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gtfewtt the "odd.. Among those who addressed to the National Emigra- tion meeting letters expressing sympathy with the move- ment were Mr Carlyle, Mr Tennyson (Poet Laureate,), Mr Ruskin, Mr John Stuart Mill, Mr Froude, and Mr T. Hughes, M.P. Mr Carlyle wrote— es, With great readiness I send you my signature to your petition about the colonies completely agreeing (for the last torty years Or so) with everything set forth therein. Mr Tennyson, in his letter, said— Your tables do but confirm my own very strong conviction respecting the value of the colonies to Great Britain, even in the matter of national wealth. I need not say that I shall sign your etition, not only with hand but heart. Mr Froude wrote— We are governed just now by the great moneyed classes, whose lirst- idea is cheap labour, and they dread and shrink from any- thing which threatens to promote emigration. They are blind as Elymas, for no emigration couid be carried so far as to decrease the price of labour to a degree which could not be compensated by the increase of trade. Hundreds of thousands of children who now die of want of proper nourishment would live to take the place of those who go, if the pressing poverty was only a little relieved; but they cannot go beyond the position of their noses, and their highest notion is to go to the devil, that their business may not be in danger by being curtailed. The history of England can produce no parallel to such preposterous conduct. It is not atall pleasant to think of drinking a decoction of shop sweepings, but some of our poorer brethren enjoy that beverage, we suppose. Here is a. uhort account of what took place in a London police court the other day- Three grocers of Sboreditch were summoned for having in their possession a quantity of adulterated tea. According to the evidence of an assistant chemist in the Laboratory at Somerset House, three sorts of tea in the possession of one of the defend- ants had been analysed. The selling price was 8d., Is., and Is. 4d. per lb., and the samples contained respectively 40, 30, and 25 per cent, of shop and warehouse sweepings. The defence was that the article was sold as "tea dust," of which some descrip- tions were imported at the docks at the low rate of 2!d. per lb. It was, however, admitted that ilb. of good tea was equal to lib. of dust, and it was explained by one of the defendants that "the people at the East-end were quite aware of the kind of article which they purchased. Sir Thomas Henry inflicted a penalty of Lioineac case. A romantic statement was made at one of the London Eilice courts last week, by a man named William Gregory avies, charged with stealing goods of the value of £ 500 from Messrs Leaf and Co., to whom he was a salesman. A woman named Grantham was accused of "receiving" the goods. She said she did not know they were stolen, but both were committed for trial. The following was the male prisoner's statement- I herewith make a true statement of m).crime. I met about ten-months back the prisoner, Alice Grantham, then resident at Albany-street, Regent's Park. I fell in love with her, and on or about my third visit made her a present of a green silk dress. When I asked her where one of her dresses was, she told me she had had to pawn it. I was in the habit of seeing her nearly every-evening, and then escorting her to the Holborn Assembly- rooms, where I had first made her acquaintance. As she could not pay her rent, I volunteered to bring her a couple of dresses, and told her, if pawned, they would pay her rent. One of the dresses she pawned in the name of her landlady, who found it out. The result was a quarrel, and she was obliged to leave. She then went to live in a house in Paultons-square, where she fot flJ. She then asked me to keep her, which I at first refused 3 do. But as she had no place to go to, and said she would kill herself if I left her, which she tried twice to do, I acceded to her request. She then took a room in Fulham-road, in the name of Hartley—a name I assumed—and said I was her husband. She became very ill there, had fits, and spat a great deal of blood, so that I dared not leave her to her own resources. I there kept her entirely on the money I got by pawning dresses and on my salary. During my holidays I took her with me across the water, and lodged her in a small village for about a week or ten days. I had to leave her and come back to London: As soon as I left her she became dangerously ill and miscarried. I pawned my watch for £ 10 and sent her a, but the letter was lost, and I sent her the othert5, which she got safely, and she came back. I continued to keep her. When she came back she was taken seriously ill, and I was obliged to have a doctor twice, and very often three times, a day to see her. At one time she was not expected to live. I sat up with her nearly every night during her illness. When she was able to walk I had to ask her to pawn some more dresses, so as to be able to pay the demands and standing bills. She lingered ill for months, and the doctor said if she ww not taken very great care of and kept very quiet she would not live. We left Fulham-road and took rooms in Albany-street, where she was first living, but stayed there only about a week. From there we went to Argyll-street. Still I had to give her dresses to pawn so as to be able to keep her al- though she lived very economically, a doctor always still visiting her, as she had an internal complaint. I loved her too much to leave her, as she would then have to become a prostitute again, and I believe her constitution could not stand it, and I could not bear the idea. At last I bepau to reflect on my conduct, and with a view of getting rid of the connection I had formed I told her I had to go to Paris, so I left her. I saw her twice after this, on the iatitrdLy and Sunday before I was taken into custody, merely to see if she was well. I had given up all wrong- doing, and had determined to do so no more. As I took a dress away I always contrived as a rule to charge the customers more on the goods till I thought I had made up the amount stolen. The amount I took I know not, and would never have believed it came to such a large amount as sixty-four dresses. I most positively declare it to be my firm opinion that Alice Grantham never knew better than what I told her, which was that I was a shipbroker, and bought the goods on six months' credit and I know positively she would never have pawned any had she thought they were stolen. As to the dates, I do not remember. I herewith acknowledge that all the goods which I gave to Alice Grantham came from the department I was in at Leaf, Sons and Co.'s. I also declare that nobody ever assisted me in taking them out of the warehouse. I took them out under my coat and waistcoat in the morning, but principally in the evening, when the warehouse closed for the day. Whatever the Standard is dealing with-Welsh Dis- senting Ministers, or English liberals, or any similarly distasteful subject-it displays an ingenuity in slander that continually astonishes by the novelty with which fresh imputations of the most odious nature are heaped upon respectable men. Here is a recent specimen of abuse by the organ of the gentlemanly "party: it is not neeessary to inform our readers that Mr Goldwin Smith, whatever his opinions may be, is a man of sterling virtue, as far removed from Broadhead in character as the Standard is removed from anything like courtesy or decency, to say nothing of charity- Is it tolerable that we can see our greatest and our best thus going away, man by tnan, into the camp of our rivals without yeaniing to follow them 1 Goldwin Smith is gone, and Broad- head is gone, and now they have annexed our Louis. We can imagine the exulting chuckle with which the American President and his Ministers regard these runaways from England—tha joyous pride with which they ery to one another, • i» Another Britisher come to be reconstructed!" At the Preston County Court (Mr W. A. Hulton, judge), Anna Redmayne, a Quakeress, was sued by Joseph Goodier to recover possession of a house and shop occupied by her in London-road, Preston, together with 22 3s. 8d. due as rent. Instead of appearing in answer to the summons, she addressed a long letter to the judge, which was handed up to his Honour, and in which she says You wish to know why I don't quit these premises according to notice. You may prepare yourself for a good sound tongue- flogging. I don't value the premises a straw; but>here I am, and here I shall remain, with the help of the Lord, to make rogues into honest men. I have always paid my rent, and more than the place is worth. To put any more on my rent would be ex- tortionate, and I am not going to encourage wickedness, in any shape or form. I shall not come at your call. I have given no cause for any court summons, neither will I pay any court ex- penses. I am glad that the summons has come under my notice, seeing that it is so worded as to mislead any one not wide enough awake to detect your wickedness in giving rogues a chance to claim three years' back rent that has already been paid. You are no judge at all, and I condemn you both for the wickedness herein mentioned, and for insulting a righteous person with your cursed summons.—Yours truly, ANNA the Prophetess, or the Goddess Diana the Great. An order was made upon the defendant to give up posses- sion in eight days. The claim for rent was withdrawn. TheClon.mel Chronicle gives an account of the moving bog of Clonkelly, in Tipperary. Three times within a century it has shifted a considerable distance. On the llth inst., after an unusually heavy fall of rain, a portion of the bog, upwards of an acre, on which there were some deeply cut turf banks, became detached, and floated eight or ten perches over some waste land, when its further progress was stayed by the rising ground. The great cavity left by the detached mass may be seen from a public road that traverses Clonkelly bog, which is of very considerable extent. Much excitement has been caused in Tiverton and Crediton (says the Western Morning News) by the arrest and imprisonment of the son of a respectable farmer, who resides in a parish about midway between these towns. About five years ago the young man in question, who was then a youth of 16, shot a pheasant in the Tiverton turn- pike road, and was caught in the act by a policeman, through whose information he was summoned before a magistrate at Tiverton. The youth, having probably been told of the severe punishment inflicted on those convicted of night poaching, did not appear to defend himself, but left the neighbourhood, and remained in concealment three years and a half. Meantime his elder brother died, and hi s parents getting inconsolable at the death of one son, and the enforced absence of another, made bold to sound the authorities to ascertain whether they did not think the youth had already undergone sufficient punishment with- out the degradation of being obliged to consort with felons, and receiving a hint that the original offence was probably forgotten, they informed their long absent boy that the way was now clear for his return. He accordingly came back about eighteen months ago, and remained unmolested until a few days since, when a policeman, armed with a warrant for his apprehension, suddenly pounced upon him, and he has been sent off to undergo his original punish- go ment. It appears to be the general belief that both the original prosecutor and the public authorities view the pro- ceedings with unfeigned regret. The Daily News gives the following account of the way in which schoolmasters are paid in France- Their salaries—that is, the reward for their education, their patience, and their arduous duties—are miserable. What the actual pay is may be surmised when we learn what the French schoolmaster will do to earn those little extras absolutely neces- sary to keep soul and body together. For an example we seek naturally among the worst instances, and these are to be found in the rural districts. The general ambition of a schoolmaster is to become secretary of the mayor. When school hours are over, the fortunate secretary, weary and harassed, hurries to the mayor's house, where he sits and writes the whole evening for the august functionary. He is paid for the most part once a year; and what does he receive ? From twenty to thirty francs i i other words, not quite a penny a day. Money is not the only advantage enjoyed by the poor schoolmaster. He cannot go to bed with the sun; and in the mayor's abode he has the privilege of fire and candles. There is another grievance Schoolmasters have a presumptuous tendency in favour of matrimony, and their wives have to work from morning to night. These ladies are generally seamstresses that work for some great firms in the neighbouring cities. They receive from Paris the material of shirts ready cut out, which they have to sew together the fronts having previously been worked by machinery. Their pay is a penny a shirt, or elevenpence a dozen. A mother and daughter working from morning to night can, if very industrious cam between them a shilling a day. It seems that one school- master had the bright idea of enlisting himself in the service of iJe P?™* priest, and undertook the double duty of ringing the church beQ and of singing in the choir. For recompense the priest gave him on Sundays after vespers a cup of coffee.

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