The Middlesex Magistrates have disallowed the fees charged to the
county by Mr. Wakley for inquests held by his clerk, Mr. Bell. It appears that the Coroner has no right to appoint a deputy. Mr. Bell had frequently acted for Mr. Stirling, the late Coroner ; for which, Sir Peter Laurie said, he ought to be ashamed of himself.
Some thieves broke into the residence of Colonel Berkeley Drum- mond, Charles Street, Berkeley Square, on the night of Friday week, and carried off jewellery and other valuable property to a considerable amount.
The Tyrian, which was sunk a few weeks since off Gravesend by the Manchester steamer, has at length been weighed. On Friday at one o'clock, the weather being very favourable for the operation, which had not been the case for sonic days, the four chain-lighters which had been sent from Sheerness, were put in requisition, and the four chains which had beericarried under the vessel's bottom were all " taut " at low- water. Upon the rising of the tide, the lighters were almost drawn beneath the water by the heavy strain upon them produced by the im- mense weight of the ship and her cargo. For some time great fears were entertained that the lighters would sink ; but at length the vessel, With a sudden spring, left her bed of clay in which she had been sunk. The event was immediately notified to those on shore by the union- pek being run up to the head of her main-mast, the only one left stand- ing. The shouts of the spectators on both sides of the river, but par-
ticularly at Gravesend, on the result of the operation, were loud and oft-repeated. The Tyriau was taken in tow with the lighters, the ves- sel hanging on their chains, by a steam-tug, which conveyed her to the shore at Northfleet. The operation has been a very expensive one.