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LORD DERBY AND THE REV J. LEA. There is a short note in the Liverpool Courier requesting the insertion of a long statement, and both bear the signature of Derby.' It appears that the noole earl has received a pamphlet. written by the Rev Jacob Lea, in which a violent attack is made upon the Rev Canon M'Neile for having spoken in terms of commendation of the conduct of the trustees of certain churches in and near Liverpool. In these churches was in eluded St Mary's, Bootle. Mr Lea, in his pam phlet, has expressed an opinion that the incum- bent of St Mary's enjoys an income arising from pew rents of over £1,000 a year, while he returns his income as £ 160. The noble lord in his state- ment says: 'I am bound to suppose that the whole of the passages must have been written in utter ignorance of the facts for there is not a shadow of foundation for any one of the state- ments, except that of the incumbent's return of his income. The church in question was built by, and was the sole property of, Mr Wil- liam Miller. It was consecrated in 1827, the only endowment being £160 per annum out of the pew rents. Mr Miller being in difficulties, and having mortgaged the pew rents for ^30,000, was de- sirous of selling the property and at the Z, earnest request of the parishioners, my late father became the purchaser. He paid off the mortgage, paid Mr Miller a sum of £4,500, and enlarged the church at his own expense, at the cost of £ 2,900, making a total outlay of £ 7,400. This property I inherited, and I, if any man, am the person de. riving from it my unhallowed gains.' What they are a very short statement will shew. Mr Lea is disposed to think' 'that the gross receipts for many years past have been considerably over £ 1,000 a year.' I have reason to know that in no one year have they approached that sum. For the kst nine years the highest receipt has been £567, the lowest £474, and the average £ 535. The ex- penditure during the same period has averaged JE474, leaving a surplus of £61 as a return for £ 7,400 ou'lay. This average includes an aug- mentation of the incumbent's stipend to zC300, which, however, being a voluntary payment, he does not return as income, but it does not include the value of a house north JE50 a year which the incumbent o^vumes rent free, and which, if added to the expe>->'l-re, would reduce the r'^tvn of £61 to jusi :il> — —-o — DAMAGES FOR Loss OF A HUSBAKI>.—At th- y", Assizes, the case jf Scott v. the North Ki" Railway Company was heard. Mr Donald Scott v> agent to Major Stapylton, of Myton Ball. On ti. I 23rd of last A pril he was travelling on the defendant*! railway, when a Ci lision occurred at Res' elf, in which Mr Scott was killed. The negligemce of the defendants was admitted, and they paid into court £ 300, and the only question was whether Mr Scott's life was worth more to his wife and family or not At the time of his death Mr Scott had ten children, who were of a,(, arying from 13 to 37, nearly all of whom were mor or les9 dependent, upon him, and his place was saiw to be worth £ 300 a year. The jury returned a verdict for the plamtilf for £ 270, in addition to the ^;300 paid into court. FIftE AT HUP JE;ISFIHLD..—On Snnuay night a the on a large sca.e look place at ifuddersfield. The goods warehouse of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway station was discovered to be on fire. It is stated that in consequence of there being no buckets of water at band ready, or those present not knowing where to look for tiu :tt, what was. at first- an insi; lificant fire soon became a huge blaze. Some of the firemen entered the warehouse by the door near to the stables, and were engaged in playing directly on the burning material, when several of the men connected with the goods sta- tion, desirous of saving some trucks of goods that were in the warehouse, opened the door near the main line, and the wind setLng from that direction, the smoke and the flames were driven on the fire- men in the wareh -use, and tlley had to make their escape rapidly. The fire was discovered about half- past five. The roof fell in shortly after six o'clock, and the top part of the front wall fell shortly after- wards, then the end of the front wall gave way. The whole place, except part of the outer walls, was destroyed soon after seven, and the fire ap- peared smothered but an the supply of water to Huddersficld, like many otinn* towns, is at present low, the firemen ceased playing, and allowed the flames to work their will on the mass of material in the warehouse—beams, rafters, merchandise— and the flames increased iu brilliancy. A jet was, however, left in operation, to prevent the flames spreading to the adjacent .stable. MURDERS AT SEA. -The Dutch vessel Fenni- china arrived at Pernambuco upon the 25th o! June, witha cargo of jerked meat from Montevideo. During the voyage the following scenes occurred -—On the 18th the first mate J. Groth ordered an Englishman called James Rudge! shipped at Montevideo, to take the wheel from him, when the latter struck the mate upon the head and knocked him down. He then cut his throat and threw the i body into the sea. The cook J. Biemhold was awakened by the splash and, believing some one had fallen overboard, began to shout. A man overboard and to throw planks and ropes into the water. While thus engaged Rudger sprang at him, split his head open with a hatchet, and threw him into the sea. The captain and second mate were awakened by the noise, and the second mate in coming up the companion way was struck at but missed by the hatchet wielded by Rudger, and he jumped back, whereon Rudger closed the hatch and piled chains on it to present it being opened by them. He then called the two remaining men. an Englishman named Nicholas Chester and an American called John Hughes, and forced them by fear to obey him. He then told them that he was about to scuttle the vessel and abandon her, but they pursnaded him to wait until the vessel was near land. On the 21st Rudger uncovered the hatch to see what was going on inside, and while so doing Captain Hotze attempted to shoot him with a gun, but this missed fire. Rudger then hastily closed the hatch and callsd to the men on deck to. put a large stone on top. While he was waiting the captain fired at him by guess, but the ball only scared Rudger's leg. This, however, had the effect of alarming him, and he ordered the Z, boat to be got ready, while he himself made pre- parations for firing the vessel; but his companions again dissuaded him from leaving her so far from 11 t, land. At night Chester went to bed, Hughes was C, at the wheel, and Rudgers, who had not slept for three days, laid down near it armed and with his hatchet close to him, telling Hughes to waken him when land was in sight. In a few minutes he was fast asleep, and Hughes then left the wheel, and seizing the hatchet buried it in Rudger's head, who tried to rise, and drew his knife, but fell dead be- fore a second stroke. Hughes then shouted that 'all was safe, and after throwing the body into the sea, opened the hatch, whereon, after some hesita- tion, the two imprisoned men came on deck. No iponey or other valuable portable property existed on board to tempt cupidity, so that the lerocious conduct of Rudgers must have originated from n maniacal thirst for blood,—Anglo BiarMian Times. A LIVELY NEIGHBOURHOOD. — At the Manchester Police-court, on Friday, the stipendiary magistrate was engased upwards of an hour in investigating charges and counter-charges of assault, in which a large number of men and women—especially women—were concerned. One of the witnesses said that the street, (off Roolulale- road) in which the row occurred was a fearful place to live in, for the men at)d women were 'agate all day and all night, and there was no chance of any satisfaction without taking the case before Mr Fowler.' B.g4 of -tones and other missiles, and paper parceit. of women's hair, were laid on the table. The evidence went to show that the doors were broken open with sledge hammpra, and that the windows were smashed with brickbats, while a quantity of cups and saucers and other crockery was fired at B 134.' Mr Fowler, pointing to the parcels, asked if that was all the hair that was 1 un- fastened on the occasion. Several women replied that ,here was more at home, and there would be no peace in the street unless one or other of them (the partif* being diversely selected according to the leanings of the wit- nesses) should be locked up.— Mr Fowkr: You will alt get some peace now. It. is useless to line any of you, for in half an hour your friends would he here with the money, and you would be driven away as usual in cabs, with colours flying. One and all, you are committed to gaol a month. A SCHOONER RUN DOWN BY A STEAMER —The Board of Trade has received the deposition of the master of the Bradford steamer, belonging to the port of Gnmsby, in reference to a serious accident she met with on her passage from Rotterdam, with a general cargo and thirty passengers, by running down. the French schooner Mary Pauline, of Honfleur It occurred on the 19th of July, in lat. 52.23, long. 2 30 E. The mate of the steamer was in charge, who first sighted the schooner hearing N.W., about half a mile, which was in company of another vessel. On the steamer approaching them the mate found she would not answer her starboard helm and although, the engines were stopped and reversed at full speed, a collision could not be avoided, and the schooner foundered, and the ctewand one passenger, a female, went down with her. Fortuna'ely, on rising to the surface of the water, they seized hold of life buoys and cork-fenders, which were thrown from the steamer, by which they were quickly picked up by » the boats of the Bradford steamer. The schooner was 112 tons, and was laden with sugar, silk, stationery, and general goods. THE YORKSHIRE M OORS.- The reports from the whole of the keepers on the vast range or moor radiating from the line of railway between Sheffield Manchester, and extending into Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire, are deciiedly oia cheering character. Owing to the disease which attacked the birds last year a great portion of the moors was not shot over, ind the result is that in those cases the birds are :>■!? only pretty numerous, but strong. On the '•xtansive grounds of Sir L. Pilkington, at Board-hill '.aits, and the district, the birds are very strong ,)n the wing, and in good condition At Dunford Bridge and the adjoining moors, belonging to Mr J. S Stanhope, of Cannon Hall, there is every prospect of good sport; whilst from the Duke of Norfolk's grounds, and those at Bradtield, Hazlehead and Midhope Stones, the reports are favourable. Owing to the early season the heather will be ready full a forlnight earlier than usual. In the neighbour- hood of Halifax the Midgleyand adjoining moors are better off than last year. In the Bingley distiict, owing to the covers catching fire, a large number of birds have been destroyed, The heather, it is said, will require some years' growth before it will be fit to be again used as preserves. MYRDKR BY A FATHEK.—At the Bodmin Assizes, John Sticklfind was indicted for the wilful murder of Maria fiowttn Stiekland, at tho parish of FiiiUnck, oa the 4til ot May. The prisoner, who occupied a respectable portion, stood charged with the murder or his own eiii'd. About, four years ngo the prisoner married a w-niow, named Miles, who had some littla property. Sha had two children by her first hu-tiul, and these ac- companied their mother on her marriage to their new home. On Friday, May 1, the prisoner's wife died, and at the time of this murder, which w> s committed OIl Sunday niglit, May 3rd, she was lying delld in her coifia in one of the rooms of the house. I ti,, little girl whoso death was the subject of this inquiry slept with the prisoner, who was exceedingly fond of tier. It would seam that the prisoner and his wile had lived extra va- gantly-, and all the money was spent, and tiie prisoner became greatly di,tre",d at this circumstance. On the night of the 3rd of May the-prisoner and the child, who was only 3 years old, retired to rest, and in-the morning another child of the prisoner's went into his room, but seeing blood on the flour she became atRrmed, and rushed out screaming. An alarm was given, and two or three women went into the room, when a sad spectacle pre- sented itself. The prisoner was lying in the bed with Ilia throat cut, and blood was flowing copiously from the wound. There was a razor lying on the pillow, covered with hiood. Upon looking lurther they found the little girl in the bed dead and q,r.ite coUl, with her throat cut. Of course the theory of the prosecution was that the prisoner had cut the throat of the child aad then his own. It was nrged for the defence that the defendant was insane at the time he committed the rash act, and in support of this theory a surgeon was called, who said that trom the state of tits mind, aud his liver and stomach, he would be pr-'iue to commit rash acta of any kind without any ai-p.ueiit isoiive. Persons in that state were liable to c >!ii-nit rash ttets upon those they wer most fond of, aa well-as upon themselves. Thejury acquitted the prisoner on the ground of insenity, "nd the learned judge ordered hIm to be detained duriag her Majesty's pleasure. HAILW.AT COLLISION AT LIVERPOOL.—We give a few particulars ot the serious collision reported from Liverpool, by which ten persons were more or less injured, and which might have resulted in much worse consequences. The 2.45 p.m. express train from London, is due at Lime street station at 8,15 p.m.; but on Saturday evening it was about 1-5 minutes late. Before the train left Edge- hill station a break van was placed in front of the train, but from some cause which has not yet been explained, there was no person in charge of it. Consequently, after the train had been started it began to descend the tnnnel at a furious rate of velocity, to the great alarm and excitement of the passengers. The guard in charge of the train used every exertiop. in his power to stop its progress by putting on the breaks, but with little or no effect. The train came dashing down the tunnel with undiminished speed, and came into collision, with several luggage vans. Luckily, these were standing at intervals from each other, and the progress of the train was broken by degrees* Some of tbe carriages and vans were smashed to pieces. It has been said that three trains were to start from Edge-hill about the same time, and that the Ibreaksmen got into confusion as to which they were to conduct, and hence the train due S.15 was allowed to depart without a breaks man at all. The rate of speed at which the train en- tered the terminus has beeu estimated at 30 miles an hour, and had it run at this velocity into. another train or upon the fixed buffers the con- sequencesjmight have been more appalling than it is possible to conceive. One of the .persons injured was Mr Mr Arthur Swanborough, a member of the celebrated Strand Theatre family, though not a professional actor, who was travelling with his wife.


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