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THE NEGOCIATIONS FOR AN ARMISTICE. PARIS, Friday. The Moniteur of this morning says :— In reply to a communication from the Emperor Napoleon on the 4th of July, the Court of Berlin declared that it would only consent to an armistice upon condition of the preliminaries of peace being first concluded. 'Negotiations were thereupon opened between the Courts of Paris and Berlin, which resulted in the ourt of the Tuileries recommending to the bel- ligerents the bases of an arrangement which Prussia considered sufficient to allow of the conclusion of an armistice. Prussia engaged to abstain from all acts of hostility for five days on condition that Austria would pursue a similar course, and within that time th Austrian Government must make known its ac- ceptance or refusal of the bases agreed upon. The Government of the Emperor hastened to transmit this communication to the knowledge of the Austrian Government. If the reply from Vienna be in the affirmative, and Italy give her assent, an armistice may be signed immediately.' THE WAR IN GERMANY. BERLIN, FRIDAY. A portion of the army under Prince Frederick Charles has crossed the river March, near Holitz. in Hungary. FRANKFORT, Thursday Evening. The Frankfort contingent has been disarmed and disbanded, and the military clubs have been closed. The City of Frankfort paid yesterday a contribu- tion of six million florins towards the maintenance of the troops. FRANKFORT, Friday. The Kummer brigade has crossed the Maine, and is marching southwards. It will occupy Darmstadt to day. The Prussians are already in possession of Wiesbaden and Hochst. The Wrangel brigade and the brigade composed of Oldenburg and Hanseatic troops remain here to garrison Frankfort, and will be reinforced by reserve battalions from the contin- gents furnished by Prussia's North German allies. General Falkenstein left last night for Bohemia. ITALY. NAVAL ENGAGEMENT. On the 18th inst. an attack was made by the Italian fleet of eight iron-clads, under Admiral Per- sano, on the fortifications of the Island of Lissa, in Dalmatian. After seven hours obstinate fighting the fort of St. George was silenced. A powder magazine in the fort was blown up during the engagement. The Italians had but few killed and wounded. Vice Admiral Albini then joined the squadron of Admiral Persano, who was about to give orders for a disem- barkation when he was apprised that the Austrian squadron was approaching to prevent this design from being carried out. The Italian fleet imme- diately prepared for an engagement with the Aus- trian squadron. The engagement came off on the following day. Both sides claim the victory. The Austrians sank one of the Italian iron-clads, the Re d'Italie, and set fire to an iron-clsd gun boat, the Palestro. The commander and crew refused to leave and the vessel blew up amid the cries of Long live the King long live Italy.' FLORENCE, Thursday. The decree organising the provisional adminis- tration of Venetia, and appointing special commis- sioners for the purpose, has been officially published to-day. Prince Napoleon has arrived at the head-quarters at Rovigo. The Marquis Pepoli has been appointed Italian Commissioner at Padua, Signor Mordini at Vicenza, and Signor Allievi at Rovigo. FLORENCE, Friday. Prince Carigcano and the Minister of War have sent their congratulations to Garibaldi upon the victories achieved by the volunteers at Ampola and Condino. Twelve thousand Austrians have left Trent for Innsbruck. The Italian vanguard is at Piave. SURRENDER OF FORT AMPOLA. PARIS, FRIDAY. Garibaldi telegraphed from Storo last night that Fort Ampola had surrendered at discretion, thus leaving open the passage into the Tyrol. The telegram is sent exclusively to the Siecle. 0 AGREEMENT OF AUSTRIA TO THE ARMISTICE. PARIS, July 21. The Moniteur of this morning says: 'Austria has accepted the proposal of Prussia to abstain from any act of hostility during the five days in which the Court of Vienna will have to notify its acceptance on the subject of the preliminaries of peace.' The bases of a pacific arrangement, which are believed to have been accepted by Prussia, are said in substance to be as follows 1. The dissolution of the present Germanic Con- federation. 2. The construction of a Bund, from which Austria is to be excluded. 3. Prussia to annex the Elbe Duchies, except North Schleswig, which is to revert to Denmark. Prussia to have the entire control of the military forces of Germany north of the Main, and to con- clude military conventions to that end with the Various States whose sovereigns will be restored. 4. The cession of Venetia to the King of Italy. FOUR MEN KILLED IN A QUARRY.—Graignair granite quarry, in the immediate vicinity of Dal- beattie, was the scene of a dreadful accident on Tuesday, about one o'clock, causing, as it did, the death of four men-one of them a member of the highly-respected company of Messrs. D. H. and J. Newall, lessees of the quarry. A number of the workmen were employed in quarrying blocks of granite, and, to facilitate the operation, gunpowder was as usual resorted to. Mr Homer Newall was at the place whilst the men were so employed, he having arrived there just a few minutes previously and before he or they had a minute s time to think of danger, the powder exploded with a tremendous force, fatally injuring Mr Newall and three others— James Smith, a married man, who has left a widow and a numerous family Peter Bissit; and a man named M'Girr, whose Christian name we have Dot learned. Both of the latter were unmarried. A large mass of rock fell on Mr H. Newall, but did not quite crush him, owing to small pieces of rock failing beneath it. One of his legs was broken, and the other was, if not broken, bruised severely. Mr Newall seemed quite sensible after the accident, and asl:ei for a drink of water. He expired in about half an hour afterwards.—Dumfries Advertisers A FOUR-LEAVED SHAMROCK.—A German journal re- counts the following episode of one of the late battles:- 'A young soldier in the midst of the tumult of battle thought he saw on the grass a four-leaved shamrock growing. As such a plant is rare and is considered to bring good luck, he stooped to take it. At that very in. stant a cannon ball pass over his head so near that he must have been killed if he had not been bending down. The man so miraculously saved has sent the plant to which he owed his life to his betrothed at Koenigsburg. AN ARTILLERYMAN KILLED AT ALDERSIIOT.— On Friday morning, Gunner Henry Robinson, of B Battery, B Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, was killed on the Long Valley at Aldershot under the following circumstances :-It appears that the bat- tery, under the command of Lieutenant- Colonel W. M. Reilly, was ordered out on the Long Valley for field manoeuvre, and during one of the move- ments, changing front at a gallop the gun carriage on which the unfortunate man was sitting, in pas- sing over the unequal ground, jolted and threw him off, and the wheel of the limber passing over his chest killed him instantly. Z5 SAD END OF A NIGHT'S FROLICKING,-On Monday night Patrick M'Donald, coachman to Mr Muir, Hunter's Quay, Argyleshire, went across to Blairmore for the purpose of seeing his sweetheart, who is nurse in the house of Mr Wingate, a Glasgow manufacturer. He carried a a bottle of whiskey with him, and he and his sveethcart, and a party of her fellow-servants, sat up all night joking and frolicking. On Tuesday morning it was proposed that some of the company should row M'Donald back to Hunter's Quay, a narrow arm of the sea, separating the latter place from Blairmore. James M'Master, coachman to Mr Wingate, and Mary Hender- son, a domestic servant, entered with him into a punt, or small boat. They started, but had not gone beyond 20 yard-, when one of the coachmen who was rowing unshipped bis oar, and, while endeavouring to seize it, he fell into the water. His two fellow-passengers leaned to one side in order to catch hold of him, when the boat upset, and they also were thrown into the sea. M' Master was able to reach the shore by swimming, and ran back to Mr Wingate's house for assistance, which was so promptly rendered that the woman was got out while in life. She, however, died soon afterwards. The body of M'Donald was not recovered till several hours had elapsed. THE CATTLE PLAGUE.—The weekly return of the reported cases of cattle plague in Great Britain shows that during the week ended July 14th the number of attacks officially reported in Great Britain was 304-viz, 1295 in England, 7 in Wales, and 2 in Scotland. The number-viz., 304, shows a decrease of nine on the previous return. Correcting this total by adding an estimate of attacks commencing during the week, but which may be subsequently reported, the number for the week will be 342. In 66 counties no cases bad been reported as occurring during the week. Ten counties and two ridings of Yorkshire show an increase of 66 cases, and ten counties and the metropolis show a decrease of 78 cases. One animal in every tweoty of the ordinary stock of cattle in Great Britain has been attacked, and to (very 1,000 attacks, whose results have been reported 861 animals periabed. A considerable number of sheep continue to fall within the influence of the epidemic; up to the date of this return 5,446 of these animals have been reported as attacked, being an addition of 373 to the number returned up to the end of the previous week. The flocks in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk have suffered severely, and every precaution should be vised to prevent the further development of the disease. PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST CHOLERA.—That the disease should first have assumed epidemic activity in Southampton, Llanelly, and Liverpool is a fact as in- structive as interesting. Southampton, Liverpool, and the borders of the Bristol Channel were the districts into which the epidemic was earliest imported. There, after intervals which had almost led to a hope that the infection had not found a fit soil for propagation, it now begins to spread actively. In previous epidemics, ports on the east coast of the kingdom earliest received the infection, and there the disease first assumed epidemic activity. The rule of diffusion holds good in the present epidemic; but the seat of manifestation is changed. The port most exposed to infection (Southampton) is first attacked. The town and districts which receive the earliest imported cases from the Continent next fall under the s.way of the epidemic. TLe one prime fact in the progress of the present epidemic, as shown in detail by Mr Radoliffe's report to the Privy Council, and confirmed by the history of the commencing diffusion of the disease in this country, is its transportability and dissemination by human inter- course. And this fact should govern the hygienic mea- sures adopted for the mitigation of the malady when once it is present in a community. We should enforce this conclusion in the strongest terms. When cholera has broken out amongst a population, the time for general sanitary measures is past, and nuisances should only be so for dealt with as they may directly affect the propa- gation of the ..disease. The all-important points to attend to are—1st, the disinfection of the discharges, the clothes, and the residences of the sick: and 2nd, the constant supervision of the water-supply. To the former and special and epecific arrangements should be made for the disinfection, not only of the ejecta of the sick from diarrhoea as well as cholera, commonly so called. but of privies, waterclosets, and sewers where diarrhoea or cholera prevails. The measures required to carry out this disinfection are of the simplest and most manageable kind, and no dfficulty can be experienced in their fullest application to an infected district if systematically adopted. To the latter end the water-supply of an infected or threatened district should be kept under constant supervision, so as to obviate accidental pollution from the discharges of the stck.- Tile Lancet. DOUBLE MURDER AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE,—A horrible crime was perpetrated at 67, Wilstead Street, Somers Town, on Saturday, The kitchen was rented by a journeyman baker named William Butcher, who lived therein with his wife, Mary Butcher, and their two children, aged respectively three and a half years and one year. The man's business took him ordinarily away from home all night. On Friday night he left at midnight, and did not return till some time on Saturday morning. In that interval his wife bad murdered their two children, and made an attempt which was frustrated to commit suicide. Early in the morning a man lodging in the same house heard a moaning in the back yard. He went to look, and found that Mary Butcher had got into the water butt there, and was deliberately drowning herself. He got her out, but she was insensible. She was borne to the kitchen, and medical assistance was summoned. Occasion was taken at this time to turn down the clothes from the bed, and thereupon were dis- covered the dead bodies of the two children, washed and laid out for burial, each with his jaw tied up. A hasty examination did not discover any marks of violence upon the bodies, or conspicuous evid- ence of how they came by their death. In the chamber was a large tub full of water, and the horrible supposition that the children had been drowned therein by their mother was borne out by the appearance of the place. As soon as the coroner was able to issue the necessary warrant a post mortem examination was conducted, and it was conclusively apparent that the children had come to their death by drowning. In all probability the mother drowned them in the tub, and itis suspected, since the deed was done so quietly, that possibly she first drugged them. She herself was brought to consciousness, and was removed to the infirmary of Saint Pancras Workhouse, but she has not uttered a word, and refused to speak. There is little doubt that she is insane, for madness has been in her family. Her sister destroyed herself about six weeks ago in a fit of lunacy, by jumping from a window in Guy's Hospital, where she lay in illness at the time. Lately, Butcher being out of work for some time, he and his family suffered much distress, which seemed seriously to affect bis wife.



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