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in Suffolk, has been committed to prison on a
charge of Attempting to Poison his wife. A child and
a servant-girl were also made ill by drinking things
prepared for that purpose. It appears from the evidence
taken by a magistrate, that Baldry put arsenic in beer
and coffee which he gave to the woman. The poison
affected her, but not mortally; apparently the greater
part had remained in the vessels used, in the form of
sediment. Her mother noticing the sediment, on one
occasion preserved it in a bottle, and a chemist proved
that it was arsenic. Baldry told a man that he had
given his wife some "powders," as he had found they
did himself good: he offered this man the bribe of a pig
not to say anything about the matter; remarking that
he would give the doctor, who attended his wife,
another pig if he also would keep silence. Mrs. Baldry
had some money, which she refused to let her husband
have, and in consequence he had treated her harshly.

A case settling the Liability of Railway Companies
for Luggage, was decided at the Marylebone County
Court on the 10th inst. A lady named Goodman,
residing at Uxbridge, brought an action against the
Great Western Railway Company, for £35 14s. 3d.,
being the value of some luggage lost at the station. It
appeared from the statement of an omnibus conductor,
named Long, who was brought up on a habeas corpus
expressly to state the manner in which luggage was
stolen, that it was customary, on the arrival of the
train, for the porters to bring out the passenger's
luggage, and that any omnibus conductor might get
hold of it and drive off. The company, in this case,
did not deny the loss or the value of the luggage, but
contended that the company were not liable, as it was
expressly stated in their bye-laws that every first-class
passenger would be allowed 112lb., and every second-
class passenger 56lb., free of charge, but that the
company would not be responsible for luggage unless booked
and paid for. The plaintiff in this case had not
complied with this bye-law. In support of the plaintiff's
case, it was stated, that in order to test the "bye-law"
she had actually applied to the station-clerk to book her
luggage, and this had been refused. Mr. Amos (the
judge) said it would be a most extraordinary thing if
the company could enforce such a law as this, made by
themselves, and compel passengers to book their luggage
to ensure the responsibility of the company. A verdict
was at once given in favour of the plaintiff for the
whole amount, and costs.

A Board of Examination has been sitting at Gosport
on the 30th ult, and several following days, for the
purpose of Examining the Preserved Meats supplied by
contract to the Navy, the Admiralty having cause to
suspect their purity. The examination has disclosed
some horrible facts. The canisters containing the meat
are upon the average about 10lb. canisters. On the
first day 643 of them were opened, out of which number
no fewer than 573 were condemned, their contents
being masses of putrefaction. On the second day 779
canisters were opened, out of which number 734 were
condemned. On the third, 791 canisters were opened,
out of which number 744 were condemned. And on the
fourth, 494 canisters were opened, out of which 459 were
condemned. On subsequent days the examination was
continued, with similar results. The condemned
canisters contained such substances as pieces of heart,
roots of tongue, pieces of palates, pieces of tongues,
coagulated blood, pieces of liver, ligaments of the
throat, pieces of the intestines, and other garbage in
a state of putridity. The examining board and party
were compelled to use profusely Sir W. Burnett's
disinfecting fluid to save themselves from the effects
of the pestilential exhalations. This stuff was supplied
to the Admiralty and delivered into store at Clarence
Yard last November twelvemonth, warranted equal
to sample and to keep sound and consumable for five
years. It was brought by the contractor from Galatz
in Moldavia, where he has a contract for tallow with
the Russian Government.

Giovanni Kalabergo, an Italian, who has for many
years carried on the business of a jeweller at Banbury,
was Murdered on Saturday night, the 10th inst., about
three miles from that town. He was in the habit of
travelling to the neighbouring villages in a light cart;
on the above evening he was returning to the town,
accompanied by a nephew, a young man who has been
in England only two months. About half-past five
o'clock, Kalabergo's body was discovered on the road at
Wilscot Hill; it was yet warm; he had been shot
through the head with a bullet; the cart was a little
distance forward on the road, untended. The nephew
came into Banbury with an improbable story, that he
and his uncle were attacked by robbers, who killed his
uncle. But Kalabergo's pockets had not been rifled.
The nephew was taken into custody, and attempted to
escape by leaping from the window of a public house,
but was immediately re-taken. He has been committed
for trial at the next Oxfordshire assizes.

The little town of Loughrea, in the county of Galway,
has been the scene of a horrible Domestic Tragedy.
On the night of the 15th inst., Mrs. Cosgrave, the wife
of the head constable of police, during the absence of
her husband from the barracks, sent her maid on a
message, and having secured the door, proceeded to the
bed where her children, two boys, aged respectively 4½
years and 9 months, were sleeping, and murdered them
by cutting their throats with a razor. The head of the
elder child was nearly severed from the body, and the
wound upon the neck of the other was such as must
have produced immediate death. She then attempted
to put an end to her own life by the same means, but
did not succeed in doing so. Her husband is supposed
to be insane since the fatal occurrence, and remains
strictly guarded by some of the police. No blame
attached to any party beside the unhappy woman
herself, nor can any cause be assigned which might lead
to the commission of the fearful deed. She is described
as having been a person of a morbid and brooding
disposition, much prone to novel reading, and she lived
in a very secluded manner during the last nine months,
but her conduct to her husband was most affectionate.

A Parliamentary Return has been printed, showing,
in a tabular form, the Business Transacted in the County
Courts in the year ending the 31st of December, 1850.
In the year there were 396,793 plaints entered, and the
number of causes tried was 217,173. The total amount
for which plaints were entered was £1,265,115, of which
it appears that judgment was given for £647,586, and
that there was paid into court, to the credit of the
plaintiffs, by the defendants, before trial, £88,330. The
number of causes tried were about 55 in the hundred of
the number of plaints entered. The amounts claimed
by the plaints which did not proceed to trial were in most
cases paid directly to the plaintiffs by the defendants,
and were not, therefore, recorded in the books of the
court; while in other cases the plaintiffs had not
proceeded with the suits. The total amount of Judges'
Fund and officers' fees is returned at £205,687. There
were 769 causes tried by jury out of 217,173. The
Courts sat 8153 days. There were 14,393 executions
paid without levy, and 30.832 enforced. Of 13,086
commitments ordered, only 5,693 were carried into effect.

Thomas Bare, the person who Killed his Wife in
Marylebone, has been tried in the Central Criminal
Court. The evidence was nearly the same as that
given before the Police Magistrate. For the prisoner it
was urged that the Jury might return a verdict for the
lesser offence of manslaughter. The attack on the
woman was preceded by a hasty quarrel; the instrument
of the homicide was a file, not a knife: circumstances
hardly consistent with a deliberate intention to commit
murder. The Jury consulted for some time, and then
convicted of manslaughter. Mr. Baron Platt seemed,
from his address to the prisoner, to have been hardly
satisfied with the lenient verdict: he passed a sentence
of transportation for life.

Mr. Ramshay, the late Judge of the Liverpool County
Court, has caused a notice to be served on the treasurer
of the Court, prohibiting him, at his peril, from paying
to the new Judge his quarter's salary which is now due,
and another notice on Mr. Pollock himself, prohibiting
him from receiving it. He has also served notice on
the Earl of Carlisle, that he intends, on an early day
in the ensuing term, to apply to the Court of Queen's
Bench for a quo warranto to restrain Mr. Pollock from

At the Worship Street Police Court, on the 20th,