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Last Saturday the yacht Mayfly, of Cowes, was run down off Dungeness by the steamer Valhalla, of West Hartlepool. The captain of the yacht and three others were drowned.

The Royal Humane Society's bronze medal has been presented to Henry Wise, of Queen's-road, Chelsea, for saving a man who had fallen into the Thames from a steam-boat at Westminster Pier on April 22 last.

The general arrangements for the meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute at Carlisle, next Tuesday, Aug. 1, under the presidency of the Bishop of Carlisle, are now completed. The following places amongst others, will be visited, during the week:—Kirkoswald Church and Castle, "Long Meg and Her Daughters," Brougham Castle, "Arthur's Round Table," Mayborough, Yanwath Hall, Lowther Castle, Penrith Castle, Dalston Hall, Rose Castle, Birdoswald Camp (Amboglanna), the Roman Wall, Lanercost Priory, "Towner Tye," Naworth Castle, Hexham Priory, Maryport, Housesteads Camp (Borcovicus), Northumberland Lakes, Melrose, Abbotsford, and Dryburgh Abbey.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.122