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The remains of Lord Raglan reached Bristol iu the Caradoc on Tues- day, and on Wednesday they were carried to Great Badminton with much ceremonial observance. The coffin was transferred from the Caradoc to the Star steamer at six o'clock in the morning—guns firing from Brandon Hill, and the church-bells ringing a muffled peal. At eleven, the Star left the basin, under a salute of nineteen guns from the Caradoc, and steamed slowly up the harbour, followed by a double line of fifty row-boats in mourning, and watched by thousands of spectators. The coffin stood amidships, under a temporary canopy, and guarded by fifteen Artillerymen and a party of seamen. The staff of the late Field- Marehal stood on the quarter-deck. At the Quay Head were assembled the Mayor and Corporation; the hearse and funeral array ; an escort of Blues, Hussars, and the men of a field-battery, 200 strong. Besides these there were a few of the heroes of the Crimean battles, and a strong muster of veterans who had fought with Lord Fitzroy Somerset in the Peninsula. From the Quay, the procession set out on its five miles' pilgrimage to the Fishponds, thus convoying the body on to the estates of the house of

Beaufort. This procession, two miles long, passed through streets hung with black cloth and other signs of mourning, the houses frequently bearing mottoes—as " Non hello sad senectute victus," or " Peace to the soul of the departed brave ; his body shall sleep, but his name liveth evermore." The local Police led the way, followed by men who had served in the Crimea ; then two howitzers, and the hearse, escorted by the Blues; the mourning-carriages of Lord Raglan's relatives ; the military procession terminating with a squadron of the Fifteenth Hussars and four guns. The civic procession included the Corporation in carriages, the Society of Merchant Venturers, the " Corporation of the Poor," the clergy, and a long column of citizens formed six abreast. The greatest order prevailed along the line of route, which was everywhere thronged with people.

The annual exhibition of the Royal Agricultural Society, held this year at Carlisle, seems to have rivalled its predecessors in interest and useful- ness. The operations began last week, and have continued throughout this. The implement-yard and cattle-show were opened to the public on Wednesday, and although the rain fell incessantly the ground is said to have been well attended.

The cattle-show was supplied with an unprecedented display of horses from Scotland and the North of England, a very fine array of short-borne, and sheep which made up in quality what they lacked in numbers. The first prize for the beet bull was obtained by " Windsor," the property of Mr. Booth, of Warlaby, Yorkshire; Lord Feversham's " Gloucester " taking the second place. The best heifer was Mr. Charles Towneley's of Towneley Park, " Roan Duchess the Second." Lord Berwick obtained the first prize for " Attingham," the beat Hereford bull. Mr. James Quartly, of South Molten, carried off the first prize for the best Devon bull with " Napoleon," and the second prize with " The Duke of Wellington." Mr. George Turner of Barton, near Exeter, ob- tained the first prize for the beat cow, " Hawthorn." Mr. James Stewart or Strathaven, Lanark, obtained the first prize for the best Ayrshire bull. In horses, Mr. Robert Spencer of Daventry, Mr. Holland of Dum- bleton, and Mr. Charles Philips, of Cntoop, near Brampton, Cumberland, were the fortunate competitors. In sheep, Mr. Sanday of Mot= Pierre- point, near Nottingham, Mr. Ryder of Hove, Mr. Lane of Northleach, and Mr. Hugh Shield of-Allendale, carried off first prizes. But the implement trials and show caused the greatest professional interest.

"The performance of the portable engine of Messrs. Tuxford and Son, of Boston, upset all previous calculations as to what could be done by such pieces of machinery, running with great exactitude and precision no less than 3 hours and 47 minutes with one cwt. of coal; exemplifying the extra- ordinary fact of the performance of one-horse power per hour, with barely exceeding 311b. of coal. "Mr. Boydell's 'steam horse,' or 'traction engine,' was put upon the brake in order to test its power. At a pressure of 531b. the dynamometer showed that the engine had a power of 14j horses, much more than was generally expected. The patentee does not claim any new discovery in the machinery which propels the machine. In that respect it is only an adaptation of the ordinary locomotive power. The invention is the attachment of the short rails to the wheels, which give them the power to construct, as it were, their own road as they run. This principle has been likewise adapted to the ordinary cart-wheels, and,

indeed, all vehicles can be made upon the same plan A singular experiment was tried with thesteam-horse, with rather an unexpected result. The inventor claims for it the power of dragging after it between seventy and eighty tons. It was suggested that sinew and muscle should exert their strength against the iron joints of the engine. Accordingly, the steam was soon got up in the boiler of the ponderous machine, and when at ti pressure of 40Ib., or 12-horse power, it was set in motion. A strong cable had been previously attached to the engine, thirty men having hold at the other end. The steam-horse' was galloping off at the speed above indicated, when with a strong pull and a pull altogether, the thirty men succeeded in arresting its progress, to their own infinite delight and the intense amuse- ment of all the spectators save the worthy inventor. Allowing the united strength of the men (and it was put forth in right good earnest) to be equal to six horses' power, it would appear that the other six were exhausted by the machine in acquiring a motion. Besides tramping about, dragging weights, breaking cables, and pulling up stakes driven to a great depth into the ground, the steam-horse has been made to do duty as a stationary en- gine; which it did with admirable precision and effect, going to the places where it was wanted, and driving with great accuracy the various machines which required its attentions.

"A very valuable machine for making bricks is exhibited by Messrs. Por- ter, Bind°, and Porter, of Carlisle. It underwent several trials with varied success owing, it was stated, to the difference in the composition of the clay used. It professes to turn out ten thousand perfect bricks in the course of an hour. At the first trial it did not come up to the mark, either from the screws not being at the proper pitch, or from some mistake in the consistency and quality of the clay. Subsequently, however, when these defects had been attended to, and the machine put into working order, it threw off no fewer than eighteen thousand well-formed bricks within the hour. Its per- formances excited a great deal of interest."

Among the assiduous attendants at the implement trials were the Prus- sian Baron von Usedom, Lord De Grey, the Earl of Burlington, Lord Dillon, Mr. Canon Harcourt, and Sir William Milner. Among those who attended the show-yard on Wednesday were the Earl of Lonsdale, Sir James Graham Lord Whameliffe, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Berners, Lord Bessborougb, the Marquis of Dowashire, the Honourable C. Howard M.P., Sir G. Mnagrave, Sir H. Vane, and Mr. Philip H. Howard.

Mr. Miles M.P., the President of the Society, occupied the chair at the usual dinner on Thursday. Ihe.gathering has been quite satisfactory and successful.

The Second Regiment of the Tower Hamlets Militia, 400 strong, is encamped on Woolwich Common. On Wednesday, the troops, drawn up on the common, received their colours from the hands of Lady Cathe- rine Egerton. The Colonel of the regiment is the Earl of Wilton ; the acting officer in command Lieutenant-Colonel Dickson. The officers of the Royal Artillery subsequently entertained those of the Militia. The men fared well in camp, and afterwards engaged in healthy sports. Hav- ing finished their repast, the ladies and officers visited the camp, and struck up an impromptu dance on the green grass.

Some days ago the Guardians of the Poor at Birmingham sent an ad- dress to the Government praying that provision out of the revenue might be made for the wives and families of soldi, is serving in the Crimea with a view to prevent their becoming dependent on parochial relief. A reply from the War Department was read at a meeting of the Guardians on Wednesday. Lord Panmure states that every endeavour is made to dis- courage the marriage of soldiers ;: while an offer of maintenance to the wives of those on active service would be direct encouragement, which it would be impossible to refuse to those not on active service. Soldiers' wives must depend on their own industry, and on the assistance received from their husbands, many of whom have sent large remittances from the Crimea.

The millowners at Blackburn have come to the unanimous resolution of working only four days per week ; and the requisite notices have been given to the bands in the different mills. This " short time " will em- inence in about ten days.

An action for the infringement of the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1854, was brought at the Cambridge Assizes on Monday. Mr. Cooper, Town-Clerk of Cambridge, sued for the recovery of penalties to the amount of 70001. from Mr. Slade, one of the candidates at the election in 1852. Mr. Slade and Lord Maidstone, it seems, objected to pay Mr. Cooper for his pro- fessional services connected with the conduct of the election. Mr. Mowatt and Mr. Adair paid. Cooper brought actions ; Lord Maidstone compro- mised by paying the claim and costs of the suit. Mr. Slade, on "prin- ciple," refused to follow his colleague's example. When the auditor pub- lied the election accounts, it appeared that Mr Slade had paid the tra- velling expenses of fifteen voters. Cooper then brought his action, also on " principle," admitting that if his claim had been paid he should not have done so. Mr. Baron Parke suggested that a special case should be framed for the opinion of the Court above as to the legality of these payments of travelling expenses; but he did not approve of the course taken by the plain- tiff. Finally, a verdict was given on two counts of the declaration, charg- ing the defendant with giving money to a voter to induce him to vote.

Mr. Hall, the Recorder of Doncaster, has obtained heavy damages, at York Assizes, from the Great Northern Railway Company, for the hurts he sustained by an " accident" near Leeds last January. In consequence of some self-acting points not acting, Mr. Hall's train left the line, and his carriage broke through a wall, and fell a depth of twenty-seven feet. Mr. Hall was dreadfully hurt. His head and face were much cut and bruised, the right thigh was fractured, as also the left leg, and both his right and left arms. His clothing had to be literally cut off him, and his sufferings were most severe. He lay on his bed for eight weeks, being scarcely able to move, and he was unable to leave his room for some weeks afterwards. The cost of his medical attendance amounted to between 4001. and 5001. In addition to being Recorder of Doncaster, it was stated that he had considerable prac- tice on the Northern Circuit, and that he sustained serious loss in not being able to pursue his profession, and that his business went into other hands. It was attempted to be shown that there was no negligence on the part of the Company. The Jury assessed the compensation at 45001.

Simpson and another, clerical agents, brought an action at the Lewes As- sizes against Mr. Lamb, barrister, to recover 7501., commission on the sale of a living at Idea in Sussex. Mr. Lamb had entered into negotiations with Simpson for the sale of the living, but subsequently sold it himself. Simpson claimed half the amount of the oommission, 15001., which would accrue from the price he proposed to sell the living at-15,0001. Lamb de- murred: hence the action. Mr. Justice Cres.swell held that the claim for a commission could not he made until the sale was actually negotiated. Plaintiffs nonsuited. '

A mysterious case of poisoning has occurred at Great Burden, near Dar- lington. Mrs. Wooler, wife of a gentleman of property, was very ill; several medical men attended her ; after a time, from the symptoms, they believed that the lady was suffering from repeated small doses of poison,— by whom administered they could not surmise. At length the patient died, and a post-mortem examination proved that Mrs. Wooler had swallowed arsenic. At the inquest, Dr. Jackson stated that Mr. Wooler had a " me- dicine-basket" in his possession, in which there was an arsenical prepara- tion and other poisonous compounds. Dr. Henzell expressed an opinion that Mr. Wooler was not affectionate to his wife—was not grieved at her death. Mr. Wooler also was a witness. He complained of the insinuations and statements of the surgeons, and protested that he would have spent a thousand pounds to preserve his wife 'is life. The "medicine-basket" was produced—it contained no poisons. The fury returned a verdict that "de- ceased died from the effects of an irritant mineral poison, but how or by whom administered there was no evidence to convince them." They ex- onerated the medical attendants from all blame.

Two boys, Fitzpatrick and Breen, only ten years of age, have murdered another boy, Fleeson, seven years old, at Liverpool. During a quarrel, Fitzpatrick knocked down the sufferer by a blow on the head with a brick, and again struck him while on the ground ; Fleeson became insensible ; Fitzpatrick and Breen then threw him into a canal, where he was drowned. The body was subsequently found in a dock with which the canal com- municates. The boys have been committed for the murder.

Miss Weatherby, a young lady, has fallen from a cliff at Broadstairs sixty or eighty feet high—she was killed on the instant. Just before the disaster, she had been warned not to walk so near the edge of the treacherous chalk— in vain.

There was a very violent storm at Halifax on Monday evening. Such torrents of rain fell that the streams in the vicinity were flooded, and bridges and other buildings were swept away. At least :three persons perished in the brook Hobble.