10 NOVEMBER 1860, Page 3


The .itrstdistribution of prizes for the Middle Class Examine- limiest ()jinni, took place on Monday at the Guildhall, under the presi- dency of the Lord Mayor. The Bishop of London expressed his hope that tluredattation of youth would be not only intellectual but religious.


A reference had been made 'by a distinguished judge to the mode of exa- mination in the University of Oxford. • :It was well known that,-for reasons Which had been fairly weighed and fairly considered, religion as a subject of examination was excluded from the class for which honorary marks were given. No doubt this had been Adopted after mature consideration, but the result proved that the number of catdidates who presented, themeelves for examination on religions subjects was far less than could be'desired;' it hall been intended-at-these examinations that persons of, all religious denominations should not 'be excluded from their -benefit; and it had been felt that when Parents objeeted to that religious teaching which the University of. Oxford was hound-to maintain, their children should-not-be prevented by the mere fact of their dissent from participation in the advantages to which that Uni- versity, by its examinations -gave rise. He would protest against con- founding religious with secular education.. The religion of a young man was not -capable of being tested by education. The education of a young man must be the education in a religious spirit, so that he should live and per- form his duties in life as a religious man. The Lord Mayor distributed the .prizes, with a kind word to each of the students, all of whom came from metropolitan schools. On Monday, the City Court of Lieutenancy met, at the Guildhall, to -receive the report 'of deputation to Mr. Sidney -Herbert, on-the subject tithe additionerVolinteer oorpe. Mr. Herhert'said the-Covern- ment had no objebtion to the ilithriition of theCormeNo. 2 :(Spottiswoode's), but they' considered the formation of artisan toms, or corps for the sons of peets,..or-in feet exclusively for any one clue, objectionable the title. of " Royal ".couldnot be assumed witheut: the Qtreen'e perm irnien, which Mr. Herbert thought would not be granted. Lastly, Mr..Herhert stated there could be no objection -to the formaticanf other corps in the city,, and he suggested that the London Rifle Brigade should adopt every, practicable: :modification-in the--scale of expenses. Corps No. -2 was sanctioned-; • the Working- Men's -corps •-was considered objectionable and-the titleof the Royal National 'Rifle Association should be "The: London Battalion "- National Rifle Association.

The yummy for Sonthwark has caused a piolifie, production of can- didates;imiliz-as the triliral literature of the berough gen ,produce them. Mr. Apsley Pellatt, Mr. Scovell, Mr. Vickers, and Dr. Chalice are men-

tioned ; these arc all local names. Mr. Pellatt represented the borough from 1862 to /857.

The Amalgamated Engineers' Society have presented their champion, Mr. William Newton, with a goblet containing 300 sovereigns. The presentation took plane at Radley's Hotel on Saturday. Mr. Newton :said that the Society now numbers 10,000, whereas it only numbered 12,000 in 1851. The !yids amount to 52,0001. per annum, and if the employers arc wise they will cultivate and encourage the Society. Croydon leads the way in the attempt to utilize the sewage of large towns upon a systematic -plan. A company is projected to pump the sewage, to a reservoir to an elevation stein two 'miles distant, from ce when it will be conveyed to each farm and field by gravitation. The works are expected to be completed in the spring.

A singular fact as to the transaction of public business at Sheerness came out before Vice-Chancellor Kinders/ev, in a hearing of the cause Ward versus Filmer, en Wednesday. A tender for a supply of beef was sent ie by one Kitt, and accepted by the Admiralty. Two sureties were named ; Ward, one of them, signed not only his own name to the bond, but also that of Mr. Pelson, alleging a general authority to do so. The signatures were duly attested by a Joseph Bingham. Whether there was such a person as Poison did not appear, but nobody contended in the cause that he had signed the bond.

An action was brought upon a policy of insurance upen the electric tele- ' graph cable, lost by perilof the sea. The Jury found that the cable was finally and successfully laid down, but not so as to be capable of continuous' working; they also found that the cable was defective, but not in the ori- ginal construction, but from accidental causes after manufacture, but before shipment. A verdict was entered for the plaintiff in Patterson versus Harris, bat the Queen's Bench has granted a rule to -enter the verdict for the defendant, or for a new trial, or to confine the result to a verdict'for the siaty miles of cable actually -lost sheen. The penalty for calling another person maliciously "a thief and rogue,' is settled by the Court-of Queen's Bench at 201. In Jones versus Jones on Tuesday, the defendant moved for a new trial on the ground that Mr. Baron Bramwell admitted evidence of other statements to show malice on the part of defendant; it was also suggested that 501. for damages found by the Jury was excessive. The Court held the evidence properly admitt4 but Mr. Baron Bramwell being of opinion that the damages should not exceed 201, a rule was granted, unless the plaintiff will consent to take that sum in full condonation of a verdict given by a Jury of the country. The Queen's Bench on Wednesday refused to grant a new trial, or reduce the damages of 2001. awarded to Mr. Charles Burton Fox, a solicitor of New- port, against Mr. Williams, proprietor-of the ,S'iee of °west, for libel. The libels consisted of statements that, as Mr. Fox was clerk to the Newpert, Justices, and his partner, Mr, Protheroc, clerk of the peace, Mr. Fox had an indirect interest in advising the Magistrates to commit for trial, because he, would share in the fees obtained through his partner prosecutions. -But Mr. Fox and Mr. Protheroe had exceuted matual releases as to their fees, in consequence of legal proceedings elsewhere, which rendered the statement untrue. Mr. Justice Bylea, on being referred to by the Court, expressed his satisfaction with the verdict and amount of damages. [If in a discharge of duty-a joarnalist errs in feet, but imputes nothing personally diehonoarahle,. but simply criticises the acts of a public officer, or reports the public speech of another, why arethe damages to be 2001., if to call a man ' a thief and a rogue " only costs 201.?] In Paris versus Levy, wherein a verdict had been returned for the defendant, proprietor of the Daily Diegraph, for libel; the Court of Queen's Bench granted a rule to show cause on the ground that, although it was fair to comment on a book in the Way' of fair criticism, a newspaper' may not animadvert on a handbill relating to a man's trade. An- attorney Of the courts of the county palatine of Durham was ordered by .rule of the Queen's Bench, on Saturday, to be admitted an -attorney of the courts 'of Westminster, without the formality of a term's notice of ad- mission. This decipion places ,gentlemen serving their articles in the counties palatine in a more convenient position than those who serve else-. where.• The Court of Queen's Bench was moved' for a new trial in the case of - Mr. Leathern and others,. convicted of bribery at Wakefield election. The grounds are chiefly technical. The material point is whether Mr. Leathern ought to be convicted upon statements. made to the Commissioners under: an expectation of a certificate of indemnity. Upon that point, and another- as to the question of agency, a rule was granted on Tuesday. Lieutenant-Allen of the 824 Foot,,in a fit of passion, violently struck hia, native servant Bidassee, who died in consequence -a month afterwards.: Beingtried by a court-martial on the 28th of Tebrnary, 1859, Allen Was sentenced for the manslaughter to be imprisoned for four. years without hard labour. The sentence was confirmed-by,the Commander-in-Chief, and the imprisonment was ordered to be carried out in Agra Fort. The Horse Guards had ordered the sentence to be changed to penal servitude, and car- ried out in this country. Lieutenant Allen applied on Tuesday for a habeas corpus, and complained of his removal and: the alteration of sentence ; he had been taken. to Milbank, clothed in -the dress, and fed with the diet of that prison. A 'rule was granted:on- the keeper of the Queen's prison. Mr. Justice Hill added significantly, that it ought to be also served upon the Home Office and Secretary for War. The Queen's Bench, on Thursday, refused to grant a mandamus to the Justices of Birmingham, commanding them to-allow Mr. LIcryd, the Mayor,' to preside at Justices' meetings; the Court:held-the Mayor only entitled to social presidence in the borough. The case of Daniel Boyar, of Beverley -election notoriety, and found guilty on the-evidence of accomplices who had been, bribed, :came before the' Queen's Bench on Wednesday upon a tnotien fbr -a 'new trial. The Sdlici-• tor-General, it may be 'remenibered, prodneetpardons for all the -witneerna: who-had-been bribed, end the point of contention -is, are such persons ab- solved by pardon from the consequences -of self-incrimination'? Mr. Baron Martin thought they could not be compelled to aren't. The Court deferred, judgmentin Order to Consult Mr. &Ulm-Martin. - The Court of Exchequer has,granted 'a 'rule to show cause against a new trial in the action brought by Mr. O'Malley Irwin against Mr. Lever, M.P.,for commission on-the Galway subsidy. The grounds were that the verdict' was against evidence ; that the damages were excessive; and the conduct of the jury, who would not hear Mr. Sergeant Shee (sutler the defence. Mr. Ciitovieh; master-of an Austrian vessel entered into a charter-party with Poe and Co. to carry a cargo of sugar. War broke out between France and Austria ; the master put into 'Falmouth, where he was telegraphed by Poe and Co. to proceed to Copenhagen. He refused unless he was insured against loss by Capture. The Jury thought-he had done right ; but -the question is, :break his contract made before the war ? TheCourtet Common Pleas has granted a rule to raise that point. A Mr. Wilson sued the General Screw Collier Company for,demegea, and recovered a verdict for 30001. His claim was founded on a sale of the de- fendant's ships for 60,000/.. The solicitor of the purchaser diecovered that the directors had no-right bites:410 and the.contract was no in cousequenee, completed. But the .titiffirontondea that the directors had assumed the right, and warranted him that they bad authority. The Court of Common Pleas, on Monday, granted a.rulenisi to show cause why the 'verdict should not be set aside, on the pound that the eale was not concluded, and that the fair measure of damages was the actual work and labour done..

Two cases relating to lost property were tried on Tuesday. In the Com- mon Pleas, Webster, a cab-driver, sued Smith, a publican, for a Bank-note for £20 which he had lost, but which was paid into the Bank of England by Messrs. Scott, Smith, bankers, three data after the loss. The defendant swore that he had received the note in, the way of busineas; and bad given full value. Verdict for the defending'. Qh the other case, the Court of Exchequer was moved to set aside a verdict obtained by a commercial tra- veller for the value of his watch; chain, and moneys, against the proprietor of the Great Northern Hotel. - A rule to show cause was granted; a notice by the defendants being proved, requesting guests to' use- the night-bolts, in consequence of recent robberies, . which, it was contended, 'qualified the landlords' implied contract. •

Mr. Backhouse, of 'Sundetland, a well-known member of the Society of Friends, appealed to the Conithon.Plesion. Thursday,-against a conviction under the Summary Jiirledictien ' Act for a refusal to pay Church-rates.

Mr. Baekhouse conceived hi had 'a -leirit fide objection to the rate, which ousted the Magistrates" juriediction, The rate'was partially intended to pay off a mortgage of 2007., and ern therefore bad. It was contended that the jurisdiction as to Quakers was exceptional. The Court took time to con- sider.

In the Bail- Court, on Monday, an action was tried, Woraley verse, Holmes, in which the plaintiff sought to recover upon a bond for 5001. Worsley was a creditor of a Mr. Hicks,-a.raerchant who failed; his creditors to-avoid. bankruptcy determined to-wind up the estate under a deed ,of com- position. Wontley refused to execute the deed unless be bad 3001. idoash and bills, another payment, and a bond for 5001. Holniest was a surety to the nod ; he pleaded it was illemIL The Judge put it to the Jury--was the bond given as an inducement to alga the deed ? The . Jury found for the defendant. It ought to be known that all such arrangements are void, on the ground of legal fraud. Oredliora Ander a deed .can only share pro rata.

The Judge Ordinary; on Wednesday pronounced for the will made in 1848 by Mr. William 'Anderson, -An- Englishman,. domiciled in Paris, and against a will propounded by the deceased's nephew, dated -in 1843. This is the case in which M. Soles Fevre came -over to 'expound-the French law in. Westminster Hall, rind-it has been decided in accordance with his inter- pretation, by Sir C. Cresawall.

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George Richards felonionslyibooke into the hone of Mr..J., F. Fletcher, and stole a workbox, but was-detected. with his booty by the two servant- girls, who displayed great ammo...on:the occasion, as Richards was armed with a life-preserver. He was tried on Tuesday, at the Middlesex Sessions, and sentenced to ten years'- pevalservitude; the two, servants were ordered tebe paid 21. each by- the county, treasurer.

On Friday and Saturday about forty young people were brought before Sir Robert Cerden, charged, with obstructing the thoroughfares of the City, by vending wares and edibles of various kinds. Some of them had insulted

the police; others had really trying only 'to earn an honest living, and were discharged with a reprimand; others again were fined half-a-crown, or three days' imprisonment in default.

Lovett a police constable in the R division was charged, on Monday, with in aggravated assault on Charles Alderman. The hearing occupied the beat portion of two days at Worship Otreet. Mr, Aldermen stated that, OA the $th of October, he was retorning home with-his wife and child at half-past eleven o'clock, accompanied,by his brother and lie wife and child. Two men came up and ran against his brother, which caused some words and a crowd to collect. Three pole:aspen came up and pushed him towards Cant- bride Heath Gate, the -contrary way home. H' -e remonstrated, but they persisted, and he refused to go on, but his brother persuaded him to go to the station. Suddenly Lovett struck Aim a violent blow on the forehead with the rattle, that my-head-was laid open, my. coat and everything on me was smothered in blood." He, asked to be Laken to a doctor, but was taken to the station. The charge of drunkenuees was refused to be taken;where- ,upon the policeman made a charge of obstruction, which . was-donna:tea the neat day by the magistrate. . Alderman was a patient . at theLOnclon Hos- pital from Wednesday till Monday. The policeman was committed for trial.

Another policeman,-Danbilaivey, I of the' H division, was brought be- fore Mr. Yardley; on Tumidity, !charged with an assault on Mr. and Mrs. Liddle, who being annoyed by misobievoue boys throwing stones at them whilst driving out, weregeated with greatrudeneas and violence by Davey. Mrs. Liddle was struck .violently.ixt the ,chest, and felled to the ground. Brewer, 30 H, came up in uniform, and refused to take a.charge against Davey, who was in plain clothe:), laughing derisively, and saying, You have made a mistake, 'old fellow ; he 111 a police constable as ovelltus I am." Davey then took the initiative, and walked Mr. Liddloeff to the-sta- tion-house. The inspeetor refueed to take the charge from either side, and Mr. Liddle made his complaint to theCommissioners of Police. Mr. Yard- ley severely censured the defendant ; but Mr. Liddle, very magnanimously, withdrew the summons on learning the policeman would lose all by a con-' viction.

Julian Dennis was charged . before the Lord Mayor on.Wednesday, with having obtained-ten hegsheads of claret- and thirty casks of wine; from M. Amend Fidel of Soissons in France, by'figst, pretensfes.- 'It was stated that the prisoner had promised to pay in Cash' or approved bills on Paris. This he had not done, but he bad pawned the wine. The Lord Mayor in- terposed, with a quotation from A.rchbold's Criminal Practice,- edited by -Jervis, that the pretence must be of aome:existing fact madeforthe purpose of inducing the prosecutor, to-pert .Witb iris property; therefore,, a pretence that a party would do an act he did -net mean to do, as a pretence-to pay for goods on delivery, is not a false pretence within the Act, but a mere promise for future conduct. The case.was therefore dismissed.

Edward Sowerby, a young Quaker " by pretension," was charged at the Idansionhouse, on Thursday, with disturbing the worship of the Friends' Meeting-house. 'He had been convicted before of the same offence: on'this occasion he had indulged in expletives such as " hypocrites, deceivers, eager

after money, whose God is then. Sowerby contended he had a right to speak according, to the rules Qf,tivakers, but Alderman Lawrence dis- sented, and fined him-40s.,- or one month's imprisonment; in default, he was locked up for non-payment. '

Jane Martin, was charged at the Guildhall, with attempting to cut her throat, on Wednesday.. She alleged her anxiety as to one of her children, who was ill, and upon whomithe had attended so closely, that for six weeks she had never taken off her clothes. Her husband confirmed her statement ;

acming. Ite screaming, onneylit the .ether patients. The defendant was

the ebilsa „been admitted ,iotoirlitolome.w'e Hospital, but discharged on t: . ---:---

oonitign• teber husband's custody by gr. Aldernutn.Finnis.

neglect- ing-to give it tiotirishment,'w ' illeeharged-roiloWisthiesday at Bow Street, ' Elia Hempstead; charged wi4keausing the death of her child by fbr want of "luither ovideritio.' 'UM i , : • . •thd. MVTI.'71 .,, Hollins, convicted of the Sto t, .0* 'addressed to the Home Seerehiry a statement, in *If hicusetioir of Emm, and Obits:out that the alibi of drill en ii or his movements7up till half-past eleven o'clock 'tif Milli ight of ther' r. Ile also seeks to

implicate the witness' liostlioid,"inkle complain the conduct of the

police. ; Mr. Wood; the.aolicitoOleuits out that' .trilproltatidi of ac- counting for possession of the parcel does not reidoit line; as no man is

bound to criminate himself.

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canal Court, ErnileY on themer of ten and elevAtia, and that he seamed, upon by Mallon; ineaper# *ell Street, Clerkerriiell. The cause of the fire isainkneith.; iffie; lame promisee have been on fire on four previous occasions. 'The contents of the building were insured lathe West of England Office, and the,huildineitseit thellim.!: The Adjoining pre- mises were considerably dastagedity fire mil water.

A very serious,fire -took place attheimandfaotory of Mesita. Vhappelland Co.; 18,,PhOtniiAtteet, Sohe,ita Sunday,:, Where at Ate :height, *.terrible explosion:occorred„ by which A YfoPA4Aff..44.ki114:4014141:,were wounded, some, it bleared, fittaily. '17.pwinsabtae1Wrialutt4loAnitromentif have been destroyed. The cause Of the kte. ,N5.499filfffts! alioard • _ A eery destieratilrel$3.

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