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    It is well known that King Louis PHILLPPEE has promised to pay her
Majesty a visit this autumn. It is now understood that his majesty will
embark at Treport, in the month of September, for this country. His
Majesty will be accompanied by two ships of 74 guns, and four or five
steamers, and will land at Portsmouth, whence he will proceed by
railway to the station nearest to Windsor. His Majesty will remain
eight days at Windsor, and will not visit London.



    The annual meeting of this Society commenced at Southampton on
Tuesday, when the attendance was very numerous, exceeding indeed all
expectation. The distance is so great as to deprive the proceedings of
all interest for this locality, and we do not perceive the names of any
northern competitors amongst the successful candidates.

At a public meeting held on Wednesday, the establishment of an
Agricultural College in connection with the Society was resolved upon.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge attended the show.



We observe that Mr. JAMES has now finally absented himself from
Parliament for the session. After a very scanty attendance in his
place, and being absent on all those questions in which the interests
of his constituents were concerned, - although he was sedulous and
noisy enough when he had the slave trade and his own interests to
advocate, - the honorable member has withdrawn himself to Brussels.

 Dr. Charles LOCOCK, first physician-accoucheur to her Majesty, has arrived at Windsor, and taken up his residence at the house of the Rev. D. F. MARKHAM, one of the canons of Windsor, and within the precincts of the castle.
 Dr. FERGUSON, second physician-accoucheur, and Sir James CLARK, Bart.,  one of the physicians in ordinary to the Queen have also arrived. Miss. LILLEY, who has been again engaged as her Majesty's monthly nurse, has been staying at the Castle. Her Majesty is still able to take her daily walks in the grounds adjoining the Castle and her Royal Consort.
      Two engines to be attached to two special trains have been commanded to be kept in constant readiness, with their steam up both day and night, at the Paddington terminus of the Great Western Railway, to start at five minutes notice for the Slough Station, to convey the great officers of State to Windsor Castle, from town on the occasion of the accouchment of her Majesty.
 A powerful alarm has just been  fixed at the Galvanic Telegraph Office at Paddington, communicating with the telegraph at Slough, for the purpose of arousing the attendant who sleeps at the office, in the event of a telegraphic express reaching the terminus from Windsor during the night. A trusty person has also been appointed to remain in attendance in the office of the Slough station the whole of the night.
 It is computed that a message can be expressed by the aid of the telegraph from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace in twenty-five minutes.



About 1,500 men are at present engaged in completing and repairing the

great Caledonian Canal, and their operations have in some respects been

facilitated by the late drought, which has reduced the waters of Loch Oich to a

lower level remembered by the memory of man, and thus rendered more easy the

removal of a subaquatic forest which has been discovered in the course of a

channel through the lake.

Some hundreds of trees of all sizes have been dragged out of this watery

bed, where they had lain for centuries, consisting chiefly of the finest

black oak - some of the logs 3 1/2 feet in diameter, other 25 to 30 feet long,

and several in high preservation, whilst others were charred by fire. A few

logs artificially hollowed out apparently to serve as canoes, were also got




A few days ago a boat's crew of the enterprising nautics of St. Monance,

Scotland, captured a sea eagle - a creature never before witnessed by the

oldest fisherman. This rare prodigy had made a hapless plunge beyond it's

province on a catering expedition, and in it's aquatic gambols became entangled in

the meshes of a turbot net, when instinct, craft, and energy entirely failed

to effect a release from it's inglorious bondage.

The computed length of this tenant of the deep was about four feet from

one extreme to the other, it had a brace of piercing eyes and a pair of

Jerusalem wings with which it plied in the fathomless abyss of the ocean, as it's

nominal relative traverses the aerial regions of infinitude. We understand

that this peculiar fish has been sent to the grand museum of the modern Athens.