General Lee's Report. The RicJimoTod Examiner contains General Lee's official report of his Pennsylvanian campaign. The. reasons for the campaign are thus summed up The position occupied by the enemy opposite Fredericksburg being one in which he could not he attacked to advantage, it was determined to draw him from it. The execution of this purpose embraced the relief of the Shenandoah valley from the troops that had occupied it during the winter and spring, and if possible the transfer of the scene-of hostilities north of the Potomac. It was thought that the corresponding movements on the part of the enemy, to which those contemplated by ns wouM probably give rise, might offer a fair opport unity to strike a blow at the army, then oatomanded by General Hooker, and that in any any event the army would be compelled to leave Virginia, and possibly to draw to its support troops designed to operate against other parts of the country. In this way it was supposed that the enemy's plan of campaign for the summer would be broken up, and part of the season of aotive operations be consumed in the foundation of new .Lll combinations and the preparations they would re- quire. In addition to these advantages it was heped that other valuable results might be at- tained by military success. He admits great losses, but does not state them."
Chattanooga. The New York Times of the 7th inst., says •— The rebels appear to be making movements de- signed to give General Burnside some trouble. A dispatch from Nashville; dated Monday, states that a force of them on that day had destroyed the large bridge south of Murfreesborough. This pretty piece of enterprise, however, is not likely to be repeated. General Burnside's cavalry force is greatly superior in point of numbers and fighting qonälities to that of Wheeler, and, doubtless, will make its superiority felt. The rebel infantry have as,-much as they can. attend to in watching the army of the Cumberland. Encouraging tiding4 still come from the west. A Louisville dispatch, said to be worthy of credit, states that General Burnside has driven the enemy before him southward to the Hiawassee river, and eastward as far as Green- ville on the East Tennessee and Virginia Rail- road. By this means we now hold the passes to North Carolina, and the right wing of General Bumside's army is put in communication with the army of the Cumberland. Bull's Gap, Tennessee, where General Carter is holding the rebels in check, is in Rawkin's county on the East Tennessee and Virginia railroad, fifty miles west of Jones- boro' and about the same distance south-west from Cumberland Gap. Our cavalry had previously occupied Jonesboro', or had proceeded that far on their mission to destroy railroad communication. The rebel attack on M'Minnville indicates a for- midable flank movement to cut Rosecrans's lines, and isolate Burnside. On the 28th ult. the rebels attacked our right, and were repulsed after a fight of two hours. A large number of Rebels was taken prisoners.
THE INAUGURATION OF COLOGNE CATHEDRAL. Absence of the King of Prussia. The special correspondent of a London contempo- rary writing from Berlin, says:—His Prussian Majesty has been again obliged to absent himself from one of the great holidays of the nation. Three months ago he promised to attend the solemnities connected with the inauguration of the Cologne Cathedral. The interior of the building is now complete. Visitors are pouring in, from far and near, to view this magnificent monument- of Gothic art; but the King of the country in which it raises its lofty columns is not among the number he has excluded himself from the privilege. He desired exceedingly to come, and his myrmidons tried hard to get him a reception in harmony with the occasion and place. The Bishop, and the Catholic interest of the cathedral town, were called to the rescue. The clergy were to be ordered out in grand array, and with, them the brethren of the fraternity of the Lamb slain, the workmen employed on the cathedral, and, no doubt, it was intended that the children of the charity schools should parade before their sovereign, and represent the inhabitants of the wealthy and populous town of Cologne. To blend the humble with the rich, and im- press the. sovereign with a sense of his popularity, two eminent bankers were to dispute the honour of re- galing him with the dainties of Paris on the plate of London. Such was the programme. Suddenly, how- ever, the King appears to have been warned by some intelligent, and it is just possible old liberal" friend. The head of the local police was summoned to Baden Baden, to report upon the state of opinion at Cologne, and the probable reception of the Royal visit. What he deponed, in deference to truth, corroborated the suspicions already entertained; so the King decided not to go. It was feared, that if his Majesty were to attend, the people would shut themselves up in their houses, and leave him to perform the inaugural solem- nities alone, except perhaps the masons and charity children. The revelation was bitter, but opportune; at any rate, it belonged to that class of stubborn facts which cannot be reasoned away by argument or veiled over with official euphuism. Two days before his expected arrival a telegram was sent to Cologne con- veying the regrets of the King, and stating his in- ability to attend on the 15th. On that day unavoidable business required his presence at Berlin; he would, however, come the day before, and have a hasty look at the venerable pile. What a deplorable state of things! Before leaving Baden, the King put his signature to a decree, ordering the performance of Divine service in the Protestant churches of the country on the coming anniversary of the battle of Leipsic. Among its orthodox passages occurs a line, praying God to grant him further assistance against internal and ex- ternal foes. The internal ones alluded to, in the opinion of his Majesty, are the very men who, in- heriting the patriotic spirit of their ancestors, are now attempting, on the field of parliamentary debate, what the others achieved on the sanguinary plain of Leipsic. Notwithstanding all his efforts, his Majesty has not been able to induce the Rhenish magistrates and municipal assemblies to keep the memorable 18th. As was candidly avowed in some of the recusant councils, they did not see the good of offending the French, when all the liberty gained fifty years ago had resulted in the existence and continued illegality of a Bismarck cabinet. It is not, however, his people alone whom his Majesty fails to coerce by solemn decrees. In the petty principality of Reuss commemorative festivities have been prohibited by a princess, the relative and personal friend of a certain prince of the same name, who is acting as Prussian charge-d'affaires at Paris. Comment would seem to be unnecessary. That they of Holstein should follow suit is, perhaps, more natural ia the relative position of the Danish and French Governments.
THE STEAM RAMS ON THE MERSEY. A considerable amount of gossip and remarks has of late been prevalent in LiverDool and elsewhere relative to two steam rams which have been constructed at the Birkenhead Ironworks by Messrs. Laird Brothers. One account stated that the ships in question were being built for the Emperor of China, which averment gave rise to some incredulous remarks. Another state- ment was to the efiect that the vessels in question were built on French account, and one of them, which was launched a few weeks ago, named El Tousin, was taken into the Great Float flying the French ensign. Since then she has been moored at the Victoria Wharf, in that immense basin, and operations have been steadily prose- cuted for the purpose of fitting her for sea. In conse- quence of these operations intimation was received from the Foreign-office to the effect that, suspicious of the ves- sels beingintendedfor the Confederate States of America they would not be permitted to depart unless satisfac- tory evidence was given that their destination would not form an infringement of the Foreign Enlistment Act. In this state the affair remained till Thursday last, when a revenue cutter conveyed a Custom-house officer into the Great Float, and put him on board the El Tousin. On Friday this proceeding was followed by the appearance of a second Custom-house officer, who, it is said, put the broad arrow" on the vessel, and, it is said, remained in charge of the ship. About eleven o'clock on Thursday night the Goshawk, under the command of Lieut. Cheek, acting tender to her Majesty's ship Majestic, went into the low-water basin, which is not yet open for vessels, and remained there on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday morning her Majesty's ship Liverpool dropped from her previous moorings, and took a position in front of the entrance to the Morpeth Dock, with her fires banked, and her steam obviously up. In this condition she lay all day, and general opinion connected with her being in this position a belief that she, as well as the Goshawk, was in readiness to prevent the apprehended departure of the El Tousin. So far, however, as present appear- ances warrant the conjecture, this precaution was unnecessary. The suspected vessel remains moored alongside the Victoria Wharf, and up to Saturday afternoon did not appear in a condition fit for sea. During the whole of the early part of Saturday workmen were busily employed in prosecuting the different processes which would fit her for .use. So far as could be observed from the quay-no admission was allowed on boar(I-there was no Government officer in charge of the craft and every- thing appeared to make progress in the usual way. The ship is evidently a powerful vessel. She has, or rather preparations are being made for her to have, two cupola turrets, which are far advanced in con- struction. Her bulwarks are made to fall down out- wardly, and she has two port-holes in the stern, dis- agreeably suggestive of heavy "stern chasers." Her sides are evidently strong, and armour-plated; but by far her most formidable-looking character is derived from her sullenly projecting prow. As a whole, this formidable-looking craft, which every one professes to regard with something like mystery, and which no one about will admit knowing, anything of, is a capital specimen of the shipbuilder's art, and if let loose with a hostile intent might prove an ugly customer.
UTILISATION OF THE SEWAGE. A public meeting of the ratepayers of Lambeth was recently held in the Vestry-hall, Kennington, on the sewage question; Dr. Brady, M.P., in the chair. The meeting was fully attended. The chairman said, as chairman of the Sewage Com- mittee of the House of Commons, he naturally felt a great interest in the question they were met to consider. The utilisation of sewage was, now acknowleged on all sides to be necessary and at- tainable, and the question now was how could the sewage be best utilised to effect a reduction in local taxation. The utilisation of sewage being therefore no longer a problem, it became a public- duty to ascertain how best to turn to profitable use this large source of wealth in the alleviation of the burdens of the ratepayers. That was the object of the present meeting. Mr. Fowler moved the first resolution as follows:—" That this meet- ing, in view of the evidence laid before the select comraittee of the House. of Commons on sewage of towns, and of the analysis of the metropolitan sewage.made by Messrs. Hoffman and Witt, is- of opinion that the metropolitan sewage is a manure valr able for all crops, and that it can be profitably utilised. That its profitable utilisation dependsupon its application in a liquid form in-moderate dressings over a larger area, and that any other mode will be financially unproductive; and that therefore a plan based upon the foregoing principles and conditions is the only one which offers any prospect of a substan- tial reduction of local taxation." He explained at some length the proceedings taken by the Metro- politan Board of Works, and thought the- rate- payers of the metropolis should support the action of that board. The value of the metropolitan sewage at the lowest estimate was 2d. per ton, and if the whole of this sewage was utilised a saving of Y.1,000,000, per year could be effected in local taxation (hear). Mr. Chester seconded the resolution. He had used sewage manure for many years on his land, and he had always found his land made more productive from sewage than any other manure. The resolution was opposed by Mr. Knight, and supported by Mr. Lamgley, and agreed to unanimously. The following resolution was also carried:—" That in the opinion of this- meeting the agricultural value of sewage as a manure is only to be correctly ascertained from the results obtained by those who have used it far- years, not for the purpose of proving anything,. but simply to obtain by its assistance the largest and most profitable returns in their crops. This meeting therefore disapproves of all experiments (no matter by whom conducted) instituted merely for the purpose of proving or disproving its value." A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings.
FUNERAL OF THE LATE ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN. The remains of the late lamented Richard Whately, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin, were on Thursday morn- ing removed from the Palace, Stephen's-green, for interment in the vaults of Christ's Church Cathedral. The remains were inclosed in a suite of coffins, the interior one being of highly-polished cedar, the .middle one of thick lead, and the outer of solid oak covered with velvet, emblazoned at the quarter panel with burnished gold hatchments, the armorial bearings and the mitre of the deceased prelate. The breastplate bore the following inscription :— "The Most Rev. Richard Whately, Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Died, 8th October, 1863, Aged 76 years." The chief mourners were—the B.ev. Edward Whately, George Whately, Esq., and theBev. Mr. Pope (brother- in-law of the lamented archbishop). The hearse, drawn by four horses, was followed by nine mourning coaches. At a quarter past nine o'clock, a large number of the members of the Dublin Young Men's Christian Association (United Church), amounting to several hundreds, assembled at their rooms, and, preceded by several of the lay members of the committee, walked in procession to the Palace, and there, forming four deep, preceded the hearse until they arrived at College- green, where the Fellows and Students of Trinity College headed the procession. The appearance of these young men, exhibiting such a mark of respect towards the deceased patron, who had constantly aided the association by his lectures, counsel, and influence, was regarded as a fitting tribute. The clerical mem- bers of the committee had already taken their places in the cathedral. The coffin arrived at the cathedral shortly before eleven o'clock, and was met at the nave by his Ex- cellency the Lord-Lieutenant, and by the dean and chapter of the cathedral. The lesson selected was taken from the 29th chapter of Job, which was read by the Hon. and Rev.-the Dean of St, Patrick's. The full choir, led by Dr. Stewart, performed Morley's funeral service, and selections from Handel's funeral anthem, commencing with the words, When the ear heard him." After the reading of the service the coffin was conveyed to the vault and the solemn ceremony terminated, the choir performed the" Dead March" in Saul. During the procession the places of business along the route were closed, and the bells-of'the parish churches were tolled.
CAPTURE OF AN EXTENSIVE FORGER. The magistrates at the Hanley Police-court have been engaged in investigating the case of George Baskerville, flint grinder, who was brought up in custody on a charge of forging bills to the amount of £ 3,000. About three years since Messrs. Peter and George Baskerville, father and son, commenced business at Hanley as flint grinders and colour dealers. At the end of August last George Bas- kerville, who had had the management of the business, absconded, and almost immediately after- wards it was discovered that he had perpetrated forgeries to a startling amount. It turned out. that he had commenced a systematic course of forgery some time previously with the assistance of a man named Smith, an earthenware manu- facturer of Burslem, who was convicted of that offence at the last Stafford assizes. Smith set a number of accommodation bills afloat, to which either he or Baskerville had forged the acceptance of a manufacturer of the district, for the pur- pose of getting the bills discounted, the confede- rates finding no one disposed to discount their own acceptances. These forged bills were taken to London by young Baskerville, and with the aid of a commission agent who was formerly in busi- ness at Burslem as a flint grinder were discounted by London merchants. Several other bills were set afloat in the Potteries. This mode of "raising the wind seems to have gone on swimmingly for some time, but after a while creditors, who found a difficulty in getting their claims met by Messrs. Baskerville, began to press for payment. Bills fell due and were not met, and the holders began to sue young Baskerville upon them. To meet these claims he hit upon the following ingenious plan. He went on forging fresh bills, which he got discounted in London, and by their aid satisfied the more importunate of his creditors. At last bills fell due faster than he could possibly meet them, even by forging fresh ones, and his creditors became imperative. This led to the inevit- able crisis, and young Baskerville disappeared, after a parting spree" at Cheadle Races. It was sup- posed that both he and his wife had left the country, but on Saturday lasthe wasapprehendedinlngestre- park, one of the seats of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, near Stafford. It appears that on the 2nd of September he got a friend to introduce him as an invalid to Lord Shrewsbury's lodgekeeper, to whom he was a total stranger, and having obtained apartments with him, he remained concealed until last week, when he put himself in communication with his wife and entreated her to come and see him. She did so,, but her steps were dogged by the police, and thus his hiding-place was discovered. When charged by Superintendent Cole, at Hanley, with these forgeries, he said, I am guilty, but not to the extent which has been stated. If you will get a pencil I will tell you as near as my memory will serve me what Mils I did forge. The first was for < £ 27(5; there were others for £292, Y,152, £ 198, < £ 160, £170, ancl.2300, and there was one for £ 145, which I have since paid." On being told that his leggings would be searched for the bill-book, he said that that would be of no use, for he had burnt it. He was remanded, in order that he might be hara-ed over to the custody of the city of London police
THE MURDER IN WATERFORD. The details of the crime, which there is strong reason to believe- was perpetrated in a lonely mountain district ta the county Waterford, distant some three miles from Ballymaearbry, are now before the public, at-least as they have been given by the young girl Hennessy, daughter of Thomas WaMie, the supposed murderer, and wife of Pat Hesanessy, the grandson of the aged man, Thomas z;1 Connolly, who has been missing since" Tuesday, the- 29th of Sept. According to the- account given by the youthful wife of Hennessy-a girl but seventeen years of age, and described as remark- ably intelligent-she was to some extent an eye- witmess of the fact, and, under a strong sense of horror, she hesitates, not, it would appear, to come forward and denounce her own father as connected with the atrocious deed. It is now universally be- lieved. that the tale unfolded by the daughter of the prisoner Thomas Walshe is true in every particular. Ta,& a wild mountain- district, some twelve miles from Waterford, and at a great elevation, stands the- wretched cabin lately occupied "by Cons-oily, and, attached to which the old man had but a single acre of boggy land. There is another cabin close by, and below it a, good slated house belonging to a farmer named Flynn. Hers- lived old Connolly, with his grandson, the latter of whom (Pat Hennessy), as* has been- before mentioned, married the daughter of a man named Thomas Walshe. This Walshe-gave Connolly a sum of < £ 9, in order that he and his wife might be permitted to in the cabin with the old man and the young couple. They had been constantly quarrelling, and Walshe's wife charged Connolly with assaulting her oil the shoulder. The case, as has been stated, was dismissed, but since that time the grandfather could not bear the Walshes. In this state of dis- union they were living, when. Hennessy left to look for work on the 29th ultimo. The cabin contains two rooms. One served the purposes of kitchen, sitting, and bedroom. Light is admitted only through the doorway leading to a yard in front. In this room, on a heap of straw in a recess beside the fire the old man slept. In another corner, a rude timber framework served as a sleep- ing place for Walshe and his wife. The inner apartment had been occupied by the young couple as a bedroom. A piece of glass plastered into a hole in the wall, and about four inches square, served as a window. The parties in the house on the fatal morning were Thomas Connolly (the murdered man), Thomas Walshe (the alleged murderer), and his daughter, Bridget, married to Thomas Connolly's grandson (Patrick Hennessy) since last Shrovetide. Patrick Hennessy was on that day working in Castlerea. Bridget Hennessy had called Thomas Connolly to his breakfast, and went to the well. On her return she found the door barred out, and her father desired her to go away for a while. Returning later she saw Thomas Connolly on the floor, and a hatchet near him. Her father was inside, and threatened to treat her in the same way if she made any alarm. He made her sub- sequently help him to clear away the blood, and then dragged away the body into a turf-house, where he locked it, apparently till he examined the vicinity. He then took the hatchet and a block out of the kitchen, with which he locked himself up in the turf-house. Bridget Hennessy says she heard the noise of chopping for some time, after which, it is said, Walshe brought out the mangled portions of the body in his arms, and buried them in two holes in the garden. At night he took the body out in a sack, and, remained about two hours away, and when he returned took out the clothes. He told Bridget Hennessy he had buried the mangled remains in the "Monnavoher," a bog, and had jumped on them till he had sunk up to his knees, having taken off his shoes and stockings for the purpose. The clothes he buried in the same place, and hid the keys of Connolly's box behind a stone near the cabin, These, from the indications since given by Bridget Hennessy, as also some of the clothes, have been found, and are in the posses- sion of the authorities; and when taken up out of the black-looking pool, the trousers identified as belonging to the deceased were marked with blood. That night Walshe and Hennessy's wife remained in the house alone, and the following night Hennessy himself returned home, and was informed, upon inquiry, that his grandfather had gone away. Walshe had left the kitchen, where it is asserted the old man was killed, and thrown himself on the bed in the inside room. Next day Hennessy searched in vain, and then went to inform Con- stable Giblan, at Ballymacarbry, who employed all his available men in searching. around, but then to no purpose. The body still lies concealed. Bridget Hennessy has stated since that she remembers Walshe saying, after a search made by the grandson and neighbours on the Thursday after the murder, that they did not find the body, because he had taken care to choose for his line of search the very ground under which the body was. There was a report in Clonmel that Walshe had confessed his guilt," but he has not done so; on the contrary, he seems indignant at being kept in prison, and charged with the murder of a man who walked away from his house in the broad day- light."
SENDING LETTERS TO THE ROYAL FAMILY BY A LUNATIC. Mr. Chester; the vestry clerk of St. Miu-y, NewmgtoN waited upon Mr. Burcham, at the Southwark Police- court, to make the following complant The learned' gentleman, who was accompanied by Mr. Williamson, a Scotland-yard detective officer, said that his worship, might recollect that a few weeks ago he applied to him for a summons against Mrs. Latta, who is carrying-on-business as a milliner opposite the police-court, to, compel her to contribute towards the support of her husband, who had been some time con- fined as a pauper in the Surrey Cbunty Lunatic Asylum. He considered that Mrs. Latta was amply able to repay the parish a portion, inasmuch as o8 Awas carr.ying on an extensive business, paid < £ 120 a year rent, and employed several workpeople. His worship, after hearing that application, con- sidered that he could not grant a" summons, but recommended a further application to Mrs. Latta, or that preceedings be taken under certain clauses of the Poor-law Amendment Act. The guardians directed khuto apply to Mrs. Latta to assist to support her husband, and en her refusal he was removed from the County Lunatic Asylum to the parish workhouse, and recently he had been discharged on the application of his friends, feince the unfortunate man was liberated he has shown evident signs of dangerous insanity by writing letters to some portion of the Royal family and the magistrates. Mr. Burcham observed that a letter had been re. ceived at this court from Mr. Latta, and there could be no doubt that he was a dangerous lunatic, and ought not to have been liberated. How was he sent to this lunatic asylum ? Mr. Chester replied that he was sent on the order of an officiating clergyman. His object now was that there should be no delay used to put him under re- straint again, as he was decidedly a dangerous lunatic, and not a. fit subject to be at large. He also considered that it was disgraceful on the part of Mrs. Latta to refuse to reimburse the parish for keeping her husband out of the poor rates, while she was carrying on a lucrative business in the parish. Mr. Burcham asked what he wanted to be done. Mr. Chester said that he should like Mrs. Latta to be sent for, as she only resided opposite the court, when she could give some explanation for her refusal. Mr. Burcham told him he could consent to nothing of the kind. He could not compel any one to come before him on any such pretence. He was well aware that her husband was a dangerous lunatic, and he should advise his relatives to put him under restraint immediately. As for compelling Mrs. Latta to support him in the County Lunatic Asylum, he was not aware that he had authority to make any such order, even if it came before him. Mr. Chester thanked his worship for his attention, and left the court with the view of taking such pro- ceedings as to place Mr. Latta under proper restraint again. ♦
The ship Alfred the Great, of Liverpool, is re- ported totally lost. She left the Hooghly on the 5th of August, and on the 12th sprang a leak so serious that the captain deemed it advisable to make for land, and accordingly bore up for Rangoon. In attempting to go up the river she struck heavily upon a sandbank, and became a total wreck. Shocking Death on a Railway.—Mr. Hum. phreys held an inquest the other day at Bow, on John Pearce, aged fifty-six years, a signalman on the North London Railway. James Tibbs, a shunter, said that he was on an engine with a passenger train at Devon's. road, Bromley. The tram had put down its passengers at Bow, at eleven o clock, and was about being shunted into the carriage shed. Deceased put up the sema- phore signal of danger." The train stopped accord- ingly, a.nd deceased ran to turn the points. Another engine, driven by a man named Foxon, then came up and ran over deceased. The danger signals were still up, and the line was therefore blocked, but deceased had shown a white lamp, to intimate that the pas- senger engine might come along. Foxon came along, however, quicker than deceased expected. Witness got down, asid found that his legs were lying outside the line and his body inside. Thomas Saunders, driver of the passenger train, said that the white signal lamp was meant for him, and not for the driver of the other engine. The danger signals were up, and Foxon ought not to have come along. There was a printed rub that an engine must not go past a signal post when the signal of danger was up. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death;" accompanied by a recommendation that the company should enforce the regulation for the guidance of the engine-drivers ¡¡,y;J, other servants, to prevent a similar oakimiy*
Affairs of the Mississippi. The Vicksburg news report that the Texas ex- pedition has exploded. The railroad from Vicks- burg to Jackson is to be rebuilt. No movement from .Vicksburg will be made very soon. General Logan has taken command of the city, and closed all places of business. There is a great want of fael for the transports at Vicksburg. General Grant rode out for the first time on the 25th ult. Prominent citizens of Mobile report that there will not be much resistance offered at that place. Advicea had been received from New Orleans to the 20th ult. Matters were evidently drawing to a. Crisis. On the western side of the Mississippi were the 13th and 19th corps, except General Herron's division, which had been moved to Brashear City. One corps will move further west, while the other move north, to co-operate with General Herron. General Banks, it is said, takes the field in person. General Franklin is in com- mand of the 19th corps. General Herron's head- quarters are on the Atchafalaya.
THE GHOST IN THE CUPBOARD. An Extraordinary Case. A girl, named Mary Ann Barber, was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment at Taunton, the other day, for a singular offence. Barber, who was supposed to be an invalid, disappeared about two months ago, and it was supposed that she had been murdered. Suspicion fell on the woman with whom she lodged, who then told the following remarkable story, which now turns out to be true, but was not believed at the time. During the summer the girl Barber lodged at her house, keeping her bed entirely, during a portion of which time she was visited by charitable persons, who daily looked for her decease, so ill did she appear, apparently taking no food to sustain life. In the kcmse were other girls, who went out daily to labour, and who invariably complained on their return that some of their victuals had mysteriously disappeared. One day, a little girl, on the return of the mistress, told her that Mary Ann, the invalid, had been downstairs in her nightdress, and had been to the cupboard and taken more victuals. When Mary Ann was told this she stoutly denied it, and as- serted that the girl must have seen her ghost, and doubtless it was a token that she should speedily die and be with Jesus." One day in August, the food in the. cupboard continuing to disappear, the mistress resorted to stratagem to discover the thief, and told Mary Ann that she was going out and should not be athomeÎor several hours. She locked the front door, and apparently left the house, but at once got in again by the back way, and secreted herself in the cupboard. In the course of half an hour she heard footsteps coming downstairs, and then the door of the cupboard was opened, discovering to the mistress the ghost of Mary Ann, and to Mary Ann the ghost of the mistress. Both were too much frightened to speak at first, but the affair ended in the mistress ordering Mary Ann to leave the house next day. Early in the morning Mary Ann had vanished, taking with her some of the apparel belonging to her fellow-lodgers. A day or two since she returned to the town, and was at once given into custody on a charge of va- grancy.
HEALTH OF GARIBALDI. The report had been widely circulated in the news- papers that Garibaldi's health had recently declined to a degree highly alarming to his friends. Inquiries on the sibject have elicited the following letter from the authoress and friend of the General, Madame Elpis Melena. Writing to Dr. Wachenhusen from Nice, September 29, this lady says: As a telegraphic dispatch which I sent the day before yesterday to Cabrera, asking that a reliable report might be sent to ine as speedily as possible respecting Garibaldi's state of health, has not yet been answered, I did not omit to try to find Mitchele Garibaldi, the brother of the hero.' This brave seaman said to me: 'I have just spoken with a captain who saw my brother at Caprera last Friday, and he reports that he had never seen 'Peppin' (that is, Giuseppe) looking better and stronger. His complexion is of the healthiest description; he sleeps soundly, and has an excellent appetite. Even though he has not yet entirely dis- discarded the use of crutches, that does not hinder him from jumping over walls after he has first thrown his crutches over, which he afterwards picks up—an evolution which -he does not speak of to his friends, though they have often seen him do it. He continues to leadhisfavourite Cincinnatus mode of life; lives chiefly on beans and figs, rises before the sun, and also retires early to bed. Teresa and Canzio (Garibaldi's daughter and her husband) did not pay their visit to Caprera at all because the general's state of health required it, and it is no, a fortnight since they have returned to Genoa.' Should this satisfactory report from so re- ¡ liable a source not be esteemed sufficient to contradict I the false reports in the newspapers, I may inform you, my dear doctor, that since beginning these lines I have received the answer to my dispatch from Caprera, containing these words I am very well indeed, thank' you.—G. GARIBALDI.'
THE REV. H. W. BEECHER' S RECEPTION ) AT LIVERPOOL. The appearance of the Rev. H. Ward Beecher at the Philarmonic-hall, Liverpool, occasioned a most exciting scene. The Liverpool Mercury says:—Mr. Beecher's introduction surprised, though it did not disconcert that gentleman. He was evidently prepared for some opposition, but he could hardly have expected that his appearance at the front of the platform would raise one portion of the audience to a high state of enthusiasm and cause the other portion to approach almost to a state of frenzy. For some time it was doubted whether the celebrated abolitionist would be allowed to speak; but those who sat near the rev. gentleman, and ob- served his firmly compressed lips and imperturbable demeanour, saw at once that it would require some- thing more than noise and spasmodic hisses to cause Mr. Beecher to lose heart. He stood calmly at the edge of the platform, a representation of "Patience smiling at grief," and a smile of sin- cerity battling tacitly, but successfully, with op- position. One of the two must, sooner or later, give way, and no one who scrutinised Mr. Beecher's features could imagine that he would be the first to become tired. At last there was a. lull; clergymen and ladies ceased to wave their umbrellas and handkerchiefs, the torrent of hisses became less perceptible, and the chairman made another appeal to the meeting for fair play to Mr. Beecher. His assurance that an opportunity would be offered, after Mr. Beecher had concluded his address, to persons who wished to ask the rev. gentleman questions, was not very favourably re- ceived, and a series of disturbances ensued. Cries of Turn him out" were heard in various parts of the hall, and efforts were made to eject some members of the unruly party. When the scuffling had partly subsided, the chairman expressed his determination to preserve order by calling in, if necessary, the aid of the police. This announcement produced something like order, and Mr. Beecher took up the advantage and com- menced his address. To note the repeated inter- ruptions made to the rev. gentleman would not only be tedious but unnecessary. These interrup- tions were incessant-an Irish gentleman, who stood near the platform, and a member of the legal profession, being two of the chief actors. Several "lovers of liberty and free speech'' at last ejected the latter; and when he reappeared, at a later period of the evening, he was again thrust out of the room, while a scene prevailed the equal of which has seldom been witnessed in Liverpool. "Three cheers for Jefferson Davis" was a proposal which once more met with a hearty response from a portion of the audience, and as the admirers of the Confederate President were loth to cease their expressions of approval, Mr. Beecher composedly sat down on the low parapet of the platform and awaited a calm, at the same time apologising to the reporters for causing them to be so long detained. At one time about a score of persons were speaking in various parts of the hall, and Mr. Beecher, as a last resource, said that if the meeting would not hear him he would address the reporters. From the gallery were suspended placards on which the words Who is Henry Ward Beecher P" were con- spicuous; and, taken all in all, the scene was one of complete disorder. Mr. Beecher repeatedly de- clared that it was not new to him; but it was plain that towards the close of his address the rev. gentleman was losing his self-possession, and he admitted that his struggle for an hour and a half against the prevailing disorder had caused his voice to fail. So far, indeed, had his voice suffered, that he was compelled, in concluding, to declare that he could not answer any questions unless perfect order prevailed. He did reply, in comparative peace, to one or two written interro- gatories; but the disturbances being renewed, Mr. Beecher sat down. Amidst a continued uproar a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Beecher, and the meeting broke up in a disorder quite as great as that which marked its commencement.
DREADFUL ATTEMPT AT MURDER. A shocking occurrence took place at Great Barr, near Birmingham, one evening last week, under the fol- lowing circumstances* It appears that two navvies entered the house of Mr. Charles Newey, who keeps the Maltshovel beerhouse, at Newton, in Great Barr, and called for a quart of ale. The landlord refused to serve them with the ale, as some months previously he had forbidden them to enter his house, because they were continually creating disturbances, much to the annoyance and inconvenience of the regular customers. Upon the landlord's refusing to draw the ale, the men began to use most obscene language, in the presence of Mr. Newey, his wife, and family. Whilst they were doing so, two gentlemen walked into the house from Birmingham, and ordered some refreshment, but before they could be supplied, and without the slightest provocation on their part, one of them was immediately knocked down by the two navvies. A struggle then ensued between the parties, and the landlord endeavoured to rescue the two gentlemen from the grasp of the ruffians, and he succeeded in getting himself and the two gentlemen into a private parlour and closed the door. The two navvies rushed from the kitchen-, but before do'ng ao one of them seized a spittoon and the other a fender, and, with frightful oaths, swore they would kill every- body in the house. They then brought all their force to bear against the parlour door, and succeeded in effecting a partial en- trance. One of them, through the partially open door, aimed a terrific blow at the landlord's head, which he fortunately escaped. The villains foiled in this, rushed upon the landlady of the house, who happened to be outside the parlour door, and hurled her violently against the wall. One of the men then ran out into the road, and told his companion to draw his knife. They then put out the lights in the house, and recommenced their attack upon the persons in the parlour, trying to batter in the door with a large piece of wood one of them had got out of the hedge in the road. The two gentlemen-within managed to effect their escape through the parlour window, but making some little noise In doing so, the attention of the men was attracted to the spot, and they diverted their plan of attack, and ran out in search of the runaways, but not being able to find them, and the street door having been fastened by the landlord, they commenced hurling large stones at the windows, speedily demolishing a number of them. Finally the men retired, only to return again in a short time with an ally, in the shape of a tall, athletic, herculean-locking ruffian, and recommenced the attack upon the house, endeavouring to force open the street door. Failing in this, they exhausted their fury by demolish- ing the remaining windows. The landlord noty became seriously alarmed tor the safety of himself and family, imagining, with some degree of justice, that their lives were in danger. He took down an old-fashioned gun from the ceiling, which, hap- pened to he loaded, and rushed out determined to face the ruffians. The night was dark, and he was only just able to see the men. However, he fired the gun at them as they were retreating, more with the view of frightening them than doing them any serious bodily inj ury. The gun was loaded with shot, and the greater portion of the charge was lodged in the hinder part of one of the retiring men, the remainder of the charge scat- tering and wounding another of them in the legs and neck. The men, however, managed to effect their eseape. Mr. Newey obtained a warrant on Monday for the apprehension of the offenders. Strange to say, the men themselves applied for a warrant for the arrest of Newey for assaulting them. On the return of the reporter to Birmingham he found that two out of the three men who had committed this outrage had been admitted to the General Hospital. One of them has given his natnt; as Daniel Powell, and said he had come from Stratford-upon-Avon in search of employment as a navvy. The other gave his name as George Barker and professed to come from Wednesbury for the same purpose. They are both badly wounded, although their lives are net endangered. The police officers are aware of the whereabouts of the two men, and as soon as the nature ef their in- juries will permit, they will be conveyed to the police- station, where the matter will doubtless be thoroughly investigated by the magistrates.