ATTEMPT TO BURN THE NINE ELMS RAILWAY STATION. One of the most villanous attempts to destroy pro- perty that have been discovered of late was detected on Saturday by one of the officials of the South I Western Railway. On Saturday afternoon, after the men had left oft' work at the Nine Elms station for the day, the watchman on duty proceeded on his rounds as usual, when his attention was attracted by the unusual appearance of a pile of wood under one of the workmen's benches. A circumatarvoe so unusual caused him to examine it, and he soon discovered that the pile consisted of wood and coals. This still more extraordinary circumstance induced him to examine it more carefully, and also the locality all around where it was situated. He then found that under the wood and coals there wa3 a quantity of dry shavings, which, if once set alight, would be very difficult to put out, even if discovered directly after the ignition took place. Following the direction of the line in which the shavings were laid, and removing them with great care, the watchman discovered a box of lucifer matches placed in such a position that any person not perceiving the danger could scarcely avoid tread- ing on them, in which case the probability is that the whole of the workshops would have been in a blaze before any assistance could have been brought to put it out. It is something serious to contemplate the large amount of property that would have been sacri- ficed had this attempt of the ruffianly incendiary not been detected and frustrated. There are adjacent to the workshops several large ranges of warehouses well stored with valuable goods, and had the workshops caught fire, the whole of those buildings must have been destroyed, together with their contents. Infor- mation was at once forwarded to Mr. Scott, the traffic manager, and an inquiry set on foot to discover who could attempt so dastardly an act.
-w. -1 DISCOVERY OF THE BODIES OF TWO CHILDREN Margaret Campbell, aged 35 years, and Sarah Harris, 22, well-dressed and lady. like persons, were charged at the Hammersmith Police-court on Saturday, the former on a charge of concealing the births of two children, and the latter, who was described as a gentlewoman, with knowingly assisting in the same. Evidence was given of the apprehension of the prisoners, and then Mary Murray said: I live at NO". 21, Argyle-villas, Mill Hill-road, Acton. I have been in the service of Mrs. Campbell since the 1st of April. I was sweeping Mrs, Campbell's bedroom yesterday, and Mrs. Button (apparently a visitor, and wife to an attendant at Hanwell Lunatic Asylum) wished to show me how to do it properly. She picked up the toilet curtains and threw them on the sofa, for me to take off to shake. She stooped to pick up a pin, and then she asked me if I smelt anything. I said, Yes." It came from the box, sir. Mrs. Button and I opened the box. It was not looked. We looked in it. She picked up something, and I saw a paper parcel and bits of a blanket on one side. She told me to lift it out. I did so, and unfastened the paper, when I caught hold of a baby's foot. ThEN. I fainted. Mrs. Button put some water over me, and when I came to I opened it more. I saw its head, legs, and arms, and saw some cord tied round its neck in knots. It was dead. It was tied round the neck tight by the side of the ear. She told me to put it up and put it back again. I did so. We saw another parcel in oilcloth. We went down- stairs into the air and had a wash. It was before twelve o'clock. We had a little port wine. "VVe went upstairs again, and Mrs. Button said she would not stop in the house. I said I did not like to leave the house, aud I asked her to stand at the door while I looked into the box. I went to the box and took up some pieces of a counterpane and found another baby, It was wrapped up in a white counterpane and oil- cloth. They were all sticking together. I could not open it without cutting it. It was a large baby, and seemed to be larger than the other. There was nothing tied round its neck. I wrapped it up and put it back again. Mrs. Button told me to tell my father. I said I did not like, but I went to my father, and he came over. I and Mrs. Button went to the police barraoks and told the sergeant. The prisoner Harris lives in the same house. She is mistress's sister. That is all I know about it myself. I don't know v/h ether she is married. Mrs. Button gave cor- roborative testimony. Mr. Henry Baily Lingham5 surgeon, who was called in, thought that the children were not twins, one being so much larger than the other. He could not form any opinion, from their mummified state, how long they had been in the box. lie could not say when they were born, but should think about two years. If they were left in the box for ten years they would present just the same appearance Mr. Sleigh, for the prisoners, asked if there was any evidence upon which the ladies could be detained. It was a case which might happen to any person. The bodies were found in an open box without a key. He suggested that their recognisances should betaken for their appearance. One was a married lady. Mr. Payman observed that it was a very mysterious case, and that, being so, it was his duty to have the pri- soners before him again. He should require two sure- ties in £ 100 each for their appearance that day week. The sureties were immediately tendered and accepted, and the prisoners, who remained perfectly silent during the examination, quietly retired from the court. :J1 ? ••-} 10'o!
Money Market CITY, OCT. 5.-The stock markets showed renewed buoy ancy this morning, and a fresh advance occurred. especially as regards some of the chief home railway stocks. Realisa- tions having followed, prices of most classes of securities have returned to the closing quotations of yesterday. Foreigh bonds now show dulness. The English funds, however, are supported at an advance of i to i per cent. Consols are now quoted 88f to f both for money and the 11th inst. The official business report is as follows :-Three per Cent. Consols for money, 88f, f; ditto for account, 88f, §, f; Three per Cents. Re- duced, 86 £ New Three per Cents., 86f, J; India Stock, 232, 210; ditto Five per Cents., July, 1870, 103f, 104; ditto Bonds, 8s, 5s dis. The railway market opened this morn- ing with a favourable appearance, and a fresh advance occurred in prices. A reaction has since taken X>laoe on realisations, but tlie present quotations are folly equal to those of yesterday afternoon, 1¡he exceptions being- Midland and South Eastern stocks, which have, decline^! respectively -J and J per cent. Cale- donian has risen f and Metropolitan | per cent. London and North Western stock is now quoted llli to 112 Great Western, 684 to 69 Midland, 1291, to 130J; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 114|- to 115; Caledonian, 123J to 124, ex div.; South Eastern, 82 to t; Great Eastern, to Great Northern, 127% to 128J; London and South Western, 93 to 95; and Metropolitan, 109 to t-. M_.
The Corn Trade MARK-LANE., OCT. 3.—The English Wheat trade being still devoid of briskness, and large supplies, the currency again gave way at this day's market, ruling for new red at 34s to 38s, and white at 39s to 4413 per quarter, all not being disposed of, although quality and condition was first-rate. Demand limited for foreign, and a fair supply, with easier rates, ranging- at 35s to 47s. For American the market continues in a dull state, and prices weak, red selling at 38s to 40s, and white at 41s to 43s.—Notwithstand- ing the continued reduction for Wheat, rates for Flour are again scarcely changed: town-made of best quality selling at 36s to 40s; seconds and country, 26s to 34s; French and Spanish, 33s to 35s per sack; fresh American, 21s 6d to 24s ditto sour, 20s to 21s per barrel; but trade remains slow. A liberal supply of Barley, and prices again easier, but with a good demand, grinding and distilling at 24s to 28s, and malting at 30s to 35s per quarter.-Malt only moderately purchased, and prices looking down, pale selling at 60s to 65s, and brown at 50s to 53s.-The market continues to be heavily supplied with Oats, yet rates only slightly lower, a, large demand prevailing, English and Irish potato at 20s 6d to 23s 6d; feed and black, 16s 6d to 20s; Scotch, 20s to 25s and foreign, 17s to 24s.-Peas firm in value, and in fair de rnand white and maple, 37s to 40s; grey, 35s. to 37s and blue, 39s to 50s,-The Bean trade ruled slow: rates for pigeon, 38s to 45s; tick and Mazagan, 35s to 42s; and Harrow. 38s to 44s. COTTON, LIVERPOOL, OCT. 5.—The general tone of the cotton market continues rather steady. Sales about 5,000 bales, 1,500 of which are for speculation and export. TALLOW, OCT. 5,—The market is quiet at the follow- ing prices :—Town tallow, 42s net; Petersburg Y.C. on the ing prices :—Town tallow, 42s net; Petersburg Y.C. on the spot, 42s; October to December, 41s 6d December, 42s 6d January to March, 43s 3d March, 43s 6d to 44s. HOPS, BOEOUSH, OCT. 5.—Messrs Pattenden and Smith report a tolerably active demand for all good samples at ate prices. HAY, SMITHFISLD, OCT. 4.—Messrs. Harvey and Easton report trade firm at the following prices :—Prime meadow hay, 77s 6d to 108s; clover, aid, 100s to 130s; straw, 28s to 32s. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, COVENT-GAKDEN.—Sup- plies of most things continue abundant, especially those of grapes and melons. Apples, plums, and peaches are also abundant, and there is a fair supply of Louise Bonne of Jersey pear, a good kind at this season. Kent filberts fetch from 70s to 80s per lOOlbs. New walnuts promise to be plentiful. For Potatoes there is a heavy sale, and prices for them have a downward tendency. Flowers chiefly consist of orchids, heaths, asters, mignonette, and roses. Pine apples per lb, 6s to 8s; Grapes, per lb, Is to 3s; Peaches, per aoz., 4s to 8s; Nectarines, ditto, 2s to 6s; Melons, each, Is to 4s Figs, per doz., Is Od to 2s 6d; Plums per sieve, 2s to 4s Pears, per doz., Is 6dto 3s Oranges, pr. 100,16s to 20s; Lemons, pr 100,10s to 14a: Nuts, Barcelona, do. 16s; New Brazil, do. 16s; Almonds, do., 18s to 20s: Adples per sieve, Is Od to 2s; Cabbages, per doz., Is to Ss French beans, per half-sieve, 4s; Peas, per basket, 2s 6d to 3s 6d; Potatoes, York Regents, per ton, 60s to 80s; Rocks, do., 45s to 55s; Flukes, 60s to 90s; Carrots, per bunch, 6d to 9d; Turnips, e per bunch, 6d to 8d; Cucumbers, each, 4d to Is; Beet, por doz., Is 6d to 2s; Shalots, per lb., 6d; Garlic, per lb., 6d Lettuces, each, Id to 2d; Endive, per score, Is to 2s; Horseradish, per bunch, Is to 4s; Mushrooms, per pott. Is to Is 9d; Parsley, per 12 bunches, 3s to 4s; Herbs, per bunch, 6d.
II Cattle Market. METROPOLITAN, OCT. 3.-The number of beasts is nearly as large as on Monday last. Choice qualities are very scarce and make higher prices. Other kinds of selling about the same as of late. Sheep are not quite so plentiful yet there are enough for the demand. Trade is slow but quotations are still high. Trade is dull for calves, at rather lower rates. From Germany and Holland there are 3,490 beasts, 10,260 sheep, 396 calves, and 260 pigs; Ireland, 630 beasts and 2,450 from the northern and midland counties. Per stone of 81bs. s. d, s. d. Per stone of 81bs. s. d. s. d. Best Scots, Hfds. 5 2 5 6 Best Long-wools 5 0 5 4 Best Short-horns 4 10 5 2 Do. do. shorn 0 0 0 0 2nd. qual. beasts 3 4 4 4 Ewes & 2d. qual. 4 6 4 10 Calves. 3 4 4 10 Do. do. shorn. 0 0 0 0 Pigs 3 4 4 10 Lambs 0 0 0 G BestDns&i-bdss. 5 4 5 8 Beasts at market, 6,740 Sheep and Lambs, 26,354 Calves 406; Pigs, 690.
Robbing the Gats.—A banquet is announced at Lyons by Dr. Munaret and M. Quivogne, a veterinary surgeon, at which the principal article of food is to be horse-flesh. The organisers of the entertainment state that the use of that meat would bring into con- sumption more than 40 millions of kilogrammes, which they consider just as good as beef, more wholesome than pork, and three times cheaper than any butcher's meat. The number of tickets is limited to 120, the price being fixed at lOf. each.
THE NEWS BUDGET. i A Sunken Vessel Raised.—About two years ago the sloop Britannia, of Cardigan, laden with anthracite coal and culm, struck against the Lawrenny Wood rocks, off the coast of Pembroke, and sunk in deep water. Several attempts were made to raise her, but without success, and ultimately the wreck was sold by auction. Mr. J. B. Roberts, of Hakin, Milford, who is a scientific diver, then undertook to raise the vessel, and by dint of great perseverance and skill, the sling chains having broken no less than twelve times, he succeeded in his arduous and dangerous task, The vessel was found in good condition except that there were two er three holes in her and the mast and bowsprit were gone. It is intended to repair her for sea again. New Zealand Free Emigration.-The New Zealand Government Emigration Board despatched during the month of September two vessels to New Zealand with emigrants, principally married people, to whom free passages were granted. The first was the Helenslee, 793 tons, which sailed on the 10th of the month from Glasgow, with 265 statute adults, under the care of Mr. Wilmhurst, surgeon superintendent; and the second was the Matoaka, 1,323 tons, which sailed from London on the 17th, with 363J statute adults, under the care of Mr. Jonas King, surgeon- superintendent. These were the first two vessels des- patched to New Zealand under the new regulations for providing emigrants with free passages to the colony. Suicide by Cyanide of Potassium.—An in- quiry was recently held in Banner-street, St. Luke's, respecting the death of James Freeman, aged thirty- three years. Deceased had been in the employ of Messrs. Whitbread, the brewers, but he left a month I ago, as he was afraid that he might suffer again from rheumatism in the feet during the winter, and because the men were in the habit of making him the butt for their chaff. On Monday evening he was found dead on the floor, and it was subsequently ascertained that he had drunk a glass of cyanide of potassium. The jury returned a verdict—That deceased committed suicide by swallowing cyanide of potassium while of unsound mind; and expressed their opinion that so dangerous a poison ought not to be sold without due care being taken to ascertain the use to which it was to be put. A Barbarous Practice,An English Grazier," stopping for a time in Ayrshire, has discovered a prac- tice in Scotland with respect to the polling of horned cattle by sawing the horns off close to the head, of which he complains in a letter to the secretary of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He says:—"I never witnessed more intense pain than when the small saw was applied to the quick part of the horns of some thirty beasts that were sub- jected to this ordeal in May last, and having watched them closely from that time to this, while at grass, I am in a condition to prove that not only did they suffer agony for many weeks during the hot weather from flies and insects working into the wounds, but many of them are only now beginning to recover from the loss of condition thereby entailed. I am told that in other cases the poor animals had to be killed. The excuse given for the practice is, that it prevents cattle goring each other when tied up for wintering; but I am also led to believe that it is done to obtain a higher price from the butcher for them as polled cattle-the difficulty of distinguishing them being considerable when the polling is done as stated. This must be a short-sighted policy, as no one would probably be taken in a second time; but it would be useful to draw the attention of buyers to the imposition, which probably would have more effect in putting an end to the practice than any appeal to the humanity of those who have permitted it." Trying to Prove an "Infant" Plea.—In the London Sheriffs' Court, the case of May v. Pidder was brought forward. This was an action to recover 16s. 6d. money lent—both parties being lawyers' clerks, and defendant pleading infancy.-In support of this plea an elderly gentleman appeared as a friend to the defendant, but his honour inquired why the infant was not in court ?—Agent: He is in the country.-His Honour: But he should be here. How can I tell whether he is an infant or not until I see him ?—Agent: I produce the certificate of his birth.— His Honour: Ton. may produce a certificate, but how am I to know to whom it relates ?—Agent: Oh! I know it to be all right.-His Honour: When a person puts a plea of this kind upon the proceedings, it is only proper that it should be fully supported.—Agent: And so it is. Here is the certificate.-His Honour: I will look at it, but there is an absence of identification. This certificate says that the infant was born in 1844, so that he is only twenty years of age, but it bears reference to a person named William, whereas the person sued is William Pidder.-Agent: Oh! that is only a nickname. I know the defendant, and I am sure he is only twenty.—Mr. Osford (registrar): Can you swear it of your own knowledge ?-Agent: Well, you see-His Honour How long have you known him P—Agent: Twelve months.—HisHonour (smiling): Then you will hardly venture to swear he is an infant. -Agent: He is a respectable man, and holds the responsible office of cashier in an attorney's office.- His Honour: Attorneys do not generally allow infants to take care of their cash. If you are so advised you may bring evidence to prove the plea, but I do not say that I shall allow the costs. At present I shall find a verdict for the plaintiff, with costs.-Verdict for plaintiff. A Wife's Sufferings .—A respectably-dressed, hard-working looking woman applied to Mr. D'Eyn- court, the sitting magistrate at the Clerkenwell Police- court, for a orotection order under the followingcireum- stances:—The applicant stated that she had been married over twenty-five years, and during the whole of that period had been ill-treated and abused by her husband. A short time since he was brought to this court, and was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour, and as his term of imprisonment would shortly expire she wished ior a protection order, as she was fearful that when he came out he would break up her home. He sometimes left his home for weeks together, and then cohabited with another woman. When he was the worse for liquor, he did not care what he took out to sell, and the threats he made use of towards her were dreadful in the extreme. She was fearful that he would very much illuse her; in fact, she was in fear of her life. Since her husband had been in prison a county court summons had been served on her for goods that had been supplied to the woman with whom her husband had cohabited and if she did not get the order she asked for the creditor would be entitled to come into her apartments and seize her goods, to satisfy a claim that she had never contracted. Mr. D'Eyncourt said the husband had not been guilty of such a desertion as was contemplated by the Act of Parliament, and he could not therefore grant the order. Perhaps the husband when he came out of prison would behave more kindly towards her, and then there would be no need for the order. The applicant, with tears in her eyes, said she was certain that all the evils she had predicted would come to pass, as her husband was too much of a brute to ever be reformed by a little imprisonment. Discovery of an Ancient Graveyard.-A very interesting discovery has been made in St. Enoch- square, Glasgow, by the workmen of Mr. Rankin, con- tractor, who are at present engaged in constructing a sewer there. While digging along the west side of the church, at the depth of about 3ft. 6in. from the top of the causeway stones, they came upon a stratum of black earth, which emitted a strong sour smell, of which the labourers complained very much, and which was said to resemble the effluvia from an open grave. A considerable quantity of human bones, of various sizes, was found in the black stratum to which we have referred, and which is no doubt the remains of animal matter which has been decomposing for gene- rations. There is not any doubt that there has thus, been laid bare a portion of the ancient cemetery attached to the venerable chapel of St. Thenau, the mother of St. Kentigern or St. Mungo. The chapel dedicated to this illustrious lady, and where her remains were believed to rest, stood upon some portion of the ground now known as St. Enoch-square, which, indeed, is a corruption of her name. The memory of St. Thenau was held in great veneration in the Roman Catholic times, and in the list of relics in. the treasury of Glasgow Cathedral in 1432, and which were sup- posed to be carried away by Cardinal Beaton about 1560, were two linen bags, with bones of St. Kenti- erern, St. Thenau, wnd othe,r deceased saints." -Glasgow Herald. French Herring Fishedes. The Moniteur publishes a report from the Minister of Marine on the subject of the herring and mackerel fisheries, followed by an imperial decree referring to the same subject. Until a recent period the French boats' engaged in tnose fisheries were subjected to a number of onerous restrictions. In order to prevent the masters from purchasing fish which they would have introduced duty free as having been caught by Frenchmen, the herring and mackerel fisheries were divided into three classes -those of the Scotch coast, Yarmouth, and the coast of France—on each of which, as a guarantee against fraud, different regulations and qualifications were imposed. These latter were naturally an impediment to the free exercise of the industry in question. Each class required a special register of the crew and arma- ment a minimum number of men and nets were fixed; the fish could only be brought into certainports; special officers were appointed to see that the boats carried a stated quantity of salt, barrels, and utensils. Only one voyage to Scotland each season was allowed, and for that certain dates and limits of latitude were fixed. The fish could only be brought home in the boats by which they were captured, and for fresh fish the smacks could not be absent more than three days, under pain of seeing their cargoes treated as foreign. In consequence of these onerous prescriptions, heavy duties were necessary to protect the French boats f from foreign rivals who exercised their calling un- shackled; and on the import duty on English fish being reduced from 40 to 10 per cent. by the treaty of com- merce, serious fears for the French fishermen were entertained. The Minister of Marine, however, con- fident that the latter would have nothing to fear if possessing the same facilities, provisionally relaxed the above restrictions. The experiment having proved entirely successful, the Minister now, in the present report, requests the Emperor to approve and render definite the disposition which restored entire liberty of action to the fisheries. The imperial decree con- firms the abolition of the restrictive regulations as desired. A Child Carried off by a Pig.—The Cromarty correspondent of the John o' Groat Journal states that on Tuesday last a pig, droves of which are continually roaming about the Fishertown of Cromarty, attacked a child of about two years of age, and, catching its left hand in its mouth, made off, dragging the child along after it. Hearing the little creature's screams, two men bolted in pursuit, and, laying hold of the pig, they found it necessary to administer a series of kicks before the brute would let go. Fortunately the child was not seriously hurt. Brutal and Fatal Outrage upon a Woman. —A coroner's jury have returned a verdict of Wilful murder" against a man named Green, of Liverpool, who caused the death of his wife's sister under the following circumstances:—On the 25th September a quarrel arose between the parties, and Green knocked the deceased (Elizabeth Low) down, and after beating her severely about the face and body, jumped upon her chest, and rendered her insensible. The poor creature lingered until Sunday, when she died. Upon a post-mortem examination it was found that the frontal bone had been fractured, and been driven into the orbits of the eye; that the bones ef the nose had been broken, the cartilage severed, and part of the skull driven in upon the brain. There were also seve- ral other injuries. The immediate cause of death was inflammation of the brain, caused by the violence. A Woman Burnt to Death.-A dreadful inci- dent, resulting in death, has just occurred in a busy metropolitan thoroughfare, and which caused great terror to persons passing at the time. It appears that a respectable person named Lane, keeper of a coffee-shop in Leader-street, Chelsea, whilst waiting upon her customers, caught fire from the shop stove, and the terrified woman instantly ran out into the street, and across the road into an oilman's shop; from thence, in a sheet of flame, and shrieking piteously, she bounded back again into her own premises, when she set fire to the parlour. Men and women in pursuit endeavoured to throw her down on the floor. But the affrighted creature eluded their efforts, and appeared gifted with superhuman strength. She flew away from her would-be preservers into the garden, where a Miss Lewis fortunately, but too late, enveloped her in a carpet, and stifled the flames. It was now found that the steel bands of the crinoline were red hot, and burning into the very bones, whilst the flesh dropped off her arms and legs. Dr. Dane's assistant shortly afterwards arrived, but death speedily put an end to her sufferings. Terrible Tragedy. — From Jaroslaw, on the Wolga, there comes a tragical social drama. Mr. K., one of the richest landholders in the government of Tijul, was walking with a friend, when suddenly, without apparent provocation, Count U. sprang upon hira and struck him violently in the face. They fought next day, and the count fell dead with a bullet in his breast. He had lived in great retirement with his wife and two daughters in the castle adjacent to an estate of Mr. K.'s. The latter, a very handsome man, applied himself to the seduction of the count's eldest daughter, and, having succeeded, abandoned her after a time in order to seduce her sister. The elder girl, furious with her lover, confessed all to her father, and hence the duel. The most romantic part of the affair is to come. Miss de R., in despair at her father's death, of which she aecused herself as the cause, in her turn challenged her faithless lover, and when he refused to fight a woman she put on man's clothes and struck him in the public cafe. To avoid scandal Mr. K. thought it advisable to fly frem the woman he had injured, and he set out on a journey. It is said that Miss de R. has sworn to pursue and overtake him; and, judging from her previous conduct, she may well have the courage and energy to keep her word. The Death on the Metropolitan Railway.— It will be remembered that on the 10th of September a woman named Emma Jane Gollop was killed at the Portland road station of the Metropolitan Under- ground Railway. It was stated that she had been in company with a man named Powell, and there were suspicions that he had thrown the woman under the wheels of the train. At the adjourned inquest held on Monday he was called, and gave his version of what happened. He said he and the woman had been drink- ing together until both were well-nigh intoxicated. When they got upon the platform he saw her fall down while attempting to enter a carriage. Fearing, he says, that he would be taken into custody, and that he also would be apprehended, he ran out of the sta- tion. He positively denied that he rode to the Edg- ware-road station, although it was again, distinctly stated that one of the tickets taken by him was given up at that station. The jury found a verdict of Ac- cidental Death," and appended to it a censure upon the railway company for not having suiiicient^attend- ants on the platform when the affair happened. South Staffordshire Iron Trade.—The iron- ( mastersof this district heldtheir usual preliminary meet- ing at the Hen and Chickens Hotel, Birmingham, last week; Mr. Walter Williams in the chair. The atten- dance was not so numerous as usual. The question as to the future prices was disposed of in a few minutes. It was stated that there is a good average demand for manufactured iron, but no pressure, and a resolution was unanimously passed to adhere to the scale of prices of the last three months—bars, < £ 8 10s., and so on in proportion. The meeting next proceeded to consider the question of the colliers' strike, and, after a discussion which occupied an hour and a half, the following resolution was adopted:—" That in the opinion of this meeting the most determined resis- tance should continue to be offered to the demands of the colliers now on strike, as well as to those of the men vwhose notices are about to expire; and if by a continuance of those disgraceful and illegal threats and acts of intimidation towards both men and masters in this and other districts the supply of coal is still further diminished, the members of this meeting will be prepared to blow-out furnaces and shut up their mills and forges." A Melancholy Affair. One day last week, two bailiffs entered the house, at Rathmines, of Mr. William Odell, a barrister, who was recently secretary of the School of Art, Royal Dublin Society, and pro- ceeded to levy an execution. Having accemrlished their purpose, they were in the act of leaving, and were saying "goodbye" to the servant, when Mr. Odell rushed out in an excited manner with a six- barrelled revolver in his hand, and deliberately fired at them, shooting one of them, named Fox, through the head. The unfortunate man died very soon after- wards. Mr. Odell gave himself into custody at the Rathmines police-station, which is near the scene of the fatal event. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict that Fox's death had been occasioned by a gun-shot wound, inflicted by Mr. Odell; and the coroner committed the prisoner for trial. Death of Mr. David Morris, M.P.—A vacancy arises in the House of Commons by the death of Mr. Morris, M.P. for the Carmarthen district. Intelli- gence of his death was received on Saturday morning. The hon. gentleman died on Friday, at his seat in Carmarthenshire. The late member was the principal in the old banking firm of Morris and Sons, of Car- marthen, and, from his great local influence, had long —that is to say, for twenty-seven years—represented Carmarthen in Parliament. He was first elected in 1837, after a severe contest, and since then has been re-elected without opposition. The late member was a thorough Liberal. He was a strenuous supporter of the ballot and the abolition of church rates, and voted with many of his political opponents for inquiry into Maynooth. The late hon. gentleman was seized little over a week ago by a paralytic attack, from which he never recovered. A Whale in Rothesay Bay.-A few days ago a whale, estimated at some 40 or 50 feet in length, was discovered disporting itself in Rothesay Bay. During its gambols it approached within 150 yards of the shore at Huntly-place; but, finding itself getting into shallow water, rose to the surface through a shoal of herrings, or some other kind of fish, over which were hovering an immense flock of gulls. These latter were so terrified by the presence of such an unwelcome visitor, that they instantly dispersed, screaming in all directions. The whale gave one of his peculiar snoring blasts, then a tremendous plunge, turning the sea all around into foam, and quickly made off into deeper water. It rose to the surface afterwards several times, on each occasion baring about 20 feet of its murky back. A Wretched Mother.—Catherine Noone was charged, at the London Mansion-house, with attempt- ing to destroy her own life and to murder her child. She was found sitting on the steps of London-bridge, close to the water, and when asked by a policeman what, she was doing there, she said she was going to drown herself. She was taken to the staiion-house, and whilst in the cell she fastened a piece of tape round the neck of the child, and it was almost strangled before the act was discovered. When the ligature was taken off the child recovered. The prisoner spoke in an incoherent manner, and said that she had taken two false oaths against the father of the child. It was stated that she was confined about a month ago in Shoi editoh workhouse, since which time she had become very violent, and it was necessary to put on her a straight waistcoat. Remanded. The Circassians at Constantinople.—Several Circassian chiefs, of the best families amongst those gallant mountaineers, have joined the brilliant per- sonal body-guard of the Sultan, the Silah-Chor. Their picturesque national uniforms have been supplied from his Majesty's private purse. It is understood, also, that a crack squadron of cavalry is about to be formed, to consist exclusively of Circassians of good family; and that, moreover, six additional cavalry regiments will be added to the strength of this arm of the Turkish service, composed entirely of picked men chosen from the rank and file of the Circassian volun- r teers. Four thousand Circassians have lately arrived at Kustendje in Russian and Ottoman Government vessels, and have been distributed throughout colonies already in course of settlement in different parts of Bulgaria. The steam frigate Taif has recently arrived in port from Trebizond with upwards of 2,000 Circas- sians, who have been distributed between the colony J established near Ismidt and that in course of formation in the vicinity of Smyrna. J Game Laws in Prance.—The Imperial Court of Paris has decided that a person having in his pos- session game killed by any other means than those authorised by the law must be considered as aii ac- complice of the principal in the offence. Several individuals having partridges thus taken have been in consequence condemned to fine and imprisonment. Precise instructions have, owing to the above decision, been addressed to the officers and agents of the judicial police, ordering them, even after the opening of the shooting season, to draw up a proces-verbal against any one having game taken or killed by prohibited means. The Overland Telegraph to America.— Among the passengers from New York recently arrived in the Scotia were Messrs. Hiram Sibley, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company of America, and. P. M'D. Collins, the grantee and contractor of the projected overland line of telegraph to America, via the Russian possessions in Asia, Behring's Straits, &c. These gentlemen are en route for St. Petersburg, to perfect the arrangements for pushing forward this important enterprise. This work has already been commenced at both ends of the route, and great con- fidence is felt by the projectors in the ultimate success of the undertaking. Fatal Accident on Board a Man of A deplorable accident lately happened on board her Majesty's Ship Phaeton which terminatee fatally. On the 19th of August, on the passage from Fortress Monroe to Jamaica, Lieutenant Charles A. F. Paget, being officer of the first watch, in making sail the main topsail tie was carried away, and he was struck being officer of the first watch, in making sail the main topsail tie was carried away, and he was struck on the head by the fly-block, which fractured his skull. He remained insensible and died in ten r minutes. He was buried the next day with the usual honours, deeply deplored by his messmates and ship- mates. This promising young officer was the third son of Lord William Paget and grandson of the late Marquis of Anglesey. The late Riots in Belfast.-There are 120 prisoners, says the Dublin Express, waiting to be tried in Belfast on charges arising out of the late riots. It was announced some time ago that a special commis- sion would sit during the first week in Ostober in order to dispose of these cases. The informations are returnable to the assizes, or a special commission at which the judges of the assize would preside; but it now appears that there are legal formalities in the way which would prevent the sitting of the commis- sion before the 1st of December. It is stated that if the official preliminaries were now arranged for the issue of the commission, fifteen clear days should elapse before the court could be held and jurors be in attendance. At that time the commission would clash with the quarter sessions in Belfast, as well as with Michaelmas Term, which will not end till the 25th of November, after which the chiefs of the courts will be engaged with the Nisi Prius sittings for ten days at least. A Cattle Dealer Gored by a Cow.-A very serious accident occurred the other day to Mr. Ben- jamin Greaves, of Worksop, an extensive cattle dealer, who, having been at Lincoln market, called at Gains- boro' on his way home, having some cattle grazing at that. place. He was turning away from inspecting a cow, when it rushed upon him, knocked him down, and gored him with its horns most fearfully. On his at- tempting to rise the beast again attacked him, and rolled itself upon him, breaking his collar-bone and bruising him all over his body. Assistance was ren- dered as soon as possible by two boatmen who were on the river bank, and owing to their aid Mr. Greaves's life was saved. He was afterwards conveyed to his home at Worksop, and the assistance of Mr. H. N. Hett, surgeon, called in, under whose treatment hopes are entertained of his recovery. The Convict Roupell.—The "Porchester, trans- port vessel, left the Royal Victualling-yard, Deptford, on Saturday, and called at the convict prisons of Chatham, Portland, and Portsmouth, to embark 300 convicts for Auckland, New Zealand. William Roupell was to have gone out in the Porchester, but it is stated his stay in England is necessary in connection with the property affected by the recent forgeries. He is at present employed in the Extension Works at Chatham, and may be seen daily as a common labourer, dressed in a grey, coarse convict suit, using a spade or pickaxe, getting stone, or yoked with other convicts to a cart, in connection with the works now progressing for the enlargement of the Chatham Dockyard. Wonderful Escape of a Would-be Suicide. —A marvellous escape from instant death took place at Ashbourne last week. As a train approached the railway station on Wednesday night a man, who after- wards gave his name as Smith, was seen to throw him- self across the rails in front of the advancing engine. The horrified spectators were prepared to see him cut to pieces at once, when providentially the wheel guard of the engine struck him and tossed him off the line. He was at once picked up, and given into the custody of Mr. Superintendent Corbishley, having only sus- tained a cut lip and a few broken teeth. He was lodged for that night in the union workhouse, and the surgeon to the union gave it as his opinion that the poor man was,unsound in mind. A watcher was pro- vided until further steps could be taken for securing his safety. On being questioned as to his reason for acting in such a manner, the man said he had had a dispute about Luther with some young men at Glos- sop, of whom he had made such enemies, that they were pursuing him; he was destitute and weary of the persecution, and so had attempted to destroy himself, and though he had failed then, he said he would attempt it again. Melancholy Pistol Accident.—A very un- fortunate accident occurred one evening last week at York :—A chambermaid, in looking round the cham- bers af the Windmill Inn, found a small mahogany j case, containing a silver-mounted pistol, under the pillow of one of the beds. She at once handed it to Miss Ann Kilvington, the barmaid (and niece of the landlady), who took it into the bar. There, amongst the rest of the company, sat Mr. J. E. Oddy, of Armley, near Leeds, and Mr. Sim Parke, a gentleman of 69, Clarendon-street, Oxford-road, Manchester. Of the former Miss Kilvington inquired as to the owner- ship of the pistol, and then of the latter, and as it belonged to neither she laid it on the table, and went out to make further inquiry. During her absence Mr. Parke opened the case, took out the pistol, and was examining it, when suddenly, and to the alarm of other people in the bar, it went off. Just at this moment Miss Kilvington was re-entering the bar, and received the ball in the forehead. She fell insensible, and was at once picked up, and Mr. Crammock, surgeon, sent for. She was found with brains pro- truding from the orifice, and beyond all hope of recovery. The discharge of the pistol cannot be accounted for, but all present exonerate Mr. Parke from blame in the matter. He, however, lies in custody, awaiting the result of the accident and further investigation. Working Men's Club and Institute Union -The season fdr public meetings in furtherance of the objects of this society has commenced with an earnest- ness which indicates an unabated and indeed a grow- ing interest in the movement all over the country. .v. Daring the past two weeks the secretary, the Rev. H. Solly, besides attending the meetings of the Social Science Congress at York almost every day of its sit- ting, has addressed public meetings at Winchester, Southampton, Scarborough, Hunslet, Holbeck, and Deepcar, besides several more private meetings. On Wednesday last the secretaries of tha London Club met by the invitation of the couneil at the office of the union, to take tea together and hold conference on matters relating to their official duties. A. A. Watts, Esq. (a member of the council), presided, and about fifteen persons officially connected with clubs were pre- sent on the occasion. In compliance with the invitation of the secretary to the union, Mr. H. H. Sales, secretary to the Metropolitan Association a for promoting the Education of Adults, attended to set forth the schemes set on foot by that society, and also by the Ladies' Sanitary Association and the So- ciety of Arts. Mr. Sales explained in an interesting but informal address the advantages which, in his opinien, the institute department of working men's clubs might obtain by the aid of these several societies, and his communications evoked not only a grateful ac- knowledgment from those present, but also a pledge that they would carefully submit the whole of the subjects and schemes to their several clubs. Fall of Earth at Windsor Castle.—One of the sides of the deep excavation which has been made near the wall of Wolsey's Chapel, Windsor; became loosened last week, and fell into the cavity which has been dug for the purpose of containing the heating apparatus for the chapel. The opening, which had been carried down to the chalk of the hill on which the Castle is built, is partially filled with some tons of earth and clay from the side which has given way. Had the accident occurred a little later it is probable that some of the workmen, who would then have been in the hole, would have suffered by the slip. Rescue of Eleven Persons from a Fire.- About two o'clock on Thursday morning a. policeman discovered that a house in Ai-tillery-lane, Bishopsgate- street, tenanted by Mr. Cranfield, a printer, and let out to a large number of people as lodgers, was on fire. He raised an alarm, and, fortunately for the inmates in the blazing premises, Conductor Steer happened at the moment to be passing through I Bishopsgate-street with his escape. The escape was immediately turned towards the narrow thoroughfare, and a frightful scene then presented itself, for the building was in a general blaze, and at each window were to be seen men, women, and children crying out for help in a most piteous manner. The conductor raised his escape, and succeeded in bringing down in safety eleven persons. Two were women seventy years of age; the others were younger women, men, and children. The conductor was loudly cheered as he brought the parties down. Several engines had by this time arrived, and a good supply of water having been obtained, the fire was subdued, but not until twelve rooms in the building, with the contents, were nearly destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown. A Novel Indian Marriage.—The Friend of India says;—"We have received a letter from a native correspondent acquainting us with the particu- lars of an interesting case of widow marriage which lately took place in Calcutta. The bridegroooa was a law student of the Presidency College, and the bride a widow fourteen years of age, educated in the school attached to the Free Church of Scotland Mission. Independent of its being a widow marriage, which is itself a sufficiently rare occurrence to be remarkable, it is noteworthy that the parties were of different casts, and that the ceremony was performed accord- ing to the ritual of the Brahmo Sømaj. The Indian Mirror calls this an unprecedented matrimonial alliance,' 'an auspicious event,' and believes that reform is fast advancing to an' onslaught on the relics of Hinduism.
LAST OF TRE SUPPOSED WOLD INCENDIARIES. Benjamin Wilson, alias Big Ben, a desperate poaching character, and one of the men bound over to appear when called upon, on suspicion of being one of the perpetrators of the great Wold fires of last winter, was brought up at Norton, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on remand, charged with trespassing in pursuit of game during the night of the 16th of September, 1859, on lands of Lord Middleton, at North Grimston. Palmer, the game watcher, had at that time newly come into his lordship's service, and he with two othe; s were watching, when a'well-known dog, which belonged to the prisoner, came up. Judg- ing th«t Wilson was not far off, the three watched, and in ten minutes Wilson and two other poachers, carrying a net, came up. On Wilson ordering one of his companions to "ram a charge into that gun, and be quick," the watcher's two companions made off, being afraid of Wilson's desperation. Palmer, how- ever, went up to the three, and one of them closed with him and throw him down, a struggle ensuing on the ground. During this Wilson beat the watcher with a stick on the head, and left him laid insensible. Wilson was known, the others were not. Wilson absconded, and had never been seen till last Saturday. It seems that he had been apprehended in Hull by Mr. Superintendent Young, of Driffield, for the Wold fire business, and had been handed over to Mr. Super- intendent Harper, of Norton, on the poaching charge. The Bench said they never heard clearer evidence given, and should send the prisoner to gaol to bard labour for three months, and afterwards to be bound over to keep the peace for twelve month?. Thus the whole of the Wold rangers are in the hands of justice.