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VgpTl,! TOVTN TALK. BT OUR SPECIAL COEEESPON )ENT. -+-- em- readers will understand that we do not hol4 ourselves Tepen- siblefor our able Correspondent's opinions. --+- THE chase after, capture, and examination of the miserable German tailor charged with a great crime has, as my readers are well aware, formed the chief topic of the week. Even the auspicious visit of Prince Humbert, the heir to the new throne of Italy, has paled before it. Yes, the morbidity, if I may use the word, of all classes of society has been excited to an unnatural, and, I think, reprehensible tension. And for what ? To catch a glimpse of, or hear small gossip about a man who, if he be guilty, is ,after all, neither more nor less than a very common- place ruffian-indeed, not even what is called a great" criminal-whom mere chance, or want of alertness on the part of the authorities, enabled to escape for a time, and by that escape and the consequent pursuit to magnify himself into a hero. For surely no real hero, whether Nelson, Welling- ton, or Garibaldi, ever received a more sensational reception on touching the shores of Britain thaa. did Franz Miiller, though it was plain that the public did not intend', sympathy with him, to judge by the shouts and yells of the crowd. I was present at the examination, conscious of the fearful issue at stake,"and the scene to me, both within and without, was hideously 'grotesque. A tiger was expected, but, lo! a seeming mouse appeared. People, in fact, were disgusted, and the term is not too strong that thejnan did not look up" to the crime with which;,he was charged. )n truth, the brand of Cain is not imprinted on his brow or even indicated by his j physique. What! I heard a costermonger say to a friend, that little under- sized cove knock over a big man like Muster Briggs and toss him out of a railway carriage afterwards, and do it all in a:minllte or two It's all gammon; he couldn't any more do it than my donkey that's my thinking, there, now." Now, without offering an opinion on the costermonger's assertion, I must dechre)t as my'belief that, inas- much as very notorious criminals almost invariably have their imitators, to give such undue notoriety to such a case as Mutter's is] but to offer an in- centive-a spur, to criminally-diseased minds, who may be only meditating crime; for it is, unfor- tunately, too true that, to certain morbidly-dis- posed people, any notoriety, no matter how ob- tained, is what fame is to thefgreat and good. "9 Touching this Miiller case, how true is it that good comes out of evil! For instance, the celerity and uprightness -with, which the authorities of the Northern States of America acted with reference to his extradition has put the English press in a good humour with them. Nothing could have been more fair or in accordance with the extra- dition treaty than their conduct in this case, not- withstanding the noisy harangues of men like Mr. Chauncey Shaffer. Apropos of America, political pundits are of opinion that the recent capture of Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, by the Federals, and the almost certain capture of Mobile, which is to follow, they say, will bring about a peace. It is also believed that a similar result will ensue if General M'Clellan be elected to- the presidency. But I no more believe in a speedy peace than I do in the probability that little Mac will defeat Abe Lincoln," who is, at present, the favourite candi- date by long odds. At all events, if a peace be imminent, it is rather singular that an advertise- ment (anonymous, it is true) should so recently have been put forth, inviting subscriptions to a loan of £50,000,000 sterling to the Confederate States. While leading M.P.'s are lecturing and address- ing their constituents in the provinces, it is posi- tively stated in town that the veteran M.P. for Rye, Mr. Mackinnon, is to be raised to the peer- age again, that, in anticipation of a general election, much work is being carved out for the revising barristers—far instance, in the southern division of the county of Lancaster alone, no fewer than 14,000 objections have already been made; also, that Mr. Henley contemplates resign- ing his seat for Oxfordshire. The last rumour, however, I am in a position to contradict. Last week I said that, in certain circles, I had heard political motives assigned as the prime cause of the present pleasure trip of- the Prince of Wales. Since then, I have heard it further affirmed that his Royal Highness's visit to King Christian is at the instigation of the British Cabinet, and for the purpose of trying to dissuade the Danish King from carrying out the alliance at present on the tapis between the Princess Dagmar and the heir to the Russian throne. Such a rumour, however,"is scarcely to be credited, for, deserted by England, the poor king cannot prudently refuse a double alliance with Russia—for, of course, you have heard that King George of Greece is to marry a Russian princess. Another reason for my disbelief is, that in Court circles it is pretty well understood that their Royal Highnesses' visit to Denmark did not have the Queen's full sanction. So that, perhaps, if not one of mere affection, the visit may be a chi- valrous and significant protest against the policy of our Cabinet with reference to Denmark and the Duchies. Apropos of Royalty, I hear asserted as positive facts that the Princess Helena is to be married in the coming spring, and that Prince Alfred is to spend a year in the University of Bonn, where, it will be remembered, the late Prince Consort passed several years of his life. While talking about companies and speculation, many a good man and true is just now wincing with shame at the scandal to all honest commercial enterprise, caused by the report of the official liqui- dators of the affairs of a certain ,bank, which represented XI,06,461 irrecoverably lost, out of a paid-up capital of £ 179,195! It is a monstrous result; yet whose fault is it ? There were., I know, good sterling men among the directors yet, in spite of that fact, we are told that £2,644 ) were advanced upon a lady's watch, bracelet, and 1 ring, which articles realised in the best market only i!80! But the quantity of this kind of security in the report is legion: in a single sentence, out of £ 20,000 '-securities of this nature only £1,200 has been realised. ill-algri this frightful .mismanage- ment, directors took £ 2,987 as fees. In how far, I would ask, has the management of this Unity Bank been proved better than that of the British Bank, or that other establishment over which Colonel Waugh presided? Scientific men-lovers especially of geographical study-a,re grieving sadly at the lamented death of poor Captain Speke. How similar was his end to that of Bruce—both world-wide travellers and dis- coverers. Both believed they had made out the source of the Nile; both returned in safety to their native land, after encountering the perils of starvation, climate, savage beasts-more savage men, to die by accident--Bruce, by a fall down his own stairs while handing a guest to his car- riage Speke by the chance discharge of his own fowling-piece while out shooting! This traveller's loss is a calamity to geographical science, and casts a gloom over the meeting of the British Associa- tion that scarcely found its compensation in the ever welcome presence of Livingstone. Z.
OUTLINES OF THE WEEK. —.*—
OUTLINES OF THE WEEK. —— WE have little to say about America this week; the war still rages and many lives are sacrificed weekly in the fratricidal strife which is going, forward. The Presidential election, which is shortly to take place, does not prevent further efforts in the causa of war; many thousands of fresh recruits are weekly enlisted, who, for the sake of bounty money, fight their fellow-men, and are either killed or crippled themselves, or kill or cripple their opponents. In the South there is misery, wretchedness, and poverty, and in the North the great commercial interests which were once their pride are fast fading away. We almost despair of ever seeing the beginning of that end which will restore peace to a country of mighty resources, and bring out ence again the energies and industry of a people whose antecedents gained them the respect of the world. THE armistice between Germany and Denmark expired last week, and we are now given to under- stand that negotiations are in progress with a view to its prolongation until the 15th of Decem- ber next. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of North Schleswig, at least, are by no means satisfied with German intervention. It is even stated that the majority of the inhabitants of Schleswig generally are more anxious to share their fortunes with Denmark than Germany; and this view is corro- borated by the proclamation of the commander- in-chief of the allied army of Austria and Prussia, wherein he prohibits the circulation of petitions" and the collection of signatures under pain of martial law, and significantly reminds the inha- bitants that the" state of war" continues. We are fearful that the despotism of the German powers will be harder to bear than Danish rule. We trust, however, that there will be no further revolt, as it would be useless for the lamb to struggle against the lion. WE have recently received news from Australia, and through Australia from New Zealand. From the former we hear that the Melbourne people are taking measures of their own to put a step to transportation from the mother country. They have subscribed eonsiderable sums for the purpose of paying the passage of expirees" to England- that is, men whose term of servitude has expired; and, apparently, they are resolved to carry out their resolution. It is argued that this is a perfectly legitimate mode of action-that it will rid the cclony of unwelcome visitors, and will neither embarrass the governor nor the Government. On the other hand we shall have re-imported into England men with the badge of crime upon their shoulders, who always find em- ployment difficult to obtain in this country, be they ever so penitent and changed in disposition, and we fea,r society will not be benefited by them. The New Zealand news, if not particularly im- portant, is interesting, if only from a curious trait of native character. It appears that the battle of Tauranga, with the result of which our readers are familiar, was brought about by a dis- tinct challenge. The Maories, emboldened by their success at Gate Pah, sent a message" to the English colonel, in the following terms :—" Now hear what we have to say. We have been waiting for you to come and attack us for a whole month, but you have not come, and now we are coming to you. We give you warning, therefore, that you may expect to see us within the month, and not to let any of your soldiers out, for our young men will certainly shoot them. We give you warning, therefore, that you may not say it is murder, for it will not be murder. We shall treat your wounded prisoners well, and shall expect you to do the same." Colonel Greer accepted this challenge, and, as is well known, defeated the poor natives, who were driven from their position at the point of the bayonet, and their loss exceeded two hundred. Among the slain was Henare Taraton, the writer of the challenge. THE British Association held its annual session at Bath last week. The inaugural address of Sir Charles Lyell, the president, was devoted to an historical, geological, chemical, and speculative account of the globe. It was listened to by a large audience, and loudly applauded. During the week the members had some very interesting excursions-amongst other places, to Frome and Stanton Drew. Those who went to the former had the pleasure of lunching with the Earl of Cork; those in the latter with Lady Waldegrave and Mr. Chichester Fortescue. A melancholy fact, however, destroyed most of the pleasure of the meeting. Captain Speke, who was to have addressed them on the Friday, had, the day pre- viously, been out with some friends partridge shooting, and, in scrambling over a hedge, his gun accidentally went off and killed him. The melan- choly fate of such a man has excited a deep feeling of regret not only among the illustrious savans assembled at Bath, but throughout the land by all those who have an interest in the progress of the world's information, in which he was so ardent and able a pioneer. As the explorer of the source of the Nile his name will never be for- gotten. It is strange that one who had passed through such great dangers in wild lands., and i was clearlj a fished sportsman, should meet with. i Ms death by so simple;an accident and in so peace- ful a scene. THERE is an agitation on foot in some of our local towns to restrict the indiscriminate sale of poisons, and it is really thought by inquiring persons that it is time something should be done, since, only a short time ago, twelve pounds of white arsenic were sold for plaster of Paris, and used ii\ the composition of sweetmeats; then we heard of thirty pounds of sugar of lead being supplied instead of alum, and intermixed with eighty casks of flour by a baker; and again, in a shop drawer, under the control of a small boy, were found, in separate pieces of paper, rice, corrosive sublimate, oxalic acid, Epsom salts, jalap, starch, and tooth-powder. Such things being brought before our view, it is considered right that there should be some register kept of deadly poisons. If we have free trade in everything else, we think no one would desire free trade in poisons. WE notice, in last week's police reports, that a woman is charged with an outrage on the assistant matron of Chelsea Workhouse, and, in her defence, she revealed this interesting fact, that in gaol she would only have to pick two pounds of oakum, but in the workhouse she had to pick three pounds, in the twenty-four hours. Honest poverty ought to be more respected than to make labour harder to the indigent than to the felon. We should like to see a little more mercy extended to paupers where the law will permit it; and poor-law guardians have much power in their hands, if they would exercise it in a judicious manner, and on the side of mercy. VERY little has passed during the week in the political world. Lord Stanley, however, at the dinner of the Tipperary Union Farming Society, made two very able speeches. In one, he ex- pressed a hope that the heir to the British throne woi?ild take an early opportunity of improving his acquaintance with Ireland, by frequent visits and occasional residence." This mightily pleased his audience. But in his second speech he spoke so cheerfully of the future prospects of Ireland, that the people were in raptures with him. We are glad to see noblemen like Lord Stanley amongst the Irish people, stimulating them by kindly words to hope and enterprise; and we trust the time may not be far distant when the pros- perity predicted by his lordship will be realised. IN police reports the name of Muller, the supposed murderer of Mr. Briggs, has been the most prominent. The prisoner has been given every opportunity to prove him- self innocent of the crime with which he is charged. His German friends have found him counsel of the highest eminence, and he has been treated throughout with the greatest leniency. We forbear to comment on his guilt or innocence we well know he will have a fair trial, and we shall be perfectly satisfied with the decision of the jury. We, however, lament the curiosity exhibited to see the prisoner, and the immense amount of penny-a-lining which has been used to bring the man prominently before the public, making an insignificant being like him the observed of all observers. There is no limit to the love of notoriety. A foolish fellow named King, who described himself as a bookseller, but who turned out to be an actor-for the sake, probably, of having his name in the newspapers, accused himself of being concerned in the murder of Mr. Briggs; but after two remands ke was dismissed, it being fully proved that there was no foundation for his drunken self-accusation. Nor was he the only one who has been infected by the Muller fever. A lad, named Job Bartlett, an apprentice to a printer, working in an office in Chancery-lane, has just lost his life in consequence. It appears that the boy's mind had occupied itself less with Muller's guilt than with his assumed destination to the gallows. He wished to know the sensations of hanging without depriving himself of life, but he tried one experiment too much, and paid for his rashness with his life. As we have said before, however, it is very sad to see this morbid feeling taking hold of people, and it is in a great measure caused by making a criminal the positive hero of the day. I AGAIN we must refer to the constant repetition of assaults in railway carriages. It is believed that previous to Mr. Briggs's murder frequent cases of slight assaults occurred without the general public being aware of it; but now that people are taught to make their complaints known, we are surprised at the number of out- rages committed. Some one suggests actions against the railway companies, and doubtless uiries would not be very tender to those managers of railways who steadily set their faces against protecting the public. Yet, perhaps, their miser- able economy would still prompt them to pay the penalties rather than incur the extra expense of making alterations in their carriages. It is very possible, however, that Mr. Milner Gibson will have more indignation to contend against next session, as President of the Board of Trade, than he likes. The Government ought to have inter- fered in the matter, and the country will look to its representatives to insist upon ample protec- tion for their lives, and from the insults of the depraved. Child Murder at Paddington.-On Tuesday
morning, at eight o'clock, a charwoman employed in cleaning out the first-class ladies' waiting-room on the departure platform of the Great Western Railway Station, Paddington, found under a sofa the dead body of a fine female child in long clothes, and tied up in an apron, the string of which was twisted tightly round the child's neck. Information was at once given to Mr. Durdle, chief inspector of the railway company's police, who ordered the body to be taken to the Paddington police-station, when it was examined by Mr. J. S. Beale, surgeon, of Porter's-road, Padding- ton, who said the child was about seven days old, had been remarkably healthy, and had been dead about three hours. At the time the babe was found there was a lady in an adjoining first-class ladies' waiting- room, who, on being interrogated by Mr. Durdle, stated that she had come to the. station to see a lady off by the six a.m. train, and that she had been resting herself since tha.t time. The lady gave her name and address, and Mr. Durdle, finding them to be oorrect, allowed her to go at large. The matter is now in the hands of Inspector Everton and Sergeant Hawtree, of the D division. No home complete without a Willcox and Gibbs' Sewing Mnchine. Simple, compact, efficient, durable, and noiseless. Warranted to fulfil all the requirements of a perfect family machine. Prospectus free, on appli- cation at 135, Regent-street, London, W. OroH unnat-nral neglect Is manifested by many pertona »b.o pay little attention to toe preservation ef their health. Good health is the greatest t>le»sing we can enjoy, whieh fact is often dis- covered when too late To insure freedom from sickness of eort, every family in the kingdom should fcsep a eupply of PACE WOOMOOCK'I WI.VD PILLS. Thousands can testify they ME invaluable far X-n<Iig«8- tien. Wind the Stomach, SttiMUffiSSfc So. in « is. i&d,,»t&j Mid 4c. 6&
DEATH OF CAPTAIN SPEKE, THE…
DEATH OF CAPTAIN SPEKE, THE AFRICAN EXPLORER. Captain Speke, the celebrated African explorer, while shooting on Thursday last in the neighbourhood of Corsham, Wilts, with his relative, G. Fuller, Esq., of Neston Park, on getting over a stone wall, acci- dentlly shot himself. His relative, seeing the captain fall, ran up to him, and found that the charge had passed through his chest close to the heart. He was only sensible for a few minutes, and feebly said to Mr. Fuller, Don't move me." He died in about ten minutes. A surgeon was quickly on the spot, but life was extinct. The captain was thirty-eight years of age, and unmarried. An inquest was held on the body on Friday by Mr. Kemm, coroner for the Liberty of Corsham, at the residence of his brother, W. Speke, Esq., Monk's Park, near Corsham, to which place the body had been removed. The first witness examined was Mr. George Fuller, son of Mr. Fuller, of Neston Park, who deposed: About half-past two on Thursday I left my father's house with deceased for the purpose of shooting partridges. Deceased had fired off both barrels before the accident occurred. About four o'clock I got over a low part of a loose stone wall, and was about sixty yards from the place, when I heard the report of a gun, and looking round saw the deceased standing on the wall. Shortly after he fell into the field, and on going to his assistance I found him on the ground with a wound in his chest, and bleeding, which I endeavoured to stop. He was then sensible and spoke to me, but did not long remain so. I stayed with him about five minutes, and then left him in charge of the keeper, Daniel Davis, aid went for assistance. I observed the gun lying by the side of the wall. One barrel, the right, was then at half-cock; the other was discharged. I heard very little report, and should suppose that the muzzle of the gun was very near the body of the deceased when it went off. Daniel Davis corroborated the above statement. He did not see the gun explode, but seeing his master running towards the deceased he went too, and found him with a wound in his side, and Mr. Fuller endea- vouring to stop the blood with his hand. Heard the deceased groan once or twice, but could not say whether he was actually sensible or not. Stayed with him till he died, which was about a quarter of an hour after the discharge of the gun. The gun was a Lar- caster breech-loader without a safety-guard, but should think it was safe. Mr. Snow, surgeon, of Box, was called in to th deceased. Found him dead on his arrival. There was a wound on the left side, such as would be made by a cartridge if the muzzle of the gun was close to the body. There was no other wound. It led in a direc- tion upwards, and towards the spine, passing through the lungs and dividing all the large bloodvessels near the heart, but not touching the heart itself. Such a wound would cause death. The Coroner having briefly addressed the jury on their melancholy duty, and pointed out to them what he considered was the verdict they should return, The Jury unanimously recorded their verdict that the deceased died from the accidental discharge of his own gun, after living a quarter of an hour. They also appended an expression of sympathy for the family of the deceased in their bereavement, which was a loss both to his family and to the whole country. It need not be said that this melancholy end of the enter- prising traveller will be regretted not only in scientific circles.. but among all Englishmen who sympathise with the daring spirit of adventure which is characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race. John Haiming Speke, the second son of Mr. William Speke, of Jordans, in Somersetshire, was born in 1827, and was educated in one of the county grammar schools. His adventures as a mighty hunter and a scientific explorer in Somali land and other parts of Africa (1854-5), in company with Captain Burton, are familiar to the readers of Blackwood." From Africa he went to the Crimea as a volunteer in the Turkish contingent. He had a desire to explore the fauna of the Caucasus, but abandoned the idea on receiving an invitation to rejoin Captain Burton in another African expedition. When Captain Burton presented himself to receive the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society from the hands of the president, Sir R. Murchison, he said-"You have alluded, sir, to the success of the last expedition. Justice compels me to state the circumstances under which it attained that success. To Captain Speke are due those geographical results which you have alluded to in such flattering terms. while I undertook the history and ethno- graphy, the languages, and the peculiarity of the people, to Captain. Speke fell the arduous task of delineating an exact topography, and of laying down our positions by astrono- mical observations-a labour to which at times even the undaunted Livingstone found himself unequal." Captain Speke returned with Captain Grant last year from Africa. They had solved a problem which had puzzled the wisest men for 3,000 years-whence did the Nile take its source ? where were di ritis ostia Nili ? Homer spoke of the Nile whose sources were unknown: Herodotus confessed himself unable to solve the mystery; Alexander the Great, and Nero the notorious, both were baffled in the search. The younger son of a Somersetshire squire traced the Nile to the Victoria N'yanza lake. He had been there in the summer of 1858, and went out again in the spring of 1859 to make assurance doubly sure. It is hardly necessary to mention the enthusiastic recep- tion given to Captain Speke on his return to this country. He was the lion of the season. He was received by the Royal Geographical Society at one of the most crowded meetings (out of their regular session) of that learned body with the heartiest welcome. Even the sills of the win- dows facing the courtyard," so runs the report, had their clusters of visitors, straining eye and ear to see the man who had solved the great geographical problem of past ages." The illustrious heroes of the occasion were appa- rently the least excited persons in Burlington House. Sir Roderick Murchison, in presenting Captains Speke and Grant to the assembly, spoke of their enterprise and its im- portant results in terms which drew hearty cheers from those who heard him. It appears that in 1858, when Captain Burton was sick at Kazeh, Captain Speke having heard of the lake Victoria N'yanza from some Arab merchants, determined to reach it. Finding that its southern extremity was on the high plateau land between 3,000 and 4,000 feet above the sea, and that the waters of this lake were fresh, he was convinced that this body of water must be the great southernmost reservoir out of which the White or Main Nile flowed at its northern end. For this discovery Captain Speke obtained the medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Accompanied by Captain Grant-one of the heroes of the Indian mutiny- he followed up the track, and the result is known to all. Her Majesty the Queen congratulated Sir Roderick on the success of the expedition, towards which her Government contributed the necessarf funds, and the Prince of Wales listened to Captain Speke's interesting narrative of his travels at the Royal Institution. The King of Italy ordered gold medals to be forwarded to the explorers, on which the motto was "Honor a Nilo," and the letter of the Italian Ambassador accompanying the gift was couched in such graceful terms that Sir Roderick Murchison designated it as "worthy of the country which reared a Columbus." Captain Speke's county, the same which gave birth to Sir Francis Drake, was not slow to recognise his merits. Sir William Miles, the senior member for the county, brought forward the merits of Captain Speke before the House of Commons, and drew forth from Lord Palmerston a hearty tribute of respect. It is certain that some honour would ere long have been conferred upon Captain Speke, but his premature death has put a sad stop to the expectations of his friends, and he has died unrewarded. — « Mr. Eyre Coote, of West Park, near Rockbourne,
in Hants, was buried at the latter place a few days since. His body was brought from Germany, where he died. He was the great grandson of the famous Indian warrior of that name, whose fame was so great in India, according to Macaulay, that long after his death the sepoys who fought under him always made a low and reverential salaam when they saw his picture. Wife Murder ia. Prance.—At the Court of Assizes of the Aube, a farm servant, named Malley, has just been tried on a charge of having, at Moulins, on the 25th of March last, murdered his wife by throwing her into the river Aube. A married woman, named Tonnelot, with whom he had cohabited both before and after his marriage, was also charged as an accomplice in the crime. The woman Malley having disappeared on the 25th of March last, the prisoner, a man of very bad character, was immediately suspected of having murdered her, and several circumstances were soon discovered which left no doubt of his guilt. He was accordingly arrested, and, after vainly endea- vouring to combat the evidence against him, at last confessed that at the instigation of the woman Ton- nelot, he had induced his wife to go with him to see some friends at a neighbouring village, but that the woman Tonnelot met them near the river, and they then executed their design of drowning her. In con- sequence of this confession the woman Tonnelot was arrested. The river was dragged, and the body of Malley's wife was found near the spot indicated by him. In court the female prisoner denied her guilt, and attempted to prove an alibi, but failed; while several witnesses deposed that they had' seen her coming from,the direction of the river shortly after the time when the murder was committed. The jury found both prisoners guilty, but with extenuating cir- cumstances, and the court accordingly condemned them to hard labour for life.
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rp,v TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
rp,v TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. ACCOUCHEMENT OF THE CROWN PRINCESS OF PRUSSIA. BERLIN, THURSDAY, 1 P.M. Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Prussia- gave birth to a Prince at noon to-day. Her Royal, Highness and the infant Prince are doing well. AMERICA. Official Export of the Pall of Atlanta. NEW YORK, SEPT. 7. Mr. Stanton announces the receipt of General Sher- man's report of the capture of Atlanta, dated 3rd inst., 26 miles south of Atlanta. Sherman withdrew on the- 30th ult. from around Atlanta, and reached a point to strike the Macon-road, Howard with the right being near Jonesboro', Schofield with the left near Rough and Ready, and Thomas with the centre at Couch';?, The Federals, finding the enemy at Jonesboro', en. trenched themselves. Sherman meeting with strong opposition along the road, advanced his left and centre to the railroad, and broke the railroad from Eough and Ready down to Howard's left, near Jonesboro'. By the same movement Sherman interposed his army between Atla,nta and that portion of the enemy en- trenched at Jonesboro'. There Sherman made a gene- ral attack upon the enemy, capturing their works, 10 guns, and 1,000 prisoners. The Confederates retreated south during the night, Sherman following the enemy to their lines near Lovejoy's Station. Hood, at Atlanta, finding Sherman on his only road of supply, and between him and part of his army, re- treated during the night from Atlanta, after blowing up the magazines. The 20th Corps of the Federal army then occupied the city. Sherman states that since May the 5th his army has been constantly in battle or skirmish, and needed rest. Sherman's losses are 1,200 men. He has 1,500 prisoners. No news has been received from Sherman since the 4th, telegraphic communication between Atlanta and Nashville having been cut. Wheeler has damaged the railroad in Sherman's rear. It is reported that Wheeler has been driven off. Farragut and Granger are actively preparing for the attack on Mobile. President Lincoln has ordered a day of thanksgiving. or the victories at Atlanta and Mobile, and has tendered his thanks to Admiral Farragut and General Sherman. Salutes have been ordered in honour of the victories. General Gillam has surprised and killed the guerilla General Morgan at Greenville, Tennessee, capturing his staff. Early is still confronting Sheridan in the Shenan- doah Valley. The draft in New York and Brooklyn will not take place. It is reported that General Fremont has withdrawn his name as presidential candidate. Reported Surrender of Mobile. NEW. YORK, SEPT. 10. The World contains a report that according to news received from deserters Admiral Farragut's fleet passed Dog River bar after a brief shelling, and Mobile surrendered, the Confederates withdrawing t&- the interior."
REFUSING TO BURY THE BEAD;
REFUSING TO BURY THE BEAD; Strange Proceedings Among the applications to Mr. Dayman, at the Wandsworth Police-court on Friday, was one by a respectable-looking woman, who stated that she lived in the New-road, Battersea, and that her lodgers had lost a child, which the parish had refused to bury. The- child had been dead eight days, and the body was in a shocking condition. Applicant had a family of six. children, and she wanted his worship to tell her how she was to proceed. Mr. Dayman recommended her to apply to the In- spector of Nuisances. He (Mr. Dayman) did not know what he could do for her. Applicant: It is very bad for me. Mr. Dayman: I know it is. It is a risk which people run in taking lodgers. Applicant: I pitied them, because I know they are not able to bury their child. Mr. Dayman We cannot interfere in this matter. Any person who does not inter their dead are liable to be indicted for it. That is the only law.' It is in. the discretion of the guardians, who, if they refuse, expose themselves to public obloquy. The Applicant: The body has been lying without a coffin for eight days. The parties are in a very desti- tute state, and have nothing but a bit of a bed in their room. They have been about every day since Monday to get the child buried. I interfered in it for the sake of my children. Mr. Dayman I cannot interfere. You must either- apply to the Inspector of Nuisances or to the Poor- law Commissioners. The applicant, who was accompanied by the mother of the child, then left the court, apparently in great trouble.
A SUSPICIOUS OABE.
A SUSPICIOUS OABE. Augustine William Beauclerk Butler, a young man of gentlemanly appearance, was brought up at Bow- street by warrant charged with obtaining X20 by false pretences from John Warton. The Prosecutor said: I reside at 2?, Cambridge- terrace, Clapham-road, and am a clerk. On the 17th August last, being at the time out of a situation and in consequence of the letter produced I went to Pump- court, Temple, where I saw the prisoner. He repre- sented himself as a clergyman of the Church of England, and said he was the rector of the Calverly Mission, and Secretary of the St. James's College and University," and he said his name was the Rev. A. W. B. Butler. He stated that he was in want of a clerk, and I offered myself for the situation. We did not come to an agreement that evening, but the next day I went again, and engaged myself to him as clerk, at a salary of X60 a year, commencing on the 19th of August. On the 26th August I met the prisoner by appointment at the office of a solicitor at 27, Lincoln's- inn-fields, and after some conversation I signed the agreement, which I now produce, and which is also signed by the prisoner. At the same time I paid the sum of = £ 20 as security for moneys which he said would; pass through my hands. He signed the receipt for the amount. According to the said agreement I was to be paid my salary quarterly, but the prisoner said he was- a man of property and would, pay me weekly. The same night I entered upon my duties, and continued in his service till the 14th of September. On Friday, the 9th, I told the prisoner I was not satisfied with my situation, and that I wished to leave. I asked him to return my money and destroy the agreement. He replied that he would consider about it. He then left the office at No. 2, Pump-court, and did not return. I have never seen him since till this day. I only re- ceived one week's salary, and two weeks are now due to me. I parted with my money and signed the agreement on the representation of the prisoner that he was a clergyman, and secretary of the missions, &c., named in the agreement. I produce the corres- pondence which took place between us. (Witness produced two letters written by the prisoner—the first-, inviting prosecutor to call at Pump-conrt, Temple, and the secofid directing him to bring a deposit on taking his office as clerk). ° The prisoner begged that the case might be re- manded until he could provide himself with legal assistance, as he had only just been taken into custody. He should then be able to show that the charge was entirely without foundation. He had adhered to his agreement with the complainant, and if he had been content to wait, the = £ 20 would have been duly returned to him. He (the prisoner) would undertake that it should be paid that day or the next.. Mr. Vaughan: But you are charged with having falsely represented yourself to be a clergyman of the- Church of England and connected with the Calverly- Mission, upon which representation the money was; advanced to you. Prisoner: I am aware of that; but I shall be able? to meet the charge. Mr. Vaughan: Do you wish to ask the witness any questions ? Prisoner: No. I prefer waiting till my solicitor is present, and then the whole matter can be explained. Mr. Vaughan: Then I will remand the case for a week; but you will be retained in custody. Prisoner Oh, of course. The prisoner, who suffers from an impediment of speech, and could speak only with much difficulty, was then remanded accordingly. — ♦
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