Penny Newsman, March 2, 1862

Penny Newsman

March 02, 1862

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Penny Newsman (Newspaper) - March 2, 1862, London, Middlesex RtGldTfiRED TRANSMISSION AND SMDAY MOEIIM MAIL MD PUBLISHING SALISBURY FLEET ONE MARCH OUR NOTHING can better prove the constant and rapid development of national life and the growth of public spirit among the people than the increasing interest they take in Army and Navy Brit a little while and before the Russian war had like Ithnriela our wounding sind healing them at the same blow these statistical documents were regarded with sometimes with Pages of enumerating ships and squad rons and and pointing to vast items of expenditure out of crashing taxation were to attract attention or te charm a weary presented little or no evidence of and afforded but very slender grounds for national pride they were as dry which now the will and influence of the people have clothed with and indued with martial The Army and Navy of today are BO more like their predecessors of eight years back fhan the English constitution is like the govern ment system of They are no longer instruments of the Crown or the toys of the They in been recreated by the animated by public opinion with the noblest and purest and exalted above Continental rivals beyond all Satisfactory as is the improvement of the pro lessional qualities and effectiveness of the Army the amelioration of their social position and educational status is still more Within the memory of all who have arrived at mans estate a private soldier was deemed unworthy of the company of working men he was not wel come to the parlour of the meanest inn the recruit was held to have disgraced his family by undertaking serve his country and merchant seamen looked on menofwars men as of a lower and as loose whose fellowship was to be Now things are indeed changed the Queens man is hailed with cordiality by every and the seamen in naval and merchant services are united into a national maritime league by the creation of the Naval They are banded for the defence and maintenance of our Ocean The soldier has been welcome everywhere from the day the Queen went forth to meet and give a hearty greeting to the heroes of the Bronzed by one of the doers of valiant deeds in the defence of our Indian and in protection of Western liberties from Cossack proudly on his breast the silver ladder of hefeelshe is invested with popular interest and for if he is a soldier he is also a and lhe duties each are fused in devotion to the national flag friends and relatives have a legitimate pride in career they feel that some portion of the credit of his achievements is reflected upon them selves that a ray of his glory enlightens their humble homes and his instead of shedding of shame in secret over his now rejoices that her child has grown to be soldier of the State one of the valiant men in influence of popular opinion arising aiid see to defeat it by every the Premier conde to ridicule the patriotic and martial enthusiasm of the nation as a rifle But the spirit of the people once awakened overrode such feeble and compelled compliance with By so doing they have silenced the threatenings of foreign despots have enabled the Ministers to take a more independent standing they have shut the door to humiliating such as were extorted by the Americans from Lord Ash burton and have exhibited to wouldbe invaders the imposing front of a nation in The English people have shown that the increase of their and prosperity has been accom panied by a corresponding development of their love of of their readiness to undertake deeds of naval and of the military virtues of their Happy the people whose national feelings and invincible courage keep pace with their and who can effect such radical reforms in The total amount of the votes for the Army and to be voted according to the is enormous sum it must be but still not without affording hope to the financial for it is less by nearly than the two votes of last It will be further reduced by nearly a million when accounts are settled with the Indian If in a twelvemonth the estimates can be reduced by fourfifths of a million we may reasonably hope for future progress in the same direction in order to lighten the burden of the diminution would have more considerable for the outlay on and in improvement the and clothing of the Army and at which few will be found to Our on land and sea will cost and the improve ment in the condition of soldiers and although their numbers are If we reverted to the old state of things the cost of the Army Navy might be reduced but is there any one who for the sake of this sacrifice the comfort of our and the dignified which all and which is the source of our commercial success 1 Taking the Isavy the total asked for is when compared with last years shows a decrease of but to this must be added the supplementary vote of due the Trent making the net decrease A glance at the items will show that the wages for seamen and marines are the cost of their victuals being an increase on last years votes though there is a reduction in numbers consequent on men taking their discharge wages to dockyard artizans at home and abroad Naval stores for the and The total is completed by cost for Admiralty new The total cost of Naval Volunteers is certainly cheapest line of defence The hands are officers and seamen onboard the fleet in and troop with boys distributed among them and through the fleet ana hnys 553 in Coastguard ships afloat Coastguards on and boys in training making the total number of bluejackets To these must be added of whom areafloat and making the total of the sea forces there are Nay al Volunteers and Coast Volunteers giving a grand total of to man our Let us now glance at the distribution of this In the Channel there is to be a fleetof 10 2 2 frigates and and 4 manned by including Coastguards afloat in the a fleet of 9 4 and 15 sloops in all 28 manned Ttf on the American station there are to be 8 10 frigates and and 58 sloops in manned hands and on distant stations to be and manned by The total forceafloat of effective seagoing ships will be 19 2 38 frigates and and 90 making a total of 149 ves besides II Coastguard The vessels employed and as tenders we Next come the first immediately dispo consisting of Marines on Coast guards 700 firstrate seamen employed in the yards as Navy seamen in home and Marine pensioners and behind these come the reserve of We now turn to the The total cost is to be as compared with last shows an increase of The principal items are pay and which exhibits an increase of clothing and though figuring in the Estimates the items of increase are chiefly matters of account with the Indian Govern ment by whom we shall next year be reim Volunteer corps are to cost warlike and For this expenditure we have men including theforces paid out of Indian the Army numbers Certainly not a man too many when the vast extent of the empire they have to defend is Taking the army as a it is of very respectable although little more than a third of that of It is composed of 3 regiments of Horse and 7 of Dragoon 3 of 5 of and 13 of Hussars of 3 regiments of Foot 109 regiments of and the Rifle Brigade of 5 brigades of Horse and 25 brigades of Field and Garrison besides a coast and a depSt brigade of 6 battalions of Military 38 companies of the various Staff besides the Colonial Taking the army under the different arms of which it is irrespectively of depots of regiments in India and Colonial it will be found to con sist of Horse Field and Garrison and To explain the deepseated interest of the people in the Army and and at the same time to reply to those who have ventured to say the English nation are disinclined to the profession of arms and loth to defend it may be stated that the leaving aside Colonial show soldiers and menofwars and if to them we add the Militia and there will be men trained and ready to protect their homes and liberties against all PLAIN EXTENSIVE FIRFAOTX NARROW ESCAPE OF SEVERAL tOn between one and two firebroke butin to Widow 8 onthe opposite side the lift i 1 KQlit 11 V living in me attention was attracted by an unusual noise like the crackling of burning He at once went to the back of the and to his found the whole of Staples factory in a Each house around the burning premises contained several who were asleep and perfectly ignorant of the danger they were exposed The shouted Fire with all his which brought the police to the spot almost as well as Conductor with the Royal Societys fire Although so short a time had the fire had rolled into the back portions of three suites of at the same was attacking with full vigour the adjoining china and glass warehouse of To add to the four persons in Woods premises were unable to extricate Conductor Semmons entered the burning and brought out in safety and He next ascended his and rescued two Upon returning the roof of one of the houses fell struck the conductor and the policeconstable assisting on the and they were obliged to rush through one of the doors in order to save their The engines were early in and a good supply of water having been the engines were forthwith called into but they were unable to jet the flames extinguished until the factory of Staples was and the greater portion of Woods premises The origin of the fire is Unfortunately who has lost her and the who have been bereft of their working were not insured for a single THE BOILER EXPLOSION AT FENTON An inquest was held on Saturday on the body of engine tenter at the Fenton Park who met his death in consequence of a boiler explosion on previous noticed by us in our last The overlooker of the furnaces stated that the machinery was in good order up to the time of the ex He then described the facts in connection with She and expressed his opinion that Buckley must have let one of the toilers jret as it seemed to iave been heated without George the day said he went to the works a little before six on Friday when Buckley told him the boilers were all The engines were going and de ceased was oiling the The extent of pressure on he gauge the day before was 40 He heard the whistles of 1 and 2 boilers blow the night 3 boiler was not quite full of water when he left on Thursday but it was He thought the ex plosion was caused by some of the boilers being The jury returned a verdict of accidental WINDHAMS In this longprotracted and extraordinary in which the alleged of Felbrigg had presented a petition to the Lord Chief sitting in calling upon the Court of Chancery to reverse the orders made in November also calling upon the Court to order that the and expenses incurred and on behalf of Windham in defending himself and estab lishing his should be paid by MajorGeneral Windham and the other or some or one of them at whose instance the commission had the petition was set down for hearing on Friday and adjourned on Friday on the part of the petitioner now stated that a number of affidavits hadbeen filed in answer to the and as it was desirable that time should be given to answer had to ask the Court to allow the petition to stand over until Friday who appeared on behalf of Major General Windham and the other had no ob jection to the petition staqdmg The petition was aceprdingly orderedto stand over till POLITICAL GLOUCESTER nomination of candi dates for the city of after the suspension of the writ foe on account of bribery and general took place oa Powell flfe and proper jferaonto represent cfty in D Hearn G nominated PageW a Thornh the Mayor of put in domination KicBard of The three candidates thenaddressed the electofc amidst The shotf lands watr in of and a poll being demanded for Berkeley it was fixed for The poll opened at the usual hour on the morning of that and the greatest anxiety was evinced to take the lead at the Berkeley stood at the head of the poll from an early and maintained his position to the close at four The real as was was between Mfc the other Liberal and the representative of the Liberal At fonr oclock the poll closed as Berkeley 760 Powell 713 Potter Liberal Conserva Majority for 76 Majority for LONDON LIBERAL REGISTRATION fifteenth annual meeting of this association was held on Tuesday atthe London Smith read the which congratulated the meeting on an accession of new members within the last year that had doubled their The total Liberal gain by the last years revision was The committee were of opinion that much of the expense which was now entailed by con tested elections might be spared by some preliminary arrangements between the committees of contending without prejudice to the fairness of the or to the legitimate interest of the candidates on either Smith then proceeded to say that since the report had been issued they had again doubled the number of their that they had now three times as many as they had the previous The last which brought in had been very beneficial to as it had shown that they were an efficient working On the motion of the the report was unanimously A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the GRIMSBT which has ob tained an unenviable notoriety by the barbarous deeds perpetrated on the day of is likely to be rendered more notoriodfc The property destroyed by the mob has been and is said to have been worth work of is now going on in the There is much discussion as from what source the expenses are to or the hun dred of 3radleyHaverstoe4inost probably the The names of many of in the riot are known to the Vho are busy collecting evidence to bring them to Some of them are said to move in high During the early part of the rumours were afloat that Heneage and his friends were taking the preliminary steps to unseat on the ground offibribery and These rumours are now proved to be Already several voters have been hurriedly summoned to to be examined as to their having been WAKEPIBLD took place on Wednesday course of Ban as a in the Maelde Smethu was an immense con iposed Sir John ionwas seconded by Richard mayof to the fp othercandidate beirig pro Km jthe gentlemen Tlominated for a wte tminHnselyi the proportion being at least two to The poll was taken on after a keen compe Hay was returned by a majority of 880 voters THE LONGFORD the Papal candidate for has issued a characteristic which he Government hostile to your its venerable and to its dearest Interests at dared to ask you to sanction their antiCatholic of which the Chief Secretary for Ireland is the Hoping to take you they have directed your late member to present himself to you for in the quality of their As might be you have refused to in dorse their act with your approval you have invited me to vindicate the independence and dignity of your and I hasten to obey the honourable Should I be my conduct shall prove your noble confidence has not been I shall oppose in as I have done the system of sacrilegious in vasion and robbery pursued by which has re ceived the support of English RESIGNATION OF BUTLER JOHNSTON This highly respected gentleman has resigned his seat for having accepted the stewardship of the Chiltem The cause of this proceeding is the precarious state of Johnstones necessitating foreign DEATH OF vacancy in the representation of the North Riding of Yorkshire has occurred by the death of Edward Stilhngfleet who had represented that constituency in Parliament for the last thirty The deceased was the only son of the late John by a granddaughter of Bishop and was bom in He was educated at entered Parliament in and was in politics a EDWIN JAMESS FIRST Edwin James made his first appearance on the llth at the New York Marine Court on a very trivial assault and battery Alice Behan Patrick Ililoy Ho io eloooiibod no c a man of about fifty of of pleasing personal commanding and what the ladies would call He has a clear voice and graceful He dresses in the English and in addressing the Court and jury keeps his left hand under his habit occasioned by the practice of European who endeavour to relieve themselves from the encumbrance of the long silk It was noticed that who was for the frequently made use of the expression my He told the jury that the plaintiff had no cause of although her counsel regretted the case was not brought into a higher the or the United States which she could claim larger damages than in his Lord ships WASHINGTONS The Americans in London celebrated the birthday of Washington on Saturday by a public breakfast at the Freemasons There was a very numerous attendance of ladies and who displayed great enthusiasm throughout the entire The Bishop of Ohio presided on the The the American proposed the toast of the The Memory of a speech characterised by eloquence and good MacGowan and George one as an American and the other as an to the health of The President of the United a toast which was drunk amid great The the American consul in who was one of the committee of thirtythree appointed by the House of Representatives to consider and report upon the alleged grievances of the origin and designs of the seceding Every sentiment favour able to the abolition of slavery cordially re IMHEiVSE At Worshipstreet on Moss a coffeehouse in Hoi and also landlord of two other and Emma his were charged with being in posses sion of quantity of plate and other a of has been identified as the produce of h cases have been established against the prisoners sesafoiljfirstioraHicTes removed tram apTatecMstbelonging lady named plun dered by a deposit warehouse in and thewhole value of which was having some part or a box stolen from one of Pfekfords vans while in its transit from the warehouse Of Double and law stationers in tbalegalfirm in Yorkshire and for havinga quantity of mantle and other stolen ftfcm the house of Thomas in Jndd whose premises were entered in the night of the 25th of and plundered of goods worth in and a bond for Amongthe property described in this paper on one of the former head ings werea sHverflshsliceand with the crest of a mailed arm and sword through a and a descrip tion of these being read by Cornelius a merchant residing on he had recognised the property as and attended to identify It then seemed that between seven aiid eight in the evening of the I0th of while Leary was seated in his a servant in an upper part of the house heard a suspicious noise in her masters On hastening down she found the plare closet She alarmed on going found that the house had been entered by They had climbed a stone raised a window on the and after plundering the closet of silver the two articles before and other to the value in the whole of between and must have got out the same way and escaped into the road with their of all which only the fish slice and ladle had been recovered or heard Lewis applied that the two sureties in on which the female prisoner had been before libe might be now and Leigh granted but refused bail for the The defence was the depositions and both prisoners were committed for trial at the next session of the Central Criminal COMMITTAL FOR AND EXTRA ORDINARY A few days since an inquest was held at Stroud upon the body of a young named Sarah who was found dead in the house of an named and in which the coroners jury returned an open The body was interred on and imme diately on its removal from the house a popular demon almost amounting to took An immense crowd assembled in front of Hinds and commenced smashing the There was soon not a pane of glass left the shutters were the sign board pulled down and if the police had not the inmates would certainly have been torn to That morning a warrant had been issued by the magistrates against and Hind on a charge of but itwaa not intended to put it into execu tion tiH the following day the state of led to the immediate apprehension of the The police were unable to remove them till when the rioting was renewed with increased The pri soners were removed by a back and the crowd then broke into the house and completely demolished the fur Broken fragments of parts of were being thrown about the streets for several and it was not till late that the crowd dis On Saturday the two John Danbeiiy and his were charged with the wilful The decsase4it tie THE MURDER OF A At the on George aged was in dicted for the wilful murder of Mark the 1st of The following is a statement of the facts of the gentleman was collector of land and assessed taxes in bat resided at a miles out oif the ation on the 5th going straight to the houae of the On the 18th information was given the police that the girl was lying dead in the Several neighbours were who proved that during the time the deceased was in the house she was never nor was her presence ever hinted On viewing the it presented a horrible The evidence of threemedioal men went toprovo that abortion had been and that deatn was caused by inflam mation thus set The who reserved their were committed to the assizes on the charge of wilful SUICIDE OF A MEDICAL On Wednesday an inquiry Was instituted into the cir cumstances attending the death of Frank aged 21 a medical pupil of Tabernacle Bletchley she last saw the deceased alive on Sunday about halfpast eight when he came and shortly afterwards went into his room and locked himself Mary a domestic was and said that she knocked at the door two or three times on Monday morning but could not get an She then called her Bletchley said that upon finding the door fastened he cut away the side of the and made a forcible entry into the He discovered the deceased Iving on the bed in a composed and the bedclothes covered over He searched the and found a bottle in the washhand which contained a small portion of prussic The witness then searched the deceaseds and found two One was directed to and the other to a young lady who resided in the The letters were in the deceaseds and had been written shoitly before his One of the letters ran as follows My dear When you receive this I shall be no I have poisoned myself with six drachms of prussic which I have obtained from the May the Lord have mercv on and pardon me for my sins Let my poor girf Lotty know this as soon as and send her the letter as Send to my friends by the I am sorry it should have occurred in your but I could not bear up against my troubles any The deceased left a number of and other articles to various and gave his gold watch to the young lady mentioned to whom he had addressed a long and affectionate which filled four folios of foolscap Bletchley in answer to the that the deceased had when he came from the been in very low which was attributed to his nonsuccess at his late Graham a medical of Finsburyeircus was then and said that he knew the deceased in He had heard him express a fear that he would not pass his He believed that the dread of failure had affected his Tavlor the in answer to the that the deceased did not like his profession and had expressed a desire to go to After some further evidence had been heard the jury returned a verdict of Temporary SHOCKING ACCIDENT ON THE MIDLAND RAIL On Saturday night serious accident occurred on the Midland It appears that a middle named Charles an engineman at one of the coalpits of Cossham and Withered at left Soundwell to walk on the line to his home at It is supposed that becoming weary he lay down and fell and that a train came up shortly afterwards and passed over his The ac cident was not discovered at the and the poor fel low remained in a frightfully mutilated state on the line till Sunday on being he was conveyed to the Bristol Royal The medical officers of that institution attended him without They found that each of his legs had received a compound comminuted fracture one of in being almost entirely severed from the his head and neck exhibited severely contused In the course of Sunday both legs were and the other injuries but it is not expertcd that the poor fellow can He has a wire and several small aidistraint to be made for two quarters anpaid aawnnfe cp goods consisted of someof the prisoners The prisoner appeared to have over his loss for many and seemed to havwaft idea that he had nsedby thedeceaaed in the matter of A few days after t6 stopped one of the men employed ia making the and tola that if Frater did not return the goods he would make them dearly for The was repeated to who merely The silly About ten days after this Cook again prisoner who askedhim the goods Cook informed hftn that they were at Fraters Prisoner I have a mission to perform between Godand myself and if are not I will perform it very The prisoner was employed as by of and to one of hisfeUow named James he onone occa after the sale of his Frater murdered and Ill murder He was afterwardsseen by MDonald with a He was askedbj ataother workman what he was going to do with That is for On Tuesday the 1st Frater came from his residence at Bulmans Village to Newcastle by the about halfpast nine oclock was set down a short dis tance from his in On his way thither he stopped for few and versation with a He was in the act of leaving this when the who had been seen loitering about the spot for some time catne and laying one hand upon the shoulder of the ceased struck him a heavy blow with the pcher upon the It was not apparent to those first that deceased had been seriously injured by the but a minute or so while struggling with the blood waa observed flowing from Fraters The prisoner was at once seized by some of the and a knife covered with blood taken from his The deadly instrument is a common bonehandled At the point the blade had apparently been ground down at the so as to give it a sharpened In his pocket wasfound a razorstrop in which it is supposed he carried the On his way to the policestation the ia reply to a who Whatever did you do it for Its for the dogtax he robbed at the he said toSuperintendent robbed and Ive robbed As soon as the prisoner was and the struggle put an end Frater ascended the steps leadingto his with his hand pressed against his from in which the blood was welling iu a stream to the happened to be at the and assisted Frater upstairs into While on the stairs deceased This is a bad On Rayne removing deceaseds hand from his the blood at once gushed out of the Rayne put several of his fingers into the and found that the windpipe was and that the blood was flowing into it and choking the The wound was a very large and the which was bent by the of the appeared to have severed all the larger blood vessels of the After getting deceased fie This will be my He died in minutes after having been theCourt as haviour altogether was such as would lead to that he was either insane or His lordship having summed the jury sjnd after an absence of three hours retained into court wita a verdict of Wilful His who was deeply passed sentence of death in the usual As the prisoner was leaving the addressing the learned he You are a good old FEARFUL BOILER EXPLOSION NEAR MEN A fearful boiler explosion occurred at about six oclock on Thursday morninjj at the Corbyns Hall Malleable Ironworks Blackwell and situated about two miles from which resulted in the death of four men and serious injuries to about ten The exploded boiler was about 30horse and was heated by the flues of the puddling It was laid down ia a spherical and ics main use was the working of a powerful At six oclock a number of men were at work in the puddling when a fearful explosion took plaoS The roof of the furnace was immediately broken through by a mass of falling and the whole place presented a scene of The boiler was carried about one hundred alighting near the offices of the works but strange to no damage of any material nature was sustained by the en gine connected with As soon as the catastrophe was made messengers were despatched to tbe nearest and a body of men commenced clearing away the to see if any of the workmen were buried The bodies of four men were speedily all of them being employed at the Their names puddler Christopher underhand Daniel ashriddler and Ten or twelve others were found to be seriously some of them so seriously that no hopes are entertained of their They were at tended by surgeons in the and every care and attention was paid to The cause of the ex plosion at present remains a Since we received the two more of the injured men have and two others are not expected to through the night SHOCKING MURDER AND AT On Thursday morning a considerable degree ofexcite iient was caused by the discovery 01 a very shocking murder and suicide in the district of near the principal entrance to It appears that the deceased woman was the wife of a surveyor residing at Old and there were two children who lived happily with their Tile husband left the deceased at an early hour lying in bed with the younger and about ten oclock one of tbe fouryears of went upstairs to the bedroom to call the mother to but not receiving an an swer she called to her The latter was very when the charwoman was and ran to the and discovered the mother with an incised wound in the front of the neck lying upon the bed apparently The child was by her side with a severe gash in the and near the bodies was a razor besmeared with A messenger ran for of Green who promptly attended but life was quite extinct in both bodies from severe incisions in the The name of the deceased woman was Mary aged twentynine years and that of her poor offspring was Louisa aged ten The cause of the shocking act cannot at present be accounted ILLNESS OP THE DUKE OP learn with regret that the noble Secretary of State for the Colonies is confined to his room at csumber from a severe attack of Tbe noble duke was an nounced to preside yesterday at the distribution of prizes in successful candidates at the late Oxford and society of Arts but the state of health precluded his and a substitute bad to be ;