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A farewell dejenner was given to Dr. Jackson on Tuesday, at the grounds of the Training College, Battersea, by the masters, students, and officers of the College. Lord Ashley was to have presided, but from some mistake was not present. The Reverend T. B. Murray, of St. Dunstaa's in the East, took the chair; and from personal knowledge described Dr. Jackson's exemplary course since the time when he worked in a very poor incumbency in Mile-end for God's glory and the good of man. His zeal in the cause of education had been displayed in every position he filled, but in none more than in his headship of the Training College of Batter- sea. A piece of plate, given by the students, was presented to Dr. Jack- son ; who accepted it with earnest assurances that his children should pre- serve its tradition, and go on with the good work of developing the moral powers of our peasantry by the revealed Word of God as interpreted by the Reformed Church of England.

A meeting convened by the "National Democrats" in Farringdon Hall, Snow Hill, on Tuesday, considered the conduct of the workmen in Messrs. Barclay's brewery, "in expression of the detestation felt towards the assassin and woman-flogger Haynau by all true Englishmen "; and in the end passed the following resolution-

" That all the peoples of the earth are brethren; that the infliction of ty- ranny and cruelty upon any country is an outrage to all nations; that Ita- lians and Hungarians command the sympathy, and their Austrian oppressors the hatred of the people of the United Ki ociom ; that foremost among the Austrian tyrants in Italy and chief among the Austrian savages of Hungary stands Marshal Haynau, the military murderer, executioner, and woman- flogger ; that the aforesaid Marshal Haynau is the enemy of the human race, outlawed by the voice of the people and amenable to popularjustice ; and that therefore the humiliating punishtnent inflicted upon that miscreant on the occasion of his visit to Barclay and Perkins's brewery was honourable and praiseworthy to the administrators thereof; and this meeting declares the brewery workmen and the high-spirited men and women who assisted in ihastising the Austrian assassin deserve well of their country, and are entitled to the thanks of the friends of freedom and justice throughout the world."

The audience was to a large extent composed of brewers' men. The chief speakers were Mr. D. W. Huffy, Mr. Julian Harney, and "Citizen Engels, a foreigner in a long beard, "who had fought for freedom in many lands." The oratory was enforced by dramatic music ; English ver- sions of the hymn of the Girondins and of the Marseillaise were sung by Hungarian and Polish gentlemen, who with a crowd of their countrymen had places on the platform.

The reading-room of the British Museum was reopened on Monday, with additional accommodations. Two copies of a "Supplemental Cata- logue," in one hundred and fifty-three volumes folio, have been supplied; and these volumes (with the old Catalogue, removed from the West room) are ranged on the lower shelves in the East room. Some advance of liberality in the dealing out of new books has been made ; you can now get books published last year, instead of those only which have been pub- lished at least two years. The wire screen-work has been removed from before the compartments containing the books of reference, and more con- venient arrangements are made in the minor points of pens and ink.

The church of St. Stephen's Walbrook is about to be repaired. The pic- ture by Benjamin West is taken down to be placed in the North transept, and a window is to be opened over the other. It is expected the Grocers Company will present one of stained glass. The carved work has been placed in the hands of Mr. Rogers. The organ-gallery will be enriched similarly to that at St. Mary-at-Hill. Over the altar is to be placed a new cornice in keeping with the style of the church, and enriched with carvings of fruit and flowers. The architect is Mr. Turner ; the builder, Mr. Young.— Builder.

The piers of the central arch in Blackfriaes bridge have been sinking so considerably as to excite alarm as to the safety of the structure. The pier to the Southwark side of the arch has been the one that hitherto sank most ; but on Monday it was noted that the Middlesex pier had so yielded as to shift the distortion to the Middlesex side. Crowds of persons went to inspect the place.

The Courts of Exchequer and Common Pleas at Westminster are about to be ventilated by the steam-jet. The arrangements are settled, and prepare- time are maktag by the office of Woods and Farests, under the direction of Mr. Goldsworthy, Gurney. Fresh air is to be brought in at a high level above the courts, and the vitiated air withdrawn by a separate jet from each court. In winiar they are to be warmed, and in summer cooled, by a pecu- liar application of this principle.

Penny omnibuses have commenced running between the Scout h-eastern Railway and the Bank.

At Worship Street Police Office, on Thursday, Henry Barber, a respectable young man, was charged on suspicion of haring been concerned in a bur- glary. Mr. John Smith, a trimming-manufacturer at Bethnal Green, left his house for an hour or two during the evening. On his return he found his street-door open, and the place had been plundered—silks, jewellery, and other property' altogether worth nearly 1,5001., had been carried off. Barber is the son of Mr. Smith's wife by a former marriage ; he lived with his grandfather in a house at the rear of Mr. Smith's, the yards being separated only by a dwarf-wall; the prosecutor suspected him, and directed his arrest. But not a particle of evidence was adduced against him : none of the pro- perty was found at his residence, and there were no signs of any one having passed over the dwarf-wall ; Mr. Smith's house seemed to have been entered by the street-door, by means of skeleton-keys. Mr. Hammill immediately discharged Barber, declaring that there had been nothing to justify his ap- prehension.

At Bow Street Police Office, on Wednesday, Captain Aaron Smith, who created such a sensation at the Borneo meeting in the City., was charged with assaulting a tollman employed at Waterloo Bridge. Mr. Smith attempted to pass through the carriage-gateway : when told he must go through the turn- stile, he tried to proceed by force, and struck the tollman. After some diffi- culty, he was taken to the Police-station. The defendant explained to the Magistrate, that he was in a great hurry to save a railway-train ; some fifty persons were waiting at the turnstile, and so he attempted to get on the bridge by the carriage-way. He complained that he had been very badly treated by the bridge people ; and called two witnesses to prove that an- necessary violence had been employed towards him. But these persons did not see the beginning of the fray. Mr. Henry considered that the case had been made out, and inflicted a fine of 51. He recommended that more faci- lities should be afforded for the entry of foot-passengers on the bridge, as large numbers frequently arrive at the same moment in consequence of the vicinity of the railway. Captain Smith paid the fine, but threatened to try the matter in another court.

At the Mansiorthouse, on Monday, John Crosby, alias " Captain Crosby, RN.," was charged with having defrauded divers persons. He got himself introduced to a Mr. George Taylor, living in Harriet Street, Minones, by re- presenting that he was a Captain in the Royal Navy. He stated that he was to succeed Captain Beaufort ILS Hydrographer to the Admiralty, and Sir John Romilly as Member for Devonport ; who' again, was to represent the county in the room of Mr. Tufnell, when the latter should be appointed to an office. Crosby was very clever and insinuating, and so wormed himself into Mr. Taylor's confidence that he lived at free quarters in his house for three months, borrowed 501., and got possession of a barometer. Mr. Taylor is a nautical man, and had known years ago a Captain Crosby; the prisoner de- ceived him into believing that he was that Crosby; and be gave such minute narrations of circumstances occurring on board ship that Mr. Taylor could not doubt his identity with his old acquaintance although he was of different stature. Whenever anything occurred calculated to unmask him Crosby was ready with a plausible explanation: his name was not found in the Navy List—he had been "scratched" with "poor Cochrane " ; but he ex- pected soon to be reinstated, to get all his back pay, and to be made a super- annuated Admiral. Crosby patronized two tailors, and gave them orders for clothes, triremed with captain's lace, but omitted to pay for them. Event- ually the rogue was detected ; Mrs. Taylor having written to Sir John Ito- milly, who replied with pretty full information about the prisoner. He had been boatswain's yeoman in the ship Agincourt; it was found that he was. not uneducated, and he was made schoolmaster for sailor-boys at Devon in which town he had formerly taught navigation. "He is stated to be a very impudent and assuming character,: says Sir John, "usually wearing a cap ,and a gold band, which he turns inside on appearing in sight of his ship. The evidence seems to have furnished much amusement at the Man- sionhouse, Mr. Taylor being obliged to join in the laugh at his own gul- libility. , Captain Crosby," was remanded. The accused was brought up again on Wednesday. Mr. Taylor wished to withdraw from the prosecution, as the prisoner's wife was in great distress and they had a sick child. Alderman Carden commended Mr. Taylor's kind- ness, but pointed out that many offenders might go scot-free if a plea of suf- fering inflicted on innocent families were permitted to have force. Another case was brought against Crosby. He lodged at a Mrs. Forwald's for months, never paying a farthing ; pretended that he had been employed in Ireland by the Admiralty, and had not yet got his accounts settled ; and told stones similar to those palmed off on Mr. Taylor. In the end he got a bill dis- counted through Mrs. Forwaid's son, and left him to take it up when due. The Mr. Crosby whom the prisoner had personated now came forth, and stated that he had been a sec nd master in the Navy ; his character had been damaged by claims sent to the Admiralty for debts incurred by his double. The rogue was again remanded.

At the dlansionhouse on Saturday, three women who had been charged with robbing Mr. M'Inlyre of 51. I2s. were finally examined. One night, the prosecutor had accompanied Ann 11`Carthy to a coffeehouse in White- chapel, kept by Jane Harks, who had a servant named Betsy Batayam. Hailes put her hand under his chin and he became insensible ; his pockets were rifled ; and many hours afterwards he was found lying in a court near his own house. He remained insensible till the afternoon, and suffered much for Beale days. The prosecutor and the Police cleverly detected the women : M'Intyre walked at night in disguise, was accosted by M'Carthy, and again conducted by her to Hailes's. There was no evidence against the servant, so she was liberated ; the others were committed for trial.

A number of women having been brought by the Police before the Marl- borough Street Magistrate, charged with annoying the inhabitants of Regent Street and other places in the vicinity by promenading at night, he has fined them 58. each, as for a first offence ; threatening increased penalties for fur- ther infractions of the law.

Edwin Mog,g, the master of the Cardinal Wolsey steamer, has been fined 31. by the Richmond Magistrates for upsetting a skiff by a reckless manage- ment of his vessel. During a regatta at Richmond, the steamer was lying in the midst of a number of small boats ; without any warning, the paddles were put in motion ; a boat belonging to Mr. Scott, of Fortescue House, was upset, and nine persons, including several ladies, were plunged into the stream.

The driver of a train on the Eastern Counties Railway, on Sunday morn- ing, instead of stopping at the ticket-station at Enfield, drove beyond, caus- ing a collision by which several passengers were hurt, two of whom are sairl to be in danger. The unalrilful driver was replaced by another, who drove the engine into a carriage-shed, and caused more damage. • • Mr. Anderson, of Blackheath Road, owns a. miniature steam-boat very little larger than a Thames wherry. On Wednesday he started from Greenwich

Richmond. When off the Wapping entrance to the London the Scotch with seven other persons, including his wife and two children, a trip to steamer Dundee passed, and Mr. Anderson's little craft was submerged in the swell raised by the powerful Dundee. A number of watermen put off to rescue the people struggling in the water, and saved all but one—Louisa Drury, Mr. Anderson's servant.

• During Wednesday night a fire broke out in the house of Mr. Butler, a chandler and beer-shop-keeper, in Chiswick; whose extensive premises and an adjoining house were consumed, while three other houses were much da- maged. During the fire, Mr. Butler passed through flames and smoke to the bedroom of his children, and sueeeeded in lowering them from a window into the street ; in the subsequent confusion it was thought that Mr. Butler was safe, but when the firemen went over the ruins they found his body burnt to a cinder.