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SHOCKING DEATHS OF CHILDREN. I Thursday Dr Lankeitar held threa inquests at the; ilard WeililigLoli Tavern, University-street, Tottenham toQrt-road, relative to the deaths or children. .Tbe first case taken was that of Kate Eliza King, aged months, whose body was completely skeletonised. j"8 was the daughter of aconiiuercial traveller, who had: QWerted his wife and family. The mother in order to' !ttPport her children, had taken a situation as saleswoman. a milliner's shop, and was consequently compelled to- Pot tlie peceased oat to nurse, for which she regularly; :Paid 6s. a week. A month since she removed the child, "Mn in a most miserable condition, from the first nurse, JJ 'he care of a second, under whom itslightly improved, tthad had no medical attendance, and died, as was stated, •Ln conveyed to the hospital. Mr Ringer said the JMld looked as though it had been starved, and it did ?°t weigh 61b. He was of opinion that it had been dead ™0ger than was stated. The cause of death was ex- Jjftistion from want of nourishment. Yerdict—Death, exhaustion through want of proper nourishment y The second inquest wa3 on the body of 'Fitxroy,' a foundling of three months' old, which was found on the «Rhtof last Friday fortnight on a doorstep in Fttzroy- Place, Fitzroy-square, and thereupon was named as ai-ove "jy the St. Fancras board. The child was sn. kted by one i* the inmates of the workhouse, and did very well up to *fiday night last, when it was suddenly taken ill, and Ojed before medical assistance could be advantageously p>tained. Mr Bury, the surgeon, said death resulted from 'Qflammation of the leit lung and congestion of the brain.: .■Verdict—Death by Natural Cduies. ..The third case was one of a very melancholy character, the child, William Gerrish Farrent, under three years of 4ge, being literally roasted alive. He was the son of a •ftbinet-maker, and the mother went out to work. On Wednesday evening last the father returned from his *ork, and remained with the deceased and two other Children, aged five and seven, until 20 minutes before *hen he -went out with a friend who had called upon Previously, however, the friend wanted a light for &W pipe, and a lighted candle was placed on the table j°r his accommodation. There was also a telescopic 'amp suspended from the ceiling. They then left the ^ceased sitting on a bird organ on a large loo table, ?hioh was pushed close to the wall, the father forgetting .toput out the candle. At nine o'clock, the mother wrived, and found her child in the condition described. He was seated on the table, which was burnt under him Jike a basin. His clothes were all burnt off him, with •«e exception of a portion of his shirt (produced), which Adhered to his loins. The poor child could just articulate .Oh, mother,' when she ran away with hirn to the hospital. After his frightfully burned body had been pressed be survived two hours. The Jury considered *«e leaving the candle was a thoughtless act of which any Jne might be guilty, and returned a verdict of Accidental Death. — SERIOUS CHARGK AGAINST A MAGISTRATE.—At tha Otmskirk Sessions, on Thursday, a very serious charge .Was made against Mr W. C. S. Standish, ofDuxbury Hall, and a magistrate of the Chorley Petty Sessions, "or having wounded a labourer by shooting him with a pistol in the shoulder, and also with having wounded two other men, by cutting off with his sword a portion of the of one of them, and stabbing the other in the side. -The unfortunate gentleman, who is stated by his friends •t» have abown symptoms of mental aberration, was, on Tuesday evening, riding on horseback along the Wigan Wad to Ormskirk, when he drew a pistol and threatened w fire at three persons. Seeing that Mr Standish was in Military dress, and thinking that he was merely joking, the military salute and he rode away. A httle further on he came opto a fourth man and pre- Wtoted his pistol at him. This person, fearing he was <<PH)t: to be shot, stooped his head, when the pistol was £ Wcjharged» and the man wounded in the shoalder. Mr standish again rode away, but the police having heard of olito, occurrence, went in pursuit, and meeting with Mr .•Standish, called upon him to surrender. Instead of doing he drew his sword, and wounded the, men alluded: '*9- ile then galloped off a« rapidly as his horse would leany tini, pursued by the police, whom he managed to elude until Wednesday night, when he was apprehended at Latham, near Ormskirk. When placed in the dock, Jffr Standish was in private clothes, and the man who had .teen wounded with the pistol would not swear to his: jJ|*ehtity until he was attired in his military dress. The Magistrate remanded the prisoner, accepting bail to the ^*fentof JEI.OOOT 7 « • PORTRAIT OF PBOFESBOR HoLLOWAY.—We have thisj received from England (through Messrs Gordon; *otch) a very handsome present from Professor Hoi-- £ >Way. When we state this we by no means wish it to -De inferred that we are on specially intimate teims with: world-renowned man. We are simply one of the Mediums by which he has made known to the world the f'Mnrirable qualities of his Pills and Ointment. In the addstofa business, the fir.-tjof its kind in the civilized world, Mr Holloway has found time to respond to a very generally expressed wish that he would publish his por- trait. Having decided to gratify this very natural fcurioaity on the part of his friends and admireia in all; Quarters of the world, be has done it in a style which iliko reflects credit on his own liberality and the skill of W. fioll, Esq the artist employed. The portrait is ai steel engraving (proof) handsomely got up in crimson ■••Utrpcht velvet and gilt frame, and is, altogether, a very ^ttdsome and| unique affair. Having d eposed of this .,P" of our subject, we feel the present to be an occasion :1then. we should say a word or two of this "very extra- Ptdinaryman. It is no wonder that he should be the idol of the pressj for he has done more than any other than to demonstrate its worth and usefulness as an adver. tising medium. He is a living monument of the sub- stantial gain reaped by those enterprising men who un- deservedly throw themselves upon the public, and make the world their constituents. With premises situated iQ- the very bf-art of London, in one of its very busiest thoroughfares, many men would have remained content With the amount of publicity thus obtained—others again, having a dim glimpse of the truth, might have lnvestedaligbtly in advertising—say, for instance, in the Times—and so we might proceed, step by step, and fol- low the various phases of business tact, or liberality, as it is sometimes called, until we mounted to that eminence which so few have obtained, and, among whom Mr HoL Way "shines supreme. The amount that he expends annually in making known the virtues of his medicines !s something fabulous. In this colony alone we are assured that it is fully .El,000, and when we mention r that every newspaper published in the English language throughout the globe is patronised by Mr Holloway; our readers will have some idea of the immense sums expended in this way. It is not, therefore, surprising ^hat Professor Holloway should be one of the few public taen whom no section of the press abuses. He will be ftble to hold his own alihough the Palmerston ministry l.pould fall to pieces under the attacks of a; patnotlu Press. He remains at the present moment perfectly Popular in America, although the most fearful inters necine war is raging that the world has ever seen. Whilst in tha-Sov»tb> as in the North, the great publid 'IJ14n of the day rise, culminate, and fall, Professor "olloway's Pills and Ointment steadily rise in public intimation as the demand for them inereases by the war, and their efficacy is more amply vindicated. Need we add that, in 4bia colony, while Mr O'Shanassy is 'hreatened withpoliticalaanihilation by a loyal com- for,, the insults he has heaped upon the repre- sentative of Royalty, and, ■whilst the O'Shanassyites are determined to drive: Sir Henry Barkly from the colony, because he has dared to have a mind of his own, and ^hat i? more to the purpose, exercise it—whilst all this Is pending in the future, Professor Holloway's reputation 18 safe, and both sides will alike welcome the ftext ship- ment of his valuable medicines. We find, however, *hat the subject is growing under our hands, and that it 18 necessary to bound our imagination by our limited 'Pace. We can, however, scarcely close this notice Without drawing pointed attention to one or two facts \ltluch it discloses. The first is that, however excellent an article may be, and whatever its intrinsic value, the only way to make it thoroughly known and successful is bY advertising; fact second, that it is almost impossible to advertise too widely or too continuously fact third, Professor Hollo way, who has recognised the two Preceding facts, and acted on them to a much greater stent than any other man, has reaped such vast success ad e is not content with paying a liberal price for his vertise ents, always in advance, but still considers a ?aett under pn obligation to the press, which he U ^wledges by the complimentary presentation of his rtrait.—CoUingwood Observers, (Melbourn, U.S. IF.) ITERNKSENTATJO* OK NORTH WARWICKSHIRE.— It h>is ht-en announced that Mr .Spopner will retire from thi» repien'cntHtiori.6f North Warwickshire upon the next dissolution of parliament.' The Hon. Charles Lennox Butler in spolcsn of at a fitting representative in the Con- ser»ative interest. Mr Charles Hoite Bracebridge, of Atherstpne^Hali, is mentioned as the Li heraI candidate., KKPRKSBSTATION OF ;TAMWOKTH.—By the decease of the Marquisof Townshend a vacancy has been occasioned in the representation of Tatnworth, Yiscount Ilaynham, having succeeded to the marquisate. Mr K. Peel, a son or the Dean of Worcester, the lipn. Henry Cowper, and Mr Daniel. Q.C. are mentioned as probable candidates, but at present all Is uncertainty. FRIGHTFUL DKATH OF AN OFFICER OF THE CHANNEL FLEET.—Lieut. Gardiner, of her Majesty's ship Edgar, flagship of the Channel Fleet, was killed on Friday night, on the Irish Northern Counties Railway. It appears that the unforfltuafo gentleman one of a party who accepted an invitation to visit the various places of public interest in Belfast. After the party from the fleet had partaken of the hospitalities of the Mayor, and seen tin? principal portion ot the town, they proceeded homo by the above- named railway to Carrickfergus, froiu which place bonis were to he in waiting to convey them to the squadron. Lieut. Gardiner took bis seat in anrst-class compartment, and during the progress of the train towards the junction he lighted his cigar, and got upon the top of the carriage to smoke—against the remonstrance of his companions. He continued in this position until the train got past the Carrickfergus Junction. On the stoppage of the train he was missed, and fears Wfre expressed that he had fallen off the roof of the carriage among the wheels. On re- turning along the line the alarm proved unhappily too well founded. The lifeless body of the yonug offleer was found on the line, the skull frightfully battered in, both legs injured, and the left arm dreadfully lacerated by a wheel having passed over it. It is believed that he fell between two carriages when the train was in motion, and that his death must have been immediate. PEDIGREE WHEAT.—The crop of wheat waved its pendutoua heads to the slight breeze which blew. each ear giving a promise of great productiveness, and as far as the eye could reach over the waving fields, each ear was of tbe same great and unusual length. Nor was there any crowding of the plants. Ample room had been given for each, and the consequence) was that the, tillers were indue proportion to the spage given. There was also a very great saving in the quantity of seed wheat usually sown, and the one peck per acre, planted hy Mr Hallett, or one busheion six acres, if sown in August, allowing nine inches every way tor the tillers All this is a great consideration, as well as a great saving of seed Indeed, dibbled in the way Mr Hallett recommends, even to twelve inches apart, a half peck of seed has piauted ..Ii acre of ground. Thus the saving of seed is something considerable towards keeping the nation in Vread. It is plain, therefore, that it Mr llallett's system were applied to all corn crops in the United Kingdom, its dependence on foreign countries for yearly supplies of breadstuff* would cease, and the immense sums now paid for such products would be so much payed of the income of the empire. T116 effect of such a revolution in agriculture is almost beyond our imagination to realise.. Indeed, changes so vast and so startling have never yet occurred in the history of agriculture. It may be stated that dur- ing the last fifteen years we have imported as much foreign corn as has cost three hundred millions sterling! May we not now with reason suppose that, as the popu lation of this country is increasing to a great extent, the discoveries of Mr Hallutt may ultimately be the means of producing sufficient food for that increase? This is no theoretical idea, but one founded on the dcsign3 of that Providence which supplies food for every living creature. —EDWAUT) JESSE, in Once a Week. SMOKING BY WOMEN.—A contemporary thus calls at- tention [oa custom which has lately been introduced into this country—the smoking of cigarettes by Jadies:- 'Fashion holds such a tyrannic sway over society, that we need never be surprised at seeing the most astounding change? of manners, custouM, and dress brought about through its magic influence. High waists, short waists, no waists at all, chimney-pot bonnets, flat bonnets, pow- dered hair, dishevelled hair, rouge, patches, enamel, hoops, farthingales, crinoliae, Mgh-hceled boots, sandals, high d/esaes, decolletee* dresses, have all had their day; we have lived to see the time when duellists and four- bottle men no longer eJHat, and when every man, high and low, rich and poor, old and young, indulges in the German and Dutch luxuries of the shott pipe and mitd Hdvannab. But a more startling change is likely 'to come over the spirit of our dream;' ladies belongmg W la crenu de I14 crrtme of society have introduced cjgareues. We could mention the names of many of England's aris- tocratic daughters who openly indulge in mild Latakia. A olever, contemporary lias alluded to fast matronslet us hope that unmarried ladies will be Hlow »,b follow the example of those who would introduce the noxious weed Into female society. If Belgrave ladies seal their I ps, against pleasant contact by such a custom, let the out -r circle?, hold aloof, and believe not that there is aught, celestial and godlike ia entering such tilifragratit,clou(Is., OPENING OF TUB SOUTH WALKS UNION RAILWAY.— On Tuesday week this railway was opened tor public traffic, and by its means the southern counties of the Principality were brought into closer proximity with their natural commercial metropolis than they have ever been. Milford Hftven and Pembroke, atone time so remote that days had to be spent in reaching them, are now within about eight hours'journey of Bristol; and as for Newport &ndCardin', although they are not brought, perhaps, very much Closer in point of travelling distance, this advan- tage has been secured to them, that whereas they could hitherto only be reached, or reach Bristol, once, or exceptionally, twice, in the twenty-four hours, and that at variable hours dependent on the state of the tide, per- sons may travel either up or down at five or six periods of the day, those periods being fixed and certain. To the man or business the advantages which must result from the altered state of circumstances will be, indeed, con- siderable; to the man of pleasure, who travels only for recreation, the opening up of the romantic scenery of Monmouthshire, Glamorganshire, and the other counties bordering the South Wales line, cannot fail to prove in a high degree acceptable. Alonmouth Beacon. VIOLENT OUTRAGE ON A YOUNG LADY.—At the Newport Police-court, on Saturday, John Williams, a young farm labourer, was charged with assaulting and attempting to violate Amy Daniel, niece of a farmer ro- sldl.g at Naah, on the previous Monday evening. The young lady being sworn, Said :~On Monday evening, at half-past five, I went from my uncle's house to visit a friend. I was quite alone. When going past the Newall Farm, the prisoner passed me just as I entered the first of two fields J. had to go through. When I reached near the end of the second field, a little before eix o'dockt I heard footsteps:behind me, and turning my head, I saw him. I walked a little slower to let him go before me1 over tb# plank,of a small bridge. He said, Good even- ing, mips; are you going far i' I said, 'Only 80 far as Salt Marsh.' 'Shall I come with you?' he asked. 'Oh, no, I can goby myself,' I replied. 'Then,' he said, 'I must have a kiss. ;'No, you won't, I told.him; but be immediately caught me round the waist, and threw me on. the ground. I^creamed as loud as I could. He knelt, on me; and dragged up my clothes; and I struggled witn Him, and pulled his hair, and tore his. shirt but he scratched my face and my bands. He was muttering something all the while to himself, but I could not tell anything he saidi We struggled on the ground for about five minutes but he hurt me further than I said. As I thought he might be trying to rob me, I begged him to let me get iip tind. I would give him all the money I had irt toy pOcket. lie 3aid, 'How much have you got?' I said, I do not know, but if you will let me get up I will give you all I have.' Then he let me get up, and I gave him all I -"had,, which was 6^1; and I ran into the 'rhine ? (the ditch), and waded through the water and got under some briars to escape from him. He went away, and I came out again to get my bat and umbrella, and the apples, which I had lost in the struggle. lie ran back after me again, when I jumped into, the rhine again, and was up to my waist in the water. [The poor girl here wept, and con Id not be induced to repeat the disgusting threats which the prisoner had used to her, if she did riot come out of the water. She skid It Wa* too disgusting to repeat.] When the prisoner did at last goolF, i got out and ran as well as I could to a little cbttagff, where they took-off my wet clotbesamlthen" cOÍJveyeù mo to my uncle'd house. A police-constable said he went in pursuit of the prisoner, and apprehended him at Chepstow. When taking him from the ceil to the railway station, he said, What will be done to me? I suppose they will send me to gaol.' Witness replied that he didn't know. In the'train, pri- soner said, 'I wonder what they will do with me-I suppose they won't transport a lellow V Witness again replied, I don't know.' The prisoner being asked if he- had anything to say, replied, I am not guilty.' He was fully committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions. LORD CLVDK'H LOVE.—■ »n i SO Colin Campbell, once upon a time, tell inh>»s and tho itdy fair was a youiig widow. She had been married wit tyeeki to Ia n*YiLi officer when he fell at San Martinique, and sfee found consolation in a doubto pension. that secured fesr an in- dependence but as year. rolled by LicutUamoeil, met her, and sunk captive at her fJtet. But how wa» he to marry ? He was too poor, and the moment bis affianced1 re- signed herself to him she must resign her pension So they ciiseussed the matter, and postponed the day of marriage, but that day never came. Before Colin Campbell was in a position to marryr death had elaim-ed his affianced, and he went to his grave a bachelor. But tfcse lady's relatives ever claimed him as their own, and one of her nephews followed the body to the tomb. It was fromhislipsl heard the tale of love, which hø not ap- peared in print.—London Correspondent of Irish Times, SHOCKING OCCURRENCE IN Sr JAMES'S.—On Thursday intr F. S. Langham, junr., deputy coroner, heldaii inquest at St George's Hospital touching the death of David Coleman, aged 30, a waiter, employed art the T vo Brewers, Jermyn-street, St James's, which occurred under the following circumstaneea: —From the evidence of several witnesses it appeared that on Friday list, about fi ore o'clock, the cfceiieaaed was going down into the wins-cellar, having an empty bottle in his harnd,. when he tripped, and fell over a kettle which he had left on the floor. The bottle was broken, and the fragments entered his arm, cutting it in a fearful manner. Deceased, who was :streaming with blood, called loudly for assistance, saying, For God's sake, help me, I haw cut my arm otr!' His arm was bound up, and he was taken to Dr Armstrong's, in Duke-street; but that gentleman-said he would rather not have anything to do with the case. Deceased was therefore taken to the hospital. Thomas Leigh, house-surgeon, said he saw him when admitted. There was a most extensive incised wound on the right wrist, and it was bleeding profusely. He appearedi to have lost a great deal of blood when he cam.e in. The next day delirium tremens set in, which increased, and he died from exhaustion on Suoday. He thought the delirium t;-emena was caused solely by the loss of blood. A juror raised the question whether Dr Armstrong had acted rightly in refusing to attend deceased, but it was- overruled, as it was considered that the hospital, being, near, was the best place for the deceased. Verdict- Accidental Death. Tho deceased hid been in the- service of Mr Parsons, the htte landlord of the Two Brewera, for 18 years, and was said to be a very sober man. He has left a widow and four children. The present landlord, Mr fiobinsony also spoke highly of the deceased. GALLANT RESCUE OF Two YOUNG LADIES AT PEN- ZANCE.—DEATH FROM FRIGHT.—An incident well worthy'of record occurred at Penzance on Tuesday. Miss Quick and Miss Cock, two young ladies, were bathing opposite the Western Esplanade about half past ten o'clock, when persons walking near were alarmed by screams for help proceeding from the hapless bathers, who,, it was seen, were being rapidly carried out to sea by the tidal current. Moments were precious, but no one seemed ready to give the needful help. Mr Drew, a tradesman living near, seeing people running towards the beach, left his shop,, and on arrival at the water's edge saw that the young, ladies were in the utmost danger, being already 40 feet away from the shore. In- stantly without removing any part of his dress he plunged. into the water, aed struck cut for the now sink- mg bathers. Bobert Stevens,, a keeper of the bathing machines for the bath proprietor, Mr Norton followed Mr Drew's example, he also having his clothes on, and an exciting scene sccurred. Stevens reached one of the youiog ladies, and stretched out his h^nd to grasp her, bui missing his aim, became frightened, and returned on shore. Drew meanwhile bad reached the young lady furthest out, Miss Cock, and. was bringing her in, when he saw that Stevens^ had gone ashore, and that Miss Quick had sunk sev3ral times,, and would almost imme- diately be prowned. Leaving his first charge for a time ftfew reached Miss Quick, and swam ashore with her, HthMi she was received by those on the beach, and carried off to the baths. Without an instant's delay, Drew, ex- hausted as be was with previous exertion, pushed out again and caught Miss Ceék, who with a death grasp, elisped him round the neck, and they both disappeared. A shudder ran through the spectators, who whispered one to the other poor things they are both gone.' Soon, however, they rose again, and with a final effort, Drew' towed his charge to the beach. The young ladies, the first rescued of whom was quiti insensible, were at once carefully tended, and a warm both, brandy, and tea being administered, they revived, and are now nearly recovered. The gallant fellow who had thus,eared two lives refused the warm bath that was proffered to him but one of his hands was quite dead for two hours after- wards, and he did notl wholy get over the effects 01 his exertions that day. Connected with this exciting inci- dent was another, in which, unhappily, death, Was occa- sioned. Maria Williams, a healthy, middle-aged woman, who kept house for her brother in law, Mr Houlson, of the Bath Inn, was-passing while the young ladies were being carried, insensible, into Mr Norton's and was im- mediately seized with illness, and died within an hour, mediately seized with illness, and died within an hour, although attended by Mr Quick, surgeon, before death. It is supposed that the fright produced a fit of appoplexy^ — Western Daily Kern. MODERN ARTILLERY.—In this journal the attention of the government authorities has been called again and again to the Parrott and Dahlgren guns. The Americans have constructed cannon of calibres which to us are known only as of theoretical and probable attainment, and they have armed batteries hundreds of miles from their arsenals with the most powerful guns ever used in war, which have been carried by sea and in stormy waters to the enemy's shores. Before such projectiles as these guns carry the breaching of masonry, wnether of brick; or stone, is but a question of short time. Andinihe: face of these facts we are obliged to record ths £ our scientific officers are of opinion that our best giro-for breaching purposes is the old 63. pounder Why we know what that can do. We know that at 3500 yards tis fire would be about as effectual as that of Mons Meg. These trials at 200 yards are perfectly fatuous, if no other results than thesd, or such as these, be gained by them. It is no use saying Sumter was of brick it was at least as good work as most of our existing fortifica- tions, and infinitely less easy to splinter up than a work of granite or rubble masonry. In substance it very much resembled our martello towers on the beach at llytbe. Have we any gun which could breach one of these at 3,500 yards ? Do, pray, gentlemen of the Ordnance committee bestir yourselves, and get us a gun with results. Let Mr Whitworth or Sir W. Armstrong, Captain Pallisser, Captain Blakeley, MrBashley Britten, Mr Thomas, any one, give us a gun as goo j and as cheap as the Parrott to begin with, and then 'we can rest content_while you are going oa with your experiments. One thing is certain-that any forts which may be assailed by such artillery as.the Amerioans have employed at Sumter must be faced with iron plates. We are yet in doubt as to the modo in which stone works can be ooated'with iron, but it is obvious that mere masonry will not stand unprotected against the heaviest ol"tl..r of titled projections, Do not let u's poo-poob the Americans. If we arfe wise it is the last thing we ought to do. Our artillerists think they are wrong in the matter of the Dahlgren guns: for breaching purposes they may be bill unquestionably the Admiralty would be rather nervous about the result of firing a 450-lb shot against the side of the Warrior, at the distance of 200 yards not- withstanding the experiments. which seem to indicate that large shot with comparatively low charges of powder were inefficient. The authorities have had no expsrience of the effect of such shot as the Dahlgrens propel. They have not got the guns to discharge them. When next the Ordnance otilcera and gentlemen meet let them apply their minds to the little experiments tbe Americans have been making for their benefit at Sumter. It is astonishing to see what progress has been made in artillery since the Crimean war. It is undeniable that the establishment of a few of Brigadier Gillmore's batteries before Sebastopol, on the 17th of October, 1854, instead ;fthe tremendous armament,' of which Lord Granville boasted, would have I knocked the place into a cocked hat' in 24 ho ura. -.Army and Navy Gazette. r, SALE OF MR WYNDHAM'S STUD.—The horses and dratf I Vlorijfipg r.) )lr W. F. Wyndham, of Fe-itriggtt Hit! who -along with his write, has been recently staying in Brigh- ton, were sold by public auction in that town on Wed- WMay. The stud comprised ten animals, among which were the pair of fine mares which Mrs Wyndham had been in the habit ol driving. The harness included the ;fine double set that was so much admired in the Inter- national Exhibition last year. Notwithstanding, the unfavourable state of the weather, a large company was [collected at the hour of sale, among whom were several dealers from London. The bidding was spirited, and some of the lots realised high prices. Mr and Mrs Wynd- iham are now on a visit to the Isle of Wight. ARAB much-vexed point as to the merits of English and Arab horses has just again been tried in Cairo. Ali Pacha, who has the finest stud of Arabs in Egypt, maintained that no English horse could run against an Arab for four miles. His Highness lialira Pacha offered to run Companion, a well-known raenr here, against him for any sum he liked. Tbe match was run from the first station on the Suez. desert to Cairo. The Englith, which was bred by Lord Bibbles- dale,. won in a canter by more than half a mile. Such a crashing defeat has taken all courage out of tho partisans of Arab horses. What astonished the natives most was that' Companion, beating his adversary by so great a distance, was perfectly fresh, and quite ready to turnroUiDd and run the distance over again, while the Arab waft white exhausted and blown. ALLBG-ED STARVATION OF A FAMILY.—On Saturday Mr Humphreys resumed an inquiry, adjourned ftom the previous evening, on the body of James Edward Howard, ten months old, whose emaciated appearance indicated that the child had died of starvation. It appeared, from the statement of a woman named Parsons, that the mother, Sarah Anne Howard,, was a night nurse at the London Hospital, and had brought her three children, of whom deseased was youngest, about a week ago, for her to mind, at 5s. per week. She told her that she had fed the children on bread and water, and that she must do the same. On undressing them they were found covered with sores, and they had gnawed their fiDgers for want of food,. When her husband saw this he went for a constable, for fear they should die under their care, but as be said; he could do nothing, they sent them back to their mother They were m reduced they could not eat bread but she gave them, some arrowroot, which brought them round so much that they became ravenous for foodl The mother, who said she had cohabited with a builder named Howard, by whom she had these children, but who had deserted her since April last, denied the allegations of Mrs Parsons,, and said she gave them as much food as she could out of 10s. Gd. per week she received from the hospital She took deceased to Mr Colman, at the hospital, who prescribed for him. Mr Colman gave a certificate of the death without havin t seen the shild a fortnight before death, and with- out having seen it at all after death. The eoroner said that if "certificates of death were to be given in such a lax manner the most serious evils would follow. In the aourse of tbeprooeedings Mrs Paasons claisaed the pro- tection: of the court, as Mrs Howard was threatening her for the evidence- she had given. The coroner said he would commit any person who dared to molest a witness, and remarked that the casewora. so very serious an aspect that he felt it his duty again to adjourn the inquiry for further evidence.