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8 $ e Afcttttpolt ** Health or London during the Week . —The return for the week ending last Saturday shows thai 1 , 196 deaths were registered in the metropolitan districts ; in the first three weeks of December they Were 1 , 004 , 1 , 090 , and 1 , 166 . This increass is considerable , and must be attributable in part to the character of the weather , which has been unfavourable to the public health ; bnt , as in the previous week , it is also due to some coroners' returns , which were noi completed , ? s regards legislation , when the inquests were held , bat have been accumulating till the end of the quarter . In the ten corresponding weeks of the years 1810-9 , the returns varied from 910 deaths in 1845 , at a period of raiher higher than the average
temperature , to 1 , 403 in 1818 , when scarlatina and typhus were rife , and cholera had begun , these epidemics have succeeded to the influenza of the former years . Amongst children , however , hooping cough , diarrhoea , and small-pox appear on the increase . The deaths from the first of these complaints were 61 , from diarrhoea ( principally amongst infants ) 31 ; while 25 children and 5 adults died of small-pox . This disease still presses severely in Lisson Grove , ¦ where it was again fatal in seven casts be tween the 20 th and 25 th of December . Only one oMie sufferers , six girls and a boy , had apparently been vaccinated . With reference to a death from small-pox , without vaccination , which occurred to a boy in High-street , Shadwell . Mr . Ross observes that " four other
children nre suffering from the same complaint in the family ; the father refuses to give his children the protection of the cow-pox , and such is the reuilt ; but the mischief does not end here , for the deadly poison is disseminated through the neighbourhood . " Another death from small-pox without vaccination , is recorded by the same registrar in a house at Elm-row , Shadveil , and here also " four other children are suffering under small-pox , the father entertaining objections to vaccination- " The registrar of Haggerstone West mentions a family at Hoxton . in which the wife , son , daughter , and servant died of scarlet fevtr , all within a short period . A child in Chapel-street , Woolwich , died , according to the medical certificate , of " miasmatic poisoning . " The class of " diseases of the
respiratory organs / comprises laryngitis , bronchitis , pleurisy , pneumonia , asthma , and other diseases of the lungs , exclusive of phthisis , and numbers iu this return 264 deaths , which is moie than the average . From bronchitis there were 120 , from pneumonia 90 ; the former showing an increase on the previous week , the latter a decrease . Three deaths are ascribed to privation of food or clothing , 11 amongst children to want of breast milk , 2 to neglect , and 2 to intemperance . The death of a girl , aged 7 years , is reported by the medical attendant as caused by "hydropericardium—fright produced by a boy wearing a mask . " The births of 658 boys and 712 girls-in all 1 , 370 children—were registered in tbe week . The average of five corresponding weeks in 1845-9 , was 1 , 128 . At
the Royal Observatory , Greenwich , the mean daily reading of the barometer was about 30 ih . on every day , except Wednesday . On Monday it rose to SOOGi in ., and the mean of the wetrk was 30 * 192 in . The mean temperature of the week was 38 * 3 , which is nearly the average of the same week in seven j ears . On the first three days of the week , the mean temperature was below the average ; during the remainder it was above it . The wind was principally in the south-west Death from Starvation . —On Saturday evening Mr . Wakley , M . P ., held an inquiry of several hours * duration at the Three Johns , "White Lionstreet , Pentonville , touching the death of John Berknell , aged sixty , who tras starred to death .
The parochial authorities and a large number of rate-payers attended the inquiry . The jury were horrified at the awful spectacle which the body presented . The body lay in a room at 48 , White lionstreet , shrivelled and cramped up , on a heap of Sacks . The shirt which deceased had on was purchased by a neighbour who sold a sheet to enable her to do so . —Sarah Debunk stated that deceased had been ont of work and getting but one meal of tea or weak gruel a week for some time . He had been sleeping about in carts and cellars until permitted to occupy the empty room in which he died . "When hi work his wages had been sixpence a day . He ' . had been ill for some time . —Mr . Mann , the parish surgeon , said that he saw deceased on
Christmas Day , on a parish order , lie found him in a naked room , in an exhausted state , requiring not food but medicine . lie wrote a certificate of the poor man ' s situation , and endorsed it" Urgent . "Mr . Crowder , overseer , said he was in the workhouse when the order came , but it was written so illegibly that he could not read it . —The Coroner said that the surgeon could have ordered nourishment at once had he so chosen . —Mr . Crowder said he sent deceased a shilling and a loaf . —The Corener summed up , and the jury , after half an hour ' s deliberation , returned the following verdict : — " John Becknell died from exhaustion caused by the want of the common necessaries of life . And the jury beg to tell Mr . Mann that he is much to
blame for not having acted with promptness and precision , and for not having seen performed what should have been done for deceased . And they hope that in all future similar cases he will act with more promptness , and immediately order admission to the house . The jury further expect that Mr . Mann ¦ vrill act upon these suggestions . " After the inquest , the learned and worthy coroner endorsed the summonses of the several poor witnesses who gave evidence with a certificate of their being proper objects for parochial relief , which benevolent act was highly lauded by all present . Loss of Lira Br Fire . —On Saturday last Mr . H . M . Wakley held an inqaestat the Duke of lork , York-place , St . John ' s Wood , on William Ball , aced
four years , the son of Mr . Ball , architect and land surveyor , 12 , Elm Tree-road . Deceased was left for a short time b y himself in the parlour , when he began playing with the fire , and he was quickly enveloped in flames . The nurse , attracted by his screams , soon extinguished the flames , but the little sufferer sustained such injuries that be only survived one day . Terdict , ' . 'Accidental Death . " Death of a Spendthrift . —On Saturday last Mr . H . M . Wakley concluded , at the Old King ' s Arms , Short ' s-gardens , St . Giles ' s , an adjourned inquest on Samuel Townsend , aged fifty , son of the late Mr . Townsend , well known at Tattersall ' s and on the turf , and celebrated as a horsedealer . —James Drain , deceased ' s companion , stated that deceased was so destitute that he slept in cellars , doorways .
or anywhere he could . On the ni ght of his death he slept with witness on a bench of a taproom in an unoccupied beershop in Wyld-street , and before Soing to sleep complained of his condition , and eclared that he would destroy himself . Missing him in the middle of the night , witness went in search of deceased , whom he found l ying dead in the dusthole , bis face buried in the dust . —It was farther stated that in earl y life deceased drew a cheque for £ 8 , 000 on his father ' s bankers , which he soon spent in folly and dissipation in Paris , after which his family discarded him . —Mr . Bennett , surgeon to St . Giles ' s Workhouse , deposed that he performed a por t mortem examination , and that deceased died of aneurism of the heart . —Verdict "Satnral death . " '
Suicide op a Pbisokeb in the House of Deien-SIO 5 . —On Saturday last Mr . Wakley held an intruest at the House of Detention , Clerkenwell , to inquire into the circumstances attending the death Of Christian Schmidt , aged fifty , a German merchant who committed self-destruction by hanging himself in bis cell in the above prison . The deceased was charged at the Marlborough-street Police-court , on the previous day , with obtaining Tamable property from Mr . A . Marks , silversmith and jeweller , of Margate , Sheffield , to the amount of £ 200 , by means of forged Austrian Coupons . He was remanded for a week to the House of Detention ,
at which place he terminated his existence . —I . Lugenteen , a sub-warder , said that on Christmas morning he opened the cell door , and found the deceased hanging behind the door . He was suspended from the gas pipe by his scarf and some tape belonging to his draweri . HiB neck was close to the - pipe , and his feet were about three inches from the ground . The deceased was quite cold , but his arms were warm . There was a chair close to him , from which he had thrown himtelf . The jury , who thought that some of the officials had been to blame ; returned the following verdict : — " That the deceased destroyed himself , but in what state of mind there was no evidence . "
Scictde in the Moibank Prison . —On Monday an inquest was taken by Mr . Bedford , in the Millbank Prison , on the body of John Jones , aged twenty ^ wo , who destroyed himself under very siagular circumstance ! . —From the testimony of Capt . Gambler , R . K ., the deputy-governor of the prison , and tbe ' wardens , it appeared that the deceased was a watehmaker by trade , and was received there on the 5 th of July , havmg been sentenced at the Central Criminal Court to seven years ' transportation aft « r a previous conviction . On the 18 th of October he was observed by Capt . Gambier to be in a desponding ' state , and at his recommendation he was taken into the infirmary . Here his conduct was at tunes very Btrapge ; he was exceedingl y dirty in his habits . -as Boma of the prisoners thought with a view to obtain bis liberty , and he would occasionally
retusotnstooa , 8 Otaas it nan to be given by the warder ;; - On the 24 th ult . one of the prisoners had bis pardon sent , and before he went out a convict shared , him and put the razor in a desk . The deceased alluded to the other having got bis liberty , and appeared to regret it was not his fate . He suddenly went to the water-closet , and it seemed he had taken the raxor with him , for a minute or two after he ' was found with his throat dreadfullv cut , from which he died on the 27 th . When asked why he had committed the rash act , he wrote on a slate , " Can ' t eat , that is what I have done it for . " Capt . Gambier . stated that it was contrary to the express rules of Ifceprisonfor one prisoner to shave another , and a report of this case would be made to the in « spector of prisons . —The jury then returned a verdict of ?• Temporary insanity . " Asecondinquesfc wasMdonttcjiwdyofBeuljea SvttiPghajn . aged
seventeen , a prisoner sentenced to seven years ' transportation , and the jury returned a verdict of "Natural death . " Death of a Child from Dover ' s Powder . — On Saturday last Mr . Bedford held an inquest at the George Tavern , Brewer-street , Golden-square , on the body of Laura Abraham ? , aged one week , who was poisoned through the mistake of the nurse , who administered a powder intended for the mother , to the infant . The jury returned a verdict , "That the child died from the effects of an opiate , administered in mistake . ' '
Death irom Bersing . —An inquest was held on Saturday last , before Mr . J . Payne , deputy ooroner , at St . Bartholomew's Hospital , on view of the body of Harriet Smith , a poor woman , aged seventy-two , who received such frightful injuries from her dress catching fire , as to cause her death in a few hours afterwards . Philip Jenkins , a compositor , was passing through Luke-street , Paul-street , Finsbury , on the 24 th ult ., when he was startled by observing a strong glare of lisht in a room occupied by the deceased , at No . 11 , in the said street . He looked through the window and saw that the table cloth on
the table , and something under the window , were on fire . He immediately knocked at the door to alarm , the inmates , and upon gaining an entrance , succeeded in extinguishing the table cloth which was on fire . Upon looking at the corner where the fire was raging , he was horrified to find a woman , burnt in a moBt shocking manner about the upper part of her person . She was put in a cab and driven to the above hospital , where she died within three hours of her admission . Evidence was given to show that the deceased was subject to fits . The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death . "
The Recent Collision on the Eastern Counties Railway . —James Holfield , the driver of the Enfield express train on the night of the 23 rd ult ., when the accident occurred on the above line , was on Monday re examined at Stratford , on a charge of negligent driving . Several porters ,. guards , drivers , station masters , signal men , and others were examined , and at the conclusion of the evidence defendant ' s solicitor called upon the magistrates to dismiss the charge on the ground that the accident had re ^ suited from the want of proper arrangements on the line , and not b thefaultof theaccused . —The magistrates then retired , and after being absent about a quarter of an hour , they returned . —Mr . Colton ( the ch . irman ) Baid they had been anxious to elicit the
whole facts of that very important case to the public , and he would give the company credit for their desire to assist in the fullest * investigation and so arrive at a just and satisfactory conclusion . 'Although they did not entirely exonerate the defendant from some blame , yet they could not overlook the fact that express trains had been permitted to pass stations at a rapid rate without any notice being taken of them . And again the bench : could not close their eyes to the irregular and rapid manner someofthetraui 3 were despatched , and at a time when punctuality ought to have been more observed than otherwi se . It also appeared that there had been a laxity in carrying out the rules , and , indeed , it was stated that some of them could not be
performed . He would not impute negligence to the company , but it was evident , from what hadoccurred , that there were other parties to blame as well as the defendant ; and taking into consideration that au express train was . following him , the signals given at the junction , and the fact that trains had been permitted to pass over the junction at a quicker rate than was sanctioned by the rules , they 'thought that the defendant might have done what he did for the best . He was not sorry for the time the investigation had occupied , and he trusted that the facts elicited woald lead to gome important advantages . He bad the honour of knowing several of the
directors , and he felt sure that they would be as anxious as themselves to adopt every possible precaution . They would not consider the question of despatching slow trains after express trains , but how far they were justified in sending express ones immediately after slow ones , and how far their efficient arrangements would permit such a traffic . He again repeated that the bench did not exculpate the defend ' ant from some blame , but seeing that others were not free from neglect , they felt bound to dismiss the complaint , and the defendant was therefore discharged . ( Some applause followed the announcement , but it wag immediately suppressed . ) The proceedings did not terminate till late . -
Death of Mr . Osbaldiston . —The death of Mr . D . W . Osbaldiston , the well-known theatrical manager , and till lately lessee of the Victoria theatre , took place somewhat unexpectedl y on Sunday afternoon about one o ' clock . Deceased , who was fifty-six years of age , had been ailing for ' three or four weeks , but hopes were entertained of his recovery until lato on Saturday evening , when Mr . Roberts , his medical attendant , intimated to his family that the symptoms had assumed a fatal character . Mr . Oabaldiston has been manager of the Covent Garden , Sadler ' s Wells , Surrey , and City of London Theatres , and , as lessee of the Victoria , reproduced for the holidays the Christmas piece which had succeeded at the * first mentioned theatre just fourteen years before . Miss Vincent , Mr . G . Osbaldiston , and Mr . Scarbrow , all of the Victoria Theatre , were with him in his last moments .
The Marble Arch . —On Saturday last a number of workmen commenced pulling down the railings and the lodge at Cumberland Gate , the entrance to Hyde Park from the top of Oxford-street . . At the same time they began building a smith ' s forge and workshop , together with sheds for the accommodation of bricklayers and masons . On inquiry it was stated to be the intention to erect the marble arch which had been taken from the front of Buckingham Palace upon this site . —Observer . Fire at St . Johs ' s Wood . —On Saturday afternoon last , shortly before five o ' clock , the neighbourhood of St . John ' s Wood waa painfully excited owing to a very alarming fire breaking out in the private residence belonging to S . B . Hodgkinson ,
Esq ., No . 5 , Hamilton-terrace . The disaster wai occasioned by a brick having been left out of a flue of the adjoining houae , which allowed the fire to rush into the second floor of Mr . Hodgkinson ' s residence . Owing to tbe firm hold the fire had obtained hefore it was discovered , but few minutes elapsed before the flames shot in a huge body through the roof , and for some time the surrounding houses were greatly jeopardised . An abundant supply of water having been obtained , the firemen by great perseverance succeeded in extinguishing the flames , but not until the upper part of the building was burned out , and the lower part , with its costly furniture , extensively damaged by fire and water and hasty removal . The property was insured in the Royal Farmers ' Fire-office .
Accident at the Crystal Palace . —On Saturday morning last an accident occurred at the building in Hyde Park . A man , named Smith , was at work at one of the gutters , when he fell to the ground , between fifty and sixty feet below . He was picked up in a senseless state , and conveyed to St . George ' s Hospital , where it was discovered that both his legs were fractured , and his head having come in contact with a projection of the ironwork , one of his eyebaljs was dreadfully injured ; but notwithstanding these and other injuries , great hopes are entertained of his recovery . ' ¦
Robbery . —On Saturday night last some expert thieves effected an entrance , it is supposed by means of skeleton keys , into the premises , 28 , Gravenstreet , Strand , and carried off a large iron chest , containing £ 65 in gold , £ 31 10 s . in silver , and several Bank of England notes . Thy must have had some difficulty in removing the cheBt , as it weighed several hundred weight . : Attempted Murder of a Policeman in Hotbors . —On . Tuesday morning , shortly after one o ' clock , an attempt to murder a policeman was made by a man in High Holborn , nearly opposite Warwickcourt . It appears that Police-constable A 332 ( of the reserve force ) , was on duty near the spot indicated , when he observed a man coming towards him apparently intoxicated . The next moment the
fellow reeled up against the officer , who cautioned him to be careful , and admonished him that he did not believe he was so drunk as he appeard to be . The man instantly turned round and threatened the constable if he interfered with him he would do for him . On the officer advancing towards him he became more violent , and exclaimed , " I have a stiletto here which you know nothing about—your life is in my hands , and if you touch me I will have it ; " at the same time brandishing hit hands , and striking at the policeman . The conduct of the fellow was observed by two or three persons , and one of them , remarking that he had some bright weapon in his hand , warned the constable to be careful , and ran off to obtain additional assistance . Before he had gone many yards
hemetPolice-conBtable 22 F , who , on learning the circumstance , hastened to the assistance of hiscomrade , who was still parrying with his assailant . " Relying on their joint power they dosed upon the fellow , and , during a violent struggle which ensued , the villain stabbed Police-conBtable 22 F , inthegroin . The poor fellow cried out that he was stabbed . and the other constable , being assisted by two or three bystanders , succeeded in securing the prisoner , who was immediately taken to Bow-street police station . On being charged before Inspector Dodd , the prisoner first gave his name as Charles Dunn , and afterwards stated it to be Charles Smith . He refused to give any other account of himself , and behaved with great
violence while the witnesses were giving their testimony . The names of the witnesses are George Crow , a sailor boy , of No . 4 , George-yard , Whitechapel ; and Mr . Alfred Brimble , of King-street , Holborn . lne latter picked up and produced an open clasp knife , about fiveinches in length , which fell from the prisoner dunng his scuffle with the officers , the wounded pohceman was conveyed in a cab to' King ' s College Hospital where , on a surgical examination , ftr ~ * Scer £ inedtna J had received a wound ih SfcW ' **? i ? & Md a M * »» K and two ThSn ^' * 0111 ^" . ^ blo od flowed profusely . JJft T ?^ ttat . « " the knife entered SfSte ¦* Tff have 8 e J < tie femoral artery , and instant death must have ensued .- ^ -On Tuesday , at the Bow-street Police Court Charles Darden , rrespectably dressed youngT& , « 3
twenty-sue , who gave the name of Dunn when at the station , and who said he was the landlord of the Somerset House beershop , No . 101 , John-street , Tottenham-court Road , was charged with feloniously stabbing Calip Davis , Police-constable No . 22 , F division , with a clasp knife , while in the execution of his duty . The evidence of the police , and other witnesses , corroborated the above statement , and the prisoner wa 3 remanded until Saturday ( this day ) . The prisoner said he was so drunk that he could not tell what he did . It was stated that the policeman was so ill , that he would be unable to attend for some time .
Madness and Bankruptcy . —On Saturday last Mr . Hamber , the messenger to the Court of Bankruptcy , reported to the Court that a bankrupt , named Ephraim Godbolt , had died raving mad that morning . Ephraim and George Godbolt were builders and carpenters , at 14 and 15 , College-walk , Chelsea , and on Thursday last were made bankrupts , for a debt due to Mr . Joseph Lambert , merchant , of Pimjico-wharf . Notices of adjudication were served upon the bankrupts on Friday evening . The bankrupt , Ephraim Godbolt , had previously laboured under ill health ; and the fact of having been made a bankrupt produced such a shock upon the nervous system , that he expired in a state of raying madness on Saturday morning . The first meeting appointed to beheld ,
under the bankruptcy , for tbe choice of assignee and proof of debts , is the 11 th instant . Death from Allsoed Fright . —On Wednesday a long inquiry was taken by Mr . Bedford , the coroner , at the Anchor and Star Tavern , Warwickstreet , Regent-street , as to the death of Mrs . Ann Wheeler , aged thirty-four , which was alleged to have been caused under very extraordinary and cruel circumstances . It appeared the deceased resided with her husband , who is in the employ of Messrs . D . and J . Nicoll , of Regent-street , in Leicester-street , Regent-street . The day before Christmas-day a hamper was Bant to him , which ho supposed to bo from the country , and his wife , who was enceinte , opened it . At the top was straw ,
then shavings , two bricks , and at the bottom , a large dead black cat . She was much alarmed at the time , and called some one in to witness it . In the evening he mentioned the circumstance to a friend of his , when the deceased fainted , became very ill , nnd was put to bed . Delirium came on , and Bhe was seen by Dr . Wegg , of Maddox-street , but' it was found almost impossible to keep her in bod , from the strange nature of her madneis , and she died" on Saturday night . A postmortem examination of the body was made , and all the viscera of the stomach and chest were healthy , but on opening the head , matter was found to be formed on the arachnoid membrane of the brain , which
clearly accounted for death . ' Dr . Wegg was of opinion that the time from the opening the basket to the period of her death , about seventy-six hours , was sufficient for the formation of the matter , but it was very difficult to say . Some evidence was gone into as to the sender of the hamper , but nothing positive was elicited . The coroner said he was not sure if the party sending the hamper had really believed at the time that the fright at opening it would have produced death , he would not have been guilty of murder . There was no positive evidence what had produced the inflammation of the brain , and he must leave the case to the jury . An open verdict was returned , that the deceased died of inflammation of the arachnoid membrane of the brain .
Loss oi Life by - Fire . —On Wednesday an inquest was held by Mr . Bedford , at St . George ' s Hospital , on the body of Anna Maria Taylor , aged six years , who resided with her mother , in the Kew-road ; and on Christmas Day , at a party , one of the children threw a lighted piece of paper on the deceased ' s frock , which , being of muslin , soon ignited , and in a few seconds all her clothes were burnt from her . She was dreadfully injured about the face , neck , breast , and arms ; and , being taken to the above hospital , died there the next day .
Suicide in St . Bartholomew ' s Hospital . —On Tuesday , Mr . W . Payne held an inquest in St . Bartholomew ' s Hospital , on the body of David Spikesly , aged thirty-six , who committed suicide in that institution , under the following circumstances : —The deceased was admitted in October last , Buffering from paralysis of the spine . He went on well , but was very low-spirited . On Monday morning , about half-past three o ' clock , the night nurse heard a strange noise proceeding from deceased ' s bed , and , on going to learn the cause , sho found that he had cut his throat in a frightful manner , with a pocket knife . The sister of the ward tried to stop the hemorrhage , when deceased attempted to get his hands up to pull open the wound . He lived only ten minutes after
committing the act . The wife of the deceased , who resides at Hatfield , came up by railway on Tuesday to take her husband home , thinking he was cured , when , on her arrival at the hospital , she was made acquainted with his death . The jury , after consulting together , returned a verdict of " Temporary insanity . " Death of Mr . W . Skguin . —We regret to announce the death of this eminent singer , which took place on Sunday last , after a short illness . Mr . Seguin ' s professional attainments are well known to the musical world . Possessed of a fine base voice , he was a sound musician , of pure and cultivated taste , and especially distinguished as a performer of sacred music . His untimely death at the age of only six-and-thirty , will be much felt , as the loss of au accomplished artist , and a worthy and amiable
man . Cardinal Wiseman has received autograph letters of congratulation from their Majesties the Queens of Spain and Portugal , completing the number of the Catholic Sovereigns of Europe who have addressed his Eminence on occasion of his appointment .
quite fresh . Something was found floating on the surface , and , the lad appearing oonfused , he was given into custody . On the way he dropped a piece of paper , on which was written the word " Poison . " The poison , id was subsequently found , had been mixed in the milk ; and , from the fact of its being required to make a pudding , the whole family had evidently had a narrow escape . The prisoaer was remanded . . The Condemned Convicts at York . —The Governor of York Castle has received a reprieve from the Secretary of State for the two culprits , Goddard and Whitaker , who were left for execution by Mr . Justice Patteson , at the last assizes , for an abominable offence at Lockwood , near Huddersfield .
Falmouih . — On Friday last the Mayor and R . R . Broad , Esq ., J . P ., sat at the Guildhall , to hear the complaint of Mr . James Rodger , master of the ship Sobaon , against sixteen of the crew of his vessel . The master said that the seamen had been shipped on December 7 , at Liverpool , to proceed in his vessel thence to Bombay , and back to England , the voyage not to exceed two years . From stress of weather , and having had the misfortune to suffer damage , she put into this port . On the 25 th , and on the day following , the men refused In a body to do duty , and although it was not intended on the Christmas day to keep the men at work , yet they refused even to pump tho ship out , and he was asked by some of them for their discharge . These men had received advance notes at Liverpool , of which , although ! one
was dated payable ten days after sailing , and the other was payable sixty days after their departure , the sailors had had the advantage of both notes , by allowing a discount on the latter notes . To corroborate the master ' s complaint , David Low , the chief officer , was examined , when , after the kindest expostulation from the bench to the men to induce them to return to their duty , the following were committed to the borough gaol for thirty days : —Charles Moffatt , Alexander M'Farlane , James Sidmore , John Springhana , and James Kelly . The following for twenty days : —George Coles , John Bursey , Hanse Rowett , Martino Brown , Henry Hanna . The following for fifteen days : —Charles M'Cave , Henry Manning , Peter Craft , Charles Appleby , and Arthur Harvey .
Affrat with Poachers at Eastweix . —On the morning of Christmas-day , at about half « past two o ' clock , as William Peach , head gamekeeper to Lord Winohilsea , with his son , Thomas Peach , accompanied by a young man named Scott , who was on a visit to Peach , were on the lookout in his lordship ' s preserves , Eastwell Park , they heard the firing of guns . They went in the direction where the shots were firing , and soon came up with a body of men , about nine in number , armed with guns . Young Peach seized one of them , who had a gun in his hand , upon which a scuffle ensued , the poachers endeavouring to rescue their comrade , whose name is George Ranes . The old man Peach , who is sixty years of age , endeavoured to keep tho gang back ,
by intimidation , but to no purpose , and upon calling upon them to stand hack several times , to which they paid no heed , Peach , who carried a bayonet on the end of a stick , stabbed two of the poachers , and threatened to shoot at the gang if they did not desist . This had the desired effect , and they decamped , leaving Ranes in custody . Superintendent Gifford soon received information of the affair , and in the course of the day apprehended a man named D . irrell , at Wye , who was wounded in the hand , and who had in his possession a leaded gun . He also searched tho house of a man named Edward Ranes , of Withersden , brother to George , and there found a smock frock , jacket , and troweers smeared with blood , and fifteen wires used in snaring hares ,
also a powder flask containing powder . Ranes and Darrell were examined on Thursday , at Mr . Furley ' s office , before W . Burra , Esq . and the Rev . N . Toke , and sentenced to three months' hard labour , and at the expiration of that time to find securities to be of good behaviour for the following six months . From directions which the superintendent gave to the constables of Wye , they succeeded in apprehending the whole of the remainder of the gang , who were examined before Dr . Carter and W . Barra , Esq . ; four of them were discharged on recognisances , and two of them , named Barham and Ranes , were remanded for further evidence . Ranes has a bayonet wound in his thigh . Some of the gang are noted poachers , and great credit is due to Superintendent Gifford , for the exertions which he has used in causing their apprehension , and for the
assistance rendered by him to the constables . Prize Fighting in Surrey . —At the meeting of the Surrey magistrates on Tuesday , a lengthened discussion took place with reference to the conduct of the South Western Railway Company , in giving a special train for the use of tho combatants and their friends on tho occasion of the recent fight between tho Tipton Slasher and Paddock . One of the magistrates , Mr . Scott , who is also a director of the company , on the part of that body stated that they had no knowledge of the purpose for which the train was used on the occasion referred to , and gave an assurance that no facility for a similar " de . monstration" should be hereafter afforded by tho railway authorities . On the faith of this assurance the indictment for a misdemeanour has been withdrawn .
New System of . Robbert . —On Monday evening last , about five or six minutes before seven o ' clock , as Mr . Barlow , who resides at Patricroft , was proceeding to the Victoria Railway-station , Manchester , in order to go by tho seven o clock train , while proceeding along Todd-street , on the opposite side of the street , and nearly opposite the Cathedral School , 'he perceived some one rapidly approaching him from behind , and immediately a right arm waa flung round- his neck , and tightly compressed by the thief ' s other hand grasping tho ri ght wrist . This is described as being most powerful in producing instantaneously the first symptoms of strangulation , stopping the breath , and inducing speechlessness and almost utter prostration of strength . Persevered in for a little time death would , doubtless ensue . In the present case , no sooner had this human bow-string been applied than two accomplices appeared in front of Mr . Barlow , one of whom
snatched his watch from his vest pocket , and jerked the guard chain , a silver one more than ordinary strength , with such force as to break it and possessed himself of tho watch . The other ooka sovereign from somo cash in Mr . Barlow ' s pocket ; but , fortunately , at this moment , before the robbery had been completed b y rifling other ) ockets , Mr . M'Clure , who was about to proceed by the same railway train , came up , and the thieves hurled Mr . Barlow down , his head and face striking the wall with great force , and ran off in different directions . As Mr . M'Clure saw them throw Mr . Barlow down , he pursued and overtook one of them , but was unable to detain him , and all ; hreo escaped . Mr . Barlow has since been very ill from the effects of the outrage j he has not yet recovered his voice ; his throat is much swollen and his head hurt , and he has suffered repeatedly from attacks of spasms , caused by the strangula tion to which he was onl y for a few seconds subjected
Tns late Mr . Raphael , M P — Tha 7 )> , MiV Evenin ? ifiril contains the follVwing 3 The h e member for St . Albans died JittSt Og 3 Zg& S * a " . ? mng the , churche 8 at Kingston S ? rt r T > as * as P « or-park , near Bath ™ . ? 1 i k ? he delay is said to have been causedby the Cardinal ' s . objecting to Mr . Raphael naming the clergyman , and the result is that he has lost about , £ 7 . 0 , 000 worth of property . Mr Kaphael s sister died on Sunday , so that his nephew Comes m for all . The personal property has been sworn at £ 250 , 000 and the landed property is estimated at a larger figure *
iwiamiT Prospects of Iuprovemext . — The Chtistm . season has afforded a pretty accurate mode of te «? ing the condition of the people , and of compa i ! the purchases of necessaries and luxuries with thos of tho preceding four yoars of unexampled siiffeti and depression . Doubtless a great deal of distret still prevails , which is fully shared with the humbl e ' classes by the encumbered landed proprietors anrf many of their creditors j but it now appears to 5 admitted upon all hands , that the condition of th bulk of the town population is gradually andsteadih improving . Tho Cork Reporter has an exceeding ! , gratifying statement of the symptoms of revivm ? prosperity exhibited at the Christmas m arket "
, The accounts from Belfast are still more satisfac tory , showing increasing prosperity in this fine com mercial and manufacturing town , which had suffered comparatively little distress in the worst period < rf the famine . Tho Banner of Ulster states that " S extensive are the building speculations in Belfastand its vicinity for the next year , that much addi tional ground suitable for brick-making has already been broken . In one new line of street alone , building contracts to the amount of between £ 20 , 000 and £ 30 , 000 ( including that for the new Corn Exchange ! will be commenced early in spring . " fa ' The Queen ' s Colleges . —Comparativel y \\\\ u attention has latterly been given to the progress of the Queen ' s Colleges , in consequence of the excite , ment produced by the agitation now in progress in
England ; and which , it had been supposed , would prove detrimental to those institutions . No such effect , however , is yet apparent ; on the contrar y the colleges are steadily proceeding , with an increaag of Roman Catholic students , even at Gal way , whera the system of mixed education has received tha most decided opposition . Representation of the City of LiMEnicx , « , There is a chance that Mr . John O'Connell win not retire from Limerick after all , Tho Limerick Reporter has the following announcement : — " u this moment an active and energetic movement ' ji on foot to enable Mr . O'Connell to go to Parlja , ment and fight the good fight for the civil and rc . liy ious liberties of his fellow-religionists menaced
b y an apostate and unprincipled Minister . That his pecuniary means are contracted is well known to all men . Many causes havo conspired for sonm years to interfere with , the proverbial generosity of our countrymen , and their ardent attach . ment to the memory of the great O'Connell ; but we are certain that in Limerick the ever true and faithful citizens who stood by his father in the worst of times will remove every obstacle that may lie j » the way of Mr . John O Connell ' s taking his seat in Westminster on the opening of Parliament ; and in the language of Mr . Lisle Phillips , showing to the world that the spirit of Ireland is not asleep when the religious immunities which O'Connell wrested from the reluctant grasp of a hostile Cabinet are . in peril . "
Reduction op Rents . —The provincial journals announce further reductions of rent , which are described as quite satisfactory to the tenantry , tha immense emigration which , oven in mid-winter , jj continued in some districts , has had a decided in . fluetice in bringing about a better under standing between tho owners and occupiera of the soil . Th landlords , in fact , find it necessary , by reasonable and prudenfconcessions , to encourage their tenants to remain in the country , and at the same time to deprive the Tenant Leaguo of their strongest aigu . ments for agitation . Those reductions extend to most parts of the country , to the North as well aa to the South .
The Late ; Insurrectionary Movement . —It ap . pears , by an official correspondence in tho G ahuv Vindicator , that the Lord Lieutenant has relieved that district from a prohibitive proclamation , is . sued in 1848 , under the Crime and Outrage Act , which rendered it penal , for any person to carry arms without being duly licensed . Encumbered Estates . —The commissioners nra proceeding with the newarrrangement of selling small lots of land and house property in the localities where they are situated . Sales of this kind have taken place in Limerick and Monaghan , and higher prices , have been obtained than had been ottered in Dublin .
The New Rate in Aid . —The circular of tha Poor-law Commissioners for another rate in aid of twopence in the pound on the valuations , to raisa £ 99 . 362 , for the relief of the " distressed unions ;" has been received by all the boards of guardians . The only union that has yet objected is that of Ballinasloe and the South Dublin ; and the ground set forth in the resolution of the guardians of tha former union is the illegality of tho proceedings , "inasmuch as tho act is only entitled 'An act to make provision , until the 31 st December , 1850 , for a general rate in aid of certain distressed unions , and electoral divisions in Ireland ;'" from which it is inferred that the time for legally levying such a rate has lapsed .
Declaration against New PenalLaws . —TheFra . man ' s Journal states that a circular has been addressed to members of the House of Commons connected with Ireland , by Messrs . M'Cullagh , Devereux , and O' Flaherty , suggesting the propriety of adopting tho following declaration : — " We , tha undersigned , deem it our duty at tho present juncture to declare our unalterable attachment to tho principles of civil and religious liberty , and our determination . to oppose , by every constitutional means , any measure tending to interfere by legislative enactment with the discipline or doctrine of any portion of the Queen ' s subjects . " The Fmmaifadds— •« We understand that a great number of signatures have been alread y affixed to this timelv and important manifesto . "
Agrarian Crime in Ulster . —For some weeks past a spirit of insubordination has been apparent in some districts of the counties of Armagh and Donegal , and it is stated that the Ribbon system prevails to a considerable extent amongst the peasantry . On the application of the local magistrates , the government have proclaimed several electoral divisions of Donegal under the Crime and Outrage Act , and an increased police force has been placed in those districts . In one of the most remote parts of that county , the wild and mountainous region of Groscdore , where Lord George Hill has effected really wonderful improvements , at an expenditure of about £ 25 , 000 , symptoms of agrarian i u ance have recentlv Dccn manifested , and there has been some opposition to the pavment of
rents . During laBt week a constabulary force have proceeded to that quarter . In the county of Armagh the spirit of insubordination appears to be extending . On Friday week a numerous meeting of magistrates , of that county took place at the Court-house of . Ballybot , to consider the state of the baronies of Upper Orion and Upper Fewo , and the expediency- of recommending the Lord-Lieu tenant to increase the constabulary in these district ? , which , it is stated , "have become a hotbed of Ribbonism . It was resolved that a recommendation should be forwarded to his Excellency , through the lieutenant of the county , to have two new police stations erected , and the constabulary stations gene * rally strengthened . In addressingthequartersession 3 orand jury at Bally boton the sameday , the chairman of Armagh , Mr ,. Tiokell , referred to the numerous
caseB ot Whiteboy or tumultuary character . "Ho had ( he said ) looked through the informations in one of those cases , and he found that bodies of people went through the district , called at people ' s houses , and desired them not to pay any rent ; ho found that in that district threatening notices had been served ; and a most atrocious murder had been committed within the last twelvemonths . " A gentleman in London , who , as tho EveniiW Mail says , " possesses good means of information , " writing in that journal , mentions the manifesto of the Irish jnembers , to which we have already alluded . He says :- " Lord Castlereagh , and some others of keel Toryish tendencies , are said to hava signed it . " He adds :- "Lord Stanley takes his u " u i ? - income tax renewal next session , which he intends to oppose : and as the povernmpnt !
contemplates its extension to Ireland , which thfl Irish members will of course vote againBt , it is throught that that may be the field on which Whic gery may fall . " h AnouiioN op . the Vice Royalty . —A correspondence upon the abolition of the Vice-Royaltv , between Mr . G .- A Hamilton , M . P ., and Colonel Dunne , M . P ., has been published . After the opinions expressed- by both , in their places in Parliament last session , upon the proposal , it can hardly be expected that their letters will exhibit much £ , * £ i . Colonel announces his readiness to anora ms humble co-operation m any way with a view of resistinglhe measure- , if introduced next session ; and Mr / Hamilton hopes that as its unpopularity is no longer doubtful the Government wilt abandon it .
The Repeal Association . —The usual weekly meeting of the Association was held in Conciliation Hall on Tuesday , Mr . G . Spelman in the chair . Mr . John O Connell Said he would be happy if liberal Protestants joined in the movement which was proposed to be made against the contemplated revival of penal laws , and expressed a hope that the Roman Catholic members would be united in the ensuing session of Parliament , and that they would not ba X ? tt iMv interpretation of the Catholic oath . lie maintained that that oath ' did not bind tatliolic members to abstain . from dealing with the revenues of tho Protestant chuach . He also remarked
that the subject of Catholic education was one with respect to which the Roman Catholic members ought to be agreed before they went ovei to l arliament . At the meeting of those members . T ? 1 ? laoe in Jan « ary next , he ( Mr . O'Connell ] would himself propose that point , and the one a to the Catholic oath should be taken into coneideration . . With regard to the penal laws , if the same meeting of members should come to no eon ' clusion on the subject , he . would himself , on tW opening of Parliament , move an amendment tc the address , to her Majesty , if the speech from the throne contained a single indication of the conteo
& $ e Urommcfl . - Forged Bank Notes . —A forgery has been committed on the £ 5 notes of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Banking Company . A number of these notes have been ' passed at Derby ( where two persons are in custody on the charge ) , at Newark , ind other places . The forgery is lithographed , and is exceedingly well done ; but tho paper is very in-Ferior . None have yet been met with purporting to be issued from any of the branch banks ; but they all bear the signature of " T . H . Smith" and " fl . W . Wiloockson . " Persons aceustomed to the genuine note will easily detect the forgery .
Daring Burglaries . —Two men were apprehended on the 27 th ult on suspicion of having committed , in the early part of the week , two burglaries en the borders of Essex and Herts , which , though not serious as regards the property carried off , were of a most daring character . The first was in the house of a person named Law , at Furneaux Pelham . Law is in the employ of a lady near by , and in consequence of the alarm of robbers which prevailed was staying at her houso to help and protect it if attacked . At midnight his wife was called up and summoned to open the door for
the gang , and on her refusal the window was Bmashed in and two men entered , who forced her to her bed , and nearly smothered her beneath the clothes and pillows , which they heaped on her to prevent her giving an alarm . They then ransacked the house , carrying off a quantity of food and apparel , and some money . On the night following they attacked the house of the farm bailiff on the eBtate of Mr . R . Dawson , at Allbury , openly smashing in the front door and ransacking the rooms . On their leaving the bailiff endeavoured to give an alarm from the window , when two guns were discharged at him .
The Rectory of St . Mart ' s , Sobthampton . — This valuable living , recently vacated by the resignation of the Earl of Guilford , has been presented by the Bishop of the diocese to the Venerable Archdeacon Wigram ( not Wragham , as stated by a contemporary last week ) , who will shortly enter on his duties . . Arrangements are in progress for di-Tiding the immense parish into four or five districts . ¦ ¦ Papal Aggression . — Cotott Meeting at Hun-TiNoiON .-On Saturday last , in pursuance of a
reouisition to the high sheriff signed by 150 of the principal laity and gentry of the county , a crowded meeting was held in the Sessions Court at the Town HaU , to consider an address to be presented to her Majesty on the late proceedings of the Bishop of Rome . J . Lawrence , Esq ., under-sheriff , presided The Earl of Sandwich , Earl Fitzwilliam , the Rev W . M'Ghee , the Rev . Mr . Baines , Mr . Brighty ( a Dissenter ) , took part in the proceedings , which resulted in the adoption of an anti-Papal address to the Queen .
Alliokd Manslaughter at Bristol . —A man named Thomas King , an in-patient of the Royal Infirmary , died on Friday week under circumstances , which have induced suspicions that his death was the result of injuries inflicted on him by some lumpers on the quay . The deceased , who was a quay porter , had been , it is stated , so generally patronised in his business as to excite the jealousy of some of the men working in . the same vocation in the early part of last month he got into an altercation with some of these fellows , who attacked
him , and mHch ill-used him , inflicting some injuries of the head . The poor man went on till the 17 th ult ., without applying for medical relief . Upon that day , however , he felt himself so unwell that he went : into tho infirmary , where he was carefully treated by the faculty , but died of delirium , which it was thought probable was induced by the injuries . The deceased stated to his father-in-law that he should die , and that his death would have been caused by the maltreatment he had received on the occasion in question .
Posetism is Leeds . —The Bishop of Ripon is taking very decided measures for checking the prevalent Puseyism in his district .. SomedayB ago the incumbent of Shadwell was ordered to desist from certain Papal practices within his church , and during the past week the still more notorious St SaViour ' s Church , Leeds , has been specially under
his lordship ' s consideration , and has led to severe measures against the priests . The bishop has ordered tho Rev . Mr . Rooke ( o desist from taking any part in the . performance of divine worship in any episcopal church within the diocese ; and has threatened the Rev . Mr . Beckett ( another of the curates ) with the same sentence within fourteen daya unless he can satisfactorily justify his conduot . The Rev . Mr . Minster , the vioar , has likewise received notice that further steps will be taken in reference to his church .
Another Plate Robbery at Nottingham . —On Monday last tho neighbourhood of Goosegate , Nottingham , was excited in consequence of the shop of Mr . John Lamb , pawnbroker and general salesman , having been entered during the night and the following valuable property stolen : —Between forty and fifty gold and silver watches , some pieoes of p late , a number of watch chains , brooches , and jewellery of every description ; in fact , they cleared the place of almost everything valuable . This is the most extraordinary robbery that has taken place here lately . The thieves effected an entrance through the roof of the house , and as Mr . Lamb doos not sleep or the premises , they had full play at everything . There was a large bull-dog in one of the rooms , which they cut and maimed in the most brutal manner , thereby silencing the animal and disabling him from biting them . The neighbours are quite alarmed , as there havo been four robberies of this class within the last month .
TnK York and North Midland Railway Accidebt . —The inquest over the bodies of the three men killed by the collision at the Old Milford Junction a week ago was held at South Milford before M . Pearson , Esq ., of Selby , coroner , and a respectable jury , on tho 27 th ult . The jury could not agree , and after some deliberation were dismissed , on their own recognisances of £ 40 each , until Monday . On that day they re-assembled at the White Swan Inn , at noon , when they returned a verdict of manslaughter against the guard of the luggage train , part of which it will be remembered broke away on a Btrong incline , and came into collision with a passenger train , just emerging from a siding at the Old Milford Junction , the result being that
the driver aiul stoker of the passenger train engine and a pointsman were killed upon the spot . The neglect of the guard was in not having brought his break-van with him , when the engine came back to fetch the second portion of the luggage train , which had been divided ; and he also rode upon the engine , where ho had no right to be . . Suicide in the Manchester Borough Gaol . — An inquest was held in the Manchester New Prison on Monday before Mr . Herford , coroner , upon the body of a man who was supposed to have committed suicide under the influence of the solitary system of confinement there practised . Tho name of the deceased was Obadiah Tunicliffe , aged twentyone rears , and he had been committed to prison in
default of bail which he had been required to find on the 18 th of December for assaulting his wife . On the 27 th of December he was left in his cell , in solitary confinement , at ten o ' clock in the morning by the warder , and in consequence of the sub-warder of the corridor , in which his cell was situated being absent at the sessions court , there was no officer in attendance for upwards of two hours and a half in that corridor . On the return of the warder , he was passing by the door of the prisoner ' s cell , when ho found the handplate of the door turned up , and thinking there was something remarkable in the circumstances ho unlocked the door . lie then found tho unfortunate man suspended by the neck from n gas-pipe at a point
where it is about : three feet six inchoi from the floor , quite dead . The deceased had thrown himself into a partly recumbent position to effect his destruction . The jury made some inquiries to ascertain how far the system of punishment adopted in the gaol might account for the rash act , and with that view , Mr . Walker Golland , the official medical man , and the Rev . P . J . O'Leary , the gaol chaplain , were examined . —Mr . Golland said the deceased had been Bubject to epileptic fits ; and had been attaoked with one on the Monday before his death . He was ofopinion that there wasnothingin the system of discipline adopted in the gaol ( the silent system ) , to lead to attempts at self-destruction , unless after a year and a half or two years'
confinement , when , if it was found that despondency or disease ensued , it waa a rule to relax the system . Tho Rev . P . J . O'Leary said he had sometimes noticed despondency from compunctious visitings of conscience , which were more likely to operate in solitary confinement , and in such cases had reported it to the officers , that they might remove tho means of self-deBtruction . An officer in the gaol named Andrews said he saw the prisoner that morning at twenty minutes past nine . The prisoner had rung his bell , and he ( Andrews ) had answered it . His object was to ask for work , and witness told him he would send an officer to supply it . The governor of the gaol was questioned by the coroner and jury as to how long the prisoner was out of his
ceu eacn day tor . recreation , and he replied that each prisoner was out of his cell three-quarters of an houvat chapel , and one hour for exercise , in the twenty-four hours of each day ; but he was not allowed to communicate with other prisoners during those periods . He had since ascertained that the prisoner , had not the uso of a bible or other book in his cell . The jury , after being left alone to consult upon their verdict ,. handed a written paper to the coroner , in the following words : — " Self-destruction . As to the state of the prisoner ' s mind , there was no evidence to show ; and the jury wish to express an opinion : that solitary confinement seems unjust when a man is waiting bail for a common assault . "
Attack upon the Hon . and Rev . G . Spescer . —On the 27 th ult ., whilst the Hon . and Rev . Mr . Spencer ( Father Ignatius ) was passing from St . Patrick ' s Chapel , Park-road , when opposite Albertstreet , Liverpool , he was assaulted by two men , one of whom cast his his arms around his neck , whilst the other tri pped him up . One of the party subsequently attempted to kick the rev . gentleman whilr-t he lay on the ground , but was prevented by a female , who struck him a severe blow with a basket across the head .: A few blowes passed between the attacking party and someby-stmders , but the arrival of the police put an end to this disgraceful scene . A constable accompanied Mr . Spencer from the spot to protect him from further vio ence .
Thb inhabitants of Sunderland , at a meeting last Monday , determined to memoralise Lord Paimerston to use his influence with the French Government to effect an equalisation of the duties on coals imported into France , which impose a proportion of five times the amount on British coals , being seaborne , to what is imposed on Belgian coals , being inland borne . Attempted Murder op a Wife bt mn Husband and Suicide of the Husband . —Very early on Monday morning , about three o ' clock , the inhabitants of Upper North-street , Brighton , and its neighbourhood , were alarmed by piercing cries of "Murder" and " Police , " and in a short time the police discovered at the spot whence the cries proceeded the dead but still bleeding bodof a man
y stretched on his back in the middle of the road One of the neighbours , Wootton by name was the nrst on the spot , and at his request , Mr . Richardson surgeon , promptly made his appearancn . His aid , however , was unavailing . The man had sufteredfrom a iatal wound which severed the windpipe and principal arteries , and death must have been instantaneous , or nearly so . The deceased was named William Henry Marshall . He was a butler out of place . His last engagement waa in the family of Captain Preston , a magistrate , where it appears he was not comfortable , and his wife states that he had several times stated his apprehension that he should in consequence take his own life . This service he had left about eighteen months and ever since ho
, had been in a low way . Within the last few days he had obtained temporary employment in the family of Mr . Lawrence . Here he had conducted himself remarkably well ; he appeared elated at the circumstance of his having at length obtained employment , but Mr . Lawrence believes that he neither slept nor drank during the time he was in the house . He was as usual on Sunday night ; and at eleven o clock turned off the gas from the main At three o ' clock in the morning of Monday the wife of the deceased was awoke by a knocking at the door , and having descended the stairs and ascertained that her husband was at the door she admitted him into the house . On opening the door she observed that her husband was almost in
astateof nudity . ^ He was even without bis trowsera . " What did he return home for in that state ? ' she inquired . He replied , " To kill you •" and suiting the action to the word , he seized her by the shouldors , and then grasped her throat Nearly naked as shei was , she rushed into the street followed by her husband , who caught her in the middle of the road . They there strugg led together till sho ( ell , and he upon her . She raised the cry of « Po ice , " and a lod ger ; that of " Murder and thieves , " and tho wife then effected her escape As . she ran off sho saw a razor in his hand , and he having raised himself , again fell . She then returned to him , and found tho blood gushin » from a argegashin his throat , nnd a razor lvi ™ hr « i < ln
him . By this time assistance came to the spot and the surgeon was sent for , and soon arrived as stated above - ; but death speedil y followed the infliction of the wound . An inquest was held in the evening at tho Windmill Tavern , before S . H Gell Esq ., coroner for East Sussex , when the ' above facts having been elicited in evidence the iury re turned a verdict of Temporary derangement Poisoning at Southampton . —On the 27 th ult a lad named William Wren was charged with &ttempting to murder the famil y of Mr . Clarraee a gentleman residing at MiUbrpdk , - by mixing poison in some milk wKcb he was intrusted to take round . I appeared that the milk , was .. obserVed tw % eS a bluer cast than . usual , which ihaubed MrajfClarraie to send it back bv Wren , and-8 he- "( ! oli hrmWind # e whether skim milk had not been sent instead !? new He returned Boon afterwards , and said the milk was
SCOtUttU . The Late Dr . E'Fadyen , of JA « AicA .-We observe that this gentleman , is among those who have alien victims . to the appalling ravages which cholera has been making m Jamaica . Dr . M'Fad yen was a M $ Y f GhS f ^ ' 80 n of the late Mr ? j Sfi ' TK 11 k " wnasthe oldest music-seller in bcotland . The doctor went to Jamaica in 1824 . JSnl'SI ;* Ti , g I ? pected by a 11 Masses , his death would have been deeply regretted under any circumstances ; but falling , as he has done , under the heavy professional labours imposed on him by the prevalent epidemic , his removal has affected all with a feeling of peculiar sorrow . Dr . M'Fadyen was a member of the Linnnan Society of London , and had attained much distinction as a botanist . He was author of the well-known " Flora" of Jamaica , a new edition of which he was preparing for press when be was suddenly cut off .-Daily Mail . Empiotmbnt for the Barra Highlanders . —Tho poor Bam . Highlanders , to whom the Edinburgh night asylum has afforded shelter and support for the last ten . days , have been offered employment by Mr . William Dunn , contractor , East-Calder , who nas'undertaken the management of extensive drainage and trenching operations on waste land , on the estate of a nobleman in the north . From what we have learned of the contraot there is reason to oxpect that the employment will continue for a very considerable time . —Scotsman . J
i j Aw i ? i ° . MonAT AtiD Ross . —We understand that tho Right Rev . D . Low , L . L . D ., Bishop of Moray and Ross , has intimated his resignation of that office—his advanced years and increased infirmities having rendered him unable fer the due discharge of hu duties .-Elgin Courant Right of wat at HAwicK—Great oxoitement SOTlW ?^ Ck re S ardin g PK > ceedingBTcon nected with the shutting up of a path by William Laidlaw and Sons , which has been opened from SS immemorial . Earl y on Saturday morning lasTwS £ ? , fe We i e pa 99 in & ^ ™« S way , tK found that the road was boarded up , and that no ings , fresh litigations are commenced P
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