CARDIFF. ATTEMPTED BUUGI.ARY.—On Sunday evening 1-st. between the hours of five and six o'clock, the attention of P.C. ( avit, while on duty on the Roath road, was at- tracted by the movements of two men, who weie also -viewed with suspicion by a young miln in the service, f Mr. Dobson, who joined the constable in watching them. It soon became evident that they had felonious de.-igns upon the residence of Mr. Edmonds, of DufTrjn V IHII., whose family had left for chapel but having misgivings that their proceedings were suspected, they decamped. One of them. an elderiv man, who gave his name as "William Thomas, of Worcester," was, however, cap- tured by Cavit, who was convinced that lie was right by finding a "jemmy" in his pocket. When searched at the Police Station, a remarkably neat collection of in genious implements for housebreaking purposes were found in his pocket, including a variety of skeleton keys and picklocks, and a kn fe, wi h different blades, ingeni- ously adapted for screwing into various positions, and suited for cutting wood in different directions. The pri- soner had been seen ab, ut a fortnight previously, in company with a well known character, called Tom Stocking, and a returned convict, passing by the name of Williams, who are both in custody oil a charge of burglary at Gloucester. In getting away from the police or. that occasion, they diopped a bag, containing various housebreaking implements. SIIOPLir. rING.-Oii Tuesday evening a Paisley shawl value 21, guineas, was stolen from the shop of Mr. W Hughes Thomas, Queen-street. On Saturday a piece of bacon, weighing 201bs., was stolen from the shop of Mr. W. Thomas, Hayes. POCKET PICKING.—On Saturday a purse was stolen from the pocket of Mr. Evan Thomas, grocer, Llantriss- ant, on the platform of the South Wales Railway station. The purse contained a cheque for £ 12 9s., and 10s. in silver. On the same day, the pocket of John Fry, labourer, of Llandaff, was picked of a purse containing 2 half sovereigns and 20s. in silver, while he was standing at a "Cheap Jack's" stall in Bute-street. On Friday the pocket of John Bartlett, labourer, of Pontyguescha, was picked of 10s. while lie was in a house of ill fame in "Whitmore-lane. COURT OF QUEEN'S h sen, WEDNESDAY.— Ford v. Stone -This was an action tried before Mr. Justice Crompton, at Cardiff, at the last summer assizes, when the plaintiff obtained a verdict, the defendant having leave to move to enter the verdict in his favour. The plaintiffs were coal proprietors at Porthcawl, in Gla- morganshire, and the defendant a merchant at Taunton, in Somersetshire, and the question was as to which of the parties was to bear the loss of a cargo of coals on board a vessel which foundered in the Bristol Channel. Mr. Grove, Q.C and Mr. Bowen showed cause against the rule, which was supported by Mr. GilTard and Mr. Hughes. Lord' Campbell said the defendant hid accepted the cargo, and was bound to pay for it. The cortr:i<relied upon had never been rescinded, and the •^rendaiit must, therefore, be considered as the pur- chaser. The other judges were of the same opillion- Rule discharged. ACCIDENT BY FIRE.-On Sunday morning as a servant girl was sitting at the kitchen fire of No. 13, George- street, Docks, her dress caught, and she was so severely burned that it was necessary to convey her to the in- firmary, CARDIFF POLICE.—MONDAY. [Before W. D. BCSHELL, E-q., and Dr. EDWAHDS.] William Thomas was charged with attempting to break into the house of Mr. Edmonds, Baffryn Villa, Roath- rnad.— P.O. Cavit, Xo. 32, stated that about o'clock on Sunday afternoon, he observed prisoner and another man going to the back of the premises of Mr. Edmonds, of Duffryn iLa, wiiere they attempted to pen the garden door; their movements being altogether ot a auspicious character, the constable apprehended the prisoner, but his confederate got away. On the prisoner's person he found a jemmy," and then took him to the Police- station.— Charles Phillips, servant to Mr. Dobsoa, on the Roath-road, said that he beard one of the men say 1, the other, Come o>n. its all right lie's u;, above." Soon after this he heard a dog bark and believing there was something wrong, he told a policeman, who said he bad bean watching toe men, and witness went, with him to the placJ "'here he took prisoner.—Superintendent Stock- dale said that w!:en he received the prisoner at t'.esta- tion, he gave Lis name as William Thomas, shoemaker, from "Worcester, lit had on his person a jemmy, a life preserver, a lamp of a kind used by burglars, a complete set of skeleton keys; pair of pliers, and an ingenious in. strument furnished with three knives, for cu'ting wood. —P.C. Rowe s tid be sn»v the prisoner about a fortnight ago in company With a returned coaviet. At that lime he with au.tbcr known thief, and on being j pursued, they dropped a bundle containing articles sinihir j to these found upon the prisoner, iwo of the paiiies are now waiting their t;ial at Gloucester.— Tl.e prisoner was committed fur tit; ee months with hard labour. STEALING CANDLESTICKS.—William I boa,as plea led guilty to a charge of stealing two bra-s candlecUcks from the Unicorn Inn, Crockberbl wn. He had gone into the j kitchen and asked the servant girl for a glass of beer; j while she was getting it, a couple of candlesticks vanished from the mantel piece, but were found in the prisoner's pocket as lie endeavoured to get out through a passage. He had some weeks since been found with a shawl in his possession, which was afterwards found to be a stolen one. He u'a8 committed for six weeks' hard labour. Charles Giifhth=, charged with assaulting the police at the Docks, was let off witb a fine of os. and costs, OD promise of bettei behaviour. John Hug"1 s> a "ell-known character, was charged with steaiiLg a piece of bacon from the shop of Mr. Thomas, grocer, 11aYlS, on Saturday night. The uitcon ■was lost while the shopman went in to tea, and the pri- soner was observed iiangino about the door for more than half an hour; but there beuig no evidence of the actual theft, he was dismissed. BRUTAL As.AULT.-John Couy was charged with riotous conduct at the Greyhound tavern, ndgc-atreet, and assaulting the servant girl. It appear- -tint when the defendant was leaving the house, he brojee a lamp the servant wanted him to come bf.ck to sc'tl 1 '?r 't, vhen he seized lurhy the hair of her head, an "'c ed her on htr chest with such violence that she was una .e to speak for several hours, and unable to attend at t ie po ice court. Mr. Owen, who appeared for the defence, attempted to persuade the magistrates, with mere ingc- nU1 that the injury sustained by the girl was accidental, Urere having been a general row on the Eird'labour. eundant Wf's committed for two months' Thomas Williams, n, oi i ci i w.c I, na'^>d of the Shakespeare tavern, t tVo oVln P^r^itting drinking in his house at U o-o clock on Sunday morning. The police had great oi uc y ,u<jtlI|g an entrance, and when they got m, to .no a e breeds. of domestic uteu.ils and drinking cip«, "n9 of a rather extensive scrimmage, and the landlady was ln hysterics from the excitement, or from a blow. ^mtd 40s. and costs. Mrs. Johanna Allen, lanulady of the Cork and Water- I ,ll a CI- ford Tavern, was charged with Ttowing persons to drink in her house after 12 o'clock on Sunday night. p.g "Wines and P. C. Austin clearly proved the case. 2vlr. Owen defended, and it being the firs' offence, Mrs. Alien Waadischargtd with a caution. William Clarke, landlord of the Rose and Thistle, Maria-street, was convicted of allowing drinking ia his hoase during the hours of divine service on Sunday, the 2nd instant, and was fined 20s. and costs. Michael Welsh, a young but tall and powerful Irish- man, was chatged with wilful damage to the property of his molher-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, who described herself as a 'one woman." On Christmas Eve he had relieved hiuiseif of his exuberant pints by beating his wife and breaking his mother-in-law's clock and crockery ware, which lie accomplished so thoroughly that she had not a single cup left to take her tay with." The de- ^enaant set up a claim to the furniture as his own, "j6' Carriage settlement," but it proved to be only a verbal with conditions which bad n(,t been iuialled. Defendant was therefore fined 15s. and costs, aDd in default" as committed to prison for one month.
THE IRON, COAf., AND GENERAL TRADES. SOUTH WALES.—The year on which we are just enter- ing h;,s opened under far more favourable circumstances than its predecessor. No panic is exercising a prejudicial influence over trade, and no destructive strikes have taken place for some months. The markets are, generally speaking, firm; and the depression which existed to a greater or lesser degree throughout the last year is gradu- ally pa sing away. Speculators are more confident and all clasps look forward hopefully to a complete restora- tion of that activity which we have enjoyed, with occa- sional interruptions, for so many years. A careful review of our present position justifies us in anticipating a year of prosperity. Trade h as been conducted on sound prin- ciples, excessive speculation has not been indulged in, and although new enterprises have been undertaken, in- vestigations of the most searching character have previ- ously been conducted. In some parts of Glamorganshire slackness is exp-iiienced at the present moment, but this cannot occasiou surprise, the season considered. From Aberdare the strongest complaints come, the orders being rather few an,. tar between on the whole, however, an improvement has csrtamly taken place, and it will become decided as the spiing approaches. The large works are j^oing on steadili, better accounts reaching us from EL>b>v a.e, ljlcUoa, IJlaenavon, and Xantyglo. The wages have not been increased, but fu 1 work is in most instances given The coal trade is not in a very satisfactory state, t-toam cod being disposed of at lower rates than the owners have usually accepted.— Mining Journal. The Admiralty require the supply of 3,500 tons of South \Y ales coal, 'or the Ltoyal Navy Feb. 8. IKONHASTEUS' QUARTERLY 'MEETING. — WOLVER- HAMPTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING.—The usu-U quarterly meeting of th', ironmasters of this district was lltJll in this town, this afternoon. The attendance of the trade was not numerous and the prevailing opinion appeared to be that, there was scarcely so much buoyancy as ex- ist ed a fortnight ago. Prices were, notwithstanding, very firmly maintained—in that respect uoietrogression whatever being apparent. The slight check which has been expe- rienced is not an unhealthy indication, but may possibly be useful to prevent that speculative action of which the germs were visible at the preliminary meeting. It is not easy to arrive at any conclusion as to ths amount of busi- ness done to-day but some very fair contracts were given out, and auiongst consumers geueraliy there is a feeling of ¡ confidence that prices are not likely to recede. All the principal makers are pretty full of orders within the last week or two many having come in fr >m Australia, the United States, and from India; aud shippers are ma- nifesting a disposition to increase their operations. The unpleasant turn which matters have unexpectedly taken in connection with European politics was a good deal dis- cussed at this meeting, hut the prevailing feeliug appeared to lie that the prospects of the iron trade generally are sufficiently good lo allay any apprehensions as to the fu- ture. Ironstone and coal are in active demand prices haviug a teudency upwards As regards manufacturers' quarter-day, this has been the most healthful one expe- uencodiortheltst fifteen months Accounts were well paid The Wolverhampton fac: ors are in good spirits, ami many of the manufacturers are busy, they having a good supply of orders beforehand. THE SHIPPING TRADE.—(From Mr. W. M. Basdon's Circular," Great St. Helen's, London).—At the close of 1858, shipowners found themselvos almost without a single opening where their vessels could be profitably employed. The question arises,—What is the Cause? Some reply, the competition of foreigners," and there- fore ask for that relief which Government is empowered to give, in virtue of a clause, contained in the Act, made at the time of the repeal of the Navigation Laws, re- quiring nations not doing s,), either to reciprocate the free-trade principles which we adopt, or to be excluded from participation it them this seems fair and equita- ble and if it ever was, or ever will be necessary, it is so now, or else i s introduction can only ba regarded as a nominal, and not as any real protection, to the British shipowner. But, excluding the American coasting trade, to what extent would its enforcement relieve the present position of shipowners? Very slightly. And, if so, the want of it cannot be the great cause of the depression Has it not chiefly arisen from the exceedingly small corn- pass into which trade was thrown by the panic of 1857 ? The commencement of 185S bad to record failures during the previous throe months almost unparalleled in num- ber and extent prices of all staple articles of import fell too low to be worth importing confidence was lost, and a iiuiliber of houses, previously chartering, were thus for a time, if not altogether, withdrawn from the trarket throughout the year, these influences have had the effect of reducing employment for shipping into its narrowest limits ;-in other words, stagnation of trade" has been followed by its natural result. The stimulus given to business during years prior to 1857, led to the increase of British and foreign vessels very considerably, which has ao5r;lvated the depression, and serves to retard its re- moval but as the number of British ships built last year was small, ami the number lo-st large, this will help to some extent in counteracting the over-buil iing of previ- ous years. A revival of business wid undoubtedly mili. Da*e *"3 we rst of the shipowners' burdens at the same time, if reciprocity,and the removal of some of those vexatious regulations and liabilities, general arid local, which now harass and impede the British shipowner, result from the present movement, the adversity of Tie past year will not have been without its advantages. There appears to be a feeliug that the present year will witness a gradual improvemeut in the shipowners' posi- tion-hopes are entertained of somewhat butter freights from tho Hal tic &n<i Nr otth American ports. THE MANURE TRADE.(From "Mr. John Kaeu'i Cii- cular," Leadenhall-street, London).—A review of the ma- nure trade of the past year, as compared with that of 1857, presents it in a similar aspect with other branches of commerce, althoagh the causes which have led to the depression in this department are of a different character. It was natural that lie unprecedented demand for all kinds of artificial fertil zers, during the sprinc of the latter year, arising partly from the high price farmers had beeu getting for their produce, and partly from the scarcity of guano, f-hould lead manufacturers to anticipate a similar amount of business last spring, hC,1 to provide stocks accorc tngly. It soon became evident, however, as the season advanced, that there would bo a great falling off in the consumption. The heavy fall iu grain, and in the autumn the failure of the root crop, rendered farmers un- willing to part with their money for manures, throughout the year. It seems scarcely necessary to point out the im- policy of such a course, and it is to be hoped practical agri- cnlturisls will in future understand their own interests better than to think "f depriving the soil of the veiy means necessary to render it productive. In these times, "hen the British farmer has to encounter competition from so many <luarteIS, it is not hy parsimonious cukir.vioi], but. by a judiciously liberal expenditure of capital, that he can hope to hold his own. Probably in no year has so great a quantity of rubbish been parsed off upon consumers as in 1857. A better state of things prevailed last s asou and such parties have themselves been the greafest'suf ferers, from the impossibility of getting rid of their stocks. No doubt every means will be used to pass off these stocks in the course of the coming season, and I therefore take the opportllniiyof recommending my friends to send tin ir orders only to firms of kuowlI standing and respectability. Price is no criterion of quality. —for whilst on the one hand bad manure is offered a- very low, on the other it is so d at extravagnutly high figures." THE FUNDS, the writer of the city article in the of Wednesday, remarks that While the depre ciation in the French funds, caused by the policy of the Emperor Napoleon, has been five percent., it has been two per cent, in those of England, three per cent in Rus- sian, five per cent, in Sardinian, five or six per cent. in Austrian, and about three per cent, ill Turkish. Altoge- ther it may be estimated that the nominal value of pro- perty invested in public stocks and shares quoted in the European markets has beeu diminished about sixty mil- lions sterling. This is the first instalment that Europe pays to gratify the desires of the only one of her rulers who claims to represent the principles of popular sovereignty and univers.1 suffrage." The fuuds again fluctuated extensively on Wednesday, but prices showed a slight recovery at the close. A panic was, however, apparent throughout the hours of business, and it was only iu the later momeuts that quotations so suddenly rallied. At one period there was a drop of three- eighths per cent., then a recovery of nearly one per cent., and finally the quotation of Consols was to i better than the final prices last night. Foreign stocks and shares varied to an equal exteiii, but generally exhibited depres- sion. Owing to the excessive depression at tho Stock Exchange Messrs. Power and Weatherby were declared to be uuable to meet their engagements. I GLASGOW PIO IRON MARKET, WEDNESDAT.—The market has be. n firmer to-day, and 53s. 3 I. cash, an,1 53s. 6.1. one month were bid, c using steady. No. 1, G. M. B., 52s. No. 3, G. M. B., 52s. A further dividend of 2s. in the pound (making 9s. 6d. announced up to the present time) has been declared on the estate of Messrs. Sanderson, S-mdei son, and Co bill discounters, who failed in t ,e crisis of 1857.
FIllE AT INDSOR CASTLE.—On Saturday night the SO:I Of K.-v. I", d Wriothesley Russell uncon- sciously left f'19 candle burning on retiring lo bed, and was awoke by -us bed-clothes catching fire, fortu- nately just i" tl!rle t0 .tn«ke bis escape and give the alarm. The house in which i.ris young gentleman was sleeping belonged to ti e Rtv. Kederick Anson, canon, and is situated in the cloisters in the lower ward. By the energetic exertions of toose who heard the alarm eivrn the firo was got under before extending to another apartment but the whole ot the furniture of ,he bed- room was consumed. A NAIVE CONFESSION*.— young lady this « Kiss- mass" somewhat surprised her partner by expressing a decided aversion to moustachios. On einD pres»e to give her reason for it, she at first fenced off the question by declaring that a lady needs no reason for disli ing things. On being further questioned, she glanced silly at the misletoe, and then darting an aich look a cr partner's anxious face, on which the most luxuriant of moustachios had been cultivated, she replied, with charming ndivt/t! Well, I don't mind telling you. It IS ecause they, oh, so tickle one !"—Punch. EXTRACT Fit'-M A "PIUZE TALE."—Beautifully gcr- hird!8 f ?? l'le SUnSel sky the last notes of the summer I -1 upon tlle ear a8 they retired to their resting h v» ■ T t'e K,rt et? freest, and every where whispered ot JUL hw »h°0 A 'OV0 'n a beautiful garden, re- galed by the odor of a thou-and flowers. Gently I drew my arm around her delicate waist, and was about to imprint a salute upon her lips, when she looked at me sauci.y in the eves and with a smile upon her counte- nance she eaid Dou't,' and I cfon'Ud
QJUï icttcc liar. fThe correspondence published in this column must not be always considered necessarily in conformity with the prin- ciples or opinions of the journal.1 MAINDEE NEW CHURCH. [TO THE EDITOR, OF THE MERLIN AND SILURIAN.] SIK,—In noticing the reply of the Hon. Secretary, in your last week's publication, I am glad to find I am spared the necessity of a long communication—Mr. Llewellin having in no way disputed the facts stated in my letter. I am quite willing the public should de- ci Ie as to whether the course pursued by him and Mr. Logan was so "fair, regular, and straightforward" as pretended. As Mr. Llewellin was in so communicative a mood, I wish he had added to his quotation from Mr. Scott's .letter a copy of the letter accompanying the plans to London, and also some information as to how Mr. Scott's name as referee was originally suggested. Of these documents Mr. Llewellin twice refused me a copy and I was not a little surprised when I found mv version of Mr. Scott's letter referred to as a pseudo version." I should have been most happy to h ;ve quoted verbatim had not the possibility been so denied me but, however, I can see no material diiierence in the two versions. Mr. LIewellin is quite welcome to his novel character of furnishing advice gratis," which I am sorrv I can only regard as of the value such advice generally is. lie is also welcome to his own individual opinion as to the comparative merits of the competition plans it is only the method he and Mr. Logan have taken to force that opinion on the committee that I have complained of. It was to be expected, of course, that Mr Lleweliin would !na';e the most of the complimentary reference to Mr. Logan but I will undertake to say that, in making ihat reference, the committee never dreamt that their selection of plans would be disputed; and I will also venture to add that the selection so made, and duly published, was perfectly satisfactory to all the subscribers to the building fund, with the exception of Mr. Llewellin and his two compeeis. With respect to Mr. Logan and his strange charge against me, of attacking his private character, I have o.J never attacked his private character—that being totally unknown to me. I have spoken as I thought fit uf Mr. Logan's puolic conduct, as a member of a building committee who solicit public subscriptions for a public object; and until Mr. Logan can dispute my statements, I must adhere to my opinion. That Mr. Logan is a considerable contributor to the proposed church is, no doubt, ve/y meritorious but the proposed church will cost, including land and ap- proaches, £ .'3,000, of which Mr. L ,gan and his partner give one-fifth. Surely the remaining four-fifths a.re entitled to some voice. Mr. Logan states how he de- termined" this and the other thing. I would suggest to Mr. Logan that a little less determination," and some- what more consideration for the opinions and feelings of otheis, would be ni re appropriate to the occasion. I also beg to deny the charge of imputing improper motives to Mr. G. G. Scott. This is a ghost of Mr Logan s own raising. Mr. Scott is a gentleman and any architect conversant with the battle of the styles would have perfectly understood the allusion made as not intended in any offensive sense and I beg to assure Mr. Logan that Mr. Scott's name and well-earned fame are far above any defence of his. With respect to the apology demanded of me with such terrible energy, did [ not know Mr. Logan to be a gentleman of generally grave demeanour, I should sup- pose he was perpetrating a wicked joke at my expense. I was under the impression—it would seem a wrong one —that, considering all the circumstances, if there were any apology at all in the matter, it was due to me, seeing that owing to his strenuous interference, and that of his^/tfs Achates, I am deprived of the fair reward of icy time and labour, and stand in the position of which Mr. Llewellin calls a losing competitor." I have now done with this affair, and sincerely hope thatthechurchwhenbuiltwill be as satisfactory to all concerned as Mr. Llewellin states it will be (it will be necessary, however, for that consummation, that the proceedings be conducted a little more en regie than has hitherto been the case) and when the long hoped for Maindee Church has been duly built, consecrated, and used for divine worship, none will be more ready to express their satisfaction than, Sir, your obedient servant, R. G- THOMAS.
THE HOMELESS POOR. The writer of the admirable article which appeared in the Times of the 21th ult., on the condition of the home- less poor in London, again calls the attention of the public in the Times of Wednesday last, to the want suffered by outcasts who cannot command the bare necessaries of life. Many of our readers are aware that in consequence of the publication of the first article numerous contributions from charitable persons were sent towards the Field-lane refuges and other charities, and on Wednesday it was stated that the total amount contributed to all societies was JE7,917 14s. 3d. Of this large su:n £ 5,o00 was sent to the Field-lane refuges, which the Times writer particularly described. The secretary writes to say that considerable additions will be made to the charity—a larger building has been taken, and more relief will be afforded to the destitute poor. He appeals for annual subscriptions from the benevolent towards carrying out these plans. Those of oar readers who have but an imperfect idea of the deplorable and utter destitution which thousands i in London suffer, will do well to read the following from the powerful article in Wednesday's Times. The writer is speaking of the tenements iu the neighbourhood of Field-lane :—■ Groping your way up the steps, you enter a room where the ceiling is broken the walls ire foul and dirty, but, nevertheless, all parts that can be washed are scrubbed HS white as labour can make them. Pacing to and frowithweary steps is a tall thin woman hushing an infant on her breast, that is ill to death with scarlet fever. Huddled togetner near a dim fire of rags and cinders, the material j of which they have beer, all d,.y long colitciing, are two poor little girls; in the corner of the roam is an old mattress, which was sent them a few days since by a benevolent gentleman, but beyond this, there is nut a vestige of fnmiture or food in the p!ac^. The wo nan's tale is soon tol l, for it is a very common one. Her husband had been out of work a month, and while still wearily looking for it day by day, he slipped np.).. a lice of orange peel and fractured his ankle b.idlv. IJe is in the hospital, and she is allowed 2s. a- veek aud t .vo loaves by the parish. Tho 2}. pays the rent, the two loaves barely keep life within iierseif aud children. When we saw them it was Monday ni^ht, and none had tasted tood since Sunday morning, wife tl they h d two pouuls of bread among tiiem all. Yet the wo nan was full of hope, for she had a bread-ticket that would give her a quartern loaf next day, and they counted the minutes with hungry anxiety till the time of that little plenty should arrive. She said, too, ia trem- bliog accents which belied her hopes, that she kne-v her infant would be betu-r in a day or two, when she would go out herself, and God would surely send her some- tiling to keep her babies alive. But this is aa every-day j sample of distress-all London is full of t-uch. Let us go a little deeper into the purlieus of this wretched neighbourhood, The courts are so narrow that no two persons can naik abreast, and even this little space is encroached upon by old fruit barrows and baskets, the Capital and stoc:c-iu-trade of the poorest costermongers, who harbour here. You may pass through arches where the thieves of this quarter nightly ass.-mble to share the proceeds of their crime, or plan fresh deeds of vio- lence and outrage, till at last the labyrinth terminates in a blind alley furl ot tne filtaiest refuse. At the end of this is a small smitay and two ruinous little buildings, which were old even when Jonathan \Vild's house st od near the n, a d the Fleet ditch was a stream up which the barges came. The doors of these houses are al- ways open,so you enter at once into a room like a cellir on the ground, where a man with his wife aud four children are lying together. A few cinders which have been merci- fully given them from the smithy are burning in the grate, and near the cherished warmth of this, on two old chairs — tbe only articles of furniture in the wretched vault- lies a fast-dying child. fhe other children are crouched beneath the chairs one that fractured his arm a fort- ago has the utile hmb in splints, and, wrung with pain and hunger, adds h;s wailing to me convulsive coughs and strugghngs which mark how rapidly death's hand is closing on his little brother. There needs no tale to say what these must suffer. The father, a poor object, with scarce a month's rife in his worn frame, is in the last stage of consumption the mother is incapacitated by a racking illness from even moving about, and so with their ciiiidien they are starving siowly. The husband said he had told his f,ip-ous tale to the guarfti.nsof Cierkenvvell aud asiied for a little-fo, any outdoor relief; but they replied, to use hia own words, that he was a bodiedablc man, who must suppoit his wife and firnily," and refused even the miserable aid of one small loaf. When we saw the family the poor woman was worse thun usu:ll, f'jr she had that (hy taken lie dying chi,d through log and wet, with scarce a gaiment to protect its thin frame !rl.!1 tl, biting air, to s- e the union doctor. 8:11: leaved such exp-'suse would kill the baby, but, as she truly s.id, what could she do? A gentleman had calkd upon her a few days before and given her some tiacts, and these, with medicine for the sick, were the only things except the ohairs in that close und fetid r om. XoL one of its miserab'e occupants had tisted anght save water fur six-anu-twenty hours. In tne same house, and in tho room above that 'Ie have just visited — wlierw the thin tracked floor lets through, with terrible distinctness, the moans and sulfonating struggles of the siek cliild below —lives a widow and four children. This garret presents a most curious aspect, for its corners are filled i with scraps and fragments of paper, r^s, and cloth of every shape and colour, which the children are sorting out into separate heaps, while the widow superintends them all, and works iierseif. lire whole family gain their living—if such tlow death deserves 'hat term — bv rising early in the morning, when the widow and her children go forth, and each taking a certain district, wait till the city warehouses are swept out, when thev care- fully watch and gather up the rubbish of paper and rags whichiscustintotheatreets. Until near midday all are thus occupied, when each returns with a little bundle to the garret where they dwell, and they pass the remainder 01 the time till night in sorting out end drying :e pro- ceeds of their labour. Oil a fine day, by such incessant labour, the poor woman and iier children can earn 9d. in wet or windy we other the most s.rer.uous exertions scarcely realize a sixpence. Like the rest of their neigh- hours, they feel ,tit or less severe throughout tho winter, and but for the incalculable good done by those humble tlol.:eties II hich Jls;nbute coals and bread among such hapless obj-cts would lilt-rally starve out- ri;ht. But we need scarcely continue to recapitulate such instances; the inmates of every house in the neigh- bourhood Cin tell such tales of wue—cau point to such ghas ly famishing young obj.cts round them as make one's heart bleed even to look upon. Leaving Cow-cross, we again wander through alleys, visiting house aiter house, where every room discloses fresh scenes of woe, aId where hunger and sickness seem to reign suprem*, and ravage unchecked among their miserable occupants. We hare g;a lualiy described j a complete circle from the place at wrieh we started, aud are now again near the Field-lane ragged school, wireie you can just hear the monotonous chant of the children drawling forth, Tweniy pence are one and eightpence, airu ao on upwards till tirey reach amounts in peuce which tho poor c iiidren will uever know save in their multiplication tables. Near here stmds a wretched hoase, the old and broken stairs of which arc almost dan- gerous to mount. At the top garret of all, upon a floor so frail and shattered that it is no longer safe for any, sits a poor woman with an infant across her knees, and three children huddled close to her for warmth upon the floor arouud her. The place is deadly cold, fur there is no tire in the room, bat as the child upon her lap is sick and dying, the mother has borrowed a small candle from a neighbour and by its dim light watch, s in silence the painful workings of her child s features. Her c <se is very sad. Her husbaud has broken a blood-vessel, and is in a hospital dying. She has 2s. a-week and two loaves from the parish, but 1.. 61. of this goet, in rent, and she w ita her infants are slowly bat very surely dying of starvation. But it was neither hunger, cold, nor sick- ness which had bowed this woman to despair—it was the (onduct of her eldest boy, her favourite, her hope, and her pride, who once, she said, had been so good, but latter ,y had fallen into low company, and was now a thief, and cons'an tlv in prison. Tue term of his last imprison- ment, fur suspicion, only for suspicion,she s.ud, was up that very morning, and she had written to tire gover- nor of the gaol, imploring him to make her hoy come home to her at once but it was night, and still be had not come. It was early yet, she taiJ he might have got work, and would be home a little late-she was sure he had got work, and turning to oar kind eondllctùr, shu said with trembling accents, Don't you think he's got work, Sir isn't it that keeps him out so late ?' Still lire forebodings of her heart misgave her, aud crying Oh Jemmy, Jemmy, if you have gone wr ong again, 'twill kill me,' she hid her face upon her liule child, and sobbed as if her heart was breaking. We a e under the ragged school again, and the little children who have come from homes such as we have seen, and languished through one day's more misery and want, are preparing to leave, some for the refuge beneath, some to the still greater destitution of their own foul rooms. They are singing a most plaintive hymn before they part, and you cau distinguish the melancholy ca- dence or their little voici s as they say — What tho' we suffer here below, There's Oue above looks down with love, And He'll have pity on our woe, When we meet Him in the promised land, For we have a home in the promised laull, For we have a home in the promised land, When Our Lord calls we shall arise To meet Him in the promise land.' Will this narrative console Lord Ebury's startled feelings, and diminish the grief in which be'deplores tbe spirit in which these artides are wntter¡ t With such scenes aruund us, we must learn to look with more t qua- niwity upon the spiritual destitution of the Ashantees and strive for the day when we shall have as many and as well paid missionaries among our own poor as we have now among the blacki. We at least have shown the path it rests with the public to follow it. Most earnestly do we hope that some higher good than mere donations will result from these appeals, and that that great time which comes to all may not find us with our duties to the poor still unfulfilled when we meet them in the pro- mised land.'
TIIE APPROACHING SESSION OF PARLIA- in MENT. Several matters of great interest will be brought before the Jlou-e of Commons, very shortly after the commence- ment of the approaching session of Parliament. Sir Arthur Elton will move a series of resolutions, affirming that the House, considering the law of Church-rates to be productive of frequent strife and litigation, deems it allvisable to prohibit the levying of Church rates, and to confide, the maintenance of the fabric of the Church to the zeal and liberality of the clergy and laity and that, in order to afford every facility for the free txc-r- cise of that liberality, it is expedient that in every parish the incumbent and churchwardens should form a corpo- ration, with power, notwithstanding the Mortmain Laws, to hold property, granted or bequeathed for tiie purpose of providing for the maintenance of the perish church. liiehon. baronet will suggest, that the authority of the present vestry, in every parish, with reference to the parish church, shall be transferred to a new vestry, to be termed the church vestry, the present vestrv retaining its authority in secular matters and that churchwardens should be chosen exclusively from members of the ehnrch vestry. Mr. Wilson, th. Secretary to the Treasury, UlJ- der Lord Palmerston's Administration, will move f _>r a select committee to inquire in to the state of the fu: d*d and unfunded debt, and of the public income and cxpen- diture, with the view of devising the best means of'dis- chargiag in time of peace the oblig-itions contracted during the times of war, and of securing the grea>est economy cousistent with efficiency in the public service. ,u Mr. Warren will submit resolutions expressive of the opinion of the House as to she principles on which the Queen's Government in India should henceforth be conducted, with reference to the promotion of educa- tion, and the adoption of such measures as could safely be brought into cction with a view of extend- ing Christianity. Mr. H. Berkeley intends, on an early d .y. giving notice of a motion affirming the necessity of the ballot in the election of Alt tubers of Prtrliaaien*. Mr. Laurie will move for leave to brin" j a bill to extend the Corporation of London, with its ancient rights and privileges, to a radius of not less than two miles from St. Paul's Cathedra'. Mr. Tite will aiovt- for a select committee to inquire into the operation of the laws relating to the care and treatment of luna- ties, especially those so found by inquisition. Mr. Ju!:n Fitzgerald will move for leave to bring in a bill for the relief of her Majesty's subjects professing the Roman Catholic religion. Sir De Lacy Evans will draw the at.ention of the House to the report of the lv-yal Coinmi. sioa on the sale and purc hase of coramis- sions in the army, and will submit a resolution with a view to the abolition of that system. Mr. Crawford will call the attention of the house to the prac- tical working of the Merchant Shipping Law Amendment Act of 1853, with the vie w to the appointment of a select committee to inquire into the same. Mr. Dillwyn will m ve for leave to bring in a bill to amend the law re- specting endowed schools. Col. Fre.-stun will more that an humble address bo presented to her Majesty, prayi-tg that ehe wJI be graciously pleased to take into con- sideration the unfavourable position of the subalterns of the army, with a view of affording them relief. Viscount Ingi-slre will call the attention of theilouse to the present condition of the Yeomanry Cavalry of Great Britain, and will move f )r leave to bring in a bill to exempt (under certain conditions) non-commissioned officers an l privates lu the Yeomanry Cavalry from serving on juries. Air. Don .Id Nieoli will move for leave to bring in a bill to amend the drafts in the Bankers' Law Amendment Act, hy repealing the 4th clause. Air. Warren wili move for leave to b;ing in a bill to improve the administration of Criminal Justice ia the Courts of Quarter Sessions.
THROAT AFFECTioxs. —The prevalence of these very distressing and oftentimes destructive disorders for many years in this country has placed them in t e category of the most fatal English maladies. It is, therefore, most satisfactory to know that a very simple and s'tfe remedy -Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil- contain- ing peculiar curative p>inciples which therapeutic expe- rieuce has proved to be totally wanting in the Pale Oil— has been prescribed by the Faculty in numerous cases of chronic bronchitis and throat affections, and has afforded not only immediate mitigation, but has finally and effec- tually restored sr.ff.rers to permanent health.' The actual Denetii derived is thus c nciusively stated by Mr. Arthur Cridiaud, ar, eminent London su'gem in extensive practice Toe tff.-ct of Dr. de Jongh's Oil on myself iajt winter was remarkable. I sutfered from excessive irritatun of the iary x, conslqulclltry I was greatly re- duced in strength and appearance, and quite unable to attend to my professional duties. It occurred to me that tLe Oil which I was frequently prescribing would bent fit uiy own case, and after taking it a few days, its good effect commenced, and at the end of six weeks I regained my usual health aud strength, and bad entire!}' lost the laryngial irritation, which was of a most harassing and fearfully distressing character." [2722 Machinery multiplies production; Cheni try often purifies our food but npp!ianccs-in-a:'d are not always I tmpi'ovhu-nfs for instance, time was wlef, no'd Tea was readily obtainable—pure wholes-;me tcv—Dr. Samuel j Johnson like! such.; the frequenters of "Gai way's" in the days of Charles II. obtained such; a.n.d wise people seek such now. John Ciiinam n said Eiglish mer- chant like good looks," and so he made all his tea gaud looking, for he was not .-low in finding oat that it would J aid him to disguise his brown flivourless autumn L aves; for by colouring all qualities alike, he doubles his own and the merchant's profits. JUomiman ar Co. London, prefer quality before ftppcaranc and therefore import only the choice spring sorts, that have no need to be j disguised wiih po .v den-d colour —this every English l a ) drinker admits is a real improvement," as this Tea is j always good alike." It is sap; lied only in PACKETS, through Hornitnau's own AGENTS; for list of agents ia THIS LOCALITY see advertisement ia this day's paper. CONSEQUENCES CF A SNOW BVLL.— V let'er from S.iivru.j, addressed "o ihe Preoe d'Orient, contains the following account of a quasi-diolom nic dispu e between tbe Lonsu's of Austria and iaussia aixnp,a of a suo.v ia *-Qiidreu, we know are accustomed to aoru-e theaiielves with snow-balling, and one of these mi-silos has been the cause of an unfortunate event which is to day the subject of gei-,erit conversation. A youth, at- tached 'is a domestic to the service of AI Jean IhJlijiuzzi director of the Austrian post, was amusing himself \mh other children ia throwing snow-balls, when one of these innocent projectiles strurk ihe cheek of a c ni l of M. LanolF, Consul-General of Kussia, who was oil the fi'-id of ba t'e. After cries an.1 tears from the child, .Madame Ivanoff made a complaint t» Madame Fill;- puzzi, who. in her husband's absence, expresred the live- liest regrets for what had happened. Bat some seconds a Iter wards an officer from the Russian const: late, obey- ing Ihe orders of M ,d nie Ivanoff, entered Frlii- puzzi's house, and, in suite of the most energetic pro tests, seized the servant boy, and brought him to Madame Ivanoff, who chastised him, made him ,a prisoner at the Consulate, and then had him transferred to the Govern- ment prison On bearing these facts M. Filiipnzzi ad. dressed to his consul, the consul of Austria, a demand for the release of thechiid and --atisfaction for the vio'a- tion of his domicile. The Russian consul refused this sa- tisfaction, and 'he relations betweeu the two consulates were broken off in the most peremptory manner. Tht affair has been submitted to the respective ambassadors at Cons'an'inoplc. Meanwhile Mr. Bunt, the British consul, has caused this culprit of twelve years, who happens to be au Ionian subject, to be sft at libertv. Su h are the consequences ot a sauw-i all DETERMINED SUICIDE OF A RETIRED SURGEON.— A lon^ ioqui'y has been held reative to the circum- stances attending the death of Mr. John Bury, aged 63, a gentleman of in iepeadent properly, ana formerly a wen-known member uf the medical profession. Mr. 1 lioiBcis S. Hosvell s'iited tint he was a surgeon, and re- sided at Wandsworth. Oa Monday morning last lie was sent for to the decease an found hiin lyin^ ou his back in bed, partially covered by the bed clothes. Life was in bed, partially covered by the bed clothes. Life as then quite extirrc', and winess, or turning down the bed clothes, observed that the lower part of tiie body was Covered with blood, the left band being also bloody. I" the bed was a razor, which was also deeply .-t lined with idood and witness at once conc!u led that the de- ceased had received some injury. Wituess examined the bodv, and discovered an incised wound in (11e centre of the left groin, by the artery running along that part of the body. He put his finger into the wound, and considered that it was about three-quarters of an inch in deptn and one inch in length. The ar'.erv was divided The bed was completely saturated with blood the quantity which had flowed from the wound being very great. lie had no doubt the deceased inflicted tire wound with the razor, and that having been a ruedical man, he of course kllcw where to cut a vital part. lie suffered excessively from bodily pain when attucked with illness, but he geueraliy seemed perfectly rational in his conduct. The jury, after a short consultation returt.eda verdict to the effect that the deceased gentle- man committed sucide while in a sta'e of temporary mental derangement brought on by bodily pam. LIABILITY OP RAILWAY COMPANIES—At the G'asgow Small Deb;^ Court last week, the G1 .sgow and South- western liaii way Company were sued for breach of con- tract under the following circumstances :—A boy named John .\i >ab, residing at Milliken-paik, had purchased a secoiid-clats season tiiketto enable him to attend echuo I at Glasgow, and travelled thither by a particular train. The company withdrew the second-class carriage from that train, and insisted that he should travel in a third- class carriage, or pay the difference between the second and first-class fare to ride jn a first-class carriage. The company pleaded that they were entitled, by their regu lations, to make that alterations they pleased in the trains. The Sheriff, in giving this verdict, said that although the company might alter the hour of the train or even withdraw it altogether, they could not, as in this case, continue the train and withdraw the class of car- riages running at the time the contract was made.
[ro THE EDITOR OF Till, .VIEKLIX AXD SILURIAN. 1 til lit—I beg that you will be so kind us to allow me a small space in valuable paper to inform you and the public at large that the injunction to pay respect where respect is due, has been regarded recently in the town of Caiuitf. The friends and workmen eJ Mr. Edward Gwynn, master of the coal tips and b.ulast cranes, have presented him with a handsome full-size portrait of himself, as a. mark of their esteem fur the kindness which he has cfisplayed towards those around him for a period of from 12 to 14 years, during which lie has been carrying on his business and, indeed, Mr. Kditor, one of the old Welsh Bards once said, whenever there is a good situation, the English- man generally makes it his mansion, and that because the Welsh are a generation after them in carrying out some lai^e co.,tracts. The person who had the work before Mr. Gwynn, offered to make a wager of one tnousand pounds that no \Velshman could ever carry it out. But Mr. Gwynn has carried it on for the term of from 12 to 11 years, and on a scale more than six times as large as it was when he took it. Therefore, Welsh boys, take courage, and show your faculties in taking contracts, &c that you may not be considered back- wards in anything I am, Sir, your's truly, A WELSHMAN.
A MOTHER AND DALGUT^U COMMITTED FOR ull' CUILD MURDKR.—On Monday afternoon, an inquiry took place as to the cause of the death of an infant male child, whieh resul ed in the jury finding a verdict of i ful Muruer aga nst the motner. The mother of the infant was ,\íarJa Spoon; r, a single woman, a dress- maker. Ins, ector laylor, of the Manchester Police, stated that on Saturday evening he went to the house of Maria Spooner, and learnt from her mother that she was ill in bed, lie made va'ious inquiries of the mother re- specting the birth of the child, which was said to hive taken place during Friday morning last, but she stjted> that it was still-born. Mr. Charles Douglas Ferguson Phillips, surgeon, said he was called in the morning by a messenger, but gave the addiess of another surgeon. He went at noon. and was told that the confinement was over, and that the child was dead. lie as .e l to see it, and ou examining it, told both mother and daughter that it had been born alive. lie found marks under the chin, as if from thr pressure of trie thumb and two fin- gers, and extravasation of blood and. on seeing thes". he told them his telief that it had be n strangled; but both denied that such was the case. On making a post mortem examination, he found blood under the scalp, as if the child had had a fall. The lungs showed that breathing had taken place. Its head was tied down with a napkin in such a way as to conceal the marks on the throat. He was satisfied from those marks and other appearances that death had resulted from inten- tional external pressure. The elder Maria Spooner, when re< a]Ied and cautioned by the coroner, per-isted that the child was dead when she first saw it, and also that she did not know her daughter was in the family- way. The jury, in accordance with the evidence of the surgeon, returned a verdict,of Wilful .Uurder" against the mother and the daughter. A CUNVICI'S CAREER —Captain Ketchcalfe, was con- victed and sentenced to be transported for fourteen years, and in "due course" was landed in the colony of ATew South Waies. His career in Botany Bay, if tran- scribed with minute fileliiy, would warrant, perhaps, the assumption that it was the most extravagant fiction ever penned. There ivaa scarcely a crime of which lie was not guilty in Australia, and of which he was not convicted. Petty theft, burglary, forgery (he once forged the name of Sir James Dowiing, one of the judges, and was to Norfolk Island for life), and piracy—piracy on the high seas, and the most ex- traordinary case th it was ever Ijeard of in iliis world. When he was on his way to Norfolk Island, in a chartered brig, called the Wellington, under sentence of transportation f ,r life for forging tile signature of Sir James Diwling, he, one night, in n fearful gale of wind, contrived, having muffled his irons (his naval experience never deserted him) to get upon the deck, and unob- served, entered the doctor's cabin, whence he abstracted from the medicine chest a quantity of arsenic, which he tLrJw into the large copper vessel in which was made the soup for the ship's company, the convicts, fifty in num- ber, and the guard, consisting of twenty-five men of the regiment of foot then quartered in the colony of New South Wales. Oa the following day, shortly after dinner time (one p.m.), nearly every soul on board the Wellington was seized with pains so violent that they became perfectly helpless whereupon Capt. Ketchcalfe, and nine men—who, at his bidding, abstained from tasting the soup-in the n.ost quiet and deliberate manner imaginable, took possession of the vessel. Tin guard was thrown overboard l.ve. but probably dying. 1'he master, ofiicers, and sjamen belonging to the vessel shared the same fate. And then the remaining forty convicts were brought up in their iron's, and with equal remorselessness Were committed to the deep.- Welcome Guest. WARNING TO THE POLTCE.—Crinoline has become such an intolerable nuisance, that fears are entertained that it may ultimately lead to a Town and Gown Row." -Pullch. AN ARIFUL DODD-GER.-The munificence of Mr. Dodd, the eminent dust-contractor, has been described by a poor expectant, who had been building large hopes on the five acres of land promised by that gentleman to the Dramatic College, and afterwards withdrawn, as nothing less than dirt-cheap."—r«M<-A.
($rncvaiy?u,6. Mu. GLADSTOXE AND Sut J. Yorx&.—It is cur- rently reported, though we cau hardlv believe it, that Sir John Young has been recalled, and Mr. Gladstone, the present Lord Commissioner Extraordinary of the Ionian Islands, has been appointed ordinary Lord Com- missioner in his place. We admit that, after all the experience we have had, we have no right to be as- tonished at anything Mr. Gladstone may do. The readers of Faust will remember the scene where Mephis- tophe'es desires the Will of the Wisp to light him on his way, a duty the Wili of the Wisp is quite willing to undertake, only making the observation that, as his usual course is zigzag, gentlemen must not be too hard with him if he does not go quite straight. We await, therefore, further information as to the fact of this sin- gular appointment but still, after making every allow- ance, we must confess that we have heard the report with no little surprise. It must, indeed, be a strong sense of duty which can drive Mr. Gladstone to a step so liable on every side to have disagreeable construc- tions put upon it. Sir Jo.in Young \v,.s his political associate, his friend, and his folljwer. The^e tilings do not certainly prove that Mr. Gladstone ought to become Lis successor, but they furnish a very grave objection against the course which is said to have been adopted. Supposing the report to be true, 'here would be verv few men, we believe, who would be willing to act against a perfect stranger in the manner in which Mr. Gladstone has treated his predecessor. He went out, as we were officially informed, with the consent of Sir John Young, and no doubt in friendly relations with him. And what have been the results f He has killed and also taken possession. He has had the opportunity cf examining the place which his fil.d held, finds it to his ta-te, and takes possession of it. He has changed his concurrent into a sole authority, md has consented to occupy the position of the man up ,a the state of whose government he had unde.taken to krnish a repo t. We suppose we .10 snail be told that the rceau of Sir John Young had no- thing to do with the iL: rt of Mr. Gladstone, and that the question of nis op.ointment was viewed both by hi,n and Sir E, B. Lyn.:i '.s quite independent and un- connected with his antcce lent relations with the subject. But this only makes it the more strange that Mr. Glad- stone should lay himseif open to fuch misc instruction of his conduct, and place himselt in the position of the Judge who becomes the- owner of the property of the man he has condemned. — Times. STEAM THRESHING MACHINES.—A case of some im- portance has just been decided bv a bench of West Riding magistrates at O I v, in Yorkshire, involving the ques'ion as t0 the liability to toil of steam threshing machines, and the bench tLLn held that such machines were not t [rc,i after they had passed tibove two miles upon the tur.r; ;<? road, hut at be same time they granted a case i„r the opiaun of the Court of Queen's Bench upon the • -int. [t was afterwatds found that in consequence ot a dfcct in the proceedings, it would be again necessary f > raise tiie question before the magistrates. The point w„s an important "e to farmers and others, as it extend-a to a'i implements of husbandry and agricultural produ e. The charge, in the see nd it.stance, was brought Ly Messrs. Humphrey and Co., of Leeds, steam threshirg'rr.achir.e manufacturers, against Peter Todd find Joseph Jlo'.dsworth, collectors of tolls on the U'lty and Skipton turr pike-road, for having ou the 22d day of Octob r ia; u .i "A fu ly taken 3s, toi: for one of their machines passing along the turnpike-road on its way to the farm of Mr. Hunter, of Draughton, to thresh corn. Mr. G. A. Erus.y, ot Leeds, solicitor, appeared for the co.opl d.iaiils, and Mr. E. Barret, solicitor, for the defendants. It was admitted by Mr. Barrett that the tells had been taken, be' Yo contended that the toll was payable, as the machines hiid travelled above two miles upon the road. For the complainants, Mr. E--ncley con- tended that, according to ths proper construction of the Turnpike Act, thrvsoi'-g n.ael.i ;es and all other imple- ments of husbandry were exempt frotn toll, whatever distance tfciy travelled upon the road, and ULt the limi- ta i )n of the Act to two miles applied to an entirely distinct matter. After the cause had been argued at great length, the fcagistra'es came to the conclusion that the former decision n. tst be reversed, and that the threshing machine w ci ;t from toll, whatever it upon ;he r^J i bj'> thieving that the defends bad taken t!:e toll in order to have the question settled, they fined them only 1,. each and cos's. In.. IIUSH JUDICIAL BENCH.—Baroa Pennefather ha; sent inhisform-tl resignation to the Government; consequently the venerable Judge did not take his seat at the opening of term on Tuesday. There appears to be no doubt that Mr. Hsyes, the Solicitor General, will be the Xew Baron. In the Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday Mr. Justice Cramptcn, in his cLarge to the grand jury, told them that ne would not have manv more opportunities of addressing them in his juciicial capacity. It is said that in the even: of another vacancy on the bench, the Attorney-General means to hold his present office, and that the julgeship be offered either to }1r. Brewster or Mr. Francis Fitzgerald, the undoubted leaders of the Chanccrv Bar. I THE DEAN STKEET THAGEDY. —Thomas Black, the murderer of his wife, surrendered himseif to the police on luesaay afternoon. He was lodged in Chancery-lane Ration-house, and subsequently committed to saol on tue coroner's warrant. ELOI'LMENT IN THE EAST RIDING.—Another s'rance match has ag in been made in the East Ridin? of York- shire, respecting which the following are a few brief par- acco?Pli»hed young la7y, daughter of a »qj*re lesiuent not miles from the town of Driffield, had become attached to her father's val t, and the cnarm ng beauty (tor such she is) resolved to communi- cate her tho :ghts to her admired one. This done of course he readily proposed a st eedy marriage, to which she consent, d, but as to how the malriage was to be effected without the knowledge of her parents was a matter for consideration. With the ingenuity peculiar to the sex, she soon overcame the difficulty. She pro- posed to her father to visit a fvi-lid ia the country, some 20 miles distant, for a fortnight or so. Consent was ob- tained, and the necessary instructions were given by the young lady to the valet, to meet her at the termination of a week at York. She, instead of going to the rela- tion's, proceeded to York, where a week after her de- pat tare she was m t by the young man, who had also obtained leave for a couple of days. No suspieian what- ever was entertained by the parents, who Wore startled in the course of a fortnight by receiving the weddin^ cards. The runaways are sunposei to be iu the metro- polis or Manchester, where they will doubtless stay until the storm is over. FATAL ACCIDENT T) A BALLET GIUL.—On N'jcclnes- day morning, Mr. W. Baker, the coroner, received in- formation respecting the death of Emily Ann Harlow, aged nine years, whose friends reside at XI) 9, High- street, Mile-end, Newtown. It appears that the de- cease I w.is engage i as a ballet girl at the Britannia Music ill 11, High-street, Shadweli, and on the evening of Monday, the 2Sth ultimo, she was dancing on a small stage, during the representation of a pantomimic scene, when her muslin dress suudenly ignited bv coming in con act with the foot lights, and" bef .re the dames could be extinguished her body was fearfully burned. She was conveyed in a cab to the accident ward of the London Hospital, where she expired cn Tuesday. PEUKIS^ITES. Ihe City of London Club have had their kitchen-maid placed at the bar of Guildhall Police Couit, to answer the charge of stealing some kitchen stuff," described by the head cook as the refuse fiom ths dripping-pan, the settlement on gravy, and the scrapings of the dishes." The Citv of London Club left it entire ly to his worship, Sir George Carroll, to say whether he would adjudicate in the matter, or if it would be necessary to send the case to a higher tribunal. His Worship thought he could take upon himself the responsibility of giving a decision, which he accordingly did by discharging the prisoner. THE LATE ACCIDENT TO THE FKENCJI SOLDIER AT WINDSOII CASTLF.Julien Autraa, the French soldier who was sent to tiiis country by the Emperor in charge of a piece of ordnance as a present to the Queen, and who, it will be remembered, had his leg broken bv the box of the limbei-waggoa falling upon it on the loth of November last, is now perfectly recovered from the accident; and on Saturday he had the honour of being presented to her Majesty and the Prince Consort, by Colonel How ard Vyse, who conveyed him to the castle in his own carriage. The presentation too, place in one of the p-ivate rooms of the castle, bnt without ceremony, there being present only her Majesty, the Prince Con- sort, Colonel Howard. Vyse, 2nd Life Guard- and the French soldier iier Majesty and the Prince Consort conversed with Autran for sonic ume in his own language, The Queen inquired into eve, y particular relative to the aecidom i revious to Autrau's presentation, her Majesty a vin j sent to him a splendid gold watch and gold ciiam. Autran is a sergeant-major, 14th regiment of Horse Artillery, at Vincennes, where he superintends the manufacture of the ammunition for the garrison at Pari*. MI'LTUM IN PAKVO.—Missionaries are bringing to light many interesting facts in regard to the°mental characteristics of the people of Africa. Mr. Moffat who has seen much of the southern part of this continent gives us the following narrative, lelated to him by a man from Central Africa. It is, perhapa, without a parallel for its simplicity :—"My years were eighteen. There was war. At this time my mother died. My father died. I buried them. I had done. The Foulahs caught me. They sold me. The Housa people bought us. They brought us to Tomba. We got up To a white man they sold us. We had no shirts. We had no trousers. We were nuked. In the midst of the water, into the midst of a ship they put us. Thirst killed somebody. Hunger killed somebody. By night we prayed. God heard us. The English are good. God sent them. They came. They took us. Our hunger died. Our thirst died. Our chains went off from our feet. Shirts they gave us. Hats they gave us. Every one was glad. We all praised the English. Whoever displeases the English, into hell let them go.—Colonisation iier aid.
prosecutor that he had given him the gun. The prose- Cutor swore positively that he had handed him the gun upon the understanding that it was a loan. The prose- cutor idcntified the gun produced as the gun he had lent the prisoner.—Ormor.d Stonehewer deposed that he was an accountant, residing in Brecon that he had at the request of the prosecutor asked the prisoner, George Jones, for the gun Mr. Jones had lent him. Prisoner told him that Mr. Jones hid given him the gun, and that he would be —— before he should have it back. Mr. David Probert, of the Rose and Crown deposed that he had asked the prisoner for the gun at the prosecutor's request, and the prisoner replied t) at Mr. Jones had given it him. Fvan Moigan deposed that he was a re- lieving officer; that he was in the Sun Iun, on Monday last; the prisoner was there. Prisoner called him out into the passage, and asked him if be wanted to b-iy a gUD; he said It shall go for 15s, j it is Mr. Stephen Jonts gnn ht^gnve it uio sis or seven years ago, but it is all right. "Witness said he did not want it. Prisoner asked him to say nothing at all ahout it. Witness then went to the Rose and Crown, and informed Mr. Probert of the transaction, as Mr, Jones was not in. — Evan Jones, P.O., deposed—Yesterday Mr. S. V. Jon.s re. quested me to go to the Sun Inn, and ask the prisoner ¡, ",dd J. lor a gun, and I did so. The piisoner said lie had sold r, but would not say to whom. I told him lie had better give the gun back, or come to Mr. Jones. lie came a? far as the bottom of Ship-street, where he maceuse of Very abusive language, and asked for roy autnomy. I said I had no authority I only came to ask tor trie gun. He went back, and in about two hours I apprehended hiin under a warrant Prison i said he wouli be it Mr. June! should h .ve it back itne..s proceed she gun, which he received ot Davu. Lewis, a siroo'.n to Mr. Hughes, of the Sun Inn.—At This stage of'the proceed- ings the prisoner v, as lemanueu to Friday next.