Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

17 articles on this Page

©ur Jonhon (Kormpimknt.

:PASSING EVENTS, RUMOURS,…

[No title]

[No title]

News
Cite
Share

The New York Tribune reports one of those shocking cases which, coming to light from time to time, disclose the horrors of the "middle passage "of the present day. The Hamburg ship Leibnitz sailed to New York with a cargo of emigrants. The food was of the poorest quality; the water scarce and nithy cholera broke out; the sick and dying received no attention from the officers of the vessel; 105 bodies were thrown overboard, and 301 reached New York in a condition bordering upon-lunacy and starvation. For several weeks (the passage lasted sixty days) the amount i of water dealt out to each person was half a pint per diem a specimen of the bread, which was green and mouldy, was exhibited at the Tribune office. The above facts were ob- tained from the survivors by a committee of the German Society. The Manchester Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Thursday in last week. Mr. Bazley, M.P., said the prospects of the cetton industry were brightening. There had been an immense" depreciation in the value, not only of the raw material, but also of goods-the losses in Liverpool alone frem this cause during the past year having amounted to little less than five millions— but the solvency of the district had upon the whole been well maintained. Among the other subjects touched upon in the hon. gentleman's speech was that of the bankruptcy law. He pointed out the gross injustice which creditors suffered under the existing system, and urged the import- ance of pressing for a thorough reform of the law. He was glad to find that Liverpool was taking action in the matter.

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

----THE CLERKENWELL OUTRAGE.

[No title]

m ktllititcmts fiMtgenet,|

EPITOME OF NEWS.