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EPITOME- OF IiEWS. -eo- MURDER BY- A IN KGKO.—On. Saturday a new ship, the Trochragne, was towed out of Greenock harbour, and while lyin"- tit the T ;iil of the Bank tlio sailors Avere drinking, wlieu a darkie on board named Tusko, without any provocation, drew his lcniie and fa^aily stabbed seaman named Scottie. Tusko was landed and han lei over to the police. A HORSE KILLED BY LIGHTSING.—During the late storm a valuable horse belonging to Mr. Attwell, of Penste, which was turned out grazing, was found dead OR- Saturday morning from the effects of lightning, several marks about the head, which resembled scalding, were discovered, and some branches of the tree under which the animal was lying were scattered about. A WOMAN GORED TO DEATH. —Three oxen which had been purchased at the Bristol market, a few day's ago, were being driven to a slaughter-house. One of them was in a lane in Castle-street, and was made furious by some children baiting it. A Thtrs, James, aged 57, went into the lane to look after her grandchild, when the animal ran at her, knocked her down on her face, and then stuck its horns into her head causing con- cussion of the brain. She was taken to the infirmary, but died shortly after her admission. THANKFUL FOR SMALL MERCIES. — A Lime- rick journal states, on the authority of a Roman corres- pondent, that the compliment paid by the present Lord Mayor of Dublin, who is a Protestant, to Cardinal Cut- lea, in inviting him to his mayoral banquet, has been taken notice of by the Pope, at a recent audience 01 distinguished1 Irish visitors. The Pope felt it to be a compliment "paid to the head of the Church in Ireland, and to himself; "-Pall-mall Gazette. THE CATTLE PLAGUE IN NORFOLK. The i amount of compensation officially paid in Norfolk under I the Cattle Diseases Prevention Act,, 1866, to March 19. 1867, was £ 11,80-3, reduced by salvage effected to I < £ 10,112. The expenses attending the administration of the Act in the county were -P3,476-viz., -P, clerks' charges, £ 669 printing, advertising, and sundries, £1,022 inspectors, < £ 141 disinfection, X126 valuers, and iil-20 burials. The amount raised by rates to March 19, 1867, was XIG,,569, leaving a balance in hand at the date indicated of £ 2,981. B,E-ELT:CTIOX OF MR. GATHOP.NK HARDY.— In a Convocation, holden, at ten o'clock on Monday morning, the Right Hon. Gathorne Hardy, Master of Arts of Oriel College, her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department, was re-elected member for the University of Oxford. The right lion, gentleman was 9 11 proposed by the Provost of Oriel, and seconded by the President of St. John's, who addressed the House in a Latin speech. The attendance was not numerous, and the proceedings only occupied eleven minutes. II A GIRL KILLED ON A RAILWAY.—On Satur- day evening two little girls were playing on the railway I siding near to the Heading Station, when a truck which was being shunted against a horse-box caught one of them, crushed her head between the buffers, and killed her instantaneously. No blame can be attached to any of the officials. The children had no business there, and I there had been frequent notices issued warning people of the danger they incurred in trespassing on that part of the line. The -deceased was the daughter of Mr. Goatley, a tinman, of Reading, and was six years of age. BISHOP COLKNSO.—Dr. Biber writes to the I am happy to say intelligence has been received" that the Bishop of Cape Town's appeal from the sentence of the supreme Court of Natal in the matter of the cathedral has been allowed, and is to be prosecuted before the Judicial Committee of Privy Council. This will raise tha whole question of the legal validity of Dr. Colenso's letters patent and if their legal nullity, already incidentally affirmed by that tribunal, should- as it can scarcely be doubted it will-be formally and directly re-affirmed, the pretended authority of Dr. Colenso to exercise episcopal functions, and to enforce episcopal mandates by civil process, will be for ever set at rest." COMPENSATION CLAIMS. On Saturday two cases, "Bedford v. the Metropolitan railwely," were heard before Mr. Humphreys, the Middlesex Coroner, and special juries, at the Sheriff's Court, Red Lion- square, to assess the value to be given to a father and son for leasehold premises, and for the business of a coachbuilder, No. 116, Huston-road. The company required the place for improvements to be made on the line between King's-cross and Gower-street stations. In the case of the father, the verdict of ths jury was X450, and. in the second case (of the son), by consent, after evidence given, the verdict was £ 200. Mr. Digby Seymour, Q.C., Mr, Harrison, and Mr. Palmer were for the claimants. Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Hollway appeared for the company. THE CATASTROPHE AT NEWCASTLE.-The adjourned inquest on the bodies of the three young per- j sons drowned by the breaking of the gangway of the Tyne General Ferry Company, was held at Neivea, ,-le- upon-Tyne on Monday evening. The lost gangway had been fished out of the river, and had been examined by Mr. Burroughs, the surveyor to the Board of Trade, and by Mr. Toward, an engineer. These gentlemen were examined at the inquest. The gangway, by the evi- dence of the official witnesses, had been defective in con- struction. The an?le-irons were not run right through, but were spliced in the middle, and the main strength of the gangway depended on them. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased were drowned by the break- ing of the gangway and that after hearing the evidence of Mr. Toward and Mr. Burroughs, they were of opinion that the gangway had not been sufficiently strong. WHITE HERRING FISHERY. — The Duke of Richmond has a bill before the House of Lords for re- moving the existing restrictions as to the description of net or mode of fishing for herrings on the coast of Scotland, and allowing fishing for herrings and herring » fry at all places on the coasts of Scotland in any man- ner of way, and by means of any kind of net or apparatus, notwithstanding the Acts passed for the regulation of the British white herring fishery. The bill provides that the Commissioners of the British White Herring Fishery may, with the sanction of the Treasury, make regulations for the preservation of order among the fishermen, and preventing their injuring each other's -r.t-r, rn-- +-hn..f;l. :+-l.n'A;n .1I;t: 'Jo- LJ.l.Ç J.J."U l.!u'açJu. •BLACKFRIARS AND SOUTHWARK BRIDGES.— An Act of Parliament has just been printed to enable the City of London to borrow a further .sum of money, on the. security of the Bridge-house Estates, to complete the rebuilding of Blackfriars-bridge and for the purchase of Southwark-bridge. By the Act 25th and 26th of Vic- toria, cap. 62, a.sum of £ 300,-000 was authorised to be raised, to rebuild Blackfriars-bridge; "and, whereas, Blackfriars-bridge has been removed and a new bridge is now in the course of construction, but the said sum of ■ £ 300,000 is found.to be insufficient to complete all the works- by the said Act authorised," a further sum of £ 350,000 may urXN be raised for the purposes mentioned, on the credit of the Bridge-house Estates. BJJNNING AWAY FROM A CONVENT.-Late oii Wednesday night, says a local contemporary, half a dozen well-dressed • young ladies called at the Sheffield Police-office, and made inquiry. where they could get ]od gings for the night. The. inspector on duty questioned them, when it turned out that five of their number had nlnaway that day from Glossop Convent, where they were being educated, and that the sixth was the sister of one of the others,, and had escaped from the Sheffield Convent, and Joined them, on their calling to see her. The five from Grlossop had walked the whole 25 miles to Sheffield. They. complained of the "grumblings and rebuke6 they had to bear from the convent authorities, but made no specific charge. After resting, and having, refreshment at the police-station, the party were sent, the escort of a constable, to the Sheffield Con- vent, A QUESTION UNDER THE MARRIAGE LAWS. In the Clerliell well County Court, on Wednesday, before Mr. Tyrrell, judge, the case or Keniston Sanders was settled. The plaintiff sued the defendant to recover the sum of X4 14s. 3d. for goods supplied. The 1)1,,tittiff is a draper and silk mercer of 345 G os well-road, and the defendant had dealt with him for several yecórs. It appeared, however, that she was a married woman, but that lately her husband had died. The debt had been contracted in the husband's lifetime, but the plaintiff swore that credit had always been given to the defendant, and not to her husband. It was con- tended for the defendant that .the husband and not the -Tdant was liable. He had left no assets. His -r^rr said if the defendant was a married woman she was not liable. The defendant was then sworn, and de- posed to her marriage and the death of her husband. His Honour said as the defendant was married at the time the debt was incurred, he should nonsuit the plaintiff. THE SCHOOLMASTER AND THE HOUSEKEEPER. -The adjourned action in the Marylebone County Court, brought by Thomas Amos against Miss Annie i Whitehead, caused a little amusement. It will be re- membered that the plaintiff, who had been a school- master at Wye, but was now living in Great Quebec- street, caused an advertisement to appear in a London newspaper to the effect that he was possessed of a con- siderable sum of money and wished to meet with a do- mesticated lady with between < £ 200 and £ 300, with a view to matrimony, the particulars to be addressed to B. D., Smith and Co., 181, Fleet-street. Amongst j those who answered the advertisement was the defen- dant, who subsequently borrowed. < £ q of the plaintiff, and on the affair terminating adversely the plaintiff ap- plied for the- return of the loan hence the action. His honour, after hearing a deal of evidence on both sides, gave judgment for the plaintiff with all costs. ARBITRATION VERSUS STRIKES.—During the past week the manufacturers of hosiery in the town and county of Leicester have resolved upon following the ex- county of Leicester have resolved upon following the ex- ample of the hosiers of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and have arranged with the working men for the esta- blishment of a board of arbitration for that district. In the lace trade of Nottingham and Notts, which has suf- t fered so frightfully, and which has been partially driven from the country by iong-rcontinued struggles between masters and workmen, the operatives, attracted by the excellent working of the hosiery board, are contemplating the formation of a similar board for all the branches of their own trarle. Mr.. Mundella, the President of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce, has had protracted interviews with the council of the Liceiiiakers7 Society on the subject, and they have decided to invite their em- ployers to form a board. A CURIOUS CUSTOM. — The old-fashioned custom of "beating the bounds" was observed a day or two ago in the parish of Waddesdon, in Bucks, in a manner which will, we understand, result in legal pro- ceedings. A party, as usual, perambulated the boundary of the parish, stopping at all the important points of junction. At. these places they caught some unlucky individual, and if the boundary line was marked by a wall or a tree the aforesaid individual was bumped against it thrice. If there was nothing of the kind then his head was .placed in a hole cut in the turf, sundry slaps being at the same time administered to another part of his person but his wounds were mollified by the applica- tion of certain horns of ale from a bottle carried for these and other persons. On the occasion referred to the party so far forgot themselves as to endeavour to remove a clergyman from his carriage, and to practise this horseplay upon him. The parties excuse themselves by the belief that on such occasions they are empowered to operate upon whomsoever they please, and that, to use their own expression, no law will touch them." We believe, however, if legal proceedings are taken, they will be disabused of this belief. THE STRIKE ON THE NORTH-EASTERN RAIL- WAY.-At the Darlington Police-court, on Monday, the adjourned case against eight of the engine-drivers who struck on the 10th of April last came on for hearing. The railway company, contrary to the practice pursued in the earlier stages of the strike, do not appear to wish to press the cases to obtain a criminal conviction. The solicitor for ther prosecution, Mr. Richardson, of York, stated that, if the men pleaded guilty, the company would not ask for anything more than the forfeiture of their wages, which they had lost all claim to by breaking their contract. The men then. each pleaded guilty, and the magistrates ordered the forfeiture of their wages, which, in all but two cases, averaged X5, over X6, being due in some cases. This decision will rule in the cases of all the men in the Darlington district. The men who were now summoned were the first to strike, and in response to the call of whom the men on other parts of the line also turned out. It was stated on the part of the company that they would not receive any of them back. All the working arrangements of the line are now perfected, but two or three passenger trains are still kept off. A SCHOOLMASTER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT- ING A SERVANT.—Dr. Frederick Hammer, the keeper of a school at 38, Park-street, Islington, was summoned before Mr. Cooke,, at the Clerkenwell Police-court, on Wednesday, on a charge of unlawfully assaulting and beating a servant of the name of Martha Clarke. It appeared that the complainant is a domestic servant in the employ of Mr. Masters, residing near the defendant. Mr. Masters' children used to go to the defendant's school, but latterly they have been taken away, and this, it would appear, had given rise to some unpleasantness. On the 6th inst. the defendant went to Mr. Masters' house, in a very excited state, and, on the door being opened by the complainant, he demanded to see the cook, and made use of bad language, saying that Mr. Masters' children had annoyed him, and had made grimaces to his family whilst they were sitting at his parlour window.* He endeavoured to push by the complainant, who had the street door in her hand, and in doing so he forced her against the wall, one of her arms being badly bruised. The defendant said he wanted to see the cook and nursemaid, who had incited Mr. Masters' children to annoy him, and that was why he went to the house. The complainant- no sooner saw him than she attempted to slam the door in his face, and it was in preventing this that her arm got bruised. Mr. Cooke said it was very ungentlemanly of the defendant to go to the house to see the servants. What he should have done, if he had any cause of com- plaint, was to have gone to Mr. Masters. He then ordered the defendant to be bound over in the sum of X20 to keep the peace to all her Majesty's subjects for 12 months. --< -¡-

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