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THE NEWS BUDGET. I Accident at the Lyceum Theatre.—A few nights ago, at the termination of the performance of the Peep o' Bay, an accident occurred to one of the female performers in the ballet. It appears that on descending from the bridge one of the dresses caught the foot of the ladder, pulling the top away from the bridge upon which it rested, and precipitating a young lady, who was on the second step, to the stage, upon which she fell, sustaining serious injury to her shoulders and back. She was im- mediately removed, moaning most piteously, to one of the dressing-rooms, where she was promptly attended by a surgeon. No blame rests upon any person, the occur- having been purely accidental. Metropolitan Board of Works.The ordinary weekly meeting of the Metropolitan Board of Works was held last week, at their offices, in Spring-gardens; John Thwaites, Esq., presiding. cash balances in the hands of the treasurer were—Oa current accounts, £110,82611s. 7d. on deposit accounts, -610,470; and on Government Securities, £121,296 11s. 7d. The report of the finance committee recommended "that application be made to the Lords of her Majesty's Trea- sury, pursuant to the provisions of the Thames Embank- ment Act, 1862, for the sum of zC20,000 on account." The report was adopted. On the report of the committee of the whole board, a deputy-chairman was appointed to each committee, to preside in the unavoidable absence of the chairman. A deputy chairman to the board was also appointed. The routine business having been dis- posed of, the board adjourned. j Championship of the Thames —There is every chance of the rival champions of England and Australia coming together in a scullers' match on the Thames, over the usual metropolitan course, from Putney to the Ship at Mortlake. A few backers and admirers of the Northern (Shampion have met at Newcastle, to consider the challenges from the two new candidates for the champion- ship, After some discussion, it has been agreed that Chambers should accept both matches, but give Green the preference for priority, in consequence of his beir g first in the field, and having travelled so many miles to try conclusions with him. In accordance with the resolution formed, £.25 were sent to the stakeholder, to make a match to row Green, a fair right-away wager, either on the Thames or Tyne, for X200 a side or Upwards, to take place ia two months. A match will also be made with Everson for X200 a side, to take place a fortnight after the race with Green, win or lose. Caution to Volunteer Officersi-At the in- quest hetd on the boy shot at Swansea by a volunteer, the jury returned the following verdl:t The jury find that Rees Griffiths was accidently shot on Saturday, the 4th of October, ara that no blame is to be imputed to the,pere;on who fired the shot. The jury desire respect- fully and unanimously to urge on officers commanding corps within this liberty that efficient measures should be taken to prevent persons of tender years from acting as markers at the butts, and that clear rules should be drawn up and enforced to prevent, as far as is practicable, such melancholy accidents in future." Negro Courage,—One of the most remarkable acts of daring during the war was the piloting by the ttiegro Robert Small, of the vessel called The Planter, from Charleston, passing the guns of Fort Sumter, and running her direct tithe blockading fleet. The men and women engaged in that exploit had solemnly agreed in advance that, if pursued and without hope of escape, the ship should be scuttled and sunk; and that if she did not go down fast enough to prevent capture, they would all take hands, husband and wife, brother and sister jump overboard, and perish together. Mr. F. T. Buckland gives a carious account, in a weekly periodica!, of a French giant, M. Joseph I!rice who is now exhibiting himself in the metropolis. He is so tall that when he called on Mr. Buckland, at the Albany-street Barracks, the troop horses shied and snorted at him, though they are pretty well accustomed to tall men." Lifeguardsmen of the highest stature can walk under his -outstretched arm and not touch it by some inches, and when his arms are extended his stretch measures no less than 95,1, inches. M. Brice is a joli gargon "-11. very "nice giant indeed-possessed of the best of good tempers, and quite the reverse of the dis- agreeable, quarrelsome monsters that giants are generally supposed to be. His exact height is said to be 7 feet 6 inchea. ) Narrow Escape.—Last week one of the most won- derful-escapes from instant death occurred at Wick. A number of children were amusing themselves with drag- ging a long cart across the field behind the Independent chapel, the eastern-side of which Is bounded by a. precipice of great -height. After giving each other a sail" for some time, they put two children into the cart, and giving the cart; considerable momentum in tiM diraction of the precipice-the speed increasing by the declivity of the field-they left it to roll forward. The two children, strange to say, rolled out of the cart before it reached the edge, and in a few seconds it was over the cliff. Still more wonder lul, there was a cooper at his work right on the spot where the cart was falling. There was not the slightest noise or indication of the imminence of his danger, but he fortunately happened to look up, and seeing the cart tumbling down, he was just in time to leap aside, when the cart fell and was dash«d to pieces at his feet Death through Crinoline.—On Friday, Mr. Payne, the coroner for Southwark, held an inquest at Guy's Hospital, touching the death of Willian Lucas, aged 27 years, a miner, who resided at Sydenham. It appeared that the deceased was travelling in a railway carriage from London-bridge to Sydenham, when at Gipsey-hill a female's crinoJine got jammed in the car- riage door. The deceased put his head out to unfasten the door, when he received a frightful blow on the head from the corner of an arch. He was conveyed to the ^efore-mentioned hospital, where he expired from the cjuries. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." Fire from Lucifer Matches. — On Sunday corning, about a quarter to seven o'clock, a fire, which jflao well nigh attended with serious, if not fatal conse- quences, happened in the premises belonging to Mr. J. Dawns, an eel-pie shop keeper situate at No. 156, High- street, Shoreditch. The upper floors being let out in tenements, the room in which the disaster commenced was in the occupation ,of Mr. C. Olway, a working man, and was caused by some children playing with lucifer matches. Before the parents were aware of the disaster the beds and other furniture on the floor became com- pletely enveloped in flames, and every one in the apart- moat had-to rush out into the street almost in a state of I nudity, carrying with them their children, but they were nnable.to save a single particle of bedding or wearing ( apparel, for the whole was quickly reduced to ashes, and unfortunately Mr. Olway was" uninsured. A great i amount of damage has been done to Mr. Downs's stock i aad furniture toy water and removal. An Extraordinary Scene.—On Thursday even- Wg, about nine o'clock, a very exciting and unre- hearsed scene was witnessed at the Philharmonic Hnaic Hall, Islington. Mr. Oliver Summers sings a song in which he teaches the visitors {and a great many appear to require it) their alphabet, and at various political allusions great applause follows, the chairman as a rule making the most noise with a demon- strative little hammer. All passed off very well until Kf. Summers came to G stands for Garibaldi," when there bu-t-st forth a terrific round of applause, again and ag £ in repeated. Some unlucky wight, who had more courage than wit, undismayed by a great crowd of cheaply-patriotic Ganbaldians, ventured upon a hiss. In one moment the song was stopped, and at least 1,000 valiant men prepared to do battle with the anti-Garibal- dian. Turn him out," cried a foreign political cabman, who sat in front of the writer. Yes, yes," responded a gentleman in corduroy trousers, and one of his master's old hats. The tables were crowded with anxious lookers- on, and every seat had several pairs of dirty boots upon it. The chairman led the charge, waving aloft his hammer, and, to crown this ridiculous scene, Mr. Sum- mers (a tall, spare man), in a red wig, loose trousers much too short for him, and a light page's jacket, stoodf Jjipon the stage calmly surveying the scene of discord he had created. The hisser was ejected. The Babes in the Wood.-A respectable family Of Bouzignes, South of France, were greatly alarmed on Sunday afternoon by the sudden disappearance of their two little boys, one five and the other six years of age. As they had not been found at nightfall, their parents, aided by the inhabitants of the village, sought them through all the neighbouring fields and vineyards, beating drums and blowing horns, in the hope of attracting the attention of the little wanderers, but in Jain, for morning came and no trace of them had been discovered. The next day it was ascertained that a company of meuntebanks had passed through the village Oil the previous day. Persons were then dispatched to the towns in the environs to make inquiries, but nothing was heard of them till the fourth day, when they were discovered by two sportsmen in a distant field, tying under a hedge, almost dead with cold and hunger. appears from the children's own statement that they been so much struck with the Strollers' cart that they followed it for a considerable distance along the road, until some of the men saw them, and threatened to flog them if they did not go back to the village. They accordingly began to retrace their steps, but as it was getting dark, they determined to make a short cut across the fields. They soon got lost among the vines, and when they heard the drums and horns of the persons who were seeking them, they became so terrified that they ran further away, and when daylight came found them- selves in a place quite strange to them. They then wandered for two days and nights, eating nothing but a few wild berries, till they at last sank exhausted on the spot where they were found. Too True to be Pleasant.-A Danish visitor to St. Paul's Cathedral, glancing at the words Si monu- mentum quasris, circumspica," which terminate the in- scription in honour of Sir Christopher Wren, believed them to embody in English a judgment on the merits of the building and the mortuary sculptures which it con- tains, and read them thus—" Ze monument am queerish, kirk am spic)." An Architectural Feat. The Sainte Marie circus, at Rome, has just been raised about seven feet, by the roof being pushed up in a single block, in order to enable performances to be • given similar to those by which Leotard has gained such celebrity. The operation was effected, notwithstanding its difficulty, not only without accident, but without even a pane of glass being broken in its construction. Wholesale Robberies in France.-The Court of Assizes of the Seine has been engaged four days this week in trying a band of twelve thieves, nearly all very young men, who within the last two years have com- mitted not less than sixty robberies, some in dwelling- houses, others from carts or trucks standing at the doors of warehouses. The four ringleaders, named Guistain, Girardot, Loriot, and Aubry, having been caught in the fact, denounced nine of their accomplices, eight of whom were accordingly arrested, and in their possession various articles were found which proved their participation in at least twenty robberies, some of which involved pro- perty to the amount of 3,000fr. and Upwards. A great number of witnesses were examined, whose evidence clearly established the guilt of nine of the prisoners, who were sentenced to hard labour for terms varying from ten to five years two to five years' imprisonment. The other three were acquitted. Destructive Fire.—On Sunday morning a fire of a very alarming, and, unfortunately, of a destructive cha- racter, was discoverect by a police-constable of the'L or Lambeth division, raging in the out-buildings belonging to Mr. W. Baterson, a potter, carrying on business in the well-known locality termed the Pottery-yard, in Tevey- atreet, Lambeth. The flames commenced, from some unknown cause, in the stabling and provender lofts. Fortunately the whole of the horses were rescued, but the flames continued to spread, and eventually the fire pene- trated the roof and rose a considerable distance into the nr. Lieutenant Becker quickly attended with the jogines of the parish, and three of the London Brigade inder the command of Mr. Henderson, the thief officer )f the D district. A good supply of water was imme- diately obtained from the mains of the Lambeth Com- pany s works, but the firemen were unable to get the lames extinguished until the stables and provender stores were burned out and the roof destroyed. The origin )f the fire is unknown, and, unfortunately, Mr. Baterson yas uninsured. The first case of emancipation under Presi- dent Lincoln's proclamation is thus alluded to in the letter of a New York correspondent, dated Cincinnati, Sept. 24:—"Three negro 'boys' were brought before Lieutenant ■Colonel Sipes, military governor of the two towns of Covington and Newport, yesterday morning, about ten oclock, (The President's proclamation waa only published here in yesterday morning's papers.) They were closely examined by Cotonel Sipes, and testi- fied that they had escaped from Kirby Smith's army, where they were employed as servants. When asked if their masters were in the rebel army, they replied that their 'young mas'rs' were. When asked where they were going, they said they 'didn't know'-they I jest run.' Colonel Sipes remarked that, under the President's new proclamation, his duty was plain.; and to-day they were provided with free papers' in due form, and went into the world the 'first-born' of the new nrdpr nf I thiDge." A Landlord charged with Robbery. -Edw Fitzgerald, keeper of the Tiger Inn, Dale-street, Liver- pool, was charged before the Liverpool magistrates, on Wednesday, with robbing an emigrant (Peter Beck), who had been staying at his house, of about £30. The money formed the change of a bill which Beck got discounted at 'fnd rt.consisted of £ 5 and two £ 10 notes, and the balance in goia anu auver. Alter urnm- jug below stairs, Beck had gone to bed, in a somewhat ,not J™n\en,;state, and on awaking abau' 2 o clock next morning he found his money, which was safe when he went to bed, missing. He aroused the landlord, and informed him of his loss other lodgers in I the house were searched, but the money was not found. It subsequently transpired, however, that the landlord had actually paid one of the stolen notes to a beer agent in Liverpool. The prisoner admitted that he had paid the note in question, but said that he found it with other money in his till, and than to the best of his knowledge it came there honestly, and in the way of trade. In order to clear upthe mystery tha case was remanded. • J ■L,ate Turkish Contingent.—The sub- joined memorandum, dated War-office, Oct. 10, appears in the Gazette The Turkish medals due to those ner- -sons who served in the late Turkish Contingent during the Russian war, whcse names have been included in a nominal list furnished to this department by the general officer who commanded that force, have been received in this country, and are ready for distribution. Applica- tions for these medals must be made by letter, addressed to the Under-Secretary of State for War, War-office London, S.W., with the words, "Application for Turkish Medal" in the corner of the cover. Those persons below the grade of officer who received certificates of discharge at the time should forward such certificates with their applications. Those who are now serving in the armv must forward their applications through their present must forward their applications through their present commanding officer, accompanied by a statement of their service in the force ia each case. The medals of deceased persons will be forwarded to the legal represen- tative in each case on proper proof of identity being fur- nished. It must be distinctly understood that, in order t°.obviate a double issue, no application can be enter- tained from those persons who served ia the Turkish Contingent, and have already received, or are entitled to the Turkish Crimean medal for service in the British army before Sebastopol. The Distress in Lancashire- — The London Committee of the Operatives' Relief Fund held their weekly meeting at the Mansion-house oa Friday. The Lord Mayor took the chair, and Mr. Alderman Rose the Lord Mayor Elect, was present. Messrs. Cotton, Howes Lycett, Morley, Armitage, and Gibbs were also present' The total amount received up to Thursday afternoon in aid of the fund was £66,534, of which the week's receipts amounted to £ 3,584 19s. lOd. His lordship reported to tne committee that since the last meeting, b-y the kind- ness of the treasurer and governor of Bridewell Hospital, the use of that establishment had been granted to the committee as a depdt for the receipt and stowage for of6?h« H-°t cast;off Nothing, blankets, &c., for the benefit l?: nil stressed operatives in Lancashire and Cheshire Final arrangements were made by the committee and agents^ were appointed to be stationed there for the' nur- pose of recei ving any presents of clothing, &c that m?*ht be sent by the benevolent public. A number'of annlla- C ibh, »nT^anCH W6re b6fore the committee by Mr. Gibbs, and after due consideration the following grants were made :-The Cathedral district, Manchester £ 100 Whitworth and surrounding districts, £ 150; Hulme sewing class, lately under charge of Mrs. Birch £ 150 ■ Ashton-under-Lyne, £ 200; Miles Platting £ 50- Mof- tram, £ 150; Millbrookv £ 100; Newton Moore '« £ 100' St. Philip's, Bradford-road, £ 200; St. Thomas, Redbank' £ 75 Broadbottom and Charlesworth, £ 150 • St Tudfi'«' Ancoats, £ 150; Livesey, £ 100; Witton, £ 150; Rochdale' £ 500; Embsay, £ 50; Withnell, £ 50; Farrington S Ribchester, £ 25; Staleybridge, £ 500; Enfield &c £ 1 w Giggar Burv. £ 20: Preston. £ 1.00!). 'J The Sunday Agitation.—Some months ago an effcrt was made in Edinburgh to obtain the sanction of the Lords of the Treasury to the opening of the. Royal BotaNic Garden there on Sunday afternoons, after the hours of Divine service. A petition to that effect was got up, and was signed by 14,000 persons, ct iefly of the £ > fSeSj TIle m°vement was instantly provoca- frlf Pt-fSw m""Rations, and the established and ee resbyteries of Edinburgh, and ether ecclesiastical r«ma- 7 T p 0ns praying that the garden shouM I a& P.resent- This movement was fol- e „ PrJ^ Ta PUpiC meeting, which was crowded to thfl Pr K + Provost presided, anc ministers of all I 01 8eZeral other denominations ap- the wmbg, „„ and with a few dissentient voices, resolutions were passed expressing regret and alarm that the garden should be sought to be opened o» the Lord's-dfy, %ady. open to all classes of the community without charge every lawful day, and setting forth that such a proposal was opposed not enly to the Divine commandment, but to the law and usages of Scotland, and to the con"ict,ions and feelings of the great majority of the Scottish people'; and that setting aside the authority of the Sabbath as a Divine institution would remove the only efficient barrier which protects the working man from uninterrupted labour. Among the speakers were the Rev. Drs. Muir, Guthrie, Thompson, and Begg, and several of the city magistrates. The proposal was specially resisted on the grounds that it threatened to be only the commencement of a series of innovations, that it was prompted from the metropolis and did not originate at home, and that the abettors of it would not come forward and avow them- selves. It was agreed to transmit a memorial in terms of the resolutions to the Lords of the Treasury, and the determination was expressed to resist to the utmost the attemnted innovation. Orphan Working School. Weare informed that the co nmittee of the above excellent charity have just determined to retain the girls in school till they are 15 years of age, and those of them who conduct them- selves well are to remain until 16. It is to be hoped all will deserve this extended period. As the election is on the 31st of this month, it should stimulate to greater < terticn to secure success for the respective candidates The Glasgow Murder.—Tbe North British Mail of Saturday says" Yesterday, the agents for the con- demned prisoner dispatched their statement, as to what evidence they were prepared to lead in proof of the prisoner's final declaration, to the Lord Advocate, along with an incomplete list of the witnesses they are ready to adduce at the official investigation. This statement will be forwarded to the Home Secretary, and probably with the precognitions of the witnesses whom Mr. Gemmel, procurator-fiscal, has been examining at inter- vals since the trial. It is expected that in a day or two the Home Secretary will indicate how the investigation is tc be proceeded with, and before whom it is to take place. It is the general opinion that a special commissioner will be sent by Sir George Grey for this purpose. A private meeting of the Prison Board (to which the representatives of the press were not invited) was held on Thursday, to consider and dispose of an application from Mrs. M'Lachlan's agents, to the effect that they should have free access to her, with a view to the pre- paration of the case in support of her statement,' and that on the occasion of their visits they should be alone with the convict. After a discussion; in which Sheriff Sir Archd. Alison and (,ther gentlemen took part, it was agreed to grant the request in so far as one of the three agents only (to be named by himself and the others) should have free access to Mrs. M'Lachlan during the progress of the investigation, and that he should be allowed to visit her unaccompanied by any of the prison officers." The Mackerel Fishery.-As a specimen of the uncertainty of the takes, we may mention that early in July this season a haul such as we have attempted to describe took two fish. Bad weather followed, and no more shoals came in till the 25th, when 2,000 were taken. These were sold at 9s. per hundred, or 14d. per dozen. Again, during the evening of the 28th nearly 8,000 were captured. On the 1st of Augusr, 12,000 were taken in three hauls, while in the afternoon of that day, 15,000 were caught at once. The scene that ensued beggars description. It was impossible, owing to their numbers, to pull the net on shore, so the men dashed in up to their necks (the beach is very precipitous) and, stretching another net outside the first to take those which made their escape from it, preceeded to bale the fish on to the shore with iron bowls. The tide was coming in, and the utmost expedition had to be made. these were sold at 4s. Id. per hundred, or a halfpenny each. Oa this day alone 30,000 mackerel were caught on tee beach, by which the fishermen expected to clear io0. A penny a-piece is the average price for the fish on the shore when tolerably plentiful. Some days, how- ever, the boats go the whole length of the bay without being able to head the schools," while at other times such numbers are taken that they are carted off to spread on the flalds.- Once a Week.. The Late Primate.-The will of his Grace the Most Reverend John Bird Sumner, D.D., P.C., Arch- bishop of Canterbury, was proved in her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 1st inst. The trustees and exe- cutors nominated are his son, the Rev. John H. R. Sumner, M.A.; his son-in-law, the Rev. John Thomas D.C.L.; and his nephew, Mr. Charles Sumner, barrister- at-law. The per. onalty was sworn under £ 60,000. The will bears date 1858, signed J. B. Cantuar," and wit- nessed bj his secretary, Mr. Felix Kuyvett, solicitor, ?n!?d H- Withall, solicitor, Parliament-street. Lre7J/Lelshie.fs- the see of Chester, leaving several children. The Arch- bishop beqaeattu all his copyright and MSS. to his son, Robert G. M. Sumner, and his son-in-law, John Thomas subject to the right of the Society for Promoting Chris- tian Knowledge to publish any of his expositions of Scripture. To his daughter Georgiana, who is already provided for, he leaves a legacy of £ 1,000. To the trus- tees of his late daughter Eliza he leaves one-tenth of his entire property, real and personal, for the benefit of her on!y child. The estates in Cheshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland, and all other his estates, real and per- sonal, he directs to be divided between his sons John and Robert, and his daughters Maria and Louisa. On the decease of his daughter, Louisa Sumner, a sum of X5, 000 is left to be divided among the children of his late daughter, Ann Colpoys, and on the decease of his daughter Maria the interest of her share to be paid to her husband, the Rev. John Thomas, and the principal to their children on coming of age. His Grace has left legacies to all his servants proportioned to their length of servitude.Illustrated News. ° Breaking up of a Gang of Poachers.-A desperate gang of poachers is being gradually broken up in the neighbourhood of Nottingham, and within the pasv ten days some of them have been apprehended and convicted. On Wednesday, the 8th inst, Henry Bolton (one of the gang) was taken before Lord Belper and the county magistrates at Nottingham, charged with being out with others for the purpose of night poaching on thf preserves of Mr. J Musters, at Edwalton, about eight miles from Nottingham. Mr. Lees appeared for the de- fence. John Preston, one of Mr. Musters' gamekeepers said on the night in question he was out watching, and saw about 15 men go into a plantation with nets, and shortly afterwards he heard a noise as of hares being killed. He knew ail the gang, and could confidently speak to the identity of the prisoner. The Bench MVlDg consulted a short time, said they had determined to convict the defendant. Prisoner: It's a most scan- dalous thing. Lord Belper: You are convicted, and sentenced to four months' hard labour, and at the end of that time you will have to find sureties or be im. prisoned for twelve months. Prisoner: It's diabolical. A voice; Shocking. Mr. Lees said he should appeal ThenrloJer At the of Quarfer Session. ? prisoner on bemg remove(3 said he hoped the magis- trates would drop down dead before he left the prison. The Lancashire Relief Fund.—Yerv much stilt remains to be done ere the voluntary benevolLTof the country can be said to have been exhausted. The Wesieyan Methodists, to their honour be it said, are having collections made in all their chapels-some thousands in number. Other denominations might, with advantage, imitate their example. Perhaps none could do so with the same unity of action as a religious body whose affairs are managed by connexional committees and a conference; but still much may be done. The Bishop of Peterborough has sent £ 200 the first collection made in his diocese. Why cannot other bishops suggest to their clergy a similar proceeding, or, at ihTnr'oh ?ge ThVr mg up of at least one collection' in each church? The Congregational Union are to hold their autumnal meetings in the metronolis next week. We hope they will recommend the Independent confrre- g7F5gbB? the fc°™try to contribute togthe Relief Fund. But, apart from this, every individual should make up his mind to give something; and that, too, as often as possible. Everv organisatio-i for oh!ainin0The°btfln -may be made available for obtaining the help which i8 needed; but if organisa- dlStlict'Iet not the man of wealth or substance on that account omit to send direct to Manchester the sum that he can spare from his super- K3\an<llet u 9 man regard his peany as being too humble a com to cast into the treasury of the w long ifiquiry was goae of meri°ref 't l' ^f3'ne> the City coroner, and a jury li« ™ at the Commercial Cnffee-rooms, Mincing- lane, on Friday, touching the death of Mr. Arthur Stonl- ?n°th« ^9' a iT br°ker, having offices at No. 9, m the above lane, who committed suicide under the fol lowing painful circumstances. The inmost ™nm crowded by merchants and brokers Tf deceased. Mr. Smith, solicitor, attended tn l!?6 proceedings for the relatives. It appeared from th« dence that on Wednesday morning the deceased camt business at his usual time—10 o'clock. He went into his private office, and told the clerk to sky he wafenjaid if any one called to see him. A Mr Whistler who an appointment with the deçeaøeù about some money ma,ters, called, and, after waiting a short time, the house-keeper of the chambers looked through the fan- light of the door of the private room, and saw the unfor- tunate deceased lying back on a chair, in an apparently dying state. The roam was entered, and he was found insensible, and in a f3W minutes he expired. There was a strong odour of essential oil of almonds about the place, ani there was a glass near which contained a few drops of that poison. On the table in the room were several letters, which the unhappy man had just written; one was addressed to Mr. Whittle-, and was to the following effect:—" Whistler, forgive nie. I did not intend to rob 3 Oll. I have been swindled.—A. S. G." Another letter was addressed to Mr, Parrott, who was a large creditor. It was as follows:—Thanks for all your kindness. May God repay you for it, and forgive me all my sins. I have tried earnestly to pay everyone, and were it not for one or two who persecute me should have succeeded. May those who have so cruelly robbed me be forgiven, but my trouble is greater than I can bear.—Yours, A. S. GRIFFITHS. Comfort my poor mother if you can." The other letters were to his mother and to Mr. Whitmore, who was formerly in partnership with him. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased destroyed himself whilst in a state of temporary insanity.

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