14 SEPTEMBER 1850, Page 13

A meeting of the Peace Society and their friends is

to be held in London about the 18th instant, for the purpose of receiving the report of the Eng- lish deputies present at the late Congress held at Frankfort. Several per- sons of eminence have promised to be present; among them, De Lamartme, who is expected in London at the end of the present week. The Bishop of Oxford, Mr. Page Wood, M.P. and Mr. Roundell Palmeri M.P., have consented to act as adjudicators of a prize of one hundred guineas offered by the Society for Improving and Enforcing the Laws for the Protection of -Women, for the best essay on the subject of their asso- ciation.

A very remarkable engineering blunder has caused the entire destruction of a dry dock built near the Mole of Naples, at an outliy.of some 30,0001. Yesterday the whole fabric fell in, from the pressure of water, fortunately when no workmen were on the works. The blame is attributed to Prince Ischitella, the Minister of War. It appears the King had been warned by some Neapolitan engineers that the walls were too slight; and for some time past the works were pronounced as unsafe by more than one English g.entle- man, whose professional knowledge at once discovered the error. the accident taken place a short time earlier than it did, hundreds of lives would have been lost.—Italian Correspondent of the Daily News.