutations addressed to himself and his Royal Consort. The Countess of Macclesfield was in waiting on the Prin- cess of Wales, Major Teesdale in waiting on the Prince of Wales. The dinner was served at half-past eight o'clock, in the bauquetting room—a saloon of singular magnificence. Down the centre of the table was dis- played the magnificent silver plateau presented to the great duke by the Portuguese government in acknowledgment of his services, while the gratitude of his uwn countrymen was represented by the Achilles Shield, and the costly services of gold inct silver plate on which dinner was served. In i word, the table was laden with memorials of th9 ;,re,Lt capiain's victories. It is needless to say that the entertainment was of the most princely character, but no undue ceremonial impeded the flow of social enjoyment at the dinner, and none of the guests appeared less under the influence of state restrictions than the young Prince I and Princess. Before the close of the banquet tho I distinguished party invited to meet the Prince and ¡ Princess after dinner began to assemble in that historic o-allcry once the scene of the great Duke's reunions of all ¡ most eminent in arts aud arms. The Princess Mary of Cambridge and the Prince and Princess Edward of Saxe- Weimar were among the guests after dinner. During the evening, M. Lcvassor attended in the gallery and I a selection of his chansoiis coniiqv.es, to the infinite wrtprtainment of the Prince and Princess and the dis- tinguished visitors. After M. Levassor bad retired, the Prince and Princess remained for a considerable time 'Inspecting the artistic treasures of the mansion, and it w^r^t one o'clock when their Royal Highnesses too?k th" Duke and Duchess of WelUn&n With every mMkofaaecUcB?te6oBM<?? ..? 1 Sir Francis Head announces a pamphlet with the start* ling title Mr. Kinglake." The Prince of Wales was present in the house of Peers on Friday night during the speech of the Earl of Shaftesbury on the Polish question. Admiralty orders have been received for the line-of- battle steamers Hood, 79, 600-horse power; and the Anson, 81, 800-horse power, belonging to the second class Chatham steam reserve, to be completed with all possible despatch for the first division. THE LEEDS MURDER.—On Saturday morning, Gair, against whom the coroner's jury returned a verdict of Wilful Murder," and who has been for some time in the Leeds Infirmary suffering from a severe self-inflicted wound in the throat, was removed in custody of two police officers to York Castle to await his trial at the next assizes. OSBORNE, SUNDAY.—Her Majesty, Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, Prince Alfred, and Princess Helena attended at Whippingham Church this morning, and re- ceived the Sacrament, which was administered by the Rev. G. Prothero and the Rev. W. S. Onslow. The Princess Louise and Prince Leopold attened the morn- ing service. On Sunday, the Prince and Princess of Walesattended divine service hi the Chapel Royal, St. James's. The Communion service was read by the Bishop of London and the Sub Dean. The sermon was preached by the Bishop of London, from the Gospel of St. John, chap. xx. part of the 19th verse. Their Royal Highnesses were attended bv the Countess of Macclesfield and Major Teesdale. The Earl of St. Germans and Viscount Sydney were present at the service. His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange visited the Prince and Princess of Wales at Marlborough House. The Prince and Prin- cess visited the White Lodge in Richmond Park in the afternoon. The Prince and Princess of Wales, attended by the Countess of Macclesfield and Major Teesdale, rode on horseback on Saturday morn-ng. Their Royal Highnesses took adrive in theafternoon in an open carriage. The Duke of Newcastle, the Earl and Couutoss of Derby, the Earl of Clarendon, Lord and Lady Proby, Lord and Lady Alfred Hervey, Viscount Hamilton, the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone. Lieutenant-General and Mrs. Knollys, and Mr. Charles L. Wood had the honour of dining with the Prince and Princess of Wales at Marlboreugh-house in the evening. Mr. Marshal Wood was honoured by her I Royal Highness the Princess of Wales with a second sit- ting for the bust which Mr. Wood is executing of her I Royal Highness. BURNING OF A LAROE Snrp. --LIVERPOOL MONDAY.— 1 A te egr 1m to the following effect was received in Liver- pool yesterday.—The captain of the ship Imperatrice | Eugenie, arrived in London, reports having seen a large vesse on fire, burnt to the water's e Ige, on the 27th of March, in at. 1 N., long. 26 W. The captain endea- voured to reach the burning ship to render assistance, but was unable to do so owing to the prevalence of calms." It is supposed here that the vessel is the same as that soon by Captain Hallidav, of the ship Ellen Nicholson, which arrived here a few days since. The latter cnptain, however, supposed tho burning shi, > to have been a submarine volcanic eruption, which we need scarcely add is rather inprobable. As no boats were to be seen about the wreck, it is thought that the crey must have been taken off by some passing vessel, or elso perished with the ill-fated ship. ALARMING ACCIDENT ON THE DUNDEE AND PSRTS RAILWAY.—An accident of a very alarming nature ooenrred to the midnight train from Perth, near the Kinfnuns station, on Saturday night, the engine, with the whole of the carriages, having run off the line and one man, the engine driver, was very seriously injured. The train was about h vlf-an bour late in starting from Perth, tho train from the south having been late in arriving. It consisted of an engine and tender, a third- c'ass carriage, a compos; "^e carriage, a second-class car. riage, and a break van. There were in all about 111 or 20 persons in the train. Ill went well until about 200 yards to the west of Kinfauns station. Not having to 3top there. the train was almost at full speed, when the engine suddenly bounded off the line, to the left or north side of the line, drawing the whole of thecarriages along with it, and throwing the passengers against each other. At this poiut there is an embankment of three or four feet, after going over which the engine ran for a. short distance on the ground, and finally got embedded three or four feet in the earth So great a shock had the sud- den stopping of the engine occasioned, that the momen- tum of the carriages broke the connection between the engine and tender, turning the latter sideways, while the coupling between the tender and the foremost car- riage was also snapped, and the carriage ran up alongside of the engine, between it and the line. The cause of the accident is not known, and it is said that the line appears to be in perfectly good order. We understand that the usual driver of the mail train was not in charge on Saturday ni ht, but that Cockburn is an experienced driver; and, as the driver, guard, and fireman reside in Perth, it is usual to send parties from Dundee to bring down the train on Saturday night. Cockburn, the driver, is a steady young man, and is much respected by his fellow servants about the railway. He is married and has a family. PROFESSOR JOWETT AND DR. PusEY.The suit against Professor Jowett, who is accused of heresy, has been abandoned. The Times says It will be remembered that Professor Jowett, having been cited to the Vice Chancellor's Court, objected in the first instance, to the jurisdiction of that tribunal in spiritual causes. The Assessor decided that such ajurisdiction belonged to the Court, but it was of a discretionary character, and by virtue of this discretion he declined to exercise it. Two alternatives were then open to the promoters. They might treat this non-exercise of jurisdiction as equiva- lent to an adverse judgment, inasmuch as it affirmed the principle that a judicial officer may decline to enter- tain a suit properly commenced before him, and might, therefore, have appealed to the Court of Delegates. The constitution of this Court, the members of which are nominated by the proctors for the time being, was not such as to give much weight to its opinion in case it should over-rule that of Professor Bernard and there was the further difficulty that they had no visible means of compelling the Vice Chancellor's Court's to proceed, even though they should hold that the jurisdiction of the lattet was obligatory. Dr. Pusey, therefore, might well prefer the alternative of applying- to the Queen's Bench for a mandamus, though he now assures the Vice Chancellor that if he had been aware that an appeal lay to a higher University Court, be should have felt precluded by his obligations under the statutes from invoking the inter- vention of any other. On consulting his legal advisers, however, he found that his perplexities were not ended. The Queen's Advocate and Mr. Coleridge in formed him that the Assessor was quite wrong in claiming the discretion in question, inasmuch as it must be considered to have ceased when the personal supervision of doctrine and manners by the Vice Chancellor passed into a formal jurisdiction to be exercised by a- court. They were of opinion, moreover, that is was a proper case for a man- damus but they aded, in effect, that the Queen's Bench would not be likely to act on this view. Unfortunately whatever mierht be said of the Assessor's discretionary powers, those of the Queen's Bench were clearly of that nature, and it was to be feared that treating the matter as one of academical discipline,' they would leave the parties to their remedy in the Court of Delegates. To this domestic tribunal the prosecutors would have be- taken themselves gladly enough; but as ill luck would have it, while they were taking steps to bring the quos' tion to an issue at Westminster, they let slip the proper time for carrying it a stage further at Oxford. The re, suit is that while they are apparently foiled at all points, they are enabled to retire hono irably from a false posi. tion without incurring the danger and unpopularity of fighting a theological du1 a l'outmna. FORGING AMERICAN TREASURY NOTES AT SIt FFIELD. COMMITTAL OF THE PRISONERS.—On Saturday, Edwin Hides, engraver, Belleiie d, and Henry Light, a litho- graphic printer, were again brought up before the Shof. field Bench for final examination, on the charge of forging American Government notes. Mr. Sleigh, barrister, of London, conducted the prosecution, and Mr. Fretson defended the prisoners. William Henry Pigott, an engraver and lithographic printer, in George-street, and who formerly carried on business in High-court, deposed that for several years he had been in the employ of Hides. In the month of May, Hides called upon him, showed him an American five-dellar note, and sai i that he (Hides) had a very good job on hand, and that they might make plenty of money out of it. He asked witness if he would undertake to help him in some particular part of the work, but witness declined, saying that ha would rather have nothing to do with it. Hides told him that there was nothing to be afraid of, and that we did not make laws here for the protection of foreigners." Hides then left, but in a day or two afterwards he again called upon witness in the ordinary course of business. Hides showed him a copper plate, on which was engraved that which appeared to be a United States ten dollar note. He also informed witness that the plate had been considerably worn, that it wanted re-cutting, that they were going to print from it, and that Light had recently brought it with him from Dublin. Several months afterwards Hides spoke to the witness again about the plate in question, and told him that he had done all he intended to do with it. Witness previous to that time had seen an impression from the plate, which was given to him by a lad named Fretwell, one of Hides' apprentices. On another occasion Hides told witness that the American for whom they were printing the notes had taken them away; that they had done 97,000 worth of them, for which they had got no money, and that he (Hides) had sent Light to Dublin after the man, partly to caution him, and partly to get the money. Hides also told witness that the American had been at his place about September last, that he carried on busi. ness in Dublin, and that while he was in Sheffield he had been trying to pass some of the notes, which he (Hides) did not like. When Light returned from Dublin, Hides, in a conversation which ho had with witness, told him that Light had seen the man's wife in Dublin, but not the American, and that he was unable to get the money, as it was believed the man had gone back to America. William Hector Gascoign, an engraver and lithographic printer, Wakefield, said that in the month of July last, Light, whom he did not previously know, called at his establishment, and that they afterwards I went to an hotel where Light showed him what lie (wit. ness) believed to be a EIO note, and afterwards asked him to undertake the engraving of the iront portion of it. Witness told him that he had plenty of work to do without it. The prisoners, by the advice of Mr. Fretson, having reserved their defence, the magistrates com- mitted them both to the York ussmot for truJ? and J refused bail. — -—???. 1
WRECK OF THE SHIP ANGLO-SAXON. i I APPALLING LOSS OF LIFE. .rne Canadian mail steamship Anglo-Saxon, Cap- tain Burgess, was totally wrecked off Cape Race, at noon on the 27th ult. The following are the par- ticulars of this melancholy catastrophe:- NEW YORK, April 30, Evening—The steamer Anglo- Saxon, for Quebec, was wrecked four miles east of Cape Race, at noon on the 27th, during a dense fog. The deck broke up one hour after the vessel struck. The crew and passengers numbered 444 persons, of whom 180 are known to have been saved. Two of the steamer's boats and a raft which left the vessel have not been heard of, but search is being made for them." The Boston Daily Advertiser of the 29th ult., has the following telegrams:— "ST. JOHN'S, N.F., April 27th, via PORT HOOD, 28.— The steamship Anglo-Saxon, from Liverpool, 16th, and Londonderry, 17th April for Portland, or Quebec should the St. Lawrence be open, was wrecked, it is supposed, about three miles east of Cape Race. Three of her pas- pengers arrived at Cape Race Telegraph Station about four o'clock on Monday afternoon. They report that the Anglo-Saxon was broken up, and a great number of passengers lost. The crew of the Associated Press news yacht left immediately for the wreck, an 1 will on their return, make a full report. A steam tug has gone down to the wreck." PICTON, N.8., April 28.-The steam-tug Dauntless picked up two boats' crews of the Anglo-Saxon between Cape Ballard and Cape Race, and is returning without landing at Cape Race. The steamer Bloodhound has gone to Cape Race." St f3T. JOHN'S, N.F.. April27, via PORT HOOD, 28.-ThO Anglo-Saxon had 360 passengers, and a ship's crew of 84 men. She was wrecked four miles east of Cape Race, at noon on the 27th, during a dense fog. Seventy-three per- sons escaped from the wreck by means of ropes and spars, and 24 in two lifeboats. The total number saved is 97. Boats Nos. 4 and 6 had not arrived off the Cape in conse- quence of the dense fog; and seven more on a raft are also missing. There is a heavy sea, with a dense fog. The commander of the Anglo-Saxon is supposed to be among the number drowned. The purser, first and se- cond engineers, and the doctor, are among the saved, as also one cabin passenger, Lieutenant Sampson, of the Royal Artillery. The Hon. John Young and family are supposed to be in one of the missing boats. The deck broke up in about an hour after the Anglo-Saxon struck. Nothing but the mizen-mast is standing. Several persons clung to the fore-rigging until the foremost mast fell. No resistance could be rendered. Guns are being fired at the Cape to attract the attention of the missing boats." JOHN'S N.F., April 23.—The steamer Dauntless, At nine a.m. to-day, picked up two boats belonging to the Anglo-Saxon, containing 90 persons. The following passengers are reported to be on the Dauntless :—Hon. John Youn lady, seven children, and servant; Miss Hope, Miss Bertram, Mrs. Captain Stoddart, Mr. Greene (mail officer), Mr. Towers, Rev. Mr. Eaton, Captain Cassidv, Mrs. Jackson and child John Martin, James I Kirkwood and sister, Mrs. E-iza James, Catherine Came- I ron. Vay Ann Thomas, Mary Ann Adams, Edward Mans, Thomas Caldwell, Mr. Hoare (fir-t officer) Robert Allan (thir.l officer), Mr. Scott (fourth officer), James Hendtrsou (fourth engineer.) The steamer Bloodhound has gone to Cape Race for the rescued persons there. The weather is very fine and clear on the coast to-day. The te egraph lines were kept open from New York to Cnpe Race, to enable a despatch of the disaster to the Anglo-S-ixon to be forwarded to the Press, but at eleven p.m. the wires failed to work beyond Bangor; onsequently, we are without further particulars. It is expected that the line will be in working condition to. i n.orrow( Wednesday), when full details may bo expected." i The following is from another source The follow- ing is a list of the cabin passengers saved: The Hon. .lobn Young and family. Females: Hope, Bertram, Inglis, Keenwood, Stoddart, Chretien, Wright, Jamea, Jackson and child. Males:—Caldwell, Ruton. Kirk- wood, Chretien, Towers, Kirkness, Fraser, Martin, Scaley, Whites, Captain Reed, Hiles, Cassidy, Lieutenant Simpson. The total number of passengers saved is 33 cabin and 103 steerage. Twenty one of the crew wore saved. The captain, part of the crew, and a great many of the passengers were on deck when the vessel sank in deep water, and were all lost." j. The Olterwr says:—"The Anglo-Saxon was an iron screw steamer, built by Messrs. Denny Brothers, of Dum- barton in 1854, snd her iron plates were rather thicker L,.an used in the construction of the ordinary class of ships. Her ditnensons were 283ft. extreme length, 30ft. 2in. bi cadtb, 1,713 registered tonnage, and 250 horses power, aul fitted with four water-tight bu kheads. She bad saloon and other deck, and was rather a favourite ship on the station. During the Crimean war she was taken up by the Government as a transport, and was actively employed in that service. For some years she has traded between Liverpool, Londonderry, and Quebec. She took her departure from Liverpool on the 16th of last month, called at Londonderry on the following day, and then steamed away for Canada with 360 passengers on board and a crew of officers and men amounting to 84, under the charge of Captain Burgess, a commander who is stated to have been a very careful and skilfw navigator, and to have had great experience in this par- ticular passenger trade. Being the first steamer that had left Liverpool for Quebec since the opening of the navigation of the St. Lawrence, she took out a very valuable cargo, about half in tea. It was heavily insured at Lloyd's, and the loss will exoeed £ 100,000." The following is a list of the steerage passengers saved from the Anglo-Saxon :— Parker, Parsons, Saint Marie Collogan, Dallir, Coofch, FIcek, Ferguson. Callaghan, Pautrie, Wilpolin, George, Wood, Stanley, Neglies, Lahn, Barbour, Coulter, Finlay, V organ, Rooke, Lloyd, Furrie, Jones, Griffiths Churchard, Wickett, Burron, Vance. Lonbrier, Barclay, Jamieson, Small, Bishop, Gourley, Corder, Mackillarey, Johnston, Dussman, Reid, Howell, Mackay, Murtagh, Garretty, Christianson. Davies. Tupper, Macneilly, Atkinson, Chris- tianson, Rees and child, Townsend, Damsell, Cross, Cro- Den, Berry, Crawford, Gauley and child, Christiana Brown, Elizabeth Wood, Danoe, Pale, Harrison, Wal- ter, Bruce, Jones, Wambv, Mary Ann Thomas, Mary Ann Adams. Minia Cbistian, Jesse Christian, MaryWal- II dron, Mary Lenwick, Martha Lenwick, Maggie Lenwick, Ann Gonneley, Jane Colton, Mary Ralston, Ann I Stevens, Mary Callan, Mary Callinghan, Alice Stewart, Mary Kenny, Fanny Mackenzie, Mary Reed, Jane Wale i ker, Ellen Ryah, Sarah Smith, Kate Early, Margaret I! Evans, Sophia Davies and child, Eliza Grity and two children unknown. It has been ascertained that all the mails and 237 lives I were lost in the Anglo-Saxon. The New York journals say:—"The terrible disaster i io the Anglo-Saxon would most undoubtedly have been avoided but for the unaccountable refusal of the British Government to permit the Associated Press, the New York Underwriters, the Transatlantic Steam Companies, and other parties in New York, to place one of Daboll's powerful air trumpets at Cape Race, which could be dis- tmctly heard in foggy weather from six to ten miles at sea, and would save millions of property and hundreds of lives." < The following is a list of the cabin passengers :-Miss Malley; Hon. John Young and fam ly, eleven in num- bor; Captain and Mrs. Stotherd and servant, Captain Oassidy, Rev. C. P. Eaton, Mrs. Wright, Captain T. R. Read, Mr. Caldwell, Lieutenant Clark, Mr. J. S. Mill, Mr. J. Martin, Mr. Guy Pemberton, Mr. S. Rodgers, ￼ Mr. Fraser, Mr. Tealbv, Mrs. Jackson and child, Cap- tain Hyler, Lieutenant Simpson, Mr. P H. Scott, Mr. J. I M Grr, Mr. Houghton, Mr. W. Kirkness, Mr. James I Bullock, Miss K. Askwith, Mr. Towers, Mr. and Miss Kirkwood, Mrs. James and child, Mr. Withers. j
■ — = The Prince and Princess of Wales will, it is said, re- I main in London until the end of June. 'I Messrs. John Brown and Co., of Sheffield, have been selected by the Admiralty to supply the arm ur plates for Her Majesty's ship Ocean and Messrs. Beale, of Parkgate, Rotherbam, have been entrusted with the order for tuose intended to encase Her Majesty's ship Zealous. The plates in both these instances are to be rolled. A singular ac ident happene,l on the royal marriage Jay (March 10), to a man named Pope, one of the ringers I .t Wisbech parish church He was caught by one of the -opes. carried up a height of 16 or 18 feet, and severely njured in falling. During the last few days he has ) ot.Lted the facts to Lieutenant-General Kno lys, and the gallant officer promptly replied as follows:—" Marlbo- rough House, May 4. Lieutenant-General Knollys has been directed by the Prince of Wales to forward Mr. Pope a post-office order for ;E2, as a donation from His Royal Highness." This is by no means the first claim I made on the Prince's bounty in respect to accidents which occurred on the great national fete day. DISCOVERY OF THE REMAINS of AN ANCIENT FOREST AT HULL.—A few days ago, the navvies engaged in the ex. cavations for the extension of the Victoria Dock at Hull came upon the remains of an ancient forest at a' depth of 30 feet from thesurface. Its extent is such that, although several acres have been excavated, no houndarv haR vet I .1 been found. This discovery is very interesting to the antiquarian, as it is very evident from the nature of the various strata beneath which these remains have been dis- covered, that the period in which the forest flourished must be very remote. On the surface there is a bed of clay two or three feet thick, and beneath this there occurs a seam I of dry sand, about ten feet in thickness, and this is fol- towed by another bed of sand, rather moister, and mixed, ot--ry extensively with sea shells. Immediately beneath this, and, as we have already stated, at a depth of thirty feet, is the vegetable stratum, which is for the most part wet and boggy. Several large trunks of trees have oeen dug out tolerably well preserved. The stratum be. low this vegetable formation is of blue clay. Many of the trunks of the trees, several feet in diameter, may be seen in the sides of the excavation, but in such a state of decay that the workmen have cut through them with their spades with the same ease almost as when digging through the sand. Some of the larger trunks of the trees, which are at present lying at the bottom of the excavation, bear marks which lead to the belief that they have been subjected to the action of fire before they were submerged. From the grain of the wood the forest appears to have been principally composed of oak trees and there is now to be seen at the bottom of the dock the roots and a small portion of the trunk of a large oak tree which measures about twenty feet in circum- ference. From the position which the tree occupios and the manner in which its roots are spread, it is highly probable that it remains imbedded in thQ same soil in .which it flourished at a remote period.
1 1MPERIAL PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY, • Their Lordship mot at four o'ciock, when the rctftt asseut was given by commission to the Exchequer Bunds (f 1,000,000) Bil, the Consolidated Fund ( £ 10,000,000) Bill, the Enclosure Bill, the Local Government Act (1853) Amendment Bill, and a number of private bi Is. The, Commissioners were the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of St.) Germans, and Viscount Eversley. THE CASE OF MR. BISHOP.—The Marquis of NORMANBT presented a petition from the Rev. A. Bishop, in reference- to the imprisonment of his son in the fortress of Alexin*' dria, upon a charge of praying for an inquiry into the mat- ter. The noble Marquis stated that the case was without parallel, there being no instance in which a simi.ar punishment had been inflicted upon a British sub-' ject upon such a charge. There were no grounds for the charge which had been brought against Mr. Bishop, but the whole question had origi ,ated from a mistake in the passport. Mr. Bishop was a youne man with a weak constitution and afflicted With lameness, and yet he was to be imprisoned fo tea years as an enemy dangerous to the Italian government. Mr. Bishop was arrested by mistake, stripped, insulted, struck and challenged to fight, and was now imprisoned simply for using these words: By such acts as this you will not tend to make a u dted Italy." The noble Mar- quis read a statement from Ir. Bishop complaiuing- of the ill-treatment to which he had been subjected since his imprisoiatnent The Dtike of SDTHERLA.NO uid that ho had seen Mr. Bishop in prison in February last, and found him very comfortably provided for except that, he was de- prived of his liberty. All that the authorities of the prison had against him was that he was weak in his head and a friend of Lord Normanby. He (the Duke of Su- therland) had visited most of the prisons in Naples, and was enabled so say that they were in a very good condi-' tion, and that the prisoners were properly cared for. The Earl of HARDWICKE was of opinion that the treat- ment of Mr. Bishop had been unnecessarily harsh and severe, and that his punishment was contrary to the re- cognised laws of Italy Earl Gitry thought that instead of the Italian government having treated Mr. Bishop with harshness, they had actually displayed great lenity. If such a circumstance had occ irred in this country, as a foreigner becoming the bearer of treasonable correspondence inciting the people of this country to civil war, he did not believe that ten yearli" imprisonment would have been deemed sufficient punish- ment, but in all probability he would have been executed as a spy and traitor. He regretted the disposition which appeared to prevail in some quarters to tiirow obstacles in the way of the Italian government and for his own part he looked upon the success which had attended the efforts of Victor Emmanuel, in laying the foundations of a free form of government, with surprise and astonishment. The Earl of CARNARVON thought that to a great extent Mr. Bishop had only himself to thank for all that had befallen him. He could not complain of the unfairness of the trial; but, under all the circumstances, con- sidering Mr. Bishop's state of health, and that he was the subject of a country which, for the last throe years, had displayed special friendliness towards Italy, he did think it would have been more a graceful act to have passed a lighter sentence Earl RUSSELL observed that Mr. Bishop had been peculiarly unfortuuate, and perhaps it was not one of the least of his misfor- tunes that his case had been taken up by Lord Norman- by.—(A laugh.) Mr. Bishop was arrested in ugust, and a few days afterwards Sir James Hulson was in- structed to urge his immediate trial. Im November, trial by jury having in the meantime been instituted, Mr. Bishop was brought to trial, and was found guilty, and men t-enced to ten years' imprisonment for treasonable con- ispit-ucy. He wa convicted after a tair and impartial trial, and there could be very little doubt but that he had been made a tool of by persons who were engaged in a deep conspiracy against the Italian government. Efforts had been made by Her Majesty's Government to obtain a pardon for Me. Bishop, but they have not been success- ful, though they had the sentence of ten years' imprison. ment with hard labour commuted to ten years' confine- ment in a fortress. At the same time he was not without hope3 that at a fitting opportunity the Italian government would not feel disinclined to pardon Mr. Bishop, and release bim. With regard to the sta.to of Italy, the government of that country had a most arduous task to perform, and be should be sorry to see unnecessary obstacles placed in their way After a few words from the Manjuis of Normanby in reply, tho subject dropped. The Hares (Ireland) Bill and the Cayman Islands Bill were read a third time and passed. The Elections during the Recess Bill, the Telegraphs Bill, and the Marriages, &c. (Ireland) Bill were read a second time. Reports of amendments on the Corrupt Practices Bill, the London, &c., luocese Bill, and tne Augmentation of Benefices Bill, were brought up and agreed to. Their Lordships then adjourned at twenty minutes bo- tore eight. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. THE ORDNANCE SUREVT.—Mr. H. BAILLIE gave notice that on an early day he should call attention to the re- port of Sir H. James with reference to the Ordnance Survey. PUBLIC WORKS IN LANCASHIRE.—Mr. FERRAVD gave notice that that day week he should ask the Pnsirlent of the Poor Law Board how soon the report of Mr. Raw- linson on the capabilities of Lancashire and Cheshire ror affording work to the unemployed operatives on Public Works. &c., would be ready. ELECTION PETITIONS.—Mr. HONT gave noti e that on that day week be should move for leave to bring in a bill to amend the law relating to election petitions. ca THE CIRCUITS.-In reply to Mr. Hadfield, the ATTOR- NEY-GENERAL said that the Judges ha I forwarded to the Lord Chancellor a communication with respect to the alterations in the circuits but he had not yet had time to consider it; and it was probable that no change would be made before the next summer assizes. THE VOLUNTEERS.—In reply to Mr. Scott, the Marquis of HARTIIGTON said that the volunteers were not ame-, nable to military law except when called out for actual service but the command.ng officer could bold a Court of Inquiry. EDINBURGH CASTLR.— In reply to Mr. Black, the Mar- quis of HARTINGTON stated that the quantity of gunpow- der in Edinburgh Castle had been reduced to 250 barrels as a maximum. THE GREEK THBOXB.—Mr. BAILLIB COCHRANE asked the noble Lord at the head of the Government whether any final arrangements had been made with respect to the throne of Greece L.Lord PALMERSTON replied that the arrangements could not be considered as finally settled, but there was every reason to hope they would soon be satisfactorily settled. PRISON MINISTERS' BILI.The House went into com- mittee on the Prison Ministers' Bill, resuming the con- sideration of clause 3. After a long discussion, an amendment, moved by Mr. Packe, to strike out the words authorising the justices of the peace to fix a rcas mabte salary" for the Roman Catholic chaplains to be appointed under the act, with a view to throwing the charge on the Consolidated Fund. was negatived by a majority of 192 to 126 Sir L. PALK moved an amend- ment to the effect that the appointment of Roman Ca- tholic chaplains should be certified by the Boards of Guardians. He contended that it was unconstitutional to tax the ratepayers through the quarter sessions in which they were unrepresented SirG. GREY said that they could only follow the usual system, but whether it was right or wrong he would not give an opinion The amendment was withdrawn Sir A. AGNEW moved he omission of the clause, but, on a division, it was carried by a majority of 166 to 71 The other clauses were agreed to, and the bill passed through Committee. THE BUDGET.—The House went into Committee on tho Customs and Inland Revenue Bill Lord ROBERT CECIL moved a clause to provide a more equitable mode of ap- peal for persons assessed under CI50 a-yeir to the in- come-tax, by giving them thti risjht to appeal to the Spe- cial Commissioners. The arbitrary manner in which this class of persons were assessed gave rise to great and need- less discontent.Mr. W. WILLIAMS, Mr. WARD HUNT, and other ton. mem ers, supported the clause.Tho CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said the hardships of the case were inherent in the difficulty of collecting the tax. He could not assent to a change of this partial character without further communication with the heads of the re- venue department, but be would undertake that the assess- ment should be made with the utmost possible considera- tion After some further discussion in which the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer was strongly urged to consider tho case. Mr. HENLEY said he had often tried to discover a remedy, but was unable to find one.The clause was th 'n withdrawn, and the bill passed through Committee.Tho House went into Committee on the Inland Revenue Bill On clause 6, Mr. AYRTON moved to reduce the duty on sta.ry" _L_ Ill.. 1 carnages, ommouses ac.. oy one-tiait. tie complained that the Government had relieved the great railway companies for reasons which ought to exempt the small Sta-'e carnages altogether. The former were to pay 3 lior cent, the latter 10 per cent.The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said that all restrictions and taxations on locomotion were objectionable, and he should be glad to see them abolished as soon as the Revenue could bear it. This amendment would not only sacrifice £ 70,000 a year, but it would certainly in the end break down a tax which produced altogether nearly three quarters of a milli')u. member did not so much object to the burden of the tax on his clients as to the exemptions of others, but they must not forget that stage carriages had their roads made for them, whilst the railway companies had expended three-fourths of their capital on their permanent Way, which was heavily taxed for local and other purposes. I .After a short discussion, the amendment was rejected by 81 to 35. ASSURANCE REGISTRATION (IRELAND) BTLL.-Tlie SOLI. CITOR-GENERAL said that the Government had taken charge of the Assurance Registration (Ireland) BiH in the hope that with the support of the Irish members they could pass a useful measure on a very difficult ind complicated subject; but after the manner in which the measure had been received by those at w?o reqluest they had taken It u? both in tL House and in I ..T? ?I thjnk ?P??'? to go o? ￼ bW The order of ? day was ttarelote