12 JANUARY 1839, Page 3

A large Bengal tiger escaped on Sunday evening from Wombwell's

menagerie at Lhnehouse. He found his way into the Commercial Road, where he was seen walking leisurely along ; and continued his course quietly enough till he met a large mastiff dog ; which he in- stantly attacked, striking the dog on the hack with his paw, crushing it with a single blow, and seizing it with his teeth threw it into the air. The dog fell lifeless on the ground ; and the tiger continued to amuse himself with the carcass for some time, running up and down the road with it until he reached a house near the bridge. The gate of the garden having been left open, he entered with his prey and lay down to devour it. A policeman advanced towards the spot and closed the gate : a stout rope was procured, and a slip noose having been made, it was thrown across the animal ; which made a spring towards the rail- ing, about six feet in height, separating the garden from the footpath : this favoured the fastening a the noose, and the tiger remained with his head towards the ground and loins on the rails for sonic time, roar- ing tremendously and alarming the whole neighbourhood. 'The mob, which had kept at a respectful distance while the tiger was at liberty, now advanced; but the beast struggled violently, and made use of its fore-paws : an Irish coal-whipper, who got too near, had his cheek torn open, and his belly severely lacerated. The keepers from the me- nagerie at length arrived, with ropes, which they fastened round the tiger's neck, and took him back to his cage. One of the keepers was wounded in the hand.

Yesterday, the ship Ellen of Glasgow, 400 tons burden, having de- livered a cargo of coals in the Elephant Stairs tier, was hauled out by a steamer. The wind was blowing hard; and the Ellen being without ballast, went on her beam-ends towards the South shore. The crew were taken off in boats, and the vessel was towed keel-upwards down the Thames : she moved from one side of the river to the other like a cork.; and her mainmast carried away the Thames Tunnel buoy. As the tide receded, she was left on her side, considerably damaged. The Ellen was out on her first voyage.