AM ERIC A. NEWS BY THE STEAMER CUBA. The royal mail steamship Cuba, Captain Stone, which sailed from Boston on the 22nd and from Halifax on the 23d ultimo has arrived, bringing sixty-two passengers and 112,100 dols. in specie on freight. THE CASE OF THE SHENANDOAH. The news that the ex-Confederate cruiser Shenan- doah bad surrendered at Liverpool had reached Ame- rica, and, of course, attracted much comment in the newspapers. The New York World winds up a leader upon the sub- ject as follows :-From these considerations it seems en- tirely clear that, under the treaty of 1842, we have a right to demand, and that the British authorities cannot without a manifest violation of the treaty refuse, the surrender of these criminals to be dealt with by our tri- bunals. The asseveration of. the Times that they will, under no circumstances be surrendered, is precipiato and ill-judged, and if backed by the British Government renders it liable to all. the consequences of a manifest breach of treaty. The New York Herald takes it for granted that the Shenandoah would be unconditionally surrendered, and says:-In regard to Captain Waddell, we apprehend we shall have no material difficulty. Being regarded as a. pirate by Great Britain, and ourselves knowing him to be such, we have only to remind the British Government that we have an extradition treaty with them which re- quires the giving up of all criminal offenders against the laws of either power. On this ground the United States will demand Waddell, and punish him as the laws and courts of our country shall decide. England cannot deny this claim, or refuse to grant it: or, if she do, she may find in an incredibly short time the Fenian Shonandoahs on the St. Lawrence, and Fenian Alabamas on the seas. The New York Tribune says the Shenandoah is where she should be, and we trust our government will neither claim nor accept her." It, as well as several other jour- nals, regard the return of the Shenandoah to England, as a fresh illustration of the truth of the proverb that "curses, like chickens, come home to roost." The New York Times says:-The responsibility of dealing with Waddell devolves wholly on the British Government. If he was in command of a privateer, duly exercising belligerent rights, England cannot surrender him, nor shall we ask her to do so. If, on the contrary, he pursued his career of devastation after those rights had ceased to protect him, he became simply a pirate, and violated the laws of Great Britain quite as truly as those of the United States. And it devolves upon the English authorities to hold him responsible. The fact that his depredations were confined to American vessels, and that British commerce suffered nothing at his hand, cannot, of course, alter the principles of justice and of law applicable to his case; though we should hesitate, in view of recent events, to say that it will not alter the actual application of those principles by the British coirte of law. One thing, however, it may be well enough to bear in mind. The future application of whatever principles may now be laid down by English tribunals is of much more importance to England herself than is the fate of Waddell to anybody on the face of the earth. We wish the English neutrals joy at the return of their belligerent rover. The ovation to General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel New York, was a. great affair. It is described as surpassing in grandeur, prestige and brilliancy any- thing heretofore witnessed in America. The vast hotel was crowded to repletion by the elite of New York, and an enthusiastic mass was gathered together outside the building. They were entertained with music and fire- works. On the following day, General Grant was pa- raded through the city, with a. military escort, en roitte to Washington, and his reception was most hearty. Governor Marvin, of Florida, had telegraphed to the President that the Convention in that state has annulled the ordinance of secession, repudiated the rebel debt, abolished slavery, declared all the people, of whatever colour, free, and that colour shall not be a disqualifica- tion in a witness, in a court of law where coloured per- sons are concerned. The despatch does not say that the amendment to the Federal coniititutiou abolishing slavery was passed. It was reported that most of the coloured troops in Texas were to be mustered out of the army, and this, it is considered probable, accounts for the sending of regu- lar regiments to the Rio Grande. The Washington papers had put forth a statement that the Secretary of the Treasury intended to put for. Vrard a new loan, but there is said to be no foundation for it. The Washington correspondent of the Boston Journal says :—The receipts of the Government for the quarter ending 30th September, 1865, were 439,801,605 dollars 19c. of which 4/ millions were from customs, and over 96 millions were from internal revenue. The expendi- ture for the same quarter was 374,833,919 dollars 4!)e. Of this, over 165 millions were for the army, and over 16 millions were for the navy. Mr. Conway, late commissioner of freedmen, in Loui- siana, proposes to visit England, and interest the British manufacturers in the production of cotton at the South by the labour of emancipated blacks. General Howard favours the project. The town of French St. Pierre Midquelon was des- troyed by fire on the 5th November. One hundred and twenty houses were burned. Loss estimated at four million francs. The Mobile Register says that many Southerners had already settled in Brazil, while others were about to leave for that country, and others still had decided to go, but had not yet determined at what point to locate. The Richmond Whij say. Rdwrt E. Lee, late Confederate general, has no connection with the mi li- tary school in Lexington, and has nothing now to do with artillery." The Whig, therefore, takes it for granted that the statement that he had applied fur cannon for the pupils was uutrue. A grand American banquet was about to be held in Toronto, at which a large number of the leading busi- ness men from the United States were expected to be present. The topics to be discussed were the recipro- city treaty, enlargement of canals, and; the construction of the Huron and Ontario Ship Canal. A New York despatch of tho 22nd, via, Halifax, says -Dr. Craven, arrived at Washington from Fortress Monroe, reports Jefferson Davis to be in fair health and serene mind. Nothing was known at Fortress Monroe in regard to his trial. Chief Justice Chase's interview with the President yesterday, related almost wholly to it. The supposed effect of the concentration of troops in the vicinity of San Antonio, Texas, is for looking after the French troops. Few or no panlou applications are coming in at the Attorney General's office. The President has directed the suspension of the issue of pardon warrants except by special order to the contrary. The suspension is understood to be caused 'by the fla- grant breach of faith committed by some who have been pardoned. Twenty thousands pardons have thus far been granted. THE FENIANS IN CANADA. According to the Canadian correspondence of the New York Herald and other journals, the Fenian excitement at Toronto continues unabated. It is said that on Sa- turday night last a strict military guard w,is maintained in that city, in apprehension of the appearance of an armed steamer, bearing an armed force of the Fenians armed to the teeth." The steamer did not appear. This vessel, together with several others of a simiiar character, was long ago launched upon the waters of Lake Erie by the pens of certain newspaper corres- pondeuts, who have been sent to Canada to vrritevp the Fenian cause." That no such vessels are now in ex. istence is indeed quite certain. The orangemen of Canada have, however, declared by resolution adopted in special meetings, that the danger from Fenianism to Canada is by no means visionary, but that any attempt to violate the peace of the country will be at once fustrated. The Catholic clergy in Canada have very generally repudi- ated Fenianism, regarding it, according to their con- ception of its importance, with indifference, indigna- tion, or contempt. The Fenian leaders, in this city, how- ever, appear, to have control of extensive funds, which have been subscribed liberally by all classos of Irish re- sidents. An elegant and commodious building on Union square has been leased as a head-quarters for the brother- hood. ■ MEXICO. The New York Hdftild says :-The important an- nouncement is made that Maximilian of Mexico has determined to withdraw his troops from all their out- post positions, concentrate them mainly at the three points of Mexico city, Vera Cruz, and San Lois Potosi, and await the arrival of his expected reinforcements from Europe. It is believed that, as soon as this dis- position is made of his present force, the people of the evacuated districts will rise en masse in favour of the republic. As confirmatory of the adoption of this pro- gramme by the Imperialists, we have from San Francisco the report that they have abandoned the entire state of Ginoloa, with the exception of the town of Mazatlan, where only 800 of their troops, many of whom were in hospital, remained, and their communication with the interior had been cut off by a large republican force, which also threatened the town. The Legislature of Lower California had passed an act recognising the empire, which the Governor refused to sign, in conse- quence of the opposition of the people. General Mej ia, imperial commander at Matamoras, having stated that half the force besieging that place was composed of United States solders, it is stated that Maximilian, fearing trouble with our Government, has concluded to abandon his contemplated visit to Yucatan, and in his stead the Empress Carlottn will go thither alone. Afterwards she will leave for Europe. From Washington we receive the statement that agents of the Mexican republic in this city and New England are now engaged in making large purchases of arms and other necessary materiel for the prosecution of the war in their country. The Imperial- ists contradict the report that Monterey has been taken by the Republicans. All the cavalry regiments of our regular army excepting the Fifth have, it is said, been ordered to San Antonio, Texas. A. despatch from New Orleans of the 22nd, published in a late Halifax paper, says :-There is a doubtful ru- mour from Mexico that Bagdad is besieged by the Libe- rals. It is also stated that the French Admiral has de- manded of General Weitzal the surrender of the BtttunftF cautured by the Liberals, which waa refused.
SINGULAR CLAIM TO AN EARLDOM. II In the Court of Common Pleas on Monday last, Lord Chief Justice Erie, with a special jury, heard the case of Kynnaird v. Leslie. This was an action of ejectment in form to recover possession of Amble Farm in North- umberland, but in reality to decide the right to some extensive estates situate in Northumberland and Sus- sex. Mr. Mellish said that this case came before the Court under very peculiar circumstances. The plain- tiff, Viscount Kynnaird, was an Italian by birth, but he had been naturalised in this country by act of Parlia- ment. He was son to a lady who was Countess of New- burgh in her own right, and his claim arose under the will of Anthony James, Earl of Newburgh, who died in 1814 without issue. Anthony James was grandson of Charles Ratcliffe, thebro'lier of the Earl of Dervent- water. Mr. Ratcliffe took part in the rebellion of 1715, and was tried and convicted of high treason but aft his conviction he escaped from the Tower and went tc France, where he married the Countess of Newburgh. There were two sons and one daughter born of the mar- riage, but of course they were all born after the attain- der of their father for high treason. When the rebel- lion of 1745 broke out, Charles Ratcliffe embarked on a French ship to join Prince Charles Edward, but the ship being taken by an English man of war he was made pri- soner, and on being brought up before the Court of Queen's Bench and identified, he was sent to execution on his old attainder. The Derwentwatcr estates became forfeited to the Crown, but in 1799 George III., by let- ters patent, granted some portion of them, the lands now in question, to Anthony James, the Earl of New- burgh. This nobleman, by his will, dated the 23rd of December, 1812, left the estates to his Countess Ann for life. He had no children, and his nearest rela- tions were descendants of Lady Mary E. Eyre, daughter of Charles Ratcliffe and Charlotta Maria, Countess ol Newburgh; and one of their grand-daughtars, Doro- thea Eyre, married Colonel Charles Leslie, the defen- dant in this action. The Earl Anthony James left the estates, after the death of his Countess, to his male heirs of the name of Eyre, who all died, with remain- der to his right heirs. The Earl also devised all other his estates, not included in the specific devise, in trust to sell. The Countess Ann died in August, 1861, leav- ing Dorothea the heiress of her husband. She, how- ever, could not well make out her title except though Chas. Ratcliffe, therefore the first question was whether his attainder did not prevent her claiming through him. If this were the case, then the plaintiff contended that Earl Anthony James had no right heir, and that all his estates would pass under the residuary clause to his trustees. The trustees had conveyed to the Countess all they took under the residuary devise, and by her will she devised in 1858 all this property to the plaintiff for life. The plaintiff would have to make out the two propositions that the attainder of Charles Httt. cliffe prevented the defendant claiming through him as heir; second, that under the circumstances the estates would not be escheated to the Crown, but would pass under the residuary clause. On the other hand the de- fendant would say that, although you could not claim directly through an attained person, yet the descendants of brothers might claim across, notwithstanding the at- tainder. To this it would be replied that, though this might be true in reference to a brother born before the attainder, and thus having no attainted blood in him, yet that it did not apply to a person born after attainder. Some documentary evidence was put in, and it being ad- mitted on the legal points that the questions involved were entirely matter of law, a verdict was taken for the defendant by consent, subject to the opinion of the full court on legal points.
EXTRAORDINARY ATTEMPT AT MURDER, On Saturday evening a determined attempt was made to murder Mr. Henry Hus, a moderator lamp manufac- turer, carrying on business at 40, Princes-street, Stam- ford-street, London, by William Shirley, a young man who had lately been in his employment. It appears that Shirley left the service of Mr. Hus to go to sea. On his return to London, however, he returned to his former master, and worked for him up to six months ago, when he left for some reason or other, and from that time it seems that he has been doiusr but little. On Saturday evening, about five o'clock, Shirley entered the factory of Mr. Hus, in Roupell-street, New Cut, Lambeth, and asked h m for a character, stating that he was about tc get employment on a railway. Mr. Hus offered to give him a character in the usual way—that was, if the com- pany by whom he was about to be employed forwarded him the usual form he should fill it up and sign it, add- ing at the same time that he, Shirley, might, return to hi. work, and he would be glad to receive him. This, however, did not appear to meet his wishes. On the contrary, he wished Mr. Hus to write a character to his dictation, but that the latter refused to-do. Shirley then drew a six-barrelled revolver, presented it at the left side of his head, and firing off one of the barrels, sent a bail into his throat underneath the jaw. The shock shook him much, but observing Shirley about to shoot at his head a second time, he put up his left hand to save his face, and a second ball passed through the palm of his hand. Mr. Hus grappled with his assail- ant, and managed to force him on one knee and to disarm him. Mr. Hus then discharged one of the barrels at Shirley's throat, but his arm being rather high the ball merely entered the fleshy part of the neck on the left side and passed out obliquely on the right. The calls of Mr. Hus and the report of the three pistol shots brought assistance, and a man, named Gorman, when going into the place, met Shirley in the passage with the re- volver in his hand, and bleeding profusely from the wound in the reck, and when asked by Gorman what was the matter he said his former master, Mr. Hus, had shot him, and at the same time handed Gorman the revolver. By this time Police Constable Scully came up, and on going into the factory found Sir. Hus blooding profusely from the throat and left hand, and he at once declared that Shirley had come there armed with a revolver, fired two shots at him, and wounded him with each. Both persons were then removed in cabs to the Tower-street station-house, Waterloo Road, where a ball was extracted from Mr. Hus's throat. When the charge was about to be taken against Shirley he denied having been the aggressor, said that it was Mr. Hus who first fired at him, and in proof of his version said the pistol was his late master's. Mr. Hus admitted the fact, but said that it had been stolen from the factory about six months ago, at a time when Shirley was employed there but said he had always suspected another young man, and not him, of taking it. In reply to the acting inspector on duty, Mr. Hus said he should be able to prove the fact of the revolver having been stolen while the prisoner was in his employment by the person in whose charge it was, and by other witnesses. The charge of attempted murder was then taken against Shirley, and he was locked up.—Mr. Hus and Shirley are described as going on well.—The latter was onMon- day brought before the Southwark police magistrate, and remanded for a week.
The case of John Cross, the Dorsetshire labourer, who was sent to prison for a month for stealing part of a hurdle for firewood, is exciting public sympathy in all parts of the country. In London the subscription list on behalf of Cross already amounts to nearly £ 140. A terrible death in a limekiln is reported from Truro. The remains of an old porter, named Thomas Allen, were found on Thursday morning, lying on the fire about three feet from the ton of a kiln, a quarter of a mile from the town, whi. 'iur it was known he often repaired at night to get warmth as he slept. His skull and a few charred bones were all that remained of the body, and these being gathered were carried away, and the jury inquiring into the matter returned a verdict of Acci- dental death. SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO PROFESSOR STEVENSON.—On Saturday afternoon, Dr. William Stevenson, Professor of Divinity and Church History in the University of Edinburgh, met with a serious accident when out phea- sant shooting on the grounds of Haining, near Selkirk. A party of gentlemen from Edinburgh, including Pro- fessor Stevenson and two of his sons, started early on Saturday forenoon for a day's shooting amongst the covers on the estate of Haining. A pheasant rose, and a keeper called out Mark," when two of the party about fifty yards from the spot simultaneously tired at the bird. Professor Stevenson was at the time ahea d, hidden from the other gentlemen by the branches of a largo spruce fir, and he most unfortunately received the con- tents of one of the guns in the face and side of the head. The cries of the wounded gentleman attracted the atten- tion of his son, who were at a short distance, and the rest of the party, and the Professor was at once taken to the gamekeeper's house. The injuries received are not considered dangerous, although the face is much swollen. One of the eyes is entirely closed, and the doctors are uncertain as yet whether he has received a pellet in it or not. EXTRAORDINARY SutdDB.—Mr. Humphreys held an inquest, on Saturday, on the body of a German, named Peter Bedger, who was alleged to have committed suicide under very singular circumstances. Rose Brad- ford said she resided at No. G, Albert Square, Shad- well, and deposed to having known the deceased, a young German cabinet maker. He was in the habit of visiting her and stopped with her during the last week. He became ill on Friday week, apparently from the effect of poison, but he refused to say what was the matter with him. From that time until Monday his thirst was incessant and unquenchable, but he could eat nothing. On Monday morning, upon his craving for more tea, she made it a condition that he snould tell what was the matter, and said, Peter, you shall certainly have the tea but whatever have you done ?" He then said, Rose, I have poisoned myself with phosphorus. 1 bought a halfpennyworth of ratbane at an oilshop at the corner of Cannon-street, on Friday, and t swallowed it because I was tired of life." Upon being pressed, he stated that the reason he wanted to commit suicide was that he had been cheated in business by a comrade of his, and that he could not endure such treatment. Dr. Woodman, who attended the deceased, said he was in intense pain, and his limbs were trembling. He con- fessed that he had poisoned himself from taking phos- phorus. He died on Wednesday, notwithstanding the administration of antidotes. He must have endured ex- cruciating agony from the effect of the poison. Nothing could be ascertained as to the friends of the deceased or his habitation in London. Y«dict, Suicide whUe io a atate ot unsound mind."
UtEDEE OF A SHIPOWNER AT SCAEBR0' On Tuesdav night a coroner's jury found a verdict of II Wilful murder" auainst Arthur Flood, George Black, Ann Oxley, and Ellen Sands, who were committed by the coroner's warrant to York Castle for trial at the next assizes. The victim in this case-which has caused much excitement in Scarbro' and neighbourhood dur- ing the past week—was Alr. Richard Race, a man in a very respectable position as the owner of several ves- Bels belonging to Scarbro'. The circumstances, as ga- thered from the voluminous evidence brought before the jury, are these:- On Tuesday night, the 21st ult., the deceased was in the company of three or four wo- men with one of whom he ultimately waiked awav. He and the woman were seen to enter a bye-iane in Aberdeen-walk, and after being lost sight of for about a quarter of an hour, the worain (who was the prisoner Oxley) made her appetrance alonc at the bottom of tho lane. Siie beckoned to another woman (the prisoner Sands), and the two returned up the lane together. Mr. Kaco was nut seen again that night. At about eleven o clock the two women were observed in an adjoining street, and only a few minutes after tli hail gone up the lane referred to. The prisoner Flood was also seen in the immediate neighbourhood at the same time. He, the two women, and Black all live in the same house, the landlady of which swore to their having no money up to between eleven and twelve o'clock, when the three first-named came home, and finding Black in tho house, the whole party went out and spent money freely. This they con- tinued to do next day, the two women also buying various articles of dr.ss. Early next morning Mr. Race was found in the lane which he had been seen to enter with Oxley the night before, in a state of total unconscious- ness. His hat was off, his waiscoat was much torn, his clothes very much dirtied oue of his pockets turned out, his purse and money, which he was known to carry, were gone and on examination he was found to have a large contused wound on the right hip, and marks of dis- coloration on his neck. He was taken home, where he re- mained insensible until his death, which occured on the following Fri(layevaiiing. The prisoner Oxley con- fessed to having robbed Mr. Race but she denies any knowledge of violence having been done tohim, alleging that while with her he be ame quite incapable, WillCh condtion she attributes to his drunkenness. On the other hand, several witness 's deposed that deceased was soller when he went witii Oxley aud again, in behalf of the prisoners, the hypothesis has been urged that decea- sed had had an attack of apoplexy while in the woman's company, one of the medical witnesses at the inquest also describing the symptoms presented by the deceased as those of apoplexy, and also accounting for the bruises on the body by supposing them to be done by a fall, or by convulsively struggling on the ground while in a tit. The nndoubtedparticipation of the four prisoners in the money: Oxley admit ed she had stolen from Mr. Race's person, the fact of Flood being seen in the immediate neighbour- hood both before and after Mr. tlace went with OxiV, together with the known antecedents of the prisoners, led the jury to take the darkest view of the case, and to return a verdict of;wilfulmurder against them. Mr. Race was sixty-five years of age, and was a strong healthy inan.
AN EXTKAORDLNARY MATCH An extraordinary action, M'Shane v. Steel, for assault and false imprisonment, was heard in the Court of Common Pleas on Saturday. It was stated for the plaintiff that in 1858 lie was an assistant, as a classical and mathematical teacher, at the Peckham College. A son of the defendant was then a pupil at the school. A few days before Good Friday in taat year the de- fendant's son invited plaintiff to his father's house, at llotherhithe, to spend the ensuing Good Friday there. The invitation was accepted, and the phiuLff spent the day at the defendant's house; and in the course of the evening it was arranged that the plaintiff should take Mrs. Steel, Miss Steel, and the young son to the Crystal Palace on the following Easter Monday. This, it seems, the plaintiff did; and, Imv- ing spent the day at the Palace, the party proceeded to 1-eturn home. On the way ilir.,i. Steel asked the plaiu- tiff what he thought of fortuue tellers. He smiled at the question, whereupon Mrs. Steel said that a fortune teller had told her that a "dark man was to marry her daugh- ter." She suhseqnentlyasked him if lie would marry her daughter, and would be content with a well-furnished house as a marriage portion. He replied that before be agreed to any arrangement it would be betcer that he and the young lady should correspond with one another. Thereupon a correspondence took place be- tween the plaintiff and Miss Steel, and several letters passed. Some time afterwards Miss Steel wrote to the plaintiff asking him to return the letters which she had writien to him, and that she would return those he had written to her. Two reasons were given fur this request—tirst, that the plaintiff was too old; and next that, although the plaintiff was a Protes- tant, yet, as his relations were Roman Catholics her father would never agree to their union. The plaintiff assented to the proposed exchauge of letters. The plain- tiff afterwards saw Miss Steel, and she proposed that he should visit her on the following Sunday evening, when her father and mother would be at chapel. He consented to do so, and he made the promised visit; but, as the defendant returned to the house rather unexpectedly, the plaintiff was obliged to make a somewhat rapid retr< at by the back way. The plaintiff afterward re- ceived a letter from Miss Steel, dated from a friend's house at Deptford, in which she stated that she had left her father's house, and that she wished him (the plaintiff) to obtain a licence, iu order to their being married. The phintiff then callerl upon her, and after having a con- versation with her he called upon the defendant, who demanded to know where his daughter was The plain- tiff refused to tell where she was uuless he consented to their union. The defendant thereupon called in a police constable, and said; [ give thisui 11 in custody for tlll) detention of my daughter." The plaintiff was conveyed to the police station, and aft,r being detained for half an hour thedefendlnt came to the station, when 118 changed the charge in this manner:—" I gave this man in charge for stealing, wii:, acot ier, a cheque, and iorp irticipatmg in part of its proceeds." Ultimately, how ever, the de- fendant signed an agreement thatne would consent to the union of the plaintiff with his daughter if he dis- closed where sue was and provided his character would bear investigation. The plaintiff then took the defend- ant and the polic officer to where Miss Steel was staying, and informs.l the young lady of the agreement which her father had entered into with him respecting their future union, and advised lifir to go home with her father. Silo consented to do so, and the party returned to Rother- hithe in a cab, the plaintiff occupying a seat on the box. Upon their arrival at the house of the defendant the latter said to his daughter, Will you marry a man that is a drunkard, and one who leads an irrgular lif,) ?" Tho daughter replied, Whcre.is your proof of this Y" The plaintiff denounced this attack upon him as uujust, and said he would go into the City and learn if these charges had been made against him by the persons referred to by the defendant. This took place on the 10th of Decem- ber, 18o8, and on the 13th December the plaintiff went again to the defendant's house to set himself right its re- garded the imputations cast upon him. The defendant called a policeman, and again gave the plaintiff into CllS- todyon a charge of having incited his daughter to steal a chellue and Miss Steel "under pressure" was induced to say that the plaintiffhad so incited her. Upon this charge the plaintiff was taken to the police station, and detained for half an hour. In April, 1859, the plaintiff issued a writ against the defendant for false inprisomneiit, but he was not able to carry on the suit owing to want ot means. The plaintiff, who is apparently about years of :tge, deposed to the faets as stated above.—Cross-ex- amllled by Mr. Keane: On one occasion he received a sovereign in a letter from Miss Steel. He applied the money thus sent to him partly to supply himself with food, drink, and clothing. He did not afterwards jet 92, 10s. from Miss Steel. The letter shown to him was in his handwritiug.—Mr. Keane here read the letter. It was dated the 1st December, 1858, was signed" John M'Shane," who wrote from "University College, Gowor street, London." It commenced as follows :—- My dearest Sarah,—Your welcome letter reached me at the College this morning. I should prefer our union being accomplished earlier than tho 6th of Janu iry next, but if you cannot arrange everything to your satisfaction sooner, I, of course, submit to your better judgment. I will give you a piece of advice with regard to whatever money matters you may intend to arrange about. If your father should be inclined to act vindictively, after leaving home he could have you arrested and searched in case he missed anything, but if nothing, only what belonged to yourself could be found on you, then he could do nothing. This is the English law in such cases; therefore whatever money you intend to procure, place it in the hand of some faithful friend ill whom you could put implicit confidence. Whatever articles of dress you intend to procure, do the same with Uiem, if you have not a bona fide right to them; but if your own bona fide property retain them. This is mere law. Cross-examination continued: He bad no connection wiiatever with the University College, aud he had not the permission of the authorities of that College to have letters addressed to him there. He had the permission of the beadle to do so.—(L lughter.) He was about 41 years of age, and Miss Steel was about 19. The defen- dant did say, amongst other things, that witness was in the habit of lodging at 4d. a night at a lodging house iu Fetter Lane. This was true, for lie had lodged at that place occasionally, and he had seen barristers and others there.—(A laugh.) The defendant did say that the mana- ger of the 1 idging house in Fetter Lane told him that he (the plaintiff) was the worst of the 300 lodgers in the place, and he added that he frequently came in drunk and borrowed the price of the lodging for the night from other lodgers.—(A laugh.) He did not at any time break into the college at Peckham, being drunk at the time. lIe admitted that he got in at the window of the college, the house being closed. lIe was also an assistant at another school at Bayswater, the proprietor of which charged him with drunkenness, and he was filled by the magistrates at Hammersmith, 10s. upon the charge then made against him. While at this school, he on one occasion met a pupil of the school, aud he had some drink with him at two or thiee public-houses. Tne youtii was about 17 or 18 years of age. He could not say if the young man had spent all his money. Both had money, and both spent money for the driok. The foreman said the jury were of opinion that the case ought to be stopped. This was done, and a verdict re- turned for the defendant. The learned Judge said that entirety con.aumadLuk.tha. verdict
An examination of candidates for the army medical service will take place on the 19th of March next. The official inquiry into the loss of the Duncan Dunbar has been concluded. Capt Swauboiie's certificate was returned. The Queen is daily improving in health and spirits. During the week Her Majesty has taken daily walking and carriage exercise, accompanied by some of the Prin- cesses. The Queen's private band has again been called together, and will perform at the Castle four nights in the week.—Court Journal. TOM SAYEKS' WILL.—The will of Tom Sayers," the late "Champion of England," was proved in the London Court on the 24th ult. by Mr. Henry Bennett., of 18, Ca'thorpe.street, Gray's-inn-road, the sole executor and trustee. The deceased died on the 8th ult., at his resi- dence, High-street, Camdentown, having executed his will on the 23rd of March, 18o3, to which lie made his mark. From the will it appears he had a power of rlp- pointment, under a certain deed, over a sum of £ 3,000, which he exercised in favour of his two illegitimate chil- dren, Thomas and Sarah, to whom he has also left other property belonging to him. The personalty was sworn under £ 4,000. A MAN THREE TTMES SENTENCED FOR TEN YEARS.— Dennis O'Brien was charged at the Durham Assizes, on Saturday, with breaking and entering the lodge at Sun- derland Workhouse, in May last, and stealing a clock. The prisoner was apprehended some time after the clock was stolen for housebreaking at Whitburq, and at the termination of his imprisonment he was charged with the robbery at the Workhouse, and it was proved that ho sold the clock to a general dealer in the Low-street, two days after the robbery. He was found guilty, and the previous convictions were put in. It appeared that the prisoner had been committed from Cardiff to the Park- lane Reformatory, under the Juvenile Offenders' Act, for ten years, and afterwards came out on a ticket-of-leave. In 1857 he was again convicted at Cardiff, and sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for shop breaking, but was let. at liberty on a ticket, in 1H0t. lie was sentenced by Judge Sliee to ten years' penal servitude. A VERY AWKWARD MISTAKE.—At the Leeds Town Ilall, on Saturday, Mr. George Smith, architect, of York place, Leeds, was charged with assaulting Alderman and Mrs. Carter, who reside next door to him in that street. Mr. Carter stated that on Wednesday night, at about half-past, eleven, as he and Mrs. Carter wero proceeding along York place on their way home, tho defendant, who was then standing at his own door, sud- denly ran up to them and seized Mrs. Carter roughly by the arm. Plaintiff tbereupon cried out, "Mr. Smith, what do you want with my wife?" The defendant, iu reply, asked, Is that your wife ?" Yes," Mr. Carter rejoined and at your peril touch her again." The defendant then raised his umbrella, and struck him (Mr. Carter) several severe blows with it over the head, Bptitting his hat and also smashing the umbrella with which lie was attempting to ward off the blows. Mrs. Carter was then assaulted in a similar manner by Air. Smith, who continued striking and kicking her until M r. Carter seized him by the throat and forced him to the ground, where lie held him until Mr. Nunneley, Burgeon, and another gentleman who heard the alarm, came to his assistance. Mr. Smith was the worse for liquor.—The defendant admitted the assault,but pleaded in mitigation that he had been dining out that day,— after a business sale in the country—that he had drunk a great deal of champagne and wine, "which had made him mad;" that he had been kicking at his own door for about half an hour, but had not received any response from his housekeeper; and that when he saw the lady and gentleman coming up the street he concluded it was his housekeeper with a gentlemau, and that had incensed him to the extent named.—The case was settled by the defendant paying JE10 to the fua<ifl Qf t4Q LQ04 luiir. piaxy, aud to derfay tha cgsta.
BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE. In the Court of Exchequer, on Monday, Susan Yenn, a widow of 35, sued a shoemaker, of Birmingham, named Thomas Robiusen, for a breach of promise of marriage. Tho parties became acquainted in 18<J4, and agreed to marry each other. Eventually, the plaintiff was con- fined of twins in August last, of which the defendant was the father. He subsequently married another woman. The father and sister-in-law of the plaintiff were called, and they swore to the fact that the defendant had pro- mised to marry the plaintiff. The father in his evidence said, 1 went to the defendant and asked him what his intentions were towards my daughter. He replied,' To make her my wife, as I promised at first.' I said,' When will you, Thomas f" andhe said,' On Christmas Day.' In November I saw him again, and said, If you fulfil your promise, you will find an honest, upright, and industrious Woman for a wife.' 1 also said I would do my utmost to make them comfortable."—Mr. Baron Eramwell said tho case made out on the part of the plaintiff was a meagre one; but, as the witnesses had sworn to the promise of marriage, the Jury must find their verdict for the plaintiff, with such damages as they considered would meet the justice of the case.—The Jury said they should like to hear the plaintiff examined.—Mr. Baron Bram- well said the law did not permit that, and rightly so ac- cording to the opinion of the Legislature for he under- stood a, bill to alter the law on that subject did not reach a second reading. The learned Baron continued, I cannot help thinking that these are actions which ought not to be encouraged. If people change their minds, it is better that they should do so before marriage than when it is too late. I have ouly to repeat, however, that the matter rests entirely witii you. No doubt the plain- tiff is not so marriageable a person as she was before; and if the defendant had married her she would have become a better woman, because her disgrace would have been a little got over."—The Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff; damages, C20.
On Monday aft,ol-ilooll Capt. Fowke, R E., the archi. feet of the South Kensington Museum, the Industrial Museum of Scotland, the National Gallery of Dublin, and the building for the Exhibition of lSG;" died sud- denly at his official residence at South Kensington. Death was occasioned by the bursting ot a, blood vessel, but Captain Fowke had been in declining health for Bome time.—I'all Mall Gazette. THE MURDER OF PRINCE ALFRED'S COOK AT BONN. -The murder of the Frenchman Ott, at Bonn, which created so great, a sensation some months back, has been followed at last by a military investigation and a sentence. Count Eulenburg, nephew of the Prussian Minister of the interior, who was accused of having given the fatal wound, has been tried by court-martial and condemned to nine months detention in a fortress. The sentence is light" remarks the Brussels independance, "When we compare the punishment with the gravity of the charge, but it is much when we taken into account the position of the accused, his f amily relations, the immunities which the special tribunals are but too well inclined to accord the privileges of the uniform in Prussia, and finally, cer- tain facts of the case which might by considered as ex- teauaUns: circumstances. On Sunday nxefrnitto tha Sismop öf. ^alisbufjr, preached to about 1,500 convicts ia the spacious chapel connected with the convict establishment at Portland, taking his text from Isaiah i., 3 MEETING OF PARLIAMENT.—At the Court, at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, Parliament was ordered to be further prorogued. The Gazette of Tuesday evening contains the Royal proclamation, summoning the Parliament to meet on Thursday, the 1st of February, for the dispatch of divers urgent and important affairs. MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS HELENA.—Tho Gazette noti. fies that at the court, held at Windsor on Tuesday, liel Majesty was pleased to declare herconsent to a contnd of matrimony between the Princess Helena and Hi. Serene Highness Prince Frederick Christian Charles Augustus of Schleswicr-Holstein-Sonderburg-Angusteu- burgh which consent Her Majesty has also caused to ue signified under the Great Seal. Some time ago Mrs. John Woodward, a respectable married woman, was committed for trial, charged with attempting to steal a shawl from a draper's shop in New- inston Causeway, London. On Monday she was tried at the Surrey sessions, and acquitted. The defence was that the mantle was not concealed upon her person, but was placed upon the back of the chair, and fell off, when she was charged with the crime. FALL FROM THE ROOF OF A FIVE-STOREY BUILDING.— Robert Cumming, a joiner, residing at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, while employed on Monday afternoon, at the malt barns, five stories high, which are being erectel the malt barns, five stories high, which are being erectel at tho Bonnington road, fell from the roof to the ground, by which he sustained severe injuries on his head and. internally. He was removed to the Leith Hospital, where iie lies in a precarious condition. EXTENSIVE FI RF. IN PE( KHAM.—On Tuesday morning, between one and two o'clock, a most destrutive fire broke out on the premises of Air. R. Smith, oil and tallow chandler, Upper Park-street, Peckham. On the alarm being given, the Surrey Fire Brigade Volunteer Engines from High-street were promptly on the spot, but the fire was not extinguished until the premises were entirely gutted. Mr. C. lleade, assessor of losses by fire, made a most searching investigation as to thecause, but nothing at present can be ascertained. The incumbency of Headingley, near Leeds, became vacant some days since by the resignation of the Rev. William F,)x Whitbread Torre, M.A., formerly of St. John's, Cambridge. The Rev. Canon Atlay, D.D., vicar of Leeds, who is the patron, has conferred it upon the Rev. Henry Tuckwell, of Divinity College. Cumberland, vicar of Little Ouseburu, and late chaplain to the Leeds borough gaol. Mr. Tuckwell was formerly headmaster of the Collgiate School and principal of the Theologi- cal College, St. John's, Newfoundland. SUSPENSION OF THE HEAD WARPER OF RICHMOND BRIDEWELL.—The Board of Superintendence of the Richmond Bridewell met on Monday, at the City Hall- Mr. J. Lentaigne, who is one of the Inspectors-General of Prisons, attended, and stated that it was the recom- mendation of the Government that Acting Head War- der Meagher should be suspended from the discharge of his duties in Richmond Bridewell. Meagher was or- dered to be suspended accordingly. Orders have been issued to place new locks on the gates and doors of the prison. EXTRAORDINARY ASSAULT.—At Portsmouth, on Mon- day, a dealer, in a respectable position in that borough, named Dowst, was charged with breaking into dwelling-house of a man named Lear, and assaulting him with intent to murder him. It appeared that Lear had suspected his wife of intimacy with Dowst, and on Wed- nesday evening he had turned her out of doors. During the night Lear was awoke by a noise in the house, and on going downstairs met Dowst in the passage, and a I desperate struggle between the two men ensued, during I which the intruder was twice knocked down. Subse- I quently, however, Lear was a good deal injured about the body, and in order to escape the violence of the an- tagonist he jumped from a window 12 or 14 feet high into the street. The police were attracted by the cries, and, on entering the house, Dowst was found hiding him- 3e!f in a water closet. Mr. Cousins, the prisoner's soli- citor, attempted to show that his client had entered the house to see whether the prosecutor had killed himself as he was alleged to have threatened to do, and that a common assault only had been committed. The Bench, however, took a different view of the matter, and com- mitted the prisoner for trial. EXTRAORDINARY ATTEMPT AT BURGLARY.—John Nor rington, a well-dressed young man, who was described as a clerk, Henry Williams, grinder, and William Tomp- kin, a labourer, were charged at tho Guildhall Police Court, London, on Monday, with burglariously breaking into the warehouse of Messrs. Waddincrton and Sous, umbrella makers, of No. 1, Coleman-street, with the intention to st-nl and also charged with having in their possession sundry tools used by burglars, with the inten- tinn to commit a felony. Police Serjeant Oliver, said: On Sunday moruiug, at about five minutes past five, T heard the alarm bell ringing which is attached to the warehouse belongiug to Messrs. Waddington and S ma, No. 1, Coleman-street. T went, in comp inv with Police Sergeant Fi slier, to flrifliu's sb.bles, which aref Coleman-street, and by means of a ladder got on the roof v r, I ,t b, r of the stables, and from there went across several other t roofs to t]10 back premises of 30 and 31, London Wall. I w then saw one of the prisoners on the top of the premise^ H of Mr. Story, of 34 London Wall, but I cannotsay whiel1 IP it was. I saw a ladder placed from the tend* to the j s<vond fl °r of 30 nnd 31. London Wall, which belong to I Messrs, Smith, Powell,and Co. carpet manufacturers. W ø I moved theladder to another window, and entered thefloor, passing through it to the third floor. I then sawaholeiu thereof, where Isawtheprisoners. I asked them what they were doing there, and they made no answer. I told theni to come down, which they did, and I took them into cus- tody. I had to take them through the window, and down theladder, Fisher assisting me in getting on a platform where there was a door Lading into Mr. Mechlin's litho- graphic printing warehouse. I went, through that, and was obliged to break open th" front door in order to get into the street. On searchingTompkins I found on him a knife an,1 some lueifer matches.—Sergeant Fisher aud Inspector Kelly gave confirmatory evidence, and Oliver continued his statement as follows: I passed along the roofs unti I I came to tho prosecutor's premises, and found a door open there, and saw the halter produced made fa -t to a beam, and banging down into the third floor. T d- scended. by it, accompanied by Bailey, another oftic. r. and went to the second floor through a hole in the fl, r- ing, which had been made by means of a centre-bit. the second floor there was another large hole made by the same instrument, with a rope dangling from the beam like that in the third floor by which we had let ourselves down. There was a largo hole drilled through a partition at the side of the staircase, and it appeared to have been done by a centre-bit. I also saw the door at the foot of the staircase open. There was also a hole in the flooring leading to the first floor, and, as in the ether floors, a rope attached to one of the beams. I went throutrh on to the first floor, where I saw an- other piece of board cut out of the flooring leading to the ground floor, but it was not cut quite through. I also saw portions of the centre-bits on tho way leading to the ground floor, and found the stock- of a centre- bit, a chisel, a. crowbar ("jemmy"), and a dark lanter' In passing through Smith, Powell, and Sons' premises j I also found two skeleton keys.—The prisoners were remanded. A CLERK CHARGED WITH FENIANISM.—On Monday, at 11 let the Dublin Police-court, a well-looking and respectably- dressed young man, whose name was given as Alfred Ayl- ward, was charged with being a member of the Fenian Brotherhood. Police-constable James Murphey deposed l. that lw hid arrested the prisoner for being drunk in Prussia street., on Saturday. While bringing the pri- I soner to Bridewell lane station house he dropped a do- cument out of his pocket, which tho witness picked up. j This document was now produced, and consisted of a number of sheets of note paper closely written on, and the written matter was divided under distinct head- ings, the first of which was "Ireland in 1803." The manuscript opens with the sentence that powder and lead were the only remedies for the country." The writer goes on to review the general state of the coun- try, and prescribes not revolt, but simple usurpation of 1uthnrity,which would be supported by the constabulary, the majority of the military, and the people. The Go- vernment should be surprised, and possession be taken of all Government offices. The writer then goes on to say that, the new government should be strong and make all 01,ey it-cntrapthe troops, call out the militia, arm them out of the government stores, concentrate the consta- bulary. and hang all that say boo." The Fenians and others should be ordered to assemble in great force under their officers, and then send an account of their proceedings to the live great powers. All English pri- soners should be sent home, and depots should be estab- lished at the towns of Antwerp, Bruges, and other places, for arms to be s nt to Galway, Cork, Waterford, and other Irish ports on a particular day. The writer, who appears to be a great enthusiast, asks How is this to be done," and he answers By the usurpation and sur- prise of the government— £ 25,000 must be at once forth- coming, and loOO men, who must not know one another, ind all must be soldiers, as no other would do to act with steadiness and caution. The officers also should be experienced, and amongst them there should exist a perfect plan of action, agreement, and secrecy, and all i prepared within fourteen weeks 'to go the whole hog' (see my note, plan, cost list.)" This strange document is written in a neat, legible hand, and signed Alfred Aylmer. — Sergeant Cullen deposed that lie had searched the office of Mr. Bolton, G, Ely place, where the prisoner did business, and amongst his papers he discovered a number ot treasonable documents (produced), amongst them was the cost list referred to in the document picked up by Constable Murphy in Prussia-street. This list is written in a tabulated form, and estimates the cost of various kinds of rifles, revolvers, aud other weapons for a. body of men at £8:20. The several items are set out, and tiie cost of the various weapons minutely calculated. Other documents enumerate the numbers of available men to be had amongst the different professions, trades, and large places of business, also amongst the various labouring bodies in Dublin and its neighbourhood and suggestions for bringing them together in effective or- ganisations. Amongst the documents found in the pri- Boner's desk was one written to him last October, by Mr. Bolton, his employer, advising him in the strongest manner to avoid all communication with any revolu- tionary party. The magistrate remanded the prisoner. On been removed in custody, he appeared to be most dejected and fully couaciyus of the pesitioa ia which bad placed himself,
GREAT FIRE IN LLYERi'OOL, On Friday night one of the most serious fires which have for many years occurred in Liverpool broke out upon the premises of Compton House, Church-street and Basnett-street, in the occupation of Messrs. J. and W. Jeffery and Co., drapers, cabinet makers, clothiers, <fec., and resulted in the entire destruction of that estab- lishment, which was one of the most extensive in the provinces, and contained a most costly as well as varied Jtock. The premises when closed at their ordinary time pre- sented no appearance that indicated the frightful calamity which was about to occur. There are about SO young ladies and nearly 100 young men in the es- tablishment, most of whom at the close of business went to various kinds of recreation, and returned to Compton House shortly before the fire occurred. Even Hu n there was nothing to awaken alarm; but about ten o'clock the fire was discovered. At the Basnett-street side was the main entrance to the domestic part of the house, and on the police officers going to this door they observed smoke issuing from the basement of the build- ing, which was termed "the shipping department"—that is to say, that part ot 1 he establishment devoted to the outfit of captains, emigrants, &c. When the first encine arrived the firemen found that the fi imes were raging in the shipping department im- mediately beneath the cabinet, and upholstery room fronting Williamson-street. The scene was a most ex- citing one the flames were roaring up from the base- ment floor, fanned by the draught, and causing a noise like an immense furnace. Shortly before eleven o'clock smoke was seen issuing from the windows in Church- street, and flames from the windows in Basnett-street. The fire was then rapidly spreading over the lower Sirtions of the builuing, and the shutters on the asnett-street side became red-hot and fell in, re- vealing at once that the whole of tho basement was a mass of flames. Whilst the destructive element was thus at work, a most exciting scene presented itseif iu Leith-street, forming the back portion of the premises. Although the alarm had been so speed- ily given to the assistants, many of them found that egress by the staircases was cut off in consequence of the dense smoke, and thirteen young ladies were shut up in a sitting-room, for wdiose safety great apprehensions were entertained. Ladders were procured, and one by one, the fainring, screaming creatures were brought down and deposited in the street, many of them having saved only the clothes in which they stood. There were also sle eping in a part of the building the family of Mr. Cook, one of the superintendents. Two of the children were gallantly saved by a Miss Wall, an assistant in Compton House, who brought them down the stairs wrapped in blankets; and Mr. Cook's son, Mark, saved a younger brother. All the inmates were rescued, but one lady fell from the ladder and was slightly injured. The fire continued to rage with unabated fury, and rapidly spread through all the departments to the roof, which about twelve o'clock fell in, and the pile was one enormous mass of fire from the foundation upwards. The premises of Messrs. Williams and Jones were also consumed, and at one time the spaiks ignited the Car- narvon Castle public House, Williamson street, and other buildings, but they were fortunately extinguished, though damaged by water. The premises and stock are insured, but Messrs. Jef- fery, it is said, will still sustain a heavy loss. It is esti- mated that the loss will not be less than from £ 200,000 to £ 300 000. The safes and their contents were found to be in ad- mirable condition, and no valuable books, cash, or jew- ellery arc lost. This fire will be a sad blow to nearly 1,200 persons, who will be for some time out of employ- ment. The fire is supposed to have originated with a stove, though there are suspicions of incendiarism ifloat.
THE LATE PRESIDENT LINCOLN. Mr. Seward has addressed the following despatch to Mr. Adams, the United States Minister, in London Department of State, Washington, November 4. Sir,—During the seasons of spring and summer, which have now passed, you transmitted to this department the manifold expressions which were made by the Govern- ment, public authorities, civic, ecclesiastical, and educa- tional, corporations, and associations, as well as by public assembles of citizens and by individual citizens of the realm, of their feelings of sympathy and condolence with the Government and people of the United States in the calamity which they had suffered in the lamented death of the late President Abraham Lincoln. The same proceedings spoke in one voice the language of indignant reprobation agail,st the perfidious political crime of as- sassination, by which the eminently useful and honour- able career of the late Chief Magistrate was so abruptly brought to a fearful, yet for him most triumphant, end. Owing to some peculiar casualties the efficiency of this department was impaired at the time these despatches were received. They obtained only a simple and formal acknowledgment from the presiding Secretary, and no instructions were given to you concerning the recogni- tion of the papers alluded to, by this Government. I have now to inform you that all of the conimiiuicutioil;) thus received were, without any delay, submitted to the President of the United States, and were read by him with profound emotions of sensibility and gratitude. It was his expectation that the parties from whom these generous and sympathetic utterances had come would be duly and properly assured of their consolatory influence, not only upon himself but upon the whole American people. It is deeply regretted by this Government that this expectation of the President was found im- practicable. OurGovernment, which is simply constructed with adaptation to the transaction of necessary affairs in the ordinary course of administration, found itself in the condition of this department which then existed inadequate to the immediate acknowledgment of such various and vast obligations suddenly and unexpectedly incurred. The regret, however, is in some measure mitigated by the fact that these expressions of British sympathy and good-will were only a part of similar mani- testations of the same feelings which occurred in every part of the world. Nevertheless, the President earnestly desires that recognition shall even now be made of the sympathies and condolences which were thus poured in upon us with a profusion that did honour to human nature. You will attempt to executothis purpose so far as Great Britain is concerned by giving a copy of this despatch to Earl Russell, and by promulgating it in Eng.. land, eitiier with or without accompanying references to the addresses, resolutions, letters, and other testimo- nials to which I have referred, as shall be found practi- cable.-I am, &C.. WILLIAM If. SEWARD.
llOBRllltE CASE OF STARVATION A father and mother, bearing the name of Poole, net- cT-avged at Worship street, on Tuesday, with stai-ving their children. The relieving officer told the following story on the condition in which he found the family:—" I went about three o'clock in the arter- noon of September 28 to the prisoners' lodgings. The rooms were apparently a-bed and a sitting room, but there was a total absence of furniture. Lying on an old mattrass in one corner, about three feet square, were five children partially covered with apiece of rag, or quilt as she called it. One of the children was almost blind wiih small pox, and nearly lifeless the eldest appeared as though the hones were forcing through the skin. The room was full of smoke, and it was my im- pression that the woman had lately been burning some noxious article to destroy the effiuvia of the room, which was quite overpowering. Each child was naked with the exception of the baby, who had a little slip of pet- Lcoat, and a little shift on. I had some conversation with the woman, in the course of which she said the A'hole family were very destitute, that she had asked her husband that very morning for Ht1. and that he told her to go to Sube-equently I sent meat, tea, bread, and sugar to the family, and the medical officer was directed to attend. In consequence of a report he aiforwards made, the children were admitted to the workhouse—he with the small pox, William, 14 months old, was taken to the small-pox hospital, and has sinco died. Not any traces of that complaint were at first manifest in the other children, who appeared to be suf- fering from emaciation and want, but very soon it ùe- came requisite to remove them to the same hospital; they have, however, since been repoi ted convalescent, and discharged. 1 have been credibly assured that both prisoners were in the habit of getting intoxicated and leaving the family to take care of itself."—The prisoners were remanded.
MURDER IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE I' 8"JI;u7prs's Newsletter reports a shocking murder, which was committed on the Midland Great Western (Ireland) Railway, on Saturday evening. A train was about to start from Mullingar, when a third-class pas- senger, named Connor or O'Connor, told the guard that he had only to go to Cloonahue, and that when the tra. n reached that place he would thank him to give him notice, as the night was rather dark, and he might pass it. Accordingly, when the train had reached the station above named, the guard at once got out of his van and inquired for O'Connor. He was told by some of the passengers in the carriage that he got out at Mul- lingar and went into another carriage. The guard, on making inquiries at the carriage door, observed the glass in tho window and also a portion of the door broken. Thinking it might be some kind of an accident that had happened he took no further notice of it. Nothing fur- ther was heard of the missing man till Sunday morning when he was discovered by one of the Company's servants lying on the line near the bridge of Cloonahue, with his BVUII fractured in several places and his body frightfully mutilated. Suspicion was at once attached tothemon who were in the carriage with the deceased, and a constable was despatched to Sligo in search of the murderers, who appeared to be drunk at the time they got into the train at Mullingar. A private soldier, nani 'd Brown, who wag travelling in the same carriage with these drunken fellows, states that when they came to Multifarnham, not liking their conversation, he got out and went into another carriage, and on his leaving they appeared to be quite angry with him, and said they were as good as ne was. He states the train had not got on far when he heard a great noise in the carriage he had left as if three or four were beating one man. It is believed Lhat O'Connor was attacked by the men in the carriage with him, and that in the course of the affray they threw lliUl lIuL.
TRAGEDY IN IRELAND. Intense excitement has been occasioned in tiie county Down by a tragical incident which occurred at a place called Lower Rath, in the county, some few days ago. On Tuesday evening a young farmer named Patrick Gorman who tills about six acres of ground at Lowei Rath was arrested on of having murdered his wife, to whom lie had only been married on the previous Saturday- The maiden name of the unfortunate brid« was Mary Martin. She was the daughter of a llIal in the same station of life as Gorman and had nevei seen him until about the 19th of last month, when he c entered her parents' house as her suitor, introduced by her uncle, John Murphy. Another young man had been previously court.ingiher, but her parents would not allow her to marry him, and though she at first refused to accept Gorman, they overruled her objections, and the marriage took place on Saturday the 25 ult. Such mar- riages de convert mice, following equally hasty wooing, arf not unfrequent among peasantry in this country, witt whom, an an eminent delineator of the Irish character observes, a well stocked pigsty often weighs down the hal- ance of affection, and a few cocks and hens are of more ac- count than the doves of Venus. The bride accompanied her husband to his home; but on Monday evening she was missing. It is stated that the newly married couple had quarrelled during the day. On the same evening lipi father came to the house with some new clothes for her, when Gorman and his mother told him that they believed the had gone home. Her father, who knew this to be untrue, burst into tears aud left the house. It was a wild tempestuous night, and her relatives, who were natural- ly alarmed for her safety, proceeded to search the coun- try for her. About nine o'clock her uncle came to Gor- man's house, and asked him to join in the search but he positively refused, and seemed utterly indifferent about her fate. Her uncle returned at a late hour next morning, and found Gorman still in bed. He again refused to join in the search for his wife, and Murphy, morning, and found Gorman still in bed. He again refused to join in the search for his wife, and Murphy, provoked by his heart]essness, then dragged him out of bed, and accused him of having murdered her. In the course of the day she was found lying dead in a gullet or water channel at the end of a field near her husband's house, with her face embedded in the sand. 011 being shown the corpse of his wife, Gorman dis- played the same callousness which had marked his con- duct all through. An inquest, was held next day, and would probablyhaveresulted in Gorman's committal, but for the arrival of a strolling beggar-woman, whose evi- dence completely altered the aspect of the case. She de- posed that on Monday she went to the deceased to ask for charity. Deceased asked the prisoner if there was anything for the beggar, and he said there was not. She looked very angry and went away; the beggar-woman went away also, and soon afterwards saw deceased walk by the drain where her body was found; wdtness 1 old her not to be lonely, but she received no answer. Deceased was approaching the gullet at a rapid pace: after hav- ing spoken to deceased, the beggar walked on a, few yards, but upon looking back again deceased had disappeared. She suspected nothing, as she thought she might be looking for ducks. The medical evidence showed that the poor girl died by drowning1, and that there were no marks of violence on her. The jury, therefore, found that she had committed suicide while labouring under temporary insanity.