i. i.JLY l'OHT OF THE COltS TRADE. (From the Ifitrie Lane Express) The xes-thcr—which at the commencement of the pa-i "week had every appsaranee of a decided and perma ;e',i thaw—resumed its win:ry aspect on Tuesday, and b fame severe again on Thursday, with a continue fall of an.")- drilled by a catting cast wind. The corn trade has continued to present a dull appaar ance, with somewhat declining prices, and transaction" have been wholly unimportant. This mar be accounts for by the fact that business in general has been extreme! languid in all its branches, from the continuance of th'. disastrous war, the termination of which seems as ve very remole, though it may be hi tied, from the anti.-i paterl vigour of the Palmerston Ministry, that succssfu negotiations for a peace -t-iil be shortly effected, or th i such a powerful warlike demonstration of the n:1,ill:]" Wiil, in concert with equal vigour on the part of it, Aihes, will convince the Emperor of All the Russia* that he is aU wrong," and must either right himself or b set to rights in earnest. Stocks in granary, indeed, are everywhere so low, tha* any blight up m the prospect of a coming harvest, with Russia's ports sealed up by cannon, would mil; us ver\ anxious to count -the st icks in firn r;' ricky ird«; bu speculators at present rates only show themselves "few and far between," some of the olden time having depart..d penniless, and none of this telegraphic age, with free trade before tbem,being desirous of such retinnent. Un- der these c we leave it to casuists to decide whether the patience of holicts most resemble a "neces- sity" or a "virtue." At the JLondon market, on Mon lav, the supplies of English Wheat were unimportant; but there was a fair quantity of Fiour-.per railway. The Foreign imports up to the previous Saturday had been considerable, several of the cargoes being on millers' account, and the then dim state of trade causing the principal portion to be ordered forthwith to granary, to meet a livelier demand in improved condition. Toe little that was done was 't' id only effected at the previous rates, Friday's firmer t me being evidently lost. The fiour trade was equally slack. First quality was unaltered in price. Country and households, where sales were pressed, brought somewhat less m iney. Bartey was of unusually heavy sale—the best samples at an unaltered price, but inferior descriptions were easier to buy. Malt was difficult to quit, and sales could only be pro- I ceeded with at a slight reduction in value. It appears < that the sale of malt lipuors of late has been very much reduced. The heavy arrival of Foreign Oats made it difficult for -factors to quit without a redaction at 6.1. to Is. per qr. Beans were also rather cheaper, though the supply was altogether scanty. Boiling Peas continued neglected, and the thaw then apparent made their depression still greater, the supply of foreign being quite beyond the uaual demand. Grey Peas also were Is. cheaper. At Liverpool, on Tuesday, the attendance of buyers was unusually small, and the business done equally so, with prices of Wheat nominally as 011 the previous mar- ket day. At Hull, on the same day, there was a fair supply of English Wheat, with less of Foreign. The trade was very irregular, farmers being indifferent about making sales, and millers equally so about increasing their stocks. No quotable change was therefore made in prices. At Leeds, on the same day, with small arrivals of Wheat. millers were determined not to purchase unless at a reduction of Is. per qr. Flour was Is. per sack cheaper. Barley, 6d. per 3201bs. lower, and dull at the abatement. Oats, Beans, and Peas, 6d. per boll less money. At Edinburgh they noted a falling off in the supplies. and an improved demand for Wheat without increase of price. Barley and Oats unchanged in value. Beans rather higher. At Boston there was a fair show of Wheat, which, to- gether with Oats, sold at Is. less money. Quotations for the former—red 67s. to 71s., white 72s. to 76s. Oats, 25s. to 27s. per qr. On Wednesday the London market was altogether bare o fresh supplies, 2,800 qrs. of Foreign Wheat excepted. Buyers, however, having satisfied their present wants, absented themselves, and it was a tiresome holiday, though prices of W.ieat, with the return of cold weather in ear- nest, were fully supported. Oats, the late supply having mostlv passe 1 into dealers' and consumers' hands, were very firmly held. Barley, Beans, and Peas neglected, as on the previous market d:ty. The Irish markets note the limited amount of their stocks, an 1 generally show a tone ab )ve those of England and Scotland. The long continuance of drv weather 'v'o t there had thrown some of the mills out of work at Cork, but bakers, though in stocks, kept on the reserve, being influenced to do so by market advices from England. Wheat had been more plentifully exhibited, the farmers being obliged to thrash for fodder, but they were never- theless disinclined to submit to anv reduction. At Stowmarket, on Thursday, Wheat and Barley were in plentiful supply, anl prices unaltered. They have good arrivals of red Cioverseed in L^se^c, prices ranging from 50s. to 64s. per cwt., white 76s. to 803. Trefrl 21s. to 23s. On ]\idaytaeL-<ndon corn market presented a very inanimate appearance, though there was very little English Wheat, only a small quantity of foreign report -d. Of Oats there were very lew. Som; of Monday's English W heat samples were still hanging ab »ut, and omy found customers slowly at the previous rates, but the better quantities of foreign were rather more sought fur by the few buyers in attendance. Oat3, the late giut having passed away, were placed to needy consumers at about 61. over Monday's rates, bur there was little wholesale inquiry, though som; foreign coming were sold free on board at rather over late rites. Buyers still i )ok on to satisfy th.ir wants in the ex- pected arrivals of Irish, which but for contrary winds would bj here in tolerable plenty. The long passage, however, of reaiy of these cargoes, and complete closing 'of the foreign ports, may induce a more eager purchase on their arrival than is now manifest. Barley, Beans, and Peas remained without alteration. JJv observation, it has been found that the weather of late has been 8 degrees cokltr for this period of the year than it has been experienced for the last thirty-eight years. All this, however, is, with the fall of snow, favourable to the Wheat crop, which is of unusual breadth, well got in, and a fine stock of plants showing cn the ground. At Liverpool, on Friday last, they report liberal ar- rivals of Oats from Ireland, consisting of 4,215 qrs. vv heat and everytning else insignificant. There was a very slender attendance of buyers, and some holders net- ting impatient would have been glad to effect sales at less money; bat this being impracticable, prices re- mained nominally as before. 0 its had some inouirv, but busines in them was effected at Old. decline per 4-tiibs aimeal in statu quo. Beans were the turn dearer, from an improved demand; but Barley and Peas were un- sought. Very little Indian Corn was ottering, and bolders were enabled to realize the extreme rates of the previous luesday. To a stoppage of the supplies of Wheat from Russia must be attributed the present high range of prices. In ■ISO.J it appears that that country alone exported no less a quantity than six millions of qrs. America, with a detective crop of Wheat, and enormausly high prices, Cannot be depended on excepting for a large quantity of Ti!" .T,LE CROP °f ^uich is unusually abundant. Ihe lullowing comparative prices of Wheat at about the close of last Dec. tell the effects of war, and the pro- bable results of peace ■Baltic ports (very light stock)— 18-54. 18-52. £ aa!zi? Wheat 73s. 73s. Komgsberg 683- 63s_ Rostock. „ 70s. 73s. StetUn It 649. 70s. Av. Of these ports „ 793. 70s. New York 777" Montreal Alexandria „n$' Constantinople g^s" 4~S" Russian Ports (oppressed)— Taganrog ]lfl 32s 14»* 30s. 4d. ?!i » 25s* 25s- £ rtcha"SeI 14s. 30s. 6d. Petersburg 21s Average of 5 Russian ports for best Wheat 51a ZA. Thus we see that a state of war makes Wheat at Con- etantinople and Alexandria of no less than thrice the value that is placed on it at comparatively neighbouring Russian ports. °
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE.—A few nights since j1*! -^nowesly, a tailor, of Exeter, had a railway rug •tolen from his shop. On the following night it was brought back by a man, accompanied with the following note written in a bad hand Sir, since i took the orse cloath i have bin told how you was a verry kind gentle- man and belong to the strangers frend socity konsequently 1 <?f,n*rest hi i have send en back agane and hope you *rill kindly forgive your umbil servant." It appears that u^n0WS'e^ ^as been relieving some men out of employ, and this fact seems to ha ve come to the know- ledge of the writer of the above. IMPORTANT DECISION WITH RESPECT TO POOR RATES. A question has arisen, whether an out-going tenant, whose occupation does not cease until a rate is made is not liable, in case the house be leaves remains n°t s:rnply a proposition regulated by ,°i 0cc?Pancy- The magistrates of Birmmg- ham decided against the overseers' claim for the whole rate m such a case, but the Court of Queen's B-ncii L :r,K i dcciaion an order was mad? 'p .Wndtee of! *»*»» a»=f»poor:l in a simil- A\8e. I as-EPISCOPAL Wio._I believe that the first bishops th.t appeared wiihont wigs in the JlOUSrtof Lords wer, ZTtluLrtv th^A vtT aft « tb? Union* 1 "member particularly that Archbishop Bereatord, who had a *erv hue figure, a bald patntrchal head, and mo-t b^n-TolS •xpression of countenance, made a grent and farourabu" impre.sion amongst his Peruqued bre.hren of En J»,,d but theeustom was not general EVPN N„ »I,„ T U-\ The adoption of it by LgUsh I remembered to have heard, fifty Tears flcro e *ni; English bishop, whose name I heard hut have f,r ofen applied to George Iii. fpr his unction to l,>l\ve off t:¡, wig, alleging that the bishops nf even late as the •erenteeuth century wor>, as their pictures testified their OWE hair. YE,, my lord." said th, Kmg • b, the same pictures show that they then also wore b,»r,l- andmonsiaehios. Isnppose Ton would hnrdlv lik- [I) carry out the preeedem. I think a distinction of so-n 11 sort necessary, and 1 am taiisfied with that which I tin.1 1 < established." C,—J\otes and Queries* j CONVOCATION. — B >th lIou>cs oi t;e (convocation of] h i C FI'gy of ,ic i'rovitice of (' irit.Tu.fy assembl''d <>n I i'aesd&y, in the usual pi,ice—viz., the Jerusalem Cham- b >r. The business rans ictcd was as follows:—In the I Op per Hou-ie the Flishop of Oxford m..ved the following res iliitior. :—"That we consider that in anv alte ration of jsrvices it s'lould lie a fundamental principle that the 3:)I)k of Common Prayer should b rnaint lined entire md unaltered, except so far as shall concern the ruhries. md the division of services, and the formation of new services by the recombination of those now existing, with tl:le and tal,ii." of as may be judged fit." To this was add<>d a resolution to tae following elTect." That no alteration would appear to us desirable which did not ensure the performance of the whole morning and evening services on Sundays and ij jl>"d tys." It was subsequently decided to form a com- mittee of both houses to deliberate upon the terms of an address to Her Majesty upon this subject. In conside- ration of the vast, and beneficial result which is likely to attend judicious legislation upon this subject, the other topics engigingthe attention of Convocation, with the exception of the steps to b- taken in regard to its own constitution, were by comp srison quite unimportant. In the Lower IIous Archd 'aeon Denis->n stated the details of the prosecution against him for heresv, and rea l a letter addressed to Convocation, detailing his ideas of ihe prosecution.—Dr. Wordsworth moved, and Dr. Russell seconded, that the letter be entered upon the minutes of the house.—The Dean of Saint Paul's moved, and Mr. Vincent seconded, an amendment, "That the II )u;;e pro- ceediothecon-iderationofotherbusiness." Toe House divided, and the numbers were—For the amend nent, 21; against it, 31 majority, 7. Proxies were then called for, and there appeared —For the amendment. 12; agains: it, 2; majority. 10. Showing p, total of thirty-six votes for the amendment and thirty-three against it. The amendment was therefore agreed to. The Dean of Saint Paul's gave notice of his intention, at some future meet- ing of the House, to propose to present a petition to the Upper liou-e of Convocation, praying that House to agree with the Lower House in an expression of opinion upon the expediency ot'discussing the three occasional services for the oth of November, for the 30th of January, and for the 29th of May. T:IE PROPOSED REVISION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.—The report of the select committee of the House of Commons on public petitions contains a petition from the members of the Bath Church of England As- sociation for the Promotion of Church Reform," on the subject of the Prayer Book." The petitioners urge that it is of the utmost importance that the Articles and Liturgy of the Church of England should be in harmony with each other and with the Word of God, and made so comprehensive as to prevent the increase of Nonconfor- mity, which is attributed to the presence of exceptionable expressions in certain of the Liturgical offices. They appeal to the well-known infen.'i.in of the Reformers under Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth "to bring the Prayer Book into closer conformity with Scripture, and to make further concessions to the scruples of con- scientious Protestants;" and they cite the proposals of the Royal Commissioners for the revision of the Liturgy in 1689 (which were published by order of the House "of Commons last June) as a proof of the avowed ^iew of eminent prelates and divines" at the period of the Revo- lution, of removing needless forms and obsolete or otherwise objectionable phrases, and comprehending or- thodox Nonconformist* within the Church of England." This laudable attempt," the petitioners contend, "was frustrated by the Lower House of Convocation, repre- senting a clergy at that time notoriously disaffected to the Government and the Protestant succession." The petitioners, encouraged by the publication of the docu- ment just alluded to, conclude by pravincr for the ap- pointment of a Royal Commission, after the precedent of Edward VI, or for a select eommi tee of the House of Commons, "to carry out the principles and designs of the most enlightened Reformers in a further revision of the Book of Common Prayer," by which the petitioners believe that tender consciences may be relieved, erro- neous teaching prevented, present difficulties removed, many sincere Christians be enabled to teach and worship in the Established Church, and ab .e all, the language of the Liturgy be more plainly conformed to the only unerring standard of religious truth —the Holy Scripture!' This petition, printed at length by order of the House, was presented by Captain Scobeli, M.P. for Bath. LORD CARDIGAN AT NORTHAMPTON.—Lord Cardigan has been eagerly feted in his native eouniv, Northanip- tmshire, Thursday, the day ahpointcd for the proceed- ings at Northampton, was very unfavourable, snow falling incessantly; but, nevertheless, hundreds of spec- tators were present at the railway station, and all aiono- the road thence to the George Assembly Room, whither he was drawn by men, who, despite his lordship's de- precation, insisted upon attaching ropes to his carriage, and could hardly be ^restrained from pulling him in triumph round the market place. Inside the Assembly Rooms another body of spectators and another erecting awaited him, and the address was presented bv the Mayor. In returning thanks for his reception,' Lord Cardigan said—"I mustsiv that, had it not been for circumstances, arising partly from ill he :1th, over which I had no control, I should not have deemed it my duty to leave the seat of war at this time, although, perhaps, my remaining there would have been almost useless, for I had nothing left to command. (Hear, hear.) I still think that, unless some such reaso is as I am about to assign can be urged—incapacity arising from ill health amongst the nitmber-evei- y general officer is bound to remain with the army -is. long as there is an army to command —(cheers)—and I am prepared to sav further, that if mv services are again required, they shall he per- fectly available. (Loud cheering.) In the meantime, I have been promoted to a situation—Inspector General of Cavalry—in which I hope to be able to render consider- able service to the army.by repairing the losses and restoring the dilapidated condition of the cavalry—being, in short, entrusted with the preparation of ail cavalry re- cruits for the army. (Cheers.) But I have said that, had f remained in the Crimea, I should not have been usefiuly employed, as there was so little remaining for me to command. That is unfortunately the case; for, in addition to other special reasons for losses incurred, hundreds of cavalry horses died through the commissa- riat failing to provide provisions or forage for them. Before I left the army, which was early in December, the horses of the brigade which I had the honour to com- mand had been eighteen days without hay, and but a very small portion of barley had been given them to keep them alive. (Cries of'Shame, shame") The consequence was that the horses died daily in great numbers in the lines. Then there was onother strong reason f ir the great diminution of the numbers of the brigade which I commanded—I mean that charge at Balaklava -(immense cheering)—which is so specially mentioned in the address which you have presented to me this day. In that at- tack 400 horses were killed or rendered unserviceable 370 were killed in action, and the remainder were in such a sad state from numerous wounds that they were obliged to be destroyed the following morning. But, in connection with that charge, I have to mention a much more serious circurnstance- I mean the sad loss of human life that then occurred. No fewer than twenty-six officers and 276 non-commissioned offices and private soldiers—making a total of 300-were killed and Wounded in that action. This, then, will thoroughly explain the state of the Light Brigade. And it is for this reason that I never can allude to the subject without the deepest feelings of regret. At the same time, though I do not pretend to more sentimentality than other men, it seemed to me at the time, and still seems, that the loss was so certain and serious, and the advantage to be gained by the attack so slight as to make it matter of deep regret that the order was given. I received the order, how- ever, to attack, and although I should not have thought of making such an attack without orders, and although I differed in opinion as to the propriety of the order, I promptly obeyed it. (Loud cheers.)" The remainder of the noble lord's speech was a description of the charge. In sabstance- the same as that delivered at the Lord Mayor's dinner last week. After the proceedings in the Assembly Room were over, the earl went out and thanked :he people for his reception. At Oundle and other places n the neighbourhood the reception of his lordship was mthusiastic. An address has also been presented from Ile tenants of his lordship's Yorkshire estates. A CASE OF NEPOTISM.—The Globe says Wo regret to have to record another piece of discreditable nepotism just perpetrated by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral, or rather, we should say, by the majority of the Chapter, for the indecent bestowal of the patronage we are about to describe was stoutly resisted by the ex- cellent Dean of Durham, Dr. Waddington, and two of the Canons, unfortunately, however, without success. By the death of the Rev. C. Peregal, the Vicarage of EMingham in the county of Northumberland, became vacant. The benefice is worth £600 a year, is situated wiLhin a few miles of Bamborough Castle, the summer residence of the trustees of the Great Crewe Charity, and is in the gift of the Dean and Chapter. On its vacancy, it has, in accordance with the capitular bodies been proposed by Dean Waddington that a clergyman who had for a long series of years been the Minor C men, should be presented to a living. The proposition was re- sisted by the majority of the Chapter, who, setting aside time honoured practice, and the reasonable proposition of the Dean, presented thereto the vouiigand uninformed son of one of themselves. The father of the fortunate youth is the Rev. Canon Thorp, who unites in his own psrson-L The Rectory of Ryton 2. the Archdea- conry of Durham o. a Canonry of Durham Cathedral; 4. a Canonry in St. David's Cathedral; and .5. the Wardenship of Durham University.—preferments worth between £ 1,000 and £ 5,000 a year. In addition this divine is one of the Trustees of the Crewe Charities with an expenditure unappropriated by the specific trusts of Lord Crewe's Will, of about £ 8,000 a year and in this capacity he had already secured for his son the perpetual curacy of Blanchland, with some £ 200 a year, and the shooting over Blanchard Moors, which belong to the Crewe Trust, and are preserved at its cost, for the incuTubent of Blanchard. Not content with this he has now induced the Chapter of Durham to bestow on his son a benefice worth £600 a yoar, within rn easy ride of his seaside retirement, Bamborough Castle in spite, we repeat, of the opposition and against the remon- strances of Dean Waddington. The young gentleman in whose favour this abuse of patronage has been exer- cised, amiable enough we dare say in his way, had no special fitness for the benefices, for his Oxford career had been undistinguished and. if we mistake not. he had been at least once "plucked." But, fit or unfit, to force him into a benefice over the heads of other clergy- '( men who had eminent claims for the living, merely because he was the son of his father, Canon Thorp, and because Ellingham is within an agreeable distance of Bamborough Castle, is a very scandalous abuse of power and trust, an.1 so it is generally regarded in the dioc s- of Durham. not unaccustomed to verv gross exhibitions of this sort. A on our Cathedral Institu- tions is now sittinir. and to it, we present the case, as an 1 example of one kind of abuse which the public will ex- pact it to prupasa a remedy for, j a
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LORD JOHN RUSSELL'S NEW APPOINTMENT. LORD JOHN RUSSELL is in a fair way of earning the reputation which the witty Divine assigned to him of being ready to assume any position in the state, civil or military, that fortune might present to him. His Lord- ship has been appointed Minister Plenipotentiary for the approaching conferences at Vienna. After the success- ful coup by which His Lordship succeeded in upsetting the Coalition Cabinet, it i-7 but natural that he should be the object of unextinguishable dislike to the Peelitc por- tion of it; and his present appointment may be con- sidered just as much the result of this feeling as of a desire (which certain influential journals have averred) to have England represented by a man "who is the incarnate spirit of Old English Statemanship, the living and accredited representative of the inexhaustible courage and the exhausted forbearance of England." Lord John Russell, in opposition or when not actually in office, is known to possess talents for mischief and annoyance at all times exceedingly dangerous to the stability of any M inistry. At the present time the exercise of his. peculiar abilities would in all probability bring about another "crisis" still more damaging to his ci-devant associates than the last, and they have wisely determined on in- vesting His Lordship with power to negotiate for an adjustment of the "great difficulty," thus removing out of their own way a still greater. If this has really had o do with the expatriation of Lord John Russell it is to be regretted that the Coalition (for it is still a Coali- tion) did not accomplish their object still more effectually by sending His Lordship out to the Crimea at once, where he might have had fuller scope for the display of his proverbial versatility, and would have been further re- moved from the arena of political intrigue. As super- intendent of the Commissariat we have no doubt he would have discharged his duties most efficiently, and if the Commander-in-Chief needed assistance or advice His Lordship would have been most ready and willing to aid him with his counsel or, for that matter, relieve him of h'.s responsibility altogether by taking the supreme com- mand himself. As to the advantage to be derived from the presence of Lord John Russell at Vienna we believe it to be all moonshine. The conference iiseif is a farce, and, at the present juncture, worse than a farce. If the Ministry were sincere in the declarations they have mace respecting the capture of Sebastopol (and in making such declarations none were more energetic or more cx- plicit than Lord John Russell himself), and if it is an undeniable fact that the Czar will never consent to the ahandonmentof an inch of territory, unless it be wrenched from his grasp vi ct amis, of what earthly use can a conference be which contemplates the adjustment of a quarrel, wherein the avowed object on one side and the firm determination on the other are of such a nature ? It is clear that a contest, of this kind can only be decided by the fate of war—that is to say, if the sending out of the great expedition against Sebastopol is not a sham, which was only to be persevered in if at once successful but to be abandoned for conferences and negotiations if, as it has unfortunately happened, it were attended with failure and disappointment. On no imaginable grounds can we see the slightest prospect of an honourable peace as the result of present negotiations but on the suppo- sition that the attack on Sebastopol is not a bonu fide transection. Whatever was the real intention of the Allied Governments in invading Russian territory and laying siege to Sebastopol, whether simply to frighten the Czar and bring him to terms by a demonstration of the might, majesty, and friendship of the two most powerful nations of Europe, or to wrest from his hands the citadel—the nucleus of his influence and power in the East at all hazard and cost, it is impossible that they can now voluntarily withdraw from their pretcn- sions without accomplishing their object. The honour, the prestige, the very life of England and France, are staked on the capture of Sebastopol. The honour, the influence, the fame, the pride of Russia are staked on its preservation. Neither can withdraw from the stru-Mc -neither can abandon the prize until fairly compelled by the superior prowess of the other. What then, we ask, is to be hoped from this unexpected flourish of trumpets—this investiture of the marplot of the Ad- ministration with plenary authority to treat for peace What cares the Czar that Lord John is the incarnation of liberal sentiments and constitutional Government ? What greater proof, as it is affirmed, will his pre- sence at Vienna afford that England is sincere in embracing the proposals of peace ? No one, as far as we know, has found fault with the manner in which Lord Westmoreland has hitherto conducted negotiations on the part of this country, nor is he now, it is said, to be superseded for incapacity-it is only that Lord John Russell may show himself at Vienna. The diplomatic part of his mission," says the Chronicle, will be comparatively easy his presence (not physi- cally we presume) will be of more import than his poHcy. He goes to Vienna not so much to negotiate as to represent the calm resolve, or the dogged determination of his countrymen." The Chronicle knows, as well as every body else, that negotiation is all a flam, but affects to believe that the moral influence of Lord John Russell's appearance at the approaching conferences will strike a sort of panic in the representatives of Despotic Governments. What possible combination of diplomacy, fraud, chicanery, and intrigue, will be able to stand before the Majesty of England, personified in Lord John Russell 1 The British Lion is to be no longer the emblem of England's might and England's glory that office henceforth belongs to the Proteus of Cabinets-the representative of all that England respects and honours. Be the effect of Lord John Russell's presence at Vienna what it may, his removal at the present time is a master-stroke of policy on the part of the noble Premier. Lord Palmer- ston is as well acquainted with his Lordship's idiosvn- cracies as most men, and is resolved that his Cabinet shall not encounter the same fate as the preceding, from the armed neutrality of his quondam ass-oeiate. This we believe to be the only importance to be attached to his lordship's appointment—that it will remove one source of embarrassment from the Government, and so far increase its chances of stability. For any other purpose -whilst the mighty struggle is going on before the walls of Sebastopol, and whilst everything must depend on its issue-his sojourn at Vienna will be of no avail: Austria will not forego her views of the im- portant question which agitates Europe. nor Prussia hers for all his Lordship may say or do. They will severally consult what they believe to be their own interests; and though England's greatness, liberty, determination, and sincerity, may shine forth in her august representative, we fear the Czar is not the man to be dazzled by their splendour. But this is nothing-the Government will have rid itself of a troublesame friend, and Lord John Russell's wounded feelings will have been appeased-a coincidence of pleasing results at which every patriot and philanthropist will sincerely rejoice.
THE SEAT OF WAR. IF we are to believe the rumours that reach us from the seat of war, events are rapidly drawing to a crisis, The long inaction, during which the allies have been maturing their plans, constructing new batteries, and drawing nearer and nearer to the redoubtable fortress, has perhaps even now been broken by the thunder of artillery, and another and, we hope, more successful aitempt been made to master the fire of the Russian .I'ork.s. The sufferings anJ miseries which our gallant soldiers have had to undergo during this dreary and try- ing period, and the exemplary patience and fortitude with which they have borne them are perhaps without par- allel They havo not only been undaunted in fight, but have exhibited qualities -which, as they are rare, so arc they perhaps more valuable even than bravery in the battle field. Shelterless and hungry, sick, and dvi )g in h(ap3, they have bome all without a murmur. Buoyed up with a hope which in their deepest distress nevei for a moment deserted them—ever lv,hng- on with con- fidence to the moment when the united flags of England and France shall be planted on the ramp ;rts of Seba- topol, they have sustained the character of the English soldier, undar eircum3tances which demand the exercise of the finest qualities of the warrior and the man. There is yet a tremendous struggle before them. The period that has elapsed since the battle of Inkcrmm has been employed by the Russians as well as the Allies in con- structing additional works, and erecting fresh batteries in every possible position. We confess we arc not over san- guine of the result, whenever the attack may be renewed, as the fortifications are much stronger than they were on the 17th of October, and the Russians will be able to reply to the Allied batteries with an equal, if not a greater, number of guns. It is only on the supposition that the fire of the Allies will overpower that of the Russians, and thus prepare the way for the bayonet, that it is expected the second attack will be more successful than the first. We sincerely trust tint this expectation may be realized. Our own opinion is that Sebastopol will not be taken until it is completely invested.
HAVERFORDWEST POLICE.—MONDAY, FEB. 12.— Before the Mayor, and John Harvey, Esq.— John War- ren, and Thomas Gibbons, were charged with having stolen a coat, two handkerchiefs, a pair of trousers, a watehgnard, a brooch, and other articles, the property of David Francis and James Morris, at Cartlett. Mr. John Lloyd appeared for the prosecution. It appeared from the evidence ot- David Francis, that the prisoner War- ren lofiged at his house.. The coat was a new one which the prosecutor had received on Thursday from the tailor, and left on a settlo when he went to bed. The prisoner Warren got up early on Friday morning, and carried off the coat and other articles which were in the pockets. There was a box in Warren's bedroom, containing clothes belonging to James Morris, and on Saturday evening Francis discovered the box had been broken open and some of the clothes were taken away. James Morris was in Cardigan. Police-Constable Philpin was directed to look for the prisoners, and learnt they had gone through Narberth. A message was sent by tiie electric telegraph to Carmarthen, and Police-Sergeant Witbv, of the 10 Carmarthen police, found the prisoners about two miles on the Haverfordwest road. Both prisoners were carrying bundles, which on examination were found to contain the clothes which had been stolen.—Both pri- soners were committed for trial. HOOSE AND DCNGLEDDY PETTY SESSIONS.—SATUR- DAY, FER. 10.—Before J. LI. Morgan, James IIiggon, and James Owen, Esquires, -John Ski/rmes, and Daniel Skyrmes, were charged with having assaulted Mr. Peter Brown.—Fined 6d. and 16s. costs each, or seven days' imprisonment. — Capt. Rowlands was summoned for non- lnymcnt of the wages of his apprentice, George Lewis. Defendant did not appear, and it was sta'e.l that he had retired from sea service. The case was adjourned for a eek. HIGH-SHERIFF OF PEMBROKESHIRE. — In orr last we announced the fact that John Leach, E.q., of Ivy Tower, would be Sheriff fur this County. The source whence we derived this information was such as to be relied upon, as the result proved, for in the first Gazette following our publication that gentleman's name appeared as such Mr. Leach has appointed J. Rogers Powell, Esq., of this town, to act as his Deputy. ARCHDEACON ALLEX.—As we claim the ahny, named dign.tnyfor a native of this county, where his family have been So long settled the following notice of his proceedings at the late session ofC-nvocation, (extracted fr.m a iietfer, signed G. II. I> which appeared in the Morning Pont of Monday last,) may probably not be without, interest to many of our readers: —" The Arch- deacon of Salop broke ground with a practical grievance, 'he turmest of all removed from a parry question, affect- ing as it did the pockets of all clerks, high or low,' without distinction. 'Ihe extortion generally practised by officials, such as bishops' secretaries, deputy registrars, et hoc genxu omne, more especially at those periods when their clerical victims are at once least able to satisfy the demand, and least capable of effectually resisting it, formed tne subject ol Archdeacon Allen's vehement but justly meiired philippic. Unfortunately, in the full swing of invective, the archdeacon—whilst professing to attack only the system —imp.n-.ed into his speech, hy way of illustration, matters affecting individuals, and" thus, perhaps imparted to it somewhat of a personal and irre- gular character, Few persons, however who have lived with their eyc3 open can have failed to observe and lament tbo mischief that arises from the highest by offices connected with the establishment being too often conferred upon men too lazy or too ignorant to discharge their duties, and at the same time too avaricious and uficonseientious to refuse their emoluments, a-.d which are consequently farmed out by them to subordinates, who have to eke out niggardly and insufficient salaries, by unauthorised and exorbitant fees. We need not, therefore, doubt that Churchmen generally will be of opinion that the Archdeacon hit the right nail on the head, and one which, for the credit of the Church, it is very desirable at a future opportunity he should be be enabled to drive home. Even for what he has already done, in presenting the subject to the attention of the Church's representative assembly, on Tuesday last, he deserves to be forthwith tea-potted by all curates throughout the length and breadth of the land. LETTER FROM THE CRIMEA.—The following letter has been handed us for publication by Mr. II E Pyne, of this town Crimea, January 28th, 1855. My dear Parents,.—I have tiken the first opportu- nity of writing to you I should have written before, but have not had a moment's time since leaving old England. We have not got five minutes to ourselves out here-the work being so heavy. It is a most miserable cold place, so cold that even our boots freeze on our feet and our hair also frozen quite stiff on our heads. "re have had some very heavy snow storms- the depth of the snow is about three feet; but it does not matter how the weather is, we have to go to our work through it all, from seven in the mornin0, till dark. The country here is mountainous and barren, so that there is not a blade of any sort to be seen. The firewood and water we get we have to go two miles for, through a most truly miserable country, up to our knees in mud and filth. It is impossible for me to describe the hard- ships the British soldiers out here undergo. -It is a me- lancholy sight to see the poor overtasked soldiers dving- through the severity of the weather, and by the dreadful disease that is raging, which attacks them diarrhoea, attended with dreadful cramps, and carries them off in a few hours. There are not to say dozens of them dyino- but scores of them every day. If we stand at our" tent door but a few minutes, you will see the poor fellows carried away on stretchers, frozen to death. It is a piteous sight to see, but we are now getting so used to death that we think nothing of it. The bodies of the dead Russians are lying about in great numbers putrify- ing, there is no time to bury them. I myself have been laid up with the disease for a week, wrapt in buffalo skins but thank God, who is my watch and safeguard, I am now well again, and ready at any hour of the night to turn out to an engagement, and do mv duty as a soldier and as a man Death is the last thin- a soldier thinks of, and should I fall I shall die like a "true-born Englishman, who never knows any fear or daicer The shell and shot from the Russians arc, on times °when we are standing to our guns in the entrenchments' whistling by our heads. Several officers have been shot since I have been here. I am glad to tell you, doar parents, that I keep up my spirits in excellent order, and I hope the Lord will spare me to come home and spend nnny happy days with you yet. A number of the poor follows who came out with us, are gone to their Ion" homes. We lost one poor fellow (now in his watcrv «ravej coming out on our passage. I wrote to you from Gibral- ter I do not know whether you had it or not Sam Metres and J. John arc in good hea th. We are twelve men in a tent, and have to scrape off about four inches of mud before we can lay down our blankets to sleep on, and by the morning the clothes are frozen quite hard, We put our boots under our heads to keep them from freezing, else we could not got them on. We do not wash ourselves more than once a week. We really are in a most beastly place. The officers as well as men are in a very dirty state. You would laugh to see our I clothing it consists of long hoots which reach to the thigh, huifalo hides, with largo furry c zp; that eov. r all the face except the eres, we have also or t vo pairs of drawers, two fl-innel shirts with sleeves, a thirt, a blue l Guernsey, a big coat, and two pa^s f stockings, with ev.rv otuer article that can keep our bodies wum. but! we are \ery C'il with ihem ad. We have to mount! guard 24 hours, and 21 hours in the trenches, once ai week. I he trenches are dangerous places, as we do not know the moment we may be hit. We have to march; nearly every day to Balaklava (which is about four miles from the camp) and earry fiom there heavy burdens of wood and clothing. It takes us the whole day to go there and back, owing to the bad state of the road—we are up to our knees in mud every step. and by the time we come home we can hardly move, being tired and cold. The average number of deaths here is about 60 per week. Lord Rag tan has been taking observations of the place, so we all expcct engagement soon. We are certain it will not be settled till Sebastopol is taken. I wish they would make a charge and settle it one way or the other. If we can get over another month, the warm weather will be setting in. They say it is intensely hot here in the summer, but I am sure anything will be better than this coldness. We have had no money since we have been here, and if we had we could not buy anything. The bread at Balaklava is Is. a pound, and awful bad stuff. There is not a whole house'in the town of Bala- klava, they are knocked in ruins. The Turks are a lazy cowardly set of people, they will neither fight nor work; but the French are a lot of brave fellows, and I am certain the English and French can beat the Russians. There are so many different reports about the war, that we can scarcely believe a word we hear, although on the field of battle. We have had orders to bring up some heavy guns to the entrenchments to-morrow, so I suppose they mean to do something; we are all ready and in fighting order for them. I am happy to tell you, that since I have been out here I have become quite pious—there is never a day passing over my head but I read my Bible. Our living out here is salt pork, salt beef, sometime fresh, with biscuits, coffee night and morning, but we have to roast and prepare it ourselves. We have not had a clean shirt this month. There is no such thing as paper or stamps ;cre( else I should have stamped this letter. May God bless you, and believe rue to be You affectionate Son, •• HENRY PYNE."
THE WEATHER AND THE POOR. Yesterday, in consequence of a requisition presentei to him in the morning, the Mayor called a Meeting ai the bhirehall in the evening, to consid r what should h done for the relief of the su ferings of the poor, througl the severity of the weather. Sev gentlemen attendei at seven 0 clock, and the Mayor was called to preside, It was stated that efforts had already been made in Cart lett and Prendergast, an 1 a fund subscribed for the relic of the poor in that distract. The following resolutions »rere passed unanimously: Moved by Mr, Harvey and seconded by Mr. G. Phillip I hat it appears to this Meeting that a large amount f destitution is now prevalent in this town, arising from the long continuance of the severity of the weather. Moved by the Rev. Thos. Watts and seconded by Mr. G. Rowe — That a subscription be entered inio to me t the immediate wants of the destitute population, withi: thè Parliamentary boundary of the town, and including the villages of Merlin's Bridge and Poorfield Gate. Moved by Mr. Henley and seconded by Mr. John Brown—That the town be divided into districts, for th, purpose of inquiring into urgent cases of want and soli- citing subscriptions. The following gentlemen were appointed to the differ- ent districts :-L. Mr. George Rowe Rev. T. Ibm. Rev. II. 0. Essex, Capt. G. Lloyd, lLX., and Mr. John Brown.— 2 Rev. James Phillips, Mr. Ilenlr, Mr. John Phillips, and Mr. D. Clare.—3. Rev. T. Watts, Mr. G. Phillips, Mr. W. Perkins, and Mr. R. D n'ies.—4. Mr. James Owen. Mr. G. Harries, Mr. II, Morgan, Rev. J. Thomas, and Mr. T. W, Davies.— 0. Rev. A. Crymes, Mr. M Whittow, Mr. W. Davies, and Mr. Wilnn.j, Rev. \V. W. Harries, Rev. T. Burditt, Nir. iv. Reynolds, Mr. P. White, Mr. W. Marychurch, Mr. Madocks, and Mr. A. Bcvnon. W. aiters, Esq., was appointed Treasurer, and Mr. G. Harries, Secretary. A subscription was immediately opened, the Rev. T. Watts stating that J. II. Phidpps, Esq., M.P., had given £ -i. The following subscriptions were then added: — \Vm. Owen, Esq., S,2 2s.; James Owen, Esq., £ 1 Is.; Messrs. Ilarvty and Sons, X2 2, Mrs. Harvey, 10s.; Miss Harvey, 10s.; Rev. W. W. Harries, £ 2 2s. Rev. T. Yvratts, £ 1 Is.; George Phillips, Esq., £ 1 Is. James. E. Evans, Esq., C 1 h.; George Rowe, Esq, £ 1 I Mr. John Brown, 10s.; Mr. W. Perkins, 10s.; Mr. J. B, Henly, 10s. Mrs. Henly, 10s. Mr. James Davies, (Palmerston,) £ 1 Is. The meeting was then adjourned till this (Friday) evening. SIIERIFTS FOR I800.—Pembrokeshire—John Leach, Esq., Ivy Tower; Carmarthenshire—Edward An Adam, I Esq.. Middleton Hall; Cardiganshire-John Butersby Harford, Esq., Peterwell; Glamorganshire—Wyndham William Lewis, Esq. Heath, near Cardiff. \Vm. Owen, Esq., son of Sir John Owen, Dirt. V,s • been gazetted to a Lieutenancy in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusileers. THE lIARD WEATHER still continues, and has proved throughout the country a serions impediment to the transaction of business. This has certainly been the longest continuance of frost and snow within our recol- lee' ion. IT will be seen on reference to our advertising columns thai the Haverfordwest Steeple Chase is to take place (weather permitting) on Thursday, the 8th of March, instead of the 1st, as advertised m our last. The action of frost has been of an unparalled nature in this neighbourhood, the sea shore being at different places lincdwithastrong coating. The report of the Haverfordwest Council Meeting wi.l be found in our fourth page.
FISHGTT ARD I.\ct.rME\cY op THE WHAT:!EH. —A public meeting was held on Wednesday, the 14tl. inst., in the Town- hall, Fishguard, the Rev. R Rowlands, the vicar, in the chair, when it was unanimously resolved to call Upon the inhabitants and request their pecuniary aid on behalf of the poor. Several gentlemen were appointed as collee- tors, who immediately waited upon the householders, The call was most readily responded to, upwards of ten pounds were collected in a few hours, which sum (to- gether with what in ay agiin be received) will be imme- diately distributed in food and clothing.
NARBERTH. Ensign J. C. TI. P. Callen, (of Molleston, Narberth)* now with the 71 st Regiment in the Crimea, has been promoted to a lieutenancy without purchase.
PESfEBSCKS AND P33VIBUOS3 DOCK. SOLDIERS' WIVES LEFT DESTITUTE !—1The excellent spirits in which the men of the 31st Regiment appeared when embarking for the scat of war, have been remarked but the close observer might have noticed amongst the ranks more than one fine-looking fellow with his eves suffused with tears, or another stealthily wiping his cheek with the sleeve of his coat to conceal his feelings from the bystanders. Oh, do not think him weak, For dauntless was the soldier's heart, Though tears were on his cheek." The tears were not for themselves, but for their poor wives and children from whom they had just parted. But will it be credited, that neither the military authorities nor the guardians of tha poor appear to con- sider it part of their duty to concern themselves about the wretched and destitute state of the poor creatures, whose husbands and fathers have gone prepared to sacri- fice their lives in the interests of, shall we say after this, a grateful country? It seems, too, that the unhappy women, however urgent their wants in this inclement weather, are not reg irded as being eligible for relief out of the "Patriotic Fund" until their husbands are actually at the seat of war, so that their probable condi- tion for many weeks, and perhaps for months to come, is truly pitiable to contemplate. As a temporary resource, some of the Dock-yard men, God bless them for it, have raised a subscription amongst themselves, and rendered a li.t),] aid to some of the sufferers. They have also paid the travelling expenses of two or three of the poor families, whom they have forwarded to their native homes, adding a trifle to secure them from absolute star- vation by the way. Surely such cases as these ought not to be left to casual benevolence. May we hope that such neglect is not frequent on the part of those in authority in our land. IIMELY BENEFICENCE.—We are given to understand that upwards of 84 poor people of the town of Pembroke have been kindly supplied with warm clothing during the late inclement weather by Alexmder Ridi?wav, Es,,I.. (a native of the town), through his friend J. W. Paynter, Esq. They wish publicly to express their thanks for the timely relief. Cu.uous ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday, the 7th instant, as Mr. Twigg, bailittand steward to Major Clunes, of Woodield, near Pembroke, was rabbiting with a friend, he laid his gun on the ground while he drew a ferret out of one of the rabbit holes, his dog rushed towards him, crossing the gun, and it is supposed must have risen the hammer with his foot causing the jrun to explode and shatter the elbiw of Mr. Twigg's left arm. Mr. Jones, surgeon of Pembroke was promptly in attendance, but it is ieared that Mr, Twigg will les ihe use of his arm. GrpSEY GHonaR AGAIN. At the Pembr oke Petty Sessions, on Saturday last. this notorious vagrant was is committed by J. Adams, Esquire, to the Home of Cor- rection, George politely thanking the Bench for their kindness, and saving that Pembroke was the only place he could get sent to gnd from. This is the third time he has been committed from here.
TENBY. The weather has been unus tally severe here, the snow having remained on the streets s une days. During this severe weather numerous sea-gulls have alighted m the harbour, hunger having completely tamed them. Several brutal fellows, who would have been better employed in working for their livelihood, have amused themselves by breaking the legs of these harmless creatures, and enjoyed exceedingly the sight of the poor wounded birds attempting to walk after one or both tegs were broken. The residents near the harbour have complained of this, and it is painful to the feelings of any rightly disposed person to witness such useless barbarity. It has become quite a nuisance to the neighbourhood. About, 130 rank and ifle of the 31st Regiment, fro- Pater, left Tenby by s:earner on 1'uesdav hist f r H.i.t. ) The men were 111 good spirits, and said a draft of them would b. ordered to the Crimea about March next, thci expected. Three hundred of this regiment are 1 here and the regimental band. The drums an i fifes, however. enlivened their journey through the to AM, and they wer, loudly cheered as they left the harbour. r In the list of promotions w" observe that Colonel Sieeman, British Resident at Lueknow, kingdom 01 )u le, has received the rank of Major-General. • He is a hret,;cr to Thomas Sieeman, Esq., of Tenby, notice of .hose death appears in this day's paper. On the night of Thursday thcSth instant, about tor- i'clock, a niart named John Dunovanf a pedlar, was-' valking to the pier <lt Saundersfoot, in a state of intox- ■ation, and fell into the basin, (about 16 feet deep) and iroke his thigh. No assistance being near at hand, the p or .fellow was obliged to lie thert; all night, nearly mried in snow, where he was found bv some workmei n the morning, quite stiff and uilable to move, lici: itill in.:1 very precarious state.
CARDIGANSHIRE. CARDIGAN ELECTION.—There is nearly a certainty that a contest will take plain; for the representation of th Cardigan Boroughs. Mr. John Lloyd Davies, of Blue (Dyifrvn, has published an address to the electors: and it is stated that an address from Mr. Lloyd, of Bronwydd will appear in a couple of days. There is also a runi' ur 'that Mr. Jones, of Derry Ormond, will again solicit ti e sufferages of the electors. CARDIGAN FEBRUARY FAIR.—This annual fair took place on the 13th instant. There was a large supply of horses, but few of ttiom were above an average quality. and many were very inferior. The supply of horned cattle was very limited. The fair was well attended for the season. Business was not brisk, in consequence of the high prices demanded. THE PKIORY.—Tuesday last, the 13th instant, being the day when it was expected that Mr. R. D. Jenkins, of The Priory, Cardigan, would return home from his Marriage Tour, accompanied by Mrs. Jenkins, a number of the inhabitants "fthe town arranged to welcome t icii arrival, by meeting the carriage at the North Turnpike Gate, and conveying it in procession to The Priory. It was known that they would not arrive be for? dark, -n:i a considerable number of large variegated lanterns, affixed to long poles, were provided and placed in charge of steady persons to carry them when lighted; a large triumphal arch, with an appropriate sentence, shown by variegated letters produced by lights inside, was also ere; ted over the chief entrance to the grounds of The Priory. Cannon, in charge of ar;iller\men formerly in the British army, were placed at intervals between the Turnpike Gate and The Priory. Aband of musicians were also engaged, and added much cheerfulness to the scene. When the carriage arrived near the Turnllikc, the horses were taken out and sent forward; and as soon as they were sufficiently out of distance, the musicians commenced to play "Right Merrilic," and Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins were drawn bv a large body of ready assistants to his residence, preceded by persons bearing the Chinese lanterns, the band playing lively airs, and the cannon giving full-tongued warning of the approach of the pro- cession. Altogether the scene was one of exceedingly gratifying and pleasing appearance, there being hundreds of persons present, respectable re<idents of the town. A display of fireworks terminated the proceedings, which concluded without the slightest accident or obstacle. NEW SHERIFF OF CARDIGANSHIRE.— John Battersbv Harford, Esquire, of Galcondale, Lampeter, is the High Sheriff for this county. He has appointed Mr. R. D. Jenkins, Solicitor, Cardigan, his Under Sheriff.
LOUD JOHN RUSSELL PLENIPOTENTIARY TO VIENNA. It was announced on Tuesday, by the Times and Daily News, that Lord John Russell is to proceed in a few days to Vienna as British it the conference and negotiations for peace about to open in that capital. The former adds :—" It is further stated that Mr. llnm- mnnd, a gentleman who fills with great ability the office of Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and who is consequently thoroughly acquainted with the diplo- matic relations of this country, will accompany the inis- sion so that Great B.itain will be represented at this conference by a Minister of State who, till within the last few days, has taken part in all the deliberations of the Cabinet on the present waf, and also hy a gentleman who is equally well versed in all the official details of these important transactions." BLACK BALL LINE OF PACKETS.—The "Boomerang" sailed from Liverpool on Tuesday with 5 58 passengers and 1,200 tons of cargo. The next monthly packet will be the new clipper "Blanche Moore," 3,000 tons bur- then, which will sail on the 5rh of Maach. The Treasurer of the Rotterdam fund for the widows and orphans of seamen has decamned, taking with him about £ -5,000 of the fund. He is somewhere in England. Mr. Reogh, the Solicitor-General for Ireland, was to have gone the Spring Circuit as an assistant-judge of assize, when, at the eleventh hour, it was discovered that no Member of Parliament can act in without first resigng his seat. So another arrangetnent has to be made. The Foreign Legion, it has been decided, will assem- ble for drill and training at. Heligoland and Lieutenant Lempriere with a detachment of royal sappers and miners, has left Woolwich for that island, to erect huts, and prepare other accommodation for the recruits. Broome, the prize fighter, being in training for a fight at Patcham, Sussex, has been brought before the local magistrates andbound over to keep the peace. According to Russian accounts, the total force of Rus- sia now in the field amounts to 69-5,000 men. and bofore the lapse of six months a reserve force of 200,000 bayonets will be established. These troops arc eli,s' ri- buted over a vast space of territory in Europe and Asia. Several able divers from London and Paris have passed through Lyons on their wiy to the Crime 1 They were there joined by one of the most experienced divers of thateity. William Wright, a labourer of Barkingsi le, near Ilford, being "frozen out" of work, left h une to go to shoot birds. John Bishop, who was driving a horse an I cart along the turnpike road, Called out to him, I say, old fellow, you can't shoot; shoot at me;" upon which Wright levelled the gun and fired, two of the shot taking effect in Bishop's face. Wright has been apprehended. The Ilerald and Daily News are both urgent upon Mr. Roebuck's committee of inquiry, which they deelire Lord Palmerston intends, if possible, to burke next Friday, and appear to think he will be successful. It is positively affirmed that Prince Mensehikoff ha< left Some say he has g me northwards to. chasten the march of the third corps d'armee, which is coming down on us from Ferekop to the nu-nb^r of 35,00-6 men. Others think he has gone to take the com- mand of the army intended to operate against Ouier Pacha, should he advance towards the north side of Se- btstopolfromEupttoria. General Jacobi is believed to Niave taken the command of the place In Prince Men. s 'hikoff's absence. The poor Tartars are in a great frightat the idea of our reliring from the Crimea and leaving them to the mercy of the Prince, who is as much ha'ed hy them as Pnnco Woronzoff wa3 beloved. Prince Woronzoff was 11 mild and easy ruler. I G. DICKERS OX RAILWAY ACCIDENTS AND IXSUBANCE. -All serious vai'wuy accidents become known and are tabulated once 11 year by the Board of Trade destroyed j lives and broken boiler occupy places iu the tables and those who are ihost interested in lhe matter find that thev can strike a kind of yearly average even among such things as broken axles, defective tires, reckless drivers, and thoughtless passengers The nutnberof railway JoUr- ii,ys, tire it) of),] file, *vf pnssengeis in each iraiu. Compared with the number of lives lost and limbs broken, afford data on which the company proceed; and ihu? we have the tables of rates, i You proceed fill a laihviiy journey you pay one, two, or tin-He pence for art insurance ticket •; your representatives will receive two. five, or ten hundred, pounds. Youmitv! insure for a single journey, a double journey, or for all journeys within a stated detinite time. Again, railway servant", and others who travel much, can in like manner be insured, but at higher rates of premium, on account! of the higher risk. Nor is this an; if the in.,urcr suller personal injury without loss of life, be receives compen- sation for medical services and loss of time; This system is really what it professes to be. In about four years, amonsr lhe railway travellers who procured these very economical insurance tickets, more than four huudered met with railway accidents, of one kind or other, iu lespec-t to which one company (the Railway Passengers 1 Assurance Company), paid fourteen thousand pounds giving an average of about thirty-five pounds to Plwh I person injured. In some cases one penny was paid to. tlue company, and two huudered pounds paid by the company. It is found that, af er a large- batch of railway accidents, people rush to Ihp company to obtain tickets; but when accidents are few,passengers forget all about it, A year or two ago one of the Great Western directors lost his life by a railway accident; he had nn insurance for one thousand poaoft-t ilie money was paid to his re- presentatives } and forthwith a great inflttx of insurers appeared. The first half of the prpSent year wafc not in fatal railway accidents, and insurers did not corne foi-wai-cl in large numbers; but the present half year has been more fatal. Wherl the excursion irain 1 went from Dover to the Sydenham Palace, in August fast, there were 70 excursionists who hehl insurance :icket3; but IUHIIV nil of illcse liuppeicd r> 1 t m us iii ihe litst lmlf of the trait-, wi. c.n r ache-t ib- Palace in safely, and the cn up anv 110\\1;' h" a li^ht instead .ill heavy prt-sMiiv. Con-di nn. Jow much good one w.ll ihns buy, we could '.r—h ih-i railway insurers were reckoned by bnndi-t ds of thousands ether tiwn by lens oi thousand.—Dickens s Household iiroreU. iiroreU.
7* CORRESPONDENCE. /#&' JT e do not hold 6uvsclvc& wspowsiblc fav scu1^ our correspondents.
MR. WALTERS'S TESTIMONIAL* ^.rlV ^'s always pleasing to witnes; pubH( exhibited towards those who have done the s seruce. Mon, who have conferred ber*c3t:5 public, deserve at all times to have their SLTVI^ nisod, both as a stimulus to further exertion Jt encouragement to other, to f)",I,)w tl,,ir necessary, however, that some discretion shown in such case-, and that the expression." feeling should only take place when some posH'^ ^((? tage has been received, and some disinterested ferred. Now, Sir, 1 have seen in your coluni"s weeks past a list of sub-criptions towards a to be presented to Will. Walters, Esq., for at the openirg of the it lihvuy to this town, j; ,„[■ very liberal and very jolly in the worthy tort vide such a princely spread, which, over arid-8 the twelve arid sixpenny tickets, must have <;03 tto? good round sum, and I do not wish for one i»omC., £ r tract from his generosity but that his niunifiecn' jjtf be deemed worthy of a costlv testimonial is t° plicablo. lhe banquet did no goo 1 to nnvbodj ,l (/ '•yiU only be remembered as a scene of druake^f usion and disorder. I ad nire the spirit whi h 1' •Ir. Walters to come out as he did oil bat, when it comes to a nucslion ,,f rewar^ h. f ■ome permanent advantage fir which to b '3to^$. breakfast, was a spree—a debm-h to m i-»y il^te^s Partly paid for it, and there is an end J- is a rich man, and had the liberality, which l jlj one in a bun Ired would not have done, to part .^i money l.*ecly and generously, and so far is 'lf4irul^ commendation; but I should look for s >me vial benefit to merit the distinction which it 'itlij to confer upon him. If any reward connected Railway is to b- bestowed, let ii be conferred ft who were most, instrumental in introdu i ig hrokesaire. Let it be theirs, who devo'cd so and expended so much exertion in bringing event. I need hardly point out to the iuh^jV :I '.verfor.lwest the m;n who, if any one is reward, most richly deserves i' 'or his iintii'i'ig det.it,g tide z.-al i accomplishing that object v never despvhvd. nev >r fl igge 1 iu his off.rt's. J? rem merited, threatened, persuaded, who aloo^- tV feliow-towiis'ii"*i maintained the struggle f.— L> rectors, and kept them to the text I say. A* H entitled to honour and reward, that m in■ iJ *$ Owen. I write this in no spirit of hosti.i1} Walters; he is a worthy nun and d'nervedlv b,,it noi, t monials a**c henceforth to b: given for -ueh & P a t,,)i" is Mr. Waiters has done the Town, whilst sMid' Owen's are n-glected and pisse-.i over, they w'1 >f muen value to any one, or m uk as they ought^ titude of the |ub ic for real and substantial ad*11 I am, sir, your obedient servaah> f, FaH1*
PATRIOTIC FUXD. SIR,—My attention has been called to a list with sums of money against them, which apP^jJ' your paper ot the '2 >,ii ul" puvp irting to be subscribed at Pembroke-Dock, and which is by correct. I heg to enclose yon a list of sub#1"1' p collected by the Rev. Messrs." Bike well and Mr. Lewis, principally from persons living in ,I r. ,('WiS, pnne:pallY p'I'S()1B n']'H! ¡n. street, Commercial-row, an l the part of the 0 '•est-ward thereof which is wholly on)ittcd. cjJ|\ really not fair to the inhabitants of a Town, jjd1'' forward most readily-according to their means tiiis good cause. If a list of names is given it f'' I as nearly correct as posdble or not given at sum, the particulars of which previmdy in your columns, as contributed by Pembroke amounted to :— y Per the Rev. Messrs. B ikewell and Evans jj And Mr. Lewis as above Making together £ & T I 1- R „ 1-Yiefl J iii auuition TO a nay s pay cnen trom trie wor& gtf i ployed it Her Majesty's Dattkyard, and which aBllJ I to upwards of £ '250. 1 I am, Sir, your obedient servant, I Pembroke, February 14th, 18o5. I
THE FOREIGN' LEGION Cert in propositions hive bjui iiit,le by s Frel1t1, Cojnl)tiiiy to raise iii Fi-inee a l,gioii for t!'ie le&ire Of the English Government. Ir npp.y-irs th a tiie compi"? engages to supply from 10.000 to 25,0.if) mm within 'l shortest possible time, half ihe number that tuny be ngi'>*e' upon to be ready in lo days at ihe utmost, in oio,r edect that uudei laking it requires tiiat ic shall be permi'"5 to recruit in France, or in iirufral nmntiies, men who have been liberated from military service mid on who"1 otherwise their Governments have no special clftiiu. In that class would necessarily be comprised those yOIIII!! men who in drawing for the conscription have dra*'1 lucky numbers, lhe sons of %vitl the I)rt)tli,- s )f t'I)qe who are engaged in fhe army, smliers who have already completed their period of military servitude and cannot, iu virtue of the existing law, be again called up°n for the army, in short, nil who according to the rec,"lt law of emigration. >tre in the free enjoyment of the rig^1 to quit trance for America .-rxuy other part of the wr- they please. It is staled that ihe English Government »s disposi-d to entertain the propositions of the CompltllY' and only awaits to enter on ilie execution, the assent of the French Government and excellent relations ,,0"" existing between two Powers, and seeing that the one in which both are equally inierfstedv no great diffi- culty on that point is anticipated. The company offrrfl, I moreover, to equip the men if desired. It is affirmed lll,-n if ,I 1) the French Government will not offer any o jectioii iu cbØ event of a deutaud being made to it oiffcially.
THE CRIMEAST MEDALS.—The that—"The Queen having signified ber intention to co,fel • a medal for service in the Crimea upon tha surviving Officers and men, with clasps for those wbo were pre«*n' ill the batiles of thp Alma and of Inkeirnan. is • p P:.S d to command that a medal and clasps shall- AC uo-roif \\? i'nTei 'd ni.nii the nearest relative of-nf a oi n- thete f.jdi-u, ii e Genera' -co eooi'i |.g.,li Cme'd -sii-es ir ii si.< gr fi-'u* olfan on slo'li 'ic ci d kii- w:: Itv a. si del" F'-e.'d" o -hai i..»»•?} b'is }*•»•?! (''fpc-- n».' i f iw.i'd lisi- of tV ii.d.vid-i -is who any h.ne been k.b d in -ctc'ii- "r who may have d;e't "th.Le cn strvjce in 'illC Crimea, or tlf couiequeuct! of BUMIU"
MIL FORD. SIIOAL OF Fisn. On Saturday last a large shoal of mullet was discovered in the D iclc at Ilakin. and a net having been placed across the entrance a great quantitv was secured, which met with a very ready sale, the mullet b. ing a delicate and well-flavoured fish. FATAL ACCIDENT. On Thursday evening last the second mate of the ship Huron, now discharging at Xeyland from Quebec, lefc Milford for Neyland in a boat, accompanied by an old pensioner of the name of Dean • but the night being very severe, a strong wind blowing down the Haven, with heavy snow, they were baffled in their attempt to get up, and about one o'clock in the morning they had not succeeded in getting farther than the Weir Point. The old man, being now much ex-I hausted, reqiH-sted to be put on shore, which was ac- cordingly d me; the mite remained iu the boat and got back to Pill. 1.1 the m >rning the old m m was found dual near the spot where he had been landed, and is sun- p 'sJd to have perished through the intensity of the cold. The mate hiii also suffered much, and has not been able: to le ve his bed since the accident. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.—Arrived — Swan, Hughes, I Pertzance, Swansea; Albert, Lever, Newport, Liverpool; Diadem, Waay, Cardiff. Dublin Albion, Morgin, Pern- brey, Dublin John Whtde, Carver. Whitehaven, Cardiff; Reaper, Irviil, Whitehaven. Cudiff; Friends, Jones, Newport. Liverpool Lark, Morris, Portmadoc, Cardiff; Edward Murray, Murray, Pembrey, No wry; M irMm. James, Cardiff, Liverpool; Friends, Owei:s. Cardiff, Liverpool; Four Brothers, Williams, Portmadoc, New- pt:rt; M irtlia, Roberis, Neath, Barmouth; Adventure,! Evans, Pembrey; Amlwch; Dmro, Reed, Cardiff, Del- fast; Shamrock, McNeil, Cardiff, Belfast; Elizabeth,! Chadwi :k, Cardiff, Dublin Camden, Evans, Swansea, Liverpool; Messenger, Williams, Swansea, Bang-or; Agenoria, Thomas. Aberystwyth, Portheawl; Orion! Roberts, Portmadoc, Cardiff; Portland. Hughes, Pem- brey, Amlwch Thomas, Roberts, Cardilf, Liverpool; Providence, Owens, Newport, Liverpool; Valiant, Wil- liams, Newhaven, Carrickfergus; Relative, Phillips, Gloucester, Limerick; Argo, Wade, Tenby, Dublin; Marigold, Grimes, Dublin, orders; Briton, Cormick! Cardiff, Xewry.Sailed-Economist, Thomas, Milford] Cardiff; Lord Willoughby, Roberts, Glasgow, South- ampton; Three Brothers, Jones, Bangor, Dover; Dee, Chalk, Portmadoc, Swansea; Jane and Ann, Williams' Bangor, Bristol; John, Johns. Whitehaven, Newport; Tallyho, Thomas, Cardiff, Londonderry Hope, Lloyd, Cork, Cardiff; Atlas, Thomas, Cork, Cardiff; Martha, Davies, Cork, Cardiff; John Roberts, Parry. Pwllhelli' Bristol.
C A "IM AS. P H 3N SHIRS. DnuAT, BOARII.—A meeting of this board was held on Monday hst, at which we believe Mr. Jenkins's plan was adopted, and ordered to be forwarded to the Lord Bishop of the diocese for his approval. POLICE, FIUDAY. —John Tl-.omns was summoned fot non-payment of Turnpike Toll. He appeared and admit- ted the complaint, but claimed exemption from toll on the ground that lie was taking grain in his cart to the nill. The justices adjourned the case for a week for further consideration. — Daniel Divies appeared to an- swer a charge of a relieving otiieer for not m iint lining his wife, who hid become chargeable to the pari-di. evidence was given on behalf of the defend int to show that he was unable through poverty to d) so. Case dismissed.—Several distresses were ordered to be issued against 11 tor-rate defaulters. AN INQUEST was held before Mr. John Hughes, coro- net-, on Wednesday last, to inquire into the cause of death of Mr. Isaac D-ivic- Cabinet Maker King-street. It appears from the evidence of his son, that on Momliv night lie left the deceased sitting by the parlour fire when he went to bed. Soon after the deceased came up-stairs and asked for a candle, which he took from the bed-room and went down stairs for the purpose ot lighting it. As he did not return for some time his son went down to ascertain the cause, when he found hi- father a corpse, lying at the bottom of the stairs 011 his face, It is supposed that the deceased accidentally stumbled and fell down stairs, and death had ensued from the violence of the fall. The deceased was li' years of age. Verdict—" A cidental death."
CONVOCATION. -A I Sia,—The* Convocation qtustion is daily aS<i,rl>t I more importance. A New York Church Paper f 3r I on the results of its last year's proceedings. I counts of a meeting like this make one's heart ^tH' I )e -,e no-es thankfulness, joy and hope." The»e notes of jp* I lation were fully justified by the report of the I mittee of the two houses upon a new adaptation 1^ I Church rules to the altered exigencies of the r!ploØdI I timrs. The proposed modifications are under the I services and ministerial agency. It was the recoti"11f j,ti' I tioll of the committee that the services of our D(l" I Common Prayer should remain unaltered; but t^giiF 1 der certain circums'nnccs the Morning Prayer f*1 I day. might be advantageously divided and sliot't I sional services with new lessons substituted for the c I ing prayer when more than two services are .i,e!duV I same Church on the same d y. It was llioug'1' M I various occasional services might in like manflc j? 1 framed for week-day use, such as a thanksgiving; I precation iff God's wrath, a service in behalf of I and a form of prayer for children. It was. supf?^j* I also that parents might safely be admitted to be I sors as is the use in America. -under the head of 'f the I 0 1 tratio/is, a large increase of the episcopal especially I chief centres of population was proposed, and it I proposed, and it was also deemed a matter of great I portance to draw more ch se!y the b inds of affectI tween the ltify and the clergy by securing a gen erf1 I systematic co-operation of both in woiks of «.-P-r'* n3 I charity and to admit a large number of liter I'e pcrfV | to the ordur of D -aeons and to place in the midst mast popu.ous districts bodies of clergymen who live together and devote themselves to direct mi=='011 duty" An 1 r.ow. on the Oth of the present month, the (of whicn the ab.jve may b- considered a ftir mcnt) having been read*, the Ih'shop of Exeter resolution expressive of the opinion That some n'" j,(f cations of the Church's rules is necessary to enabh' be adequately to minister to tho spiritual necessities jf land, anÙ that the-e modifications may be most Prnl^! considered in regard to her services and the agency which she employs." The resolution w.t< IIT/I\.r, moilst!/ agreed to. This b.i.s?3 having been thus laid the Bishop of Oxford finiliy m >ved a re.-olu'i :n to e:fect "That we consider that in any alteration of ae vices it should be a fundanienral piineiplc that the of Common Prayer be m aintained entire and un ilt- j', except as far as shall concern the rubrics, and the 'k1' sioil of services, and the formation of new services the recombination of those now existing, wi.h su('h. 'bC terations in trie Psalter and T ible of Lessons as m-»,v judged fit." To this was added a further resolution jj the edect that no a'tter.r.ion would be desirable w .<5 'did not ensure the performance of the whole mert" and evening services on Sundays and h'd'd.ivs.. A correspondent in your Herald of Feb. 2nd, liiiiiseif Clericus" by miking use of the expressi"" '"the Pr->teshmt pnr'y in Convocation" throws out. tu d'y, the ujly insinuation that there is in Convoeal1'' a par y which may be st v cd nor.-Pro:estant. His let i3 ostensibly directed agiinst your able correspond^ "G.B.il." who wiseiv declines entering info contreve^ with him. I shall follow this example thinking that^t summary I have given above of the proceedings of (J°rf Vocation will afford the best refutation of so grutui>°1' an assumption. And so. Convocation is no longer an inert boar Nearly a century has passed sinso Dr. Johnson 1**?. nently asked Shall the kind of S. otland profe#8 General Assembly and shall the Church of England denied its Couvoca'io-i ?" Gould he have forscef these our days its promise' of revival, and witnessed ( ffrav.ty and wisdom of iis on.mi ig session his gencr1'1^ spirit would have found cuAo f>r rejoicing, for ir i* !ji be hoped that its lab- urs so happily commenced never dose, until God's saving health be made kn, throughout this land and to all nations. And may the Divine spirit be with a 1 its members and in all its berations, and guide them unto all wisdom and all tritt, andfuifilthemwithaMchari-v. Ar.dsoon'vshaUt"' great council of Convocation know nothing but jes1'* Christ and flim crucified, and seek no other end than th." salvation ot souls, God's trlory, and the increase of Ul' kingdom. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, Z.