ELECTION RETURNS. The first members returned to the new Parliament Vere Messrs. Ayrton and Butler (Liberals), who were nominated for the Tower Hamlets on Monday, and, there being no opposition, were duly elected. On Tuesday the Right Hon. Milner Gibson was returned without opposition for Aahton-under- Lyne. For the Cambridge University the Right Hon. S. H. Walpole and Mr. Selwyn were also returned without op.pasition. Mr. Henderson and Mr. Mowbray were unopposed for Durham, and there- fore elected. The following places also returned their members unopposed: Gateshead, Mr. Hatt; High Wycombe, Messrs. Mills and Carrington Preston, Messrs. Hesketh and Stanley; Rochdale, Mr. Potter; Salford, Mr. Cheetham Shrewsbury, Messrs. Tomline and Clement; Stamford, Viscount Cranbourne and Sir Stafford Northcote; Thirsk, Sir William Gallwey; Warrington, Mr. Greenall; Wigan, Messrs. Lindsay and Woods. The career of Mr. George Hudson, the railway king," as a candidate for Whitby, in opposition to Mr. H. S. Thompson, has been brought to rather an un- nsual termination. Mr. Hudson's long connection with the watering place of Whitby having rendered him somewhat popular, his canvass at that place was very prosperous, and he seemed to bid fair to become a member of Parliament. On Monday, however, he was arrested on a writ at the suit of a person named Sandeman, for, it is reported, a large sum of money. He was taken to York Castle, where he at present remains. Metropolitan Returns. Cif,y of London:- Gosohen (Liberal) 7,024 Crawford „ 6,990 Lawrence 6,545 Rothschild „ 6,491 Lyall (Conservative) 4,118 Fowler 3,997 Lambeth:- Hughes (Liberal) 6,143 Doulten „ 5,897 Lawrence 4,272 Haig (Conservative) 455 Westminster: Grosvenor (Liberal) 4,384 Mill 4,379 Smith (Conservative) 3,812 Alderman Salomons and Sir Charles Bright (Liberals), were returned for Greenwich.
THE PRINCE CONSORT ASSOCIATION AT WINDSOR. The fifteenth annual celebration of this association founded by the late Prince Consort, was held in the Home-park on Tuesday, within view of the Castle. At two o'clock the exhibitors and prize-holders dined to- gether in a large marquee, under the presidency of captain Johnson and other gentlemen. H R.H. the Prince of Wales left town at 3.15 p.m. for the purpose of distributing the prizes, reaching Windsor at four o'clock. The Prince immediately proceeded to the Home-park, where he was received by Major General Seymour, Mr. Harris, the Mayor of Windsor, and the members of the committee. The report of the asso- ciation was read by Major-General Seymour, describing the operations of the committee j or the past year. His Royal Highness then commenced the distribution of the prizes to the successful competitors. Of the latter there were about 117 in the firit six classes for honest, sober, and industrious conduct, and about 90 in the other classes. The prizes consisted of sums of money from -63 downwards. To these certificates, framed and glazed, and surmounted by a medallion of the late Prince Consort, and bearing the words, Presented in memory of the Royal founder," were added, and upwards of 123 of the cards were signed by her Majesty's own Royal hands. A portion of each prize was invested in the Windsor Savings Bank, and the books handed to the recipients. The presentation of the prizes took about an hour, and at the conclusion his Royal Highness, escorted by Major-General Sey- mour and Viscount Kircaldie, walked through the tents, and inspected the various specimens of cottage workmanship that were exhibited. There was a very fine exhibition of vegetables and cottage produce, while a large marquee, nearly stretching across the centre of the enclosure, contained a magnificent dis- play of fruits and flowers from the Royal gardens at Frogmore and the gardens of the gentry 'in the neigh- bourhood of Windsor. The Prince then partook of some slight refreshment, which was served in a tent within the enclosure, and afterwards, amidst the cheers of the visitors, returned to the South-Western Railway, and thence by special train to town. In the evening there was a dinner at the Town-hall, when the usual loyal toasts were given and duly honoured. The police arrangements in the park were carried out under the direction of Mr. Superintendent Walker and Mr. Superintendent Eagar, ot Windsor.
ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE AT PLAISTOW. Shortly before one o'clock on Tuesday morning the vicinity of North Woolwich-road, Victoria-dook, Plaistow, was thrown into a state of the utmost ex- citement in consequence of a desperate attempt to murder a woman, aged 40 years, by her husband, John Jjovelace, aged 42 years, who afterwards made a de- termined attempt, on his own life. The brief facts that could be hurriedly collected showed that the man was a journeyman shoemaker, was of rather irregular habits, and lived very un- happily with his wife. He had been out drinking in the evening at a neighbouring public-house, and at about half-past eleven o'clock that night he retired to rest with his wife as usual. There were several children in the room, and about the time above named the elder son, about 14 years of age, was suddenly aroused by hearing his mother calling out, "Murder, help!" He got out of bed and saw his father beating his mother on the head, and blood flowing from the wounds. He called for assistance, when several lodgers and neighbours rushed in, and found that he had nearly killed the woman, and on the floor was a large shoemaker's hammer, bearing portions of human hair and blood. The man Love- lace was laying on the floor near the bedstead with a gash in the throat, and on the arms and body were several large incised wounds or stabs, from which blood was flowing. Both man and woman remain in a critical state. No cause is known as yet for the crime.
THE LATE LORD CHANCELLOR'S SON. At the Bankruptcy Court, on Saturday, the case of the Hon. Richard Augustus Bethell was introduced. The bankrupt, whose name has been so prominently brought before the public of late, is, as is well known, the son of Lord Westbury, the late Lord Chancellor. He is described as of 45, St. George* s-road, Pimlioo, and of Stanmore, Middlesex, barrister-at-law. The adjudication was made a short time ago, on the petition of a creditor, Mr. Attenborough, pawnbroker, of Charlotte-street, Fitzroy- square. Consequent upon this the bankrupt applied for and obtained his release from custody. This was the sitting for proof of debts and choice of assignees. The liabilities of this bankrupt have been roughly estimated at < £ 25,000. Mr. Chidley and Mr. Lawrance appeared for credi- tors, Mr. Bagley and Mr. Sargood for the bankrupt. Amongdt the proofs tendered was that of a cigar merchant for XS I, Mr. Frederick Yates, < £ 960 for money lent, Mr. Henderson, stockbroker, of Throg- morton-street, £ 321. Mr. Lawrance asked the meaning of the item "passes," in the stockbroker's account, which ap- peared on one side for X3,500 and on the other side for £ 3,400. These speculative transactions on the Stock Exchange ought to be closely investigated, as they were clearly gambling transactions. The proof was ultimately admitted, subject to, further examination. Mr. Chidley tendered a proof by Mr. Welsh, the Registrar of the Leeds Court, for J61,089 for money lent and advanced to the bankrupt for his use. The proof stood over, Mr. Lawrance saying that he should oppose it on the ground that the money was advanced fcr an improper consideration. After the admission of one or two other proofs, the sitting was adjourned until Saturday next. .j
AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT When t he duty of 3s. per cent. was charged upon policies, persons did not insure to the full value of their stock in trade, furniture, &L, therefore, when a fire did occur they were only partially com- pensated for their loss; but it is confidently expected, now that insurance policies are reduced one- half, that the public will insure to the full amount of their property. The insurance companies afford. to the public every facility for effecting an insurance from the .£50 of a working man to the < £ 100,000 of the wealthy trader; and one need only walk over the Royal Insurance Buildings, Lombard-street, London, or a branch office of the same company in Liverpool, Manchester. Bir- mingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Halifax, Letds. Shef- field, Bristol, Southampton, Dublin, &c. &c ,or any of the other numerous agencies of the company throughout the country, to see that the public have not been slow to avail themselves of the facilities offered. At th e princely establishment in London, the visitor would be shown into apartments peculiarly adapted for business, and would have prospectuses given him which apply to every calling in life. He could be instructed in the easiest mode of insuriBg his property, and all the necessary arrangements could be carried out without trouble to himself. The subject of the reduction of the tax on fire in- surance policies cannot be too frequently brought before the notice of the public. Let it be remembered that from the 25th of June, 1865, the Government duty was reduoed from 3s. to Is. 6d. per cent., and in- sura-nee companies, with a liberality peculiar to that branch of trade, have in many instances given the public the whole benefit of such redaction. Those, therefore, who now neglect to insure to the full value of their property deserve the loss they suffer when a fire occurs. The total annual charge for insuring furniture generally, including china, glass, pottery, pictures, jewellery, books, linen, clothing, & in an ordinary dwelling house, according to the new and. greatly reduced tables of the Royal Insurance Company, is 7s. for £ 200, 10s. 6d. for £ 300, 14s. for £ 400. 17s. 6d. for £ 500, £ 1 las. for XION, &e. &c. The responsibility will now rest on the head of leveiry master of a family who neglects to use the means offered to him, by the present reduced chargs, to make himself entirely secure; and if, in consequence of this neglect, a loss of property ensues from any accidental fire, and he is uninsured, at the time, he will have cause to regret his folly and impro- vidence. Those who have hitherto insnrscL but not to the full value of their property, because of the enormous charge for duty, will now be able to apply the amount of daty they save by the Government re- duction to increase their insurances, so as fully to cover the value of their buildings or goods, It is a well-known fact within the experience of the insurance offices that buildings and furniture espe- cially.are at present so insufficiently insured as to pro- duce serious loss and inconvenience in case of a fire occurring. The present is, therefore, an excellent op- portunity of increasing the amount insured, without any additional payment. Now, if the owner of a house, which it would cost him fally.21,500 to rebuild, has hitherto only insured for < £ 1,000, in consequence of the heavy Government tax, but has naturliiilly felt uncomfortable in his mind from the continued remembrance that, if a fire con- sumeil his property, he would only receive two-thirds ef the loss he woald then have sustained- He has paid for his insurance as nnder < £ 1,000—Premium, Is. 6d. percent £ 0 15 0 •Duty, 3s 1 10 0 £ ?, 5 0 He will now wisely determine to insure for the full value of his house, and he will have to pay £ 1,500—Premium, Is. 6d. per cent. XI 2 6 Duty, Is. 6d. 1 2 6 £ 2 5 0 I Precisely the same amount as before, and his mind from that moment will be at ease. Every prudent person may apply this to his own case, whatever it may be. It applies as much to a case where Y,100 only is the value insured, as if it were £ 10,000. Whatever the property may be, few or noil, of those who seriously consider the subject will pause for a single day in acting on the lesson which it, teaches. «-
Quarantine in the Mediterranean, The consul of the Bey of Tunis has received information from the Prime Minister that vessels arriving from Malta will be admitted into Tunis, provided they be furnished with a certificate from the consul that they have performed a regular quarantine; but that vessels arriving direct from Alexandria or Massar will not be allowed to enter into Sfax, Susa, and Biserba,, or into any other port on the coast, but they must proceed to Gamur where boats, tent*, and sinitary guards have been placed at their disposal • T £ e °,fAhe Fne-~A d^Patch embodied m the following letter to Sir Roderick Murchison, announcing the discovery by Mr. Samuel Baker of the second great source of the Nile, has been received Foreign-office, June 28,1865. Sir.—I am directed by iari ±4ussell to acquaint yon, for the information of the Geographical Society, that two telegrams, dated respectively the 27th and 28th inst., have been this day received at the Foreign-office, which, though imperfectly transmitted, clearly convey the following intelligence, which his lordship has great pleasure in communicating through you, without delay, to the society. Mr. Consul-General Colqnhoun reports from Alexandria that letters, dated the 10th of May. had been received from Khartum, stating tlipt 'Mr, Baker had succeeded in discovering the second great source of the Nile—second, not in importance, but only in order of discovery, to the Victoria of Speke.' Mr. Consul Stanley, also from Alexandria, speaks of the discovery as that of 'the second and main source of the Nile, in Lake Albert Nyanza, north latitude 2 deg. 17 min.' Mr. Baker was expected shortly to arrive at Alexandria.—I am. Sir, your?, &.i." E. HAMMOND. Sir Boderiofc I. Marchieoa."
IBMDok m Cflwdra i»I-hd't 1 --+-- directed to preparatiors for tht^w|rh atte)atown ■is also which have commenced to-day. wJ r,alien place in prices. Consols are money, and 9(H to ier the account (AY,. O^JLJ business report is as follows :-Tlnee money, 90, ?, 90; ditto for account, Reduced, 89* f, f • JTew Three per Cents.ri/ if. Five per Cent. Stoek, 10*},$■, Exchequer *na_ The railway market is ra'her firmer to-day, teention is principally directed to the for"nig-hi 'S ment, which has just commenced. Xio-'don ana™ Western stock is now quoted 123i Great 674 to J, Midland, 134f toi35J; Lancashire and 'Xorirs~j 121$to 122J Caledonian, 132 to 133; South Eastern, 85 t<?> Great Eastern, 49 to t, ex div, London>n.?Soutb Western,, 99 to 100; Metropolitan," 112 to 5. The Corn lilrad.Z MASK-LANE, JULY 10.—Although only a moderate gmp- ply of tisa Wueat at this day's market, still previous rates were not g«nemly sustained, purchases b€ingr cau- tiously made the terns accepted were-fol" whIte, 428 to 49s; red, 378 to 43s; aid for Talavera, 448 to 54s per qr., a clearance not being msde, although quality was again good. Of Poreitra much on offer, and tiade ruling dull, the currency rather giving way, ranging at 37s to 52s, according to quality. Only a small business in American: white, at 42s to 46s; and red at -iOs to 41s, with a downward tendency. The Flour market quiet, stirl rates steady: ruling for town.made, ac- cording- to qualify, at 33s to 40s; country, 2i>s to 33e; French, 31, to 33s per sack; and American, 21-t to S58 per barrel. Ouly a moderate demand for P-Iriley; much foreign on offer, and the terms accepted were 22s to 80s per quarter: t-iip currency ranged for English distilling and grinding at 258 to 2&Maat only in moderate request pale at 54s to 01s, and brown 463 to 52s,-With Oats the market was largely supplied and prices rather gave way, still a fair business transacted Englislwand Irish potato at 22s to 25s j feed and black, 18s 6d to 22s 6d; Scotch, as to quality, 19s to 2Gs 6d; and foreign, 18a to 25s.—I-i Bye only trifling transactions at 25s to 28s.—Demand limited for Beans, still rates firm, ruling for Mazagan at 34s to 37s; picked, 36s to 39s Harrow and pigeon, 38s to 44s —A fair sale for Peas, white and maple, 36a to 40s, and grey, 34s to 36.-Only a moderate business in Indian Cora, at 288 6d to 30:3. Linseed in Urge demand: Odessa Wings 37s; Bombay, 5S 6<1 to 59s; and Calcutta, 579 to 58s. Rape- seed in small supulv, and much in request: Bombay brings 58s to 70s; Calcutta 59s to 60s; and Madras 65s perqnarter. Linseed Cakes wanted: town-made brings 910 to IV 5s; American, £ 8 10s, and Marseilles 29 108 per ton. TMARE-LANE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12.— CorRBEWr PiLww: ENGLISH, Per Qr. "WHEAT. S. S. Esx.,Knt.,rd.,lS63 38 to 43 „ „ 1864 8& to 44 Esx., Knt., w., 1863 43 to 49 „ „ 1864 to SO Norfolk and Lin- coln, red, 186,1 38 to 43 BARLEY. Malting to Distilling 26 to 28 Grinding. 2" to 26 MALT. Essex,Norfolk, and Suffolk Si to 61 Kingston and Wave 54 to 61 Brown 47 to 51 RYE, New 26 to 27 OATS. English,feed 19 to 23 „ pota.to. 24 to 28 Pi;z Qr. OATS Scotch, feed IS to M l' Scotch potato 24 to 28 Irish, white SO to 25 „ black 19 to 34 BEANS. Mazagan to Tick 35 to 38 Harrow 37t*> 39 Pigeon. 33 49 44 PEAS. Grey 34 to so Maple 36 to 39 White MtoSS FLOUR. Town made, per 2801bs SJ to 40 Household 35 to 36 Country 30 to SQ Norfolk & Suffolk, ex ship 23 to 22 FOREIGN. Per Qr. WHEAT. S. S. Dantzic and Konigs- berg 42 to 53 Sostock & Mecklen- burg 3-9 to 46 Danish 36 to 38 xtussian, hard 3i to 35 soft 37 to 38 American, red 39 to 42 11 soft 37 to 38 American, red 39 to 42 „ white 43 to 46 BARLEY. Grinding 20 to 23 Distilling 24 to 28 Malting to OAT>S. Dutch, brew 16 to 22 11 feed 15 to 19 «ss Sir- OATS. a. S. Danish and Swedish 18 to 22 Russian 18 to 23 BEANS Danish 34 to 87 Egyptian 84J to 37 PEAS. Maple. 53 to 56 Boilers 38 to 38 INDIAN COEH. White .23 to 32 YeUow MtoSO I FwuB. I Prenck, per sack 30 to 82 Spanish, 31 to 33 American, per bawal JO to fi Canadian M 20 60 23 I LIVERPOOL, JULY N.-Wheat slow sale at late rates. Hour nominally unchanged. Indian corn scared, fine qualities rather dearer, Galati;, 29 8 6d; mixed, 2. 9d. Scans steady. Oats and oatmeal firm at late xatea, TALLOW, JULY 12 —The market is quiet. Town tallow is quoted 41s 3d, Petersburg Y.C., on the spot, 41s 6d j October to December, 42s Cd to 42s 9d; January to March, 43s 6d. HOPS, BOBOUGH, JULY 12.—Messrs. Pattenden and Simfch report little or no alteration in the market setce Monday last, prices remaining drm, with, a steady retalLfor consumption. Th e aeeounts from the plantations aVe on; the whole favourable, although ruifavourable symptoms have shown themselves in some parts of Mid Kent. HOPS, Borovon, JULY IO.-Messrs. Pattenderv and Staitfc report rather more inquiry for all fine hops cd last rear's growth, which are very scarce indeed, and realise fullY last week's quotations. The accounts from the plantations con- tinue to come favourable. HAY, SMITHPIBLD, JULY ll.-Mr. Charles James Bastea reports trade firm at the followmgprices Prime old clover 150s' mfenor ditto, 100s to 120a; new ditto, 100s to 120s ;-4 prime old hay, 115s to 130s; inferior ditto' 9os to 100s; ne«? ditto, 100s to 110s; straw, 28b *0 33s. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, COYEST GAKDSF—Oat- door produce of excellent quality is now abundant. Frassefc beans and peas are suScient r the demand; The supply of strawberries has, however, fallen off considerably, aact that of cherries not geod. Grapes and pine apples aro now abundant. Cob nuts fetch fzonl 50s to 60s per lOOlbs. New kidnej pota,toes from Is 6d to 2 6d per dozen lbs. Ftowess ehiefly consist of orchids, beaths, azaleas, peIargaNicme, mignonette, and rose*. r*itieapples,perlb., 6s to 7s; Chalet," per lb, 3,. cc 7E; Peaches per <3oz, 8s to 36. Weota. ises, dicto, 6,- to 20s; Figs, ditto,. to 12s; Strawberries, tift lb, Is to 28; Baking Fears, rer doz, 2s to 4s; Apples, }),w sieve, Is to 2s; Oranges, per 103, 10s to 14a; Lemons b lüG. 58 to 10s Nuiio. 00r, per 1001b, 50s to 60s; Brasil, ges- bushel, 18s; AJmoEtu- tlitto, 18s to 20s; Cabbages, per dios.:f Is 6d to 2s 6d; French BeariB per 100, 2s; Pea& i);.r siem"f 5s to 6?; Asparagus, per 100 2s to 3s 6d; sm&ti, ditto, Tw to Is 6d, Potatoes, ork Regents, per tón, 100s to U4ri; Rocks, do., 6us to Flnkes, 180s to 150s; new, rc.d, 8s to 12s per cwt.; do. kidneys, 8s to 12s per doa; Carrot*, pr. bunch., 6d t,o3d; ditto, new, Is; Tnrai.-it, por btsncfa, 4? to 60; Cucumbers, each, 6d to Is 6d; Beet, oei daa. !«&§ to 2s; Shallots, per lb., 8d j Garlic, per lb.. 8d; LdSbagm. per doz. Is to Is 6d; Endive, per asoret Is to 2s 6d'■ ArU- chokes, per coz. to to■ Horseradish, per bundle,' Is to 4s; Mushrooms, per pott.. Is to Is Pareler ner haS" sieve, 3b to 4s; Herbs, per bunch, Cattle Marker JULY nllratBr beallts iE smaller :nl on onay last, and the average of the Trnfln i« rmt are a few more steep and lamfca. j„„r,r p.'active for them, yet choicest qualities are "PrVvTv, h trade is dull at about Thursday's quotations. ,rAlnafy and Holland there are 2,500 beasts, 10,05Q en -E? P calves,and 25pigs; Scotland, 320beaete; Ircia«.<L i ■IN.0?,fol!5; a-M Suffolk, 410; and 1,580 from nortlien? and midland counties. stone ot Sibs. s. d. s. d. Best Scots, Hi'd'1. 5 2 5 6 Best Short-horns 5 0 5 3- 2nd. qual. beasts 3 0 5 0 Calves 3 8 5.0 Pigs 8 0 3 8 BestDns&bdss. 0 0*0 Per stono of Slbs. a. d. a, Best Long-wools 0 0 C: 6 Do. do. shorn 5 6 15 I Ewes & 2d. qual, 0 0 0 G Do. do. shorn. 4 4 5 t Lambs q" 6 C I g Beasts at market, 5,020; Sheep and Lambs, 27,38(1v CaJvfso* 470; Pigs, 320. The Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, Jwly IO.-Sugar: transitions still considerable, stock only equal to last seasoi,i, and steadily on the advance: clayed Manilla to-dp.y hroni/WS to 31s; ditto undated, 27s to 27s 6d; Ma-ariti™ 27s 6d to 32s; yellow, 32s 6d to 35s; srrr.ny 35a"t« native Madras 25s to 29s Jaggery, 25s to £ .>„; Natav 35s; Havannah, brown, 30s to 32.s 6d; ye'llcw Floretts, 38s to 40s; and white, 41s to 43« 17 chasers of refined sug; r, and rates for brown are 42s 6d comtnon to fine grocf rv 42a ±J tittlers, 42s 9d to 46s 6d; wet lumps' ff and pieces, 33s to 3Hs.^At ler, the m Coffee has assumed a quiet appearanco, and with supplies of Cfcvlort currency There is less demand for Coco'f and mor? "defLTtoX pose of red Trinidad at 60s to 100s, and a-rev lt%t SS Better prices not obtainable In' more general demand for Chira. There will be pufeX of Assam ma few days.—Only a small busing in Bice, and a slight reduction m the value of white am* soft grain, but a large demand for cleaned, and common to nne Patna brings Is to 22s.—Although dried fruit is caeap. st-ul only a small business :■ Currants, as to cuality a.nd condition at 18s to 28s, and Valencia Raisins, >2s to 40s. — Saltpetre still lowering in value, and fin-e ^alontta only worth 2-ls 6d to 25s. Demand moderate for :'ro. virions, and the currency for fine SVie2land Butter las, t 110s, and Irish Bseou, 68s to 76s —The value of East I«dia Cotton is 7d to 4d; China; lOd to Is; and Egyptian, 194 ,¡¡".
Bsmedies.—For gout, toast; ami wafer; bile, exercise; for corns, easy sho«a; for rfierr.iatistr^ new flarne) asjd patience; for toothache, pke'r it out- and for debt, industry.
THE GREAT METROPOLITAN HORSE- SHOW. The second great annual metropolitan horse show opened on Friday, at the Agricultural-hall, Islington. The thorough-breds, more particularly the hunters, were the most beautiful specimens of that class of horse ever brought together. The judging of the hunters commenced at ten o'clock, and the jumping at its con- clusion. The principal prize of zC60 was carried off by Lord Spencer's horse Brown Stout. The celebrated Derby winner, Caractacus, for the second time was awarded the .£100 prize, and the Agricultural-hall Silver Cup whilst Diophantus took the second prize of £ 50, and Mr. W. Donald's Scottish Chief the third of £ 30. The arrangements of the show were carried out under the direction of Mr. Sidney, which do that gentleman infinite credit. The fittings of the stalls from the St. Pancras Ironworks Company were pro- ductive of great comfort to the animals. The show Was visited on Friday by many hundreds of the aris- tocracy, and on Saturday more especially the building was at times densely crowded. The great source of attraction was the jumping of the hunters a.nd other horses, as well as the riding and driving which took place at three o'clock daily, and continued every hour. At times several lady equestrians entered the arena, and they, together with the number of gentlemen also cantering about on the most beautiful horses in the kingdom, conveyed an idflIL of "Rotten row" in miniature. The show continued open till Thursday -evenIng.
BEDBITCH HORSEWHIPPING CASE. At the Birmingham Police-court, on Saturday, Mr. Benry Howell, aoeountant, of Birmingham, appeared after two remands to answer a charge of dissuading a "witness from attending to give evidence at a recent trial for assault at Worcester. Serjeant Ballantine appeared for the prosecution. He said: Every one must have had the opportunity of considering",the propriety of those questions before the Witness Hands was examined, and that is the reason Why my learned friend was not instructed to ask the father-in-law is that handwriting that of Mr. Hands. Jut that would have been too dangerous, and th«re- the question must have been purpo y' ■ Jjiat was an element not calling for any exp 8 fr. Shobo, beingin court, one question putto him might ■have decided it. These are matters that I deem Srave importance at present to yosi for the purpose of ^tisfying your minds not that Mr. Howell is gui "Scauge that can only be satisfactorily decided Dy a*J°ther tribunal, but to satisfy your minds that in fjdpainistering the intermediate justice of this country is your duty to send this matter for that final m- Let me call your attention for one moment Howell's dealings with th s young man, who ?«* said that the letterB are in his handwriting. As adopted these proceedings one would have imagined he would hardly have selected such a mode of Reaping the penalties due to his own acts. Now, let ?? ooneider what this young gentlemen's evidence is. lives at Hales Owen, and is brother in-law to Mr. Jr°Well. He sets to work at a most singular corre- JP°ndence, describing himself as a sister in frailty." no proceedings in these letters I should like you to 84 before you decide. You must read them in point x Indeed, it is a neoessifcy, and I say that all e,ese letters should be read before you decide not to Mrait *ea»Fi -^tteram, for the defence: Said they have been g twice. BiHantine: It is one thing to r^ad things j ly over, and another to look at and study them. » Hean to say that they eoixi.t from Howell, and a, 8i*ola the chemist. Bat did ever anybody hear such the hSv'f Id*1 Are brothers in -•li;« neighbourhood in iism p T -f rashiu £ im° #u.?h hab;ts of Don Quixot- SUQJJ ifiiT8 fact that A brottter-in la v would write Beete_ *ers n^der sueh oirenm-tanc^s daughter) ? It b# should, have wanted this extremely Quixotic intercourse, and have rushed into an interview with a strange sister, unless Mr. Howell had told him what to write. But Mr. Howell adopts the proceedings of this gentleman, and I shall show you that upon the moat conclusive evidence a case is made out that ought to go to trial. Take it from the point that Mr. Howell adopts the proceedings of his brother- in-law, and assuming that the brother-in-law is telling the truth, upon that alone there is matter for inquiry. The only matter that had been adduced is the denial of the handwriting, and that denial has been as frivolous as any one could imagine. I wil now call attention to two or three features in the handwriting, and I am prepared to stand or fall by one fact in the handwriting. If you look at the en velopes, and I beg your careful consideration of this point, the writing of the one is stiff and figured, while the writing of the other is perfectly free. The one is admitted to be the handwriting of Mr. Howell and the other centended one of those letters which Mr. Howell denies having sent. I say they are the same handwriting as the thirty-seven, and the one might have been photographed from the other. There is a peculiarity about the two figures that it is impossible to doubt that the same hand wrote the two envelopes. If you look at the three you will find that, except in a stn&il difference in the size, there is not a doubt that they are perfectly similar. There was a more remarkable thing about the seven. It might be dist.inguished; from thousands by a little wave perfectly 'developed, and if you were to look at it minutely SOlI would probably never find the same peculiarity in the figures of any other writer. I don't propose to go into ether matters with great minuteness, but I think it is of importance that you should look at a vast number of "a's" and you will see that they are like "u's." There is also the pecu. liarity about the joining of the letters "Ex. and a number of other matters which require consideration and it will be impossible to doubt that the same hand wrote all. the letters. Then we have two sets of letters, one supposed to be written by this young man, and another bv the defendant that we are said to have forged. If Mr. Howell wrote these letters, havingdenied that upon his oath, then he is guilty of perjury. If you are of opinion that these letters are Mr. Howell's hand- writing, his character is completely gone, and no human being would place any reliance upon his word, so that it is not of importance to me to fight the battle, which is one of conflict of testimony, although that is the reason why you should read the case to another tribunal. But to confine myself to the Worcester letters on that point, Mr. Nettercliffe entertains no doubt whatever that they are Mr. Howell's hand- writing, though Mr. Howell did not wish his hand- writing recognised, and therefore has given his cha- racters a certain disguise, and in so doing he has made his letters the, reverse way on the paper. What Mr. Nettercliffe says is, that if you turn in your own mind the letters the reverse way, you will at once perceive that they are in Mr. Howell's handwriting. Upon that point the testimony of Mr. Nettercliffe has not been shaken. Again, experts and judges are all agreed that in all real signatures there was a free- ness about the letters, while in forged or imitated signatures there is a certain amount of stiffness, and the letters are restrained. I venture to say that Mr. Nettercliffe is a witness of great weight n this matter, though a letter was put into his hands which he thought was written by Howell. But if you look at that letter you will find considerable similarity, and therefore I am not surprised at the mistake he made in a cursory examination. But at the same time everybody is fallible, and I do not put up Mr. Nethereliffe as a man who is not liable to err. Every man is liable to make mistakes more or less, and I should not expect perfection in any witness. But i what is the answer to this testimony on the part of the prosecution ? My learned friend spoke of the great weight of testimony, and certainly some of the witnesses he has called are unexceptionable in- dependent gentlemen, but who are not likely to have any belief about a man's handwriting, if he en- deavours to disguise it. In Buch a Case if you a,sk a friend he says, I do not believe it. But we have not Mr. Howell's bankers, who are acquainted with his writing, to give evidence, and the only evidence we have against the evidence of Mr. Nettercliffe and the clergyman is that of the gentlemen to whom I have al- luded, and Mr. Howell's two clerks. My learned friend's proposition was that you were bound to send the case for trial if there were a prima facie case. Without asking you to condemn Mr. Howell, or to pronounce a verdict as to whether they are his letters or not-as to whether the lady was the person who forged them—or to give any opinion as to whether the young man who tells the strange story is tel- ling the truth. But.tI ask, if you think there is a pnima facie case made out, to send it for trial. I speak with the utmost respect to the Bench, and if you decide not to do so my respect will not be diminished. Still I submit there never was a case more perfectly necessary to be fully investigated, iii, which charges so grave have been' brought forward in such a manner. I therefore ask you to do that which I believe to be your duty, to send the case to another tribunal, for I claim it as a right, at your hands that th& matters must be investigated by the Court else- where (applause). The Bench retired for about ten minutes, and on re- turning into Court, Mr. Kynnersley said: We are very glad in, giving Serjeant Ballantine an opportunity of addressing the Bench, but we are still of the same opinion, and that it is not a case in which we should send the prisoner for triaL We consider we ought not to send a man for trial when we do not think there is a chance that a jury would convict. We think the positive evidence of Hand, on the one side, is much stronger than that of the mere opinion of an expert, and we do not think that this is a case in which parties could reasonably expect a conviction. We therefore leave the prosecu- tors to take the case by indictment before a grand jury (applause). The proceedings then terminated, having lasted nearly seven hours andexciteing considerable interest in a crowded audience.
A SUSPIOIOUS DEATH. An extraordinary inquest was held on Friday by Dr. Lankester, at the British Stores, New-street, Portland- town, on the body of Marie Bullot, a young French- woman, aged twenty-two, who has recently died at 28, Portland-terrace, St. John's-wood. The evidence went to show that a gentleman, apparently English, ealled on Priscilla Oliver, of No. 28, and hired apart- ments for a young lady then coming from Paris. He had not a card with him, but promised one, but none was given to her. On Friday, the 23rd of June, he took the young lady to the house at six in the even- ing: he visited her every day, and generally took her out for a walk; but he never stayed with her during the night. On the following Wednesday the lady was. taken ill, and rang the bell violently. She wished her to send for Dr. Calomiati Meredith, of Margaret-street, Cavendish-square- He attended, but had never seen or heard of her before. She told him that on her journey by boat from France to England she fell down and became very wet; and he found that she had just been delivered of a four months' child, that was much decomposed. He attended to her and removed the child, which, he thought, had died in consequence of the fall of which she had spoken. He saw her again next morning, about nine everything seemed to be going on favour- ably. He did not see her upon the next day, Friday, and on the Saturday he was sent for. He found his patient worse, but not in an alarming condition. He left her for half an hour, and on his return he found she had become so much worse that he sent for another medical man. The English gentleman was there at this time, and was most attentive to the young lady. He became tired, and said he would go out an hour for refreshment, While he was absent the landlady forced her way into the room to see the young lady. She gave her some brandy, and the doctor told her to give her no more, as it would do her no good. She re- plied it could not possibly do harm, and gave another drink to the lady, who seemed to be very grateful, took her hand, and, locking her full m the face said, "Dear, dear madame." Her head was very cold, and she died soon afterwards in their presence. The gentleman, who was still unknown, had not then returned. When he came back he was told of the lady s death, and fell down in a fit. The landlady had him carried to the drawing-room, and when he came to he went to the bedroom. He cried very much during the evening. He left about ten o'clock, but came egain on Sunday, and gave directions about the funeral. On Monday he saw the undertaker. He gave him X6 to bury the lady in Kensal- green Cemetery, and said he would not have her buried in a common grave. He fixed the funeral for Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock, and said he should attend the funeral if he could, or, if not, he would be at th '»metery. On Tuesday he called 1. I again and heard there would be an inquest. He seemed very much surprised, and said, "Dear me, what a f shocking thing tha,t will be!" The landlady again asked him for his address, but he would not give it, neither would he leave his card. He merely told her she was a French lady and had been in London once before. He did not say a word as to whether she was his wife or not, or whether she was married. This was all the evidence that could be given respect- ing the gentleman. The coroner, who noticed a well- known solicitor present, asked hirn whether he wished to examine any of the witnesses, as he presumed he was representing some one at the inquest. The gentle- man referred to said he had no questions to ask, as he was merely there to watch the proceedings. A I juror asked Dr. Meredith if he bad ever seen the gentleman. Dr. Meredith said certainly he had. The juror asked to whom he looked for payment of his services. Dr. Meredith could not say. Unfortunately, medical men were often called to attend causes for which they did not get paid. Dr. G-t orge Harley had made a post-mortem examina- tion of the dooeaserl, and described the appearance of the body. In his opinion the cause of death was hemorrhage oi. inter tines caused by abortion, but he was not able to say whether that abortion was brought about by natural or by artificial means. The doctors seemed to be of opinion that the deceased had not been foully dealt by. In reply to the coroner, the foreman said they were not all satisfied with the evi- dence, and that thoy unanimously wished the inquiry J adjourned, which was accordingly done. I
A CLERGYMAN CONVICTED OF AN ASSAULT. The Rev. W. R. Scott, residing at 15, Weymouth- terrace, Hackney-road, attended at Worship-street, to answer a charge of assault preferred against him by William Hunt. Mr. William Cook defended. The Complainant, who conducted his own case, said that he was the foreman of the works now progressing for the construction of St. Michael's and All Angels' Church, leading out of Paul-street, Finsbnry-a close neighbourhood, surrounded by many rough characters, particularly lads, who have occasioned much annoy- ance by surmounting the palisading that surrounds the edifice and disarranging the work of the labourers in their absence. He seized a juvenile culprit on the 28th ult., and while holding him to give him into custody the defendant rushed from the church and struck him in the mouth. Walter Kemp, foreman of the bricklayers, and Mr. Davis, chemist, deposed to having witnessed the as- sault. Defendant said that during service great alarm was caused by the screams of the little boy, and he went out and requested the prosecutor twice to let him go. He refused, and (continued the defendant) I did not strike him until a denial had been twice given. I then put the boy over the woodwork. I should have been ashamed of myself had I not gone when called upon to release a child suffering from pain and terror in the hands of a powerful man. Witnesses were called, who confirmed the reverend gentleman's statement, and said the mob called out, Well done, parson, in the long coat." The magistrate, having consulted on the case, said it was clear the assault was proved, and he must fino the defendant 20a. and costs.
RIOTOUS CONDUCT ON THE SERPENTINE. James Tooley. a rough young man, who described himself as a carman, was charged before Mr. Tyr- whitt, at Marlborough-street, with wilfally damagiug boats at the Serpentine. Mr. Herbert Williams, superintendent of the Royal Humane Society, and residing at the society's Re- ceiving-house, Hyde-park, said: About one o'clock on Sunday morning I was disturbed by hearing loud shouting and swearing proceeding from the direction of the Serpentine. I went to the Serpentine, and there found about thirteen boats being rowed about by a number of rough fellows, who were amusing themselves by rowing the boats into each other. With the assistance of two men I gave chase, and ali the fellows got away, with the exception of the prisoner. They had just taken one of the Royal Humane Society's boats, and besides damaging it had thrown the sculls into the water. Mr. Tyrwhitt: So that if any one had been reported to be drowning you could have rendered no help. Mr. Williams: That was the case, sir. We bad a similar charge about five years ago, when a number of boats were damaged. On the present occasion the breakages to the society's boat amount to XI, and several of the watermen's and the boat of the ranger (the Duke of Cambridge) are also scratched about and damaged, so that they are hardly fit to be used. The prisoner was very abusive, and swore a good deal when spoken to. „ Mr. Tyrwhitt committed the prisoner for seven days for the mischief he had done, stating that he would take no fine at all. It was a fortunate circumstance that no lives were lost, particularly as the society's boat was taken away. Mr. Williams said the boat was taken from the boat- house, where it ms always placed at night rearly for use.
ACCIDENT TO JJIfFL COXWELL'B BALLOON: I Mr. Coxwell had a narrow escape In his new balloon 5 on Monday evening. It went U) from Belfast, and after about an hour and a half's quiet sailing through the air, descended on the Carnlough Mountains, at. a, place called Glengariff, nineteen miles from the town of Ballymena. Here the grapnel became entangled, and the car began to bump about, breaking the ribs of some of the passengers and otherwise injuring them. They contrived to escape from the car, with two ex- ceptions, when the balloon rose again, carrying off these two, and going seaward. Mr. Coxweli was not one of them. Its progress, however, was fortunately stayed by an accident before the open sea was reached, and one of the two jumped forth into a hedge, and the other was thrown out. While scudding along in its crippled condition it tore roofs off houses and did other damage, and finally it drifted off to sea. Mr. Cox well was uninjured. One of the gentlemen who made the ascent says: — The Re- [ search got fairly under weigh at a little after half-past five. The wind drove us for a short time inland, and it was thought our resting-place would be Ballymena, but another change took as straight for G-lenartn Bay. Glenarm and Carnlough were distinctly seen, and it was intended by Mr. Coxwell to make the descent near the latter place. Unfortunately the valve at the top of the balloon did not act so quickly as is usual., and, in consequence, instead of alighting in the valley, where we had proposed, the balloon went along at a great pace, bumping with considerable force against the side of the hills above Carnlough. None but those present can have any ideaof thefearful nature of these collisions. After bumping along for nearly a míle-the anchor or grapnel occasionally holding and then suddenly giving way, shaking the car about as if it were a feather in the air—the cord which opened the valve allowing the gas to escape suddenly broke, and there was then no chance for the occupants of the car but to escape as best they could. Two gentlemen, who were apparently perfectly paralysed with fear, did not respond to the cry to jump out, and to our horror the balioen took a sudden surge, and they were carried up many hundred feet in a few seconds into the air. Nothing could be done to save them. We all ran as quickly as possible after the balloon; but as it was sailing majestically away at about twenty miles an hour, it soon passed over the hills, and was lust to our sight. Wa sadly walked over the Carnlough—about three miles off- thinking of our unfortunate companions. We saw the balloon several times on our way at a considerable distance, apparently about two miles high, but our last glance of it wa,s in Carnlough, apparently sinking over the Cushendall hills."