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MANSION HOUSE . _"Wedkesdat . —Attempted Suicide . —A female of respectable appearance , but appearing to labour under much mental distress , who stated her name to be Hannah Haines , was brought up and charged with having contemplated self-destruction . One of tlie City police stated that he found the prisoner in the neighbourhood of the river Thames , in a deplorable state of mind , and when he inquired the cause of her distress , she stated that her husband had deserted her and robbed her of aU her clothes , and taken away with ! : rr the servant maid ; that with star
she had straggled with adversity , and actuaMy - -ratioii , until that day , when her landlord threatened tO seize what trifling matters of furniture she had for rent , amounting to 3 s . 3 d ., and that she had come to the place in which she was apprehended for the purpose of putting an end to her existence . The witness added that she had given to him the names of some very respectable relations of her husband , and their addresses , and seemed desirous npon his suggestion , to seek the humane interposition of the Lord Mayor . —The Lord Mayor directed the unhappy woman to be removed to tho Compter tiU Friday , that Inquiry might be made as to her friends .
Fmdav— -Right wat to " Pot Suicide Bows . "Hannah Haines , who was charged on Wednesday with having intended Self-destruction , was brought up for reexamination . The defendant had mentioned upon her first examination some particulars about her husband's relatives , and the Lord Mayor directed that care should be taken-of htr hy the matron of tlie Compter . His lordship said he found the poor woman's statement was unexaggcrated , and that she was really au object of compassion . He _* handed her a sovereign , whieh , he said he had received for her , and desired her to leave her address with Mr . Goodman , and to call at tbe Mansion House on Monday next . The appearance of the defendant was much altered for the better .
_MARYLEBCtfE . Tuesday . —Extensive Robbebt . —A young man named "William Young , who on the same morning completed a term of six months' imprisonment for stealing articles of wearing apparel to the amount of upwards of £ 50 , was placed at the bar before Mr . Rawlinson , charged with having committed another robbery of almost equal extent . The prisoner was remanded .
_TVORSIIIP-STREET . MoxDay . —Supposed _JIcedeh . —Several respectable looking persons attended before Mr . Broughton , tlie sitting magistrate , to make a statement touching the mysterious disappearance of Mr . William May , a silk-manufacturer on a minor scale , resident in New King-street , near Bonner ' s Hall , Bellinal-grcen , who had been missing Since the _3 ih Dec , under circumstances which induced his friends to Inhere that he had been murdered . A large printed _bUl , offering ten guineas rcwardforhis discovery , and which had already been extensively circulated in the district , was handed to the magistrate . In this it was stated that Air . May was last seen on the night ofthe 9 th of December , between the hours of ten and eleven , near
the police station in _ChapeVvard , _opitalndds , by some person who knew hun , aud the following morning his hat and handkerchief were found in a field near the Twig Pony Uridge , near the Angel and Crown , at Twig FoUy . From that time nothing further could be ascertained rc « epecting hun , and it was lidded , that he was therefore supposed to have been murdered . He was described as about forty-four years of age , five feet three inches high , of fair complexion , _marked with the _smaU pox , was dressed in a brown Taglioni coat , black satin waistcoat , black trousers , with black satin stock , and his linen marked " W . M ., " and he had about him £ 6 , and a pair of blue steel spectacles in green case , mounted with direr .
Toesdat . —Attempted Suicide . —Mary Parker , a good-looking young married woman , was placed at the bar , charged with attempting to commit self-destruction by throwing herself into the Regent ' s canal . It appeared from the statement of a respectable middle-aged woman , named Mary Ann Gooch , that having been hastily summoned between _eljven and _twelrc o ' clock on Saturday night to attend the death-bed of a neighbour , she was proceeding to that person's residence , which closely adjoins the canal , when she saw the prisoner suddenly rush down the bank from the side ofthe bridge , and , without waiting to divest herself of any of her dress , plunge headlong into the water . Without a moment's delay the witness ran in after her , and succeeded in catching hold of the prisoner , but the latter struggled so violently to disengage herself from her grasp , tli . it the hack of witness ' s
dress was entirely burst open in her efforts to save her . Witness at length became so completely exhausted hy her exertions , that she must have been dragged under the water , had not two young men , who were attracted by her cries , fortunately come up to her assistance , and bv theiraid they were both rescued from their perilous situation . The prisoner was then conveyed to a _neighbouring public-house , where she soon after revived ; but the first use the prisoner made of her recovered powers of ¦ peech was to revile the witness in the most vituperative terms for having effected her preservation . It appeared the prisoner had been taken to the Shoreditch workhouse , where , after maintaining an obstinate sUence for some time , she had at length stated herself to be the wife of a person employed in the _dochs , and living in Pelhamstreet , Spitalfields , with whom , she said , she had had a quarrel , which determined her on self-destruction . The magistrate warmly commended the conduct of the
witness , Mrs . Gooch ; and , after staling that he considered _Ber well worthy of a reward from the Humane Society , directed Tilt , the usher , to present her with a trifling gratuity in acknowledgment of her human * and courageous behaviour . A decent-looking man , who said he was the prisoner ' s husband , here stepped forward in great agitation ; and stated to the magistrate that he was wholly at a loss to account for his wife ' s conduct . She was a most sober , weR-conductcd woman , and had two children , to whom she was tenderly attached ; and so Uttla suspicion had her family of her intentions , that they had been in a . state of distraction in consequence of her _unaccountable disappearance . The magistrate said he should commit the prisoner to gaol ; but , at the earnest intercession oi her husband , however , who promised to guard against such an occurrence in future , the prisoner , who throughout displayed an air of firmness and _seU-ponession , was ultimately set at liberty , and left tbe court with her xUends .
Tbe Coinikg Caie . —James Green , and his danghtcr , Anne Green , a child 11 years of age , who stood charged with having been found engaged in the manufacture of an immense quantity of spurious coin , and in whose apprehension , it mil be _recoUected , two officers , named 3 > r » nnan and Cole , were seriously injured , were placed at the bar for final examination . The particulars ofthe former hearing have already been published . In defence tlie male prisoner said that his daughter was perfectly innocent ; and for himself he should say nothing at present , under the advice of Mr . Duncombe , his solicitor . Both prisoners were then fully committed for trial .
Thcbsday . _—ScspscTED Mcsdeb . —Mr . Bingham was engaged in an investigation relative to the fate of a gentleman named William May , a commercial traveller in the silk trade , recently residing at Ho . 8 , New King-street , _Bethnal-green , who had suddenly disappeared under circumstances of mystery and suspicion . A few days since , two brothers of the missing gentleman , stated that the latter left home on the evening of Monday , the 9 th ult ., to visit a friend in the neighbourhood of Spitalfields , from whom he parted in good health and spirits about eleven o'clock the same night , since which time nothing whatever bad been either seen or heard of him . The applicants _exjpreued their conviction that thoir brother had been murdered , and their suspicions to that effect were strengthened by the fact that his hat and handkerchief had been found early nextmoraing on ihe bank ofthe Regent ' s Canal , near
the bridge at * £ vrig _PoUv , the former being raueb crushed and broken , evidently by heavy blows , while some of his papers were discovered 1 yin _? on the opposite bank ofthe canal . Ponce-constable Monntford , El 10 S , stated that the _occurrence had created a strong sensation in the neigbhournood . He ltnd _ascertained that at « leven o ' clock on the night in question the missing gentleman had left a public house in Spitalfields , called the Job's Castle , « t _twelva o ' clock , proceeding in the direction of his awn _residence , which adjoined the canal . About half an hour afterwards , a . woman named Smith , living at Twig Folly , observed a , person being led along hy a young man , towards thi canal bridge , in such a manner as to excite auspicione and noticing that the _gantleman was a good deal inbriated , she questioned his conductor as to his intentions ; the young man , however , made her no reply , and
she soon after lout sight of them . A woman named Gardiner , residing close to the canal , told him that , shortly before one o ' clock , while iu bed , she was awoke by a stifled cry of distress , and at the same moment heard an exclamation hi another man ' s voice of "Run , you _>— , run . " This was followed by the sound of hasty footsteps along the bank , but as aU shortly after became quiet again , she thought it _unnecessary to take anv further notice of the matter . About the same hour a third woman , named _BisseU , living at Old Ford , was proceeding home along a secluded lane leading from the canal bridge , when she was alarmed at seeing a man , who was _stripped to his shirt , rise slowly up from a ditch slirring ihe footpath , and who called out to her in a faint voice , "For God ' s sake stop and help me ; " he then made an ineffectual attempt to scramble out of tlie diich , but fell back again , apparently in a state of exhaustion . She felt so greatly terrified that she hastened on , but had only proceeded a few yards when she encountered a taU man standing still , who
stared at her as she passed him , and continued watching her _tiB she was out of sight . Immediately on reaching home , she mentioned the circumstance to her husband : but tlie place in question being a considerable distance from their house , her husband thought it would he then usvles 3 to take any steps in the matter . The officer added that he had seen the hat of tlie missing gentleman , which had been picked up by two working men , named HU 1 and Goldsmith , and he was satisfied from its appearance that it musthave been struck violently by some heavy instrument , as the crown was completely beaten in , and one side of it § pUt open down to the very brim . Mr . Bingham said he thought he had heard quite sufficient to justify him hi entertaining a _edition that some foul play had been practised , and he _should , therefore , immediately commumicate with Mr . Batford , the canal company ' s superintendent , who he was satisfied would as toon as poisible cause the water to be drawn oft f rom that part ofthe canal in which the body of the unfortunate gentleman it supposed to have been secreted .
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BOW STREET Toesdat . _—Bcbglabt akd Extessivk _Robbeut , — Richard Elliot , described on the _jrolice-Eheet as a tobacconist , residing at No . 50 , Ben-street , Paddington , and Richard Vincent , 19 , Carlisle-street , Portman-market , an omnibus driver , were brought up in custody of tho detective police , and placed at the bar before Mr . Jardine , _char-ed with burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Mr . Thomas Cox , clerical tailor and robe maker , 29 , Sou thampton-street , Strand , on the 26 th Dec ., and stealing therein several pieces of silk , linen , 4 c , to a considerable amount . The prisoner EUiot is the same person who was tried and acquitted , about nine months hack , at the Oxford Assizes , on a charge of having been concerned in stealing the sum of £ 800 from the boot of the Cheltenham coach . The prosecutor said that shortly after ten o ' clock on the morning of Tuesday 24 th December ,
he left home for the purpose of going to Tonhridge _WeUs , from whence , in consequence of a message he received , he returned on the Thursday _foUowing , when he found that his premises had been broken open , and property amoantiD _s' to nearly £ StO had been token away . The articles produced formed a portion of it , consisting of iSO yards of silk , value £ 130 , together with eighteen pieces of linen , worth £ 20 , and a great coat , tho price of which was £ 4 , which was taken from a stand in the shop . There were also 116 yards of linen , being eight pieces , with somo remnants , and'eighty-two yards of lavendercoloured silk , aU of which bore his private mark . Inspector Shackle , of the detective force , proved the capture of the prisoners , and tlie recovery of a considerable portion of the property , aU of which was identified by the prosecutor . Several witnesses were examined , and Mr . Jardine ordered the prisoners to be remanded .
_TCESOAT . — _FEABOtS 0 'CONNOB C . Necbomanct . — Samuel Gregory , a person whose manner indicated a great degree of excitement , was placed at the bar before Mr . Jardine , charged with having broken plate-glass worth £ 10 , at the house of Mr . Canton , the dentist , in St . Martiu ' _s-lane . —Mr . Davis , a solicitor , stated that he was at Mr . Canton ' s house on Monday evening , when the prisoner came and asked for Mr . Feargus O'Connor , ne told him that that gentleman did not live there , and he went away . Presently he came again , and was again informed that Mr . O'Connor did not live there . After some hesitation he went away , and witness went up stairs to the drawing-room ; but he had scarcely got to the top of the stairs when he fouud that the prisoner had followed him . ne again asked for Mr . O'Connor , and appeared
disposed to persist in saying that he did live there . Mr . Davis said , " I told you before that he did not live here ;" and after some hesitation the prisoner went down , but just as he got outside the door , and Mr . Davis was about to shut it , he turned round and smashed the glass to atoms . —Mr . Jardine asked the prisoner what ho had to say to the charge . — - The prisoner said , in the first place , I beg to say I have not the means of paying so large a sum as £ 10 ; some smaller sum , perhaps , I might pay . If I had known what I had been about , of conrse _. I should not have done what I did , so far at least as worldly prudence is concerned . I should also tell your worship that I have had no sleep for many nights past , in consequence ofthe annoyance I have experienced from Mr . O'Connor and several other riotous persons making a disturbance
about my apartments . From that cause I have had no sleep for the last six nights ; what little I have had was one afternoon , during the day time . Wow that , as your worship must be well aware , makes a great difference , in the bearing of a person , and gives the imagination a great predomination over the judgment . That being the case , I dare say I should not give a very good explanation of my conduct ; hut , perhaps , your worship would rather that I should give even a bad explanation than none at all ( a laugh . )—Two persons who knew the prisoner ( he lodged with one of them ) stated that he had for some time complained of noises in his head , and had fancied persons made a noise near his room ; but he had not before known
him to imagine Mr . O'C . to be one of those who annoyed him . He was a person of education and general mildness of demeanour . lie never drank anything but cocoa and water . His family lived at Brighton , but were rather poor in circumstances . —Mr . Jardine , seeing that the prisoner was evidently insane , directed that he should be taken to the surgeon of St . Martin's parish , and " fter a medical opinion had been obtained , he would make an order respecting him . The magistrate told Mr . Canton that he regretted there was Utile chance of his getting paid for the damage done . The fact of it being over £ 5 , took it out of his jurisdiction . If the relations of the prisoner should be in a situation to pay , he would advise them to do so .
MARLBOROUGH-STREET . Tdesdat . —Embezzlement . —Frederick William Parker , formerly clerk to Mr . Winch , livery-stable keeper , Great _WmdmiU-street , was brought up for final examination , charged with having embezzled various sums of money belonging to his employer . The particulars of _tliis case have already been made public . The prisoner was fully committed for trial on two charges . The prisoner , although a married man , and his wife confined not more than three weeks ago , was paying his attention to a bar-maid in the Haymarkct , and preparations for a second marriage were so far advanced that banns were reported to hare been put up at a church on the other side of the water only the Sunday before the prisoner s apprehension .
CLERKENWELL . Tuesday . '—Stabbing . —William Benny was charged with attempting to stab his wife . The prisoner , on the previous evening , asked his wife to give him some money ; she declared she had given him all she had . She left the house , and went into a grocer ' s shop , and was standing by the counter when she felt a thrust at her side , and on turning round , saw th _» blade of a knife projecting from her husband ' s hand . The prisoner was held to hail for the sessions . Fbidat . — Case of Gbeat Distbess . — Yesterday , Henry Gruft ' ett , a man whose appearance bespoke great distress , applied for relief . —He stated that he was a nativoof Leeds , in Yorkshire , but had been in Toronto , iu Canada , for tlie last eighteen years . On the 20 th of
October last he landed at Liverpool , and proceeded forthwith to Leeds for the purpose of seeing his father and mother , who lived there ; but on reaching Leeds he found that they were both dead . Falling in with some old associates he became intoxicated , and was robbed of all he possessed . He was a storekeeper in Toronto , and had a wife and family there . He wrote at once to his wife , stating his condition , and requested a remittance ; and , about ten days ago , he had received an answer from her , stating that she would send him in a few days a sum . sufficient to enable him to return , and would address the letter to the London Post-office . In Leeds , in order to
support himself , he was obliged to pawn the principal part of his clothes ; and on arriving in London , three days ago , he was utterly destitute . —Mr . Combe : Why don't you apply to the parish ?—I did apply to Clcrkenwcll workhouse , hut they refused to give me any out-door relief ; they would take me in . —Mr . Combe : And why did you not go in ?—I would die first . I would rather endure any suffering than go into such a filthy place as then straw-yard . —Mr . Combe : How do you know whether it is filthy or not!—I was , unfortunately , obliged to take refuge in one on my way from London to Leeds . —Mr . Combe ordered the poor _feUow a trifie from the poorbox .
Assavlt . — John Walshe , an Irish mechanic , was charged with wounding James Tomlinson , whereby his life was endangered . —The wounded man was conveyed from the hospital to the court yesterday ; his head was bandaged , and he seemed pale and feeble . —The prisoner was fined £ 5 or six weeks'imprisonment . —The prosecutor was conveyed hack to the hospital .
LAMBETH . Tuesdat . —Bbctal Pabents . —Cmjel Tbeatmest ot a Child . —Dunn , one of the beadles of the parish of St . Mary , Lambeth , accompanied by a number of the inhabitants of Hooper-street , Westminster-road , entered the court , and complained of tlie gross and inhuman treatment of a child named Pratt by its parents . A decentlooking woman entered the witness-box , and stated that she _Uved next door to the parents of the child , and that both herself and her family were frequently disturbed and shocked by the piteous cries of the little fellow . His parents , who were woodcutters , were in the habit of returning home at the most unseasonable hours , and it appeared to be the constant habit of one or other of them , on entering their room , to beat the child in the most cruel manner . On that morning witness heard tlie Utile
fellow ' s cnes on two occasions , the first time about two o'clock , and the last about eight , and upon subsequentl y seeing him she examined his person , and found him in the most shocking state . The poor chUd , who is only five years of age , was here exhibited to Mr . Henry , and presented a shocking spectacle . His face , neck , arms , loins , back , and legs were covered with livid marks , some of which had evidently been the result of violence inflicted at different times , but most of them had been recently caused . The magistrate turned away quite shocked at the scene , and directed that a warrant should at once be issued against the father , who had inflicted ihe injuries on that morning , and that it be executed without delay . Mr . Henry also directed that the cliild should be at once conveyed to Lambeth workhouse , and attended by tho parish surgeon .
_WMSESDAT . _—Robert Pratt , for whose apprehension a warrant had been granted on the preceding day , was placed at the bar , before Mr . Henry , on a charge of 11-treatinghis son , Richard Pratt , a child of five and ia half years old . _EUza Kiugate gave evidence of the frightful cruelty perpetrated by the unnatural parent on his own cliild , fully corroborating the evidence adduced on the preceding day . Four other witnesses were examined ; one of them , a tradesman who lives opposite the prisoner , added that one day he heard a violent screaming issue from Pratt ' s house , and on hurrying across and looking through the window , he saw the child hanging from the top balnstcrbya rope , withanooso round his
neck , and his feet abont six inches from the ground . He instantly forced open the window sufficientl y to put in a lad who was in his employment , and who cut the child down . The witness added that he did not impute to the prisoner or the others in the house the dreadful crime of attempting to hang the little feUow , but his impression was that he had been tied to the top baluster , aud by endeavouring to release himself had got into the position which he had before described , and had he not been observed so soon his death in a few momenta must _havs been the consequence . The prisoner declared that the greater part of what the witnesses had stated was false , and wished to have the child examined . He was remanded . Seeimo the Old Yeab odt , and the New Year in — George Jefferson , a highly respectable-looking elderly
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man , was brought before Mr . Henry , the sitting magistrate , charged with being drunk and disorderly . —The veteran said it was all owing to the lumbago , and seeing the old year out and the new one in . —The Magistrate : Tes ; but that ' s no excuse . —Th _« prisoner pleaded hard for forgiveness ; he had fought bravely his country ' s battics , but the lumbago , and the parting glass with the old year , had overcome his reason .. —Upon the understanding that the prisoner would turn over a new leaf with the new year , the Magistrate said , in consideration of his services , he was disposed to let him off . —The prisoner promised amendment , and was discharged .
WANDSWORTH . Wednesday . —Infamous Tbeatmest of a Child . — A respectable looking elderly man solicited the magistrate ' s interference in a revolting ease of cruelty , of which his granddaughter had been the victim . - He stated , that about ten months since Mrs . Elizabeth Ross , the widow of an officer , residing at _BoUngbroke-place , Battersea , proposed to take his graudchild off his hands and bring her up as her own . She said she would perform the duties of a parent towards the little girl , and she should live with her as a companion . To this proposition he assented . He went to see the child two or three times up to four months since , when it was apparently doing well ; he had no opportunity of speaking to his' grandchild alone , and Mrs . Robs suggested that he had better discontinue his visits , as it only made the child unsettled in
her mind . From that time he had never seen his grandcluld until she was broug ht home by Mrs . Ross in a most deplorable state . It appeared that the father of . the child had enlisted for a soldier , and the mother had accompanied him to Ireland . —Mrs . Smith , a bonnet-maker of Westminster , said that on Monday , about half-past eight o ' clock , she found the child standing at the shop-door ; she was in a most horrible state of emaciation . In fact , she could compare her to nothing else than a living skeleton . Her clothes were ragged ; the shoes she had on did not protect her feet , which were bleeding very much and full of sores . She asked the child how sho had come there , and she said Mrs . Ross had brought her there ; that they had walked all the way from Battersea , and that that person had left her , telling her never to comeback again .
The child was ravenous for food ; her bones almost broke through the skin , her body was covered with bruises and sores , and her feet was one mass of blood and corruption , —The grandfather said , they had made inquiries in tbe neighbourhood , and learned that Mrs . Ross , who lived alone , and made the poor child her servant , had been seen to strike her , aud to drag her up and down the garden by her ears until they were absolutely torn and bleeding . They would prove also that Mrs . Ross made the child sleep on the door-mats , and frequently left her locked up in tlie house without food or firing for many hours together . She had also been seen at work , such as was only fit for a woman , at four o'clock in the morning . —Mr . Clive , the magistrate , ordered a warrant for the immediate apprehension of this she-brute .
• Tbubsdat . —The Alleqed Inhuman Treatment of a Child . —In the case reported yesterday , the warrant to apprehend Mrs . Elizabeth Ross on a charge of violently assaulting , abusing , and starving Caroline Johnson , a child not eight years of age , was placed in the hands of Barnes , the summoning-ofiicer , and yesterday morning he reported to Mr , Paynter , the sitting magistrate , that he apprehended the accused at nine o ' clock on Wednesday night , and conveyed her to the Wandsworth police station . She expressed much surprise at being taken into custody , and said she had always behaved kindly to the girl , and only corrected her when she deserved it , At the station-house , whilst the charge was being taken , tho accused suddenly fell to the ground , exclaiming , that she was bleeding to death . Mr . Finch , the divisional surgeon , was sent for , and ordered her immediate removal to the Wandsworth Union , where she received the care her case demanded .. She is still in a precarious state , and her present removal it is considered would be attended with danger . Mr . Paynter , under these circumstances , remanded her case until a future day .
SOUTHWARK . _TncasDAY . —A "Fbee-bokn Englishman . "—Thomas Walsh , a man advanced in years , was charged with stealing a pair of candlesticks from the house of a publican . It appeared the prisoner had just come out of gaol , after having suffered six months' imprisonment , and that he went into the complainant ' s house and took a pair of brass candlesticks , with which he was in the act of leaving , when he was taken into Custody . The prisoner ' s defence was , that he came out of gaol pennyless ; that having lost his character no person would employ him ; the pangs of hunger impelled him to take the articles with a view of procuring some food . He had no wish to conceal tlie facts , and would prefer being sent to gaol to remaining at large without the means of subsistence . —He was committed .
SURREY SESSIONS , Jan , 3 , Alleged RomiEiir by a Man of _Propebtt , —George Hazel Frazer , a young man of highly respectable appearance and connections , surrendered to take his trial , charging him with feloniously stealing from the person of Ann Thorpe , wife of Richard Thorpe , one half-crown and a latch-key , the property of her husband . From the statement of Ann Thorpe it appeared that she went into a public-house in the borough , on the evening of 4 th of December last , to call for a glass of gin , and while standing at the bar she felt some person's hand in her pocket , and on turning round saw the prisoner take hit' hand away , when she immediately accused him of the robbery . The prosecutrix at the same time said that if he would return the money she would forgive the prisoner and let him co . The prisoner denied the robbery in the
most positive terms , and a policeman coming up at the same time , the prisoner addressed him , saying , " This female accuses me of robbing her . " The police asked her of what she had been robbed , when she stated that the prisoner had robbed her of two half-crowns and a latch key . One of the half crowns the prosecutor gave a description of , stating that it was a George the Fourth ' s one , and black at the edges . The hrisoner was taken to the station-house , where he pulled his handkerchief out of his coat pocket . The policeman , pearing something rattle , asked the prisoner what he had got there , to which he replied nothing . The key was , however , found in the handkerchief , at which the prisoner seemed thunderstruck , and said he could not account for the possession . He was then searched ,
and two half-crowns were found in his pocket , one of which the prosecutrix indentified as belonging to her , and swore it was the same as she lost . Mr . Cliarnock , on behalf of the prisoner , made a powerful speech . The learned counsol said , it was one of the most unholy prosecutions ever brought into a court of justice . The prisoner was a man placed above want , for he had ample funds at his command , having recently come into possession of a handsome independent property , of which he was at the present moment in the fidl enjoyment . The learned counsel called several witnesses , who proved the prosecutrix to be a person of the lowest character , and contradicted her testimony in essential points . —The Chairman summed up at great length , and the jury immediately returned a verdict of Not Guilty .
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SATURDAY'S NEWS , POLICE , LEGAL AND GENERAL . MANSION HOUSE . Saturday . — Stealing Cigabs . — John Allen was brought up by policeman No . 43 G , charged with attempting to steal some cigars from a case in the shop of Mr . Catlin , tobacconist , of Huggin-lane . As Mr . Thomas Williams , shoemaker , was passing down Huggin-lane last night , he saw four lads stand whispering together . He watched their movements , until at length he saw tlie prisoner at the bar creep softly into Mr . Catlhi _' s shop , and put his hand into the cigar case . At that moment he seized him , and gave him into custody . The prisoner ' s defence was , that he did not steal anything . He went into the shop to buy a pennyworth of tobacco . He was committed to Bridewell for three months .
A Fatheb Robbed bt his Son . —James Lee , jun ., a dirty-looking hoy , 14 years of age , was brought in custody of policeman 560 , charged with robbing his father of £ 3 in gold , and several articles of wearing apparel . The father , a very respectable-looking man , said he had given the prisoner as good an education as his circumstances would permit . Since he left school he had hi : n to sleep in the shop . lie had frequently been robbed by him , but on promise of amendment he had as frequently forgiven him . On one occasion he had taken £ 3 , and gone to Greenwich to spend it . This offence the father had looked over , and placed the son again in the shop . Some ten days ago he discovered the lock wrenched oft the door , a box broken open , and the weaving apparel it contained abstracted . The prisoner had absconded , and he had not seen him until he was brought home in custody . The prisoner was remanded until Wednesday ,
BOW STREET . Saturday — Furious Driving . —Tworespectably dressed persons , who gave their names as Phillips and Griffith , were brought up on a charge of being drunk and riotous while driving a chaise along Ilolborn the previous evening , about eleven o ' clock . They were driving in a reckless manner , to the danger of the passers by . Phillips , who offered no resistance to the interference of the constable , was fined 5 s . for being drunk . Griffith , who said ho was a surgeon , and hail got drunk on account of having lost a sum of money in a betting affair that day , was fined £ 5 , or one month ' s imprisonment , on account Of his being the driver of tho chaise ; and also having struck the police constable for attempting to stop the horse . The fine not being forthcoming , he was locked up .
Facing it Out . —A young man , who had every ap . pcarance of being a regular adept in the art of pilfering , named Anderson , was charged by Mr . Spervier , clothes dealer in the Strand , with stealing a Tweed Chesterfield coat on the previous evening . The prosecutor saw him tike the coat , and shouted for the police . A constable was immediately in attendance , and running after the prisoner , seized him with the coat in his possession . Though thus caught in the act , the prisoner stoutly maintained that the constable had taken the wrong man ; aud that he was perfectly Innocent of the charge . He was committed for trial .
Toothful _DeprAvim . —George Richards , a boy about twelve years of age , was charged with stealing a pair of socks from the shop of Mr . HalJ , Holborn . —William Freeball , who had been at Mr . Hall ' s shop on business , deposed to seeing the prisoner aud another boy at the
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shop door , from whieh he saw them take each a pair of socks . He told the shopman , who went out after them , and took the p risoner into custody . The other escaped . The shopman's evidence corroborated this statement , and the prisoner was committed for trial . CLERKENWELL . Saturday . Effects of Drink . — An old seaman , named Church , was charged with being drunk and incapable . The poor fellow had received his pension , £ 3 4 s ., yesterday , and having been watched by some heartless , artful fellow , was induced to go and drink with him , and having been drugged with liquor , was robbed of every penny he had . The old man was engaged in almost all the brilliant naval encounters from 1800 to 181 G , and received a ball in the chest at the battle of Trafalgar . —Mr . Combe humanely discharged him . He lives with his daughter , a poor dressmaker , in Cleveland-street , Fitzroysquare , and said he feared that after the loss ofthe moneyshe would not receive him .
S 0 UTHWARK . _Satdrdat . _—Pocket-Picking . — John Merryman , a powerful looking fellow , a _costermonger , was placed _^ at the bar before Mr . Cottingham , charged with attempting to pick pockets in High-street , Southwark . Police-constable 197 M , stated , that about nine o ' clock last night he saw the prisoner feeling the pockets of several gentlemen in the above street ; suspecting his intentions , he watched him , and saw him go behind a gentleman at a shop-window , and lift up the skirts of his great coat , and put his hands in the pocket . lie immediately ran up to tlie spot and seized him . The gentleman refused to make any charge , having lost nothing . —The prisoner denied the charge . The gentleman had his hand in his pocket ; he therefore could not pick it . —Mr . Cottingham said it appeared he knew all about it , and was no doubt an adept at his calling . In the absence of farther evidence he should only commit him for fourteen days .
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LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE More Dreadful Shipwrecks . — _Lloyo ' s , _Fhibay Night . —During the gales from the N . E ., in the latter part of last week , a schooner , belonging to Guornsey , named the Erin , W . Sharp , was thrown on the French coast , near Cherbourg , and within eig ht hours after became a total loss . Tlie crew took to tho boat , Which capsized , and every one of the unfortunate men found a watery grave . Sue was coal laden , and was at the time on her way to Guernsey , from South Shields . Another coasting vessel , called the Isabella , Elliot , master , from Berwick , laden with pig iron , was totally wrecked at the entrance of South Shields Harbour , on Tuesday morning last , crew saved . At Flamborough Head , on Sunday night , a collier brig , named the Harmony , belonging to Sunderland , on
her passage to London , got on shore , and shortly became a total wroek . The crew saved by the boats . The sloop Hope , from Dundee to Eden , laden with grain ; and the brig Craigie , of Bridgewater , were wrecked—the latter by getting on to the sandsat the entrance of the Ilumbor ; and the former driving ashore at Elbow Point , near the mouth ofthe rivei Tay . During the week , a foreign vessel is supposed to have foundered off tlie north coast of Scotland , and that its hapless crew found a grave in the deep . Part of her stern has been washed ashore at Rattary-head . The name of " Dur Junge Gustai" is g ilded on the stern , which is supposed to be her name . Another vessel lias foundered off Goultersay , with all hands . The accounts received from Quebec and Boston , as
regards the shipping interest , are of a most deplorable nature . Two vessels , one the schooner Charlotte , of Prince Edward ' s Island , bound to Quebec ; and the other , the Marguerite , have been both lost at Pabin . The crews were saved ; but another crew , belonging to a sailing-vessel , in attempting to render them assistance , were drowned . The British brig Majesty , of St . Andrew ' s , was wrecked , during the storm on the 6 th of October last , on the south side of the Cuba Islancfs . The crew , after suffering the most dreadful privations , ultimately reached Belise Bay in safety . The schooner Eagle , of Boston ; the British barque , Archibald , of Boston ; and another ship from St , John ' s , Newfoundland , have been all totally wrecked , and their crews , amounting to thirty persons in all , drowned . The brig Cambridge , Captain Parker ,
was lost soon after her departure from Halifax to England . She left the former on the 24 th of November , when , on the 27 th , she was forced ashore at a place called Digby ' s Gat , where she speedily broke up . Five ofthe crew were drowned , and two others , who managed to reach the shore , were frozen to death . The remainder were saved in the boats . A similar fate was met with by another English vessel ; the Clara and Emma , while on her passage from Laguyra to Cork . Inlat . 33 , 32 , long . 58 , 49 , she became water-logged for eighteen days ; her crew subsisted entirely on cocoa-nuts , for which they had to dive into the ship ' s hold . When taken off by an American vessel , the poor creatures were all but dead . The Overland Mail brings over letters , stating the shipwreck of four fine English ships , the Ceylon , Cornwall , Mary Ann , and the Brilliant .
Lloyd ' s , Saturday . — The Governor Harcourt , from Honduras to Sunderland , was oft' Aldhorough yesterday ( Friday ) leaky , having struck on tho Barnard Sand . The Cybcle , Yates , of Scarborough , from Newcastle , got in contact this morning , off the Eort , with a light schooner ; she is much damaged , ut proceeded with extra hands . A brig ashore in Hasborough Sand was passed on Thursday night by the Messenger , from lnvcrkeithing to Marseilles . The ship Blyth , Terry , from Whitby to Stockton , went ashore three miles to the northward of "Whitby on Thursday afternoon , and is expected to become a wreck .
Dreadful Disaster at Sea . —Immense Loss of SmppiNo . —Marseilles , Dec . 28 . —We continue to receive from all quarters the most dreadful accounts of the disasters committed by tho late storms . It appears certain that no less than eighty vessels were lost in the Black Sea , the greater portion of them insured in France . The following is an extract of a letter written by a mercantile house at Tagarog : — " I am sorry to have to inform yon that six English vessels , laden and ready to sail , were in the late gale , wrecked and completely broken up by the ice . 1 could only learn the names of four of them—viz ., the Elizabeth , Ann , Mctcalf , and British Queen , It was expected that tlie cargoes of the two last would be saved . " Nine vessels , principally Grecian , were lost near to _NL-ute .
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DREADFUL DISASTERS IN AMERICA . The Second Editionof the New York Sun , of Dec . 7 th , contains the f ollowing : — Awful Conflagration and Loss of Life . —Tho large and splendid bridge at Harrisburgh , Penn , caught fire in the centre on "Wednesday , the 4 th inst . from tho sparks of a locomotive , and burned with great rapidity . Soon the great central arch , which was elevated about forty feet above the river , gave way and fell . The fire extended to the western shore , and consumed all before it , the toll-houses and tavern stand being saved , but the smaller buildings were destroyed . The arches east of the fire continued to burn vapidly , one falling every ten minutes , and giving way at tho fifth pier . Instead of breaking off , as was anticipated , at the middle , where it was weakened , it broke short off at the fourth pier , and the whole span , with some fifty men and _Tboys
upon it , was precipitated into the river . The breaking off of the bridge in this way had the effect of arresting the conflagration , as it was severed about fifty feet a head of the Haro . es . The beautiful structure , which cost 58 , 000 dollars to erect , was destroyed m ' a few hours , leaving only the naked piers . The entire superstructure , except three or four spans on the Harrisburgh side , is totally destroyed . The loss to the company cannot be short of sixty or seventy thousand dollars . Tho most deplorable part of the disaster is the loss of lite andpersonal injury inflicted by the fall of the span , lulled : Mr . Jousling _, a cordwaincr : a young man named Shoemaker ; a young man named Dumas ; a young man from Mechanisburg , Cumberland county , name unknown . Several persons , residents of the borough , are known to be drowned , but their bodies have not yet been recovered . Others have had their backs broken , and legs and arms crushed . Not less than fifty were killed and wounded .
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The _Siz-spected _Muhdeb at Salthim .. _—Anjournth _) Lnoukst . —This day ( Saturday ) the jury reassembled at the Three Tuns , Salt Hill , to prosecute the inquiry touching the mysterious death of Sarah Hart , supposed to have been murdered . Tlie man John Tawell , who is in custody on suspicion of being the guilty party , was brought from the Eton police station , accompanied by Superintendent Perkins , and another officer . Mr . Williams , a barrister , appeared on behalf of Tawell . Mr . Henry Montague Champneys , surgeon , was the first witness . He deposed that being called to attend the deceased , he found her beyond all hope ; of recovery , she scarcely showing a sign of life after his arrival . The next day he made
a careful examination ot the body , which presented not the slightest marks of outward violence . He subsequently , assisted by another surgeon , made a post mortem examination of the body , the interior of which presented a generall y healthy appearance . He removed the contents of the stomach , which ho had anal ysed . The results of the tests applied were , that there was present neither sulphuric acid , antimony lead , nor copper , nor arsenic . The fourth poison tested for , viz ., pvussic acid , tww / bund . It might not bo pure pvussic acid , but _prussic acid in connection with a salt nearly allied thereto , The quantity of poison in the stomach of the deceased
, he was of opinion , was quite sufficient to cause death ; but what that precise quantity was he could not say . Edward Weston Norble , surgeon , who had assisted the previous witness in the post mortem examination , corroborated the evidence just given . Prussic acid would cause death in the course of a few seconds to some persons . The time might extend from a few seconds to a quarter of an hour , according to the strength of the person . Ihe salt nearly allied to prussic acid was cyanceret of 2 ) otasium . A considerable quantity of the elements of prussic acid entered into the composition of this salt . From the evidence of the first witness , it appeared that the contents of
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the bottle and glass found on tae table , and which Mi-. Champncys had taken into his poses ion , had not " been analysed Much _surprne was expressed at the announcement of this fact and the coroner decided that an ad journment of the inquest was indispensable , to allow tme for this very necessary step in the inquiry to be taken Catherine White , bar-maid at Mr . Bosham ' s Hotel , deposed to the deceased coining to her master ' s house on _Wednesday evening at half-past six o ' clock , for a bottle ot Guinness ' s stout . She appeared to be in good health , and presented not the least appearance of agitation Another witness deposed to seeing the deceased comin- r from the hotel with the bottle of stout She Se to this witness , and said she had been for the sfout , as a friend had come to see hen She appeared to be quite well , and in high spirits . Some other witnesses wore examined , but no new fact was _clinitpd Finallv . the coroner adjourned the inquest to
Wednesday next , at ten o clock ; the liquid in tlie _doi-MtL _icarttaeto _boonal y _^ custody . I The prisoner is not a member of the Society 0 f Sds as was atfirststated His wife _however is a Quakeress . Yew . ago Tawell was teed and transported to Botany Bay . His good conduct obtaincS for him a ticket of leave ; he became a free man , and subsequently amassed property to the amount some say , of _£ 60 , 000 He has . estates at _ilemol Hanipstcad and other places , and is unquestionably very rich . Being unable to show that his conduct throug h life had been marked by morality and rectitude , he was refused as a member by the Q DEATii S m Westminster BRiDEWELL .-Mr . Higgs hold an inouest on Saturday , at Westminster
Bridewell , on the body of Samuel Edge , aged forty years , Hrisoner . Mr . Thomas _Kilsbv , the prison _elerk said the deceased was admitted mi the 3 rdot last December , he having been convicted at the Old Bailey Sessions of a misdemeanour and sentenced to 16 calendar months' imprisonment ; deceased was described as a clerk . —Mr . J . Lavies said the deceased was tahen ill on the 28 th of December , when he appeared exceedingly depressed in sp irits . He was at once removed into the infirmary . Witness attended him till the 1 st inst ., when he became delirious , and typhus fever set in , of whieh disorder he died on Friday . Verdict Natural Death .
Dreaoful Tragedy . —Two _MuKDehs asd one Suicide . —The Eaton ( Ohio ) Register of the 2 Cth ult . relates the following most terrible tragedy . Mr . Elam Stevenson , a respectable farmer of Duke comity , residing about nine miles north of Greenville , Ohio , was murdered wliilst asleep , with one member of his family , on Friday last . Ho retired to bed as usual , in peace and quiet , with his wife and children . At a late hour of the night , as supposed , when the husband and children had fallen asleep , the wife arose , and having adjusted her clothing , sallied forth , procured an- axe , and returning with the same , stealthily approached the bed of her sleeping companion , and raising the deadly weapon
sunk it deep into his skull , cut and mangled him horribly , causing immediate death . She then went to the bed of the slumbering children—a small boy and girl—and renewed her work of destruction . The head of the little boy was almost severed from his body—supposed to have been done with a razor ; the little girl was severely thoug h not mortally wounded . The wife—now supposing she had destroyed the whole of the family—left the house . Having gone a short distance from the dwelling , with a bridle in hand , she attached the rein of it to a young sapling , and there put an end to her own existence , by strangulation . The axe and razor were found near her remains . The children , it appears , were Mr . Stevenson ' s by a former wife .
Extraordinar y Death bv Poison . —On Friday Mr . G . J . Mills , deputy coroner for the western district of Middlesex , held an inquest , at the Kenilworth Castle , New North-road , Islington , on the body of Joseph Haggatt , aged 21 , late a workman in Messrs . Le Paige and Co . ' s composite candle manufactory , Great Suffolk-street , Borough . Edmund Phillips , of 5 , King-street , deposed that the deceased was his lodger . On last Christmas-day he returned home and complained of his hand being poisoned by the arsenic used in the manufacture of composite candles , in the manufactory of Messrs . Lc Paige , where he worked . Mr . Edward Roe , surgeon , attended deceased on Saturday morning last . He found him with the left hand and fore arm swollen . The glands under the amis were also swelled .
There was likewise an abrasion of the skin on the back of the hand . The angiT appear ance of the limb satisfied him that it had been poisoned , and he told deceased so , who , with some reluctance , said " yes , " and thathe imbibed the arsenic from the composition of wliich wax stearine candles were made . Saline draughts , fomentations , and poultices , were instantly administered . He rallied a little on Sunday , but in the evening got worse , and died on Monday morning . Purple patches gradually covered his arm and side , showing the putrescent state of his blood . The poison wa 3 more tardy in its effects in consequence of its having been absorbed in the skin , than it would have been had he swallowed it ) and it acted more insidiously as it was a mineral poison . There was no doubt of his death having ensued from the influence of the poison used in his trade . Verdict—That the deceased died from the mortal effects of his exposure to the poison of arsenic while at work in a candle manufactory .
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COVENT GARDEN . A new candidate for histrionic honeurs—f . « .. new to the metropoUs , made his debut in the character of Hamlet , on Saturday evening . Tho gontleman is Mr . Henry Betty , son of the celebrated " Young Roscius , " as his father was surnamed , at the time when tlie precocity of his talents for the * tage excited so extraordinary an interest . The celebrity of the elder Betty ' s name still continues , and is no small stock in trade for an aspirant to public favour to commence with ; in addition to it , however , Mr . Hmry Bctty bearg a considerable self-acquired reputation from his efforts at the various provincial theatres . In all the physical qtialittas of an actor , Mr . Betty is not deficient possessing a tall and commanding figure , considerable grace of manner , a voice which we conceive to be good , although its powers appeared impaired by hoarseness , together with large and well formed features . Of his
impersonation ofthe character of Hamlet while we certainly cannot regard his efforts as perfect , much may he said in his praise . There was a general show of discretion in his reading , whieh with one or two exceptions was completely free from any straining after what are called " points , " the language being deUvercd with a straightforward simplicity ; and where earnestness and energy was requisite he was all-sufficient . Ills appearance at the commence ment of tlie evening was greeted with cheering marks o encouragement : in the course of the play he was repeatedly and warmly applauded ; and at the conclusion , the honours of a recaU before the curtain were awarded to him , accompanied hy tlie usual demonstrations of unqualified approbation . The characters of _Jjaertct , by Mr . James Vining , and _Potonius , by Mr . Bass , were well sustained . The performance ofthe latter gentleman , who is from Manchester , deserves particular encomium , as it evinced considerable intelligence and tact . We should not omit mention of Mr . Rogers , who played the First Actor ;
he delivered his speeches with a neat and emphatic elocution , which occasioned a regret that his services had not been higher cast in the tragedy , Miss A . Mercer undertook the character of Ophelia , in lieu of Mrs . Seymour , who was ill ; and the Queen Mother was sustained by Mrs . Watson who looked both handsome and regal . On Wednesday evening Mr . Betty made his fourth appearance on these boards , and the second time as Claude Melnotte , in Sir Edward _Lytton Bulwer ' s melo-dramatic play of tlie Lady of Lyons . The chivalric bearing of this character is not unsuited to the display of Mr . Betty ' s histrionic qualifications . He delivered with considerable effect the noble sentiments it is embued with , and in ease of action and elegance of deportment left little to be desired . The performance was very successful , as was proved by the loud and frequent applause from aU parts of the house . The part o f Pauline nescliappelks was ably sustained bv Miss A . Mercer . Mr . Bass , as Colonel Dumas , astonished the house hy the brilliancy of hi 6 performance . He is extremely clever , and must become as popular .
Tub Antigone or _SornoctES . —This , perhaps the most famous of the Greek tragedies , was produced at C _' oveut Garden on Thursday evening . The production of this tragedy in the English language , and on the English stage , has been anticipated with great curiositv ever since M . Laurent , the manager of Covcnt Garden , ' signified his intention to bring it out "; and we _^ are happy to say public curiosity has not been disappointed . It was acticipated that the tragedy must bo a failure , or if anything could save it it would be Mendelssohn ' s music . How widely different the result ! The music proved detrimental , whilst the tragedy itself has been most triumphantly successful . All that concerns tlie drama does the greatest credit to the manager , tho actors , and every one employed . Although the theatre has not been converted into an antique one for the occasion , the stage has been approxi mated to the Greek sufficiently to produce an effect both picturesque and satisfactory . The scene represents
a procenium . The entrances from the palace are from curtains hung in the centre , and there are doors correctly placed , leading to the interior , and the country abroad . The part of the stage in which the principal characters stand is elevated above the rest , which forms an orchestra with a Thymele for the chorus . The scene , which was richly decorated with fresco paintings , is admirably executed by Mr . John Macfarren . Of the actors , we must give tlie palm to Miss Vandenhoff , who played Antimne Declaiming with dignity in the early part of tlie play ' where she sets Cram at defiance , completely _preserving the stern simplicity of the character , she portrayed tho ° concluding despair of Antigone , when she utters wild lyric effusions in her grief , with a mournfulness , and at the same time with a sculptural elegance of gesture , that nro auceci ettect
an perfectly electrical , and totally unlike -hit tiling that we have seen . Waving her arms in despondenev to the chorus , _flmging the hair from her forehead , drooping her hands in the last dead calm of grief , and finally leaving the stage with eyes now cast to the ground , now raised to heaven , as if in hopeless supplication , — she formed a series of reall beautiful pictures , —or , shall we say , statues . The dignity of CVeon . was weU supported by Mr . vandenhoffi There were some fine points in liis ner formance . We may instance the dropping on the ground when _souljstrieken by the news that Eurydke has killed herself . The rest of the performers acted their parts in a manner every way satisfactory . The tragedy , as we have said , succeeded most triumphantly in spite of the music ami though the choruses were hissed with great _inteusitv of purpose , the impression left on the whole of the _audienci
at tnoiauottiie curtain seemed to be that they had witnessed a great work , new to them from its extreme sim phcity , and striking by its deep solemnity . The audience at the descent of the curtain were most clamorous in their applause . It was announced that Antigone would be ro peated on Saturday . This announcement was received with acclamations .
THE PRINCESS'S . Mr . Maddox produced another of his Anglo-ItalHn operatic versions on Monday evening-Rossini ' _stL'Italidna _tnAlgen one of tho earliest of that composer ' s works The plot is highly conne _, and its purport may bo put into
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a small compass . Jfustaphd , the Bey of Algiers , is tired 0 j his wife Ehlra , and he commissions tlie chief of eunuch _, to get him another ; The emissary , m consequence _kji naps an Italian lady , Isabella , and her guardian Taddeo The lady turns out to be the lover of itndor , a captive i _„ ' the hands of iheBey , and , pretending to receive theiw , addresses with pleasure , she , in conjunction with Lhdor , takes advantage of his admiration and foolishness , and at length entraps him into an elaborate and diverting i mx during tlie progress of which every one escapes , leavin g the Bev alone in a state of rage and mortification . Misj Condell played Isabella , and sang several lively cavati nas with neatness and brilliancy , and appeared to be more at home than in the Castle of Aymon ... Mr . _Allca was the lover , and his singing was by far the best ot the evening . whileMr . Lefflerlabouredhardtobe droll as laddeo . The Bey was in th .- hands of Mr . P . Corn , who sang the aiPj phrases of Rossini ' s music with a flue Irish brogue & n , _i other eccentricities . In the last scene , when m the c ourse of the hoax he slipi off his loose Algerme costume and gets nipped up in * pair of European pantaloons , he made the most of it , and was verj entertaining .
VICTORIA . Wo dropped into this well-conducted theatre on Tuesday evening , but too late to witness the commencement of th 9 new drama which Mr . Osbaldiston has this week produced for the entertainment of his patrons ; we , however , saw sufficient to induce us to give our fidl approval to the new niece—au approval which seemed to be universally enter _, tained . The drama is from the pen of tht author of Susan Hopley , the popularity of which this new piece bids fair to rival . It is entitled Marianne , the Child of Charity , and details the adventures of a poor but virtuous girl , Maria nne , who is supposed to be a mere child of charity , but who eventually proves to be the heiress of immense wealth . The part of Marianne was well performed by Miss Vincent . Mr . Osbaldiston admirably performed the part of Captain Sefton , the father of Marianne , who had been supposed to
be dead , but who returns from slavery in time to rescue his daughter from the plots of her enemies . _Qrubusi g , a rascally lawyer , and Sir Nicodemus Sefton , a blackgusivdl y sporting character , were well acted by Mr . Esser Jones and Mr . T . Higgie . Mr . W . Searle was very successful in the character of a desperado , named Nightshade . Mr . 'John Herbert , as Job Scroggs , a cat ' s-meat vendor , kept the house in a roar of laughter the whole time he was on the stage ; and Miss E . Terr y , as Miss Charlotte Todd , a gay lady of fashion , was excellent . The curtain descended amidst an unanimousroar of applause ; and the piece was announced to le performed every evening till further no . tice . The laughable drama , entitled Wilful Murder , followed , and kept the house in a continued fit of good humour until the commencement of the pantomime , tlie merits of which we have before noticed .
OLYMPIC . The Outcast , a drama written purposely for Mr . Rayuer , so deservedly popular on the Yorkshire boards , was again performed at this theatre on Wednesday evening , when that gentleman resumed his original part of Walter Graysdale , and Mrs . W . West sustained the character of the heroine . The p iece consists of a strange medley of scenes and circumstances , among which may be enume . rated a harvest home , a gang of poachers , a shipwreck , au incendiary conflagration , a child rescued from the dames , and other incidents " by flood and field . " The drama at : fords scope for tlie display of Mr . Raynert peculiar forte and powerf 1 talents , and most ably he acquitted himself in Until the whirlwind of passion aud the subdued pathos by wliich some of the scenes wero distinguished . The audience wore extremely liberal in their plaudits . Mrs . W . West laboured hard and successfully to make tlie most of an indifferent part . The houso was well attended .
_MARYLERONE . We visited this elegant theatre on Thursday evening , The performances were Barmby Rtidge , succeeded by Mr . A . Morgan ' s splendid panorama of the scenery of Anglian _, istan , made famous by the late war . The panorama reflects the greatest credit on the artist . The performances concluded with the plantomime , wliich continues in high favour with the visitors .
ASTLEY'S ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE . The first of " Batty ' _s Equestrian Morning Fetes , and Fashionable Day ' Performances , commencing at hall-past one , and terminating at half-past throe , " wa » given on Monday . The programme included a variety of novel acts of horsemanship ; the songs , die ., of "the Southern Alinstrels , Messrs . Woolcot , Robbins , Park er , and King , in their American nationali ties and Ethopian entertainment ; " and , lastly , a sp lendid equestrian pageant , executed by eight horses Trith their dames and cavaliers , entitled , the " Quadrilles of the Moyen Age . " The aots of horsemanship , by Mr . Newsome and Mr . Selim Bridges , were admirably performed ; and the feats of tho "Spotted Steed , Taglioni , " trained by Mr . R . Smith , excited much applause . The Southern American Minstrels contributed greatly to the pleasure of the entertain * ment . The audience on this occasion was more select than numerous ; for the announcement of these morning fetes baa not yet become sufficiently public .
SADLER'S WELLS . On Tuesday evening , the 31 st ult ., we visited this really popular theatre . The play was Sir Edward Litton Bulwer * s , Lady of Lyons ; or , Love and Pride . The house was a complete overflow . The characters wero sustained as they can only be sustained at this theatre . Mr . Phelps as Clauds Mel notte , Mrs . Warner as Pauline _Deschappettes , and Mr . G . Bennett as General Dumas , are especially deserving of commendation : their acting elicited frequent marks of approbation _.
ENGLISH THEATRICALS IN PARIS . Pabis , Dec . 31 . —Notwithstanding the fatiguing occupations of the Carnival , and particularly of the preparations for the Jour de VAn—notwithstanding the bats _inasgt _<« 3 0 fthe Opera-house , of the Opera _Comiquc , and other theatres , and the countless soirees dansantes of the season , the English theatrical company continue , and deservedly , to attract audiences crowded infinitely beyond their hopes . The performance of Samlet has been foU lowed by the Virginius of Mr . Sheridan Knowles , and Ins been not less successful . At tbe conclusion the curtain descended amid transports of applause , which were kept up until Mr . Macready again appeared to receive the renewed expression of the gratification derived by the public from this remarkable performance . Miss Helen Faucit _' s Virginia was replete with grace , gentleness , and classic simplicity . It would he impossible to act the cliaracter better . The remaining dramatis personal were creditably filled .
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Royal Polytechnic Institution . —At this festive season , when so many are in search of enjoyment , it becomes the duty of the public journalist to point out to liis readers those places where may be found rational amusement aud pleasing novelty . Amoug the many such places with which this great city abounds , none can give more satisfaction than the Royal Polytechnic Institution . AU kinds of amusement are to be found there ; lectures on Chemistry , Natural Philosophy , anil other branches of science . We must especially notice JIv . C . E . Home ' s Lectures on the National Music of different nations . Mr . norne ranks among the highest as a composer and musician . We are glad to find that this institution maintains its ground so weU , and recommend our readers to pay it an early visit .
General Tom Thumb . —We paid our respects to the General on Thursday , and were much pleased with tho visit . The General represented the _ Grecian Statues" in a pleasing and graceful stvle ; his representation of Napoleon was much applauded . One of tho drosses in which the General appeared was a splendid highland costume of the Stuart p laid _, ne must not forget to mention that the intervals between tho performances were enlivened bv a varictv ot fashionable and favorite airs on the pianoforte .
GRATUITOUS _EXHIBITIONS . At the present holiday time the publication of tho following list of public exhibitions , which maybe seen free of charge , may be useful to our London readers . The British Museum Great SusselUstreet , BloomsUrg . — This great national exhibition , with its extensive and re-Cent additions , will afford ample amusement to the admirer of natural history , and maternally assist the research of the antiquarian—open on Bhursdav , Friday , and Monday . TheNationalGaUer y , I _ru / _o _^ _ar-sowc . —Large collection of pictures , by ancient and modern masters—any day except Friday and Saturday . Eati India Company ' s Museum , East India . House .--Largo collection of objects of interest from the Eastern worhlon Saturday .
__ Ofeologwal Museum , Cratg ' s _^ ourt _, _Charmg _^ _OSS _.-Xoti interesbng collection of geological specimens and remains in natural history—Dail y . _ioncfott -Mwsionarj , _Afuseum , moomfield-strcet , MoorfiMs . —Heathen and other curiosities brought home by the missionary preachers of the society from every quarter of the globe . This collection has been made with great care , and is highl y interesting—Thursday , Saturday , and Tuesday . Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons , _Lincoln _' _s-Inn FiMs . — £ lm museum , founded by the celebrated John Hunter , contains almost innumerable objects of interest amongst which are the skeleton of _O'llrian , the Irish giant ( nearly eight feet in height ) , and of Miss _Creachame the Sicilian dwarf , who , when alive , v _,, statedto _rShursdaT _^^ - _^ ' _^ *» _W . _^ _"CSoar ,
_^^ it of gn , Somerset Souse , _Strati United Service Museum , Great _Seotland-mrd , _WhmaUbrouZTl J , eCtiOU ° naval and _'" i'i ta ™ hies , brought irom all parts of the _world—Saturday-any other day b y a member ' s order . _* Royal Gardens , Kew . —Daily _JJ _^ _TTV 3 ** _" *— T his ancient Palace can bo seen daily ( Friday excepted ) . Greenwich Hospital and Painted llaU . —Friday _^ _JMmch _Galkry of IWmi _^ _-Brory day , except
FrihJ ;? _° _S o * ° be viewed ' by obtaining a mem-Mul , _™ : _~ Soc yof Arts , _Adelphi ; Royal Institution _ihSSTi _Albemarle-strcet ; Asiatic Museum , Graftonstreet ; Entomological Museum , Bond-street ; Linmoan _Unlection _Soho-square ; Botanic Gardens , Chelsea ; _Economic Geology Museum , Horticultural Gardens , Chi * _^ V _Tn ,, Botanic Gardens , Regent _' _s-park : and the Stafford Gallery , _Belgrave-square .
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