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IftktUararos fnMigena, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. WORTH IMITATING !—The Legislature of the State of New York have recently set the English Parliament a good example by passing an Act for the preservation of the health of animals used for human food, of which the 1st section runs thus :— No railroad company in this State, in the carrying and transportation of cattle, sheep, or swine, shall confine the BaIne in cars for a longer period than twenty-eight conse- cutive hours, unless delayed by storms or other accidental Causes, without unloading for rest, water, and feeding, for a Period of at least ten consecutive hours. In estimating ch confinements, the time the animals have been confined Without such rest on connecting roads from which they are received shall be computed, it being the intention to prevent vueir continuous confinement beyond twenty-eight hours, eXcept upon the contingencies herein stated. NEW CRIMINAL ACT.-Last Saturday the new Act to remove some defects in the administration of 'Jhe criminal law was issued. It was introduced by ■he Recorder of London in the House of Commons. Among the amendments effected, accused persons are to be asked if they desire to call witnesses their de- positions are to be taken, and if bound by recognizance ) to appear on the trial, their expenses may be allowed. Persons dangerously ill may be examined for or against a. Prisoner, and their depositions read. A governor ?? a prison may be required to produce a person in bis custody without a writ of habeas corpus. The Act, jjhich is not to extend to Ireland, will take effect on "le 1st of October. FRIGHTFUL DEATH.—A melancholy accident opened on Thursday, in last week. Some boys were parching for gulls' nests, on the craggy rocks which j^Und the Dorset coast, near East Lulworth. One of •he lads, fifteen years "of age, named Loveless, per- 1 Oelved a nest on the ledge of a rock, and while engaged taking the eggs the stones upon which he stood were Seen to give way, and the poor boy was precipitated a cliff 500 feet in height on to the rocks below. S& inquest has since been held on the body, and a ver- dict of Accidental death was returned. THE AUSTRALIAN PRESS.—If large, handsome, Well-edited newspapers, crowded with advertise- are any indication of advanced and liberal ivilization and of material prosperity, the colonies of I o^tralia and New Zealand cannot be very far behind JP? parent country in these respects. The very first which an English or American colony does, after siting fairly settled, is to publish a newspaper, be it I? eVer so sma^ a scale. Even the little settlement of JfiW Englanders at Jaffa has a weekly paper, though *«ere are not fifty persons to read it, and its entire Intents would scarcely fill a single column of The But the Australian press is almost metropo- *n importance. The daily papers of Melbourne Sydney rival those of London and New York in and appearance, and are not wanting in editorial th • an(l though the topics generally discussed in .^eir columns possess local interest only, yet it is the merest of a cmntry that is rapidly increasing in ealth, population, and international importance. TilE LATE ACCIDENT TO THE ATLANTIC CABLE. seems that throughout the spring the Atlantic Us 011 ^le American shore was beset with an un- bJ1 • anaount of ice disengaged from the Arctic regions A^, Angularly stormy weather, yet so well had the j lantic cables been carried along the deep trough of e lnity Bay that both remained intact, except in one ba ^11 a heftyy storm an iceberg drifted into the rt/and grounded about two miles and a half from the XJu>n at Heart's Content, resting, doubtless, on the cable and eventually crushing it. The Telegraph fj^ti'uction and Maintenance Company were re- peated to test the point at which the injury had cut-red, and to undertake the repair as quickly as § Mr. Latimer Clarke and Mr. Willoughby JUJ the electrical engineers, decided that the injury W occurred only at the point above indicated. The Chiltern was prepared and despatched on the yo. mst. under the command of Captain Edington, assisted in the Atlantic cable-laying expedition of Utirj ^ear> with a proper staff of competent persons the superintendence of Mr. Clifford. The h0,rn went to the spot indicated, and within a few °ha the necessary repairs at a very trivial ™*geto the revenue of the cables. AI ^UFORNIA STYLE !—The Boston Courier has following:— lei *ong since a German was riding along Sansome street, allrhSacramento, when he heard a pistol shot behind him, whizzing of a ball near him, and felt his hat (w ,e- He turnod and saw a man with a revolver in his it 7, aPtl took eft' his hat and found a fresh bullet hole in rep];' PW you shoot at me?" asked the German. "Yes," ftier t^le other r^rty, "that's my horse it was stolen from j Jecently." You must be mistaken," said the German, fthe ?,owne<l the horse for three years." Well," said the taken "w^en come to look at him, I believe I am mis- | rp Excuse me, sir; won't you take a drink J" p* HE NEWLY-DISCOVERED ISLAND IN THE —It is a little remarkable that an island 01-11cl have been discovered on the route between 11 -Francisco and China just as the new line of Ame- Steamers is to be established there. The great Uij a,c^ to tlie establishment of that line is the great t0 Stn of the route—making it necessary for steamers Ij. c.arry so much coal as to have little room for cargo. as;> indeed, been confidently predicted that the pjJ^Prise must fail, from this cause if no other, tobe ] 5 'in d although the early trips of the Pacific gw.1* steamers have dispelled this apprehension to some Coj.6^' sagacious commercial men have by no means cov ere<l the problem as fully solved. But the dis- an island, on the very route followed, •, at can serve as a coaling station, puts the question striVS^ for ever- aff°r<^s> perhaps, the most illustration of that fundamental maxim of | tlie ^ea'- economy, that the supply will always equal I rout anc') to be found on record. As soon as that as 6 Tas to be opened nothing was so much wanted Plied11! J's'a:n(' 'i all(i forthwith the want has been sup- The Pacific Mail Company, it is said, will Wish a coal depdt there at once. DERBYSHIRE COLLIERY EXPLOSION.—An Was held at Langley Mil], in Derbyshire, on itay, on the bodies of three men, named John ■tyfir *>, James Grainger, and Robert Bircumshaw, who recently killed by an explosion of gas at the tt Mtt}nree Colliery, Derbyshire. The evidence showed -p men were at work in the pit in the night-time, L Sud lUr Daked lights and one lamp were burning. I there was aery of "Gas!" and before the I fri»Lf,e^°ws could effect their escape they were so r! y ™jure(i that they died. A fourth man, Stevenson, who was present at the time, but Set a-vvay before the explosion took place, stjtt i whiskers were nearly all singed off. It was CIOQT? ^at the cause_ of the accident was owing to a *ri the pit dividingthe stalls being left open, an Uajv,"Ration of gas being thereby induced. A lad °r>en Charles Carrington said he pushed the door OVf.v, ari1^ forgot to shut it. He had been told, how- dirj night before by a man named Pickard that it tiEb. ?0t matter about leaving the door open, as (W? i ^ould happen." This statement Pickard "iefio ^ut the coroner said he believed the lad's evi- A.ftB an<^ he strongly censured him for his conduct, l-eti, a lengthened investigation, the jury ultimately ^ed a verdict of Death from accidental causes." MB:E. ENGLISH AMBASSADORS IN PARIS.—The ^•ial Diplomatique has the follong 'jOM^ouncement that Lord Lyons will at once replace at thB 2wley in the beginning of July as English Ambassador Hot ^ou.rt of the Tiiileries is premature. Lord Cowley will flxod ? Post until after the solemn distribution of prizes Vrifip'1, the 1st of July, and at which will be present the the TT? ?F W"LES as President of the English Commission of. t>auv Reversal Exhibition. As to Lord Lyon9, he will accom- Sultan to London, and will preserve his character ihe a?sador to the Porte until the return of the Sultan to eHcl en*' -A-t>out the same period the Emperor of the ^ill proceed to some watering place, and will after- Set|t hiVls^ tl'e Camp of Chalons. Lord Lyons will not pre- fflii credentials until the return of his Majesty to Paris, 'en enter formally on his functions. TV 0JETJ WAY OF PETITIONING EOYALTY !—On ^t)cd y evening in last week, as the Emperor -rn was an °Pen carriage down the to ii Elys^es, in Paris, on his return from a visit 1 ^eaovf i Imperial at St. Cloud, and just as he WieU •^LVenue Marigny, an Arab, who had been ^°l(];n° on the spot for some time, started forward »avy UP a large envelope in his hand. The Emperor \fter m and beckoned him forward, but he could not IVo IlinriiDg for some time overtake the carriage. ¡ it th Qf the gendarmes who usually patrol the avenue On "our to keep the way clear, arrested the Arab. ^ai, Sl8n from the Emperor the carriage stopped, the VhatBCaoie toward, and deposited his petition, or fetir&HVer was' *n t'ie Emperor's hands. He then and the carriage drov# on to ttie Tufleries. I s 1Some groups were collected on the spot, hearing that something wrong was the matter. They dispersed when it was known that it was only a petitioner who took this mode of making his wishes known to his Majesty. AMERICAN PICKPOCKETS IN PARIS.—Two men, named Dolander and Gray, the former a native of Halifax, in Canada, and the latter of Albany in the United States, were tried on Saturday, at the Cor- rectional Tribunal, Paris, for picking pockets in the Place du Louvre. The men had been remarked by a police-officer going among the crowds assembled round each omnibus, and Dolander was at length detected with his hand in a person's pocket, while Gray was endeavouring to conceal the movements of his con- federate. The former was at once arrested, but Gray escaped. The police, however, learned the address of the men from a tailor's bill found in Dolander's pocket, and, having set a watch before the house, cap- tured Gray in the evening. He had then a sum of 2,705f. on him. Dolander, when questioned as to his object in hanging about the omnibus station, said that he was only admiring the ladies. The two men were now each condemned to three years' imprisonment and five years' surveillance by the police. LABOURING LORDS.—Six-and-a-half columns of Peers' Debates in Friday's Times Wonders will never cease. Their Lordships are evidently putting on a spurt," thanks to the poking up they have had lately. But mere talk is not the thing wanted from you, my Lords. It is more work. No doubt that will come. The Working-man is so decidedly in the as- cendant just now, that we need not be surprised one of these days to encounter him in force, even in the House of Lords I-Punch. GOOD WALKING.—A young English compositor, named Winch, employed in a printing office in Paris, happening in the course of conversation with some of his comrades to affirm that he could walk eighteen leagues in ten hours, and the statement being ques- tioned, he resolutely undertook to prove the truth of his declaration by performing the feat. Accordingly, a piece of road was carefully measured at Courbevoie, and the young pedestrian actually went over the dis- tance in the time allowed, with two minutes to spare. There was a little betting in the case, but no pre- paratory training whatever-simply forty-seven miles walked in an exceedingly short time. MURDER OF Two GIRLS.—The metropolitan police authorities have just received information of a murder having been committed in Switzerland, and of the supposed presence of the murderer in England. It appears that two young girls, who were left in charge at a roadside inn, near Basle, were murdered on the morning of the 11th instant, and that the murderer, whose object was plunder, had decamped with about 2001. in a leathern belt. The person suspected of havLig committed the crime is supposed to have come to England. He is described as being nineteen years of age, about five feet five inches high, of slender stature, and as having a noticeable scar on his nose. The police at the outports have also been informed of the crime. SUICIDE FROM POVERTY.—On Saturday an in- quest was held at the Royal Free Hospital, in Lon- don, relative to the death of John Perry, aged twenty- four, a tea-urn manufacturer, who died from the effects of poison on Thursday night in last week. Amelia Perry, the wife of the deceased, who appeared with dishevelled hair, owing to her having gone into hysterics through viewing the dead body of her hus- band, said she was fetched on Thursday night, and found her husband dead. He had previously asked her to take poison with him and die together, for he then should be happy. He had been out of work for nine months, and had been in the habit of drinking. She declined taking poison with him, and on Thursday afternoon last, when he was quite sober, he called upon her and asked her to kiss him. She did so twice, and then he said, Good bye, old girl." She believed he destroyed himself through poverty. Verdict, Tem- porary Insanity. COMPOUND RATING.—Being blown up by one's wife, and her sister chiming in!-Punc&. JOURNALISTIC FRATERNITY.—The Liberte (a Paris paper) has the following announcement:— On the first Monday of every month, during the continuance of the Exhibition, the members of the French and foreign press will dine I o-ether in the salons of the Cerclc Inter- national. The first of these dinners is fixed for Monday, the 2nd of July. The cost of the dinner will be ten francs. The writers and correspondents who desire to participate in these dinners are requested to leave their names and ad- dresses at the Carols International. DOG DAYS.—The dog law comes into operation in the middle of this month (says the New York Times). 4,819 dogs were taken into custody under this law last summer in New York, being caught perambulating the streets without a muzzle only 278 were redeemed within the twenty-four hours, and the rest were drowned illthe canine bath-tub at the foot of Twenty- sixth-street, East-river. That the disease called hydrophobia in dogs has no necessary connexion with hot weather is proved by the fact that it is entirely unknown in many countries where the temperature is much warmer than here, and where dogs are far more numerous. One thing, however, is certain—dogs are useless animals in cities, and are a nuisance, inde- pendent of their habit of occasionally running mad; and the best dog law would be one that imposed so high a tax on the owners of curs that few people would care to keep them, and those who did would see to it that the animals did not run at large, muzzled or un- muzzled. A ROYAL FAVOURITE.—The Paris correspon- dent of the Morning Star relates the following of the Czar of Russia Alexander had a favourite, who, if not the sharer of his Imperial couch, slept in his dressing-room, accompanied him wherever he might be during the day, and still more had the entries of the Council Chamber, to which even the Empress has not admittance. This favourite was a splendid deerhound, and was called "My Lord." When the Czar's visit to Paris was decided upon, the question arose whether "My Lord" was to accompany him. The suite made up its mÍld that looking after My Lord" would be more trouble than looking after two Czars, and accordingly hinted that change of air was bad for dogs. Reluctantly enough, Alexander consented to leave" My Lord" at his summer palace. Poor "Aly Lord" died of grief. The telegram that conveyed the news of his demise to the Elysee happened to meet the eye of the Czarewitch, who gave orders that the death of the favourite should by no means be revealed to his father. WHO WOULD BE A KING 1-Speaking of a state dinner given by the Emperor of Austria to the Ambassadors, &c., at the Palace of Buda, The Times says, It was a jour maigre, and besides his Majesty the King was bound by custom to fast the day before his being anointed and crowned." Pardon the anti- quity of the joke, and permit the remark, that his Majesty must have thoroughly realised what the Diet of Hung'ry is. If the day before the Coronation was a jour maigre, the day of the Coronation appears to have been Ilagyar. -Punch. THE GATHERING AT ROME.—"Bishops con- tinue to arrive in great numbers in our city," says the Semaphore of Marseilles. "Never within memory have been seen here so many prelates and priests pro- ceeding to Rome from all points of the globe. The Pausilippe steamer has left for Civita Veccliia, having on board Mgrs. Chalandon, Landriof, and Regnier of Aix, archbishops of Rheims and Cambrai. The latter prelate has succeeded in collecting in his extensive diocese funds for the maintenance of upwards of 200 Pontifical Zouaves." ATTEMPTED MURDER BY A FARMER.—A farmer named Reilly, residing at Lossam, about a mile from Athlone, made an attempt to murder both his wife and mother-in-law on Saturday morning. The circumstances of the case lead to the supposition i/n hf: insane. He rose about twelve o'clock, saddled his horse, and galloped about the country till three, when he returned, entered his wife's bedroom, and attacked her with a large kitchen tengs, which he used so savagely that he fractured her skull in several places, broke her right arm in two places, and also her jaw-bone. He then went to his mother-in- law s bed, and beat her with the tongs until broken in three pieces. She is not expected to live but some hopes are entertained that Mrs. Reilly's life may be saved. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT CONTSBOROUGH CASTLE.-LIeutennt. Brown, a young officer of the 3rd West York Militia, accompanied some ladies, the daughters of Mr. Nicholson, of Doncaster, to Conis- borough Castle, on Saturday afternoon. Of course the keep, as the more historical part of this picturesque ruin, was visited, and Mr. Brown ascended the walls of the keep by the frail, narrow, and always dangerous footway so well known to all who have visited the caswe-a stone ledge a few inches in breadth at the most, with no protection whatever OR the outside, and simply a light iroa hand-railing o* the inside, attached to the fast crumbling masonry of the tower. Mr. Brown slipped and fell down through the dungeon's mouth into the well. In his fall he came in contact with one of the young ladies, and she had a narrow escape of being precipitated with him into the dungeon. The unfortunate gentleman was got up from his perilous position, and removed to the inn at Conis- borough. Medical aid was promptly procured, but Mr. Brown's injuries were of such a nature as to make his recovery hopeless. His back and one of his legs were broken, and he was so seriously injured, that no hopes are entertained of his recovery. PRUSSIA DISSATISFIED !—Prussia is by no means satisfied with the interpretation which Lord Stanley and Lord Derby have given to the Luxem- burg Treaty. The North German Gazette had an article on the subject on Monday, in which it says in effect that the Earl of Derby and Lord Stanley have been humbugging the British Parliament in the speeches they have made. The Berlin paper insists that the guarantee given would involve the active in- terference of England in case of a violation of the neutrality of Luxemburg. A RELIC OF MARIE ANTOINETTE.—A very aged ecclesiastic (says the Moniteur de Soir) presented him self a week ago at the cathedral of Avignon, and asked if an old black chasuble, which he described minutely, was still in existence. The guardian replied affirma- tively, and at his request showed it him. The priest recognized it immediately, and with a sentiment of veneration, inexplicable for the sacristan, approached his lips and kissed it devoutly. Very much puzzled, the sacristan asked what remembrances this old worn- out ecclesiastical article of dress could recall. The priest then told him that this chasuble, which had formerly belonged to himself, the speaker, was made out of the last dress that Marie Antoinette had worn at the Conciergerie. He gave very cireutostantial details, an'l the authorities, haying made the strictest inquiries, believe the authenticity of this recital. SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT A RAILWAY CUTTING. -On Saturday afternoon an accident occurred on the new line of railway which is being made from Sheffield to Chesterfield. Near the Cricket-road, Sheffield, there is a deep cutting which goes under a part of the town, and for some time past a number of men have been actively engaged in making the tunnel. At the mouth of it there was a travelling crab or windlass, which was used to remove large blocks of stone as they came from the tunnel. The rails on which the crab ran were nearly at the top of the cutting, and they were supported by a number of wooden pillars. On Saturday afternoon four men, named Phelps. Davis, Wright, and Thompson, were on the crab, in the act of raising a stone, when one of the supports gave way, and the whole of one side of the rails fell into the cut- ting, a depth of between twenty and thirty yards. All of the men were seriously injured, either by the fall or by portions of the crab falling on them. They were removed to the infirmary, where Phelps died a few hours after his admission. The others are progressing favourably.