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BZ THE LEADEB . [ No . 302 , SAT * j * tfrAy ,
postmaster is cousin to Mr . Headlani , M . P . for Newcastle . Me . Jackson , the Doncastee Pawnbroker . —The meetings in favour of Mr . Jackson , the pawnbroker , who was arbitrai'ily committed to prison by the magistrates , continue to extend . Manchester , Liverpool , Bristol , Nottingham , Leeds 3 Leicester , Halifax , Carlisle , Paisley , and other places , have expressed their sympathy with the victim of judicial baste and incapacity ; and subscriptions have been commenced for the release of Mr . Jackson , towards which end several members of Parliament have promised their assistance .
Apfbat "with Poachers . —A fight with poachers on the grounds of Lord AVernyss , Stan way Court , Gloucestershire , has resulted in so serious an iuj ury with shut to the arm of one of the keepers that the limb has since been amputated . The man was also beaten about the head - The poachers have been attested . " The Judge ; awards it , and the Law allows it . "—Moses Hart and Elizabeth Ash—both belonging to" that body whom the penny-a-liners delicately de scribe as " of the Jewish persuasion "—undertook to be married . The lady was not young , . but she possessed money : and the ceremony apparently took
place , only in a peculiar manner , which Elizabeth believed at the time to be lawful . Sbe then lived with Moses , and ,. selling all her property , gave the proceeds to hini . But the marriage was not legal , as Elizabeth ultimately found ; wherefore , she appealed to Mr . Alderman Carter for redress . Moses , through his lawyer , asserted that he had offered to return the money ; "but this the Woman denied . The Alderman "Relieved Elizabeth ' s statement , and had no doubt she had been cruelly used ; but the act oai the pairt of Moses did not amount to fraud , and he , was therefore dismissed . The woman was recommended to bring the matter before the authorities of the Jewish Church .
A Courageous Girl . —A girl of eighteen , the daughter of a skin dresser , at Hackney , coming home in the evening , found a strange man in the house , and tried to secure him . A desperate struggle ensued , and at length the man broke away , but was ultimately secured "with great difficulty by a policeman . He is now under remand at Worship-street . A Girl with a Charm . —A girl , fourteen years of age , was charged before Mr . Yardley , at the Thames police-office , with stealing a sovereign . A policeman said that , when lie took the girl into custody , she said she had stoleu th « sovereign , and hud given 7 s . 6 * d . and a shilling to st Gipsy woman for a charm , spent 5 s . for two novels , left 2 s . 6 d . at a bookseller ' s shop
for another novel , and spent the rest iu ribands and flnei-y . —Mr . Yardley : " Where is this charm ? " The policeman : " This is it , Sir . " He handed to the magistrate a dirty and greasy card , of a yellow colour , with six crosses upon it , and said that light was tho charm . The girl : "I met the Gipsy woman on the Rhodeswell-bridge , near the Stepney Gasworks , and ahe said the charm would save me from all harm . "Mr . Yardley ; "And this is the precious charm , is it '(" ( holding up the card ) . The girl : Yes , Sir , it is . "Mr . Yardley ; " Despair thy charm , for I shall certainly punish you for this robbery , and I wisii the impudent Gipsy was here , as I would punish her too , " It was shown that the girl was a notoriously bad character ; and was sentenced to two months' hard labour .
named John Bacon , delivered speeches m favour of the war . Juvenile Reformation' rs the North . —A meeting of nobility and gentry residing in the counties of Durham and Northumberland was held on Wednesday iu the Assembly Rooms , Newcastle-on-Tyue , to take into consideration steps for the establishment of an efficient reformatory school for Northumberland , Durham , Newcastle , and Berwick-on-Tvveed . Earl Grey was in the chair ; and resolutions in accordance with the desired objects were carried .
Joiix Ballad Lloyd , tile man who threw two oranges at Mr . Commissioner EvansJn the Bankruptcy Court on Friday week , has beeii examined at Guildhall . He threw the two oranges successively , and with great deliberation ; but it does not seem curtain that either hit . For some time past , he has been hanging about tho court , and has threatened the Commissioner with violence , unless he should relieve his necessities . He was guilty of a similar assault as far back as 1846 . When he threw the first orange , he exclaimed , according to a -witness , " Every one has his fault , and so have you , and take that ! " His own version is that he said— " A mortal vlio cannot furgive should be without situ Are you . so , Joshua
Evans ? " On being searched at the statiou-hou .-su , he observed— " I have thrown oranges tliat are pretty soft this time : I will try atones next time . " Ninepence , a knife , a razor , and two papers , were found on him . Lloyd , iu . defence , retul from one of the papers a statement to the effect tha . t he had a , wife and three children depending upon Mm for support , who were , with himself , in the greatest destitution ; that he was willing to accept any employ , but that Mr . Commissioner Evans , who , he admitted , was a very just man " , though merciless , had refused to assist him iu any way , notwithstanding he had been intimate with , the family in early life . The rest of the statement reflected , in very strong terms , upon the Commissioner
and was of such a libellous character that Alderman Copeland found it necessary to interrupt him . He then said he had been made the victim , of a most unjust proceeding . An illegal seizure had been made upon the paltry -remnant of goods he possessed , and the parties who had done it had not only seized everything inoveable in the i-ooias , but had taken out the windows and carried away the doors , the consequence of wliieh was that he and his wife , with an infant one month old , and two other children , were compelled to sleep upon the bare boards , with nothing to
protect them from the cold . It was for the purpose of obtaining some relief from his necessities that lie committed the offence with which he wa . s charged . The Alderman required Lloyd to find two sureties hi £ 100 each , and his own recognizances in . £ 200 , to keep the peace for t . \ elve months . The poor man replied that the Alderman might as well ask the stones in the street to give bail . He should not attempt to get it ; but let the blood of his children "b « on the head oJ : the Commissioner . He was then committed to prison . On the face of it , the ca , se seems one of great hardship .
Garotte Robbery . —An omnibus conductor was going to his home in Long-lane , Bermondaey , about two o ' clock in the morning , when , in passing along Newington Causeway , he was accosted by a woman . He took no notice of her ; but she lollowed him , and at length a man rushed up , knocked him dow n , ancl ran off * while the woman took from him a bag containing money . Sho then ran off also , lout was secured by a policeman . She was brought up at tho Suuthwark police-office , and , having confess-ed her guilt , waa sentenced to six months' hard labour .
A Religious Tkao ' t sklijsr , a ^ d sits Tbmpeb . —A ferocious nssault was made on 'W ednesday , in a Spitalfields lodglng-houso , on tho person of a Mrs . Thomas , who resided thoro . Morgan Davis , tho offender , ordered Mrra . Thomas to : novo from tho kitoheu five , and used such offensive languages that Mrs . Thomas told him , if she was a man , aha would kick liim out of tho jolnoa . Upon this , ho raisod a pinto on which ho was carrying sprats , and In-oko it over hor head , and then , drawing a knifo , cut hor in sevoral places ovor tho face and anna , Before tho Woralrip-atroefc magistrate , Davis , hearing himself desoribed ns a beggar , doni sd that ho was ho , and said ho sold religions tracts , and had beon a mariner . Mrfj , Thomae fainted in tho courao of giving hor evidence ; and tho caao wan romandod for a wook .
Bank-notio KonwauY . —Rowland Honry Withora , a yovith about eighteen yoam of ago , hosi boon committed for trial on a ohiirgo of robbing his employers , bankers ot Leighton Buz / surd , of bunk-noton to tho amount of £ 880 . Tina " DuurD . s" at Oxironn . —Tho body oallod tlio Druids , " at Oxford , has boon oolobratalig Now Your » Day with a dinner ; and , in thu oourao of tho evening , Mr . Curdwoll , M . l \ , and a working mn u
THE FRENCH EMPEROR ANI > HIS GUARD . Foit the last half century , the Imperial Guard has presented to the minds of Frenchmen a . perfect ideal of military virtue and grnudcur . The traditions of the First Empire have associated with this picked corps recollections of heroism , of devotion , of romantic daring , of brilliant successes , ami oi pathetic downfall . It existed bufore the reign ol Napoleon thu First ; and , under the Consulate , it returned in triumph to Paris after the victory oi
Infantry of tlie Line , wliieh on Saturday last returned to Paris in company with the Guards , have been equally distinguished for gallantry and devotion .-Saturday was a perfect fete-day in Paris . The holidiry spirit overcame every other consideration . The Bourse was closed ; shops were shut ; men , women , £ \ na children crowded to the windows , or stood for hour after hour on the pavement along the route , massed into si solid phalanx ; and the fev « r and tumult of enthusiasm peculiar to Frenchmen boiled and hummed over the entire city from morning fill night . It ivas so complete a holiday ,
that those who sought lor refreshment were frequently told it could not be hail , as the - 'kitchen was shut up aud the servants oft" to sec the sight ; but the spectacle and its associations seemed almost to stand in the place of food , and tlie day passed off with the utmost good feeling on the part of all . An immense crowd had assembled at ten o ' clock in the morning ; but battalions of the National Guard and regiments of the Line kept an open pathway from the Place Vendome to the Bastille . The route , as may be expected , was adorned with that combination of grace and splendour iu which the French excel .
" Near the Place de la -Bastille , at the entrance of the Boulevard Beaumavchais , " says the IHtnes correspondent , " a lofty triumphal arch was erected , coloured so as to repress ax a structure of red grauite . Oa the frieze of the monument were inscribed the words , '^ 1 la gloirc de I'Armee d'Orient . ' A shield with au azure tield bore 5 a letters of gold the name of St bastopol , and was encircled with , various military emblems . Out the sum . imt were the Imperial arms , surrounded by a cluster of flags , and four golden eagles , with outspread wings , occupied the sides . Two gilt statues , representing Victory , appeared on the right aud left of the two facades of the monument , and held in their hands crowns of lauxol . On the frieze were inscribed the names of the different corps d
'Armee ; a bas-relief which adorned the arch represented France and the Sluse of Histocy . Oil the sides were inscribed , the names of tlie principal battles fought and won against the Russians—namely , Bonvarsund , liupatoria , ICertch , Iviuburn , Sweaborg , Balaklava , Kamiesch , Alma , Inkermann , Traktir , Koughil , tlie Malakhoff , and Silistria . Four lofty poled , with orinammes floating from the summit , were planted ia front of the triumphal arch . The ^ hole line of the Boulevards was adorned with flags and streamers , and at regular intervals Venetian masts supported , trophies and shields , aud immense banners with the national colours , ou which glittered iu gold the initials of the Emperor aud Empress , and inscriptions in honour of the victorious troops . . -
" Iu some places , platforms richly ornamented wera erected , which , from an early hour of the day , were occupied by crowds of operatives eager to behold tho spectacle , which appeared like one long triumphal ayenue . Opposite the theatre of the Porte fc > t . Martin a second triumphal arch particularly attracted the attention of the crowd , from tho richness nnd elegance ) of ita decorations . Like that on tho Boulevard lieauniarchais , it
displayed emblems aud devices illustrative of the groat event of tlie day . Tho Cirquo do l'lniperatrico tuid the other theatres along tho lino of march were also docoratod . Tho Iluo de la Puix , through which tho troops were to pusa , and thu Placo Vend * mo wore dressed out with banners ; ami two trophies , surmounted by tho Imporiul eagle , and formed of clusterd ofllaga arranged in tasteful ay ministry , doooratod the Ba / . aarat tho entrance of that uoblo htreot . "
The Morning Post says thut , looking down the Boulevards , it seemed as if tine streets were positively made of bright drapery . The weather was mild ami Hue , though not sunny . Windows were thrown open , and the balconies were lillcd with ladies , gaily dressed , gaily talking , and beaming on the scene beneath ;—" Some looking down , somo forwards or aside , Homo rt ) -a < ljlisting tmeses nowly tiod , Homo turning a trim wa « to , ox o ' or tlio How Of oriiuaou cloths hanging a hand of , inuw ; But till with flmiloH prepared , nml garhmda grooii , And all iu ilutfcoriuij tulle , imp-atiuut for tlio hoojio . "
At a quarter to twelve o ' clock , the spectacle began . The Guides with their band issued from the Hue de la I ' aix , and the LCinpcvor nuule his appearance , dressed , aa usual on these occasions , m tho costume of a General of Division , with the Grand Cordon and Star of tin ) Legion , uud mounted on a buy charger with rich housings . The Imperial cortege was tlma coinuouud : " Tlio regiment of duirJon , procodod by itn
Marcn » o . ' 1 he various divisions were witli Bonaparte in Russia ; they received the lust words of their fallen chief on his departure for Elba , and wept as they saw him kiss tlie ragged standard they had borne in battle , and embrace' the eagles they had upheld : and they sought with desperate courage to change the fortune of the day at the ffttul climax of Waterloo . With the return of the Bourbons , they fell into obscurity ; but were reconstituted by the present Napoleon on his accession to the limpire .
The Guard thus resuscitated wns sent to the seat of war in January , ltf , > 4 . On the 8 th of September , the Zouaves of the Guard and Chasseurs of the Guard took part in the capture of the MalukhofF , but in doing so suffered a scTero loss . Two of their Generals , " says the Morning Post , " wcro wounded , and died in consequence . One Colonel was Killed , and another wounded , The commander
of the Chasseurs was killed . Ilnving ^ sot out with two colonels and nix Generals of division , UI rick ' s brigade siuv but one of these officers return , and ho waa badly wounded . The Imperial Guard haa lost , during tho year it passed before Sevastopol , two Generals of brigade ( Ponteres and Miu-olles ) , two colonels , five chefs de battentions , and several other officers of all ranks . " Tlici four regiments of
Leader (1850-1860), Jan. 5, 1856, page 6, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2122/page/6/