20 OCTOBER 1866, Page 2

A terrible outrage has been perpetrated at Sheffield. A man

named Fearneyhough was twelve months ago a member of the Sawgrinders' Society, but quitted it, and expressed some fear of the society's vengeance. On the 15th inst., a tin can loaded with two pounds of gunpowder, and supplied with a lighted fuse, was dropped into his cellar. Its explosion nearly blew down the house, drove out the wall of tAhe sitting-room, split the staircase, but did not injure Fearneyhough, -whose death was of course intended. Rewards of 1,100/. and free pardon to all but the perpetrators have been offered, and the trades' anions have in general expressed their disgust. Some of the men, however, still feel towards a man who has left them as soldiers feel to a deserter, and the secretary to the Sawgrinders' Society refuses to subscribe to a subscription for Fearneyhough, alleging that such men cause the outrages by their disreputable proceedings. It is hinted in a local paper that the actual criminal was hired with money, a fact which would make the crime doubly great in those who suborned him. Sheffield is almost the only town where these outrages take place, and the secretary to the Sawgrinders' Association may enjoy the pleasure of knowing that he has done as much to pre- vent a Reform Bill as Mr. Lowe to secure it.