EPITOME OF NEWS. --1-- It appears that in the year ending March last, the revenue from penny stamps was £519,2885s. 3d., and the net produce, £ 560,259 18s. 6d. Mr. J. S. Mill, M.P., has been made a Doctor Of Philesophy by the University of Vienna, on the occasion Of its celebrating rtsSQftth anniversary. Collectors of "sensation" relics have actually clipped away portions of the door-steps of Dr. Pritcnara s residence. A Yankee, in the indefinite region known as "oat West," has been serving whiskey to his customers in. an old gun-barrel, instead of a glass. His wholesale licence otd/afflows him to sell by the barrel." Constance Kent still remains in the Wilts County Prison, at 'Fisherton, Salisbury, no communication having been received of her ultimate fate. Her demeanour is still calm and collected, and it is not true that she has signified any intention of making a further confession. We hear that the Rev. Arthur Wagner has been, and still is, supporting out of his own purse the families of the men who were sent to prison for their brutal attack on him in the streets of Brighton. A forthcoming journey of Garibaldi to Rheinfelden, in Switzerland, having been announced in the French press, the General, in a letter to Karl Blind, has Contradicted the news as being devoid of foundation. The second railway compensation case respecting St. John's-wood Railway has been heard at the SheriffV Court, Red Lion-square, "Thomas v. The Metro- politan and Notting-hill Hallway. The claimant is a cow- ieeper at St. John's-wood, and claimed u large sum. After along inquiry the amount awarded was £ 1,500. The "limited liability" fever seems to be ex- tending to the West-end clubs. The United Arts Club, in Hanover-square, takes the initiative, and some other older establishments; also proprietary clubs are, it is said, about to follow the example. The totals of Duties paid during the year ending on the '31st of March last, in the undermentioned categories, were asfoUowsOn spirits, £ 10,610,066 13s. 10d., Of which £ 463,335 9s. '6f d. was expended in the collecting; on railways, £ 439,000 15s. 3d. on patent medicines, £ 55,333 Qs. 4jd; and on xacehorses, 17,746 4s. The death of Mr. William Whitham, of Huddersfield, inventor of several improvements in steam and hydraulic engines, especially in the latter as,applied to dining purposes, is recorded. On Saturday night, the Scarborough express train ran into an engine, which was on the wrong line, at Malton. The engine was smashed, but the passengers escaped, and were sent on, the up-line being clear. The General Credit and Finance Company have notified that on the 15th instant, a payment of 2s. per share, free of income-tax, will be made on account oi dividend for the current year, being at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum for the six months. The traffic receipts of railways in the United Kingdom amounted for the past week on 12,079 miles, to £ 753,782; and for the corresponding week of last year, 11.660 miles, to 2721,432, showing an increase of 419 miles, and of £32,350. A telegraphic dispatch from Florence state that an extremely full municipal council have confirmed, by a unanimous vote, the concession for the enlargement of Florence as recommended in the report of the former Minister, Peruzzi, and embodied in the contract of the Ganfaloniere with Messrs. A1 fieri, Carmichael, Cresswell, and Breda. On Saturday the whole of the shipwrights, numbering nearly 200 man, employed in the yards which line the banks of the river Wear, near Sunderiand, turned out on strike." The strike is promoted by the Ship- wrights' Union, and the question in dispute is one of time. The operatives of Preston are still strongly in favour of emigration. A party of eight left the town last week for America, and. in a few days they will be followed by more. Amongst the bulk of thosa remaining there is a complaint of irregular work, poor wages, and uncertain prospects. The Advertiser has reason to believe that the alleged large concessions which were said to have been offered by Austria to Prussia, in the question of the Duchies, have no foundation in fact. A notice appears in the Dublin Gazette to the affect that his Exoellenoy the Lord Lieutenant has offered a reward of £100 to any person who shall within six; months give such information as shall lead to the arrest of the per- petrators of the murder of Thomas Devlin, bailiff, county Meath. The Lord Bishop of Manchester has just consecrated a beautiful new church at the village of Weaste, near Eccles. The building is from the designs of Mr. Geo. Gilbert Scott, R.A., and will cost about £ 11,000. Lady Theresa Lewis, widow of Sir Cornewall -Lewis, has returned to Kent-house from a visit to Here- ford and into Radnorshire for the purpose of seeing the testimonials placed in those localities to the memory of her distinguished husband. Her ladyship expressed herselt well ^satisfied and greatly gratified at these marks of respect to his memory. On Saturday Colonel M'Murdo reviewed o,OOU Cheshire volunteers,-ain& am administrative battalion from- Kinishire, on the Roodee, at Chester. In addition to the ordinary evolutions, the troops engaged in a sham fight, in the course of which t'hevolunteersngineersthrew a. pontoon btidge across the River Dee. Crinoline has claimed another victim, but not in the ordinary way. A young wt^an nam goh/ Scott, about 25 years -of age, residing^ ^eek-street,^Soho, London, was going downstairs to the kitchen, when her foot caught in hear crinoline, and she was precipitated from the top to the bottom of the ;stair, headforemost. Sheiell on tier head and broke her neck. Death w«.s, ot course, instantaneous. t „ On Sunday evening the Benedictine mission in London was closed with complme and ^y the snnerior who preached from the words, The darkness is passed, and the true light now shmeth. At of the service, Mr. Lyne announced that the building of the monastery at Norwich was stopped for want of funds. A diplomatic cortespondence haa been going on for the last,nine months between Austria and Prussia for 37 francs. The cause was that a Prussian soldier hau been taken ill and treated at an Austrian hospital, the ex- penses in his case being 37 francs. Last .year the dutycm ^air.P0W^3^M £ 1,027 12s. 7d and on armorial hearings to £ 61,560 19s. 6d. Diarine the past week twenty-seven wrecks have heen reported, taking a total for the present year of 1.266. T)r Livingstone, the celebrated African _explorer, is now a guest of ColoAel Webb, High Sheriff of Notting- hamshire, at Newstead Abbey. The Bath papers have made the most out of the nawine visit of Prince Napoleon t.o the town, even to the Emgth of telling us at whose shop the Prince purchased a travelling cap! Annordme to a Parliamentary blue-book just -issued, the Iconscience money paid into the Exchequer in the year ending March last amounted to £7,184. mu« Americans have been hunting1 up tho JElie Sherman, and find that he is a descen- genealogy of the Cromwell type, who emigrated to Ameri-er, in the troublesome times of Charles 1. A local contemporary says that:-At the exa- Dlination of one of the public seminaries in a burgh not fro)n'E-dinburgb, which came off last week, the son of Dr. -n years Of Pritchard. 9, lad elbout elevi, age, was called upon to recite before a public assembly the piece entitled "The Orphan Boy." This was cruel, if true. a f a ttiielite monk," says La Frwnce, writes ,f ^°ffiT^Tfhe has planted in the Tower of Babel, the ^of whfclfstinl>S a statue of Notre-dame des.Vio- iotos blessed by Pius IX. There was on the occasion a grand øeremony, attended by many Mussulmans." At a recent Lrauk, one fetchedr £ 29 another £ 33; a third,D £ 3810s.; and the fourth, Total £ 122 10s. One egg of the casarca or ruddy ir- i^ vL fofched £ 1 16s., which is rather remarkable, as lMn^scecimens of the bird are, comparatively speaking, m all ornithological collections. -„af income returned m New York tor a vear, but this was only for one year, the 1864 was e being apparently that of Mr. Astor, largest Steady ineo year. Some of this enormous Sg/plots of iand?nolycovered with streets and squares. A Pritchard case has tarne upgad of his own wife MId the Rusbandof a lady whom he wished to marry. ourae,of a trial in the Civil Court at :En the c Lancaster last week, involving a right of fishery in Coniston water, a curi0us document was tendered in evidence. It -cedigree, with the names and dates of his an Ja^« tracfd to the originalLe Fleming, who came over mvio Oneen of the Sandwich Islands at- + service at Christ Church, Clapham, on the tended Dm Hoapili, her chaplain, preaching m occasion of theThe church' £ ag densely eroded Bed cloth was laid down from the door at which cr.waea. to the pew m the central aisle which Queen Emma her The Eev. Bradley Abbott, incum- *"aa resCTveci service which was a choral one, carried cSonies used by the High Church Th?Bev. W. HoapiH took his text from Bom. vii. 24 A liberal collection was made. tt.i..jiti "RvftdslhA.w« a warehouseman, wbs Edward B^Liverpool magistrates, with having tS Ze tf Thomas Woods, as surety for a^man Newsham, jvh° had given the name to the excise officers; but afterwards Woods declined to be surety. Newsham, however, took Bradshaw to the office, and got him to represent himself as Woods, and sign the latter s name. The facts were admitted, and the prisoner was re. manded. The Corriere Siciliano of Palermo states that four prisoners who had a few days ago been delivered up to the turnkey of the prison of Vicari in order there to undergo the sentences to which they had been condemned, effected their escape that very night after strangling the turnkey. The most dangerous of these ruffians has since been re- captured the other three are still at large. Lieut.-Colonel Childs, R.A., under orders from the commandant at Woolwich, made the annual inspection of this corps on Saturday last at Wellington Barracks. The appearance of the men and their drills with heavy guns in battalion movements and the manual and platoon carbine exercises were very-good, and the inspecting officer expressed himself as well satisfied in every respect. The directors of the South Western Railway Company have resolved to recommend to the proprietors at the half-yearly general meeting on the 17th inst., that the dividend for the half-year ending 30th June, 1865, should be at the rate of 4J per cent, per annum on the ordinary capital stock of the company, being the same rate as was declared for the half-year ending.SOth June, 1864. The Winchester and Alton Railway is to be opened for traffic on the 1st of September. Some of the German journals state that petroleum has been discovered in Hanover, and that capital is being subscribed in England to work the wells. A New York paper says that a Mr. Talbot is producing a. "sensation" in Virginia city. by shooting apples off the head of Captain Clarkson. with a pistol, at a distance of 30 feet. A respectable man, about 45 years of age, was run over and killed in Molyneux-street, Marylebone, on Monday. From documents found on his person his name is believed to be Joseph Adams. The body was taken to Marylebone Workhouse. South Shields is be constituted a. separate port from North Shields. An official communication has been received by the authorities, intimating that it had been determined to grant an independent Custom House, and giving instructions for the necessary steps to be taken in regard to the boundaries of the new port. œ;
HEALTH AND TREATMENT OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. Recent adviees from New York give some interesting details as to the state of Mr. Davis's health and general condition. A correspondent of the Herald in a letter dated the 17th July saysFrom all the sources of information I am able to command, there is no denbt Jeff. Davis is slowly, but surely, declining in health from his protracted imprisonment. He will not even avail himself of the opportunities of exercise afforded him, and he has a space of about 20 by 20 feet he could walk about in if he chose; but all the long hours of each weary day he sits at the barred embrasure of his casemate, sullen, silent, speechless. With hia chin alternately resting on one hand and then on both, he looks unintermittingly through this opening. Where rest Ihis eyes and what thoughts stir that brain no one can tell. I have been told to-day that Jeff. Davis, if he keeps up his present orison habits and despondency, will not live six weeks longer. Yesterday Mr. -Davis requested per- mission for a chaplain to see him. This is the second request of this kind he has made since his arrival. Chaplain Kerfoot was sent to his cell. He greeted the chaplain with warmth. It is to you and to this book" (holding the Bible in his hand) "I must look," he aaid, for consolation now." The chaplain talked to him of his spiritual condition, read to him passages from the Bible, and prayed with him. After the chaplain left, Davis appeared to be in much better spirits than he has been in for some time past. He reads the Bible morning and evening. Recently, I am told, he protracts these readings much more than at the commencement of his imprisonment. He confesses his belief in the Bible, and professes to have made it the ruling guide of his life. It is evident that he does not fancy being.confined ex- clusively to reading the Scriptures, for he sometimes clamours for a different style of literature; but his request in this regard thus far has not been complied with. This refusal to extend his reading privileges, and not permitting him to write to his wife or see letters from her, have formed the burden of his com- plaints. If permission were given him to have all the books he wished he could not read much himself, and for the comfort derived from them would have to rely mainly on others reading to him. One eye is now almost totally blind, and the other gives indications of rapidly becoming so. He has complained lately of seeing objects double. There is every reason to believe that the execution of the assassination con- spirators in Washington has been communicated to Davis within the past three or four days. It is certain that a great and marked change hasoome over him, and to his undoubted knowledge of this execution the change is attributed. His food is of the best quality, he has abundance of pure air, and there is no special reason otherwise accounting for present gloominess and decreasing health. The New York correspondent of the Tin..es sa.Fs Unless the statements which are issued every day concerning the health of Mr. Davis are very false, it is not likely that he will remain much longer a cause of contention among the Northern people. His health is said to be fast failing, and the rigorous nature of his imprisonment daily reduces his ehances of re- covery. He is not allowed to see any one, except the man who brings him his food, and occasionally a doctor. All books are denied him, except the Bible, and he is not permitted to receive letters, or to write any, even to his own counsel. It was thought that by postponing his trial public opinion in the North would soften towards Davis, but there is no indication of such a change; on the contrary, circumstances are always occurring which strengthen the generali desire to see the heaviest of punishments fal upon his head. Nothing will satisfy a very large portion of the people but Mr. Davis's life. Even the most moderate men express a feeling of anxiety lest the Government should be contented with his banishment. This eager craving for ven- geance on an individual, notwithstanding the awful visitation which has fallen upon the entire South, and which might seem enough to appease the demands of the most vindictive, may appear very reprehensible to people in England, but it is not so unreasonable as it looks at a distance. Not only can it be explained, but justified; it does not arise from party passion, but from the remembrance of deeds which are more horrible than the English public can have any idea of, and it is constantly fed by now proofs of barbarity perpetrated upon Federal prisoners. If there is any bitterness entertained by the Northern people towards the South-and very rarely indeed have I seen evi- dences of it—it springs from the same cause which makes them talk of Davis as of a being scarcely human. That cause is the incredible and infamous treatment which the Northern captured soldiers re- ceived in Southern prisons. The evidence upon which the charges ot cruelty rest is overwhelming and unanswerable. A sanitary commission was appointed by the Government to inquire into the circumstances, and the members of it examined a great many men who had been prisoners in the South, some of whom were at death's door when they told their story. The testimony has been published by official sanction, and photographs of a few of the prisoners are prefixed to the narrative. Photographs do not lie, and these pictures of living skeletons, covered with horrible sores and wounds, speak for themselves. But still more painful witnesses against the prisons of the South are to be met with in almost every village in the presence of poor young fellows who have returned in a state of idiocy, or paralysed, or eaten up with scurvy. When it is con- sidered that at Andersonville the Confederates put the Northern prisoners on a piece of land without even a tent to cover them, that a tropical sun beat down upon their heads, and that they had not food enough given them to keep a dog alive, it cannot cause surprise that mind and body alike broke down. It is a fact, and an awful one to realise, that around that prison field of Andersonville 15,000 Northern soldiers, taken captive, lie buried. Fever and starva- tion laid them all low. In the regular prisons, where at least shelter from heat or cold was provided, the men were huddled together so that it was almost im- possible to breathe in the rooms. When they went to the windows to get a little fresh air, they were shot down from outside by the sentinels. This crime is proved to have been committed in scores of cases. The evidence, as I have said, is before the world; the Southern leaders do not attempt to contradict it. They only say they did as well as they could, amd all one's wishes and hopes would lead one to believe them. But here, again, unfortunately, the evidence is too strong in disproof of their words. At Libby, close to Davis's house, the prisoners were literally starving. Their friends in the North heard of this, and sent them boxes of provisions. These boxes were stored in sheds directly in front of the prison, so that the men could see them from their windows, but the- authorities refused to distribute them. The priaonora died from hunger in the sight of plenty. The Southern defence is that this was a retaliatory measure, used because there had been a complaint about the treatment of Southern men in the North. But it is proved beyond all doubt-and every Confederate soldier, private or officer, who is questioned on the subject admits it- that in the Northern prisons no distinction whatever was made between Federal and Confederate: both were carefully looked after, and always had proper clothing and food. When a Northern prisoner was carried South it was common to strip him of every trinket he possessed, and in many instances to take his clothes from him. They even took our coatafrom as," deposed Franklin Dismore, of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry, andjpart of us had to lie there on the floor in our shirt sleeves." And the same man stated-his words being confirmed by numerous others—" many a man just fell dead walking round trying to keep himself warm, or as he was lying on the floor died during the night; and if you looked out of a window a sentinel would shoot you. They shot some five or six of our boys who were looking out." Colonel Dahlgren was shot at a window in this way, and buried naked. A man who saw the body swore that the little finger was cut off in order to get at a ring which Colonel Dahlgren had worn upon it. A doctor who had seen upwards of 6,000 paroled men states that they were all in a half-famished condition when they came to him, and that the lightest diet was almost too mucji for them at first. The grief in bereaved families feft those who fell in battle is slight compared with that which is felt by mothers who know that their sonsperishedslowly and miserably of hunger and disease. It is easy for you Englishmen to talk about mercy andforgiveness," saidalady, talking of this subject, "but how would you have felt towards the Russians if they had starved and murdered 15,000 of your soldiers in one prison ? It is this feeling which extends through every class of society in the North. To condemn it without weighing the circumstances which produce it is to do less than justice to a people who are ready to shake hands with every Southern man, and to help him with money, provided he was not a leader among them. As a body the Northern people are impatient to be friends with the South. It is only against the leaders that they bear animosity, and it is chiefly concentrated upon the head of Davis; for he lived within a stone's throw of Libby Prison, whence the corpses of starved men were daily carried out in large numbers. It may be "asked did Davis or General Lee know of the manner in which Southern prisoners were treated? The North believe they did, and, therefore, as I have said, the cry for their lives, however repulsive it may sound, is not a cry raised without provocation. It is not the wild clamour of a mob; and it is so far deep and general that I believe the Government will have to resist the whole force of public opinion in the North if Mr. Davis is to save his life. "If," says a writer who truly reflects the views of the people on this subject, "General Lee had been de- termined not to have prisoners starved or abused, does any one doubt that he could have prevented these things ? Nobody doubts it." Alld so of Davis — The chief of a so-called Confederacy who could calmly consider among his official documents in- cendiary plots for the secret destruction of ships, hotels, and cities fall of peaceable people is a chief well worthy to preside over such cruelties; but his only just title is President of Assassins, and the whole civilised world should make common cause against such a misoreant." I do not know whether this argn- ment and this language will be deemed conclusive or satisfactory in England; they are certainly held to be so here, and, after all, it is in America that Mr. Davis is to be tried. His friends might see a worse fate befall him than his death in Fortress Monroe.
THE NEWS BUDGET. A Man Killed in a Fight.-On Sunday morning a fatal fight took place in Fox-street, Birmingham. Two men named Motteram and Birch had been drinking all night, and early in the morning Birch commenced grumbling with his wife. Motteram interfered; some words passed, and both men went into the street, where Motteram struck Birch, who struck hica. in return two blows in the face, from the effect of which he fell viblently into the gutter. He was picked up and taken into the house. A doctor was sent for, but before his arrival tlie man had expired. Birch was afterwards apprehended, and conveyed to the lock-up. Lucknow Prize Money.—The following official notice has just appeared in the London Gazette: India-office, August 3,1865.-Notice is hereby given, that prise roll's for the under-mentioned corps -of her Majesty's late Indian forces, on account of the second distribution of prize money for the capture of Lucknow I in 1858, showing the names of those officers, non- commissioned officers, and soldiers, whose shares have not been paid in India, have been received, and that distribution of such shares will commence at the mili- tary department of this affice on the 21st instant, and will continue daily (Saturdays excepted) between the hours of eleven and three o'clock:-Ist European Bengal Fusiliers 2nd ditto. Fatal Accident at Finchley. — A carman, named John Field, in the service of one of the con- tractors for the East London Railway, while driving a van-load of bricks along the Finehley-road, slipped off his seat on the vehicle and fell to the ground un- observed. He was dragged along a conaideratble dis- tance, and before the horses could be stopped the wheels passed over his body. The police of the district conveyed him to the nearest surgeon's, and thence he was taken to the Great Northern Hospital. He, by his own desire, was removed to his residence, where he was attended by Dr. Adkin, of Shoreditch, who found that he had sustained fractured ribs and other internal injuries, from which he died the same evening. The Late Earl of Carlisle.—At a recent public meeting at Malton, held with a view to perpetuate the memory of the late Earl of Carlisle, it was re- solved that a handsome erection shall be placed on the highest point of the Castle Howard estate, some six miles north of Malton. A numerous committee of gentlemen has been formed for carrying out the object, and a deputation has -bBQn told off to wait on the chioi gentry of Leeds and the West Hiding, with a view to form a committee to co-operate with the Malton one, or if it be deemed advisable, to have one general county committee. The cost of the memorial will be entirely provided by voluntary subscriptions. A Man and a Brother.—An ingenious plan has been adopted by the Boston negroes for" raising the wind." Last winter, the Legislature of Massachusetts passed a law, fining every landlord the sum of fifty dollars who refused to allow his negro boarders to sit at the same table with the white ones. A good deal of money has been extorted in Boston by taking ad- vantage of this law. The negroes stop at the hotels, demand places at the public tables, and when they are refused remind the landlords of the penalty, offering to commute it for five or ten dollars. Visitors in England-—A party of Japanese are travelling about this country with the view of gaining some knowledge of our agriculture and manufactures. They were sent over by Prince Satsuma and have entered into the work of their mission witn great zeal. The other day they visited some extensive ironworks belonging to one of our greatest agricultural imple- ment makers, and they expressed a wonderful amount of delight at the steam ploughs, reapers, and other things shown to them. Thsy quickly understand and rapidly manipulate the machinery brought before them, and generally exhibit the proverbial ingenuity of their race. The Earl of Derby and the Central Relief Committee.-The Earl of Derby came over from Knowsley to Manchester, on Saturday, for the express purpose of affording to Mr. M'Lachlan, the photo- grapher the opportunity of taking a likeness of his lordship' as chairman of th4 Central Executive Relief Committee, in accordance with the drawing for a photographic representation of that body prepared by Mr F. J. Shields, associate of the Old Water Colour Society, and some time ago submitted by Colonel Wilson Patten to the committee and much anrvrnved of, and which will shortly be completed and published. Whilst at Mr. M'Lachlan s his lordship readily consented to a likeness being taken for the Dumose of being placed in the Photographie Museum, which in accordance with the plan proposed by Mr. M'Lachlan, it was some time ago determined by the coloration to form. The Cases of Sporadic Cholera at Malta. -Letters from Malta reach down to July 25, dis- patched thence by the Dom Pedro, merchantsteamar, bound to Marseilles, in advance of the expected India mails. The increase of new attacks of cholera to seventeen on the 22nd had not continued on the 23rd and 24ijh, on which two days there had been fourteen I cases, said seven deaths among the civil population I throughout the island; but among the military there were seven deaths on the 23rd, and on the 24th eleven new attacks. This had induced the lieutenant general commanding to clear out some of the 100th Regiment from Fort St. Elmo Barracks, and these are about to be placed under tents on the slope or glacis of Fort Manoel. Death of the Recorder of York.—Mr. C. H. Elsey, Recorder of York, has expired, after a brief llneBS, at his residence, near York, at an advanced age. The deceased gentleman also held the offices of Recorder of Richmond, Judge of the Court of Record at York, and Clerk of the Peace of the West Riding. He had been in failing health for some time. He had for the last few years only occasionally presided at the quarter sessions, his place being generally supplied by Mr. Maule, the Recorder of Leeds. Prince Arthur's Visit to Wales.—His Royal Highness Prince Arthur gladdened the eyes and hearts of the people of the Welsh Principality by being present at and superintending the uncovering of the statue of his late father at Tenby. The statue is erected on the Castle-hill there, a most picturesque and conspicuous spot, and the proceedings excited the liveliest interest among the loyal Welsh, all classes of whom were represented in large unmbers. 'Workmen's Clubs.—Lard Stanley delivered an address last week at Birkenhead, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Workmen's-hall, which had been erected for the purpose of social improvement and recreation, and which is owned to a considerable extent in shares of bleach by the workmen of the township. Lord Grosvenor, Lord Richard Grosvenor, Mr. J. Laird, M.P., and a number of working men afterwards addressed the meeting. Supposed Wife Murder in Scotland.—Alex- ander Veitch, a man of drunken habits, was early last week committed to prison in Edinburgh in default of payment of a fine of 5s. for some offence. On Saturday last he was liberated, and returned to his home in Leith, where he gave his wife a severe beating for not paying his fine. This quarrel must have been very soon got over, for in the forenoon they were drinking together; but about two p.m. they quarrelled again, and thenceforth the woman appears to have been con- tinually ill-used by her husband, until, on Tuesday, she was found by a physician in a state of delirium, without any hope of recovery. She died that night, apparently from concussion of the brain. The husband is in custody. A Reproof to Demonstrative Volunteers. -Colonel Wright, the Deputy-Inspector General of Volunteers, when inspecting the 29th North Middlesex Volunteers, took occasion to read them a valuable lesson on military discipline. After congratulating them on the creditable inspection which they had undergone, on the numbers to which they had mus- tered but two days after the Wimbledon review, and on the silent and excellent manner in which they had gone through their day's work, he pointed out to them the unmilitary nature of the practice to which they were addicted, of cheering the officer by whom they were inspected. "If," said Colonel Wright, you cheer me when I praise you, you will have an equal right to pelt me if on a future occasion I have to censure you." Royston and Hitchin Railway.—At the half- yearly meeting of proprietors, held at the offices, 61, Gracechurch-street, Mr. J. C. Cobbold in the chair, it was resolved, That a dividend at the rate of six per cent. per annum, lesB income-tax, and Id. per < £ 6 5s. stock, for expenses of management, be declared upon the Royston, Hitchin, and Shepreth Consolidated Stock for the half-year ending August, 1865, and paid forthwith." Major Amsinck and Mr. John Phillips, the retiring directors, were re-elected, and a vote of thanks to the chairman closed the proceedings. An Uncommon Incendiary.—The Court of Assizes of Marne has just tried a shepherd named Oudard, aged 54, on eight charges of setting fire to farm-houses and buildings in the neighbourhood of Vitry-le-Francois, between January, 1858, and Novem- ber, 1864. The prisoner was to have been tried in April last, but just before the Assizes opened, he attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat, after writing a confession in which he acknowledged that he had caused no less than 22 fires, all of them acts of ven- geance against persons whom he thought had ill-treated him. The prisoner's statement being, in most of the cases, supported by collateral evidence, the iury, with- out "hesitation, brought in a verdict of goilty, but with extenuating circumstances, and the court sentenced him to hard labour for life.—QaUgnani. Naval Prize Bounty and Salvage Money.— The account for the year ending March 31st last, exhibiting the receipt and expenditure of naval prize bounty, salvage, and other moneys, has been issued by the Admiralty. There were received from all sources £ 0146,674 3a. lid. To this amount the pro. ceeds of the sale of slave vessels captured and of ton- nage bounties awarded for slavers contributed < £ 75,026 4s. &a. There are also included for booty captured at Canton ia 1857, .£1,416 17s.; captures for breach of blockade of the Canton River, 1857, jl2 "0 7s. lid; bountyfor the destruction of pirates, £ 3,714 7s. lid; Indian prize money (naval brigade), £1,41417s. 4d. booty captured in Pega, jCl,706 lls. 9d. stores captured at Kertch and Yenikale in 1855, £2.7,775 19s. 2d., &o. Of the gross amount, £146,674 3s. lid., there have been distributed < £ 90,939 4s. M., and a balance of .£55,734 19s. 6d. remains in hand. Shocking Accident to a La.dy.-On Friday night an old lady, the widow of Dr. Smith of Montrose, was killed at the Waverley-bridge Station, Edinburgh. A train of carriages was standing at the platform, and Mrs. Smith, being wearied, leaned against one of them, without noticing that an engine was approaching to be attached to the train. The engine came up with some force, and the carriage against which Mrs. Smith was leaning was set in motion. The old lady was thrown down, and the handle of the earriage caught a knitted .woollen wrapper that she had, on, which caused her to be dragged between the platform and the carriage steps and wheels. She was fearfully crushed, the ribs seeming to have been pressed in upon the heart, instantaneously depriving her of life. When falling Mrs. Smith uttered a piercing shriek, and one of her daughters, Mrs. James Wilson, sprang forward, seized hold of her mother, and attempted to save her. But for the presence of mind of a porter who observed the accident, and who jumped forward and caught Mrs. Wilson, she would have shared the fate of her unfortunate mother. As it was, her clothes had become entangled in those of Mrs. Smith, and when drawn back almost every shred was torn from her back. Mrs. Wilson sustained a slight injury on the right side, and two or three cuts on the legs.—Scotsman. Lucknow Prize Money.The London Gazette contains a notice that prize rolls for the undermentioned corps, on account of the second distribution of prize money for the operations and capture of Lucknow in 1858, have been reeeived at Greenwich Hospital, con- taining the names of those whose shares have been remitted to the Commissioners of the hospital by the Government of India, and that distribution of such shares will commence on the. 21st of August next, and will be continued on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fri days, during the hours from eleven to two o'clock The following are the rolls which have been received, viz. :—Sth, 10th, 20th, 23rd, 34th, 38th, 42nd, 53rd, 64th, 76th, 78th, and 84th Foot. A Confidential Clerk.-W. Bilton was charged at the Southwark Police-court with stealing several sums of money received by him on behalf of his master, Mr. Toby, boot manufacturer, of Wellington- street, Southwark. The prisoner had received various sums of money, which he ought to have accounted for to his master, but which had never been entered in the books, and had placed the sum of .£36 in the savings bank within the last year, although his wages were only 25s. a week.—For the prisoner, it was alleged that the money in the savings bank had been placed there by his wife as her savings, she being a laundress, and that the charge was premature, since the defendant intended to replace the money supposed to have been lost.-Committed for trial. Emigration.-In the second quarter of 1865 there went out from ports in the United Kingdom, where there are Government Emigration officers, 71,087 emigrants, of whom 52,730 were destined for the United States, 6,643 for British North America, 9,820 for the Australian colonies, and 1,594 for other parts of the world. More than a fourth part of the emigra- tion consisted of persons of English origin; but the number of Irish emigrants was double that of English, and all the former, except a few thousands, went to the United States. The Scotch who left their native country were about 4,600. The emigration to the United States was not quite equal ta that of the same quarter in either of the two preceding years; and the numbers who went to ofdaes i^t«wiioi?&60 showed a decrease. The Late Admiral Fitzroy.—A meeting has been held at the office of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, fo't the purpose of devising means for raising a testimonial to Admiral Fitzroy. Mr. Ferga- son, who was the principal speaker, dwelt at length upon the great ssientific services of tie lite admiral, who, in his zeal for science, had spent no less than Ji6,000 of his own private fortune, so that he had ab- solutely died in debt to the extent of £ 4,500. Of this amount the Government had promised to pay £ 3,000, but still the services of the late admiral to the mer- cantile community were so great that it behoved them to see that his family were properly provided for. Ul- timately a committee was formed for the purpose of raising a subscription for a testimonial to Mrs. Fitzroy. Fatal Accident on Monte Rasa.—Another accident, attended with a fatal result, occared to an English party in an ascent of Monte Rosa, on Thurs- day, July 27. The occurrence is thus described in a letter from Zermatt, dated August 1:—Two young Englishmen whose names are not given, two guides, "and three porters were ascending the mountain, when, on what is called the Saddle, the whole party were swept away by an avalanohe. The two gentlemen were rescued by the guides. One of the porters, when extricated from the snow, was insensible, and re- covered with difficulty; but the body of another of the porters was not found till the next day, buried six feet deep in the snow. The weather was very un- favourable to the ascent, but, fortunately, the party were not roped together. Death at the Workhouse Wash Tub.—Mr. Humphreys held an inquest at the Green Gate, City- road, on view of the body of Mary Jones, aged 72 years.—The evidence went to prove that deceased was a widow, and an inmate of St. Luke's Workhouse dur- ing the past three years. On Wednesday morning last deceased was washing some clothes in the laundry, when she suddenly called to a woman named Mitchell, and said, I am dying." She sat down, but fell back- wards in a state of insensibility. The medical man of the establishment was called, but life was quite extinct.-Dr. Edmund Charles Harris, City-road, said that he found the deceased dead. The body was well nourished, and the post-mortem examination proved that the deceased died from fatty deposits of the heart. It was a remarkable fact that the body was over nourished.—The jury returned a verdict of "Natural death." Meeting of the Kings of Sweden and Den- mark. King Christian, accompanied by Prince Frederick, returned to Copenhagen on the 31st ult. from an interview with the King and Queen of S weden in the province of Sohonen. King Christian visited the Industrial Exhibition opened a few days ago at Malmo, and was enthusiasticallv received by the Danish exhibitors. King Charles XV. of Sweden drove several miles on the road from the summer palace at Beckaskog to Malmo to meet his Royal guest. It is not known whether this visit had any political object. The Minister of Finance (Herr David) will return here next week from Carlsbad, and the Government will then come to some resolution respecting the convoca- tion of the represontatives to discuss the question of the Constitution. Serious Charge against a Gentleman.-At the recent assizes for the county Kilkenny, Mr. Jus- tice O'Brien sentenced a gentleman named William Scully, a large landowner in that and other counties, to twelve months' imprisonment for having assaulted a woman named Bridget Tehan, the wife of one of his tenants, by striking her with a stick or other instru- ment on the head, and occasioning her actual bodily harm. It had been alleged, in defence, that she waa obstructing him when he and his bailiff were en- deavouring to serve a notice to quit on her husband. A day or two previously Mrs. Tehan obtained a ver- dict of < £ 80 damages and 6d. costs against Mr. Seully in a civil action for the same assault. Fatal Accident.-An inquest was held at Pem- broke, on Friday, on the bo3y of a man named Turner, who was crushed to death by the special train on the Pembroke and Tenby Railway used on Wednesday evening to convey Prince Arthur and his suite on their return from the inauguration ceremony at Tenby on that day. The line is a single one, and in conse- quence of the pressure of traffic on Wednesday trains ran every hour, meeting half-way, where, by means of a siding, they crossed each other. The special train left Tenby about half-past four on Wednesday after- nQon, and ran through to Pembroke dock, where the train arrived soon after five o'clock, and his Royal Highness left the station to embark in the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, then lying in Milford Haven. Immediately after their departure it was necessary to shunt the train, and Turner, who was the chief porter, observing another assistant in the way, pushed him on one side. In doing this Turner himself slipped, and in a moment fell upon the rails as the oarriages were moving along. Before he could rise again the car- riages passed over him, crushing his chest and abdomen in a frightful manner, and causing almost instan- taneous death. Death from Drunkenness—Mr. Humphreys, coroner for East Middlesex, recently held an inquest at the King's Arms, Beaumont-square, Mile-end, on the body of Elisabeth Osborn, aged 61, who had lived with her husband, a pensioner on the police fund of the K division, in Back's-buildings, Mile-end-road. The jury accompanied the learned coroner to the house to view the body, when they found the husband in a beastly state of intoxication, staggering about the room. He was the chief witness, but his services were dispensed with. The son, who is thirty years of age, was then called, and was also found to be in a state of half-obliviouaness. The evidence showed that on Wednesday night the deceased went home drunk and sat in a chair, and when the son returned he found her dead. She was bleeding from a vein in the left leg, and she had suffered for years from a sloughing ulcer. Mr. Cringle, surgeon, of the Mile-end-road, said that he found the deceased dead. The cause of death was rupture of a diseased vein in the leg, where- by the deceased had bled to death. The coroner re- marked upon the wretched life led by the family, and the jury returned a verdict of "Natural death from hsomorrhaere of the leer." Municipal Savings banks for Working Men.-The town clerk of Bradford (Mr. Rayner), in a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has pro- pounded a scheme for enabling working men to invest their savings as loans with municipal bodies for effect- ing public works. The town clerk proposes that an Act should be passed to authorise corporations, local commissioners, boards of health, or other local bodies, to receive small sums from working men as loans for carrying out public works. These bodies nsw borrow of capitalists or institutions money for this purpose, and the town clerk's scheme will enable them to re- ceive, at short intervals, the savings of working men as loans on the security of the rates. For these loans it is suggested that tenders should receive 15s. per cent. more than the ordinary savings-bank gives, and 25s. per cent. more than the Post-office Savings-bank allows on deposits. Should the advances of any lender amount to £50 he then can have an ordinary deben- ture for the sum at 4 per cent. The Chancellor of the Exchequer states that the proposals are of great im- portance and interest. Her Majesty's Government could not undertake to pronounce upon them in the abstract, but if the local authorities at Bradford or any place in similar circumstances should, put them forward, they would most undoubtedly receive most careful consideration. West London Industrial Exhibition.-An extraordinary meeting of the general committee .of the exhibition was held on Saturday evening in the gallery of the Floral-kail, Mr. T. A. Nicholay in the chair, when the following resolution was passed ana ordered to be forwarded to the press:—"In conse- quence of the peremptory mandate of the Duke of Bedford, through his agent, Mr. Parker, at the (said) instigation of Mr. Bingley, of the Tavistock Hotel, threatening stringent legal proceedings, the committee intimate that with extreme regret they are compelled to succumb and suppress during the remaining period of the exhibition the music which as supplementary has proved so attractive and given so much pleasure to thousands. The committee further regret that their hope of reducing their large liabilities, and the consequently large call on the guarantors the main object of the extension of time—is, by the suppression of the music, likely to be disappointed." The ar- rangement for a musical ceremony at the close, on the 21st of August, will, hewever, continue. For this Mr. and Madame Weiss, Messrs. W. H. Harrison and Lewis Thomas, Miss Hersee, and others have kindly proffered their valuable and gratuitous aid; and the committee trust that the exhibition itself will, in the meantime, prove sufficiently attractive to draw to it thousands of their fellow-working men and women, and the committee further express Reliance upon re- ceiving the active sympathy of the public in their trying pecuniary difficulty.