Sheffield and Rotherham Independent from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England on November 13, 1847 · 3
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SHEFFIELD ANI ROTHERHAM INDEPENDENT, NOVEMBER 13, 1847. He could swear positively to the prisoner Beaver being one. He (Beavor) held the " navvy's " head down with his hands whilst he punched him about the head with his feet Witness ran to them and asked if they were going to kill the man. He assisted Gregory up, and some men then took hold of him and helped him down the yard, whilst witness ran to the Town-Hall for a policeman.. .Elizabeth Parkinson was outside the Waggon, when she heard the complainant crying for help, and ran to the door. She saw Beavor and John Memmott the other waiter, and also the two Barretts strike and punch the man two or three times whilst he was on the ground. The two waiters were regular prize-fighting men. The door-post of witness's house, where Gregory leaned, and also the passage, were covered with blood, and she had to wash it away This witness was cross-examined by Mr. Branson, to shew that she was a girl on the town. She retaliated upon the two Barretts by saying, that they first lent her money to open a brothel near their public-house. . . .Elizabeth Brooke, another girl of the town, confirmed the last witness's evidence. She added that the two waiters were regular prize-fighters. . . Mr. Branson said, he should call witnesses of respectability to prove mat his clients never interfered in the attack on the complainant, but that it was all done by one of their waiters, who they had discharged. The two witnesses, Wright and Bobinson, both admitted that neither of the Barretts struck the complainant Mr. Wilkinson : The witnesses said thev did not see them, not that thev did not do it Mr. , Branson : If they both saw all that took place, and did not see the Barratts kick or strike the man, they could not have done it ... . Wright was recalled, and spoke to both the Barretts being among the crowd that got round the complainant, but could not say that either of them struck him. .... For the defence, Mr. Branson called Jonah Hey-wood, spring-knife grinder, who was at the Waggon, when the complainant asked Mr. John Barrett for his change. Barrett told him he must look to the waiter for it. Memmott came up, and said he had given Gregory change, and both he and Beavor took hold of him to put him out of the door. They went out together, and he did not see any blows or kicks given. Would swear that neither of the Barretts took part in the assault. Mr. John was behind the counter, and Mr. Henry was sat beside witness in the bar, and never left his seat except for a moment, when he went to the door, and said, " Cease ; you've done enough," and all were quiet directly John Wain, of Spring street, paper hanger, was at the Waggon on the night in question. Only saw a scuffle between the waiters and Gregory, which lasted a minute or two. The Barretts never came out of the bar, or interfered in any way. ... By the Mayor : Would swear that he did not see any blows or kicks given. John Barrett was behind the counter, and did not leave his place. He would swear that Henry Barrett was sat in the bar, and did not leave his seat the whole time Knew the Barretts well, and frequently went to their house. .. .John Woodroofe, grocer's assistant, who said he was in the bar of the Waggon, gave similar evidence. He saw the man fall on the floor, but saw no blows struck. Henry Barrett never left his seat, except to go to the bar door. He told the men to cease, they had done enough, and the noise was over directly. . . .John Kirk, of Edward street, filesmith, was sat in the large room at the Waggon on the night in question. He saw one of the waiters kick Gregory, but did not see either of the Barretts interfere in any way. John Barrett was behind the counter, serving customers, and Henry Barrett was stood in the bar By Mr. Wilkinson : Witness sat opposite the bar door, and could not see what was done along die passage. Henry Barrett came and stood at the bar door. Would swear that he did not then strike Gregory. If he did so at all, it was in the passage, out of witness's sight .... Mr. Raynor, in answer to a question from the Mayor, said both the man's eyes were made up when he came to the Town Hall, and he appeared so dreadfully injured that he at first thought his life in danger, and sent for Mr. Boult-bee. . . - Mr. Branson said he could call a number of other witnesses to speak to the same facts for the defence, if the case was adjourned. There were only one or two witnesses who spoke to the Barretts taking any part in the assault and this had been contradicted by all the witnesses he had called Mr. Wilkinson: The witnesses on both sides swear most positively, and where tins occurs, we can only judge by the fair and reasonable probabilities of the case. DT we are to believe Mr. Branson's witnesses, they were present the whole of the time, and none of them saw any blows struck. They would lead us to suppose that the waiters merely put their hands on Gregory's shoulder, and hefell down .... The Mayor said it was quite impossible, after seeing the man's face, that they could believe such evideuce .... Mr. Wilkinson : The only violence of which the witnesses for the defence admitted, was that spoken to by Kirk, who appeared the most credible witness that had been called on that side. Another witness said Barrett called out to the men that they had done enough. What could he mean by this, unless he had cognizance of what had been done ? What had been done they could see from the dreadful state in which the man appeared Mr. Branson : The treatment the man had received was cruel beyond measure. It was a shocking sight to see him, but he must contend that his clients had nothing to do with it. They regretted exceedingly that he should have been so treated, and had discharged the waiters from their service Mr. Wilkinson said they could have interfered to have prevented the man being used in such a manner. The only provocation he had given was asking for his change. The defendant, Beavor, said he and Memmott were the only persons who struck the man. The two Barretts had nothing to do with it The Mayor: There is great blame attached to the Barretts under all die circumstances. . . Mr. Wilkinson : We are bound to suppose that Mr. Barrett's servants would not do such acts as this if they were not countenanced and supported by their masters .... Mr. Branson said he was not there to justify what had been done to the man. He had only to show that his clients did not take part in die assault. . . .After the Mayor and Mr. Wilkinson had consulted together, the former said the evidence being contradictory, they could only judge upon the reasonable probabilities of the case. They therefore convicted each of the defendants in the penalty of 2 and costs. THURSDAY. Before the Mayob and Heney Wilkinson, Esq. John Ratvliffe, remanded from yesterday, charged with stealing a scale-pressing boss, was discharged, subject to being reapprehended if further evideuce was obtained. Eliza Rauson was charged with stealing two pieces of carpet, three blankets, a fender, warming pan, pillow, carpet bag, bed-quilt, aud other articles, the property of Chas. Brooktield, of Westbar. The articles had been stolen at several different times within die last fortnight, from a private yard at the back of Mr. Brookfield's shop. In consequence of some information, die police went yesterday to die prisoner's house, in Steam street, and diere found nearly die whole of the missing articles. When asked where she had got diem, the prisoner said she had found them. She now said she had bought diem of a woman she did not know. She was committed for trial at the Sessions. Eliza Rauson, the prisoner in the last case, was then charged with stealing a piece of carpeting, the property of Mr. Palfreymau, of Westbar, hosier. The piece of carpet was left near the kitchen door, in Mr. Palfreymau's yard, and was missed from there in an hour after. When die police searched the prisoner's house for Mr. Brookfield's goods, diey also found die piece of carpect belonging to Mr. Palfreyman. Committed for trial. Late in die day, Mr. Broomhead, jnn , applied for a remand of the prisoner, to allow the opportunity of calling witnesses to prove how the property came into her possession. The Mayor granted the application. Cutwrine Cash, an old offender, was charged with obtaining ale, bv false pretences, from Wm. Smithers, of the Social Tavern, Bailev field. The prisoner, it appeared, was discharged out of Wakefield House of C orrection only a fi-w davs ago, and on getting back to Sheffield, she went to complainant and represented that her name was Smith, that her husband was employed by Mr. Ellison, aud they were in die receipt of 3 a week. On this statement, he let her have 10s. 8d. worth of ale The prisoner, with many protestations of her innocence, promised if this offence was overlooked, she would never take another glass of liquor as long as she lived The Mayor discharged her, with a promise that if she ever came before him again f..r an v similar offence, she would not escape so easily. He cautioned die complainant that he ought not to have trusted a person widi ale to that amount who was a perfect stranger to him. A girl named Elizabeth Burkinshaw, was charged with stealing a pair of trousers, the property of Mr. W. Sparrow, of Westbar. The trousers were stolen from Mr. Sparrow's door, at noon on Wednesday, and in half-an-liour afterwards the prisoner offered them in pledge, at the shop of Mr. Hammond, in Church street. Committed for trial. John Martin, of Marsdeu lane, labourer, was charged with stealing several gardening tools, die property of John Dewsnap. The prosecutor stated, that about four years ago, he bought a garden of die prisoner, near Crookes moor dam. On the 21st of October, he was working in the garden, and left it about four o'clock, intending to return again the same eveiuiug, but did not do so. He left his working tools in the garden house, but did not lock the door. Next morning, he found that a box of potatoes, a spade, rake, fork, aud a padlock and key had been stolen. Police constable White proved, diat yesterday he searched the prisoner's house, aud found the padlock, key, spade, rake, aud fork produced. Dewsnap said they were his property, aud die same as were stolen on the 21st of Oct-.ber. . . .The prisoner protested that diey were his, and that he had had them in his possession some years. The ' ase was remanded. lames Malkin, of South street huckster, was charged fith neglect of familv. The parties had only been married about four mouths, during which time the wife had wade application diree times to die parish for relief, in ''sequence of her husband leaving her and associating with other women. The Mayor ordered him to pay the amount of relief advanced, with costs, and make provision Jor las wife's future maintenance. . . Iredenck Hive8, of Westbar, hairdresser, wnargd with assaulting . girl named 'Martha Ward. The corn ' amant that she was in service at Atterchtfe, e,terday caine to Sheffield to visit her mother- She was &mg he defendant's shop, in Westbar, a Little after rune o'clock, as he was closing the door, when he took hold of her, and attempted to pull her into the shop. She succeeded in getting away from him, but he followed her, and at the top of Steelhouse lane, put his arm round her waist, and pulled her down the lane. He then insulted her in a very gross manner, and when her screams brought some persons out of their houses, he ran away. A person followed, and remonstrated with him upon his conduct, when he (Hives) immediately struck him. She was so alarmed by his conduct that she was afraid to go home alone, and called at the police office, from whence a man was sent home with her. . . . A young woman who was passing at the time, and witnessed the assault, confirmed the complainants statement.... The defendant denied the improper conduct and said the complainant tapped him on the shoulder before be spoke to her, and he merely walked by her side. . ..The Mayor said, the evidence showed the assault to have been entirely without provocation. It was necessary to protect females passing along the streets at night from the attacks of such brutes as the defendant ; and he convicted in die penalty of 20s., and 5s. 6d. costs. ECKINGTON PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY. Before B. B. Pegoe Burnell, Esq. Alleged Assault. Wm. Ward, of Dronfield, charged George Wright, also of Dronfield, with assaulting him on the 4di iust. It appears diat in front of defendant's house at Dronfield, is a pond, which is used by the neighbouring farmers and defendant to water their cattle. The complainant, who is a fanner's servant, is also in the daily habit of watering his master's catde at the pond. Different from the others, he finds it necessary, before they drink, to open a communication with a sewer which had been made to allow of die surplus water running off, and to let a considerable body of water flow away, in order that it might be rendered sufficiently clear for drinking. It appears he has done this, even during the dry season, to the great annoyance of the neighbouring farmers, and also defendant. He was so doing on the day in question, when defendant came out of his house, and threatened to throw him in the pond if he did not desist, and afterwards struck him a violent blow in die mouth. . . .Defendant said he merely warned complainant against letting the water off, and as he paid no attention to what he said, he took him by the collar, and pushed him away. He denied ever having struck him. The Bench considered that complainant had acted wrongly, and dismissed the case. Non-Payment of Wages. Robert Rose, of Mosbro', was summoned by Isaac Savage, of Eckington, sawyer, to shew cause why he refused to pay 2. Is. 9d. wages due. Complainant said he had worked for defendant both by piece and day wages, and that he had frequently desired to come to a setdement, but to no purpose. .. Rose disputed the sum charged, suiting that not only had Savage been exorbitant in his charges, but that he had put in a claim for five days, when it was proved in evidence that he had been working for another party. The defendant was ordered to pay 1. 2s. Cd. wages due, and costs. Violent Assault. Elizabedi Raby, of Potterton, in the parish of Scarcliff, preferred a charge of assault against Joseph Cree, beerhouse keeper, also of Potterton. Complainant, who is in the service of Mr. Bealey, innkeeper, of Potterton, said that on the 24th ult, which was the feast Sunday, about eight o'clock iu the evening, a row commenced in her master's house. Mr. Bealey having turned them out a great crowd assembled to see the fight One of the combatants being known to complainant, she went outside to use her influence to get him into die house. In endeavouring to accomplish this object, defendant came up to her and pushed her about, and used very abusive language to her, scratched her face, threw her with considerable violence against a wall, and rendered her senseless Jane Goodlad and Joseph Woodhead were present at die fight, and witnessed die conduct of defendant towards complainant. .. .Mr. Alder-son, who appeared for the defence, endeavoured to shew diat die pushing was accidental, and that any epithets which he might have used were owing to the insulting conduct of complainant. The Bench considered the assault was quite unprovoked by any conduct of the complainant, and ordered the defendant to pay costs, and 14s. Cd. to the poor of Scarcliff. The Killamarsh Sick Society. Robert Pemberton, an old man, summoned George Cutts, the treasurer of die Killamarsh Sick Society, for refusing to pay him 3s. a week, to which he was en tided as a member of that club. The hearing of the case was adjourned. Benjamin Reaney, of Dronfield, was charged with assaulting Ann Betts, on the 3rd inst Case adjourned. Several other minor cases were setded out of Court. Appointment of Pinder. Anne Woodhead was appointed to the office of pinder for die parish of Whitwell. PROVINCIAL NEWS. Mr. Buckingham has been lecturing at Edinburgh on Egypt- Mr. Cobden. Mr. Stephenson's engraving of Mr. Cob-den is finished, and is said to be an excellent likeness and a good engraving. Industrial Schools at Warrington. The Mayor of Warrington, gready to his honour, has established an industrial school, which is now attended by 100 boys. An explosion of gas took place last week in the shop of a boat maker, at Dundee, which completely destroyed the premises and seriously injured several of the family. On Friday morning week, die colliers employed at die Hopwood eolliery, near Bury, turned out, in consequence of an attempted reduction of wages. A tailor in Worcester has invented a waterproof coat made of vulcanised India rubber, in which there is not a single seam, or even a stitch. Grimsby. On Tuesday, Mr. W. H. Daubney, solicitor, (a Conservative,) was elected in the room of the retiring Mayor, Thomas Bell, Esq. ; and Messrs. Brooks and Nicholson were elected Aldermen. A young man died last week at Shields from inflammation of the bowels, caused by a plumstoue which he had accidentally swallowed, and which had lodged in the small intestines. It is Mr. Hudson, late secretary of the Leeds Mechanics' Institudon, who has been dubbed a doctor of philosophy by one of the German universities, and not Mr. Hudson, M.P., as erroneously stated. A meeting of the shareholders of the Ambergate, Nottingham, and Boston Railway, was held yesterday week, in the Exchange Rooms, Nottingham, to consider the proposal of the Great Northern Company to lease the line. After a long and stormy discussion, the offer of the Great Northern was rejected by an overwhelming majority. Sale of a Church. The Scotch church, Rodney street, Liverpool, was sold by auction, on Monday, by the mortgagees, under a power of sale. The building had cost .12,000 or 14,000. The lease of the ground was from the Corporation of Liverpool, for 00 years, at 3. 18s. a year, and it was stated that no ground rent had been paid for the last 23 years. The mortgage was 2000. A Mr. Booker began the biddings at '2000, his object being to turn it into a Church of England. But a Mr. Andrews appeared as his competitor, whose object was to turn it into a Wesleyan chapel. After a brisk bidding, it was knocked down to Mr. Andrews for 4050. Lord Ashley and his Constituents. A most extraordinary application has been made by Lord Ashley to his Bath Election Committee. " Tell it not iu Gadi, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon," that his Lordship claims from the aforesaid Committee, who were much honoured by his becoming dieir protege, the trifling sum of b7 for his travelling expenses. As it was the full understanding diat his Lordship was to be returned without any expense to himself, he demands H7 for the expenses of travelling to this gay city, to meet his kind friends ! The amount, after a little boggling, was forwarded to his Lordship. Bath Journal. Fatal Collision on the London and North Westers. On Monday, a collision attended with fatal consequences occurred at Wiusford, a station beyond Hartford, and nearly midway between Warrington aud Crewe, on the London and North Western line of Railway. It appears that a luggage train left Liveqiool on Monday morning for Birmingham, and that when it reached Winsford a train of coal waggons emerged suddenly and rapidly from the sidings, and both trains come into tremendous collision with each odier. The force of the blow may be inferred from the fact, diat the waggons attached to both trains were completely thrown off die rails, and partially smashed, that the engine of die up-train was overturned and damaged, and diat the engine-driver was killed upon die spot The stoker was injured, but not dangerously. Shameful Case of Adulteration of Flour in Leeds. A flour dealer, named Samuel Vickers, who has shops in several parts of the town, was, on Saturday last, brought up at die Leeds Borough Court, before Edward Baines aud Hamer Stausfield, Esqrs., charged with an extensive and dangerous adulteration of flour. Mr. Chorley, surgeon, of Leeds had called the attention of die magistrates to the matter' on the previous day. In the course of his professional duties, he visited a widow and five children, who showed such unequivocal symptoms of having partaken of onietliiue deleterious, that he was induced to examine the S A slight analysis convinced him that it had been adulterated with plaster of Paris, or some such substance. He then ascertained where the flour was purchased, and on fnstimting further inquiries, he discovered that several other fam lies had been seriously suffering from partaking of the j iw a hTPd Vickers was iu consequence taken into At tiie examw""" -- . , . . t Poria whit, and some ulasterof Paris immense quantity c . on immoa ,mC" ii., f his Dremises in High street; an immense in the c stone ts for mix stone Uble and roller for grinding die material and a sieve Btouc flour. All die sacks on die premises for mixing it with tueno nnflnn.tMifhl1 ,hP it f that in die bins was mixed widi Paris white whole of that m uie Mf,r tn nrnFO tho mi, they came troiu -? J i, i iWO wn mUler proved. In consequence of the continued 7llness of some of the parties who had eaten of the adulter-hwf bread and in order to allow time for the collection of further evidence, the bench remanded the prisoner until Wednesday. t. :ii;,.n npr sac W. L. Drinkwater, Esq., barrister, of the Northern Circuit has been appointed deemster, or judge, of the northern division of the Isle of Many vacant by the resignation of Jno. Christian, Esq. The creditors of Messrs. Scholes and Co., bankers, in Manchester, who suspended payments a short time since, have agreed to grant a letter of license for the firm to wind up their business under inspection. There will be a considerable surplus after payment of all the liabilities, and making due allowance for bad and doubtful debts. A public meeting of the citizens of Glasgow was held on Monday night in the City Hall, in compliance with a requisition presented to the Lord Provost, to consider the extensive and pernicious frauds practised on the inhabitants by provision dealers in the adulteration of meal. The hall was densely crowded in every part, there being about 4000 people present. Progress of Asiatic Cholera. On Tuesday, a meeting of the Worcester Town Council was held in that city, at which Mr. Councillor Arrowsmith read the following communication from Falmouth : " A case of cholera on board a ship from the Black Sea has occurred here. Ship placed under quarantine. Another ship arrived with a foul bill of health, also placed under quarantine." The Town Council of Worcester and Gloucester have appointed committees of health to adopt precautionary measures. Fatal Accident from Fire-arms at Liverpool. On Friday evening, a young gentleman, named Thomas Tul-lett, nineteen years of age, met with a dreadful death, under the following circumstances: A number of boys were firing cannon in Berkeley Field, Toxteth Park, near the new road leading to die Prince's Park, when the deceased and a friend were passing. The boys had also made a bonfire. A cannon which, it appears, was loaded with two slugs, about an inch long, had had a touch light applied, but on its not igniting, they direw die cannon into the fire, and soon after it went off, when one of the slugs struck the deceased on the left temple, perforated the brain, and went direcdy through die head to die right temple. He was taken to the Southern Hospital, where he lingered about three hours. The poor fellow's consciousness never returned after the accident. The deceased, who resided in Grove street, was most respectably connected, his parents residing in London. The circumstance of the cannon having slugs in it is, we learn, likely to lead to serious consequences to certain parties who are now in custody. During the same evening, another accident happened at the same place, by which a boy's foot was taken off. On Monday, some experiments were made on the Brighton and Chichester Railway, for the purpose of testing an invention of Messrs. Brett and Little, for giving the means of communication between railway guards and drivers. The manner of its operation is extremely simple. Close to the driver is placed an alarum bell ; and contiguous to it is a permanent magnet, connected with the inventors' patent galvanic battery, which is placed at the opposite end of the tender. Wires are passed from the alarum to the battery, and thence continued throughout the train. At every guard-box a pair of branch wires is carried up at the end of the carriage into the box, where, by die simple operation of moving a small winch, the galvanic circtiit is completed, the magnet immediately acts on the catch, so as to lift it, and the alarum is set in motion close to the driver. Pairs of branch wires can likewise be carried into every carriage of the train, if thought desirable, and thus a means is afforded to die passengers, as well as the guards, of apprising the driver of danger. In every instance, the signal was made without a single failure. Fearful Explosion of Gas at Grimsby. The inhabitants of King street and die neighbourhood were very much alarmed on Saturday morning week, in consequence of an explosion of gas, which occurred on the premises of Mr. Borden, tailor and draper, and Mr. W. Chapman, landlord of the Packet house. It appears there has been an escape some time, but was more particularly noticed on Friday night, when Mr. Chapman tried his pipes with a lighted caudle, but could not detect the outlet. On the following morning, between four and five o'clock, there being a few embers in the fire grate, the gas, it is conjectured, became ignited, and exploded in so terrific a manner that die whole buildings were shaken to their foundations. When the shock had subsided, the whole of the premises manifested a disastrous appearance ; the boarded floors of two lower rooms were completely torn up the partition walls levelled, and the windows and frames blown into the street. The chamber floors of Mr. Chapman's house were likewise torn up, and the furniture strewn about in a destructive manner, and much damaged ; the ceiling of the upper rooms had fallen upon the beds (which fortunately were not occupied,) most of the windows were broken, and almost every article removed from its place. Notwithstanding diis destructive catastrophe raged so furiously in almost every room, not any one of the inmates sustained the slightest injury. We heard that the buildings are insured, likewise the stock-in-trade of Mr. Corden. Hull Packet. Dr. Bowring M.P., and his Brother Plundered of 1000 in Money by two Highwaymen. Late on Friday night the metropolitan police force received intelligence from the constabulary police force in Wales, of the following daring case of highway robbery, perpetrated in noonday, on Thursday last, on a public road a few miles from Bridgend. On that day, early in the morning, Dr. Bowring M.P., and his brother, who is the chief manager of the Llynvi Iron Wrkp; t Mietog, pry.dd from that place to Bridgend, to procure from die company's bankers in that town money to pay the workmen at the iron works their wages. The check was for 1000, and they received for die same 000 in sovereigns, 150 in silver, and 250 in bank notes. These, we understand, were in separate bags, and placed in a large one, which was deposited in a case underneath the seat box of the gig, which die hon. member and his brother had travelled with, and intended to return by to the iron works. At 12 o'clock they started, Maesteg being 10 miles distant from 'Bridgend. They had reached about midway, when, as they were ascending a hill between Coytrahene and Cefa-yd-fa, in a part of the road some distance from any habitation, tliey were met by two meu, evidently experienced " mobsmen," who, rushing forward, stopped the horse, and, with a heavy loaded pistol in each hand, demanded " mouey or their lives ;" one declaring instant death would follow if the cash was not immediately forthcoming. To escape was impossible. Neidier Dr. Bowring nor his brother had the slightest weapon to defend themselves with. Each of die ruffians presented a pistol to their heads, and die muzzles of two thrust against the sides of the horse. Resistance, therefore, was useless, and there was no other way to get rid of the " gentlemen" but to hand over to them the bag containing the 1000, with which the robbers decamped into the adjacent woods. Before parting, they took the precaution, if we may be allowed to make use of the terra, of shooting the horse, with a view undoubtedly of preventing early information being given to the police authorities. As soon as they had disappeared, Mr. Chas. Bowring ran back in the direction of Bridgend, and meeting with a person on horseback, prevailed upon the rider to let him have it, explaining the cause, which was immediately granted, the party going forward to Dr. Bowring, who was in a very excited state, expecting some outrage would be committed by the villains' comrades, for it was evident others were concerned. On Mr. Charles Bowring reaching Bridgend, he gave information of die robbery to the magisterial authorities, who lost no time in despatching officers in all directions on horseback in pursuit of the offenders, each party having fire arms, and a full description of die robbers. A subsequent letter from Bridgend informs us that the result of die prompt steps taken by Mr. Charles Bowring has been the capture of both the ruffians, who are Irishmen, and on whose persons the sum of 600 was found ; but the 200 in notes, aud the 150 in silver has not yet been discovered. On Friday the robbers were examined at the Town hall, and remanded for a week. Obs. Swindling in Manchester and Liverpool. For some time past the Liverpool papers have contained ac counts of the doings of a well-known swindler, named Parr or Gilinour, who had, by hi3 great address and audacity, succeeded in getting orders for goods to a very large amount, executed by tradesmen and merchants. About three weeks ago, diis gentleman transferred the sphere of his operations to Manchester, where Mr. Beswick, who was informed of his intention, took prompt steps to receive him. A detective officer watched him from the railway station to his lodgings, in Stocks street, and remained in the neighbourhood watching his movements. Wherever Mr. Gilinour went diis officer followed him ; and when Gilmour had favoured any person with an order, which he did extensively, in various amounts, from a few shillings to several hundred pounds, the officer stepped into the shop immediately after he had left it and informed the tradesman of the kind of person who had given the order. As a further means of precaution against the designs of this man, Mr. Beswick had portraits of him prepared, and distributed at the different police stations. These show that Gilmour is a man about 50, with a large beard and moustache, bald head, rather precisely dressed, and of a very sanctimonious carriage. On Friday last, Mr. Beswick, thinking, probably, that by that time the fellow's want of success in Manchester might induce him to take a little advice as to his future movements, sought a personal interview with Mr. Gilmour, as he was dining in Brown's eating house, Deansgate, and, after informing him of the steps which had been taken for defeating his schemes, by preventing the delivery of the goods which he had ordered, informed him, that should he continue to make Manchester the seat of his operations, he would be watched in the same manner, and that, whenever he ordered any goods, the officer would be directed, in his presence, to inform the tradesman that his customer was Parr or Gilmour, the swindler. The chief superintendent also informed him that all the police were in full possession of his description ; and, after exhibiting to him one of his portraits, in order to convince him of the trouble which had been taken to secure his exposure, advised him to quit Manchester. The swindler, who appeared very much disconcerted at the exhibition of his picture, aud who probably saw diat it was in vain to expect to make a harvest in Manchester, told Mr. Beswick that he should follow his advice, and accordingly next morning one of the detective officers saw him safely off to Liverpool, by the eleven o clock train. Mr. Gilniour has now transferred his residence to Liverpool, from which place a great number of letters have been received iu Manchester during the last few days, containing orders for goods. Some of these letters are in die name of Gilmour ; others, of Parr ; and one was received yesterday from " Cross and Co." Manchester Guardian. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. West Indies. The royal mail packet ship Medway arrived at Southampton on Sunday. In Jamaica the crops are said to have been seriously injured by the long continuance of dry weather, the sugar and coffee crops having suffered severely ; but it was hoped that the October rains, which had subsequently set iu, would in some measure repair the injury. Loud complaints were being made of the effects of die competition in the sugar trades introduced by the recent alterations in the tariff. It i said that sugar has fallen still further in value, in consequence of the large quantity in stock, which very much exceeds the wants of the trade. Exchange on London is quoted 1 per cent, discount for 90 days bills. Mexico and the United States. The arrival of the West India mail steamer has put us in possession of dates from Vera Cruz to the 1st October, and from the city of Mexico to die 28th September. Contrary to expectation, however, they add nothing to the facts previously known, in reference to the situation of General Scott's army, except confirming the fact that Puebla, the largest town and the most important post on the route between the capital and Vera Cruz, had actually fallen into the hands of the Mexicans. What was the fate of the United States troops forming the garrison is not stated; but we presume they succeeded in making their escape. It also appears certain, that Santa Anna, after resigning the office of president had left Guadalupe, at the head of 2500 cavalry, and had gone to Puebla, where a strong force was assembling, to act on General Scott's communications. America. Liverpool, Thursday. By the ship Sea, arrived at Liverpool, we have received New York papers of the 19th ult, being three days later tiiau those brought by the last steamer. There were, however, no later accounts from Mexico during the brief interval, and nothing of interest had occurred in commercial matters of any moment The more reflecting portion of the American community continue to entertain sanguine expectations of an early peace with Mexico, and the price of stocks is maintained firm, from a confident hope diat a considerable advance in prices will follow as a necessary consequence from diat event. The exchanges are widiout variation. Cape of Good Hope. We have received further advices from the Cape to the 7th Sept. Sir Henry Pottinger had issued a proclamation declaring Sandilli, the chief of the Gaika Kafirs, a rebel, and calling upon the colonists to assemble to assist the troops in an inroad into his territory. This proclamation was received with great delight by the colonists, and preparations were immediately made to act accordingly. It was expected that hostilities would commence on the 20th Sept. On Tuesday the ordinary session of the Belgian Chambers was opened by King Leopold in person. The minister of Finance in Belgium has given orders to the customs officers of the frontiers, that for the future examinations of passengers' persons, especially females, shall not take place unless almost certain indications of fraud shall exist A supplement to the Agram Gazette, issued on the 28 th October, with the arms of Croatia, Sclavonia, and Dalmatia emblazoned upon it, contained the announcement diat in future the language of die country should be the official language for all the acts of the Government except diplomatic relations, which would be carried on in Latin. The Political Chief of the Canary Islands has ordered that all articles coming from die island called Great Canary shall be subjected to a quarantine of five days, in consequence of an epidemic disease having broken out. The Cholera in France. Three cases of decided Asiatic cholera are said to have shown themselves on Sunday in the Faubourg St. Germain, in Paris. There is no doubt that the ordinary spasmodic cholera is very prevalent in Paris, and that there have been some fatal cases, but this is the first time the Asiatic cholera has shewn itself. Attempted Assassination in Paris. A considerable sensation was created in Paris, on Monday, by a report of another attempted assassination in high life. It appears that Count Mortier, who is French ambassador at Turin, has been for some time past in a state of nervous excitement, and that in the hope of an improvement in his health, he has been for the last few days at Paris, on conge. On Sunday, he attempted, in a fit of insanity, to assassinate his daughter and his two sons, the eldest of whom is not more than twelve years of age. The mania of the Count, it appears, is that of jealousy. He has for a long time imagined that the Countess, who is young and beautiful, has been unfaithful to him, although there does not appear to be the slightest ground for the suspicion, her conduct being higldy exemplary, both as a wife and a mother. Ou Sunday morning, the Count wrote a letter to a lady in Paris, in which he stated, not having any wish to survive his dishonour, he had determined to kill himself and his children. The lady in question went immediately to the Chancellor, Count Pasquier, to inform him on the subject, and the Chancellor immediately repaired with assistance to the Count's house. The doors of his apartment were found all locked, and it was necessary to break them open. The Count was found in his study, with his childred about him, and razors upon the table ; and it ap pears, that instead of attempting to kill them without then-knowledge, he had endeavoured to persuade them to consent to die along with him. He was in the midst of an altercation ifiUi them when the authorities entered. He was immediately arrested, and placed in a lunatic asylum. The Gorlitz Murder. The investigation into the supposed murder of the Countess of Gorlitz, which had been dropped, has suddenly been resumed. It has caused an unusual degree of excitement in all parts of Germany. Ou the evening of the 6th instant, die body of the Countess was exhumed, and a post mortem examination was made, which ought to have been made the day the body of the unfortunate Countess was discovered. The servant accused of an attempt to poison the Count is still under arrest. Suicide of Count Bresson. The Journal des Debuts of Tuesday, announces die suicide of Count Bresson, French ambassador to the court of Naples, on the 28th October. Count Bresson only arrived at Naples on the 23rd ult Count Bresson is well known to the English public from having been ambassador at the court of Madrid during the negotiation of the Spanish marriages. He was found, at six in the morning, dead iu bed, with his throat cut from ear to ear. There appears to be no reason to doubt that he died by his own hand. The Journal des Debats, in reference to the recent news from Hong-Kong, predicts that " China will be conquered by England, and after the conquest it wdl be more easy to govern than India." The revenue of China is said to amount to 00,000,000 annually. TAKING OF MEXICO. The Liverpool Times gives the following extract of a letter from an Englisman in Mexico, to a Liverpool gentie-man, his brother, which gives a very interesting account of the taking of that city : " September, 28, 1847. For the last"six weeks we have been in constant alarm. On the 20th of' last month there was an action between the American and Mexican troops ; on the 21st the latter were defeated, and imagine the confusion the routed pouring pell-mell into die city, bringing their dead, wounded, and die little artillery that escaped. The action was distinctly seen from the Asoleas say flat roofs of the houses. On die 10th of this month we had another battle. On Sunday, die 12th, Chapultepec, a fortress about three miles from Mexico, was bombarded, and on the 13th diey began to throw heavy 13-inch shells into the city. On the 14th, die Americans penetrated into die great square, and hoisted their flag on the palace, and the contest began in the streets. This was truly a frightful day: the heavy 24-ponnders, filled widi grape and cannister, supported by heavy rifle and musket firing, which lasted all day ; the city partly given up to plunder, whole streets gutted, and men, women, and children murdered ; one convent, the Incarnacion, broken open, and, to crown all, the prisons all opened, and die vilest of men let loose upon the city. I hoisted the English flag on my house and would not allow a single individual to take any part in the affair ; the flag protected us, and many others who rushed frantically through die fire, begging me to save their lives. Fortunately, the soldiers who were quartered on the roofs of our houses, and in my street, were Irishmen. I spoke to them as countrymen, put the flag under their protection, served them out liberally widi grog, and, so far from insulting us, they behaved in the most decent and praisewortiiv manner, and from enemies became to us a defence. Since that day the Mexicans have surrendered at discretion. We have now an American Governor and an American paper, and, in fact, we are a conquered people ; but no one walks the streets now after dark, for the daily assassinations and robberies are untold. I have procured from General Scott what is called a " safe conduct," which protects my property, house and person, so that, individuals, I am quite secure ; but I keep all very watchful at night," and have as many tore-arms m the house as wmdd repel any attack from robbers, who are the only parties now to fear, General Scott having established tolerable discipline in his army, although as yet there is a great deal of angry blood between the troops and the populace. You wdl probably see in the papers many particulars of what has passed here, and therefore, not further to dwell on diis matter, I refer you to Uiem. i must, however, inform you that die mob entered into toe palace, and destroyed diousands of documents and papers, including valuable vouchers of mine and treasury bonds ; m fact, we shall all have to begin over again. Thankful are those who escaped! At present everything is at a stand-still; no money, no commerce, no credit, shut the only law that rules here is martial law. Painful, painful indeed ,s our position, and, I fear, little immediate hopes of amelioration; but still I do not despair that better times may arise, and, at all events, patience and conformity are die best palliatives. You are aware that diis is the most fanatical country in the world ; not only have they never permitted, not even in a private house, the celebration of Protestant worship, but they have even been reluctant to admit a Protestant cemetery for the dead. Mark the re-action. In the Archbishop's palace, at Tacnbava, about three weeks ago, I heard the American Chaplain of the forces read the Church of England service, and preach a sermon ; and the day before yesterday I attended the Church of England service performed in the palace of Mexico, with die American flag over our heads." MISCELLANY. Valuable mines of coal, ironstone, and fire clay have re cently been discovered at Aldridge, near Walsall. Lord John Russell has appointed Mr. Thomas Uwins, R.A. to be keeper of the National Gallery of pictures, in the room of Mr. Eastlake, who resigns. A decree of the Prussian Government forbids aU workmen, of whatever trade they may be, to proceed to Switzerland, under pain of fine and imprisonment. On Monday week, an attempt was made by four men to rob the Rev. J. Skidmore, Wesleyan minister, while walking from Beckiugham to Gainsbro'. The Daily Neios says that negotiations have been going on for amalgamation between the Eastern Counties' and the Great Northern Companies. The swearing-in of the Lord Mayor elect of the city of London for the ensuing year, took place on Mondav, in the Guildhall. The King and Queen of the Belgians were to arrive at Dover yesterday, on a visit to the Queen and Prince Consort, at Windsor Castle. Old Bachelors. Dr. Franklin describes a bachelor as the half of a pair of scissors, unfit for aught but to scrape a trencher. At the Insolvent Debtors' Court Dublin, on Saturday, diere were no less than 101 cases set down on the list for hearing ; amongst the number were nine attorneys, one barrister, one law student, and one physician. About 400 railway labourers were on Monday last discharged from the Stamford and Augby works near Morcott, Rutland, in consequence of the alarimng state of affairs in the monetary world. A new lighthouse has been erected on Trevose Head, which lies on the north-west coast of Cornwall. The want of a lighdiouse on this coast has long been felt, being one of the most prominent headlands in the county. Lord Stanley will give a grand Parliamentary dinner to a large party on the 22ud of the present month, the day previous to the expected delivery of her Majesty's speech in Parliament, ou opening die session. Mr. Lefevre, brother to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and also brodier to a gentleman holding a high office in the Board of Trade, has invested 00,000 ina spinning factory at St. Petersburgh. The Hampshire Telegraph says that arrangements have been made for die separation of the convicts employed in the dockyard, from the labourers in die same establishment, thus removing an evil of serious magnitude, which has too long been suffered to exist A complete collection of the engravings of Rembrandt, left by the late Count Verstoelk Van Soelin, which has just been publicly sold at Amsterdam, produced lO.tibOf. Almost the whole were purchased on account of the British Museum. The new regulation of the Post-Office which permits letters of a weight exceeding the limit of sixteen ounces to pass by post came into operation on Wednesday. But no letter above four ounces in weight can in future pass through the post-office unless the postage is prepaid : and no packet is to exceed the length of two feet. It is said that the hedgehog is proof against poisons. Mr. Pallas states that it will eat a hundred cantharides without receiving any injuiy. More recently a German physician, who wished to dissect one, gave it prussic acid, which took no effect, and he then tried arsenic, opium, and corrosive sublimate, with the same results. Statistics of Pauperism. The population of Sweden amounts to about 3,500,000 souls, and has only three mendicants in every 400 persons, while in Norway they reckon five out of every 100 ; in Denmark, 4 ; in Wurtembugh, 5 ; in Switzerland, 10 ; in Italy, 13 ; in France, 15 ; and in the British Islands collectively, 17, although in England separately there are only 10. Death of Mendelssohn, the Composer. We regret to announce the death of Mendelssohn, the great com poser. " On the evening of the 4th instant," says a letter from Leipsic, " the musical world suffered a deplorable loss by the death of Joseph Mendelssohn Bartholdy. An inflammation of the brain baffled the skdl of the" first physicians, and carried him off in the vigour of manhood. All Leipsic shed tears at the loss of a man who was universally honoured, loved, and respected." A new life boat has been tried before several experienced naval officers. It is built in distinct sections, and stated to defy capsize or accident It wiU hold 100 men, and contain a month's provisions for fifty. The invention is due to Mr. A. Lamb, of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Sir John Franklin's Expedition. We have heard, from tolerably good authority, that, in the event of nodiing being heard of Sir John Franklin and his gallant polar voyagers next year, the Government will fit out three separate expeditions very early, to be despatched different routes in quest of them. The admiralty stUl feel no reason to be alarmed for die safety of the gallant hero and his companions ; for they do not expect to hear from them tdl next year. Globe. More Superstition. An Isle of Man farmer, who lately lost four cows by death, burned a cow on the high road for the purpose of discovering the evil eye that destroyed diem. He had just completed this holocaust when a man came up, whom he seized to sacrifice in order to avert the'" evil eye" thereby. The poor fellow, with the utmost difficulty, and only by his superior pedestrian powers, escaped the awful fate that waited him. Railway Lawyers' Bills. Considerable sensation has been created, by the application to " a judge at chambers" to tax the bills of an eminent West-end solicitor against an old railway company. The bills are greater than any that have ever appeared in a taxing office, extending over some years, and report says, they involve about 200.000. Anxiety is felt by other professional gentlemen, lest the example should be followed, as it has always been under stood that the scale of taxation is not a remunerative one. Every day's experience increases the evidence, that the suspension of that clause of the Bank Charter, which limited the discretion of the Directors as to the issue of notes, was the proper remedy for the panic-terror which had taken possession of men's minds. The panic is gone after the act ; and though money is still at a stiff price, yet the daily rise in the funds, and the occasional announcement that Messrs. Gurney are reducing the rate of interest on money, held on caU (which has now got down to 5 per cent.) shows that better times are coming. Only let die country be assured that this " incubus" wiU not again be imposed on trade and commerce, and money will gradually return to a reasonable rate; for, though die dealers will, of course, keep it up as long as they can, yet competition out of doors will soon render the 8 per cent, of the Bank a mere name. The price of money, like that of every other article, depends strictly on the proportion between supply and demand, whenever panic does not merge all considerations of profit in considerations of safety and existence. Liverpool Times. A somewhat credulous contemporary, yesterday, favoured its readers with two or three "rumours" of so extraordinary a character that it gave them all those advantages of type and position widi which journalists are apt to distinguish dieir most important intelligence. Lord Grey was to resign, and to be accompanied in his retirement by Sir C. Wood ; while Mr. Barnard was to make way for Mr. Hawes by vacating Greenwich, and Lord Enfield for Mr. Macaulay, by giving up Chatham. Unhappily for our too sanguine friend, there is not one particle of foundation for either of diese reports. Neidier Lord Grey nor Sir C. Wood has the least intention of retiring from their respective' offices ; and however much we may desire to see Mr. Macaulay and Mr. Hawes in Parliament, we fear they will have long to wait if their return depends on die resignation of Lord Enfield and Mr. Barnard. Times. The coming Session. Her Majesty will not open the new Parliament in person. The roval speech will be communicated by commission. The first business will be the election of Speaker. No opposition is anticipated to the re-election of the Right Hon. C. Shaw Lefevre, who is looked up to with respect by all parties. Lord Lansdowne will entertain a party of peers, supporters of the Government at Lansdowne House, on the 22nd, and Lord John Russell has issued cards of invitation for a full-dress dinner of the Members of the House of Commons, who are connected widi the Government, on the same evening, at the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, in Downing street, when the Queen's speech on the opening of Parliament will be submitted to the noblemen and gentlemen assembled. Lord Stanley will also give a grand Parliamentary dinner to a large party on the 22nd. It is expected that Parliament will sit for about a month, and be adjourned a few days before Christmas. Chronicle. Facilities for a more rapid transmission of correspondence between London and Paris are on the eve of being established. Baron Rothschild, on the part of the Great Northern Railway Company in France, and Mr. Macgregor, the chairman of the South Eastern Railway Company in this country, have tor some time past been in communication with the French Government and we understand that they have suggested great and extensive improvements in the transmission of the mails between die two capitals. These suggestions have received the warm approbation of the French Government and diey have expressed their willingness to assist in carrying them out. Their desire having been communicated to the Government here, the Marquess of Clanricarde, the Postmaster-General, has gone over to Paris, where he is to be met by the French authorities and Baron Rothschild and Mr. Macgregor, for the purpose of finally arranging the details for carrying out the proposed alteration. There are in die United Kingdom 51 judges of the superior courts; 22 in England, 16 in Ireland, and 13 in Scotland. The judges of the inferior courts, exclusive of the county court judges in England, number 312. In England the salaries of the 22 judges of the superior courts amount to 229,681 ; of the judges of the Court of Chancery, five in number, amount to 30,000 ; the Lord Chancellor has 10,000; the Master of the Rolls, 7000; the Vice-Chancellor of England, 0000; and the two Vice-Chancellors, 5000 each. The salaries of the judges of the Court of Queen's Bench are stated at 28,000; die Lord Chief Justice has 8000, and the four Puisne Judges 5000. The salaries are the same in the Court of Common Pleas, and also in the Court of Exchequer, with the exception of the Chief Baron, who has 7000. The Judge of the Court of Admiralty has 4000, and the average emoluments of the Judges of the Prerogative Court are returned at 3577. nJ""" Pabl,as,e, Thursday Parliament wrs proclamation, for the . 1 ousiness The hour appo nted for the nro-rogattonwas two o'clock, but tmmtSPwSJSSJSm Opposition benches of the Houp nt i i widi ladies The Lord cfil tZJ had been Dleased to emu ... tier jtajesty . 0L . . l oe issued under the Great Seal, for proroguing Parliament to Thursdav the IStliof November. The frescoes appear progressing rapidly to completion, especially Mr. Maclise'3 Chivalry but it is quite evident none of those now on hand can be accomplished before the meeting of Parliament It is rumoured, that immediately after the election of Speaker the House will proceed with public business up to Christmas, and that there will then be a very short recess of eight or ten days prior to the resumption of the consideration of die business of the country. It is said the present monetary crisis will be the first subject brought before die Legislature by her Majesty's Ministers. French Loan. Paris, Nov. 10. This being the day fixed for the adjudication of die new French loan, M. de Rothschild was the only party who bid for it, at 75f. 25c. The Minister of Finance announced diat the bidding having reached the minimum fixed by himself in a sealed paper he held in his hand, declared the tender of M. de Rothschild accepted. This announcement was received with an expression of surprise by the auditory, who had calculated on a much higher price. The Prince of Wales's Birth-day. The sixth anniversary of the birth-day of his Royal Highness was celebrated at court on Tuesday with extraordinary splendour. The Archbishopric of York. It is currendy rumoured, that the Right Rev. Dr. Maltby, Bishop of Durham, will be translated to the vacant Archbishopric. A sum of 8000 has been embezzled by one of die confidential clerks of the Board of Works, Dublin, who has been committed for trial on the charge. A striking example of an improvident Irish marriage was lately exhibited at Moneygall, in King's county. A happy couple who were married in the morning, were caught stealing hay in die evening, to make their nuptial couch. The accounts from Limerick and Clare are most disheartening. Those counties are daily becoming still more disorganised, and atrocious crimes mark the progress of the wicked and insane confederacy amongst the peasantry. The Evening Mail says, we have reason to believe that an Arms Act of an extremely stringent character is in. course of preparation, and will be laid before Parliament at as early a period as possible. The suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act is the only measure adequate to the crisis. Employment by Landlords and Tenants in Wex-Fi?i'i A coumy ftS9oeiation of landlords and tenants, established last summer, meets periodicallv, to adopt practical measures for employing the people", and promoting an improved system of husbandry. The Earl of Courtown presided at the monthly meeting inEnniscorthy, on Thursday week, when it was announced that die Board of Works had directed an engineer to report upon the formation and improvement of fishery harbours on the coast. State of Ireland. There are fnrdier accounts of outrages at Roscommon, and of threatening notices served on some proprietors in the district where the late Major Mahon was murdered. There are ten or twelve persons in custody, but merely on suspicion, charged with being concerned in the murder of that unfortunate gentleman. From the county of Clare there are no further accounts of serious outrages, but notices were still posted in various places, threatening vengence against farmers and " land-jobbers" who might take land from which tenants have been, or are likely to be ejected. Parisian Antiquities. Within the last few days the workmen engaged in lowering the Place du Parvis Notre Dame, found two shafts of a marble column, a fine medal, in yellow copper, of the reign of Louis XIII, some human bones, part of a spout artistically worked, an enormous mass of masonry, appearing to indicate the place of a monument of the Roman Empire, and the foundations of a little chapel, dedicated in the middle ages to St Christophe In the year 1839, the French mercantile navy numbered lo,000 ships, they are now reduced to 13,679; and of these 8,900 measure less than 30 tons. Highway Robbery in France. The Monitcur mentions an act of highway robbery of a character so audacious as to cause, on Saturday, iu Paris, serious reflections on the state of the country. The diligence from Vannes, for L'Onent, containing 40,000 francs, the property of Government, and escorted by two gendarmes, was attacked on the road by a band of twelve or fifteen highwaymen, who fired a volley, which kdled two horses and one of the gen-durmes. The other galloped off to seek assistance. The robbers, in the meanwhile, plundered the coach of its contents, and effected their escape. We learn from the best audioTitv. tVint ti1 t,.,. number of American and other foreign orders held by houses of high respectability, which will be given out as soon as matters assume a somewhat more settled appearance. Economist. Sugar. The average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed from the returns made in the week ending Nov. 2nd, 1847, is as foUows : The produce of the British Possessions in America, 22s. 9$d. ; of the Mauritius, 21s. 34,(1.; of the East Indies, 23s. 6d. ; and the average price of the three foregoing descriptions is 22s. 6d. per cwt, exclusive of the duties of customs. K or F ? At the Thames police office, on Wednesday, a man, named Costello, was charged widi breaking a wax figure of Prince Albert, in an exhibition. The fact was admitted. The defence was this : That feller, said he, pointing to the prosecutor, kept calling out, " Walk up, ladies and gendemen, here's the Queen and Prince Albert au aiive. augnter.; wen, your Worship, up I goes, and he points out the Prince. Thinks J, you are a mighty stiff old chap, and I axes him how all die littie uns were. (Loud laughter.) Well, if he wur alive he didn't make no answer whatsomdever, which I thought wery on"enteel, (Renewed laughter,) especially after I had forked out the tin, expecting to have a word or two with die Queen. So I says, I be mighty glad to see you tip us your fist I might iust as well have talked tn a nnai n i -.i. - - i atiucil Willi his great big eyes, and they looked a kind of glossy -like as if he was drunk, (Roars of laughter,) but deuce a word would he speak, so I thought may be a blow will make you say something, and I gives him a tolerable rap in the face, when off rolled his head, and I sees it was all an imposition, and smashed it un into little hit tw. v-j ley : You don't mean to say you expected to see the Queen xnuce Aiuen anve : Prisoner: (with an air of comic gravity,) I did then, and when I fust spoke to Prince H albert, I puts my hand on him as tender as if he was a hinfant (Loud laughter.) Defendant was ordered to pav 10s. for the murdered prince. The Sanitary Movement. The object of the sanitary movement may be summed up in a few words a sewer in every street of every town and village ; a drain for every house ; a constant and unlimited supply of good water to every family ; pure air at any cost ; the application of the refuse of towns to the purposes of agriculture ; and, lasdy, to secure these blessings, the removal of every impediment physical and moral, and the destruction or reconstruction of every form of local administration which does not work well towards these righteous ends. Eraser's Maqazine for November. A Short Sermon for Young Men. Text Owe no man anything. Keep out of debt. Avoid it as you would war, pestilence, and famine. Shun it as you would the devil. Hate it with a perfect hatred. Abhor it with an entire abhorrence. Dig potatoes, break stones, peddle in tin ware, do anything that is honest and useful rather than run into debt. As you value comfort, quiet, independence, keep out of debt. As you value good digestion, a healthy appetite, a placid temper, a smooth pillow, sweet sleep, pleasant dreams, and happy wakings, keep out of debt Debt is die hardest of all taskmasters, die most cruel of oppressors. It is a mill-stone about the neck. It is an incubus on the heart. It spreads a cloud over die whole firmament of a man's being. It eclipses the sun, it blots out the stars, it dims and defaces the beautiful bine of the sky. It breaks up the harmony of nature, and turns to dissonance all the voices of its melody. It furrows the forehead with premature wrinkles, it plucks the eye of its light, it drags all nobleness and kindness out of the port and bearing of a man. It takes the soul out of his laugh, and aU stateliness and freedom from his walk. Come not under this accursed dominion. Pass by it as you would pass by a leper, as one smitten by the plague. Touch it not. Taste not of its fruits, for it shall turn to bitterness and ashes on your lips. Friendly, I say to each and to all but especially to you young men, keep out of debt SHEFFIELD POST - OFFICE i j ARIVAL A:fD depabturb of mails. tberham.MansfiNoSh'J M Mester,Idverpool, Ireland, Scotland Ac I A M- ' 1st ditto ditto eet 2nd ditto ditto "i a.m. 8 45 P.M. A.M. 6 0 .. 12 0 Second London, Derby, Belper, Rotherham. P M- " Barnsley, Wakefield, Leeds, York, New- a J " I " castle-npon-Tyne, &c. .. ........ .. i A Mj JM- Barnsley, Wakefield, Leeds, Manchester p " Liverpool, Ireland, Scotland, &c... f H' Rotherham, Bawtry, Gainsbro', &c. 8 52 " Barnsley, Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster " York, HulL Scodand, &c. ........ .".i iMA Dronfield, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Not- " 3 15 tingham.. .. .. .. p.m. Dronfield, Mansfield, andNottm"gham 6 30 A M- Boxes close for 1st direct Manche-t BV V. o , direct Liverpool, Manchester, V? 15 minutes, Id. ; last 15nunutes, 6d7 Late FeeFlt Boxes close for the North Dav Mi t Fee First 30 ininutes. Id. th L.- 4 p m' Boxesclosesfor Ist Londn &c T' First 45 minutes, 2d ; Cff fflS7 Fee BaMaar&cp5 e North and Letters intended to be retristorml mT, v

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