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Surplice, the winner of the St. Leger, Doncaster, 1848. — Surplice, who has not only won the St. Leger, but also the Derby, in the present year—a rare instance of twin success—is a bay horse, sixteen hands one inch high ; head lean, and tapering towards the nose, and a little white in the forehead; strono- and straight neck, good shoulders, immense muscular arms ; powerful back, somewhat drooping towards the tail, which is thin * strong quarters, immense thighs and gaskms, good sound legs and feet He is stated in Bell's Life in London to be •the first horse that has won the Derby and Leger since the year 1800, when those feats were accomplished by Mr Wilson's Champion. Surplice was bred ■in 184 D, by Lord George Beutinck. t It . l l s l tatedj on g° od authority, that Lord Palmerston is at the present moment negotiating another treaty with the -Brazilian Government for the more -effectual suppression of the slave trade, iiis lordship has proposed that the Brazilian subjects captured in the act of conveying African negroes for the purposes of slavery, shall be delivered up to tta Brazilian authorities to be tried by their own national tribunals, and punished accordingly, if found guilty. One of the essays sent by the candidates for a pn Ze offered for the best essay on the observance of the Sabbath, was written by the daughter of a labourer lmng m a village in Benvickshire, and possessed so much merit that Lord Ashley submitted it to the Queen, who has granted permission for it to be dedicated to her.
. T-he Archbishop of Canterbury has, it •is sated, refused to preach at St. Mark's College, Chelsea the reason being that the forms there employed during divine service are too numerous, and that too much singing is introduced. lhe mansion which the Duke of Bedford is building at Ardsallagh, about twelve miies from Dublin, and which has been Vl sited by his noble brother, the •i- remier, will cost upwards of £40,000. it is understood that his Grace, on the completion ofthe edifice, will occasionally reside on his Irish property Mr Pusey, M.P., Chairman of the Journal Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of Engl an(] , has reported the nival adjudication of the prizes for essay and reports for the year 1848 : and the judges' award of the prize of £50 for the best report on the farming in the north iding of Yorkshire-is to Mr. M. Milburn, land agent, of Sowerby. rJl 1S iT\r tm^ shillin S Piece recently inched by Mr. Wyon, resembles the fiveshilling piece, which he completed some time since The obverse is the Queen's head, with a lettering; the reverse is medueva like the other, but less elaborate ihe workmanship is considered excellent.
William Adams, who was convicted at the last Liverpool Assizes, before Mr. ■justice Cresswell, of the murder of Dinah Thomas, at Manchester, on the 25th July last, was publicly executed in front of Kirkdale gaol, in the former toAvn. Information was received at the Postoffice, St. Martin's-le-Grand, that a letter posted m London, addressed to Messrs* E. and J. B. Larston and Co., of Liverpool, containing notes and bills of exchange for £1000, had been stolen while passing through the Post office. At a new meeting-house at Bradford, now in the course of erection, four or five large stones that had been deposited in their places a few days previously, and weighing probably six tons, fell from the top of the building on the men, killing three instantaneously and wounding another badly on the foot.
The herring fishing season has just closed after a course of almost unprecedented success, many of the boats belonging to the port of Berwick having greatly exceded their usual complement, viz.— 200 barrels.
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LATEST ENGLISH NEWS., Wellington Independent, Volume IV, Issue 359, 21 March 1849
LATEST ENGLISH NEWS. Wellington Independent, Volume IV, Issue 359, 21 March 1849
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