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Mary Devine, a paper in the Cleveland work-house, last week jell heir to $11,000, and suddenly became an object of solicitous interest.

The people of Madison county, Va., at their last Court, adopted a resolution against sending a Representative to Congress from that District.

There was a tornado in Memphis, Tenn Friday evening, by which several houses and one or two steeples were badly damaged.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed on Wednesday last, a Metropolitan Police bill for the city of Philadelphia.

Woodruff, Democrat, is elected to Congress in the Fourth District of Connecticut, by eighty majority.

Thornton Hunt, (son of Leigh Hunt,) recently on a visit to this country, is about to publish a book of his experiences while here.

The carpenter shop of Alfred Taylor, at Lynchburg, Va., was destroyed by fire on the 4th inst. Loss $2,000.

Hons. E. S. Martin and Fayette McMullen are stumping the 12th District of Virginia, for Congress.

Miss Dix, the philanthropist, visited the public institutions of Nashville, Tenn., last week, with the wife of Hon. Jno. Bell.

A little girl was badly frightened in Cleveland a few nights ago by seeing a "ghost," and has since died.

At the municipal election in Staunton, Va., on the 3d inst., N. K. Trout was elected Mayor.

John Happs was killed by Henry Rewland, over a game of "forty-fives" in New York, Monday.

Among the gentlemen who congratulated Mrs. Yelverton on the issue of her trial, was Mr. Yelverton, Sen.

It is rumored that the Duke of Newcastle will succeed Lord Canning as Governor-General of India.

Commodore Pope's son, Percival Pope, has been appointed Second Lieutenant in the Army.

H. Crupper, of Va., has been appointed a first-class clerk in the U. S. Land Office.

M. Bonaparte Patterson has been elected a member of the Paris Jockey Club.

Common salt is a most simple and excellent agent for croup.

France has fifteen iron-eased steamers.

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