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SELF.Q0NFE8SI0N OF MUkD*&L
_ At ths MarlbocouRh-siroet Police-court on Tuesday, | ;_ _
Henry Thorne, no fixed borne, eeamsm, wu charged On the mini of the Hammersmith train at the before Mr. Newton oa his own confeesion of having Booth Kensington Station on Monday evening about ^ mnnW bw ahooting a mna unknown at nine o'clock a well-dressed man entered one of the Globe Wind, near Sydney, New South Wales, on the first-class carnages. On arriving at the Portland-20th February, 1877. Inspector Charles Sheppard, 0 rood Station a loud report of fire-arms was heard, and -----,J- " -•*— •*«- —irious night he w. — "■---1 -* --- -
— d, saiu : At eleven th< ...______ ...
in charge of the Vine-street Police Station when the prisoner was brought in by & constable, and he said
prisoner was brought in by a constable, and he said be wished to tell him (the inspector) Something. He said that last yew at Sydney, in Australia, be had the misfortune to kill a man by shooting him; that the/ were alone tomdher; that'be was frightened and got ■way. He told the prieooer that if he bad any statement to make be most write it down, as it might be used to detain bus in custody on a criminal charge. He said he would make a statement, and he then made n *elemsnt whhb &# (htpdetof Sheppard) win*, down. At Mr. Newton ■ request Inspector Soeppnrd read it, and it warn am follows:—"About the 20th February, 1877, 1 a h, the Batcher's Arms. Glebe Island, near Sydney, Australia, at two in the day. A man who said he was a stock driver from up country and myself were drinking together at the bar whan an argument arose between ns about shooting, and the «a»o, who had a six-barrelled revolver (Adams), sug-P*tedthat *• ahould go to some clearance near and shoot for drinks, to decide which was the beat shot. I agreed, and we left and went to a clearance, and fired Mth^tmAntmKnmp of n tree, the man proving the best shot. It was then my tarn to fire again, the man standing on my right and up close to me. I had the revolver cocked in my right hand, when from some cause or other a chamber fired, and the shot entered
five minutee, threw the revolver away, and turned the man over, when finding he did not move, I became frightened. I left and went to Sydney. I remained
Masage having been provided by the authorities of Bimoelcame
cross Hospitals. I have had no rtguhir home, -and have slept in lodging-houses whrfrevirt I have been, and am now destitute. I wish to add that «ie shooting;
have never felt settled since if occurred, and giv, "P that the matter may be inveetlgatod. The landlord of the house served ns "with drinks and saw us leave together. I know nothing more of the man "V "komt 3* yearn of age, & feet * In.
Did he seem coherent and in hie, right senses. Inspector Sheppard said he did. Mr. Newton : Did ho say he was a native of England f Inspector 8h*pp#id aaid be did. Mr. Newton : Do you wish to make any statement P The prisoner said the statement was quite true. Inspector Sheppard asked for a remand. Mr. Newton Mid if the pistol went off by accident it was no murder, but he would grunt a romand.
be arrival of the tredgaat King's-croas Station, a ign gentleman was dWtrsred lying with his head inr against the side « the carriage with a bullst wound through his right temple. The officials of the Underground Railway took charge of the gentleman, and conveyed him on to Farringdon-road 8t*tion. He was then removed in a dab to 8L Bartholomew's Hospital, and was atUhded by Mr. Burn and Mr. BmCe Clarke, the houae-surgeons, who found that a bullet had entered at the angle of the right orbit, and had lodged in the brain. A six-chamber revolver was found by ths pqgicein the ferriage, and fi»e chambers were loaded, the other having evidently been recently discharged. At too o'clock ho regained consciousness, and, in answer to inquiries, be said that he was a German wine merchant, and had come over to England in April last to l«rn English, and his name was Carl Stirlich, agod 38 years, residing at No. I, Westgato-terrace, Redoliffe-equare, Eorl's-rourt, South Kensington. In the surgery of the hospital he frequently repeated the sen ten «• of >" Oh, Captain Phayre, save me." No hopes are entertained of his
A MATRIMONIAL DIFFICULTY.
A Geneva correspondent writes under date Oct. 17:— A romance in real life, ending in what is not unlikely to prove a tragedy, is . reported from Berne. A good many years since a man named Bohren left his wife and his native commune and went to America. For a long time nothing was heard of him, and his wife, thinking her husband dead, and being oontirmed in
this belief


Dr. Hardwicke on Monday held an inquest at Islington Coroner's Court as to the death of Mr. J< Schmidt, aged 21, a German, and a furrier, of Elmore-road. The dectased had only been man — the Monday morning, and on Wednesday fc—
his wife left him in the'front drawing-the window-sill, with his legs insedi
sitting on
picking off the dead leaves from some flowers and shrubs which "grew along the narrow balcony outside. "Whilst thus engaged .he was sssn by a man named Ford, who waa on the opposite side of the rust to apparently loee his balance. Although he endeavoured to recover himself by his legs he was unable to do so, aad be was precipitated backward .into- the area beneath, falling on his head on the stone*.' He was picked up in an insensible state, snd only Survived half an hour. A solicitor, who attended to watch the caeo for the fsmily, staled that deceased was in affluent circumstances, and there was no reason to snp«»o that the occurrence was any other than a pure acwdfnt. T&ejory look Ms view of ths case, and returned a verdict', of Accidentally Killed by a (all from a window.
.A quarterly court of governors was held on Monday at the offices in Bishop*galo-strect, Mr. Joseph Moore in the chair. The report stated that during the last quarter 37 poor and destitute boys bad been admitted to the Wat spite, 25 of that number being orphans ; 34 boys bad been sent to sea in the merchant service, and seven drafted into the Royal Navy, leaving on board the ship 301. Five medals for «ood service at sea had been presented. Those of the Warm pit., buys who were serving in the navy almost always produced certifi-catre marked no* only " v*y good*' bet" exemplary," fhs highest chamMer a sailor can^pbtain In the service. The swimming practice had been most successful, 131 boys, who knew nothing whate\wr on joining of this branch of a sailor's training, having become good
mKeULAR CHARGE OF FRAUD.
At the Bamet Petty Sessions, before a full bench of magistrates, Henry Walker, a professional runner, of the Half Way public-house, near Kortbamptom. has bsea charged on remand with obtaining a prize, Value £7 7s., from ths Lyonsdown Athletic Club Committee by felse pretences. It was stated that on the 21st of September last the Lyonsdown Athktie Club held their annual athletic ipo# in the'cricket grounds at Chipping Bamet. and three weeks before that notice of the sports was advertised end programmes were circulated amongst gentlemen, who were likely to make entries, while persons who applied ttthe secretary were supplied with them. Amuogat the applications was one from Mr. Warren, of North-
After that an entry was received from Mr. F. Warren, who enclosed 2a. ®d. entrance fee. Oh. the day of the sports, when the Quarter of a Mile Handicap Race came on, the nam ps we're called over of those persons who had been entered for the race, snd the prisoner answerod to the name of " Warren." He afterwards proceeded.to the lies, snd when the name of " Warren " was called over again by the *.->iU-r he answered. The race was ran, and the prisoner came in first by two yards, Mr. Yelling being second. The prisoner sfterwards received the prise, wMrh consisted Of a set of plated dessert spoons of the value of seven guineas. It was afterwards found that Warren was not in the race, being st the time at Lillio-bridse. On the prisoner being taken into custody on the 6th inst., and told the charge, he said he was very ~»rj for what he bad done,. The Bench oomraittediMm t* take his trial at the next St. Albans sessions, bat f absented to taks baiL
THE LAW AS TO AUCTIONg.
At Hsmmcrsmith Police-court on Toesdsy, Mr. 3. " • Cook, an auctioneer, of Horn ton-street, Kensington, was summoned by tbs»Board of Mind sHevenue for selling certain wine by sample in a place which was not licensed. Mr. Powellr in sdpport of the summons. said ths Act required the owner of the wine to be licensed in the place where the ssle took plsee. Ths owner lived dear Tower-hill, and was licensed there. The question turned On the construction of the words" "Wsmor.place^memUoMdlmAeAeL Mr. Kisd,. who appeared for the defendant, said ths question was whether Kensington was in the same town as Jawer-hilL Hjs contention wss that London formed one town and could not be sub-divided. Mr. Campbell, supervisor of Excise, in reply to a question, said the street in which the owner of the wine lived was in the borough of the Tower Hsmlets, and not the City. Mr. Paget said he hsd little difficulty in finding that Ken-mngtcn wae a dM**at tosrm or blac*. It wa, ur * different electoral district, and a different parish. He emggeted thataamahomldb* Ukem forthe*plnba of a superior Court. Mr. Kisch said to wis instructed, to ask for a case, as such a decision would stop all trade. Mr. Powell remarked that the object of the Act was to protect small tradesmen. Mr. l'aget said the object of the Act was to get in the revenue. After a short argument, in which Mr. Paget held that Ken-eington was not In the Tower Hamlets, t^MUbmom* was adjourned for the parties to settle th,e case/ur the opinion of the Court sbove.
varieties.
j Genius does what it must; talent what it can. I Muroart »s. —A year of pleasure passes like a floating breeze, but a moment of misfortune seems an
Raiisr raox Paw urn 8nr.—A Greek poet implies that the height of bliss is the sudden relief of pain ; there is a nobler bliss still—the rapture of the eoc scienos at the sodden relief from a guilty thought.
jfflt tf ss
bs Hxrrr.—Seek pleasure whenever you fan eon-mstenUy do so- No enjoyment, however ineonstder-' »Ue, is" confined to the present moment. A man ia the happier for life bum having made oaoe an agree-able tout, or bved for any length of time with pteasani •peopiev or enjoyed any considerable interval ot innocent pleasure,
' Tub a Tier*.—There is a great difference between taste and fane* One ie a perception of some mani-testation of a principle in nature, the other a mere predilection fur works of war. One is founded on 1 the soul as seen through Its outward covering, ths other Contemplates only the exterior dress. True taste is the love of the sublime, ths beautiful, and
; Love or Covxmr.—Teach your daughters snd I Tour sons alike, next to honour, next to the love of home, to love their country. Then, when her need oomee, if come it most, in any straggle, her honour I will be as their own, and life itself will not be too | dear to offer for her sake. Who that remembers a battle, a husband or son sacrificed; who that ever saw a soldier die, or stood* in sny silent city of the j country's slain, or m a churchyard where tho village 1 heroes rest, can ever make our country seem again a , vagus or visionary thing?
! A Tmocoht. — "I remember," says Macaulsy, " that Adam Smith and Gibbon had told us that thers j would never again be a destruction of civilisation by | barbarians. The flood, they said, would no mors j return to cover the earth; and they seemed to reason j justly, for they compared the immense strength of the ; civilised part of the world with the weakness of that , part which remained savage, and naked from whence ' were to come those Huns, and from whence weie to i come those Vandals who were again to destroy civili-

CHARGE OF ARSON AGAINST A BOY. Edward Bush, 8, whose head hardly reached thmto of the dock, was charged a' '
Tueeday with a"

.oery heart ol great capitals, in ths Wary neighbourhood of splendid palaces, and churches, and theatres! and hbranea, ana museums, vies, ignorance, and misery might produce a race of Huns fiercer than Uioee who marched under Attila.
A WojfDMiTi. Fionas Smino. — One of the greatest curiosities of the Sou them Ststee of America la the Silver Springs. Florida. It bur»u forth iu the midst of ths most lei tile counuy in the Statu. It bubbles up m a basin ssarly one hundred feet deep, snd about an acre ia extent, snd sending from it a deep stream, sixty to a hundred feet wiue, and extending six to eight miles to the Oulawahs river, iu toe tpring itself sixty boats may lie at anchor. The spring tnus forms a natural inland port, to which. Wwee steamers run regularly from St. John!s, making uo»e connexion wilh toe ocean sleameta at Palatka. 1 ne clearness ot the water ia truly wonderful. It seems even more transparent than air. You see the bottom eighty feet below the bottom of your boat* the exact form of the smallest pebble, the u

: Tueeday with attempting to set Are to eo*e p: lisc* belonging to Mr. David Theophilus, a cowkw] ind diaryman, who carries on business in Angus
_ ..................... *reet. Poplar. The preeeemkw asid that the prevb
X6 hsd been given to those who had made roost afternoon his attention was called by a young wan progress. Upwards of 58,580 boys had now been I »°me fencing which tons round outside his premie . . «_•».- Society since that institn- I Gn going out ho discovered the prisoner pushi
-kin . - ,___I mom* }t»mn nnrt„ ■ hJa in tv.- .hi) a-tTribunal of Wimmis (chief town of a district of tho Canton Berne). A few weeks since Bohren, to the surprise of everybody, came back and claimed his wife. But according 'to the law of Berne it wae not quite cU-ar that Fniu Bohren, or Zumbrunn, whichever mav be her right name, was his wife. The President declined to givo her up, and she. on her part, decidedly preferred the husband she had to him who had eo km* deseMed her. Be the bdy bremme the eah*eo& (
•**"""" • it mfcke anything of bim. He was not noisy, but
placed the first training ship on the river, eome hemp und.
He Committee asked for increased assistance that ! Gre to it with a match. The witness added Ihi .
always bo kept up to her full | short time ago bis brother saw the defendant placing
I the rainbow a }1 scale visible a yw p pver^
upward like a
Chattertoo, *r
SKYLARKING IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE. Mr. Andrew Ware, of Elric-street, Hammersmith, has been summoned by Inspector Hughes at tho Hammersmith Police-court for being drunt\in a The defendant pleaded Not Guilty.
Low under tho fen
on Saturday Ust be
this exploit Bohren ga Thus while a Civil Cou to which of these two m, ia legally wedded, a Cri

elf up to the'polii
;ft«r j waa a daily ti


n tbe^ailway^i

before ho
gentlemen. On the train arriving at H iorunn. , ^ found his hat crushed under tho seat, I ecupied could alight the train wont on, and he g .emptcd , next station. He thought it wts his duty to report tho r | circumstance at the station, and it was very likely ho 1 likely , ,poke in a confused iftannsr, as ho was confused lent for thiough ths indignity from which he hsd suffered, ingular and unfortunate pern- i He asked the magistrate to di »cond husband, and found her Mr. Pa.........

a get said the defendant would have been wi was w=*y u, w. uwn, a== wwmms poassmwy ol if h# had gone home and gone b ' " " emr^DpaDothereolmegaetheWtermaayUee. Bat ithepolire might haw allowedth,
krorce " tn the Protestant Cantons, and should i ,howmg the defendant the door, a,

i to iL He fined tho defendant oi


EZTRACWHNAEY CHARGE OF FORGERY. At Ih. Ctatnd on TuMday, John !
ppeared that thi
ALLEGED WATCH ROBBERY.

ths 13th of September, obtained at the P ______
Frogwore, two money orders, one for a shilling and the other for a shilling and threepence. Having by l i—i ,ted the writing upoi
Ludgste-bill, in payment for a gold chain, which ho 1 , requested might be sent to the Post-office at Box moor, t Mr. Benson's suspicions were aroueed, and he com- | i municated with the police. The chain was posted to . Boxmoor, snd was called for by a bey, and delivered ; , by him to the prisoner, who was in wsiting behind a ' j hedge. The prisoner ran away upon seeing the police | t officer, but after an exciting chase was captured. | There was found upon him a list of cases in which ' many orders had been obtaired, and the parties to | j whom they had been seni?.> In several instances „ articles of jewellery had been sent by the psrties to c whom the money orders had been transmitted, and it was also mentioned that the prisoner carried on business in the neighbourhood of London as a manufac-ing chemist. The jury found the prisoner Guilty,
iy, Charles Paver, and Daniel Collins, i, havo been charged at tho Thames ith stealing a watch from the person icamsn on board n vessel lying ial Dock. The prosocutor was walking along St. George's-street when a young man, ltd not identify, pui
-rwards he missed his watch. He follow action the man and two others had taki
"Stop thief," and the prisoner Mah— — n running away sritb another man. Henry Cooper; plain clothes constable, stopped Mahoney, and ore a word had been utteiod ho said, " I have not anything." The other Patrick Fanning, 209 il,
m where the robbery occt in, and on asking them where they hsd y said Tower-hilL He took them into custody. . I.ushington discharged Paver and Collins, aad imitted Mahoney for trial

inning about 200 yards ed. He tamed to meet
and he was then tried and
indictment for forging a money order for £6 12s., the original amount of the order being Is. 3d. Mr. Motcalfo stated that the prisoner baa obtained 13 money orders, for which ne had paid 16s. 9d., and if he had been successful ho would have received by means of theso 6153. He did actually obtain over £60. The Recorder passed sentence of seven years' penal servitude.
cruiser, and with this view desired tho advi ing shipbuilding firms as to the cost of co The type desired is a vessel capable of stcai ) be able to attain a high

IMPUDENT ROBBERY.
On Tueeday, at the Thames Polii Matthews and Francis Beckett, t young men, were charged with stealing port wi a cask at the Clarendon beer-bouse, Bow-road. At half-past five o'clock on Monday night the prisoners entered the bar of the Clarendon and were served with a pint of ale. One of them asked for a ten-inch pipe, which was handed to him, and on Nathaniel Gee, the barman, turning his back, they cut a hole through the bung of a port wine cask standing at the other end of the bar and inserted the atom of the pipe. Matthews was caught in the ect of drinking from the cask by " * who jumped over the counter, bolted th«
speed, to carry two torpedo boats
five Runs and two inortara, and to nave a complement of 150 officers and men. Following tho English example in the construction of recent despatch vessels, steel is to be tho material of which this model cruiser is to be
Siiocxixo Acctdivt ix natton-oabdex.—About nine o'clock on Saturday morning last a lad named William Pears, aged 10, a picture-frame maker, of 12, Ravenseroft-street, Hackney-road, was passing along Hatton-gardcn. and when nosr the new thoroughfare ho was attacked by two drunken women. To escape , - , , • ib®m he ran into the road, his foot slipped, and be j underneath the hind wheel of a Great Northern weU.drmeed ; RmHway Wem'wRh seen, and the #*h of hk ~ loft leg was entirely cut off from the knee-cap fo the He was taken by the carman to the Royal Free
door, and called f
er. On his arrival, the
prisoners, who smelt very strongly of port given into the custody of the police, and a knife wi found on Matthews. On charging them they said-
given into the custody of
foundtm Matthewa. On _ ......
" Oh I dear no; wo are too much the gentlemen to do such a thing." The proeeeutor on gauging the cask found a deficiency of half a gallon of port wine.
______......—— ~s body ol-a gentleman
Boating wfth the tide. He celled assistance, and it was taken asbor*. Upon being eearohed a oopy of the Rtrnt! and «as of AnwA were found. In the troesses
wae i^oat i0,'and *omt three weeka. • 1 -
Hospital.


Tiia SroBAoa or Gcwrowntou—Major Majendie, Chief Inspector of Exploaivea, in e report to the Home Office on the circumstances attending the destruction
by Messrs. Haigh and Sons, by which two persons eustaiaed injury, expresses the opinion that, while the surrounding circumstances pf any such explosion should be strictly reviewed, the question of the re-srurtion of any particular store should be determined sole.y by the considerations which would affect the erection of sny new store on a given site, and that the applicant should be left to obtain or be refused a new licence according as tho site is or is not one for which such licence can be lawfully This
course waa followed in the present instance.
A Scions Patiwo roa xia Com*.—On Saturday
ssssasM
drinking fountain he eaw a Woman lying on the ground
SSaSsSiSS
nation showed that the cause of death wss due to carbolic add. On the day that she was found her aunt
because befos* the aunt received the letter she would
si* "rikl"
. ... v.- ---------' previously to that
ho had himself caught him in the act of putting a lighted match through one of the windows of of the outhouse round which the fencing ran. Mr. Saunders asked.if the boy had ever been charged with any other offence. The Constable asid be believed out; his father was a very reapectahle man. Mr. teanders told the boy that he would allow him to be discharged, but hoped his father would give him a good w hipping for what he bad done. If he was brought up again for such a thing he would be sent to gaol, and prouably well whipped there.
all Police-court oa Tuesday, Frederick irneyman butcher, of Buckingham, was w sending m pig to the London mark** ilit for human food. Mr. James Newman, ipectors of the Metropolitan Meat Market, the 10th of September he received a n the Superintendent of the Bii

irket, about six o'clock

was very much inflamed. P way, because they showed the inflammation ase weighed 1881b., and was totally food. A few days after that he saw t Buckingham, and he very candidly i that he bought the pig fi
the defendant
Gollop, a publican in the town, for 25s., and that had had milk fever. Ho said that he was not as that it was so bad or he would not have sent it, he wss very sorry. Mr. Alderman Finnis fined defendant £10 ana two guineas costs.
A REMARKABLE PRINCE.
Writing on the 19th inst., a Vienna correspondent aays " that Prince Iladji Abdullah Singh had arrived at Vienna on his way to London. Abdullah Singh claims to be dt jurt the Sovereign of Oude, from which kingdom he was banished in 1860, at the close of the campaign which resulted in that province being merged in our Indian Empire. He has since been residing in Bagdad. He renounces all claims to the throne of Oude, and is willing to accept the present state of things. The object of his journey is to solicit permission .from Queen Victoria, 'Empress of Indis,' to return to his native land. As a guarantee of his loyal and good behaviour, he offers to deposit thirty million pounds sterling in the Bank of England. He says that the only ambition for which he lives is that when he dies ho may be buried in the same soil with his ancestors. Abdullah Singh is accompanied by a large suite of attendants. Mr. Jerningham, of the British Embassy, has visited Abdullah Singh at his hotel, and, it is said, has forwarded his petition to her Majesty."
lected. Large GsU swim in ery movement distinctly s pnng iu a boat you will


------WIT HUMOCJ1.
(From AwA)
- A Taua AxtitT.—Mamma (to Tommy, who has been allowed for a few minutes to wait at table): Now. Tommy, kiss me, and go to bed. Tommy (to footman) : Do you ever kiss the missus, Charles P— Footman r Nq, sir.—Tommy : Then I won't.
Naccssrrr has iro Law.-^Parson (sternly): How could you oeras to church to be married to a mac in such a state as that?—Bride (weeping): It mvjfauit, air. I never ema get h ' ^
Mxdical rmrcxnattox.—Doctor: TTt solent. (To his wife) Listen to this, my de letter aloud./ "Sir.—I enclose a P.O. 13a. &L, hoping it will do you ss little good two very small bottles of ' physic' did me."
Qrrra UsnrcmoxAi. — A passenger betsreen Wycb-street snd Holywell-street, inquinsg his way, . as ksd Which ia Wychl
^To Mass Th» ust Toot*-Poworn.—Grind your
" Ln Sr rents Rocos."—Herr Frankenstein, in tbs German Parliament, am fokeeman for the Centre, prodmima apoehion to the Anti-Sociklist BilL Natftrally, Frankenstein has had enough of making
DsoaxBUATn Tnras.—first Dragoon: Awfully fine girl, that!—Second Dragoon: Ya'aa—but bssn t ce# a word to say for herself. Asked her if she wasn't awfully fond of hunting t Said she'd never been on a horse in her life! Now, what'sa-feller to my aftse th*1 ds * 0Bt girls i» talk about in
_ V (From /~f ».) . •
Goonxxss Gbacs-iuos I—When is Mr. Grace, the famous cricketer, like a Radical newspaper f—Whg, when he is making hsrd hits at Lord's, of course.
Br Ax OLD Tcxtls !—"A Mayor's. XeSL"—Hr lordship's bed-room at the Mansion House!
Doctors' "Cow*e*&."—" Mixture aa before !*'
Smart !—The better-half of Mr. Flybynighta, (k| dashing youpg tailnr of Upper Tendom-strett, co**
plains that he is nsve

1 help thst?" replied Flybynights; "you know 1 hnr# to be alwnym s#f Fsok Bow-sTHtrr.—"On for hie heela," aa the rogue s of boots and a wide-awake!
r" (fnm Am.)
ArtN bws.—Bret Harte is now United Slates Consul at Crefeld, in Prussia. The Germans being such great lovers of srt, there is no doubt that thia is a case of a heart in the right place.
Turn Sanaa or tub Pcbuc.—Nonsense, about closing
fenced at the Clerkenws* Police-court to a month's imprisonment for violently assaulting his late master, a bootmaker. We suppose, '-he prisoner objects to fir*'work, and may be calW the Tugg of War.
Why docs the member for Wsterford resemble the letter H ?—Bemuse he is;so frequently exaspersted.
(From Toiki.)
A TeciiAt d'CEcvct.—St. Petersburg is to have a new opera from the baton of M. Tchaikowiki. He is familiarly styled the owe-Aorw AeW kewa&L ,
Morro roa ths Ticubosxitm.—" Keep your Mr


A LOVZR-8 DECEPTION.
At the Csrdiff Police-
on the 18th Inst, A nomas Mmmons, a young man, was charged with sttempting to commit suicide under the following circumstances. Henry Harris, carrying on business ss a gas fitter in Hackncy-road, London, stated that ths prisoner, unfortunately, was his nephei been paying addresses to bis dai ' *
_ _ London. He
had represented that bs hsd an interest in a Cardiff firm and had money in the bank. He left London on Friday, the 11th inal, and telegraphed to the young lady that he had safely arrived at Cardiff, but several days passed, and nothing further wss heard of him then. Mr. Harris went to Cardiff, partly for the purpose of ascertaining the truth of prisoner's representations, and the reason why be had not written. On reaching Cardiff he sought the prisoner, and after some difficulty found him, and discovered that what he had stated was a tissue of falsehoods. On walking with him in ths direction of Bute-street, where he thought prisoner wss probably going to his lodgings, the prisonsr suddenly jumped into tie canal and said M Good bye." He would nave been drowned had it not been for the exertions of a bargeman who reecoed him: The witness had^rusted the prisoner with % diamond ring, the duf/Jate ticket for which was now in the prisoner's possession. Witness eestalnl/ did not want to take the prisoner beck to landon. He/had had enough of him, and he was surprised U>«ft the magistrates could make no order for the restoration of the ring. Prisoner had attempted to strangle himself in ths police-cell, and he was now
Guat Robbbut a Italy.—The sum of 2,500,000 francs, forwarded by the National Bank to Anoona, has been abstracted in transit. Three of the impUym nf the lank have been wrested.
Noasncs Mcsical Fbstitaz—Although ths ac counts of this festival hare oot yet been flnally made
was Ism favourable, the receipts barely exceeding the ^ujTibisu Svsdat Ciosdio acr.—The number

r . In lhe dl»rT Of Lady itly published, that lady relates an arnnaing mciueut iu her mother's Urst prasealation to King George ill. " When my mother appeared, with her hair powdered, after tho fashion of ine time, the good-natured king wm so glad to see her that the con-venisons! Mm, givsn to the young girim on thsir grst pteeutothu, was, on tWs occmaion, so hearty and affsctiunate that his nose bedame covered with the powdw of her hair. The king's face being rather red, the white powdered nose produced s muat India oas effect, and the lords-in-waiting, perceiving suppressed laugiiter among ths Court, and seeing me oifficulty each succeeding lady aapsrienced in keeping hor countenance as she advanced, ventured to suy to the king, ' Your majesty has powdered your noes.' Ths tbf« not qmfte beanug, hot perostring that something most be wrong; became alarmed, and.said,' What— what—what's the matter?— my nose?—my nose!" My mother was almost convulsed with laughter, which she tried in vain to suppress, when ah, saw Queen. Charlotte's severe eyes nied reprovingly on her. At last the king understood what had occurred, and, as ho wiped the powder from his nose, he burst into a hearty hmgb, to the great cemfeeS o* ssy eaitbsr, who was then able to take her place in the ' Minuet de la Cour' with hemming gravity."
Chixesb Ladixs.— The compression of ladies' feet to less than half their natural size ia not to be regarded as a mark, or as a consequence, of the in-leriority of the sex. It is really a mark of gentility.
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pressing of female infants' feet so ss to tmpsrinl standard. While n third aoosunt is, that the j Emperor Le-yuh (a.d., Ml) was amusing himself one I day in his palace, when it occurred to him that he I might improve the appearance of the feet of a favourite I concubine. He caused her feet to be so beat as to I raise the instep into an arch, to resemble the new moon. The figure was much admired by the courtiers, who sown began to introduce it Into their fsmilies It Is said that another emperor, two hundred years later, I placed a stamp of the lotus do#er (watsr-lily) on the i sole of the small shoe of his favourite concubine, s8 that at every step she took she left on the ground the I print of the flower; hence, git la with small feet ate | complimented at the present day as " tho golden I lilies." The operation of bandaging and compressing I the feet is" very painful; children cry

dd gentleman at Canton, bsimg asksd the reason had bandaged his daughter's feet, replied
e bad large feet she
Ei'Xcubisk.—Dr. Bandelet, an ancient writer on fish, wss so fond of figs that he died in 1668 of a surleit occasioned by eating them to excess. In a letter to a friend. Dr. Parr confesses his love of hot boiled lobsters with a profusion of shrimp sauce. Pope, who was an epicure, would lie in bed for days at Lord Bolingbroke's, unless he were told that there were stewej lampreys for dinner, when hi arose instantly and rame to the table. A gentleman treated Dr. Johnson to new honey and clouted cream, of which In *° krgely that bis entertainer became alarmed. All his lifetime Dr. Johnson had a voracious attachment for a log of mutton- He says " At my aunt Font's I ate so much Of a boiled leg of mutton thst sbe used to talk of iL My mother, who wee affected by little things, told me seriously that it would hardly ever be forgotten." Dr. George Fordyoe omteudsd meal a day was enough for a lion, it ought


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took regularly at four o'clock, at Dolly's Chop House, London. A pound and a half of rump steak, half a broiled chicken, a plate of lisb, a bottle of port, a quarter of a pint of brandy, and a tankard of strong
to his home in Essex-street," Strand, to deliver his six o'clock lecture on anatomy and chemistry. Baron Mameres, who lived nesrly to the sge of ninety, go Lome one day in every week without
• Txrru.—It is one thing to love truth, and to sesk it for its own sake, and quite another to welcome.**, much of it aa tall ire with our impressions and pre*
W»tx* amd Old Aos.—Winter, which strips the leaves from around us, makes us ses the distant regione they formerly concealed ; so doss oM age rob
the owner of the house bsa raised money on it The
wai." mook^ "~Ur'«4«nloit to " m*t-
1*0 Rxumok—ICn lydi, B«ter i. ol ophnoo jppteg
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explaxatobt.—The Baron Loe who his been at logger-heads with Prince Bismarck is a wealthy man. and no relation to Pope's " Lo, the poor Indian."
Trb Motto or Shshb All—" I Ain'oer."
Post-Mobtbks.—Dead Letters.
thbsaltrrattoxxr Ootbxt- OAnnex.—" Jn Jliwn." classical.—The armour-plates of H.M.S. Ajax
"One hamper at parting," at the drunkard said when he ran against the post
To what colour dose a flogging change a boy's complexion t It makes him yeD-O.
A great many mendicants who spply for s cold joint often get a cold khoulder instead.
Somebody's Slog-gage—Exhibited daily betwixt Holborn-hill and Newgsto-strssL
•Hood, in deecribing the meeting of a man and a lion, said—'* The man ran off with all his might, snd the lion with sll his mane."
" What is the meaning of lost In French!" mid a cabdriver to a foreign gentleman. " Perdu." " Well, then, your trunk is peruu." said the cabdriver.
The "Girl of the Period" ;n Arkansas is described ss thirteen years old, shoeless, stocking!ess, bonnet-less, snd with the sheriff after her for stealing a bores.
apaal," said a learned judgj, " will do weU
A Lor.—A person advertises in ons of ths paper:, for a helpmate tor lifs; he wants one who shall be «. companion of his heart, .and hand, and lot—**Ho»-lanre is ths lot f 1 ssksd the candidate for the situation Ksxriso Tims.—A gentleman at a musical part . asked a friend, in a whispsr, •• How he should rtir t».o tire without interrupting the music." "Between U s bars," replied the friend.
- Are the jury agreed f" asked a judge of, a. con A attache, whom he met on the stairs with a. backet m his hand. " Yis." replied Patrick, " they have agreed to sind out for a half gallon."
A lady who had been witness on a trial, asked her husband, in great trepidation, what she should my if ths lawyers inquired her age, " Say." be replied. " Why. tell them yon haven't yet reached the yours of discretion." —
Too Bad !—Not long since a premium was offered by an agricultural society for the beat mode of irrigation, snd the Utter word, by a mistake of tho print, r. having been changed to "irritation," a farmer sent his wife to get the prize.
In the midst of a stormy discussion, a gentlem « rose to settle the matter in dispute. Waring hi. hand majestically, h# began—" Oamtlemen, all. I want is common tense." "Emactly," in&rrupted anotkc " that is prwusely what you do want."
" How far is it to Taunton f ssked a countryman, who was walking exactly the wrong way to reach U, it town. " About twenty-four thousand miles," was the •ply. " U.yo* go the wa^r you are going now; if you

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The Bishop of Exeter is credited with a bon 1 A young lady visiting Bishoptown msdo the ren that Torquay was vsry fiks Switxerisnd." " Ve replicl his lordship, " except thst there is no sc Switxerlsnd «nd no moon tame in Torquay.
In a divorce case in Chicago, the husband st that, among other fctsof violence, his wife thro, rspid success
in which a lobster caste its shell when____
outgrown it, said, " What do yon do when you hav* outgrown your olothee ? You throw them aside, don't you*" ^" Ob, no."' replied the little one, " we let out
As IxsriXBD JocawAtiST.—An American contemporary has the following" The miserable, cowardly, white-livered wretch who has sent us an anonvmous note, making charges which we know to be aa false a» the gangrened heart from which they emanated ; if be will uncover his hyena countenance to us, we will spit upon it for him."
A story is told of an Irish gentlsman, to whom George the Fourth once wrote that he intended to
msnt myself; as my unborn children are innocent, I bogUjat the teuton* may be commuted to knight-
A hideout looking old woman was recently brought before & municipal judge in New Orleans. " What are you up here tor r* said he, "I don't know, unless it* for my beauty." "Your what!" exclaimed the astonished magistrate. "My beauty," screamed the hag. "Weil* you can go," said the j udge; " you axe diecharged—you ain't guilty."
' ImLUQiBU.—A Dutchman onoe met an Irishmsa on a lonely highway. As thsy met each smiled, thinking he knew the other. Pst, on seeing his mistake, remarked, with a look cf diaappomtment, " Faith, an 1 thought it was you, an' you thought it waa me, aa* it's naythur of us."—The Dutchman replied " Yaw, dat is dhru; I am anodsrman. and you it not yourself; wepepoth someotber podiee."
A Psora* "Callokl —A gentlsman returning from Leyton one evening hailed the cad of an omnibus, and asked him if he was going to the Bank. He answered fa the affirmative, that the faro would he a shilling. The gwitlsman. took his seat in ths'bus, and
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An Englishmsn recently arrived la Park fell la a
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