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THE NEWS BUDCaffiT. --+- The National Rtlle Association have adopted the following resolution :—" That, having considered the report of the committee, in which they recommend that the prize of .£100 be given to Mr. Henry, as his Jifle; and ammujiition approach nearer to what would be required for a military breech-loading rifle than any of those entered by any other of the competitors,' tue council approve the report, and award the prizs ac. cordingly to Mr. Henry." The Ex-Royal Family of France.-Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess d'Aumale, accompanied by the Duke de Gfsiisss, left Orleans-house, Twickenham, on Friday for the continent. Their Boyal Highnesses, on their way to Dover, paid a visit to the ex-Queen of the- French at Tunbridge Wells. In the first instance,.the Duke and Duchess go to Spa, in Belgium, and will subsequently visit Switzerland The Prince de Cbnde left last week for Switzerland for his military stl1. The Owl" Again.—A local contemporary an- aounces the receipt of a letter through the Mayor 01 Plymouth frism Major-General Knollys, in_ answer to a letter from his worship raspeotiag- the visiu ortne Prince of Wales to the Ibkrl of Mormt EdgcurAbe in the middle of Jury, announced by the Owl. Major- General Knollys writes that the announcement m the Owl is unauthorised arif,. meoxrect, and. that he IS not awarétJlathiaoyal Highness the Pnnea of Wales hafi any intention of visiting" Plymouth at present. Death of the LP-xrl- cjf, ]Der-bi;gb.We have. to record the death of this nobleman, vAo died from a congestion of th^ ltmgfs5 his residence at Hampstead. He married, May_8, 1822, Lady Mary ffiisabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas, first Earl of Dneie by whQxnv who Sled in December, 1842, he leaves jeaus Viscount Fielding (tow of Denbigh). The lata,earl was for-many years connected with the Court W' and his illustrious Queen AAC-Izi&, to whom he was Master of the Horse at her d"th. A EEairbj:eadth.M. capiD.-T"ue Pressa of Vienna eeaslains the I)h Monday last a manu- jfeetturer of this, city was going to celebrate his mar- riage with a yonng girl withofit any fortune- On amving at the church the intending bridegroom wished to feave his hat ijrthe carriage. He raised it from his iead, butunfbrtiinately brought away his wig as well. 2fo sooner did' the,young lady see the artificial head of Sair cfetaeliedftom the skull of her lover than she refused to become Ms wife, and^eaeh returned home, to the great disappointment of the witnesses and others who were present." Alleged Eytensive Frauds. -Demetrius Caralli, demairibed, as amerohant and. agent, of India-buildings, ldv«5pool,,Wiis. brought before two Lancashire magis- trates, charged with fraud on a very extensive scale, timemetints beingstated at from £ 10,000 to < £ 15,000. The case was not geno into, as the solicitors for the prisoseE BeQVieBted a eamaaid, on the ground that they aauld explain tha aJlbged defalcations. The prosecutors are,understood to be Messrs. Rodomachi, Greek mer- jfMib Liverpool and Loadon. Bail was offered to the- extent. of botweea < £ 5,000 and =33,000, and the ansa, was-remanded. ABwarm of Beas In a London Street.— About tive the other evening not a little x- d^eofteat aad. astonishment was caused in New, Bur- liagtw-atr,aot- by,-the cirounistance of bees. aAifjhtixjgon & cab whish had just drawn up at a aestatttant. A man having procured a hive, set to .and, with assistance, succeeded in securing the thai unexpected visitors, and took them away. ik'BwanB of is rarely if ever seen in the streets of Uon", hut ibis B«t aa uncommon occurrence for a awalm,t& atrv egusilerable distances. The AT T,Hyt—The Northern Whig says that, Ssereis sfcpreseutin fiower, at.Malone, a specimen of naw pl fcke lAtivw-awaiWym, a new plant, the first that has ewmbom.amn:iu this part of Ireland. This beautiful. My,izs> native «i Japan, and has petals of double the o&aal breadth} which are beautifully spotted and: dfcndedky bright bands, of yellow running up the centre of each division of the corolla. The fiower., gpoirs,ott=a veryalender stem, and has a delicious and nofftttrfal peefuma. At the recent exhibition of the Soififtl Botanic Society in Latwlon, on tlra 14th inst., the -Oilitfm. muratfrm was exhibited by Mr. Turijer, great adiairation ftom its novelty and bs&afcff, J«Bttees' Jwstioe.—Aboot^ eighteen months ago a!laft "»ras> sent to prison Ijy the Bevonport magistrates. far come offence-we know not what—and a portions rif ttee ttenaity was s fiog^ng. It has just been dis- nn»er^d1bat tiw lad was innocent of the crime. Two (rf the i»agistratesi (saya too Western 31-ing N-s), I? Trtio eonrraitited him for trial, Messrs. Laity and Nor- fttm and the ^whole of the session jury who convi&fced him.' te'ave declared. themselves convinced of the boy's, imtoeeaca, bat no nofeics was taken of a memorial on Ms4w^alf, amd he baa- been allowed to finish oat his tewaof puniahment. The fiev. E. T. May, late chap- few ofthe Dfevoaport prison, suggeststliat a, subserip- tfen fee sterted to oompensata the boy for his flogging mdthÏfl. }tmg and unjuat imprisonment. EStobargh Ubiversity.-We have much plea. STOW, says tfi Scotsman, in announcing that' Mrs. BrufiS, of Falkland, has given to the University ot'AdinbuzgW the sum of X10,000 to found three scholar- ^Kpa of ^109 each, three bursaries of from = £ 30 to £ 35 «aoh, and a prize of ^620 in the logic olase, in honour ofler lato dfstiiiguisbed uncle, John Bruce, Esq:, of Griangehill and Falkland, who was professor of logic befcteeefithe years 1774-and 1788. The object of this gift— the largest that has ever been made to the SbivezlitT of Edinburgh far the general purposes of ftLtjatkm—is, a» stated by the generous denor, to womoft#8 well-being of the university, but specially Seencom-agerriOTit and promotion of studies m the fermrfeincnts of elassical literature, moral philosophy, ^ffiibematics, and to afford pecuniary assistance te Husritori&ua students who may desiretoprogecute a»tie university the studies of divinity, literature* snaence, lkw, or medicine. Colontal Bishops.-From a. Parliamimtary re- fcrii J* p "Dears there are thirty-eight colonial bishops, laahop to Di Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (New South WalesV, aIlruhis munificent income is said to be derived feom the Colonial Bishoprics' Fund, and from the ijji$rest on e. Fiam raturised blank invested in the golbi4i -The prelate who has £ 2,500 a year is Dr. Parry, ref'Barbadoes, whose income is-entirely derived ftam the Consolidated Fund. Only five bishops are fefaHS provided for, and they are all in charge of West Indian dioceses. A note. appended to the return says, *•' The list of colonial bishops is made up without ♦aferetce to the effect of the recent decision of the Judicial Committee in the case of the Bishop of Nàtal/' Th=> Slave Spoiled in Turkey.—We wrc sTl -ea'd v stated, sfiys fche Levant Heralcl, that the jUte has taken vigorous put a stop to the trade in slaves carried on by the jessirdjes, or slave • m^liaiiis A la?.2S number of women, young girls, taken from these dealers by Odman ^Ka Sln;esident of the Emigration Commission, f^^nVbeenfent back to their families m Boumelia the gaardlaBBtop of offiokl, ap. • Rnqcial purpose by the Government, pointed for this SP {• Porte does not stop hero. Tto human* hb«attty.oi tte and ere. i^'hough these at the Iiilitch-hane, and h-as taken care to provIde each nWI vIdual wlth si turn of ffioney on leaving.. •yifrt-vitole Hurricane.—A storm, accompanied to* a hurricane of extraordinary violence, burst over & aejmrt^ntof the Correze, ago, entirely destroying crops and tearing up trees oy ^eir voots. Several houses were blown down, KMjfg of 200 others were carried away. The .eiegrapn were anappad asunder a wagon, witn a load of t" ton- en the road between Tulle and Limoges, waS, aflwset into a ditch, and a young man, while standing an fetrtmerice, was blown to a distance of more than }ttf yards, and vraa then only stopped by a heage. The UgHitet of Sauviates. consisting of saven houses, was i^gjyoyed, and the farm of Labesse, one of the most, in the country, no longer exists. The site fe'BO*? 1>.11 abandoned ruin. A»mtTersary of the Baonapaate's Death.— A lettsr from St. Helena states that the anniversary of Na*^eon's death was celebrated with proper .a LJ +'ie 5th. By a remarkable coincidence a ?ea6sl ca^vin"• tte staff and 1st Battalion of she 66th B»^khEe«iiKenSreaciied the island on tbatday. It was b-pfi company of this very regiment, then in garrison g. thit Tsapoleon s remains were carried, ftp t- i Slav. 1821, from Long-wood to the Valley of &9 Tomb. All the oScers and men of the CSfch Immediately after landing made a pilgrimage to the I tomb. The same letter says that the house of the Vice-Consul of France, in which Napoleon passed his .1 < first night after landing at St. Helena, was entirely < destroyed by fire on the 2nd of April. Extensive Burglar v.—The residence of Major- General Warde, C.B., Commandant of Woolwich garrison, was entered by thieves on Friday night, and property to the value of £ 200 stolen. The entry was effected by forcing the window of a coal-house at the rear of the premises, and the burglars left behind them a small crowbar and a candle. The property stolen consists chiefly of plate, bearing the crest of the owner, a number of medals and articles of jewel- lery, two Y,5 notes, and.25 in gold. St. Augustine Priory.-Oiir antiquarian readers will be sorry to learn the fail of the ruins of the Priory of St. Augustine, situate in the quiet village of Blyth- burgh, Suffolk, which occurred a few days since. The inhabitants were much alarmed by a long rumbling noise, followed by a great shock; and on ascertaining the cause, discovered that the ruins of the walls of the old priory had been levelled to the ground. It had long resisted the tempestuous winds by which it had been so frequently assailed, and at last, on a calm summer's day, it fell beneath the weight of age. Blythburgh has been a place of considerable note, especially in connection with its ecclesiastical anti- qaifcies, and is still often visited by antiquarians. qaifcies, and is still often visited by antiquarians. Coramitrai for Chiid X arder.-Au inquest was recently held at North Cray, near Woolwich, on the body of a male infant found at the residence of Mr. Magraih. On Thursday last the housemaid, named Emma Robinson, suddenly left her situation, and shortly after she had left the other servants found the body of the child wrapped in a piece of brown stuff, and concealed in a closet. A cord was tied twice tightly round the neck, and it appeared that the child had been taken by the heels- and the head dashed against the wall, and broken to pieces. A verdict of Wilful Murder" was returned against Emma Robinson, who has been conveyed to Maid- stone Gaol. Death of the Right Hon. Jbhn Wynne.— The Times' Dublin correspondent writes thus: A re- port has reached this city which I fear will prove to be true, that the Right Hon. John Wynne, of Hazle- wood, connty Sligo, died suddenly yesterday, while on a visit to the Bishop of Tuam, with two of his daughters. It is stated that shortly after arriving at the bishop's residence, and being shown up to a bed- room, he was found dead. The deceased was Under- Secretary for Ireland during the Government of Lord Derby, and was then member for Sligo, in the neigh- bourhood of which is the fine old seat of his ancestors, celebrated as one of the moat beautiful in Ireland. He was one of the most influential and respected of the landed proprietors in that part of the county, and was a good resident landlord. The Conservative party will feel his loss at the present crisis. The Great Eastern.—The great ship, having ,the Atlantic telegraph cable on board, got up steam on Friday for the purpose of trying her engines, and ion Saturday, at a little before one o'clock, she left her moorings in the Medway a little above Sheerness, tak- ing advantage of the top, of the spring, tide. Anumber of steamers accompanied her to the Little If ore, where i she anchored not far from the plaoe in which she lay before her departure on the trial trip which, owing to ith6 explosion of one of the funnels, terminated so disastrously; The engines worked admirably; and the Great E astern ana wered her helm very readily. A number of steamers accompanied her to her new anchorae, where she is taking in a further supply of coals and stores, which would, if previously received, i have sunk her too-low to pass out of the river. It is | expected she will leave the Nore for Valentia on or about the 7th of July. Apothecaries-hall.-The following are the names 'of gentlemen who passed their examination in the science and practice of medicine, and received certi- ficates to nraetiae, during the past week:—John March, New Wandsworth; Richard Jeffreys, 19, Port- land-road-villas Samuel Mason, Teignmouth In- firmary; James David Rowlands, Carmarthen; Her. bert Lucas, Hitchin; and Henry Thomas Marriotty Colston Bassett, Notts. The following gentlemen also- on the same day passed their first exatuination Joseph Priestnall Cheetham, Guy's Hospital; and' Frederick Walter Smith, St. Thomases Hospital, A Be a "Waif.—At the flowing of the tide the other day, says the Ediribwygh G our ant, there was picked !up. on the beachineide the West; Pier, Granton, a soaa-water bottle, firmly corked, and oantaining a small piece of paper, on which was written in pencil ob one side, "Latitude 70s longitude 25. Lord help; us all. The bark Ely of Card, Captain P: Sorsbt." These names are doubtful. Oa the other side are v the words, Anybody finding this scroll, please in. ( form the owners. January 2, 1863i-P. S." On the I bottle was the name of Brown Brothers, Glasgow." Bazaar at Argyll-house.-A large number of the nobility and gentry assembled in the grounds of Argyll-house, Kensington, the other day (kindly lent by tbe Duchess of Argyll for the occasion)} to take part'in a bazaar, established for the purpose-of aiding the Association for Promoting the Welfare of the Blind—an-institution in which her grace has always exhibited the most lively interest. It is greatly in need of ftmds, and at the house in the Ettston-road ¡ there are 400 poor blind; men and women applying for help} bat no assistance can be afforded to them on account of the limitpd nature of the resources. The ( bazaar; which promises to be h igbly, successful, will be continued. Death of Sir J. W. Xjubboek.—Sir John William, Lubbock, of the well-known banking firm of RobartSj Lubbock, and Co., a gentleman who devoted much of his time and attention to philosophical and scientific pursuits, has just died at his residence, High Elms, I", near Farnborough. Sir John, who was the third baronet, was born in Duke-street, Westminster, in 1803. He was educated at Etoxiwhence he proceeded I to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1825, being first in the senior optimes in the mathe- matical tripos. He was the author of A Theory of the Moon," which at the, time of its publication excited considerable attention. He was a Fellow of the Royal. Society, and for many years its vice-president and treasurer. The hon. baronet is succeeded by his son John, who is at present a candidate in the Liberal interest for the representation of the western division of the county of Kent. The new baronet, who is a most distinguished ethnologist, was born in 1834, and was married in 1856 to Ellen, daughter of the Esv. Peter Hordern. The Freed Negro DiSculty in America.— A delegation from the negroes in Kentucky have applied to the Bureau of Freedmen in Washington for advice and assistance in obtaining work and the means of support. They represent that the whites in their State refuse to employ them in any capacity whatever. They waited upon President Johnson and petitioned that martial law in Kentucky might be continued, and General Palmer granted powers suffi- cieki for their protection. Both requests are asserted to have been conceded. The Tribune, reports that in Washington the greatest ill-will against the negroes exists, and that they are kicked and beaten upon the most trivial pretexts, while in Richmond the schools which had been opened for the freedmen have been closed on account of the ill-treatment and intimida- tion of the black children by the whites. It is reported that upwards of 200,000 of the inhabitants of Virginia, both white and coloured, are entirely dependent upon the Government for subsistence; 11,000 rations are daily issued to citizens in Richmond alone. Death by Drowning.—An inquiry was held on Thursday, by Mr. Humphreys, Middlesex coroner, at the Spread Eagle Tavern, Homerton, respecting the death ef William Scurlls, aged twenty-seven years. n It appeared that the deceased was a bricklayer, resid- ing in Shoraditch. On Monday he was at Hackney Wick, where the "jubilee" in honour of the fifty I years' uninterrupted peace between France and Eng- land was celebrated with considerable 6clat and excite- ment. An ox was roasted whole for a dinner at one public-house, and no less than 18-i sacks of potatoes I and 1621 sacks of paas were boiled, to be eaten with it. I There was a good deal of ddnking over the district, and the deceased, as well as two friends of his, got «levated; they got what they termed faculty drunk, and thought they would swim in the Lea to get sober. They went, accompanied by two young women to mind their clethes, t > the Homerton-bridge, and there they swam a considerable distance. The deceased was drowned; the others got amongst the weeds, when a gentleman ran with his dog to get them out, and said, "Yoar companion is drowned." Is he?" said thby then it is time for us to get out, and thus their lives weresaved. The young woman gave the clothes to aboy, and went home. The coroner having summod up, the jury returned a verdict of Accidental death from drowning." Singular Sale by Auetion-A Russian paper haa the following singular advertisement: The jrand-Master of Police of Warsaw announces that a sale of objects of value will take place by auction on bhe 26th at the Hotel de Ville. The sale will comprise gold watches, earrings, brooches, wedding and other rings. Those objects have belonged to political prisoners, and have been taken from them at the moment of their incarceration. More than one wife will perhaps find in the collection the marriage ring af her husband, and mothers will recognise objects which have belonged to their sons, and will without doubt purchase them. at more than their value in remembrance of the regretted persons by whom they were formerly worn." Railway Passenger KillecL-As the 8.15 a.m. train from Chester was entering the Warrington station on Sunday, a man who had booked for Bolton crossed the line in front of the engine to take his place. The passengers on the platform called out to him, and he seemed suddenly to stop, and was then caught by the buffer of the engine, which knocked him down. He lay between the rails, so that the locomotive passed over without touching him, and he might have escaped had he not turned over, by which movement he came in contact with the Wheels of the tender as it followed, and he was killed on the spot. The man was not identified, but a trowel was found in his pocket, and he was supposed to be a bricklayer. Improved Industrial Dwelling& Persons interested in the philanthropic and praiseworthy schemes for improving the habitations of the labouring classes in towns and rural districts will learn with gratification that the Lords of the Treasury have signified their readiness to apply to Parliament, at the earliest possible period after its re-assembling, for powers to assist, by advances from the funda at the disposition of the Public Works Loan Commissioners, the projects already in course of being carried out. The condition of the loans will be that the bodies to whom they are granted will limit the profits. of their undertakings to five per cent. Several of the build- ings lately completed are now inhabited by artisans, their wives, and families; and the applications for sets of rooms are more numerous than can be met. Summer Fete at the Barlswood Asylum. —The inmates of this valuable institution enjoyed a fete al fresco on the 22nd inst., which was attended by a largo number of ladies and gentlemen interested in the asylum. The day was for the inmates one round of amusement. Cricket, croquet, Aunt Sally, Punch and Judy, racing, jumping, and climbing, all had their votaries, and tea was served on the lawn ia the after- noon. The band of the Coldstream Guards was in attendance, conducted by Mr. A. T. Godfrey, and added not a little to the pleasures of the day. The numerous visitors whom the beauty of the day assisted in attracting to Earlswood had an opportunity of in- specting the excellent arrangements of this admirably conducted institution, which now contains 404inmates. Notwithstanding the large number now in the asylum, it is intended to enlarge it so that it shall accommo- date double the number, and it is hoped that funds will be obtained for the purpose. It is obvious that the arrangements for the additional 400 could be carried out at Earlswood, and that they could ba afterwards maintained there at far less expense than would be incurred by providing a second asylum. Death of Mrs. Sigourney.—The death of this well-known American authoress occurred at her resi- dence in Hartford, Ct., ons Saturdays June 10. Mrs. Sigourney (by her maiden name, Lydia Huntley) had been in failing health for some time, but had been confined to her room and bed only three weeks. She had attained an age of nearly seventy-four years, having been born on September 1, 1731. In 1819 she was married to Mr. Sigourney, a hardware dealer iD Hartford, and a man of raueh culture and, literary taste, and she had by him two children, Mary, the. eldest, now the wife of the B&v. Frances T. Eussell, of Geneva, New York, and Andrew, whose death,, a few years ago, was the subject of one of. her works, entitled The Faded Hope." Her first volume, en- titled" Moral Power, in Prose and Verse," appeared in 1815, and since that time she has been one of the most prolific American, authors. Together, her publi- cations number nearly fifty voluraes, many @f which attained a very large circulation. A prominent feature in the character of Mrs. Sigourney was her great benevolence. She is. said to have made, it, a.pgiut to- give at least one-tenth of her ineame to charitable obiects. Captivity of an Englishman in Mexico. -We have received communication (says the Now- Work -H#j"aici) from Mr. George Waleott, of the English, engineering firm of Bowers and Co., who was sent to, Mexico for the purpose of carrying out a. contraot obtained by the firm for supplying the city of Mexico- with gas, describing his imprisonment and sufferings in the capital of the new empire. From M Walcott's account, it appears that-he obtained a concession of land, and was actively engaged in constructing the gas-works contracted by his firm, when his sympathies and sense-of justice urged him to protest against and endeavour to arrest the brutal massacres of Mexicans, between twenty and thirty of whom were daily led out to execution in his vicinity almost before his eyes. In punishment of his remonstrances he was forcibly seized by Maximilian's minions, and immured in a dungeon, where he remained from January 3 to April 28,1865, chained hand and foot to the wall. Mr. Walcott is one of the few Englishmen who-appreciate the injustice of crushing free Mexico under the despotism of Napoleon and Maximilian, and who un- derstan.d the wisdora of the Canning-Monroe doctrine. Hallway Collision.—On Saturday morning an alarming collision occurred on a branch line of th" South Eastern Railway now in course of completion from the main line through Hotcham New Town. About eight o'clock a train of empty earth trucks drawn by an engine was proceeding along the line when a. train of trucks, laden with earth for the pur- pose of forming the embankment, and which was being propelled by an engine at the rear, ran into it with a violent shock, the consequence being that the engine of the empty trucks train was forced on its end, and several of the trucks of the other train were completely doubled up, the stoker of the former train being shockingly scalded. No time was lost in conveying the poor fellow to Guy's Hospital, an engine being employed for the purpose. The engine of the empty trucks train was totally disabled, and several of the trucks smashed. It is alleged that the collision occurred through a lad appointed to look after the points having neglected his duty. It is a fortunate circumstance that the collision did not happen on a bridge over the Surrey Canal immediately adjacent, or probably it would have been attended with the less of several lives. Story of the Lost Wedding Ring.- .Tohn Watters, of 8, River-street, York-road, Islington, was summoned before the magistrate at Clerkenwell by Hannah Fitzcummins, of 11, Little Camden-street, to show cause why he should'not contribute towards the support of an illegitimate child, of which Miss Fitz- cummins alleged him to be the father.-It appeared that the child in question was about six years of age, and that the complainant and defendant had cohabited together as man and wife. The defendant had pro- mised the complainant marriage, the marriage had been fixed, the wedding dresses and feast prepared, and they had got as far as the church, when the defen- dant said he could not perform his part of the contract as he had lost the wedding ring, and although diligent search was made for it, no trace of "the golden tie" could be found. It was proved that the defendant had contributed towards the support of the child within twelve months after the birth, and it was stated that had it not been for a little disagreement between the parties, they would up to this time have been liv- ing together.—The magistrate ordered him to pay 2s. 6d. per week towards the support of the child, until it should have attained the age ot fourteen years and the defendant would also have to pay 4s., the ordinary costs of the summons and the order. Inciting to Steal.—A woman named Searle was charged at Worship-street with inciting a little girl Jaamed Mack to rob her parents, and the evidence given showed that the woman had in some way ob- tained a remarkable influence over the child's mind. Mrs. Mack, landlady of the Two Bells Public-house, opposite Whitechapel Church, stated that for some time past herself and husband had been surprised at various short-comings in the tills, but of coarse never suspected their child, who, on her return from school at intervals in the day, served behind the bar, and had access to the cash-box and tills. Prisoner was in the habit of frequenting the house, and they had as- certained that in a very short time between £8 and X9 passed from their daughter's hands to those of tha prisoner.-Sergeant Dunaway said that new dresses had been purchased with part of the money, and pledged by the prisoner and her daughter directly afterwards, This he should be able to prove. Miss Mack had given him, he said, a detailed account of all that had occurred, but he feared that she would not be as explicit before a. magistrate. From what he had ascertained, she used to go to the prisoner's house in- stead of her school, and was sent out for ham and eggs and other luxuries; this had been going on about five weeks.—Mr. Ellison remarked that the serious nature of the offence demanded strict inquiry. "The prisoner, who did not. deny the charge, was put back for the girl's attendance. The English Captives in Abyssinia.-Sir Gardner Wilkinson, the well-known Eastern traveller, writesto a contemporary as follows:—" It is well known that the Abyssinians are Christians of the Coptic Church, and that the Copt Patriarch at Cairo appoints and sends their Primate from Egypt to Abyssinia. The intercession of the Patriarch might therefore be most benificially exerted in favour of those Englishmen who are detained in that country, and if he could be induced to intercede in their favour this would pro- bably be the best means obtaining their released Railway Travelling in 1865. As Parlia- mentary papers are preserved and form a portion of the history of the time, it is worthy of notice that there has just been placed among them an official report made by the Government Inspector of Rail- ways, in which he makes the following statement in relation to railway travelling:—" Gentlemen passen- gers, as well as railway officers of all classes, con- stantly refuse to travel singly with a stranger of the weaker aex, under the belief that it is only common prudence to avoid in this manner all risk of being accused, for purposes of extortion, of insult or assault." This may one day be thought a singular indication of the maimers and customs of the English in the year of grace 1865. The Tragedy at Igleworth.-The man Daniel Dosaet, charged with murder and attempted suicide, was still alive on Tuesday evening, though in a very weak condition. The wound in his throat was sewn up on Monday evening., but as it is found very difficult to administer a sufficient amount of nutriment owing to the frightful injuries he inflicted upon himself with the razor, his recovery is reported to be very doubtful. He still remains under the medical supervision of Dr. Mackinlav, in the infirmary of the workhouse. In catting hiiit throat he so injured the root of hia tongue that he has entirely lost the power of articulation. Tom Thumb and Party at Windsor Castle. -By command of her Majesty, General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, with their infant daughter, and accompanied by Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren, arrived at Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon for the pur- pose of giving a performance before, the members of the Royal family. The General and his party had been performing at the Windsor Theatre during the week, and had returned to town, but on receiving the Royal command they returned to Windsor, and at- tended by Mr. Wells, the manager, the party drove in a couple of carriages to the Castle, and were conducted to one of the private state apartments known as the "Ruben's Room," where for many years the theatrical performances have taken place. The General and other members of the little troupe went through a series of impersonations, songs, &c., in the presence of their Royal Highnosses Princesses Louise and Beatrice, and Prince Leopold, and the ladies and gentlemen of the Court, and elicited many tokens of satisfaction and applause. The General's party were then, at the close of the performance, shown through the private and state apartments of the Castle, and after visiting every object of interest returned, by railway to town. Off to the Exhibition.—The Manchester Gua/r- iJW,11; reports an extraordinary flight of two manufac- turers. Two brothers, says our contemporary, who for many years have been carrying on a large busi- ness as woollen manufacturers in Gomersal, near Dewsbury, have suddenly disappeared. The firm to which we allude is that of Messrs. G. and J. Black- burn, whose mercantile operations have been princi- pally with the home government. On Thursday last one of the brothers took his departure for Dublin, having, as he said, a desire to see the Exhibition. The other partner staffed next day to join his brother, for be, too, should like to have a peep at the Dublin Exhibition," By and by unfavourable rumours were circulated, and a person was sent to Ireland, who traced the fugitives- from Dublin to Queenstown, from which port he ascertained they had embarked for America. Strangely enough, a day or two before they went away they deposited a considerable sum of money in. the bank, and left, suffioient cash to pay the wages: of the, hundred- operatives in their employ. It is believed they have taken with them several thou- sands of pounds, and a few weeks ago they transmitted to the, United States about forty bales of gooda, m they stated, for a purchaser. The mills have been ruBning all the week as if nothing had happened, but of course under the surveillance of the creditors. It is said that bills, representing from 420,000 to iJ3OjO0O are running, and the total liabilities are estimated at upwards of £ 80,4)00. The assets will, it is feared, amount to very little. The Commercial Travellers' School.—The annual examination of the boys and girls trained at the Pinner imetitution was conducted on Saturday by Mr. Saunders) Superintendent of the Training Institu- tion of the British and Foreign School Society, in the presence of a large vissemb-lage of the friends of the school, and under the presidency of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The children,, of whom there are G6 girls and 104 boys, were tastefully dressed, and of remark- ably cheerful and spirited appearance. In biblical knowledge, English grammar, the Latin and French languages, and history, they showed themselves to be fairly advanced, but in arithmetic and geography, as important branches of commercial education, more than usual readiness was evinced. The right rev. ohairmaa, on presenting: prizes to the elder and to some of the-most successful pupils, complimented them on the proficiency which they had acquired, especially in Scriptural knowledge, and in that required for com- mercial pumaitSj and added a few words of advice and encouragement having reference to the future. Mr. Geo. Moore, who is well-kno w-n for his connection with and hearty support of this school, thanked his lordship for the observations he had made, and also gave a brief address of similar tenor to the children. Railway Suisids—An inquest was recently held at Carliale upon the body of a woman named Eddy formerly a cotton operative, who had committed suicide by throwing herself on a line of rails in Carlisle Citadel station, in front of a train that was coming out. Sarah Ann Eddy, daughter of the de- ceased, said her mother, whose husband had left her fifteen yeara ago, had been ia a low, desponding state of mind for some weeks past. On Friday morning she left home, saying she was going for a walk. Robert Bewley, engineman on the Maryport and Carlisle line, said that while sitting on his engine in the Citadel station, waiting for the North-Eastern train to leave, he saw the decei&sed running along the platform as if she wanted to cross the line. He called to, her to stand back. Instead of attempting to cross, as he ex- pected, the woman knelt down and laid herself upon the rails, with her face upon the ground and her breast across the rail. It appeared to be her own deliberate act altogether. The safeguard of the engine caught her, turned her with h&r face upwards, and three of the engine wheels went over her. George Wilde, driver of the train, said he saw the woman on the platform before starting, and, when called on by the fireman to stop, the engine, tender, and three car- riages had gone over her body. The jury returned a verdict"' Tilat the deceased committed suicide while labouring under temporary insanity." She was forty- five years of age. Remarkable Courage of a Woman. A woman by the nme of Cavendah, residing in the town- ship of Oxford, m Canada, received by post a small sum of money from her husband, who is engaged in boating, The following night she dreamed that a neighbour Alien Grant by name, came to rob her. Living by herself she did not flee as a coward, but looked about for same weapon of defence, and for some reason or other chose an axe. When Thursday evening came Mrs. Cavendah retired, but not to sleep. Soon bar dream was fulfilled. Grant having become acquainted with the fact of her having the money thought to get it in his own possession. Ac- cordingly he proceeded to the house, with a large stone forced open the door, and then threatened Mrs. Cavendah, if she did not be quiet, that he would kill her. But, true to the instinct of self-preservation, she dealt Grant a blow with the edge of the axe, felled him to the ground, and then shouted murder. Before assistance arrived Grant had fled. He, how. ever, returned home, went to bed, and there was found by an officer of justice. He was taken before a justice of the peace, and although he denied the charge, stating he received the wound from two men who waylaid him on the roid home the previous evening yet his guilt was clearly proved, and he was sent to Brnckville gaol to await his trial.