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the caxeo , and feav ^ " previously tested Itoej foip is SiSS log-fek ^ W . mg « ubsguen % obtained S a ^ and brought the " dug into Singapore in the latter part of JTaniiary . . ¦ ' ¦ '_ . ¦ - v - The Serald , tinderthe command of Mr . Lawson > lef t Shanghaifo * fceith fto the course of last October , having on board , besides the master and his ^ rife * twd European niates , * steward * a carpenter , a cdok , a Portuguese seaman , twelve Manilla men and a Manilla boy . Four or five days after they left Shanghai the crew were put npon cuStonlary allowances , which annoved the Manilla men very much * and before the ship
sot to Angeer'they had gone four of fiv 3 times to the mastery arid " asked for niGfe , " which was refused . They then planned a scheme for murdering all the Eng lishmen on board , and tried to persuade the Portuguese sailor to join in the project * Irt o * der to gain time , the Portttgtiese recommended poisoning as t ^ e safest plan , tod accoi-d ino-ly some deleterious substance was mixed with the sugar for the captain ' s coffee , and Mr . Lawson and his wife partook of the coffee , suffered from its effects , but speedily recovered ; . In the meantitrie the Portuguese had contrived with some difficulty , for he of the
was closely Thatched ; to inform Mr . Lawson plot The master then directed the officers to take av ? ay the Manilla men ' s knives , and ordered the Englishmen always to iteep themselves armeoi and prepared for any sudden attack . About the i ^ clfnty ^ tf ^ day of the voyage , Angeer was sighted j but as ^ neither water nor provisions were in the master ' s Opinion requiredi the Herald was not brought to an anchbrv . This brought matters to a crisis * and on the next morning the Portuguese was alarmed by hearing his name called in a loud voice ; He ^ erit 4 h dwk , and meeting some of the Manilla men , was told that they should noVir be able to
have as much as they wanted to eat and drink , as the captain and the other officers were dead . In the cabin the Portuguese found . the bodies of Mr . Lawson and the other officers : they wei ' e alt quite dead > except the chief mate . Mrs . Lawson was sitting near her husband ' s corpse , weeping * The villains then attached heavy weights to the legs of the bodies * and threw them overboard . The mate had not breathed his last when brought oh deck , and was heardto say , " Good God ! " One of the Mainlla men then took command of the ship , and in five or six days he ordered the steward , the cook , and the Portuguese to be tied up , and told that the hour of death had arrived . The steward was killed with an axe , but the cook ,- who was a native of the coast , and could speak the Manilla
men ' s language , persuaded them to spare himself and the Portuguese , both of them promising secrecy . That same day it was determined to scuttle the ship , and abandon it . The boats were got ready , and in spite of Mrs . Lawson ' s entreaties to be taken on shore , they secured her with ropeg inside the cabin ; and having scuttled the vessel , the Manilla men quitted her in the largest boat , with the Portuguese and the cook , and shortly after the ship was seen to founder ^ Early on the following morning the boat reached Java , and the murderers landed at Sjilankang , but the suspicions of the authorities having been roused they were arrested , and the Portuguese , the cook , and the Manilla boy having all given the necessary evidence , the pirates were sent to Batavia to await the operation of the law .
A third vessel had lately arrived at Hong Kong , the captain and office rs of which had narrowly escaped having a similar tragedy on board . The Corcyfa , commanded by Mr . Paterson , was proceeding from Macassar to Shanghai with a Javanese crew , when the men revolted . The second mato was murdered , but the other officers succeeded in overpowering the rascals , who were to be tried at Hong Kong .
A MONK CONDEMNED FOB BUBNING THE BIBLE . Brother John Bkidomaw , a monk of tho order of St . * rftncis , waa tried rtnd conviotod at tho Mayo Assteoa . on Jlio Oth instant , before Baron Lbfroy , for scandalously burning a Bible , and thereby creating a riot . Tho local paper thus gives tlio charge :- > - " John Syngian Bridgmon , otherwise , John St . John , ofcherwiao Brothor John , atood indicted for that ho , not having tho fear of God before his « yoa , but contriving and intending to scandalise and vilify tho . truo Protestant religion , aa by law established within those realms , and to blaspheme the holy gospel of God and pat r < 1 < md Stt ™ " * Jeaua Christ , did , on tho 23 rd day ot Nove mber , in tho fifteenth of tho Queen , at the pariah ot Jiollyovoy , unlawfully , wickedly , and blaaphomouely , in 'no prosonco of divers liogo subjects of our Quoon , « et flro ™ ana partly consume by flro a copy of tho holy gospel of WHi , being tho authorized version thereof appointed to bo 5 i Y , ]\ urchofl , called the Now Tostament , and then and moroholding in his Kands said New ( Testament , wickedly and oHwphomoU 8 i y in the prosonco and hearing of divers liogo "upjoots , then and thoro pronounced and spoke with a loud ™ ico , and publiehod of and concerning said Now Testament , aa aforesaid , these profane and most blasphemous wwOa—thftfc is to fltty , that 'it ; moaning the New
Testament , ' is not the Word of Godj but the word of the Deviland the Deviiy book- —JLuther ' s Bible- ^ or your heretic Bible , ' to the great dishonour of Almighty God ^ and in contempt of the Protestant religion , and to the great scandal of the profession thereof , and-against the peace ,- ' &c . — The prisoner was deTended by Mr . Keoghi M . P . Baron lie&oji in Jus Charge to the > jury , said-Mfath anxious that this case Should be confined within the limits required by the law , and shall state to you what that law is . Itis for you to say whether those charges have been proved or not , and whether you are satisfied that lie Said he was not burning the Word of God but the word of the . Devil , and whether the words were applied to the authoriz . e d version of the Holy Scriptures ; and whether the burning of thai ;
book is consistent with the reverence due to ; that ver . sion of the Scriptiiresauthbrissed by the law of the land . In this case he is indicted faf burning the authorized version ; but the offence is equally applicable to any other version of the ScriptttreSj ' wnether it be the Douay Bible or tile Rhenish Testament , and the words used would be blasphemous against either version , as showing a want of reverence for the Scriptures , because it is not the version of the Scriptures which will warrant the commission of such ail offence * If a man can throw a book intb a fife , whether it be a Douay Bible or the authorized version , and if you believe that lid did not intend ftny contempt , then you should acquit mm ; but if you believe that he did burn
the book and make use of the language , it will be your duty to find him guilty . Thejuryretired , andafter about half an hour ' s deliberation , returned a verdict of guilty . On the verdidt being read , Mr . Blake , Q . C ., said to his lordship that the Crown did . not wish to press for any punishment in this case , the object of the prosecutors being to put a stop to such acts . The learned baron was veryglad to hear counsel for ' the crown eay so , and trusted there would be no further acts of this kind perpetrated , and , after a brief address to the prisoner , concluded by pronouncing the following sentence j- *** ' To « £ ive bau > him * self in 20 ? ., and two sureties in 10 ? . each , to keep the peace and good behaviour to all her Majesty ' s subjects for seven years , and to come up for judgment when called upon , get * ting ten days ' notice . "
THE BBJLPiBR MUitDEfe , lit the last week oflast December a milrder woa committed at Belper , in Derbyshire , which- caused great excitement throughout the county . The intirderer , Anthony T ^ trnei , by tritde a tailor , was-employed by Mrs . Barnea ,-a ^ widow lady ,: siity-four years of age , and possessed of considerable property , to collect certain weekly rants for her . Turner has a wife but no children . Bfe also had charge of an illegitimate child , the alleged offspring of Mir . WalkeTj a brother of Mrs / Barnes , for whose support he made Botne deductions from the rents he received . MrS ^ Barnes was dissatisfied with the amount of money whieffho brought her : they had frequent disagreements , and at last she discharged him from the office Of receiver . The some night that he got notice of this , Turner was at the house ofmr . Haslatn , a provision dealer , and , alluding to Mrs . Barnes ' s conduct , he declared that "he would do something to be talked about . " When he rose to leave the house , he took up a large carving knife and went out through the shop , saying to Etaslam , who was serving a customer , " Excuse me for taking this . " Haslam ran after him and called him to come back . The night was dark , but Haslam heard Turner reply " I won't . " Haslam , suspecting his intentions , ran to Mrs . Tomlinson , who kept the lodge at Mrs . Barnes ' s gate , and begged her to go up to the house and warn the inmates to prevent Turner from entering tho house . But Turner had already passed the lodge gates and got access to the kitchen , where he met JETarriet Storer , Mrs . Barnes ' s maid , and asked if he could see her mistress . Harriet Storer went
to inquire , and during her absence Haslam came m , fearful of the consequences , and told Turner that ho was wanted in the village ; he said he could not come . Haslam , at Turner ' s trial , eaid he looked calm and sensible ; but Harriet Storer described him as appearing wild and half drunk , and she gave that description of him to Mrs . Barnes , who accordingly declined to see hint , and fastened her door with a bolt . As soon aa Turner was told b y Harriet Storer that Mrs . Barnes would not see him till Monday , ho said " Damn you , I wulneo her , " rushed up stairs , and burst open tho door with his foot . Tho girl ran into an adjoining room to call Mra . Barnes ' s nephew , Mr . Bannister , and not thinking that anything Worse was tho mat * ter , told him that Turner had crone into her mistress ' s
room , drunk . Sho then returned to Mrs . Barnes ' s room , and was horrorstruok to see Turner with oho knee on Mrs . Barnes ' s knee , a hand on her shoulder , and holding a knifo across her throat . She ran down the front stairs screaming , whilo Mr . Bannister , who is lame , wajfeonring up tho back stairs . On entering the room he found Mrs . Barnes standing in tho middle of tho room , speechless , but motioning with her hands . Supposing that aho and Turnor had had high words , ho concluded that eho was so onragod at Turner ' s insolence as to bo unablo to apeak . The room was not well lighted , and that which turned out to bo blood , was regarded by Mr . Bannister at tho time as a red " comforter . " Turnor waa then standing near tho
door , brandishing the knife In his hand ; though Mr . Bannifltor could not then distinguish what it was . He called out " Bogono , you rascal ; " and then shouted " Bun for the constables—rring , ring I" Turner having gone to tho back stairs , Mr . Bannister laid his hands upon his shoulders , and , with a puah and a kick , cent him tumbling down . All this was but , tho work of one or two minutes . Mifls Harrison and Miss Harmer , two nieces' of Mrs . Barnos , rushed into tho room from the front stairs , just aa Turner was being ignominiouely expelled , and it was not until then that Mr . Bannister becatrie conscious that Mra . Samoa hod roceivod a fearful gosh ooroaa the throat , from which tho blood was flowing freoly . Handkerchiefs and a towel yrore applied to tho wound , and medical aid procured , but All of no avail . She waa placed on tho soto * odd though
she appeared conscious she was unable to ^ peak , beyond articulating the names of " Patience" and " . Louisa rmeaning Mrs . Bannister and Miss Harrison . After giving one or two gasps she expired . The deceased s tanas were cut , and she had evidently flown to the -bell i on burner ' s attack , as the handle was broken ofl > and the wall stained with blood * Several small articles were broken , as if in a struggle * When . Turner was precipitated down stairs , he recovered his . legs two steps from the bdttom . He then caught hold of Harriet Storer , who was about to go up , and made a cut at her face with all bis force . She threw her head back , but her escape was a narrow one , aa the knife actually cut away a portion of her cap . Turner then made his war out of the house and escaped . It was
supposed he had drowned himself , and the river was dragged ; but two days after he was arrested at his mother ' s house , whither he had returned after wandering about the country . These facts were all clearly proved on his trial , which took place at Derby , on Saturday , before Mr . Justice Maule . Turner ' s counsel attempted to prove that he Badlost the control-of bis reason by drink , and by brooding over his real or fancied wrongs ; but the jury , af ter a very short consultation , returned a verdict , which , the . foreman emphatically pronounced ,. of "Wilful Murder . " Tho judge immediatel y passed sentence of death . Turner is well known in the town where he resided from having taken a promirient position in some minor political matters . He ia blind of one eye , but his countenance is shrewd and penetf atingi with nothing particularly indicative of ferocity or brutality . . -
MISCELLANEOUS . We would remind our readers that the second conversazione of the Priends of Italy is to be held next Wednesday evening ; the particulars of time and place will be seen from an advertisement in this day ' s paper . After the lecture from Mr . Dawson ^—which , we doubt not , will be worthy of him and of the subject—the audience will again tfave an opportunity of hearing M . Mazzini ' s expositions of the state and prospects of Italy . This time , however , these expositions will not be conveyed , as they were on the occasion of the first conversazione , in the form of a written lecture , but will arise out of the impromptu demands for more full explanation on certain points that may be made during the-evening . Other speakers will also address the meeting . ^ H The Daily News says—" The Volunteer Bute Cluba have * it is stated , been snubbed by the new government ; and the patriotic offer of gratuitous service for Rational defence has , it is- alleged , been declined . Should this statement prove to be true , much feeling on the subject will doubtless be manifested throughout the country . " Pursuant to the determination of her Majesty ' s government to form Freemantle , Western Australia , into a convict settlement , orders have been issued that a transport ship should be fitted up to convey a batch y of 600 male convicts to that colony . The convict guard will consist of 76 enrolled out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital , who will remain at Freeman tie as military colonists . —Globe .
On Saturday the small screw steamer , fitted out by Captain Beatson to proceed in search of the missing Arctic expedition by the way of Behring ' s Straits , was declared ready for sailing-. The proposed field of search is east of the meridian of Behring ' s Straits , towards Keller's discoveries in 1849 , Herald Island , and New Siberia . Captain . Beatson takes out autograph letters from tho Emperor of Russia , recommending the expedition to tho commanders of the [ Russian outposts at Siberia and other Muscovite settlements .
A large number of the highest members of tho mercantile and shipping interest , among whom are some of tho East India directors , have determined to invite Sir James Brookoi the Rajah of Sarawak , to a public dinner , "in order to mark the sense they entertain of the eminent services rendered by Sir James Brooke to the interests of commerce and humanity , in his endeavour to put down the evils of piracy in the Eastern Archipelago j and in his labours to advance the interests of civilization in that part of the world . " The dinner will take place after Lent . .
A public meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon at Exeter Hall , to consider the recommendations of tho Chancery Commissioners , and to adopt measures for obtaining the fusion of law and equity practice . Lord Erskino presided , supported by Mr . J . Hume , M . P ., Mr . Trolawney , M . P ., Captain Scoboll , M . P ., and other mombors of tho Chancery Boform Association . Resolutions were passed , pledging the Association' to continuo its labours until those reforms had been offocted in tho present system of oquity ,
which hod been first recommended by this socioty , and afterwards by tho Commissioners of tho Crown . On Thursday tho first estimate of tho present government which relates to tho Commissariat service was printed . Tho estimate for tho current year , 1852-8 , is i 81 , 20 U ., being 33 , 24 . 1 ? . loss than the estimate for 1861-63 , when tho amount was 614 , 442 / 1 . Of tho decrease , 32 , 2272 . is in respect of tho effective service , and 1 , 0141 ? . in rospect of tho non-offoctivo service . Tho accounts are signed by Mr . GK A . Hamilton , the Secretary of tho Treasury ,
Tuesday was quite a gala-day at Dublin Caatle , tho Lord Lioutonnant having signified his intention to rocoive two addresses of congratulation . ' Tho first deputation , according to ancient precedont , TVaa from tho Provost , Follows , Scholars , ana Students of Trinity CoHo ^ o , and numbered , nearly a thousand persons , headed by tho Rov . Dr . Looby . As flooh aa they wore assembled , Lord Eglinton entered tho Presence Chamber , and received them " in tho most cordial ftnd friendly manner , " The R « v . Dr . Looby then rood the address which was in Latin , and Lord Eglinton road a euitablo reply in English . The second address , from the Lord Mayor , Aldermon and Corporation of the City of Dublin , wan received in St . Patrick . ' ^ Hall , as part of" tho flooring of . th © Presence
Ma » C * 20 , 1852 . ] THE LEADER . , ffl *
Leader (1850-1860), March 20, 1852, page 271, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1927/page/11/