14 SEPTEMBER 1850, Page 3


Tuesday's Gazette contained the Speaker's notice of a new writ for the election of a Member of Parliament to serve in room of the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, late Member for the University of Cambridge, to be made out by the derk of the Crown "at the end of fourteen days after the insertion of this notice in the London Gazette "—that is, on the 24th instant.

The Liverpool Chronicle says that rumours prevail at Boston that Sir Joshua Walmsley has accepted office under the Government, which would reader necessary his reelection for that town.

A meeting of landed proprietors, clergy, and tenant-farmers of Here- fordshire, convened at Ross on Thursday to meet Mr. Ferrand and hear explanations on the subject of his Wool League was broken up by a mob, who paraded a large cheap loaf in contrast with a small loaf veiled in crape; Mr. Ferrand's party were invaded in their hustings formed of two waggons, and expelled thence with a physical violence that approached the character of attempts on his life. In the afternoon his party gave him a dinner at the Royal Hotel in Ross.

The four first ships of the Canterbury squadron arrived at Plymouth at the close of last week. Lord and Lady Wharncliffe and Mr. Watts Russell arrived in Plymouth on Friday, to witness the embarkation of their sons. Dr. Jackson, the Bishop-designate of Lyttelton, hastened down to Plymouth on Saturday, and went over all the ships, encouraging and exhorting the emigrants. The squadron left Plymouth harbour on Saturday afternoon, amidst cheering farewells from a large number of friends congregated to bid them good speed. Dr. Jackson sails by the next of the two additional ships which leave England in the course of this month ; on board of which will be Lord Mandeville, M.P., and his bro- ther Lord Frederick Montagu.

Multitudes of Irish have migrated to Kent to perform the hop-picking. Near East Farleigh and Banning, some two thousand swarm about the roads, and " squat " on bits of waste land. The Maidstone Journal states that two Roman Catholic priests have been sent from the Oratory Mission in London to watch over the religious conduct of the Irish, and their presence produces en unusual degree of quiet and decorum.

Some of the juvenile reprobates confined in Parkhurst Prison have made a second attempt to burn down the gaol; but from timely diseovery this fire was not so serious as the former one. A quantity of bedclothes in a dormi- tory had been piled on a shovelful of live eoals taken from a grate ; before the flames had got a firm hold of the apartment, the said of the burning bedclothes excited the attention of the officers, and the fire was got under.

Jonas Hainswerth, a small farmer and wooleember living atOvenden, near Halifax, had, like his neighbours, been much annoyed and injured in a pe- cuniary sense by bays trespassing on his lands and breaking his fences. Last week, he saw a number of boys in a field, and pursued them ; all got away but one, Joseph Walmsley, only seven years old. In his rage, Hainsworth savagely kicked the child ; its mother found it outside the field suffering greatly; and before it could be got home, life had fled. A Coroner's Jury has given a verdict of "Manslaughter" against Ifainsworth, who has been sent to prison.

While the Reverend R Atthill, curate of Holy Trinity Church at Hull, was conversing in the market-place with a friend on Saturday last, a man came up, presented a pistol close to his head, and snapped it; thepencussion- cap exploded, but not the charge. The man exclaimed, ' It doesn't signify— we shall meet again," and walked away. Mr. Atthill at first thought the matter a clumsy joke, but presently gave chase, and the man was appre- hended. The pistol was found to be loaded with ball. The prisoner was examined by the Magistrates; it was discovered that his name was Edward Relass ; and he appeared to be insane, suffering from religious mania. He was committed for trial

No fewer than four accidents occurred at Chatham lines on Friday Ben- night, by persons falling into the trenches while returning from the races in the dark. Two women suffered fractures of the legs ; Sergeant Powell, from the fracture of three ribs and the dislocation of his shoulder ; and a pen- sioner named M'Grath fell into the trench, and next morning he was found lying there with several ribs broken, a dislocation of the shoulder, and other hurts : he died in a few hours. This trench is a very dangerous place, vary- ing from twenty to thirty feet in depth, with no railing to protect passengers.