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London Express (Newspaper) January 2, 1861, London, Middlesex NAVAL AND MILITARY. , LAUNCH OF TKli SORLAV FiHGATE UNHAUNTEi), 51 OUNS. CHATHAM, Jan. 1. TLie liifit of the squAfro : of lar^’e and improved Bcrew frigates j:o\v building for the British navj, all of which have oten laid down under the auspices of the pre. The Uadaunted, the name of the new frigate, has been a little more than a year in building. She was designed by Rear AduAal Sir Baldwin W. O. M . Lang, the master shipbuilder at this dockya:d. Her immense size, and tJie beauty and symmetry of her outline, as eke lay on tne stocks, elicited very general admiration, the mrnuer in wliich she has been completed reflecting the highest credit on all concerned in her construction. The following figures show the principal dimensions of the frigate : ” Length between perpendiculars, 250 feet; length of keel for tonnage, 214 feet 9 inches; breadth, extreme, 52 feet 1 inch ; breadth for tonnage, 51 feet 7 inches ; breadth moulded, 50 feet 9 inches ; depth in hold Pandora Bracelets , 18 feet 10 inches ; burden in tons, 5,.399 44 94ths. Her engines are to be constructed by Messrs. Eaveuhill and Co., and will be of 600 horse power (uomiual). J’he launch was fixed to take place at the top cf the flood, a few minutes liefore 3 o TMclock, by which time all the preiiirdEary arrangements had been completed. The ceremony of christening the frigate was performed by Miss Johnstone, daughter of lice Admiral W. J. Hope Jodiastone, the eowraander i;: chief at the N’ore. Precisely at a quarter after three, the whole of the supports of the vessel having iieeu removed. Miss Johnstone dashed a bottle of wine against the prow, and directly afterwards cut the cord which held the Last dog ahore. This accomplished. THE EXPRESS, ft WEDNESDAY ETENING, JANAET 2, 1861. w AS. 1. INSOLVENT DEBTORS COURT. (Before Mr. Commissioner Nichols.) IN RE JOHN OSTEBFIELD WBAT. This insolvent, who had traded as Dr. Henery, as a vendor of patent medicines in Dorset street, Marylebone, whose case was before reported, again appeared. On the former occasion a young man named Marriott opposed, and the court held that the debt had been fraudulently contracted, as Marriott believed he was a qualified medical man. It was now stated by the insolvent TMs attorney that Marriott had been settled with since the hearing. Mr. Commissioner Nichols said he knew nothing of any settlement. The case had been adjourned without protec tion to amend the description, and it would now be adjourned sine die. IN RE NAUJIEN SHARER. This insolvent, a Jew, was opposed by Mr. Robertson Griffiths for a Mr. Abraham, and by Mr. Terry for another creditor. There was a good deal of hard swearing in fhis case, and after a lengthened investigation the court gave a judgment of five months under the discretionary clause. IN RE THOMAS B. RADFORD. This insolvent did not appear when called. Mr. Denney said he opposed for a creditor, and hoped the court would not grant any further protection. The court concurred, and the case being struck out the protection ceased. THE POLICE COURTS. three powerful hydraulic rams gave the frigate a start, and icimeaiatcly after she glided down the ways into the Med way, amid the cheers of the spectator, the band playing Rule Eritanijia. The ve sel will be at once fui nished with her engines, and be made ready for the steam reserve. Another laege screw steamer will be commenced on the same slip. Shortly befoie the launch two mechanics and a con vigt employed on the vessel received severe injuries from the faLiug of a large baulk of timber upon them. The accidents, however, ai enot likely to prove fatal. IN RE WILLIAM ROBERT BERTOLACCI. “HINT TO CREDITORS. This insolvent, who appeared for his final order, was opposed by Mr. Dowse for a creditor named Hargraves, and supported by Mr. Sargood. The complaint was a vexatious defence. The costs were 131., and had been reduced to 9?. odd shillings, and in court it was admitted that 10?. had been offered and refused. IN RE JOHN STEVENS, THE YODNGEE. “PETITION DISMISSED. Mr. WOOLWICH. Jan. 1 Boy’al Military Aoadez iy. Ai TMthur Hill, Francis W. Nixon, and Edward J. Castle. Rov’al ArtOlery; Messrs. Saunders, John J. Foster, Thomas C. Cooke, Henry G. Pillean, P^obert M. Stewart, George P. Alston, James Gore Booth, Ctewan Money, Arthur G. Yeatmaa, Frederick W. Le Morier Harry, \Y. Rooke, George C. Davie, Henry B. K. Harvey Alexander, M. Brown, and William McClintock. Natal Knights of Windsor. ” Admiralty, Jan. 1. “(?aze??e. Another Suilide by a War office Official. . “A middle aged man named Dickens, a messenger at the War office, committed suicide yesterday (Tuesday) morning, by drowning, in the Serpentine, having previously written a letter to a relation informing him of his intention. Up to yesterday afternoon, the body had not been found. An unusually heavy pi essnre of pecuniary embarrassments is understood to have been the cause of his rash determination. He has left a wife and family to mourn his loss. This is the third suicide that has been committed by lower oflficials of the above office within the last twelve months. Retirement of Captain Mends. “Tribute I’ROM THE Mercantile Maein’e Assocution. “An address, highly eulogistic Pandora Bracelets of the taleuts and services of Capt. Several of the leading merchants and shipowners of the port were present and took part in the proceedings. Mr. Clint pointed out that Captain Mends had rendered great service in breakiug down the great waU of partition which had previously existed between the merchant service and the navy. _A complimentary resolution, passed by the committee of the Training ship Conway, was also read, after which Captain Mends replied, expressing the pleasure which he had derived during his stav in Liverpool from his intercourse with the inhabitants’ both in their public and private capacity. An Audacious Soldier. “On Monday, at the Colchester Police court, John MSelly, a discharged soldier, was charged with conspiring to defraud Adolphus Powell and others of considerable sums of money. The prisoner, it appeared, lately announced that by the termination of a chancery suit he had become possessed of a large fortune, and OD the strength of this statement, which is quite un true, he has been duping several UDl’ortunate tradespeople, Mr. Powell advanced him money at different times to thfe amount of 400?.,and the prisoner, who gave a promissory nqte for the amount, agreed to settle 150?. a year upon Mr. He purchased gold Tings and watches of tradesmen, and then absconded to Ireland, where his fortune, which in England had been returned at the comparatively moderate sum of 8,000?. rose to 46,000?. The place first visited by M’SeUy was Ballybay, county Monaghaoa, where orders were given nnspanngly to the local tradespeople, and the catholic paest was promised a donation of 500?. for his chapel, The same game was next played out at Dundalk, but an application to a rentleniaii for a loan of 5/. rather dimmed his reputation, and he found it advisable to pass on to Drogheda, and from thence to Dublin. Finally, he turned up penniless at Colchester, where he first succeeded in palming ott his audacious ri/de. Powell in regard to a pawnbroker s duplicate for a watch and chain, and after hsaring evidence the magistrates remanded the prisoner. FOLTIKG INTELLIGENCE. MANCHESTER STEEPLECHASES. The Late Prisoners in China. “A feuilleton in the Moniteiir gives some details of the tortures to which some of the prisoners in China were exposed before their death. M. D TMEscayrac de Lauture, Chief of the French Scientific Mission in China, escaped death almost by a miracle ; three times he was on the point of execution, and some red buttoned mandarins gave orders for a bed of straw to be bid in the middle of the court in order that the blood of the barbarian might not auHy the soil. The approach of the allies frightened the executioners. All the prisoners, bound in the same manner, were pLiced in carts with the points of nails sticking up, and were driven in them over rutty roads. After travelling in that way for twenty four hours, they arrived at Pekin, and were driven for five hours through the streets in the midst of an immense concour Pandora Bracelets se of people, whoso rage could with difficulty be restrained ; after which they were pLaced in the prison of the^ city, separated from each other, and chained in a room amidst thieves and murderers. M. lYEscayrac remained in a cell until the Chinese became thorougUy terrified by the victories of the allies, and released him. The French papers are full of what they call the importation of A ‘VVondorftil Wine, alludins to the Boyal Victoria Sherry, of which their Crimean soldiers have so mmiy grateful recollections. The European and Colonial Wine Company, of 122, PaD maU, are the sole consignee of this exceUent wine, and are now offering it at the reduced price of 27a. per dozen jbc iriSB and cases included). The learned Assistant Judge, Mr. Bodkin, presided, with Mr. Payne, Deputy ; Mr. Pownall, chairman of the bench, and the following full bench of magistrates : ” Mr. H. Tumley, the Baron de Bliss, Mr. Wolsey, Mr. White, Mr. Rankine, Mr. Gi^iffiths, Mr. Parbury, Mr. Faulconer. lilr. Hogarth, Captain Morley, E. W. Cox, Mr. Baker, Sir James Tyler, Dr. Bateman, Mr. Arthur Ballantine, Mr. Prance, Mr. J. E. Goodhart, Mr. Wadeson, Mr. H. Adams, Mr. Jos. Arden, and Mr. J. S. Brooking. Tiie calendar contains the names of 53 prisoners, 41 charged with felony, and 12 with misdemeanour, irrespective of the bail cases. The learned A^sistant Judge, in his charge to the grand jury, said it would have been very satisfactory, at the commencement of another year, or on the occasion of their assembling again after a long interval in that ancient building, to have laid before them, and through them the public, the result (his lordship proceeded) of our proceedings since I have had the honour of filling the ofiuce I now holdl The returns, however, are not sufficiently advanced to justify any general inference, but I hope when on some future occasion we shall be the better enabled to address our attention to this important subject, the county of Middlesex, in dealing with its criminal population, will have an equal claim with other places to share in that reduction of crime which happily is said to have occuwed throughout the kingdom. There is, however, gentlemen, one topic of sincere congratulation to which I feel it my duty to advert on the present occasion. I am alluding to the prevalence of juvenile delinquency, some idea of which may be formed when I inform you that on commencing the duties of my office I had the painfol task of witnessing many children, who, although of tender age, had passed their time alternating between the jpmons of this county and the public streets, some of them ha^ving been ‘ in prison eight, ten, or a dozen times. Believing that these repeated imprison ments were productive of no good, but rather the reverse, I have, with the concurrence of the magistracy, adopted a different course with this interesting class. Where a hope of reformation could be entertained, the offenders have been remitted to some of the numerous reformatory institutions which of late years have been estab^hed, the reports from which are most satisfactory. Where the offenders seemed beyond hope, or were ineligible from ^e for admission to asylums, we have passed sentences which re mitted them to the care of the govemment, who in addition to other persons are enabled to send them to the colonies, if such a mode of disposing of them should appear desirable. Others, who, though guilty, were so for the first time, and under peculiar cirOumst^ces, we have felt ourselves justified in restor. ing at once to their friends. I dare not as yet assert what iriay be the positive and ultimate results of this syg. tern, but I am rejoiced to be able to announce that in the calendar for this present session not one case appears of a hoy chaiged with a criminal offence. His lordship then addressed the grand jury upon the duty they had been summoned to dischaige, and they retired to their room. This being the first time of the sitting of the court here, since the alterations, for criminal business, several suggestions were made, in matters of detail, by which some inconveniences might be remedied, and it was understood that they would be cpried into effect at once. Of course in converting an old building almost into a new one, constructing an entirely new court, within the walls, some such matters, could not be obviated, but the alterations generally are such as to give entire satisfaction, and the fewlittle defects which have been found out now, will be very soon removed. Martin Joyner, 43, and Alfred Joyner, 19, father and son, who had carried on business as dealers in stereoscopic pictures, at 29, St. Martin TMs court, St. Martin TMs lane, James Glenny, alias Norris, alias Saunders, bookseller, of Holy weU street, Strand, and James Martin, alias Moi gan, of the same place, were indicted for gelling and publishing indecent stereoscimic slides. The prosecutions were conducted by Mr. Sleigh, instructed by the solicitors for the Suppression of Vice (Pinchard and Collette). Mr. Ribton defended Glenny, Martin plea led guilty, the Joyners were not defended, but were found guilty uf>on the evidence of Sergeants Thomas, of the Scot land yarf detective force. Holmes and Burcher of the F division, and a witness named Murray, who was employed to purchase the slides, and who gave his evidence in a very plain, honest, and straightforward manner. Some of the slides were produced and exhibited to the jury, and were understood to be of a most obscene character. The Assistant Judge, in passing sentence, said no words could express an adequate sense of the enormity of the conduct of the elder Joyner in bringing up his own child, a lad of 19, to this most disgusting traffic. The society by which the prosecution had been instituted, had ably carried itjout, and had done a great service to society and public morals; nothing could be more desirable than that these disgusting abuses of a beautiful art should be suppressed. His lordship sentenced Jojner, sen., to 12 months TM imprisonment; Joyner, jun., to six months; Glenny, to 12 months ; and Martin, to six months. It was stated that at the time of the apprehension of Joyner, sen., upwards of 450 of these indecent slides were found in various parts of his shop and premises, which were all seized by the officers of the society, and which were ordered by the court to be immediately destroyed. A great number were also seized in Holywell street by the officers, and they also were ordered to be destroyed. SURREY SESSIONS. Yesterday morning, the January General Quarter Sessions for the county of Surrey commenced at the Sessions House, Newington causeway, before J. E. Johnson, Esq., chairman; Thomas Tilson, Esq., deputy chairman ; and a full bench of magistrates, consisting of the Earl of Lovelace, lord lieutenant of the county; Mr. ; Mr. ; Mr. ; Colonel ChMoner, W. A. Wilkinson, Major Beres ford. Colonel Williams, The calendar was extremely light, containing the names of only 14 prisoners for trial “10 for felony and four for misdemeanour. The cases are of the usual kind. The cabman for robbing Mrs. Cra^ of her watch and chain under peculiar circumstances wiU be tried these sessions. The names of the grand jury ba ving been called over, two of the absent gentlemen were fined 5?. each. The proclamation against vice and immorality was read by the Deputy Clerk of the Peace, and the grand jury were sworn. The Chairman said he was sorry that the gentlemen of the grand jury should be again required to do these duties, as he had hopes, when he addressed them last year, that an alteration would have taken place in the law, and that their services, as far as the metropolitan districts were concerned, would have been dispensed with. Their duties were, however, so ancient, and in some instances of great importance, that it would perhaps be dangerous to interfe TMre with them in a hurried manner. The cases now sent for trial were carefully investigated by police m^strates, and the petty jury were quite sufficient to deal with them. He was happy to say that during the last year there had been a considerable decrease of cnme, especially among the class of juvenile offenders. They had reduced in this county to 46 per cent., whereas in other counties in the kingdom the average was 36 per cent. The reformatories had caused this decrease, and in a short time there would be established a reformatory in this county. After some further remarks he dismissed tiie grand jury to their duties. bought the books, for which he obtained the money, but the fact was that such signatures were forged, and none of the books referred to had been purchased from Messrs. Whittaker TMs house. . Evidence was taken upon several cases, which fully cor roborated Mr. Wontneris statement, after which the officer stated that he apprehended the prisonee on a warrant, and on telling him the charge be expressed his willingness to accompany him, at the same time saying his address was 28, Devonshire street, Islington. On proceeding to the house so indicated, he received from the landlord upwards of 100 books, which he produced. The books having been identified by Messrs. Whittaker as their property, The prisoner was then committed for trial, and an application for bail was refused. MARLBOROUGH STREET. James Hennely, a carpenter, was charged with stealing a sovereign, and also assaulting William Neagle, of 23, Rath bone plMe, described as a betting man. The prosecutor, it appears, met the prisoner at the White Lion public house, Hemmings row, and after taking two small bets with him, the prosecutor offered to take one for a sovereign, which he laid on the counter with two half crowns, that a publican had left this house about six months. The prisoner immediately took up the sovereign and refused to give it hack to the prosecutor, who, on again asking for his sovereign, was struck by the prisoner a violent blow in the mouth. Prisoner was then given into custody. Prisoner asked the prosecutor if he settled with him, if that would do. He wished to settle, and did not think the prosecutor was above doin Pandora Bracelets g that. Prosecutor refused. The proprietor of the ‘White Lion was called, and said he refused to sanction any bets being made, and saw the prisoner take up the sovereign. They wished him to hold the sovereign, hut he refused to do so. Mr. Beadon said after what he had heard, if the prisoner gave prosecutor back his sovereign, he would discharge him, otherwise he would send him for trial. Prisoner said he would give back the sovereign, but he won it. The sovereign having been given back, though very reluctantly, the prisoner was discharged. James Webb, 3, Harcourt street, Marylebone road, a well dressed man, was charged before Mr. Beadon as follows : Catherine O TMConnor, a respectable looking servant out of place, Lving at 12, Brown street, Grosvenor square, said that about 7 the previous evening she was in Duke street, having just left her home, when the prisoner and two others came up to her, and the prisoner, standing in front of her, held out his hand and asked her to shake hands with him. She refused to do so, as he was a stranger, when, after making use of a vulgar expression, he pulled her clothes over her head. He appeared to have been drinking, but was not drunk, and knew what he was about. Sergeant Glass said two friends came to the station and offered bail, stating that prisoner was the wrong man. Jarvey, 200 C, said the female met him and told him she had been grossly insulted by the gentleman, and he went to Bell TMs public house, at the comer of North Audley street, and took him into custody. The prisoner was drunk “in fact, mischievously so. Prisoner said he w