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BXTEAORDIKART CUKES ST HOLLOWATS OINTMENT.
THE STOCKPORT IMPROVEMENT BILL.
A corious affair has recently occupied t...
Prospective and Music—Old Astley once ab...
CRACOW, BY JOBBPII MAZZIMt. It it finish...
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DEATH FROM IMPURE AIR IN A LODGING. An i...
BRUTAL CONDUCT OF A BAILIFF. An inquest ...
POISONING OF A YOUNG FEMA LE IN EssiJS B...
DREADFUL ACCIDENT ON THE NOW WESTERN RAI...
Tub Ick in Shkmw Hauidub.—A BridkoroomiJ...
It behoves us always to be on our guard,...
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Bxteaordikart Cukes St Hollowats Ointment.
BXTEAORDIKART CUKES ST HOLLOWATS OINTMENT .
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The Stockport Improvement Bill.
THE STOCKPORT IMPROVEMENT BILL .
A Corious Affair Has Recently Occupied T...
A corious affair has recently occupied tho attention of the rate-payers of St . Mary ' a Ward in this borough ( Stockport ) , which the following report of a meetin g held in tho above-named ward will explain . Tho meeting was holden in the Waterloo Tavern , Waterloo-road , for the purpose of taking into consideration the conduct of a deputation appointed at a previous meeting to wait upon the aldermen and ceunmllors for St . Mary ' s Ward , relative to tho Stockport Improvement Bill . John Allinson , Geo . Cheetham , and Benjamin Shattin were the parties who formed the above deputation . Mr . Thomas Woodhouse was called to the chair .
The C hairman said , that as tho decision of that meetin g would affect materially the agitation which was coing on throug h the borouah in opposition to the intended Bill , h « should call upon Mr . Jamea Mitchell , who was the secretary , to introduce the first part of the business Mr Mitchku , said , it will be remembered that on Tuesday , the 1 st of December last , a public meeting of the inhabitant rate-pa > Crs of this ward was held at tbe Grapes Inn , in Church-gate , for the purpose oftakin « into consideration the present intended Improvement Bill for the B rough of Stockport . After mature consideratoh , it was unanimously agreed by that meeting , that a deputation of three should lw annotated to wait upon the _ aldermen and
councillors for St . Mary ' s Ward , particularly torequest them not to Bivc their support to any Improvement Bill for this Borough , until tho Government measure , which is now pending , shall have been made known to the country . Tbat deputation bad in his ( Mitchell ' s ) opinion violated and betrayed th-ir trust , however , it was for that meeting to decide as to whether they had done so or not . Instead of their waiting upon the aldermen and councillors according to their instructions , the deputation had waited upon Mr . Canpack , the town clerk , and the result of their interview with him had been the production of a most scandalous and deceitful printed
document , which thev had caused to be circulated to the number of upwards of one thousand , in favour of the improvements , and to this printed document thev ( the deputation ) tuvl attached their signatures . Now it was not for that meeting to decide as to the truth or falsehood contained in that document , or whether the intended new Bill would be ft benefit or an injury to the Borough , but it was for them to say whether the deputation had acted in accordance with the decision of the meeting at the Grapes Inn , in which decision they ( the de utation ) had taken a most prominent part , and most cordially gave it their support .
Mr . Gkoror Chrbtiiam , one of the deputation , said , tbat the instructions which he , along with his two colleagues , had received at the meeting held at ? he Granes Inn . were not exactly to the effect stated by Mr . Mitchell . They had been requested to ask for information relative to tho Improvement Bill , which they could not obtain at the meeting in question . Several persons in the meeting here cried out that Mr . Mitchell had offered to give Mr . Cheetham any information he might require upon the subject , but he ( Cheetham ) prevented him doing so , because Mr . Mitchell happened not to be a rate-payer in St . Mary ' s Ward .
Mr . Cheetham contended that they had waited upon all tbe councillors , with the exception of one , and he could not be seen . He admitted that he had seconded the adoption of the memorial to the Council , requesting them to stay the progress of the Bill until the Government measure should bo made known ; but he also considered it his duty to make inquiries relative to the manorial tolls , tho waterworks and other improvements of the Boroiwh . They had done so , and the result of that inquiry had been the production of the printed document in question , lie was not going to say who the parties were that had drawn up that document , any further than that it was got up from information which they received , and he and his collea * ues wore responsible for its existence . They consWcn-d they had done n <> more than their duty in pursuing the course they had , and he could wish some person to show to him that that printed document was
incorrect . Mr . Jambs Dbnaiut said , that he must express his surprise nnd astonishment at the language and conduct of Mr . Cheetham up * 'i this occasion was without i parallel in the period of his existence . What had the paper produced by Mr . Cheetham to do with the instructions he received from tho meeting held at Mr . Pickford ' s ? At that meeting , Mr . Cheetham and the others , who formed the deputation , had written instructions , and those instructions were that John Allinson , George Cheetham , and Benjamin Shattin . should wait upon the Aldermen and
Councillors for St . Mary ' s Ward , and request them not to give their support to any Improvement Bill until the government measure which is now pending shall have been made known to the country , and one step beyond that they had no right to go . But even with regard to the document he would challenge Mr . Cheetham to prove that any part of it was correct , lie had been appointed to perform a certain public duty , and that duty they had not performed , they had acted contrary to the resolution , which they themselves had see ' onded and supported , and consequently had betrayed the confidence which was reposed in them .
Mr . Johh Homfr said it now became his duty to expose the trickery of these gentlemen . He was one of those who seldom kept a secret long , and particularly when the secret affected thejmblic welfare . He was prepared to prove that the printed document produced by Mr . Cheetham was not the production of either of the deputation , or of the Aldermen and Councillors , for this ward , but that it had been prepared and got up by Mr . Cappack , the town olerk . The statements therein contained were precisely the same that Mr . Cappack had made to him and Mr . Webb but a few days previously . If the document was not the production of Mr . Cappack , why was the the proof sheet sent to that gentleman twice for correction before it conld be exposed . He ( Mr . Humer )
did not blame the deputation for accepting the kind and gentlemanly invitation of Mr Cappack , perhaps some of them seldom had an opportunity of regailing their stomachs with the good things they found at the table of that gentleman . While that document was being prepared , Mr . Cheetham and his colleagues , according to his own acknowledgement , were doing justice to the remains of a good old Cheshire Cheese , with other requisites , and a few bottles of Mr . Cappack ' s best Porter ; and when business compelled Mr . Cappack to r tire from their company , they had the impudence in his absence to ring the bell , and
call for more . He was prepared to prove that the deputation had allowed themselves to be tampered with by the town clerk , who is the greatest opponent the rate-patera have upon this question . Let Mr . Che < -tham deny tIicsestatcmcnts , an < lhc ( Mr . Humor ) would prove thein from his own lips , by parties now in this meeting . ( Here the whole meeting exhibited one ceneral feeling of disgust , and Mr . Cheetham admitted the fact . ) The Councilmen for St . Mary ' s Ward had declared tbat the deputation had never in their interview with them , requested them to withhold their support to the bill until the government measure should be made known .
After a few well timed observation from Mr . Bradhurn , the following rnsolution was moved by Mr . Nathaniel Booth , " secondcd by Mr . James Simtster , and carried unanimously : — That inasmuch as John Allinson , George Cheetham , and Benjamin Shattin , who were appointed as a deputa . tion to carry out tho objects of the above resolution at the Grapes Inn , on Tuesday , the 1 st instant , have betrayed the confidence which was then placed in them by acting contrary , and in opposition to the decision of that meeting , this meeting fs of opinion that they are no longer worthy of the confidence and respect of their brother ratepayers , and ought to be branded by their fellow townsmen , as traitors to the canse of justice and humanity . It was then unanimously agreed , moved by Sorance Bury , Seconded by Mr . Road *
That a memorial signed by the inhabitant rate-payers of St . Mary's ward be immediately got up and presented to the Aldermen and Councillors for the said ward , requesting them not to give their support to any improvement Bill for this borough , until the government measure for the regulation of Borough , & c „ shall have bei-n made known to the country .
Prospective And Music—Old Astley Once Ab...
Prospective and Music—Old Astley once abused bis scene painter for not painting the columns of a temple of the same length ; and when the roan ploaded the law of perspective , replied , " Don ' t talk to me of perspective , Sir ; the public pay their money to see pillars according to nature , all of a length , and they shall have their full measure , and no deception . " On another occasion the double bass in the orchestra was doing nothing whilst his brethren were rasping away with all their might . His employer demanded an explanation , and being told by the performer that he had forty bars' rest , exclaimed in high dudgeon , " Rest indeed ! I pay you for playing not for resting , so play away , and be d——d to you I '
Cracow, By Jobbpii Mazzimt. It It Finish...
CRACOW , BY JOBBPII MAZZIMt . It it finished I The last fragment of that brava nation , whose body was riddled with wounds in the defence of Europe , against Maliomotanisra , has disappeared . The last rag of its warrior mantle has been torn and parted among them , and they have thrown it as the price of blood , to the one who , in these latter times , has most deeply struck the victim , to that one whoso immediate agents ( rewarded for their conduct ) have organised , directed , paid for the massacres of Gallioia . First assassination , then plunder . Cracow is now an Austrian city . The Austrian ffag floats , like a bannered shroudover the monument of Koscuisko . The
, heavy tread of the Austrian sentinel profanes the threshold of the old cathedral where lie the bones of Sobieski , the saviourol Vienna . There was no real force there ; nothing that could seriously menaee the Trinity of Evil about to accomplish this misdeed ; twenty-three square German miles , deep _ in the midst of the Prussian dominions , Austrian possessions , and Russian Siles'a . But a name was there , a remembrance , the outward sign of an existing idea ; and in this sign , this remembrance written on the front of a city , in which , from 1320 to the eighteenth century , the chosen of thefnation were anointed kings of Poland , there was a reproach , a livine remorse , for the dismemberers . They desired to efface it . They had sworn by * the name of God ,
in 1815 , to maintain in perpetuity the independence of Cracow ; but since then they have so falsified their oaths , that ono perjury more could not stay them . They had placed their oaths under the guarantee of other powers , England and France , swearing with them to the treaties of Vienna ; but they knew very well that the highest possible energy of constitutional governments would not go beyond an inert protest—Pilate ' s washing his hands of the innoceet blood . They have torn the treaty , and given the last blow to their victim . To-day the last spark of life has disappeared : Old Poland is dead ; nothing but its ghost remains . May it , like that of Banquo , take its seat at the tables of the reigning Macbeths , and urge tliem , through terrors and the
keen agonies of remorse to their final overthrow ! The bitterness of our words must not be attributed to grief . We brand a crime ; we have no dread of its consequences : far from it . Speaking individually , we like everything which clears and renders more precise the situation of things In Europe . Thank God , the people have never signed the treaties of Vienna ; they have never acknowledged themselves bound by them ; and it matters little to their future whether or not they are violated , annulled . But their being torn up by the very persona who had drawn them up and signed them , adds to the morality of the cause we sustain ; it proves that there is no Jaw , not even that which they had imposed upon themselves , for the absolutists ; it dissipates a
phantom which yet held timid minds in uncertainty ; it chases the mist accumulated by diplomacy over the question whioh occupies us all ; it loaves face to face nationalities and their oppressors , right and bruie force . The victory is not doubtful . In these days nations do not perish ; they transform themselves . In incorporating Cracow , Austria , the representative of immobility in Europe , has only added one enemy more to those alrealy stirring in her bosom : she has , by uniting their interests , added one more pledge of alliance to those which already existed between the two future avengers , Poland and Italy . And when the word of death has passed . over our
lips , we hasten to add the epithet old to this sacred name of Poland . We know very well that her tomb is the cradle of a young and beautiful and grand Poland , which the popular faith of tho dawn ' ng epoch will baptize for the holy struggles of civilization . But the intention of the despoiling powers does not the less merit the indignation of every honest heart , tho branding of every people that has not entirely lost in apathy and in the worship of material interests , the sentiment of the unity of the human race and of European fraternity . The triumph of the Christian faith had its s-erm in the blood of the martyrs ; but we do not , on that account , bless the memory of their executioners .
Yes , that old Poland , aristocratic Poland , which we admire for the chivalrous bravery and Christian instincts that impelled it to throw itself in the way of the Mahometan invasion , but whose interior organisation can find no sympathy among us , is dead : dead nev er more to revive . The 1 ' ausu vsoplk rises from its tomb . And the time is so providentially marked for its advent , that every blow the oppressors strike at the nation turns to tho profit of its cause . Tho mnssacrcs of Gallicia have proved to the last representatives of the Polish aristocracy what old recollections of oppression and the instincts of equality can do when perfidiously managed on one side and neglected on the other . The occupation of Cracow teaches them that they have nothing to hope
from diplomatic combinations , and that these very treaties of Vienna , invoked by some of them , as a basis for the re-establishment of I know not what mutilated kingdom of Poland , were nothing more than so much waste paper , good at most , to give to those who signed them leisure to wait the favourable moment for the work of destruction . They know that now ; and , with the exception of some incorrigible men , who comprehend nothing of the ways of God upon the earth , they are entering—they will all soon enter into the great democratic current , which alone contains the secret of life for Poland and for all peoples . They know , on the one hand , that the power of Poland exists henceforth altogether in tho masses , and that it is only by abdicating their
ancient privileges , and appealing to the peasant to fraternise with them on the common ground of equality , that they can conquer a second life for their common country : they know , on the other hand , that a people has no right to a national existence , except in so much as it proposes to itself an end beyond and out of itself , a mission to accomplish or the good ef all ; and they comprehend that Poland ought not to live again , but on condition ot placing herself as advanced guard of all the Slavonian populations , that from the shores of the Baltic to the Adriatic coasts of Illyria , now bestir themselves under the impulse of national instincts , unknown everywhere , and especially in England , but destined to change one day the map of Europe .
It is sufficient to recall , as regards the first tendency , the demands annually made , since 1810 , by the diet of Leopol to the Emperor for the abolition of feudal service , and to make the peasants landowners—the identical reclamations of the Grand Duchy of Poseu —the language of the insurrectionary manifesto of Cracow , of the 22 nd of February , 1846— and all the characters of that manifesto , too little studied , too soon forgotten , which has initiated a new era for Poland . The general movement of the Slavonian races will be tho subject of several articles , in which 1 shall endeavour to gain appreciation for the importance of this renovating element upon Europe , and the directing part therein that Poland prepares to take .
But , if the occupation of Cracow is destined to serve , rather than to injure , the Polish cause , is there not in it a great lesson for Europe , a warning to all people , a definition clearer than ever of our duties , too long forgotten ? There is no longer , at the present time , any Public Law in Europe . The treattes of Vienna formed the basis of international translations among the European governments : they are ne more . There exists now in Europe a league between the despotic states in order to accomplish Evil , whensoever that can serve their interests or their principle of retrogression . There exists no alliance for G od , for the protection of national liberties , for the defence of the feeble , for the peaceable evolvement of the progressive principle . In tho heart of a Humanity which
calls itself Christian , issue of the law of love , there is absolutely nothing collective to represent love , to represent the consolidation of the families' of humanity the common mission of everything that bears upon its brow the sign of human nature . Hate reigns for only Hate acts : it . has its armies , its treasures ' its compacts ; its rights is Force . Here , it organisesand accomplishes , with atheistic sangfroid , the butchering of one caste by another ; there , it combats beliefs by torture , it crushes down the human soul under the knout ; elsewhere it says—the independence of this territory hinders my projects , —and it suppresses it . Switzerland feels tbat in the absence of a National Compact , of a federal organisation where the general interests of the country would have place , every quarrel between two localities can only be exhausted by force , and brings on a civil war ; she aspires to give herself a compact , to
build up tflft holy arch of her nationality ; Brute Force says to her—you shall nave neither Compact nor Nationality ; you shall keep within your bosom the source of civil war , but so soon as civil war appears in the midst of you , we shall occupy your territory with our armies . Twenty-two million * of Italians feel that the hour is come to realise that fraternity to which God from of old has called them ; they have abdicated , renounced in the expiation of a common suffering of three hundred years , their old enmities , their egotistical prejudices ; they aspire to embrace each other in a common bond , iu ' a common life . Brute Force says to them-remain disunited , hostile feeble , for ever ; we will it so , and our armies are there to maintain our will . There is not a single government which dares interpose , in the name of God , and of Immortal Justice , its arm , its action . Not one that appears to Feel how immoral , how impious , how atheistic is this inertness .
Such is the actual state ot Europe ; such is the lesson unfolded by the occupation of Cracow . It is the throwing off the mask on the part of the de . spotic principle—a programme of its intentions and of its future acts—a gauntlet of defiance , flung in the name of Force at all , peoples or governments , who maintain that the law of the world is the principle of liberty in lore . Shall the gauntlet be taken up ? It shall , without doubt , in a hour more or less reraete , by the enslaved peoples . But for those who already rejoice in their liberty , arc there not from henceforth duties ? Can they not , aven now , accomplish them in part ? I shall endeavour in tho next number to give some reply to this double question . —fmk ' t Jwrml ,
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TEE USE OF ETHEK . IN Sl & tGERY . We noticed last week a method of rendering a patient insensible to pain during the performance of surgical operations by the inhalations of the vapour of ether combined with atmospheric air . The following are the particulars of the successful amputa . tion of the leg of a patient in the Bristol General Hospital on Friday , in whieh this new principle was tried : — A young man , a patient in the Bristol General Hospital , had , on Friday , his left leg removed above the knee—an operation rendered necessary by a white s walling of three years' standing ; and at the suggestion of Dr . Fairbrother , the senior p hysician to the hospital , Mr . Lansdown , the operating surgeon , was induced to try tho * ffect upon the patient of the inhalation of the vapour of sulphuric ether . After inhaling the vapour for one minute and a half , the patient became unconscious , and the surgeon
commenced his incision , and after the lapse of two or three minutes , Dr . Fairbrother again administered the vapour , keeping his fingers on the patient ' s pulse , and watching hip breathing . Wine was administered in small quantities alternately with the vapour , which kept him in a state of unconsciousness for the period of 15 minutes . The limb was separated from the body in ono minute . During the operation the features did not express the least pain , and the patient remained motionless . After the operation he awoke , perfectly quiet and calm , and said he bad not felt any pain , either in cutting through the skin , flesh , bone , sawing the bone , or in tying the vessels , some of which required to be dissected from the nerves . Since the operation the patient has slept better than he has for ten nights , and is going on favourably . The following letter upon the best mode of applying the vapour we have received from Mr . Herapath , tho well known analytical chymist , who was present at the operation : ¦—
Sir , —I feel it would be wrong to withhold from tho faculty and public in general that we have repeated the American experiment of administering the vapour of ether as a means of deadening the sensibility of the nerves , and with the most perfect success . A young man was to lose his leg by amputation of tbe thigh , at the Bristol General Hospital , and this was thought a good opportunity for the trial . The operation was rathsr a long one , and from several arterial branches having to be taken up , it occupied It minutes , and during this whole time the man was kept iu a perfectly quiescent state , without motion or sound . He afterwards stated himself to hare been conscious of the ampjtatlon , bat without pain , beyond that of a scratch ; and during the operation it ' was found that with the assistance of wine on
the one hand , and the vapour of ether on tbe other , ho could be elevated or depressed with the most complete controul , his absence of pain being continuous . The operator , Mr . Lnm . down , and the other medical gentlemen present , will , no doubt , give the public the details of the case , and my duty is merely to show the very simple application of the agent ; no complicated apparatus is necessary , nor any extraordinary care in purifying tho ether . A common , but very large bladder , should be fitted with a collar to which an ivory mouth piece with a large bore can be screwed , without the intervention of any stopcock pour in about an ounce of good common ether , and blow up the bladder with tbe mouth till it is nearly full ; place the thumb on the mouthpiece . and agitate the bladder so as to saturate the air in it with tbe vapour ; as soon as the patient is ready for the operation close his nostrils , introduce the mouthpiece , and close
the lips round it with the fingers . He must now breath into and out of the bladder , and in about one or two minutes the muscles sf his lips will lose their hold . This is the moment for tbe first cut to be made , In two or three minutes the effect will begin to disappear ; the mouthpiece should again be introduced , and this repeated as often as required . If the pulse should indicate a sinking of the patient , a little wine will restore him . I have no doubt tbe inspiration of nitrous oxide ( laughing gas ) would have a similar effect upon the nerves of sensation as the vapour of ether , as I have notified th it persons under its influence are totally insensible to pain ; but I do not think it would be advisable to use it in surgical cases , from its frequently producing an ungovernable disposition to muscular exertion , which would render the patient unsteady , and embarrass the operator .
The administrator of the vapour will of conrse take care that no fluid ether shall be allowed to be drawn into the lungs , otherwise suffocation would result , or at the best a vio . eut cough , which must protract the operation , and considerably distress the patient . I am , Sir , your obedient servant , William Hibapath . Bristol , Jan . 1 , 1847 .
Death From Impure Air In A Lodging. An I...
DEATH FROM IMPURE AIR IN A LODGING . An inquest was held on Monday night at the lied Lion Shoe Lane , on the body of a man unknown , who died suddenly in a common lodging . house in Field Lane , Hoiborn . The deceased had occupied a bed in the lodging house , So . 26 , Field Lsne , for which he paid fourpence per night for the last three months . In the day time ha got work , if he could , about the docks and wharfs , and was known by his fellow lodgers by the cognomen of the' Old Gentleman . ' Nothing further was known of him than that he had told a fellow lodger that he was a native of Cambridge , and that in early life he had been a farmer . On Friday night he returned W his lodging about six o ' clock , and complained of a pain across the loins , which bethought was caused by the cold . He went early to bed , and during the night he was heard to laugh hysterically , and in the morning was found a corpse . The only property found upon him was four duplicates in a tin box and a halfpenny .
Dr . J , Lynch said that ongoing into the room he found a very offensive smell of animal exhalation , as if there had bsen several persons sleeping in it . He stooped down at the first bed , and ;' ound the body of the deceased . Ho bled him , and a very small quantity of black blood , like treacle , flowed . On looking around the room he saw quite sufficient to account for the death ; the room could not give , under any circumstances , healthful accommodation to one individual , much less to four , who had been sleeping in the same apartment , The fireplace was blocked up , and every means had been taken to prevent a free current of air in the apartment . Many of these lodging-houses were built over cesspools , and the impure air breathed in the confined apartment had tbe same effect upon the vital parts as inhaling the noxious vapour of burning charcoal . The man might probably have
been uffscted with lumbago , but he died in a fit , no doubt caused by breathing impure air . Ho had no hesitation in saying the death in the present case was accelerated by want of proper [ ventilation . A man required for the purposes of life 1 , 000 cubic feet of pure air , and should not inhabit a room less than ten feet high by eight feet wide ; but the room in which the deceased , with three other persons slept , was neither so wide nor so high ,. Dr . Lynch , at considerable length , gave a most painful description of the wretched hovels where the poor creatures paid for nights' lodgings in the vicinity of Smltbfield and Field Lane . In some of them eight or nine persons slept , whilst accommodation was afforded for only two . Referring to the health of the people inhabiting courts , the Doctor said that it was a well-known fact that out of 100 , 000 children born , 50 , 000 died solely from inhaling impure air ,
Mr . J . Carville , as relieving officer of the union , he said he was witness to nv , \ ny cases being brought irom those houses to the workhouse , and he could mention as a fact that , some time back , four persons were brought from one of those houses who died in twenty-fours after their admission , solely from inhaling the impure air . Tht > lodglug-bouse-keepers had been told by him that the instant one of their lodgers was taken ill they were to send him to the workhouse . On going over one of these houses he found thirty-six beds in one room , so close together that there was barely room to pass between them . The fire-places were stopped up so as to make more room for beds , Coroner—If a fever was to break out in such a house , the consequences to the neighbourhood would be dreadful , as there would be no knowing whert ) it would stop . Dr . Lynch — Fevers are constantly breaking out in those houses ; and the worst is that it is spread throughout the community by the inmates constantly removing from one part of the metropolis to the other .
The Jury returned a verdict , " That the deceased died from natural causes accelerated by the want of pure veil , tilation , the Jury at the same time requesting that ch attention of the authorities be drawn to the subject , s that there be a proper supervision over lodging houses . "
Brutal Conduct Of A Bailiff. An Inquest ...
BRUTAL CONDUCT OF A BAILIFF . An inquest was held last week , at Hanley , on the body of an elderly man , named Underwood , who had seen better days but in his old age had fallen into misfortune . He was distrained upon for six months rent , which , coupled with inability to meet it , was the Inst feather on tbe camel ' s back , tbe poor old man sunk under it , iu connexion with the nncival conduct of the bailiff . He cut bis throat and afterwards threw himself in a mash tub nearly full of water . The graudaughter of the d eceased deposed to the gross conduct of the bailiff Shenton , and the coroner having ordered hint to be called in addressed him as follows : —Do you think that because you are armed with the authority of the law to destrainon a person ' s goods you are justified in using improper language ! Do you think every house you
outer is your own—that you are lord and master \ I have been given to understand that your conduct in this unfortunate case has been overbearing and abusive and I here warn you , for the future , not to overstep your anthoritj—not to trample upon parties in distress . I am not only bound to believe what I have here on oath —that your c » nduct was disgraceful in this affair ; but I hear from the gentlemen of the jury , who know your general character , tbat you are in the constant exercise of unbounded rascality . Whoever you may be employed by , if such conduct comes under my notice , I will not hesitate to speak of It . Justice ought to be administered leniently , and not in tho jvagabondising manner you bare been in the habit of dispensing it . Depend upon it you shall be watched . You are only a tenant for life ; and , in all probability , the life of this poor man might have b * n preserved but fw your djsgMeefttl « onda . ct ,
Brutal Conduct Of A Bailiff. An Inquest ...
Sbentoa retired wroiplettl y abashed . nTT ^^ pressed their thanks to the coroner for * his win " » 'f * serrations . " ** " tini 4 The Jury then returned a verdict to n , ^ "The deemed destroyed himself while in 5 * % , porary Insanity . " ml ° « fit of ^ The Coroner refused to allow the bailiffi , « , * | pense * as witnesses . tftB m m [ ,
Poisoning Of A Young Fema Le In Essijs B...
POISONING OF A YOUNG FEMA LE IN EssiJS BaSKiwooD , TuMDAi . -An inquest whi „ . ,. cupled several days in the course of the wT' " * was brought to a close yesterdsy afternoon k / ' ^ i C . C . Lewis , the Coroner for the C ' n 'S Ess ^ aUhe village ofRunwelt , a f , wmi £ ^ The deceased ' s name w » , Lucy Boultwood Sh healthy looking young woman , aged 18 «„ " « ** i the daughter of a labourer , lirL at U . ' "" S small village , situate six miles north . * .. t n ^ " Op to Michaelmas last she was In the ,,,,, „ 7 » wfc , l atlitlle Baddock , whereit seems sh , bee ™ Mr ' Yt ;' discovery of which led to her dlichanm * ? > % employ . She returned to her parents at ° n H and remained there until the 8 th of W mnltf < I < she left on a visit to her , | , ter , a Mr , vL * ^ ' " ^ four miles from Hanningfleld . She »„ . ' ,. **< health and spirits , but inthecourie of th i ,, ( « that day she became suddenly ill and in t "enin 8 « it 5
.. umo * , a L-uipB . ner sister , Mrs . Vale »» , « ' ° her , said deceased first complained of a , «! , ****& followed by violent retching , and i £ S froth . The vomiting subsided , she ^ l ° f ^ floor as if in a fit . During t ? o night he f ° ll hadfits . and atelght o ' clock on ^ "JfJ This was the substance of the evidtnee t » k . » flr . tmeetingofth . iury , when , in con ™ " * ' tt cions being entertained that the deceased Z . 8 Ulf the time of her death , Mr . Le * is , the Coroner d * '" " pott mortem , examination of the body to fa I ' ^ T proceeded with , Accordingl y , Mr . Anthony i
^ aeon , made a tnlnnt * PTom !„ .. ;„„ _ . . * . "'" . SSli geon , made a minute examination , and stated th ' at the re-assembling of the Coronsr and W T showed that the unfortunate woman wu L , 2 ' - hi : condition suspected , but tbat her dSh h . d S ? * * duced by poison . This fact was « tab , l . n , H 'I P " quantity of inflammation in the stom " cl id ^ * spects the body was in a most healthy state " 1 ? w " was of opinion that the poison administered J , ? vegetable description , and from nhat he bad 1 ,, J , believed it to have been taken with a vt ^ Sffi
Other evidence having been given f The Jury found the following verdict : _ That th . J ceased died from tbe effects of acertainveget 1 S b ; w ^ k : n beJuror '• but by ^ « essb bow taken , there was no evidence to show . 'I
Dreadful Accident On The Now Western Rai...
DREADFUL ACCIDENT ON THE NOW WESTERN RAILWAY . 1 A very shocking accident , resulting in the load two fires , occurred between one and two o ' clocki luesday morning , at the King ' s Langley station ,. the line of tho North Western Railway . 1 The circumstances in connection with theme !^ choly affair , as ascertained from an inspection oftfi scene of the accident , and inquiries among the jj ! veral parties whe witnessed the same , may be brief ' stated as follows :- ; '
About twenty minutes after one o ' clock on Tuesdi morning , a coal train , from the Claycross jp Stavel y collieries , drew up alongside the platform j the King ' s Langley station , for the purpose of dt tachinjr . some waggons of coal at that place . Tti morning was very foggy , and the driver not beiti certain as to the exact position of the " points , ' stopped tho train before arriving at the signal post and addressing the policeman on duty , said he hai five trucks to leave at Langley , and should be gladt ' know whereabouts the " points" were . The po ! i » man signalled him to come on beyond the signt post , and the train being again set in motion , w brought to a stand just within the " crossing "« j the up line . The policeman then turned on tit ! ..... „ j , „ . xuu I'vufcciunu men lututu uu IMS
rod signal , and ran to the " points" with the fc | tention of " shunting" the wat-gons ; the breabl man of the coal train meantime detaching tt break waggon and pushing it some few yards bull on the mainline . While thus engaged , thepoWi nan fano ' ied he heard an up train coming , and kow ing the difficulty of observing the ordinary signil lamp through a dense fog , he ran back down M line waving his red hand-lamp as a caution to at advancing train to stop . Before he had run fifii yards he saw the light of an engine advancing iti rapid rate , and the next moment he discovered t'J dreadful fact that a heavy luggage train , propefel by two engines , tha drivers ef which had evident ;! neither of them observed the signals until too k |
to be of any service , was running at a tearful ym directly into the coal train . The driver and atoke of the first engine attached to the luggage train fori tunately observed the policeman ' s hand signal i well as the red tail lamps on the break waggon fi tbe coal train , and as tho only chance of escape tlitj threw themselves off the engine on to the liu , happily without sustaining any material injuij The two poor fellows on the second engine appeii to have been wholly unconscious of their danger and as an inevitable consequence , when the collide took place , they were inataneously killed . The crash is described to have been most awful The leading engine of the luggage train of cows first struck the break waggon , which , offering com paratively no resistance , was knocked to pieces ao ! thrown about the line in all directions . Thecoi train , which consisted of about 30 trucks , was net
struck , and being very heavy , the effect on the M gage train was proportionably severe . The two eel gines with their tenders were crashed together ioj manner which , without a personal observation , i £ would be scarcely possible to conceive . 'Shreef ^ four coal waggons were knocked to pieces , itis about the same number of luggage trucks were « - tirely destroyed . The disabled engines and tente were thrown by the concussion entirely across ty line , and , with the other portion of the wreck , em pje tely blocked up both the up and down line of raii | Tho breaksmen of thelu » gage train were thrown t' tho break waggon on to the line when thecollisis took place , but fortunately neither of them wen much hurt . The names of the unfortunate deceased are Thot AssipandGeorge Mathers ; the former the driw and the latter the stoker of the engine So . 1 & Both men are understood to be married .
Smith , the policeman , is described to bo a mo careful man . He has been employed on the rail "' tome years .
Tub Ick In Shkmw Hauidub.—A Bridkoroomij...
Tub Ick in Shkmw Hauidub . —A BridkoroomiJ a Fix . —On Sunday morning week there was so i » W || ice iu the river , at Shields , owing to the break «) after the thaw , tbat the Tyne steam ferry was untSS the necessity of dropping anchor midway in her p ^ J sage between north and south , and i "There she lav Till mid-day . " ' three hours at the least , with all her passengers « board , doing penance for the peccadilloes of the p * ceding week . The turn of the tide broug ht rel «* j | and the Tjne has since enjoyed a Christmas liolu > s , y that ahe might undergo repairs , and be in no > W'i > of "breaking " for a holiday at the new year . *
up few sculler boats , we understand , seeing their M brother" at a stand , had the impertinence to attends the enterprise which be bad failed to achicve , bearit s in . nind the injunction " to make hay while ll [ f l shines , " but they were speedily arrested by ki } xm and locked up in an } arctic prison . 0 » e tlie * wrecks was a mournful affair . The sculler's tare i ° a venturesome bridegroom , whose future partn « i | life awaited him on the opposite shore . Surr oun « v by obdurate ice , which even the fire of l | 1 1 « as not hot enough to thaw , there he sat , ^ " / ' [ 'J by tho side of old Char .-n , and wondering what H bride would think of bis absence . Once he tnoug-fi of Hero and Lcander , and was half inclined to es . ' ! a swirii to shore ; he was also inclined to rcntff
where he was and not try his swimming powerscompetition with so many iee floes ; so LcandW ; feat was not eclipsed by our " Hero . " An acq" * - ' ance , recognising him from tbe quay which he W ; quitted , accosted bim at the top of his voice , cr / M " Assay ! Bob . mun ! try to wauk back over the i « i an' gan roond by the railway ! " But the unh *' man , dreading lest in making the lattem ^ i > should be chance to be a " bob" in the water , s | ' to the boat . It were better , thought he , to »' , married man on Monday than food for fc ^ Sunday . Folding his arms , therefore , he kept v safe seat in the stern for three mortal hours , wrapF up in his reflections and his new coat .
Glorious Prospect . —A person who advertises a morning paper for a clerk , holds out tins i ducement : — « A small salary will be given , » ut l will have enough of overwork to make up for H ' ficiency . '
It Behoves Us Always To Be On Our Guard,...
It behoves us always to be on our guard , , vl 11 '" ' , ^ we should watch our thoughts , when iu sofiety ou j gues , and when in our families our tempers . ' > ; upon our properly guarding the last depends n » i < wi k - social happiness and domestic comfort , tnUuit j ^ .. ^ counteract that continued irritability of mind w "j .. j j ? precursor to ebullitions of passion . But our , ne " iJvSi <* position is so intimately connected with ° " ! „ ? . Jati condition , that what is frequently considered i ";• ^ or peevishness , is in reality but the result ot ;> u | ^ ment of the digestive or other organs of the o . ^ requires medicinal not meutitl remedies . Tj > » ^ j ) recommend with confidence Froiupton ' s 1 » 'l 0 w ti >' as being certain to its effects , and gentle in its ° ' . „ , Holloway's Ointment and rills . —An authentic * . ' „ ., ; of a fearful case of Piles . —John Thompson , \ - ' ; ( , ^ respectablft editor and proprietor » f the " Ann * ol - > dian , " an Irish newspaper , vouches * as to the V " . !^
extraordinary cure of a case of Piles m ^ " ^ t * ing nature and of some years' standing , which « a ^ by these medicines when every other means n » , * The parson alluded to is a gentleman of laa «« ¦>« tf great influence in the county of Armag h , ho » 0 ) > suffer very long from Piles , fistulas , and what i » ji a " bearing down , " if taoy will have rocou "" w w , fouMu remwlioi ,
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 9, 1847, page 2, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns2_09011847/page/2/