20 JANUARY 1855, Page 2

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It may not be forgotten that, on the 25th November, Alderman Sidney gave notice of a motion that an address should be presented to the Queen praying her to remove from her councils the Earl of Aberdeen, "no longer entitled to confidence as the First Minister of the Crown"; ; and that the motion was withdrawn from the paper. Subsequently Alderman Wilson gave notice of a motion expressing the disapproval of the Court that Al- derman Sidney's notice should have been publicly read and circulated in the country, when there appears to have been no intention on the part of the mover" of submitting it to the Court ; particularly as the notice of motion tended to convey an impression that there was a want of confi- dence on the part of the Court in the Prime Minister; thereby creating a prejudice against the Government at a crisis when the best interests of the country required that every possible support should be given to en- able the Government to carry on the war with the utmost vigour. It was also set forth that Alderman Sidney's notice of motion' so given and so withdrawn, was 'inisellievous, and an unfair exercise of the privileges of a member of the Court ; and it was proposed that in future all notices of motion should be inserted on the minutes, to be dealt with as the Court might see fit. At a meeting of the Court on Tuesday, Alderman Wilson moved this motion ; but, at the wish of the Court, he withdrew it, with- out discussion. In the course of the proceedings, the Lord Ma.yor read a letter from Alderman Sidney, complaining that Alderman Wilson's mo- tion conveyed "an imputation on his motives" ; that he did give notice of the motion with the "fixed resolution of proceeding with it," that events occurred in the interim of the Court's meeting "which would have made such a proceeding at that juncture unwise"; ; and declaring that the opinion be held in November 'that our brave army had been serious- ly jeopardized, if not sacrificed by the imbecility of our rulers," has "since unfortunately been sadly strengthened."

At a meeting of the Common Council, on Thursday, the Chairman of the Consolidated Committee brought up the report recommending the adoption of certain propositions agreed to in opposition to those recom- mended by the Commission of Inquiry. But on moving that the first Proposition be considered, an amendment was proposed, debated, and carried by 47 to 21, adjourning the proceedings on the report to an early day. In reply to a question, Mr. H. L. Taylor said that the Copenhagen Fields Cattle Market is ready to be opened ; but that it rests with the Home Secretary, whose business it is to sanction the rules of the market, to ix a day for the opening.

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Ward of Farringdon Without, on Thursday, a resolution was agreed to, by 35 to 28, calling upon the representatives of the ward in the Common Council to support the re- commendations of the Commission of Inquiry.

At a meeting of the Metropolitan Court of Sewers, on Tuesday, Mr. Thwaites moved a long resolution expressing approval of what is called the "Great London Drainage scheme" for the drainage of the South side of the Thames, in opposition to that proposed by Mr. Bazalgette. He said that the scheme which he proposed to approve provided a good outfall and drainage, especially for the densely-peopled districts on the banks of the Thames which Mr. Bazalgette's scheme leaves =provided. Practically, the great drainage scheme was the same as that proposed by Mr. Frank Foster. Mr. Chalmers seconded the motion, and Dr. Sayer opposed it ; but as the hour was late the debate was adjourned.

Some of the constituents of Sir De Lacy Evans, resolved to do him honour, met on Monday,—Mr. Prout in the chair,—and adopted an ad- dress of congratulation and compliment, which is, if the General be Well enough, to be presented to him on Monday next, by a committee.

The Lord Chancellor delivered judgment on Monday on an appeal from the decision of Vice-Chancellor Wood in the Birstal Chapel case. The Methodist Chapel at Birstal was founded by John Nelson, one of the earliest followers

-of Wesley, and became one of the Wesleyan connexion. The appointment of d lierdeschNeir;was first Vice-Chancellor trustees and infornralsoll?141;reonmtlYtwe o ileetitiOdrrstla' at Birk* decidol that the appointment lag with the Wesleyan Conference. The Lord Cialneellor reversed this deaden ; allowed the appeal, and dis- missed the infbanattion -with crests.

At tlle Middlesex Sessions, on Mondirjr,. ClIariesgamson pleaded guilty to stealing a ten-pound note from his employers, Messrs. Scott and Co., the bankers. The prosecutors recommended him to mercy : it was his first of- fence ; he had hitherto behaved well; and he had ruined his prospects in life. The foolish young man stole the note to buy a watch for a young lady to whom he was engaged ! Sentence, six months imprisonment.

On Tuesday, Harriet Nelson was convicted of a barbarous desertion of her illegitimate infant. She stripped it naked at night, threw it on a door-step, and left it to perish ; a Policeman found it, on a frosty night, after rain, and the child's head was lying in a puddle of water that was partly frozen. The inhuman mother was senteneed to imprisonment for one year.

The Guildhall Pollee °flee was amused on Monday with a case worthy of Boccaccio or Quevedo. can Berry, a diminutive, dark, and respectable- looking man, was the hen. He had been visiting various shops as a pur- chaser, giving five-pound notes in payment. At one of these shops, that of Mr. Skinner the tobacconist on Holborn Hill, the note excited suspicion, anti the master of the shop managed to call a policeman. Berry bolted. He was pursued, captured, taken to the station, and conducted to a cell. At the door of the cell, he adroitly drew back,, thrust the turnkey in, locked the door upon him, and again ran off. A female searcher pursued and seized him. She found that she was not strong enough to hold him ; but she seized his hat, knowing that a man uncovered and chased will be stopped by the people in the street. So it proved, and Berry was at last secured. All the notes were epurious. He reserved his defence, and was committed for trial.

Mr. Parry the banister appeared at the Mansienhense on Saturday, to make a statement in behalf of Mr. Wardroper. He said that his client had acted honourally, if foolishly : be had sold a reversion to property for 15401.; he had been in treaty to buy a ship; his speculafion had failed, and he would lose 1000/. Mr. Parry complained of the statements injurious to Mr. Wardroper, made by Mr. Aldridge, ex parts; but the Aldermen praised Mr. Aldriage's conduct : if the speculation was a fair ens, the pub- licity would be an advantage to it: the advertisements issued for clerks with money, and the fact that the property sold was heavily mortgaged, had a very suspicious appearance. Sir Robert Carden repeated his surmise, that however respectable Mr. Wardropees family might be, others might have wished to make a tool of him. Thus the matter dropped.

Maria King, servant to Mrs. Bright, a widow residing in Baker Street, is in custody for forging and uttering a cheek for 311. The case is singular. The accused got possession of a cancelled cheek of the late Mr. Bright ; she discharged by chemical means some of the writing and marks on it, substi- tuting others, so that the cheek appeared to be signed by Mrs. Bright ; and then she got a tradesman to cash it for her.

More evidence, including that of a young fellow who has followed the " profession " of pickpocket, has been heard by the Bow Street Magistrate against King, the "private clothes" Policeman who was an accomplice of thieves. The cage is very strong against him ; as Policemen and others had witnessed behaviour in King of a suspicious character, and connecting him with the boy thieves. He has been again remanded.

According to a statement by the Lord Mayor, some rogues in America Mb- tinue to practise on the credulity of the charitably-disposed in this country. Letters are sent addressed to persons who are dead, beseeching aid, and ex- pressing gratitude for former benevolence ; the executors open the letters, and if they do not detect the cheat, are very likely to send money in the name of the deceased to the distressed objects of his alleged former bounty.

The inquest on the body of Mr. Latham has been adjourned to the 29th instant, as neither the assassin nor Mrs. Lambert is yet so far recovered as to allow of their examination, though both seem to have improved. Mrs. Lambert has suffered from inflammation of the lunge, ascribed to the pre- sence of the bullet there.