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Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper from London, Greater London, England • 3

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-3 Munificent bi.aoEsi's of the Sr. i Pont flate of Avot Sit. Peter's, having been, drawn from the water en the ifarlton-on-Ottomoor side of the river, it was, after hav-! heen placed on a nuruie, carara 10 iiwvviuawnciE about an hour, it was, in consequence of fifths Rev. G. Riesrs, rector, toallow it to be smnm $wimis The Genera! Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the county of Surrey commenced on Tuesday forenoon at the court-house, Newington-causeway.

The officers of the various prisons in the county produced their reports, which were satisfactory. In the county gaol there are 154 male prisoners and 37 female. In Brixton House of Correction 202 male ami 105 females. In Guildford House of Correction 148 males and 20 females and at Kingston 55 prisoners. The county treasurer presented his ofjthe receipts and expenditure of the past quarter.

The receipts were 22,116 6s. including a loan of 560 from the treasurer, and the expenditure 11,296 Js. Probable balance 10,814 5s. Id. for the ensuing quarter.

The Bebmondsev Murder. Mr. Drummond observed, that among the items in the treasurer's account was one amounting to 180 for erecting barricades in front of the gaol at the execution of the Mannings. He wished to know what gentleman gave the order for such an expenditure. Mr.

Johnson said that he, as one of the gaol committee, ordered the erection to save human life, and he was satisfied that had not such precautions been used, the sacrifice would have been awful. Mr. Drummond said he was elad he had mentioned the subiect. as THE MOOTING MAItS 18S0. The following is the official corrected list of the post towns to which letters and newspapers can be forwarded by the morriing mail trains as well as by the evening mails for the present year (Sundays excepted).

Morning and evening mails are also made up for France and the continent, via Dover and Calais Abergavenny, Abingdon, Acciington, Alnwick, Amefsham, Ampthill, Ando-ver road, Arundel, Ashford, Atberstone' Attleborough, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Basingstoke, Bath, Battle, Bedford, Belford, Belper, Berkhampstead, Berwick, Bewdley, Bicester, Billericay, Bilston, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop's Blackburn, Blandford, Bognor, Bolton, Boston, Brackley, Bradford (Yorkshire,) Bradford (Wilts), Brandon; 'Brentwood, Bridgwater, Brighton, Bristol, Broadway, Bromsgrove, Buckingham, Burford, Burnley, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chertsey, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Chippenham, Chipping Norton, Christchurch, Chorley, Cirencester, Cobham, Cockerrhouth, Colchester, Collump-ton, Gongleton, Coventry, Cbwes, Crewe, Cranbrook, Cuck-field, Dartford, Davehtry, Deal, Derby, Devizes, Dorking, Dorchester, Dover, Dudley, Dunmo'w, Durham, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Eccleshall.Edehbridge, Ely, Emsworih, Enstone, Epping, Epsom, Exeter, Esher, Evesham, Farnham, Fareham, Faringdon, Fenny Stratford, Feversham, Folkestone, Frome. Gateshead. Gloucester. Godalsnine.

GosDOtt. HIGH TIDES. ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. About daybreak, on Saturday, a wreck, supposed to be a schooner, was discovered lying near the rocks at: She had gone to pieces in the eourse of; the night, and, from the fact of- the crew, being no-' where to be seen, it is believed they perished. Two pieces of wood, part of the longboat's stern, and painted: green, with the name of Alexander Gardner painted on, them in.

white were picked up near the Many other disasters oocurred off this point of the Yorkshire eoast, but it was in the vicinity of Bridlington, possibly, that the most distressing scenes took place. The intervening harbours, however, were filled with shipping they had run in for shelter, the masters anticipating that the boisterous gale was the forerunner of the force of the predicted high tides. Ia the course of Friday and Saturday between twenty and thirty ships put into Bridlington. MoBt of them had been sadly knocked about more or leas. Three vessels had gone down at their anchors within a few miles along the coast, and in each instance, we regret to say, every soul on board perished, amounting in all to nearly thirty-five persons other unfortunate wrecks took place about the same period.

Yarmouth Eoads presented an animated scene. They were crowded with coasters, which had brought up with both anchors. In the course of Friday and Saturday nearly 200 sail ran intc Lowestoft and Harwich for shelter. A large number sustained serious and were disabled. Four total wrecks vwem found on the coast between the two harbours.

The safety of the crews continued a matter of They had not been seen. Towards the Channel the same alarming weather was encountered, and the alarm created by the predicted high tisle led to the several harbours being filled by vessels which had run in for shelter. As far as the Strait? of Dover many fatal losses, occurred. Nearly abreast of Katnsgate, on Sunday morning at daybreak, a melancholy scene presented itself. Two brigs were perceived labouring on the Bake, and the crew of one of the.

ill-fated vessels was Seen crowded in the maintop. An immensely heavy, sea was breaking over the wreck, and the melancholy fate of the poor fellow's seemed certain. Several lugger's made an effort to reach them the formidable character of the them, however, and between and-ten-p'clock the mainmast, an which they had collected, snapped, and wont overboard, the poor fellows being carried with it. Not one was seen afterwards. It is alleged that had a lifeboat been put off, it could have reached the wreek, and rescued the unfortunate crew.

The ill-fated Vessel outlived the storm but a short time. The foremast quickly went, and before noon the vessel disappeared. The name of the vessel is not correctly ascertained. The remains of-a log-book, bearing the name of William and Ann, were picked up near the Brake, and it is conjectured that might be her name. The other wreck was the Navarino, Mr.

Boys, master, of Whitby. The crew, however, succeeded in getting away in their boat, and were taken on board a vessel riding some distance off. The poor fellows, have been landed at Broadstairs. The Liverpool "Albion" states that the sensation created in Liverpool lay the threatened flood was not less strong than elsewhere, and on Saturday numbers sought tae piers to gaze upon une river only, however, to meet with disappointment. The flood Tan high, and its bosom rolled and heaved wildly before the force of a swift and strong wind from the north-east; but the piers were not submerged, the leviathanianding-stage aid not drag its anchors, when the waves had ebbed, was it found, like the ark on Ararat, perched upon the top of the George's Baths, da short, the Mersey, was as quiet ana orderly as could -be desired iyy those whose property lay upon its banks.

A eerrespoitdent writing from Yarmouth on Sunday, communicates the following At Cromer the tide rose higher than was ever before iknown by 'the oldest inhabitant. Three vessels were driven or. to the sands near this town, and-cannot at present he got off. The new part of the jetty has been again washed away nearly to the same extent as the one which was destroyed oy tne Qigii tKte on zocn of January, isste. At Lsymi, the waters were running through almost reve'ry street, flooding the houses to the depth of several feet, destroying maeh property doing great injury to the shipping on the river.

The tide of Monday morning at Pill was watched with seme interest, there was nothing remarkable in it it -was a moderately high tide, that -was all. The tides of Sunday night and Monday morning Bristol iiave been regarded with some anxiety, in consequence of the prediction that they would be of srecy unusual -navmg ceeu met a cou-Erary prophecy based on scientific calculation hy Mr. Blunt, the well-known author of the tide table. They were -full tidesj but; not of any remarkable height. The meadows in Great Rhillips' Marsh, whieh are often aompletely flooded, -were searcely affected.

The tide at Stockton and Hiddlesbro" on anaoy rcornihg: stood two feet higher th an any spring tide in remembrance. The tide of Suaday night and Monday morning were lower, The tide in the Thsmes on Suoday only Ssceeded the ordinary height of spring flows fry a few inches, and although the Battersea-fields were, as' at suck times flooded, yet we have heard of no serious having been suffered in other parts of the river. The preparations to guard against the. flood extended, however, along both banksai'the Thames, even as high up as Richmond. While our own shores have been comparatively free from an influE of water, we hear by the arrival of the Dutch mail that a serious loss had taken place at Rot-terdaia.

On Saturday, it is reported that the fiae rase as mueh as ten feet aboye its ordinary height, aiad overflowed the lower Haven and Boompes. The dykes were broken up, and la-jeh mischief otherwise produced. News of a similar disastrous character is anticipated from the more northern ports of the coasts of Holland, as the wind would favour an increase of tide en those shares. A Boy Drowned from Siioko. On Sunday afternoon, a yoath, thirteen years of age, son of Mrs.

Howard, of the Railway Inn, Cross-Jane; Salford, ventuied upon the ice in a reservoir attached to a dyeworke in Hodge-lane, not far from the house of his parents. A companion, named Robinson, was is company with Howard, and was just stepping upon the ice, when, hearing it crack under tne weiant ot Howard, ne arew oacK. fti ims inscani Howard disappeared; the ice being very thin where he was standing. Little Robinson was so frightened that he ran away screaming, and concealed moaseii oenina a caravan which stood near. A female who had heard the screams approached the reservoir, and saw Howard come twice to the surface, and then disappear.

She gave the alarm, and a ladder and rope having been procured, every exertion was made to obtain the body of the unfortunate lsjd, though fully twenty minutes elapsed before their efforts were successful, and by that time, as might be expected, life was quite extinct. Howard's corpse was carried to the house of his mother, in Cross-lane, where an inquest was held on Monday afternoon. Notwithstanding this fatality, several boys were sliding on the same reservoir but a few hours after Howard's drowning. Narrow Escape prom Drowninq. A serious accident occurred about three o'clock on Sunday, on the Long water, Kensington-gardens, near the island on the north side.

Mr. Thomas Merriman, of 9, Kensington-square, surgeon, accompanied by hia'son, Mr. Thomas Merriman, Miss Merrimao, Miss C. Merriman, Miss White, and Miss S. White, friends of Mr.

Merriman, ventured on the ice. They were cautioned by James Dege, one of the icemen, as to the danger, and they refused to return, remarking, at the same time, thatthe ice was able to bear fchem. Immediately afterwards the ice gave way, and the whole of the six persons were immersed into the water. Bege, assisted by another iceman, named Cook, instantly hastened t9 the spot with an ice sledge, and breaker ladders, and succeeded in rescuing five of the party. Miss White, unfortunately, had slipped under the ice, and could not be seen.

Active measures were adopted by breaking the ice, and soon afterwards she was drawn out in a very exhausted state, and the whole of the party were immediately conveyed to their own residence. An Illustration of the State of Banking in the country at the present time is afforded in the follow ing circular, which has been addresssd by the Sheffield -canning uompany to its snareholders in pursuance of the powers given in the 13th section of the deed of settlement, the directors of the Sheffield Banking Company, finding that, in the present state of commercial and monetary affairs, they cannot profitably so large a raputu aa Heiecoiore, nave concluded to return to the shareholders the sum of 10 per share, which will be paid at the bank, on or after the 21st of January next." The baak is stated in the Bunk'ng Almanack'," to have bsn established in-tfee year 1831- the paid up has hitherto been 125,159, with a -f'ud oi iiSiiiii-i. Tae- aoount paid up per share is and 4ie dividend has been 12j pes cent, peranisum. THE FLOODS 1 5 ithe county o. HertEsq, thp CitV Of iiCnOOn.

passed Ihe seal.of the Prerogative Court.ot Canterbury 11 he 14th ultimo, contains the following charitable and benevolent legacies and all of them dm legacy duty 5Sm hi Worshipful Company of Vintners.of Lon don, the interest to be applied: to the the widows and deceased lymen, inhabitems the hnshouses of Mile-end, Belonging iu 'et'iZ portrait. 5,500 unto and equauy 7" charitable imitations, societies, or companies lb or near wit, 1 00 to eacn. i iwuiuh. ----School, Hotel and Tavern Keepers' Provident Insumuon, the London Haspital, Queen Charlotte Lying-in Hospital, London Orphan Asylum, Infant Orphan Asylum, Seamen's Orphan Asylum, Seamen's Hospital the Dreadnought, Royal Humane Society, Refuge for tne Destitute, Indigent Blind School, City of London National School, City of London Truss Society, City of London Dispensary, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Patrons of Charity Schools, Friends of Foreigners in distress, Jews' Hospital, Scottish Hospital, Welsh Charity School, Benevolent Society St. Patrick Charity School, Marine Society, St.

Ethelburga Charity School, London Book Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge among the Poor, St Ann School, London Houseless Poor Society, the Shipwrecked Fishermen's and Mariners' Benevolent Society, Covent-garden Theatrical Fund, Dtury-lane Theatrical Fund, Worshipful Company of Fishmongers (for the benefit of the inhabitants of the almshouses belonging to such company), Worshipful Company ot Leather-sellers, Westmoreland Society for Maintaining Indigent Children, Infirmary at Hertford, Essex and Herts Benevolent Medical Society, Benevolent Society of Blues (instituted in 1824), Trinity Almshouses (Mile-end-road), Company of Cooks, Butchers' Institution (or Decayed Master Butchers and their Widows and Children, Company of Carpenters, Company of Cutlers, Company ot Skinners, Company of Salters, Company of Merchant Tailors, Company of Haberdashers, Company of Drapers.National Animal's Friend Society, Lyinff-in Hospital (City-road, St. Luke's, Old-street-road), Bethlehem Hospital (St. George's-fields), Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest (the erection of which was commenced on or about the Uth of June, 1844), Society for the Protection of Young Women, Watermen's Institution, Musicians Company or Society (Lisle-street), Distressed Needlewomen's Society, Society established London the year 1801 for the benefit of Decayed Members of the Stock Exchange. Expenses op Pp.osecutions and Maintenance of Criminal Convicted Prisoners. The following report upon a subject ot considerable interest to the citizens of London has been ordered by the Court ot Aldermen to be printed In obedience to an order of i fi, OQrh Kentemher last, to further con- sider our report respecting the maintenance ot criminal convicts in the gaols of this city, to report the expenses thereof for the last four years, and also the expenses ot prosecutions, and whether they should be paid by the corporation or the consolidated fund, and to report -ur opinion thereon, we-certify that we directed states a -s of these accounts to be made out by the solicitor, commencing with the year 1846, the period from which, by a resolution of the House of Commons, these items ot charge on the county rates were to be defrayed out oi the consolidated fund, under the Annual Appropriation Act; and we do further certify that we have received from the solicitor, in a tabulated form, which we have hereuntonnexed, a statement of the costs of prosecutions and the cost of the maintenance of for the years 184S, 1847, and 1848, averaging 4,854 per annum.

The corresponding aecount for the year IBM will belaid before us as soon as the year closes, the solicitor reports as far as he has proceeded with the. past months, he thicks it will slightly, but not materially, exceed the average of the three preceding And. we do further certify that the solicitor reports that of London, are entitled to claim payiner-V -half-yearly of these sums out of the annual vote, ut--magistrates of sessions being entitled by law to levy, eounty rate for the amount anel we do further certify -that, having taken the whole matter into our consideration, we recommend that an account for the charges of proseostions and the maintenance of convicts for the half-year-ending the5th Ocwber last be made out by the governors of the prisons in the forms prepared by the solicitor, and that application be made to the lords of her Majesty's Treasury for payment of that amount, and of the annual grant made by the Appropriation Act for these purposes." The Marshalsea and it alace day, some provisions in the act of iast session (12 and 13 Victoria, cap. 101) to amend the act for the more easy recovery of small debts and demands in England, and to abolish -certain inferior courts of record, took effect. It is enacted that from and after the 31st of December, 1849, all the power, authority, and jurisdiction of the Court of the Marshaleea, and of the Court of the Palace at Westminster, shall cease and determine, and thatali the actions and suits -then depending in the courts respectively shall be transferred, with all the proceedings thereon, to her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster.

if the debt or damages sought to be recovered in such actions or suits respectively shall exceed the sum of 29. and to the County Court for tbe districts in which the respective defendants shall then reside if the debt or damages sought to he recovered in such actions or suits respectively shall not exceed the sum of sg20, and such actions or suits respec-rivelv so transferred shall be dealt with and decided ac cording to the practice of the courts respectively or of the court whenee the same shall be transferred, according to the discretion of the court, which shall, for the purpose of such actions or suits only, be deemed and taken to have all the power and jurisdiction to all intents and purposes possessed before the passing of this act by the court whence such action or suit shall be transferred. Further, it is provided by the act that all judgments obtained in any of the courts hereby abolished on or before the 31st of December shall, notwithstanding the passing of this act, be as valid and effectual, and aa capable of being en forced by the process of the court in which such judgments shall respectively have been obtained, as if this act had not been passed. The records are placed under the charge of the Master of the Rolls. There are some hundreds of orders of commitment under the Small Debts Act to be executed, and the question is whether, as they were made by the Palace Court, they can be enforced.

At present nothing has been done on the subject of compensation to the officers and other persons connected with the abolished courts. The claims are under the consideration of the Treasury. Boundary Like of California and Mexico. Upon the occasion of fixing upon the starting point of the southern boundary of California by the joint commission of the United States and Mexico, say a New York paper, the American commissioners (including Colonel Weller) rode down from San Diego to the to meet the Mexican commission, for the purpose of settling upon a boundary line. Having metthey rode to the southernmost point of the bay of San Diego, and then to the other end of the Marine league.

After a few minutes' consultation the point was decided upon, and they returned to Mr. Gray's camp at Punta. Hav ing partaken of a cold collation, they started rer aan Diego, eighteen miles distant, and arrived there the same niaht. The starting point of the boundary line thus determined on is on the extremity of the table land, as you approach the bay, and is the first land you make in a steamer approaching San Diego from the south. It lighthouse some future day.

On in.i, n.mhai. th enmrniBsioners again met, ana jointly sismed a paper, written in Spanish and English, to tne enect inai r- the joint commissioners of the American and Mexican governments, under the treaty ot Guadaioupe Hidalgo, as the starting point on the Pacific for the boundary between the. two republics. This paper was enclosed in a elass bottle and placed in the bottom of a hole in the earth three'ieet in depth. Some shovels full of earth tUan rhrnwn unon the bottle bv Colonel Weller on behalf of the American, and General Conde on behalf of the Mexican government.

An upright postwas-then planted in the hole to mark the spot, uunng tnese ceremonies the countenances sf the Mexican commis-nrkahle deeree of gravity; they did not forget that they were affixing the last seal to the treaty for the dismemberment of their republic Too PnsT. nvvicE. A further important step has iust been taken at the Post-office towards the reduction oi Sunday uuues, auu hub mc mmv- Hitherto, in tne suouros oi ijonaon, uivie v- been a delivery on the Sunday morning ox leu newspapers despatched from St. Martin's-le-Graad on the Saturday night, but uader the new these will be delivered at a ate hour Sf urday night at all places witma six roues o. -duties 191 men in the London district.

Kedin the church, exposed to view in the road near mansion, ine arguments me ptmautuucia "i ia-i romaino in fhp rhnrch were mftt our 01 in -r 7h. fith a direct negative, mu an iuuhjouwu of the refusal. Mr. Rigas sug- ihnt the hodv should be taken back and conveyed Eio the cottage of the father of the deceased, but. this was (opposed, ior reasuua amvsu nf it then sueeested that the remains should be illaced in the parish coal-house.

Cause was shown against n.a;rinn ln. ftuH nltimatelv the bodv was olaced mis Pluruo m. ir in the parish School-room. On Thursday it was cleaned, and subsequently inspected by Mr. Sydenham, surgeon, of Islip, and Mr.

Dawson, surgeon, of Bicester, both of whom intimated that the body was free from bruises or marks ot violence, and that it appeared to be in a healthy state. These facts go to remove the impression of murder having been committed. Information was, on finding the body, forthwith given to Mr Brunner, the goroner for the district, who appointed tea o'clock on Friday for holding the inquest. The officers continued their exertions in obtaining evidence explanatory of the mysterious case, and relative to which there are a variety of rumours. Of these we do not take cognizance, but shall continue to give such facts as may transpire.

The inquest was held at the inn, Charlton-on-Ottomoor. All the evidence obtainable was produced and fully heard. After a patient inquiry, a verdict of Found drowned" was returned. LANCASHIRE. Deaf and Dumb Tea witnessed last night, a very interesting scene in a social party of deaf and dumb persons, held at Wevenden's dining-rooms, Market-street.

The occasion of the meeting was to celebrate the anniversary of an association farmed by pupils who nave quitted tbe estaDiisnment on me oireiiora-roau, and who meet every Sunday for the purpose of receiving religious instruction apart from the distinctive tenets of any sect. A similar institution exists in Edinburgh, the present being the twentieth year of its duration and another in London, the anniversary of which was also celebrated laBt night. The members of the Manchester association had assembled to the number of about 100, mostly young men and women, and all evi-dentlv in the enjoyment of high cheerfulness and spirits. After tea, speeches were made through the medium of the deaf and dumb alphabet, and were regarded with manifest interest and attention. Miss Knight, the matron of the institution, aided by her assistants, Miss Magson, Miss Harrison, and Miss Goodwin, had the rare fortune presiding at these silent tea tables.

Mr. James Herriott tosk the chair in the after part of the evening, and there were also present Mr. Marsden, of Wakefield; Mr. Whitfield, o'f Dublin; Messrs. Mason, Hogg, It is the intention of this association to build a chapel as soon as they can obtain the necessary funds.

The liberal spirit in which they accommodate the form of their worship to fellow-sufferers of all sects, ought to earn for them support in the promotion of this object. Railway Festivities in Manchester. On Tuesday evening, within one of the arches of the London and North-Western Kailway, an entertainment was given to the men employed in the goods department of the line, by Mr. Samuel Salt, the general manager. The arch, which is upwards of 200 feet in length, and proportionably wide, was lighted with gas, and decs- rated with evergreens aHd artificial flowers.

The' number of persons present was from 650 to 700, and nearly one-half of these were the wives and sweethearts' of the men. Upon the platform, erected atsne end of the arch, the guests' tables were placed and at these were seated the principal officers in various departments of the company's service, together with their ladies. The usual loyal and other toasts appropriate to the occasion were given, and the entertainment concluded with a dance. SUFFOLK. Accidents prom Fire-arms.

An accident fram the incautious placing and playing with fire-arms, by which Mary Ann Dines, a girl about twelve years of age, lost her life, has occurred at Hatfield Peverel. The gun had been left at the corner of a room, and was taken up by a youth, the cousin of the deceased, who amused himself by exploding caps on the nipple, and had done so more than once before it went off. An inquest was held upon the body before W. Codd, and to the surprise of the coroner and jury, on going to view the body they found a gun in the same corner of the room, which en examination provod to be loaded; the coroner ordered the charge to be drawn. The following evidence was adduced: W.

Dines, the father of the deceased, saidabout three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, while in the barn near the hoase, he was informed of the accident and on coine into lie sit ting-room he found the deceased in the chair with her Head on the table; there was a larze wound aa. the right side of the mouth, her face was blackened, and she was apparently dead when he left the room about Ten mamites Before a long gun was standing up a corner near the clock, but he had not the slightest iSea it was loaded, as he had not used it, for eighteen naosths; he left in the room his three little boys, the deceased, and their cousin, John Jelfs, but they were not meddling with the gun he was not aware that there was a cap on the nipple of this gun, hut before he left he took the cap off gun to see if it was a good one, and there appearing to be bo composition in it he laid it on the table, as also another taken from a boz, which appeared to be defeetiye; his little boy Charles asked if he might nave the caps, and he told him yes, and left the house with the other gun he never allowed his children! te teuch the gun, and had no idea that the caps would fse used upon it. The coroner, after noticing the reprehensible practice of taking fire-arms loaded into a house, told Mr. Dines that both the jury and himself were reluctant to aggravate his feelings upon such an occasion, as they must necessarily be very acute, but he could not but express their Burprise at finding another gun standing loaded in the same place a fact which he presumed had, from his distress of mind, escaped Ms recollection. Mr.

Dines assured the coroner and jury he would never take a loaded gun into the house again. John Jelfs, aged fourteen, who had been living with Mr. Dices, said, as soon as his uncle had gone out of the room, he took the long gun from near the clock, put one of the caps on, and pulled the trigger the cap snapped, but he did not smell anything, nor did he see any smoke. His cousin CharleB then put the other cap on, and held it about a foot from the floor, and pulled the trieeer. and the can simmied.

Wif.nesu immediately took the broken oap off, and threw it upon tne flsor, and as he was, in the act of taking the gun to put it back into the corner of the room, it went off and buui me ueceasea, who was sitting on a chair by the window, the charge entering the right side of the mouth and cheek, and making a hole about the size of a half-erown; her head immediately fell upon the table, and she fetched her breath only two or three times. The jury retarsied a verdict of Accidental death." On Inursday another accident from firearms' occurred in the same neighbourhood. A boy named Pritchard Lungley was standing by looking at some parties firing Jnark, when some shot lodged in one of his eyes. Ihe boy has Buffered great pain, and it is doubtful Whether the sight is not destroyed. A Prison Breaker.

Frederick Grimwood, some time since, when under sentence of transportation for seven years, quietly walked off from Ipswich gaol, to the utter consternation of the authorities. He then indulged in a plundering expedition throughout Norfolk, Huntingdon, and Cambridge, and ultimately found his way into the ury Assize Court for robbery. Here he was convicted, ana was also recognised by Superintendent Mason, who happened to be in court at the time. Grimwood, who Had adopted the name of Smith, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for the offence of which he stood convicted, and it was arranged that, at the expiry of that term, he should be transferred to the Ipswich gaol preliminary to undergoing his former sentence. On Wednesday alternoon, however, he took a distaste to her Majesty's gaol at Bury, and accordingly walked off on his own account, witheut in any measure studying the feelings of the governor, who had been quite ose n'a prisoners.

We learn that his escape was effected by the negligence of the plumber, in leaving a ladder which he had been using in the well. The prisoner eeiild see the ladder from his yard, and he immediately climbed over the iron railings, seized the ladder, mounted the wall, and dragged the ladder over the wall to descend in Hi loov dipped sideways out of his reach, and he had to drop from the top ot the wall, a distance of twenty feet, as a deep indenture was made in the sod by his feet in the fell. The officer having had occasion to leive the yard aboir a it appears that he took immediate advantage ot his absence. Officers are scouring the eountri, oat noSLiag has been heari of the prisoner since. he considered the burthen ought not to be thrown on the county, that government ought to have paid the expenses.

The matter then dropped, and the treasurer's accounts were passed. Wednesday; Stealing Bread. J. Crawlev. aeed twentv-one: Crawlev, seventeen P.

Crawlev. thirtv and Marv Craw ley, sixteen, were indicted for stealing, at Godalming, two loaves of bread, the property of T. Hogsflesh. The prisoners entered the prosecutor's shop on the afternoon ot the Uth ult. and demanded On being refused, they instantly snatched up two loaves, and, running out of the shop, commenced devouring them.

Having been robbed to a great extent by Irish beggars, the prosecutor called the police and gave them into custody. In defence, the prisoners said they were starving, and could get neither food nor employment. The jury found them Guilty," and the court sentenced them to four months' hard labour each to the house of correction. T. Donnelly, twenty-three, was indicted for stealing, at Bermondsey, a loaf of bread, the property of William Hayes.

This was a similar case, with a like verdict and sentence. Sheep Stealing. A Heavy Sentence. Peter Brooker, twenty-nine, attired as an agiicultural labourer, and described in the calendar as neither being able to read or write, guilty to having, at Uapel, feloniously and wilfully killed two lambs, the property of John Labouchere, with intent feloniously to steal the carcases of the said lambs. The chairman asked the pri soner if he had anything to say to the court before it passed sentence upon mm.

I'Sie charge was a very serious one. The offence of stealing sheep was on the increase, and it was the duty of the court to put it down by the strong arm ot the law. me prisoner, a stupid-looking countryman, had nothing to say. He appeared to treat the -charge and his fate with stolid indifference. The officer was calkad.

He said, in reply to questions from the chairman, that the prisoner was not known as a felon. He had been charged with and his house was the rendezvous of poachers. The chairman asked if the man was in work at the time he committed the offence to which he had pleaded guilty. The prisoner -said he was not. The chairman then sentenced fee prisoner to be transported for ten years, a sentence which caused much surprise to the crowded court T-BSHtSDAY.

Chahse op Stealing a Coat. W. Johnson, twenty, was indicied for stealing, at Richmond, a great coat, the property of W. Dilly. Prosecutor seid he was cook at the Star and Garter tavern, arid, early in 'October, he missed his great coat from the porter's room.

The prisoner was then in the same employ, bat left about the 23rd of'October to ge-to the Bedford hotel, Brighton. Witness had a brother at that place, who saw his coat in the prisoner's possession, which fact he communicated i to his brother in London, the result of which was his being taken into custody. Witness identified the coat produced ashis property a hole burnt in the -skirt by ai cigar. William Delly, prosecutor's brother, said he was apprentice to Mr. Ellis, of the Bedford hotel, Brighton.

The prisoner entered the service in the latter part, of October, and a short tittse afterwards he saw his Brothers coat in his He communicated the fact to his brother, and a few days afterwards a constable WES-sent from London to apprehend the prisoner. Police-constable 200 -said when he took the prisoner into custody at he said he bought ifrof a person a marKetipiace at uroyaon on tne ten ot ucteDer. mt. unarnock) in-tus address to, tne jury, contended mat wnax the Dtisoaerhad stated was. all he had to rely.

on. He then several witnesses, who gave him an excellent cha racter, lee i chairman Jorieny summed up the case, and the jury returned a verdict ot Acquittal:" Lab'oubkbs in Sussex. Lewes, The Epi-iphahy Quarter Sessions for the Eastern Division of the bounty were held yesterday. In charging tfeegrand jury the Earl of Chkhester (chairman of ths sessions) called iOttention to the fact that of the thirty-two (prisoners icuargeu iu -luc -caienuar, aevemeeu, ux wure nan, from Brighton; the. 'remainder, fifteen, being the total of the -commitments from the agricultural districts of the To this circumstance he -directed theat- ipauon vt yury.

i wa, ins jorusmp uvstx-vcu, vtxy catfstactory to that agricultural labourers pursued their usual avocations, and that when the pressure upon fatmers was than at other seasons so few labourers were tie thought they might conclude thence -that there mas no great dearth of employment from the fact that the number of offenders from the.agricullmral districts was so small. Another source of congratulation arose from this that the workhouses wese byno means full, and the number of ablst'odied paupits was far ftom being so numerous as they generally were at this season of the year. These facte were worh; of consideration. It was highly creditable, and must.oe satisfactory to the farmer and the county generally to know, that notwithstanding the great difficulties and pressure with which they had been surrounded, thev had taken the best and wisest course both for their own interest and that of the community, in keeping their labourers honest bv affiirding them regular employment. They all knew, however, that they could not employ men unless they had the means ot paying them.

It was a well understood fact that there was plenty of agricultural employment in the county if the farmers had suf ficient capital to carry it out. He was of opinion that the landlords and tenants would find that the course they had adopted in providing employment for their labourers was not omy tneir duty, out mat it would tend to Benefit them and their property. He attached ereat importance to this state of things, because, although the number of prisoners was not fewer, and the calendar did not snow any decrease of crime, we must yet take into account the increase of the papulation within the last year, and that tbe commitment) had not correspondingly increased. He looked upon this circumstance as very satisfactory, and he thought that it should stimulate the inhabitants in their exertions to provide employment for the labouring classes of the community, and, at the same time, afford them the means of acquiring a sound religious education. Death prom Want and Exposhke to the Cold.

On Tuesday afternoon an inquest was taken before Mr. Mr. Wakley, the deputy in Jthe board-roam of Holborn-workhouse, respecting the death of a male person, apparently about forty years of age, at present un known, who died from want and exposure to the cold, under the following very shocking circumstances The bodv of the deceased presented a most frightful appear ance, and was entirely corered with filth and dirt. It appeared from the evidence of several witnesses, that shortly after nine o'clock on Friday morning last, Mrs. Martha Gibbs, a married woman, residing at No.

11, Tyndall-buildines, Gray's-inn-lane, was suddenly alarmed bv heating some person moaning in the cellar at the basement of the house. She instantly went to the soot, and found the deceased lying in one corner of the cellar, hud dled up in a quantity ot Mtti and dirt. The deceased appeared perfectly insensible, aBd Mrs. Gibbs immediately obtained the. assistance of several police constables, who had the deceased removed to Holbom workhouse.

He was literally black from the dirt in which he had been lying, and his body was extremely emaciated. He was instantly stripped and placed in hot blankets, and the usual remedies were applied, which consisted of ammonia and brandy; but the deceased never rallied, and died shortly afterwards. Two penny pieces were found placed upon two ulcers on the deceased's tegs, and a few pieces of stale nreaa were aiso discovered pocnets. me deceased obtained admission to the cellar by means of the "'indow which looked into the afreet The coroner remarked that the cellar appeared to be in the "nsd condition as before the cholera broke ouc, The parochial authorities ought to have the place thoroughly cleaned every The jury returned a verdict of uea.h 'rom exhaustion, caused by exposure to the cold; and the want of the common necessaries of life." Grantham, Gravesend, Guernsey, Guildford, Halesworth, Halifax, HarlowHarwich, Hatfield, Hastings, Havant, Hemel HempsteafffSenley-on-Thames, Hereford; Hertford, Hexham, Highafc Ferrars, High Wycomb, Hod-deson, Holbeach, Horsham, Huddersfield, Huntingdon, Hythe, Ipswich Ingatestone, Jersey, Kelvedon, Kendal, Kenilworth, Kettering, Kidderminster, Knutsford, Lancaster, Leamington, Eeafherhead, Ledbury, Leeds, Leicester, Leighton Buzzard, Lewes, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Loughborough, Lowestoft, Ludiow, Lynn, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Macclesfield, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Malvern, Maldon, Manchester, Manningtree, March, Margate, Marlow, Maryport, Melksham, Melton Mowbray, Miln-thorpe, Monmouth, Morpeth, Moreton-in-Marsh, Nant-wich, Newark, Kewnham, Newcasfle-on-Tyne, Newmarket, Newport (Jsle of Wight), Newport Pagnell, Northampton, North Shields, Norwich, Northwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Ongar, Oundle, Oxford, Penrith, Pershore, Peterborough, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Preston Brook, Queenborongh, Ramsgate, Reading, Reigate, Ringwood, Rickmans-worth, Ripley, Rochdale, Rochester, Etoss, Rother-bara, Rugby, Sugeley, Rumsey, Ryde, Saffron Walden, Salisbury, Sandwich, Saxmutidham, Seven Oaks, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shepton Mallett, Shields, North Shorehfiin, Sittingbonrne, Slough, South Shields, Southampton, Spalding, Stafford, Staines, Stamford, Staplehurst, St. Albans, St.

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For ail the above the lstter boxes at the (receiving houses will bs open till seven a.m. for newspapers, and forty-five minutes past seven a.m. for letters and those at the branch offices, Old Cavendish-street, and the Borough, for newspapers until' half-past seven a.m., and for letters until -8 At the General Post-office, St. Martin's-le-Grand, and the branch office in Lornbard-steeet, the boxes willclose for newspapers at a quarter before -eight a.m.; andfortters athalf-past eight General-Post-office, 3850. Evening Mails.

The receiving houses throeehout the metropolis are open until half-past five i p.m. iur-ieuers, or wiui ice vi in auuiuuu iu lug postage, which, ao wellss the fee, must be paid by stamps, until siXiP.m. At-theibranch offices the boxes are open until six p.m., or with fee as above until -forty-five minutessast six gim. At i.omoara-street untu six p.m., and until seven D-m. with the poabtge and fee paid in ad vance.

etamps, at fhe'General Post-office until six p.m. until seven p.m. with fee of Id. and postage, and until half-past seven p.aa. with a fee of fid.

As regards foreign letters, presented at the branch offices after time, the postage end late fee saay be paid in either money er stamps, newspapers oepunn ueiore 4i.vep.ui. at the receiving-houses, at the branch offices before half-past five,and at tke -Geaeral Posttoffice before six p.m., or until half-past soven p.m. withavfee of Jd.aeh. The electric telegraph laid down to nearly all the above towns. A FsaieaiciDE.

The Court ef Assizes of (the Tarn tried a few days ago a man named liacroux for fratricide. In 1833, when he wis only sixteen years of age, he ex-nressed erat dissatisfaction at his father marrving a second time, as he sfcould, he said, he thereby deprived of inheritance buthe declared ihaxtie, sooner later, get what he called his rights. A few years later the father and second wife died, leaving two children, a hoy and girl; the wotaan left them, ia addition to their aaare in the lather's sum of his excited the cupidity of the and he resolved to murder the two children, dn Febraary, 1837, the little girl was found drowned in bot there was nothing toJead to a belief that ska had been fprsjbly cast into the water, and no suspicioa fell on the poisoner. In July, IMS, he got rid of his little brother by pushing him into a pond, to which he had enticed him at night, on pretence of showing him a'bird's nest. At ifirst, not She least suspicion of foul play esaated, but after a while numerous circumstances against the prisoner became talked of-such as She finding of his sabots, and walking-stick by the side of the pond, has absence from home at the time sf the murder, the trace his footsteps from the pond to the house, At length the public hulifif at the arisoner's truilt became so strong that the vil lage people openly accused him, and when one; of them happened to have a discussion with him, it was a common thing to say, Hold your tongue, assassin of your bro- tner 1 townicnme prisoner hcci -r-j- It that lu had admitted tO tWO 01 three persons Yes," he said to an uncle of the deceased, .1 1 It t.n..

ahara nt hie i did drown tne Doy, out you shhh property!" To another he said, "I drowned him, it is true, but if you denounce me, 1 will Kill you i to was not until a few months ago, when years had oino rtioco mn-iitnatahRea reached the ears ot the a that ihv. after making an invest! eation, caused the prisoner to be arrested. After hearing the evidence, the jury declared the prisoner guilty, but with extenuating circumstances, and the court sentenced him to hard labour at tne Hunts iuc r- subsequently admitted his guilt. Publicity to Cases under the Insoltent protection Act. Complaints have been made on the part of persons who have petitioned under the Protection Act, that their names appear in the newspapers as applicants four times within the year.

In the cases referred to, proposals have long been made to pay the creditors by quarterly instalments and protection bemg granted for three i.u- hoxs hitherto appeared the printed lists. In order to obviate the necessity of so mu ch publicity, it has been suggested that tf the quarte ly payments are made about a week before the dat of the nnr nrmt. There are a great many insolvents, especially Government elerks, who will gladly avail themselves of the regulation, and escape appearing'before the public. The payments mus be, vv, ore nrinted. Ihe sub- Ihey have expressed their willingness to ad opt a to avoid frequent notice of cases, provided no harm was done to creditors.

Persons who were anxtous to pay than those applicants who made no proposals to pay meir debts. Accident at Britannia-bridge Carnarvon, to some inadvertence correct nfor-Sn had n7bn conveyed to day, as to the postponement of a thesecond tube, now daily resting-place; the. consequence of iA smack Robust, Captain Edwards, of returning from Liverpool with a general cargo, whilst passing the Twitties under canvas, as was um the tile, struck her masts against the tube and Mm serious damage. She succeeded, however, la reaolBg town, where a great number nloved. during the whole of Sunday ntgbt repair as far as possible the effects oi casualty, tnas aiay proceed on her voyage without uav..

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