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THE lTORTHERIsr STAB,. SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1841.
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- *•«— - ' SOKGS FOB THE MILLIONS . No . 1 . jiSHaas arouse ! the voice of freedom cries , And liberty re-echoes back the call ; fe sons of toil , from alavery anise . ' Unloose your fetters , and shake off jour thralL fronts * re slackening their mad career , Jieir guilty sonl » are paralized with fear . ffiih . finn resolve yotrr sacred rights deaxand , In ™ fir , ij rectitude pat forth your cla : m ; gboir til your lore for home and fatherland ; Bi stcre from infamy your country's Dame . ge -wise , be jasfc , your holy caoae u good ; Y e trill obuin it without shedding blood . Te are industrious , yet sore distress'd ;
Ye are eaduring , yet your grief is great ; Yoht generous hearts , altho" ye are oppress ed , Seek not the devastation of the state . Tour soul ' s desire is pure , for ye would fain JilDi oni base slavery ' s ignoble stain . A . nation" * voice < iisttnct , and dear , md loud . Wic ^ Bugbty force is heard throughout the land li comes like thunder tasting from a cloud ; No tyrant ' s minions can the shock withstand ; Its theme is freedom—freedom to the slave , Food to the hunger'd , honour to the brave . O ! virtuous liberty , thou shalt be ours ; Terror of despots , tyranny ' s destr » yer ; Kot usurpation , nor her thousand powers , Shall qnench within us thy ethereal fire . i ^ Te Btrurgle nobly , for we pant for thee ; "We writhe in shackles , yet our souls are free .
"We see before us all that gives us might , Sure harbinger of harmony asd love ; Wisdom unfolds a gleam of glorious light , Refreshing as the rain from heaven above . "The streams of knowledge , swift as rushing wind , . Are pouring pure from ont the human mind-Hope . ' millions hepe . ' for soon ye shall rejoice ! Corruption ' s cure already is applied ! Tyrants * ra deaf , but God h » th heard yonr voice ; >~ o lender can your pleadinp be denied As sound of cannon o ' er the eean booms , By force uneheci'd the reign of freedom comes . Benjahis Stott 68 , Silver-street , Manchester .
THE ENGLISH CHARTIST CIRCULAK , No . 25 . J . Cleave , Shoe-lane , London . Tins noble , though humble , ally in the glorious csnss of Democracy is , we are happy to perceive , parsons us onward march , and , if properly encouraged , cannot fail most efficiently to aid in the eaase of rignt and justice . Toe number before us , besides other highly interesting matter , contains the People ' s Charter entire . Thus every working man , for the charge of a siDgle halfpenny , can procure for ¦ himself and bis family an authentic copy of this most—this all-important document ; acd we sincerely taie : that the whole of the masses will gladly avail
themselves of the opportunity . Wo perceive that the whols of the Back numbers are in print , and can be obtained for one shilling ; 3 work , at the price , containing so large an auaoans of real nsefnl infornaaoc , we are not acquainted with ; and we hope tb&t every Chartist will aid in its circulation . We think that the separate numbers might be most excellent to be presented as rewards to the more advanced scholars in oar Sunday and day schools ; sad also advise that soma person should have a few of each for sale at every public meeting . We hope all engaged in the Chartist agitation will teach and practically cany out these suggestions .
m ELECTION QUIDDITIES . BT COLOfZL SIBTHOBPE . Lori John Bus 3 e ! l had better take care : far running his had against the timber dn ' . ies , he ought , considering the Tist dtoi of pro |> erty that will be sacrificed , to be brought to the Woei , like bis ancestor , and if he depended on me he certainly would . As it was he nearly lost his poll in the city . Touching the " timber duties , " what does he think is to become of the wooden trslj uf old England ? Does he fancy that foreign timber ¦ srosjd keep ont French emnon bails ?
Noi'siinstanding that I am a Tory to" the backbone , S& £ the spinal marro-sr , if that's all , I nsnst S 3 y it neeofci no ghost to tfill how ths contest mast terminate fa the Tower Hamlets . The Conservatives , more ' s the plrj , bad not a shadow ef s chance . As sure as 1 shall one day or other return to Clay , though never to eonnoE mad 1 hope , so sure did I feel that Clay weuld be rctxrxed to enrich the soil of Si Stephen ' s . It was * eU , fey-the-way , that Lmhingicm ha 4 no occ ^ ion to p = J up for this district , as , if he had , he would have met with only half-wal-half disciples , despite of all his ¦• SHiEjjness to advocate final ' Jim-ale ) " measures . " Lashj relied mainly on the " beer - interest , but his toT-mr sap-porters would have drunk his do-srcfal with the freattst alacrity .
I : is astenishicg how eagerly " drowning men etch at simirs . " Lard John , d—n him , gra ? ps at jr . Krr-5 , as being that moie of czttjizz oat his Com-U-sr principles likeliest to tell , for which he was nearly Ksi " neck and crop , " out of the city . It is a comfor . 10 think that when his harvest of iaionity is ripe , he Triii reap devilish rich reward . Mirbiers jot on pretty well in tie boroushs , but » hea they eame to tie " dirt 7 acres" the po lt tell a Terr ai ^ erent story ; inasmuch a 3 in almost every nutaace , a Tory is perched at the top of them . The efcpjficb , thaEk God , are thrashing them like blszss , tad really tern out to be finer agricultural philosophers thsa I eoul 4 have anticipated .
Tne press has bsdn damna ' sls all through the elections I Mn apt to swecr , but lying I have iong forsworn . Tory * a I am , I confess that tie Times is too bad , th « Glrte atror-ousiy given to tuning round , and the Suz , rc 3 tcid Of ErVci alteriEg its ccnise , as" true Sun" never tnauM . is the jnest ewaiie luminar ? 1 ) rnowof ; and ^ itn all my prediiection for the Standard , I cannot con-Eiitr it as a model of truth and houeitv , but , to sdve v , eTl 1 dne ' eXactJ 7 ihB reverse . In short , ftm ta . , e to ti-prtss those iuward feelings wticb assure me 0 . the superiority of 3 Sibthorp to the scribes of the ( ufferen : y-nmxls .
^ It is a great s&r £ act 3 on to me that Gully , though he iccght hard , " got h 5 s " bellyfull" at Pontefraet . Xiie ilooi aa he ¦ sras , he expressed bis readiness to support we Dew-fengled eon doctrines of the Government , bnt uieresult , I fancy , triil prove such a blow in the "breadfc ^ ifcw" ss will effectually deter him from coming to ~ 5 *?* & " in a hurry ag&in . Besides , mark the poetio- Janice of bis defeat ; those who attemot w ? aa others , deserve to be GuV ( y ) d (!) thems « lves . v > itjj reference t * the election , we isay trnly say , in L-eiiagc ^ e Scripture , " Many ^ called ( anythingbnt fotanen ,. cut few are chosen . " ^ ia ry vrere there who t jrtea , yet bnt few , comparatively , arrived at the vin'typo *; while , inadaiUon to their misfortune , they BK' - well-Wed-to bo-t J
jj , ~ EtCii i = d tie corn question as deeply as roost rar ^ i a ** a ? e % i y 0 mj inow 3 e ^ S » A 37 " ^ n ^* and so / I > s , dear eoms and cheap coins , to ssy nothing of ZfrT *?' ' ™ J I neTer eat hot rolls again , if I can '" - 'fstsEd "what benefit is to result from ins porting our s «« rs loaves fi ^ m abroad . To me thecontest between fj ^ acturexs ar , d agricniturists , is s . " pull aeril Wker-^* aa aJto gelher . Oce thing is certain , yeo «* would e ***^ rise .-Satirist
LATEST FROM AMERICA . -v T ° J 6556 ' 18 kiTe arrived at Liverpool from New 1 cri the packet snip Ecg ] and , Cai / taia Waite , with ^ . iork papers to the 23 d ; and the packet = hip « mck , Capiain Palmer , with dates from the same « 'J _ to the 27 th , the latter ship having made her P ^ g ? ib the extraordinary shorfc space of fifteen *» Te . The England has forty-focr pasBengera . a the proceedings of Congress on the 24 th ult ., pl ^ f ^ Native to the effvnee of M'Leod , took Tie following resolution offered by Mr . Flojd , ^ failed fo r co . sideratioa :-_ ^ Resolv ed , —That the President of the United
3 w ! ** requested to inform this house whether any ti « o . the arffiJ' of lhe United States has , since Sft * . ^ Ma rch last , been directed to visit the « £ .. o : Aew York for any purpse connected with ^ - mpnsonment or trial of Al exander M'Leod , in ^ . 1 " B ? ' * ° C 0 Iaimir . icate to this house copies of the ^ ocaou B to , and report of , such officer . " c ^ f ' -i - ^ ' art € r recapitulating the circumstances < £° e r wh : Cat 3 ie proceedings against M'Leod had hCrh 5 r ' " " «^ 3 the general impression tha t a ^ a ttmtary t-ficer had been de ^ Datched by the
treasury departmsnt to interfere in the triaL The heli » f Had caused much exeiwmeut and indignation , which would , however , be removed by a denial of the fact . Mr . Inaersoll followed , and spoke for nearly two tours . He went over the whole gronnd of the M'Leod affair , the Caroline rebellion , and all other matters connected with it . He then fell upon the letter of Mr . Webster to Mr . Fox , and criticised it at great length . As a constitutional lawyer , he affirmed that the positions assamed by the secretary were grossly erroneous , and that without the least necessity he had capitulated to the British . He
( Mr . iDgersoll ) said this capitulation was a stain upon the country which coxld only be washed out by oceans of blood . After expatiating with much warmth against the heinous crime of Mr . Webster , he Eaid there was one chance left , which wa 3 , for the former to acknowledge his error . He next attacked the style of the letter , and contended that the beautiful " structure of the sentences was incompatible with the nervous style of the statesman . He endeavoured to show that both the late and present executive had acted with more firmness than Mr . Webster , and that the latter was the sole cause of the humiliating condition in which we now were .
Mr . Alford said tkat , however much he differed from the present Administration on som * points , on this he agreed with them . He approred of the letter of Mr . Webster to the British Fox , and maintained that the former had cot stepped aside an inch from the course commenced by Mr . Poinsett . He thought Mr . Webster deserving of the appellation of " Well done , thou good and faithful servant of the Republic . " Mr . Cashing followed at tfreai length , condemnatory of the subject being debated at that time , and the further proceedings were adjourned . Bask of ths Ujtikd States—The present
officers of this institution give formal public notice that an application will be made to the next legislature , far certain amendments and alterations in their charters by changing the name and style of the corporation and body politic , and of the location thereof , and . by reducing the amount of its capital , and for such alterations and amendments as may be deemed advisable , all of which will be set forth in their memorial . That the name and style of the said ecrp- > r » tion shall be " The State Bank of Pennsylvania , " to be located in the city of Philadelphia , and that its capital shall be reduced to a sum not exceeding fourteen millions of dollars .
V £ Er Impobtjjkt . It will be interesting to mothers , and , indeed , to all the Queen ' s loyal subjects , to know that the little Princess Royal has passed two important epochs of ner infancy—namely 11 ehori-coatlng" and " weaning ; " the former took place & short time ago , and the latter within the last few days . —Globe . National Debt . —( From Tuesday ' s Gazette . )~ Th * Lords Commissioners of her Majesty ' s Treasury having certified to the Commissioners for the
reduction of the . NationaJ Debt , in pursuance of the Act 10 th George IV ., c . 27 , sec . 1 , that th « actual expenditure of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland exceeded the actual revenue thereof , for the year ended the 5 th day of April , 1841 , by the sum of ^ 61 , 051 . 917 5 ? . lljd . ; the Commissioners for the reduction of the National Debt hereby give notice , that no sum will be applied by them on account ot the sinking fund , under the provisions of the said Act , between the 7 th day of July and the 10 th day of October , 1841 .
S . Higham , Controller-General . National Debt Office , July 6 . The Golden Goose . —That old aga is not always accompanied with a proportionate amount of wisdom is a f&ct which is placed beyond all doubt by the following instance of gullibility : —On » day last week a decrepit old farmer , seventy years of age , of Bradworthy , on whom Providence had bestowed more money than wit , was bamboozled by a gang of gypsies iuto th « belief that his age and infirmities were the Tesult of the malicious influence of a witch ; and persuaded him to advance them £ 53 , which would
dispel the web of enchantment which entwined his existence , and restore him to the health and vigour of the comely age of twenty-four . The offor was eagerly accepted ; the farmer retired to his bed , and dreamt thai the much-desired metamorphosis waa already accomplished ; when Jo ! on waking in the morning , " a change came o ' er the spirit of his dream "—old farmer Osborne was as old as ever , and £ 53 poorer , hi 3 riches having " taken to themselves wings and floivn away" with the gypsies . — Western Titties .
Impediments in Travelling fhom London to Dublin . —That large portion of the publio which travels between London and Dublin via Liverpool , is mide to suffer ^ reat inconvenience , to the extent , occasionally , of being kept in Liverpool twelve hours , by the private disputes between thu Grand Junction and the Crewe and Chester Railway Companies . The Post-office directs the Irish letters to be carried on the Crewe and Birkenhead Braach Riilway , instead of as heretofore , on the Liverpool and Manchester line . By this route there is a saving of twenty minutes , which is of great importance in the de 5 pa : ch of the Irish letters . Accordingly , a
carriage wv . h the letters leaves the London tTam at Crewe , whilst the passengers are carried ou to Liverpool , where they most generally arrive just in lime to see the mail packet under-way—able sometimes in open boats , with danger and discomfort , to reach it ; but often left behind to await the evening packet . Though the Post-office can over rido tho disputes of tbo railroad companies , and compel the conveyance of letters , it has no power to direct the conveyance of passengers ; and the public interest is thus sacrificed to the wrangles of two companies , which , blind to their own interest , are thus cultivating—not the good will , but the hostility of the public .
A SsrG Borough . —Dungannon was the place where the volunteers of ' 82 held their memorable meeting , and it will henceforward be famous as the borough which , in these Reform d 3 yg , can defeat a Reformer , and send the juvenile Lord ISorthla ! : d to Parliament upon the strength of seventy-two votes . Let us not be mistaken , the borough of Dungannon , although a large and tolerably thriving town , can just boast of 124 free and independent electors . Now , in the late contest , fifty-two voted for Mr . Falls , the Liberal candidate , which left the houseofKnoxseveuty-two votes , giving the promising peer an overwhelming majority " of twenty over his Whig or destructive opponent . And this 18 what her little Majesty from the throne is schooled by
her Ministers to describe as " an appeal to her people . " To continue this state of things the newborn foe of monopoly , Lord John Russell , promulgated his '" finality" doctrino , and denounced further organic changes . Good right have Gatton and Old Sarum to complain that they have unjustly been consigned to shedule A , while Dungannon survives , " a prosperous borough , " for the convenience of the Kacfurl y family . The possession of this pocket borough has been a fortune to the Knoxes—noihin # less than a mine of Potosi . It has been the golden key which opened the portals where coronets and pensions were to be found . No wonder , therefore , that they should bo afraid to let it slip from them , and that they should contemplate with awe the
prospect of losing a privilege which they have turned to such advantage . Tiie people , however , are beginning to perceive that they can never expect any change for the better so long as this system is suffered to endure . In every locality like Dungannon , where a mockery of representation existg , and tne franchise is confined to a few individuals , the member will owe his seat to aristocratic iuflueiice , or else become the nominee of a set of jobbers , who , upon condition of allowing him to prosecute his selfi-h designs , will secure bribe ?—either in money or places—for themselves anu their relations . Duncannon , with its 124 electors , i-s a bitter satire upon ih-, ' immortal Reform Bill of Lord John Russell . — World .
The Nomination at Glasgow . —The Scottish Patriot , speaking vf the spirit-stirring proceedings connected with the G asgowelecuon , says , " thehometrutbs brought lorward on the occasion , were , wo dare say , rather unpalatable to our fashionable corruptionists , and , therefore , the mercenaries who pander to their taste , thought it more consistent Wl ' tll their interest to suppress sentiments so unpopular with their patrons . Thanks , however , to the progress of intelligence the elite of our Glasgow aristocracy were compelled for once to lbten quietly to addresses which they would have yelled down ir « their assembly rooms . The whole of our speakers spared neither Whig nor Tory misrule—they laid bare the injustice and rapacity of the ' exclusives '
with a fearless hand , amidst the plaudits of at least fifty thousand of their fellow-citizens . But it W 3-S curing Mr . Moir ' s extraordinary speech that the scene became intensely interesting . Tho thrilling eloquence and powerful satire of that distinguished advocate of freedom , while he exposed the duplicity , extravagance , and tyranny of the Whigc , told with irresistible effect on all present ; the multuudo rent the air with bursts of acclamation . The Whigs at first " looked scorpions , " but latterly the rueful aspect of tke crest-fallen liberals betrayed the mortification ihey felt , While the loud llU ^ h of the Tories , excited partly by the wit of the speaker , and the castigauon he was inflicting on the hypocrites , and partly by the long faces which they had assumed , added much to our amusement . It was , however , when the show of hands was taken for the respective candidates , that a deep lesson was taught to the philosopher and the stateman . There stood a dense mass
of discriminat : ng men who felt that thoy had a right to be recognised as freemen ; consequently , when Mr . Oswald was put , the hands held up for him were ' Like angela visits few and far botweon . ' The people knew him to be an old narrow contracted Whig , half a century at kast behind the spirit of the age . Mr . Dennistopn had a show considerably lar ?« r , because be is believed to be ranch more democratic ih ^ n his antiquated colleague . Those exhibited for Mr . Campbell were still fewer than Mr . Oswald ' s ; they were iike the grey hairs in a > oung man ' s head , on ? here ana there , because the people knew him to be a palitician of the feudal school ; but when Mr . Mills and Mr . Moir were respectively put , there waa a foress which the haughtiest Tory or the proudest Whig in the empire would have envied . Upon the whole , this was a glorious day for Chartism , and one which neither its adherents nor opponents will 6 oou forget . "
The Bot Jones —The boy , Edward Jones , who , it will j > 8 remembered , has on three different occasions effected a most mysterious entrance into Buckingham Palace ( and , according to his own account , & fourth , bat on which occasion he escaped without dttection , ) wa ? , on the 14 th of last cioaiii , liberated from Tothill- street gaol , his period of imprisonment having expired . Whilst in prison , we are told Joues behaved remarkably well . He wa 3 quiet and orierly , a ^ d evon exemplary in his conduct ; so much so that the governor had not in any ono instance cause of complaint . Since the liberation oi this youth , who hs ^> gained so ixmch notoriety , he has been frequently seen on Constitution-hill and in theijaaaediatenei ^ iibaurJiocd of Buckingham Palace ,
which being communicated to the authorities , orders were given to the police to watch his movements , which wa 3 accordingly done , but there was nothing in his manner or behaviour different from those who daily freqaent the parks in hopes of obtaining a sight of royalty . Still , it appears , he was deemed a dangerous character , and meditated another entrance into the palace . Without , therefore , going iuto details and rumonrs of suspicion , we may state that he has bten taken quietiy in hand by the proper authorities aud placed on board the Diamond emigration ship , bound to Australia , we believe , or some other of he English co . ' onies . We hear that this adventurous youth left home in good spirits , and not altogether against his consent , but ea leaving ,
repeated his wishes that something should be done for him in this country , as he would rather remain at hom © than go abroad , Jeiies has written on more than ono occasion to Mr . Hall , of Bow-street , re questing that worthy magistrate to prevail on the Government to do something for him , but his applications to Mr . Hall were not answered . It is though ; these applications were in consequence of the boy bciiig desirous not to be a burdtn to his parents , who are poor but industrious and honest persons . On the day Jones left the prison , one of the agents or laanagera of a minor theatre ( his father says ) called and offered him £ 4 per v ? eek to appear on tbs stage for a fortnight , and , at the end of lh ? . t time ^ a benefit , " but the boy declined exhibiting himseii ; fojf so chort a period .
A Desirable Colleague . —Sir Frederick Pollock in canvassing his constituents the other day at Huntingdon , called upon » publican who came to him across * yard , hia hands filled with a quantity of pint pots . Being thus encumbered , the elector was unable to receive the usual Ealnation , and made his apology ; upon which SirFrederickgood-humouredly remarked , 0 , never mind , my friend , you are a greater man than Lord John Russell . You can carry your measures , I see , All the world knows Lord John cannot . " Dheadfdl Fire at Deptford . —On Saturday a destructive fire broke out in the workshops of Mr . Knott , builder and agent for the Kent fire and Life Assurance Company , near St . Paul ' s Church , Deptford . The firo first appeared issuing from a
quantity of shavings in a workshop at the rear ot Mr . Knott s dwelling-house , aij ten minutes before four o clock , and by a quarter past , the flames burst from the front windows of the house . Mr . Burton , usher of Greenwich police-court , who was passing to the railway on hia way to London , rushed into the house , at the riBk of hia own life to save that of Mr . kaott , who was confined to hia bed with tho gout . Mr . Knott refused assistance , and seemed indisposed to leave the house . He was , however , removed by Mr . Burton and another person out of the house to that of a neighbour opposite . Mr . Burton then went back to the burning house , and succeeded in securing the cash-box , valuable papers , and a quantity of plate and other property . There
were fifteen houses between the railway aud an opening which separated the buildings to the northward . Four of them are destroyed—namely , the extensive premises of Mr . Knott . Mr . Biako , an oil and colourman , Mr . Brown , a painter , Mr . Martiu , a carpenter , and Mr . Cockle , a cooper in the London Docks . A good supply of water was immediately prooured , and four engines from her Majesty's victualling yard were promptly on the spot . Ono engine from the Londou Firo Brigade , No . 20 of the West of England Ofiice , and No . 22 of tho London Fire Establishment . The engine D 16 was the fi-st from London , and reached
Dcptford iu thirty-five minutes after the fire was discovered . A largo body of the R division of police was immediately on tho spot , followed by » strong detachment of the 15 th Regiment of Foot . These , assisted by the parochial officers , preserved a vast deal of property , and gave full effect to the operation of the engines . The churchyard was made available in depositing vast quantities of property belonging to the houses ( eleven in number ) where danger of fire was likely to reach . Several of the houses were full of lodgers , and thescene was most distressing . About seven o ' clock , however , all danger of the fire extending was at an end , and the goods were being taken back to some of the Louses .
Throwing a Pig ' s-Head at a Jew . —A powerfully-built Leadenhall slaughterman , named Perkins , was charged before the Lord Mayor , on Saturday , with assaulting Aaron Benjamins , an old Jew olothasman , by flinging a pig ' a head at him in the purlieus of Leadenhall-market . Aaron , who cultivated a beard like a horse ' d mane , having been sworn on the Old Testament , stated that as he waa progressing homo to Petticoat-lane whh a " pag" full of treasures on Friday afternoon , in passing Leadenh all-market , the defendant , who was accompanied by two or three other slaughtermen , hailed him ; complainant immediately went up to them with the hope of picking up a bargain , when the defendant produced a pig ' s-head from under his apron , aud
asked him what he would give for it , he ( complainant ) refused to have anything to do wilh it , and was welkins aeray when tho det ' endawt thrust the abominatioa iuto his face . Ho took no notice of this and went away , but beforo he got the distance of twenty yards , the pig's-head struck him a violent blow in the back ot" the nock , and upon turning round he saw the d e fendant laughing . Tho Lord Mayor asked the defendant what he had to say in his dufence ? The slaughterman eaid he could not dtny having thrown the pig ' s-hcad at the Jew , but he asade use of bad language , and called him int ' amous names , which aggravated him to do what he
did . The Lord Mayor—Yuu hear that Mr . Benjamins ; you used bad language to tho defendant . Complainant—S'help ma Cheovah , yer Lordship , I never shpoke a vord , not a shingle vord . The Lord Miyor requested the partita to step outside and try and settle the affiir ; after the lapse of a few minutes thoy returned , not having becu able to mako the matter up , the Jew wanting too much . The Lord Mayor then fined the defendant 10 i . and tho costs . Aaron , upon hearing the decision , pushed forward and held out his hand for the money , but , upon beiDg told that it went to the Queen he looked dreadfully crest-fallen .
Dublin Election . —We will be expected to say something about iho City of Dublin Election , and we therefore has ; en to fulfil our duty . The contest has been an extraordinary one , and given birth to an extraordinary concatenation of circumstances . When tho tidings first reached us that Pierce Mahony had taken the helm in his own hand , it did not require the intercepted Clarendon letter to indicate aow matters were hkely to terminate . The concocter of tho Leiiister Declaration and the chum of " West Briton Rice , " whose progress through life , or be is much belied , has been tortuous and time-serving , was not exacily the person to make the best cnarnpion for a repeal candidate . The gasconade of Mahony in seeking the " extirpating
Grogan " in the halls of Greeu-btroet , that he mi ^ ht m : ike him " eat his leek " is only a little less ludicrous than the anxiety of tho aforesaid Grogan to convince the town by issuing a green paper ukase that he had no intention this season of exterminating the Roman Catholic subjects of Queen Victoria , and that all the blame yf having reported so foul a Elander should remain at the door of the pejiny-a-Hncr of Saaders . Bribery and undue influence , with the unpopularity oi the Whigs , have also tended to place ministerial candidates beueath their Conservative adversaries ; but all these circumstances would not have conspired to have had this effect but for the prevalent opinion that the contest had more to do with men than measures , and that it involved
not so much rights to be achieved as placeg to be procured and protected . To be caudid . except high-sounding professions , and past services , the caudidates who stood upon the liberal side gave us little to hope . They were evidently bo hampered with ministerial manacles that they found themselves unable to be explicit or definite upon any ei ^ ject , and wo could only gather that they were likely to sustain the Whig ministers . We trust that tho present defeat will prove a useful lesson , and warn those who enjoy the publ . o confii « nce that it is dangerous to surrender to party the energies which ou # hfc to be devoted to the regeneration of a nation . The following is tho atate ot the poll at tho close : —
West ( Tory ) 3060 Crosau ( Tory ) 3051 O'Conneil ( Whig ) 2977 Hutton ( Whig ) 2953 Majority of West over O'Conneil » 3 Grogan over Hutton 93 The excitement during tho election has been tremendous , and many outrages have been committed , we regrot to say , by tho mobs of the respective parties , and we fear that consequences more fatal Blight have been looked for but far tho admirable arrangements of the efficient Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police , who are entitlod to tho thanks of the community for their untiring exertions . — Wtrld .
The Chesterfield Union . —We have heard , with equal surprise and disgust , of an instance of petty tyranny in th ' e Chesterfield Union ( Derbyshire ) , which has escaped the notice of the Times * but which we , the opponents of the Times in its wholesale and Hudiscriminating attacks upon the New Poor Law , beg leave to recommend to the instant attention of tke Somerset House Commissioners , if they wish the country to believe that they are appointed for other and better purposes than the receipt of their salaries , —and that one of those purposes is to make amends for the occasional harshness of their own minutes , by the repression of harshness in others , when perpetrated at the expence of the uufortunate recipients of publio relief .
We are told that , at Chesterfield , all women entering the workhouse are stripped of their stay * , and that a room is set apart for the receipt of those essential articles of female attire , Where they are hung up , and ticketed , —the unfortunate owners being condemned to do without this necessary support to the leniale frame , during the whole time of their residence in the workhouse , in the barbarous hope of shortening their stay by this ingenious refinement of persecution We are told that women , who have been accustomed to wear stays all their livep , are to be seen crouching in every possible position that can afford a momentary relief from the inconvenieuce which they experience—restiag their heads upon their hands , and their elbows upon their knees—or
leaning against tho walls in silent suffering . Aud all this for what object ! By ; what authority t Not by the law . Not by any legitimate exorcise of the authority of the Guardians—for ! they would have just as much right to make people sleep in short bed ;? , or to stretch them out till they fit long onesor to order them to stand upon oa © leg whiJe eating their dinners , as to rob them of any accustomed , and innocent , comfort . It may be necessary , in justice to tho working population , to eouple a provision for persons out of work wiih conditions sufficiently irksome to prevent people from throwing themselves upon the rates , and living at the eiDonce of the
poorer ratepayers * when by proper exertion they could earn a livelihood for themselves—but confinement , work , restrictions as to diet and hours , are all that the law contemplates , or allows . Much even of this is harsh and unjust , undor a system , which denies to lab&ur that free agency , which the law , by one of its least justifiable fictions , assumes it always to possess ; but as to tormenting poor old women , in the " hope of forcing them to quit that . home , which oirgbt to be a place of refuge to the aged , the fact is sr , monstrous , that we shouldaiot have given credence t o it , had we not received our information from persona , -whose accuracy we cannot doukt .-- U ffi ' Jf ) Chrotiiele *
The Eastern Question . —The new treaty for the settlement of the affairs tf the East was signed , On Tuesday afternoon , at the Foreign-office , by tho representative ? of the five powers—Austria , France , Great Britain , Prussia , ana * Russia . Poor Lord John . —It is confidently stated that the Tories mean still to oust Lord John Russell and Alderman Wood from the city , on the ground that the polling books of some particular ward were wholly kept back at the election for party purposes . It ia moreover rumoured that "Little J ^ nalitv" is to be pitch-forked into the House of Peers .
Thb late Census . —A Bath paper states that the Census has caused considerable annoyance in that fashionable city . Several ladies , hovering en the shady side of thirty , have endeavoured to evade it by abruptly retiring to the Continent ; and one elderly dandy , hopeless otherwise of escapiag the inquisitorial scrutiny into his age , actually took up his abode in a hackney-coach , in which he was driven about the city throughout the obnoxious Monday night ! We understand that the Bath census reveals oue astonishing fact—namely , that of all the unmarried spinsters there , scarcely one has grown a year older since it was last taken . ' A ot a few bachelofs , too , still stick at the same age which they owned to in 1831 !
More Poor Law Atbocities . —The Times of Wednesday last , publishes the following letter " s- ^ " Sir . —An unprecedented sensation having taken place in this neighbourhood respecting the examination of fomales at the Union-house in Downhammarket , Norfolk , and upon inquiry finding the same to be true , I wrote to the Poor Law Commissioners Btating the fact , and also transmitted a copy of the complaint to the Bishop of Norwich . An inquiry took place yesterday before Mr . Twistleton , an assistant commissioner , at the Union-house , before a full board , and the result is that I fully proved the case beyond a doubt . Very great efforts have been
made to hush up the matter , otherwise , instead of two cases , I have no doubt many others might have been proved . It appears that the young man , Ward , who assists the Union surgeon , and tho Rev . E . J . Howman , have been carrying on a system of examining young girls , as soon as ever they have been admitted , in the most indelicate manner . This Rev . Gentleman , who speaks and talks so highly of the beauty of this Poor Law , is the very man who wrote a letter ( I think in tho Globe ) reflecting on some observations made ia The Times some short time since . I now lay the whole examination before you to publish what part of it you may think proper . I am , Sir , your obedient servant , Henry Palmer . "
Whig Household Appointments . —The Earl of Surrey has been gazetted captain of the yeoman guard . The absurdity of these household appointments is exquisite . Why , his lordship wont even see the corns he has just been appointed to command , before lie will be called upon to resign it , and his pay wont pay for his new uniform . As for Lord Marcus Hill , ho having been in office before , will be spared the expense of getting a new embroidered coat . Joking apart , the recent change is one of the drollest blunders that the Whigs have made . It is understood that in order to spare the Queen any mortification in contesting the point of the " ladies iu waiting , " de noio , that immediately on Lord John Russell ' s being out-voted in the Commons , all
the wives , sisters , and cousins of the present Ministers will send in their resignations , to be replaced by the "friends of her youth , " the Duchess of Northumberland , the ladies Jenkinson , and others . On dil , that if tho Tories are successful , the Earl of Liverpool aud the Duke of Beaufort are to be the lord steward and the lord chamberlain , and that most probably Lord Castlercagh will again be vice-chamberlain . The matter which is most discussed is whether Prince Albert ' s household is to be held political . The Whigs , of course , would declare an attempt to make it so , tho most infamous , cruel , unjust , tyrannical , unconstitutional thing in the world
—a thing so bad , that no one , not even a Tory , could imagine it even in a dream ; but what if tho Tories should follow the Whigs' own precedent , with Lord Grey at the head of them ? His iordship , in spite of William tho Fourth , and in defiance of Queen Adelaide , would meddle with the household of the Queen Consort , and compelled her Majesty to dismiss her chamberlain . It was in vain that the Q < ieen appealed to the King—the Minister was too powerful for tho Crown , and both King and Quceu were obliged to submit , though the latter reseated the interference so much that she did without a chamberlain rather than receive one of the Premier ' s appointing . —Cheltenham Looker On .
Brutality exercised under the New Poor Law Act—Every day briugs clearer proofs to light of the necessity oi abridgiiij < , or rather taking away altotether , the despotic powers reposed in the Somerset House Bashaws , by the infernal Poor Law Act , and of confiding the direction of Unions to locally appointed Guardians . Lord John Russell , it is known , introduced a Bill to continue the sorvices of the flint-hearted Potentates for a period of ten year 3 louder ; but finding the House and tho country aeainst him , ho withdrew it , thereby throwing out a gliinmeriug of hopo that ho would , in another Sesfiiou , listen to the voice of humanity , and give to every district the right of managing its own paupers . Should , however , tho Tories succeed to office ,
from what fell from Sir Kobert Peel , the iniquitous Act will coutinue to operato with its present frightful severity . The Hon . Baronet was for continuing the services of the Magnates , for a period of five years lon ^ or , so that he would have all the horrors of the sjdtem maintained , and with tho leaven of Toryism infused into it , who shall say that it would not work with worse effect ? The once independent spirit of the industrious classes is already gone . A labourer , for instance , who needs perhaps but trifling assistance to enable him to rub through a protracted wiaicr , is denied relief . He is told— " There is the Unic-n lor you ; you and your children will be received . " The applicant is pennyless ; he has no work : and at length is compelled to part with the
few sorap 3 of furniture he has been scraping together for years , and go into tho bastile , from which tho appliance of a few shillings would have saved him . The result is obvious ; ho became a confirmed pauper ; his spirit is cowed ; for he knows that , let him leave the Umou when he may , he has no home , no furaituro , and that he must become a wanderer . This is ono of the evils of the Poor Law Act . But let us com plain of , or rather point out other grievances , iu order to show the ferocious spirit in which the accursed Poor Law Amendment Act is carried out . No later than Monday last , an inquest was held at Deptford touching tho death of a woman named Skblton ( Skeleton would havo been by far more appropriate ) , whose death it was alleged , had been
caused by starvation—starvation in a land thai has been oalled " tho admiration of the world and tho envy of surrounding nations . " This poor creature , it appeared had not even a bed to lie upon . She lived with a man named Dew , who was as badly oif as hersolf , and who exerted his utmost to procure for her the means of subsistence , but without success . Latterly a little tea aud dry crust were all the poor creature had to support her enfeebled frame . At length Dew applied to Harman , the relieving-officer , to obtain admission for Skelton into the Union . By this man Dew was sent before the Board , when one of the '* ' gentlemen" ( Heaven save the mark ) , brutally said— " I am sure you won't have it , " ( meaning , we suppose , an order for admission . )
Poor Dow was then told by tho " geutleman" ot this beautiful Board , to go to a hospital , and named some party who would giva him a recoainiendation for Skelton . Ia fact , it was clear that they wished to get rid of the woman , and oared not whither she waa sent , so that she did not trouble the parish . Tho woman , it is true , was diseased , but ehe required nourishment rather than medicine ; aud here the relieving tiflicer and the " gentlemen" the Board—the humane gentlemen—violated the orders of the Commissiouors , which expressly direct that relief shall be given first , and inquiry made afterwards . Harman j however , inquired first as to whether deceased was the wife of Dew , aud finding that she was not , ho would do nothing for beeauaeshe
her ! So the woman was denied relief lived with a man in a state of concubinage . Why , if all persons were to be denied admission within the pale of right , who live in a state of adultery , some thousands would cut a very sorry figure , if they wero called on to show their " marriage ceremony . " Harman informed the Coroner , that if ** Dow had stated that he was noi married , the case would have been diSmeat . " So that , beJioviug deceased to be the wife of Dew , he refused her admission to the Union , and the presumption is , that if he had known that she was only his trull , she would have been admitted Oh , Mr . Harffiau , get up a better tale when next you appear before a coroner . The jury were disgusted with the evidence to meet the case , and very
properly begged for an adjournment of the inquiry . One witness , a woman in whose house the deceased and Daw resided , told the Jury that the latter almost starved hiaself to EUpply the wants of the deceased ; that he was a man of excellent character , industrious anil sober ; albeit , he was driven from pillar to post , and at length the emaciated partner of his misery died at his side . 16 it not scandalous that the poor should be thus treated , that they should be thus insulted—deliberately insulted by parish officers t There rarely was , before the institution of the Bastile in England , a case ot' a humaa being dying for want of thenecefisariesof lift , whoh-id made application for relief . To those good old days of pauper management , we hop © the country Will
return . There is another case in to-day ' ai T ^ &per , affording a beautiful illustration of ^ Uuiou management . At an inquest held on , two children wljo were suffocated in bed in Lambeth workhouse , evidence was giveu by a woman , nauiod Scott , that , she had not ouly suckled the two infants whea alive , two others also iu the same establish ? jent J The woman confessed that phe was not 'compelled to suckle all tho infants . This may be the case ; but ought such a thing to be suffered I Could the unfortunate children—four children— have received sufficient nourishment to sustain life from the breast of one woman ! The thing is impos ? ble , and the case affords a delectable specimen of tr . odera workhouse management . —Weekly Dispatch ,
Canvassing oi * thb Moobs . —•• Foyfher , " said a farmer ' s strapping wench , on his return last week from Kochdale market to his sheep farm in the moors ot SpotJand , " F < syther , there's bin a feUey heer sin yo' weo ' ii off this mornin' . ** Well , an' wot did he want ! " asked the farmer . "Want!—he Bed he wanted yo ' r suff ' linV for a member o'Parliamcnt . " The dule he did !—but yo' gan him none I gewse ?" " Nowe , mi mother sed we hadno'one i'th'ieawso for yo'd'n ta ' en ' em o'toHoby Bank , at Ratchda ' . " "Well , an wot sedhe then ! " ** SedJ—he getnpa gurdo'laighin ' afciv . he'd ha' brasted , till I'leei'th * dog lose , an' then he ran like ewd Nick ; but ho laatt bwbth cvrot laps be'ind him ? ' —Manchester Chronicle .
New America * Printing Machine . —The PhUadelphia ( United States ) Gaze tit notices a new printtug machine , now in operation at Hanover , New Jersey , the inventiah of Mr . Thomas Trenob . The rags are taken to the mill and made into paper , which , is _ run en a reel and taken to the printing maehine , whicb prints six spelling-books in one- minute , and three hundred books in _ an hour . The types are set on an iron cylinder , aud one revolution prints abook . The sheets are printed on both sides at one operation , and the iak is supplied by a roller moved by machinery . The iaventor is now engaged on a machine that will print two comrnou Bibles in one miaute ^ [ They eould , perhaps , invent a machine for compressing moonshine , and moulding it into farthing candles ; or for solidifying the colours of the . rainbow to supersede Acker man's water-colour cakes . ]
Two Children Sdpfocxxkik—A few days ago , an inquest was held before Mr . Csrter , at the Jolly Gardeners , Lambeth , on tha bodies of Jane Elizabeth Reeves and Susannah Ellis , eaeh aged about two months , who were smothered in bed in Lambeth Workhouse . A femalo named Martha Scott had suckled the deceased , as well as two other children . The deceased were placed in a bed with a girl named Sutty . On Friday night , Scett having suckled the deceased , they were both put to bed , and then appeared in good health . The following morning they were found quite dead , aud Sutty Jying between them . They had every appearance of having been suffocated . It appeared that there was only one
sheet on the bed , which had been turned over tho deceased , and Sutty was * lying between the blankets . At this the Jury expressed much surprise . Sutty always behaved kindly to the children . Mr . Duke , the surgeon , stated that the reason why Mrs . Saott suckled four children was that , it having been found bad to bring children up by hand , and the mother of one being dead , the mother of the other , who is only sixteen or seventeen , years of age , being very ill , Mrs . Scott very kindly undertook , in order , if possible , to save the lives of the two children , to give them what succour Bhe could . The Jury , after » short consultation , returned a verdict , " That tho deceased children died from suffocation , " but no blame waa attached to Sutty .
Three Houits after Marriage . —Thomas Tyn& was brought before Mr . Maltby , at Marlboroughstreet , under these Bingul&r circumstances . The defendant was given into custody for being drunk and disorderly at a wedding party the preceding evening , and the charge was sustained by the following evidence ¦ : —Policeman Fox , C 117 , stated that his attention wa 3 attracted to No . 3 , Thorn's-court , Duke-street , Hanover-square , by a quarrel , and tha cries of " Murder I" On going to the hou 3 e he was told there had been a wedding that day , and that the prisoner , who had acted in the morning as father to the bride , had in the evening been foond in a rery questionable situation . The constable inquired if the bride was a consenting party to this novel
arrangement of matters , and not receiving a satisfactory reply , he said he could not interfere . The landlord of the house then gave the defendant into custody for being drunk and disorderly . When this was done , the faithless bride declared she would not be separated from her deputy husband for she liked him better than her legal spouse The bridegroom said he had met with his fickle rib not more than about four days before he committed matrimony . On . the evening of tho wedding day he went out to made seme purchases , and to take places for the honeymoon trip , leaving bis wife and her friend together . When he came home , to his great grief , he found his bride and tho defendant in a situation that no husband could tolerate . The
shock was so great that he swooned away , and did not regain a sense of his miserable lot for three hours . As soon as he came to himself he charged tho defendant with attempting to seduce his wife from him . Notwithstanding what had taken place , such was his love foF the faithless fair , that if the prisoner would consent not to interpose in his family matters , he would forego tho charge . In answer to some questions put by the Magistrate , the complainant said he did not " disadmit that ho had been drinking , " as Was quite natural on such a happy Occasion , but he certainly was not drunk . The fit occurred through " study and grief . " All he wished
was to havo undivided possession of his own lawful wife , aud to prevent the defendant from coying her away . If the defendant would make that promise , ho would forgive him . Mr . Maltby put the question to the defendant , and he having giving a promise to keep away from both wife and husband , was discharged . Tne wife--soon afterwards made her appearance , and on hearing what had taken place , said she wouli not part with her friend , for she was not aware when taken to church that she was to be married to her present husband , and she was so much taken by surprise that she allowed the ceremony to proceed .
The Ltortherisr Stab,. Saturday, July 17, 1841.
THE lTORTHERIsr STAB ,. SATURDAY , JULY 17 , 1841 .
THE MANCHESTER MASSACRE . In reference to the vote of thanks , which waa moved in the House of Commons by the present Lord Melbourne to the " Bloody" Yeomanry who on the field of Peterloo , indiscriminately cut down with " newly sharpened sabrea" men women and children , when peaceably assembled to petition for a " redress of grievances , " the Whig Manchester Guardian has the following paragraph , which is an amusing specimen of lying by inuendo . The paragraph 19 going " the round" of the Whig Prtss . To got rid of the odium attachable to Lord Melbourne for his memorable exploit , even though it should be by lying , is -an object worthy of being attained even by such means .
Here is the paragraph : — "It appears from the report of the Leeds Mercury that Mr . Hardy , in his speech at the Bradford nomination , made the following observations : — ' L « ok at Lord Melbourne . Lord Melbourne was Home Secretary at tho time the people of Manchester were cut down , and moved a vote of thanks to thu yeomanry . ' This statement is a direct falsehood . The Home Secretary , at the period in question , was not Lord Melbourne , but Lord Sidmouth ; and this is a fact which , if Mr . Hardy did not know , a very slight investigation would have
rhown him ; and that investigation he ought In duty to have made , and not have come forward without it to endeavour to blacken the character of a political adversary by the utterance of a downright untruln . It is nothing to say , as possibly may be said , that Mr . Hardy believed the statement . The man , who , to disparage an ojjponi'Hfc , makes a statement , which ordinary inquiry would have shown him to be witboutfoundation , ia only one degree less culpable—be is not at all less malignant—than the one who invents and propagates a naked and deliberate lid . "
What " statement" is it , that the writer calls " * direct falsehood 1 " The reader will imagine , and the writer intended that he should thus imagine , that tho " statement" of Lord Melbourne ' s moving the vote of thanks in question was the " falsehood . ' But this is not so ! He does not dare to say this ; he only applies the term" falsehood" to that part of the " statement" which represents . . Lord Mixbooenb to bave been Secretary of State at the period named : and yet this is do&e in such a manner as t » lead the reader to beliove that the whole of the " statement' * is " false . " Cunning Isaac ! Sae the gravi ty with
which ha reproves JJr . Haudt for endeavouring to " blacken the character of a political adversary by the utteraaee of a downright untruth , " at the very moment he is lying by inueado for the purpose of whitewashing Lord Melbourne ! What a " lecture " Mr Ha « dy gets , oa the enormity of the sin of lying because Mr . Raspy happened to say , or happens to be reported to have said , that Lord Melbowbhb was the Secretary of State , when Lord Sidmottth occupied the stool of office ! To make this mistake is an attempt to " blacken the chanctee" of Lord Melboubke !
The facts are these . Lord Melbourne was noi the Secretary of State at the time ot the Manchester massacre . Lord Sidmouth wa 8 . But Lord Melbjubne , ( then called ' the Hon . Mr . Lamb , ") was a member of tho House of Commons ; sod in that capacity , acting under instructions from the then Tory Government , moved that Tote of thanks to the butchers for murdering the people , which was passed by the " Hon . House" ! Daro tho Manchester Guardian say that this " statement , " is a " -direct falsehood 1 "
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GOVERNESSES , OB MODERN EDUCATION By JdABUts Rior&ET . June . No . 6 . London md Paris : 1841 . We have received No . 6 of a work , bearing the sbove title , which , as far as we are able to jndge from shs contents of a part having neither commsnee-Ejent or conclusion , appears wtil worthy of public eico-sragemeEt . The authoress appears endowed not merely with talems which eminently qualify her for the task she
has undenaken , and wiih a correct and refined taste , which is evinced by the judicious selection of her Baterla : 3 , but also with those elevated , moral , and religious feelings , without which the m ; st talented instructor of the yonng mnst be a curse instead of a Messing to tae rising gene ^ asion . While the work ¦ condones to be what the number before ns warrant * ns ia believing it , we most cordially wish it success . There is an article npon " Conscience and Education , " to which , parents and instructors cannot pay too -much , aueiaien .
» Meath Cowty . —Mr . O'Ccnnell , has been returned for the county Meath , with Mr . H . Grattan —Mr . Corballis , the late Liberal candidate having retired in favour of the Learned Gentlemen . Genctsb Blar . net . —Mr . O'Connell , in a letteT addressed to ths Daulin Electors , says : — " The enemies of Ireland have triumphed , but be not daunted , my friends , a petition will unseat the exterminators of yourselve ? , and yonr holy and faered reiigioc . Ireland cannot bear my absence from tho House at this crisis , even for a moment ; I have therefore accepted the representation of the honest men of Meath . "
Serious Chasge ! \~ Hcrrard Prerard , a fine hoy of 15 , was charged at Hat urn Garden Police Office , by ill . Ocock , of the firm of Whiaborne and Oeock , chemists and dru , ? t ; ist 3 , of Judd-street , Brunswick-square , with having stolen from the till three half-pence . The prisoner was apprenticed to the prosecutors by hi 3 father , who is an officer on h-iL ' -pay . A short time since the prosecutor was fined by the magistrate for assaulting this boy . Ths prisoner declared in his defence to the present charge thas the half-pence bad been given him by his master to purchase milk for hi 3 breakfast , ban he preferred laying it ou ; in another way . He was , howeveT , committed for trial .
Teddt Flyx . n ' s Bli . nd Pig—Teddy Fljnn , a big Monster man , locating in the classic regions of Lower Shadwell , wiih a string of "retainers" as long as the tail of Daniel O'ConneU , or the American sea-serpent , marched into court soon after the doors were open , a ; toe Tower Hamlets' Court of Requests , apparently intent on something of vast importance . Upon the names of " Fiynn agais ? t O'Donnell" beisg called by the crier , big Teddy and Jerry U'Dounell , < a six-foot coal-whipoer , came in front of the bench . lon
Teddy—Plszeyer Wurtchups , it ' s a poor e widdy I am , God help me , wid a family iv tree childhtr , widbent mentioning the two pigs an tho torn cat , an it ' s a marthericg hathen that same O'Donnell is , to be afrher tearing a man ' s jacket to paces in this kind o way . Teddy was requested by the Comtnisioner to stale to the Court the particulars relative t » the destruction of the jacket . Teddy having moved a large quid of tobacco from his month , and carefully deposited it jn the crown of his " fantail , " assumed the atti ' . ade of the '" Member for all Ireland" when
about to hold forth , namely , be folded his arm . * , acd pliced his right foot some half yard in advance of thi other . From his statement it appeared that he ( Teddy ) had provided accommodation lor a couple of pigs in the rear of his domicile , one of which , like the author of " Paradise Lost , " was blind . The fences dividing the tenements , it seemer ] , were like Mr . Ferguson's u foar-and-nine , " iu a somewhat dilapidated state , hence Teddy ' s two grunters were enabled to visit thar neighbours wichout restraint . Jerry O'i ) onnell , the defendant , occupied the premiifs next door , and his siaall domain behind exhibited a flourishing crop of " pratees . " It further
appeared tb 3 i Teddy ' s two porkers were in tne habit of paying freqnent visits to Jerry ' 3 plantation of " ponovans , " and , by inserting th ' tir snouts in the soil , managed to turn many fine roots bottom upwards . Upon one occasion , whiie thus engaged , Jerry chanced to espy them , and , seizing a mopstick , ho rnshed out , and inflicted sunraary pnBishment on the intruders . Jerry whacked away with his cudgel , _ tb . e swine howled lustily , and the row soon bronght out Teddy i'lynn , between whom and Jerry a fight took place , which end&d in the plaintiff ' s jacket being torn from his back , the alleged value of which ( 4 s . ) he now songht to recover . C ^ romiisioner—I don't see how the Conrt can assist
you , for one seems aa much in fault as the other . Teddy—Och , - blood an' ouns ! only hark at that ! Sure , I'd jist sot down to me dinner , widthechildher , when , all in a snddint , I heerd a mighty screeching , an' wirit ont , an' found that blaggard Jerry a ¦ vvallopping me poor bbnd pig with a broomstick . " Aizy , Jerrf , " stz I , " rcmimber the cratbur ' s get CbristhknfalujgSjlikeyerself . " Wid that , yer Wurtchip , he hot me a muriherin' whack , an' thin we had a bit iv a fight , an' be split my jaeket . Jerry , ir . defecc- ? , said the plaintiiTs pigs were continually roodag up L ; s garden , though he had often cautioued him lo ktcp them on his own premises . The Commissioners were of opinion that Teddy had no claim upon the defendant , and dismissed the summons . The " Jons widdy" and his friends left the office hlgHly indignant at the decision , observing that it formed another strong instance of the necessity of " repalicg" the Union .
H lbeford . —Somnambulism Extraoedinart . — A most extraordinary case of somnambulism occurred in this cny ou Friday week . We can vouch : or the fa-cts as we ir © about to relate them , as they transpired within our own cogniz&ace , and ail the parties are personally known to us . On Friday morning , at half-past fire , a residens in Wideniarshstreet was awakened by the violent nngin ? of his door-bell . Not bearing any servant answer a second ring , he rang his bsii for the man servant , which , howeTsr , was not answered . Ho then jutaped out
of bed , aud pulling aside the window-blind , saw what he believed V > be his own horse , saddled and bridled in the street , and head by a strange msn , habited as a labourer . Marrelling what could hive brought his horse so unexpectedly to his door m ? o early an hour , he left his chamber , and , ai the botturn of the stairs , called aloud to his man servant . One of the / ema ' e domestics replied lhaz he hid gono down at five o ' clock with the intention of goin ^ on the horse to WithiDgton , to see a cow which he was to look at for his master . The master thf-n
rotnraed to his bed-room , threw up the window , and , on inquiring the man ' s business , the reply was , " Your man , sir , has been thrown from his hor ? e in the meadow ; I was just going by and saw him on the ground , his fooi Hanging in the stirrup , his face cut and bleeding , and the horse standing quieiiy by . I fear he is much hurt . I led him to my house near the turnpike , and there he is now . My wife has lighted a fire , for he is sitting in a chair shivering wiih cold , and cannot speak . " The master immediately requested the messenger to lead the horse back , and turn him into the meadow asain , and stated that assisniDce would be forthwith sent . A surgeon ai ; d or . e of the dome ? tics were quickly in attendance . The man was found exactly in the
state described . The surgeon careiuiiy examined the body , and happily found that no bone of him was broken , and no other perceptible injury than the wounds on the face . He was then led home , apparently insensible , only answering to every question pnt to him , " I don ' t know . " He wss coadncted to his bed-room , undressed , and pnt to bed ; hi 3 eyes all the time being wide open , bnt fixed , and the pupils being mnch dilated . At nine o'clock he awoke , and the first question he asked , occasioned by his feeling his cheek sore and bleeding , and observing his clothes not in the position he had placed them the over night , " Where am It WLat ' s the matter ! " He positively had not , and he ha 3 not np to the present moment , the slightest recollection of a single cirenmstance that had occurred £ rtm the
moment he dropped to sleep on the previous night to the moment he awoke at nmeo ' clock in the morning-We may Btate that it waa his intention , the previous night to go to Withington , and for this purpose Le had pnt 6 d . in his pocket to pay the gatw ; but he had doj , aiid has not now , the least remembrance of rising , dressing himself , knocking at tho girl ' s door , unlocking and nnbolticg ihe door , walking down the street to the meadow , unlocking the gste , catching the horce , saddling and bridlicg it , falling off , being picked np , led to iho man ' s house , being examined by the surgeon , led hese , and put to bed—of all these events he is perfectly oblivious . We may add that he is a steady sober person , and we pledge oarselves fc-r the truth oi the case zs we have related it . —Bert fc-r d Times-
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