TOVTN rr A. T-i I-C BY OTJB SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Out readers win understand that we do not hold oyrsehies respon- sible for our able Correspondent's opinions. BUSINESS and pleasure alike are being hurried through in order that the dissolution of Parlia- ment may not come before all is prepared for a start into the country. No one can wonder at this. It is not because London is hot, and country houses and shady lanes offer superior at- tractions to Pall-mall, although they can boast of a "sweet shady side;" but every day's delay increases the expense, and adds to the uneasiness of candidates for election. Still, neither business nor pleasure is neglected. And it is not such easy work for a candidate for a London borough as it is for an aspirant to a country one. Thus his work is more or less centralised; he can get all the electors together, and feels that he is always among them. Here he has to rush off from one committee-room to another, address a meeting at the Lamb and Flag in one street, and show himself at the Red Lion in another, never dreaming of weariness, but always looking pleasant, and answering questions and putting electors in a good humour. This is a good time, too, for discussing social questions. The more speeches a candidate can get into print, the better adver- tisement it is for the candidate. Talking about social questions reminds me that I have got a word to say about the Working Men's Club and Institute Union." I was lucky enough to have an invitation to one of these the other evening, and am bound to say enjoyed my visit immensely. In the principal room of the institu- tion I found a very pleasant circle of working men, all of them scrupulously clean, and most of them enjoying their pipes, and carrying on vigorous conversations and discussions in a very intelligent tone. The club I visited was entirely a self- governed institution, passing its own laws and rules, and only casually depending on the Union for assistance. There was an admirable library- in which, of course, no smoking is allowed, and there were many deeply intent on the best periodi- cals, magazines, and newspapers of the day. The great objection which is urged against these clubs is that the working man is gradually led to forget the love of home, which should be so strong in his heart. The secretary of the Union, in a little pamphlet, seems to have grappled with this point in a masterly manner. The following paragraph is worth reading :— "Happy they whose home is their chief delight and best recreation, when it ministers to the true and highest welfare of all who dwell in it. But it must never be forgotten how very different, in point of ac. commodation, means of amusement, and of inviting friends, or in opportunities of quiet, and of refreshing conversation, a working man's home at present too often is, compared with those of the middle and upper classes, and how little we ought to wonder if a man is impelled to break his resolution, to return to the society of the tap-room, and to such amusement as it affords, from sheer want of some other society and amusement to which he can resort. There was much truth, however trite, in Sydney Smith's remark, fifty years ago, in the Edinburgh Review,' The true way to attaek vice is by setting up something against it.' The year 1865 will be remembered as the date of another great Handel Festival. The festival of 1862 was great enough. It was a triumph this year. No words can describe the effect of the singing of those sublime choruses by 3,500 pitched voices in such a building as the Crystal Palace, which was this year arranged so that for acoustic purposes it was almost perfect. Mdlle. Patti was, perhaps, a poor substitute in the solos for Mdlle. Titiens, who quite electrified the audience in 1862 But what was to be done ? The'price at which .p Mr. Mapleson estimated the value of the services of this great artiste for the week over which the festival extended, was not less than a thousand pounds. It has been the fashion for some time to abuse our street architecture, and to institute invidious comparisons between London and other great cities of Europe. This may be in the main cor- rect, but there is a little corner at the bottom of Parliament-street from which a view of the new Westminster-bridge and the Houses of Parliament is obtained. This peep may safely stand on its own merits, particularly now that the old rickety houses on one side of Palace-yard have been pulled down. The idea of building Palace-yard on the side of Bridge-street has now been given up. A row of trees is to be planted instead; and the end of the Clock Tower, which was left bare and ugly for the intended new wing, will now be made pretty again. Great fears are, however, enter- tained that before new stones are laid the old ones will have to be patched up. Most of the stone- work of the river front is crumbling away, and dainty carved work is beginning to look very dis- reputable. The first stone of the new Houses of Parliament was laid only twenty-five years ago, and decay is already setting in. The grand old Abbey on the other side of the street has stood for hundreds of years, and is as good as new." Look on this picture, and on that." Something must surely be done to arrest decay. While on the subject of architecture, I may mention, perhaps, another very fine hotel which has been built in Salisbury-square, out of Fleet- street, which offers unusual attractions for country visitors, as it has been started nominally for the accommodation of members of the Farmers' Club. The old club premises got too small for them, and so they built the Salisbury Hotel, which is partly occupied by the members, the greater portion of the building being devoted to ordinary hotel visitors. The building is, as buildings go, wonder- fully cheap. It was built for about half the cost of the most expensive ones which have lately been erected in London. Be that as it may, everything both inside and out looks solid and good, a remark which applies more particularly to the furniture and internal decorations, which are uniform and in perfect taste. There have always been great complaints' that there is no really good hotel in I the City. This want seems now to have been 1 supplied. Every one must remember the gossip that got about not long since, in which the names of the popular Princess Mary of Cambridge and Lord Hood were mixed up. Some said they were sincerely attached to one another and only wanted consent, others declared that they had been secretly united. Now, however, that the canard has dropped through, it is stated that Viscount Hood is to unite his destinies with those of a Miss Ward. The great success of that mysterious journal the Owl, has induced some spirited people to start a rival semi-facetious, semi-political journal called the Bat. In shape, style, and price it exactly resembles itp nightly companion; but its politics are strictly Conservative. I rather doubt its success. There may be room for an Owl, but an Owl and a Bat are, perhaps, too much of a good thing. The last new evening penny paper, the Glow- worm-another animal, by the way, and a nightly one—depends chiefly upon the extraordinary number of editions that are published. Directly anything exciting occurs out comes another edi- tion of the Glowworm. The other evening there was a great fire close by Charing-cross, which broke out about six o'clock. Before seven, queer little boys, in a fantastic dress of bright yellow and scarlet were shrieking out, Latest edition of the Glowworm I Awful fire in Northumber- land-wharf From the room in which I sat I could see the fire still raging, and was of course tormented by the shrill voices of the yellow boys. There is to be no Ministerial dinner at Green- wich this year. The cares of the State must be heavy, indeed, to tempt the Premier and his fol- lowers from the luxuries of u plain" and devilled 'bait. Z.
OUTLINES OF THE WEEK. THE news from America is not unimportant, at the same time much has to be done before it can be said that the country is in a tranquil state, or that commercial prosperity has arrived at the same j position as it had attained prior to the war. Presi- dent Johnson has issued a proclamation abolishing restrictions upon trade with the ports east of the Mississippi, putting them on the same footing with the ports on the eastern coast, and thus certifying the termination of the civil war throughout the Union. A provisional governor has been appointed to re-organise the state of Mississippi, the governor being empowered to assemble a convention of the people. Great distress is said to prevail through- out the Southern States. There is a scarcity of provisions; the white population appear to take no steps in a new order of things, and lands re- main uncultivated; whilst the blacks boast of their freedom, but show no signs of industry. At Washington the assassination trial drags its slow length along" without eliciting anything of fresh importance. The evidence of Connover, who swore that he had seen Booth in close conference with the Confederate agents in Canada, has been contradicted by two creditable witnesses, who swear that Connover has perjured him- self. It is stated that Generals Lee and Ewell, with forty other officers, are indicted for high treason, and will shortly be tried at Washington. The ex-President-Davis is still confined at Fortress Monroe, and his trial is progressing. A dreadful explosion has taken place at Chatanooga, and the Government storehouses, which were filled with property, have been totally destroyed. It is stated t that by this means provisions sufficient to have lasted an army of 80,000 men for two years have been lost, and there is evidence to show that the explosion, or rather explosions, were caused by in- cendiaries. President Johnson is acting firmly, if not too strictly, and it is hoped that ere long the country on which Providence has bestowed such wonderful resources, will be again prosperous; that the demon of war having fled, commercial enter- prise will increase, and former animosities be for- gotten. AT the present moment the Great Eastern steam vessel is one of the most important features of the day. She has on board the Atlantic Tele- grapk cable, and is about to sail with that impor- tant link which is to bring the Old and New World within speaking distance. Great anxiety is exhibited as to the results; and wide as the span which the cable will occupy, practical men believe that the communication between the two coun- tries by such means will be complete. THERE is nothing new to record in France. The Emperor appears to become every day more popular; and the improvements which he has introduced in the sanitary condition of the people, not only in the metropolis, but in other populous places, is beginning to be appreciated. The cabmen's strike in Paris is coming to a close; after several days' idleness about 1,000 men agreed to accept the old fares, and on taking their places at the ranks were assaulted by those still upon strike; these persons were, however, given into custody, and the Tribune has dealt in a summary way with them by sending some hundreds to prison for terms varying from five to six months. IN politics nothing is spoken of but the forth- coming elections. The constituents of every borough and city are being addressed by "would- be representatives. In many places there will be sharp contests, and, perhaps, nowhere will the battle be more severe than for the Uni- versity of Oxford, which Mr. Gladstone now repre- sents. The promises to support the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mr. Gathorne Hardy are said to be nearly equal, and t'.ie election will cause considerable sensation, not only at the University but throughout the kingdom. THE Duke of Wellington's circular to his tenants has gained for his grace a large amount of respect. It is an intimation to other landlords to go and do likewise." The exercise of your vote," says the duke, is a trust imposed on you for the advantage of the country, and the responsibility I of the proper exercise of it rests with you alone. It is committed to you-not to me, and I beg you distinctly to understand that no one has my authority for stating that I wish to bias you in favour of any candidate." A noble sentiment, I which we hope to hear echoed by other landed proprietors. THE 11 cotton famine/' or, in other words, -the j "Lancashire distress," along with the war which produced it, may now be reported at an end. Mr. Farnell has sent in his final report, showing a balance in hand of X36,143 12s. ld. The distress in the cotton districts has lasted, with more or less intensity, nearly three years, for two of which relief has been afforded chiefly through local public works, on which a million sterling has been expended—200 miles of streets the report shows to have been formed, paved, sewered, and channeled, and their footwalks flagged. The foreign contributions to the fund have been very munificent. From all parts of the world the committee received aid, and nobly did the officials engaged in distributing it do their duty. The mills are, however, once more open in Lancashire; the industrious people can now obtain work, and the labours of Mr. Farnell and the committee are at an end. The munificence exhibited in support of the poor operatives, and the manner in which the gifts were distributed, will ever constitute a source of legitimate pride and satisfaction to the nation. THE coroner's jury appointed to inquire into the railway accident at Staplehurst have brought in a verdict of manslaughter against the foreman of the plate-layers and the inspector employed on the spot. The evidence against these men cer- tainly showed great want of caution, but punishing plate-layers will not improve railway regulations. Railway Boards would offer a plate-layer every day of the year to Moloch, if that would conciliate any- body. The directors themselves should be held responsible for negligence, and then, probably, we should have fewer accidents. SPEAKING of railways, another accident of a very alarming nature occurred recently on the Glasgow and Edinburgh line, close to the latter city. A train coming in collision with an engine was thrown entirely off the line, and severe bruises were inflicted upon many passengers, three of them being seriously injured. This accident is said to have been the result of pure mismanage- ment or carelessness, but as no one has been killed, the affair will be hushed up, We trust, however, that when a new Parliament meets, Government will see the importance of adopting measures for, the better protection of the lives of railway travellers. Mss. (LONGWORTH) YELVERTON is again to appear in court. The Scotch Lords of Session have decided that any newspaper which may chance to be sold in Scotland is liable to an action in that country if brought by a resident in Scotia. Mrs. '(Longworth) Yelverton, thinking herself libelled by the Saturday Review, instead of bringing her action in London, betook herself to Edinburgh, and brought it therer-aii arrangement which, if she wins her case, will inflict upon the proprietors a heavy additional expense. A MELANCHOLY circumstance has just gone the round of the papers. Mrs. Arbuthnot, a young English bride, making a wedding tour in Switzer- land, in- company with her husband and a guide, was ascending one of the Bernese alps. The hus- band and the guide went a little in advance of the lady, when a thunder-storm burst over them. The bride was struck by lightning, and killed instan- taneously. She was the daughter of Lord Rivers, and niece of Earl Granville.
B&BBERY AND ATTEMPTED MTJRDEB. On Friday morning Charles Demontier, calling him- self a sailor, was charged before the Edmonton magis- trates with stabbing Pjlice-oonctabie Wilson, 260 N, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, and w,th stealing1 a quantity of jewellery at the Cock Inn, Edmonton. From the evidence of Mrs. Sarah Coombes, the landlady, it appeared that the prisoner, accompanied by another man, cameto the bar a fortnight previously, and, having ordered some refreshments, went with a companion into the garden to amuse themselves. Shortly afterwards prisoner was discovered under a bed in one of the bedrooms of the house, from which he bolted on being discovered, and, jumping/through the window, made off at the top of his speed. While running he threw away a gold chain, two gold rings, and other valuable property he had stolen from the bedrooms. When pursued by a policeman in plain clothes, he threatened to stab him with a knife if interfered with. During a short pause in the proceedings, the prisoner made a determined effort to escape from the court. He dashed at the door, and succeeded in getting half way down tho stairs, nearly upsetting two magistrates, before he was seized and brought back by main force. He was then handcuffed, whereupon he said, "Men and brethren, the police are murdering me. I made a try for my liberty when I got the chance, and see what they do to me for it. Let them put my hands before me, and take my word I will not escape." He then settled the question by slipping, with marvellous quickness, his manacled hands under his feet to the front. Upon the resumption of the court, James Wilson, 260 N, said that from ilformation he received, he sought the prisoner in Edmonton, and met him, and asked him where he had been. He answered, "You are a policeman, then," struck witness a blow in the mouth, filling it with blood, and ran away. Witness followed him for a long while, and at length caught him. He stabbed at witness's stomach with a knife, saying, "I will rip you up." He got away again, but after another chase, witness caught hold of his leg as he was crossing a hedge. He stabbed at; witness's neck, but he re- ceived the blow on the hand, which was cut to the bone. They both fell, one at either side of the hedge. The prisoner jumped up a tree, got into Dr. Jackson's garden, ran through the house, and got into another house, which he also passed through. By that time other constables and civilians came up, and he was secured. The clasp-knife and pen-knife produced were found on him. The prisoner reserved his defence. The Chairman (Mr. Busk) said that the prisoner was fully committed on both charges to take his trial at the Central Criminal Court. ♦
THE FATAL FIRE IN LEADENHALL MABKET. On Wednesday the body of either the oook or house- maid was discovered in the ruins of the Poulterers' Arms, near the bar-door. The remains were so shrivelled as not to be more than three feet in length; the skull was destroyed by the action of the fire. There were present at the time of the discovery Mr. Young and Mr. Crook, surveyors, Mr. Rawston, the coroner's officer, and other officials of the ward, who suggested to the workmen the propriety of having a sheet placed under the body, so that it might be removed from the ruins as de- cently as possible. The workmen, however, with a jeer, said that if they wanted that done they might do it themselves or be d They then in a most dis- graceful manner pulled the- corpse about, dragged off one of the legs and part of an arm. The remains were, however, collected together and placed in a shell, and removed to the dead-house of St. Dionis Back- church, and Mr. Rawston has forwarded the necessary information to Mr. Payne, the coroner, so that that learned gentleman may hold an inquest forthwith. Judging from the position in which the body was found there is strong reason for supposing that the unfortu- nate creature had run from the top of the house to the bar-door, when she was struck down by the flames.
A HORRIBLE DISCLOSUBE. Peter M'Dermott was charged at the Mansion House on Tuesday with having assaulted Police-con- stable John Cartis, who said that on Saturday after- noon he was in Thames-street in plain clothes, when the prisoner, evidently not knowing he was a police- man, took him by the arm, and said, in a confidential tone, Young man, you are from the country, are you not?" He replied he was, by way of joke; upon which the prisoner said he had just returned from Bea, and had a lot of first-rate tobacco, which he would sell him at 2s. a pound. Come along with me," said the prisoner, I will show it you." He went with him to the City Arms Tavern, in Great Tower-street, and having sat down together in a baek room, the pri- soner, assuming a solemn tone and manner, said, For God's sake don't say a word about what I am about to tell ycu; on the high seas, while on the homeward voyage, we threw the captain overboard, and stole his jewellery." As he said that he took from his pocket what appeared at first sight te be a massive gold ohain, for which, he said, the captain gave thirty- two guineas abroad. He then told Curtis to place his hand under the table, and having done so he put into it a box, which, he said, contained diamonds and a ring. He said he would take X30 for the chain he had shown him and Xlg for the ring and the diamonds. Curtis replied that if he had thrown the captain overboard, as he said he had, as he was a constable he must take him into custody; upon which the prisoner jumped up and seizing him by the throat threatened to "put a knife into him." A struggle took place, but the complainant overcame him. The prisoner begged hard to be allowed to go, saying his ship was off Sherness, but when asked her name he evaded the question. On the way to the polioe-station the prisoner threatened to pull his liver out," seized him, and tore the arm from his coat. The jewellery, so-called, which was shown to the Lord Mayor, was not worth Is. 6d. The Lord Mayor fined the prisoner 10s. for the damage to the complainant's coat, with the alternative of ten days' imprisonment, and a month's hard labour for assaulting him while in the execution of his duty as a police officer.
CRYSTAL PALACE QBE AT ROSE SHOW. The great rose show at the Crystal Palace on Satur- day was attended by a very large and fashionable company. There were thousands of persons present. The number was greater than was anticipated, taking into consideration that, on the previous day, the great rehearsal of the Handel Festival took place. At times during the afternoon the stands were so crowded that moving about was next to an impossibility. The stand in the north nave for the sale of the Handel Festival tickets, as well as those at the entrances, was besieged throughout the day. The extreme heat of the morning had caused many of the growers to lose their flowers; but, notwithstanding this, the show was not on!y very large, but of an unusually fine character. The following is a list of the first prizes awarded:— NURSERYMEN. Class 1.—96 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, £ 6 Mr. J. Mitchell, Pitt Down, Maresiield. Class 2.-48 varieties, three trusses of each First prize, R5, Messrs. Paul and Son, Cheshunt, Herts. Class 3—24 varieties, three trusses of each: First prize, L4, Mr. Keynes, Salisbury. Class 4.-24 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, 23, Mr. J. Cranston, 1, King's Acre, Hereford. C- lass 5.—12 varieties, one truss of each: First prize. £ 2. Mr. C. Turner, Slough. AMATEURS. Class 6.-36 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, P,6, Mr. J. T. Hedge, Reed Hall, Colchester. Class 7.-24 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, R5, Mr. W. Ingle, gardener to Mrs. G. Bound, Birch Hall, Col- chester. Class 8.—18 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, R4, Mr. J. T. Hedge, Reed Hall, Colchester. Class 9. —12 varieties, one truss of each: First prize, t3 Mr. J. Bristowe, gardener to G. Orme, Esq., Broadwater, Sussex. OPEN TO ALL. NEW ROSES OF 1863 AND 1864. Class IO.-For the best, collection, one truss of each variety First prize, 23, Messrs. Paul and Son, Cheshunt, Herts. Class H.-Decorated basket or vase roses: First prize, £3, Mr. W. Ingle, gardener to Mrs. G. Bound, Birch Hall, Col- chester. ROSES IN POTS. Class 13.—25 roses, not less than 15 varieties, in pots not exceeding eight inches in diameter: First prize, £ 4, Messrs. Paul and Son, Cheshunt, Herts. Class 14 -12 roses in pots, sent out in 1854: First prize, iBS, Messrs. Paul and Son, Cheshunt, Herts.
WILL OF THE MARCHIONESS OF LONDONDERRY. Special probate of the will and two codicils of the most Hon. Frances Anne Vane, Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, was granted by her Majesty's Court of Probate to the acting executor and trustee, Mr. William C. Clayton, of Lincoln's-inn a power being reserved to the other executors and trustees—namely, the Earl Vane (the son), Major-General Thomas Woeod: of Littleton, and Mr. G. W. Pierrepoint Bentinckj M.P. The will is dated the 6th of July, 1864, and has no reference to the estates in Ireland. The personalty was sworn under < £ 400,000. Testatrix was the only daughter and heir of the late Sir Henry Vane Tempest, and married, in 1819 (as second wife), Charles William, third Marquis of Londonderry, K.G., who died in 1854, by whom she had issue three sons and four daughters •• one son and daughter died. The jewels are set forth in two schedules accompanying the will—one contain- ing specific bequests of these costly personal ornaments to her daughter and other members of her family, describing distinctly the article and the person to whom it is bequeathed. The other portion of her jewellery, together with all Presentations from the Sovereigns of Russia, Sweden, and Prussia, and the Embassy service of plate, and racing oups (except the Antrim cup) are to go to the possessor of her residences. She also fur- ther bequeaths to her daughters, Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, Alexandrina, Countess of Portarlington, and Lady Adelaide Law, each X500 immediate. To Lady Susan Vane, widow of her late son. Lord Adol- phus Vane, an annuity of .£500, and to her grandson, Francis, on attaining twenty-one, the sum of xio,ooo. To her son, Lord Ernest Vane Tempest, < £ 30,000, and he is appointed residuary legatee. To her daughter, Lady Adelaide Law, a further legacy of £ 12,000. These three last-mentioned sums are not to be paid till the expiration of twenty-one years, unless the trustees see it desirable to do so earlier; the interest to be charged on the residuary estate. To her exe- cutors, .£500 each. There are liberal annuities to the servants. All legacies to be paid free of succession and legacy duty. The income arising from the Hol- derness House and estate to be held in trust for her eldest son and issue, and to accumulate at compound interest for a period of twenty-one years. Also, the trustees are to retain from the dues and income of the Seaham Harbour, Durham, and the colliery and other estates, the yearly sum of X14,000, to accumulate at compound interest for the like period of twenty-one ysara, and to be held in like manner.—Illustrated News. +
The 20th of June was the anniversary of her Majesty's accession to the throne, and there were the usual loyal demonstrations both at Windsor and in London. In St. James's-park and at the Tower Royal salutes were fired. Her Majesty ascended the throne on the death of her uncle, King William IV., on the 20th of June, 1837, and was crowned in Westminster Abbey on the 28th of Jane, 1838,
flJSffEEICA. NEW YORK, JUNE 14. The Government storehouses at Chattanooga, con- taining a quarter of a million of property, have been destroyed by an explosion. Judge Underwood has arrived at Washington to consult the Attorney-General concerning the indict- ment of treason brought by the Norfolk grand jury against Generals Lee and Longstreet, Governor Smith, Letcher, and forty others. Mr. Davis is still confined in Fort Monroe. Mr. Benjamin is stated to have arrived at Bermuda. Breckenridge and Trenholm have escaped out of the, country. James Watson Wallace, of Montreal, has made an affidavit that Connover, in his testimony at the secret session of the conspiracy trial, fraudulently personated him, by representing himself as Wallace. Two other persons have sworn that Connover's testimony was perjury. T NEW YORK, JXJNS 15, John Mitchel has been arrested and conveyed to jb ortress Monroe. It is supposed he will be indicted tor treason. Four companies of coloured troops after having embarked aboard transports at Fort Monroe for Texas objected to proceed on their voyage. One com- Pan7 threatened to fire on their officers. All were then landed, disarmed, and re-embarked. Orders have been sent to City Point to issue no more arms to coloured troops.
THE FRENCH ELECTIONS.—DEFEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT CANDIDATE AT CLERMONT. The election of a deputy to the Corps Legislatif took place at Clermont on Tuesday. M. Girot Poujol, the opposition candidate, was returned by 14,140 votes. M. Meynadier, the [Government candidate, obtained 12,188 votes.
LOVE, LAW, AND LUNACY. The case of Brooks v. Clarke was recently brought before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury in the Equity Court, it was an action brought by Miss Emily Augusta Clarke Brooks against the defendant, who was clerk to the Sadlers' Company, on a bond for X300 a year, and was resisted on the ground that the defendant had executed the bond when in an un- sound state of mind, or that he was in such a condition of health from excessive drinking as not to be fit to transact important business when he signed it; that the bond had been got from him by coercion; and, further, that the plaintiff, after she got it, had delivered it up to be cancelled.—Miss Emily Augusta Clarke Broeks, the plaintiff, said that the defendant, Mr. Giles Clark, a solicitor, was connected with her family by marriage. She was twenty-eighty ears old. Mr. Clarke was her godfather, and by his desire she took the name of Clarke, and she lived in his house with her mother and grandmother from her earliest childhood. She was accustomed to call Mr. Clarke papa, by his own desire. There was a little boy brought there who, her mamma said, was witness's brother, and the defendant called him his son. It was understood that the two children were to share his fortune between them. In 1857 the defendant took her to a ball at Sadler's Ilall, of which company he was clerk, and introduced her as Miss, 4^, °' PjT1*' 1861, she drank some champagne Sht rSfrfiH6^ • a din-n6r party at their house- She retired late m the evening. After she had been in bed some time she found the defendant in her bed. Before anything took place between them he said, I am your best friend," and that he would provide for her, and she should never want. She consented to his overtures, and the intercourse continued through May and part of June. Early in June she was desirous to get a day situation as governess, so that she could reside with her grand- mother, who then lived in the defendant's house. The defendant was annoyed at this, and said that witness had nothing to fear, for he would provide for her. In the middle of May the defendant said he had taken a house at Southend, and should remove his furniture there. Some furniture was to be given to witness, and she was to reside in Chase Cottage, Hampstead with her grandmother. He said he would provide for witness for life. In reference to the house at South- end, he said it was for a lady of fortune, to whom he was to be married. After this he took her to Sadlers'- hall ball, where he introduced her to members of his family. After the ball he repeated his promises. On another occasion he said he would make a settlement providing for witness and her grandmother for life.. On the 17th or 18th of May he sent for two copies of the form of a bond, and he filled up one and handed it to fitness, saying, "Now I have provided for you lor lite. The bond now produced, that sued on, was the one. After some further evidence, the Lord Chief Justice suggested, before the case went further, the propriety of considering whether some arrangement could not be come to.—Upon this suggestion a long consultation took place between the counsel, which resulted in a settlement, the defendant paying the plaintiff £ 1,000.—A juror was then withdrawn.
Suicide in a Public-house.-An inquest was held in the City-road, London, on the body of William Braddock, aged thirty-four years, a hot-presser, who had, seen much foreign service, and who of late was looked upon as not being right in his head. He was MI J-111 I the Windmill public-house, Wind- mill-street, with his throat cut, quite dead, and a knife by his side. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide while of unsound mind." Attempted Murder at Bowerby.-An at- tempt at murder was made in the village of Sowerby. near Halifax, in the early part of the week. The un- fortunate victim is Mrs. Hannah Helliwell, a widow. About noon she was found by her granddaughter, on her return from school, lying upon the floor is a pool of blood, and in a state of insensibility. An alarm was given, and the neighbours went into the house. It was found that Mrs. Helliweil had been beaten on the head and face with a pair of tongs. Her head w as badly out and bruised, and her jaw was broken. A surgeon was oalled in, but he entertains but little hopes of her recovery. UP,to Tuesday night she was not able to speak, and was m a state of unconscious- ness. The attack is supposed to have been made by her brother, Thomas Cockroft, who was seen in a plantation near the house, about noon, and who ia now out of the way. lie is said to have been in a low desponding state of mind for some days past, and it ia imagined that he committed the violence during a fit of madness. teoan'H and Co.'a (Jhtrfy Teotb Ftite. nviu w X>eoide<Uy for olfiansins sad presarvins: the teetij Sold »■' ffTUwervunii Hlnc-t'-t.LombsrtJ-sto Satisfying) Strengthening, Soothing for In- fanta, agreeable, digesible, nourishing tor Invalids, ig .UK. KIDGE'3 PATENT tcooied) OO.D. Prevents acidity and wind. The best and cheapest food. UI otiymistB, in canisters, 4d., 8d., Is., and 2s. 6d. Tlie Himalaya Tea Co.'s 3?m*e ri?ea is moderate in price and ot eseceUmt quality; being the jnrrest Tea iaw it is the most wholesom e, therefore the best and cheapest, Sold only in pack-ets. 8pe<-tae is the only preparation the,* nstantlv relieves tint/uiut injuring the teeth it sweetens the breath, and is recommended by many eminent dentists. Price 74<L and is \ifj.. post iree, 18 stamps. Holmau'a Neurotonic is infallible for Neu" ral^ia. f-gue, Faeeache, Rheumatism, JMerrousness, and Debilitv IT bottles is. lid &as. sd.: of all Chemists, or H. Holmes..Chemist, Barn et Instant Cure of Toodmelie.—Bunter's liervine "ives imme- date and pumanent relict Sold by all Chemists, Is. ld. per packet. In consequence of the Reduction in Duty, Hornman's Teas are now supplied by the Agents EIGHTPENCE per lb. CHEAPEB. Every Genuine Packet is signed Momiman £ Co." To Consumers of Steam Power.—National Boiler Insurance Company (Limited), 145, Cheapside, London, and 22, St. Ann's-square, Manchester. Inspection and' In- surance of Land and Marine Boilers effected. G. Howard Fenwiok, Managing Director; J. H. Tilly, Secretary Save your poor Teeth, and Economise your Cig-ars. BUTCHER'S PATENT KEY RING CIQAB NIPPERS are sold everywhere. Price Id.
Extraordinary Birth.—A Russian journal, the Northern Post, relates that the wife of a peasant named Moltchanow, of Tzvetow, in the Government of Koursk, recently gave birth to a son, on the follow- ing day to a son and daughter, and three days after to another daughter. The second boy died, and the mother also at the last accouchement; the three other children are still living. Death of Mr. Andrew R. Drummond.- The above gentleman, the senior partner of the w%ll- known banking-house of Messrs. Drummond and Co., died on Tuesday afternoon, at half-past five o'clock, at his residence in Bryanston-square. He had been ill for some weeks past, with but slight hopes of re- covery. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. Andrew Berkeley Drummond, son of the Hon. Robert Drummond, sixth son of William, fourth Viscount Strathallan. He was born July 28,1794, and married in March, 1822, Lady Elizabeth Manners, second daughter of John Henry, fifth Duke of Rutland, by which lady, who survives him, he leaves issue a large family. His eldest daughter, Annabella,is married to Mr. A Baillie Cochrane, M.P. ;and his second daughter, Frederica, is married to the Earl of Scarborough. The Duke of Rutland, Lord and Lady John Manners, and severa Ifamiliea of ra.nk, are placed in mourning by the event Is PANTS will often thrive upon the PEARL SEJTOULE when everything else fails. For Children it forms a perfect j Diet; very valuciblefor Invalids. Sold by Grocers, &e. J. FISON, IPSWICH, MJUTOPACTUEEB. Agents, Biaks Brothers, E.C. J
ITALY. ROME, JUNE 26. A ranway acoiaent has occurred at Corese. Two trams filled with workmen, ran into one another, killing two and wounding eleven of the passengers. Five waggons and a locomotive were entirely destroyed. Signor Vegezzi has presented to Cardinal Anto- nelli the reply of the Italian Ministry, which rejects the conditions proposed by the Pope for the settlement of the question of the bishops. On Friday Signor Vegezzi had a private audience of the Pope in order to take leave, and his mission is considered to be at an end. The interruption of the negotiations has been received with great satisfaction by the clerical party at Rome. During the negotiations Count de Sartiges, by order of his Government, maintained a passive attitude. He will return to France on leave of absence.