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Craven Meeting and the public, de- of the second engine on the permatermined to run a special train from nent way for about twenty-five yards, Shoreditch on Sunday afternoon, at when the coupling which held it half.past one o'clock, to Chester- snapped asunder, and, as the engine ford, undertaking to do the dis- regained the rails, the train shot tance direct to Newmarket within down the embankment into a ditch four hours. For this occasion more filled with water. The crash of the than usual pains were adopted in se carriages was terrific, and the alarm lecting first-rate engines, carriages, andexcitement that ensued amongst drivers, guards, &c., with a view of the passengers indescribable. The avoiding the least mishap. At the train became a perfect wreck ; the appointed time on Sunday the train first part, comprising the horsestarted, conveying Lord and Lady boxes, was partly buried in the Chesterfield, Lord E. Russell, and ditch, and almost crushed to pieces the élite of the sporting world, by the weight of the carriages pitchamounting to near 100. In ad- ing upon them. The next carriage, vance, drawing the train, were two a second-class one, containing a of the finest engines that the com number of porters, was thrown on pany possess, built by Stothart, its side. Such was the concussion, Slaughter, and Co., both of the that every portion of it, except the same construction, with the excep- side uppermost and the flooring, tion of the foremost one having in was knocked away, and yet not a side cylinders, and the second an soul inside was hurt. The second outside one.
The train was rather guard was on the roof of this carheavy. Next to the tender of the riage, but escaped destruction, alsecond engine were five horse-boxes, though the next carriage, a firstthen a second-class carriage, three class one, mounted the roof; he first-class carriages, three second was found amongst the fragments class, and two trucks at the rear. The bleeding from the head, and apspeed attained was about forty-three parently mortally injured. The remiles per hour, when, midway be- maining carriages were all more or tween Edmonton and the Ponders- less damaged. The chief guard was end station, about nine miles and a saved by being thrown on to the half from the metropolis, the second wires of the electric telegraph, and engine ran off the rails, tearing up tilted over into the ditch. Many of the road fearfully, and dragging the the passengers were severely intrain with it. For the moment, jured by contusions, but no limbs nothing short of the second engine were broken. Three very valuable dragging the train into a large ditch horses were killed. The loss to the was expected; the first engine, how- company is estimated to amount to ever, still held on its course, and between 3,0001. and 4,0001. actually dragged on the second one, ACCIDENT ON
THE BRANDand forced it on to the rails unin LING JUNCTION RAILWAY. - An exjured, the firemen and stokers re traordinary and fatal accident octaining their position. The fate of curred on this railway. The ten the carriage portion of the train, o'clock train from Gateshead was however, was far more unfortunate, proceeding at a rapid rate from and the preservation of the passen- Brockley Whins to Shields, when, gers can be scarcely conceived. As on taking a curve near the Jarrow before stated, it followed the course Alkali Works, the engine got off
the line, dragged the tender with and the barges swaying about a it, and having become disconnected good deal, the fastening of one end from the passenger-carriages by the of a bridge gave way, causing it to breaking of the coupling chain, fall into the water; three people dashed over the embankment, and fell with it, and two perished; the through the roof of a row of dwell- third, a lady, having been got out ing-houses, on the ground-floor of of the water in time for recovery. one of which it finally stopped, rest The inquest on the body recoing on its end, with the tender vered, that of Mr. J. Powell, took above it poised in a most fearful place on the following Wednesday, position. The only inmates of the The platform which gave way was house, which was thus completely merely a connecting one between demolished, were two women and a two barges which were fastened to child, all of whom were most seri. piles at a distance of two feet apart; ously injured ; one of the women by the fastenings appear to have been the engine having fallen upon her far too slight to bear the strain leg, which was literally crushed to caused by the movements of the atoms, (of which injury, and also barges. The jury returned a verfrom scalds, she died two days sub- dict
accordingly, and levied a deosequently,) and the other woman dand of 501, on the two floating and the child dreadfully scalded by barges and the connecting platform. the escape of steam and the boiling 17. EXTRAORDINARY TRIAL FOR water which rushed from the boiler. BIGAMY.-The law courts of Dublin The force of the engine and its have produced a most extraordinary great weight cut through the build series of prosecutions on charges of ing almost like a razor, so that the bigamy. "The trial of the case of neighbouring houses received but “ The Queen v. Mary Jane Scott" little injury. The engine-man and commenced in the Commission stoker were thrown from the en Court on Monday the 13th, and did gine and alighted on that portion not terminate until this afternoon. of the roof which remained, receiv- The particulars of this extraordiing serious contusions by the fall. nary case were as follows. The One passenger, who was riding out- prisoner, a short time since, was side the train, had both his legs tried for marrying Mr. Scott of broken; but fortunately none of the Cahercon, while Mr. Galway, her passenger-carriages were dragged first husband, was still alive, and from the line.
was acquitted on a point of law, it FATAL ACCIDENT.-A fatal being proved that Galway was not accident occurred at the IIunger- her first husband, but a person ford steam-boat pier, caused by named Carter. She was now tried the fragile nature of the construc- for having married Galway, Carter tion. The pier is formed of a being alive. It appeared from the number of barges floating in the evidence for the prosecution, that water, the communication between the prisoner's maiden name was some of them consisting of slight Coburn, and that she was a native wooden bridges. During the course of Letterkenny, county Donegal, of the afternoon, a considerable agi- where she married Carter in 1813. tation of the water was caused by After a short time they separated, the arrival of three steamers while when she came to Dublin and took the tide was running down rapidly; the name of L'Estrange; and have
ing become acquainted with Galway, dictment charged her with having was married to him by the Rev. Mr. married Antony Galway, her first Wood, in the Haymarket. Galway, husband, Carter, being alive. Imwho appears to have been a loose mediately upon her acquittal on the character, and lived with two or former indictment, the prisoner's three women to whom he was not counsel announced his intention of married, afterwards separated from bringing this second to an issue ; her in London. She then went to an attempt was made by the proseParis, and having married Mr. cutors to postpone the trial in order Scott, she was tried for bigamy, to procure evidence; but this being and, as before stated, acquitted. refused by the court, and the obThe defence to the present prose- jection to the validity of the marcution rested principally on testi- riage with Carter being sustained, mony disproving the evidence of the prisoner was finally acquitted. Robert Lewis Carter, the principal The prisoner has, therefore, expewitness for the prosecution ; also on rienced the following lucky escapes. testimony establishing that James In 1813 she married Carter; in Carter was a member of the Esta- 1821 she married Galway, Carter blished Church, and not (as stated being alive ; and in 1833 she marfor the Crown) a Presbyterian, thus ried Scott, both Carter and Galway invalidating the prisoner's marriage being living. Shortly after the last with him, and rendering the present marriage she was indicted for marindictment bad in law.
rying Scott, Galway being alive, The prisoner, who was now nearly and escaped by producing Carter, fifty years of age, was still pos- and proving him, and not Galway, sessed of no ordinary share of per- to be her real husband ; she was sonalattractions, and maintained the now indicted for marrying Galway, greatest composure throughout this Carter being alive, and escaped by lengthened trial, and was elegantly proving the marriage with Carter and fashionably attired.
invalid ; and lastly, for marrying The proceedings on this case oc Scott, Carter being alive, and was cupied three days; on the third acquitted on the same ground. evening the jury retired to consider 18. ATTEMPT ON THE KING OF the evidence ; at half-past eleven at THE FRENCH.—The second edinight there appeared to be no chance tions of the London morning journof their agreeing on a verdict ; they als contained the following shockwere locked up, and it was not be- ing intelligence: fore half-past one P. M. on the following day that they decided upon re
" The Times Office, Saturday Morning. turning a verdict of Not Guilty, on “At half-past five o'clock on the ground that Carter, the first Thursday afternoon, at the mohusband, was a Protestant, and not ment when the King was returning & Presbyterian, and that conse from a drive, and was passing quently the prisoner's marriage through the park of Fontainbleau, with him was invalid.
a person mounted on a wall fired There seems to have been some at his Majesty. especial motive at work against this “ Providence has once woman, for another indictment had watched over the days of the King. been prepared for the contingency “ The Queen, the Princess Adeof her escaping this ; the next in- laide, the Duchess of Nemours, and
the Princess of Salerno, were in Gholab Singh, and some of the the King's carriage.
chiefs. Intimation of our ap“No one was hurt ; three balls proach was then sent on to the cut the fringe which ornamented Maharajah, that he might be the char-à-banc.
ready on his elephant upon our “ The wadding which fell be- arrival. On reaching the Mahatween the King and the Queen rajah's camp the troops of our was found by her Majesty.
escort drew up, and the Mahara“ The assassin was immediately jah, with Bhaee Ram Singh on arrested. His name is Lecomte. the same elephant, came forward He is an old wood-ranger (ancien from his tent, accompanied by segarde generale) of the forest of veral chiefs. After the usual saFontainbleau.”
lutation, and complimentary quesFor the particulars of this atroci- tions and replies, I placed the Maous attempt see our “ Law Cases.” harajah's elephant next to mine ; -“ Trial of Lecomte."
and the troops having fallen in, as 19. India. THE OVERLAND at first, proceeded round the walls Mail.—The Overland Mail brings of the city to the gate of the intelligence of the entry of the citadel. British army into Lahore, the ca “On arriving, Brigadier Cureton pital of the Punjaub, and the sur drew up the escort in line in front render of the Maharajah into the of the gateway; and I took the hands of the British commanders. Maharajah, accompanied by the
On the 20th of February the officers enumerated in the former British army appeared under the part of this letter, with Rajah walls of Lahore ; and the first Gholab Singh and the other chiefs, thing done was to make arrange- into the interior of the citadel, and ments for sending Dhuleep Singh to the inner door of his palace. to his palace. These were parti- I then observed to the Maharajah cularized in a general order from and chiefs that, by order of the the Governor-General to the Com- right honourable the Governormander-in-Chief, and were obvi- General, I had thus brought the ously intended to mark strongly Maharajah, conducted by the Brithe power, and at the same time tish army, to his palace, which his the forbearance, of the British Highness had left for the purpose government, under whose protec- of tendering submission to the Brition and by whose arms the young tish government, and for placing prince was conducted to his an himself, his capital, and his councestral residence.
try at the mercy of the GovernorMr. Currie, the secretary to the General, and requesting pardon for government of India, was intrusted the insult that had been offered ; with the charge of the Mahara- and that the Governor-General had jah and suite. The escort pro- thus restored him to his palace, as ceeded to the Maharajah's camp, a mark of the favour which he dedistant about a mile and a half. sired to show to the descendant of Mr. Currie, in reporting the ful- the late Maharajah Runjeet Singh. filment of his mission, writes A salute of twenty-one guns was
" At about three-quarters of a then fired by the horse artillery. mile from the Maharajah’s camp We then took leave of the MahaI was met by the minister, Rajah rajah at the gate of his palace ;
and, returning to the outside of size, but the whole utterly weak the city, we, continuing our pro- The Shabemar gardens are large, gress round Lahore, thus returned but in beauty by no means equal to our camp. As our camp is si to Deig. The Bhuagee Tope, or tuated opposite the south-east end monster gun, would be a fine troof the city face, and the citadel is phy ; but he is to be left here, as immediately within the city walls, not having taken the field against at the north-west angle, we made the entire circuit of Lahore. I 25. EXTRAORDINARY HOMICIDE considered this preferable to going IN DRURY LANE.- About half-past through the city, the streets of 8 o'clock in the evening a most which are very narrow, and would extraordinary and unaccountable have much impeded the progress
act of homicide was perpetrated at of our large escort.
the corner of Princes Street and • We did not see one gun upon Drury Lane. any part of the walls : all their At the hour above stated Thomas embrasures were empty.”
Blewitt, a lithographic printer, was On the 22nd the citadel of La- proceeding homewards down Drury hore and a part of the palace was Lane. On his arriving within a formally taken possession of by a few paces of Princes Street, the brigade of British troops, under the report of a pistol was heard, and at personal command of Lord Gough. the same instant the unfortunate Some British officers have been man was observed to stagger and admitted within the walls ; and appear about to fall. A man named one of them writes no very tempt. Samuel Shuttonwood, who was ing account of our conquest: standing outside the wine vaults at
“ Lahore appears to me the the corner of Princes Street, filthiest city I ever entered, and rushed towards him, and caught can boast of but few lions. The him in his arms. Shuttonwood's mosque close to
the Summum impression was, that the unforBoorj (Badshahee) has been a
tunate man had shot himself, and noble structure, and is still a while in the act of supporting him, splendid ruin. Runjeet Singh de- he addressed bim in words to that molished the cupolas, and turned effect. Blewitt answered faintly the whole place into a magazine: that he had not injured himself, but
own Summad is now being that he feared some person had garnished with the marble taken shot him. Shuttonwood then tore from the domes. The area of the open the unfortunate man's shirt, city is not great, but the houses and at once discovered a bulletare lofty, and every spot crowded. wound near the left nipple, from The place is filled with desperate which the blood flowed freely. vagabonds : almost every second Without loss of time, the poor man is armed. They receive us fellow was conveyed to King's Colquietly just now, although some lege Hospital. On examination by twenty thousand soldiers are lurk the house surgeon, it was discovered ing in the narrow courts and that the ball had entered the poor streets. Lahore is begirt with a fellow's chest and passed completely double line of defences, the walls through his body, perforating the lofty, the ditch deep and wide, back of his coat, through which it and the bastions magnificent in also passed. In its passage it did