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GENERAL INTELLIGENCE

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GENERAL INTELLIGENCE THE wife of a labourer at the London Docks, named Lucas, having twice given birth to twins, last month gave birth to three girls, one of whom has since died. THE Earl of Derby has invited the whole of the Lancashire Volunteers to assemble and hold a review in Knowsley Park, on the 1st Septem- ber. His Lordship will provide refreshments for all the Volunteers who may accept his invitation. A PARIS correspondent says "I cannot help adverting to the ridiculous and, in many in- stances, offensive display of Volunteer uniforms by cockneys, or other cockneyfied persons, in public gardens at Paris, in the streets, and theatres. This exhibition is, in more than one sense, objectionable, and such volunteer regi- ments as are keenly awake to the ludicrous, or jealous of their character, should insist on a rule against this gay display abroad." THE Priuce of Wales arrived at Halifax on the 30th ultimo, and landed amidst the booming of cannon. The inhabitants made a most enthusi- astic demonstration. On the following morning the Prince reviewed the troops, partook of lunch at the Government House, and in the evening attended a ball. There was a general holiday at Halifaa for two days. A MODERN J. Carnall, of Hes- ton, who recently died, had lived for fifty-three years in the service of Lord Courtenay, rode every day during that time from Powderham Castle to Exeter, and frequently went over the ground twice a day. It is computed that in these jour- neys he travelled upwards of 300,000 miles. The old man has not suffered an hour's illness up to the period of his fatal attack.—Plymouth Journal. STEAM VESSELS.—From a parliamentary return published on Monday, it appears that the total number of steam vessels registered in the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1860, was 1,863. The return contains detailed information as to the length, breadth, depth of hold, tonnage, and horse-power of each of these vessels, the aggre- gate tonnage of which is 666,513. THE WALWORTH MURDER.—The plea of in- sanity is definitely fixed on by the friends of William Godfrey Youngman as the one to be used and relied on at his forthcoming trial for the monstrous offence with which he stands charged, and they lose no opportunity, since his commit- ment for trial, of speaking of several of the family who have been confined for, and died from insa- nity. At first the malady was said to be confined to the father's family, and it was mentioned that the grandfather of the accused had been so afflicted, and actually died while insane, and now it is said that be has inherited the complaint maternally, his aunt, that is, his mother's sister, having died at Peckham Lunatic Asylum. Whether this be true or false, it is_ quite clear that, neither in his manner since his apprehen- sion, nor in the numerous letters which he had addressed to the unfortunate young woman, Maria Wells Street-er, is there the slightest indi- cation of a disordered intellect. From the in- quiries made by the police, it appears that it is four years since he first met Maria Streeter at Lcwisham, when they were fellow servants in the establishment of a gentleman named Hadley, and though he had then professed some affection for her, he made no offer of marriage, or even of love on the contrary, they parted in the ordinary way, and it is quite certain that from that time until the 18th of June last (as will be seen by his letter to her) he had neither seen nor heard any- thing of her. The declaration of the young woman who was present at his examination, which declaration is capable of legal proof, shows he not only professed violent love, but was about to be married, to another in February 1859, and, was only prevented from carrying out his inten- tion by his apprehension and conviction of felony on stealing his master's plate. About the middle of June last the prisoner called on a friend of intiss Streeter at Lewisham, and expressed a particular desire to r/ave her address, but her friend, who never entertained any great opinion of the youn man, at first refused to let him know anything of her whereabouts, and it was only on Lis assuring her that he "knew of something considerably to her advantage" that she gave the address of a gentleman in Hydepark-gardcns, into whose service she went after leaving Lewis- ham. He at once preceded to the house of the gentleman indicated, and having there again ex- pressed a great anxiety to see her, to communi cate something to her benefit, he got her address- — Observer. GARIBALDI'S ENGLISHMEN.—Every English- man will be glad to hear that the bravery of the small band of our countrymen already in the ranks of Garibaldi elicited his heartiest praise at Melazzo. That famous shot, Captain Peard, was made a colonel for his conduct (always intrepid) on that day which sacv the standard of the Sicilian patriots wave over Messina. Colonel Dunn, who won the Victoria Cross, commands a corps in Garibaldi's army. Another Englishman, Colonel Forbes, is commandant of the town and fortress of Melazzo. A document arrived yesterday in London, in which the great Italian General ex- presses the highest admiration of his British volunteers. Captain Styles, formerly of the Fusilier Guards, and who carries on his breast the Crimean medals of England and Turkey, and now of Garibaldi's sta3, has arrived in London for a few days, and will enable the riflemen of the metropolis to judge of the lightness, grace, and remarkably picturesque effect of the Ganibaldian uniform. The gallant captain landed with Gari. baldi at Marsala, and was in the action at Calati- fimi, Palermo, and the crowning battle at Melazzo. There is no doubt that if any of our volunteers, with a turn for adventure, and some little military training, should fancy to exchange for a time the battle-grounds of Hampstead or Bromloy for those of Calabria at this holiday season, they would receive a warm welcome from Garibaldi. Captain Styles would, we are sure, be happy to give any explanation on this subject that might be desired. To have fought under Garibaldi will one day be thought one of the proudest memories a man can boabu of.—Daily J.VCU)s. THE COLLIERS' LacK atfs IN SOUTH YOUR. L I L. i, SHIRE.—Mr. Biok&id Mitchell, of 27, Blucher- street, Barusley, secretary of the movement, writes to us on behalf of the South Yorkshire miners. He say*:—"In the daily papers of Wednesday last appeared a paragraph announcing the termination of the colliers' lock-out in the South Yorkshire district. The paragraph re- ferred to was, for anything we knew at the time, a fair and truthful one, but events have since transpired wliicu probably will result in a con- tinuance of the lock-uut. A portion of our em- ployers will permit us to resume work only on the condition tbafc wo sign a new and arbitrary code of bye-laws. This is in direct violation of the agreement entered into between ourselves and them for settling the difference which existed —tne agreement being that we should resume work on the old terms. As a specimen of the arbitrary and illegal .beye-laws thrust in cur faces, and which we are told to sign or not to work, it is enacted thax- a man designedly' be- hind time shall be subjected to certain penalties, the penalties ranging from one to two shillings but, sir, who is to determine whether or not a man lags behind a few minutes designedly '? Is it to be tne coal owner or his deputy ? We sup- pose so. By another rule they claim the power to shift the men continually from piece work to day work, and from day work to piece work, twenty times a day, if it suits the whim of the manager or viewer. The injustice of eucli a proceeding, and the heavy losses it would inflict on the unfortunate miners, can only be fully un. derstood by themselves, and the gentlemen whose humane considerations prompted the invention. We have done all in our power to bring about a mutual good feeling between the employers and ourselves. We have never violated any law-of the legislation of truth or honour—we concluded the affair on the terms proposed by the em ployer s themselves, and, believing them to be gentlemen, had faith that they woaid honourably fulfil them. If the employers do n;-fe withdraw these obnox- ious rules, an I :liYN to resume work on tho '«8 we were'principle. ad proposed by themselves and mutually agreed io, 1 am afraid the struggle 1 is only just commencing^- ]

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