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•^^SQUTIiAMtTON OBSERVER'ANb WINCtLLBTER ■ MBWS-SATURDAY, JPNE 1.' 1878.
IMPERIAL PABLIAMENT.
Tiha Rxeheouer tUted thatnaportion of the revenue* .India had been dovotod to dthnr tho expen** of the
#:«*, and movedthat.th* premnt system of taxing r.sJed tho Hou»* of. tho many local hnrdeatwhich
ssyt taci'jES;!
k Mtiflmtmily/dmlt with by » ramhtion of thi*
t:.n W0@f M*% |h&a#tU*mamt of the oue*tion. i n th® M6#mAv#og, it negatived Mr. Barclay'*
£ ik:
Kcnealy would put hi* qwgon down for Supply ft
SiLSS!fesar1 "■*
In the Bouse of Lord* W MooUay. Ixnd Wlsbury ' dated, In reply to Lord Card well, that ha waa not yet ible to make any definite communication to the House «ith regard to the negotiation* for a Conference of :he Power*, though within the Lut few dart the -roepect of a Cougrem mmUng had materially im. proved. The Contagion* Diseases (Animal*) Bill russed through" Committee.
In the Common*, Lord Hartington having asked whether Minister* were able to give the Houso any information with regard to the negotiations recently io program and the p«*pect* ot the aemmhllng of a Congiem, the Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that he warn not yet in a porition to give any detailed information on the.subf ect, but he might lay tha^ within lha Lut few day* the prospocts of a Congress had materially improved. On the order for going, into Committee of Supply on the Bupplementiuy Eitlmaics for the Indian Cofatingent, a' preliminary; dbcuMion was raised by Sir 0. CampbsRon the aubject of the Indian troope. but the Houm nsgativrfd hi* potion. On tho question that the Speaker thotold leaYe the chair a long discussion took place, in'th* couree of ■hich Mr. UladdoDO maid he wiihea to ifeoord hisiown limpprwal of and protert agutort th* au,pky*o*mt of
•jo moon for an exhaurtive discussion otthe policy of noving the Indian troop*, and therefore'he should not «ppom tha veto. ThaMoumhadnoaI^miatlr#hu&to pua the estimate* under protest aguut. tha claim of the Government that it wa* unnecessary and unusual 1j consult Parliament. One question which remained, Lowever, wa* how other Oovernmonta would regard the Suez Canal after the British Government had made »uch a n*e of Ik Tho Chancellor of the Exchequer K marked that, *o far a* thu constitutional and legal character of the step taken by Minister* wa* concerned, the decision, ef the Home had alfoady been uimltakeaUy poimdncad; &odthata«(6lha policy iad cxpodioncy. of .the. mtaaure, it was difficult to answer the question at that moment. All be could say; • is that the Government bad consistently taken tho
,riy a mujmrty ^ the Hpo*^ hut by th* great rjjonty of the country. They had incurred tho ex-I odituroon thalr own rmpooalbqily, iaOavio* It to t- the right step; and ho had no doubt that the Bouse i-A the country would justify them in the course they ul adopted. After some observations from Mr. i Donnml aid Mr. Pawcett, the Houso divided, and Mjlvcd to go into Committee by 214 to 40. Colon* Kmlay them moved tho roto of fWO.OOO jor tha pay nl allowance* «* the Indian, troops. Afjar a very it it discussion the' Vote wa* agreed to. Mr. VJf. U Smith pionoacd the Vdto'of 43M,000 for lh# Inttport of the expedition. This vote led to some tiKussion, and was ultimately affirmed. The Com* n;::e* resumed the consideration of tho Civil Service
In the House of Lords on Tuesday the .Public li-ilth Act (1876) Amendment Bill, to enable rural iu-.tary authorities* to require & proper water supply i t houses under their jurisdiction, wa* read a second
la the Common*, after a protest from the Irish n.-nbere against a morning sitting on Friday, which * uld Intwfm* w*lh thdr contemnlatad debate «m ' rersity education in Ireland, Mr. Pease called i::.ntion to a feature in the new Education Code, *lioh he thought unwi*ely increased the powe* of i> Department. After an explanation fi lii-iilton, the hon,, gentleman's n Subsequently the House wi

1 MURDRB0U8 ASSAULT ON A POLIOS- ,
CONSTABLE.
i 6a Sunday morning, *hoitly after one o'clock, a
wemtewss
suffian* rtaiding in the neighbourhood of the Albert
wounded oohstable drew the atlehtioh of m fellow ifficer, who mye chase after the mi*cn*nt. "Being a
with' the attempt tb fd bedHy JHeVoM harm to Smtth: In the moabtW the wounded oAA w*s Wren fh a: cab
Thoy .found he had * severe wound, and he wa* al*o «oflaring from km of blood and. shock to

^v.aVtl#ea# tolM »am.,A!
! £ MATcll MADE AND 'BROKEN/
A'iiiddle-sgtd mii'hu'appH^d to'fhe magistrate* at the Thames Police-court for adrice under, singular circumstances. He stated that tome time bade he went into a *hop to buy a collar. He noticed by the bill in the window that the (hop wa* to let, and spoke to the lady behind the counter about it. After *jho bad told him all about the (hop, he said to her, '' Hew about* yourself, my dear, are you to be taken a* well as the ahopP' She told him that *he bad been married already, and she thought that'that wa*. dnougb, . He told her he thought th# was all the mom rca*6n "why *ho •hould tov s *eCond:ientnre. After some .talking Be nersuadod her to toy' '"Yea." Tho Magistrate": But had you never seen the lady before' f Applicant replied gravely" that it was the flrit time he baa ever seen her. but ''directly he clapped 1 l" "
" 'ajmriftti* wpold.
warrant, ham^w barged Wore the Lord fiayor With forging and uUenng, well knowing it to have
certain valuable eecunUee. namely, Egyptian Preference Stock "6f the nominal value of £U,680, certain Unified Stoek of the v*lu« of £6,310, London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Stock nominally worth £10,000 and 100 share* in the Lombardo-Venetian Itailway Company, with intent thereby to defraud.!-It will be remembered that, upon the Same charge, Mr. WIlHam Omak;4^6 Wkmft 3# yik. * dmkln. tho bullion department of the Bank of England^xa* recently arrested, and 1* now in Newgate awaHg trial for the" offence. 1 The socttriiie*^ In aneStiou belonged to Lieut-^ldnd JldaUgnrf Joseph rielden, formerly M P. for Blaokbnm, and it is alleged that he handed them, through, an agent, to ithe primoer, Mr. Keymer, for the purpose of being lodged a* security with the Bank.of England in respect of an advance *hich he wa* led' to-oelieve the Bank wa* about to-make to him. Upon thdr delivery the zocelpt, eald to M fbrged, w»* given him. A* It turned out, the Bank of England neither, received the securities nor knew aijytHlflg of "the Transaction, and it wa* now.ammtod that ^hf ^itoner tad mlmepW-
Sriated the;wl?ole of the property. John Spittle, a etective-*erjeaat of the City police, wa* called, and dcpo*ad that on the . l$th of April last ho received a warrwtlrpm the Court for the arrest of the pnaoner; Jin oon*eou*noe of information • he obtained, he went to .Madrid, and he there put himself in communication with the British Minister and the Spanish policed Hafirst aaw the miaoner id'k street fu Madrid on the 27th of April; and on the 29(h W Wenfr to » hoaee with two SjJtnUh pdie*-officers. /He heard tho %W* — tt knswer to the natae of Andenon. Wltne** said
he thought shi . . er the door wa
a Jewish-one, and.fe a»Ued>irif this wpold, be an;
Jew or Gentile.o'
that (he ww to mod, him..- Hho nW HMWAlo mny
It Kerned a rather peculiar tale, and hB would wind an officer to inquire into the matter.
tOKOEVITYOfPAUrEBg.
It I*' frequently affirmed that person* over GO yearp o! a*e ower live Ion; If once taken lutom,wo#kmou*#, on the ploa that their habit* of lifo undergo a com-deto Amnge, and Ike papp* npWIy dioopa and dim. Pauper* are very differently cared for to what they were a few year* ago, and from inquiries i; would appear that when the aged are token into a workhouse they seem to renew their youth. There aro at the present time in the City-road Workhouse no fewer than 212 pauper* of both sexe* over eighty year* of age, and *qma of thceo have been la the Uifirm w$rd* for year*. Pf these twenty-fiv* are 80 yearn old; fourteen, 81 ; eighteen, 82; twenty-fix, 83; twenty-three, *1; ton, 15; aiatocn, 86; twenty.Ave, #7; eiateem, M; twelyy, M; eWyem&eO;,eleven, 91; two, W ; two, #5; eeveof d7 y«em of age. All the aged p.iupct* who have long since passed the appointed three eoore -end ton yearn to comparative* good Health, and thoogh feeble arA ible to move about the wards. They are all in some degree afflicted with infirmities concomitant to their advanced af«; .but it is merely the decay of nature. Many o.< theme have been toy yeere In the ward*, and are qutto happy. They eat .sd sleep w^l, muiln ^a«y tomncne ib^y have not only oolhved their day and generation, hot are without a mingle relation to: inquire after their
The parishioner* of St. Alban'*, Holbom, are o present to the Bishop of London a "declare ived a large number of signutu

ATTEMPTED MURDER IN VAUXHALL. At the Lambeth Police-court on Monday, Jobi ay ling, who described himself as a labourer, living in White Lion-court, High-street, Vauxhall, wa* ilirged before Mr Chance with injuring Polisc-ccn-Asble Eli Smith and assaulting another constable. Medical evidence showed that Smith was suffering (turn a severe wound inflicted by a sharp instrument. !!• now lies in St. Thomas'* Hospital, but it going On f .vourably. A constable, Stephen White, said that wily om Hunday morning he, w compeny with three '•'■her constable* in plain clothes, wa* pattibg through ( lisahowe-street on their way home, being off duty, 'lie prisoner, who wa* standing at a door, abused th m, and having shouted for other* to come out and Lt!p him, tripped witnea* up and struck him in the fi e. As the prisoner wa* about to *trike him while in the ground, Smith pulled him away. A *truggle tr.sued between Smith and the. prisoner, in the midst of which he kicked him on the Onset, and immediately afterward* wimeea'aaw the prisoner strike Smith with (■'inething on the lower part of hi* body. Smith fell, aed witness went in pursuit of the prisoner/ and with another constable secured him after a desperate re*i»t-ante When overpowered ho mid ho would go, a* he hid done what he wanted. Corroborative evidence buying been given, tho prisoner declared he had been Ht upon and knocked down by the constables, and did cot know who they were at the time. He denied "sing a knife, but tho clothe* of the constable were iroducod, and showed that some sharp instrument had cut through them. Mr. Chance remanded the prisoner. A Police Inspector then stated that numerous assault* upon constables had been committed. within the last few week* in Vauxhall. Mr. Chance said such violence mu*t bo put down, and ho would punish tho offend*
redPmeecetloooftbelto*. 1..IL Mackonochio. Declaration of the Parishioners to the la*d Bishop of landom." It goee on. " We. the undesigned. feme parwhkmer* of .the periah of ML Alben'm, Holbom, dmire to protoet again*! the coo -tinned interference* of a non-parishioner with tho Itov. A. H. Mackonocliie in the performance of divine eerrlce in the parimh chnrch." T#py oq to my that, a* parishioners, tlisy are " in no wayaggnoved/' id that they think it manifestly unfair that th«



if Mr. Martin—thi ■. Mackonochio "—who had 'hurch in bis life, should he listwiod to,>y the Bishop if London"In preference to the voice W the perm :eally concerned. The di-cliretiori thus ooncludc
the peroduml mhyol*, e titled to tome com scleral We ther*fore once more
Three (pointing to the. officer*! aro Spanish police .officer*,, .who ara ordered by their Gofes#men& to apprehend you, and you must go with them.'' • The
e son or was then removed to a poliee-itation, and on i way witnees said he would be charged with Mr. Gattie with conspiring to defraud Colonel Pieldsn. The prisoner inquired where Gattie wa*, and he replied in Newgate. At the pollce-etatlon the prisoner i^fve the natee of Anderson. On Friday, the l?th inst., the prisoner wail'taken to Bilbao and pot on board an English ship. Witness accompanied him, and they had arrived. Upon that evident the Lcu'd wimandfd thepriso'ner. , . Ti '.
■ DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO MURDER.
David .Hickoy, 60, described as a fish porter, residing at.eome model lodging-houte in Roval Mint-street, Sobthw^rk, has been charged at the Thamee Polite-court with attempting to1, murder hi* wife. JmmOan V#mmn, % mid t&U m& mhpet on Friday evWng, the mh *mL, ha'wm; on doty In Ladan-mtreeL When clom to tha poqwr of Eoopm-mquam Xm mW lha prlsoum pa^ mim hnnmdly^nnd
Bamtmsm
had hold .of a woman. Witnea* saw him mak* a blow ' t the woman with a knif*, the blow taking her in the back. Witness rushed at him just as he wa*striking & eeoend blow. The knife, m ocmrnqmmne* of the prisoner'* hand being jetked, swerved udde ind went through the prisoner's left hand, by which be was holding the woman.- On the way to the station pri-ammrmM he hmd Intended to "dolt."lh,t helad bought m knife In the Bmoogh the prerloo* day on mmpoee. The woman was token to the London Ilwyital. Tho Injury she had received was found 6& h* of # vrny torion* nmluM. At the po^ce-station the prisoner *aid, Yos, I did it; I have b*d threo months before, and I don't caro now if I have the rope." It ha* been ascertained that tho, prisoner and his. wife, who is an elderly woman, have been living apart for some time. Mr. Do RuUen remanded
, eOLbiEBS" *lY, .
Rrom a Minn Imoed on Wednesday It appear* that erage eAtimated,equivalent. '
dodlng prorWoom, dothmg, &c., of n pnemtomldk: is—m tho Household Cavalry, £l 1*. 10d-j in Cavalry.of. the-Line,.lCs. .3^d.; in-the Royal H« Artillery, 17*. lOld. ; in the Royal .....

Artillery, I,a. io#a. ; in uie ltoyai Aruuery. 1-ieJ i7a.^lnth«Boyml Artillery, Gmrieon, I6e. lt)d.L ._ the Royal Rnginebr*; Dlmmooatod. fl Zm. 51d.; In the ltoyal Engineers, Mounted, IB*. 8id.; in the Foot Guards, 16*. 3jd.; and in the Infantry of the Line, 13s. 3jd. In addition to the above there is extra pay granted for special duties, such as clerking, instruction, Ac., which varies with the nature of the work. The ninemiry ontgoinge (to provide groceriee, veget-able*. Ac., in addition to the full r*Uon, and to pay for washing and for hair cutting, library subscrip-tlon*, An.), average In the CayaLy, ArtlDmy, and Engineers 4 J a day, or 2s. 71d. a week, and in the Foot Guards and Infantry 4d. a day, or 2s. 4d. a week. An cxtract from a God Aral Order of 1874 *ky* it has been calculated that a prudent soldier can deposit 3*. a week, at the least, in tho mvings bank, and conaeqnently become ma*ter of a capital of Whn terminating six year*' scryico, and being transferred to
Mr. Mackonochie
Tarn Duchess or Edisbceoki—The Duchess of Edinburgh will pass some months at Coburg. Her Imperial Highness will not return to Malta, and it is not considered likely that she will visit St. Petersburg for *ope time.
Pit Acciowt.—As nine men and boy* were being drawn up from Sir Ivor Gueat'i pit at Edge Hills, Forest of Dean, on Saturday evening last, tho chain broke, and the cage was precipitated to the bottom. The-chain fell upon them, two men ;beiog killed and the seven others seriously injured.
Wares and Loss or I.rr*.—The owner* of the Pride of Canada, from Liverpool for Rangoon (which vessel was previously reported as abandoned on tho ----^rod a telegram/-
oe put nown. ann m rely if hi ought befoi
BEGGARS IN I.ANCAfmiRR.
One result of the great cotton strike i*, that it ha* (coded the affected districts with professional mendicants. The operative*' extremity i* the beggar*' opportunity, jar more *hle, with their long prao-
hand in a checker, which represents a pennyworth of refreshment- These convenient token* are much in demand and anyone euppotod to poeeem them la waylaid in the street*. But the profemienal beggar* have managed to accumulate number* of them, and theee they offer for sale at a dUoouat on Wring a quantity, rhere is not at present a single tramp to the Blackburn union—a free life passed in skirmishing over the etrike dirtnet being found far preferable to a oom-pliance with irksome rule*. In the town*, however, the plague of mendicant* I* Its* oppreesive than in the neighbouring village*, where able-bodied ruffian* beg bom do* to door, to the tenor and amnoyaone of
litrynm Robbbbt.—-A remarkably Impudent taae robbety occurred oo Tuesday morning near Slough. Two mem. In charge of a cart and two hore#a, w
back of the house of Mr. E. Aldridge, the occupant of a large farm at Oiffeeham-court, a mile and- a half
IK, rarf m nnintJtv fit lurriMa and m ar*A
lb the lot
' muu unau
with trumes of hay cut from
and 8 of the crew were 1< and George Wilson,
id also stating that the captaic
SERIOUS CHARGE.
Mr. John Taylor PcnAam, who has for somo time been carrying on bualncm as an accountant in Bow. lane, has been brought before the Lord Mayor, at the
Buojamin Powia, of W . ,.
Woicectershire. Mr. St. John Wontner conducted the prosecution. The prosecutor carried on business as a farmer near Ten bury, and in October last he wa* desirou* to give up farming and to take a house in London, and the defendant, whom he had known for some time, undertook to assist him in carrying out this intention. In October the defendant represented that he oould purchase the goodwill of the Horns Tavern, in Gutter-lano, for £2,876, and he required £250 to be paid as a deposit. The nephew of the prosecutor handed to the defendant a cheque for £100, and subsequently a further sum of £80, and appointments were made by tho defendant to meet the solicitor for the trustee, but hone of these appointment* were kept, and the defendant sub*cquently went away from his office and could not be found. A warrant wm obtained, and Baward, a City officcr, apprehended the defendant at Dalston. On his being told what he waa charged with, ho said it wa* a bad job, but he know it must come to hi* being apprehended sooner or later. Tho defendant wa* committed for trial.
a, named Edward Stanley each sentenced to tbn >nth*' hard labour, at Sunderland, on Monday, for stealing a (dog, under very extraordinary circumstance*. Too prisoner* killed and skinned the animal, and afterward* tried to sell the carcase a*
Amatevh Pair-oared Racb.—On Monday morning Messrs. J. He* and W. Howard rowW Messrs. G. Shipwright and J. Sharp from Putney to Hammersmith Bridge for a bet of £40 and other considerations, and H. hclley wa* the umpire. He* and Co. were the favourite*, and gained three or four lengths in the first 600 yards, but the other* caught them at the Point, and won by quite eight length*.
Strand wo or th« Wmt India Mail 6t*akbr.— A Lloyd'* telegram, dated BL Thoma* (May 28), states that the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company I steamer Taamanian ha* gone ashore at Ponce; no part ticular*. [The Taamanian is the steamer which wa* tq bring the next mail from the North and Soath Pacific, Central America, and Wert Indie*. She would havi been due at Plymouth on the 18th.]
Dmjltu or a BuHor.—The Right Rev. Dr. Gregg, Protectant Bi*hop of Cork, died on Sunday evening, after an Illnee* extending over a month. He had reached hi* 80th year, and bad completed a ministry of 60 year*. He wa* ordained in 1822, appointed Archdeacon of Kildare in 1857, and elevated to th* •gjsoopal^dMlr of the diooeee of Cork, Oeyne, and
Anamu.no* av Covktt Corar*.—Prmo 4 return It appear* that in 1876 the oounty court judge* had 17 arbitration*, and the money %*Id to the judge* £412 2*.; In 1878 18, and th* fee* paid £306 14*.: and
had " di*oouraged " them. _ _
street Police-court on the charge of murder. A verdict of Death from Natural Cauaea wa* returned.
SDICIDE IN A TANK.
Mr. C. J. Carttar, coroner, held *n inquert on Saturday last at tho Lady well Tavern, Lcwisham, on the body of Susan Kirton, aged 60, of Hilhide-cottage, llither-grocn. It appeared that the deceased had for some time been acting as housekeeper to her brother, Mr. Burgess, but in consequence of Irregularity through drink aha wa* under notice to leave, which notice expired on Wednesday, the 22nd. On that day he wa* left alone in the house, and at about *even .'clock in the evening, when a young man lodger tamed Dagg returned home, the deceased could not be found. Bearch wa* made, and 6m the *eoond floor e house It wa* discovered that the staircase carpeting had been removed, and a trapdoor opened, nnder which wa* a tank of .water 6ft. long by 4ft. wide, and 4 ft.- deep. In thi* deceased wa* fohnd, quite dead, with a clock weight tied round her neck. A letter wa* found on the table addre**cd # her brother, written in an incoherent, strange manner, without any reference being made to her amoidal intention. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide while labouring under temporary derangement.
Morar. Out of II European cases, 30 have proved fataL There have also been 100 native case*.
for ten hour*. A train of 23 tmca*, ~v"**'"l"|r prim cattle, returning from the Devon Oonnty Show, ran
MONEY-LENDING REVELATIONS.
SYSTEMATIC FRAUDS.
wa* tonvicted last amrion, for obtaining money by Mary Fields* a Louis Qaatorxe wateb; hoax William
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the -other prisoner. Davis,'a*' her husband, and h* executed the Mil of aale in the n*me of Henry Lewis, but it"W* eubrnquently dlscaverod that tfe real husband knew nothing About the transaction, and the bill of ml* w**, of. eonme, utterly warthlee*. The proeecutor wa* mverely crow-examinod, and he admitted that he was to. receive 60 percent, interest for the loan, and that £1 per week , waa to have been paid by the nriaoMZ Lewi* for 21 week* for the loan of £16. The preeecutor aladtadmitted that another loan of £16 had been granted to Lowi* upon the same A»curi*y, and that £37 10*. bad actually been repaid in respect of the two Bans, and that a balance of £5 only remained due, whldi consisted entirely of Interest. Mr. Frith ma&4 a *evcre attack, upon t^e pro*ecutor in hi* address to th* jury for the defence of l*wm, and be urged that, the real question wa* whether tho prisoner had.any intention to defraud, and he submitted that the fact, of her having actually paid £3710s. upon tha t#o loans, showed that she had no fraudulent intention In her mind; and that her only object1 In acting a* she did was to prevent her husband
saw**
hAr tb mercy oh account .of her having repaid *6 Mgo
pnsooer* bad obtained loan* by imilar fraud*. Lew?* waaa*ntonced to nine and Dtfvla to irix month*' hard labour. ' •: f r II ».!•. brawl » -
TEE fEnDAtORY ARMIES OP INDlL u A Calcutta telegram to li' coiittoporiry «iW:—The military strength of-the principal feudatory State* ha* engaged rather prominently of late the attention of the Indian Government.. The result is the circulation among subordinate Governments and administrations and among political officer* of a very important despatch declaratory of tho Government policy. Feudatory armies are recti;red henceforth to be limited to number* sufficient for interiial protection. Jfo number m excess of thia requirement cad be permitted.'. It la thit, with due regard to the safety of the empire, the Governor-Genmal,. ha*, , after much consideration, arrived at the conclusion that the utilitarian.of the feudatory armies for Imperial defence is. at present impracti«abl% though Bo doubt would be felt a* to the propriety of *o utilising tbe*e forree if a practical Khemo were devisah Tb* Mduetiob of force* in
should be .exercised m permitting feudatory troop* to be drilled by European officer*. The Government direct* that arm* of precision are not to be supplied, and is desirous of being kept fttlly informed as to the
r**emmo# $0 feadatmy armla* and.to.encomia**.tha saliva chief* to treat the Government with perfect conddanca in thi* msilar. Tha daty i* aim aqjmmed of pcriodiwl inspection* not only of the feudatory troapa, but also of the varioua State arsenals. Io endeavour.a* much aa possible to curtail extravagant military establishments, military operation*,'it is said, Agbt to be tmAirnd to tha ohjact of tha jpcmonal security of the chiefs and tho security of Internal peace. Tha Imrndlieto necemily of thi# da^atoh la maid to have toco occasioned by lha di&culty which has'been felt in dealing with the applications from native Stolm for improvammit In their armamante, Im regard to thp equipment of troop*, the importation of arms, and the service* of European oJfioAs for ini*
tion and drill i,
At ten minute* past one o'clock on Saturday morr 1ust a mysterious dre wa* dieoovered at the re*id« of Mr. h. Phillip*, hairdresser, 13, Dmper-streot, Kewington-butt*. Tho firemen quickly extinguished the flame*, and on entering the premise* they quickly percriradthatmmethlogwaawwo*. AmckVaafonod partially bdralhg InAha pamaga on tha groond door. On a*«ndiog tha *Wmam leading totha hack room oo second floo; their suspicion waa increased as there was every indication that a separate Gr* had broken On forcing an entrance into the second floor bedroom a horrible sight presented iteelf. A man named Warren apparently about 60 year* of age,,was found dead upoi the bed with a fearful gash initiated across hi* throat, and a table knife covered with blood In hi* hand. Thi bed Clothe* were .saturated with blood; nnd the ooi
•go the prisoner called upon Mr. S. j£ LsmUey,,*; newmgent, of Catherine-street, Strand, and aaked pert-lisaion of him to have hi* letter* addressed there to hi* is w*-room.' was told he oould do sa oa the pay -jent of one penny each letter. Ha gave tha name ef Albert Webster, No. 6, Albert-road, Dalston. On *eve# day* letter* and ^registered parcel* arrived, which the prisoner called for and they were handed jo him. On one day a- parcel arrived containing a drcss-ing-ca*e, and with it a letter in the prisoner's handwriting. Mr. Lindley went to the addrma given, No; 6, Albert-road, Dalston, and the prisoner was not known there. It appeared that there i* a publication entitled Th* Bauar and Mart, and in this paper ad-vertisemsnU appeared announcing that persons .had article* in their possession which they were anxious to exchange for other* of equal value, and it wa* proved that' the prisoner answered a grcat number of there ad-—irtisements, and by thiimean* succeeded in getting a . j*t number of valuable articles from varioua parte of the kingdom, including Torquay, Saxmundbam. Thrapetone, Cheltenham, Cowe*, Ima of Wight, and other places. No sooner had he received thceo artiqo* than his immediately went oil with them to pawnbroker* and obtained money upon them. It ia almost needle** to say that no exchange wa* made by the prboner for the article* an obtained. When, theee fraud* came to light communication wa* made to the polka, and Detective* Byell and Allison went to Catherine'*fcreet, whara they, found t&» pruoner, and after questioning him as tohunaju*, U-ok him into custody on the charge of obtaining a krgf^cdmtityof gold watchea, jewellery, and other article* by false pretence*. A great number of pawn ticket* referring to watches and jewellery were found in hi* paw ass ion. Two or three other witnoseee gave similar evidence. Tho Assistant Judge, in sentencing1 the prisoner, *aid —Tbeee are no light or trivial ofeocea^atgou haVe committed, but a series Of deliberate and systematic fraud*, carried out. with a great deal of running aad address, and with precautions aga(n*t detection evincing a singular acquaintance with the ways of crime in *o yodng a man. There must bo heavy punishment for such grave odenoee, and if I abstain from committing yon to penal servitude it is bccause of your youth and of the good character you bare before your sudden fall, and because I hope that a lighter sentence may have the desired effect, and sate
Jon from absolute ruin. You will be imprisoned and ept to hard labour for eighteen month*. ' . „
At the Mlddlaaa* (
om Monday. William
ictod for having stolen two newspaper*; value 6d., th*.property of the Midland Railway Company1, their master*. • trom the evidence of William West,' a constable employed by the Midland Railway Company at tha St. Pan era* Station, it appeared that Hlinn wa* in their uen ice as carman, and Barrett as v*d guard, and on the morning of the 20th of May th* prisoners took their van Into th* yard, and W*m tokl th*m that
and th^y said they had noL West then examined somo aack»dombl*d upoothamaioflh* van;aud on open-to*on#»oopyofth#6nmfl*pmd1^o copm of tha Tmuy I Hut tinted Taptr fell out. The prisoners slid they did not know how they got there, but West told them they would be charged with having stolen them from a parcel. It wa* further proved that the papers were packed at the abop of Mr. Winn, 6f 27, Newcastle-street, Strand, to bo sent to Mr. Cation, of Leicester, and were sent by van to the Midland Railway Station, and when tha parcel arrived at its destination some copie* of the Oraphe were missing., .When the prisoner, were taken before Mr. Thompson, thfc chief dork at the St. Pan era* Station, Hunn said that he would tell the
Geoghegao having addremal the jury, witness* called wb.o gave the prisoner* a good character.
jury returned p. verdict of Guilty, but recotnm
d St. I'xtwsbcbo.—S!
d sentence on Barratt was deferred..
Decmaed wito by trade
• oMhiiworld, for which purpoa*
i being held with various labour
oao rmmeo m to* mma nous* wr upward* of tw*nty year*. Ma waa a mlogla (dan, and hfs hablla wma waxy dirty. Tha only motive that can be amKned fm tha,ompmlmi6a of Ww crime Im that hi, laqdlmdhad threatened to call in tha eanitary , inspector, and that inm fit of spleen deommii a*< dm,to the house in threo place*, and afterwards eut his throat. Paraffin oil waa discovered on some burning sacking.in the kitchen, so that it is supposed he irtust have overturned the lamp to carry oat his purpose. The damage done is very slight, being estimated at about £1, and the service* of the fire engine, which -waa quickly in attendance, were not rdyured. ,
On Satorday last Mr. Hull held an Inquiry at St. Thomas'* Hospital ipto the circumstance* attending the death of THoma* T&islcy, aged 35 year*, an assistant guard in the service of tho South-Westem Bail-way Company, residing at 10, Earl-street, London-road, who ww killed by an engine passing over him at the Waterloo Station, Waterloo-road. Inspector Charlee Cook mid he waa in tho employ of tho South-Weatem Railway Company. The Exeter parliamentary train arrived at tho Waterloo Station at 4.33 on Wednesday afternoon, the 22nd. After the passenger* left the carriages the train was shunted off the 7th road. Ho noticed tho deceased walking along No. 4 platform. The train was about 40 yards in advance of an engine. Thp deceased, while looking at the train, stepped off tho platform. Witoe** hallooed to him, but ho wa* too late, and the engine passed over his left arm and lag, crushing the bone into small piece*. The deceased bad no business to cros* the line. Mr. Gimblette, one of the house surgeon* at St Thomas's Hospital, described the injuries the deceased had received, and said he stated that no blamo wa* attached to any person. It wa* purely accidental. He died shortly after ten o'clock •i.-----;-v* an-- *— returned a verdict of
Tua Ambbicax FoonSurrLT.—Five steamers arrived in the Mersey during last week bringing 4,179 qrs. of beef and 469 carcase* of mutton, a quantity, much below tho average of recent periods. There wore also landed 160 dead pig* and 600 tube of fresh butter, tho latter consignment being the first of the kind for several month* part. There waa a greater Inctoaae in the arrival* of live stock last week over previous period*. The total* were—1,439 head of oxen, 719 sheep, 906 pig*, and 80 home*.
Saaioc* Stabbixo Caix.—A serious affray occurred on Saturday night last in Newry between *ome person* from tho neighbourhood of Cloughogue, and rmdltod in a"young man named Hugh Ferrigan being dangerously slabbed. Two man, Patrick and Hugh McEvoy, were afterward* apprehended by the police, and the former waa Identified by the injured man aa hi* aamilant. Both prisoner* were charged before the magistrate*, and remanded. The affiur kbelseved to have originated in a long standing party
TmADO i* Akb&ica.—A terriffo tornado, my* the north-east, and devastering a ' long (trip of
CMmgg, ^
30 person.

A sad case Of suicide by an undergraduate of Com-Wdga happeoad at Readiog. oo the Great Wcatem line. The inquest held on Saturday night last dis-cloied the following particulars. Th* deceased waa a young man, aho*& 31, naked famm ^hon.' aldmt *on of the Rev. William Wilson, of Xarberth Rectory, Pembrokeehire, and about five o'clock on Friday night, the 24 th, he wa, *een by a boat proprietor and his wife to up **# Wlway embankmmt at jnoctiou of tho lhamea, andcroa* over from the down to the up line and plane his head on tho metal* just as the axprem tmln *M.appM*chlng. The man went to tha *pot and fouad Om d*om**d in tha four foot way lywg alongside the metal*, with the hack of hi* head cut my. apparently by the buffer of th* englno. Though
WUaon, vmar ef SL

Stonhmi'm, Norwkh, recognhed th* body of bi, ne%&aw: Injector Upch&th said the ground was rough at that *pot, and the deceased might hare
mitted Suicide, condition of mi:
SUBSIDIAEY DIVORCE COURTS.
On Saturday last, it wa* stated in an official document, printed by the order of the Houso of Lord*, that the Commons had agreed to the amended new clause added to the Matrimonial Cause* Bill, sent up by the House of Commons. All that now remains to carry into cffect the alterations is the Royal assent to the bill. In futpre police magistrate* will, be empowered, in casce of husbands convicted of aggravated assault* on their wives, to order, If satisfied that tho future safety of a wife is in peril, that she be no longer bound to cohabit with her husband, and that such order shall havo the force and effect in all respect* of a decree of judicial separation en the ground of cruelty. A husband is to be compelled, by a weekly allowance, to support his wife, and in case of default, by an amendment, the order is to be enforced as an application order. It is also provided that a wife is to have the care of children under ten years of age in the discretion of the Court, and In the event of mbaeqnent adultery the children are to be removed from her charge. All order* are to bo subject to appeal to the Divorce Court. The new provision* will considerably increase the business of the metropolitan and other police court*, if it i* carried out as intended by the Hon** of Lord*.
WIT ABD HUHOUB.
(From JWn*i.)
An ALTWATrv*.—Time, nine p.m.—Charles, love, Lady Ledbury ia at homo to-night, and Mrs. Gelaama has a concert, and there's the Dochem of Ipswich's dance. Now, are we going to theee place*, or not ? For.if we are, it Is time for me fo go and drew; and if we Are not, it is time for me to put a mustard plaistei on my chest, some flannel round my throat, sbd go **ml*ktof(to.badl 1 7 i
Baan Powinaxra*—Query, when pomevaion costj ***,000»dayf, '
Schcuvalijff. ...
MIOPIA.—Little Bink, (to nnsteadpparty who hat* lurched heavily against him): I beg your pardon, I'm
*ure, but I'm very shortsighted-.—Dissipated -
St«n^er: Do' meneh I, shir—PH-'JUct goo' many paopT* mora'. W yon're fireh geoTm'in mad, shh"ahtApology!
H lb°
(From July.)
Stefano Treaty.
Tna Real Thwo.—Poutical Eco*o*v.—Spend-
IsDisrcTABtB.—The women's right* advocate* are about to hold a meeting in favour of securing vote* for femala retepajam. It ha* long been Emitted that woman ouA» to hav* w*m (or, indeed anything elm they may choo*e to demand); while the way the women's right* agitation ha* been organised mako* it dear that, whether or ao a mis* .is- aa good a* a mile, balf-a-dosen reeolute ladies are quite capable of bo-coming a league.' i, •
(From/Wwtjr Pott».)
Athletic Jomsoa.—^Vhea a man is bacicd to walk against time, the"litter 1* generally the favourite, because the man, ha* to walk, while Tim* flic*. A
"spar-rer.-" The old Grecian wrestler* who were lamed in their ointesta were 'derisively termed O-limpf'uni. The most popular form of pedmtrianism i» " over-rtinning the constable." , , . •
A Lesson rx Economt.—Knowing Old Bird: Dine? at ihe Ofpereuor, of couma. They?v* been refused a hcense.—Callow 1 outh: 1 *s; but—I don't see what that has to do— K. 0. B.: You don't. Hang it, man, always take ladie* where they don't keep wine*—they can't very well charge you fifteen shillings, for a brftle of ginger-beer.
Couraanaxsna.—A practical professor advertise* In th^ Gardtn to toach " Abonculture in all it*
Tub Familt Rota.—We note that Mrs. Fortune, of Halifax, has given birth to twins —girls. Of coum*: " Mlm Fortune* never cbm* *log|y."
A Matter or Tastb.—A woman St Prague has been cured of the rout by allowing herself to be #tmig by beee. W* should have thought the rcmady worse than the-disease; butrA*fw» a ton Qout.
Nbveb Banana*—The Claimant, who had been falling away from his former dimensions,.is, accord -Ing to later aocounts, again " plekfag up. " V*f not a*|ti*fied with this, the Kenclians are still agitating fcphiaaolmgement!
Banmaaor* Theatmest.—I^idy : Good Heavens! What are you doing to ray jacket T— Irish Lady's-maid: Thfoth, an' if* tho fur that's woarin' a bit, and I thought I'd trate it as the barber doe* j'r hair, ma'am—give-the tips a bit of a sin go to mako It grow tho thicker.
■ A Hibernian senator, speaking of suicide, mid, " The only way to stop it ia to make it a capital offence, puniihabl. wither
by are washerwomen the silliest of people ?—Because they put out their tubs CO catch *ott W#ter when
The youth that stole a kiss ha, been discharged on condition th#t he w^l not embrace another oppor-
The man who imagined himself wise, because be detected some typographical error* in a new*paper, ha* been trying to get a perpendicular view of too rain-
" I haven't taken a drop of liquor for a year," said an individual of questionable moral*. " Indeed ! but which of your feature* are- »e to believe, your lip* or
y An Iowa editor acknowledge* the receipt of Con-gresaional documents " in advance of tho mail," in con-sequencer of a flock of wolvm and bears charing the rider across the prairies.
An Irishman, byway of illustrating the horrors of solitary confinement, stated that out of one hundred person, sentenced to endure this punishment for life' only fifteen survived it>
" Come, "Bill, it'* ten o'clock; I think w* had better be going, for it'* time hone*t folks were at homo."— •'Well, yes," was the replyi "I must be off, but leedn't go on that account."
by lotting it fall, observed that it was too bad to km the plate after having won the heat.
A judge being aaked what contributed most to success at the bar, replied, " Somo succeeded by great
The lion and horee disputed one day as to whoso eyesight was th^bertJ The lion saw, in the dark night, a white hair In milk ; the horse saw a black hair in pitch. So the horee won.
A waggish spendthrift recently said, " Five years ago I was not worth $ shilling in the world ; now ape where I am through my own exertion* 1" —" Wei, where are you?"—1" Why, I owe more then £3,000."
An Irishman on board a vessel when she was on the point of foundering being desired to come on deck, as she was going down, replied that he had no wish to
Thb German Coinaob.—The gold struck by the Imperial Mint from the 12th to the 18th May amount** to *,**#,4Wma*m.
Suhdat CLOSING om Pubuc-hovse*.—The Home Secretary, replying to a deputation which baa waited upon him to ask the Government to introduce a bill * ike It compulsory to close all public-honsee in
Suicisa d* St. Alba*'* PartoN.— An aged man named Hill has committed suicide in the prison at St. Alban'*. He was found by tho authorities suspended by hi* neckcloth, which wa* fastened to one of tho gaspipet On Tumday, the Slrt tort., th* deoeaaed waa committed for trial, by tha Watford bench of magistrate*, on a charge of rtealisg doth;' valued at X10, the property of Mr, W. Armstrong, hi* employer. Hill'* daughter waa charged at the aame time with receiving the rtoleu property, and Is now In tha above prison awaiting her trial
hydraulic procM* for tho txtrartion of —. __
0_______ himself drowned."
Mr. Bern us asked Miss Jemima, a few day* since, if she had seen her " vegetable friend. "—My vegetable friend? Who is that? "—" Why, the young man I met you with yesterday, who ha* carrotty hair, reddish whisker*, and a turn-up no*e."
A collin-maker was askfcd for whom ha waa making . co*n. and mpliad. ,"Mn jawUL"-" Why, man," replied the other. " he i* not dead yet."—" Don't you trouble yourself," replied the sturdy mechanic. " Dr. Coo told me to make hil coffin, and I guom ho knows what he gave him."
Woaaa Still.—A man in the habit of travelling, complaining to a friend that he had olten been robbed, and wa* afraid of atirring abroad, waa advised to carry pistols with him on his journey. "Oh, that would be worse," replied the hero; * the thieves would rob me of them also!"
Last Monday a Chinaman riding on the front platform of a street car fell off and had one of hla ridi* culous Asiatic legs smashed. If the Cbinoso will continue to obey the law requiring them to ride upon tha front platform, they ought to leave their leg* at home.
A materialist surgeon of Paris lately ahowed to one of his friends one of his instruments, tho handle ot
An Onn Rxxaex.—The Siamem Twins aro exhibiting themmlvm to tha public at Berlin. Soma amuse-men! waa caused & few daya ago by the remark of a
tor it would ba if two persons not related to each other were to be united in such a manner!"
■ A Good SOML—Anlriah gentleman, well known
in spotting circlm for his wit, wa* acco*ted by a fnend
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tintoerf^—"*feher 1" nylied tho" other.
St hta
T»ra»t—uU old I k ii» bwdiiwJwj-Wuy." la o
L^w'in*Sristenrlom' ooaldn't make this^bm) tendo!"
H* looked all round the board for enoouragamont, and
found that all the boarder* who-ato UtoMaJUU Uic^
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