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EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT TO IloitsFs.-We have much hesitated (says the Worcester Chronicle) before making public the following statement, really doubting whether our readers, from the almost incredible and revolting fact it discloses, would not conclude we were romancing. However, we can only preface this state- ment by observing, that in giving It we put forth the truth as related to us, and, from the quarter from which we have derived it, as, we have reason to believe, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." For reasons unnecessary to enter upon we do not at present disclose the name of the party implicated in our recital, but we shall wait to see whether, when he shall thus discover that his insensate conduct is known, it has the effect of rousing in him a sense of its infamy and shame, and thercbn- induce him at once to alter it and if this should prove to be otherwise, we warn him that his name shall be made public. It is now some five years and a half since that the individual to whom we allude was riding a spirited young mare, by whom he was thrown he escaped unhurt, but, incensed by the cir- cumstance, he immediately exclaimed, D-n you, ma- dams, I'll put you in solitary confinement for seven years." These were the words used by him, as re- ported by a party who was in his company at the time and this threat he has literally carried into execution to the extent of 5; years. A three-stalled stable was se- lected for the solitary cell of the hapless creature the two other stalls were occupied by horses, but the back of that allotted to her was enclosed by boarding, so placed that she could not turn round at all, nor lie down but by the most painful effort, and the excoriation of her sides. This treatment she suffered for more then two years, until at length she effected some mitigation in her misery by kicking down the boarding at the back of her stall. It would seem that after this the abuser of the poor creature did so far relent in his feelings of vengeance towards her as not to recommit her to her Procrustean bed, but no further. Finding that she had liberated herself from this, he persevered in his sentence of so- litary confinement," and removed the other two horses from the stable, thus giving her the entire range of the building in which â o complete the remaining portion of her'doom. But we have not yet related the full iniquity of this most wicked proceeding the sole food of the wretched animal, through winter and summer, from the commencement of her incarceratlon to the present time, has been a scanty portion of grass cut by her persecutor himself from a neighbouring pasture, added to about half a bolting of straw for her bed the latter, however, we are told she first eagerly devours, in preference to the cold and raw grass, so that not a shred of it is vi- sible in the morning, and we are told further, also, that about a twelvemonth back a lad in the employ of this inhuman man, commiserating the situation of the mare contrived one evening to make a trifling addition to her miserable modicum of food, and for which lie was visi- ted with instant dismissal! We have this relation from those who have bv stealth recently seen the doomed creature in her captivity, and they describe her ap- pearance as most deplorable, akin to that of the caged beasts in a menagerie, keeping constantly pacing round her narrow prison-house like a demented creature, and bearing a dumb expression of suffering capable of melt- evry heart but that of her cruel tormentor. We are further informed that a pony nas been punished by the species of infernal cruelty'lasttwo years?âTB? same paper says, in a subsequent article, Our nume- rous correspondents on this subject will be glad to know that, with praiseworthy alacrity, the secretary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- mals,' applied to us early in the week for information as to the perpetrator of the revolting cruelty detailed in our last. The like inquiry has lso been made by the National Society for the Preve;ion of Cruelty to Ani- mal: and in both cases the information sought has been supplied. In a few days, therefore, the public may expect that this atrocious affair shall be judicially investigated, and the culprit receive the merited disgrace of exposure." ONE HUNDRED SIlEEP DESTROYED BY FIRE.âA destructive fire broke out on Sunday evening about 6 o'clock, at Naze Wick Firm, in Foulness Island, Essex, in the occupation of Mr. Charles Harvey, and in an incredibly short time destroyed a sheep-yard (the walls of which were composed of mustard and carraway straw), one hundred ewe sheep, all in lamb, and a large bean stack, the produce of 40 acres adjoining. So rapid was the progress of the flames, that, although some of Mr. Harvey's workmen were upon the spot in a few minutes, they could not approach the gate, or make an opening to rescue the poor animals. Great praise is due to the labourers, who rendered every assistance in their power and on the arrival of Lieutenant Hussey, of the coast guard service, who was speedily on the spot with his men, he, by his example and efforts, caused all pre- sent to renew their exertions, and succeeded in removing another large stack, thus saving from destruction a large range of stacks, which must otherwise have fallen a prey to the lfames. The same night a man, named James Rampling, was apprehended by Police-constable Went, on suspicion of having caused the conflagration, and, after a preliminary examination, was remanded upon the charge. On Wednesday he was again examined, and fully committed for trial. The value of the property destroyed is estimated at about F,500, insured in the Equitable Fire-office. The following paragraph is going round. Mr. Bald- win, jun., of the Standard has, within the last few days. become the purchaser of the Herald for, it is said, the sum of E28,000, after having been nibbling at it for a considerable time past. The fact is, the Treasury were very much afraid the paper would get into inimical hands, in which event the Government of Sir R. Peel, only the day other so strong in everything promising permanency, would be literally without a single organ to express its opinions, or to defend it when attacked amongst the morning papers of the metropolis, and the opinions and acts of the Government would then have found their sole exponent in the columns of the Standard. THE CORN LAWS.âMr. Chapman, the new Chief Judge of Wellington, in New Zealand, was lately secre- tary to the Metropolitan Anti-Corn-Law Association! He also wrote, a few years ago, a political pamphlet in favour of the total abolition bi the House of Lords. The selection for the Bench of an ex-secretary of an anti-corn- law association, is anything but a great blow and sore discouragement" to the League! On a mere revenue consideration, a duty on foreign imported corn is open to the two most serious objections to which any tax can be exposed: first, in-the language of Adam Smith, That it ought to take out and keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible over and above what it brings into the public treasury;" and, secondly, that every source of revenue ought to be as certain as possible, and not subject to the mere accident of price that abundance with low price would yield no revenue, while scarcity with high price alone could be relied upon as productive.- (Economist.) -The Liverpool subscription to the League Fund considerably exceeds £ 5,000. The Rev. Dr. J. Pye Smith has doubled his subscription to the League Fund. He contributed £5 to the £ 50,000, and proposes to give £10 to the LIOO,000 Fund. TORY PATRONAGE NOT FOR TORIES.-â" The ap- pointment of Mr. H. S. Chapman to the Chief Justice- ship of Wellington, in New Zealand, has been the sub- ject of some rather angry discussion. It is objected that Mr. Chapman is of less than two years' standing at the bar that, as a contributor to Mr. Roebuck's political pamphlets, he advocated the abolition of the House of Lords and that he very recently held the situation of secretary to the Metropolitan Anti-Corn-law Asso- ciation and it is asked whether these arc claims to the patronage of a Tory Government." Yes, Sir Robert Peel loves to prefer men who have held ultra-Radical or Jacobinical opinions. To whom did he give the first places in his Ministry ?âto the Radical Baronet, Sir James Graham, and the ci-devant Whig, Lord Stanley the Board of Control he graced with Mr. Emerson Tennent, once a furious Republican Mr. Phillips he took from the Reform Club, and sent to Liverpool; Sir Rob ert Wilson, whose name needs no addition, he ap- pointed to Gibraltar. There was a Ministry nicknamed All the Talents the present Government should be called Ail the Rats. A deserter is sure to be received with open arms by it, honoured, and promoted. Is it that Sir Robert Peel has a fond sympathy with apostacy, and that he does as he would be done by in heaping rewards on it or is it that he so hates Tories in his heart, that he delights in passing them by, and prefer- ring any one who can be had of opinions the most op- posite and obnoxious to them ?âExaminer.







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