PASSING EVENTS. .0 THE complete returns of the Presidential election show that Grant has secured 25 States, giving 206 electoral votes, and Seymour nine States, giving 88 votes. A DREADFUL accident occurred on Thursday night on the Great Western Railway. The mail train from Mil- ford to Paddington, due at Newnham at 10.25 p.m., ran into a cattle train, and several persons were killed and wounded. IN Saturday's sittipg of the Chamber of Deputies at the Hague the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the Government had neither contracted, nor desired to contract, any special engagements with any of the neighbouring Powers, and that it had received no invitation to do so from any smarter. ACCORDING to the latest aoocunt3 from Brazil by the mail, the fall of Assumption was imminent. The Brazilian vanguard was in sigtii; of Villeta, and gun- boats were reconnoitring the place under a heavy Are. THE French Chambers, which were to have met about the 15th of next month, will not be opened, it is be- lieved, until the 5th of January, as several of the ministers have announced that the budgets of their de- partments cannot begot ready before Jthe latter date. The session will be but short, as the general elections are to take place in the course of the month of May. I INTELLIGENCE has been received at Lisbon, from Mozambique, of the total defeat of a Portuguese expedi- tion of 600 men, which had been sent into the interior of the province of Qullimane, against a black chief named Bouga, The expedition appears to have been surprised, and only 47 men and eight officers escaped. ADVICES from New Zealand state that the insurrection of the Maories had Hot been subdued. The British forces are considered to be wanting ia proper organisa- tion to repress the revolt. A TELEGRAM from New York states that the city of Jeremie, in Hayti, has been bombarded for three days, I by Salnave's orders, and totally destroyed. The pro- tests of the foreign consuls were disregarded, and all delay, even that for the removal of non-combatants, was refused and many were killed and wounded, in- cluding numbers of women. A FIGHT has occurred near Pumas, in Cuba. The in- surgents were routed. Accounts representing the insur- rection as formidable have been published, but are grossly exaggerated. The disturbances were of a purely local character, and the number of the insurgents less than 230. FROM America we have news of disturbances in New Orleans, resulting in the death of three negroes and one white person. Disturbances are also reported in Arkansas. THE Gaulois announces, although in a somewhat roundabout manner, that the Empress of the French is enceinte-for the first time since 18-56. t ISABELLA, the ex-Queen of Spain, arrived in Paris from Pau at midnight on Friday. TELEGRAMS from Spain state that General Prim has been confirmed in his rank as commander-in-chief of the army, and that he has issued a circular prohibiting,the soldiers from taking part, whether individually or col. lectively, in political movements. A MOVEMENT is on foet in Paris for the erection of a monument in the cemetery of Montmarte to M. Baadin, a member of the French Chamber, who was shot during the Coup d'Etat in 1851. It is now announced that several French newspapers, including the Avenir National, have been seized for publishing lists of sub- scriptions for this purpose in their columns. The Government considers that the publication of these lists is an attempt to disturb the public peace. IT is announced from St. Petersburg that the well- known paper the Invalide Russe, the organ of the Minister of War, will ceasi, to appear at the end of the present year. MONDAY being the twenty-seventh birthday ef the Prince of Wales, a serenade was performed, by her Majesty's command, under the windows of the apart- ments occupied by the Prince and Princess at Windsor. LORD MAYOR'S DAY in London was marked by a revival in the show of the old ceremonial splendours, and a repetition at the banquet of the customary civic feasting. Among the guests at Guildhall were, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, Mr. Disraeli, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Stanley, the Duke of Bucking- ham, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Home Secretary, one or two minor members of the Govern- ment, most of the judges, the American Minister, and a host of civic dignitaries. A TERRIBLE explosion, by which six men were more or lesstfnjiired, took place an Sunday, at the Rochdale Gasworks. Hopes are entertained of the recovery of all the sufferers. THE Commissioners appointed by the Government to inquire into the circumstances attending the failure of the Bank of Bombay met on Monday at the India- office. Sir H. Jackson presided. The examination of Mr. E. D. Birch, who was for some time president of the bank, occupied the sitting. AT the Council held at Windsor on Saturday last her Majesty was graciously pleased to create the-Earl of Mayo Governor-General of India, an Extra-Knight of St. Patrick. Lord Mayo will be the first Irish Earl and the first Knight of St, Patrick who has landed in India as Governor-General since the Earl of Mornington. THE Smithfield Club Cattle Show is to commence at the Agricultural-hall, Islington, on Monday, December 7, and will continue open during the four following days. The Earl of Hardwieke is the president for the year, and amongst the prominent members of the club are the Dukes of Marlborough and Richmond, Earls Leicester, Powis, and Spencer, Viscount Bridport, and Lords Berners, Tredegar, and Walsingham. The aggregate amount of the prizes is 22,300. HER MAJESTY will remain for about a fortnight at Windsor Castle, and will then, it is expected, leave for Osborne, in order to spend Christmas in the Isle of Wight. Throughout her Majesty's journey from Scot- land the weather was fine, but cold. About Carlisle there was a great quantity of snow upon the hills, and also in Scotland. HER MAJESTY the Queen has forwarded the sum of iClOO towards the improvement of the river Cam for the University boat-racing and sanitary purposes. THE Secretary of State for India gave a farewell breakfast on Friday to the Earl of Mayo, at the India- office, previous to his lordship's departure for Calcutta, to enter upon the duties of Governor-General. ON Thursday, in obedience to the commands of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Registrar- General attended at Marlborough-house to witness the civil registration of the birth of the infant princess. The registration was effected by Mr. Kilner, the super- intendent registrar of the Strand district, and Mr. Leonard, registrar of births and deaths, the Prince of Wales signing the register as informant. TUESDAY'S Gazette contains the official announcement of Colonel Taylor's appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and of the granting of baro- netages to Mr. Charles Mills, late a member of the Indian Council, and to Mr, B. B. Harvey, M,P. for Bucks, in the expiring Parliament. THE name of Lieut. Prince Arthur, K.G., has been struck off the roll of officers of Royal Engineers at head- quarters, Chatham, on his being transferred to the corps of Royal Artillery. His Royal Highness has been entertained at a farewell dinner by the officers of the Reyal Engineers, at Brompton Barracks, previously to his formally quitting the Royal Engineer establishment. THE report that the Princess of Wales, the Queen of Prussia, and the Empress of Austria will be among the distinguished guests at Compiegne this season is contra dieted on what seems to be semi-official authority. The present political state of Europe, it is alleged, prevents the visit. THE Crown Prince of Prussia, accompanied by Prin- cess Charlotte, his eldest daughter, arrived in London on Saturday morning. Their Royal Highnesses at onse pro- ceeded to Windsor Castle, where the Crown Princess had already arrived, on a visit to her Majesty. THE Galatea, 26, Captain his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, left Plymouth Sound on Saturday for Madeira, Cape of Good Hope, East Indies, &c. HER Majesty's ship Rattler, Commander Stephenson, has been totally lost on the north coast of Yesso (Japan) The officers and crew were saved. THE Prince of Wales presided on Wednesday at a meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society, in Hanover- square MR. THOMAS BROWN HODGKINSON, recently account- ant to the Southport Corporation, has been tried at the Kirkdale Sessions, charged with having embezzled about £ 10,000. The prisoner was leniently dealt with, being sentenced to only eighteen months' imprisonment. THE judges selected to try election petitions are Mr. Justice Blackburn, Mr. Baton Martin, and Mr. Justice Willes. HER Majesty and the members of the rayal family returned to Windsor Castle from Balmoral on Thursday morning shortly before nine o'clock. THE visit of the Crown Princess of Prussia and her family to St. Leonards-on-Sea, was brought to a close on the 4th, when her Royal Highness left for Windsor Castle, there to spend a few days with her Majesty. THE repairs of the Galatea, rendered necessary by her going ashore on Monday, have been completed. THE commission appointed by the Bishop of London to inquire into the doctrine of the Real Presence, as propagated in a pamphlet written by Mr. Bennett, of Frome, assembled at London-house on Thursday morn- ing. A unanimous decision was come to that there was prima facie ground for instituting further proceed- ings, and these will be taken in the Court of Arches. MR. BRIGHT, who on Wednesday received a deputa. tion from the Scottish Chamber of Agriculture, has been elected an honorary member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday evening Mr. Bright addressed a great meeting of the working classes in the Corn Exchange, Mr. Grant Duff, M.P., in the chair.
PRINTERS' ALMSHOUSEs.-At the council meet- ing held at the London Tavern, after the usual routine business, a letter was read from the treasurer, announc- ing that the late Henry Wright, Esq., of Kingston, had bequeathed A2,000 to build the second wing of the above most worthy institution. The colleetor was requested to make use of his most strenuous exertions to obtain the remainder of the 1,000 guineas (uow being collected) required for erecting the first wing, so that the bequest of the liberal donor may become available for the com- pletion of these most excellent almshouses. Subscrip- tions wiH be most thankfully received by the collector, Mr. C. Pope, 14, Derby-street, Argyle-square, W.C. Eeonomy is insured by purchasing ft unifm-inll,, good andzhwp 1 article. This desideratum has long secured for Huruimam's I Tea an immense demand. Sold in Packets by 2,538 Agents.
A "GUY" CHARGED IFITH ROBBEBY. Three costermongers, named Frederick Blackie, John Driscoll, and Wm. Hawkins, were charged before Mr. d'Eyncourt, at the Marlborough-street Police-court, with being drunk and behaving disorderly; and Thomas Judge, a rough-looking fellow, who, when taken into custody, was dressed as a "Guy," was charged with stealing a watch of the value of k8 from the person of Mr. Waterer, of the Coach and Horses, Carnaby-stieet. Police-constable Tyler said that on Friday night, about nine o'clock, the prisoners followed him while he was taking a person to the station for stealing a watch, and wanted to see the inspector, but as they were drunk they were not admitted. They then abused and threatened the person who had been robbed, and as they would not go away they were taken into custody. The prisoners said they were sorry for what they had done, but they were drunk. Inspector Bush said the prisoner's conduct was very disgraceful. He believed they were connected with the man who stole the watch, and that they were following the Guy about for the purpose of robbery. Mr. d'Eyncourt said it looked very suspicious when the prisoners were found abusing a person who had given another into custody for robbing him. They would have to pay 5s. or seven days each. Thomas Judge, the Guy," was then charged with stealing Mr. Waterer's watch. Mr. Waterer said that on Friday night "Mr. Guy" and his companions, after being got from a fish shop, tried to force their way into his house, but he prevented them, and the prisoner snatched at his chain, and broke it. Upon that he (Mr. Waterer) gave the prisoner a blow in the mouth, and he then dragged his watch from his hand. Even then he would have let the prisoner go but for the others coming and abusing him in a shameful manner. Mr. d'Eyncourt committed the prisoner for trial.
STATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. [Where two places are mentioned, the last named is that at which the Dertok is stationed.] Corrected up to November. I CAVALRY. 20th, 1st bat., AJdershott 1st Life Guards, Windsor 2nd bat., Cape of Good 2nd do., Regent's-park Hope, Shorncliife Royal Horse Guards, Hyde- 21st, 1st bat., Curragh; 2nd park bat., Madras, Prestos 1st Dragoon Guards, Sheffield 22nd, 1st bat., New Bruns. 2nd do., Bombay; Canter- wick, Chatham; 2nd bat., bury Newcastle-on-Tyne 3rd, do., Winchester 23rd, 1st bat., Bombay, Wal- 4th do., Brighton mer; 2nd, bat., Newport 5th do., Aldershott 24th, 1st bat., Malta, Shef- 6th do., Curragh field; 2nd bat., Kaagoon, 7th do., Colchester Sheffield let Dragoons, Dublin 25th, 1st bat., Glasgow; 2nd 2nd do., Cahir bat., Bengal, Preston 3rd Hussars, Chichester 26th, Bengal; Preston 4th do., Bengal; Canterbury 27th, Dover 5bh Lancers, Bengal; Canter-[28th, Gibraltar bury p29th, Canada; Chatham 6th Dragoons, Manchester [30th, Nova Scotia; Chatham 7th Hussars, Bengal; Can- 31st, Malta; Chatham terbury 32nd, Mauritius; Colchester 8th do., Edinburgh 33rd, Portsmouth 9th Lancers, Newbridge 34th, Aldershott 10th Hussars, Aldershott 35th, Portsmouth 11th do., Bengal; Canterbury 36th, Bengal; Pembroke Dock 12th Lancers, Dundaik 37th, Bengal; Pembroke 13th Hussars, Canada, Can- 38th, Bengal; Gosport terbury 39th, Fermoy 1.4th do., Dublin 40th, Carlisle 15th do., York 41st, Bengal; Colchester 16th Lancers, Madras; Can- 42nd, Edinburgh terbury 43rd, Jersey 17th do., Haunslow 44th, Kilkenny 18th Hussars, Madras; Can- 45th, Madras Chatham terbury 46th, Bombay; Pembroke 19th do., Bengal; Canterbury 47th, Nova Scotia, Pembroke 20th do., Bengal; Canterbury 43th, Malta 21st do., Bengal; Canterbuiy 49th, Bombay; Colchester 50th, Sydney, Chatham MILITARY TRAIN. 51st, Portland Troops 13, 14,15, 16, and 19, 52nd, Ma ti,, Shornoliffe 8, Woolwich 53rd, Canada; Shornciilfe Troop 17, Chatham 54th, Belfast Troop 3, Kensington and Be- 55th, Bengal, Sheffield gent's-park 56th, Waterford Troop 18, Portsmouth 57th, Aidershott Troop 22, Hilsea 58th, Bengal; Pembroke Troops 2, 8, 9, and 11, Dublin ¡59t,h, Ceylon, Gos-oort Troops 1, 5, 6, 7, 20, 23, and 60th, 1st bat., Canada, Win- 24, Aldershott Chester; 2nd bat., Bengal, Troops 4 and 10, Curragh Winchester; 3rd bat., Ma- Troop 12, Shorncliffe dras, Winchester; 4th ,bat. Troop 21, Devonport New Brunswick Win- chester FOOT GUARDS. 61st, Bermuda; Gosporfc Grenadier Guards, 1st bat.62nd, Cork Wellington Barracks; 2nd:63rd, Curragh bat., Tower; 3rd bat,i64th, Malta; Parkhurst Dublin 165th, Dublin Coldstream Guards, 1st bat., 66th, Dublin Chelsea; 2sd bat., Windsor 67th, Portsmouth Scots Fusilier (iuards, 1st 68th, Manchester bat., Wellington Barracks 69th, Canada; Preston 2nd bat., Ciielb-aa 70th, Kia sale 71st, Gibraltar; Aberdeen INFANTRY. 72nd, Limerick 1st Foot, 1st bat., Madras, 73rd, China; Sliorneliffe Chatham; 2nd bat., Bombay, 71th, Gibraltar Fort (leorge Chatham 7 5th, Gibraltar; Shorncliffe 2nd, 1st bat., Bombay, Chat- 76th, Birnsah; Shornoiifl'Q ham; 2nd bat., Aldershott 77th, Bengal; Gosport 3rd, 1st bat., Bengal, Shorn- 78th, Canada; Aberdeen cliffe; 2nd bat., Bristol 79th, Bengal; Fort George 4th, 1st bat., Dover 2nd 80th, Fleetwood bat., Dublin 81st, Buttevant 5th, 1st bat., Bengal, Shorn- 82nd, Bombay; Chatham cliffe; 2nd bat., Alder- 83rcl, Gibraltar; Colchester shott 84th, Jamaica; Colchester 6th, 1st bit., Bengal, Col 8,5th Bengal; Shorncliffe Chester 2nd bat., Alder- 86th, Mauritius; Parkhurst shott 87th, Malta; Waimer *th,lst bat.,Bengal,Walmer;; 8S th, Bengal; Parkhurst 2nd bat., Bury 89th, Athlone 8th, 1st bat., Malta, Chatham; 90th. Bengal; Preston 2nd bat., Aldershott 191st, Madras; Fort George 9th, 1st bat., Cape of Good 92nd, Bombay; Aberdeen Hope, Pembroke; 2nd bat., 93rd, Bengal; Aberdeen Dublin :94th, Dover lith, 1st bat., Japan, Chat-95th, Bombay; Pembroke ham; 2nd bat., Madras, 96th, Bombay; Colchester Chatham '97th, Aldershott llth, 1st bat., Bengal, Park- 98th, Aldershott hurst; 2nd bat.. Cape of 99th, Cape of Good Hope; Geod Hope; Parkhurst Preston 12th, 1st bat., Devonport; 100th, Canada; Colohester 2nd bat., Bengal, Gosport ilOlst, Bengal; Walmier 13th, 1st bat., Gibraltar, 102nd, Bengal; Walmer Shorncliffe; 2nd bat., 103rd, Bengal; Shoriiclifie port 104tk, Bengal; Walmer 14th,lstbat.,Bengal,Chatham; 105th, Bengal; Shorncliffe /fud bat, Melbourne, Chat- 106th, Bengal; Chatham Warn 107th, Bengal; Preston 15th, 1st bat., Bermuda, 108th, Bombay; Gosport Chatham; 2ud bat., Gibral- 109th. Bengal; Chatham tar, Chatham Rifle Brigade, 1st bat., Canada, 16th, 1st bat., Canada, Col- Winchester t Chester; 2nd bat.. Bar be- 2nd bat,, Devonport dees, Colchester 3rd bat., Bengal; Winchester I7th, 1st bat., Newry; 2nd 4th bat, Chester 17th, 1st bat., Newry; 2nd 4th bat, Chester bat., Dublin 18th, 1st bat., Edinburgh; 2nd COLONIAL CORPS. bat.. New Zealand, Col- 1st West India Begt., Sierra ohester Leone 19th, 1st bat., Bengal, Shef- 2nd do., Bahamas field 2nd bat- Madras, 3rd do., Jaaiaiea Sheffield 14th do., Bacbactoss.
DEATH FROM TAKING CHLOROFORM BY MISTAKE. Great excitement has been caused at Newdigate-a village between Horsham and Dorking—by the announce- ment that the rector, the Hon. and Rev. Arthur Sugden, had died suddenly from an overdose of chloroform. It appears that on Friday week Mr. Sugden retired to rest at about 10 o'clock. He was then in his usual health, but he had been subject to violent attacks of tic-dolo- reux, and had been unable of late to do duty at church. During the night he became restless, and told Mrs. Sugden that as he could not sleep he should go down stairs and sit by the fire. According to the evidence of Mrs. Sugden, taken at the inquest, he went downstairs, and returned two or three times to the bed-room. Mrs. Sugden added as follows:—I was awakened between one and two by his calling me at the foot of the stairs. I went down immediately, and he was sitting on the sofa, and asked me to write to Mr. Jardine to say that he was very unwell, with great pain in his face. He asked me to add that he had taken chloroform by mistake. I know he possessed chloroform, and had been taking it for several weeks to obtain relief from pain. It had also been prescribed by the medical gentleman in London, who administered it to him twice in the pre- sence of my sister. He used it entirely medicinally by inhaling it. When he said he had taken chloroform by mistake I understood him to mean that he had inhaled too much, not that he had drunk it. After I had dispatched the note he said he was in dreadful pain, and said, Let me have some more chloroform." I satu- rated his handkerchief and held it to his face. I was not alarmed then, as he was a very nervous man, and frequently sent for a doctor for trifling causes. Deceased appeared at last to become dizzy, and expressed a wish to go upstairs. He went upstairs without assist- ance, partly undressed himself, lay on the bed, and slept. I stood upstairs waiting for the messenger, or I should have gone to bed at once. In the note to Mr. Jardine, at the request of my husband, I sa7id that if he could not come himself he was to send an emetic. Worsfold, my messenger, returned between three and four and brought an emetic. I tried to administer it to Mr. Sugden, but could not awaken him, either by calling or touching him. I sent for Mr. Jardine, the medical gentleman, and when he came he declared Mr. Sugden to be dead. I positively know of nothing that could have induced him to have taken the chloroform to destroy life. Mr. Jardine, surgeon, of Capel, deposed that he after- wards made a post-mortem examination, and he said his supposition was that while under the influence of chloro- form, and partially stupefied, he must have poured out some of the poison, fancying it was water, and drunk it. From the quantity of food in the stomach he had no doubt that the chloroform he must have drunk did not act till he laid down on the bed, when, operating on a flabby, feeble heart, it produced syncope, and conse- quently death. The jury returned the following verdict The jury are of opinion that death was caused by chloroform acting on a diseased heart; that it was taken accidentally, and not with the view of causing death. West Sussex Gazette.
RAID UPON "BADGER DRAWERS." Sixteen summonses were taken out last week against gentlemen residing in and near Birkenhead. The prin- cipal offender was Thomas Lawson, the keeper of a beer-house, on whose premises the sport" was carried on. The other defendants were charged with aiding and assisting in baiting a badger. Police-officer Bennett stated that on the 28th of October he went to Lawson's house in plain clothes. He went upstairs and found one of the rooms fitted up with a rat pit, and with seats for the spectators. In one corner of the room there was a wooden box with a badger in it. The defendants were in the room, tickets having been issued for a match between two dogs to see which would kill the greatest number of rats in the shortest time. Before the match came off a young gentleman named Thomas Herbert Gill arrived with a game dog. This dog was set at the badger and drew it six times. When the badger was drawn, Law- j son and Gill pulled the dog out by the tail, and forced its mouth open with an iron in order to release the badger. The other defendants stood by and applauded. Bennett then gave a signal, and the police made a raid on the house, and took the name and address of every person in it. For the defence it was contended that the dog got at the badger by accident, having jumped out of the arms of his master, and that the intention was only to kill a few rats. Lawson was fined X5 and costs, and each of the other defendants XI and costs amounting to 8s. 6d. each.
THE RISING IN SPAIN. MADRID, NOV. 4. The Gazette of to-day contains a decree of Senor Ortez, Minister of Justice, abolishing the tribunal for special military orders, and amalgamating it with the Supreme Tribunal. It also publishes two decrees of Senor Figue- role, Minister of Finance-one naming Senor Ramon Serrano, Director-General of the Department of the Public Debt; and the other ordering that all the corn which has been kept in warehouse in the province of Leon should be distributed among the poor peasants. A decree of the Minister for the Colonies declares that all the materials of foreign origin used for public works, as in rail- ways, roads, canals, may enter Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Philippine Islands free of duty. Another decree cancels all the nominations and dismissals made by the juntas among the clerks, solicitors, and public prosecutors of the courts of justice. A decree is also issued authorising the existence of the old benevolent societies of ladies who do not belong to any religious community, and inviting the authorities of the provinces to promote the creation of such associations, as well as associations of men started for the same purpose but none of these societies can place their properties under any authority established in any foreign country. MADRID, Nov. 6. Senor Zorilla has issued a decree by which certain professors who were recently appointed contrary to law lose the right of retaining their posts for life. It is believed that the electoral law fixing the date for the elections and the convocation of the Constituent Cortes will be promulgated to-morrow. The Ministers of Russia and Prussia are shortly expected to arrive here. It is stated that numerous Jewish families residing in London and Lisbon, having asked if the Provisional Government had abrogated the old laws which expelled them from Spain, have received an affirmative answer. The manifesto of the Electoral Committee will probably be signed by Rivero, Martos, and other Democrats. The news given yesterday of an entire understanding between the Progressists, Unionists, and Democrats on the subject of this manifesto is confirmed. The pay- ment of the half-yearly interest of the public debt until the meeting of the Constituent Cortes is provided for. A letter from Madrid of the 4th inst. states that several persons entered by force the house of the Papal Nuncio, and wanted him to order some priests to be present at a funeral demonstration. The Nuncio refused, but hearing that the men who had broken into his house bad been arrested, he at once went in person to Marshal Serrano and asked him to release the prisoners, and seized that occasion to reiterate the assurance of the friendly feelings which animate the Court of Rome towards the Provisional Government of Spain. MADRID, Nov. 7. A decree has been issued by Marshal Serrano con- firming General Prim in the rank of Commander-in- Chief of the army, which was conferred on him on the 30th September last. General Prim has issued a circular, in which he reminds the army that unity of mind and action, which is obtained only by discipline, is the sole source of its moral and material strength, and that any spontaneous manifestation or act on its part would be a complete negation of this principle, by throwing a powerful nation at the mercy of the instiga- tions of political parties. The circular, therefore, pro- hibits soldiers from taking part, whether collectively or individually, in associations or meetings in any way public which are intended to express a political idea or object. The Gazette publishes a decree of Senor Figuerola presenting to the municipal authorities of Madrid the private part of the Buen-retiro, to be turned into a park for public use. MADRID, NOV. 8. The official decree appointing General Dulce Captain- General of Cuba, in the room of Senor Lersundi, is published in to-day's Gazette. Senor Figuerola, Minister of Finance, has issued a decree, in which he states that, considering a clause was inserted in the loans of the 11th of July, 1867, whereby the Government undertook to deduct 15 per cent. from those loans to constitute a special fund for assisting the railway companies, which engagement was not kept, he therefore orders that from the loan issued by the decree of the 28th of October, 1868, a sum, with the above object, should be appropriated equal to the amount fixed by the law of 1867, and also that a reserve of 15 per cent. should be kept as indicated in that law. The same decree orders, moreover, the formation of a special committee, the object of which will be to propose the best means of assisting directly or indirectly the railway companies. MADRID, Nov. 8. The government has decided that certificates of deposits in the Government Deposit Bank, falling due after the 25th inst.. and all coupons of the public debt payable on the 21st December and 1st of February next, will be received in payment of subscriptions to the loan just issued. MADRID, Nov. 9. A decree, signed by Marshal Serrano, issued to-day, nominates 25 Councillors of State, five of whom are to preside at the different departments of the Council. Another decree, signed by the Minister of Justice, orders the reappointment of all the justices of the peace in the Peninsular, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands. Fresh manifestations have taken place here in favour of the immediate proclamation of freedom of religious worship. Several petitions are being signed for that object.
ROME. ROME, Nov. 6. The Marquis de Banneville, the French ambassador, had a private audience of the Pope to-day, and was very graciously received. His Holiness expressed cordial sentiments towards the Emperor and France. C< unr- Armand leaves on Sunday for France. Desertions hOIl the Pontifical army continue to be very numerous, and the arrivals of volunteer recruits have greatly diminished. Large quantities of ammunition are arriving, mostly, however, from the Catholic communities of France. Remington ritles are being distributed to the troops.
FRANCE. PARIS, Nov. 5. The France, the Etendard, and other evening news- papers regard the speech of the King of Prussia at the opening of the Diet asof a peaceful character.
THE PRUSSIAN DIET. BERLIN, Nov. 6. In to-day's sitting of the Lower House of the Diet, the Minister of Finance brought forward the budget for 1869. The deficit amounts to 5,200,000 thalers, which he proposes to cover by the sale of railway shares, &c., in possession of the Government, and by the eventual sur- plus of the different departments. The total amount of revenue and expenditure balanced will then be 167,597,463 thalers, or 7,840,605 more than last year. The net revenue has decreased by 236,038 thalers. It was resolved that the budget should not be referred to a special committee, but should undergo the preliminary discussion in the full sitting of the house.
ITALY. FLORENCE, Nov. 3. To-day being the anniversary of the battle of Men- tana, a procession of about 200 men, with two black banners, proceeded to the Cemetery of San Miniato, where a religious ceremony was performed in behalf of the men who fell in that engagement. The procession afterwards passed through the principal streets of Florence in perfect silence and order, and dispersed quietly in the Piaza Signoria, after receiving short aà. dresses from the Roman emigrants. The King has arrived here from Turin.
RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 5. The newspaper Moslcowa, organ of the Panslavist party, has been suspended for six months, after having received a third warning, for circulating reports calcu- lated to create enmity amang the population, and em- bitter the latter against the Government. The rumour recently current upcn the London Stock Exchange that a new Russian loan waC. about to be issued is entirely unfounded.
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN AMERICA NEW YORK, Nov. 5. General Grant has carried Arkansas and South Caro- lina. Owing to the large democratic gains in the Con- gressional elections the republicans have lost the two- thirds majority at the House of Representatives, which they possessed during the last session. A special Con- gressional Committee has decided that the re-assembling of Congress, which was to have taken place on the 10th inst., is now unnecessary.
AUSTRALIA. MELBOURNE, Oct. 13. The Victoria parliament has been prorogued, after having passed the bill for a loan of £ 2,100,000 for railway purposes. The shipments of gold to England since the departure of the last mail amount to 140,250 0unces.
íJnbDn Dssip. 1 BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Ow readers will understand that we do not hold ourselves respon- tible for our Me Correspondent'a opinions. fl SURELY," said a friend, looking over my shoulder at a few scratches in the way of notes for Town Talk," you are not going to write the obituary of Skittles 1' Why not 1 She is dead, and when she was alive the Times and the Saturday Review did not disdain to notice her proceedings. The former journal invented the name of Anonyma," under which title her photographs may be seen any day in the Burlington Arcade, at the shop where portraits of all kinds of cele- brities are regularly exhibited. The gossip journals of Paris, in which congenial city she finally settled, regu- larly reported the perpetual changes in costume and is. equipages adopted by this the second of the pretty horsebreakers." Anonyma, as long as she confined her exhibitions to the smoky, foggy atmosphere of perfidious Albion, was curiously watched by the girls of the period," and constantly discussed by the men of several periods. Her champagne luncheons, at a little house near Park-lane, furnished with the ut- most gorgeousness ef bad taste, were crowded by idle men of the best clubs. A flight with a swain, favoured with a chance of ruin, to America, was followed by emigration to the congenial air of Paris, where, with her steppare and her ponies, she took up a recognised position amongst the devii-wionde, that special institu- tion of Paris. Last year it was commonly reported that one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most debauched of our earls was anxious to marry her. People went about St. James's declaring that they had seen the settlements. However, some sense of decency or common sense kept her from accepting this one of the numerous offers of marriage she received from idiots of divers ages and stations. And now she is dead. There have been such persons sinee the days of the Proverbs of Salomon, and there does not seem at present any commencement of a cessation of the class. THE death of the Marquis of Hastings is announced; a complication 3f disorders, including goat and inflamma- tion of the kidneys, having at six-and-twenty ter- minated a career which it would take a Hogarth to paint. His Lincolnshire rival will, if all stories be true be the next to point a moral or adorn a tale." THE London pickpockets, who met with a great dis- appointment last year, were this year more fortunate to find a patron in Lord Mayor Lawrence, the son and brother of a Lord Mayor. The usual procession was revived in all its glory, but I am told it was not nearly so grand as the play from the Fortunes of Nigel at Drury-lane. THERE is a newspaper which has devoted some of its columns to the praiseworthy task of making exchanges between ladies of their superfluities. I am assured all the offers are paid for as advertisements, but the follow- ing sound like jokes: Gecltild, desires to exchange a four-post bedstead for a Skye-terrier puppy and a sable muff. Popsy offers a set of Morgan's Penny Bank System' for a pony, lady's side-saddle, and bridle. Jeu d' Esprit desires to exchange a donkey and panniers for a bagatelle-board." Can we be sufficiently thankfa) for the liberty of the press ? THE death of the Rev. Algernon Peyton makes vacant the rectory of Doddington, in Cambridgeshire, not Cheshire, the richest in England—over £8,000 a year—richer than many bishoprics. The rectory of Doddington was originally all fen land, inhabited only by fowlers and fishers of eels. Wild ducks were the principal produce of the land and water. Reclamations have turned it into fat farms, supporting nearly 10,000 inhabitants. The Rev. Algernon Peyton was the great uncle of the present baronet, and the brother of the Sir Henry Peyton whose passion was driving four-in-hand, and whose four-horse yellow coach turned out regularly every day in the season, wet or fine, from Grosvenor-place, when I was a boy, and was pointed out by the flash stage-coach drivers as a model for admiration. RUMOUR is still busy as to the new Primate. It is generally thought that the Bishop of London will be offered and accept this, the highest prizs in the Church, and that either the Bishop of Lincoln or Bishop of Rochester will come to London, and probably the Dean of Norwich be raised to fill the vacant seat on the episcopal bench. The Archbishop of Dublin is also mentioned for the primacy, but it is not likely that Mr. Disraeli will transfer another Irish dignitary to England so soon after the elevation of the Dean of Cork to the see of Peterborough. Conjecture, however, will be changed for certainty in a few days. It has been remarked as curious that the last four deans appointed by the present Premier are all "low church men-Dr. Boyd, Dr. M'Neil, Dr. Mansell, and Mr. Champneys. Hitherto, the prizes of the Church have been pretty equally divided amongst all parties. P. P.
THREATENING LORD HOWE AND FAMILY. At the county police-office for the Leicester division, an elderly man named John Hill was remanded by Dr. Shaw, on a charge of causing to be received a letter threatening to murder Lord Howe, he well knowing the contents of the letter. It appeared that on Thursday morning Lord Howe received a letter directed to himself at Gopsall-hall, Warwick, signed by John Hill, and headed, Britannia Inn, Belgrave-gate, Leicester," in which letter the writer threatened to murder his lord- ship and family, especially Lord Curzon, should the latter persist in contesting the southern division of the county, and appear on the hustings. His lordship's steward was at once dispatched to Leicester, and the accused was apprehended.
FOBGED BILLS OF EXCHANGE. A very extraordinary manufactory of forged and fraudulent bills ef exchange has just been discovered in the heart of the City of London. Three men were brought before the Lord Mayor, charged with forging and uttering a fictitious bill of exchange for J6120. Mr. Nelson, the City solicitor, said that he had possession of no fewer than 20 bills of exchange, which had been fabricated during the last month, amounting in nominal value to X500, on which there were not less than 74 signatures, the whole of which were forgeries. The bills were in five languages, and purported to have been drawn at various seats of commerce all over the world. They were drawn on paper manu- factured for the express purpose, and in the workshop of the prisoner dies were found, by which the names of twenty-two real firms in England could be stamped upon the bills, as verifying the endorsements upon them, and thus give them an undoubted appearance of authen- ticity. The prisoners were remanded.
AMERICAN FINANOE. The New York papers publish a letter from President Johnson upon the finances of the United States, ad- dressed to General Ewing. After sketching the growth of the debt from 1789 to the present time, he says that large sums of money continue to be squandered for purposes the accomplishment of which requires a large standing army, the perversion of the constitution, and the subjjigation of the States to negro domination." This, if persisted in, must, he maintains, lead to national bankruptcy, but if a wise economy be practised taxation might soon be reduced. In conclusion Mr. Johnson advocates the gradual liquidation of the public debt as the only means of freeing forty millions of people, who have given freedom to three millions of slaves, from sub- jugation by bond-holders and tax-gatherers.
GENERAL GRANTS FOLIC 1. General Grant's economy of language is proverbial in the United States. But if he is sparing of his own words, he knows the value of free speech as a sign and a means of public welfare. A fortnight before the election the following letter, addressed by him to a friend, was read at a meeting at New York: This much I wish and declare to be my policy That such a degree of peace and tranquillity shall exist in this country that a man may speak his mind in any part of our great land, and that without molestation or hind- rance."
CHOKED BY' A BRAN. An inquest has been held at Waldron on the body of William Hook, aged seven. The deceased had been eating beans on Monday morning, and soon afterwards he complained that something was sticking in his throat. Mr. Holman, surgeon, of East Hoathly, was at once sent for, but life was extinct before he arrived. A post- mortem examination, made by that gentleman, showed that a bean had stuck in the windpipe so firmly that respiration was impossible, consequently death by suffocation ensued. The jury returned a verdict of death by mis-adventure. The father of deceased was killed in July last while endeavouring to save his son from being run over. The boy had got between the horses attached to a wagon, and the father in jumping down from the wagon he was driving to rescue his son stumbled, and falling under the wheels was killed on the spot.
A SON ROBBING HIS MOTHER. Frederick William Evans, aged 17, was indicted at the Middlesex Sessions for robbing his mother of X2 10s., to which he pleaded not guilty. The mother deposed that he took the money, in her absence, from a drawer which he forced open.—The prisoner said to the police- man that the devil tempted him, and that he broke open the drawer with a chisel.—The jury found the prisoner Guilty. — It was proved that the prisoner had been several times convicted, and this was the sixth time he had robbed his mother. It was found that the prisoner was not fit to go to sea, and Mr. Payne sentenced him to eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour.— The jurymen made a collection amongst themselves for the poor woman, which they handed to her, and it is probable that she will also get something from the poor- box of the police court, as her goods are liable to be seized for taxes in consequence of this robbery.
THE ABERGELE ACCIDENT OOM- PENSATION. We (Railway News) understand that, with one trifling exception, the whole of the claims arising out of the late accident on the London and North Western at Abergele have been settled without any resort to litigation. The amount paid for compensation has been very much smaller than any of the sums which have been previously guessed at or rumoured. The engine of the mail train has been repaired and reported fit for work, and is, we believe, new running upon the line. The cost of its repair was not over .£500, and the repair and recon- struction of the other injured carriages and wagons has not exceeded -84,090. The entire cost of the accident will not be more hundreds than report has stated it to be thousands of pounds. In other words, the cost is not one-tenth of the sum anticipated at the time of the acci- deitt.
THE WEATHER. The intensely cold weather, for the periad of the year, which has been experienced in the metropolis and the country generally since Wednesday, the 4th instant, brought with it on Sunday morning the first snow which has fallen in London this season. During Saturday night —as indeed during the two nights previously-there was a hard frost, and the thermometer fell several degrees below freezing point. All the ponds in the open spaces round London were on Sunday morning covered with a moderately thick coating of ice, and on the ornamental waters in the various Royal parks there was a thin sheet also, which, however, quickly melted on the appearance of the sun, which for a few hours in the morning shone brightly. At Birmingham and in the neighbourhood a snow-storm occurred on Friday night, of a character such as is rarely experienced at this time of the year. It commenced at ten o'clock, and continued for more than two hours, and at midnight iinow lay in the open country from three to four inches deep. The frost was extremely sharp at the time, so that horses I were unable to stand, and the roads became almost im- passable with vehicles.
THE GROWN PRINCE OF PRUSSIA. BERLIN, Nov. 5. The Crown Prince of Prussia left this evening for England. He will be joined at Cologne by his daughter, the Princess Charlotte, who will accompany him on his journey.
REPULSE OF THE PORTUGUESE IN MOZAM. BIQUE. LISBON, Nov. 6. Official intelligence received here from Mozambique announces that a Portuguese expedition of 600 men, I sent into the interior of the province of Quillimane against a ferocious black chief named Bonga, has been surprised and routed. Of the expedition only 47 men and eight officers escaped, and their artillery and powder stores were captured. Colonel Lacerda, the Governor- General of Mozambique, has died of fever. In conse- quence of the above intelligence the Portuguese Govern- ment has put several steamers and a large body of troops under orders for Mozambique.
THE WAR IN HAYTI BOMBARDMENT OF A TOWN AND MUCH LOSS OF LIFE. NEW YORK, Nov. 5. Advices received here from Port-au-Prince announces the destruction of the city of Jeremie by General Salnave. After the capture of Petite Goave, Salnave moved upon Jeremie and demanded its unconditional surrender under penalty of instant bombardment. The British, French, and American consuls at once waited upon the President, protesting against the fulfilment of the threat, as an outrage upon humanity, and involving heavy losses to foreign residents, but without avail. He even refused delay for the r-em(yv&l of non-combatants. The bombardment lasted three days. Many were killed I smd weiAndeJ, including numbers 4f women.
AMERICA. NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Mr. M'Culloch, the Secretary of the Treasury, has re- issued 3 per cent. temporary loan certificates to the amount of 10,000,000 dollars, to relieve the stringency of money. He denies the rumour that the Government had recently sold United States' Bonds. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. Treaties have been ratified between the United States, Italy, and Bavaria, providing for the reciprocal recog. nition of the naturalisation laws, as well as the extra- dition of criminals, but not of political offenders.
THE MAORI REVOLT. SYDNEY, Oct. 10. Mr. Parkes, the Colonial Secretary, has retired. Ad- vices from New Zealand state that the insurrection of the Maoris had not been subdued. The British forces were considered to be wanting in proper organisation to repress the revolt. ADELAIDE, Oct. 13. The Ministry have resigned.
THE NETHERLANDS. THE HAGUE, Nov. 7 In to-day's sitting of the Chamber of Deputies, in the debate on the Budget, the Minister of Foreign Affairs showed that the relations of Holland with all Foreign Powers leave nothing to be desired. Perfect unity of opinion exists between the Government and the Chamber respecting the line of policy to be pursued, which is to maintain the rights of the kingdom which have been legally recognised, to fulfil the engagements imposed upon the country, and to preserve a policy of strict neutrality in the relations with all Foreign Powers. The Government has not contracted, nor does it desire to- contract in any manner whatever, special engagements with any ef the neighbouring Powers, besides which no proposition of that description has been received.
THE MURDER OF PRINCE MICHAEL. BELGRADE, Nov. 9. Sentence was passed to-day on the rest of the pri- soners accused of complicity in the murder of Prince Michael. Maistrovich, in accordance with the demand of the public prosecutor, was condemned to death, three others to five years' imprisonment, and three were acquitted.
SEIZURE OF A SCHOONER AND MURDER OF THE CREW BY PIRATES. SYDNEY, Sept. 8. The Marian Renny (schooner) has been seized, and her crew murdered by the natives of the Solomon group.
1NDIA. BOMBAY, Oct. 17. There is no further intelligence of importance from the frontier. The Pathan tribes have sent in hostages, and it is believed that no further resistance will be offered, and that the forces will promptly return. The Viceroy and General Mansfield are expected to visit Peshawur shortly, for the purpose of meeting Shere Ali Khan. A proposition to introduce the money-order system. between England and India has been submitted to Sir Stafford Northcote. Cholera has slightly appeared at Bombay, but very efficient measures have been adopted by the municipality, and it is believed that it is not likely to spread amongst the Europeans. The Times of India publishes an earnest appeal to the electors of Great Britain and Ireland to influence their representatives to take an active interest in Indian matters, and do justice to the natives of the country. CALCUTTA, Oct. 13. Captain Sladen has returned to Mandalay. Rain has fallen in the greater part of the central provinces, and the crops have improved, though they are still suffering. It is stated that Mr. Fitzjames Stephen will probably succeed Mr. Maine as the law member of the Viceroy s council.
LOBD-MAYOWS DAY. Lord Mayor's day has been observed in London according to immemorial custom. The traffic between the City and Westmiaster was diverted, and the streets were given up to am immense and good-tempered crowd. Most of the features of the ancient pageant were revived, the old state coach was once more brought out, and the popularity of the show as an emblem of the sovereignty of the people" was shown by the reception which was awarded to the new chief magistrate along the line of route. On arriving at Westminster the Lord Mayor was presented to the Court of Exchequer by the Common Serjeant, and after an interchange of the usual compli- ments the judges of the respective courts were invited to the civic banquet in the evening, at which the speeches were invested with more than the usual interest. First came an announcement from Mr. Reverdy Johnson to the effect that all catase of disquietude between Great Britain and the United States had now entirely ceased,, and that this announcement would be made in a more official and formal manner in the coarse ef a few days. Then the Prime Minister, in a speech Of cousi- derable length, reminded his hearers that his ex- pressions of confidence in the preservation of peace, uttered at that table » feW ago, had bean fully borne out by facts. With respect to the statement of the American minister, Mr. Disraeli said that not only had modern differences been healed, but ancient causes ef dispute had also been removed. Touching on home affairs, the right hon. gentleman, without entering into details, had perfect confidence in the good sense of the constituencies, and he hoped to have the honour of returning thanks on behalf of her Majesty's Ministers next year. On the question of the Irish Church he expressed the decided hostility of the Government to the policy of the Liberal party. Mr. Gathorne Hardy trusted that the elections would be conducted peaceably, and that the national verdict might be decisive as well as advanta- geous to the country's interests.
THE EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE IN LAMBETH. Mr. William Carter, the Surrey coroner, held an inquest at the Duke of Glarence Tavern, Penton-place,. Walworth, respecting the death of James Bancroft, aged 52 years, who lost his life through the explosion ef a boiler at Norris's saw mills, Waterloo road. The Coroner said that several men had been injured by the explosion, and amongst others the engineer in whos& charge the boiler was at the time it exploded. There might be a charge against that man, and it would not be fair to him to go into the case in his absence. He should, therefore, only take sufficient evidence to-day to prove the death of the deceased and the fact of the ex- plosion. Evidence was then given as to the fact of the explosion and the identity of the body of deceased, when the court was adjourned.