INQUIRY INTO THE CONDUCT OF A CLERGYMAN. The Bishop of Manchester, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon Durnford and by Dr. Bayford (Chancellor of the diocese), and Mr. Curi»tie. as legal a-ses-.ors, held a public court of inquiry at Manchester on Wed- nesday, Thursday, and Friday, in last week, respecting allegations of drunkenness against the Rev. L. H. Mordacque. for the bt eighteen years perpetual curate and titular vicar of Haslingden, a living in the gift of the trustees of Hulme's Charity, Manchester. Mr. CoMbett, solicitor, COt-ducted the case on the part of the complainants, the churchwardens of the parish Mr. Serjeant. Parry and Mr. Add-on appeared for the defence. There werE: seven distinct instanees of drunkenness allep(! in thp course of toe twelve months from December, 1867, to December, 1868. Mr. Cobbett explained that the rev. defendant not cnarged with heing, in the language of the police courts, drunk and disorderly he had not reduced himself to a state of utter pru aical incapacity, but he had been in the h >bit of indulging in strong drink to sin h aii ext nt as to render himself less efficient for his office and to create extreme dissatisfaction, not to use f. stronger term, on the párt of his congregation. The first day of the inquiry was occupied with tbe evidence of the witnesses, who deposed to seeing the aefen- dant at. times when he was not sober. Mr. Serjeant Parry severely cross-examined two of the complainants as to their own failings in sobriety, eflpeciallv on OlW occi1sion, when they deposed to bav- ing met Mr. M'-rdacque the worse for liquor. Ac- cording to the defence. he was passing the nbht at the house of a Mr. Hovle, who was insane, because the doctor found that Mr. Mordacque had a calming influence upon the patient. The evidence for the defence occupied two days, in the course of which a number of re." pectahle witnesses denied having ever Sten Mr. Mordacque intoxicated. and in some cases denied that he was so upon the occasions specified. Mr. Mordacque's medical atten- dant stated that he had sanctioned a, prescription of rum and milk for him, as he was in a weak and nervous 8tate. :\1 r. Serjeant Parry stated that the defendant was a man of high attainment, married, and with eleven children, and he contended that there ought to be proof of some deliberate act of debauchery, or that he was in the Labt at rlinner or on festive occasions of in.-Juging in the vice imputed to him. He also urged that a state of feeling, both politically and parochially, existed at Haslingden which induced animosity towards the de- fendant by an influential party in the town. Tt was implied by some of the testimony that Mr. Mordacque had been on the side of the Liberals at the North-East Lancashire election. The Bishop reserved the decision till Saturday, when the judgment was read by Dr. Bayford. The charges were all dismissed, on the ground that the evidencp for the ddene, on the who'e, outweighed the evidence on the other side. At the same time, it was renlarked as a curious circumstance, and one evidently open to mis- construction, that the defendant should have pérsiRted in the use of such a medicine as rum and milk, instead of adopting some remedy equally as efficacious and less equivocal. The conductof two of the complainants no doubt, open to comment, but in the case of the third there could he no possible reflection on the nature of the prosecution there had been a clear case for inquiry, and under these circumstances each party should pay their own costs.
THE KING OF HANOVER v. THE BANK OF ENGLAND. In the Court of Chascery, the cause of "The King of Handver v. the Bank of England has been brought forward, and was a suit hy the King George of Han- over and the Crown Prince of Hanover against the Hank of England, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duke of Brunswick, for the purpose of obtaining a transfer of a sum of Three per Cent. Con- sols standing iu their books to the credit of "his Ma- jesty's Royal Regency of Hanover," into the names of plaint;lis the Kuig and Crown Prince of Hanover, and of defendants the Dukes of Cambridge and Brunswick to be held by tl.em in trust for the persons entitled thereto bv victijc.pf thelaw of the 31st of August, 1857, which was set out, in the bill, and the convention 1857, which was set out in the bill, and the convention recently made between the King of Ha.nover and his Majesty the King of Prussia with refereLce to the property of the King of Hanover. It appeared that in 1783 a large sum of money a* ising from the revenues of the cl. ctoral domain of Hanover was invested on behalf of his Majesty King George III., then Elector of Hanover, in Bank Annuities, and carried in the books of the Bankof England to thecreditof "t.heLords of his Majesty's Elect' >ra! Regency of Hanover," and was this suit. By a law or family statute made in accord- ance with the constitution of the kingdom of Hanover, ill X'Jv..mb"r, 1836. it was declared that the successor to the Throne of Hanover, in the event of the death of King William IV. without male heirs, should devolve upon the Duke of Cumberland and his male issue, with remainder to the Duke of Sus-ex and his male issue of a marriage conformable to the family law, wi'h re- mainder to the Duke of Cambridge and his male issue, wi'h remainder to the then reigning Duke of Bruns- wick. The bill proceeded to state the bw. already referred to, of August, "857, by which the £;:01,000 was appointed as the fund for "eoveringthe exigencies of the King and Queen, as well of the minor princes and princesses." A protest was lodged in 1867 by the Prti3-ian Ambassador against the delivering up of the £600,Ct)(), or the interest thereon, to King George, his heirs, or attorneys. A convention had, however, been rece tlv made betwe King George and the King of Prusda, by wh eh King George was secured in pos- session of the Under these circumstances the suit was institute d for the purpose « f obtaining a formal authority, under which the Bank of England Could act with security in transferring the money. Sir R. Palmer. Q.C., and Mr. Eddis appeared for the pla;n'iffs. Mr. Cotton, Q.C., and Mr. Kekewich, for the Bank of England, said that they oidy wished to have that security which this Court could alone give them in large amount, and suggested the ap- pointment i f two truste' s for the pur) ose of transfer- rilg, under the direction of the Court, the fund in question to the four persons above named. Mr. Osborne Morgan appeared for the Duke of Cambridge. The Vice-Chan cell or said that the proper course would be for these Royal personages to namp. two persons to act as their trustees in the matter and the ord r for transferring the fund might then be made in the way proposed by the learned cuunsel for the Bank of England.
A BOY OVERBOARD! A correspondent of The Times, in his description of the de- parture ot tt-e Prince find Princess of Wales from Corfu, relates the following melancholy incident The ship was the Ariahte. At dead of night there was a sudden movement on the rleck near the mizell shrouds, and the terrible cry, "A man overboard!" came clear and strong above the stamp of feet on the deck. as the Prince called out "What is that?" in allusion to the first noise that was beard. Awav went the lifebuoy, but as it touched the water it capsiz.d and the light went out. The second lifebuoy was let go at once, and floated away astern with its light blazing in the wake of the ship. We dl rushed to the taffraU and gaz-d anxiouslv into the darkness. Not a sound, not a speck. The Ariadne was stopped at once in a few seconds her lifeboat, in charge of Lieutenant. vI urray, was pulling ard and fast, towards the lif. buoy. All looked on in silence, till at last one said, li The light is bobbing. Thank God. he's saved." And then there was silence once more. Ten minutes passed. "Can you see the boat ? "Yes, sir. Here it comes. They have got the buoys." "Quarter- master, see if there is any one in the boat with the crew!" I can't make out that there is, sir." The cloud sailed away from t.ne moon, and the boat approached towing t.he lifebuoys over the silvery sea. How the eyes were strained through every glass. You could hear your neighbour's heart heat. And then the captain sang out., clear, Have you got him?" There was a sickening moment before the reply came back it was, I le's lost sir There was a murmur on the poop, and from the cabin window astern, we heard a woman's voice asking, Is he saved and once more the answer, which sounded almost, stern in its abrupt- ness, of the officer, He's lost, ma'am," was returned across the water. And all this time we knew not who it was. But there was an inquiry now, and it turned out that it was a boy named Burke who was gone. He ha 1 been sent into the mizeu thronds to remove the letter A" of lamps which formed part of the ship's illumination and it so happened by a very curious coincidence that one of the buckets at the mizeii-yar i-arm fell into the sea, so that it was at fir t supposed it struek the boy and knocked him over, but a sailor who was beside him on the ratline, said the bucket never touched him. It seemed as if the oar on which the "A" was fastened came adrtft, and that the boy fell oveiboard, striking his head most pro- bably against the chains, as he I ever uttered a cry. The indraft of the screw at that place is also very strong. Bv the description I fancy it. was the lad I had noticed the previous Sunday at service in the front, row of the ship's boys, and leading the singing—a fair- haired, blue-e\ ed, pleasant-looking boy. On ahead Ifull speed
•* > v y» •« K -j •> iv > freei r; BY CL. GTS CCHXSPOXDEST. ••* v'«.on ot indeiseiuient opinion. >.>m the pea oi a gentleman Lx horn we have the greatest confidence, but for v/^122. we do not hold ourselves responsible, j It is with some sense of relief that most people, it is to be presumed, cogitate on the fact that the Irish Church Bill has, after a protracted struggle, passed through the committee of the House of Commons. Looking back on the long string of amendments with which the measure was threatened en its entrance into committee, it is rather strange how steady has been its progress, and how successful have been its supporters. After all the battling there is really no great amount of alteration in the bill. But those who have set their hearts on the bill being passed must not halloo till they are out of the wood. It has a very severe ordeal to pass through yet, an i manv persons be'ieve the House of Lords will reject it. Without expressing any opinion oil he merits of the measure, I may add that the balance of ooinion among those whose opinion is must woren having appears to be, however, that their lordships will not reject it. Meanwhile the public generally Feems to take far more interest ia the Mayor of Cork. He is for the moment decidedly the most prominent figure on the public stage, and what- ever be the result of the action which Parliament is taking against him, he has undoubtedly acquired a degree of notoriety beyond his most sanguine expecta- tions. The Prince and Princess of Wales return home—for the Princess must by this time look upon England as her home, after a long protracted tour in the East, and are heartily welcomed. The royal couple have, by all accounts, had a most plea-ant time of it; they have been received in right royal fashion by Eastern potentates have been stared at as marvels by Turks, Egyptians, and Arabians and have been saluted by many a hearty British cheer, all the more pleasant to ro) a1 ears, no doubt, because they were raised in a foreign land. It is well that the heir to the throne should thus gain that knowledge of the world that s only to be acquired by trovel; but the Prince will have had almost enough of travel now perhaps. At ail events, it seems generally to be felt that he is wanted in EngUnd, where there will be plenty of work Îor him to do, occupying as he does a more pro- minent position than any previous Prince of Wales ever ùirJ. Among oth..r little matterR which are Inoked forward to with the Prince as the central ti _oire, are the levees on the first of June, the inauguration of the Palmerston statue at Southampton in the same month, and the opening of t e Holborn Viaduct in July.— Apropos of royal trav .ls, a continental journal says that her Majesty intends to visit Switzerland this year, and also make a trip to Sicily ami Greece—which is certainly possible, and may be probable. We may look for a most interesting book—Dr. Russell's forthcoming narrative of his tour in the Last, in the suite of the Prince and Princess of Wales. has been, perhaps, generally thought that the letters in 7 he Timed, recording the sayings and doings in con- nection with this tour, were from his pen. His former contributions to the still leading journal, and his known presence with the distinguished tourists, have naturally led to this impression, but it is not a true one. The picturesque and powerful traveller will, however, doubtless give us incidentally some episodes of the journey, that will have all the more interest as being connected with the young royal couple. Independently of this, Dr. Russell will have much to tell us about the East, which we formerly looked upon as marvellous for its unchanging social aspects throughout the roll of the ages," but which. during the last few years, has undergone many striking mutations, political and social. It will be a mercy to England and America if that unhappy atfair of the Alabama claims can be arranged satisfactorily to both countries. Mr. Sumner's speech is creating some uneasiness here, but the enormous sum which America, or rather a party of that country, demand,no less than 40C millions sterling-seeæs to pass the narrow boundary line between the sublime and the ridiculous. Besides graver considerations, the dispute is just now very unfortunate, because the ill- feeling that exists towards us on the part of a section of the Americans will do much to check emigration from this country, which is acting so beneficially on the interests of the working classes. Professor Gold win Smith, who is now in America, writing to one of our newspapers, says that the promoters of emigration c m- not now reasonably turn their thoughts to wards America. "I should say there would be no rupture," he writes; but I hold myself prepared for a turn of affairs which would oblige Rng:¡.i1 residents tl) 1,tve this country." Ifhu is fa^irpm pleasant, tbst thtr Professor is in alarmist without due cause. There is nothirg, however, in the political horizon to prevent emigration to Canada, and in fact the more the thoroughly British element in the Dominion is strengthened the better. Mr. J. R. Planch e, the "Somerset Herald," whatever that may be, has been commissioned by the Govern- ment to arrange the armour in the Tower of London. The armoury of this marvellous fortress contains un- doubtedly the finest collection of armour, &c in the world. The present arrangement is jut the same as it was made by Dr. Meyrick in 1825, before which time the mass of arms and accoutrements was all con- fusion. Figures representing celebrities of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, for instance, had on armour which only dated from the fifteenth and sixteenth cen- turies. Since 1825, a good deal of accurate information may have been added to what was then known, and Mr. Planché, is perhaps the best authority, we have on the subject. Visitors to London usually make a point of foin" over th< se parts of the Tower which are shown to the public, and these portions, by the way, are not so extensive as they ought to be and no more inter- estng sight exists than the armoury, with its figures representing men at arms, pikeinen, bowmen, and its marvellous collection of arms and armour. I expect Mr. Planché will make considerable changes, for it is known that many of the suits of armour were made up by Dr. Meyrick from his knowledge or supposition of what the armour must have been, or ought to have been in such and such an age just as Professor Owen buiitup, as it were, an antediluvian animal from a thigh bone. What very inadequate machinery we have for pre- venting tbe sale of meat unfit for food, has jusc, been shown incidentally at one of our police-couits. A poor woman bought some pork which she found to be very bad-in fact putrid. She took it to an inspector of nuisances, and be proceeded (in police reports people always proceed they never fO) to the shop, and there he found about 5:1 pounds of equal.y bad pork exposed for sale. On being shown to the medical officer of health he said that the consumption of such pork would most likely produce very serious results. Now here the bad meat was exposed for sale, and yet the inspector of nuisances knew nothing about it till he was told of it and the medical officer of health ditto. That this putrid poik has produced very serious results" else- where is likely enough, but had not one determined woman put the paltry law in motion, nothing would have been heard of it; and even now the man who sold this pernicious stuff, and who says he told the woman "it was bad," goes away unpunished. On the Continent he would have been severely fined, and would have had to post up in his shop a notification.of the fact. One of the strangest advertisemen's I have ever noticed catches my eye in the leading journal If the young lady who ( lie Saturday morning in August, 1867, lost a considerable sum by reckless play at the Spa gaming-table, and who afterwards le irnt that a work was about to be published that would effectually stop garmng, will forward her address to, &c., a pros- pectus will be forwarded to her. I am curious to know what sort of a work must that be which will effectually stop gaming. Such a work would be of priceless value. The concoctor of the work appears to have devoted a considerable time to it, for though it was about to be published in August, 1867, it is not yet published. And, supposing th"t the woik would have the effect attributed to it, what a pity it has not yet appeared How much miery and ruin, how much passion and loss of temper and money would have been prevented bad gaming during all this time been effectually stopped; instead of which the love of gaming appears to have been on the increase during all this time. Toe author of this marvellous work should get it out at once aud send a copy to the Lords of the Treasury, who are trying haid to put down sporting lotteries and" specs," but whose success is at present doubtful. Facts are stubborn things, and figures are stubborn facts. The figures in the report of toe Religious Tract Society are certainly startling. During the past year 200 new books and tracts published; an issue of 850 millions of pages 40 million copies of publications ar.d 1,286 millions of copies of publications since the establishment of the society—these are facts and figures Who shall estimate the moral effect of all this machinery ? Undoubtedly it is a powerful cor- rective to the pernicious literature which is also so abundant. Lord Shaftesbury, alluding to this, spoke of the pestilential character of much of the literature of the present day as more insiduous and dangerous than that of their youth, since half a century ago the literature of vice was repulsive in all its forms. This is true enough, bnt his lordship did not allude to the vast improvement of tic) newspaper prt&sof thepresei t day, as. compared to that of ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. The newspaper after all is the most power- ful popular educator, and the People's Press of Eng- land is now an honour to it, instead of b.-ing a dis- grace, as were such papers as the Age, Satirist, ahd othets that could be nann-d. Middle-aged men who well remember what these scurrilous and scandalous journals were, and who compare the memories of their youth with the facts of the present day, will readily admit how vastly we have improved. And we have marvellously advanced also in two other respects especially—in enterprise and talent in connection with the Press. Everybody will at once acknowledge the enteiprise, but the talent perhaps is not so much appreciated, because it is so common. But there is an immense amount of really high-class writing in nearly every paper you may now casually take up. Here are two little paragraphs about King Victor Emmanuel, separate and distinct, which I will bring together. One states that he was lately obliged to j confess that he did not know who Pliny was, and ¡ thought that it was but four or five centuries since Herculaneum and Pompeii were buried. The other says that he is in such a state of health that he cannot sit down for fear of apoplexy. Supposing both to be true—the latter is especially strange—why on earth should the King bother himself who Pliny was ? And why should he worry his brains as to how long the buried cities have been underground?
THE MAYOR OF CORK. The Mayor of Cork has been making an energetic use of bis position as a magistrate pending the passage of the Disability Bill, in discharging, in batches, the drunken and the disorderly of the city, leaving his brother justices very little to do. On Saturday a. meeting of the Town Council, which was attended ouly by fifteen out of fifty-six members, was hel-i, to confirm a resolution passed on the pre- vious day at the improvement department. The Mayor presided, and opened the proceedings thus :— If you would allow me, I woulu to make an explana- tion I think this may save a great deal of trouble Yester- day there was a veiy h'gn compliment paid to me by gentle- men here, who app oved of my conduct; hut I will tel! you my own feelings on tne matter. I was telegraphed to from Loudon to engage counsel, and was asked to do so in Dunlin; but I felt so conscious of my own inno- cence that t would have no one to appear at the bar of the House of Commons but myself. I daresay s ime have attached to the wmvs in question a meaning which, if they were uttered at all, they did not bjar, and which a gre .t many of those who were in the room on ihe n'ght 1 spoke can say-there is amongst others the vice-chair- mail, '1 l'. l' A uliffe-who has desired rue to say that the m'a1ing of my words was not as apreared in the report in the hxammer—(he^r, hear)—and the Rev. Dr. O'AIa- hony, uf the clmplains at the workhouse, is ready to appear on affidavit and state before any court of justice, or before ttl9 II use of Commons, or anywhere else, that I never gwe expression to the words as meant, us conveyed in the Examiner, or the meaning of them. (Hear, hear.) I believe these have been the opinions of almost all the young men who were there that night. I have heard it from several that these were not the opinions—that these were not sentences that I gave utterance or txprcs-ion to. (Hear, hear ) As far as myself goes, and the contidence I have in my innocence, I dttermined in the besinnu g that I would have no counsel— that if I appear at ail a' the bar of the House of Commons, I Iqpe Ir n,yself, and make my statement accordingly. I know that is my opinion, i think mysel! that no man can convey my meaning better than my-tlf, and as to t iking any defei.ee upon any laW poi ts—as far as that goes, I wouid scorn to do it. I mereiy stand upon my honour on the ques- tion, and stand upon i oother. These are 'he senti- ments that I wi'Jj to pive expression to, and I to Bay that ii tl-.ere is to be any aj peai ar.ee at all at the bar of the House of Commons it must be by mysdf, Mr. Kdler: B it if jour sincere and attached friends think otherwise, would it not ue imprudent of ) UIl not to take their advice ? Mayor: But suppose a man believes that no one can know his case better than he knows it himself ? I do not want to plead any special case-l want to plead no case at all, except pleading that my intentions, my words, my meaning 'have been altogether perverted. (Hear, hear.) That is the ouly one I want to plead, and no other. Ir, Col iins thought the Mayor could not exactly see the extent of the charges made against .him. Mayor: As to the Attorney-General for Ireland, Mr. Ser- jeant Sullivan, who happens to represent the popular con- stituency of Mallow, I don t think that in the sentiments he gave exiression to in thJ tJ ous of Commons he was ri^ht at al'—because what }}2S he tie has told all my acts on the bench of magistrates of Cork—he even quoted some observations ivhich I COLsldr perfectly innocent and ti ue, that I sat upon the btD' ti t Core by the will of the oeople. and I say so again. (He; r hear.) IN; t only that, but I consider tha' Mr. rj ant .Sul iviii sits ill bis seat in the linn, e of Commons hy till;) wiilot the peop'e o. Mallow bear, hear)—bat I consider he should not sit there by their will at all, because I think the speech as delivered by him IS as-inss me ia the House of Conm ons has been a. f-peech wldeli could on y be equalled hy the Grand I-0 eH, kc Oranue Lmlg-s of Ire .m i. (Hear, and laughter. That is my opinion on the speech of the Attorncy- Gel eral for Ireland in the ca-e he in the [I, use ot (J inn or s. lie spoke ef that individud;" no^ i \t-. e iliat if he spoke of me as that ;i;d vidu-o th.it hel i in society a position quite <.qu.il to his own—(hear, hear)— in society a position quite <.qu.il to hi owu-(hCI\J, hear)- although he nny be her Majesty's Attorney-txeneral. (If ear,) 1 must again s'1Y, that as the for Ireland- one connected with my own p'lIty-I must ay that the opinions anfl observations t'e made lle of were rot thoe that ought to have heen madeuseot hy the Att"Tliey,G"llel a fnr Ire and, who sits on the Libem1 side of the House of Gomm"ns. Mr. Kdlpr; A very ptinful duty, you may be sure, he hatl to • erform. Mayor: I wish to say that, on the night. they talk of, I m'tlle a gre it many m0re observations thau were pub- ¡i"h"d, I even spoke of the \lini-try; hut all those ob-e"- Ya 0 s-I have 1t from the entleman who sat in the vice-chair-all the observations that I ma-ie about Bright and GJad5t,me were altogether ignored by the raper. I ha.e thp, authority of the vice-d1airn.an to state that, It was a very high compliment that you paid me-thlt the city of Cork should pay for my efence, or anything of that sort; Iml; I must ay that I would rather stand upon my own opinions, amlllpon the opinions I meant ami gave expresion to, and wh:ch I ¡r,.b\bly did zive expression to, but which 1 say have altogether been perverted. (Hear, hear) A long discussion emme(1. Several members of the p.01lll¡;il strongly urged thH 11avor to allow biUlsef to be rldended by counsel, but his worhip persisted ill declar- illg lJÍ intention not to accept the proffered assistance, and he insinuated that the resolutions which had been brou. ht forward on the pre. ious Jay were n- ,t conceived in a friendly 8pirit towards him. He complained that they were passed witbOllt having been shown to him. The insinuations that the resolutions were brought forward from sin'8ter motives was warmly 1" pudiated by several members of the council, and a desultory conversation followed, the meeting finally s, p3.r:1.ting without commg to any definite c',nclusion. r n any case Mr. Butt cou1d not have appeared for Ir 0 Sullivan. He dedilled the retainer of the Cor- poration in conselluence of previous prufessional en- gagements. On Sundav there was a demonstration in Cork
against the OSullivan. Disability Bill. About 7,000 (jf the working-class population pased resolutions de. nouncing the magistrates, the Government, and the measure now before Parliament, and expressed their confidence in the Mayor. The proceedings were of ;),n orderly character. No person of influence was present. Artides in tht 11 National" journals of Dublin,
puhlisherl on Saturday morning, defend the Mayor of Cork in vehement terms. The News affirms that in h's person "the last and mnst sacred vestige of popular liberty in Trela,d IS being struck down," and speaks of the Disability Bill as another of those invasions of popular rights which mat kin da > k reo pulsive line the course of British rule ii, Irehnd We -ce Ilotlt. in .\11' words," It adds, "ealbng :01' cen- sure or reprobation we cannot for the life of 1IS sP.:tllytldrg I n the remotest "egree savourinsr nf eulpahilry in the expres- sion of an opinion th t the miserable man who attempted tile life of the Duke of Edinhurgh ill ew -1I)uth Walts wichr po-sihh have had his moral perceptions o hi -ie uisly per* el ted a.; to be1;eve he was doing a pnliseworhy a d justithLhit icr." The.v rWS looks to the citizens IIf Cork for a firm and strong renouncement of puotic opinion" agaiust an act on which the boldest of continental despots would hardlj venture." The Irishman is of opinion that the mayor is beinc con, demned in the frenzy of a puerile pmic" on an abtract question of poli ics, a topic 01 metaphysical Are "e to tolerate," crn "II,U",S the writer, that bills Ilf pains and pellaHjps-a new penal Jaw-shall bi: passed wjtnout ¡.¡rutèst? Twice fifty thousand Corkmen alld a lJuHdre,1 tini-^s fift thon- sand Irishmen delare that fint. they shall know the reason ivhv." Ihe indictment, the Irishman adds, will bed me a certificate of honour to the Mayor of Cork." It complains that" a swarm of ascendancy offenuers of far deeper dye," are alIowell tc go scot free, The Aation :1.serts that" this man of the people" "is g"a8ped far vengeance ty a Power that never spared man of Ifi"lIarnethatdaredto cross its path Be it so, He will confront despotic oppression with clllm and resolute detlance rhe E,glish Government have this week conferred on him au honour to which TlO Irishman hdS attamed for centuries." The Flng oj Ireland believes that the mayor may wen rest content with he ovatiolJs he has received from his fel. low-c tizens." No emphatic condemnation wa" pas-ed tn England "upon the ki1l'n of Count Rossi, the Premier of the Pope. We 110 not justify anythilJg line assassination, but wil some one tell us why, after such an historical ilis: ance, there is such an outcry agimt the qualified statements of the Mayor of Cork."
THE PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE OF CO\lMO.NS. In obedience to the Speaker's summons, twenty-four wP- nesses to be examined at the har of the House in support of the preamble of the O'Sullivan Disability Bill arrived in London flom Cork and were present in the House on Tues- day. The itnesses were :Villiam P." Starkie, resillcnt magistrate (Cork ciry) James Sheridan M'Leod, resioent magistrate (Cork city William Johns n. depilty-lieut-nant of the cl)ùnty of Cork; iNicholas Dunscombe, oeputy- heutenant ot the county of Cork; John O'Sullivan, •T P., riiilip Sirsfield, ,T.P., Henry L. Young. J P., W. II. Lyon, '1, p" Henry Unkles, J.P., Edward Casey, J.P., James S. Biker, ,T.P, Ca t, iRichard B, Tooker, JP" and James Wheeler Pollock J P, (,'11 justices for the county of the city of Cork, and sittin hy rotation in the Cork Police-court, at whicii the Mayor, as ex officio justice, presided); Hemy Humphreys, clerk to the C, I) k dtv magistrates; Michael Egm and WI1!lam Gunn, mh-insptctor3 of the Royal Irish Constabulary; Pat- rick Staunton and Patrick CalJlil!on. constables (-er- geants according to rank) of the Royal Irish COIJ- ,t,tilular; David Augustine Sagle. one of the proprietors of the Corle [f. raid and a mem er of the Cork down Council: Michael Dalton, reporter to the Curk Herald; Thom.s Crosbie, editor of the Cork Ex IJI1J:"er; George Lawrence, uh editor of the Cork Examiner; William Guinea, rt porter to the Cork Examiner. Hie bpeakl r' order served on Ir. ag\e, of the He rail, is as fol ows :— '• Rouse of Common^ May 7th, I860 -Ornered tnat David Augustine Xagle, Cork, do atte, d tirs Hume on Tuesday, the 11th day of this instant May. at two o'clock, nnd dve evidence on I he bill to disable Daniel ]<>,quire, front holding, enjoying, or taking the offic tf mayor or justice of the peace, or any o< u r place of nlai8'ral;y in the city of Cork, or else. where ill Ireland a:.d Ills,) that l1e do b ill with him the ?h'rtlv nd notes taken by the reporter of the Cork Herald newspaper, 01 the peeches oly tho- c of the Mayor uf Cork) de1ívered at a banquet or supper gi-eu to the released cPllvicls Warreitaiid Cosieilo, in tl.w city ,II Cork, on the night of the 2711 of April lat, alld the fnt1. report of the said speeches, written out from said nnte, and a printed copy of the Herald newspaper containing ueh speeches,-D. Le !lardw.IJt, Clerk, liouse of Com nions." Early on Tuesday, people collected inWestminster Hall, and; in the neighbourhood IIf I'alace-) ard th excitenum was (OTj- siderable. All eyes WiTe straillJlIg for the Mayor of Cork .s is always the ease when alii thillg nnllsual is expected, the orders to the gallery were greatly in excess of the numher which could be accommodated and, in consequence, 1 'tig rows of sitters waited in 'he Hall for the result 01 the h,,1I'H, tho?e who were successful rejoicing over thdr less fortunate bre: hre", A tolerably deep line of spectaturs formed lip tn gam a g!imp-e of the Mayor, hùt thpre was no small doubt felt as to hi, coming It Wà po,i¡ivelY stated that he would not he preseut, aWl this rumour, doubtless had so e effect in thinning the crowd ofgaz-rs, who by half-past one. stre-ehed five or six deep from the entrance of \Ve,tmirster Hall to the steps. For fully an hour prior to the sitting of the Commons, the interior of the House preseltted a busy IInd excited appear allce. Membe' S were rlBhing into the chamber, and having deposited their hats upon certdn seats, rushed out again hatless to the lobby, to j'lin in the Ilulll of conver- sation ainnt the coming proceedings at the Bar of the House. At half-past one o'clock tile rows of henches 011 Pit her side of the House weie sugestive of some large show-iooru in which a hitt manufacturer hall develuped a new Han for facilitating the chnic of a hat Fro1JJ end to ed the sea's W\;1'e covered with unbroken lines of hats. :\1, allwhile the doors of the G-dltries were blllckeflup iy candidates for places; auu al- most as soon a" the rules of the Hou=e allowed of the doors heing opened every s' at in those ¡raPed, s became occupied. At a (pal ter to two there was a considerable attendance d members 1ll the House, and whel. the speaker entered at teli minntes before ■ he honr there wns a trellldJdous rush of 1:011. members after the light hOll, genTleman. After prayer s, the private business ai d notices of motion were disposed of, alltl at half past two all was expedation as to how SilO 11 the solemn proceedings would commence. Tile front 1li..isttrial and 0, po itau) benches were filled hy the leadillg lights of the two parties—Mr. Gladstone sitting significantly betwe ii the Attorney-General or 1' glitJlt1 aim the Attorn- for Ireland, being early in his place, as was alsl) lr D sra,.Ii. Oll the order f ir the second reading of U Sllllivan's Disa, bility Bill. the AttnrneY,1 ;elleral foí. Irelan, I begged to iritorm Ihe HOIBt: that he had taken care to hive evidence forth- coming ÍII support 1)1 the preamble of tile hin and harl ap- nomled as COllW,el to examine the witnesses the Solicitor- General for Ireland, Serjeant D ,]]antille, and Mr. Barry. cUr Maguire. who had given notice of his intention to move that he order for seeoud reading he discharged, beg ;e' I to reall the following letter trom the May r of Cürk. It was datec1 this dy, and commenced My dear Mr. Maguire," all affectionate form of addrèss that excited some laughter. The writer ma.de the following !\tateruent "On consid. ration of the peculiar circumstances of the moment, aud the great iute, es s ÏlJV01Vld In the measures now before Parliamen I have resolved to place my resigna- tion flS mayor of the city of Cork unresHrvedly in your hands and the) hauus of Toe 0 Don. gliue, awl do so hy this letter III accepting t;1at office IIlV des re was to act for the public good, and protect TO th utmost IIf my power the humhler c,as-es of the comnJullity from whitt I clJnceivpd to he all arbitrary administration and violation of the law hut having rtgard to my prsonal honour and consistency, 1 cannot avoid declaring III the most solemn alld emphatic manner that tie langulge attributed to me did not ill any- way exprts. my real sentiments 1'1' meaning. (Laughter.) 1 have furUler solemnly to declare I would myself be the first person to rush to tllt: protection of human life if I knew it tu he in danger. I may also state that t look to the regenera- tiu1l of my country through constitutional and remedial mea- sures such as re now parsing throngh the Honse of Com- mons, and I helieve that the battle of lliY country is to he fouvht on the flour of that Honse. My only (lbjct ill retiring is to put an end to a serious difficulty that HI. way affects myself, for even if the Bill of Pams ánd Penalttes p .sses uito law it call he no injury to me In the estimation 01 Louse I reg,.rd, Ltaniel O'Sullivan." Mr. agnire hoped, after the hearing of that lettr, he would he al owe" b, the House to carry out the mteutlOu of which he had givea notice. Tile O'Donoghue added that it was the intention of Mr. to send his resiglfation to the Town Clerk uf Cork this (Tuesday) evening, aud from his knowledge of Mr. character he was sure he would do as he promised. )11'. Gladstone then lose, anù said that havill li-tened to the tenus of the letter which his two hon. fiiends had read, the Hou-e must clime tn the conclusion that lr, O'Sullivan hd absolutely resigneù the office ot Mayor of Curk, though without any clear guarantee for the future. But still they ba-1 the guarantee of hi two hon, fneuds as to the- unconditional resignation of the Mayor of Cork. In tne view of tllis, her Majestj's Government did not think it would hedesírable tu proceed with the meawe they had introduced illtO tht; House, as the gentleman a.aÍ!"t whom i was directed had voluntardy deprived himself tlf ilie mayoralty. Tuere having heell a vuidic ition of law anti order withou the punhiomellt of the individual, the Govern- mtut would keep the power in tneir hands of using their rl scretioii 3 to bringdig on the bi1l against the future Mayor of C, rk, He thought 1t vas mo:t consistent with jus- tlCoc: to Mr. O>;I\11iv,l:1 ant the dignity of the House, for hUn to move that ail further proceedings ou ti; Hill he p "to p neu until such a time as the matter of re-election was decided. The light hon. gentleman then moved that the debate be anjourned for four weeks. The House was subsequently addres-ed hy Messrs. Newde- g-ate, „.id<:ell, Bouveri Caw¡¡bh. )lllrphy. O'P.ei 1v, and otber hon. members. Ultimately tile debate was allJuUrhtd till tht day 11)ur weeks, al1d the sitjng was susptnueL!. The excitem"nt in Cork appears to have had the
effect, it is slated, of h3sõening the voluntary departure for Aerica of several of the Fenian prisoners lately released, Patrick BarlY. of Fermoy, and Michael U'Ryan, tof Roscar- berry, who had been in confinement under a sentence of seven yesrs penal servitude, having sailed from Queenstown for the United States.
A ROCKING-HORSE IS NOT PER. SONAL LUGGAGE! In the Court of Queen's Bench. the cause of Hudson v, the Midland Railway Company" has been heard, and the question was whether a "rocking-horse" call 1;e considered as personal luggage of a railway p.ssen!!er, which he is n- titled to I,ave carried a, such without charge for carriage Thi* question arose nn a County COllrt appeal The rocking- horse WHS 44I11ch, long and weighed 7-ln, rr Maci-amain argue for hi appellant, the passenger Mr. Wills argllert for Ihe corrijiany. Early in tne argump11t.. Mr. Justice H'1nnen referred t,) th* definition of "l11:<.t.e ill the (it i liel-rved, "anything cum!,r ,\1>1 arn' fliificult to <*arry of THore weight tlHttl value." (.A iau-.il ) To-*t (iehiii -ion a[.pe;v.vel to apply here Counsel being challenged to draw the.l n v' said he declined to do so. and that it might he impossible to draw any jine "hard and fast." ami yet it might be perfectly plain that tr.e particular case was outside of ans line toat could be reasonably drawn, and it was contended that this was so here. Mr. Justice Lush A. sportsman may carry his gun -m;LY he bring- home the game he has shot ? The Counsel for the company answered that he might, but he said he had known of#c isea in which passengers had insistel upon c 1rr\ ing a. bartel of beer or a sack of potatoes. (Laughter.) Mr. Justice Hayes suggested that the point might have been put that it required a horse hi <x. (Laughter.) The same 1, arned judge put the case (which he said had occurred) of huffalo skins. Mr. Justice Lush put the case of a child's cradle, a perambulator, or a bedstead. In answer to this, it was said that a good deal must depend upon size. Mr. J ustice Hannen put the case of a large picture in its frame, or a large ba.th. Numerous cases were put in the course of the argu- ment the case of a gentleman carrying home a salmon or a ham I of oysters for dinner, or a hamper of wine for his cellar, or a case of books for reading in the train, and so forth. Mr. Justice Hannen suggested that the rule might, perhaps, be laid down thus—that the passenger was entitled to have anything which passengers usually or generally required for their personal use or accom- modation on a journey, which would include a bath or bathing tin. but exclude a rocking horse or cradle. The counsel for the railway company accepted that test. a long and entertain iw argument, Mr. Justice Luh. in delivering judgiirent, said he was of opinion that the judgment of the County Court must be affirmed, and that their judgment must h3 for the respon lents. It must be taken tha.t the company in- tended by their regulations to expre-s the same thing as was expressed by their Act, although they used a different phraseology. The regulation was that pas- sengers should carry a certain weight of personal lug- gage, not being merchandise or other articles carried for hire or prdit., free of charge. The respondents had put too narrow an iùterpretation en the words used. they contended that personal luggage exnressed only such luggage as was carried for the personal use MJd con. venience of the traveller. He could not think they were intended to he so limited. The words" ordinary lug, gage" meant something m Ire than what a passeng-r wanted for his own persorul use and convenience. It de.-sctibed a cla-s of artichs, and had reference to a description ordinarily and twuallv carried by passengers as their luggage. Taking that to be the meaning of the r egulation, it was ilJtended t,) have regard to thoe t.hin-_ s which were u-ually carried by them. The article in question went, beyond that limit. This was an artide called a child's tOY. It was a spririghor.se stib- stituted for an improved rocking-horse, 78*bs. in weight, and 4-1 inches in length, and could not come within the meaning of a toy, which was something to be carried in the hand nor that. of personal luggage in the sense he had melJtiolled-viz. that description of luggage which passengers usually carry. The other learned judges concurred, aad judgment was given for the res- pondents.
A POINT OF LAW WORTH REMEMBERING! In the Court of Q teen's Bench, the came of "Marks v Phelpman has been heard, on which turned a point of law ot impurtance to the trading public. Tne case arose thus :— Iu July, 18G7, a tradesman indebted to various per- sons became embarrassed, and wrote to Phelpman (ct creditor for £290) to tell him so, and Phelpman re- plied, "The best thing you can do is to execute a bill of sale to me, and you will then be safe under my pro. tection." The advice was taken, and a bill of sale executed to Phelpman for £300, with power of sale and the jury found tbat this was by way of" fraudu- lent preference." In October Phelpman sold the goods assigned and received the proceeds. In Novem- ber the trader became a bankrupt (on his own peti- tion). and the assignees had sued Pbelpman to recover the proceeds. At the trial before Mr. Justice Hannen it was insisted that the assignees were not entitled to recover, on the ground that the defendant had only sold his own goods -a point which was -reserved, and was now argued Mr. Overend. Q.C., and Mr. Forbes were for the plaintiff; Mr. Field, Q C., was for the defendant. On the one hand it was admitted that if the goods had remained "in specie" the assignees could have re- covered the value, but it was insisted that as the goods had been sold tbe proceeds could not be recovered. was allowed that this was an anomaly, but it was in- sisted t; at it was an anomaly according to law; and it was st.iil urged that the defendant had simply sold his own goods, and hadreceived the proceeds, as he was entitled to do. In the course Jf the argument, The Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Mellor observed that it did seem monstrous r hat merely because the particular creditor had nIcceeded in disposing of the goods before the bankruptcy therefore the assignees were not to he eititled to recover, although it was con- ceded that if he had not disposed of them they could have recovered tie proceeds. At the clo-e of -,he. argument, however, The Lord Chiel Justice, after consultation with his colleagues, pronounced the jqdmeut of tbe 00urt for the defendant. As the gooris bad been sold before the bankruptcy, and the transaction was not prohibited by the bankruptcy law, the assignees could not revest the title to the goods to themselves, and, therefore, could not recover the pr< ceeds. Mr. Justice Mellor agreed, but observed that it was dÜtieuiL ro .uhir"ij;¡,¡,¡,dt.v '0 L*w 184.108.40.206 be tu;,¡,t if such fg, i-asw claiuied • tk* goods before t.liV y Wefr st&fahey should Ve entitled to i ccover, and yet not so when ttu-y claimed after a sale. Mr. Justice Lush also concurred. The transaction, he said, was not void or fraudulent at common law, nor under the statute of Elz: hth, nor was it prohi- bited by the Bankruptcy Act, because the clause over- riding transactions prior to the bankruptcy (lid not, apply where the bankruptcy was on the bankrupt's OWI1 petition. Mr. Justice Hannen also agreed, observing that there could he no doubt the law was in a most anoma- lous state, which arose from this, that the bankruptcy law was as had just been stated. The result was that no judgment could be given in such a case which was satisfactory, and he hoped the law would be altered. Judgment for the detendaut.
CHARGE OF ASSAULT AGAINST A NOBLLIVIAN. Much interest was created in Brentford Police-court, on Saturday, in consequence of Lord < barles Ker having been summoned to an-wer a charge of aaul" preferred against his lordship hy Jofin Sickamore, a toll-taker at Kew-bridge. The short facts of the case were as follow :— i On the previous Sunday, Lord George Charles Ker. Viscount Dungan,Captain Fludyer (Fusilier O-uards), and Ladv Ker had been dining at the Castle Hotel, at Richmond, and they were returning in a landau. Lady Ker driving. The party on their way, through the Kew-bridge gate, when the complainant Sickamore ran after them and seized hold of the reins, which Lady Ker was holding, stopped the vehic.-e, demandingthe toll, which Lord Ker was not aware had to be paid both ways. His lordship seeing the com- plainant in an excited state, and holding the rema, leaned to the front and deait him a heavy blow. He was stunned by it., and let go the reins. His lordship tendered him a florin on learning his business, and the complainant demanded that the party should return to the gate for the change, WdlCh, however, his lordship said might be given to the constable who cume up to quell the altercation, and whom his lord-hip desired to remove the eompltinanr, owing to his Vie ing intoxicated. To prove these facts several witnesses were called. They spoke distinctly to the blow given by Lord George Ker, but denied that Sickamore rudely seized Lady Ker's hand. The witnesses, in cross-examina- tion, said thev hy no means were of opinion that his lordship at all intended to evade the payment of the toll; and one of them, W. Wheeler, a baker, said that when the complainant seized the r, ins the pice of the horses was nearly twelve miles a.n hour. They denied that he was drunk. For the defence, Mr. Leigh urged that the inter- ference of thrf complainant might have led to a^erious accident, and that a great amount of provocation had been given to Lord George Ker by the complainant seizing the reins from Lady Ker's hands. Captain Fiudyer said the complainant caused the horses to plunge about; and that Lord George Ker found it quite necessary to release the reins from the man's grasp. lie did Txot SE^ any blow struck. The complainant was very drunk. Viseount Dangan, who was also called for the de- fence, corroborated the evidence of the former witness, and ad led that the t#ll-coll.:ctor was not iu a fit state to take charge of the bridge. Police-constable Thomas, also similarly testified, as did also William Messer, Lord Ker's coachman. The bench, after giving a long and patient hearing to the case. said there wa no doubt. the toll cnllector was justified ill stopping the carriHge ill order to obtain his toll, and Lord Ker was wrong in not stopping at the wicket to learn whether it had to be paid on the return journey also. They were of opinion that a deliberate blow was struck, and they felt bound to convict his lordship of the assault, and to fine him 10s. His lordship paid the fine, and left the court with his friends.
A CLERICAL IMPOSTER. At the Central Criminal Court, in London, Henry Brooke, alias Rev. '•Dr. '■ A. H. •' If D. "(J S N..S. "6," & described as a schoolmaster, has heen found guilty of obtaining by faise pretenc -s It large qllantityof household furniture, the property of 11 r. TTa>snian, nd also with inducing him to execute a deed of assignment for the Uisposal of the slme. The prisoner accepted a situation as master at the East London C. liege. Bow, conducted by Mr. Haya- mall, ;■ nd hi wife also becam" a governess at [he Stainsbv College, Linn house. He represent d him- self to he a Ulall, of considerable means, deeply inter- ested in eduGatiunal matters that he pUSSe81:1eJ shares in thu London and Westminster iBank, had money out on mortgage at Licbfield, kept a large bank- ing account, and that his wife had a separate income of £100 per annum in her own right. By these and similar rt presentations he induced Mr. Haysman to agr^ to sell him the lease of the two schools, goodwill, furniture, &c. When the day for settlement arrived he professed to be disappointed in the receipt of £23UO, and having persuaded bis soli- citor to discount bills for JS400 in lieu of deposit, he induced Mr. Ha* sman to sign the deed of transfer, leases, &c., on receiving the balance of the purchase money in acceptances of short dates. Having thus gained pos-ession of the premises he immediately issued prospectuses in his own name as principal and proprietor," took the scln o fees, and contracted heavy debts for stationery, books, iron safes, office inrui- ture, &e. But at the end of six weeks he made him- self a bankrupt in the name of Augustine Henry Bi-O'-ke, his only &Rse s b- nr the leii.->e and furniture that h had obtpined r an Mr. Haysman and the gocds tbove melltiuue. Oil further inquiries it w¡.s ascer- tained that att'-e time be was ma: ing the representa- tions as to this nva:is. he w»s really an uacer'iIi- ated b .likritpt from n.. d. 1"le 01 WlgLt, W-Jece he ti-e-i ks Court. The pr iecutor has since had lo re-purchase fsis furniture of the assignees, and in order to get his I lease back has been obliged to make himself responsi- ble for the B400 advanced by the solicitor, and costs to a heavv amount. Mr. Lesley and Mr. Warner Sleighprosecuted Mr. Metealf and Mr. Slipper defended. Mr. Besley said that the prisoner had, in 1864, rented a furnished house at Milford, near Godalmtng. where he procl-ume nime1f fI. wealthy man, related to Sir James Brooke, naja", of Sarawak, and offered to repair the church, to purchase an organ, value £ T,00(t. cl de with spherical bells, &c. He s ,on got largely i::1o debt with the local tradesmen, and in a few months suddenly disappeared. The organ and bells wee leturnea, and a subscripM -n raised to pay f"r the church restoration. In 1807 he defrauded numerous tradesmen and others at Swa.,more. Ryde, Isle of Wight, by representing himself as Warden of St. Augustine's College, and sending his orders to London and elsewhere through a brother Sebastian, who turned out to be his own son, twelve years of age. After getting largely into debt with Cramer, Chappel, the principal London ecclesiastical deco- rators, local buildtrs, &c he tiled a petition in the name of Henry Dyson Brooke," mtisic-seller and dealer in musical instruments. In January, 1868, he went to Chievelev, near Newhurv, as a national schoolmaster, represented himself to the vicar of a neighbouring parish as the Rev. A. Brooke, M.A, preached in his church, and, on one occas on, in behalf of the "Society for the Propagation of 'he Gospel," the offertory for which has not to this day been received hy the treasurer of the society. He pro fessed to have been ordained by the Bishop of Iona, at another time by the Bishop of Calcutta. The Bi-hop of Oxford made inquiries, and subsequently inhibitei1 him, find warned other Bishops c01\cerning him. He appears to have been within thepistten years notorious also at Tillingham, Chelmsford, Tor- quay, Dawlish, Plymouth, Reading, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Stafford, Chilton, Godalming. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. The Judge in summing up said, I feel it my duty to remark that the prosecutor appears to be a gentle- man of very great literary attainments, who has strug- gled into a good position by his own exertions, and whose only fault, if any. appe us to be one common to many literary men-- that h. commencefl business with but little capitaL This difficulty be had overcome, hut has heen neal1y deprived of that position by the prisoner's conduct. Many imputations have been passed ilpon liÏrn by the defence, but there is no foundation whatever for any of those imputations; and 1 can only express my regret that they have been made. My de- cided opinion is that, Haysman's conduct has been wholly without reproach." The prisoner was then sentenced to five years' penal servitude.
PUBLICANS AND THE POLICE ON DUTY. On Mondny, a case of some interest to publicans came before the bench of magistrates at Cheshunt, Herts, Cap ain S finders, chairman Thomas Pattle, landlord of the Wheelwrights' Arms," Gotf's-lane, was summoned for knowingly harbouring the police. The defendant pleaded Xot Guilty." It appeared that on the 23rd ult., a constable on duty in the neighbourhood went to the defendant's house a few minutes before eleven at night, and called for a pint of beer, which he drank and paid for. He left after being in the house about four minutes, but did not sit down. David Marshall, the officer referred to, did not deny that he had gone into the defendant's house and drank the beer. He went outside imme- diately afterwards, and was not on the premises more than four or five minutes. He was in uniform at the time and on duty, but it was a very wet night, and he went in for the beer because the house was on the poif1t of closing. Several other witnesses confirmed the constable in stating that. he did not remain more than five minutes in the house. Mr. Peckham (for the defendant) con- tended that no "harbouring" had been proved,and that a constable had a right to enter a publichouse for The Chairman was not satisfied that a publican had any right to serve a constable who had not been on duty an hour, and who must have been known to be U*Mr. Peckham said no licensed victualler could refuse to serve any person who presented himself. ) f a police- man purchased beer or spirits while on duty he might be c-tlled upon to explain his conduct to the authorities at Sl()tLntd--arrl, bur, DO con-plaint would bold againlit the keeper of the house. He held that puolicans are bound to admit and serve a constable on dury; and, further, that the former would be subject to indictment for refusing. The Bench referred to the Act, and drew Mr. Peckha-M S notice to he words in the clause making it illegal for a publican to allow a constable ''to abide or remain in his house for any time while he was on duty," and aked what answer he had to that. Mr, Peckham said the defendant was not charged with that offence—lie was accused of knowingly har- bouring" a constable while on duty. The chairman believed the defendant had committed an illegal act, although the constable's stay was so short. The extent of the offence would be matter for consideration. The defendant must have known the constable, and the Bench did not recognise the right to serve unde" those circl1 UI"tnce.. Mr. Peckham called attention to the shcrt time the policeman had remained in the house, and mentioned that, although the constable had not been long on duty, after the closing of the defendant's house he would not have been able to get any refreshment until six o'clock in the morning. He also stated that ti.e bar the d-:sfauce of a yard from the street, ann T¡" -benr was hnnd«d to the pUliCtjIDan outside. A^ter uiwn« further discuss ou, the Chairman said the point to b? <;e. ided was a rather knotty one, and under all the circumstances the Bench had come to the conclusion to dismiss the case.
JYUstcllancous |nteUtgraa, HOME, FCT.EICN, AND COLONIAL. THE DANGERS OF PETROLEUM.—A fearful catas- trophe has just occurred at Castelnaudary, France. A grocer named Maury had gone down to his cellar with a femaie customer to procure for her some articles, when a carboy of petroleum exploded the house was partly brought to the ground by the shnck, the woman was killed, the shopkeeper severely burnt, one of his children sleeping in a room above had his collar- bone broken, and a baker's man in the next house had a thigh fractured. The adjoining buildings were also seriously damaged. DIAMONDS FKOM THE CAPE.—Messrs. Davis and Soper, of Fenchurch-street, London, write :— It has long been rumoured that in the Cape colony dia- monds could lie had for the finding nut the actual finding was neces-ary to change the report into facts. These facts are no v indisputable, tor the first C pe diamond which bus reached the<e shorts and the larg st but one which has been round in the colony, is now iri mr posse si.-n. Its weight IS 47J carats, and its value fc variously estimated. Weii ve, however, Ti" desire IIY the puùlication of tLis fact to raise the hope's of fortane-lni-iters, and to induce emigration with a view to diamond starching. THE K'VAL RIKLKS.—The current number of the Proceedings of the Roval A1.t,ilery Institution, con- tains an interesting account of a tri d lately at, Wool- wich of the Chassepot rifle in comparison with the Henry-Martini. As regards accuracy, ir, appears that the Chassepot was gieatly inferior to the English arm. The worst target made with the Henrv-M irtini at 500 yards was 1G2 feet, the best with the Cfiassepo was 2'38 feet. The best target with the Henry-Mar mi showed a still higher degree of accuracy,v™< ° eet. The trajectory of the Henry-Martini was flatter than that of the Chassepot-viz.. 8 feet 2 mches against 10 feet. In simplicity of manipulation the Enghsh rifle was superior, and it is far less fatiguing to use. In firing for rapidity the Chassepot gave 20 rounds m 1 min. 42sec the Henri-Martini 20 rounds in 43 sec., or more than twice the lapidity. The Chassepot ammunition is hghter than that of the Henry-.Martini line, inconsequence mainly of the tiullet of the former weighing 380 grains only against 4O grains. The lightness of the Chassepot ammuni- tion appears to be the only point in its favour and against this may be set the following advantages on the snie of 'he English rilie :—Increased strength and sa'ety of ammunition, greater accuracy. loug> r rang-, flatter trajectory, higher penetrative poiv>r, gre 'et .-aMv. siren- th, and simplicity of construction, in- creased rapidity of fire. D SK D' >WMi\ -T IN Touki-Y.— .A. Cttiious sigu roward-i tiie Ma.iioiue.dao key. lie pr >[justS to di-endow it or, in oiher wcrr-is, to apply to Sstaie puruosea the vast lands, estimated at one million sterling a year. Nothing but the stern ] nece-sity of satisfying the national creditor could have steeled the .>ultau to such a bold step. The measure will be of immense benefit to the State indirectly, bv placing in the hands of industrious and enterprising cultivators an immense area, of most valuable lancC which has for generations remained almost altogether unproductive. A GASTRONOMIC STEAMKR.—Mr. Wallace in hi" account, of "the Malay archipelago," saves th following sketch (,f the dietary he enjoyed on a Dutch te;iiitc,r At 6 a m. cup- of tea and coffee. From 7 to 8 a light lueakf.ist ot tea, eggs, & At 10 giii arid bi ters. At. It breakfast, which differed only from dinner in the absence of soup. At 3 p.m. more tea and coffee; at 5 bitters et Ci-tera at half-past 6 a good dinner with beer and claret at 8 more tea aud coffee. "Between whiles Oeer and soda-water are supplied when called for, so there is no luck or lil,ti.e gastronomical tx^-itements to while away the tedium ot a sea voyage." [Mr. Wallace is accurate in his remark that these arrangements "are somewhat different from those on board Hnglish steamers "] COST OF LIVING IN THE UNITKD OTATES.—In a r p Irt recently presented to the Senate of Massa- chusetts by the d3, uty St,te constable some intere.-ting information is given with regard to wages and the cost of living in manufacturing town, In Western j Massachusetts the carders earned 7 dols. 3'2 c. a week (or about £ L Is.), and their "board cost 4 dols. 2.3 c. (equivalent to 12s. 9d.) The expenses of clothing, or of children, are not included in this sum. A family of f, r p rsons, all at work save the mother, are esti- mate I to earn from 60 d, Is. to 92 dols. per month, or an average of 76 dols. (say El I) the cost of Xeiit, to ,d, fuel, and clothing for the four would average 56 dols ( £ &), thtis'Laving anoverplusot 20 th,l, amouth, or 260 dols. a year (£37). Whether any allowance is made in this estimate for tobacco, spirits, er other "luxuries," the wrirer of the report does not state. In the districtto which he refers 186 455 dollars isdt-pes'sted in the savings bank, so thit many of the operatives must find themselves well akle to put aside a part of tbor earnipgs. In one of the towns (it is not stated which) "a family of five persons can be maintained for from 350 dols. to 4o0 dols. a year, rent, fuel, food, and clothing included." I II Lowell it ta es 56 dols. at the present, time to buy what 30 dols. would purchase in l86 R,-nt had nearly doubled. Tuose who say that. New England experienced none of tt-e ill effects of the war, except in the debts wt ich it in- curred, may change their opinion when they hear of facts like these. StRVic Tm-M RIGHT !-The Court Journal re- cords the follnwing Two ladies stopued in a carriage at a jeweller's shop in London the other d»y one of them got out, and the carriage stood across the p-thway. Some gentlemen wan ing to cross to the other side, desired the coachman to move ou a little The mati was surly, and refused the gentlemen remon- strated, but in vain. During the altercation the lady came to the shop door and foolishly ord red she coachman Dot i (i stir from his place. On this one of the gentlemen opened the coach door and with hoots and spurs stepped through the carriage. He was f llowed. hy his companion, to the extreme discomposure of the -ady within as well as the lady without. To compltte the jest, a party of sailors coming up, and relish- ing the joke, scrambled through the carriage. VVISB IN His GENERATION !-There was a man who lived in Cass County, Georgia, many years ago, who bad once been in the State Legislature, and never neglected the opportunity to emphasize the fact. H, WMS a perfect infidel as to new discoveries and the new sciences, being perfectly satisfied that if the world should turn over, all the water would spill out of his well, and only giving in to steam cars by slow degrees. But all the vials of his contempt was poured out upon the idea of a telegraph, and he was wont to say that nobody need trv to come "the green over him in that way, for he had been in the L gislature. Fina h, the state road was built and one day workmen be,-an to put up telegrapi posts right in front of his house, and to stretch the wire. His exultant neighbours thought thev had him on that occasion, and asked, Well, old fellow, what, do you think of te'egraphs now He was c rnered, but died game..Drawing himself up an inch taller, he s.id-" Gentlemen, when I was in the Legislature, I gave this subject my very attentive con- sideration and I said then, as I s iy now, that it may do for letters and small bundles, but it never will take a cotton bale, never A RBVENGKFUL THOUGHT. — On Saturday, at the Birmingham police-court, Benjamin Baker, a youngmari of respectable appearance, wascharged with a.ttp"'p'ing to kill Bl:'rna.rd M "Evoy, by shooting him with a pistol. The case is singular, and bnt for ihe timely efforts of the police might have had a tragic result. It appears that Biker had in the course of business become indebted m a lar^e amount to l\t. ;v.y, the former beuig a inanufacturing jeweller, and the latt, r a metal merchant Buker ot illto diffilllrie-, and it was rumoured that he in- tended to abscond. M Evoy, hearing his. t ok out aw urant, and had him detained until an atireeni; iitwas made, by which Baker's business was to be handed over to the other. This was done, but soon after the place was broken into and a number of tools and goods stolen, suspicion fuliing on the late tenant and owner of the business M Evoy th e,vened to give Baker into custody on the charge of burglary, and matters were in that state when the latter seems to have con- ceived the idea of a terrible revei ge on one whom he con- sidered ins, me measure the author of his troubles. On Fri- day afternoon the prisoner Wt-Ht t ) the shop of a guninaker. and bought two pistols. While in the sh >[> be a paper, which re eat, d his intention to shoot ^I'EVOV on the first, opportunity, and then destroy himself. The poli 'e were communicated witri, and a watch was set upon him alld lie was arresieu on Saturday ev- ning as he was about entering M'Evoy's shop. In his possession were found two pistls. baled and cipped, and a razor, and by this timely inter- f. r tice consequences which might have been of the most s rions character were prevented. Baker was brought before the magistrates a few minutes after his apprehension, and rsuiauded. IMPORTANT DECISION.—In the Court of Ex- chequer Chamber, on Monday, judgment in the now cclbbvAtwl of R",dhead..d.e was ddiver,.d. The Court unanimously rejected the doctrine recent1 v laid down by some American jurists, that common carriers are bound to employ "road- worthy"' vehicles in the carriage of passengers. In other words, the learned judges were of opinion that negligence must be proved against the company in order to entitle a plamtiit to recover and that where- as in the case before them—the accident was found to be due to the latent defect in the machinery employed, which no human skiil or foresight could have dis- covered, the defendants could not be held liable. The case was tried originally before Mr. Justice Lush at Durham, when the jury found for the defendants. It was then argued in Banco upon the question of mis- direction but the Court refused the rule for a new trial, Mr. Justice Blackburn being, however, di. sciiticnie. Encouraged by this learned judge's opinion the plaintiff carried the matter up in error, with the result above stated. HoRR BLE MrRDFR OF A YOUNG GIRL. The Malta Observer, of April 22, say.s :— (trie of the most atrocious crimes ever committed in this country, and which has caused the greatest pain aud indig- nation among all classes, was perpetrated a few days ago in a field in the v eisdty of Va-al .l1n-ta, a villa.e about six miles distant from V .letta. The victim—i young country- woman, Domevrca Galea—had been mi-sing from her home for two or three days, and Oil Sa-ure ay last her corpse was found in a well in a held into which she had been thrown, after having been barbarously assaulted and murdered, the body of the poor girl bearing marks of atiocions violence, and a knife wound in the and ineti. A peasant, who lives in the vicinity of the field, has been arrested hy the police on Rn-jii- eion of being concerned in the perpetration of this horrible crime. BORNS'S COTTAGE.-Sonie alterations have re cently been made in Bun.sV Cottage, Dooiiside, by tin Corporation of Shoemakers of Ayr, who are in the pos- session of the intere,,t,n g "big 'it)." The establish- ment of the place as an inn has proved a great con- venience to the public, but as all visitors do not care to avail themselves of such accommodation, it has been felt desirable that the cottage should not he wholly ap- propriated a.s a place of public entertainment. With this view one of the two apartmen s has bf'en fitted up for the exhibition and sale of Mauchline woodwork and other obj cts of interest, and to this purpose it is to be entirely devoted. The kitchen is stiJl preserved in its original state. In the cour-e of the alterations it was necessary to remove one of the old beams of the cottage, and from the little sound wood there remained in this the corporation have succeeded in getting a few ornamental articles made lor distribution as mementoes of the nlace. DIAMU Ds.-Diamonds were first discovered in Brazil, in 1729, by a Portuguese. Foncesca Lobo, who was not even aware of the importance of his discovery until certain Duich trad rs, to whom be showed his pebbles, at once contracted with the Portuguese government for the monopoly of all the raw diamonds they might find in Brazil. From this contract they derived enormous profits. The territory ill which this precious article is found is forty-four "'des in length by twenty-two in breadth it is called Terro de r lo, and is surrounded hy steep mountains which long con- cealed it from the Europeans. Since the mines have igain become the property of the state of Brazil, the Dutch have not quite lost their monopoly, they being extremel v skilful in the art of cu ting diamonds, and being possessed of all the requisite machinery for the pur- pose. The operation causes the stone to lose half its weight, and is performed by means of wheels which make 2,r>00 revolutions per minute. Upwards of 10,000 workmen are engaged at Amsterdam in this business, which annually produces lOO,OIO,OOOf. AN ARCHBISHOP'S CCRE FOR HBADACHE.— The first occasion on which I ever saw Dr. Whately (observes a correspondent) was under curious circum- stances. I accompanied my late friend, Dr. hield to visit professionally some members of the archbishops household at Iledesdale, StLlorgan. Ihe ground was covered by two feet of sm»w, and the thermometer was down almost, to zero. Knowing the archbishop's cha- racter fur humanity, I exPr' f-ed »!"ch surprise at see- iri"- an old labouring "'3-11 lu hM shirt sleeves, felling a tree after hours," in the demesne, while a iiea-vy shower of sleet drifted P'tale-sl on his wrinkled face. t. That labourer," replied Dr. Field. whom you think the victim of ptelatical dpspotism, is no other than the archbishop curing himself of a headache. When his grace has been rt ading arid writ ing more than ordinary. and hnds any pain or confusion about the cerebral organisation, he pu s both to flight by rushing out with an axe, and slashing away at some ponderous trunk. As soon as lie fiuds himself in a profuse perspiration he gets into bed. wraps himself in Limerick blankets, falls into a sound slumber, and gets up buoyant."— Marioirt of Archbishop Whately. THE FASHION IN LADITTS' HAIR.—There has been a great deal of talk about a return to the fashion of powdered hair, and some have feared that this custom might be adopted once more. This was, how- ever, a vain alarm; powder is not likely to-be in favour with our eUfj it• tes—it is, in fact, becoming to few. What is it but an ingenious way of disguising real white hairs? And who likes white hairs, except upon the head of a venerable grand-parent? Powder iijus have been imagined and brought into fashion by some lady who could not bear to lose her beauty when her hair turned white, and tried to look still youthful at fourscore. Now, on the contrary, dyes are u-ed to a greater extent than at any other period, and that to change not only gray bur- dark hair to the reddi-f blor.de so h admired. powder is a) o its, (i to give the golden hue r,-ql,' 'r, (I to the cb. v. hire. Curled or plaited chig- oi s lif.ve 'ai-eii the pl..c- oi tie .smooth imind appendages more than doubled the s ze of I be wearer's head. Y-.tiiig ladies generalh prefer the but tl-iclt, g|sSy p'y.it.s re al..o pie.> .vht-ri nicely iatig, ,I. In Ir-mt the h,,jr is I)i ii-si,e,l elf Srom the ioiebe oi. and raised ery high ,ver a cr6p £ while a lew liiZZ ing < lirls ale arr >ng< it to fall e-vel the temples. A very small coronet, or a bunch of flowers, is placed in Illwt, ju,.t aoove the fo elieioi, ul "11 the raised diadem formed by the hair. Diadems ot fl wers are also worn with some coiffures. Tr,(-s.- diadems are very high in front, and become gradually smaller at the sides. They are Very beautiful in white lilac, labnrrum, or acacia blossoms. Some are made of different flowers, such as roses and carnations, daisies, and foreet-m- violets and primroses, paLsies. and geraniums.—Englishwoman's Magazine. ON-; B- OOD o NO IN S-AHCH Of HI OTHF.R —Letter* appear in the uh'iu Exp <«>• :uKoe-t-ng the use of the bloodhound in the pur-mit of fugitive lLur- derers. One correspondent writes :— From long experience abroad in the breedin and train- ing of that hound, I can sa e:) say he will b- ng a substantial message of peace to Ireland more effectual ban any that could he sent from the present occupants of ".Plunder U. use," Do ivniiig-filreet. A pure Spanish blooillic)iiii(i, from t wo to three years of age, should be able to take up a trail in this cdmate) any time within sixty hours after the person has left the spot where the dog is laid on. A UstFeL MAN GuN; Homp., !-Bv the deth of Mr. I h.-mas Coventry. Nice has lust an eccentric but real benefactor. \V ate rin g j .Lict- s are not usually remarkable for the exactness with which their clocks keep time the railway and post-I ffic^ are generally in a permanent stat of mutual contradiction while the hotels ring the five o'clock bell without the slightest reference to the lMisirion of the sun whenever the cook has his table-d hote dinner ready. This st te of things had been long prevalent at Nice, -vvh'-n Air Coventry, being a man of pur.ctu .1 habits, und-rtook at his own expense the task of regul ting the time. On the roof of the Hot-J Chauvin, where lie ll is justified alter a resilience of t-venty yoars, lie erecte 1 a ma,.t and globe similar to those opposite the eha, ing-cros Hotel. and, on t'le ramparts or t e old castle a cannon "n the m del of the one in the Pal tis Royal; the simultaneous fall of the globe and discharge of the gun announcing the hour of noon. Ar, last '*I'( rdr, lfegnait a Nice." When the r" port. f the cannon was ) e tr, I the towns- people were wont to exclaim, "V oi.à Coventry qui éterllue RKMARKABLE CASE OF RESUSCITATION.— An Alloa correspondent writes Ou Tuesdai a Norwegian s, anian fell into the wet dock from the brig Charlntta Maria The occurrence was wit- nessed hy the c.iptain of another brig, who pu led out his watch ami timed tae movements. In ten miuutes fully the man was brought to the surla e. About a ni nute and a half elapsed He the doctor arrived. Marshall Hall's methid for restoration of apparently dro vneo p.rsons « as applied in a shoi t time breathing was established, pulsation f" ed, muscular power returned in air. u two, and 8.niit.lity in four hours. Tne pariod of immersion is spoken to by turee persons, and they all declare ten minutes to have elapsed ere he reached the surface. 0"JE.STAL H,),,P,T.L-,ry -There is at present exhibiting at the Crystal Palace arich service of silver- gilt plate, which has been purchased by the Maharajah of Johore. in order to entertain his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on his arrival in India. Though each individual article is admirable in design and finished in workmanship, the whole taken together pre;-ents a very singular harlequin appearance. It seftna that the hospitable potentate inspected a large number of suites, accurately dedgned according to the distinct style of each, but declining to he tyrannised over by any law, whether of art or fashion, selected each article for its own individual merits, regardless of its relation to others with which it may be aS ciated. A service selected in such a fashion cannot fail to have an efftct which is, to say the least, remarkable. One of th articles is a gigantic salver, about the size or a capstan-head, which is to serve as a table for sherbert and similar Eastern refreshments. RATHHR AWKWARD !-A Paris correspondent relates an ami)s;iig incident which occurred at t-.e hin- "e-s Mathilde's soirie the other evening, the Emperor XapoleoJl being prei-ent. An actress fiom the Oddon Theatre recited Victor Hugo's Ode to Napoleon L, which is little else than a long invective against Eng- land. It so happened that our Ambassador. Lord Lyons, was right in front of the actress, and it was to hiin, in utter ignorance of his name and position, that she seemed to address the poet's verses. he confusion of the rest of the company may be imagined. That nothing might he wanting to increase the embarrass- ment of the Ambassador, the Emperor had to lead off the appluse. WEARING BORROWED PLUMES.- A French lock- smith has just been fin-Ii fifty francs for wearing the ribbon of the Levwn d' Honncl/r without being gazetted' The man's defence was that when spr ng arriv, d the blood mounted to his head so as to make him an irie- spon-ible ;,g..ut. Bet-ices, Louis the Sixtterith was a fellow-craftsman of no mean capacitv, and in his memory he was of opinion the locksmiths should h rve a repr' selt-,itive on ihe. rolb of glory. Even pu tin^ all this aside, defendant had done the State -oitie service he was not only locksmith to the Bank of France, and thus pro'ected the finances of his country, but under Louis Phil ppe and the Republic he was ritati lock- smith, and wai promised the coveted decoration in 1848 by a statesman now hi-h in office rbe j dge told him to remain a good locksmith, and riot tiouble himself about a piece of red ribbon in the button hole or his clla' and the bt t er to impre s uio m bllI; that all is vanity, fined him filty francs, or some weeks in prison. HINTS TO INTENDING EMIGRANTS.- Inten(lina emigrants to the United States will do wtdl to read the letter of Mr. Wilson, of the "Department of the Interior," dated April 12. He describes tb" oppor- tunities for emigrants which are offered in liirte ?nt parts of the country, and especially dwells on the im- portance of workiug men forming settlements id com*- panies or bands. The case of the Morrn^rM proves now much may be done by combined • tf rta. They beg in with 150 members, and now "ye a colony of i mrd over 100 000. with a hundred fi nishing .town'* and villages." Mr. Wilson .o .s to southern Idaho, < irttgon. aiV tfe« soutE-eaattilia^urs of Washington ternt ry. w th ths Southern fx of New Mexico and Arizona, us presenting fine fiel- is for all new comers. There are ■ t.ner tracts of country where a community of men wil ing to work could not fail to succeed. It is the pti, ciple of association in emigration which we desite specially to commend to the unemployed in E gl .nd. When neighbours agree to found a new settlement in a foreign land, the lone- liness which is so much (1-a ed by emigrants is gone. There is not so much ride of individual failure, for the community is ahle to lend support and encouragement to each other. One society of working men, to which we lately called attention, has adopted this plan, and we expect to hear good accounts ot it from time to time. But C tuada ought to be preferred to ti.e United States by every prudent man at a time like this WELLINGTON AND BIIOUGH^-M. One day, when Lord brougham had driven to the House of Loros, iu the vehicle of his own invention, which liobi son the coachmaker had christened after him, he was met in the Rowing Room by the UUKe of Wellington, who, after a low how, accosted him, I have always hither- to lived under the impression that your Louiship will go down to posterity as the great apostle of education, the emancipator of the negro, the restorer of abused charities, the reformer of the law but no-yuu will hereafter be known only as the inventor of a carriage." And I, my Lord Duke, ha v.- alvays been under the delusion that your Grace would be remembered as the hero of a hundred battles, the liberator or Enrcpe, ttie conqueror of Napoleon but i,o—your brace will be known as the inventor of a pair of boot." 64 tht3 boot I had forgotten them. You have the best of it." AITHUPR TO R;-STORK LSFK.—A man Was le- cently executed at Philadelphia. After hanging thirty minutes the body was cut down and haiule to his friends, who made great efforts to attempr, resuscita- tion. Ten minutes after being cut down he was placed upon the table in the ampitheatre, the time elapsing from the execution being forty-four minutes. Six ounces of whisky were injected into the Dowels, and "ne gallon of pute oxygen gas was forced into the lungs, and a powerful g dvanic battery applied to the meoulla oblongata and the pit of the stomach. At the same time the tongue was withdrawn from the mouth and t'le body turned irom side to side, after the method of Marshall Hall, for artificial respiration. In four or five minutes a marked chaiige occurred in the countenance the chest gradually expanded, ihe eyes opened, one arm was drawn up, and, by means of a stethoscope, contractions and dilutions of tLe heart were distinctly heard. So evident were the signs of life that his fr'ends exulted over the fact.that he really lived. But at this point reaction commenced, and after an hour and a half the attempt was given up as hopeless. AN OLD WIFJj.'S NOTION OF A VELOCIP; DP.— A matron in B nnybank was stunned and s- upefied the other day on Seeing a gentleman who had been prac- tising with a velocipede, and who was approaching her dwelling on foot, leading it up the incline. '"Pit serve a'living, -irs(-(-orne st)e cried to a. neithb'-ur. "Did ye ever see a thing like tLis. Both looked in- tently for a while, and the other said—"Toots, woman, did ye never see a thing like that tt' just a man gaun about wi' a thing for sbarpin' razois." Hearing this the matron ran to the house to look tor her scissors, 'T' ing at the same time to her eoii-" Jim rin not and tell that man to stop, tor I want my sheers sharpit. Jim did as he was commanded, but after looking a short time, said-" Alitier, that's no a .-heer man ava. I <hipk it's only Te} IH Tumson try in' to row twa giids But the gentiem-ui, who was now stridelegs over the fleet horse, was off like an arrow. Heeh What'll ye wager," quoth the matron, as be vanished from view, "but that's ane o' the rewly- fashioned whuilygigs the newt-papers ca' philoso- phers "—Dundee Advertiser. A NlC- POINT TO B. DECIDED—A Roman Catholic clergymen of Belfast has applied to the Dub- lin Court of Queen's Bench, a-* testamentary guardian, to have delivered up to him five children of a nun in to have delivered up to him five children of a nun in humble circumstances, named M uron, their mo-her having refused too part with them. Mrs. is a Protestant, and her older children were up such. Their father and she had been married without rebgious ct rt-nioiiy, and be sub>eqnei.tly attended ct iuch. On his di atlibed he had sent tor a R. man Catholic clergyman, Air Hamill, C C., and tiie d, cu- ment, consigning the children to his care w as uuly exe- cuted. Mrs. Marson, contrary to the representation of Mr. Hamill, said she w.s kept our. of the room when it was bell g prepared. The Court said the case should stand over, with liberty to the gnardiansb o bring an action, as the only way of testing the validity of the will. A MEDICAL MAN ACCIDENTALLY POISONED.— An inquest, has been held at Bermondsey, in London, respecting the death of Mr. Canter, aged 35 years, an assistant to Dr. Downs, White-street-, who died from the effects of prussic acid. The deceased had been assistant to Mr. Downs for the last 15 years; but latterly he had not enjoyed very good health, and was unable to sleep. On Thursday afternoon he stated to one of they- uug men in the shop that he had taken chloroform to make him sltep and hopt-d he Let taken too much. ;-Shortly after this a tall wi.,i heard in the parlour, and the deceased was found Ij ii g upon the floor on his face. He was quite insensible, and died in a very short time. Dr. D .wn". Bermondsey, said 'he deceased was his a.-sistant, and he was well ac- quainted with the properties of tnedicin On ihurs- C;,y he fol,)! t'l.e «i. ,-eased lying li 'In-tie r n.-eU- ible. H- ,.U(i f.on..lie tie. IS ol i-jussic -lid. As ■ t i/pli.-on that, U." deceased bad tal.en (hl..rot -Till to pro uee.l'tp ,i.d t-oa-t >.lter the bu,i b,on -<iniinis'.ereij. finding niu-s.-d' Sick, ) e Lilli tai en the pnis-ic acid to allay I id tVeimg. He ha," -v dently tak, Ti ii.ii overdose. Had no ren-ei; to believe that be mtende.1 t-, cou.mit suicide, i, jury lttuined a vei diet of Death Irom misadventure."