CHOLERA PANIC IN SICILY. ignorance.°f the Sicilians on the subject of the now .pravaleist in some parts of Italy, raiher straage ways. The Florence .of the 'Da%ly &eu>s saysPeople are fSfJii -vf8 ma% about in all directions ^Jn Ahe eubiQ3t ef the preventive ? ,fcIu3> another strange form of siae ffi tttra^Or also tbzongla fear, has given aaats»PH in «• Carmi and other com- •hv ihA a**LG Wiiera bills have been placated ir,<j f-taf j°* ,^e Govsrnmeat announc- 2 £ ;n^ ,,ths -dreaded ".epidemic is dis- '"ated br <P&»soaGU3 influences," propa noOT 0? doomed population. tfce wiJdesfLr^kef ml'o 4he ~v .Cfie object of the census, a&onld be .required of tha^s^S'nf^ &l" "hove found >t he £ ^^«eem now suddenly to "Tier waited Wiheir victims o„ ft1?63 in or(^er to make -wader cover op mo-r-T ?i sending us poison acbtiiancea £ um%atio>is,' disinfecting destroy u »Tn j>nn 7 aSei'*xo^' they know whom to bSSSSS^T Of'.thiS; ignorant prejudice, people. tt»Frtarfnl IL F r°i:' m the minds of the the hospital ward afcn ftf AtPaU™ the other day, on occa- S ^P^ifieatfon" which was Tufi^formed by<twx) of the ^attendants. Whilst above-named JP?0ia3'c^?r^e oflime for the purpose infuriS y W6re ^-d^aatly pointed out by "PcWers" iH process of '«*»*«». At the sound efc mae^dS^S Z inValidj Koi^finflpa ;r~^ :rb aa.ca "towards the supposed to-make away with them. They itrice not the fE,n Oo~. Ir? time. Thus we see the same Jj fc ystory of Solera in the aosab of the Milanese in wag' tmn imft t li i eve<^ that the plague S who poisoned ,t.17
TBM W^PMROR -NAPOLEON IN THE GAMP AT JGMABON8. eamP ofiChalons, in Megimeiitof the line, he asked the .Ia\ smá.U :monument, composed ,tI.tWÐe't>ieces.. !t&rè;' was the reply, of -OfRI'oups of;\Hctors. each side of the «FW33SSI orown above The pt, 8 r' W1?h an 'affe«^ed W Eaiperor was visibly -Tfce'a61&Mi ^.f17^1"*88 paid to ^terary' <Zsetitflrwht Tnt^? eff 5 *° stlmtBon the artist £ j' Voltigenrs, whe received the Emperorvisited the theatre, S B^luh Sener^l, placed at IS^iw box" Ttat officer, Lord SSKTOFL°F!ET UNIFORM' PUZZLED ^dWl\S^^ayh«0^9 taIkiEf the n°blo ifeiDgr, kbo ia ifek ^ngUshn^ f ^i6Tfy; » peasant w'lio was near. The drum! i SEe^S^1*9 \aB ^shJde Z^Zt >phr*T6 taS had ^at success." ] of Chalons, dated the 1 "°n ike oc°asion of the < August, his Majesty, after Empis7 ^^l' XBvi6wed tlle troopl- The t «c«Hnpanied the Emperor, c SL Stt wereattended hj the Princess Anna, c ^inoe of goims-BrauHfels, Lord Frederick I a nuaseroua^nd brilliant staff. In the c • • « with ffood order nnrl d f.
DELAY IN INDIAN TELEGRAMS Ga^e that ne 4feee«retl the following dispatch from her Majesty s minister in Persia:— 5»\r r j « Gulahek, July 1, 1865 ^or of the Persian to ia0 the enclosed report on *> *it .«k> Hague and -reee^0d hem m a toPeless state of ile ,Wee^s or a roonth old. Tfee^eetvof >«m will bo to discredit the Indo- bSSK W Bagdad, Persia, or lGulfail<i tbe publication v 1 notie&to the same imsell, K.G." mo- ^i, July 1, 1865. « it*. a^noar to inform yoar excellency Jfest during the 4ast fortaigbt a large number of S^e^,a £ de^gea -frmn England have reached yfr jfegOTftn^ office xlaaaia^ for transmission to Ifiraia. WMM yesterday they aeoutnuiated at the RB&Suan-Persiffcn frontiar, and were sent thence, from fee to'time, lo Tefceran by post. They were always very-old (iaveraging three weeks or a month) by the tifflethey'reaollerJ tts. 'Without exception they were full of errors, and the ksrge majority vere quite unintel- ligible. Yesterday-tire Persian authorities placed Morse kistruments on the line to Russia, both here aimd that messages are now sent by post from the frontier toXPabreez, and thence to Teheran, by e telegraph wofbtd by the Persians themselves. »esult 18 ^ai waa' to be expected. Thermessages 6Ynve «•-little mora^qGickly perhaps than before, but m even a worse state, as the Persians add their own ifcare to the pBevious-errors of the Russians. I have iilreády .tele&rtPlied' the subject both to Bsmbay and T^Qgland, b'ut as messages still continue to pour in from Kassia an the most hopeless state of mutila- tsen, have-thought it necessary to draw your EKcel- tetoGfi s attention *to the subject. If matters are ftfioTfrfia to *]gT) bn aa at; present, all oonfidetiCQ in the telegraphic communication between Eagland and India will, net ufinatorally, be lost. The English public be dietinotly informed that, for the present at least, the only line upon which any MJiance can be placed, is the Indo-European one, by Constantinople, Bagdad, Persia, or Bussorah, and the Pcs-aan Gfulf.— I hare, &c., (Signed)^ R. M. SMITH, Captain, R.E., „ \Aeting Direetor, Persian Telegraph. ? His Excellency Charles Alison, Esq.; C.B."
VSATES FROM DESTITUTION. • inquiryiat Hampstead, touch- lag8the death of Mr. Ckarles Dear Smart, aged forty- Me.wliovasftjattd dVingnnder a tree on Hampstead iiaCtli, 'W. H. Gotik said that the deceased was bnou»nt in%o the Hampstead Workhouse on Monday fei WBing. <He was in a sinking state from want of nu- trition. Orderedhtm to be placed in a warm bath, and m» fih0rfc time he revived, aird was able to take a little Bonnsfement. Heated to witness that he had been Sr rtiaster tailor, bst that he had become reduced in cir- feamgtar. cee_ m oonsequence of the failure of his busi- ness. He s^dthat he-had always been a sober, steady person. Shortly after making this statement his strength began'to sink, and he expired the next day. Tfce cause of his death was chronic hepatic disorder aggravated want of food and exposure. Inspector James Wefeb said that' he had been informed that the deceased was, in the year 1852, churchwarden of the parish of St. Clement 'Danes. Verdict, Death from &eas9, accelerated' by want of food and exposure." 'In the evening of tha same day Dr. Lankester held an inquest on the body of a man unknown, apparently about seventy years of age. ►Polios-constable Alexander ™nolair said that on Thursday morning he found the deceased on the ground, near an out-house in a market garden in Highgate-road. He was dead. Nothing wa» round in his pockets but an old knife, that, had jfmaentally been used to cut greundsel. It had been Earning; hard, and no doubt the deceased had been ex- posed to the wet and cold all night. Dr. Murry, parish gpgeon, said that death had readied from inflamma- tion GT the lungs, accelerated by exposure. The tuVf^Qma5in§r UP'8aid that it was a melancholy feet that tins was^the second case of a similar kind .v* day. The jury returned a ver- dict- >o accordance with the medical evidence,
THE CATTLE PLAGUE. We (Medical Times) have been favoured with a. proof of a Return from the Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health, of the number of cow- sheds, of cows, and, so far as could be ascertained by inspection and inquiry, the number of cases of the cattle plague that have existed in each parish or dis- trict from May 1 to August 13, 1865." There appears to be forty-five parishes or districts, and returns are made from all except Islington, Charleston, City of London, St. Luke's, and Kensington. St. Martin's-in- the-fields, and St. James's, Westminster, have no cowsheds and no cows. The Strand has two, kept legally—i.e., with a licence; and four illegally—i.e., without licence." In the former, 74; in the latter, 46 cows are kept. Considering that there is a heavy penalty attached to the keeping cows without a licence, there seems great slackness in the local authorities that they do not enforce it. Including these in the Strand, itappearsthat 15,176 cows are usually kept within the metropolitan district, to which we suspect 3,000 ought to be added for the parishes from which no return has been received. In several parishes where the epidemic has prevailed the numbers are greatly reduced; thus, in St. Mary lebone there are only 746, whereas tho usnal number is 3,114. The districts in which the,murrain is known to have appeared are—St. Marylebone, in 279 cows; Holborn, 39; Hampstead, 125; St. Pancras. 140; Clerkenwell, 277; Mile-end and St. George's Eaat, 60; Poplar, 34; Clapham, 25; Lambeth, 24; St. John, Southwark, 35; Lee and Kidbrook, 15; ia.n<ii ,(N ew. ington, 5. But the return states that these numbers are not to be relied upon, as they are of necessity de- rived from information supplied by the eowkeepers, whose motives for secrecy are obvious. A Committee of the Lords of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council met in the Council Chamber at Whitehall, on Friday, to take into consideration certain measures having for their object the preven- tion of the spreading of the cattle plague in the United Kingdom. The Lord Chancellor, Earl dei Grey and Ripon, and Mr/Secretary Card well were present. A committee of their lordships, at which Sir George Grey and Mr. Cardwell were present, met again in the evening in the Council Chamber at half-past six o'clock, when their lordships determined upon the issue of an order, to, prohibit the importation into Ire- land from any port in Great Britain of any cows, heifers, bulls, bullocks, oxen, or calves. Mr. Wad- dington, the Solicitor-General, and the Clerk and Deputy-Clerk of the Council were in attendance upon their lordships.
THE RUSSIAN CATTLE PLAQUE. The Prussian report on the Russian cattle plague, throws a flood of light upon that disastrous visitant and upon the causes which-more immediately lead to; its generation. The Prussian Government dispatched: to Russiatwo physicians in September, 1864, to inquire; into the state of the cattle plague then raging in some! of its province?, and the published resultsarestartlingl in the extreme. The black sickness," or the "pas.; tula maligna," was prevalent in 1864 in the well-1 watered lowlands near Lakes Onega and Ladoga, and) along the rivers Volga, Neva, &c. The flat level! plains extending along these,rivers consist of mead- and pasture land, with a marshy and sandy seU, partly overgrown with low scrubs, and partly1 with pines and firs. The water remains in a. stagnant state, causing the meadows to resemble more nearly enormous swamps than useful, healthy pasture land. Yet there is an insufficient supply of pure water for drinkina-: -walls construction are scarcely ever to be Been. The culti- vated portion of the plains and those used as. pastures for cattle are extremely small in comparison with their extent. Even the larger landed proprietors are Of opinion that cattle of themselves bring in no material profit, but must be kept for the sake of the manure only. Scarcely the tenth part of the surface of these meadows and moors is appropriated to agricultural pur- poses, although the soil, from its chemical properties being composed of a rich black earth, would yield a most profitable return. The inhabitants, however, are mere children, and have not even got through the ABC of culture. Altogether, agriculturists in Russia are at a very low ebb of civilisation; and with some few good qualities there still prevail among tharn OiUltimo ignorance, supervision, barbarism, disorder, and uncleanliness. So long as the country is not covered with deep snow the cattle must seek suste- nance for themselves in the large plains; consequently they at times live in the enjoyment of great abund- ance, and at others with difficulty find the means of subsistence. They must slake their thirst wherever they can. This they do in the muddy water on the shores of the rivers, or in the hollow tracks left by their migrating from point to point in search of food. In the winter they find but slight shelter from the snow and in. clement weatherin theill-kept courtyards, in sheds, and in narrow, dark places, where very insufficient food is given them. No sooner has the sun melted away the snow than the cattle are driven to the pastures, still inundated with water, where, exhausted by the- starving process of the winter, they speedily consume what has been left from autumn as well as the first buds of spring, which the rapid vegetation ;qaickly develops. As the herbage grows the temperature in- creases in warmth, and the exhausted animals have not sufficient stamina to oppose to the groat extremes of heat and cold which day and nigrht offer, rrn. _i i •». The yasvob, or plague, breaks out periodically, especially after a. hot season, in different parts of Russia, but generally on the banks of the great rivers and in the low, raarshy plains. All domestic animals, without distinction, are liable to be attacked by it. According to official state- ments the number eff horses alone that perisied of this malady in 1864 amounted to 72,306 and of cattle 60,000 had sueeumbed in the same year. There are two kinds of yasva, it is-eith^r an acute or apoplecHc disease, when it kills its victims very rapidly, or it is chronic, when it is pallerd "dipthepitic," from the boils and swellings accompanying it. The apoplectic kills the animal in an hour or less. The animal suddenly begins to tumble, looks dull and stunned, cannot stand steady on its legs, breathes heavily, now and then emits a strange, half- involuntary sound, falls prostrate on the ground, and dies with or without spasms. The apoplectic kind is the rarer of the two, and is always fatal. The oxanthematio kindj does not necessarily end in death. It begins* with sudden and painful sMverings, which, after the lapse of an hour, are followed by the appearance of small pustules, chiefly on the withers, breast, beUr, i udder, and penis, or, more rarely, on the ribs, hind legs, and crup. These pustules rapidly increase in size, penetrating deep into the cellular tissue. They are neither very hot, nor particularly painful; some- times elastic, and allowiag of being moved this way and that way with the skin, sometimes herd, fast, and sticking immovable to the body. On dissecting the animal they are found to contain decomposed in- gredients of the blood. As the pustules grow larger the animal begins to tremble, and becomes feverish and doleful. It stands quite still, with its eyes fixed and its head hanging down. Notwithstanding the ever and its increasing violence the appetite does no cease, the normal functions of the bod- continuing at the same time much as ordinarily, I
A CATTLE PLAGUE IN AMERICA. The Memphis Bulletin has the following :—a learn from a. gentleman who has just returned froo. Philips and Crittenden Counties, Arkansas, that tie planters in the Mississippi bottoms have been and as still suffering severe loss by the death of their horses, mules, cattle, and hogs by a singular disease, which a carrying them off in great numbers. In the eary part of the summer an incredible number of blade gnats made their appearance in the bottoms, and a- tacked not only cattle and horses, but also bird, wild turkeys, deer, and other game, with such ferocity as to kill in a short time quite a number of then. After the disappearance of the gnats a disease broID out among the cattle, horses, and hogs, and has beei raging for some time, and is still prevailing, thougi the indications now aie that the epidemic—for such t appears to be—is abating. This disease resemblfi very closely erysipelas, the attacked swelling w, sometimes under the breast, at other times on tie side, but more frequently under the throat, and dyiig in generally from twenty-four to forty-eight hours afer being attacked. Oar informant conversed with seveiil i intelligent planters who have been great sufferers by tlis i strange disease, among them a physician eminent in E his profession, and all of them concurred in be ( opinion that it was closely allied to erysipelas, aid c also that the visitation of the gnats in the early psrt s of the summer had some influence in producingne a disease. It is thought that the great amount of I poison which waa necessarily absorbed into Ihe I system by the bite of the gnat—which is a moat poisonous insect-—is_ developing itself in the disease which is now ravaging the whole animal race in that region. Some cases, when (taken in Mmo, a.re cured by precisely the same treatment practised in cases of erysipelas, painting with iodine the affected parts having a fine effect. The loss of stock, especially of hogs, has been very great. One planter in Walnut Bend has lost over 200 hogs and seven horses and5 mules, besides oxen and milk cows. Another, living a short distance above the one named, has lost thirteen mules and horses, and hogs and cattle in proportion. This is only two of many similar instances of losses sustained. On Saturday morning it was reported that two men who had been treating their cattle for the! prevailing disease had been similarly attacked, their throats swelling up in an alarming manner."
DOUBLE MURDER AT BATLEY. NEAR DEWSRURY. Confession (pf the The prisoner was brought before the police magis- trate on Monday. He looked somewhat weak, and was accommodated with a seat. He was dressed in plain clothes, and covered with a rug. Having answered that his name was JEIi Sykes, some other evid encef or aramand-wastaken,—Police-constable Mur- ray said that he was called to.the house of the deceased women between eleven and twelve o'clock on Saturday night. Both women were dead. Witness assisted to take Sykes in a cart to the Dewsbory lock-up. He did not speak then; but about 1.50 a.m. on Sunday, after Superintendent Martin had cautioned him, he i made a statement. Witness and the prisoner were togetheran the police office, and the prisoner waslying: down. The prisoner rose-on his arm, and he (witness) ] told him not to say anything, as what he did say would be given in evidence against him. The prisoner 1 made the following atatejNent;—! feel easier in my] mind, and better satisfied now than before I did it. I ] was with Hannah Brook last Monday night, and we I were on good terms. I went. on Saturday ,night, be- g tween ten and eleven o'cloek, «nd her and her mother began calling me, and told me to go away, they did i not want me there. Hannah sat down on a chair and J began singing, and it aggravated me. I struck her i t with the butt end of mv sun, and she eriwd omh n>i Eli! let me alone and I'll go with you; "but I pulled my bayonet oat of my sheath and ranit into her. Her mother got up out of bed and tried to prevent me, and I ran my bayonet into her. Although I murd-ered her I loved her-I have told her many a time I'd have my revenge, and I've got it now. On Sunday morning, about ten o'cloak, a friend named Sales visited Eli Sykes, and witness heard what passed. The prisoner was here asked whether -he wiahed to question the officer, and he said; He says that that was all I said to him, I told him when I got into the house they began to call me I asked her if she would not go with me and she said, "No;" I asked her if she was not going with another mas, and she said, U Yes." -Police- sergeant Lee said that statement wasmade later the same morning.— sPolice-Gonstable Murray then went on to speak of the conversation between Sales and the prisoner. Sales, he deposed, said, Eli, this is-a very bad job. Tie prisoner said, I could not help it, and I am easier and more satisfied in my mind than before I had done it." He went on talking, and told what took place insNo. He said, "When I was in the house the mother began caning me, and the daughter also, and said they would not have me there. I asked her warn't she goin<» with another chap. I asked her if it was a man from Wakefield, and ehe said, 'Yes.' She then began saiging, asd <told me she would go with any man she liked, and if I would not go away she would' make use. She then sat down on a Ohair, and began Jinging, and-aggravated me. I took hold Of my rifle ind straek her over the head with the butt end. I shrew it on the floor, and pulled the bayonet out of aaystoarfcn, ami ran itdnto her. Hcnnother got out of Sed aid cried murder.-and I ra-nihintoher, too." That vas all that took place, exceptthatthe prisoner's friend was drunk whence did it, and he said, bad had-nothiag to drink." TEhe prisoner was inén duly cautioned, and asked if he wished to say myfhing. ,.Hemel'øly:replied. "No, I'll -not say-any- ihugi. lie was then* re moved to the eelL
T^E .MTJILDER OF MAJOR, BE WERE. Coroner's Inquest. Thomas HillFi, 'Eaq., the coroner for West Kent, opened the inquest on the body of Major Francis HJrafcio De Vere, at the Sun in the Wood public- h.use, on Thursday -morning1, before a very respectable jury, wish Mr. Honey as foreman. The jury having been sworn, The Coroner said that the jury so-well understood tie nature of their duties that it would not be neces- ary for him the (coroner) to explain them, but the nurder of Major Da Vere was now so well known that i; was only requisite to say that their duties-would be ionSned'to two points—firstly, the oaas& of dearth; secondly, whether any and what degree of eriminality ittafehed!to 'the act of any one-in causing the death. The jury then, proceeded to view thefbody, which was laid out in the room to wbreh the gallant officer aad been carried (No. 3, officers' quarters), and where le died. His ccantenance, though very pallid, was 3&lm and placid. On the Mtutn of the jury to the inquest toortf the following evidence was taken :— Arthur George Darnford said: I am lieièJtenantin the Royal Engineers. On the 11th the men of the engineers Were on parade, in Brompton Barracks. Major De Vere wf1sthe commanding-- affioer at the time on the parade. The deceased was first captain in the Royal Engineers and major in the British army. He was thirty-six years of age. I was present on parade. About on« O'clock p.m. I heard the report of a rifle and on looking round I satv M De Vere in Captain Frederick Hime's arms, apparently in a fainting con- dition. I went to render any assistance I could. Major DeJVere ejaculated Oh, my God i ..twice, and immediately became insensible. We got about half way off the parade, when, by directions of Dr. Leddall we laid "the deceased on the ground. a consaquence Of a,n observation made by a bystander I went to the guard room and sent men to be posted at the back doors of K and L houses to prevent any man Isa-ving them. I also went to post men at the front door. On arriving at K house I saw a sapper named Mason, and called to him to halt. He said the man who had fired the shot was in that house. I went to an up- stairs front-room, and there I found Sapper John Currie of the Royal Engineers standing in the room by himself. There was a smell of burnt powder in the room. I said to him, Did you do this ? "and he re plied, Yes, sir." Ithen asked for his rifleand pouch. He pointed them out to me. The rifle was ia the &Tm- band, and-theipouch was hangingupon the peg at the head of the bed. The rifle bad just been discharged, and there was deficient from the pouch one round of ball-cartridge and two caps- There was an ej 4 loded cap on the nipple of the rifle. He said nothing more to me. I went with him to the guard-room, and 'he. was piMedin custody. When I saw the Major in the arms of Captain Hime, I noticed blood on his trowsers coming from under his coat, and I also found blood on my own coat and glove froci assisting. I have the rifle and pouch in my charge. William Mason dep osed: I am a sapper in the Royal Engineers. On the llth inst. I was cook's mate at No. 3 room, at K house, in Brompton Barracks. About a quarter-past one I heard a noise, but did not know what it was. I thought it was the fall of a wall of some building. I looked out, and on the parade I saw Major De Vere in the arms of some of the officers, The coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict of Wilful Murder" against John Currie rho warrant was then given to Superintendent Everist i for lodgment at Maidstone Gaol, and the inquiry r berminated. (
A Lady's Yacht.-The special correspondent of the Patrie at Cherbourg writes as follows: "Besides the yachts (English) organised in a division, a great many others have arrived, and have anchored in the roadstead, opposite the Mercantile-port. One of them belongs to a widow lady, who commands it herself. She has with her a daughter of eleven, a son of fourteen, a. governess, and three women servants. Under her orders she has twelve sailors,. besides an experienced merchant captain, whom she has taken into her pay, ad who assists her with his advice, but does not com- nand the ship. The lady is gracious and amiable, and ipeaks French correctly. Her vessel is in perfect >rder. She told us that it would be open to all visitors luring the fêtes; that her captain would receive the gentlemen and she the ladies. Two Italian frigates, m Austrian frigate, and a Portuguese corvette are ex- pected here. The Emerald (Belgian) has arrived, hav- ig on board twenty-four officers of various arms.
UTTEBIM COUNTERFEIT GOIN BY ) DEPUTY. Mary Ann King, a smartly-dressed young woman Wfl ft ? /• Baroham> the sitting magis-5 c"™™W»T"kP<>h0e'"totW°' °ndertl"> following; of Efenry Gardeni one of the bar- Rockingham Arms Tavern, at the corner' of the Ne w Kent-road, it appeared that on the previous' Sf\'a lb ]e gt in coart) presented herself at! the bar, and asked to be served with half-a-quartern of gin, for which she produced a bottle, and handed in payment a counterfeit half-crown. The witness asked; where she came from, and the girl replied that she had been sent by a woman who was waiting in the London-1 road. He detained the counterfeit coin, and, following! the child, saw her join the prisoner, who, on seeing! him, took to her heels, and during her flight he heard the sound as though coins of some kind had been thrown away by her. He secured the prisoner and gave her into custody. i Bridget Corwellan, a miserably clad little girl, whose garments ought to have served as a passport to one of the ragged schools of the district, having been inter-, rogated as to her knowledge of the nature of an was sworn, and gave her evidence in an artless man- ?8,^ She^ deposed that the prisoner accosted her and) told her that she would give her a halfpenny if she, would fetch 'her a half- quartern of the best gin from i the Rockingham, and gave her a bottle andhalf-a-j crown for the purpose. The landlord came to the last 1 witness, said it was bad, and followed her out of the tavern until she joined the prisoner, who, on hearing! from witness what had occurred, said it was a mis-1 take, and she would go home and get some other! money. The prisoner immediately ran away, but was pursued and seom-od by the last witnesa. i prisoner denied that she was the person, but' the little girl swore positively to her identity, and Police-sergeant 17 M .stated that after the prisoner- •1 he? brought to the police-station she ad- girl S^Q had so employed the little Mr. Burcham remanded the prisoner, directing that mtormation should be given to the Mint authorities, and that inquiries should be made by the police as to the prisoner's antecedents.
CONVICTIONS FOR SELLING DISEASED MEAT. Jamesr Spencer, a meat salesman, of No. 6/High- S £ xt hitechapel, and George; James, same business, ot No. 3, in the same street, and who are also licensed slaughtermen,^on ja large scale, appeared before Mr. Paget, at rthe Thames Polise-court,, to answer charges ot having m their possession each a quantity of beef on their^premises for the purposes of sale and in- tended for the food of man, which was unfit for human food. Mr. Alfred Tamer, solicitm- and clerk to the White- chapel district board of works, conducted the prose- cution Mr. Fearnly, solicitor, defended Spencer. On Monday, the 14th of the present month, the foBiidJin Mr. Spencer's slaughter-house, and dressed in the usual manner, and four quarters of beef seized in Mr. James's shop, were brought to this court, and on the evidence of Mr. Farrar Go. ■ vernment veterinary surgeon, Mr. John Lid die, medical oiffcer, and Mr. James Coward, sanitary in- speetorto the Whitechapel Board, that the meat was diaaased, unfit for human food, and ought to be destroyed, the magistrate made his order condemning it, and it was sent to a knacker's boiling-house. The shocking appearance of the meat was in itself suffi- cient justification for the magistrate's orHev Mr. Turner, in opening the oases against the [ defendants, described them as "highly res- I peetable tradesmen," who; had never been convicted before. The carcase of beef in Mr. Spencer's slaughter-house, was with other and good meat. The four quarters of beef in Mr. James's shop were with a large. quantity of g-ood meat. Mr. James let out the front of his shop only for retailing meat. In the first case the defence set up was that a cowkeeper named Charles Kilby, of Kentish town, had a cow off its feed, and being alarmed in consequenoe of the prevalence of the cattle plague, he sent it to Mr. Spencers slaaghter-honwe to be killed, with direc- tions that it was to be seat to the knackers if it turned out to be diseased, and to be sold for human food in the usual manner if the animal was sound and gooo. Mr. Kilby also stated that the cow came over from Holland^ three weeks only before it was affected, Frederick Mallett, in the service of the defendant, said the cow was very poor, and that it was intended to send it to the "knackers yard. Mr. Paget was not satisfied with the defence, and said meat of the diseased cow ought not to have been among the healthy meat. The defendant was represented by Mr. Turner as a respectable man, and hoping he would avoid all com- plaints in future, he fined him 40s. only. In the seconds case against Mr. James, Mr. laddie said the four quarters of beef formed the carcase of what was called m butcher's slang a wet un." The meat was flabby, moist, and diseased, and, if eaten by man, woman, or child, would be highly injurious to health. 1 fa a defendant said he bought a heifer at the Metro- pohtan Cattle Market on Thursday, the 10th of August, and it was slaughtered1 in the usual manner ) The meat was perfectly sound and wholesome, lie -i was co-afrrmedby two butchers' men, named Harrington ] and Francis, -who said the meat-had nothing BUS- I picioas about it. Mr. Paget was of opinion the ] beef was diseased and unfit for human food. The ] defendant kept a shop for the sale of meat as 1 well as a slaughter-house. This was a much more i Berious- case than the other. The supposition was that the four quarters of beef would have been out up and sold in small quantities if it had not been ( 3eized, and it might have spread disease very widely. rhe defendant had already suffered loss and exposure, out that was not sufficient. It was extremely im- 3ortant the sale of bad meat should be prevented. ? VLeat of this kind was purchased by the poor, and not >y the rich, who obtained a higher elass meat, and 1 ;ave full price for it. The poor, who were unable to 1 protect themselves, and ought to be protected by 41 vestries and district boards, bought the low-priced I aeats. He fined the defendant .£5, and if he was a sonvieted again a very large penalty would be in- a licted The fines were instantly paid. t
THE FRAUDS ON PHlilBIRMINGHAM BANKING COMPANY,\ Benjamin Taylor, boot upper maker, of 67, Camden street, Birmingham, and Henry Kelly, builder, of 18 j Urove-street, Camden-town, were again brought up on remand before the Lord Mayor,, at the justice-room of the Mansion-house, in the custody of Detective- Sergeat Webb, on the charge that 11 they, in the month of May last, in the City of London, did unlawfully combine, conspire, and confederate together, by divers false pretences and subtle devices, falsely and frau- dulently to obtain to themselves, and in pursuance thereof unlawfully did obtain, of and from the Birming- ham Banking Company (London), large sums of money, the moneys of the said banking company (London) with intent to cheat and defraud them of the same." Mr. Lewis, of the firm of Lewis and Lewis, solicitors, of Ely-place, appeared, as before, for the prosecution; the prisoner Taylor was defended by Mr. M. Williams barrister; the other prisoner was undefended. Mr. Thomas Francis Shaw, sub-manager of the Bir- mingham Banking Company, signed the deposition he had made at the last hearing, and produced fifty-three cheques which had been drawn by Taylor upon the hank between the 5th of April and the 17th June 1865. The whole of these cheques had been paid by the bank. The amounts of these cheques were greatly in excess of the amounts of the bills of exchange which Taylor had deposited with it. In other words the cheques were much more than represented by the bills There was a balance to Taylor's debit, including the banking charges of ^72 6s. 6d., but that was before the bills were returned. The balance now to his debit in- cluding the bills returned since the last hearing at this court, was £ 2,450. The bank still held two of his turned °f t5iese woul(i most probably be re- The evidence given on a former occasion by Mr. Wm Foster, clerk to Mr. Beaumont, solicitor to the Birm- ingham Banking Company, having been read over and signed by him, Mr. Lewis applied for a further remand until the 4th j of September, when he thought he should be able to complete the evidence for the prosecution. Mr. M. Williams made an application pro forma, j ?*y]0T k0 admitted to bail, and said that if his lordship refused to grant it, recourse wodld be had the judge in chambers. Taylor had executed a deed n bankruptcy, and the creditors were naturally uixious to have every facility afforded them for obtain- i *W..VV « ing access to him, but that was not obtainable whila he was in custody. Mr. Lewis opposed this application, and said Taylo owed about =640,000. He thoaght the safest course was to leave him where he was, and where his creditors could always find him. The Lord Mayor refused "to take bail for him, and remanded the oaae until the 4th of September. The prisoner Kelly requested that a sum of X5 and a watch, which had been taken from him by the police at the tune of his, apprehension, might be restored to him. _Mr.Lewia opposed this application also, and said that any demand of this kind from a man like ;Kelly, who had swindled innumerable people, was out of the question, and ought never to be allowed. The Lord Mayor refused the request, and the prisoners were reoonveyed to Newgate.
FRIGHTFUL DEATH OF AN INSURANCE SOCIETY'S SECRETARY. A painful feeling was occasioned on Tuesday morning, shortly before eight o'clock, in the neigh- bourboodofNew BrMge-street, Blackfriars, in conse- quence of a report that Mr. Riebard Ray, secretary to the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Society, whose offices are situated m that thoroughfare, 'had coN. mitted self-deatmotion by jumping from the second- floor window Jt seems that the unfortunate gentleman resided m the house with his family, but at the .time (Of the sad occurrence there were only his daughter, himself, and the servants in the house. His wife is staying in the country, whencd he oalyM- turned a few days since, leaving her behiBd. The deceased rose on the morning before any one else is the house, and, having cleaned and dressed himself; he proceeded to a window in the front room on the isecondfloor and precipitated himself on to the pave- ment in -Br-idge,istreet. To show his determination; it may be observed that although the railings beloW are some distance fjrom the house, he succeeded in escaping them, falling two or three feet in front, There were several cabmen on the rank close by at the time, and they assisted in raising the shattered frame of the unhappy gentleman, which was at once removed to at. Bartholomew's Hospital in a cab, where lifewaS found to be extinct. His daughter arrived at the hospital shortly- after hi-^ removal thither, but only to learn the .melancholy fact of his death. The de- ceased had been some years in the society, and was much respected; and no cause can appeactobeaa- ^sijrned for his fatal resolution, He was upwards of sixty years of age. The painful news has beep communicated to his jwife. Another account says,f Mr, John Ray, the brother of the deceased gentleman, states that hia unfortunate relative returned to London from iFolke* stone oa Monday night, when he was in good spirit and perfect health, and in speaking of his family said he hoped they wonld have pleasant weather at Folks' stone. The brother says that ¡. he had never threatened to destroy his life, and that he -was not in peenniary difficulties. He is of opinion that,death was caused by accident. He appears tc believe .that ais his brother was leaning out of the window for the.jpurpose of ascertaining whether there were any ram -clouds, he fell out. This opinion is counded upon the faot that the deceased was very xnxious about his family having fine weather. No person was in :the .room at the time of the fatal jccurrence."
ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER. .Pdlice'(roart, Birmingham, on Thursday, ward Snelus, a wire worker, was charged with attempt" mg to murder his wife by cutting her throat with a knife. According to the wife's statement, they were at jhome together on Saturday night, the 5th.. inat., when she began to scold the prisoner for getting drunk. After they had been quarrelling about half an hour both of them went upstairs, where they con- tinued quarrelling, and the prisoner struok her &bloW on the mouth there, which caused it to bleed. In a few minutes afterwards she went downstairs again, and the prisoner followed her, and then lay upon the sofa.. She sat down at the same time saying that- she would leave him and go to her sister's. The prisoner ;h(W) not tn cfrt. twt tjfeo determination rto do-so, on account of his-ill-treatment- Upon that he went to her and put one of his awns round^ her neck, and before she was aware what hfl was afooutrflhe experienced a sharp cutting sensation ip her throat. -She immediately got up, unlocked the door,, asd went out into the yard, where she discovered that_!there was a wound in her throat, which was bleeding profusely. The prisoner had been drinking lately, in consequence of the stoppage of his master'* work having thrown him out of employment. The medical .evidence showed that the external jugular vein had been severed, and only missed the interfllil jitgular vein from the knife taking an upward direo- tion, it was not believed that the wound would be raoal, though it was in a dangerous locality. The prisoner said he had no,recollootion ofanythingthattook place; he t-w,as very sorry. Police-constable Joseph ilnight stated that on the morning of the 6th inst., about two o cloek, he went to the prisoner's honse, md; saw his wife, who had her throat cut. She said the prisoner had inflicted it, and he then took the prisoner into custody on the charge of attempting to murder her. The prisoner replied.the.t. it had to be proved. This was. the whole of the evidence: and thP prisoner, who appeared very much distressed, declined jO make any statement, and was committed for trial it the Warwick Assizes.
COMMITTAL OF TWO YOUNG LADIES FOR PASSING BAD MONEY. On Monday a large number of respectable persons attended at Hereford Police-court, which was crowded to excess, to see two 'respectably-dressed young women, Rose Smith and Catherine Smith, sisteca, who had been apprehsnded on a charge of uttering one counterfeit half-crown at the shop of Messrs. Work- man, ironmonger, and with attempting to pass another half-crown at the shop of Mrs. Parker. It appeared that they went to Workman's shop for two- penny worth of blacking, on Wednesday, for which the prisoner Catherine tendered a counterfeit half- crown/and obtained the change. They then went to Parker's for sixpennyworth of stationery. Rose offering a half-crown to pay for it. She was told by the shopman that it was bad, to which she replied that she was not aware of it, and that she had taken it that morning at 'Workman's ahop, and would go back at once and change it. They left the shop, and went towards Workman's shop, situated a few doors lower down the street, but the shopman who watched them, saw that they turned into the butter market. This SrX,° SU £ P!f fnd 0n S°inS t0 Workman's he found that a bad half-crown had been received from the prisoners. The police were at once communicated witn, and the superintendent subsequently appre- hended the prisoners at a public-house. They told him, when charged with the offence, that a gentle- man-like him ought to protect ladies rather than insult ^them. At this time they were standing opposite the fire-place, and hearing something drop into the grate (there being no fire in it), the superintendent searched, and discovered a purse containing one half crown, three florins, and twenty- fonr shillings, all counterfeit. A purse was subae- juently found on the prisoner Catherine, containing T- > food money, and one counterfeit shilling. All the counterfeit coins were-wrappedio separate pieces of paper, so that they might not raub igainst each other. The Mint authorities having de- termined to prosecute, the prisoners were both coffl- nitted for trial at tim ensuing City Sessions, the nagistrates accepting bail in two sureties of £ 100 each or each prisoner. They are respectably connected, md their father lives at Pontrilas, near AbergaveDBy" -Birmirogham Post. — >#■
Death from Hydrophobia. — Mr. Bedford, coroner, held an inquest on Thursday at the King's Arms, Westminster, on the body of George Howard, aged thirty-six. According to the evidence the de- ceased was bitten about a month ago in the hand by a Newfoundlai< d dog; the wound bled a little, and was bathed with salt-and-water. The impression on t"e mind of the deceased was that the dog was mad, and that he should die; he went to a doctor, who ap- plied caustic to the wound. On Saturday last he became very bad. When his face was washed he began to shudder as the water touched him, and he died on Tuesday evening last. Mr. Henry Whatlow, surgeon, of Regent-road, Westminster, said he was ot opinion that the deceased died from hydrophobia. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with this view.