IIPESIAL PIRLIATYIENT. -+-- 111 the House of Lords, on Thursday, the Earl of Romney asked what course the Government intended to pur- £ ?fference to the recent deplorable events in Jamaica, Ike Earl of Carnarvon expressed a strong opinion with regard to the excesses and cruelties which had been com- Pitted, and stated that the misconduct of the naval officers oeing the least, they would be left to be dealt with by the cnS*Ia'^y' wkile as regarded several military officers whose bondct had been most blamable, they had been ordered to tried by court-martial. As regarded the civil function- i,ries, some of them stood for trial, a,nd further investiga- fo ^uld be had in other cases. As to indicting Mr. Eyre wilful murder, that was a preposterous idea. ^■karl Bussell agreed in this latter observation, and eulo- sised the report of the Jamaica Commission. answer to Lord Houghton, Baf- lr^ °* Carnarvon said that the question compen- aon for damage done to property during the rebellion is rather for the other House, but he should doubt on ii r this country would be disposed to make any grant that account. snbjfccb then dropped. ^number of bills were advanced a stage, and The House adjourned at 20 minutes to seven o'clock. j/Jl the House of Commons, the Public Health Bill as was considered, and, by permission of the House, read a third time and passed. rr Q^ord Uaas moved the second reading of the Habeas Suspension (Ireland) Act Continuance Bill. He re- k ted to the circumstances which induced Parliament to tlle Act, which would expire on the 1st of September, tW sta-ted that the effect of the bold and yet prudent use of s Powtrs given by them to the Irish executive was to put jStop to the Fenian conspiracy, and restore confidence ta? Security to all well affected persons in Ireland. From the L osiiig of the Act up to 23rd July, 418 persons who had been jlae had been discharged, mostly on condition that should leave the country. The renewal of this Act was Dieted by all persons possessed of property, and relying jWie preservation of law and order in Ireland. sta> -Maguire moved as an amendment that the same °f things on which the late Government justified their K] °aUon to Parliament to suspend the constitution in 110 l°nRer exists that the supremacy of the law has tU?1 sufficiently vindicated in the ordinary tribunals; that &bap Was a gratifying diminution of crime, and likewise an tf t 0 Political excitem ent i>» Ireland; and that measures cL^ession, unaccompanied with measures of a remedial Jpter, tend rather to aggravate than lessen discontent T^affeor.ion. w*- viia>Iston« said that if this was the occasion when a ^owar<3s Ireland was to be indicated, he should pro- tljjJ' be found voting with Mr. Maguire. But he did not (_HtP it would be proper when a new Government had 6 lnj..fcd on office to anticipate their policy towards Ireland; C0t 111 asking a renewal of the suspension of the Habeas Hti S Act> the Government were adding to their responsi- rei?ard to their administration of that country, a lB« to a speech delivered by a gentleman now JtijTTr^er of the Government, he deprecated the 'niter? ^ere down, and whieh was based on 8fatlrlai assistance afforded to Ireland by money In regard to the bill before the House, he Cotuji "*at the duty of preserving the peace of the roiint with the Government; and without whether the general policy of ministers would tfiei ,.Cif as_ he could approve, he could not refuse to strengthen late pa^s such a way as they deemed necessary. The Ita^ °*i,ernment, while asking for a suspension of the "it ORPUS Act for an unusually short period, had held tioj jVProspect of the renewal of that proceeding. He did lak that a!1 absence of general crime in Ireland im- Statp an absence of political disaffection, and although the ^Si °4 things in that country was not now the same as it Jenen February last, there mig:ht be still justification for the J!rLof tjhe Suspension Act, and he pointed out that the Parliament not being in session for some months was p Clonal reason for affording the executive the means Oti(a0mPt action if any necessity for action should arise. ,e whole, if the late ministry had been in office, it would Jati0n their duty to have made precisely the same appli- ey:to Parliament as that which had now been made by Siting Government. e -0 er, as he had opposed the suspension of the s rPus Act ili the first instance, objected to its re- to o 3e. i I urging that in regard to this unconstitutional Ireland had been treated in a way which no I'k. would have adopted in the case of England. was continued by Sir F. Heygate and Mr. tb. OSbore commented on the ordinary manner in which t 'raprainary act of suspending the Habeas Corpus Act 0,,?ht + ? the House; and said that such a subject ve been dealt with by a call of the House. He Jut f, vehemently against the fallacy which was so often ieWp °f the advisability of identity of institutions We T'11. England and Ireland; and especially denounced ltat ifl Established Church as a futile attempt to set up StJ^ity. After a sweeping denunciation of the lord- of Ireland, he expressed his distrust in the ^*?vernment, particularly when they were to be en- ilt S with absolute power. having spoken, Hli Attorney-General for Ireland (Mr. Walsh) declined %Si°w the several members who had spoken into the dis- Illllge e and exaggerated statements in which they had in- te "Purgedthat the relations between landlord and Jssejj. Were not in so unsatisfactory a condition as had been v j4! while he maintained, contrary to what had been vVa' Osborne, that Trinity College was the most eetfi1!q1Versity in the world. The right hon. gentleman tif state facts which he argued were sufficient to v Sir" j 5 reriewal of tha Suspension Act. r^iOg Gray strenuously objected to unlimited powers ?trusted to a Government whose policy was repre- AftpV their Attorney-General for Ireland. ??me observations from Mr. Maclaren, Mr. Pim, Oil • Watkin, to 81 a division, the second reading was carried by 105 i°<other business was disposed of, and the House ad- atfeji116 House of Lords, on Friday, Earl Bussell drew to the recent disturbances in Hyde-park, and ^ai o a censure on the conduct of Mr. Walpole in his teafi'^cnts with the Eeform League, and urged that that Thp r.an had altogether failed in his duty. Vas of Derby said that the attack on Mr. "Walpole the Tin 4 011 iucorreat information, and pointed out that Syde rwit Secretary had never consented to meetings in ^anstom In reference to the present state of the park, exi^S as. it was to passers-by at night, that was only U^fation of a state of things wMch liad existed for Oflw' w,;s owing to a divided jurisdiction between the ^akij),, Works and the police. The Government was t'ar]jg a arrangements to regulate the thoroughfares m the Thel?061 were advanced a stage. b-ouse adjourned at seven o'clock. H°use of Commons, at a morning sitting, Lord rn°ved the second reading of the Extradition 0 rpv,? '1 Amendment, Bill, and stated that its object was ™ore1 °Pera*^ve the treaties which had been in Act ce. sljC?/° *? °f the provisions of the present ferpV11111-6 J ■itions on whieh the warrant for the 'o bp 5ensi0-,n.0 an o,1 was issued in a foreign.country in accoruance with the law and practice of this & n 1Yi y i and the result was that warrants, although issued a,nner quite regular in France, were refused by magis- vaH(3w^fre un ess the seal of the foreign court and the Wa vu-nf' the ludge weie proved by oral testimony. .Sent bill technica- Point' that was remedied by the pre- frlw Torrens moved the rejection of the bill, on the o that it was a leading principle of English law that forpT?C80a should be delivered up on the requisition of a tiefrn,n Government unless such a case could be made out e. an English magistrate as would justify such magis- 1 CW committing a prisoner for trial for the offence 'iQus»v.^ whereas, what the French Government now t Was that a French warrant should be sufficient to •rise an English magistrate to give up an offender, 11 fact, that our magistrates should act as police agents S. ranee bilitr It. Collier took on himself a full share of the responsi- clen! ,0^ the preparation and introduction of the bill, and Of fi' that it effected the least alteration in the principle cw law of this country in reference to extradition. All l(.lk, it did was to remove a technical difficulty which in0«ered the working of the extradition treaty practically S.^tive.. Casp Goldsmid said that it was probable that in special w s such portions of the depositions as would serve the JQ Poae of the French Government only would be forwarded 'ffhi i 13 country. He believed that it was the difficulty indi, this bill sought to remove that had prevented an improper use of the extradition treaty. There to be a distinct understanding that political offences ■reatllot' i11 auy manner to be included in the extradition Jiosftfl ^-ttorney-General pointed out that what was now pro- in r ? to be done in regard to France was already m force ^rence to the extradition treaty with America. Pre*- Mill said that he never yet knew an enlightened J?rar an wil° ^i^ n°t admit that the criminal courts of oou?P6 were the worst managed institutions in that aw? and the worst part of their procedure was their of taking evidence. It was in the power o £ a juge u°t'°n to take evidence in secret, and it was the Uuiest thing possible to ge<. up false charges. And yet 6r this bill an English magistrate might be called on to So reHder an alleged criminal on depositions from such a tj.p ,Ct;' Care should be taken by the bill to secure that the » Aft ^)e n°t usei^ a&alI3St political offenders. Mr x?r some discussion, in which Sir E. Palmer, Henley, and Sir G. Bowyer took part, the second read- ii g was carried by 77 to 14. < » committee on the Habeas Corpus Suspension (Ireland) Continuanc Bill, M:r. Dillon moved, as a proviso to clause one, That the Peration of the Afct should extend only to the persons who TOie now in prison ill Ireland, under the provisions of the ct hereby continued, and to such other persons as might into Ireland after the parsing of the Act. rim a division the motion wa=> lost by 53 to 13. Ine Constabulary Force (Ireland) Bill and the Expiring ?l ,aws Continuance Bill were read a third time and passed, was the Common Law Courts (Fees and Salaries) Bill. The sitting was then suspended, At the evening sitting, Colonel Sykes called attention to the rendition by the ting governor of Hong Kong of a Chinaman of that colony the Canton mandarins on an accusation of piracy, and to l his subsequent barbarous" execution. He moved the ad- journment of the House. Mr. Watkin asked if this course was regular. The Speaker said that it was customary to give opportunity for motions on Friday, either on motion for supply or for adjournment to Monday and as neither motion had been made-the House sitting on Saturday—it was not out of order to make motions in the way which had been adopted. Lord H. Lennox, in reference to a question from Colonel Sykes as to the surrendering of Chinese pirates by British naval officers, said that the officers acted on disfcinct station orders issued by the admiral, and founded on the opinion of orders issued by the admiral, and founded on the opinion of the law officers of the crown interpreting the treaty of this country with China. In answer to Mr. Pim, Mr. W. Hunt said it was expected when the present contracts terminated that the postage to or from America to Queenstown would be reduced to 6d. As to the delays in transmission, the trains were timed to meet the packets, and an average time only coul.i be taken. The House was then counted out, at ten minutes to eight o'clock. In the House of Lords, on Saturday, several bills were ad- vanced a stage, and the House adjourned at ten minutes after one o'clock. øø.>q"J!o.j. In the House of Commons the Solicitor-General for Ire- land (Mr. Morris) took the oaths and his seat on his re-elec- tion for Gal way. Several bills having been read a third time and passed, On the motion for adjouroment, Sir J. Pakington entered into explanations of charges made by :Th1"r. Seely in regard to alleged extravagant ex- penditure in dockyards, especially in reference to repairing boats, and stated that the boats for her Majesty's ship* were built by contract, and repaired in the yards, so that the charge for repair would only appear to be unduly laige; and, in fact, the charge which was attributed to one boat was applicable to three. A sum of 25,000, which had been represented as the cost of the repairs of 83 boats, was, in fact, the value of 223 boats after they had been repaired. Mr. Seely admitted that in one or two instances he had been in error, but on the whole reiterated his charges of undue,expenditure for repairs. After some discussion the subject dropped, and The House adjourned at twenty minutes to two o'clock. In the House of Lords, on Monday, the Public Health Bill was read a second time, passed through committee, read a third time, and passed. A long list of bills were advanced a stage. Amongst them was the Habeas Corpus (Ireland) Suspen- sion Continuance Bill, the second reading of which was moved by the Earl of Derby, the Earl of Kimberley taking occasion to state that if he had continued in office he should have advised its renewal. The House then adjourned at ten minutes past seven. In the House of Commons, Colonel E. H. Lindsay took the oaths and his seat on his re-election for Abingdon. Mr. J. A, Smith asked whether, viewing the extensive outburst of cholera in the eastern district of the metropolis, the Government were prepared to allow Parliament to sepa- rate without providing the means of summary interference in cases where the vestries may neglect the enforcement of sanitary precautions, or may omit or delay the necessary arrangements for the care of the sick, and the separation of the healthy from the dying and the dead. Mr. Ayrton urged that the root of the evil to which the question referred was to be found in the want of proper local administration of the metropolis, especially in regard to the area of charge for the poor. Mr. G. Hardy said that the subject last alluded to had been one of difficulty with all Governments; and by so much the greater was it to that just come into office; but it would meet with his best attention. The guardians of the poor in the metropolis by law had no power in regard to questions by public health, but it remained in the vestries. Greater powers would be given to the local bodies by the Public Health Bill just passing through Parliament, and he hoped that by means of that measure those bodies would be better able to grapple with the present emergency. Mr. Henley said that the question was whether these bodies did not fail for wadt of means; and he should have been glad to hear that the Government were about to take steps to procure the necessary means, say by a general rate of Id. in the pound in the metropolis generally. Mr. Neate said that three days before he had made a similar suggestion to the Government, which they had not accepted. Colonel Hegg said that the greatest difficulty to be met was, that the inspectors of nuisances, though they aould point out nuisances, were powerless to get them sup- pressed. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that it would be unwise in a moment of alarm to make any change in the law of local government in this country; but in any emergency the Government would not shrink from any responsibility. In answer to Mr. Alderman Salomons, The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, in reference to the letter of the Government to the Bank of England, per- mitting the suspension of their charter, that if persons in authority thought it necessary to renew the letter, omitting the condition that no lower rate than 10 per cent. should be taken by the Bank, and a proper representation was made to the Government in that sense, it would receive due consideration. A new writ was ordered to issue for the election of a member for Carnarvonshire, in the room of Colonel Douglas Pennant, called up to the House of Peers. The Extradition Treaties Act Amendment Bill was taken in committee. Sir F. Goldsmid moved the following clause:—" That nothing in this Act, nor in any previous Act relating to treaties of extradition, shall be construed to authorise the extradition of any person in whose case there shall be rea- sonable grounds for belief that his offence, if any, had for its motive or purpose the promotion or prevention of any political object, nor to authorise the extradition of any person the requisition for the delivery of whom shall not contain an undertaking on the part of the Sovereign or Government making such requisition, that such person shall not be proceeded against or punished on account of any offence which he shall have committed before he shall be delivered up, other than the offence specified in the requisition." After observations from Mr. Newdegate and Mr. Neate, Lord Stanley said that he admitted that the subject of ex- tradition treaties was one of great delicacy, and which re- quired to be looked into more narrowly than perhaps it had yet been. As to the clause, the difficulty was in giving any definition in a court of justice to the words relating to political offences which it contained. He contended that it was not probable that a foreign Government would take undue advantage of the treaty, for it was well known that such an attempt would at once cause it to be put an end to by this country. S. Mill supported the clause, urging that some such £ provision was necessary as a security against perversion of t the treaty, which no doubt would be obtained so long as Lord Stanley was Foreign Secretary, bub which might fail in other hands. He suggested the limiting of the operation 1 of the treaty to twelve months. ( The Attorney. General pointed out that the treaty could 1 be terminated at six months' notice, so that its operation 1 was in fact limited. It was not compulsory on the Secretary < of State to require justices of the peace to enforce the treaty; and by the Act the magistrates must have such 8 evidence befora them as alone would enable them to act in the case of an offender against English law. ( Sir G. Bowyer having spoken against the clause, i Mr. Ayrton suggested its withdrawal. Mr. Kinglake was glad to have heard that the whole sub- ject of extradition treaties was to be considered. He was inclined to move a clause to limit the Act for a twelve- mLord' Stanley said that he was disposed to take that course, and to consider the present a temporary Act, with the understanding that the whole question should be brought before Parliament next session. Sir F. Goldsmid's clause was withdrawn, and Mr. King- lake's put and agreed to. The bill was read a third time and passed. The House adjourned at five minutes to eight o'clock. In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, a number of bills were read a third time and passed; amongst them the Appro- priation Bill. The Habeas Corpus (Ireland) Suspension Act Continuance Bill passed through Committee. The Marquis of Westmeath inquired whether, the Lord Bishop of London having delivered an address on the 17th Of February last alleging that certain persons had taken upon themselves to alter the whole appearance of the Lord's beginning with one indication and ending with another, which, if it meant anything, spoke of the idolatrous worship of the consecrated elements, and that it was not to be denied that some are engaged in a conspiracy to bring back our church to the state in whieh it was before the 10 Kelormation, any proceedings are to be taken during the recess to test that conspiracy, and to bring the authors of it to justice. The Earl of Derby, in repiy) deplored the circumstances to which allusion had been made, but thought the action of n 1105 required in the matter. The House adjourned shortly after six. ?ittl?ons» ia answer to Mr. Oliphant, LoidStanle said tha,t a report had been received from a diplomatic agent in South America on the schemes for curing ^produced market; all reports on the subject would Mr. to the Royal Naval Coast Volunteers,abodycomposedoffishermenliving onthe coast( who were meant not to be sent on service beyond 300 miles from the coast. Last session the Admiralty took out the clause of the Act under which the force was levied, by which they were not liable to serve foreign." This had caused a great falling off in the force, and he urged that the step should be reconsidered. Admiral Seymour said that the Admiralty had at present no intention of making any change in the regulations with regard to the Royal Naval Coast Volunteers; but, probably, the matter would be considered- Mr. Hubbard moved for a return o Imperial guarantees by this country for a Turkish loan of £ 5,000,000, and asked whether it was true that the Tursish Government hat! failed to provide the interest and redemption fund due on 1st August last; and if so, in what manner her Majesty's Go- vernment propose to fulfil their guarantee, whether by the liquidation of the drawn bonds, or by reviving them as titles to tha interest guaranteed by England and France. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that it was true that the Turkish Government had failed to provide the interest due on the loan on 1st August, but he had received intelligence from the Turkish Minister that the funds necessary for the payment would be in this country in a few it iys. Her Majesty's Government had given directions to i pay the guaranteed interest. In regard to the last ques- tion, he could not reply to it, as steps had been taken to communicate with France on the subject. Mr. Ayrton called attention to the negotiations for the abolition of the navigation laws in foreign countries, and stated that in consequence of the efforts of Mr. Lindsay the Emperor of the French had been inclined to modify the navigation laws of France. He could not find that any steps had been taken to press the subject on Spain and I Portugal; there was, however, in consequence of the change of the law in France, a good opportunity for making efforts to induce Spain and Portugal to follow that example. Mr. Lusk seconded the motion, urging that the present state of foreign navigation laws caused many grievances to the shipowners of this country. Lord Stanley agreed in the desirability of the doing away Lord Stanley agreed in the desirability of the doing away or relaxation of those laws throughout Europe. He did not attach much weight to diplomatic effort in this matter, but rather trusted to the example which had been shown by this country. Mr. Goschen moved the discharge of the order for the second reading of the Public Schools Bills; and it was with- drawn. After waiting for some time for bills from the Lords, with amendments requiring consideration, The House adjourned at 25 minutes to seven o'clock.
AN OUTRAGEOUS RAILWAY TRA- VELLER. Thomas Smith, of Hull, tailor, was charged, before the magistrates at Driffield Petty Sessions, with being riotous in a railway carriage. On the 1st inst. there was an excursion from Hull to the gala at Malton, and the defendant was a passenger. His conduct, quarrel- ling and fighting with the other passengers, was so dis- graceful, that on the train arriving at Hutton Crans- wick, a complaint was made to the station-master, who proceeded to the carriage in which the prisoner was, and where a frightful scene presented itself. The prisoner was bleeding from the face, and a female and male passenger who sat opposite were covered with blood. It was found that the prisoner had conducted himself more like a madman than a sane person. He was removedfrom the carriage; but the train had scarcely got into motion before it was found necessary to signal for it to be stopped in consequence of the guard hearing a great disturbance in the carriage into which the prisoner had been removed. He had again to be taken from the train by force. He kicked the station-master furiously, knocked his hat off, tore his waistcoat open, pulled his watch out, and threatened to smash him, and knocked him into a, ditch up to the knees in water. With assistance he was secured and placed in the station. Here he threatened to do for the porter, and was feeling in his pecket for a knife to carry his threat into execution when he was given into the custody of a policeman, who conveyed him to the look-up at Driffield. On the following morning, when his breakfast was taken to him by a woman, be threw the hot coffee at her, scalding her arm, and conducted himself in an outrageous manner. The prisoner said he had no defence to make. He was fined 40s., and ordered to pay expenses, 15s.; end in default was sent to the House of Correction for 14 days.
AN AFFILIATION CASE AGAINST A OLE llG YMilN. At the Wingham Petty Sessions, last week, the Rev. Horace Gilder, vicar of St. Peters, Sandwich, was summoned to show cause why he should not support the illegitimate child of Emily Taylor, who was re- cently in his employ as general servant.—The com- plainant said: I have an illegitimate child, who was born at Eastry union-house. The defendant is its father. I entered the defendant's service one Whit suntide, and left in 1865, having been in his employ four years. On entering his service his household consisted of himself, his wife, two children, and a servant. About two months after that time Mrs. Gilder left home for six weeks, during the whole of which time I and the defendant were alone in the house. About a fortnight after that time the intimacies which resulted in the birth of mv child commenced. On that occasion I was upstairs at work, when he called me down to the dining-room and stripped me naked. The intimacy was frequently renewed in the dining and other rooms until I left his service in February, 1865, his wife having been dead only a few months. After t.hat I went to several situations, and, as I went to Sandwich occa- sionally, the intimacy was renewed at his request till close upon Michaelmas. He invited me to his house professedly with the view of seeing his children, but I only saw "them once.—The defendant said: I live at Sandwich. The complainant was in my service up. wards of three years. I never had any intimacy with her nor invited her to my house. The complainant's statement of what took place in the dining room is un- true. I remember seeing her with a girl named B urnap about Michaelmas, and I spoke to her as I speak to every one I know. I did not ask her to come to my house; but she inquired whether she might call to see the children, and I said she might. Mary Ann Bumap deposed I remember being in Sandwich one events g at about Michaelmas time, and seeing Emily Taylor there as she was coming from the station. We saw the defendant standing at the corner of Mrs. Mag- nally's shop, talking to Alfred Rigden, and he spoke to her, saying, Well, aren't you coming in P and she replied No." He said, You had better come in and see the children;" when she said, No, sir, it is too late." Cross-examined: I am nineteen years of age, and have an illegitimate child. The depositions as taken at Sandwich having been read, counsel addressed the bench on behalf of their respective clients; and their worships made an order on the defendant for the payment of 2s. 6d. per week since the date of the application, and mulcted him in the costs, amounting to 23s.
ALARMING EXPLOSION IN FAR- RIN<i:DON-STREliiT. Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Monday morning an explosion of an alarming character took place on the works in connection with the Holborn Valley Improvement, the force of which shook the houses, and terrified the inhabitants in the immediate vicinity. The scene of the occurrence is at the back of the houses at the north end of Farringdon- street, and stretching from Skinner-street to Turnagain-lane. It appears that on the works nearest Skinner street a vault, which had been closed for some time, and which was formerly occupied by Mr. Hudson, wine merchant of Garliok-hill, was discovered by the workmen. Up to this time it remained unexplored, but at the time mentioned above, two of the contractors' work- men-one a blacksmith and the other a storekeeper— entered it, for what purpose is as yet unexplained. It is supposed that they must have taken a light with them or struck a luoifer while inside. Be this as it may, their absence had not been long observed before a loud report was heard proceeding from the vault, and shortly afterwards the two poør fellows made their way out at the Skinner-street end, very much scorched about the face and arms. Both were at once taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where they had their wounds dressed, and they were afterwards con- veyed to their homes. The most serious part of the calamity was witnessed in Tarnagain -lane which ter- minates the vault, the brick and wood work of which were blown out with considerable force. A man named John Griffiths was passing near this place at the time, and the explosion had the effect of knocking him some distance and felling him to the ground, thereby caus- ing concussion of the hit.),- and ribs. Mr. George Reynolds, reporter of the City Press, who was also passing up Turnagain-lane at the moment was likewise forced down with great violence, aad sustained severe scalp wounds and other injuries, N > time was lost in their removal to the hospital, where they now remain in great suffering. The neighbours assert that a female was struck by a large piaoe of timber while passing, but nothing defiaite as to what became of her could be ascertained. M_
SINGULAR ACTION FOR THE BITE OF A DOG. At the reoent Guildford Assizes the case of Smith v, the Great Eastern Railway Company was tried. This was an action to recover compensation in damages from the defendants, for having, as was alleged, by the negligence of their servants, permitted a ferocious dog to be at one of their stations. The defendants pleaded that there had been no negligence, and that they were not liable. On the evening of Whit-Monday, about eleven o'clock, the plaintiff, who is an elderly woman, was at the Lea-bridge station, and she was about to get into one of the carriages when a large black dog that had been observed running about the place suddenly attacked her, and first seized her gown und tore it, and then bit her leg somewhat severely. The case on the part of the plaintiff was that this dog had previously been seen upon the platform in an excited state, and that it had attempted to bILe a young lady, and two witnesses were called who swore that they informed the station-master or some person in authority at the station, of the way in which the dog had acted, and requested that it might be removed, in order that no further mischief should take place. This caution, it was represented, was disregarded, and the consequence was taat the plaintiff was bitten. Sergeant Ballantine, on behalf of the defendents, submitted that the dog in question was merely a stray dog, which neither the company nor any of their ser- vantii had anything to do with, and it had been several limes driven off the platform. With regard to the statement that the station-master or the porters a the station had had their attention directed to the fact that the dog had bitten another lady, ha waa isstraoted to deny in the most positive manner that anything of the sort occurred, and although the company, of course, regretted the mischief that! had been sustained by the j plaintiff, it would be very unfair to m*,ke them res- ponsibie for an act that they were not in any way concerned in. i Mr. Jc!stioe Wiliee, in summing up, said if tha jury should return a verdict for the plaintiff, he should oar- taiuly have the points of law tha.t had been raised on beha,!f of thedefendantefa.rther considered. He then ex- plained that the law undoubtedly was. in the case where the owner of a dog that had bitten any one was known, that that owner was not responsible, unless it could be shown that he was aware that the dog was a savage animal, and in the habit of biting mankind. In the present case it appeared to be admitted that the dog in question was a stray dog, and it appeared to him that the defendants would not be liable, unless it was established to the satisfaction of the jury that j their servants were aware that the dog was a ravage animal, and that it had bitten other persons at the station. They would then only be responsible upon the supposition that their servants were guilty of negligence in allowing an animal of such a descrip- tion to be upon the platform of the station, where the public-, ),1 an undoubted right to go, and where they also h ..d the right to be protected from mischief. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff.— D X 5 0. Li on was stayed until the legal questions shall have been disposed of.
=: LOVE AND VENGEANCE. Ann Coney, a buxom young woman, apparently about 18 years of age, and of decent appearance, was charged before the magistrate at Worship-street, with attempting to commit suicide by swallowing a quantity of copperas, at her home in Hart-s reet, Batfenal-grean. The evidence was that at half-past 12 o'clock on the night of the 28th ult. a loud shriek was heard to pro- ceed from an upper reom of the house in question, and that the prisoner was found lying on a bed there, manifestly in great: pain and excitement. A little girl who was present pointed to an empty cup, and said that" Ann had drank something from it." Banks, 100 H, was called in, and it baiug evident that the prisoner had swallowed some corrosive liquid, he sent for Dr. Phillips, the divisional surgeon. Meanwhile a packet of copperas was found in the room. The medical gentleman arrived, and applied the stomach-pump, which ejected appa- rently to her great satisfaction and relief, a quantity of fluid strongly impregnated with copperas, and after five minutes' insensibility she admitted having, mixed and swallowed ifc. Subsequently she became very ill, but the quantity taken was not sufficient to occasion death. The constable was given to understand that she had had a quarrel with her "young man." The magistrate asked her if it was so, and if so, whether that hadindueed her to attempt self-destruction. Prisoner looked round the court, and only replied, Oh, he is not hare." When given to understand that she must be re- manded for the purpose of hearing good words from the chaplain of the House of Detention, she became again excited, and, while leaving the court for the cell, called to some girl in the body of the court, "Sally, tell him I'll have vengeance for what he has done to me. I'll have his life.
MR. GLADSTONE AND LORD DUN- KELLIN'S AMENDMENT. At a meeting of the East Kent Liberal Registration, held on Saturday at Canterbury, for the purpose of considering the conduct of Sir E. Dering in voting against the late Government upon the rating question of the Reform Bill, the following letters, which had been sent to Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen, were read:— 11, Carlton-house-terrace, S.W., July 30. My dear Huges»en,~I have received your letter, inclosing a copy of one addressed by Sir Edward Dering on the 16th of Jaly to Lieutenant-General Williams; and, as you have asked my opinion on the case, I shall consider, your request as my warrant for commenting on a matter which is indeed of great public interest, but in which I have no title whatever to interfere. "I cannot say that Sir Edward Dering's reasons for voting with Lord Dunkellin have, in my view, any weight. He says it was not proposed by Lord Dlln- kellin, or by any one else, to substitute a L7 rating for en a X7 rental. But I apprehend this very thing was proposed by Mr. Cave, the gentleman selected to seoond the motion. The mover, I think, stated his preference for a,26 rating, which would have excluded a large number whom he had proposed to enfranchise. Sir E. Dering will recollect that the speakers for the amendment were gentlemen opposed either to the bill or to the franchise clauses. He says the Government should have proposed a rating franchise of an amount not higher than the X7 rental franchise. Now, as X6 rating would have been materially higher, he must apparently mean that we ought to have proposed a £5 rating franchise. But this, the next lowest figure, would have given an enfranchisement materially larger than that of the bill. I wonder Sir E. Dering does not see that if we had done this we should for the first time have given colour, and even more than colour, to the charge which has from the beginning been urged against us with such persistency and such gross and palpable injustice,—the charge of having disregarded the fears a.nd scruples of the moderate, I and of having leant to the doctrines of extreme poli- ticians. What he recommends as the obvious and easy remedy for the dilemma was in our view wholly inadmissible. "But it is one question whether the vote, or the reasons given for it, are good, and it is another whether I, if I were an elector of East Kent, should withhold my support from. Sir Edward Dering on acoount of it. It ought, I think, now to he the great object of all who are interested either in the Liberal party, or in the subject of Parliamentary Reform, to bring about such an union of sentiment in the party as may obviate all risk of the repetition of the late unhappy events, and may secure a speedy and satisfactory settlement of the question. I give entire credence to any declaration proceeding from Sir E. Dering; and, examining his letter, with the view I have de- scribed, I find its meaning unequivocal, especially where he says that by proposing an equivalent enfranchisement in an alterad form we should, I if beaten on that vital point,' have 1 put ourselves in the right and our opponents in the wrong.' This proves, without entering into minute criticism, that Sir E. Dering was friendly to the substance of our measure. On that ground, without in the least degree qualifying my opinion as to the particular vote, I not only, if I were one of your brother electors, should Dot vote against Sir E. Dering, but I should continue to afford him exactly the same support as if that vote had not been given. I read his letter and accept his declara- tions, in the spirit of confidence, and not in the spirit of suspicion. We, the supporters of the bill, who have had occasion to feel how the spirit of suspicion poisons the atmosphere of politics, and renders hopeless what other wise, though difficult, was practicable enough, should, I think, set an example of discarding it and of interpreting and treating others as we wish to be treated and interpreted ourselves.—I remain, mv dear Hugessen, simerely yours, W. E. GLADSTONE. E. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Esq,, M.P." Pembroke-lodge, Richmond-park, S.W., August 2, 1866 My dear Rngessen,- I am quite prepared to endorse Gladstone's letter to you. I have returned it to him with that opinion. Pray do all you can to soften the stout Liberals of your county, and tell them that the leaders of the party, with Gladstone and me at their head, think they ought to support Dering. If he agrees to the X5 rating franchise, as I under- stand him to do, be ought to be taken baok into the fold.—Yours very truly, RUSSELL." The reading of these letters evoked grea,t applause. Sir E. Dering then entered into a minute explana- tion of his motives for supporting Lord Dnnkellin's amendment, and disclaimed all intention in so doing of seeking to retard the passing oi the bill. He had simply supported the amendment because he con- sidered a rating qualification to be a more convenient arrangement than one of rental, and he had not ex- pected that upon a mere question of detail the Go- vernment would have resigned their offices. A prolonged discussion ensued, and a motion of censure upon Sir E. Dering was proposed, but was net pressed, it being finally agreed, upon the motion of Sir W. James, to let the matter stand over without pronouncing any opinion upon the subject.
THE LATE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND. The funeral of the Dowager Duchess of Northum- berland took place on Friday morning at Westminster Abbey. The remains were placed in the Percy vault, in the Chapel of St. Nicholas. The funeral procession, consisting of a hearse and four, followed by a mourn- ing-coach, containing the Very Rev. Dr. Parish, Mr. Horatio Gxosvenor Day, Mr. Thomas Williams, and Mr. Surman, left Lebanon-house, Twickenham, at a quarter past nine o'clock. The private carriages of the following relatives and friends fell in on the way to Westminster Abbey late Duchess Dowager, Eteanor Duchess of Northumberland, and the Duke of Northumberland, the Earl Percy, the Earl of Powis, the Earl Amherst, Lord Willoughby d'Ereaby, Baroness Windsor, the Misses Walpole, &c. On the arrival of the proeession at the Abbey, shortly after twelve o'clock, the body was received by the Rev. Canon Jennings and the Rev. Canon Hawkins. The following mourners, who had assembled in the Jerusalem Chamber, joined in the processionThe Earl of Powis, the Earl Percy, the Earl Amherst, Lord Josceline Percy, Lord Chas. Percy, Lord H. Percy, Colonel Hon. Percy Herbert, Hon. and Rev. George Herbert, HOB. Robert Herbert, Captain Hon. George Windsor Clive, Captain Hon. Wm. H. Herbert, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bar! Sir Hugh Williams, the Right Hon. Spencer Walpole, the Rev. Mr. Gran- ville, Mr. W. Williams, Mr. Robert Millias, Mr. R. H. Williams, Mr. Owen Williams, Mr. Edward Hussey, Mr. F. Calvert, Mr. G. Thompson, and Mr. Alfred Bell. The service was read by the Rev. Canon Jennings, assisted by the Rev. Canon Hawkins. At the conclusion the remains of the late duchess were buried beside those of her husband Hugh, third duke.
MURDER WfLL OUT. Sometime towards the end of 1862 a most diabolical murder was perpetrated in Richmond-row, Liverpool, the victim of the foul deed being a Mrs. Reed, the wife of a tip-plate worker. Immediately after the murder was discovered, the husband of the murdered woman disappeared, and, notwithstanding all the endeavours of the police to trace him, he managed to keep out of the way until within the last few weeks, when he fell into the hands of the United States authorities. Reed, it appears, who was well known to the Liverpool police, carried on a comfortable business in Richmond- row but, in consequence of some irregularities on his part, there were often family quarrels, in which Reed once or twice threatened to do for his wife. It was on a Saturday night, during the period mentioned above, that Reed came home apparently dissatisfied about something, and not finding Mrs. Reed at heme, he ascertained that she was at a neighbour's house, and sent for her. She returned home in about a quarter of an hour, and from that time (about half-past eleven at night) until she was found in a dying state nothing was heard or seen of her or husband. When found by some neighbours, she had a deep and fatal wound in her left side, and all the evidence collected showed clearly that her husband was the murderer. However, after being free for upwards of throe years, he has been secured, and Detective Marsden, of the Liverpool police force, has just left Liverpool for New York in the steamer Etna, the same vessel that brought Mulier to Liver- pool from America, for the purpose of bringing Reed back to the scene of his wife's murder.
GARIBALDI AND HIS VOLUNTEERS. A correspondent of the Observer, writing from Con- dino Pieve di Buono on the 31st of July, saya — Only those who have stood together by the; ick bad of a beloved one, knowing each that he must die, yet striving by eye and voice to inspire others with hope, can enter into the feelings of the veteran soldiers of Italian liberty gathered here on the confines of the Tyrol, watching the death throes of Italian honour and glory. When the news of the suspension of I hostilities first reached head-quarters on the morning of the 21th, just as Garibaldi was preparing to attack Fort Lardaro, and combine an entrance into Trento with Medici, all knew and felr. that the last shot had been fired, the last protest made by Italians that the rest would be done for them without their consent, if needs be against their will; nevertheless, a feverish activity reigned throughout the army. Each com- mander of a corps olamoured for Enfield rifles-the head £ the little fleet for a Monitor from England— the head of the Sanitary Corps to establish temporary hospitals along the line where wounded Garibaldians will never lie. No one would acknowledge to his dearest friend that it is all over; that France and dearest friend that it is all over; that France and Prussia will settle Italian destinies, and that nothing I is left but to repent in sackcloth and ashes the wilful blindness of the last six years of trusting the fate of a young nation, regenerated in the blood of its martyrs, to men whose only aim was to consign Italy gagged and bound into the hands of the French Emperor. Since I wrote you last the day of the surrender of Fort Ampolla, the soil of the Tyrol—which is denied to Italy-has been drenched with the blood of 500 victims, 65 of whom are buried in the valley of Tarno, the rest distributed in the hospitals from Strada to Brescia. As soon as Fort Ampolla. surrendered, the order was issued for a portion of the troops to march towards Condino, the remainder towards Tearno, Bisecca, and Pieve. In the first line on the mountains right and left the road that threads the valley, was ranged the 5th Regiment, commanded by Chiassi, and in second line at Tirano di Sopra, the regiment com- manded by Menotti Garibaldi. It was the first time during this campaign that Giovanni Chiassi, the veteran of five campaigns, imprisoned by Austria, exiled by Piedmont in 1857, decorated with the cross of military valour, had eucceeded in leading his regiment to the front. At nine p.m. on the even- ing of the 20th I rode with him through the ranks, and as we parted on the threshhold of his lodging he said, Don't faah yourself for a roof to-morrow, this house will be empty-either the Austrians will attack us, or we shill go a head until we unearth them." At dawn on the morning of the 21st the enemy, issuing from Lardaro and Molina, attacked the two front battalions, and the shots fired from above from the fatal stutzen decimated the ranks. Chiassi, at the head of the foremost, led them again and again to the charge, until, with Major Pessiva, Lieutenant Fabbri, another aide-de-camp, fell shot through the heart, and for an hour remained a dying prisoner in the hands of the Austrians. At this junc- ture six mountain pieces, placed by Garibaldi on an elevation, opened fire. Garibaldi himself, in an open carriage, encouraged the soldiers by his presence and voice. His staff, dismounting, led on the different companies. Menotti's regiment came up, and at noon the general telegraphed victory all along the line-a victory dearly purchased, as all would say who had spent a week in the hospitals, feeling that all those suffering heroes have fought and bled in vain. In the I afternoon the body of poor Chiassi was recovered. We placed him in a rough deal box, and accompanied by his secretary and riderless horse, the mournful train proceeded to Brescia, where the poor mother awaited the remains of her only son, who had hidden from her to the last the fact that he waa once more about to peril his ife for Italy. On the following day the general ordered his troops back to Storo, intending to effect an entry into Trento in conjunction with Medici, but the armistice sus- pended this and all other plans. The evacuation of Terano rendered its re-occupation by the enemy pro- bable, hence the necessity for the immediate removal of the wounded. For eight and forty hours the ambu- lance surgeons toiled, amputating here, transporting there, Bertani overlooking all; and when all seemed done, riding to the extreme point of the combat to see whether one unfortunate had been forgotten. With the exception of 14, impossible to move, all were transported to Storo, thence to Anfo, Cabbaro, and Vestone. For the first day or so the hospitals were sad to see, men on hay and straw, but all their wounds dressed. Now they are resting between clean sheets, and all, without exception, say, We are content." Here in private oiroles it is rumoured that G. resigns. I hope not, I trust not. Forty thousand volunteers with ordered arms, and demonstrations in each Italian city, might yet succeed in showing that our dead have city, not died in vain.