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IIoNIJ OF LORDS.—TUESDAY,…
IIoNIJ OF LORDS.—TUESDAY, JULY 30. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE moved a responsive address to her Majesty's message on the subject of settling Marlborough- house on the Prince of Wales, which was seconded by Lord BROUGHAM, after which the several bills on the table were advanced a stage, and their lordships adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY,…
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY, JULY 30. At noon Sir R. Peel took the oaths and his seat for Tam- worth. The hon. baronet was introduced by Mr. Goulburn and Mr. Cardwell. Baron Rothschild shortly afterwards came up to the table between Mr. Page Wood and Mr. J. A. Smith, and the Speaker having read the resolution voted on the previous day, directed the clerk to administer the ordinary oaths upon the Old Testament. An excited silence prevailed throughout the crowded House while the clerk read and Baron Rothschild repeated in very deliberate and audible tones the terms of the two oaths of al- legiance and supremacy, covering his head for a moment, ac- cording to the Jewish ceremonial, at the end of each while performing the confirmatory act by touching with his lips the Hebrew Scriptures. The oath of abjuration was in like manner repeated down to the last few words, On the true faith of a Christian. Here the hon. member paused nnd said, I omit these words as not binding on by conscience." After completing the oath as he had done the previous affirmations, the baron was bidden by many members to take his seat, but receiving instructions ef the Speaker that he should withdraw, retired to the bar of the House. Sir F. TIIEBIGER immediately rose, but was stopped by Mr. HUME, who rose to order, submitting that as the member for London had fully complied with the requisite formalities, as ruled by the previous day's resolution, he had a right to take his seat at once. The SPEAKER observed that he had heard Baron Rothschild decline to repeat certain words in one of the oaths, and he could not therefore be admitted to the rights of membership until the House had decided the point. Sir F. TIIESIGER then moved, without offering any arguments, that a new writ should issue for the city of London. Sir It. INGLIS seconded the motion. Mr. P AGE WOOD moved an amendment, declaring that the seat for the city ol London was full. After an animated discussion the House decided upon the amendment, when there appeared for it, 117; against it, 221. The further consideration 'of the question was adjourned till Thursday. On resuming in the evening the Lords' Amendments to the Irish Parliamentary Voters Bill were considered and partially agreed to. The report upon the Queen's message relative to settling Marlborough-house was then agreed to, and the House adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY,…
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY, JULY 31. The Sunday Trading Bill was withdrawn. The Landlord and enant Ireland Bill was then brought up for its second reading, ut the debate was adjourned.
THE JEWS AND THE GENTEEL THING.
THE JEWS AND THE GENTEEL THING. IT is said, some few years since a fashionable lady and her daughters visited one of the favourite watering-places with which our country is enlivened and adorned. On week days it was obvious how the time was to be spent. There was bathing and sailing—the bazaar—the band—and the other usual modes of killing time. The Sabbath had, of course, as well, its appointed duties.. The Church w as to be attended. It was to be published to the world that the fair dame was pious, and that her piety was respectable piety. For this purpose the parish church was entered but in vain actuated by similar motives, the congregation was large and there was no room. 11 Well, my dears," said the peace- ful devotee, as she turned not very un reluctantly away, Well, my dears, at any rate we have done the genteel thing." And thus, fully satisfied, the interesting party re- turned home. -Our Legislature appears to have acted in a somewhat similar manner—the battle of civil and religious liberty had been fought, when the hero of a hundred fights gave way, and the Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts was carried because the people had willed that religion was, by no class of men, to be made the pretext for the acquisition of political power. It had become obvious that all oaths failed to answer their end-that they generally tended to exclude the men best fitted for the business of the State. However a clause was added to the form imposed at that time by the Bishop of LLANDAFF, on the suggestion of the Earl of HAREWOOD, simply, as he stated, for the credit of the House" It looked well to require a man to take an oath on the faith of a Christian-it was desirable to keep up appearances—it was well to do the genteel thing—and an oath that, taken in its full meaning, ought to have ex- cluded the King who sat upon the throne, and many of the supporters of the imposition of this piece of bigotry was car- ried for the sake of appearances only. At the time it was not intended to exclude the Jews. The result, however, has been that it has done so up to the present time. To sweep from the statute book this last remnant of religious injustice has been the professed aim of the present Premier. His Lordship, however, has failed in his duty; he has neglected the Jews and insulted the powerful constituency by whom he himself was elected. Londoners, however, are not the men to be bearded with impunity even by a lord; and they are re- solved, in the person of Baron ROTHSCHILD, to find out -whether in this.the nineteenth centry the maintenance of Christianity shall be confounded with the maintenance of civil injustice and sectarian hatred. As to the mode in which this question will ultimately be settled there can be in the mind of a rational man no doubt whatever. The history of the Constitution has been that of progress. The same argu- ments that were used against the admission of the Jews were used against the admission of the Catholics and the Dissenters. PITT would have liberated the Catholics, but the King's mind verged on insanity, and for a time he allowed the matter to rest. The Duke of YORK made a speech against them, which was reprinted in gold and com- mitted to heart by almost every old woman of either sex in the land. PEEL and the Iron Duke opposed them with might and main but one summer morning DANIEL O'co-N- PiELL was put in nomination for the county of Clare. The landlords strained every nerve to prevent his election, but in vain; he was doing the work of the age—breaking down the barriers ignorance and injustice had raised, and he triumphed, cl as every man who has wisdom enough to learn the spirit and to obey the teaching of the age must triumph; and bigotry for a time was trampled under foot, and the millions of Irish Catholics were represented by men of the same religion as themselves. But there is nothing new under the sun, and the old battle has again to be fought. The House of Com- mons, headed by Lord JOHN RUSSELL, would fain not fight it, and have discussed the question in a manner of which almost even a country attorney would be ashamed. Indeed the late debate is the best argument we jhave yet seen for a further reform in our electoral system. A constituency that can return such members as Col. SIBTHOIIP and Sir R. INGLIS to represent them must be in a most unenviable state. .1' The real question before the House is-is a man's religious creed-a man's honest conscientious conviction—to be an obstacle when trust is to be reposed, and when honours are to be won? Is the House of Commous justified in refusing any candidate who has been returned by any constituency by a legal majority and in a legal manner P This is precisely the part of the question the House of Commons have shirked, or endeavoured to do so. The men of London think it high time that this should be decided. A man well qualified for his post-one of the most influential men in the city—has been returned, but has been refused permission to take his seat, because he prefers to be sworn on the Old Testament in preference to the New—that is, because he prefers to take an oath which he considers binding in preference to taking one which he does not consider binding at all. In a court of justice -in any court where common sense prevails, such a course would be sanctioned at once. It has, however, been opposed in the Commons, because, for the credit of the House, a sham declaration of Christianity was required, and a sham profession is maintained. The consequence is; the House is in a state of utter bewilderment, and senatorial wisdom be- comes imbecile and dumb. Nor is this to be wondered at; the House is tied down by precedent—abounds in shams— overflows with cant; and the Jewish question—the question whether intolerance should be perpetuated a little longer— can only be discussed in a manly manner, and by men. Lord JOHN RUSSELL fears the Lords. Who else does so ? The Lords opposed his Reform Bill—the Lords opposed Catholic Emancipation, but they had to succumb, as all must succumb, before the onward progress of the world. As men become wiser—as Christianity more extensively diffuses its genial light-as the laws of belief are better understood men see that the rights of conscience must be granted to all—that persecution ill-becomes the followers of Him who walked this earth of ours to mitigate human woes and to minister to human wants. Yet, after all, Sir R. INGLIS is right. The Church is in danger—the Church which take. the money of all for the benefit of the few—which was always opposed, whatever of tolerance might exist-which has wielded the magistrate's sword to increase its revenues and influence—which has frowned on all earnest religion—which has reproved the failings of the poor and pandered to the vices of the rich- is in danger. All sects being represented in the British Legislature, the predominance of one will not continue much longer to exist, consequently the Church is in danger, and that danger increases every day, and that danger is in no small degree increased by the labours of those who oppose all reform-who madly defy the spirit of the age- who, ignorant of the signs of the times, would stereotype human thought and put a stop to human progress.
THE LAST OF THE STREET COMMISSIONERS.
THE LAST OF THE STREET COMMISSIONERS. THE days of the Cardiff Street Commissioners are num- bered. Henceforth they will take their stand with things that were. We shall think of them as the Icthyosalauri and thb other extant races of the Anti-deluvian world. They have been weighed in the balance and found wanting' and they give up the ghost— Unwept, unlionoured, and unsung." Cardiff as it is-with its stinking streets—with its pestiferous alleys, shows how the late Commissioners lacked ability and will. Their reign at any rate is over. In a short time we shall have the Health of Towns Act in operation-an Act amply adequate for the emergencies of the town, and which provides the only steps by which the present de- fective sanitary arrangements can be curedt Unluckily, however, the very men who, as Street Commissioner?, have suffered the town to get into this disgraceful state, are the very men who, as members of the Corporation, will have the power to deprive the town of all the benefits which the Health of Towns Act is intended to convey,—and this is an evil which cannot be remedied in a day. That things have got into this unsatisfactory state, the Cardiff people, how- ever, after all, have only themselves to blame. If there be a lack of public spirit in the town-if the townspeople select not the most independent man, but the most pliant toob whenever a vacancy occurs in the Corporation, no wonder that the Corporation fails in the performance of its proper work. The townspeople grumble, find fault, and then elect the very men whom they know will perpetuate what they deplore. There are now vacancies in the Corpo ration, and the chances are they will be filled when one or two individuals wish, and by whom they wish, and the townspeople take no interest in the matter. Municipal in- stitutions are intended to be worked by the people themselves' and fail in their end, unless the people are active and in- telligent as they should be. Cardiff, under the Health of Towns Act, will be Cardiff under the Street Commissioners, There will be the same dirt, and negligence, and death, unless possibly some members of the Corporation may come to comprehend that health is cheaper than disease—that it is-better to build sewers than hospitals—that of all taxes the fever-tax is the heaviest and the least profitable. This lesson win be learnt in time, but before that time much of human suffering and misery will be created first,-suffering and misery which proper sanitary arrangements would remove.
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TOWN LETTER.No, 61. THE longer one lives the more one learns is verily true of the Whigs. Another job has been perpetrated by a reformed Parliament and a Whig ministry. It seems the young Prince of Wales, a nice good-looking boy aged nine years, has been made the pretext for this last outrage. The Ministers very sagely observing that if he lives nine years longer he will be eighteen, think it high time that a house should be found and furnished now for his reception then. Accordingly Marlborough House has been selected for this purpose. Surely this is taking time by the forelock with a vengeance. Do the Whigs fear that in nine years time the constituency will be extended, and that the extravagance that is sanctioned now will not be sanctioned then. We opine this is the con- clusion at which they have arrived, and they are now de- termined to make hay while the sun shines. We admire their wisdom. The children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light; but such jobs as that of last week and this will not help to'strengthen English loyalty. The Prince of Wales has estates of his own, their revenues ought to be sufficient to keep him-if they were rightly managed they would. When he is old enough to need a house, he will have from his own estates, sufficient money to procure one. A Parliamentary grant for the purpose is unnecessary and unjust. Ministers evidently think this! Hence their zeal to get a palace now. Nine years hence they clearly see the thing will not be so easily done—nine years hence royal princes may be at a discount-nine years hence is a long time to look forward to. The question of the admission of the Jews to Parliament is coming to an end. Baron Rothschild may now be a great landlord and return a county member, or he may live near some small borough and return his own nominee, but he may not himself enter St. Stephens. The House of Com- mons has now to decide whether it will any longer permit this absurdity. They men of London have determined they will not. On Thursday week a meeting of the electors of the City of London was held at the London-tavern, under a summons by Baron Rothschild, to confer with his election committee on the course rendered proper by the Government surrender of the Parliamentary Oaths Bill. Mr. John Abel Smith presided half-a-dozen other members of Parliament,' and a large number of leading merchants and bankers, were among those assembled. Baron Rothschild abstained from imputing motives, and could allow for unforeseen circum- stances but that did not lessen his disappointment and regret. Lord John Russell had never beeu left quiet on the question he said that there was a better hope of success if the bill were brought in at the end of the session. They were delayed by the petition against the return, by Mr. Page Wood's committee, a long debate on foreign politics, and, last of all, by an unfortunate death—the death of a man who, of late years, had been the best friend of civil and religious liberty. That death upset everything in the House of Commons. It was very natural if the Ministers lost their adviser, that they should be anxious to get rid of Parliament, and have a few quiet months before next session. We have been their victims." The Chairman professed his entire, un- doubting confidence in Lord John Russell's sincerity and attachment to the cause; but he could not conceal that there is, either on his part or on the part of some other person," an ignorance of the vast importance of the measure, and of the public feeling on its behalf. Lord Dudley Stuart pro- tested against further shilly-shallying, and was for having the question tried, whether the member can be precluded from his seat—a sentiment loudly applauded. Mr. Chisholm Anstey declared that legislation would be a blunder Baron Rothschild should go and demand his seat; a motion should be made that he take the seat without the oath, and then a motion that the oath be administered without the offensive formula, H upon the faith of a Christian." Mr. Anstey had the highest authority in he country on points of privilege for saying that this would be the safe and proper course while it would be the speediest, questions of privilege having pre- cedence of all others. This suggestion was approved of, and supported by Mr. T. Hanlcey and others; but Mr. Wire suggested, and Mr. Hawes moved, that in the mean time a deputation should see Lord John Russell, and urge him to support the seating of Baron Rothschild. Mr. Travers and others thought this course would not be fair to Lord John Russell. Some members of his Cabinet are suspected to be adverse, and Lord John ought not to be forced into a differ- ence with them. It was at last resolved simply, That Baron Rothschild proceed to-morrow to the House of Com- mons to claim his seat." Baron Rothschild stated, that personally he was for prudent and conciliatory measures; but he had determined to abide by their decision. I have said that, and my word is as good as my bond." The meeting separated with much excitement—an excitement that will not rest till the Lords give way, and full religious liberty be given to all the subjects who own the sway of our gracious Queen. An important report has just been published by the select committee appointed to consider and suggest means of re- moving obstacles and giving facilities to safe investments for the savings of the middle and working classes. They recom- mend the simplification of titles and the shortening of con- veyances in order that land may be more easily purchased. They recommend that the Crown should grant charters to lessen the liability of partners at a cheaper rate than it does now. They complain that at present the law affords no effectual remedy against the fraud of any one dishonest con- tributor or partner; and no summary mode of enforcing the rules agreed to for mutual government. And declare that the difficulties which affect the law of partnership operate with increased severity in proportion to the smallness of the sum subscribed and the number of persons included in the association. They think that any measure for the removal of these difficulties would be peculiarly acceptable to the middle and working classes, and would tend to satisfy them that they are not excluded from fair competition by laws throwing obstacles A the way of men with small capitals. These are suggestions which must be attended to—which are of the utmost importance—which are imperatively re- quired by the circumstances of the times. We trust, if Government do'not take the matter up, there are men in the House of Commons who will. Mr. G. THOMPSON represents a large industrial constituency, let him take the matter in hand, and for once do something more than make a speech. The state of Europe is still like that of a troubled sea. France is still tossed with strife and intrigue; and the nephew of my uncle has, at the best, but an uneasy seat. A Committee of Permanence, to sit during the prorogation of the Assembly, has been appointed to see that the President attempts no treason against the state. The most important news of the week have been those from the Duchies of Schleswig Holstein, where the Danes have triumphed, owing to great superiority of force. The result of this at present we cannot tell. The Germans are strong still they com- mand the sympathies of the whole father land. It is more natural for them to be annexed to the same race than to be governed by aliens in blood and tongue. At the same time Sclileswig Holstein is a goodly land flowing with milk and honey; compared with it Jutland is but a barren land. And it will not be with case that the royal Dane will suffer him- self to be filched of the brightest jewel in his crown. Mean- while the Peace Congress are preparing for their meeting at Frankfort. Success attend them in their efforts to bring about the time when the war drum shall beat no longer, And the battle flag be furled In the parliament of man—in the federation of the world." WIDE AWAKE.
CARDIFF. AMONGST the subscriptions received by the committee appointed at a meeting held at Willis's Rooms, last week, for the purpose of erecting a monument to Sir R. Peel, we fouad the name of the member for Cardiff, who gave JE26 5s. FATAL EFFECTS OF BATHING.—On Friday last a youth about 15 years of age, named Edmund Jones, whose parents reside in Trinity street, met with his death whilst bathing in a pool in Cooper's field, situated above the Cardiff bridge. The body was seen lying at the bottom of the water, which is nearly clear, by William Johnson, who immediately gave information to the police. P.C. Nash hastened to the spot and succeeded in landing the body, which was immediately conveyed to his mother's home. The poor fellow had been following his occu- pation during the morning. Having ate a hearty dinner he proceeded directly to the spot where he was found, for the purpose of bathing. Strange to say, the water in the part where his body lay is not more than three feet in depth, and it is therefore supposed that he must have been seized with a fit- the probable effect of bathing so quickly after a hearty meal. An inquest was held on Saturday at the town-hall, before Lewis Reece, Esq., coroner, when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned. WB are glad to see that Wharton-street is undergoing a thorough repair with regard to paving. This street, no doubt, since the introduction of the South Wales Railway, will form one of the leading thoroughfares. IT will be remembered that a paragraph appeared in our columns, which stated that a person named John Young, in the employ of Mr. Calvert had absconded, taking with him money amounting to E 100, the property of his employer. We feel pleasure in being able to state that the individual has since returned, and that the apprehensions with regard to his dis- honesty have turned out to have been more the cause of neg- ligence than an intention to do wrong. CARDIFF STREET COMMISSIONERS.—A small meeting was held on Tuesday, but no business was transacted of the slightest interest.—Adjourned until Monday next. ELECTION OF ALDERMAN.—On Friday last at a meeting of the Town Council, Mr. W. Bird, stationer, &c., of Duke-street, was unanimously elected Alderman for the North Ward, in the room of Dr. Reece, deceased. BANVARD'S PANORAMA OF THE MISSISSIPPI is now exhibiting at the Theatre, and affords onr fellow townsfolk an opportunity of witnessing, what they may never have a chance of witnessing again. We recommend them to lose no time. The exhibition is both instructive and amusing, and is indeed well worthy of support. JEWISH WORSIIIP. -N,lr. W. Cohen, of Swansea,' deliverd a Lecture at the Independent Chapel, Womanby-street, on Wed- nesday evening last, on Jewish worship. The attendance was repectable, and the lecture listened to with great attention. The object of Mr. Cohen, in giving the lecture, is to excite Christian sympathy on behalf of his Jewish brethren. EXCURSION TRIP.-On Tuesday, a large party of Bristolians i paid Cardiff a visit, in the shape of a holiday. The day's enjoy- ment first originated with the brushmakers, and between 20J and 300 embarked on board the Fairy Queen, which left Bristol about eight o'clock. They reached the Bute Docks about eleven, and at once proceeded to the town, when they adjourned to the Black Lion inn. The large room (the most commodious in Cardiff) was at once got ready for their reception, and with the assistance of a little music the major portion enjoyed themselves till about six o'clock, when they returned in their boat to Bristol. During their stay many of the more romantically inclined (the day being very fine) enjoyed a stroll in many of our beautiful walks, and also visited the Castle grounds. J CAUTION TO LEMONADE WATER MANUFACTURERS.—On Satur- day an accident happened to a child, about eight years of age, named Wm. Eyland, whose parents resided in Union-street. The little fellow went to next door where gingerbeer, lemonade, &c., is manufactured by Mr. Elliott, to amuse himself with his children in the back-yard. In one portion of this yard were placed a quantity of empty bottles, and the children thinking a little of the liquor might remain in some of them took them up one by one and placed them in their mouths. Unfortunately for poor little Eyland a bottle containing vitriol was amongst the rest, and thinking he had a prize, from finding something in it, placed it to his mouth and commenced drinking heartily. The poor little fellow immediately felt the stinging effect of the liquid, and fortu- nately threw it out from his mouth without swallowing any. Ilis mouth, however, was most dreadfully burnt, and for a little time doubts were entertained of his recovery. A medical man was immedi-etely sent for, and with careful treatment we are happy in being able to inform our readers the little fellow is progressing favourably. YESTERDAY was the day appointed by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists throughout the country as a day of thanksgiving, on account of our preservation from cholera, and for the prospect of an abundant harvest. Accordingly, a prayer meeting was held in the morning, at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, in Trinity- street, which was very numerously attended. LAST FRIDAY, no little curiousity was felt in the town to see the last of the Carmarthen mail; which, however, came up to the Angel, about four o'clock, not as was expected with the outward manifestations of grief and regret, but, on the contrary, with all the signs of joy. Tue horses were all decorated with flowers instead of passengers the coach carried flags. Inscriptions, denoting that We may be happy yet." and kindly informing boys that There was a good time coming," delighted the gazing spectators, who evidently felt that this was dying game." ROBBERY.—Yesterday afternoon, about one o'clock, some daring fellow entered the street-door, which was open, of the house occupied by Mr. George Smart, of the Bute- docks, and stole frum a bed-room a ladies' dressing-case, which contained six sovereigns, besides a quantity of jewel- lery, including rings, bracelets, &c. We sincerely hope that this impudent thief will be arrested ere lie "-dommits, more daring depredations. POLICE.—MONDAY, JULY 29 [Before C. Vachel, Esq., Mayor, and C. C. Williams, Esq. IVilliam Ifood was brought up for threatening to assault the police. Defendent came to the Station-house, in St. Mary-street, and requested to be supplied with food and lodging. Being told that such a request could not be complied with, he immediately threatened a breach of the peace, in order, as he said, to be main- tained in prison." The Mayor, after showing Woo(I the absurdity of his conduct, discharged him, telling him at the same time not to do the like again. CONSCIENTIOUS PItI'ZCIPLES.- John Broom, a placed at the bar for having, upon his statements,, committed a robbery at Newport. Mr. Stockdale informed the magistrates that the lad called at the Station-house, informed him (Mr. S.) of what he had done, and expressed a wish to be taken into custody. Mr. Stockdale of course immediately granted the request, and during the lad's incarceration had written to Mr. English, the Superin- tendent of Police at Newport, to which lie had received no reply. Under the circumstances he inquired of the magistrates what was best to be done. The mgistrates, after a few questions, discharged the prisoner, telling him his best way would be to surrender himself to the police at Newport. MORE SMUGGLING.- TVillia?it Condrane, a seaman on board the Marquis of Bute, was charged with smuggling eleven pounds and a halfof tobacco. He admitted the charge, but excused himself with regard to the amount of punishment to be inflicted from the fact that he kept the tobacco only for his own use. John Bute, another man belonging to the same ship, also admit- ted smuggling thirty-nine pounds weight of the same article He also requested leinity on the part of the Magistrates. The Court convicted each prisoner, in the sum of jElOO but recommended that the fines should be mitigated—which they (the magistrates) have not the power of accomplishing. Wm. Peake, Esq., the newly-appointed Collector of Customs for this port, was' present during this investigation, and informed the magistrates that i1 was his intention to adopt measures to secure that end. DRINKING THE PROFITS.—Mrs. Tanner, landlady of the Devon- shire Arms beer-house, was charged with being drunk, and assault- ing a seaman. P. C. Rees deposed that he had received com- plaints respecting the disorderly conduct of the defendant, and on going to the house he found a mob of persons assembled on the outside, Mrs. Tanner drunk, and the sailor being assaulted. Fined 5s and costs. Docs Mrs. T. not deserve a tanning for such conduct as this ? THE -Two of the beauties of Whitemore-lane, named Hannah Goodwin and Rachael Thomas, were charged with fighting, near Charlofte-street, on Friday last. That they knew a little of the pugilistic art was proved by the appearance of their persons, for black eyes and marks of violence exhibited themselves in profuseness upon each face. It having been psoved that Rachael Thomas had given the first offence, she was fined 20s. and costs cr fourteen days' imprisonment. A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED.— Thoma? J ones, a "ladies" friend, was charged with stealing the staff from the pocket ofP.C. Morgan, No. 9, while he was engaged in separating the two women in the above case.
DREADFUL CASE OF STABBING…
DREADFUL CASE OF STABBING BY AX AUSTRIAN. On Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning, a report was current in this town that a man had been killed in Whitmore-lane. Such a statement was not at all to be wondered at, when we con- sider the character of the inhabitants of the place but, furtunatclv. such was not the case, although had it not been for the speedy in- terference of the police murder would have doubtless been com- mittee. The name of the perpetrator of this foul deed is Martina Vlassick, an Austrian sailor, who stood this morning charged with stabbing two men, named Alfred Burrows and John Phillips, the former .0 severely that he was unable to attend before the magis- trates. The first witness called was the prosecutor, John Phillips, who proved that he was In Ann Lewelyn's house, in Whitmore-lani. about twelve or one o'clock on Saturday night last. He sat do"' alongside of the prisoner, when the landlady of the house ordered him (prisoner) to go out. Prisoner said, in broken English, What do you want?" and immediately struck witness in the breast. A young man of the name of Alfred Burrows, wh) was present, and is a friend of mine, endavoured to stop the prisoner from using any further violence towards me. Upon Burrows coming up to us the prisoner drew his knife and stabbed me in the pit of the stomack. [Witness here drew his waistcoat aside where a slight wound was visible, apparently done by some sharp instru- ment.] Witness resumed his evidence, but in so confused a manner that some time elapsed before the court could arrive at any satisfactory method of preceding with the case. However the following evidence was elicitedWhen I felt the knife I fell on my back near the coal-house. Alfred Burrows and the prisoner remained scuffling together. When I arose from the ground Burrows said Oh, he has stabbed me with the knife." Prisoner was then running out of the house and Burrows remained bleeding profusely from a wouud in the chest. He also said Oh, Johnny, try and catch him." I went out for that purpose and caught the prisoner about forty yards from the house. Upon un- laying hold of him he fell backwards on his back and threw the knife up against the wall. We wrestled together on the ground, but he being stronger than me he made his escape. I immediately then went to look for the knife, which I found near the wall. The weapon was here produced, and marks of blood were visible on both sides. It appeared to be about 10 inches in length and very sharply pointed at the top.—Evidence resumed I gave the knife to the policeman. I believe a young man of the name of Edward Lewelyn, went in pursuit of the prisoner, and succeeded in having him taken into custody. Witness was quite certain that prisoner was the person who had stabbed him and Burrows. Edward Lewelyn was next examined, but his evidence chietlv corroborated that of the former witness, with the exception of his seeing the above parties strike the prisoner, and further noticing Burrows taking off his shirt to examine the wound inflicted on him, Witness caught the prisoner near Mr. Elliott's shop, in Bute-stieet. Two sailors, who werepassing at the time, assisted to convev him to the Station-house. He was then covered with blood. Dr. Wallace, who was present during the enquiry, was here asked by the Bench whether the unfortunate man, Burrows, was able to attend the examination of the prisoner. Mr. Wallace said, that although he held no very serious apprehensions concerning his patient, yet he could not advise his being removed from the house- for some days to come. William Llewelyn, brother of the last witness, deposed to having seen the prisoner scuffling with Burrows, and the first witness, Phillips. Prisoner stabbed Burrows while the latter was endea- vouring to save his friend (Phillips) from being beaten by the prisoner. Witness on seeing the dangerous nature of the wound inflicted on Burrows, ran off' for a surgeon. Dr. Wallace subse- quently attended the sufferer. The Witnesses having signed their depositions, the prisoner was remanded until the unfortunate man, Burrows, will have so far recovered as to enable him to atteud the enquiry. FOOLHARDY CONDUCT.-James Allen and John B. Turner, two mariners, whose respectable appearance hardly corresponded with their conduct, were charged with amusing themselves in the lucalitv of Lewis-street, by knocking at the doors and creating a mob of people. The men were both drunk. They were taken into custody by P.C. Nash, who experienced great trouble in apprehending them. Fined 5s. each and eosts. John Howell, for being drunk in Lewis-street, on Sunday morning last, was also fined 5s. and costs. Thomas Thomas, a navvie, was charged with being drunk, and striking the servant maid of the Bridgend public-house. He was also charged with throwing a glass at the mistress of the house. Remanded.