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FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDEKT.-An inquest was held before Mr. Payne, the city coroner, at Guy's Hospital, on the body of Mr. Thomas Burningham, aged 30, late a clerk in the Chancery Court, who was killed on the Greenwich Railway, under the following singular circumstances :-The chairman and several of the directors of the company, with Colonel Landeman, the engineer of the railway, were present to watch the proceedings. Mr. James Hall, of Blackheath, said that on Wednesday se'nnight he left the London termi- nus by the half-past one o'clock train, for the purpose of proceeding to Greenwich, and took his scat on the right-hand side of a second-class carriage, in which was the deceased. On getting near that part of the line where the Croydon line goes off from the main line, he noticed the deceased looking out of the window towards Greenwich. Witness then looked out of the window on his side, and, whilst doing so, heard a scuffle, and on turning round saw the deceased falling back into a gentleman's arms, with blood gushing from his head. The train proceeded on to Dcptford, where the de- ceased was taken out. He did not see the cause of the ac- cident. Francis Woodcock, inspector of the Greenwich Railway, said that he was in the next carriage to that in which the deceased had taken his place. He saw him looking out of the window. His head, shoulders, and part of his body were out about a minute before the accident; and he called to him to put his head in, but he took no notice of him, but continued to hold his head out, and ap- peared to be making grimaces at the people in the Bermond- sey-road. He waved his hand, and did everything to make him go in and whilst doing so, his head came in contact with the roof of the new station in the Spa-road. He was taken on to Deptford, and then sent back in another train to the hospital. The roof of the station is wood, and projects a little over the railway. The deceased's head was level with the tops of the carriages. The station has recently been erected. Colonel Landeman said that the deceased's head came in contact with a board which ran round the roof, but, to prevent accidents in future, it had been removed. The roof was a foot above the tops of the carriages, so that the deceased's head must have been thrown out a con- siderable distance. The house-surgeon said deceased's death was caused by a fractured skull, and serious injury to the brain. Verdict—" Accidental death." MEETING OF THE CO UN LAW LEAGUE AT MANCHESTER. The Anti-Corn League Meetings and Banquets" HIT exciting the good people of Manchester, who doubtless sup- pose that the moral agita'ion has achieved a great triumph, :)' the assembling of delegates, the platform display, the congre- gating of masses-and that the" desserts" to he served up in the Free-Trade Hall, Peter-street, are a sort of first-fruits from the Cornucopia, which they have figuratively set up in their Free-Trade Temple. The preliminary meeting was a failure. Letters of apology were read from all the titled Free-Trade individuals, who h.) i been invited to partake the triumph and to swell the gale"- they should have been culled letters of mortification, ami being written in plain English, wera understood to me;tn, \Ve won't come." The first meeting was held on Monday evening—6l)(i0 persons are said to have been presetit--all admitted by their original engraved cards of membership. The object was one of finance-to annouce the progress of the Great League Fund. M. Phillips, Esq., M.P., "the cork upon his own dunghill," crowed in the chair. Every speaker twemed thunderstruck at the gigantic results produced by the aggre- gate scheme—that six thousand persons should have been in- duced to assemble to assemble under one roof, IHld in the glare of a magnificent gas illumination, to gratify their curiosi- ty, to whet their intellectual and physical appetites,' for present speeches and prospective banquets, and to rejoice in the approaching consummation of an act of gross injustice and selfish agitation The effect was various upon several speakers-it took away the Chairman's voice, and reduced him to the "iiiere mouthpiece of the Committee. 11. t "k, different with Dr. Bo wring! His ideas became inflated and his language grandiloquent. They had been "a mountain stream"—now they were a great river"—and in the end, "a magnificent ocean, whose irresistible tides would swjeep every fragment of monopoly [read corn monopoly] away The [farmers were Sitakspear' Cliff at Dover—the League, "barrels of gun-powder," and an electric spark"-tite mass of monopoly was to be blown up, and he, Dr. Bowring, was to glide along, with merchants-, travellers and merchandise in his train, "in the. peaceful car of triumphant commerce" over the ruins he had effected. Then followed a list of subscriptions, in which London figured nil, and Newport £3. The explanations were not lucid, but thefignrcs amounted to £ 40,000. In the midst of a laboured attempt to get more money by an Irish sort of auction—the gas went ollt-the bugle sounded—every one kept his seat-and, happily, no one was squeezed to death. Colonel Thompson, when the lights were restored, closed the meeting, by an expression of regret that the fuud had not reached £ 90,000—because, amiable philanthropist, that sum having been collected in Churches to save a Christian people from ICtarnlliulI, lie spurned the peddling plan of 0 charity for the working classes, and would have them feed theoretically upon his resuscitated Westminster Review articles, and upon the bales of Anti Corn Law Pamphlets, now in process of distribution throughout the country. 40 SHIPWRECKS AND LOSS OF LIFE. The subjoined intelligence relating to the total losw of seve- I ral vessels, attended, we regret to add, with a lamentable sacrifice of human life, was received at Lloyd's:— THE DOURO, OF LIVERPOOL. This vessel, registered as 400 tons burden, with a valuable cargo on board, was totally lost, with all her crew, on the night of Thursday last, the 26th of January, upon the rocks at the westward of the Sciiiv Islands. At an earlv hour on the following iuorniag the ill-fated vessel was discovered bv some fishermen, with her roasts gone, and thrown on the rocks upon her broadside, with the sea making a complete breach over her. They immediately bore dOWI) to the spot, but there was no one on board to give them the slightest in- formation; every soul belonging to her had perished, In the course of the morning the vessel bumped tto heavily upon the rocks that she soon went to pieces, and part of her cargo came ashore. Several bales of cotton twist, marked K, in a diamond, 832, Queen-street, Miles, S. and B., 24, Manchester, have been saved from the wreck, also some bales of printed goods, and bundles of hemp. On Saturday, the 28th* the logbook was found about two miles from the spot where the ship struck, from which it appears that she was bound to Oporto, and had reached the Westward ol the island, when a severe leak being discovered obliged the crew to put back, and she was no doubt making all possible haste to England when the sad disaster occurred. On the same day four bodies were washed up on the beach, which have been proved to have belonged to the vessel. One of them is supposed to be her unfortunate commander, Mr. Gowland, and the others his seamen. They have since been decently interred at St. Ma- ry's. The rock upon which the vessel struck is called the Crekavesthan, and is situate about a mile from the beach. The vessel is reported to be fully insured. THE SCHOONER DART. Extract of a letter written by Lieutenant Harris, com- manding officer of the coast-guard station at Orford Haven, relative to the loss of this vessel during the late dreadful hurricane. "I regret to inform you that the schooner Dart, belonging to Yarmouth, Mr. Hubbard master, during the dreadful gale on the 13th, in endeavouring to beat out of the bay, missed stays, and struck upon the beach at about 5 o'clock in the morning. She was first discovered by an officer of this station named Henry Head, who immediately hastened to the spot, and upon arriving saw (our men upon the rigging, the vessel lying upon her broadside on the beach, and every succeeding wave completely burying her hull. Shortly after a seaman was washed out of the rigging, and fell overboard. Read 11 ?1 dashed through the surf, seized hold oi the man, and suc- ceeded in regaining the shore, bringing the man with him. In a few minutes after this another of my officers arrived; be had scarcely got there when another of the crew, which proved to be the mate, a son of the master, fell from his bold, and, although the officer ran into the water, and was within a few yards of reaching him, a tremendous wave swept the poor fellow away, and he had a narrow escape, for the mate was never afterwards seen. The deep mental anguish of his father (the master, Mr. Hubbard), on witnessing the sad scene, was painfully observable, and his heart-rending groans distinctly heard by the officers assembled on shore.. Provi- dence ordained, however, that his suffering should be short, for soon after the father, too, was carried away, and was seen, no more. One man now only remained, who being a stout robust youth, about 20 years of age, with surprising strength, grasped the shrouds with his arms. In the meanwhile I and I tbe lemainder of the officers saw Cameron proceeding to the station with the man who had been saved by Read on his back. lie carried him all the way, a distance of two miles and upwards. Immediately upon his being received at the station he was placed between hot blankets. The poor fel- low was in a dreadful state, apparently dead, but I am happy to say, by the exertions used, he recovered in the course of a few hours. SHF.IUFFS' COUKT.—ASSAULT AND ALLEGED CRIM Cov. PEMBROKK V. NICOL.— this w a writ of inquiry to assess damages for an assault. Judt had been allowed to go by default. Defendant was a grocer in Ratlibone place, Oxford street, and the plaintiff for four years previous to the 19th of December managed the business for him. In the night of the 19th of December, whilst plaintiff was engaged in the shop, the defendant, without receiving provocation in any way, made an attack upon him, beat htm most unmerci- fully with a stick, broke a wooden twine-box on his head, and knocked him down upon some bags of coffee. Not satisfied with the injury he had inflicted, defendant called, as had been arranged before the closing of the shop, his porter, to hold the plaintiff, whilst he got his son to assist in the assault. Plaintiff bled profusely from the effects of them for many weeks. Mr. Hughes addressed the jury for the defendant, and said that William Lockley, porter to'the defendant, hati observed great familiarity between plaintiff and defendant^ wife whilst defendant was out of town. Once he supnseo them, and they seemed much disconcerted. Mr. Lee having replied, the Lnder-Shfrilt said, that it the jury were ol opinion that the proof of the seduction of the defendant's wife by the piaintifl was not clearly made out, the circum- stances of the assault were aggravated.— The jury assessed the damages at £4U. C, SAMNGS BANK. Mr. Pratt, the barrister appointed tl certify the rules of savings' banks and lrieudly societies, states, in bis history of savings' banks published, last year.. with reference to the official returns of the deposits up t( Noyembei, IS41, that if the amount of investments is compared with the population of each county, it will be seei that the average is considerably in favour of the asjricultura districts." The following advice of President Withers poon t( his pupils might be a benefit to some orators of the presen1 day In the first place, take care that ye never betrin t( peak till ye ha' something to say and secondly, be sure U off as soon as ye li.a' done." PARRICIDE.—At the Sessions of the Central i Court last week, William Henry Riehards, aged 23, w-as in- 'iflVhlr1" f^rT\filIing ;ind Sla-vin" Henry Richards^ his father. rhe short facts were as follows :-The deceased (licted for feloniousli- k illill, and Sla-vin" fleni-i, Richardq, his father. The short facts were as follows :-The deceased was a genera! shopkeeper in Kensal-green, and the prisoner who followed the business of a boot-closer, resided in the s.one neighbourhood. In the course of the evening of the -nd of January the prisoner called upon his father when a uispute arose between them, the cause of which did not transpire In the course of the quarrel the deceased took up 3. '^?EI ?T F°R THE PURP°SE of cutting bacon, and stabbed the pnsoner with it but he (the prisoner) went away before he found that he was wounded he, however almost instantly returned, and said to his father, As you have clone this to me, I will do the same to you," upon which he wrenched the knife from his father's hand, and, seizing him by the collar with his left hand, struck him with his rigli-t. It was then discovered that a wound had been inflicted upon the deceased's left shoulder, about an inch in ureadth, and about four inches in depth, and in a slanting direction. The deceased lingered till the 20th of January when he died from the effects of the wound. It was elicited irom the witnesses, upon cross-examination, that the de- ceased was a man of very intemperate habits and of a most ungovernable temper, that he had twice previously attempted to stab a younger son. and hnrl "1" u: • ui* \>iie s arm. It further appeared that both the prisoner and the deceased were mtoxicated at the time. Mr. Bailantine addressed the were mtoxicated at the time. Mr. Bailantine addressed the jut} on behalf of the prisoner, after which a verdict of guilty was returned, but accompanied bv a strong recom- mendation to mercy. Mr. Justice Williams told the pri- guilty was returned, but accompanied bv a strong recom- mendation to mercy. Mr. Justice Williams told the pri- soner that the case was one of a very peculiar nature, though unfortunate!} it had been attended with fat^i 1 akmg, however, into consideration the.strong recomraen- dation of the jury, and the great provocation he had received the sentence would be extremely light, which was, that he be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one month. THE SWORD WORN BY LORD CLIVE on being elected one of the Knights of the Northern Division-of Shrop- shire, was of the most superb description. The handle, which displayed the head and neck of a horse, was most profusely studded with diamonds. The blade was of ex- quisite workmanship, and slightly curved. It is the same sword worn by Tippoo Saib, and was taken from the chief- tain's person after the storming of Seringapatam. Its value is estimated at 2,50U guineas. THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.CAUTION.—At Union-hall last week, a letter was read, which the magistrate had received from the editor of the Windsor and Eton Journal re- specting the imposition practised on the provincial press by a person named John Bull, who caused the following advertisement to be inserted in a great number of country papers, and by that means at once defraudin"- them and the other persons whom fie duped: Fish, Fish. F!sh;~B? forwarding a fost-ojfice, order for ten shillings. which costs 3d., you can be supplied with even- description that is m season. The order, coming from any part within the railway lines, may be answered in a f.-w hoti-r« sftM- xinCtv,^«,Tayl,0r'iN°-2' B^y-row, bSCST' i ii j co<sh and a barrel of oysters, if preferred." The landlord of the house in Boundaiv-row, said, that it w^s astonishing the number of letters with remittances sent from the country, and addressed to W. J. Taylor, thab-came to his house. TV ltness took the letters in, knowing the person addressed to haye lodged there some time ago, and that person was in the habit of calling and receiving them, The magistrates said, there was no doubt several persons had been defrauded by the above system, and th?t even the editors of the newspapers had been imposed upon. A poor man, named John Price, aged 40, was found dead in bed a few days since, in the Gloucester Lunatic Asylum, with his handkerchief tight round his neck. It was at tint supposed that he had strangled himself, but it appeared-that he was accustomed to use his. handkerchief as a night-can and it had slipped from his head, and that his death was caused by apoplexy. l ux STORM.—At high water on Saturday morning last about half-past three o'clock, the tide, owing to the northerly wind which lasted all the previous night wlTsf high in the river Thamas, that the houses and xfharfs^n the banks at Lambeth, T auxhall, and several other places were flooded^o an alarming extent. The houses in Upper and Lower Fore-streets were inundated to the depth of Upwards of ten feet ;■ and in consequence of the rapidity of the flood aided as it was by the wimLiauch damW w iiunK'ro us vessels iati< floors of the various houses- With such tide overflow that the police were unable to get rimnl wards the river-side to call up the parties. The the neighbourhood of York-road was the highest ever known, and boats took the place of the usual rn« £ <S Zn dered the lighters and other crafts lotally uTnanage^ an d one man was thrown from the steerage of a .lighL by the concussion of the vessel yyith one of the wreckt and hi not vet been found. The 'lighter, however, was, after much tossing to and frù, brought to a mooring. The amount of damage done to the small vessels lying up in the river is very great. The inhabitants of the BelYCre-roa4, at Baukside, also sustained much loss by the overflowing of the rivcr. S MANAGEMENT OF SHIPWRECKED PROPPPT-A __M "J.c::I.. \;tlr.r- pondence has taken place between Lord Aberdeen and the committee for managing the affairs of Lloyd's upon the subject of the exclusive right of management over British shipwrecked property, in the course of which it is affirmed by his Lordship, that her Majesty's consuls do not possess the power to insist upon acting as the mercantile agent of a captain of a British ship when in distress, while the master of the wrecked vessel is saved and capable of acting, or to oppose the exclusive management by Lloyd's agent of the surveying and disposal of damaged goods in such a case the selection of an agent to advise and assist him (the captain) both in reference to the ship and cargo resting entirely upon himself he continuing to be the guardian of the propertr intrusted to htscare; but when, on the contrary, a British vessel may be wrecked on the shores of a foreign state in amity w.th her Majesty, and the master is drowned, aad no authorised representative of the party appears, then in such case her Majesty-, eonsul possesses the right to act as the exclusive mercantile agent in the business. SatINwb;VK DiSC07RY—°n Monday last a person, named Sales, who is a cowkeeper, residing in Fishergate, bought a quantitj of muscles for consumption on opening one of them, he found it contained a gold ring, which lie has now in his possession. We leave fhe cause of its singular locality to the researches of the marvellous—Chronicle. THE BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.riie following is an extract w"J,» D B 't2" Ui if' f"~ 'heRiSbl "«■ 1>»S vv.lsou, D,D., Bisttop of Calcutta, addressed to the Society lor Promoting Christian Knowledge: —The letter after giving an account of the proceedings connected with the erection oi the ca hedral at Calcutta, thus proceeds-—" I imagine to myself a crowded native audienec, with a native chaunrn!'1 «TI ^,1 ^r'0* °rg^' ™ futOTe aRC* cudunt.ng, I hou art the King ol. GWv, O Christ" I go to visit the dioceses of Madras and Bombav, not for diocesan business, but to confer, to console, tb arrange, to animate, to plan for the spiritual good of the province, to settle this branch of our reformed Apostolical Clinch, under o,<] 8 «n all its evangelical doctrine, all its primitive ami unsophisticated discipline, all its edifying Church order. If it were only to rejoice each other's hearts in Christ Jesus once in five years, the metropohtical visitation would have its adequate object. But I hope much more may be done in the way of an united plan or plans for the Rovernment of onr u^ocese. I propose staying five Sundays at Madras (from the J ^ber to Christmas-day) and four at Bombay vlrom the o„h to the 2Gth of February,) so as to be back at Calcutta before Easter, IS4:3 -it voyage of seven months, and ,t)0 miies. f hen in October, 1843, should my life b» spared, I must prosecute my third north western visitation to Agra (winch requires a distinct Bishop as t¥Jch as New Zealand, or Nova Sc-atia, or Toronto), for eighJen months; so that I have renounced the prospect of visiting you once more in hug and before I die. No unless his Vrace the Arcllhislwp should lay his orders upon me. India is my scene Ol duty, delight and usefulness. The excitement of a short Ms.t would overset me at my time of life. If I can but r/t'L^fT8! W j aDt^ ^ie ministry which I have t' (' I T° ^sus to testify the gospel of the grace °d',l8hai1 j'ave enough. Already have 1 to bless God for line jears and ten months* health in my residence in this tani o i »se«se and death. The climate of EogUnd would ,U(,St I,F(il-)ahly cot suit me. The joy of rav familj would break my heart the voyages to and'fro would exhaust my leniains ol strength I must not, therefore, tempt God, but he content with the intercourse of letters, and the communion "t the saints io-prayer aiid intercession. Three years ago I ,as bent upon going home, but mv feelings have been j Mibdued by a sense of duty gradually since. Where should 'J i liishop die, but in his diocese? Aud now farewell, f tnv dear old friends and brethren in the Lord (I have been •i member 42years.) May God bless you and the venerable society, and prepare us for his heavenly kiDgdom."

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