BPITOiO OF NV S. Dr^ Gie^ilK .'a.igiu- il ^tur^ist End toofcanist, died at Si., .uiyh ou M a^-y morning. A new cezisu- of -c«> o> r iL i \'i ot Paris is at pwseafc ra the coarse of txk.ia by- the autho- rities. &j. iffew i ork i• ii.it nearly15,000 dollars' wyrob. of w.ud yy > s-oyeetlv shipped" from Carfcesac .rj Ii.a t z-jsk, i-ila yjio~ =?!•■» in Holland. la Rotter- (Jam last ««-k thf e v^r*- 85 eases, 55 of which were E J-i", t-te Popa^toas eea*: a Oatdiaai'e Iiafe to Dr. Cullen. new Cardinal istoe first Irish bishop who has been 1 *»lAd by the Holy See to htiia dignity. Jtouat Vtsurius lias again been exhibiting eigne or^ uceasiiiess. The sides of ihe to*? crumbling in or fe.'isirjg too much, o? the orater nriy ba <-he cause of the uneasiness. Tile widow of SLyor do Vere, who was murdered by a private soldier she-Xing' at hiai Chat nam; has fteen presented with a residence as Hampton Court Palace by the Q;.w.n- Alter all tin i f v. n nt ->6 small noi^ers of land d a ± g t v. ?1 I relazid 145,231 tenants v a t G.0!d!:L.gB only average 12 acres of land. A S.ci.¿ty fOJr Ut$ ? i to Ani- mals—similar to the admirable i*> ..j-»«,h that fc&rne so well: known i t,ij j S-been 3i=tabiishgd iii New-Tors* Gigantic oomibUBiB on.-a-new model hare been constructed m P&ris, opv-< ;ia,jiv j.or horse r^ices and other out-doar aigh.ts. They are .to-contrived that ~pwtt3TtoS of fiftyjsjereOiis can be seated oh the roof, and ■oecome a kind oi travelling grand stand. FoarpenEy bank notes, to the am-cuijt uf ma-ny V-iJions of florins; ha-pe jaab been i- < »' by the v-criau GcvepawE* to meet the r<v v> xents- of j-ay iue; &nd an iincieBge mcreasr- *o k naper ,mey of highapdenoainatic.tis is daily vxj uledC • .(T^r18 that a iingle pciics; const able «A Hall, -Vu 8 been' oommissioned- to hunt ap all the dogs in sown for wbioh taxes are not paid, has destroyed > u's,a than 1,500. 11; app"H;WS tfcat the sum hioh will', be saved aaxmally to the London <3-siiers4i Omnibus Company by tiia redaction of the .mileage duty oh their oinniboses iraiit Id. to id; is about J689,000. What will the jablio gairi- P ehe Leeds-Mercmy:-ete,km that Mr. James-Calvert, <>i-Barnaley, whose Hidden di-sappeamnear from the tui'J'n created mach: utieaAiiaess a few days ago, has "tea heard oi several tioses, aud ia shortly exoeoted aaiongst his frieHd?. ■. The Roman C ci j o'lexsy of Dublin in- lend presenting i | uilen with. "a testimonial euitaOiO to his exalted on bi^ returu home from whither h ue 10 be invested with the asigma of his uer t v Plxe death i u cad of Sir Erasmua- Dixon Borrowea, tho eigain baronet; lie was born at Port- arHngfcon in 1799. The deceased is suoaeeded by his son Erasmus, who waa born in Dublin in 1831. He has served in the 8¡kh Foot, and has a medal for services in the Barmasa war; 1853. of Mr. Thos. Pairbaok, J.P., of Hull, took place on Sundaj. -3ii his 90sh year. During his long life he had ores been a consiaienti Churohman, aad leaves behind him a large- circle of lamenting Meads. He had filled the offÍiJeof Chairman of tlæ Huil Dook Company- for the last 20 years. Gold from tt,;3 United States.—Advices re- »:avied in Livei-puoi from the United States are to the tfeeot that thb lum-an Uompany's steamer Cisrv of New York, from New Yorle, brings' np«ifaTds of 8,000,000 dols. in, gold, and thitG the Canard steamer Java, due OlJ. Saturday next frora New York, will bring another very large amount of ke precious metal. Tlie La-ricet, referring to the opinion that all dogs should be muzzled, obaerves :—" We believe that this would be u, practical mistake* Is could not fail to have an injurious effect upon the health ami temper of degfc j and although hydrophobia is a very dreadful thing, dogs should sot, any more than men, be con- stantly treated a3 creatures liable to go mad." A virulent fever has, it is said, broken out in the fortress of Mantua, consequent on the iiliiigof the lagoons and the laying of the sarronnding country npder water. So deadly is the roiqsma., which arises, it is thought even by some Austrian officers that i t will prove a more terrible enemy than even the oaarion of a besieging army, i iie cobblers of Nantes recently struck because the name of their patron saint (Crispin) was not inscribed oo. the Almarwck Nantais. The almanack has been corrected to their satisfaction, and the cobblers are delighted at having stuck to their saint like wax. Paris Exhibition of 1861.-The committee of her Majesty's Commissioners appointed to consider She arrangements relative to iiie refreshments in the English division of sae buiidiiig, met on Saturday at the South Kensington Museum. There were present, Right Hon. H. A. Brace, M.P., George Clark, Esq., and P. W. S. Miles, Esq. Mr. Cole, the secretary to the commissioners, attended. Fatal Railway Accident.—On Friday an accident occurred on the Cork and Macroom Railway, by which two men were killed and six dangerously wounded. A train of ballast wagons ran into a truck, by which the engine and train were impelled down an embankment. This line has been opened only three weeks. The line is still obstructed. 7 reueh Working People. — -Teat remember ] two things when jou jadge l^r-snch working people; there is not a union in the country, and almost ] "n < i 2:t:sans and ail the peasantry have laid by (4-:lOUv,rl yonth and manho-jd to provide for old age. Jfac I s Magazine. rue aisolidatec Baul-,f-An order was made on Fr before Yice-Chanoellor Stuart for the com- puiJOiy winding up of thi3 company, on the petition of t« o cieditors. Mr. Malina and Mr. Ccacknall sup- ported e petition, which was opposed by Mr. Greene and Mr. Swanstcn. A S: t: white paper can be made out of wood. A oojHptHij lias be«n established at Philadelphia which convert> daily 20 tons of wood palp into a soft white paper. A number of literary and scientific men visited these works recently, and saw a pop-ar^tree en « hill side cut down, and witnessed ics ocmversion into clear, fine paper, all within the spitoe oi live nours A Newcastle innkeeper has utilised the electric telegraph in a novel way. In each of the rooms of his house he has simple telegraph signals for the use ot his ensto aers in communication with the bar. On a board aisove the mantlepiece are inscribed the names of the different articles supplied. When anything is wanted the customer presses a button marked bell, and than senà, the order by pressing the button under the article named on the board. A French papee has the iolluwmg:-A horso recently jumped over the rail at, a race-course a gemosly hurt a joang man. While he was lying o uhe grass, another young man uttered a piercing cry, and exclaimed, My brother, my poor brother!" He iluiig' himself on the prostrate form, from which he was at length kindly and gently raised, while the in- ured man was taken away to receive medical care. It afterwards transpirad that the affectionate creature sho flung himself on the body of hia brother had done 30 to steal his gold watch and chain and portiaonnaie. Humanity is improving. The death of an eminent Scotch artist, John Graham Gilbert, has just taken place. Although Mr,>Gilbert Wt S in his 72nd jear, his health, up to a recent period, did not exhibit, any signs of special de- terioration, Few painters have done more to propa- gate a taste for the fine art3 in Scotland than Mr. Graham Giloert. and it no small compliment to him to mention that many of his works axe g:teat,ly appre- ciated "U the Contiiifcpt. wi eve his style is much ad- i t e 1. Abortive Aue-^pt to Poison a Dog.—We give the following from a London contemporary, which appears to us .marvellous, ii !,r,-ie. A dog be- longing to a person in Manchester haviag exhibited symptoms of madness, 12 drops of Prassio acid—three being qaite sufficient to cause death — were ad- aiiaist*red on a piece of raw bsef. The dose appe<i>r- ing to have nD effect, 10 drops mere were given with a like result. Shortly after a teaspoonful of arsenic was. given but the dog also survived this. The DanmovV Flitch.—The ceremony of pre- senting *a flitch of bacon to a "happy couple" and carrvinsf them in procession through the town of Great Danmow will) says a local contemporary, take Great Danmow will, says a local contemporary, take place this autumn. Messrs. Fitch and Son, provisibn merchants of London (whose ancestors were connected with Dunaiow), supply the ba-on to the comtiiittjee gratuitously, and it is expected that the Eastern Coun- ties Railway will ran cheap excursion trams on the gala day. A Serious Siot.—Shortly after midnight on Saturday a very serious disturbance of the peace took place at"Alnwick, in which several hundred men were iiotively engaged. A young man, named Crawford, having had his leg broken in an encounter with the police, considerable animosity had been excited against the force. The militiamen quartered in the town took up the quarrel, and the constables appear to have been sorely discomfited. No serious personal injury, was, however, done. Death from Hydropliubi-Dr. Lankester a held an inquest, on Saturday, at Middlesex Hospital on Charles Morris. Seven weeks ago a' dog was being teased by others, and bit him in the thigh. On Monday he became so ill that he was brought to the hospital, and was pronounced to be suffering from hydrophobia. The usual remedies (bromide- of ammo- nia and acetate of morphia) had no effect, and he died- on Tuesday. Verdict—"That deceased died from the effects of the bite of a dog in a rabid state."—The jury adopted a memorial to the Secretary of State, calling his attention to the circumstances'of the case Serious Explosion at Woolwich Ar&eii-al. -On Saturday afternoon an explosion, which was at- tended with much destruction of property, bat for- tunately, as the men had just left work, withoafc injury to any individual, took place a.ttboLa.boMttM-y De- partment of the Royal Arsen&L It appears) that, shortly before the occurrence, a few pounds of the powerful mixture known as detonating powder had been placed in a building used as a-magazine, when the mixture exploded with a loud: rtport, com pietely destroying the building, and blowiLg Ollt the windows, and otherwise injuring the adjoining workshops. On Fride-y a meeting of the creditors of Messrs. Peto, Betts, and Co. was held at the London Tavern. A statement of accounts-was submitted to the meet- ing by Mr. Coleman. This document was- of a most" satisfactory character, and the utmost confidence was expressed in the firm. Formal expression was given- to this feeling in the resolutions,, by which it was determined that the concern should be liquidated by Messrs. Peto and Betts themselves. The IPeman Prisoners.—Judgment was given on Thursday in the Dublin Court of-Criminal Appeal on the point raised by Mr. Butt, in referenced the validity of the conviction, at the late special commission, on a charge of treason felony, of Gilles. Seven out of the nine judges constituting the court decided that it was irregular that an information made by Gilles against other prisoners, and which he-subsequently refused to maintain, should have been used by the Crown against himself. The indictmeat was therefore quashed. The dissenting judges were Keogh and Monaghan. Other points reserved were urged on behalf of several of the convicted Feuians. The Earl of Gainsborough died on Sunday morning at an early hour. The late peer, owing to his advanced age, 84, had for a considerable time past rarely interfered in polities, but was a Liberal of the old school, and had invariably supported the Whig administrations from the accession of the Earl Grey. The deceased earl was eldest of the numerous family of Sir Gsrard Noel-Noel, Bart., and Diana, Baroness Barbara, who was the first of his three wives. He was born in 1781, and. succeeded his mother in the barony of Barham in the spring of 1823. Return of Sir H. Storks to Malta.-A Malta sorrespondent, writing on the 31st ult., says The anxiety for the return to Malta-of his Excellency Sir H. Storks appears to be so great, that one of the local papers has just proposed that an address should be forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, requesting him to recall Sir Henry from Jamaica without delay, to re-assume the government of these islands." A Train on Fire.—On Friday a train took fire oh the Midland Railway between Birmingham and Derby. It appears that the body of one of the carriages in the midday down train, either through being too heavily freighted or in consequence of defective springs, sank down on the wheels, and the friction set the wood on fire. One of the passengers shouted out of the window, and his cries being heard by the passengers in the ad- joining carriages, at length the attention of the guard was attracted. The train was brought to a stand near Taraworth, and the carriage, in which a considerable hole had been burnt, was detached from it. Some luggage belonging to a lady was burning, but the damage done was immaterial. Agra and Masterm-m's Bank.—The Times says that the painful feeling occasioned by the stop- page of the Agra and Masterman's Bank has exceeded that of any similar event within recollection, owing especially to the number of Indian officers and their families who during years of service abroad have been accustomed to invest all their savings in its shares. The instances of ruin already recounted are such as in number and severity have perhaps never been equalled in any single calamity. The conviction is general that the whole of the misery now witnessed is to be attributed to those speculators who have persistently conspired to break it down, and who deserve to be classed among the vilest criminals. Fatal Accident on the North London Rail- way.—On Wednesday, a fatal accident occurred on the above railway to a boy named Albert Taylor, aged six years and a half, residing at 9, Gloucester-crescent, Islington-green. Deceased went with his brother to the Nesv-river to fish, and in passing over the railway bridge at Douglass-road, he climbed upon, the side of the bridge for the purpose of seeing the trains pass. In doing so he lost his balance, and fell over on to the line, a distance of about 20 feet, and before he could be picked up a train passed and caught him oetween the wheels of the engine, frightfully mutilating and dragging him some 300 yards. The Sudden Death of Mr. Frederick Berkeley, son of Mr. Robert Berkeley, of Spetehiey- court, near Worcester. On Friday the deceased gentleman was missed from dinner, and as he did not make his appearance during the afternoon, a search was then made, and about midnight tha dead body of Mr. Berkeley was found lying across a branoh in the laurel plantation close to the house. His appearance was as calm m when he was alive, though he must have been dead several hours. The melancholy occur- rence has excited the greatest grief in the neighbour- hood. The cause of death is not stated. Steamboat Explosion and Loss of Idfe.- By the arrival at Liverpool of the steamer Moravian we learn of a serious disaster which took place on the 17th ult. on the St. Lawrence. It appears that on the afternoon of that day the paddle steamer Lion was on a trial trip in Hochelaga Bay, having left her moorings about five dciock, and after safely accomplishing a run down the stream, her engines were stopped for the purpose of getting her head up the river. The, engines had hardly ceased working when the boiler exploded, springing clean out of the vesEool, and ascending tha air in two pieces. Five persons were killed, and several thers fearfully injured. The explosion renderad the psel a complete wreck, and she sank almost immedi- ately after the explosion. Extraordinary Discovery of a Sksleton.— In demolishing a house on Saturday for the purpose of widening the Rue Gay Lussac, near the Pantheon, Paris, the workmen discovered in one of the chimney jambs a cavity in which was the skeleton of an infant of about a year old. The bones reposed on a layer of still entire3 to th0 nucciber of mor8 than 60, and near the hand was a little leather ball, which had formerly been white. The heat had partly calcined the bones of the legs, and the eggs had been dried till the centres were not larger than a pea. jlhe infant appears to have been in this receptacle for some 25 or 30 years, which besides had been made and closed up by some practised hand, as there were no external signs of any derangement. Conjecture is quite baffled as to the reasons for such a singular tomb, and for the accompanying eggs. Towards 1804 the house was inhabited by a religious community, but in the year 1817 it became a furnished lodging-house. Compensation Claims.—On Saturday two com- pensation claims came before Mr. Humphrey, the coroner, at the Sheriffs' Court, Red Lion-square, Lon- don. In another case, Kennett v. the East London Railway," which occupied Mr. Under-Sheriff Burchell and a special jury until past 7 o'clock on Friday, the claim was Y,2,487, in respect of promifaes in Wellington- street, Bethnal-green. According to the evidence, the property which was now rented at £ 50, was worth < £ 90 a year, on account of the increase of late years iE metropolitan property. Mr. Hawkins, Q.C., Mr. Shaw, and Mr. Tindal Atkinson, i Lm., appeared for the claimant, a pre/vision dealer, and who declared that he could not get other business premises to suit him, Several surveyors, were called* for the company, and denied that1 property at the East-eiid had'inci'e'aSed'ia. the ratio described on the other side. Mr. Karsslafce, Q.C. (with whom was Mr. Ledgard), submitted that. the claim made was most excessive. The learned Under-Sheriff pat the case before the jury, who had seen the property, and told them they were the judges; the jury awarded ^'525. Mrs. Gordon.-Among the worshi pperá on Sunday morning, at the Baptist Chapel. Camden-road, Hollo- way, was the widow of the late Mr. George Gordon, of Jamaica, Appearing for the first time at any public service ia this country, it was natural that she should seek to be found amongst those of the same denomination as her late-hue band, and who have so warmly defended his character. The Rev. P. Tucker, B.A., the minister of the chapel, in the devotional part of the service, is touching.and appropriate language referred to her bitter bereavement, expressed thankful- ness for the maimer in which she had been under her heavy trial, and besought on her behalf all the strength ftho yet- needed in the circumstances of sorrow in which she was plased. Mettotti- Garibaldi—A Florence- correspondent* of the Siecle, writing on the 4th, says :—" I knew this morning that the son of the illustrious general, Menotti Garibaldi, had been here for some hours. It was not easy to find him, for he is obliged to hide himself a great deal to avoid incessant ovations or troublesome visits. However, thanks to the kindness of a Gari- baldian -afficer, I at last discovered the young and already celebrated colonel-housed with a friend on the highest story of the most modest of dwellings. I con- versed with him for some few minutes, and expressed to him the great desire I felt to see Garibaldi as soon as he arrived. Without wishing to penetrate plans upon which the son was bound to keep silence, or which sre not yet settled, I simply asked for an opinion. I think you will do well to wait in Flo-Tence; he replied I am waiting in Florence. The Old Lady and- her Money. Some amusing- stories are told of the panic and its con- sequences, one or two of which are too good to be lost. An old lady who had £ 3,000 on deposit in the London and Westminster Batik, where she was getting. 5 per ce:t. interest for it, drew it out and took it to the Bank of England for greater safety. Here, however, she was dreadfully mortified to fiid that the Bank would not allow her any interest at all for-it. But," rejoined the antiquated capitalist, I call that robbery, to take people's money without giving them any interest; for it." The clerk, anxious* to administer some crumb of comfort to the applicant, said, If you will take my advice, madam, you would take your money to the London and'Westminster Bank, where it will be quite safe, and where you will get 5 per cent. for it." The old lady lost no time in availing herself of the disinterested advice thus tendered, and aetua.lly paid back into the London and Westminster Bank the identical notes which she had-drawn from it half an hour before. Important Question Affecting- Beerseilera. -At the Leeds Police-court, the other day, Thomas Settle, of the Angel Inn, Angel-stieet, ww charged with selling drink during prohibited hottrs. Mr. Ferns (who appeared for the defendant) said he would not attempt to deny the charge, but would show* that his client had a perfect right to sell bear-if not con- sumed on the premises—at any hoar he liked. By a recent statute, a man having an ordinary licence for selling beer could, by the additional payment of one gainea per year, have a wholesale licence, under the provision of which he was at perfect liberty to sell beer to his oat-door customers at an hoars of the night. This licence Mr. Settle was armed with, and therefore he was not in the least culpable. Mr. Cliff thought the hours would be regulated by the general Beer Act. Mr. Ferns No, your worships, the general Beer Act does not apply. Mr. Cliff: Then, accordiag to your interpretation of the statute, there is nothing to pre- vent a man with one of these licences keeping his house open all night long, and selling as much beer as anyone will fetch. Mr. Ferns He may, if he likes, sell from a gill to a 56-gallon barrel, and there would be no offence against the statute. The Bench said the point raised by Mr, Ferns was a most important one, and they would take a week's consideration before giving judgment.
THE CHAMPION OF THE THAMES. On Wednesday evening about 400 gentlemen and others well known in connection with aquatics met to do honour to Henry Kelley, the champion of the Thames, by the presentation to him of a splendid silver cup, in commemoration of his victory over obert Chambers, of Newcastle, in August last, and in appreciation of his abilities us a sculler and of his character as a public man. The supper and aeaoia- panying presentation took place in Canterbury-hail. Mr. Thomas Beard, the well-known solicitor, took the chair, faced by Mr. Charles Bash. The usual toasts were followed by that of the evening, in giving which the chairman dwelt upon the brilliant victory Kelley had achieved, and the prestige he had restored to the banks of the Thames, the- only proper home of the championship. He concluded by a wish that Kelley might long live to retain the title against both southerner and northerner, and then handed him the testimonial, which was a massive silver vase-shaped cup, 34 inches in height, standing on a plateau of roek- work aud water, with water-lilies growing and swans gracefully floating. It is sur- mounted fey a figure of Britannia presenting a laurel wreath, and on its sides are a view of Putnt-y and a representation of a boat race, and it is inscribed :— "Presented by subscription to Henry Kelley, in recog- nition of his skill and prowess as a sculler, and in commemoration of his having, on August 8th, 1865, restored to the banks of the Thames the possession of the championship of England." Its handles are formed of figures of Father Thames, with bulrushes and water-lilies entwined, and the whole ia the design and manufacture of J. J. Huntley, No. 13, Great Pulteney-street, Golden square. The testimonial weighs nearly 300 ounces, and is valued at .£250, and is one of the handsomest ever oifered to any public man.
PRINCESS OLIVE: THB REMARKABLE CLAIM TO ROYALTY. The ease of Ryves v the Attorney- General has been before the Court of Probate for some days, and is likely to occupy a considerable time. It will be remembered that this is no less than a claim to royal honours and an immense sum of money—the question mainly de- pending on the authenticity of numerous documents bearing the signatures of royal and eminent person- ages. The petitioners are Mrs. Lavinia Janetts Horton Ryves and her son William Henry Ryves, and the prayer of the petition is for a declaration that Olive Serres, the mother of Mrs. Ryves, was the legitimate daughter of Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland, the brother of George III., and Olive, his wife, and that on the 4th of March, 1767, the duke was lawfully married to his wife, then Olive Wilmot. Mrs. Byves's great grandfather was the Rev. Dr. Wilmot, who held the living of Barton-on- the-Heath, Warwickshire, together with that of Aulcester, near Ragley, where ha became the inti- mate acquaintance of the Earl of Hertford. Dr. Wilmot contracted a private marriage with the daughter of Stanislaus, the last King of Poland. Of this marriage one daughter, Olive, was the issue, who attracted much attention aa she grew up, in consequence of her bea-uty- and accomplishments. The Duke of Cumberland demanded her hand, and it is alleged that they were privately married by D Wilmot, at the house of Lord Beecher, in Grosvenor-square, on the 4th of March, 1767. It is asserted that Dr. Wilmot had previously married (twice over) the Prince of Wales (George III.) to Hannah. Lightfoot, at Kew Chapel and at Peckham in 1759; and that is suggested as the reason for George III. consenting to the marriage of his brother to Miss Wilmot. Olive Wilmot gave birth to a daughter on May 3rd, 1772. The child was entrusted to the care of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilmot, who resided at Warwick, and grow up in their charge. In 1791 Dr. Wilmot. brought her to London, and she there married Mr. Serres, a painter, on Sept. 1, 1792, Of this marriage four children were the result. The two eldest died yonng; the third, the petitioner, was born March 16,1797; the -ourth, a daughter, also survives. The petitioner became the wife of Mr. Ryves, and there was issue children. In 1841 she procured a divorce from her and has ever since been dependent on. her own exertions for the maintenance of herself and children. On Wednesday, Mr. Netherclift, an expert, was ex- amined as to the authenticity of the signatures of reerge III. to several documents put in as evidence. He stated that he had compared the signatures of George- III. ia the Treasury warrants which had been .n="=. produced with the signatures appearing upon the documents in question, and'he was of opinion that the latter were genuine. On Thursday, Mr. Netherclift was again called, and said that having compared the signature of the Duke of Cumberland to his will with hie alleged signature to his marriage certincate, he thought the latter genuine. He admitted, however, that in the word "Henry," all the letters were different except the r." The Chief Justice observed that the will was only signed" Henry, Ought not some evidence to be given to show that his Royal Highness signed some- times 41 Henry," and. sometimes "Henry Frederick." The Attbrney-Gbneral: It-is the habit of princes to sign only by one name; and I have here some proceed- ings before tha Privy Council, in which his Royal Highness signs himself Henry only. An incidental discussion here arose as to some evi- dence which Dr. Smith proposed to adduce through Mrs. Ryves^ to the effect that at the time Hannah Lightfoot made her will, which she. signed Hannah Regina," she was the wife of George III., in the course of which The Chief Justice said the court was asked to de- clare, on the authority of two scraps of paper such as he held in his hand, and coming he knew not whence, that the second marriage of George III., while Prince of Wales, was illegal, in consequence of an alleged mar- riage with Hannah Lightfoot, and that all the subse- quent sovereigns; including her Gracious Majesty, were illegitimate, and not entitled to SIt. on the throne they were aaked to do this upon certificates, both of which, upon careful examination with the genuine signatures, he believed to be rank forgeries. The Chief Baron thought it right to express his entire- concurrence in the remarks of the Lord Chief Justice, and to state that any expressions of Hannah Light- foot; if ever siich a person existed, could not be re- ceived on the authority of these documents. The Judge Ordinary also aaid that in his opinion the certificates were nothing more or less. than foolish forgeries. He was' gla.d the case had been brought forward, as- it enabled the court to contradict a num- ber of idle-stories, for which there was no foundation. Mrs. RJves then proceeded to give a sketch of her life, in answer to the questions of her counsel, and the case-'was again adjourned. On Friday the examination of Mrs. Ryves was com- pleted. She wdS then cross-examined at great length by the Attorney-General. It appeared from her evidence that her mother, Mrs. Serres, was an astro- legist and ghost-seer, and a literary lady of no small pretensions. She had issued a manifesto to the people of Poland, stating that she had providentially discovered her descent from the royal family of that: country, and calling upon them to invite her to the throne; In this paper she stated that her legitimacy as the Duchess of Cumberland had been established by a legal tribunal in England. It appeared further that Mrs. Serres had published a book in which she claimed the authorship of Janius for Dr. Wilmot. It was stated that when a girl she had taken the manuscript cut of Dr. Wilmot's library to scribble in, and then, fearing his anger, had secreted the volume, and it had re- mained in her possession forgotten until it was acci. dentally discovered by Mrs. Ryves. She was at the time only M years of age. She preserved the manu- scripts, and a subsequent comparison of the writings with the papers of "Junius," in the hands of Mr. Woodfall, conclusively proved that Dr. Wilmot was alone entitled to the distinction whioh she claimed for him. Among other particulars of the life of the rev. gentleman, it was mentioned that he preached at the request of George III. before Queen Charlotte, that the Princess Poniatowski, sister to the King of Poland, invited him to visit that country, and corres- ponded with him, and that he had been invited to celebrate the marriage between the Duke of Cumber. land and Mrs. Morton. To avoid that painful duty he lived in concealment for a few days, and when in after times he referred to the circumstance, it was always accompanied with the observation that "a mitre was then hovering over his head." In 1817 Mrs. Serres published a pamphlet in reply to the criticisms on her in respect of the authorship, of Junius's Labtera," and in this she informed the world that Dr. Wilmot was never married, and that consequently in his case no conjugal attentions interrupted the progress of learning." This was written in face of the two certi- ficates, Nos. 10 and 12, which were among the papers given up to Mrs* Series by Lord Warwick in 1815, and in which Dr. Wilmot referred to his daughter as Duchess of Cumberland. The witness having specified the certificates, which were read over by the Duke of Kent, her mother, and herself in 1815, the Chief Baron asked if his Royal Highnesa made any remark on learning, through the documents, that the king's, first wife Hannah Lightfoot, was alive when be married the 'Princess Charlotte? — Yes, ha did. He said he believed it was so. In answer to further questions from the Attorney- General, the witness denied that &he or her mother had ever said that it was they who first communicated the contents of the documents to the Duke of Kent, and that he was so alarmed that he extracted a promise from them to keep the matter secret. She admitted that she furnished the materials for a pamphlet in 1858, entitled "An Appeal for Royalty," and declared that the documents were all genuine. They were now produced at the instance of the Attorney-General, and a few of them were read. The following purported to be in the handwriting of the Duke of Kent, and was an appointment of the Princess Olive (Mrs. Serres) as the guardian of her present Majesty, then an infant: I solemnly testify my satisfaction as to the proofs of Prinoess Olive of Cumberland's birth, and declare that my royal parent's sign-manvial to the certificates of my dearest cousin's birth Lre, to the best of my own comprehension and belief, the genuine handwriting of the King, my father; thus, I constitute Olive, Princess of Cumberland, the guardian and the director of my daughter Alexandria's education, and from the age of £ our years and upwards, in casa of my death, and from the Duchess of Kent being so unacquainted with the mode of English education; and in case my wife departs this life in my daughter's minority, 1 constitute and appoint my cousin Olive the sole guardian of my daughter till she is of age, "London, November 1st, 1819." EDWARD. The Attorney-General; Did your mother ever apply to the Duchess of- Kent for the custody of her Majesty in her childhood ?—Witness: I should say not, because the duchess was the proper guardian, and I am sure my mother had never any, wish to give offence. The Attorney-General theR submitted to the wit- ness a., series of letters and memorials, extending from 1809 to 1818, which she admitted to be in her mother's handwriting, and which were addressed either to the Prince of Wales or his secretary. Of these the earlier communications were mostly sup pli- cations for assistance. They contained also political suggestions thrown out with a view of restoring a nation's violated repose," and a few dealt with the subject of astrology. The writer always gave a full account of her life and labours; When she first wrote, she had on hand the rather incongruous task of an edi- tion of the Orations of Pitt, Burke, Fox, o., and an opera; and she estimated her loss in not being able to complete those works (the result of an litieal difference with a gentleman assistant) at 000. She declared that she would be thankful for any situation that would afford her shelter from the storms that surrounded her," and assured the prince that if he sent a seal or ring by way of answer, she would at once return it, and would make 11 no imprudent use of the indulgence." In the latter documents, commencing with 1817, she referred to her connection with the royal family, but always represented herself as the il. legitimate daughter of the Duke of Cumberland. One of these documents was a memorial drawn by the Rev. Mr. Groves, and signed by Olive Wilmot Serres, whom it represented as the daughter of the. Duke of Cumberland, by Mrs. rayne, then the wife of Captain Pavne of the royal navy. It further stated that Mrs. Payne was the sister of Dr. Wilmot; that the memorialist (Olivia Wilm-ot Serres) was born at Warwick Castle; ana tnafc the proofs of her birth only eame into her possession on the death of the Earl of Warwick. In a letter dated "August 28, 1817," she entreated permission to make the Prince of Wales "acquainted with the discovery that had taken place within this last year." In a letter dated 12th September, 1817, she warned him "against the watery elements," premising that she had improved her mind by ooult study, and then proceeded to relate a singular dream, in which the spirit of the Duke of Cumberland recommended her to appeal to his royal brother. She also reminded the prince that she was "his humble landscape painter at Brighton," and asked him "to consider the situation of his late uncle's natural daughter." In a letter of the 31st October, 1817, addressed to the late Sir Robert, then Mr. Peel, she stated that she was the natural daughter of the Duke of Cumberland and the sister of Dr. Wilmot under a promise of marriage; and in a later com- munication of the 16th July, 1818, to the Prince Regent, she repeated the statement of her illegiti- macy, and mentioned that Lord Warwick had been ashamed to produce the proofs sooner ill. consequence .u.; A' A, '10 of his inability to refund a sum of X2 000 which he had received from the Duke of Cumberland for her use, adding that she had advanced in money and jewels dS'2,000 more to Lord Warwick. The witness was asked how it was Mrs; Serres should represent in 1818 that her mother was the sister of Dr. Wilmot, and that she herself was illegitimate, when the-certificates that-came into her possession is 1815 showed that Olive'Wilmot, Mre. Sarres's :mothet, „ was the daughter of Dr. Wilmot, and that her mar- riage with the Duke of Cumberland was not only before the Royal Marriage Act, but that it was alfeO declared legal by the king?—She answered, that anw* the arhfeli sealed packet was opened in 1819, her mother the arhfeli sealed packet was opened in 1819, her mother always believed that Mrs.- Payne was the only Olile Wilmot in the family; that, therefore, Mrs. paylio must have been her aiothor; and that for a longtiaie the Duke of Kent and her mother ware under the W pression -shat the Royal Marriage' Aet affected her legitimacy. The Attorney-General called her attention to fact that certificates 10 and 12 were opened and in 1815; and that in those Mr. Wiimoi apoke of Oli^ Wilmot aa his daughter ?—The witness said she not account for the error in any other manner thfill she had dryno, but she persisted that1 it was misdescription. On Saturday, the crdss-examihation of the petitiohef was resumed by the Attorney- General^ and a meaOrW to George IV. was read; in which Mrs. Serres asanas^ for the first time the title of Prineess of Cumberland- In this document she stated that the marriage of Duke of'Cumberland'with the daughter of Dr.Wilm0'1 had taken place by banns somewhere in Middlesex f Duke of Cumberland with the daughter of Dr. WiliaOt had taken place by, batirs somewhere in Middlesex f that the marriage was solemnised in the presence of Lord Warwick and James Addez, D.D.; that the memorialist wasi ten days after her birth, substituted for a still-born son of Mr. and Mrs; Robert Wilmot; that the Duke of Cumberland had contracted the bigamous marriage with Anne Ltorton, in consequent of the threats of Colonel Lut troll, her brother, to1 shoot him on account of some improper proposals h0, had ni-Ada to her; and that Dr. Wilmot, having no other means of obtaining redress, had, out mf reveng written the letters of "Junius" until George III, signed the certificates which had been produced in tbtt case. She also stated that it was the Earl of Warwick who had first communicated the facts to her, and that when she told the Duke of Kent he appeared exceed- ingly alarmed, and immediately made her promise to keep the matter secre t; that he also persuaded her that her mother's marriage was against the provisions of the Royal Marriage Act. that it was not till November, 1819, that she was informed by the Rev. Mr. Rennie, that that Act did not become law till five years after,1 and that Lord Chatham had ordered the petitioner's mother to be conveyed to France, where she died of 9 broken heart. Witness said that the memorial con- tained some errors. Addez was not a D'D but witness had heard that he was somebody about the Duke of Gloucester. Had never heard before that George III. had not signed the certificates'in the dates which they purported to bear. It was also quite s. mistake that the petitioner's grand mother was con- veyed to France by order of Lord Chatham. These were the errors of Mr. Nugent Bell, the genealogies, counsel, whom witness's mother had consulted. The Duke of Kent had given her the grant of a third ot his lands in Canada, in 1815 and yet, after calling her in that docament Princess of Cumberland," he after- wards told her that he understood she was illegiti- mate. The fact was, his Roy al Highness did not know the exact bearings of the Act, aud he had told her that she waa illegitimate because somebody had ,told him so. The duke had thought her legitimate from 1815 to 1&18,. The Chief Justice: Daring that interval whom did your mother believe to be her mother (-I don't think she knew. The Judge Ordinary: Then how did she know she was legitimate?—By documents. The Chief Baron The Duchess of Cumberland WAS- received everywhere as such, and if she had borne issue it would have been regarded as legitimate; and yet it is suggested that the Duke of Kent thought a prior marriage of his uncle was void under the Royal Marriage Act. The Attorney-General observed that the word "offspring" in the memorial ivaa- rspelt 11 orfopting." Whose error was that P-Mr. Bell's. The Attorney-General: In 1812 Mrs. Serres ad- dressed a congratulatory ode to the Prince Regent on his birthday, in which there are the following lines "Mail valued hour! orfspriag of Heaven's smile, The great and mighty succour of this isie! This eccentric orthography was found in several other autograph papers of Mis. Serres; The Attorney-General called for the originals of several documents printed in Mrs. Ryvea's pamphlet relating to the birth and identification of her mother, snd other matters, but they were not produced.. The learned- counsel read some private and confidential'' communications- addressed by Mr. Bell (Mrs. Serres's' agent) to H. Happel's, Esq., Undersecretary of State. In one of them Mr. Bell stated that he had seen certain papers in Mrs. Serres's possession which he believed to be genuine, and that unless her Majesty declared her to be the Princess of Cumberland within a few hours the papers would be given to the public and a revolution might be brought about. In another bir. Bell said that he had seen several certificates, the first signed by Dr. Wilmot, stating that his late Nlitje6ty George III. was married at Kewto Hannah Lightfoot in 1759; the seoond, signed by J. Dunning" anl, "Chatham," stating that his Jate Majesty was married to Queen Charlotte, after the death of Queen Hannah, in January, 171-5, by Dr. Moore; and the third signed by his late Majesty, declaring William Henry to be his first legitimate son. The witness had heard some rumours about the subject of the second certificate, but she had never seen such a paper. She had heard that Dr. Moore was a friend of Dr. Wilmot. A document was read by the learned counsel, pur- porting to be the last will and testament of the Earl of Warwick, in which it was stated that, from' the injuries his lordship jaad received at the handa of hia eldest son, he was induced to bequeath to OLlve. Princess of Cumberland, all his real and personal estate, upon conditions which he was sure she would observe. The Attorney-General said there was also a letter written by Lord Warwick, purporting to give reasons for making this will, and in which it was stated that the letters of Junius were written by Dr. Wilmot. Mrs. Ryves believed that she could still propound the will. At the close of Mrs. Ryves's evidence, the will and a Post-office frank of Lord Warwick, and the will of the Duke of Kant, were put in as specimens for comparison of handwriting, and this concluded the case for the petitioner. The Court then rose.
SINGULAR ACOIBMBT ON THE NOUTE LUNDON RAILWAY. On Saturday afternoon an accident took place on this line of a most extraordinary and alarming cha- racter. Between the Caledonian-road and the Camden- road stations the North London is connected with the Midland and Great Northern goods and coals depots by a steep incline, running from what is called the St. Panoras station up towards Camden-road, by which means trains reach the main line of the North London. Commencing this incline is a siding, at the end of which stood a square brick building on the top of the embankment forming the^ South-eastern side of the bridge crossing the King's-road, and supporting an enormous water tank, from which the engines derive their supplies. This incline is generally used for goods and coal traffic only, and in consequence of the severity of the gradien4;it is necrtssary for engine-drivers, in order to reach the North London level, to at on the steam to a very high pressure. On Saturday, an engine, dragging a very heavily-laden coal train, was going up the incline, and had nearly reached the top, when one of the rails got out of place, and threw the engine off the line. So soon as this was discovered bv the driver he shut off the steam, and he and the stoker jumped off. The impetus, however, on the en- gine was at the time so great that it dashed on, and passing entirely through the eastern wall of the tank house, at the top of the embankment, embedded itself in the brick wall on the opposite side, overhanging King's-road, where it was brought to a stand. Had it gone through this, nothing could have prevented it" descending, with a number of the coal trucks in its rear, into the road beneath, and dragging the whole of the building, tank and all, with it. Although the building presents au exceedingly shattered appearance, the remaining walls still stand. The only other injury is the damaging of the engine and several of the trucks. The siding is sufficiently removed from the main line of the North London to jurenwrot any inter-, ruption. the general traffic,