rRIAL AND SENTENCE OF PATRICK LENNON AT DUBLIN. The trial of Patrick Lenuon for the attempted murder )f Sergeant Kelly was resumed at the sitting of the Com- mission Court on Thursday. Four witnesses were examined to prove an alibi. They were young men of tbelabourirg and artisan class; their evidence was to the effect that on the night of the murder they were drinking in a public houpe with the prisoner up to twenty minutes past eleven o'clock; that when the tavern closed they accom- panied Lennon to his lodgings in Sandwich-street, and that one of their number, Luke Gibney, went in and remained at Lennon's lodgings that night, because his own house was shut. Gibney swore that be remained with Lennon until half past five o'clock the next morning, sleeping in the same bed with him, and that by no possi- ble means could he have left the house during the interval. Some of the witnesses saw the prisoner on the next day. and heard him express himself in terms of disapproval respecting the outrage of the previous evenine. Mr Curran spoke to evidence for the defence, and the Solictor- General replied. Mr Justice Fitzgerald charged the jury, who, after a brief deliberation, acquitted the prisoner. At a subsequent period of the day the Attorney-General Intimated that it was not his intention to proceed against Lennon at the present commission for the murder of Constable Keena. Baron Deasy, in sentencing Lennon on Friday, said that his conduct in preventing his followers from offering violence to the police when in bis power had been con- sidered in estimating the amount of punishment to be inflicted upon him. He was sentenced to penal servitude for fifteen years. The prisoner, in an insolent manner, romarked, I expect to see the Government upset before that.'
—-♦-> — SMALL-POX NEAR LONDON.—The last quarterly re- turn of the Registrar General records the prevalence of small-pox in the South Midland division of the regis- tration districts. Thus small-pox is reported to have caused nine deaths in Hillingdon, 20 deaths in Hertford, and 46 deaths in Luton. It has also been prevalent at Standon, Ware, Hatfield, and Harpenden. Such a large number of deaths as is here recorded we are afraid points to the neglect of vaccination, and we hope that steps will be taken to carry out in earnest the provisions in the new act against such Deglect.-British Medical Journal. CASE OF SUICIDE.—Mr Arrivabene, a member of the Stock Exchange, committed suicide in a most determined manner, on Monday last in a wood near Maidenhead, by firirg a pistol through his head. He wrote to a friend on the pretfoas day, stating that his differences on the account amotfnted to XI 3'60, which he was unable to pay, and announced big intention of potting an end to his existence. His dead bodly was found before anv steps could be taken to prevStft bitn-carrying out his resolution. His father is stated to be tlfaa <5ount Arrivabene, whose name will be familiar in cotitteetioa with Italian politics. DEATH FROM AN OVERDOSE OF An in- quest was held on Thursday at Manchester oii the body of an old man named O'Brien. The deceased had obtained a di-pensary order for a mixtnre for a bronchial affection. He found the medicine so agreeable in its effects that during the night he swallowed the whole contents of the phial, the consequence being that he was found next morning dead in his bed, with the empty cottle by his side under the bed clothes. It further appeared that the phial when handed to him at the dispensary bad no label on it, and that the instructions as to how he was to take the medicine were given to him only by word of month. Mr Charles Ogden, surgeon, proved the cause of death to be bronchitis, but that death was accelerated by an overdose of laudanum and ipecacuhana The jury accompanied their verdict with an opinion that to serve out unlabelled phials of medicine was a highly censurable practice. GERMAN LAW.—I nave come across a judicial anecdote, the scene of which lies in Germany, and it illustrates very ludicrously the matter-of-fact and methodical nature of the Teutonic mind, as well as ita severe adherence to logic. A complaint was made to a magistrate that a blow had been given in the course of altercation, but the wit- ness who was relied on to prove the assault could only say that he heard the blow given, as he was at the time in a certain inn near which the occurrence had taken place. The defendant, who denied giving the blow, urged that it was impossible, even if it had been given, that the wimese could have heard it from where he was. The magistrate resolved to try the point by actual experiment, and proceeded to the inn, while an officer of the court accompanied the complainant to the precise spot where the quarrel had occurred, and there and then gave him a good, sound whack. The magistrate, on resuming his seat in court, said be heard the blow perfectly well from inside the inn, and the defendant must pay a double fine —one for the original blow, the other for the experimental and official thump.—Once a Week. THE FEVER AT TBRLING. We regret to have to report tour more deaths since our last from this virulent fever, namely, two adults and two children. These bring the total number of fatal cases to 34. On Monday Mr Arnold Taylor, from the Home Office, visited Terling in company with Dr. Thorne. He also had an interview with the Witham Board of Guardians on the following day on the subject of the necessary remedial measures. On Wed- nesday a vestry meeting of the parish was held, Lord Rayleigh being among those present, and we understand that it was determined to construct a barrel drain for the purpose of carrying away the slop drainage of the parish. There has also been appointed a nuisance inspector, who is empowered to remove anything that he may consider to be a nuisance, so that we may safely conclude that all the means at present in the power of the authorities for improving the sanitary state of the parish are being resorted to, though we think it highly probable that the visit of Mr Taylor will be followed by exceptional and more effective measures either by the board of guardians, ,as the nuisance authority, or by the direct interposition of the government.- Chelmifurd Chronicle. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.—A very extraordinary escape from death occurred on the South Leicestershire branch of the London and North. Western Railway on Saturday morning. As the train which left Nuneaton at 10.10 a.m. was approaching Narborougb, the driver observed some. thing lying between the metals, and at once took means to bring the train to a stand, but was unable to do so until it had proceeded some three hundred yards beyond the object which attracted his attention. When be had stopped the train, be went down the line, accompanied by the guard and several of the passengers, when they discovered a navvy lying between the metals helplessly drunk and fast asleep. It took the united efforts of the men to rouse him from his perilous slumbers. Although the whole of the train had passed over him, be was an- Injured, and was quite unconscious of the danger to which be had exposed, himself. He abused the men for dis- turbing him, and made so desperate a resistance that be could not be removed from the spot. Ultimately a trolly in use on the line was procured, and tbe foolish fellow was laid upon it with great difficulty and taken to Lei- cester, where he was locked up in a cell at the police- station. DEMOLISHING A TOLL BAR.-Early on Tuesday morning the tacksman uf the Dunkeld Bridge pontage was alarmed by a loud knocking at the gate across the toll road. He got up, and on making his appearance at the door of his house he was confronted by a band of 14 men, who informed him that they had come to remove the gate so that the bridge might be open to the public free of charge. The men, who were disguised, and had their faces blackened, told the toll-keeper that if he offered no resistance he would not be interfered with; but they were determined to remove the gate at all hazard. They then divided themselves into two sections, one guarding the door of the tacksman's house and the other pro- ceeding to the gate, which they lifted off its hinges and threw into the Tay. This done they made off, and, for his own safety, did not attempt to follow them. The police were apprised oi what had taken place, and lost no time setting on foot an investigation, and it Is said that at least one of the depredators is known. Mr Robertson, factor for his Grace the Duke of Atbole, was in Dunkeld on Wednesday making inquiries, and we believe a new and stronger gate than formerly has been ordered. The gates were found at Caputh Ferry, a distance of about five miles below Dunkeld, on Wednesday morning. The affair has created a good deal of excitement In the district. -Edinburgh Daily Review. HORRIBLE MURDER.—The Panama Star and Herald gives an account cf a most horrible and mysterious mur- der committed in the Howard House, Aspinwall, on the night of the 19th of January. It appears that on the 4th two men, Carlos Fernandez (who formerly resided there) and his partner, dealers in cigars, arrived at Aspinwall from Cuba, in the steamer Barcelona, and went to Howard House, where they carried on their business. They were but little known, and as they appeared daily in the dining room, accompanied by a woman who also came in the Barcelona, tney attracted some notice. Subsequently Fernandez's partner informed the manager that they had taken a house in town, and wished to move early next morning; at the same time he paid the accounts. About four o'clock next morning a heavy wooden box, some 2ft. square, in which cigars had been packed, and which had been lying in Fernandez's room for some time previous, was taken from the hotel and carried to a house in one of the back streets. This early departure created no suspicion until a servant discovered their room saturated with blood. It was then found that the box had been conveyed by two negroes in a boat to the other side of the bay. During the day it was brought back, and was found to contain the mutilated remains of Fernandez. He is supposed to have been suffocated and the body dismembered in order to pack it in the box. The partner of Fernandez was permitted to decamp. The murdered man is said to have had several thousand dollars in his possession at the time of bis death. EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDBT—A very sad occurrence is reported from Cornwall. About 10 o clock on Friday night Sergeant Newcombe, of the county police, called at the house of a labourer, named Timney, who lives near Lostwithiel, and charged the eldest daughter, Elizabeth Tinney, with stealing a large piece of bacon from a Mrs Burn, for whom she had been working in the afternoon. Ali the inmates of the house were in bed when the con- stable arrived, and the accussed came down partly dressed, and let him in. She denied the charge. New- combe found a large pieoe of bacon on a shelf, and the girl called to her mother and asked if it was not true that she bad bought it at Lostwithiel. The mother ft- plied in the negative, and said it had been bought at Blazey. The sergeant then asked to see the shawl which she wore on the afternoon, and the two went upstairs ) together. He saw the shawl, and having pointed out the grease and salt upon it, said that she yyiiat dross herself I and go with him. In the same room were the father, mother, and two children in bed. The girl said, 'I cannot dress before you!' and the sergeant then went outside the door. In less than a minute afterwards he beard something like a stream of water running on the Boor, and heard the mother say, Go, Tinney, and lift her up.' The father called him in and said the girl had But her throat. He found blood gushing from the ihroat in a large stream. He held an apron tightly over the wound until a medical gentleman arrived. AH aid, how- sver, was useless, for the unfortunate girl died in less Lhan a quarter of an hour. A table knife, covered with I' Mood, was found by her side. The motter said the de- ceased had brought the bacon home, stating that it had 1 [>een giyen$o her by Mi? Burn, ]
THE ABYSSINIAN EXPEDITION. ANNESLEY BAY, FEB. 2. The Egyp,ran troops are pushing lorward without the concurrence of the British authorities. If is repol ted that King Theodoras is at Magdala, and that all the captives aru with him. Mehelek has been defeated, and has retired to Ankobar. Sir Robert Napier is about to advance from Senafe to Antalo. The rumour that an engagement had taken place there is unconfirmed. ALEXANDRIA, FEB. 10 (via MALTA. Advices from Annesley to the 29th ult state that the bay was full of transports, which were lying idle, the bad weather rendering towage impossible. Colonel Dunn has been killed at Senate,, by the acci- dental discharge of a fowlingpiece. A great scarcity of water prevailed' at Annesley, and the daily allowance was three quarts. Her Majesey's transport Crocodile arrived here to-day with the 92nd Highlanders, who will proceed to Suez to-morrow, to embark in the Malabar for India. MALTA, FEB. 16. Her Najiesty's steam Indian troopship Crocodile has arrived hsra from Alexandria, which she 13ft upon the 12th. She brings reports that the main body of the Abyssinian expedition cannot advance until the depots have been formed ait Senafe, which will require consider- able time, as ea(A mule's burden upon reaching its destination is reduced to an average weight of lOlbs. 19 miles of piping for the conveyance of water was passing through Egypt for Abyssisia. The Crocodile brings the 94th regiment and drafts from other regiments, in all 1,153 men, under the com- mand of Colonel Carmichael, also 19 naval supernumer- aries. She leaves for Portsmouth to-morrow, where she is expected to arrive on the 26th inst. The Crocodile passed the Serapis 130 miles from Alexandria.
-———————- THE LORD'S PRAYER BY AN ACTOR. l&lwih Booth, the celebrated tragedian, was a man who threw into his impersonations an amount of heart and soul, whteii his originals could scarcely have equal- led. He did Kictttrd HI., to the life and more. He had made human passioM" emotions, and experiences his life's study. He could mt only act, but feel, rage, love, despair, hate, ambition, fn?y, hope, and revenge with a depth and force that half amazcd his- auditors. He could transmute himself into the hero of his impersonation, and be could breathe a power into M'ber men's written words which perhaps was never surpassed. And what is remarkable, when he was inclined to give illustrations of this faculty to private circles of friend?,- he nearly always selected some passages from Job, Da rid, or Isaiah, or other holy men of old. When an aspiring yoaag man of Harvard University went to him by night to atilt a little advice or instruction in qualifying himself for an auditor, the veteran tragedian opened the Bible and readt a few verms from Isaiah in a way that made the Cam- bridge scholar tremble with awe, as if the prophet had risen from the dead and were uttering his sublime visions in his ears. He was then residing in Baltimore, and a piotfsJ1, urbane old gentleman of the city, hearing of his wouderfut power of elocution, one day invited him to dinner; ah&ough strongly deprecating the stage and all theatrical performances. A large company sat down to the table, and oa returning to the drawing room,*one of them requested Booth, as a special favour to them all, to repeat the Lord's Prayer. He signified his willingness to gratify them, and all eyes were fixed upon him. He slowly and reventially arose from his chair, trembling with the burden of two great conceptions. He bad to realise the character, attributes, and presence of the Almighty Being he was to address. He was to transform himself into a poor, sinning, stumbling, benighted, needy In suppliant, offering homage, asking bread, pardon, light, and guidance. Says one of the company present: It was wonderful to watch the play of emotions that con- volaed his countenance. He became deathly pale, and his eyes turned tremblingly upwards, were wet with tears; As yet he had not spoken. The silence could be felt; it had become absolutely painful, until at last the spell was broken as if by an electric shock, as his rish- toned voice, from white lips, syllabled forth 4 Our Father, which art in Heaven, &e. with a pathos and fervii solemnity that thrilled all hearts. He finished, the silence continued; not a Toiee was heard nor a muscle moved in his rapt audience, until, from a remote corner of the room, a subdued sob was heard, and the old gen- tleman (the host) stepped forward with streaming eyes and tottering frame, and seized Booth by the hand. I Sir, said he, in broken accents, 'you have afforded me a pleasure Ifor which my future life will feel grateful. I am an old man, and every day from boyhood to the present time I thought I had repeatel the Lord's Prayer; but I never heard it before, never!' You are right,' replied Beoth; to read that prayer as it should be read caused me the severest study and labour for thirty years, and I am far from being satisfied with the rendering of that wonderful production.—Fireside Words for January by Elihu Burritt.
« DESTRUCTION or ARTILLERY STORES AT UTRECHT,— The artillery stores in Utrecht have been reduced to ashes, The loss is estimated at 200,000 florins. THE BEER AND SPIRIT TRADES.—According to a par- limantary return the number of licences taken out in the United Kingdom for the financial year 1865-66, by dealers In spirits, wine, maltsters, brewers, publicans, beer-shop keepers, and other retailers of beer was 340,000. PEACE AND WAR.—From the report of the United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, just issued, it appears that, on board the vessels in the navy of the United States engaged in suppressing the rebel- lion, from April, 1861, to June, 1865, the total number of sailors treated was 144,068, of whom 2533 or '011& died, or rather less in proportion during the years of war than during the years of peace.—British Medical Journal. SUPPOSED Loss OF A BALTIC STFAMBB The screw steamer Smyrna, of Hull,|commanded by Capt N. Hreissel, and belonging to Messrs Sahlgreen and Currall, of Lon- don and Hull,is supposed to have been lost in the gales of last week. The steamer sailed from Dantzic, bound for London, with a cargo of wheat, on Sunday, the 26th of January, and put into Christiansand on Sunday, the 2nd February, for a supply of coals and to await more favourable weather. She proceeded from that port the following Wednesday, and has not arrived in port, although two sieanlers which left Christiansand three days after her have reached across, the one having ar- rived in Hull and the other in London, on Monday last, without having 'seen anything of the missing boat. The owners on Friday received a telegram, stating a boat marked 'Smyrna, of Hull,' a steamer's batch, with wheat attached, and several letters, addressed to Captain Hreissel, had washed ashore near the Scaw. There is reason, therefore, to fear the steamer has foundered during the severe hurricane which raged in the North Sea the latter part of the last week. No tidings have been received of the safety of the crew. FALL OF A RAILWAY TUNNEL.—An accident of a serious character, but unfortunately unattended by loss of life, happened on Wednesday on the Knighton and Central Wales branch of the London and North-Western Railway. This line extends from the Craven Arms to Llanwrtyd, and in a distance of a little over 48 miles passes under three tunnels. For the last two months a gang of men has been engaged at every favourable op- portunity in casing with brick the tunnel near Llan- gwello Station, a costly work undertaken by the com- pany as a means of giving additional strength to the arches, and more as a matter of precaution than of neces- sity. On Wednesday, however, the precaution was jus- tified by the sudden collapse of a portion of the tunnel at the Knighton end, which had not yet been reached by the workmon. The last train through had passed in safety some hours previously, and none of the workmen or officials being about no fatality resulted. The line was of course completely blocked up. and for some time all traffic was stopped, but in the course of the day ar- rangements were made whereby the ordinary traffic was resumed, trains running up to either terminus of the tunnel, and the passengers walking across and joining the train in waiting on the other side. The tunnel is nearly ihfoc-quarters of a mile in length, and was con- structed about four years ago. j HomE.-How is it the word home is losing something of its pristine pharm ? Whence come that restless long- ing for something new, and that impatience under parental government, which threatens us with the loss of much that has been enjoyed by our forefathers? The I luxury and insubordination of the rising generation are everywhere complained of. As to the first, we see per- sons in the middle rank of life dressing like those in a higher station, and assuming their tcineq and thom in still lower sphere aim at the relative standing of the middle classes- walking, talking, and dressing, in a way thatl,leaves it doubtful what they are. This inordinate love of dress, and this unbecoming style, are breaking down the moral barriers of many of our homes. The attractive dress of some females in the humbler walks of life leads them into temptation, being observed by the libertine, and making him excuse himself for an in- fringement upon purity and virtuo. Then again, every one is complaining of the young assuming a tone and manner towards their elders most unbecoming; looking upon them as a past generation, only useful as providers and caterers for their amusement. Parents have lost the reins of home-government, and allow their children to live most luxuriously without reference to expense, whilst they themselves work and economize, their economy meanwhile being estimated by the young as the result of the inferior tastes of the generation that is passing away. These things are no wonder, however, if parents allow it to be so. They are no wonder if mothers who love their daughters, display them instead of pro- tecting them and teaching them that their best safeguard is in a modest, consistent atilre, and in contentment with the place they are intended to occupy in the world. These things are no wonder, if parents do not teach their children their position; if they do not let them understand tbat they, as parents, are the beads and sup- porters of their households, their guides aim g-tardians; whose duty it is to rule with-love and wisdom, while it i« their children's to obey with aflectionato submission; indebted as they are to them. under God, for everything that is likely to further their interests in the world. At the same time parents must be most careful that their own example be in all things consistent. Evory home that is at ail worth the name nas its family altar, where the biessiog of a heavenly Father is daily sought. This is the mightiest influence for good, tending to bind a family together by a tie ¡bat nothing but death can ékvcr; often drawing its inemhers, alter they have been separated in the woi Id, back to home influences that will produce otfects through eternity.
BREAKFAST.—Elba's COCOA.—The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. Invigorating and sustaining, with a refined and grateful flavour developed by the special mode of preparation applied, this Cocoa is used as the habitual beverage for breakfast by thousand who never before usad Cocoa. I C'ern stands very much higher thancotfoe Dr tea,' Dr. Hassall says, and 'contains evory iugre- dient ueceesarj to the growth and sustenance of th« body.' It is made simply by pouting Doiltng water or milk on the preparation as Bold, in £ lb., A Lb., and lib. packets. milk on the preparation as Bold, in £ lb., A Lb., and lib. t packets.
THE LONDON MARKETS. ■■ ■ tfp CORN EXCHANGE, MARK LANE, LONDON, 0 In the leading country markets held on SKturwjijf demand for wheat was confined to the best ••jJJJJ which realised full prices. Inferior kinds were n. Flour ruled quiet. Spring corn was unaltered f Fresh up to Mark-lane this morning the rece'P|LJj English wheat was limited, and the bulk of the *Jjjjg was of inferior quality. Tbe few good and on offer were disposed of at an advance of Is per In other descriptions sales progressed slowly 0,1 iii terms. With foreign wheat the market was T| plied. Fine Australian and Californian qualities freely, at an improvement, compared with MODOVSI of Is per quarter. The value of all otber dsscnra was well supported, although the inquiry was Increased supplies ol' barley were on sale; the trade ruled steady, at late rates. Malt wa»d<* J cheaper. The small quantity of oats on tie sta mostly disposed of at 6d per quarter more n>oney> were in moderate request, on former terms. Peas hands slowly. Flour rulsd quiet, but at unaltered 19 Since Friday forty vesseh: have arrived off coast, laden with wheat. Should the wind continue we have no doubt the wh ole of the long-expeC» will soon make its appeal ance. For floating oar wheat there was a limited demand. Bye was *1 value, with a moderate demand. Beans moved off*Jl Owing to the heavy arrival's, the trade for dull. Linseed cakes were i& improved request. *2 seed was comparatively neglected. Cottonseed WIO firm. | BRITISH". Jk Shillings per Or, Shilttnf* Wheat—Essex and Kent, Oats—English feed j white, 63 72 j Ditto, red 61 6i j Norfolk, Lincoln, and Ditto potato j Yorkshire, red< 6? 65 Irish feed, white j Barley—Malting 40 46 Ditto, biack I Distilling 38 39:«««»—Green Chevalier Ticks Grinding 35 36 »arrow -i Jfn,l-5^e*,N,orfolk,and Peas—\Vhite bo8»rs"• ••" Suffolk, pale. 66 73 Maple Chevalier Kingstone,Ware,&town F/o«r-To^" made 74 <8, Household Brown 58 t>o| Country << Rye 35 39' Norfolk iwrt METROPOLITAN CAt'TLh; VIAHN LONDON, MONDAY, February 17.—There was moderate supply of English beasts on sale in to* market, but the quality of most breeds was good. receipts from Scotland were satisfactory, both as ft number and condition. Very few Irisn beasts offer. The beef trade was inactive; quotations were fairly supported. The top prlçv 4s lod per 81bs. From Norfolk and Suffolk we r 1,200 Scots, crosses, &e; from other parts of 730 of various breeds; from Scotland, 580 Sco" crosses; and from Ireland, 150 head. The sopr sheep, although slightly,in excels of Monday la* still limited, but the quality was good, in most tions sales progressed steadily at fully previous tions. A very few superior Downs and baM* changed hands at 5s 2d per Bibs; but 4s was the P top price. The value of shorn sheep was about 81b less than those in wool. Increased supplies 0'' were on sale. The prices demanded for them from 32s to 36s per head. Calves were in short" and fair request, at late rates. Prime small pW firmly held, otherwise the pork trade was very Very few foreign stock were on offer. Generally p ing the demand ruled heavy, on former terms. Per attt. to sink the off/11 Coarse and inferior s. d. a. d. Primecoarsewoolled 0.11 d beasts, 3 2 3 4 sheep 4 Second quality ditte 3 6 4 0 Prime Sooth Dowa Prime large oxen 4 2 4 8 Sheep 4 Prime Scots, &c. 4 10 5 0 Large ooarM calves 4 Coarse and inferior Prime small aitto 4 IJ sheep 3 2 3 4 Large hoes 3 1 Second quality ditto 3 6 4 21 Neat small porkers pi, 4 jj Sucking Calves 22r to 24s; andQuarterold Store Pig' rj 264. eiustt. BREAD. J LONDON, MONDAY, Feb. 17.-The prices of bread in the Metropolis are from 8Ad to 9d; of b ditto, 7d to 8d per 41b loaf. HOP MARKET. LONDON, MONDAY, February 17.—The trade bj tinued very quiet for all kinds of hops. In some frj" where sales have been forced, lower rates ba<J accepted, but we have no quotable reduction toi 6n the Continent the demand has been inecti. prices tended downwards. The market in AID been without improvement, at barely previous CO POTATO MARKET. LONDON, MONDAY, February 17.-The marf well supplied with potatoes. As regards prices W has be<3n very firm, but the demand has been means active. WOOL MARKET. LONDON, MONDAY, February 11.-Englisb *5 commanded rather more attention, at an average of Jd per lb. Very few transactions have taken r colonial wool, but prices have been supported.
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY TIME TABjjj ■ « Wx'KX PAYS.—V p TRAINS. > 5 g „ 7 1,2.3,: Jhxu. Na Stations. ei^ss.j class. 1 4k 2 class. Mil. Starting from a.m. «• a.m.: a.m. p. 0 New Milford 8 35 11 15 5 J 1 41 Johnston 8 50 11 30 5 Jj 9} Haverfordwest 9 0 11 40 i 14$CtarbesMfe Boad 9 11 11 53 ""V 21 NarberthBoad < 0 .26 12 9 261 Whitland 9 4) 12 24 6 • 32 St. Clears 9 59 i_2 39 40i Carmarthen Jne. 8 50 10 17 1 0 6 V- 60 Llanelly 9 40 10 57 1 5l> 7 72 Swansea 7 30 9 55 11 10 2 15 1 72 Swansea 7 30 9 55 11 10 2 15 1 77 Neath (dep.), 7 58 10 37 11 39 2 54 f "i 114 Cardiff 9 45 12 31 12 47 4 42 9 J 126? Newport lo 30 1 25 1 15 6 12 9.5 143J Chepstow 11 22 2 20 1 43 6 2 9 1713 Gloucester (dep.) 112 45 4 5 2 40 1&2 12S 178 Cheltenham(arrJ 1&2 5 5 3 0 7 85 11 J* 209 Swindon (dep.). 2 45 6 10 4 10 9 10 2 J* 285 Padrtinetoi^5j^4J^6^(^^]^' "¡ HATS.—DOWN TRAINS. ?S 1.2,3, 1,2,3,1,&2, Exp. 1,2.5 Stations. class, elass.ielasa.il it 3 01 Mil. Starting from a.m. a.m. a. m. m.m. <*•*•* 0 Paddingtoa 6 0 »15 .», 77 Swindon (dey.) 9 25 n *7 121 Ctu tenham (dep 6 10 10 25 12 10 ..•••* 114 Gloucester (dept.) 6 35 !11 10 r 12 M 1414 Chepstow 7 44 12 16 1 46 -.••• 158ji Newport 8 35 1 0 2 30 1701 Cardiff 9 8 1 28 2 51 208 Neath (dep.). 1» 57 3 13 8 58 216 Swansea 11 1ft 3 15 4 0 8 • 22S iLlanen, 11 M 4 50 4 45 8 £ 244?; Carmarthen Jnc. 12 49 5 45 5 4# # 253 |St. Clears 1 4 6 2 8 2 9 258i; Whitlana 1 19 6 18 6 18 9 W 264 iNarber'h Boad. 1 33 6 31 6 31 10 ■ 270A Clarbeston Road 1 47 6 44 S 14 10 »» 275? Haverfordwest. 1 58 6 56 6 56 10 3J- 280.|; Milforfl Road 2 13 7 10 7 10 10 « i 285 iNew Milford 2 34 7 25 7 25 10 £ 2* SUNDAYg.—UF TRAINS. SPNPATS.—PQWN Tfc*. St*ion> cd& c'wjeljj class. class. cla88. class. class. 411. From a m. m. p. m. From j a.m.a.m. V. Mil-ill 0 Pad.| 10 MilRoad ll 13 5 14 Swin. ip- H.West. 11 23 5 24 Chel. de 1 2» Clar.Rdlll 36 — Glon.de S 3<> li Nar.Rd+11 49 5 »0 Chep 4 3f |J Whit.112 16 0 New 5 it M St Clears! 12 15 Cardiff 6 4» 1 Car.Jnc.112 37 6 27 Neath<fej 7 38,1 Llanelly! 1 23 7 6 Swan.de; ? 55 ■ Swan./« 1 45 7 20 Llanelly 8 33 f Neath. 2 22 7 51 Car .Jnc. j 9 j Cardiff. 3 56 9 2 StClearsi 9 New. 4 28 9 24 Whit 9 Chep. 5 6 9 «1 Nar.Rd* 10 J Olou. de\ 6 25 12 40 Clar. K^l JO Uhtl.nrilft S H.West 10 5* Swia.As 8 20 2 20 MilRoad 10 # Pad.ji: IS 4 35 N. Mil 11^
MILFORD BRANCH LINE OF RAJL^* From Johnston f late Milford Road) to Milfo* slo. UP TRAIMO——WMK DAYS. vr < a. m. a. m. p. m. p.m. p.m. ••"Iff Vlilford.</«/> 8 39 II 10 1 50 4 M 6 JO 11 Jf fohnston arr 8 45-1135 25 5 9 _6 55 tooWN TRAINS WJCJKK DAYS. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m, a.m-l lohnston dep 10 11 35 2 15 5 20 7 20 11 2" I: Milford.arr 9 20 II 50 2 30 5 35 7 »« II s0[
PEMBROKE AND TENBY RAILWAY UP TRAINS—WEEK DAYS. ——————— f;2,goy. 1,2. góv. 1,2. gov. 1,2,gov-j"^ TBOM. | a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Whitland 6 15 10 5 1 25 6 30 Narberth 630 10 20 I 40 645 Kilgetty 6 46 10 36 1 56 7 1 Saundersfoot 6 51 10 41 2 1 7 5 » Tenby dep 7 20 10 50 2 id 7 15 Penally. 7 23 10 53 2H 719 Manorbeer 7 32 11 9 2 20 7 27 Lamphey 740 11 18 2 31 7 36 Pembroke. 7 45 11 22 2 35 7 40 Pembroke Dock arr 1 7 55 11 30 i 45 7 48 DOWN TRAINS—WBBK DAYS. 1,2,gov. 1, i.gov. I, 2.gov. 1,I,gov. J, FROM — a.m. a.m. p.m..m. PembrokeDock dep 85 10 45 3 15 6 15 Pembroke .dep 8 13 10 53 3 23 6 23 Lamphey 8 17 10 57 3 27 6 27 Mancrbeer 8 27 11 7 3 37 6 37 PenaLy 8 35 11 16 3 46 645 Tenbr. 8 45 11 25 5 0 6 55 Saundersfoot 8 54 If 35 5 9 75 Kilgetty 8 59 11 39 5 13 7 9 Narberth 9 15 n 57 5 31 7 29 1 Whitland 9 30 12 12 5 45 7 44 a
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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reply to a question from Mr Sandford. said it was not his present intention tJ introduce any Bill relieving tho old compounder' from the personal payment of rates. Mr W. E. Forster asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it was the intention of the Government to bring forward during this Session any Bill affecting the elementary education of the people of England and Wales. In potting the question, Mr Forster launched into a lengthy and elaborate dtssertationon the present position of the education question, quoting copiously, with approving comments, from the speeches of Lord Stanley and Mr Hardy, at Bristol, and laying particular stress on all the circumstances which seemed to favour an immediate treatment of the question—the great advances which public, opinion had made, the willingness of the voluntaries and the advocates of secular education to give tip some of their peculiar views, and the general con- viction that the education of the children of the labouring classes was lamentably deficient. Mr Brnce and he would gladly withdraw their Bill if the measure of the Government should make it unnecessary. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, declining to follow Mr Forster into the controversial part of the question, stated briefly that it was intended to introduce a bill on elementary education this Session. Mr Walpole, in moving the second reading of the Public Schools Bill, explained that it was founded on the report of the Royal Commission, and was applicable to seven schools—Merchant Taylor's and St. Paul' being omitted—and that its object was to adapt the schools to modern requirements. The recommendations of the Royal Commission were too numerous and minute to be included in a Bill, and it was also felt that whatever changes were to be effeoted in the teaching and the management of the schools should be left to the respon- sibility of the governing bodies. The Bill, therefore, gave these governing bodies the guidance and superintendence of a Special Commission, the power of making permanent statutes and temporary regulations on all matters relating to the education and discipline of the schools, which wontd be laid before the Queen in Council and Parlia- meht. There were also special provisions applicable to the particular circumstances of each school, which Mr Walpole explained In detail. Mr Ayrton complained of the omission of Merchant Taylors' and St. Panl's from the Bill, which made it impoaible to adapt the endowed schools of the metro- polis to its educational requirements on a comprehensive scale. He traced in great detail the operations of the four public schools of London, reflecting with much severity, particularly in the caaes of St. Paul's and the Charterhouse, on the conduct of the governing bodies, on the waste of resources, and the inadequacy of results, and contended that Parliament had a moral and legal right to direct the application of these endowments (without regard to the founders' intentions) in such a manner as would best extend education in the metropolis. For this purpose he earnestly pressed the Government to reter the Bill to a Select Committee. Sir H. Verney called attention to the injustice inflicted on the poorer inhabitants of Harrow by the exclusion of their children from the school. Mr Gladstone agreed with Mr Ayrton in the necessity of taking a comprehensive view of the educational endow- menta of the metropolis, and of adapting them to modern requirements, but pointed out that he had omitted to take into account Chiist's Hospital and other important endowments. He hoped, however, the progress of the Bill would not be delayed by referring it to a Se!ect Committee merely to consider the local olaims of the metropolis; and he suggested that the case of each school might be dealt with as it arose in Committee. Mr Neate nrged the reference of the bill to a Select Committee. Before it evidence might be taken of the extent to which endowments intended for the poor and the middle classes had been appropriated to tbe education of the rich; and there might be an inquiry how far middle elass schools could be established out of the en- dowments of the great public schools. He complained, too, of the reactionary character of the Commission. Mr C.|Benticck, corrected some misstatements of Mr Ayrton in regard to Westminster School; and Lord Enfield gave notice of his intention to propose amend- ments to save the rights of the inhabitants of Harrow. After some remarks from Mr D. Griffith, Sir S. Northcote explained the motives which had guided the Public School Commission in their recom.- mendations, and the bill was read a second time. The Earl of Mayo brought in a bill to prolong till March, 1869, the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, premising that nothing but a conviction of tbe absolute necessity for the preservation of peace would have induced the Government to ask for a continuance of these exceptional powers. In justificaton of the measure, Lord Mayo stated that though the Fenian leaders had recently transferred the scene of their active operations to this country, there were still events occurring in Ire- land whieh made it necessary that the Government thoald have tbis power. They had also information that among the leaders of tbe conspiracy, both in the United States and on theJContinent, considerable activity prevailed. Most of these leaders were men who had been engaged in the American war and had refused to return to civil life, who had thrown off their allegiance to the British Crown, and who carried on their machinations oat ot the reach of our authority. Explaining the mode in which the Act had been worked, he mentioned that there were now 96 persons in custody under it. 265 had been arrested during the past year, of whom 11 only belonged to the farming class, and 6 were national schoolmasters. The Government bad invariably been careful to arrest only the leaders, and not to put these powers in force against the mere dupes; and he drew from tbe statistics of the arrests the conclusion that the movement was confined in Ireland to the very lowest elass of the population. To show that these powers— which had been nsed to suppress no other liberty but that of rebellion-bad been efficacious, he read an ex- tract from the New York People, and he mentioned tbat, out of 43 military leaders sent from America, the three principals had never reached Ireland, and the others had either been brought to justice or were exiles. After re- pelling indignantly the insinuation that the Government had at one time shut its eyes to the conspiracy with a view of encouraging it to an open revolt, in which it might be more summarily crushed, Lord Mayo concluded by warmly euJogu¡lng the conduct of all concerned in the maintenance of the law, dwelling particularly on the fidelity and courage ot the police. Mr Bagwell, while admitting tbat the bill was neces- IAry. and that these exceptional powers had been exer- cised with great mildness, regretted tbat it had not been preceded by some measures of relief and pacification. He warned tbe Government, too, that if they were not prepared to take tbe Irish question in hand, they would not be allowed to remain in office. The bill was then read a first time, and the House adjourned at twenty minutes to ten o'clock. MONDAY. The Earl of Mayo gave notice that, on the 9th of March, he should ask leave to introduce a bill to amend tbe representation of the people in Ireland. Mr Hunt announced, at the instance of Sir C. Bright, that he hoped in a few days to be able to introduce a bill for the acquirement and working of the electrio tele- graphs in the United Kingdom. The motion for reading a second time the Habeas Corpus Suspension (Ireland) Continuance Bill was agreed to, after a short debate, aud the bill was ordered to be committed on Tuesday. The Public Departments (Extra Beceipte) Bill was passed through committee. On the motion of Lord Hotbam, a select committee was appointed to inquire into the origin of the military reserve funds, the sources from which they are derived and tbe objects to which they are applied. The Lord Advocate, in asking leave to introduce a .Reform Bill for Scotland, explained that he had pro- posed that the borough franchise should be similar to that in the Engliah Reform Act of last session, and that all householders rated and paying their rates should possess the qualification, provisions being inserted to guard against the omission from the register of any person whose name ought to appear thereon. For thj counties he proposed to reduce the ownership qualifi- cation to £ 5 clear yearly value, and to fix the occupa- tion franchise at tbe same amount as in the English act. or a rating value of £12.. In dealing with the^question ¡ of distribution it was not intended to take away the right or representation from any existing constituency, for all most admit that there was no superfluity of representa- tion in Scotland at this moment. On the contrary, he proposed to ^ase the number of Scotch members by seven. Two, >^ese wonld be allocated to the Uni ..r- sities of ScottSid; three to the large and populous counties of Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Aberdeenshire one to the city of Glasgow, which would thus be placed on tbe same footing as Liverpool and Manchester; and the seventh to a grouped constituency comprising eight towns with a population of upwards of 6000 each— namely, Ardrossan, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Barrhead Johnstone, Helensburg, JurkintiMock, and Pollockshaws' He further proposed to add Hawick and Galashiels to 1 the Hadd ngton, and Aloa to the Stirling district of ( burghs. i A debate, in which Mr Baxter, Mr Smollett, Sir M Ogilvy, Mr M'Laren, Sir E. Colebrooke, Sir J Fer- gusson, and Mr Graham, took part, was concluded by The Chanctllor of the Exchequer, who described the measure as the largest and most munificent increase of the conattt*Moey in Scotland that had ever been offered to the consideration of Parliament. Its great princiole was extension cf the franchise, and the propositions with which » was associated h« believed to be sucb SI would give satisfaction to the Scotch people. He unred the boose to pass a moderate measure of reform in 'he present session if possible, and, with that view tn COD. .ider the bill with candour. He undertook that what IjSer suggestions might be made should receive the car/ J*S&?ntlon of Government, with the one deske of M"*IN"« MI. IAM" «.|: and ordered ft>r second reading on Mon- TUESDAY. oath and his seat for.K>'rkcnd- of Mr Maokie, decease^ < the committees.of-ihfr for w,ending Vhe standing t'i. which Mr s. 3e. the standing >!tld have ] position on the part of the Egyptians to enter Abyssinia; whereon the Foreign Office made a representation to the Viceroy on the subject, and asked hira to countermand the order for the advance of his troops. That represen- tation had been received in the most friendly spirit by his Highness, who bad informed our consul that the amount of reinforoements sent to Massowah had been greatly exaggerated, but that to show his friendly disposition the battalion sent there should be recalled. With regard to the report appearing in the newspapers relative to the advance of the Egyptians, he could not tell on what it rested. All he knew was, that he had received several telegrams from Sir Robert Napier, and from other officers at Annesley Bay since that statement was published, and that they made no reference whatever to the subject. If there bad been any advance of the Egyptian troops he felt absolutely certain that they would have mentioned it The Government had not received any communication confirmatory of tho statement that King Theodore had reached Magdala, and the latest telegrams which arrived on Saturday, made no reference to such an event. Mr Seely, in a speech of some length, called attention to the correspondence relating to the cost of building the Frederick William, and of repairing the Brisk and the Cadmns, and after criticising with much minuteness the dockyard accounts, from which he concluded that waste and extravagance characterised our naval administration, moved for the appointment of a select committee to inquire and report, first, as to the application ot moneys voted by Parliament for the use of the Admiralty; and, secondly, as to the accounts of the department; and more especially as to the method in which they should be prepared for presentation to the house. Mr Corry defended the administration of his depart- ment agsinst the attack of Mr Seely, upon whom he retorted that his statements were exaggerated, his censure unjust, and his figures 4 figures run mad.' To the motion for a select committee, however, he was quite willing to accede, provided the inquiry/were limited to accounts that did not extend to the expenditure of the navy. After a short debate the motion for a select committee, amended by the insettion in the first part of the resolu- tion of the words 4 in the building and repairing of ships,' was agreed to. On the motion of Lord Enfield the select committee of last year to inquire into the law as to common and special juries was re-appointed. Mr Coleridge, in committee of the whole house, moved for leave to be given to bring In a bill to repeal certain tests and alter certain statute* affectftfg the constitution of the University of Oxford, and the colleges in that university. The motion was agreed to, Mr Secretary Hardy intimating that he should offer the bill all the opposition In his power at the future stages. The Habeas Corpus Suspension (Ireland) Act Con- tinuance Bill passed through committee. The house adjourned at about eleven o'clock. WEDNESDAY. COMPULSORY CHURCH RATts ABOLITION Br.L. Mr Gladstone, in moving the second reading of his bill for the abolition of compulsory church fates, reviewed the attempts which had been made at legislation on the subject during the last ten years, and warmly depfeeatfng the continuance of the church-rate controversy, called upon the leaders of all parties in the house to unite with him in making a sincere experiipent to test the real views of the house respecting it- If this were not done, he for his part would feel compelled to leave the matter aa it stood in Mr Hardcastle's bill, for total and uncon- ditional repeal. The measure for which he asked a j second reading contained provisions for the compulsory abolition of church rates, except m cases where money was due on their security. It also provided for the making of voluntary assessments by the parishioners assembled in vestry: that if at a vestry convened for that purpose a poll was demanded, the names of the voters should be entered fn a book; that voluntary payments and agreements for contribution might be made, and that the liability incurred under snch agreements might be enforced in any court of law or equity. It further pro- vided that no person should have a right to vote on the question of assessment or the disposal of the funds who bad not paid up his voluntary assessment, or made a voluntary contribution for the same year, which in amount was not lets than that of his voluntary assess- ment. After somosemarks from Mr Henley, Lord Cranbourne, Mr Newdegate, Mr Ayrton, and Mr Secretary Hardy, Mr:Scourfield said he thought it extremely desirable that some organization should exist by which the means of effecting the annual average repairs required by parish churches would be provided. It often happened that a church was neglected and allowed to fall Into a serious decay, rather than ask the people for the requisite sums to keep it wind and water tight, Then, when the building was in ruins, a large amount had to be all at once raised by the new system of bazaars combined with the old system of boring' people for subscriptions, which would never have been needed if the common repairs had been made from time to time. A moderate application of the principle of pew-rents, while retaining a sufficient num- ber of free sittings, might, he thought, help the solution of that question. He was opposed to the total abolition of Church-rates without any snbBtitnte whatever; but did not share the alarm which the right hon. member for Oxfordshire bad expressed as to 'Chancery suits.' The bill was then read a second time.
THE ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE POLICEMEN AT CORK. A third edition of the Cork Examiner eays' A state- ment has been made to us by a gentleman of unquestion- able veracity, which completely alters the aspect of the occurrence in the North Main-street as an.attempted assassination of two policemen. The information sup- plied us, which seems to be accurate, relieves the com- munity of the very serious and painful imputation the version already given of the affair casts upon it; and we therefore hasten to lay the facts as they have been de- tailed to us before our readers. At the hour the shot is alleged to have been fired at the two constables, a dairy- man-whose name has been given to us and whom our informant will, if necessary, produce-was passing on his car through the North Main-street, and observed a small child come out of Castle-street, holding a powder- cracker, the fuse of which was ignited. The two con- stables were then on the footpath, walking along at a leisurely pace. The urchin was a few yards In the rear of the policemen when the cracker exploded with a loud report. The constables never looked behind, but bolted for the nearest doorway, into which they both jammed themselves at the same instant, skrinking as tar back as they possibly could to escape the formidable missiles which they expected to follow the discharge, The child equally alarmed at the explosion and its consequences, fled another way. In a few moments the policemen bad recovered sufficient nen e to peep cautiously from their shelter, and seeing no trace of an assassin in the streets, they then ventured out, and went at a rapid pace in the direction of the Shandon-street station, where they re- ported, as we have already stated, that they had been fired at from the corner of Austin's Lane, or from a wjndow m the North M^in-street. The head constable, with a large armed party, at once visited the spot and made inquiries, but could obtain no information in refer- ence to the attempted assassination-firstly, because no attempt at assassination had been made; secondly, because those few who were acquainted with what bad taken place were reluctant to disclose the facts, lest, us oar informant states, it should lead to the arrest of the child—a surmise not at all improbable. Trusting to ihe information on which we wrote yesterday, we stated that immediately after the occurrence the two policemen found themselves surrounded by a crowd wbo seemed perfectly indifferent to the outrage. The fact is that the people were amazed at the extraordinary panic of the constables, and were gazing with natural bewilderment at them to ascertain the cause of their terrified demeanour. Weare sure that the explanation of the affair will be received with satisfaction, for no one could contemplate without horror the idea of a cowardly assassination of unarmed and inoffensive men being attempted in our city.'
CHOKBD BY AN OYSTER,—On Saturday night Mr Riohard Marshall, farmer, of Wysall, near Nottingham, m«t with his death by an extraordinary mis ;dventure. Ha went to an oyster stall in the Market-place, Notting- ham, and ordered some oysters to be opened. The first handed to him was a very large one and stuck in his throat- He was unable to dislodge it. fell to the ground gasping for breath, aud was carried at once to the hospital, b».t "1 on his way thither. The deceased was a married man, had a large family, and owned an extensive farm. THE NAVAL COURT MARTIAL.-The trial of Lieut. C. L. Oxley, of the screw ship Wolverine, on two charges of negligence in the performance of his duties, whereby three seamen lost their lives in November last, was re- sumed on Thursday on board the victory, at Portsmouth. In his defence the prisoner narrated the circumstances under which the accident occurred-namely, the upsetting of a coal lighter moored alongside the sloop-and urged that he adopted every precaution that was necessary under the circumstances. The Court, after some consi- deration, announced that they considered the charges partly proved; but, in consideration of the prisoner's excellent character, they adjudged him to be more care- ful for the future. tHE USB OF CHLOROFORM FOR OUTRAGE AND ROB- BERY.—It is a difficult thing at any time to bring an individual under the influence of chloroform against his will, and particularly an athletic person such as Mr Sreke is described to be. It is exceedingly improbable that any one for crimiral purposes would use an agent like chloroform, which vnotd iofullioly cause consider- able struggling, and consume a good deal of time before it induced insensibility. It i,, simply a delusion to sup- pose that this agent can be employed for the purposes of robbery, &o.; its administration under such circumstances would be attended with infinitely greater difficulties than the brute-force expedients which would be used by powerful and determined ruffians.-Th, Lancet.
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THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. Tbe American journals to band by the Cunard Com- pany's steamer Russia, which left New York on the 5th instant and arrived in the Mersey on Saturday evening, contain the following announcements and comments con- cerning the claims advanced by the United States against Great Britain on account of damage wrought by the Con- federate cruiser Alabama. A Washington telegram of tbe 3rd says: Some weekp ago I sent you a paragraph which contained the state, ment that our Government was then preparing an im- portant paper relative to the claims of the United States against Great Britain. I informed you that this State paper would be firm in tone, unequivocal in its meaning, and that it would be of such a character as to leave no opportunity for further quibbling or misunderstanding. I may repeat now that theie is no doubt whatever that the President intends to make a firm demand for the settlement of our claims. He is of the opinion that there has been enough of mere writing and diplomatic talk on the subject, and that it is high time for a serious and final demand for a settlement. Mere politicians here regard the affair in the light of a shrewd dodge to gain political capital, but I am much mistaken if this does not resnlt in serious business. 'A rumour prevails in Congressional circles that Mr Adams has resigned his position as Minister to Eng- land.' The New York Herald of the 5th instant, editorially says It is rumoured that President Johnson is about to turn over a new leaf, and open a new chapter, short, sharp, and decisive,' on those Alabama claims, that the Seward ^.dams correspondence is ended, that Mr Adams will shortly return home, and that then a new Minister will be sent out with positive instructions from Mr Johnson himself, involving the ultimatum of General Jackson to King Louis Philippe, touching those old French spoliations on American commerce. Now, if such a requisition shall be made upon England, it is probable that without much further qhaffering she will close the controversy by coming down with the cash, for we perceive that some of the leading English doctors of divinity, statesmen, politicians, and political journals are earnestly pleading the expediency and propriety on the part of her Majesty's Government of settling those little bills without further evasions and without any more of those unprofitable quirks and quibbles which mark the special pleadings of Lords Russel and Stanley on belligerent rights,' the law of nations, and the Eng- lith code of neutrality. We may therefore safely assume that a positive demand from Johnson will produce the indemnity justly due to the United States for the late piratical depredations on our commerce of that Anglo- rebel corsair the Alabama and other bold buccaneers of the same holy alliance between John Bull and Jeff Davis. We are half inclined to the opinion, however that as these claims will keep and will be good at any time, it would be as well to defer their collection to some future day. The interest will be accumulating meantime, and with these bills in reserve we shall have the British Government under bonds to keep the peace, and bound to avoid likewise any entangling alliances touching the affairs of this continent in conflict with the supreme law of the Monroe doctrine. Thus, whenever in the future some aot of British intervention in the affairs of any of the independent American States may call for the inter- position of our Government, the presentation of those Alabama bills for immediate payment will be apt to bring her Britannic Majesty's legal advisers to a proper understanding of the saving virtues of non-intervention and the American balance of power. In this view of the subject, having brought the English Cabinet to a reason- able frame of mind, we would suggest to Mr Johnson that, as there is no special necessity for tbe immediate settlement of these aforesaid claims, they may be judi- ciously held in terrorem over England, subject to a tore- closure at any time. In a word, in the matter of these indemnities, we have the whip-hand over England, and we should not for the present give it up.' The New York Times, in a leader on the same subject, says: The repayment of the specific damages caused by the Alabama and vessels of her class during the war, is a matter of comparatively small consequence. The whole sum would not pay tho cost of a single week's operations in the war by which some of our hot-headed zealots glibly talk of enforcing payment. And when deductions are made for damage done to British commerce in conse- quence of our prosecution of the war, the balance would scarcely cover the expense of maintaining a single man- of-war for a single month. As a financial operation the prosecution of thia claim would scarcely cover the cost of an arbitration, and it has really but little to do with the case, as it has been presented to the British Govern- ment. 'Our real complaint against England ts for her pre- mature recognition of the South as a belligerent power. Our people regard it as having been hasty, unfriendly, and in effect, if not intent, hostile to our Government. But for tint tbe South could have had no navy, no flag, no power to inflict damage upon our commerce, and very little of the ability she showed to"carry on the war with vigour and effect upon the land. We hold England, therefore, largely responsible for the duration, magni- tude, and enormous cost of the war, by which the rebel- lion was suppressed. ♦But that is soarcely a wrong to be redressed by the payment of a special class of damages which the war in- flicted. If tbis complaint is just—if it was the premature recognition ot the South as a belligerent which made the war so great and so costly, then England owes to us pay- ment for much more than the damage caused by the Alabama. It is an inquiry not to be measured, and cer- tainly not to be redressed, by the payment of money. When France, during the Revolution, lent us her aid, England treated her intervention as a ground of war. And if we are to resent the action of England at the ont- set of our rebellion as a hostile act, as an act of interven- tion in aid of the rebels, war is the onlv form of resent- ing it suitable to the character and adequate to the mag- nitude of the wrong inflicted. We do not believe that any great results will flow from out diplomacy on this subject, and we have not the slightest suspicion that our people intend to be betrayed into war with England on account of it. War with England now means war with England and France com- bined and for such a war, or for any war with any great power, our people have not the faintest shadow of desire. Tbe Fenians among us, having little to lose and a great deal of resentment to gratify, would gladly plunge into war with England, with or without cause; and as we are on the eve of a Presidential election, we shall have a great many people of all pJtrtiesllattering their passions and courting their favour. We do not conceal from onr. selves that there is more or less danger in this situation. Action of tbe Government may be coerced by party zeal and for party ends, which will imperil peaceful relations. But the settled judgment and common sense of our peo- ple is utterly averse to war with England, for the redress of any wrongs we have sustained at her bands during our civil conflict. Such a war would be fruitless of good; and fruitful only of the most disastrous and fatal cala- mities. We have bad war enough for at least one gene ration. Nothing but the most imperative necessity im- pelled us into that; and no urgency less imperative will he allowed to impel us into another. We certainly believe there is good sense and moral force in the people of the two countries, quite sufficient to overrule tub passion and the rancour in either that may seek to em. broil them in war.'
-• FATAL EXPLOSION AT A LUCIFER MATCH MANU. FACTORY.—On Thursday there was aB explosion of a chemical preparation used in the manufacture of lucifer matches, on the premises of Messrs James Speck and Co, of Cromwell-street, Newtown, Leeds. Joseph Middleton a skilled workman, was preparing to dip when the acr m dent occurred. There were 11 persons, male and female, in the shed at the time. The box the man was usin suddenly exploded, and a portion of the wall again't which he had been standing was blown away, end a little part of the iron roof was torn up The other people iu the sned escaped without injury, and Middleton, and a little boy named John Beamont (living at 24, Red Lion- street), and who was attending upon him, were the only sufferers. Middleton was feartnlly injured, his abdomen being laid open. and his bowels exposed. He was imme- diately removed to the infirmary, but be was dead before he arrived at that institution. The little boy was more injured by tbe shock to the system thau from any external casualty. ROBBING A CITY WAREHOUSE.—James, Anderson described as a cigar maker, was charged before Alderman Hale, at Guildhall, with stealing, on tbe 6th inst, one cwt. of scented soap from the warehouse of Messrs. Grossmith and Son, 85, Newgate Street. Police con- stable Enoch Emery, 653, said that about half past one o'clock on Friday afternoon he met the prisoner in Windmill Street, Finsbury, and asked him how he ac- counted for the soap he had sold to Mrs Young, and he said he had sold it for a man named Baldwin. They were in search of Baldwin, but could not find him, and then he told the prisoner that he should take him into custody for stealing a packing case containing 1 cwt. of soap from Messrs Gro smith's, 85, Newgate Street. At the station house he said, It is of no use, I cannot get out of it; I am tbe thief.' He went to the prisoner's idaress and found a packing case (proJuced) with Messrs Grossmith's name painted out. On the mantelpiece he found a pound packet of the prosecutors' scented soap. He received from Mrs Young 66lbs of soap.—Mrs Young having proved that she bought the soap, and Mr Grossmith having stated that the packing case produced bad been stolen from his firm, the prisoner was com- mitted for trial. COLLISION if HP. CH,\N"I -1,1te on Sunday night s oollision occurred in stream, off R-v-seate betweeu the Lena (acrew steamer), (!apt. Tucson, bound tor London from Odessa, and the ship Superior, Captain Bennington, outward bound for Carthagena. It resulted in the Utter immediately foundering. Capt. Bennington »nd the rest of his crew, who landed on Monday at Lustom-honse-slairs, states that at the time of the jolltsion it was a clear, starlight night. The Superior *raB on the starboard tack, steering S.W. by S. with tbe wind at N.W, when they sighted a bright light, and ihortly after a green light, which they knew to be a tcamer approaching. In a few minutes afterwards they lighted also a red iight, and immediately she came into -oiliston with terrible force, catting her dowa abaft the ore-rigging as far in as the deckhouse. All h<tiids, it was bouiiht. immediately scrambled up the rigging and got )n I oard the steamer. Just as tbe steamer was backing pfern out of the wreck of the ship, Captain Bennington oanaged to jump on board. As the vessel was seen to li.appear cries were heard to proceed from her, showing i-at there yet remained some one on board who could not scape. Some of the erew aver that the Lena would not owcr a boat until the Tessel bad sUlIk. One was then owered, and as the topmast aluJ. topgallantmast of the «i»h?°r.wenl jU8t 0ut of water it was thought the men •eturnfrt tn°ik i'n but *he b°rtt» seeing nothing of tbein, h? h«rt h "'u' whlob sbonly proceeded for Loudon. • °wvc, her1 f sustained considerabledamaiff or her bows ^re injured, and boih crews had to be cu m pnraping and baling to prevent her from inking- She reachcd, however, the "iver in sa/ety. It 1\8 been ascertained tbat two of the crew of the wperioi are missing, and are supposed to be those who 'el1t down in her. The sunken ship is reDoried to be fmg m" tbe fair-way of the Gull stream, between Break J 11101 and the GaU lightship. '• « »■
THE LATE MR W. HERAPATH. Mr William Herapath, the well-known chemist & toxieo- logist, one of the founders of the London Chemical So- ( ciety and the Bristol School of Medicine, and Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology at the last-named institu- tion, has just died. Mr Herapatb, who was in his seventy-second year, had been suffering for some time from diabetes, but still persevered with his professional and other pursuits. On Tuesday he took to his bed at his residence, the Manor House, Old Park, Bristol, and be continued sinking until midnight on Thursday, when he breathed his last. The deceased gentleman was the senior magistrate of the Bristol bench, and one of the oldest members of the board of charity trustees. He was an ardent Liberal in politics, and at the time of the first Reform Bill was president of the Bristol Political Union. Mr Herapath was corresponding member of several learned societies, and by his investigations he contributed much to the cause of science. The death of this gentleman, which occurred about midnight on Thursday, will be noted in other localities than that in which he lived and died. While Mr Hera- path's celebrity of course most depend upon his special qualifications as an analytical chemist of great acuteness and dexterity, he was in many respects and on general subjects a man of considerable information and great quickness. He was born in 1797, and was therefore in his 73rd year. His father was a maltster, and after his death Mr Herapath succeeded to the business. This led him to study chemistry in connection with the trade in which he was engaged, and finding a congenial pursuit in the further cultivation of that science, he persevered in his reading and researches until he had attained a thorough acquaintance with it. The first great trial on which he was engaged was -that of Mrs Burdock for poisoning Mrs Smith, in Bristol, some thirty years or more ago, when he attracted great attention by the nicety of his analyses and the discrimination with which he followed up the delicate but conclusive chain of evidence which connected the culprit with the crime of which she was accused. Since then he has been required to make analyses in connection with all the great poisoning cases, and has been opposed to Professor Taylor and others in several instances. In the case of Palmer (the Rugeley poisoner) be was examined for the defence. He was one of the founders of the Chemical Sooiety of London (of which he was a Fellow) and also of the Bristol Medical School, of which he became Professor of Chemistry on its first opening, in 1828.-Bristol Times.
THE STRIKE AND RIOT OF MINERS IN BELGIUM.— The Gazette de Mons says, in its last edition of Wed- nesday :—The journals of Charleroy of this morning con- firm the bad news we received yesterday. The gendar- mery has arrested and taken into the cellulary prison a dozen miners who had committed lamentable disorders at Marcinelle and Gilly. At Marcinelle, about 170 women, evading the vigilance of the gendarmery, pro- ceeded, armed with sticks and pitchforks, to the burgo- master's house, and a scene of extreme violence occurred there: the burgomaster, it is said, was beaten by the furious populace.' WRECK ON THE SCOTCH COAST.—IRVINE, FEB. 11. —While the wind was blowing strong from W to W.N.W. yesterday afternoon (states Dr. Gray, Esq,) a steam tug was towing a barque about a mile to the south of the river mouth, when it was seen that the steamer was unable to get the vessel's head to the wind, and she consequently took the ground, and came broadside on to the beach, the sea breaking over her. The Pringle Kidd life beat, of the National Life-boat Institution, was promptly launched to the assistance of those on board, and took off the master, bis wife, and part of the crew. The captain afterwards returned in the life boat to his vessel, when the remainder of the erew and their effects were also brought ashore in safety. The barque was the Kate Agnes, of Saint John's, N.B., bound from Dublin to Troon in ballast, and had a crew of fourteen men. DISCOVERY OF AMMUNITION OUTSIDE GAS WORKS.- At a late hour on Thursday night, a parcel, containing twelve ball cartridges and twenty-three percussion caps, was found secreted under some grass by the towing path of the Surrey Canal, and near the South Metropolitan Gas Works, Old Kent-road. It appears that for several weeks past extra watch has been kept, both day and night, by the police, in consequence of a communication having been made that it was the intention of a body of Fenians to fire the place but what the object of the person could be in concealing the ball cartridges and per- cussion caps as stated, is a matter of conjecture. The ammunition was handed over to the police, and on Fri- day Inspector Digby, of the B division, conveyed the same to Scotland-yard, the authorities at which place will doubtless make the necessary inquiry into the mystery. SERIOUS EXPLOSION OF GAS IN A CRUIlCH.-On Wednesday evening, as the usual service in the Priory Church at Malvern was about to commence, an escape of gas was discovered in the vestry. The clerk endeavoured to ascertain the precise spot at which the leakage had occurred, and whilst so engaged with a candle in his hand a tremendous explosion took plaoe, blowing up the floor of the room, smashing the furniture, tearing the door from its hinges, injuring the organ, and doing other damage to the extent of more than £100. The personal injuries sustained were a still more serious result of the explosion. The Rev G. Fisk, L.L.B (tbe vicar), was severely cut on the face and hands, and has received a general shock, which may prove serious to one of his advanced years. The clerk sustained a fracture of the knee, and the verger is much cut and burned about the face. It is believed that the space under the floor had become quite full of gas before the escape was dis- covered. A DESIGN TO VICTIMISE HIGHLANDERS.—On Thurs- day in the Birmingham Police-court, Charles King, licensed victualler, and William Breckenridge, were brought upon remand charged .with conspiring together and obtaining plates for the purpose of defrauding the British Linen Company's Bank of Scotland. It was stated that the Linen Company's Bank had a singularly good reputation in Scotland, so that the Highlanders driving their cattle into the lowlands for sale rather pre- ferred the company's notes to gold itself. Acting upon this, the prisoners had contemplated purchasing cattle from the Highlanders by forged notes of the company, but fortunately for the Gael, but unfortunately for the prisoners, they applied to a man named Pearson to engrave the plates, and he being an honest man informed his employer, Mr Storer, who communicated with the police. The prisoners were, by the instructions of the police, led on to fully committing themselves in the affair. The examina- tion was adjourned to enable further evidence to be pro- duced. AN UNKNOWN INSTITUTION. — People will be sur- prised to learn that there is in London a Marriage Insti- tution, an office for arranging marriages, that is well- known in all lands of the earth.' We certainly did not know of it; but it is advertised in large letters across two columns of the Augsbwry Gazette, a respectable paper in Germany. The advertisement describes the London Office for Marriages' as the I ancient international in. stitution to facilitate the conclusion of mattimonial al- liances.' Thus it proceeds: The direction of the in- aJlIands-of-the-earth-well-known international mar- riage-arranging institution of England, which can affirm the many happy re'ults of its blessing, rich operations through official and private attestations, offers to all persons desiring to mmafry its mediatory services for the formation of nuptial ties, and remarks respectfully that its family connexions, supported upon long-yeared ex. periences, enable it to satisfy all, even the highest, re- quirements of rank and property. Discretion is uncon- ditionally guaranteed. Ladies will please address in writing, and post paid, to Madame Directoress- Gentlemen to Messrs -1 It is well to note that the great international IDatJtutiou is modestly located in a London suburb not commonly visited by our aristocracy. -Globe. CAUTION TO YoUNG WOMEN.-A.t the Marylebone Police-court a number of young women waited upon Mr Mansfield for his ad"lCo:under the following circum- I stances, and also to ask hun if he could not grant a sum- mons. They elected one as spokeswoman, and she stated that she saw an advertisement in the Clerkenwell News stating that young people were wanted to learn a busi- ness. She went to the addresg, aud was told that on payment of five "u#ines8 would be taught her in ten days after which she would be able to earn thirty- five shillings a week. There were twenty-five young women there, all of whom had paid five shillings each for the instruction. They k had found out it was only a Bwindle.-Mr Mansfield asked what the business was.- Applicant produced a Piece °f glass, on which was painted the words, 41° memorian. Died 2nd July, 1799,' and said the man gave them a little wooden stand and a small brush, and then for about ten minutes told them how to paint the letters. After being there ten days, the man told tbem they were not quite competent, and t'aat they must have more ^instruction.—In reply to the magistrate, applicant sai:. the placp wag jn Howell- striot. Paddington,—Mr Mansfield said be could not help -ris. B waa sorry for them; it was very indis- t-r to pitri h their money. If he granted a sum- m ■ b" die not believe they would get redrew. He I hoped the press uld notice the matter to prevent others being dupe. MELANCHOLY SUICIDE.-A shocking case of suicide occurred at Bridlington, on luesday evening last. The daughter of Mr Nicholson, of Bridlington-quay, shoe- maker, aged 20, seems to have contracted a strong par- liality for a young man who visited her last Sunday for the purpose of informing her of the condition of another youug woman who had an immediate claim upon him for marriage. This intelligence seemll to have had a 3"?riou8 effect upon her mind. On Tuesday- evening, ifter preparing tea for the family, abe purchased six- pennyworth of vermin poison, went to a friend's house )n the quay, and inserted the whole of the strychnine powder into a piece of an orange and swallowed it. Two nedical men administered antidotes, but spasms, &o 'rom the poison were so rapid that they were ineffectual, ( md death put an end to her sufferings. The following ( etter was found after her death —1 Commercisfc-build- 1 ngs, Quay Road. Deatf Thomas,—By the time you I 'eoeive this I shall have done with nil here. I have I wrne it as long as I possibly could. You have gone too ( ar this time. It is more than I can bear. But I feel i ure the Lord will forgive me fcr putting myself to such i .n untimely end, and I shall meet you in Heaven c or since I saw you on Sunday I cquld not content t aysalfin anyplace; and so now I hope that you will t It) relieved, and marry the young woman you have i educed.' t