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ELECTION DisrueneNees.—There have been some riots in Yeovil, occasioned by

the disappointment of the Reformers at the termination. of the late election in Dorset. "On Saturday night," says a corre- spondent of the Taunton Courier, "every pane of glass, except one, in the front and side-front of my house was broken, and with great diffi- culty the back part was saved. Mr. Tomkins, Mr. White, Mr. Edwin Newman, Mr. Robins, Mr. Slade (all professional agents to Lord Ashley), Mr. Penny, and Mr. Hooper, have suffered. 'Illessrs. Newman and Robins not only had their windows broken in, but their houses entered, and every article of furniture, liquor, and papers destroyed. Since L began this, the mob have passed my house, with the Martock troop of Yeomanry at their heels ; the Mudford troop are also out, parading the town. Opposite Mr. John Mayo's house the mob gave three cheers forhins and Reform. I have not been out, except for a few minutes to Mr. Randall's. My papers and deeds, plate, and a few of my best things, are removed." The rioters seem to have been chiefly boys and thieves. Several shots were fired by the Yeomanry, but no lives were lost. MACHINTAIREAKING.—Two men, Bowman and Hannant, have been condemned at the Norfolk Sessions, for breaking a thrashing-machine is the parish of Dilham. The former has been sentenced to seven yeast

transportation, the latter to two years' imprisonment. The convicting Jury had recommended the prisoners to the mercy of the Court—first, because there did not appear to be any thing against their characters; secondly, they thought the prisoners imagined they were breaking those machines which were the cause of their starvation ; thirdly, the sen- tences which on former occasions had been passed for such offences were undeservedly severe. Miami or Swisro.—Last week, an oat stack at Stokesby, and an oat and barley stack at Conyham, Norfolk, were burnt. On Sunday the 9th, a barn and two stacks, and on Saturday the 15th, an outhouse near Rugby, Warwickshire, were fired. On the 19th, at Rowell, Northamp- tonshire, a bean-stack, and on the 22nd, at Tirley, in Gloucestershire, a couple of cow-sheds, were burnt. On the-same day, a hay-rick was burnt at Devizes.

ATTEMPTED MURDER.—William Parrott, a bailiff's follower,was com- mitted from Guildhall yesterday, on a charge of attempting ;to cut his

wife's throat. The unfortunate woman had been living apart from her husband, with a Mrs. Chell, in Middle Temple Lane, for some weeks ; when the husband came to entreat her to return home. She refused, for fear of his violence ; on which he drew a razor from his pocket, and seizing her by the neck, inflicted a very severe wound on her throat. Fortunately the edge of the razor, by her struggles, was turned upwards ; and thus, though the large arteries were laid bare, none of them were woanded.

SUPPOSED Burixtrro.—A woman named Caroline Walsh, aged eighty- four, disappeared mysteriously in the early part of August last. A re- lation of the female, a Mrs. Basey, has made application at Lambeth Street Police-office on the subject ; and orders have been issued for the apprehension of two persons, with whom the old, woman had gone to lodge immediately previous to her disappearance. CURIOUS IF TRUE.—Some three months ago, a Mrs. Grew, residing in King Street, Soho, picked up a miserable child, about thirteen years of

age, sitting on a step of a door in her neighbourhood : she took the girl home, clothed her, and retained her as a servant. The child was afterwards claimed by two persons named Goodison, who described her as their own, and behaved very riotously on Mrs. Grew refusing to part tvith her. Subsequently, when Mrs. Grew was about to give up the girl to her alleged parents, the girl informed her protectress, that she was not their daughter ; that her father's name was Sale ; that he re- sided at St. Helena, and was a captain of Grenadiers in the service of the East India Company ; that she was born on that island ; and that about four years ago her parents being at Sandy Cove Bay, she was going to school with a 51. note, which her father directed her to give the governess for her schooling, when the Goodisons met her and took her with them on board the vessel in which they sailed for England. So many of these wonderful stories are weekly hawked about in our large city, that we receive this account with great hesitation. The magis- trates of Bow Street are investigating the case.

ROBBERY BY A SERVANT: On Friday last week, the cash-box of Mr. S. Fitzgerald, a painter, and one of the Society of Friends, was carried off

from the shop by a young man named Butcher, his journeyman : it con- tained 400 sovereigns, 551. in bank-notes, and a draft on Curtis and Co. for 20/. The robbery was discovered in the course of the evening, and handbills describing it were immediately circulated. The box, the notes,

and the draft were afterwards found in a cellar of the shop, 43, Milbank Street. On Tuesday, Smith, a police constable of Bristol, having, from information he received, strong suspicions that the prisoner had sailed in

an American vessel for New York, which left Bristol the day before, took a boat and went in pursuit of the thief. In the course of the (lay, he came up with the American ship, James Cropper, bound for New York, at anchor in the Bristol Channel, being wind-bound. On going on board, he found the prisoner ; and on searching him discovered a bag in his pocket containing 134 sovereigns and a half, and a purse contain- ing eight sovereigns and a half. He then searched his trunk, and found another hag containing 173 sovereigns and a half, a gold watch, gold chain and seals, two musical snuff-boxes, a silver snuff-box, two gold penholders, some books, a quantity of new wearing apparel, and various other articles, the whole of which Butcher admitted he had purchased with the money he had robbed Ids master of. Smith took him out of the ship and brought him to London. The prisoner, who is only twenty- four years of age, was on Thursday fully committed from Queen Square for the robbery.

HIGHWAY Roemer:v.—On Monday, the under-gardener to the Earl of Mansfield, at Caen Wood, gave information at Marylebone Police-office, of his havina'' been robbed on Saturday night, coming from Highgate to Hampstead, cry two footpads, armed with bludgeons. The one appeared to be rather a tall man, the other was short. They took his watch and purse, containing 10s. Gd. and threatened that if he attempted to make any noise, they would murder him. tne ATTACK ON MR. SYNGE.—Murry Quinlivan, one of the mis- creants who tired at and wounded Edward Synge, Esq., of Dysart, and

succeeded in murdering that gentleman's servant, Patrick Donnellan, last January, near Corofin, was apprehended on Tuesday night last, after a harassing search in the mountains near Borrisoleigh.—Limerick Chronicle.

Sasumixo.—On Friday last week, a man of the name of Walton, in the employ of Mr. Knight, of Ann Street, stabbed a fellow workman named Gormanside, who died very shortly after he received the wound. The motive which led to the commission of the fatal act does not very clearly appear, but the circumstances attending it seem to justify an opi- nion that the perpetrator labours under a disordered state of mind,— Birmingham Gazelle.

A Bolsi STROKE.—On Tuesday last week, a convict named Parker, confined at Chatham, effected his escape by the following bold and daring plan. Having contrived to secrete himself from the gang of prisoners

with whom he was employed in the dock-yard, he exchanged his prison- dress for a canvass jacket and trousers and red nightcap; and, thus

equipped, placed a ladder against the boundary wall of the yard, and ac- tually ascended it, though within three or four yards of a sentinel ; who supposing from his dress that he was a workman belonging to the yard, took no notice of his conduct, until he disappeared on the other side of the wall. Although an immediate alarm was given, and parties were sent out in, all directions in pursuit of him, he connived to elude their vigilance; and has not since been heard of.=lieotish ,Gazelle. THE MEDICAL. PANIC.—The High- Constable of Brighten has called a public meeting, to be held in the Town-hall on Monday, to take into

consideration the establishment of a local Board of Health. This is the first meeting called in compliance with the recommendation of the Privy Council to the above effect.

Quartaurnee.—The brig Emma and Matilda, of and from Hamburg, bound to Bahia, came into Dover on the '24th, wind-bound. She was immediately placed under quarantine ; and a notice has been issued from the Mayor and Magistrates, enjoining pilots, boatmen, and others, to be cautious as to bringing vessels from parts where the cholera rages into this harbour. On the 25th, the fishing-smack Delight brought in nine

foreign seamen, whom she had taken out of a Norway brig, which had previously picked them up in a boat ; they had been wrecked in a brig from Hamburg, on the Goodwin Sands, in the night of Saturday last. The smack and all on board were put under quarantine. The brig is that which was reported as lost in a letter from Ramsgate which ap- peared in the Daily Papers on Tuesday. It was at first supposed the crew had perished ; which, fortunately, turns out not to be the case: SUICIDES.—On Saturday night, about half past eleven o'clock, Mr. Bentley, of No. 9, Lower East Smithfield, was alarmed by the report of

a pistol, proceeding from the apartment of Mrs. Elizabeth Worsley, an elderly woman, his housekeeper, which was immediately followed by another. He proceeded to the room ; and on entering it, was horror- struck at finding his housekeeper and a young man named Robert Hughes, an adopted child, who had formerly resided in his house, lying on the floor, weltering in their blood, with two pistnls, recently dis-

charged, lying by their side. Mr. Bowie, of Burr Street, was sent for; who, on his arrival, found that both had been shot in the head, the balls having entered just under the left ear of each. The following are said

to he the circumstances which led to this extraordinary attempt. Mr.

Bentley, a few years since, from motives of charity, removed Hughes, who is nearly blind, and another person, who is stone blind, from Ald- gate workhouse, brought them up, and gave them a good education, be- sides teaching them music. About three years since, Hughes married a blind young woman, with whom he has since lived very unhappily. After his marriage he left Mr. Bentley's house, but was still an occa- sional visiter there, for the purpose, it is said, of carrying on a corre- spondence with the old housekeeper, who is fifty years of age, and with whom Hughes had formed an improper intimacy before his marriage. The remorse of the guilty couple seems to have rendered them despe- rate, and a plan was termed to rid themselves of life and their miseries together. Saturday night was the time fixed upon, when the young man was admitted into the housekeeper's bed-room, where they passed some time in conversation. Hughes brought two pistols with him, and after loading them with powder and ball, gave one of them to the house-

keeper, who attempted to pull the trigger, but without effect. The young man then took both pistols, and placing one to the left ear of the

woman, and the other to his own left ear, fired, and they both fell.

Hughes was in the receipt of 301. a year as organist of a chapel at Hackney, besides the assistance he derived from the liberality of Mr. Bentley. Last week, an attempt was made upon Mr. Bentley's life by putting laudanum in his tea, but it does not appear that either Hughes or the housekeeper were at all connected with it. Hughes and Mrs. Worsley are still alive. Another attempt at suicide was made on Saturday, by Mr. E. Temple, a gentleman of fortune residing at St. John's Wood, by discharging a pistol at his breast. The report brought some of the family to his assist. mice, who found him on the floor weltering in his blood, and cocking another pistol with intent of more effectually completing his purpose. His wound is very dangerous, Lot hopes are entertained of his recovery.

On Saturday, a young female, named Elizabeth Conen, twenty-three years of age, put an end to her existence by swallowing a large quantity of arsenic. She was a servant, in King Square, Goswell Street Road-; and had received notice to quit, in consequence of some representations against her character, made by her own uncle.

FATAL FALL.—On Thursday morning, a labourer, named Francis Roach, fell from the top of a house, in consequence of being overbalanced by a hod filled with tiles. His head was literally dashed to pieces, and the brains were scattered about on the stones.

FIRE.—About eleven o'clock on Tuesday night, the police constables on duty discovered the cotton wadding manufactory, belonging to Mr.

Crocker; North Street, City Road, on fire. From the inflammable na- ture of the property, which burnt with great fury, the utmost exertions of the firemen and police, with plenty of water, could not preserve any part of the place and machinery from total destruction. About three o'clock on the following morning, the roof and front wall fell down with a tremendous crash, to the danger of the lives of many of the firemen, several of whom miraculously escaped. Mr. Crocker had, during his ex- ertions, his arm and shoulder severely bruised ; and a constable had his head laid open by some bricks falling upon him.

FATAL MISTAKE OF A LETTER.—A coroner's inquest was held on Tues- day evening, at the Red Lion Inn, Aldersgate Street, upon the body of Miss Eleanor White, aged thirty-four, who died from the effects of essen-

tial oil of almonds. It appeared from the evidence, that Miss White lived in Aldersgate Buildings, and had for some time been labouring under an inward complaint, supposed to be worms. Upon referring to

"Mrs. Glasse's complete Housewife," she discovered a recipe said to be a certain cure ; the decoction consisted of herbs, mixed with beech-nut-

oil, which the recipe recommended to be taken in certain portions every

morning fasting. The deceased procured the herbs, and, as she thought, the oil; instead of which, however, she unfortunately purchased peach-

nut-oil, which contains a considerable portion of prussic acid. On Sun- day morning, the unfortunate lady mixed the various articles according to the book, and swallowed a dose. The moment she had done so, she was seized with violent expectoration and hysteric fits. Mr. Kitchener, a medical gentleman in the neighbourhood, did every thing in his power to counteract the effects of the decoction, but Miss White died within half an hour after she had taken the stuff.

FATAL COACH Acmes:en—On Wednesday evening, as Mr. Palmer, chemist and druggist, in Threadneedle Street, was returning home from business to his country-house on Clapham Common, in one of the Clap- ham stages, the horses took fright. Mr. Palmer put his head out of the coach-window, to see what was the matter ; at that instant the coach

was overturned, and his head was smashed to atoms, the upper part being completely cut off. CABICIOLET Accmana.—An inquest was held at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on Tuesday, on an unfortunate, man who was run over on Saturday night by a cabriolet. It did not appear that the driver was to blame. One of the witnesses detailed the conduct of a surgeon in the neighbourhood. " He assisted in carrying the deceased into the shop of Mr. Williams, a surgeon close by ; and that gentleman having examined the deceased, said that no bones were broken, and insisted upon his briny taken out of his shop. Witness said he did not know where to take him to : his reply was, that he might leave him on the steps of the next door. In a short time, the coachman returned with the chariot, and conveyed the deceased to the hospital. Mr. M'Whinnie, house-surgeon, proved that the deceased's death was caused by three of his ribs having been broken and driven into his lungs and liver."

FATAL. BOAT-ACCIDENT.—On Thursday evening last, the master, Mr Martin, and two seamen, Alexander Buchan and John Findlay, belong- ing to the Aberdeen smack Reliance, set off in a small skiff, laden with nearly a ton of iron-work and other goods, from the harbour of Cro- marty for that of Balintraid. As'they were setting off, Mr. Donald Munro, who resided near Balintraid, had just stepped into the ferry-boat to proceed to that place by a tedious circuitous route, but seeing a con- veyance so much more direct, he availed himself of it, and was taken on board. The crew thus amounted to four persons. Hoisting a little sail, the wind blowing freshly from the east, they left the quay with scarcely ten inches of the sides above water ; and night coming on, accompanied by a dull haze, they were soon out of sight. Next day the mate of the Reliance, alarmed at their stay, took boat for Balintraid ; where he was informed on his arrival that they had never reached that side of the Frith ; and that people there had been much alarmed by finding in the morning three hats, one of which was known to have belonged to Munro, besides a pair of, oars, and some light goods stranded on the beach. The skiff is supposed; by fishermen acquainted with the Frith, to have foun- dered in a deep channel, a little to the north of the roadstead, and over which, at certain periods of the tide, the water is much agitated by ad- verse currents.—Aberdeen Chronicle.

RAILWAY AccmExi.—On Friday last, Mr. Kitchingham, who had a garden near the railroad at Dallam Brook, went on the line of the War- rington and Newton Railway, in company with Mr.Walley, of Liverpool. On his return, when the carriages were opposite his house, Mr. Ki ham jumped Ulf whilst they were going along, not having previously inti- mated to any one connected with the carriages his intention of doing so. He fell under the next carriage, the wheels of which passed over both his legs, and mangled them dreadfully. He was able to bear the ampu- tation of one leg which was fractured and shattered above the knee. The medical men thought he could not undergo the operation of a second amputation until he had gained more strength. Nature, however, sank under the exhaustion, and the unfortunate gentleman expired.—Liver- pool Courier.

Moan Coxsaorasscasa—On Tuesday week, a serious accident occurred at Clumber. The Duke of Newcastle's tenantry, to the number of two hundred, are nightly keeping watch ; on the evening in question, a pistol accidentally went off, which. killed upon the spot Mr. Baines, wheel- wright, Bothamsal,—Lincoln Times.